David recently came across this video. I think the title says it all:
I’ve been following author Mike Dooley on Twitter for awhile now. Recently, I noticed links he was posting to short video responses he was giving to people who were asking him questions about manifesting.
For anyone looking for short bursts of wisdom or even just reminders about how manifesting works and how to get beyond any obstacles you are facing when trying to create something new or different in your life, I recommend watching some of his answers.
You can find them here on Mike’s page on VYou.com.
The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment
By: Maria Nemeth
The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment, by Maria Nemeth, Ph.D., outlines a distinctly unique approach to one of the most dominant yet forbidden topics in modern society: money, and how we deal with it. A clinical psychologist who once lost $35,000 in a fraudulent investment scheme, Nemeth learned from that ordeal (and similar experiences of friends and associates) how most of us develop relationships with money, and the ways in which we subsequently can bring these in line with our actual dreams and realities. She initially used this knowledge to start a workshop called You and Money, which eventually attracted more than 4,500 participants and led to the development of concepts now delineated in this book.
Quoting relevant wisdom espoused by those ranging from Joseph Campbell and Ram Dass to Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker, Nemeth sets out “12 principles for personal fulfillment” designed to help readers “uncover the hidden landscape of beliefs, behavior patterns, and habits that underlie and sometimes subvert how you use money and other forms of energy.” The result is a refreshing, useful, and surprisingly accessible mixture of universal financial advice and the much rarer–but no less important–ethereal side of fiscal self-management.
Combining a complete self-help and self-discovery regimen with proven methods of money management, this powerhouse guide to prosperity presents twelve principles that will help you to
– Uncover the hidden landscape of beliefs, patterns, and habits that underlie and sometimes subvert your everyday use of money and personal resources
– Tame the dragons of driven behavior and busyholism
– Defuse fears of deprivation and scarcity
– Embrace and work through paradox and confusion
– Consciously focus your money energy
– Clear yourself to receive the energy and support of others and the universe
– Develop and stay on your personal path to abundance
Through easy-to-follow exercises and meditations, effective worksheets, and other interactive processes, Dr. Nemeth will guide you to financial success and help you manifest your special contribution to the world.
Way back, years before The Secret came out, by chance, I came across this brilliant book.
Written from more of a self-help perspective than a spiritual one, this book helped me to realize the emotions that come from our beliefs about money completely dictate whether we attract money or whether we repel it.
Two of the chapters, Scarcity Is One of Your Greatest Teachers and Releasing Old Beliefs Brings Miracles were life-changing for me after I read them (a few times!). Granted it’s not easy to release old beliefs, but you finally see that holding on to some of your beliefs may not be serving you–and may be the cause of constant financial struggle–just the awareness that it’s time to examine your beliefs about money is a good start to change.
Within the book, the author asks you to write a “money biography” detailing your financial highs and lows throughout your life. As you write, you really do begin to see influences and then patterns. It’s quite a powerful task to undertake.
Not only do I recommend this book, but I would suggest reading (or re-reading) The Science of Getting Rich and follow it up with this book. I think both books together will really help you to begin approaching money attracting with more confidence and clarity.
Check out The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment on Amazon.
Manifest Monday is a weekly post in which we highlight a law of attraction-related resource you might find useful.
Recently, while doing some research online, I came across a debate people where having over who originally coined the term “law of attraction”.
Someone made mention of an author named William Walker Atkinson.
While I thought I had heard of all the New Thought authors who had written about manifesting in the early part of the 20th century, I was surprised to come across a man I was unfamiliar with nor had never seen mentioned before.
Back in 1906, William Walker Atkins published a book called Thought Vibration or The Law of Attraction in the Thought World. The book is small, but includes some very direct and useful ideas about manifesting.
If you’ve read a great deal about the law of attraction, what he writes isn’t anything you haven’t come across before. Yet, it’s still fascinating to read about manifesting from a different voice—one that lived 105 years ago.
Strong expectancy is a powerful magnet. He of the strong, confident desire attracts to him the things best calculated to aid him – persons, things circumstances, surroundings; if he desires them hopefully, trustfully, confidently, calmly. And, equally true, he who Fears a thing generally manages to start into operation forces which will cause the thing he feared to come upon him. Don’t you see, the man who Fears really expects the feared thing, and the eyes of the Law is the same as if he really had wished for or desired it? The Law is operative in both cases – the principle is the same.
You can read Thought Vibration or The Law of Attraction in the Thought World at this Web site.
There’s something else I wanted to share:
A good way to meditate is to bring awareness to your heart and feel love. Increase feelings of appreciation and gratitude for no other reason than to resonate with that energy.
Have you found any good resources lately? Feel free to share them in the comments below.
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A month or so ago, David told me about the site 750words.com.
I’ve wanted to get back into writing—to make it a daily practice—for a long time. I had wanted to take my writing away from the computer and get back to the basics of writing with a pen and a pad of paper. So, when he told me about the site, I was reluctant to try it because the last thing I wanted was to spend even more time trying to write at my computer while fighting the urge to not be distracted by all the other things I could be checking out on the Web.
I looked around the site and found myself really liking it. The design is simple. It’s kind of cool knowing other people are also there writing (even though they can’t see what you are writing). You also get a breakdown of your writings so you can see what topics and emotions you most write about. My personal favorite part of the site is being able to compare the things I write about with the rest of the site. I was fascinated to learn I write a lot more about being anxious and affectionate than most people, but I also write far less about religion and relationships.
As the days have gone on, I’ve begun using this site for “scripting” exercises.
Each of us has our own way of getting into the vibe needed to create what we want. Vision boards are popular way to do this. I know people who write detailed letters to God/the Universe asking for what they want. Years ago, I came across an exercise in the book Ask and It Is Given called the Scripting Process in which you write out exactly what you want—detail by detail–as you would like it to unfold in your life. (You can read more about it here.)
Admittedly, I only used this exercise from time to time, but when I did use it, I found it to be quite powerful.
Now that I have brought this scripting exercise to 750words.com, I’m really enjoying doing it. I start out the entry with a sentence generally stating what I want to manifest. From there, I just let my imagination write out exactly how I see things coming together. I don’t edit, per se, but I do find myself adding more and more details as I get into the flow of the writing.
I end the writing sessions having reached 750 words feeling amazing. Not only did I achieve my goal of writing for that day, but the excitement of possibility and knowing I just sent out a very clear intention makes me feel hopeful and empowered.
Check out the site. I hope it turns out to be manifesting tool you will use.
I recently came across a blog post written by the author and life coach Martha Beck. (Her most well known book is Finding Your Own North Star.)
While she wasn’t directly referring to the law of attraction, she wrote about a realization she had when it came to attracting things in her life.
I found what she wrote quite powerful:
The most striking thing I’ve realized is that the thought of “magnetizing,” or drawing things toward me, contains the assumption that what I want is “out there” in the world and I have to go find it. It creates a feeling of distance and inaccessibility. When I release all attachment and all anxiety, I notice that the things I want feel present and inevitable, as real as humidity in summer air.
When the temperature of a day reaches the dew point, the moisture in the air, which is invisible to the eye, suddenly appears everywhere. It was always there; it just needed a certain temperature to become visible. Similarly, everything we need to make us happy is waiting for the “temperature” of our inner life to create the dew point where it can become material form. The dew point temperature of all your desires is a feeling of normalcy. It is not high excitement, nor grasping, nor yearning. All of those emotions contain anxiety and attachment — try them right now, you’ll see.
To give you an example of what this feels like, think about the feeling you have watching a beautiful sunrise. You may experience awe and intense gratitude, but you will not be thunderstruck, amazed or hysterical. A sunrise is glorious, but it is normal. We aren’t attached to the sun continuing to shine because we are sure it will. If you can feel that way about the arrival of your soul mate or the success of your business, my recent experience convinces me it will appear around you like dew. Everything you want is there right now, waiting to become visible.
This is the part that really spoke to me:
Similarly, everything we need to make us happy is waiting for the “temperature” of our inner life to create the dew point where it can become material form. The dew point temperature of all your desires is a feeling of normalcy.
We are programmed to believe everything we want comes with struggle and a chase. What would happen if you believed everything you wanted was a normal, expected, and consistent part of your life? It’s completely normal for money to come in unexpected ways. It’s normal for you to find great bargains on the things you want to buy. It’s normal for people to give you things for free. It’s normal for you to have enough to take care of your needs and still have enough to give away money to other people.
Letting go of the rollercoaster of emotions and accepting your dreams as being normal will bring about a great sense of peace and relief that, honestly, will feel better than having the money (or material things) in your life. And the crazy thing is, once you tap into that feeling of peace and can hold on to it, the things you want will come to you that much faster.
Check out the rest of the blog post here.
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Manifest Monday is a weekly post in which we highlight a law of attraction-related resource you might find useful.
Over the last couple of years, I have come across many people teaching the law of attraction by doing shows on the Web site BlogTalkRadio.
One of my favorite shows is hosted by Kim Wilborn.
For the past few months, Kim has devoted her show to discussing the book The Law and the Promise by Neville Goddard.
From the 1950’s to his death Neville Goddard gave lectures on his interpretation of how to use the law of attraction. From Wikipedia:
In his early lectures and books Neville dealt solely with what he called The Law, the technique of creating one’s physical reality through imagining.
The Law and the Promise is a collection of experiences people sent him after putting his method of manifesting to use.
Kim, a law of attraction expert herself, reads from the book and then gives her own modern-day insight into how we can apply Neville Goddard’s teachings into our own lives.
Chances are you already get the gist of what the law of attraction is and how your imagination plays a huge role in manifesting. The question is, are you always using what you know? It’s radio shows like this one that help to remind you of what you know and leave you feeling empowered and excited about getting back to manifesting.
Here is Kim’s latest show: