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Self-Help Memoir Miniature: “When Peace Is Taken Care of, Everything Else Falls Into Place”

Contributor: Author Leta Hamilton, whose books include The Way of the Toddler and a four-book series called 100 Daily Messages.

As a mother of young sons, I was seeking balance in my life. I wanted it to be on my terms and not dictated by when I could get out of the house, the schedule of the day spa and/or my husband’s availability to take over childcare while I was away “doing something just for me.” Meditation was a thing I had heard a lot about and I wanted to go there, explore that and make that the focus of my “me” time.

Meditation is something I can do anytime, anywhere. It requires no special equipment. It’s simply me and my body and my mind. Simple does not necessarily mean easy. We have minds busy with chatter. We can and do often become swept away with the parade of thoughts that disrupt us – an inner sense of peace is swallowed up by all those thoughts we think.

Reading up on meditation, I knew it was a way for me to master my thoughts, use my mind as a servant instead of making it my master and create the inner space to allow that peace in. Kids are a source of chaos both internally and externally. We berate ourselves with all the comparisons between ourselves and other parents and our kids and other kids. We also look around to our environments and see things out of place. Toys needing to be picked up, kids wanting to play with objects that are not intended for small hands and a gazillion other ways our external landscapes are thrown into chaos with tiny ones in our lives.

None of this is wrong. Kids will be kids! They need outlets of play for their personal development and I for one did not want to stifle their budding personhoods through my own insecurities and inability to deal with them. After recognizing the benefits of meditation, I set in place the intention to make it a part of my life. I did not know how I would do it, when or where it would happen. I made the declaration of wanting meditation to be a part of my existence and let God do the rest.

Soon enough, I noticed how Oliver would fall asleep in the buggy on our way home from dropping William off at preschool. I took that opportunity to sit in the garden of a park near my home and simply practice breathing. If the weather was too cold or rainy for that, I would roll Oliver into the house still in his buggy and just sit while he slept.

If I was in the car while children were sleeping, I would stay there in the driveway after we arrived home and do nothing other than close my eyes and breathe. I would practice meditation for durations of 2 minutes through to an hour or more.

It was a miraculous “noticing” of space in my life. Whenever I could meditate, I suddenly had the inspiration to do so. It was marvelous how these moments came with precision and regularity. It did not have to be at the same time every day or for the same amount of time. What had shifted in me was the awareness of those moments existing: moments when it was possible, doable, to meditate.

Meditation for me has expanded into a lifelong habit. I meditate now as a way of being. I take time every day to sit quietly and watch my breath internally. I also use meditation as a form of presence. When I am with someone – that is a meditation! It is a meditation of presence, of BE-ing with that person, listening to them and responding from a place of spontaneity. I no longer think what to say ahead of time. I sit with a person in a state of presence-meditation.

When I do the dishes, it is my “dishes meditation” time. I do the dishes with presence. I wash them as if this were the greatest meditation ever. I love the dishes as I clean them. I am with them as a lover. It’s the same with the laundry. I just do the laundry like I would if I were sitting cross-legged in a room of meditation students. Wherever I go, whatever I am doing, I practice it as a meditation. Life is a meditation to me now. It is no longer separate activity from the rest of my life. All of life is calm and meditation.

Of course, there is still noise in my life. With 4 young boys how could there not be? However, my intention of creating life as the meditation makes it easy for the calm to stay inside. I still go off and sit by myself from time to time to regroup and restore an inner sense of balance. I have a chair that is specifically placed in my bedroom for my quiet meditation times. I sit on the floor and focus on beautiful objects that are pleasing to me. I stay in the car when I am able and breath while the baby continues to sleep.

All of these things I do as a habit because meditation is important to me. It’s one of the greatest, if not the greatest, priority of my life. Above caring for my kids, being there for my husband or taking care of personal hygiene I intend the peace meditation brings me. When peace is taken care of, all those other things fall into place so easily and effortlessly. I have noticed how easy my life is and with what grace I am gifted every day. I have peace as a core value. I arrive there through vigilant adherence to the intention that meditation is in my life every day. Then I wait for the opportunities to “pop up” and I take them, I act on them, I do as I am guided and I notice how often it is there is that space for what I desire.

You too can make something a part of your life that you desire. Whether it is more time for meditation or something else, there is something powerful in the intention. Then, it is up to you to notice and act on what is opening up in front of you. Be very open. You will be surprised at how many ways The Universe brings you what you desire.

Leta

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Ate a Snickers Bar"

Contributor: Anonymous

I don’t often eat junk food. (For me, a bowel of Raisin Bran is an indulgence.) However, after having my third baby, Jack, in a difficult delivery, then seeing him head straight to the NICU for a four-day stay (he’s fine, thankfully), I decided a little treat was in order.

I’m going to buy myself a Snicker’s bar, I thought. Or not. We’ll see if I get around to it.

The next day, I noticed something I hadn’t seen before: a candy dish by the front counter of the maternity ward, and in it several miniature Snickers bars. Well, it has to be a sign, I thought.

I took one, and put it in my purse.

Self-Help Memoir Miniature: “I Am Deeply at Peace”

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Contributor: Author Leta Hamilton, whose books include The Way of the Toddler and a four-book series called 100 Daily Messages.

When I told the Universe I wanted more peace, depth within my being and a closeness to God that was manifest in my daily existence, I had no idea how that would play out in experience. I had a very intimate hour with my Self in meditation where I asked from the depths of my being for expansion. It was a conversation that was completely with myself and spoken out loud. I sat for an hour and talked to myself about my desires, my intentions for peace and closeness with God. I gave my heart and soul to the All-ness of All That Is in that moment.

When I found out some months later that I was pregnant, though my husband had a vasectomy some 2-plus years earlier, I was angry, confused and suffering from a bad case of the “Why me?” syndrome. I had a burgeoning career as a writer and speaker, a radio show I loved and not enough time as it was to split between my career/non-mothering goals and my role as parent. It wasn’t meant to be, supposed to be or in any way fair!

Still, here I was with a baby inside of me and halfway through my second trimester. I was over four months along before I finally realized what was going on with my body. With a breastfeeding child already and a busy schedule with three other young ones, I was not paying a lot of attention to my monthly menstrual cycle. I just figured my lack of period was a result of the breastfeeding and moved through each day like “a chicken with its head cut off.”

My epiphany came when I realized that what I had in this pregnancy and this baby was exactly what I had put out there into the universe as an intention. It was the energy of what I desired most: a pathway to peace, greater discoveries of inner depth and perfect beyond perfect for becoming closer to God. Not only is a baby a way for all of us to connect to our God-self, but also the journey of getting to a peaceful state over this very shocking news was the perfect situation from which to explore my relationship with my God-self and become even closer to the All of All That Is.

I am here to say that intentions become reality when they are spoken from a place of authenticity that transcends beliefs, concepts and subliminal programming that may be creating a barrier between our spoken desires and our inner “ideas” about what is possible. As we move through the many-layered playground of mind, we see that we are a collection of beliefs and concepts that are often philosophically opposed. We can desire money and believe that it is the root of all evil. Figuring out our facets as a human is wonderfully fun if we allow it to be. It also allows us to examine our inner beliefs and concepts, discovering incongruities and adherence to the collective consciousness.

We can also examine how societal/cultural norms are at play in our energy and determine where they are serving our expansion as humans and where they are not. All of this inner work allows us to know ourselves, make choices from a place of clarity and authenticity, and freely claim our right to be on this planet. We can love ourselves with abandon when we have explored the inner landscape, loving and embracing what we find there—for it is all blissful discovering!

Becoming pregnant with my fourth child, another son, was everything I had asked for and more. The moment I realized he truly was an answer to prayer, I burst out in laughter. How brilliantly the Universe had delivered to me everything I desired! I am four years into his existence now. My life has changed significantly. On the outside, it may appear that I have given up many of my dreams. I no longer have the radio show. I do not speak to groups as often as I used to. My books don’t sell well and I have the job as Mom more than anything else at the moment. Yet, none of that matters. I am more happy and satisfied than I have ever been. I have the life that I need energetically to create all the wonderful experiences for me to cultivate peace in my heart, figure out my infinite depth and become closer and closer to God in every breath.

I—simply stated—love my life. What more could I ask for? Energetically, I am full, full, full! The law of attraction means for me constantly going within and finding the energy of that which I desire. The thing is a representation of the energy. I skip the middle man of the thing and go straight for the energy. I talk to the universe energetically. I connect to the energy of that which I desire and go into my life now to find where that energy already exists. In that, I find the ways I can be grateful right now. The energy of that which I desire is already evident in my day-to-day existence. Connecting to that evidence through meditation opens up my heart to appreciation that has no words.

Timothy is our answer to prayer! I think how lucky we are to have him. What I see in his eyes, his very presence, is my capacity to attract exactly what I want—in a most unexpected and brilliant way. Gratitude is simply inadequate to express my blessings.

Leta

Law of Attraction Success Story: "Friends for a Day"

Contributor: Anonymous

One day when I was in high school, I had a strange experience. It happened, really, during a family counseling session at which a wonderful Christian woman prayed for me at length. The prayer was for friendship and a feeling of acceptance, and immediately, I felt the effect.

Here’s the thing: in high school, I had almost no friends, and very little self-confidence, either. The mantra in my brain everyday went something like this: people don’t like you, so don’t even try.

Well, that day, and totally supernaturally, the intent of that woman to help me must have broken through my own intent to be miserable, and the result was truly amazing: I felt like a socially accepted and acceptable person–and the next day, I started making friends.

That day in class, the teacher had us write evaluation notes to each other. That’s all we did the whole period–write evaluation notes, and receive and read them. Well, of course after a while this just became a note-passing free-for-all, and somehow, in the midst of this, I started noticing something: people were treating me differently. They were including me. They were complimenting me.

I finally felt like one of them.

By the end of the class period, a few of us even exchanged phone numbers.

I was sad when the next day the new-found confidence faded. I didn’t know that there was anything I could do to get it back.

One day, I hope to teach my children the lesson of that day, namely: when you shift inside, circumstances shift around you, too–and sometimes in a pretty speedy way.

Law of Attraction Success Story: "My Colon Cancer Is Gone"

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

In How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body, David Hamilton tells the story of a patient named Linda who was diagnosed with colon cancer.

After the diagnosis, she began the healing visualizations Hamilton suggested, plus began taking better care of her body.

“I regularly have scans, and each time the results are the same: no sign of cancer in my body,” Linda said. She reports being full of vitality these days–even more so than before the diagnosis.

How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body is available on Amazon.com.

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Travelled the World"

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Contributor: Mollie Player

When I was in high school, I received a message from God via a friend of my mom’s who, like both of us, was an Evangelical Christian. While praying for me one day she prophesied that as an adult I’d become a world traveller, going to China, India, Africa and other exotic places like that.

At the time, hearing this was a big help to me. It gave me something to look forward to, something to help me get through my worse-than-mundane high school existence. I held on to the dream, and once I went to college, studied Mandarin Chinese–a language I still totally adore. After college, I did go to China, and later to India, and a whole bunch of other cool places, too. Africa is one of the next on my list, and I don’t think it will be too long before I get there.

To this day, I’m not sure if the prophecy that woman gave me was really from God . . . but something in me responded to it deeply, and that made it a powerful motivator and point of focus in my life (and at a time when I needed one badly).

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Paid Off My Mortgage"

Contributor: Anonymous

My latest law of attraction success story: Last month, I paid off the mortgage for one of my homes.

It’s the first home I bought, and when I did so I was a part-time waitress right out of college. I got myself a few roommates and pinched every penny. Without knowing how it could ever happen, I made a goal to pay off the mortgage in ten years.

The day I signed the papers was Friday, January 13–just over nine years ago.

So, how did I make this happen? Well, I worked hard, of course–but even that couldn’t possibly have guaranteed such an outcome. I believe the biggest factor in this success is that I knew the house was the right one for me. It felt right buying it, and it felt right renting it out when I moved away. I loved the house then and still do, and each dollar I’ve put towards it was given with a sense of power, enjoyment and accomplishment.

If I had to sum it up in one word, I’d say the secret to this success story was gratitude.

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I’m Definitely Not Shy Anymore"

Contributor: Anonymous

When I was growing up–let’s face it, up to my mid-twenties–I was one of the shyest people I knew. I could just barely stand speaking in class. I hated standing out in any way–a comment on a new hairstyle, for instance, freaked me out–and I totally sucked at making friends.

Now, this was in my pre-New Thought awareness days, and yet it won’t surprise most of you to know that that didn’t stop me from succeeding in ridding myself of this mental alignment. After a torturous high school experience, while in my first year of college, I made a momentous decision: I decided to stop being shy.

My method: I would speak once a day in class.

I can’t remember if I succeeded in doing this every day or not. Since that semester, though, I have gradually worked my way through most of my shyness, so that today, most people who know me are shocked to learn I wasn’t always at least fairly comfortable around people.

And I even have a good number of friends now.

Sometimes, the intention is all we need to accomplish our goals. Other times, that’s just the beginning of the story. This was one of the latter kind, and yet–there was something miraculous about it, too.

Law of Attraction Success Story: "My Warts Are Gone"

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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.

For lots more stories like this one, get How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body on Amazon.com.

Law of Attraction Success Story: “Roger Bannister Made the Impossible Possible”

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Contributor: Anonymous

Roger Bannister was the first person to run a mile in under four minutes.

It happened in 1954, and until that time, no one believed it was possible. Running experts, physiologists, doctors–they all had “proof” that it couldn’t be done.

Until it was.

Most interesting to me, though: after Bannister accomplished this feat, he was followed by twenty-four other people . . . within just eighteen months.

Dream about something impossible today.

Law of Attraction Success Story: "My Roof Is Fixed"

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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.

Scott

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Have the Best Double Stroller Ever Made"

Contributor: Anonymous

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.

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Saw Central Park"

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. 

Alexander Svitych

Law of Attraction Success Story: "My Bill Was Paid in Full"

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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?

Lucky Lady

Self-Help Memoir Miniature: “I Have a Family and a Future”

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Contributor: Angelo Limon of angelolimon.com. From the author: “I started my blog to prove to you that it doesn’t matter who you are, where you are from or what you did in the past. The only thing that matters is who you want to become and where you want to go.”

Hi, I’m Angelo Limon. I’m a reader, writer and blogger. I remember when I was in high school, I hated to read, write and didn’t even know what blogging was–that was back in 2006! After high school I went to study Chemical Engineering in The Netherlands. Can you imagine a young man, 18 years old, flying to The Netherlands from Aruba, who has no father figure or siblings, only a caring mother who did her best to raise her son?

Once I arrived in The Netherlands, I was like a little man in a big and fast-paced world. At home I could drive myself or got a lift; now I had to take trains, bus and metro’s everywhere. I was used to having dinner made for me; now I had to go to the supermarket myself, cook my own meals and pay my own rent. I went from being taken care of to looking after myself, with no one to tell me anything!

While living my new life I was exposed to things I never experienced before, most of which could derail anybody from their goals in life, like smoking weed and cigarettes, drinking alcohol, going to house parties, experiencing peer pressure, skipping class and other things I’m not proud of. I met new people who weren’t good for me, but I still found myself hanging around them. Did you ever felt like something wasn’t good for you, but still did it? That was me!

I was led many times down the wrong path, but fortunately I had a some will power to make the right choices most of the time. I should have gone to prison a few times for some of the things I did, but I never got caught! I did come in contact with the law a few times–after a night of heavy partying and drinking, walking back home peeing outdoors is a no-no in The Netherlands, but when you got to go, you got to go right?

All jokes aside, in my last year of school I took a little break before completing my last internship. Here is where I started to think deeply about my future and what I wanted to do with my life after I graduated. I knew I didn’t want to just keep studying or working forever and paying bills till retirement!

I went back to Aruba for the summer, but this vacation was different, because I knew something was going to happen to me that would change my course of life. So said, so done: I found a book on a night table at my in-laws: Joseph Murphy’s The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind.

This book got me started with personal development. Then, when I came back to The Netherlands I bought Napoleon Hill’s Think & Grow Rich as well.

Today I can truly say my life has changed for the better, because these books informed me that I had the power to change my life.

The secret, as I see it, is this: you become what you think about most of the time!

I found out that everything starts with my thoughts–they control my feelings and actions. My thoughts and actions in the past had me in the current situation I was in, so if I wanted to change my current results, I had to change the way I think–that simple!

Today I am proud to have my bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering and a loving loving wife and daughter who I care about so much.

I know how it feels to have no money left during or at the end of the month: it sucks! Feeling lost, confused and scared about the future was something normal for me. I can look back at the past and learn from my mistakes–and look forward and believe in myself to build a better and brighter future for myself and my family!

Sincerely,

Angelo Limon

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Became Lean and Healhy"

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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:

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I led my team to victory at a Crossfit competition in November:

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I lost twenty pounds. I’m leaner and healthier than I’ve ever been.

I became my vision.

Clint Warren

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I’m a Better Dancer–And a More Accepting Person"

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.

You can read the rest of his story at thesecret.tv.

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Got an Even Better Job"

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This is an excerpt from Derek’s ongoing law of attraction success story. Read more at lakemansion.wordpress.com.

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.

Oh, and here’s a link to the video that I was talking about. (Be warned, it’s really strange.)

Derek

Law of Attraction Success Story: Esther and Jerry Hicks: "We Made Millions"

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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.)

Law of Attraction Success Story: "I Got a MacBook Pro"

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Contributor: Law of attraction enthusiast Ali

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.

Ali