Erin Lanahan Method

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Are Your Thoughts Obeying THE LAW? September 28, 2010

I am noticing more and more, that as I stay committed to being in charge of my thoughts, I can change them. However, there are times when I seem to be bombarded with a daunting awareness of my own thoughts…because they are thoughts that make me feel bad, and the ones I must quickly change. Do you ever notice that some days are easy to stay in a very positive place and other days are more difficult? Some days I have no trouble seeing the beauty in everything, and complaining, criticizing, and comparing myself to others is the farthest thing from my set of choices in each moment. Then there are those days, when every time I open my mouth, something that seems a little too harsh or dramatic seems to throw itself up and out of me, and I experience many levels of fear and jealousy.

The feelings we have let us know what thoughts we are thinking. Our thoughts become things, so we must make sure we are having thoughts that make us feel good. If we feel bad, we know we are having thoughts that are creating things that will ultimately make us feel bad. Becoming more aware of this universal law, The Law of Attraction, is a very helpful awareness to have as a tool. If we want to create the life of our dreams, the life that our hearts really desire, then we must make our thoughts obey the Law.

Today, as I became aware of so many yucky feelings, and then the thoughts that were creating them, it was hard for me not to judge myself. We tend to want to get mad at ourselves or beat ourselves up for having “bad” thoughts because we assume we “should” be able to be in better control of them. However, changing our thoughts can change our life, and that takes practice. That’s right…PRACTICE. Just like anything else, we must learn new ways of doing things, by first becoming aware when we are doing what we no longer want to do. Then, every time we notice a less than ideal thought, we can PRACTICE shifting ourselves by replacing it with a better thought or visualization. At the same time, it is important to keep moving through life, doing the best we can at all times, with compassion for, and gentleness with, ourselves. Just like me today, I was in a place of feeling a bit negative, but I was aware that I WANTED to feel good. I wanted to think good thoughts and to continue creating a life that feels good to me. Regardless of what came up in my head, or out of my mouth, I committed to shifting the very minute I was aware of that which will not serve the creation of my vision in the long run. I didn’t want to work out, because I wanted to go home and wallow, however, I WANTED to feel good and to reprogram my brain MORE than anything else. Therefore I kept thinking of things that make me happy, like my dogs, my blog, my readers, the vision I have of myself writing a NEW YORK TIMES Best Selling Book, my vision of being someone who gets to motivate and inspire crowds of people, and minute by minute, hour by hour, I began to feel better. I got an effective workout accomplished, and I am ending my day doing what I love most…Writing and sharing my challenges with you, in hopes to help you walk through your own challenges with more awareness, ease, and grace.

Remember, our THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS. What do you want to create for your life? I suggest getting super clear about this and then allowing that desire to pull you through each day. What thoughts will bring you closer to your goal? The ones that make you feel good will! If you feel bad…change your mind by picturing all the things you want even MORE than you want to be miserable:-) Whenever you are struggling with feelings of anger, jealousy, sadness, loneliness, inadequacy, feeling like your life is small and insignificant…just bust out a BIG laugh. Fake it if you have to. Just change your mind. As long as you stay committed and willing to do what it takes to feel good, and create the life of your dreams, then no matter what…you WILL change your experience one step, one choice, one silly fake-it-till-you -feel-it laugh at a time.

Let me know how I can support you. Here’s To Your Health, Wellness, and Vitality!

“Law of Attraction is Universal, and every person is affected by it. And it is always true that what I think and what I feel and what I get are always a match, and there is not a person on the planet that did not know that when they were born, and there is not a person on the planet that would not benefit by knowing it. But many, many, many are not yet asking and therefore are not yet ready for the answer. And so, we would say that — although everyone wants this information — everyone is not necessarily ready for it. We would not spend any time trying to convince anybody of anything because if they’re not asking, your answers are just irritating.”
— Abraham


4 Responses to “Are Your Thoughts Obeying THE LAW?”

  1. Erin,

    We are so on the same page. We must be writing at the same time. I wanted you to know that I see you as “writing a NEW YORK TIMES Best Selling Book” and “being someone who gets to
    motivate and inspire crowds of people.” I see it. So that makes two of us. The rest will follow. As always, thanks for your honesty.

    Happy to be on the journey with you in cyberspace,

    • Erin Lanahan Says:

      hi Mark…that’s too funny…yes, we seem to be tapping into the same abundant field of information as we write:) Thanks so much for your kind words and support. I am honored as well, to be cheering each other on here in cyberspace!

  2. Sandra Says:

    I was seriously grateful this morning that you had read this Post to me last night. I knew just where to go when I woke up on a “Bad Day” today. One small step at a time I made my way to the gym. Once there I was “Compassionate” and “Gentle” to myself with a 15 minute stroll on the treadmill. During my stroll I went over and over my list of what I WANT my life to be like. Though I’ll most likely be “working at it” the rest of the day, I know I am creating better tomorrows today. Thank you for the constant inspiration. SWL

    • Erin Lanahan Says:

      Thanks so much Mom…it is my dream to be there, in cyberspace, or on a shelf in the room, when someone needs help. If I can be someone who comes to mind when times are tough, and my blog or books offer insight, support, love, and inspiration…then I am doing my job in this lifetime. Thank you for allowing that. I love you.

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