I wanted to know how to teach law of attraction for kids as early as possible. Great minds through history have been talking about the power of the mind, imagination and beliefs.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Einstein
Man is made by his beliefs. As he believes, so he is. – Goethe
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. – Buddha
For thoughts are things, and as their current runs through the environs of an entity’s experience these become barriers or stepping stones. – Edgar Cayce
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. – Henry Ford
Teaching the law of attraction for kids how to believe in the power of their mind; I think is the most empowering belief we can give them.
By guarding what thoughts are allowed to enter in your child’s head, you can ensure he/she is creating mainly positive beliefs. This is because beliefs are formed by thoughts that you keep repeating and in the end they become your beliefs about reality.
Of course there are other factors that can affect you and that do create beliefs, but having this one factor understood and integrated can save your child from a lot of insecurities.
The power of our mind is recognized by science. Dr. Masaru Emoto performed one of the most famous scientific experiments with water. He took pictures of frozen water crystals after playing music, saying prayers, and saying words (Click here to see images)
I was talking with my son about this kind of brainpower since he was about 3 years old. I always advise him to take full responsibility for the inner talk in his head and to only focus on the things he really wants. Most of us have very negative and critical self-talk going on in our heads, out of habit. Our parents and teachers instilled these by thinking that by criticizing and pointing out our faults they could motivate and change us. We do this to ourselves thinking that it’s helpful.
I constantly remind my son to have a friendly self talk running in his head, like he would talk to his best friend. Learning to have positive self-talk is very important because what children say to themselves is more important than what anyone else can say to them. Our power lies in our control over our thoughts and actions. We can’t control others but we can fully control our self.
Our emotions and actions are always following our thoughts, so if we can choose our thoughts than it is easier to choose the right actions.
We conducted a few experiments to make my son realize this power, and its effect on his body and focus.
I asked him to think of things that make him happy and then pointed out how he felt right then. Even without experiencing this right now the feelings are accessible.
Another example we talked about is the experiment of the nails scratching on the classroom blackboard. Just by asking him to think about it, his body reacted instantly with goose bumps. He found this very amusing.
More recently he was sick with the flu. He hoped that it would go away within 2 days, and when he did not get better he started to complain, and become really negative. I hopped on this great opportunity to experiment again by offering some positive thoughts.
He repeated after me, “I believe my body is doing the best it can now. I get a little better every minute. It is almost over. I’ve had this before it isn’t a big deal.”
Than I asked, “So how do you feel?” He said, “Better!” And he completely calmed down.
It is so easy to work with children because they don’t have blocks and layers of beliefs stacked up yet. If we get the foundation right and make them conscious of how they can direct their minds, positive self-talk becomes a habit and we can save them from a lot of frustration and therapy later in life. Have fun with it!
Do you have a teaching moment or an experiment on this subject? If so we would love to hear about it.
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