Law Of Attraction Part 1: Noticing The Signals

Wow – you’ve done it, you’ve created your Vision Board (hopefully). You sit back and look at it and feel a sense of ‘hope’, maybe a feeling of ‘excitement’. You’ve set the wheels of the Law of Attraction in motion by putting your ‘dreams’ out there. You’ve created a new vibration which although can’t be seen, is generating energy in the same way as a radio wave can’t be seen but allows sound to be transferred around the World and out into the Universe….

For the first few days and weeks, you take the necessary ‘follow up’ action and as suggested, you look at your Vision Board morning and night… but then nothing seems to be happening. You’ve not ‘manifested’ your dream job or met your dream partner… in fact, some things in your life seem to be getting worse….

You feel uncomfortable about something and you doubt anything good will happen.. ‘it never does’… The Doubts increase and ‘bah humbug’

You put your Vision Board away and forget to look at it for a while…. “Why does it work for others but never me…” 

Like many people, I’ve created Vision Boards in the past that included only the things I thought were ‘realistic and achievable’, rather than what was truly in my heart. This isn’t the way the Law of Attraction works..

Your Vision Board is about putting out to the Universe the things your heart desires and not just what’s expected or achievable…

Your ‘inner dreams’ are where the positive vibration truly lies… and that is what’s needed to start the magic..

When I created my first Vision Board that actually contained my ‘inner dreams’, those things I didn’t think were ‘possible’ but were what I felt I would love to see in my life, many of those ‘impossible dreams’ actually started to appear… First the little things and then the bigger ones…

Sometimes, we are sent ‘little signs’ that open our mind to greater possibilities. It’s important that we acknowledge those signs. Here’s a personal example:

I put on my board that I’d love a diamond ring.. my engagement ring had broken and although it had been repaired several times, the stone kept falling out.. At the time, we were ‘strapped for cash’.. I felt ‘guilty’ putting a picture on my board as there were lots of ‘practical’ things that we probably needed more than a diamond ring. However, when I looked at pictures in the magazine, the picture of a diamond ring made me feel ‘good’ and so I added it on there anyway… I wasn’t really ‘open’ to this being possible when I glued the picture onto my Vision Board, it was more of ‘a nice to have… one day in the distant future..’

A few weeks later, I was out shopping with my mum and as we walked through one of the stores, completely out of the blue, she stopped in the middle of the shop, took off a diamond engagement ring that had originally belonged to her aunt, handed it to me and said “I want you to have this Wendy”…

I was flabbergasted and initially, I refused the ring.. “No mum, don’t be silly, I can’t take that”… but she was insistent, to such a degree that it was impossible to refuse as it was upsetting her and causing other shoppers to ‘look’… She truly wanted me to have that ring and she was determined I should have it. Why she thought of stopping ‘mid shop’, I’ll never know…

Strange though.. completely out of the blue and certainly not as I’d have ever expected..

Wow… but it didn’t end there… That was just a ‘sign’ to open my mind to new possibilities. It showed me that my dream of a Diamond Ring wasn’t impossible…

I was delighted with the ring and acknowledged that my ‘dream’ had come true. I was grateful and very appreciative!

However, my ‘dream ring’ was still on my Vision Board as I hadn’t updated it and I left the picture of my ‘dream ring’ on there as a reminder that one of my ‘dreams’ had come true.. The picture on my ‘vision board’ had a much larger diamond and it wasn’t something I’d shared with any of my family as I’d thought they would think it was a bit ‘greedy and stupid’… but it had been my original ‘dream’ nevertheless… and I was still incredibly delighted with my new ring from my mum…

A couple of months later, imagine my amazement, when completely out of the blue, my husband surprised me with a gift of a beautiful new diamond eternity ring for my 50th Birthday! Yep – you got it – my ‘Dream Ring’ … just like the picture on my Vision Board that nobody but me had seen..

The small and beautiful diamond ring my mum had gifted me was ‘the sign’ that opened my mind to a new possibility that I was able to ‘manifest’ a diamond ring… and indeed I did manifest the ring of my ‘dreams’…

Action: Check your Vision Board and ensure that it contains what’s in your ‘heart’ and not what you think you can achieve. This is your Dream Board and should include your inner dreams.. those things that maybe you feel embarrassed to tell others you want, that you don’t dare speak of, but somewhere inside you feel excited about when you think of them…

If you’ve ‘censored’ your Board so that it only contains things that you feel are ‘realistic’, it’s likely that your ‘Limiting Beliefs’ are at work.. those beliefs that you have ‘learned’ and may be completely inaccurate… It therefore makes sense that your ‘limiting beliefs’ should be ignored for the purpose of your Vision Board… For more information about ‘beliefs’ check out my previous post…  Are ‘BELIEFS’ Holding You Back?

Could it be that you have simply not noticed some of the little signals that the Law of Attraction was starting to work?

It’s important to acknowledge and appreciate the small signs as this opens up your mind to new possibilities… 

By removing the ‘negative associations and limiting beliefs’ you are creating space for new things to appear in your life….  

In my experience, once we have created our Vision Board, the Law Of Attraction shows us little ‘signs’ which we need to watch out for and ‘Believe’ that the right things are happening even if they are discomforting…

These are often ‘Calls To Action’.. Sometimes things ‘just happen’ and other times, we receive signs that are showing us we need to ‘TAKE SOME ACTION’…

For example, if you’ve put on your Vision Board that you want to attract ‘more money’ into your life, you may see a discarded ‘penny’ on the floor but you continue past without stopping to pick it up.. it’s only ‘a penny’ after all.. not worth bending down for…

WRONG!… You Need To Act upon what you have seen….

Stop and pick that penny up and recognise that money has come to you in an ‘unexpected way’. Yes – it may only be a single penny, but this is a sign and you need to acknowledge it and appreciate the signal you have received. This shows the Universe that you are ready to receive ‘more’… Penny’s make Pounds after all!

(Now don’t get me wrong here – if you find a larger sum of money, you shouldn’t just ‘pocket it’ without seriously trying to find the rightful owner.. the Law Of Attraction isn’t about gaining at the expense of others..)

Maybe you put on your Vision Board that you want to write a book and become a published author or you want to develop your ‘Public Speaking’ skills. I put both of these on my Vision Board and I also added that I wanted to become a ‘blogger’ and yet when I added them, I had no idea how these would be possible.

I’d never openly admitted that I’d love to be a brilliant ‘public speaker’ and when I’d mentioned to people that I wanted to start a blog, I got some very strange looks..

I was working long hours with little time to spare… I didn’t have space in my life to write or to set up a blog… or to train as a Public Speaker…

Yet here I am now just 13 months after adding those things to my Vision Board over Xmas 2015…

  • I’ve established my blog and have over 1100 followers and have some fabulous ‘blogging friends’ who have encouraged me and truly supported my journey.. I’ve reached Page 1 on Google Search for Manchester Lifestyle Blogger – which was one of my first ‘blogging goals’ that I set myself…
  • I’ve written a significant portion of my book because I’ve had time to write and the feedback from my blog posts has encouraged me to continue..
  • I’m booked to attend Andy Harrington’s Public Speakers University in just a couple of weeks time – this will improve my chances of becoming an ‘excellent public speaker’..
  • I’ve left my old job which has created the space needed to do the things I love but wasn’t something I ever expected to do..

(Here’s a link for anyone who’s interested in being inspired and to eliminate some of those ‘limiting beliefs’…  https://inspwr.isrefer.com/go/passion/a15974 I highly recommend attending one of Andy Harrington’s free events ).

How Did This Happen? Early in 2016, I started to notice signs of very unexpected significant change.. 

A series of difficult events occurred, which simply couldn’t be ignored, including receiving a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. As you can imagine, this was a MASSIVE SIGN.. A MAJOR CALL TO ACTION… I’d ignored the little signs previously.. my weight creeping on, working long hours, not eating healthily… and yet on my Vision Board, I’d included ‘becoming healthy’

I was given my ‘kick up the backside’ from the Universe, through a series of very ‘discomforting events’ which couldn’t be ignored and pushed me to take the necessary action required to achieve my Vision Board Dreams… To lose weight and become healthy!

I’d previously ‘ignored the little ‘action signals’ but eventually the signals got bigger and to a size that simply couldn’t be ignored any longer. You can read more about the circumstances in a previous post.. How to be Positive about a ‘Positive Diabetes Diagnosis!

Looking back over the last 12 months, I can now see a chain of events that didn’t seem connected at the time but actually were. Several events that steered me in a new direction in my life – They were my ‘calls to action’, that I simply couldn’t ignore…

And yet – I was keeping my foot in the door.. I somehow couldn’t remove myself completely.. Fear still held me back from truly following my heart…

Maybe you’re in a job you don’t enjoy or a relationship that’s making you unhappy and yet you’re ‘stuck’ with your ‘limiting beliefs’ feeling that you simply ‘can’t change’.. “I’m the main breadwinner.. I can’t give up my job” “If I leave this relationship, I’ll be on my own” “I’d love to travel the World but it would be irresponsible to give up my career”……

When I updated my Vision Board over the Xmas Break in December 2015, I had no idea that this would set off a very discomforting chain of events..

Then for me.. there it was.. that  life changing signal… 

In a moment of despair, I turned on the laptop to lose myself in some mindless catching up on Facebook, to avoid thinking about ‘my life’…

The first post to pop up on my screen that day, was a Facebook ad by Andy Harrington.. I normally disregard the Facebook ad’s but this one felt different.. I noticed it… it drew me in and within a week, I’d attended my first ‘free’ workshop session in Manchester. Within a month, I’d attended the Free Power To Achieve 3 day event, which for me removed some of my Limiting Beliefs.. and gave me ‘the power’ to close the door I’d been keeping ajar… I came home and ‘banged it shut’!

What would have happened if I’d ignored that ‘Call To Action’.. If I hadn’t clicked on the ‘link’ and then attended the ‘free workshop’?

Would I have overcome my ‘limiting beliefs’ or would I still be stuck with my ‘foot in the door’?

It seemed like a ‘little sign’ at first and then that ‘little sign’ got ‘bigger’..

Facebook Ad… (I notice it and then took action by clicking on something that normally I ignore)

Attending a 1 Day Free Course ( I took action.. I made the effort to attend a workshop.. which led me to being inspired to book the Power To Achieve Event in London)

Attending a 3 Day Free Seminar (I took Action to break down some barriers and beliefs that had been holding me back from ‘freedom’ and the life of my dreams…..)

How To Find The Power To Achieve?

I had no idea when I clicked on that Facebook Ad, that it would lead me to attend such an intensive 3 day seminar in London where I would break through my barriers.. I thought it was connected to my goal to become a ‘public speaker’ but it led me to a much bigger life changing experience which was completely unexpected…

Often when we create a Vision Board, those ‘little signs’ appear when ‘the time is right’..

Action: BE OBSERVANT and NOTICE THE SIGNALS…

Your interest may be sparked by something you see, read or hear or maybe by a person you meet and yet sometimes, not realising it’s a ‘sign’, you don’t ‘act’ upon what you’ve seen or heard and you disregard it as unimportant…

If you disregard the little signals you are being sent, you will often be sent bigger and more discomforting signals until eventually a sign appears that you simply can’t ignore!

When I created my first Vision Board, I expected things to happen in a lovely way, that the Universe would gently work magic…. Boy oh boy – was I wrong….

The Universe gave me some almighty ‘kicks’…  I now recognise that those kicks were what was needed to shove me out of my ‘comfort zone’ and put me on a new path or in some cases, to create a ‘space’ in my life that could then be filled with the things I wanted in my life.

You may have read my DIY Kitchen Disaster post recently.. this was ‘a sign’.. I’d put on my Vision Board a picture of a lovely new kitchen whilst updating my Vision Board for 2017… Inside though, somehow I didn’t ‘believe’ that I deserved a ‘new’ kitchen and so I embarked on a ‘mini makeover’, which as many of you will have read, resulted in the kitchen having to be completely ripped out after a ‘paint disaster’ and discovery of a slow water leak which had rotted some units.

Yep – you got it… The Universe was acting upon my Vision Board ‘dream kitchen’.. it wasn’t ‘allowing me to limit myself’ to a mini makeover… And although it’s been ‘painful’, going through an unexpected period without running water downstairs and cooking on a one burner camping stove for weeks, I’m now seeing my ‘dream kitchen’ come to fruition. My Vision is becoming My Reality… Space was created to enable this to happen with the DIY Disaster, but certainly not in a way I would have imagined..

Action: Notice The Signs Then TAKE ACTION… The ‘signs’ will appear and they are your ‘call to action’… ignore them and they will get bigger!

Notice them and Act Upon them and they will lead you to the life of your dreams…. Often in unexpected and uncomfortable ways but with Magical Results in the end.. 

I have reached the point now where I recognise that when I feel completely ‘discomforted’ by events in my life. that these are often the signs that things will be changing for the better in the long run..

I have ‘faith’ that things will work as they are meant to, even if there is some pain along the way, but I also know that I have to Notice and then Act Upon Those Little Signs To Allow My Dreams To Become My Reality!

I hope you start noticing YOUR SIGNS too!!

Watch for the next post in this Law Of Attraction series on “How To Start An Evidence Book” – Due to post Monday 20th March 17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Oh I love that last quote Wendy “Lose fear, get yourself clear, your dreams are near”. Actually I love everything about this post. I’m so glad that you’ve not just noticed the signs but taken such life changing steps to manifest yours dreams into reality. You do inspire me and I’ve noticed a big shift in my own life recently since we’ve been “chatting”. Finding my ‘ideal job’ seemed not even in the cards a month ago but I listened to the signs and honestly believe it was there waiting for me, I was given a nudge and guidance but I still had to look. And there it was! Wonderful start to the LOA series Wendy. Look forward to the next one. Big hugs xo

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    1. Oh wow – I’m delighted Miriam and you are so right.. the signs were there just waiting to be discovered.. How fab is that!!! You see I also believe that people arrive in our lives at ‘the right time’ too.. and you arrived in mine for a reason.. to inspire me to write these posts maybe… Big hugs returned with love and a smile. xx

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      1. Aw, that’s such a lovely thing to say Wendy. I must admit I tend to be meeting people at just the right time too now, for them to be having an impact on my life. It’s a good thing. Big hugs to you as I begin my Tuesday. xo

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        1. I’m only saying what I feel.. I was wondering earlier when you actually start your new job? Have a Happy Tuesday Miriam.. Big Hug as I slurp my glass of red wine.. after a dinner cooked on my new cooker.. Oh it’s such a thrill! We’re up to the finishing touches stage.. xx

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          1. Ooh, hope you enjoyed that red wine Wendy. 🍷if I was there I’d join you with a glass. Cheers to your new kitchen, how wonderful! I start my new job on Mon 27 March, so I have a little bit of time to get a few things done. xo

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          2. Thanks Miriam.. I’m going to focus on ‘training’ for the rest of the afternoon.. well until I have my gorgeous granddaughters over for tea.. Hope you had a lovely day and managed to get some things sorted .. xx

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          3. Hi Wendy, hope your training went well and you enjoyed your gorgeous granddaughters. I had a lovely night out last night with a Thai dinner out with a dear girlfriend to celebrate my new job. Now it’s Wednesday morning and a new day dawns. Big hugs to you xo

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          4. Yay – fantastic! I love Thai.. sounds brilliant…
            Well after a bit of procrastination, I eventually did some training.. I really need to get ‘on track’! My older granddaughter has chickenpox and decided she wanted sleepover because she’s off school, so she’s now tucked up fast asleep and looking very ‘spotty’ but cosy.. bless her.. she’s even got the ‘pox’ in her eye.. I’ll be off to bed soon and hope you have a wonderfully ‘wicked’ Wednesday! Big hugs returned with love xxx

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          5. Aw, your poor little pumpkin! I hope she recovers quickly. No fun having the chicken pox.
            Wicked? Oh yes, that’s me, haha, and hopefully it will be a wicked Wednesday! 😏 Big hugs to you Wendy and sweet dreams so you wake up all refreshed for some more motivating training. xo

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  2. I love the ring story …. 💍 and I love the way you couch this so that there is no doubt that we are talking about what is really in our hearts rather than the stuff we think we might, politely be allowed to dream of. I know a little about the laws of attraction since I have several very dear friends from my networking days who practice (successfully) the principles. I need to come out of kindergarten and stop being so bluddy English, I think because I tend to be far too reluctant to actually face my dreams, grab them, nail them to a board and allow the universe to grant them. Great post which I am sure will really help many xx

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    1. Thanks Osyth.. Yes – it’s taken me years to begin to uncover my ‘hidden dreams’.. after years of following what I felt I ‘should follow’.. Finally I’m finding the freedom to ‘be me’ and let people either ‘like it or lump it’.. Still a way to go in my own journey too though.. This last year has opened my eyes to new possibilities! I wish endless possibilities that speak from and to your heart too Osyth.. Get that Vision Board done – yep you’re coming back to your ‘English Heritage Comfort Zone’… when really you’re amongst one of the ‘brave souls’…. xx

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      1. I am going to do it! I’ve made them before and they have always been modest but you know what – my dreams are MY dreams and hell, why shouldn’t I aspire to reaching them! X

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          1. Funny isn’t it? I spend a huge amount of time encouraging others and never stop and think about getting what I REALLY want. Thank you. Thank you for dropping into my life and giving me the permission to go ahead and go after those dreams (I know exactly what they are) …. really, I am very very fortunate that you stumbled on me. Big it up for Wendy Wonderful xx

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          2. Oh what a lovely thing to say Osyth!! You’ve boosted my confidence no end.. I am SO glad I dropped into your life Osyth.. Life with you in it is definitely an enhancement! I think it’s definitely there just waiting for you to press the ‘action’ button.. you never needed my permission, just the ‘right time’… I’m imagining you sat at the helm of your rocket waiting for the countdown to an explosive take off! Woo Hooo xxx

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          3. haha!!! … I’d better admit that my husband refers to me as ‘wicked Wendy not wonderful Wendy and Mr P from Poetpas blog has given me the name ‘Wicked Witch Wendy’ .. I much prefer your version! xx

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  3. I absolutely love reading your posts! Especially this one! So So looking forward to the whole series, i dont know though if I can wait that long haha
    Really refreshing to read all this. I also love how you look at things and bring it up in the post. I totally agree with everything so far, i learned the same over the years! Hence its even more refreshing to read this…some nice confirmation and of course a nice reminder. And i hope that there will be many more people who will get into it too 🙂
    Best wishes from Ireland 🙂
    Cornelia

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    1. Oh that’s so lovely Cornelia – Thank you so so much!! Wow – how lucky I am to meet such fabulous people along my blogging journey! I hope I can live up to your expectations for next week’s post! xx

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  4. Oh Wendy, I agree with you 100%! Open -mindedness is definitely a key to positive living. I haven’t made my vision board yet, but realising what I want for my life is really important. I must visualise my dream and see how it goes. 😊xx

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  5. Super powerful post. .packed with so much. I need reread and take notes. Thank yoy for inspiring. I didnt know your are writimg a good – how exciting..fiction or non fiction? Thanks for the info packed inspiring and experienced filled post

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    1. Thanks Bella and so glad you found some inspiration in there! Yep – I’ve got 2 books on the go – 1 fiction and 1 ‘personal development’ .. Don’t hold your breath though! haha xx

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  6. This was a wonderful inspiring read-loved the diamond ring story too. It’s so true, all about putting the intentions out in the Universe and creating positive energy to fulfil them and the gratitude when they happen 🙂 Lovely post 🙂 xx

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    1. Thanks Samantha.. Yes – too often in the past, I felt ‘undeserving’ of some of the luxuries.. I’m getting better at visioning them! Maybe it comes with ‘age’.. So glad you enjoyed! xx

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    1. Absolutely – we do need to ‘listen closely to the whisperings of our hearts.. so often I’ve travelled a path because it was ‘expected’ or I felt ‘I should’ rather than doing what I would ‘love to do’…. I’m getting better as I get older… maybe age isn’t so bad!! x

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  7. Hi Wendy,

    Awesome 😉

    My signal; seeing your comment on Build Your Own Blog, clicking through to your blog and seeing an LOA themed post. My wife Kelli runs an LOA blog – Life Made to Order – and a popular LOA podcast too. I also do the clear vibing bit – or intend to 😉 – having written eBooks on the LOA and doing my meditation and setting intents and acting from fun and love versus from fear…..and it is wonderful, when you become a watcher, an observer, and act on these little nudges which open you up to the One-ness we all really are. The Infinite Connection. To everything.

    Loved this post 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    Ryan

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    1. Hey Fantastic! I’m so glad you managed to find my blog – clearly meant to be! I’m delighted you enjoyed this post.. I’ll certainly be keeping in touch and have a look at your wife’s ‘Life made to order’ blog too.. Thanks again xxx

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  8. As always Wendy your post hits the spot. Just when I feel like throwing in the towel, there you are to pick me up and put me back on track. I know I’m late reading this series but I’ve been blocking my progress with excuses of ‘not enough time for this blog malarkey’. I’ve just been popping in & out so I’ve missed a lot and am now catching up and am so grateful yours was the first post I read. Thank you, as always xx

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    1. Aww – thank you! I’m so glad I’ve helped even a little to stop you throwing in that towel.. Life does get in the way of blogging sometimes – hey how fab is that – Yay – we’ve got a life to live… Keep going – remember a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step! (I love that quote)… I hope you enjoy the rest of this series too xx

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