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Dec 17 2015

Recognizing These 2 Elephants in the Room Can Transform Your Life – #113

There are two hefty yet hidden forces in our lives, two elephants in the room that many people don’t see or talk about, yet they affect us in a mammoth way. The discovery of these elephants has hugely transformed my life.

The first elephant is the jumbo awareness that misery is addictive and craves more of itself. When we’re embroiled in drama it stimulates the powerfully addictive body drugs adrenaline and dopamine. I was once one of those people who always had some kind of drama happening in my life, I had ongoing ‘poor me’ stories of victimhood and how someone had done me wrong. Drama becomes not only a habit but a fix, like heroin to a junkie. I was often in a funk and finally realized that it was time to face the elephant in the room: I was a Funk Junkie! Once I faced that massive truth I was ready to face the other elephant in the room, what I call The Magical Elephant.

The Magical Elephant is the elephantine awareness that things don’t happen TO me, they happen BY me. It’s recognizing that like attracts like and we create what we’re focused on (also known as The Law of Attraction). When I was focused on being a victim that’s what I attracted – I was a shit magnet. When I started focusing on positive possibilities, that’s what I attracted – I became a blessings magnet. Life is magical like that!

Here’s one of my favorite examples of these two elephants from a prior newsletter of mine:

I spent a good part of my life stuck in the mire of misery about feeling alone in the world…until I had a life-changing epiphany during my first week of dating Tom fifteen years ago. We were massaging each other’s feet, (my very favorite thing!) and I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have this man in my life on a permanent basis.” Just then a Bonnie Rait song began playing on the radio and I was singing along with it, “I can’t make you love me if you don’t.” That song activated the neural pathways of my old familiar story that said, “I will always be alone. He won’t want me. I can’t have this.” I began slipping into the sweet melancholy of that story, pulled by the addictive lure of deep sorrow. But then, in a sudden splash of invigorating awareness, I stopped myself and thought, “Wait a minute – why can’t I have this? It’s just habit programming. I’m just as lovable as the next person. I can have this! I want this!”

I recognized the addictive lure of my sad story and spotting that elephant helped me turn towards the Magical Elephant, the realization that I can create what I want – I can believe in my lovability and therefore attract love. And that’s exactly what happened. I consciously focused on all the ways I was lovable, I cultivated the feeling of being loved, I vibrated love AND I created it in my life! By recognizing those two elephants I was able to free myself from the addiction to my sad story and manifest the man of my dreams  (and receive regular amazing foot massages from him)!

How about you? Are you aware of these elephants in the room? If so it can transform your life – like Dumbo the flying elephant, you can soar!

In love,

Janet Jacobsen

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Feb 25 2013

How to Magnetize Blessings Into Your Life – Issue #100

I have a friend who wanted more love in her life so she set her watch to beep once an hour to remind her to take a deep breath and choose to feel lovable, loved, and loving. Another friend said his watch beeped every hour, but it just reminded him that he’s an idiot because he doesn’t know how to turn it off. We choose what belief we want to reinforce.

I’ve been reminded of this lately as a looming doom and gloom has been lowering the boom. I’ve had an ongoing staph infection for several weeks, and the antibiotics I took for the past 2 weeks created dizziness, nausea, and pain. Yet despite the antibiotic’s toxic intensity, the infection still wouldn’t completely heal, AND my body was now additionally ravaged by the antibiotics! I was feeling frustrated and wondered if my infection would EVER heal. A voice in my head moaned, “I’m doomed.”

Like attracts like, and sure enough, that attitude invited in a cascade of more evidence of doom: A blood test that was taken to determine the nature of the infection showed that I’m pre-diabetic. WTF!? I have an extremely strict diet and eat minimal sugar and starches, and yet I’m pre-diabetic!? Then a friend told me that the carrot juice I drink everyday is loaded with sugar and that could be what’s causing the high blood sugar. My moaning, groaning, doom and gloom voice whined, “Here I am trying to be healthy by drinking carrot juice every day and it’s doing more harm than good!”

Fortunately, I’ve been eavesdropping on my Debby Downer Doomsayer, and remembered that I have a choice. Richard Bach said, “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they are yours.” At the same time, argue for your blessings and they are also yours. Therefore, I decided to focus only on my blessings, chief among them: my fabulous husband Tom and our rich, loving, fun relationship, the warmth and beauty of my hometown Santa Barbara, my deep and dear relationships with friends and family, and my kick-ass soul that has come to schoolhouse earth for maximum learning and growth.

In just one day of focusing on my blessings, a major shift happened…I became a blessings magnet! What we focus on increases, and I was now magnetizing blessings into my life. One of the blessings I attracted was a natural solution that heals my particular type of staph infection (turmeric applied externally to the infection, and taken internally via 1 teaspoon in water 3 times a day). Lo and behold, my infection has finally healed! Turmeric is also known to have healing properties for cancer, so as I continue with this high dose of turmeric, I’ve relaxed into a sense of wellbeing about my health in general.

Turmeric also helps lower blood sugar. In addition, I’ve stopped drinking carrot juice and am drinking green juices instead, increasing my feeling of vibrance and vitality. Having this infection forced me to get a blood test, which alerted me to my high blood sugar and got me to make changes to correct it…so the infection itself has actually proved to be a blessing!

Doom and Gloom is an old familiar pain body of mine that came to visit me for a bit to remind me that I have a choice of how I want to feel and what I want to attract. It also motivated me to raise my healing regimen to an even higher level. Another benefit of counting my blessings is that it created a relaxation in me that allowed my immune system to do its job; negative energy suppresses the immune system, while a positive attitude enhances it. As soon as I shifted my focus to counting my blessings, my blessings multiplied like bountiful, beautiful, benevolent bunnies!

How about you? What are you magnetizing into your life right now? What would you like to magnetize?

In Love,

Jan Jacobsen

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