by Anne Bellamy, author of Using The Law of Attraction to Help The Universe Help You
On the morning of Day 5 I woke up to the news that the employees of SportsDirect will receive a bonus of £43,000 each! "Wow!" I thought. "That's awesome!" It was so nice to wake up to some positive news. I felt glad for them. So, what's the big deal about my reaction. Here's what was missing: jealousy, envy, anger, resentment. I don't feel any of those things for these people I'm so happy for them! What a great time to receive £43,000!!!!
Afterwards, I went for my 40 minute run and followed the same pattern I described on Day 1. Repeatedly affirming to the Universe that I loved abundance, wealth, prosperity, happiness, joy, fun, etc. Again, that smile was on my face the whole time.
Once I got home, I decided to dig out a book I hadn't read in a while: Esther and Jerry Hicks' Money and The Law of Attraction. Although I've read it before, it's always worth re-reading. I've just begun, and already I'm reminded of a very valuable exercise.
That of pivoting. When you experience a negative emotion, say to yourself "Okay, I know what I don't want, so what is it that I do want?" This exercise forces you to take your attention from the negative, and more importantly focus it on the positive. It is my intention to continue this practice. To be more mindful of my emotions. To focus more clearly and more often on that which I do want! I'm really looking forward to this! Excitement is building!