Contributors: Mollie Player and How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body by David Hamilton
In How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body, David Hamilton tells of a patient who had two very large warts on his feet, one of them almost the size of his big toe. Though he’d had them for several years, soon after he tried Hamilton’s visualization techniques, the warts completely disappeared. What hadn’t responded to any number of holistic and traditional healing approaches (including drugs), responded very quickly to his mind and beliefs.
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Contributor: My friend and fellow blogger Scott. Find more of his musings on spirituality, the law of attraction and more at kindredspirit23.wordpress.com.
Manifesting should not be work. It should be something that happens naturally when first you will it, then you follow through as needed. No, you don’t just express your desire to the universe and start running around to find it fulfilled. It’s quieter than that. I find that if I manifest and turn it over to God, it works out.
Example: My roof is leaking. The estimates I could gather for a new roof ranged from $4,000-$10,000.
I couldn’t afford that. I didn’t even know who to call. So, I manifested.
Later, I had to stop by the nursing home for what became my last therapy session. The PT suggested that I should see if it’s covered by my insurance. My deductible is $1000, so that still concerned me, but I had them send out someone to estimate. He was from a good, honest company.
An hour later, the person told me it wasn’t enough for a claim and it would be less than $1000 to fix it.
I knew it would still be a lot of money, but I felt much better. The company said they would even do payment plans!
However, when the estimate came back, it was just under $1200.
I hesitated; I felt the need to hesitate. My mom thought I should get a second estimate. I didn’t know who to call, so I put it out on Facebook.
I received several good answers, including one from my stepson who offered to do the job at cost. (Thankfully, we’ve always gotten along well.) This seems like the right opportunity, and now I’m waiting to see if it works out.
I feel confident that whatever happens will be fine and I no longer need to worry about the money.
Lots of times, law of attraction believers talk about the importance of inspired action–and there is good reason for that. Jane Roberts, the woman who back in the 1970s channeled the spirit entity who called himself Seth, wrote about this idea a lot. The subconscious, she said, is where all the work gets done, while the role of the mind is to be still and wait for instruction.
I like this idea a lot, of course; who doesn’t want the Universe to give them personalized, detailed advice? Which is why it was so exciting to me when recently I saw the principle at work.
Here’s the story: I have two children, and one is almost brand new. Since the other is only two and a half, it made sense for a dedicated walker like me to buy a stroller that could hold them both; it’s one of the first and only purchases I considered for the new baby when pregnant.
And yet, I did not buy a stroller.
I can’t say exactly why I didn’t. I knew it was necessary. I knew if I wanted to get a good used one, I probably shouldn’t wait till the last minute. But it wasn’t until one fine spring afternoon about a month before the baby was born, following a trailside near-breakdown of my rickety old thrift store contraption that, during a conversation with a friend at the playground, it hit me: “I want to buy a double stroller–and I want to buy one right now.”
The desire really did feel inspired.
That night, I shopped around online, ready to hit the “buy” button at any moment . . . but nothing was calling my name. Nothing, that is, except The One–the $600 double stroller straight from heaven. With no real desire to buy it new, and realizing I’d probably find a used one nearly as good for pretty cheap, I decided to hit a thrift store soon and settle on anything that was similar.
Two days later, while out with my son, I was intrigued to see the exact stroller I had lusted after, sitting outside a McDonald’s restroom. In true motherly fashion, I complimented the owner, struggling to wash three sets of hands, on her tasteful choice of transportation.
“You wouldn’t be interested in selling it, would you?” I asked–and when she answered I knew God had spoken.
“Actually, I do plan to sell it. Are you interested?”
$175 and a park date later, I brought my old stroller to the thrift store from which I’d bought it three years back.
As I handed it over to the attendant, I didn’t even feel sentimental.
I had the smooth-riding luxury SUV of strollers now . . . and I still thank God for it every time I take a walk.
Contributor: Alexander of alexandersvitych.com, a partial believer in the law of attraction who shares his personal perspective here.
This happened to me before I watched the famous (or perhaps infamous) The Secret movie and learned about the law of attraction.
Back in my freshman’s year of college in Ukraine, I remember traveling home for the weekend and watching the Discovery channel at night. The program was about something that left me in total awe and surprise.
It was about a man-made wonder right in the middle of one of the busiest megalopolises on the planet. That night I watched the Central Park in New York City for the first time in my life.
This was more than 10 years ago, but I still remember vividly my emotions that night.
At first, I was totally captivated by the charm and beauty of the park in a spot meant for nothing but the skyscraper jungle. Next, I had a sincere wish to be there at least for one moment. And immediately after that, I let it go because I was sure this was not possible. This just could not possibly happen.
Less than two years later I had a wonderful opportunity to participate in the Undergraduate Exchange Program to study at Concordia College in Minnesota for one academic year. The application and selection process was an adventure in itself. To cut the story short, in winter we had a reunion with my program fellows in Washington, DC. Around six of us decided to meet up in NYC a few days before that …
I remember clearly that moment. I arrived to New York earlier than the others, and went out to explore Central Park. I had no memory of the Discovery channel night whatsoever. It wasn’t until I started walking in the park that it struck me: “Oh my God. Now I remember. I wanted this!”
Somehow the chain of events unfolded in a way that made my inner wish come true.
The morale of the story is the following.
I do believe that the thing called “law of attraction” exists. Moreover, it works. However, it is often misinterpreted, not the least owing to The Secret. My biggest problem with the above-mentioned documentary is that it misses out the main thing: that nothing will happen until you take action.
You may sit in the lotus pose for hours mediating on such things as health and richness. Yet this will be nothing more than a waste of time and mental energy if no practical steps are taken to achieve your goals or ideals.
The law of attraction does work – but only if coupled with action.
Contributor: Law of attraction advocate “Lucky Lady” Kathleen of luckylady711.com. Kathleen invites you to sign up for her Lucky Life Newsletter. You can also receive a free 30-minute law of attraction coaching session by sending her an email.
Quite a few years ago, due to a series of what some would call “bad” luck, I found myself over $4400 behind in rent payments. No matter what action I took to get paid up to date, from scrimping and saving, to finding ways to make extra money, nothing helped. I was suddenly reminded that our “thoughts become things” as Mike Dooley says, and I decided to use my imagination to visualize being paid up in full.
Every evening when I got home, I would lay down on my sofa, close my eyes, and imagine telling my sweetie, “All of my rent is now paid up in full!” I would feel the relief, excitement, and satisfaction of knowing it was true, and I would imagine his excitement and congratulations.
I never gave any thought to how this would happen; instead, I went straight to the end result, to the feeling of the wish fulfilled.
I did this for about seven or eight minutes every evening. If during the day the thought of being past due came to my mind, I immediately switched my thoughts to the congratulations from Sweetie and went on about my day.
Suddenly, one month later, a man walks up to me and introduces himself as my new landlord. He then hands me a paper and tells me that starting the next month, this is where to send my rent.
Turns out, the previous landlord had lost track of all the records, and in that moment, all of my past due rent was wiped off the slate and I was PAID UP IN FULL, and I have been ever since.
What a relief! It felt even better than I had imagined it, and it happened in a way I would never have imagined.
It didn’t take any force, struggle, or effort–just the deliberate use of our great power to create with our imagination.
The truth is, we are using our imagining powers all the time. So why not deliberately use your imagining power to manifest what you desire and increase your luck?
Contributor: Clint Warren. You can download a copy of Clint’s book, Unlocking Your True Potential. In it he outlines the seven timeless habits that helped him create his destiny, reach his goals, and build the life he’s always dreamed of.
I struggled a lot last year with weekly bouts of binge eating. I was outwardly strong and successful, managing a fast-growing web design agency after battling drug addiction and breaking free. I worked out and people looked at me as “super fit,” but I felt like a failure because I couldn’t control my eating. Once or twice a week I’d binge really hard. It reminded me of how I used drugs … until my body shut down. I’d come off a binge and feel the same self-loathing and defeat that I used to feel after I relapsed.
I got turned onto EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping at a local Meetup group. I started tapping once per day to control my urges, and saw some improvement, but I still battled the occasional binge. Then I created a vision board: I pasted my head onto Crossfit Champion Rich Froning, and on an image of Brad Pitt from the movie Snatch. I included an image of a guy meditating for good measure. I learned about this technique in Shakti Gawain’s Creative Visualization book and accompanying workbook. I wanted to embody the superior man: a spiritual warrior and competitor. Here’s the vision board I used (I’ve only shared it with a handful of people):
I printed it out and kept it next to my mediation cushion. Every morning after meditating, I would read out loud, “Here I am lean and healthy, strong and powerful. I am disciplined and focused in my eating. I make decisions every day to improve my body. This or something better now manifests for me in totally satisfying and harmonious ways, for the highest good of all concerned.” I closed my eyes and internalized it.
I heard about the Bulletproof Diet and pre-ordered the book in September. The sample chapter outlined a way of eating I hadn’t heard of, so I gave it a shot. Three months later I detailed my progress in a blog post that went viral when the author of the book posted it to his Facebook fan page:
I led my team to victory at a Crossfit competition in November:
I lost twenty pounds. I’m leaner and healthier than I’ve ever been.
Contributor: Dustin Spero of San Francisco, who shares this law of attraction success story on thesecret.tv.
For those of you that don’t know, The Secret’s official website hosts gobs of awesome true law of attraction success stories.
One that I read recently comes from a man who, after reading The Secret, gained the courage he needed to audition for his dream job: professional ballet dancer. Though Spero doesn’t get into a whole lot of specifics on how he did end up achieving this dream, I enjoyed reading that he found a new inner peace regarding the faith of others.
Here’s a brief excerpt for you about what he has achieved since becoming aware of the law of attraction at work:
“My dancing has improved a hundred times over infinity! My love life has been perfect. I have a clear focus on what I want. I’ve even found more acceptance for others and myself in my every day life. I accept Christians now whereas, before as a gay man, I avoided them. I just feel as if focusing on love and thanks really made all the pieces of my life fall into place.”
He also notes that he now sees the blessing in disguise that is the mild form of autism he was born with.
Recently, I downloaded a couple clips off of YouTube to listen to on the plane ride to San Francisco. One of them was a guided meditation, aimed at attracting prosperity. The video itself is nearly two hours long and is, well, a little strange to listen to. The first half is basically the guide’s voice verbally saying positive affirmations regarding attracting money. There are a couple of exercises involved, but I didn’t really get too deep into doing them. After all, if I started to shout “I am money” on a crowded plane, I might get some odd looks. I fell asleep listening to the audio. I woke up towards the end. At that point, there was this weird synth-type music playing. Real New Age-type stuff.
Over the course of the week, I couldn’t get that song out of my head. It didn’t have any words. It was just noise, really. The YouTube commentors under the video all seemed to swear by this video. It had an unbelievable amount of positive feedback.
I got back to Boston late Saturday night. I had an interview lined up from the week before, but didn’t think too much of it, as I’ve had plenty of interviews before and none were willing to pay anything in the ballpark as to what I wanted. After all, I enjoy my current position. I just wanted to find something with a good company where I could bring home a pretty good amount more money. Well, this interview basically fell in my lap. It wasn’t something that I have gone seeking out at all. I wasn’t actively looking for new work. The recruiter called me and told me the CIO of this new company specifically asked to meet me. That has never happened to me before. He heard about me through some of my current colleagues. I suppose they gave him a pretty good review of me for him to insist on bringing me in.
Well, yesterday I met with this CIO. It’s a great company (a competitor to where I am right now). He handed me an offer letter yesterday, where I will make $15-20k/year more than I make now. Plus, I’ll be able to work from home two days a week and get an extra weeks vacation from what I get now. On top of that, I’m being given a manager position immediately (I’m not currently a manager now). Basically, he expects within a years time, I will be the IT Director of this company and have a whole team beneath me.
I find it pretty difficult to call this a coincidence. I’ve been in this field for years and nothing like this has EVER happened. Employers don’t generally seek out employees in the IT field. Especially ones that they have never even met. I look back to all of the comments under that video and can safely say that the same thing has happened to me. It’s amazing to see the things that start to happen when you keep your energy positive, and when you focus and believe in what you want.
Contributors: Mollie Player and Jerry and Esther Hicks in Money and the Law of Attraction
Sometimes, it’s tempting to think the law of attraction and positive thinking only work for people who already have the success thing at least partially figured out. If you’re feeling like that right now, it might be a good idea to read a story about a secretary and a multi-level marketing salesperson (Amway, I think it was) who are now worth lots of millions of dollars.
That couple: Jerry and Esther Hicks–and they made the money even before Esther began receiving the messages from beyond that have since made them both so well-known.
In the book Money and the Law of Attraction, Jerry tells of a day several decades back when he happened upon a book by Napolean Hill called Think and Grow Rich.
At first he wasn’t all that interested in learning more or applying the concepts. However, a short time later he met “a man in a motel in Minnesota who offered me a business opportunity that was so compatible with Hill’s teaching that for nine joyous years I focused my attention on building that business.”Over those nine years, that business grew–and grew, and grew, and grew, into a “multi-million dollar enterprise.” He sought out more writings on the topic, then transitioned to a career of teaching these principles. At some point Esther became inspired to learn how to meditate, then began her career as a medium.In the book, Hicks says the adventure began soon after clarifying in his mind what he really wanted in his career: freedom and independence.
You can, of course, get a copy of the book with the story on Amazon.com. Well worth not just a read, but a thorough poring over. (I also really, really appreciate their videos showing Esther channeling Abraham at their law of attraction conferences.)
One day after work my partner called and said he had some news for me. I told him it sounded ominous by the tone in his voice. He quickly replied “No, no! It’s good news–very good news–and it will make you very happy.”
I told him I was already feeling very happy and that I was grateful to hear more news that would make me even happier. He said I would have to wait for him to come home and explain it all.
I love the quote featured in the above picture by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Once you make a decision, the Universe conspires to make it happen.”
I have always wanted a MacBook Pro and envisioned myself using it as a self-employed writer. However, despite trying several methods, one had never materialised. A few days ago it had crossed my mind to wonder why I hadn’t yet manifested a MacBook. What am I doing wrong? I asked myself. Should I set a deadline? (I had read somewhere about people setting deadlines to manifest something and it working.) I was then distracted from my thoughts and the whole thing slipped from my mind.
When my partner came home I quickly quizzed him about the good news. He told me about a whole series of events that had happened that day. He said he’d made a random comment about wanting to buy an iPad and the person he was talking to replied, “I haven’t got an iPad but I do have a MacBook going cheap.” Apparently, it had been an unwanted gift.
Abraham reminds us, “Ask and it is given,” and that the details of how it happens are none of our business. Still, I was totally astonished how out of the blue a sequence of events arose to bring me my beautiful new MacBook. And, as an added bonus, my beautiful partner offered to buy it for me as a very lavish birthday present so it actually didn’t cost me a penny!
But the story doesn’t end there. Still in awe of its manifestation and thinking about how it came about I remembered how I was thinking about my lack of a MacBook only a short time previously and that as I envisioned my dream of self-employed writing I knew I would have to manifest my own laptop before being able to leave my paid employment. And so, I take this as a huge sign that I have ramped up my manifesting power and my dream career will soon be made manifest also.
Contributor: Robin Linke, who shares law of attraction success stories as well as daily guidance from the angels on robinlinke.com.
Sometimes we have no clue as to how certain life experiences have affected us and when we do find out, it can be a total surprise. I was caught by surprise tonight when I was doing laundry…hence the title of this note. So, the question is how much of a back story do you require in order for this to make sense?
Look, the bottom line is this….although my family didn’t have a bunch of money when my parents got married…I never wanted for anything. I’ve always been a spoiled little princess (daddy’s girl). To the point where my parents bought me a brand new car when I turned 17 and my mom was still sharing a car with my grandparents. Okay, that’s enough for you to get the picture…I was (and still am) really good at getting what I want.
When I left my marriage I wasn’t really devastated about leaving my husband of 20+ years. The fact of the matter is, we’d been done for a looong time and moving out was the natural next step. What was devastating was leaving my kids behind. They were old enough to make their own choices and they wanted to stay in their nice big 5 bedroom house as well as their current school system. This was one of the very few times in my life that I didn’t get my own way. I couldn’t figure out how I would be able to support them, finish my own healing from the family events which led me to this making this decision, and move on with my life.
Everything worked out the way it needed to, but my guilt and shame took a huge toll on me. I was very lucky in that I had manifested my soul mate (David) and would be moving in with him. I was also very lucky because we were moving into an apartment that was 15 minutes from my kids….but the apartment, while it was nice, it was a far cry from what I was used to. There was a lot I hated about it and a lot of loved about it. We ended up on food stamps while living there and while I felt ashamed and unsuccessful as a result of them….that’s not what had the greatest effect on me.
To me, having a washer and dryer in my home was normal…I knew there were people who used laundromats, but I was a spoiled, entitled girl/woman who had no experience with such a thing. I cannot begin to tell you how much I hated going to the laundromat. To this day, I have no idea what the experience represented to me….going to the laundromat was always pleasant…but I hated it with a passion.
All this brings me to tonight when I literally nearly broke down in tears because I was so grateful to be standing in my kitchen moving laundry from the washer to the dryer. It got me to wondering….what areas of my life was I closed off to simply because I used the laundromat for a few years? What was I unable to say yes to because I was feeling like a failure? How much of myself was I denying?
That’s the way it is with belief systems and manifesting. We’ve all got these crazy belief systems stored away in our subconscious that make no sense…and even worse, we don’t even know they’re there. It’s these hidden belief systems that are holding us back from having the life we want to have, from being who we want to be, and having the goodies we’d like to have.
On The Secret’s official website people regularly post their true law of attraction success stories. One that I especially liked comes from M.M. of Athens, who writes about how studying the law of attraction and becoming aware of how it works enabled her to overcome emotional eating (she lost 12 kilos in three months!)–plus find the inner peace and confidence she always sought.
It begins: “During 2011 and 2012 my life sucked. I was studying something I didn’t love while being pressured by my parents and family to keep studying it, I gained lots of weight and I had no idea what I wanted to do in my life. I felt lost, depressed and alone.”
The law of attraction can be used to find lost things as well. I can substantiate my claim with a personal anecdote.
I have a pen drive of a violet colour. I occasionally use it to make printouts. The last time I came back home with my printouts I put it somewhere in my room, inadvertently.
My brother, who had come home that day, the day of an auspicious festival, needed the pen drive for some work. He asked me whether I had it. I nodded yes but when I started searching for it I could not find it. So, I decided to use the law of attraction to find it.
I imagined myself holding the pen drive in my hand and feeling good about it. Not to mention, I did it in a meditative state. I visualized plugging it in a USB port and happily transferring data into it.
My father came to my room this morning and admonished me for not cleaning up my mattress which is made of cotton and is very flexible. He lifted it from one end and started shaking it vigorously. Suddenly, the pen drive which was stuck in some corner of it, dropped.
Contributor: Law of attraction advocate Pankaj, from India. See his blog here.
I just saw a page on your website where someone shared his experience about some law of attraction experiments he tried from the book E-Squared by Pam Grout.
I have always been skeptical about the law of attraction. But after reading this amazing book I thought of giving the prescribed experiment a try.
So, this was my intention: “I want to see money fallen on the ground.” Now I did not have any particular amount in my mind. But I thought if I see money on ground then I would take the law of attraction at its face value. Period.
Now, what happened is very interesting.
Initially, for some days, nothing happened.
One day, I was about to take a shower in the evening when I found that all the sachets of shampoos were out. As I was in the bathroom without a shirt but in a vest, I thought of going to a nearby shop without wasting any time to buy shampoo. Picking up my wallet, I left in haste. I reached the shop and bought shampoo. The shopkeeper returned me the change. But the change fell off my hands on the ground. I bent to pick my change. AND THERE WAS ANOTHER COIN ALREADY LYING ON THE GROUND!
There were two other guys standing around but none of them noticed that coin. I felt as if that coin was just waiting to be picked up by me only. I picked up that coin with my change money.
Now I do believe that a force that pervades every fabric of the universe is running the whole cosmos.
I would like to share with you how I manifested my dream job.
Eight months after getting my masters degree, I got a job I very much disliked in my home country at a biopharmaceutical company. But because it took me that long to get a job, it was somewhat precious to me. However, after one year, I was even more miserable and burnt out that I ever was and decided that enough is enough. I took the leap of faith and quit without any other job lined up.
I took the time and freedom to explore what I really wanted to do and discovered my passion in the human resources field. However, the HR industry in my country is quite immature and I could not find any positions that fitted my aspirations, goals, capacity and capabilities. I applied to many HR position half-heartedly.
I have always dreamed of moving to a western country but was unsure on how to make it happen. After eleven months of unsuccessful attempts, I intensely decided that I will be getting a job offer for a dream position from abroad NOW. I created a Manifestation Book and wrote down daily entries of getting a great job and an amazing location.
A couple of days later I came across a job advertisement for a HR position in Germany. The position was all that I could ask for in a job. I applied to it. For the next 30-plus days, I spent most of my waking hours believing that the job was mine. I did everything it took to train my mind that I was getting the job. Besides the daily journal entry, I sent job offer emails to myself and also recorded myself affirming about getting the job and listened to it before going to sleep.
About ten days after the closing date of the application, I received an email from the company inviting me to the Assessment Centre in Germany!! The interview and assessments went smoothly and a week later they offered me the job!
The salary is great, the company is huge and famous and most importantly it is the job I had dreamed of and a dream location. I am starting on December 1st, 2014 in Germany and very much looking forward to it.
The Universe has given me what I wished for. If you really want something and believe with unshakable faith that you will have it, the whole Universe will conspire to make it happen.
A few years ago, Janna’s autistic son was facing a problem–a major one. He couldn’t get into the one school in the small village in which Janna’s family lived that could offer support for his disability.
“For three months I tried to get them to change their decision,” Janna writes. She even recruited some help: the psychologist and teachers at his rehabilitation center. However, nothing was working.
They kept saying no.
However, a believer in the power of the mind, Janna continued to visualize her son in the school she wanted him to be in. And, to further her visualization, she did something that was a bit . . . unconventional. She wrote on her Facebook status that her son had gotten accepted.
“Twenty people congratulated us, twenty people ‘liked’ my status, at least twenty people BELIEVED he got accepted to THAT school,” Janna wrote.
Three days later, the principal called and told her that since another child would be moving to another village, her son was indeed accepted to the school.
Contributor: Cary David Richards, the author of The Law of Attraction Puzzle: Why the Pieces Don’t Fit and 8 Dynamic Real World Strategies to Click Them Into
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I have always had a great passion for open-wheel race cars. Thankfully I’m finally in a financial position to be able to afford to participate on a purely armature, hobbyist level.
A few years ago, I purchased a vintage open-wheel road racing car and began competing locally. My wife, of course, thinks I’ve taken leave of my senses, but that’s another story. Then at the end of last season, I began thinking that I should upgrade to a better car. However, it was somewhat of a vague notion and not something I included in my affirmations or visualizations. I did put up an advertisement to sell my car in several of the classified sections of the enthusiast websites that I frequent.
As you can probably guess, I received zero responses from these ads. As I said, I liked my car and really didn’t want to sell it. I just thought that I probably should. Then about three weeks ago while I was at one of the local racing shops hanging out with my brother, I happened to mention to the owner of the shop that I might be looking for another car and mentioned the type, year, and model that I was looking for. He said “I have one just like that!” He walked me to the rear of the shop and pulled back a tarp covering the car in the corner. There it was! The exact car I had described. As I sat down in the seat I remember thinking, “I will have this car!” It was a very intense, emotional moment for me.
Now, the fact that the universe had materialized the perfect car, although pretty cool, is really not the point of this story. Here’s where it gets interesting. You see, my wife thinks I’ve gone around the bend anyway. If I came home and told her that I now own two race cars, you can imagine how that would go over.
All of a sudden, it became a very urgent need for me to sell my current car so that I could have the new one. I added this new car to my daily affirmations, and I constantly held it in my thoughts, visualizing how the seat felt, mentally holding the steering wheel in my hands, and feeling the exhilaration of driving the car. Then I got busy with writing and
everything else that I have going on, and although I didn’t forget about the situation, it got pushed to the back of my mind.
Then one day about a week ago, I opened my e-mail and had two, (That’s 2!) very serious responses to my online ads after eight months of nothing! A few days ago, I received a check for $2,500.00 in the mail as a deposit for the purchase of my current car.
Here’s the point of my story. (Yes, I do have one.) It wasn’t until I sat down to write this morning that I realized that the universe had materialized the sale of my car for me. I had attracted it, and because I was so busy with the ongoing details of my life, I had failed to fully realize what was going on. It just seemed like the natural turn of events
until I sat and reflected on everything that had transpired.
Pay attention to the small miracles and synchronicities that happen. Connect the dots. You’ll be amazed at what you notice.
The other day I was reading over some affirmations I wrote in my journal about a year ago. Some of them were things that at the time I never thought would come true but since did. The most significant of these: “I am naturally thin.”
The short version of the story: Every year I give myself a present on my birthday–anything from an expensive pair of boots to a compliment. On my birthday last year (my thirtieth), that gift was that I would officially give up binge eating and dieting–after over ten straight years of it.
And I did.
To my surprise, I lost even more weight since then, so that now, for the first time since high school, I am naturally thin (thin without dieting).
If that was all I had accomplished all year, it would have been a great one.
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!