It’s time for another collection of short but still incredibly important reader questions. If you missed it, you can find the first post in this series here:
Why am I so sleepy all the time?
“How does LOA address daytime sleepiness in the moment? I get that a longer term solution would be being inspired to do the things that help one to get enough rest or whatever is needed for energy, but how about in the moment before all of that can come to pass? For example, This morning I was driving in to work and I was just overcome with sleepiness. Clearly I can’t sleep while driving. I’m running late; I’ve got a full day at work and I’m pretty sure my employee contract explicitly says I’m not supposed to sleep on the job. I’m automatically thinking of caffeinated substances to help me get through but I don’t want to have to rely on those because for me, I understand that they are not a really healthy way for me to live.
What beliefs have gotten me there and what can I do in the moment, when it’s particularly hard to focus or keep up the vibrational energy when my body is screaming for a nap?”
Ok, right in the moment, when you’re driving to work, there’s little you can do to change the sleepiness. Make peace with it. Don’t stress out about it. Just say to yourself “So I’m sleepy. I’ll do the best I can, and I’ll take it as easy as I can, and as soon as I am able to, I will take a nap.” And then do that. Run the errands you need to, but don’t do anything that doesn’t HAVE TO be done. Yes, you have to be at work, but you don’t have to stress yourself out about every little thing (or anything, really). You don’t have to be perfect and you don’t have to take on all the responsibility for everything.
The fact that you’re so tired is a sign of resistance. You are carrying way too much on your shoulders. It’s a sign to slow the hell down. Of course you can’t sleep on the job, but you can look for ways to take it easier, especially emotionally. Shift your perspective, don’t take things so seriously (you can still do an awesome job without seeing everything as a life and death situation).
Now, as soon as you get to work, get out of the car and jump around a little bit. If you get your heart rate up a bit and breathe deeply, that will invigorate you. You don’t have to work out, just take 2-3 minutes and get your blood and oxygen flowing. It will help much more than caffeine. Although, if you really want a cup of coffee, by all means have one. There’s a huge difference between 1-2 cups a day and sucking down buckets of java. But if you do have a cup of coffee, don’t beat yourself up for it. The worst thing you can do is to do something while believing that it’s bad for you.
Your body is trying to force you to slow down. But it’s not because you’re physically exhausting yourself. It’s because you’re emotionally exhausting yourself. You’re pushing against something and have been for a long time. Let it go and you’ll feel a lot more energy. Your natural state is one of high energy. If you don’t feel that, it’s because you’re contradicting it somehow. Every time.
Can I use LOA to change my horrible grades?
“I was wondering if you can use the law of attraction for academic reasons. My grades at this point are just horrible and I work really hard but it never pays off. Is there a way I can change this?”
Yes, you can use LOA for academic reasons.
Basically, you want to figure out what your REAL goal is. Good grades are not your real goal. Even the college degree is not your real goal. Why are you getting that degree? Why are you studying? What is it you want these things for? If you focus on the grades while the grades don’t actually mean anything in and of themselves, you will have zero motivation to change them. If you focus on what you really want (to be a doctor, or whatever it is you’re studying), and give all of your attention to that, you’ll be led down the path that will take you to what you want. And aside from academia (if you want to be a professor, for example), grades aren’t nearly as important as you might think. People want to know if you have a degree, and that’s that. They don’t even generally care where you went to school (unless you went to an Ivy League School and a few other exceptions).
Your grades are not important as important to you as you think. They represent something to you. You think you need good grades or even to graduate to get what you really want. Focus on what actually is important – the end goal, and the rest will fall into line.
Spend some time visualizing yourself doing what it is that you ultimately want to do (the reason you’re going to school in the first place). See yourself doing it well, feeling confident and competent, and being successful (whatever that means to you). Then, spend some time seeing yourself in class, learning easily, having fun, smiling and laughing with the other students. See yourself enjoying the process, taking tests easily, feeling good about the results, walking out of the classroom with the feeling of having done really well. And as you see yourself doing these things, make sure you feel it.
Do this on a regular basis and do your best to enjoy as much of your daily experience as you can, and you’ll feel powerful relief very quickly. School will become easier, you’ll gain more clarity, and you’ll be inspired to study just the right passages for the tests. You’ll remember more from class. You’ll have to study less but you’ll do better. But you can’t achieve that result by focusing on the process (the studying or the grades) and how hard that is for you. Focus on feeling good, choose to feel good, give yourself permission to feel good and everything else will fall into line.
Can people influence animals?
“I was reading a blog post the other day (not yours, another one) that spoke about how a woman believed that lilies would not harm her cats and so she kept bunches of them in her house. Also of how when she intentioned that her dogs be happy and joyous, they were just that!!
I’m confused. Can we impose our intentions on animals? Don’t they have their own will too? And just like we cannot affect someone else’s reality or bring a particular person back into our lives or make them act the way we want them to, how can we do that to other living things like animals?”
We can’t impose our will on others, but we can influence them.
Animals, as a whole, are much more connected to their source than we are. That means, that it’s easier for them to be all happy and shiny than it is for us – they have a lot less resistance. Domesticated animals will often take on some of their owner’s resistance, which means that they are being influenced negatively by their owners to some extent, while the owners are often positively influenced by the pets. If they are to stay together, one must come down or the other must come up. They cannot have vastly different vibrations and stay in the same space. This is true for people as well as animals.
When the lady focused on her dog being all happy, she simply allowed him to be happy, by removing her own resistance and raising her vibration (focusing on someone else’s happiness, makes you happy). This allowed the dog to rise to his own, naturally high vibration.
Cats (or other animals) don’t generally eat things that will poison them, unless they are suffering from resistance which they’ve picked up. Think about it – how often do you hear about animals in the wild being poisoned by naturally occurring plants? You don’t. When you hear about them being poisoned, humans were always involved. Either they introduced some chemical substance into the environment, or the animals were domesticated. Animals might also choose to eat something harmful as a way to transition (remember that animals don’t have any issues with death.)
If you want to read more about how we can influence each other, the following blog posts should be helpful to you:
Now it’s your turn: Did any of these questions resonate with you? Share your own experience for the benefit of everyone. Also, what’s your number 1 question about the Law of Attraction? Tell me in the comments!
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