I know a man who is very choosey about where he parks. In large parking lots, he always parks in a spot away from other vehicles so that no one is next to him. Yet, nearly every time he returns to his vehicle there are cars all around his. This does not please him. What he does not realize is that his thinking, and what he says attracts the very thing he does not want. What he is doing is unknowingly using the Law of Attraction.
After parking away from others, he’ll say, “Now watch, when we come back there won’t be any empty spaces around us.” What he really wants is to be parked and have his vehicle remain alone, without anyone parking near him. But he is receiving exactly what he expects.
The universe doesn’t understand “not”. It just understands that the spaces around him will be filled. Saying, “I don’t want to park near any cars” won’t give the results he wants either. It would be better to declare, “I love and enjoy the space surrounding my vehicle” and feel it with gratitude.
Expectation is a strong belief that something will happen or will be true in the future. It’s a vibration that acts as an attractive force. Even though he didn’t want it to happen, his belief was so strong that it would happen, that it did happen.
Being aware of the power of this attractive force of thought, expectation, is the key to realizing a different result. When we adjust our thinking to having an expectation of a good or positive result, the outcome will be desirable. It’s really important to be careful what you are thinking and what you are expecting because the Law of Attraction, being always at work, gives you exactly what you ask for, whether you know it or not.
If you are expecting something bad to happen, you probably won’t be disappointed. The opposite is also true. When you are expecting good, that’s what you will receive. When we expect our children to get good grades, they will perform to our expectations. Are you just hoping for a good outcome, but fear it won’t happen? Any doubt or fear always negates. Be clear in your mind about what you are expecting.
Having a negative expectation is an expression of fear. It’d be like saying, “I’m afraid that when we return there will be cars parked all around me.” The Bible tells us, “the thing which I greatly fear is come upon me.” This is not a new concept. Replacing fear with a positive belief will alter your result.
Expectation and belief are powerful. We must learn to watch our thinking so that we can attract and enjoy what we truly desire.
Create a new habit of catching yourself before you think or say a negative statement and ask yourself, “what am I expecting to happen?”. To attract the good you desire you must always expect that it will happen.
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