Sunday, July 25, 2010

Attracting What You (Really) Are

I had the opportunity to watch a great film the other night, called "The Shift" with Dr. Wayne Dyer.  I'm new to Dr. Dyer's work, and found the movie to be very gentle and healing in its message, and also profoundly simple.  I highly recommend it.

One idea from the movie stuck with me, that "you attract what you are."  I'd never heard it put that way before, and it prompted me to ponder the idea.

That we manifest what we hold as true, and put our attention on, is for me a basic spiritual "law."  But attracting what we are is a different slant.  Certainly the law of attraction is at work; we call to us what we believe to be real in our experience.  Does it follow that the core of who I am is revealed in what I am attracting?  I don't think so.

If I am poor, and I believe that my lot in life is poverty, then I am attracting what I believe I am.  If I am lonely, and have come to believe that's how things are going to be for me, then I attract more of the same.  If I have a hard time trusting and believe that no one has my best interests at heart, then I will attract situations that make me feel victimized.   Bur what I believe is far different from who I am.

If for just a moment we can place our full trust in ourselves as whole and perfect expressions of divine consciousness, unable to ever fail at our purpose of knowing ourselves as unlimited creators of good, that is what we are.

So I will attract what I believe myself to be, part of the miracle of ongoing creation, and joyfully watch my life's course; I am an embodiment of God's love, wisdom and peace, and I am grateful.

May this tool be a blessing. . .


  1. Today's message at Spiritual Life Center, and for the next three weeks, was based on Dyer's book of the same name. Synchronicity!

    (I guess my next step will be to see the movie.)

    Thank you for this reminder!

  2. "that is what we are."

    I posted a small poem titled 'Secret'on my blog. It talks about who we are too.

  3. What perfect timing for me to read. My computer crashed last week, and I lost a lot of writing (and I am a writer). I feel though that I tiptoe around my beliefs in what Dyer teaches, as it pertains to my spirituality, in all of my writing. Maybe this experience with all of the stress that came with it is showing me something. I just don't know what yet.

  4. This really spoke to me. I've been battling depression for the past few days and I need to stop the pattern. My sadness attracts more sadness. So glad I found your blog. And I love Dr. Wayne Dyer. Have you read his book, "Change your thoughts, Change your life"??

  5. Hi Sherry

    Another post to gently refelct on - 'the spiritual laws of attraction'. I believe that we can attract good things into our life, if what we are trying to attract is of benefit to others and not for purely selfish motives. So, if I invest all my energy visualizing and projecting myself sitting on a luxury yacht, being waited on hand and foot, well it is not going to happen. However, if i can bring it back to the inner self, the way I behave can attract similar behaviours in others. If I smile at someone, they are likely to smile back.
    I have just returned from a week's holiday. I was with my husband and two 12 month old Jack Russell dogs - known to be an excitable breed. A number of people commented on how quiet and well-behaved the dogs are. This is not through our dedication to training by any means. However, we live in a calm home, out in the countryside. The dogs don't expereince raised voices, or excitable people - they are rarely left alone, they are part of our lives. I can only put down their calmness as being a wonderful off-shoot of the life they expereince, our calm, quiet behaviour attracts a similar behaviour in them.
    It's important for all of us to stop and watch the daisies grow now and again..

    Smiles and blessings.