The law of attraction. We talk about read. We read about it. We even practice it in little ways throughout our daily lives. Think, act and focus on the relationships, emotions and experiences you want in your life and they start to gather around you like drops of dew in the morning sunlight. The beauty of this almost supernatural law is the simplicity of it.
Our thoughts are real things, not just phantoms. And even the smallest change in the way we work on our perception of our lives, our wealth and our relationships can change everything. Scientists have even started to decode our brain waves.
There’s only one small catch. Time.
Anyone who has created a vision board, meditated on a problem or just adamantly wanted a new life has probably noticed, the goals don’t pop up the next morning. They take time. They also take practical steps in the physical world. They might even involve some tough conversations or decisions.
Here’s the tricky part about envisioning a goal or desire. It’s like planting a seed in the autumn and then the slow, cold winter sets in. Six months later, a bud pops out of the ground from a seed you forgot you scattered there the year before.
This is a play on the old adage “Be careful what you wish for.” Because when you envision something for yourself you might not get it for weeks, months or even years. I’ve noticed that a lot of the most intense transitions in my life sprouted from my adamant wishing for change months before. Then suddenly my relationships are changing, my living arrangements are changing, my work life is changing.
In the midst of asking why this is all happening at once, I’ll have a realization. Oh my goodness, I wished for this back in February of last year. This very thing. Every element of it was something I spent time thinking about and wishing for. And now it’s happening and I’m not even sure it fits my dreams now.
Plant seeds you want to see burgeon over the long haul because the universe has a way of listening and delivering. Just on a timeline that is totally different than a school calendar or a personal growth chart. But, who knows? Maybe we are wise for ourselves far in advance and our hearts really do know best.