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Law of Attraction Success Story: Jeanette Maw: “There Isn’t Just One Right LOA Technique”

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Contributor: Jeannette Maw. Jeannette Maw is the law of attraction party host at Good Vibe U and co-founder of Good Vibe Astrology. Subscribe to her Good Vibe newsletter here. Connect on Google+.

What’s your best process for manifesting what you want?

We talked different ways to leverage law of attraction over here last month.

Have you experimented with different approaches to discover your favorite law of attraction routine?

Maybe it’s to …

  • Write it down. (Once or make a daily list?)
  • Speak it out loud. (One time or repeated affirmations?)
  • Think a little thought and let it go – or make it your single-minded focus?
  • Keep it to yourself – or declare it to others?
  • Use deadlines or keep it open?
  • Get specific with details or to let Universe fill those in?
  • Include manifesting aids like crystals, vision boards, mind movies, etc. or keep it simple?

There isn’t one right answer for all of us, all the time.

What works brilliantly for your friend may leave you scratching your head wondering why nothing’s happening.

Don’t let that get you discouraged about your creative powers, though. It just means your best process for achieving alignment may be different.

If you haven’t ever experimented with different manifesting approaches, now is a great time to get clear about your most effective formula.

You can engage your own customized LOA experiment to discover your best path to alignment.

I was reminded of this when Pam Grout invited E Squared readers to prove the existence of the Field of Infinite Potential by intending to receive an unusual blessing or gift of some sort within 48 hours.

I set an intention and noted the day and time it should be here by. My 48 hours came and went without any clear signs. (Does this dirty penny in the street count? Could it be that compliment someone emailed?) Well, if it wasn’t obvious, it doesn’t count, I decided.

Exactly one week later I was surprised to find a bouquet of flowers in my hair one afternoon.

Okay, that counts! (Surprise flowers in my hair?! You’re very cool, Universe!)

Was it a failure that it happened well after the 48 hour deadline? To me it was a sign that my best manifesting process doesn’t include time frames!

I remembered when I used to give my angels a written “to do” list each month. Invariably many of the items on the list would appear the following month. That used to frustrate me, but I learned to relax about the timing and that seemed to allow things to happen faster.

Which tells me I’m better off not engaging deadlines for my dreams and goals. For some of my clients, though, the magic doesn’t happen until they pick a date.

Another example of how different our best processes can be … My business partner was on fire for drawing in perfect clients with a new process she engaged. Once she started this practice, everywhere we turned there was another fabulous new client! I thought I’d follow her lead to turn up the juice even more …

Her twice daily routine included ten minutes of EFT, ten minutes of affirmations, followed by ten minutes of visualizing. But when I copied her process, which felt like a lot of freakin’ work, new signups came to a sudden and obvious halt.

That told me things work best (for me) when I don’t try too hard, whereas she does much better when she gets serious and committed to a routine.

At the GVU monthly LOA treasure hunt I’ve learned manifestations appear more easily when the item has some sort of emotional significance for me.

What do you know about your own best manifesting process?

If you’re willing to play to discover it, you could pick 5 things of relatively equal believability value and engage a different manifesting approach for each one.

Results will reveal which approach serves you best. You can repeat the experiment for as many processes as you choose to test.

Or maybe you already know from past experience what sort of routine serves you best. (You can find lists of manifesting approaches here and here.)

Either way, I’d love to hear what you’ve learned from your LOA experiments!

Jeannette Maw

Law of Attraction Success Story: "My House Got Clean–Fast"

Contributor: Anonymous

Last week, the house was a mess–a really big mess, and I had no time to clean. Since I’m a bit of a neat freak, I decided to say a little prayer.

“Thank you, God, that my house is entirely clean,” I said. Then I let it go, and trusted that something would work out.

An hour later I asked someone for a cleaning estimate and they offered to clean it the very next day–before seeing it first and without my even asking for the rush.

It was a very nice surprise.

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Got Steve Miller Tickets"

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Contributor: Kathleen of luckylady711.com. Kathleen’s blog’s motto is: “Change your luck, change your life!”

Here’s a little story about Shayne and I …

One hot Monday afternoon in August 2005, my friend Shayne ran into an old school friend who mentioned that the Steve Miller Band was playing that Thursday about three hours away, and both of us being Steve Miller fans, wanted to go. So I called the venue and yes, they still had tickets and the show started at 8pm.

I run my own business which is open until 6pm so I had a slight problem.  The concert was three hours away which meant I had to be on the road no later than 5pm.  I don’t have any employees but every now and then my daughter will hold down the fort while I take off, but no luck there as she had to work her regular job.  I called around and asked other friends and family but still no luck. So I sort of resigned myself to no Steve Miller concert.

Thursday evening about 4:58pm Shayne says it sure would be fun to go to the Steve Miller Band concert and if we left right then we could probably make it on time. Being the conscientious businesswoman I am, I never close early but I stopped for a moment and thought about it. What would matter most in ten years? If I had closed one hour early or had a fun time?  So I decided right then to go.  I looked at Shayne and said, “Let’s take the money and go.”  At that very instant the radio began playing Steve Miller Band’s “Take the money and run.”
Shayne said “Do you hear that?”

I said, “It’s a sign.”

So we put a note on the door, took the money, and hopped in the car.

So we are driving down the road and realized we have no tickets.  So I call the box office and all they have are lawn tickets.  So I said “thanks” and hung up.  When I go to a concert I want to be up close!  Shayne asked if they were sold out and I said “No, but they only had lawn.”  He said I should have bought them but I said “Maybe there will be someone out front selling front row seats.” Shayne said, “There’s not going to be anyone selling front row tickets, but I once knew a guy who got a third row ticket out front.” So I said, “I’ll take third row!”

We pull into a parking space at the venue at exactly 8 pm. As we are walking up the path toward the box office a man steps onto the path and asks “Do you need tickets?” I ask, “What do you have?” He said, and I kid you not, “Third row center.”  Shayne’s jaw hit the ground, I laughed and asked how much.  The tickets were cover price, no fees.  I bought them.  All the way to the gate Shayne kept asking me if I thought they were real. Of course I did.

At the gate, they scanned our tickets and usher us to the pit!  They were third row pit seats!  Steve Miller would practically be sweating on us!  Shayne and I both agreed how lucky we were with these fantastic seats.  Then I said all I needed now was a guitar pick from the band.

Well, the Steve Miller Band started playing about 8:30, it was a beautiful summer night, and there was a full moon too.  The concert was fantastic!  The band members threw out their picks but I didn’t get one. They came back for an encore, threw out more picks, still none, then Shayne turned to me and said “Well, I guess you didn’t get your pick” and just then a pick literally hit him on the side of the head and fell into his lap.

He said “What’s this?”

I said, “My pick!”

So now my motto is “Take the money and run.”

Here’s a photo of my ticket, the pick, and the note that we put on the door that day.

This year on the sixth anniversary of this event, the guy who had told Shayne about the concert came by about 4:58 pm, and I was telling him that this was the moment I decided to go and at just that moment the radio began playing as if on cue, “Take The Money and Run” by the Steve Miller Band.  It gave me chills.

Lucky Lady

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Started Living On Purpose"

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Contributor: Dr. Dave Smiley, clinical psychologist and creator of the film “The Inner Weigh

Let me tell you a little bit about myself … Seven years ago, I found myself at a crossroads. The previous year, I had gone through a bankruptcy and divorce. At the time, I was a clinical psychologist working in a prison. I was also taking antidepressants … and weighed almost 300 lbs.

I was miserable.

One day, I saw a film about the law of attraction. From it I learned that we create our lives with our thoughts and beliefs; we attract to ourselves those things that we think about most of the time, whether they are things that we want or things that we don’t want.

When I watched that film, I had an epiphany. Suddenly, I understood that I had created this miserable life. I began to wonder what my life would be like if I started paying attention to my thoughts and my beliefs. What could I create if I started living my life on purpose? 

I quit my job, and set out to find a way to lose weight that wasn’t so agonizing, without following some regimented plan of diet and exercise–without weighing and measuring and slicing and dicing my life into little pieces. I knew that there had to be another way, one that was more natural, more peaceful, and more spiritual.

I began to seek out the people that knew this path and who could teach it to me. Not only did I want to find these teachers and learn how to do this for myself, I wanted to bring their message to the world. So I created a film called “The Inner Weigh,” a documentary to inspire people who are sick and tired of living their lives in a body that they hate–people who know the old way just isn’t working anymore.

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As a clinical psychologist and as someone who has struggled for years with my weight, I knew one thing for sure: the choices we’ve made in the past created the bodies we are in right now … And the choices we make today will create the bodies we will inhabit in the future.

I’m so grateful that I learned about the law of attraction and the importance of choosing my thoughts carefully to create the life that I want.

– Dr. Dave Smiley, clinical psychologist and creator of the film “The Inner Weigh

Read the rest of this series at Spiritual Practice Success Stories.

Law of Attraction Success Story: Jeannette Maw: "My $1,000 Legal Bill Was Forgiven"

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Contributor: Law of attraction coach Jeannette Maw of the fabulous and famous Good Vibe Blog. Jeannette Maw is the law of attraction party host at Good Vibe U and co-founder of Good Vibe Astrology. Subscribe to her Good Vibe newsletter here. Connect on Google+.

Is it possible to magically manifest zero balances on big bills? Can you use law of attraction to erase or eliminate existing debt? Absolutely!

Earlier this year I got an attorney’s bill for nearly a thousand dollars that I wasn’t expecting. I thought my account was paid in full, but this invoice showed time documented that I hadn’t paid for yet. Sigh.

It irked me that I would be out of pocket on another chunk of change that I already didn’t appreciate spending.

Frankly, I didn’t want to pay it. I thought about the consequences of that … collections, credit downgrade, creditor calls … ugh.

I let myself be mad about it for a minute (more like a day and a half) before I tried to shift the vibe.

When I was ready to start moving the energy, I used Olivia Pope’s “It’s handled” affirmation to practice the feeling of a happy ending.

Then I emailed the attorney asking for clarification. He wrote back the next day with an explanation, and it didn’t sound like he was budging.

I let myself be mad again, then that night wrote out some “I am worthy” statements, including a few about being worthy of good service, good support, and attorney bills that worked out perfectly.

The next morning I remembered Easy World, and said, “I choose to live in Easy World where everything is easy, including perfect resolution of attorney’s bills.”

Four hours later I got an email from the attorney saying “Don’t pay me anything.” Apparently there was a problem with his billing system that he was going to investigate.

A few weeks later I got a zero balance (“paid in full”) statement in the mail.

Jeannette Maw

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Manifested Superbowl Tickets"

Contributor: Law of attraction life coach Cassie Parks

Hello all. This is a true story and I’m writ­ing it with the per­mis­sion of the other per­son involved. It’s a won­der­ful illus­tra­tion of using the law of attrac­tion, where we can get caught up as delib­er­ate cre­ators and how even when we do we can get right back on track. I’ve included man­i­fest­ing tips and high­lights in () so you can iden­tify where what you’re doing right and if some­thing is trip­ping you up how to course correct.

My friend is an avid Den­ver Bron­cos fan. I think she prob­a­bly really bleeds orange and blue. About a month ago she was intend­ing to be at the Superbowl if the Bron­cos were in it. It’s a no brainer. Her favorite team play­ing in the biggest game in her favorite city (NYC). Of course she was going.

Fast for­ward to the week prior … whahoo, the Bron­cos are going to the Super­bowl! She told us that night after the game that she hadn’t been selected in the sea­son ticket holder lot­tery, so she’d be man­i­fest­ing tick­ets. (Hold to the belief that what you want is com­ing true, even when it doesn’t look like it yet.)

What went through my mind: “She’s got this. She’s going.” (Sur­round your­self with peo­ple who will see you as who you want to be, and as hav­ing what you desire. Their added sup­port energy adds super­power to your inten­tions. Share your inten­tions with these peo­ple. And check in with yourself: Are you one of these sup­port­ive peo­ple who sees the out­comes your friends desire as done deals?)

Mon­day morn­ing, she sat in a cof­fee shop and wrote down how she had two tick­ets to the Superbowl. (Intend what you want. Write it, speak it, think it as is and let go.)

Mon­day at 1:09 pm we have the fol­low­ing text conversation:

Her: “Ok, what do I need to do to man­i­fest this ticket I KNOW is mine?” (It sometimes hap­pens that we intend and then we don’t trust. Trust is key to man­i­fest­ing what you want. Let go. You only need to do what you feel inspired to do. Leave the rest of the doing to the Uni­verse.)

Me: “Trust it’s yours. What would you be doing right now if you already had the ticket?”

Her: “Set­ting up my stay, dates with friends while in town, book­ing air­fare.”

Me: “That’s what I’d do then–if it feels good. If it doesn’t, don’t do it, even if you think you’re supposed to. Also, I would work through how awe­some it will be even if it doesn’t show up and you’re in NYC enjoy­ing your friends, the atmos­phere, the expe­ri­ence.” (“If it feels good” is always the indi­ca­tor of what you want to be doing to man­i­fest your desire. Also, let go of the attach­ment to the “thing” and get happy.)

Her: “Hum, that’s the thing. I would rather be in Den­ver if I don’t get a ticket. Is that what’s hold­ing me back?”

Me: “I don’t think any­thing holds us back. Gives us a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive. If you’d rather be here (Den­ver) if you don’t have a ticket then just let go and let the Uni­verse deliver what is best.” (Let go of the attach­ment to what it is that is going to make you happy and get happy. In this case it’s easy because she really will be happy either way. She just wasn’t let­ting her­self enjoy the pos­si­bil­ity of being in Den­ver because she was hold­ing so tightly to NYC).

Her: “Love it. Thanks!”

Tues­day at 10:30 she posts this on Face­book: “Aaaand.…this girl just man­i­fested 2 tick­ets to the Super Bowl! BOOM!”

My com­ment on Facebook: “Of course you did!”

Cassie Parks

Self-Help Memoir Miniature: “My Inner Self Is a Four-Year-Old”

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Guest contributor: Evan Griffith of NotesforCreators.com. Evan’s blog “shares insights on the connected creative life” and is one of my personal favorites.

One day, I was driving to Houston to deliver artwork to a client. The delivery had to be there no later than 7 p.m. that evening. After that no one would be available to receive the art.

It was an enjoyable day, with a great rhythm of rest stops and breaks to make it relaxing . . . .

Until I discovered I’d been driving the wrong direction for an hour . . . putting me two hours out of whack.

I plotted it out. I could maybe possibly just make my destination by the cutoff time that evening . . . if only everything went perfectly well. To the minute.

About 45 minutes later I became aware that while I’d been driving I’d had this demi-conscious thought pattern whispering at me in the background the whole time:

There are going to be traffic problems through the cities.

There’s bad weather along the gulf coast. Everything’s going to slow wayyyyy down. Maybe stop.

There will be accidents.

If you don’t make this delivery tonight, you’re schedule will be thrown way behind. There’s no way you’re going to make it.

This is really going to cost you.

It was a running litany of all the things that could go wrong. Whispering at me from my own mind!

I shouted at this part of my mind – at myself essentially – to shut up. With choicer language.

It quieted down for awhile. Then when my attention drifted the little fucker started right back up.

You’re not going to maaake it. You’re not going to maaaake it!

My inner self is a four-year old.

I knew I had to substitute the programming . . . and commenced speaking about all the things that could go right. I whispered aloud every possible event I could think of that could go my way.

And they did. Through cities and towns and traffic and patches of bad weather. The drive unspooled with wonderful fluidity. I made it with five minutes to spare.

(!)

This was a wake up . . . about how much power my Whisper Self was leeching away from me. After that I caught my Whisper Self repeatedly soft speaking away about this could-be awful thing or that might-turn-out-badly possibility . . .

Now I train this Whisper Self to speak rightly . . . about everything that can and will go right. It’s had an amazing effect on how things turn out — some that border on the miraculous.

Things go better when you’re aligned.

Evan

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Am a Successful Musician"

Contributor: Musician and law of attraction believer John Hansen. You can find his music at www.rooftopspot.bandcamp.com, his website at www.john-hanson.com, and his blog at www.johnnyrooftop.blogspot.com.

I have an a dream, that despite all pragmatic and empirical realities no one can tell me that I cannot have one day. Within me is belief and also self-doubt, yet the calling is undeniable. What has helped me so far as the most helpful coping mechanism imaginable, and what I believe is the key to achieving this ultimate goal, is understanding and practicing the law of attraction.

I grew up in a normal suburban town outside Boston, certainly a town in a bubble.  There was a Stetson piano in the basement which I recall, at a very young age of 4 or 5, banging on and belting out gibberish. A warm ethereal feeling overcame me, starting in my chest and it permeated my entire body, warming every organ, every cell. I can still get that feeling to this day when I am lost in a song.

With music as my motivation, I am on a life-long journey. Using law of attraction, I have thus far built a community of musicians in my local area, obtained gigs at the level of playing out 2/3 times a week, started a band, obtained a certificate in Audio Engineering and self-produced and released my debut solo EP. This has all been achieved while holding down a full time job and owning a home. Positive energy sets forth a high vibration in the universe which will return to you more vibration at that energy level. Basically, you attract what circumstances come into your life by your energy level, which is essentially your predominant thoughts.

Significant effort must be made in the realm of self-improvement in order to achieve the right mindset, it does not happen overnight. Some may be predisposed to the right mindset, with good role models who went through the process themselves, whether consciously or not, and I believe the right mindset is exactly what is needed in order to achieve what you want out of life.

I became interested in the law of attraction a few years ago. I was searching for meaning out of life and trying to find a way out of my day job, which I am still at to this day.  I remember well when I first started seeing it work, though it took a while to get it to start working. At first, my mind was swimming with contradictory thoughts, which still happen, though are much more manageable. Once I was able to slow down the contradictory thoughts, I was able to focus on my values and map out my ideal life. Visualizing, thinking up every detail, and remaining positive while monitoring your thoughts are important aspects of allowing the law of attraction to work for you.

About two and a half years ago, I started by hosting an open mic with the idea that it could be a jam session, which strangers who have never played together joining on stage and supporting each other, creating music for the audience. For about the first 4 months of the gig, which my friend George (who is twice my age) and I ran on a Sunday, there was no one there besides us, the bar tender and the a couple waitresses. We didn’t even get paid in those days as no one came! Despite all reason, I believed in the open mic and stayed positive every Sunday for about 6 months.

People started showing up, and things were getting good. Though, it took a while to actually get a jam session going, which is what I really wanted. I remember the first few jams, the feeling in my chest I felt as a kid returned, even stronger due to the mixture of individuals and the immensity of the sound we were getting. Before we knew it, there was a crowd there every night and we began having these crazy jam sessions with up to seven or eight people in them. Saxophones, mandolins, harmonicas, hand drums, a flutist, violins and of course plenty of guitars created these amazing jam sessions every Sunday.

The open mics have been consistently strong ever since. I have expanded it to another bar and host on Tuesdays as well now. I formed a band with some friends and an amazing guitarist, who happened to live right down the street from me, who I met through the open mic and we play 2/3 times a month around the local area. If I didn’t attract that into my life, then I don’t know what!! I’ve completed an apprenticeship in Audio Engineering at a studio in Boston during this time period. I’ve made connections and been inspired by so many local musicians, which is something I have always wanted. I’ve created a home recording studio where I am recording some of the artists from the open mics. And lastly, I am releasing an EP of my original music titled ROOFTOP, The Musty Rustic EP.

It’s hard work, this LOA business, don’t be fooled. For many, conditioning has set us on a course which opposes our ability to dive into attracting what you want out of life naturally and easily. Not to mention, working on yourself is one of the hardest things to do, and requires great patience, which is why I believe many people just settle for their life circumstances, never realizing they are creating the very things they do not want in their life by choosing to focus on them, rather than focusing on what they do want. The problem is when people try to think of what they do want, the tendency is to think of it in terms of not having it, or not being able to have it. Instead, the trick is to think of it as something you already have, something that is within your abilities. That slight difference is humungous. You can choose to think however you want, why not choose the best possible thoughts and outcomes?

John Hanson

Law of Attraction Success Story: "My Nail Fungus Cleared Up Completely"

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Contributor: Tatiana Ribber of Brisbane, Australia at www.thesecret.tv.

At The Secret’s official website, Tatiana writes the following:

“I had this really bad nail fungal infection that for more than five years I struggled to clear without success. I went to several doctors, tried creams and oils, took some very strong pills and even removed the nail twice. A box of the tablets to kill the fungus used to cost me about $100 and would last me only forty-five days. I took it for three years with little or no results until my doctor told me to stop because it was starting to cause liver damage.

“Then a couple of years ago I came across The Secret. After watching the movie I decided to try it out on my sick nail. For the next three weeks I would visualize a healthy, pink toenail and be grateful for that. I started painting my toenails so I wouldn’t have to look at the ugly nail again and after one week my nail started changing from bluish-greenish, disgusting gray, to healthy pink. In three weeks there were no more signs of the fungus. No medication, no creams–just a little nail polish and lots of positive thinking.

“Since that time, I have applied The Secret to other areas of my life with great success. I now have a very solid, loving relationship with my husband of twelve years, a beautiful daughter who will tell me how much she loves me every five minutes (no kidding!), and the healthy, prosperous, happy life that has always been intended for me.”

Tatiana

Law of Attraction Success Story: "My Daughter’s Asthma Was Healed"

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Contributor: Mollie Player and How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body by David Hamilton

In How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body, scientist and law of attraction practitioner David Hamilton shares the story of Pauline who, during one of Hamilton’s workshops, sent loving, healing energy to her daughter.

Her name was Cloe, and just the day before she had been diagnosed with asthma. Along with the diagnosis she was prescribed antibiotics, steroids, and an inhaler.

What’s worse: she was just four years old.

“When I was doing the healing, I actually felt it being sent to Chloe and became excited,” Pauline writes. She says that she could practically see and feel her daughter’s DNA change color and shape.

The following day, Pauline awoke to Chloe’s usual kiss. Then something not quite so usual occurred: Chloe announced that she’d been healed.

Her breathing had cleared up and so had her cough, she told Pauline.

Law of Attraction Success Story: Greg Kuhn: "I Trained a Wild Rabbit"

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Contributor: Greg Kuhn, author of How Quantum Physicists Build New Beliefs. The following is excerpted from this highly recommended, super practical law of attraction book.

“One early June Sunday afternoon, taking a lunch break from fixing some holes in the roof, I sat down on my back porch. Relaxing and eating a sandwich, I enjoyed my view of some woods that backed up pretty close to the house. Halfway through my roast beef, I noticed a cute little bunny peering from the shrubs about twelve feet away … I had a compelling thought that I’d like to pet the cute guy …

“Since I had the whole summer at my disposal, I decided to try an experiment. Could I coax this cute little bunny up onto my back porch? I knew that this rabbit would be very cautious, but I also knew I could probably tempt him if I kept offering him some delicious fare.

“Almost every day that summer I laid out a small carrot or other vegetable for the little bunny. And I moved his food a little closer to my porch every time–careful not to overdo it or move too fast, so as not to spook him and ruin the experiment … By early August I was excitedly laying the carrot very close to my back porch steps. When I finally moved the meal to the steps, themselves, I could hardly wait to see the bunny complete my goal.

“On August 22nd, at 3:30 p.m., that little guy finally got up on my back porch and claimed some cherry tomatoes for himself. it took him about three minutes to decide to climb all the way onto the porch, but by gosh, he was up there. I had achieved my goal–and my furry friend had feasted luxuriously all summer to help me do it …

“As proud of myself as I was, little did I know that I’d done something even more profound than train a wild animal. I had created a foundational model for how to unlock the law of attraction’s greatest potential for influencing our material reality … Just as I did with my friend the bunny, I later learned how to lure my subconscious into believing new things that are aligned with some of my greatest desires in a wide array of areas.”

And so can you.

Really.

Greg Kuhn

Read the rest of this series at Spiritual Practice Success Stories.

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Manifested An Orange Feather"

Contributor: D/C Russ of align-mentality.com. For more cool stuff like this experiment, subscribe to D/C Russ’ mailing list by emailing dc@align-mentality.com. He’ll email you two or three times a month with awesome quests, experiments, and inspirational articles. In addition, members of The Ascension Guild will receive all of my high-quality ebooks for free.

Main Objective:

To put the Law of Attraction to the test by attempting to manifest a black and orange feather within 30 days.

Sub Goals:

Bolster my faith in the universe.
Give others some evidence of The Law of Attraction.
Obtain a data point about how to manifest.

Duration:

10 days (01/01/14-01/10/14)

Background:

I was reading a book about a guy who repeated an experiment that he read in another book. I can’t remember the name of either book. But the idea was to manifest a blue feather into existence.

I recall the author mentioning that he’d never even seen a blue feather before. And manifesting one would be a true testament to the power of The Law of Attraction.

The man set the intention for the feather to manifest within a given time frame (one month). He firmly set the intention and wrote it down on paper. In addition, he kept an evidence journal in which he would write any clues that indicated to him that the universe was indeed working hard to fulfill his order.

For the first few days, he diligently visualized the feather morning and night. He would spend several minutes imagining himself already in possession of the feather. He put all of his senses into imagining the feather already being a part of his reality: he saw himself holding it, stroking it, and even tickling himself with it.

After just a few days, though, the man began losing interest in the feather. He stopped doing the visualizations and he didn’t record anything in his evidence journal.

But then something magical happened, he stumbled across a feather that caught his eye. The only problem was that it wasn’t quite blue. Instead of getting discouraged, he noted this in his evidence journal.

A couple weeks later, after having totally forgot about the feather, he was backing out of his driveway one morning when suddenly two blue birds landed on the hood of his car and began fighting each other!

And wouldn’t you know it: when they flew away, there was his blue feather!

I remember reading this story and commenting to my wife at how silly it was to me. “Yeah right,” I said cynically. “The Law of Attraction doesn’t work like that,” I boasted.

Later that day, I decided that it wasn’t quite fair for me to discredit this man’s testimony without at least giving it a shot myself.

Besides, I was already intending on doing a 30-day Law of Attraction experiment on January 1st. My good friend and comrade, James Weaver, wrote a book about his own 30-Day Attraction Experiment (available here). The success he experienced inspired me to give it a shot on my own.

So I decided, what the heck…why not just add a feather on my list as well? So I did. But I thought a black and orange feather would be way cooler than a blue one.

“Where am I even gonna find a black and orange feather anyway,” I remember commenting to my wife. She said, “They exist, I’ve totally seen them before.” I replied, “But I’ve never even seen one in my entire life, how in the world am I going to manifest one, especially in Los Angeles!?”

As far as I was concerned, there was no way that I was actually going to manifest a black and orange feather. But, hey, I’ll give it a shot anyway.

Hypothesis:

If I set the intention to manifest a black and orange feather, then it’s feasible that it will present itself into my reality.

Assumption:

There is a certain mindset you have to have when it comes to manifesting something. The mindset you have can either make or break it for you.

Method:

1) Set the intention to manifest a black and orange feather.

2) Write “black and orange feather” down on my ‘January Attraction Experiment’ list.

3) Carry this list with me inside my evidence journal.

4) Write down any clues that may indicate that the universe is fulfilling my intention.

*** Note that I did not do any visualizations, mantras, or affirmations. ***

Results (click image to expand):

I Manifested a Black and Orange Feather

Did my hypothesis pass?

Yes, even though it was a rather weak hypothesis. Still though, I wanted my hypothesis to convey my detached, matter-of-fact mindset going into this experiment.

Analysis:

There are a lot of important features that went into this manifestation. The first was the fact that the black and orange feather was on a list of four other items that I wanted to manifest. In fact, the black and orange feather was the thing that I cared the least about.

Every time I thought about visualizing the feather, I was overcome with a “ugh…no way…”. I would have rather spent my time visualizing the manifestation that I truly and deeply cared about. But as it turned out, this level of detachment may very well have been the reason that I was able to manifest the feather in the first place.

As it stands now, I’m still waiting on everything else on my ‘January Attraction Experiment’ list to manifest. The feather only took 10 days to manifest. And it was effortless. I didn’t get excited about it, I didn’t write a single thing down in my evidence journal, and I hardly even thought about it.

Conclusion:

You might be wondering why the feather is depicted in a Bible. Well that’s a funny story.

I haven’t read a single word in the Bible in almost 10 years! But my mom, who has been getting into church and scripture lately, decided to buy me a Bible for Christmas.

She thought I could use a Bible of my own. It ended up coming at the right time for me because I had decided that reading the Bible could be a valuable outlet for strengthening my relationship with God and with myself. So I was very grateful for the gift.

And when I received it in the mail, it took almost two whole days for me to even realize that the feather was stuck inside it, at the very page that’s depicted in the above picture.

My mom was at a remote lake somewhere in Missouri when she came across a few feathers on the ground. Attracted by their beauty, she decided to pick them up and take them home. She simply tossed them in a decorative shot glass on her bookshelf, where they sat for many months.

A few days before sending me the Bible, my mom decided she needed a change of decor. So she grabbed all of her old decorations, including the feathers, and stuck them in a box to be stored in the basement.

Well she accidentally dropped one of the feathers.

The next day, she went to send the Bible to me. But before packaging it, she wanted to mark one of the most popular passages of the Bible, John 3:16. Just as she was going to go searching for a book mark, her eye caught the feather sitting there on the ground in the corner of the room.

“Perfect!” she thought as she swiped it up and tossed it in the Bible.

I told her about it and she was really delighted. All in all, it was a pretty cool moment to discover the feather in my Bible after it arrived in the mail.

In fact, I didn’t even make the connection at first. I saw a gap in the pages of the Bible and I turned to that gap. “Hmm, a feather,” I observed casually. And as I went to set it aside to read the passage that was marked by the feather, my wife exclaimed, “That’s it!”

“Huh? OH…wow!!”

She said, “That’s the feather that I was talking about! That’s the exact type of feather that I was thinking of when I told you that black and orange feathers really do exist!”

We both sat humored at the fact that my intention appeared to work. Call it a coincidence if you want, but nothing can deny the fact that I set an intention to receive a black and orange feather…and got one!

D/C Russ

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Found the Perfect Shirt"

Contributor: Tim L. of Chicago, Illinois at www.thesecret.tv

At The Secret’s official website, Tim writes the following:

“Two days ago I was shopping for my best friend’s birthday. I looked at the shirts and found one that said “Beer, cigars and bass: The three food groups.” It was perfect and everything he likes! The only problem? It was too big. It was a 3x and he takes 2x, so I put it back.

“The next day my girlfriend offered to go with me to help attract it. We checked one store but no luck. She said, ‘I’ve got a feeling about the store by our house’ (the same store I checked the previous night). I said, ‘Well they only had 3x but okay, I guess we could check.’

“So we got there and started looking through the shelf, with no luck. Then I took out my phone to view the photo I had taken of it. I guess that triggered the Universe to send it to me right away, because I reached my arm to the back of the shelf and pulled out a shirt and it was the exact right one! Size 2x and the same design.

“I was so excited and so was my girlfriend. She smiled so proudly at me and said, ‘See I told you, you can manifest anything you desire. Looking at the photo of what you wanted made it happen!’

“I’m still so excited and now I’m ready to start using the law of attraction for other things, like a good job and school and a Ford f150 in black!

“I’m beginning to really understand.”

Tim

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Have a Future"

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Contributor: Law of attraction believer Melissa F. from England at www.thesecret.tv

At The Secret’s official website, Melissa writes the following:

“It all started four months ago when my little boy’s dad was murdered. I got all down and depressed and with my son’s birthday, Christmas, etc., I got myself into a lot of debt.

“Then one day I was visiting a friend who was supporting me in my time of need when she told me about The Secret. I was so intrigued by what my friend had told me that I went out and bought the book immediately.

“When I read the book and started to apply positive changes to my life, amazing things happened. I found a solution that was safe and easy to clear my debts. I started an acting course that I enjoy. I did a video shoot where I played the girl from the film “Psycho” doing the shower scene which for me, a normally shy person, was a huge accomplishment!

“This year, my little boy and I are all set, ready for a wonderful Christmas. For this I thank the movie The Secret which gave me the faith to keep going and to think positive thoughts about the future–no matter what comes. Each day I am grateful for not only my own, but everyone I love and care about’s health and happiness.”

Melissa

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Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Got Some New Clothes for Free"

Contributor: John, a law of attraction believer in India

After watching the movie The Secret I was so inspired. It helped me become very positive and that positive energy flowed inside me.

At that time I didn’t have good T-shirts and shorts to wear. I used to stand in front of the mirror and imagine myself wearing a new T-shirt and shorts. I did this only three or four times.

After three or four weeks, while visiting my aunt’s home, my aunt and I decided to go to her friend’s house who had recently started to sell dresses. We went there to buy a new dress for my aunt’s daughter whose birthday was nearing. When we bought the dress for her, immediately the dress seller told us they had expanded their business and now sold mens’ wear as well. She showed us T-shirts and shorts.

My aunt asked me to select a T-shirt, so I selected just one. However, my aunt compelled me to take another one, too. I told her that just one was enough, but she didn’t listen. Instead, she just grabbed another shirt and also a pair of shorts and handed them to me.

In this way, using the law of attraction I have attracted many small things into my life. I believe that if you feel like you have already gotten what you want and you’re already enjoying it, eventually the Universe will bring it to you in fact.

John

Law of Attraction Success Story: "My Whole Life Has Changed"

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Contributor: Patti.

For a long time, longer than I care to remember, I was miserable … with life, myself, everyone and, well, everything. I experienced conflict in all areas of my life, from jobs to relationships. As a child, I watched my parents live miserable existences, so that’s all I knew! I also began my married life miserable, settling for a man for whom I did not have passion. He loved me, though, and I thought that was more important. I believed he could be the key to my happiness, but after we battled our way through the early years of our marriage, I learned that I was wrong to look for happiness outside of myself.

Eventually, I began looking for answers in self-help books. I purchased a few, but couldn’t get through them. One of the books was Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch. I remember my first attempt at reading it. I absolutely did not get it! I thought, “What is this crap?” Needless to say, I put it on a shelf where it stayed and collected dust for many years.

Then, at a low point in my life, I decided something had to change. I had been working at home for thirteen years as a U.S. patent editor when I decided that my career was the safest place to take the first step into a new way of life. This was an odd decision for me since I was not one who normally took risks. However, I knew in my heart that something just had to give.

After making this decision, I somehow (I don’t remember exactly how) became inspired to become a real estate agent.

And making this choice was a turning point in my life.

In real estate, I crossed paths with some of the nicest, sweetest, happiest people I had ever met. I honestly had no idea so much happiness existed! (I probably should have gotten out of the house a lot sooner!)

They loved and accepted me.

I felt like part of a family.

Suddenly, I became happier! Then, amazingly, as a result of this shift in my perspective, everything else in my life began to change as well. My relationship with my husband became an honest, true love relationship. Most importantly, my “story” about myself changed. I found myself telling people how much I loved my life rather than telling them about the things that were going wrong.

One afternoon, my real estate office manager commented on how upbeat I was and asked if I had ever seen the movie “The Secret.” After listening to her rave about how wonderful it was, I went home and ordered a copy of the DVD for myself that same day, and when it arrived, I watched it right away.

The effect it had on me was remarkable.

My entire being knew instinctively that what I watched was “The Truth.”

And it made me cry my eyes out.

Finally! I thought to myself as I watched. Finally, I have answers to so many of my questions about life!

After this experience, I embarked on a full-fledged journey for more information. I began reading every book I could find on the subject of positive thinking and creating my own reality. It was like a hunger that I needed to satisfy! One book led me to the next and I soaked up all of the information like a sponge. It was wonderful!

One day, while sharing my new-found knowledge with my brother, he mentioned the book Conversations With God and he asked me about Neale Donald Walsch.

“Isn’t that one of the guys on the DVD?” he asked.

My heart jumped. I said, “You’re right! And I think I have that book in my library!”

Sure enough, I still had the dusty book, and so, I began reading it right away. To this day, I am amazed at the way I grasped its contents so quickly. It was as if I was reading it for the first time! I was blown away when I thought about how, all those years ago, the words on those pages seemed as if they were written in another language, but this time it was as if they were written just for me!

In other words: I “got it!”

I suppose what they say is true: When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Since that time, I have learned how to meditate, write affirmations, adjust my “self talk,” create vision boards and more. My new skills have led me to so many wonderful things! I have a ridiculously great job, have been married for 25 years now, and I constantly cross paths with like-minded people (who never cease to amaze me). The universe is always sending me feedback in the form of books, movies, people, events–all affirming that I’m on the absolute right path for me.Most of all, now, unlike before, there isn’t a single aspect of my life that doesn’t make me happy!

Now that is something I never thought I’d be able to say!

Today, I steer clear of drama by not watching the news, hanging out with negative people or participating in negativity in the workplace. I find that as long as I don’t fall in with or focus on that stuff, my life stays balanced. I’m always in a positive frame of mind, as long as I stay connected to the information, people and events that are in line with my beliefs. I post and “like” nothing but positive and helpful things on Facebook. I have a positive affirmation app on my phone. I keep a journal and an inspiring book by my bedside. When I first wake up, I don’t set one foot on the floor until I’ve sent love out into my day and give thanks for all of the wonderful things I’m about to experience. I don’t go to sleep at night before finding my place of gratitude so that I can “marinate” in it all night (a wonderful suggestion by Dr. Wayne Dyer). I have taken courses on how to balance key areas of my life with spirituality. I know it sounds like a lot, but it’s easy because I love it so much!

I wish the same miraculous journey for every single person who finds their way to this blog and this story!

Blessings,

Patti

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Law of Attraction Success Story: "My Hearing Impairment Is Healed"

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Contributor: Evan Griffith of The World is Freaky Beautiful: Celebrating Personal and Spiritual Exploration at www.freakybeautiful.com.

Last year we dined with a fascinating couple. Over the years they’ve studied various approaches to energy healing, and that night they took the opportunity to relate to us a few stories of how they’ve used this knowledge to help others. One of the stories told by the wife, Gretten, especially stood out in my mind.

She once knew an older woman who had a hearing issue, she said. The problem wasn’t hearing loss, though; instead, there was something much worse as her constant companion: a sound so jarringly persistent in her ears that it incapacitated her. It was agony to exist. Concentration was nil, and her ability to enjoy life, gone.

Traditional medicine hadn’t worked, which is why this older woman had sought out Gretten. Together they performed some energy work, using spiritual powers to affect this very physical problem.

The remarkable result was this: the sound in this woman’s ears, untreatable by conventional means, was lessened so greatly by a few over-the-phone energy healing sessions that afterwards she was able to go about her life satisfactorily. Though not eliminated entirely, the sound had diminished from a 9 to 10 on the 10-point scale of awfulness to maybe a 2 or 3.

Now, it was something she could deal with.

Here’s what I think: if one person can do it, you can too. So help heal others. Or help heal yourself.

It’s going to be an exciting next few hundred years as we learn more and more about what is truly possible . . .

Yours,

Evan

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Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Got Exactly What I Was Looking For"

Contributor: Law of attraction believer Miles Perigo

I’ve been studying and using the law of attraction in different areas of my life for a few months now. I must say it’s been quite a journey and I hope it always will be! I’ve seen significant changes in many aspects of my life.

My original intention when starting to put this law into practice was to gain a lot of money to pay off some loans I’ve accumulated over the years, and, although I haven’t quite achieved this as yet, I’ve had money come in small ways when I’ve needed it. A lot of it can be attributed to having a generally more optimistic outlook. By thinking differently, I tend to notice ways I can gain money which I probably would not have noticed if I had a more negative outlook.

As I’ve applied the law of attraction to my everyday life, I have noticed (among other things):

  • My music has improved a lot. I can play and write songs with more ease, and I feel totally creative and inspired, whereas a few months ago I was going to sell my guitar out of total disgust!
  • My Aikido training has improved.
  • My relationships and dealings with people have improved.
  • My work has become a lot more fun and fulfilling.
  • I’m happier, more optimistic and relaxed.

I can categorically say THE LAW OF ATTRACTION WORKS!

Here is one of my personal law of attraction story, which is pretty typical really, once you begin to practice this principle.

For weeks I was thinking of getting an exercise mat to do ab workouts at home, but I was delaying doing so because I live in the country and there are no sports stores here and I didn’t want to pay online prices.

Anyway, last week my friend told me that she was starting a Feldenkrais class, and asked if I’d like to come. I said okay, but then she said I would need to bring a mat as a lot of it is done on the hard floor. Since this was the day of the class I could not order one online, so I went down to the local Target, which in my town is tiny and just mainly sells clothes and toys. I asked the sales girl if they had mats, and she said that they don’t stock them anymore.

A bit despondent, I went to the toy section to check out a toy for my nephew, and on the top shelf of the toy section is sitting–you guessed it!–a brand spanking new exercise mat of the exact color and length I wanted for about $15 less than the one I saw online!

So, it’s not a million dollars, but it is a small happy thing that the Universe gave to me. More important, though, this experience affirmed to me that something is definitely working with this new way of thinking about life.

There are many facets to the law of attraction, and you can pick and choose what to study and what works for you. For me the key is to make the situation feel less bad by being optimistic. Then things get a lot better.

Recently, Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success has become my bible. There is so much in such a small book, and much of it is related to the law of attraction. Also check out Wendy Betterini’s How to Attract Money and www.opentoprosperity.com.

Anyway, it’s a huge subject with lots of information out there. Just try to read widely and often, and don’t forget those affirmations!

Miles

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Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Have Romance"

Contributor: Greg Kuhn, author of How Quantum Physicists Build New Beliefs. The following is excerpted from this highly recommended, super practical law of attraction book. First, the author discusses all of the steps that, under his guidance, his friend Carol took to manifest her ideal mate. Then, he concludes the story with the following:

Carol, you might like to know, has met an amazing man. He is handsome, kind, smart, successful, a lot of fun, and shares many of Carol’s most important interests. He derives as much pleasure and happiness being around Carol as she does being with him, yet he has a life of his own and, to her delight, doesn’t depend on Carol to make him happy. In fact, this man is almost a perfect match to the letters Carol pre-wrote to him back during the time she was first writing about her soul mate from the initial positive emotions on the emotional perspective chart …

Carol has met many wonderful men since … In fact, she expects to continue attracting cool, fun men into her life. And her perspective has changed so that she no longer needs one lifetime soul mate to make her happy …

Carol, like me, is on the journey of playing ‘Grow a Greater You.’ It’s a life-long journey and it is also a fun one–full of amazing insights, perspectives, and inspirations.

Greg Kuhn

Law of Attraction Success Story: "My Project Is Complete"

Contributor: Debianne DeRose. MANifesting MENtor and law of attraction fan Debbianne DeRose is the author of three humorous books including What I Did On My Midlife Crisis Vacation. Get your fix of empowerment laced with humor! Head over to www.debbianne.com.

During my “Inadvertent House Flipper” days in Oregon, I was bursting with creativity. In fact, that’s what motivated me to buy my very own ugly-duckling home: it was a giant canvas. I had far more in the way of artistic inspiration than common sense or funds to complete the many projects I’d started. But as it turns out, those conditions were perfect for ushering in the far greater creativity of the universe.

Among the more prominent DIY projects was the design and construction of a big mosaic-tiled shower room. Smashing up tiles with a hammer, sorting the fragments by color, then arranging them into designs had become an epic community endeavor at my casa. And though I’d amassed a ginormous tile collection over the course of two years—scrounging leftovers from other people’s projects, sometimes picking them up cheap at the Habitat Re-Store, or gleaning them from dumpsters—it somehow wasn’t enough. Halfway through the project, I was shocked to realize I’d used up all the tiles.

Ironically, though I was wildly creative in an outward sense, my limited human mind could only conceive of a measly two options to solve the conundrum: buy the remaining tiles at retail (which seemed impossible on a shoestring budget) or wait another two years for slow, cheap acquisition (which was really depressing). I was at a standstill, so I simply turned my attention away. Which was easy to do considering I had a mess of electrical wires protruding from the ceilings and countless other “fish to fry.”

A few weeks later there came a knock on the door. Putting down my trowel and my bucket of plaster, I opened the front door to discover two women on my doorstep. Would I be interested in some crates of tiles? They pointed to their pick-up truck.

These kind strangers had worked at the Ann Sacks Tile Company for years, squirreling away the choicest pieces, but now they were Alaska-bound … and eager to lighten their load. Within a few minutes, I’d been gifted with boxes full of gorgeous brand new designer tiles—thousands of dollars worth!

How on earth did this happen? Well, I did have some mosaic art outside that caught their eye, but this was clearly the magic of the universe at work. I often reflect on this tile tale to remind myself of two key manifesting principles. First is that the divine solution always serves the highest good of all parties involved (or all cooperative components). Secondly, the magical solution shows up when I release my resistance. In this case, being insanely busy and immersed in other problem-solving activities was a very effective way to divert my mind. Whatever the path of least resistance is … take it!

And of course, the metaphor was not lost on me: Taking something solid, smashing it to bits, then rearranging the shards to create new beauty. If we yield our thoughts and beliefs to the hammer of change, the result is a huge unsalvageable mess! Or so it seems … until we relax and allow something pleasingly novel to emerge.

Debianne DeRose