And, the more my life is changing.
You may or may not know this about me, but I’m actually a marriage + family therapist and self proclaimed brain nerd.
When I started out as a therapist I wanted (+ believed I had to) prove that what I did had value. So I started learning everything I could about the brain.
I learned some amazing wonderful helpful insightful stuff over the years. All in science speak.
Which I hoped (fingers crossed) would give me street cred.
Turns out, my clients could care less which neurotransmitter was responsible for the emotional feeling they were experiencing. They just wanted to know what to do about it.
Enter coaching + the Law of Attraction.
Admittedly, I started down the Law of Attraction (LOA) path to get away from something.
I was looking for new energy, new ideas and new life for my business + my calling.
The more I ran FROM my therapy background the more clear it became that this whole Law of Attraction thing IS part of my calling. (Totally the LOA in action!)
Even cooler: the principles of the LOA are the exact same things all the science books say. Just in different- relatable– language.
So, now…. I’m in. Totally.
And today I’m sharing this new found love with you.
My hope is that it helps you stop running from what exhausts you and helps you start moving towards what you DO want. Even if the LOA isn’t part of your calling.
4 reasons I love the Law of Attraction:
1. There’s more than meets the eye.
The Law of Attraction is actually just one principle in what’s called the Law of Creating. Cliff notes version: there are universal laws for creating…. anything. Everything. Including your life.
This single principle, that what you put out comes back to you, is just the tippy top of the iceberg. So cool!
2. Accountability + Compassion = Empowerment
Now, this seems to be the fork in the road when it comes to the LOA. Either we get on board with the idea that we are responsible for what we are creating in our lives- even the tough stuff– OR we write the Law of Attraction off as total BS.
So here’s the thing about this: for your life to change, YOU have to change. LOA or no LOA.
Accountability is the key to healing, growing and getting unstuck. Period.
So I love this part of the LOA. And I love the clients who welcome this piece of insight. ‘Cause armed with this knowledge + willingness to look at ourselves we kick some serious personal growth booty.
**Check out this post for more on my above accountability equation.
3. It’s all about the
I’m all about
feelings. It’s why I became a therapist in the first place.
What I love about the LOA is that it uses our feelings as guides. It asks us to listen to ourselves, our bodies + our emotions and use them as our guidance system.
Instead of judging and trying to outrun the yucky feelings we walk towards them, with curiosity + compassion, and ask them what they need, so they can heal + change.
4. It helps me like myself better.
When I’m living these principles I’m in a state of grace. Allowing. Non-resistance. Love. And it feels so darn good!
LOA asks us to recognize + acknowledge our fear based actions- which, BTW, make us feel totally crappy– and choose a more loving stance instead. Simple. Beautiful. Not always easy.
But always always worth it.