Pass the Word

My friend Lauren has just introduced me to a fun and effective way to benefit from the Law of Attraction. Anyone can use this technique, so I pass it on to you.

The idea is to sum up in a single word what it is that you want to attract into your life this year. Whatever word you choose, be very sure that it also proclaims, “I want more of this!”, because the Law of Attraction will deliver. Guaranteed.

My word this year is PLAY.

There’s a small child inside all of us trying to get out. I’ve decided to give my inner child the run of the playground. The more I allow myself to be playful, the more the circumstances of my life will strike me as fun and enjoyable, because the Law of Attraction dictates that I’ll get what I focus on.

What word best represents what you want to focus on and attract more of this year?

Don’t be too hasty to answer. Ponder the question a while. Write it down and post it where you’ll see it so that your mind can work on it even while you’re doing something else.

As you’re giving the matter thought, remember this from famous diarist Anais Nin: “We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are.”

Your word will shape how you perceive the world, so consider well what it is that you want to see around you. Make it so clear to yourself that, even if you were to forget your word and stumble across it six months later, you would still know immediately what it means.

Once you’ve chosen your word, write or type it out in big, bold letters. Do this in your favorite colors. And post it everywhere: on the bathroom mirror, on your computer keyboard—you can even make it the welcome message that you see when you turn on your cell phone. The more often you see your word displayed, the more you’ll focus on it and receive what it represents.

When I chose PLAY, two interesting things occurred almost immediately.

First, I actually did become more playful. I printed out my word numerous times in color and in letters a good inch high. Then I carefully cut out the words, and caught myself going about it as intensely as any six-year-old: snipping, squinting, tongue between my teeth—totally engaged in the task as if it were the most absorbing child’s play imaginable. Finally, I taped the word PLAY all over my office, my house and even my car. You can’t get more playful than that!

The second thing to happen is that I became painfully aware of aspects of my life that put me in anything but a playful mood. Trying not to think about the annoyances, disappointments and losses that were swimming to my consciousness, I only accomplished the opposite: I focused more on what bothered me and made the situation more intolerable. Soon I never felt so much like stamping my feet and throwing a fit. Even small irritants that I ordinarily shrug off threatened to become fuses for explosive tantrums.

Clearly, play has been long overdue in my life! And just as clearly, the way to have more of it is to shift my focus from what I don’t want and put it fully on what I do want.

So choose the word that will shape your world the way you’d like to see it this year and that will move you forward to where you want to be.

It works; pass the word.

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