Qigong and law of attraction

What is the law of attraction?

Law of attractionWhat is the Law Of Attraction and how does it work? The Law Of Attraction was made famous worldwide by author Ronda Byrne in the year of 2006 with the cult movie and book ‘The Secret’. However, the truth of the matter is that this law has been around since time began, and Ronda found a way to cash in on its teachings en masse. She is actually a living example of how this law can work when we commit to it. Her book and movie took the world by storm and still captivates audiences to this day, and many off shoots of the teachings of this universal law have surfaced since then.

How does it work?

The basic premise of the law is simple: in order to live the life we want, have the things we desire such as health, wealth happiness, fulfilling relationships which feel deeply rewarding to us or anything else we’d like to experience in our life, we must FIRST be happy WITHOUT these things before they show up in our life.

This goes against everything we are taught in our culture. We usually think it should be the other way around. We think ‘when I have that thing (insert job promotion/relationship/more money/child/family/whatever) THEN I will be happy. The problem with this thinking is we work our way to try to get these things, but even if we manage to achieve all or some of them, if have not been living in joy along the way, we are most likely to not enjoy the thing we have managed to create or achieve when we get there.

The secret is in ancient teachings.

Law Of AttractionSo, why would this be the case? Well, if we look at pretty much ALL ancient teachings such as Taoism, Buddhism, Gnosticism, and other mindfulness practices which promote the importance of living in the present moment, the reason we might struggle to create the life we want comes down to our lack of ability to be able to present in the moment and present in our body and enjoy the time and space we are experiencing right in the here and now.

What’s wrong with the current modern day teachings of Law Of Attraction?

If you watched The Secret or read the book, the concepts of successfully using the law of attraction are painted as something that should come easily to us. For example, if we sit and visualise the thing that we want, it will eventually show up.

Problem is, if we are sitting and visualising the thing we want with a keen awareness that it has not shown up yet, the thought pattern and emotion that we are actually practicing here is one of lack, so we are actually enhancing the feeling of lack, and therefore more lack of the thing we want is likely to show up. Not only this, it does not take into consideration our deeply held beliefs about what is possible for us, our psychological wounding, and our daily habits.

Most of our life is driven by our subconscious and our daily habits.

habitsAs a former professional musician, current fitness professional and teacher, the biggest problem I have observed both in myself and others when we say we want something, is our inability to focus on a daily and consistent basis. We live in an instant gratification society which takes our focus away from the most important aspects of life. We don’t regard spirituality or the immaterial realm as overly important, and yet science tells us that what we can perceive as humans is only a fraction of what is actually present in the swirling vortex of energy that surrounds us. We are more distracted than ever before with our informational online world, that we forget about the slow methodical process of developing a skill, pushing through boredom and frustration, and staying the course.

The true secret to mastering the Law Of Attraction

If you are genuinely looking to experience a more favourable condition in your life that you are otherwise not experiencing, the first thing to think about is to ask yourself where your focus is. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What are you actually thinking about all day long?
  • Are you focusing on what you don’t have as opposed to what you do have that is pleasing to you?
  • Are you consumed with the problems in your life more than you are consumed with feelings of gratitude and appreciation?
  • Are you deeply resentful towards someone in your life?
  • Do you hate your job and focused on how miserable it is making you feel?

Remember the basic principle of Law Of Attraction: in order to get the things we most want in life, we must first be happy BEFORE these things show up in a way that we can truly enjoy them.

The bottom line with the law of attraction in order to make it work for us, is if we don’t have a daily practice of something that makes us feel good, then no amount of law of attraction techniques will work for us. We can visualise and meditate and create our vision boards and set our goals to the cows come home, but if these practices don’t leave us feeling elevated with a sense of more joy, then they are a waste of time.

What’s the fastest way to make law of attraction work?

qigong practiceThe fastest way to make the law of attraction work for us is in reducing our stress and healing our emotional wounds which therefore automatically paves the way to feeling better about our life, and my recommended way to do this is from ancient energy practices. It is my firm belief that if we don’t feel good in our body, then we are not going to be able to feel good in our mind. We are so in our heads today which is mostly driven by our culture of striving to achieve wealth and status and power in some way that we have forgotten how to listen to the wisdom of our body. Therefore, it is important to find ways to get out of our head and release stress through moving meditations. We have forgotten that our entire body is made up of energy and this energy expresses itself through our emotions. We are made up of vibration and frequency and this is just basic science, and yet it has somehow been relayed in modern life that this scientific fact is not relevant. And yet, studies such as this one demonstrate how tangible vibrations affect our well-being and feelings of happiness.

My top recommendation for making law of attraction work for you.

I have delved down a lot of paths in my study on The law Of attraction over the years, but I know of nothing more effective than the practice of qigong for achieving a more harmonious state of mind and relaxed body, therefore a time tested way of helping us make the law of attraction work more effectively. Qigong simply means ‘energy mastery’ or ‘energy skill’, and when we are feeling good our energy is high. So anything we can do to elevate our energy and our vibrational frequency is a direct route to making the law of attraction work as fast as possible. We must first feel good before anything else! We must make this our top priority daily and commit to a practice that makes us feel good or at least BETTER than what we felt before the practice. In this way, we are getting out of our own way when it comes to being able to focus on the things we want in our life because we are approaching everything in a more light-hearted and flow filled way. We can focus more because we are less likely to be bogged down by stress and negative emotions, and therefore being able to commit to the steps we need to take in order to move towards something that is desired in our life. Qigong is such a practice and teaches us to flow with life, let go and heal our body and mind. It goes beyond any typical fitness regime and embraces the material and immaterial realms of life. We learn to get back in contact with our energy body, our repressed emotions and let them go. We free up our body and our mind in order to create more joy within. Life becomes easier with practice over time, and our ability to create more favourable conditions in our life is enhanced. We attract new circumstances and people into our life because of the energy we are naturally emitting after some time of practice.

How to practice qigong.

how to practice qigongYou don’t have to leave your home to practice qigong, and you don’t need special clothing either. You could do it in your pajamas and it wouldn’t matter. If you have an internet connection and a computer or smart phone, that is all you need. There are thousands of different kinds of qigong, but a qigong master I am currently studying with via distance education is master Mingtong Gu. He is the founder of the Wisdom Healing School and so far my journey with him has been intriguing, mind blowing and deeply relaxing. He recommends that you practice along with a video first thing in the morning or last thing before you go to bed, for at least 30 minutes each time. He also suggests that you print out a sheet to be able to mark down every day after your practice called ‘100 day Gong’ which helps keep you focused and accountable to your practice. He says you must practice every day, and if you miss a day, you should practice for twice the length the next day. And if you miss 2 days, then you should start your 100 day Gong streak all over again.

The scientific facts around qigong

if you go into pubmed and type in ‘qigong’, you will find hundreds of studies on the effectiveness of qigong. So, not only does qigong have a long history of thousands of years, but modern day science is also affirming its effectiveness.

If you are interested in checking out the wisdom healing school regardless of where ever you are in the world, click here.

 

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    Karen

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    Hi Liz – do you know if 15 minutes twice/day is as effective as one 30 minute session? Many thanks!

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      Liz

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      Hi Karen! The most important thing to consider when thinking about what will be the most effective is the consistency of your practice. So, whether it is 30 mins once a day or 15 mins twice a day, if you are practicing most days of the week you will get great results. It has to work with your lifestyle otherwise there is little point doing 30 mins say 2-3 days a week when you could have been doing 15 mins twice a day 6-7 days a week. One way you could do 15 minutes twice a day is do an energising routine in the morning, and in the evening do the 6 healing sounds practice.

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    Dany

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    I discovered ‘The Secret’ 9 years back when one of my friends borrow the movie. It really captivated me, I was watching is day after day and still, discover new things or meanings.

    It’s not working only by visualizing, the wish should also be strong. In our modern society, we are distracted by all media which surrounds us, as you mentioned, and you de-focus from our habits and goals. That’s why we don’t watch TV, we prefer to read and listen to audio books.

    The hard thing is to eliminate the stress from our lives, we are stressed since morning – morning traffic, a job you might hate, evening traffic, long queues on shopping.

    The meditation helps me a lot after a long day. I have a colleague who is from China and she is practicing qigong, but she told me, funnily, that her mother considers that she is too young for this. It is something that I would like to try.

    Thank you for this inspiring article,

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      Liz

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      Hi Dany, interesting that her mother considers her too young to be practicing qigong. Perhaps she meant she thinks her daughter is too young because some of the concepts around qigong are very advanced and perhaps it takes a more mature mind to get the most benefit out of qigong? Not sure, but either way, I don’t think age is any barrier to qigong. The only thing that will change over time is your perception of what qigong is all about. This has already happened to me and I feel I keep discovering new things about it.

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    Vwegba

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    This law means a lot to me and probably to you too, no wonder you decided to share it. We should be happy with what we have and contentment is key to being happy with what we have. I know of rich men that aren’t happy at all maybe because they were never happy before they become Wealthy.

    Being happy always truly draw us closer to our heart desires.

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      Liz

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      Very true! It is all pretty simple in one way, but complicated in another. 

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    Vwegba

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    This law means a lot to me and probably to you too, no wonder you decided to share it. We should be happy with what we have and contentment is key to being happy with what we have. I know of rich men that aren’t happy at all maybe because they were never happy before they become Wealthy.

    Being happy always truly draw us closer to our heart desires.

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    Paul

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    Dear Liz,

    Thanks for the very very helpful post.

    I too came to know about the Law Of Attraction when I watched the movie the secret. To be honest it was mind-blowing and it gave me great insights.

    Since I watched the movie when I came across your post I thought what more you can have or present… But your post was really helpful and learned new insights. You gave additional information and great advice. Yes indeed living in the present is the key.

    Thanks for discussing the problem with the modern day teaching and I was following the same. Qigong your top recommendation is very helpful and I am going to practice it.

    I have visited the site and signed up for the free ebook.

    May I ask 100 day Gong is that free or we need to pay to join for that. Please advice.

    Wishing you great success!

    Paul

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      Liz

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      Hey Paul, the 100 Day gong is part of the course, but that doesn’t mean you can’t practice 100 days of qigong on your own from a variety of different youtube videos and DVD’s. The benefit of being part of the course is you get a structured approach to your practice and a much deeper understanding of qigong. But if you were to commit to just youtube videos, you’d still reap a lot of benefit! 

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        St Paul Severe

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        Dear Liz,

        Thanks a lot for the helpful advice. First I will start with the Youtube videos and then plan for the regular course.

        Paul

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          Liz

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          No worries St Paul! Glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

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    Honeyguide Simango

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    Wow…. When I thought life is complicated and as it turns out, we are the ones making it to be super complicated.

    I wan to start a business and I think I’ll have to use this law of attraction but I have a question though… What must I do if somehow I lose motivation, become unhappy and start to destroy everything I’ve worked so hard for?

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      Liz

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      If you continue to practice qigong or some other stress reducing exercise/meditation and continue to find ways to accept yourself and value yourself, you will be less likely to end up in that negative state. And even when you do feel negative emotion, the practice is still the same-breath and let it go. And it really IS a practice. If you commit to a practice each day you will build more and more resilience to the ups and downs of life.

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    Tarun

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    Hi Liz,

    I really liked your article. Initially I thought it was going to be on the lines of The secret but you have highlighted why its better.

    Upon further reading, it is very similar to this yoga course i did recently called the Rhythm of Life where the yogi talks about being happy first without all our desires and then they will naturally come to you.

    Bloody hard to do that! after the course I lasted a week and went back to my old ways. I think i will try this

    thanks for this.

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      Liz

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      Hi Tarun, all the wonderful ancient practices basically teach the same thing. I guess it comes down to which style/philosophy you feel most attuned to. I like qigong because I don’t have to go and get into workout gear to do it. However, I do teach yoga and love that too. At the end of the day. I think it is all part of the same thing-cultivating life force-that pure force that drives all things…

      The 100 days of Gong might suit you in that it helps you to focus a little on it each day. I think when ever we try and make grand sweeping changes in a short period of time, we are most likely to fail. That is why I like the approach of committing to a little each day, developing a rhythm over time. The other thing that somehow works for me is knowing I am commuting for a finite amount of time. I will do 100 days, and evaluate at the end. In my mind I am half thinking ‘I may not do this forever, but I am going to give it my best shot and see what happens along the way’. If I find it valuable by the end, I will commit to another 100 days. 🙂

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    Barry

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    Thanks for sharing this information about the law of attraction. The truth is I never knew about this law but I totally agree by what it states. We are not satisfied these days with the little we have and certainly we will never be satisfied even if we own it all! We should learn to be happy with our current situation, only then we can attract better things in times to come.

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      Liz

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      Very true! Glad I could introduce you to the Law Of Attraction barry!

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    Emmanuel Buysse

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    Very good post and interesting facts.

    In this enviroment the day of today everything is material, so it is easy to say these things make people happy.

    Also about relationships, they think this makes a person, also makes them happy 

    But indeed, the fact is that you only come across this when you’re already happy, and this means opening your heart for other people.

    Thanks for sharing it, I loved to read it!

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      Liz

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      My pleasure Emmanuel!

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    Norman

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    I believe that in life we should all expect each day that something good is going to happen for and to us. The world is fulled with so many that do quit the opposite but if we look for good then we will find good we should always have a positive outlook on life despite the challenges that we have at times. Our frame of mind and way of thinking should always be towards the good.

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      Liz

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      Agreed Norman! Despite it being challenging sometimes!

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    Chris

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    Thank you for the explanation on the Law of Attraction – I’ve heard marketing gurus mention it before but I was unsure how it was used to improve your life/career. 

    You mention that this qigong technique is excellent for digging down into the Law of Attraction – how hard is it to learn and how long is the average course (i.e. how long until mastery)?

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      Liz

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      Hey Chris, I don’t think anyone truly masters Qigong, although, the 10,000 hour rule comes to mind. But, the truth is, it doesn’t really matter about mastery-the most important thing is you practice and feel better than you did then the moment before you practices. Over time this better feeling builds momentum and becomes more your default way of being. Qigong is one of the easiest things to learn in terms of actual physical movement. You can do it in pretty much any clothing. I find the most difficult thing about it is actually committing to it each day, and allowing myself to focus intently during the practice session. But each time you practice, these aspects get easier.

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