This post will focus on the amazing power of momentum in the context of law of attraction. Most people are attracted to the Law of Attraction (pun intended) for the promises it holds. Money, travel, health, love, status and anything else you imagine can manifest. And while it’s more than awesome to want those things (in fact it’s necessary for the evolution of mankind), law of attraction (LOA) helps you manifest on other levels as well.
In the context of this blog post, we’ll be focusing on how LOA works on our thoughts. Not only, does like attract like, like thoughts attract like thoughts as well. When you focus your mind in a specific direction and think specific thoughts long enough (like what you appreciate in your life), law of attraction begins to gather like thoughts and sends them your way.
In other words, your thoughts begin to gain momentum. Like a snowball rolling down a hill, that momentum gets bigger and stronger, until you reach a point where it’s very difficult to consciously stop. Take a moment and think about a time when your thoughts “ran away from you”, and how hard it was to “slow down that train.” It was darn near impossible. That’s because law of attraction took hold of your thoughts.
The good and bad of momentum
Now, depending on the direction of your thoughts, it could be a disaster, or it could be the best thing that ever happened to you.
It’s a disaster when your mind is focused on what you don’t want (I don’t want to be in debt, I don’t want to be obligated to work for the man, I don’t want to binge watch another season of Game of Thrones).
That’s because the more you focus on what you don’t want, the more momentum (i.e. energy) there is behind it, and the more momentum there is behind it, the stronger the energy gets, until it reaches a point where those thoughts eventually turn into manifestations of things you don’t want.
The same is true when you focus on things you do want (won’t it be nice to spend all this money that is coming to me, won’t it be nice when I’m running my own multi-million dollar business, won’t it be nice to see the next season of Meet the Kardashians). The more you do it, the stronger the momentum, the stronger the energy behind it, the quicker the manifestation.
And so, momentum can be your enemy, or it can be your best friend. It depends on how you use it. But before we get to how to you use, you need to first understand how the mechanics of momentum works in the context of Law of Attraction.
How to stop momentum
More specifically, how momentum can be stopped (because it can). The quickest and easiest way to stop momentum is to step out of your current environment where momentum has taken hold. This is not a physical environment this is a mental environment. I believe it’s called a pattern interrupt. You need to disrupt your mind drastically enough to allow yourself the opportunity to re-shift your focus.
Some ways to interrupt the pattern of momentum include sleep (the most powerful means of stopping momentum), meditation, mindfulness (that is deliberately moving into the present moment), an unexpected emotional experience (winning the lottery anyone!) or a complete shift in external experience (traveling to a new country, walking in nature, moving to a new house, changing jobs etc.).
When you interrupt the pattern, you interrupt the momentum. Like a giant yeti stepping in front of a large snowball rolling down the hill. This is great news if you the momentum is negative for you. And this is a great opportunity if your momentum is positive but has room to improve.
You simply need to decide to stop the momentum. You can do that by taking a nap, or getting a good night’s sleep, or meditation, or mindfully enjoying a good meal, or going for a walk in the woods. The possibilities are endless. But there must be intent behind it, to make it effective.
How to leverage the amazing power of momentum
But stopping the momentum is not enough. It’s only half the story. It’s what you do after the momentum has stopped or slow down that matters. Let’s say you wake up after a nice good night’s sleep. What do you do with your mind upon waking up? Remember, momentum has slowed down or stopped altogether.
Do you continue doing what you’ve always done, unconsciously thinking about whatever worries come to your mind until law of attraction takes hold, or do you deliberately (that is consciously) focus your mind in a positive direction, until law of attraction takes hold?
Because those are your only two real options. Unconsciously let your thoughts and therefore your day get ahead of you, or consciously take control of your day by thinking thoughts of appreciation or love or happiness or abundance? I think the answer is obvious.
The next step
After you stop or slow down the momentum, take the next step and consciously decide to focus your mind in the right direction. There are endless tools to help you do this. Start a gratitude journal. Listen or read something inspiring. Exercise (which releases endorphins, helping you feel good). Make a healthy breakfast. Spend some quality time with your kids and spouse.
It doesn’t matter what you do. All that matters is that you intentionally focus your mind in the right direction, until you can feel the momentum take hold. If you don’t know what that feels like, take a minute and do the following exercise.
Think of ten things that you feel grateful for and write them down. Seriously. Do it now. My point will become crystal clear once you do. I’ll wait here patiently.
Did you do it? Of course, you did. I had faith in you all along. Did you notice how at first thinking of things to appreciate was difficult? Almost like taking a stone wedged into the ground at the top of a hill and trying to roll it down the hill. But as you continued along it got easier and easier? That’s the feeling of momentum. Your getting the energy (of appreciation in this case), unstuck and it becomes easier as the momentum (i.e. energy) builds. That’s the feeling of momentum.
Once you start feeling momentum, keep intentionally (or consciously) going a little longer until it becomes so easy you simply let go.
Now you can intentionally build momentum whenever you want (assuming you begin with a pattern interrupt), but it is easiest in the morning, after your longest pattern interrupt. Take advantage of this and start off on the right foot in the morning. Your day will be so much better because of it.
But also, go easy on yourself. You’ve been unconsciously gaining momentum for so long in the wrong way for so long you created a habit out of it. It takes time to undo that habit and replace it with a new one, but with perseverance it will get easier and easier (because there is momentum behind the new habit formation). And it’s oh so worth it.
This can change your whole life, it’s that powerful! As you gain momentum in the positive direction, you begin to attract more positive in your life and you have begun down the road of deliberate creation, creating the life of your dreams.