We all know that life has its ups and downs. Just as the tide rolls in and rolls out, every life has its own rhythm: good times, bad times, easy times and difficult times. So far, 2009 has been a difficult year for many people, though there are encouraging signs that the tide is coming back in, and better days are on the way.
It’s easy to stay positive, focused and use law of attraction techniques when things are going great. But it can be more challenging when things aren’t so great, when it’s “low tide.” Like everyone else, I experience ups and downs, and it’s definitely easier for me to stay focused and use law of attraction principles when things are looking up. But over the years I’ve learned a few tips to help make the “challenging” times a little easier, and keep abundance and happiness flowing in my life.
So let’s take a look at a few law of attraction tips to help you not just survive, but actually THRIVE during the lean months. All three of these tips have proved invaluable to me personally, and I hope they’ll benefit you too.
Tip 1: Always Be Moving Forward
When faced with financial difficulties it is only natural to try to conserve, save money and protect the assets you have. While there is nothing wrong with this in moderation, it is important not to overdo it. Why? Because nature does not go backwards — ever. It is forever pushing forward, to do more and be more. When we stop progressing and expanding, we are going against the flow of nature, and we’re no longer working with the law of attraction. You know the old saying, “you’re either growing or you’re dying.”
This means that, while it may be our natural tendency to stop spending money, delay starting new projects or trying new things in the middle of a financial downturn, you definitely don’t want to overdo this. Saving money is fine, just don’t start hoarding it. This sends all the wrong signals to both yourself and the universe — signals of lack and limitation. As always, balance is the key.
Tip 2: Focus on Opportunity
Many multimillionaires are made during financial downturns. In fact, right now, as you read this, fortunes are being made. Every season brings its own opportunities — even the “down” seasons, and the law of attraction tells us that abundance never stops flowing. But the people who thrive in these tough times are the ones who look for the unique opportunities they present.
One of the best law of attraction tips I ever recieved was learning to ask the right questions. For example: where are the opportunities right now? What can I offer others by way of services or products that will help them cope better during these times? What do people need right now? And how can I help them get it?
No doubt, these are broad questions, but they start the mind working in a different way. A way that is focused on CONTRIBUTING to society in a useful way. Obviously, those who contribute the most will also reap the greatest benefits, in ANY economic climate.
Tip 3: Look into the Future
When economic times are tough, it is important to take a long-range view. Begin (patiently) planning and expecting future progress and expansion. Whatever you do, don’t make the mistake of looking at your current situation and thinking, “oh well, that’s just the way it is.” Our current situations are always transitory by nature, and are no indicator of where we will be in three months, six months or a year from now.
I admit it takes vision to see your future financial prosperity in the middle of a sluggish economy, but that’s where visualization comes in. Taking time every day (even for just a few minutes) to visualize success, luxury and financial abundance will make all the difference. It also helps you to “tune out” your current circumstances for a few minutes; and if things are a bit rough right now, that can only be a good thing.
As law of attraction followers already know, our imagination is powerful; we’ve got to “see” things before we can achieve them. Just remember to be patient and let nature run its course. Send your intention out into the universe, and allow it to manifest in its own good time. A seed takes time to grow into a flower; and you can’t rush it or speed up the process. It will bloom when it’s ready to bloom.
So take a patient, long-range view, and allow abundance to flow at its own pace. During tough economic times, probably the best law of attraction tip is to “let go” and reassure yourself that better days are on the way. Because they always are…