Stress is a feeling that’s created when we react to particular events. It’s true that there are certain situations where stress is good, and even critical — slamming on the brakes, for instance. That acute reaction to stress is what keeps you from colliding with another car.

Another more mild form of stress is where you feel the pressure is on, but there is no imminent danger, like stepping up to score the winning penalty kick in a soccer game. In this case, stress is good because it keeps you on point and ready to rise up to a challenge. Any good athlete uses stress to drive them forward to overcome any obstacle they may face.

However, we all have known times when stress doesn’t happen in response to something immediate. It may occur as a result of long-term events, like coping with divorce, moving to a new neighborhood, starting a new job, or worrying about losing a job. That is the type of stress we don’t want, as it can have a significant impact on the Law of Attraction.

Why is that? Because, as we know, thoughts are things and what we cultivate in our subconscious mind is what we manifest into our reality. In other words, when we let negative or stressful thoughts into our conscious mind, these thoughts become firmly entrenched in our subconscious mind.

The more we believe an idea to be true, the more we tap into that energy in the Universe, creating more of what we do not want in our lives. That is, if we focus on stressful things, we essentially bring more of those stressful things to us.

You may notice a snowball effect, like seeing someone’s stress begin as something very minor, but then watching it grow. As it gets bigger, it continues to create more and more of that chaotic energy in their lives.

We are psycho-physical entities, meaning the mind affects the body, and the body affects the mind. Therefore, when faced with a stressful situation, your body doesn’t know what the facts are — it’s reacting to your thoughts and moods in order to find that balance between mind and body.

A great example is people who are overweight. They may focus on the fact that they are heavy, that they feel heavy, and they can’t do the things they want to do in their lives. By manifesting this idea within their subconscious, they are, in fact, keeping themselves heavy.

Instead, they should focus on the lightness of being, and the freedom of their body moving through the world, whatever size it may be. The more you think the negative thoughts, the more your subconscious is going to bring those negative things into your life.

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