By Lynda Wallas

Do you manifest?



‘Our job as humans is to hold on to the thoughts of what we want, make it absolutely clear in our minds what we want, and from that we start to invoke one of the greatest laws of the Universe, and that’s the law of attraction.
You become what you think about most.’ (John Assaraf)

According to the book ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne, our current life is a reflection of our past thoughts. If you think about what you want, and make that your dominant thought, then you will bring it into your life. The idea is that thoughts become things because the Universe returns to us ‘like’ things on the same frequency to what we are transmitting outward (i.e. thoughts are magnetic).

John Assaraf goes on to say that ‘most people are thinking about what they don’t want, and wondering why it shows up over and over again.’

And that’s because the law of attraction doesn’t care if you think something is good or bad, or you want it or don’t want it; it is only reacting to your thoughts….. The upshot is that your life is in your hands, right. No matter what has happened in your life, what situation you are in now, you can change your life by changing your thoughts. There is no such thing as a hopeless situation, everything can be changed simply by thinking about what you do want, asking for it and believing that it is on its way.

I like to think that this law of attraction is true and that we are therefore in control as such. I do, however, struggle a bit with why some of us have had to face illness, for example. I mean, I am absolutely sure that I never thought about getting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I never wanted it or asked for it. I didn’t even know what it was. If I think back to when I started to get more and more tired every week, perhaps my thinking patterns were ‘what is this, what’s happening, why am I so tired.’ Maybe they needed to be ‘I will have lots of energy this week.’
Is it really that simple?
And does that mean I am responsible for having become that unwell, and for still needing to take care even now, 12 years on?

The trouble is, once you have had something like a health scare, then there is a residual fear that can make its home in your mind…. because you always feel like you need to be vigilant. These thought patterns can be very complex I think, based on how you felt at the worst of the illness, how not in control you felt, plus all the additional fears that came with being unwell and unable to work for a prolonged period of time…. the financial and relationship concerns, the uncertainly every day, and the fear of never getting better. I think I wrote in a post just recently that I always feel like I am living cautiously, that I can never just leap into something, I have to weigh up energy levels or possible impacts to energy levels…..

Or do I? Is that the point here, is that ‘The Secret’.
Hmmmmm.
So here goes…. my top resolution of the year, number one, número uno, pole position, first cab off the rank is…. to change the way I monitor my body and restrict my life based on the old feelings and thoughts from the CFS.
I will replace the subconscious monitoring and the thoughts of being tired, with thoughts of being energised, completely healthy, not at risk, and of being able to leap into anything of my choosing.
I am beginning today to ask for unlimited energy (and financial freedom… well, in for a penny, in for a pound lol!)

So back to Rhonda Byrne and ‘The Secret’; apparently you only need to ask once – be sure of what you want, ask the universe for it, then simply believe it is on its way, think as though you already have it. ASK – BELIEVE – RECEIVE.

Can you apply the law of attraction to your struggle with weight?
Yes you can. Thinking about having to lose weight is attracting back having to lose weight, continually.
If you’ve been told you have a slow metabolism, slow thyroid or that it’s hereditary, then these are all ‘fat thoughts’ apparently. If you accept any of these conditions as being applicable to you, then they will be!
Instead, get clear in your mind about the perfect weight for you. Have pictures of you at your perfect weight, or of the body you are aspiring to. Look at them often.
Now believe you will receive this body…. look for and admire people with the body/weight you are about to receive, look at the clothes you will buy once you have received your new weight.
Feel good about yourself right now; stop being critical, praise yourself and your body instead.

And…. this is awesome advice…. when you eat, be present in the moment, eat slowly, focusing on the experience of chewing and tasting. Don’t let your mind drift off. Focus on the sensations, and notice how much more intense the flavours are. The theory here is that ‘if we eat our food in the present, entirely focused on the pleasurable experience of eating, the food is assimilated into our bodies perfectly, and the result in our bodies must be perfection.’  That is, food cannot be responsible for weight gain if that is not how we think about food.

Well I’m off to read the next chapter, called The Secret to Money…. 🙂

It seems like a bit of time spent assessing whether you are manifesting your dominant thoughts, and whether that is indeed what you want to manifest, would not be a wasted exercise at this point in the year. If you have formed thought patterns based on your experiences and things that have happened to you, then think about the fact that you can change your thinking now to change what’s happening…. emit a new frequency and believe in what’s heading your way. It’s never too late.

Sometimes we are a little shy about being our full and true magnificent self (lesser thoughts seep in), or we are scared to go full throttle after the things we want (thinking it selfish or greedy)….. I say go for it!


Lynda Wallas
Lynda Wallas
About me

I’ve always been interested in health and fitness…. which turned out to be a good thing when fertility treatment in my 30s took a toll on my health, leading to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and early onset menopause. More about Lynda...

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