by Judi Mason
Judi Mason is the Central Queensland author of Stories from the Law of Attraction: The Good, the Bad, and the Funny. In this week's three-part series, we'll learn some basics about the Law of Attraction, and read some excerpts from Judi's book.
Here are some tools to help you to stay focused, but the main message I want to share here is just have fun, lighten up and don’t take this too seriously. The more we can get into the place of just enjoying the journey, the more joy you will attract into your life. Laughter really is the best medicine.
Imagination & Visualisation
When I was a young girl, I would lie on the grass looking up at the clouds imagining all sorts of things and creating my own little world. In part two I mentioned that children are our greatest teacher, and that’s because they know intuitively what we are all trying to learn now - that we can and do create our own worlds through our imagination.
One of my favourite quotes is from Albert Einstein: "Imagination is greater than knowledge".
Everything that exists in the world today was once imagined by someone first. So start imagining and visualising what you would like, dream big, colour your world, be childlike again.
Vision boards & books
I have used vision boards and vision books a lot and manifested many different things using this method, from travel to homes and money. I believe it is so successful for me because it takes you into a childlike state or right brain creative state of mind, just cutting and pasting and having fun.
One day I was making a vision board and in the middle of the board I put a big orange flower. My daughter asked me why I put that there and I replied "because it looks pretty". The next day I was given a bunch of flowers and right in the middle was a bright orange gerbera, the same as on my vision board. This is just one example of many methods that help us to focus on, and create what we want.
Meditation is allowing the chatter in our minds to quiet and allowing relaxation and inspiration in; it is also being in the moment and letting go of what has to be done for the rest of the day and focusing on the present. It can be done by sitting still and focusing on our breathing, and every time the mind starts to wander, just focus again on the breath: breathe in, breathe out, repeat.
But there are many forms of meditation. Walking can be a great form of meditation, as long as you are in the moment as you walk, appreciating the leaves on the trees, noticing the flowers, listening to the birds, just being in the moment.
Art can also be a great form of meditation. You will notice that when you are fully in the moment, time has no meaning; it seems like just a short time, when actually hours have passed.
Fishing, painting, sewing, pottery, gardening, patchwork, scrapbooking, any type of activity that puts you in the moment is a form of meditation. It may not quiet your mind completely because you are immersed in your hobby, but it does stop the endless chatter in the mind; most of these activities engage the right side of the brain, which is the creative and intuitive side.
There is so much to do that sometimes it seems impossible to sit and meditate. But if you take even just ten minutes to still your mind, you will be amazed at how much more can be accomplished through the day, how much calmer you will feel, and how much easier it is to face the difficulties that arise from time to time.
Often, especially as parents, we put the needs of others before our own, but when we are at peace we can be of much better service to those around us. We are better parents, better friends, better employees, and better bosses, so take the time to look after yourself first, and everything flows on from that.