Negative Beliefs, the Law of Attraction & the Law Polarity
By Tania Kotsos
Your negative beliefs are attracting more of the circumstances you do not want in your life, despite your best efforts to focus on what you actually want. By pitting your conscious mind against your deeply ingrained, subconscious negative beliefs, you are inadvertently setting yourself up to attract more of the same unwanted circumstances that you are trying to change. To understand why this happens and how to by-pass such negative beliefs when consciously creating your reality, you must first understand how the subconscious mind runs your life, and how the Laws of Attraction and Polarity work with your beliefs to create your circumstances.
The Role of Your Subconscious Mind: Your subconscious mind is responsible for executing the incredibly powerful mental programmes that run every aspect of your life. These programmes are automatically carried out by your subconscious, without any need for your conscious input. They are based on your deep seated positive and negative beliefs and are what determine your overall mindset, emotional vibration, habitual actions and ultimately, the circumstances of your life.
What are Negative Beliefs? Simply put, negative beliefs are those limiting beliefs about yourself or any aspect of life, that prevent you from achieving success. When consciously creating your reality, no single factor is more important than your beliefs. This is because thought power underlies the conscious creation process and so, it stands to reason, that the source of your habitual thoughts is the single most important determining factor of your reality. And what is the primary source of your habitual thoughts? It is your set of personal beliefs, with your positive beliefs contributing to your success, and your negative beliefs preventing it.
Is Your Subconscious Mind Serving Your Success? The subjective nature of the subconscious mind means that it does not distinguish between positive or negative beliefs, and hence does not distinguish between which programmes serve your success or not. It dutifully carries out any programme it is given; but it is also loathed to change a programme once it is in place, irrespective of whether or not it is premised on a limiting belief. This does not mean that the subconscious mind cannot be re-programmed through various visualization and meditation techniques, but rather that doing so effectively with long-term results, can be difficult to achieve.
The good news is that you do not have to wait to re-programme your subconscious mind before you can consciously create your reality. Instead, you can learn to by-pass those negative beliefs that hinder your success, by shifting your mental focus (but more on that later). Next, let us look at the relationship between your mental focus, limiting beliefs and the Law of Attraction.
The Law of Attraction in Isolation: The Law of Attraction states that you attract that which you both focus on and are emotionally in vibrational harmony with. This makes perfect sense when you look at the existing circumstances in your life. For instance, if you are experiencing financial difficulties, the chances are that both your mental focus and emotional vibration, are aligned with financial difficulties; otherwise you would not be experiencing them.
The Problem of Using the Law of Attraction in the Face of Negative Beliefs: It is important to clarify that while your mental focus can be chosen at will by the conscious mind, your emotional vibration is mostly a function of the subconscious mind and hence is heavily influenced by your beliefs. The problem arises when you try to change your unwanted circumstances by using the Law of Attraction in the face of subconscious limiting beliefs. The problem is that mainstream advice tells you simply to focus on what you want; but, if what you want and hence focus on, is the "opposite" of what you have, then it contradicts what you are subconsciously still in vibrational harmony with.
Playing Mental Catch Up with Your Beliefs: It takes time and repeated effort for your subconscious emotional vibration to catch up to your new mental focus. For instance, just because you are thinking about having a lot of money, does not mean you are emotionally feeling it as well. Remember also, that a person who is already financially wealthy does not think of money all day because his (or her) money-programme is being automatically run by his subconscious mind without any related negative money beliefs. To understand how your negative beliefs affect the Law of Attraction, we must next examine the role of the Law of Polarity in creating your circumstances.
The Importance of the Law of Polarity: The Law of Polarity is one of the Seven Universal Laws and tells us that everything is dual. This means that two things that appear to be opposites are varying degrees of the same thing and are inseparable. The simplest example is heat and cold. Although common sense tells us that they are opposites, they are in fact varying degrees of the same thing we call temperature and we cannot have the one without the potential of the other.
The same applies to everything you want or intend to manifest in your life. Everything you want is inseparable from its "opposite" which you do not want. In other words, dualities come in a single package that includes all the degrees of the spectrum between the extremes of that duality. For instance, you cannot attract financial abundance without the potential for lack; you cannot attract success without the potential for failure; you cannot attract a healthy body without the potential for an unhealthy one. You always attract the "complete duality package" since the two extremes, and all the degrees in between them, are inseparable.
How the Laws of Polarity and Attraction Work Together: Let us quickly recap. The Law of Attraction states that you attract to yourself that which you mentally focus on and are in vibrational harmony with. The Law of Polarity states that everything is dual and that the two extremes that appear to be opposites are in inseperable. This means that you attract to yourself the complete package of your mental focus and that which is manifested in your life out of that complete package, is whatever you are in vibrational harmony with.
The problem of mentally focusing on something that is simply the "opposite" of your existing negative beliefs should now be getting obvious. Staying with the example of finances, someone who is experiencing financial lack due to their negative beliefs, who then chooses to consciously focus on financial abundance, will attract to himself the complete package of financial-lack-to-abundance, and since his subconscious emotional vibration is one of lack, he will simply create MORE of the same in his life.
The Net Effect of the Laws of Polarity and Attraction: The net effect of the Law of Polarity and the Law of Attraction in the face of subconscious negative beliefs, is that at best your circumstances are left unchanged and that at worst you attract more of what you do not want. If you are attracting more of the same circumstances that you do not want, despite your best efforts to focus on what you do want, then the chances are that a negative belief rather than your mental focus is determining your outcome.
It may seem like there is little chance of consciously creating your intended outcome without first changing your negative subconscious beliefs but this is not the case. There is a very simple method of mental focus that can help you by-pass your negative beliefs and free your subconscious mind to attract and create those circumstances you actually want to experience.
Article continued here: Effective Mental Focus - When Not to Focus on What You Want