Coach Jeannette: Let Your Body Help

By Jeannette Maw

The Law of Attraction’s natural mind/body connection.

If you’re relying strictly on better-feeling thoughts to help you manifest what you want, you may be bypassing one of the most helpful manifesting aids you have: your physical body. Not because we use the body to “take action to make it happen,” but because the body itself serves as a powerful vibrational force and creative machine.

While most deliberate creators are trained to manage thoughts to create alignment to what they want, the body is often ignored for its ability to boost our creative efforts.

What does the body have to do with deliberate creation? 

Those who leverage the law of attraction to create what they want know it’s not about relying on action to get things done. Rather, it’s about consciously directing the power of our minds to alter the reality around us (as evidenced by the observer effect and placebo effect).

All that focus on the power of our thoughts and habits of visualizing often shadows the incredible power of our physical bodies to enhance our manifesting. Our physical form is a superb indicator of our vibrational state as well as an excellent aid to shift that vibrational state for better energetic alignment. Feeling good doesn’t just happen in our minds; it happens in our bodies, too.

Since we get whatever we vibrate, this is a big deal. As Abraham-Hicks says, “You are a vibrating being sending a signal based on what you’re thinking about. And that signal attracts other things like it.”

Which is why we learn to pay attention to our thoughts; to notice the ones that don’t feel good and replace them with better-feeling thoughts. We chant mantras, repeat affirmations or look at vision boards to line our thoughts up with what we want, often ignoring the body’s ability to alert us to—and shift—misaligned energy.

By noticing how your body feels, you become alert to where tension exists. As you use your body to release that tension, your vibration shifts. Loosening stiff shoulders or releasing a clenched jaw drops resistance and creates better energetic alignment.

Taking a walk when you’re stressed at work or having great sex to release tension can temporarily suspend negative thinking. Stretching out in your favorite yoga pose can help enhance feelings of peace, and eating a piece of Greta’s delicious chocolate is guaranteed to elevate anyone’s vibe!

Sometimes the best way to use the body for more successful manifesting is to do nothing. Literally lie down and relax to do nothing. Since many of us have habits of “doing” instead of “allowing,” honoring the body’s enjoyment of a break can be extremely effective in getting what we want.

One of my colleagues, Abigail Steidley, is a law of attraction-savvy mind body coach who occasionally practices “doing nothing” for days at a time to allow her desires to manifest. Recently she did “nothing” for five days straight—no reading, no TV, no meditating, not even trying to relax. She simply did nothing and in very short order manifested professional wins as well as relationship successes. (I also experienced eyebrow-raising results after practicing “nothing” for just 90 minutes.) 

Which might seem like an odd way to leverage the physical self for successful manifesting, but it works.

When you listen to your body for cues of tension and then also use the body to release that tension, you become a stronger vibrational match to your desires, and that’s when cool things happen. It doesn’t get much easier than that. 

Jeannette Maw is a Law of Attraction coach and founder of Good Vibe Coaching in Salt Lake City.

This article was originally published on July 29, 2011.