Getting Rich with the Law of Attraction

Everyone wants to use the Law of Attraction to attract abundance into their lives.  However, many focus on money as the highest priority.  It can be very frustrating when the money doesn’t manifest.  However, there is a way to correct this problem.  It’s all a matter of the angle you are taking.

I would argue that for 99% of you, money is not what you want.  You can argue all you like, but let me show you.  Do you want money?  Do you want to have the freedom to travel?  To buy whatever you want?  To have that new car, that new house, or that new computer?  Do you want to take vacations every other month?  To buy those expensive meals that really whet your appetite?

If you answered yes to any but the first question, then you are contradicting yourself.  Money is not a free lifestyle.  Money is not an expensive dinner.  Money is not a car, nor is money a house.  Money is paper.  Money is a means.  Yet, when practicing visualization, money is one of the most commonly desired objects.  And yet, most people fail to manifest money.  It’s because money is not your desire!

When visualizing, you need to focus on what you really want!  Focus on that house.  Focus on that car.  Money is not your concern – money is the universe’s problem.  Visualize your vacation or your travel.  Visualize your expensive dinner.  Do not visualize money – that is too difficult to work up emotional energy over.

But to work up energy over that hot, sleek new computer, or that shiny new convertible, or that beautiful new house?  Much, much easier.  Always simplify your goals by tracing them down to their roots.  Money is not a root goal – the objects and time that you are hoping to obtain by having that money is.  Let the money be the part that is up to the universe.  Then you don’t have to worry about it – in the process of manifesting your expensive tastes, the money will just fall into your lap.

By changing your angle and focusing on the root desires, you will always drum up far more excitement and energy, which is what truly charges your desires and sends that intent to the universe.  When focusing on money, you are focusing on a midway point, and one that universally is experienced as something very difficult to come by.  We are building our own barriers to success!

By making this simple change, you will find you have far more success utilizing the Law of Attraction.  Good luck!

When You’re Having Trouble Visualizing…

Sometimes, when learning to visualize, you may experience difficulties.  There are many reasons for this, none of which (I guarantee you) are that you just can’t visualize well.  Visualization is a skill that all humans possess and have perfected before even learning to talk.  Here are some helpful hints to think about.

First of all, most of us visualize externally.  We visualize with our eyes open all the time.  Think about the last time someone asked you a question.  You had to access the answer in your mind.  Depending upon the question, you most likely shifted your eyes up and to the left, or just up, or possibly even to the right.  Are you aware that you’re doing that?  Are you aware that everyone in the world is?

We humans visualize almost everything we think about.  A person with a photographic memory is merely someone who is able to visualize a clearer picture.  There are some tricks you can learn to help you to sharpen your picture and make visualizing a snap.

First off, because most visualization occurs externally, you must become consciously aware that the limits of the room are not the limits of your mind.  If you are making a large mental picture and you are in a small room, you may simply feel you can not visualize.  In fact, you only need to become aware of the fact that you are boxing your visualization into spacial reality, when this is not necessary for mental pictures.  You can visualize right through the wall, but so many of us don’t.

Secondly, you can zoom your mental pictures in and out.  If they are too close, zoom out.  If too far, zoom in.  You can pull them closer to you and push them away.  You can make them larger or make them smaller.  You can turn up the brightness or make the picture darker.  You have control over all of these things, and you didn’t even know it!  Why didn’t they teach you this in school?

As you play with learning to get your mental pictures and mental movies set up the way you like, you will find even more cool things.  Mental pictures of something you belief or know firmly may appear on one side, and pictures of things you are unsure about may appear on another.  What happens if you take something you are unsure about and move that picture to the “sure” area?  What happens if you take a limiting belief and move it to the “unsure” area?  These are powerful maneuvers that drastically affect consciousness and thought patterns.  You can literally repattern your thoughts overnight with these techniques.

Try playing around with these.  If you have trouble visualizing in a small room and can’t seem to break the spacial bounds, move to a larger room.  If you can’t see the mental picture well, make it bigger and brighter.  In NLP these are called submodalities, and they are incredibly useful in conjunction with the Law of Attraction.  You should now have all the tools you need to have success with visualization.  Happy daydreaming!

Manifesting Money Is Easy

As I write this, I am sitting in a comfortable condo—a vacation rental—in Nashville. I’m here taking a month off to relax, work on a new book, and hang out with my friend, David.

When the month is over, we’re heading to Las Vegas for eight days.

I’ve never done anything like this before. I have never been away from home for so long. Rather than get homesick or worry that something is going wrong at home, I’m staying in the present (most of the time) to enjoy this experience.

I am amazed at how I manifested all of this.

Earlier this year, one thought lead to another and I ended up finding this condo on a vacation rental Web site. Not only does it feel homey, turns out, it’s a five-minute walk from David’s.

Then I set about attracting enough money to pay for the condo, the plane fare, $1500 spending money, my half of the expenses for our Las Vegas trip, and the money I needed to pay all the bills back home.

I consider myself to be pretty good when it comes to manifesting, but making this adventure happen was a challenge. The crazy thing is, honestly, I loved the challenge of making it happen than I am experiencing the manifestation.

Don’t get me wrong. I have loved my time here. I just can’t help but think, if I can make this happen, what’s next? What else can I envision and make happen?

As far as luxury goes, this adventure might not be as awe-inspiring as a month in the south of France, or Fiji, or some other exotic location. But being mere blocks away from my closest friend and having the chance to write without being distracted by work has been glorius.

Now is the perfect time to start this blog. I want to show you that it absolutely possible to manifest the money you want—for whatever you want or need it for.

When I think back through the years, if there is one thing I have proven myself to be good at, it’s manifesting money. Like so many people, it wasn’t the money, per se, that I wanted. It was the freedom that money gave me.

Now, at this moment, while I may not be a billionaire (yet!), I am living a life I am happy with. I wish the same for you.

Today, I ask you to re-connect with what you want.

Push aside the logical reasons why getting what you want is “too hard” or “impossible”. Just get a clear picture in your mind of what you want and hold on to it.

The truth is, getting what you want is easy. It’s knowing what you want, and then making the decision to go for it, that brings struggle.

What do you want? Tell me in the comments below.

Law of Attraction, Money and You – Part II

In Part I of this article, we discussed the ways energy blockages can hinder or limit our financial resources.  We emphasized the futility of using the Law of Attraction to attract more money if you don’t first clear the blockages that prevent it from manifesting in your life.  Finally, we described the symptoms of such a blockage:  feeling blocked or “stuck,” unable to move forward beyond a certain point, ineffectiveness of prosperity affirmations and visualizations, and constant frustration because “it’s not working.”

In order to identify and dissolve inner blockages, you need to answer three questions:

What aspects of my financial situation make me feel uncomfortable?

For some people it might be a mountain of debt; for others it might be rampant disorganization; for still others it might be inadequate income.  Ask yourself which situations you usually try to avoid thinking about or looking at – those are the areas in which a blockage exists, and it needs your attention if you want to resolve it.  Once you are clear about the aspects of your financial situation that make you feel most uncomfortable, ask yourself:

What do these situations say about the rest of my life?

You see, money problems are NOT just about money!  Money can serve as a mirror for passion, love, joy, purpose, courage, or any number of other qualities you may be resisting.  Financial abundance or lack usually reveals identical abundance or lack in other areas of your life.  Look at your job, your health, your relationships, your self-esteem (and anything else you can think of), and see if you have blockages there too.  Take your time with this exercise, because it is absolutely mind-blowing once you “get it.”  Once you’ve discovered correlations between your financial abundance and the other areas of your life, ask yourself:

How can I increase the flow of energy to these areas?

You will definitely want to give this question some deep thought because the answer will vary for everyone.  Understand that a blockage simply means stagnation or neglect; an obstruction to the flow of energy.  This obstruction can be an unresolved situation, limiting belief, or unproductive habit.  It acts as a clog in the plumbing, so little energy can get through.

In order to clear the clog, you need to turn your attention upon it and take action to remove it.

Let’s look at a couple of examples:

Blockage:  You may have discovered that the aspect of your financial situation that makes you most uncomfortable is the fact that you don’t earn enough money.  Perhaps you’re stuck in a low-paying job and you occasionally consider seeking a better job or starting your own business, but you keep holding back.  Why do you think that is?  Could it be that you don’t feel you deserve to earn more?  Poor self-worth could be the blockage that is holding everything up!

Resolution:  In order to clear the blockage, you would need to change your belief that you don’t deserve to earn more money.  This might involve doing some intensive self-esteem work, or learning how to value the contributions you make to the world, or building up the courage to make a move toward something better.

Blockage:  You may have realized that your financial records are a mess.  You haven’t balanced your checkbook in years, and you don’t have an organized method for paying bills so you end up paying most of them late and accruing big late fees.  This creates a major drain on your finances and can make it seem like you never have enough – but you would if you could better manage what you have!

Resolution:  With a little introspection, you may have noticed that you are also terribly disorganized in other areas of your life.  You may struggle with time management, or your home may be so cluttered that you can’t find what you’re looking for.  Disorganization is easy to resolve by simply devoting a set amount of time to it each day.  Commit to cleaning up your financial situation by figuring out how much debt you have, how much money you have (balance your checkbook!) – AND doing the same thing in other areas of your life.  It may take time to see results, but as you continue to clear blockages by getting organized you will notice an easier flow of energy (and money) through your life.

Your situation might be completely different from those described above, but you can follow the same steps to clear blockages in your life.  Here they are in summary form:

1)    Figure out what makes you most uncomfortable.
2)    Identify correlations with the other areas of your life.
3)    Take action to dissolve the blockages.

When you do this on a consistent basis, you will notice that energy (in the form of money, as well as other qualities) will flow through your life much more easily and you will now be able to use the Law of Attraction in a much more conscious way.

Law of Attraction, Money and You – Part I

When most people learn about the Law of Attraction and awaken to their ability to use their thoughts and emotions to attract what they want, their thoughts inevitably turn to money.  It’s something that many (if not most) of us want more of, and never seem to have enough of!

Money is necessary for survival in modern day society, but it also carries a lot more weight than that.  Our financial resources can determine not only the quality of our everyday lives, but the level of enjoyment and freedom we experience in every aspect of our lives.  Little money means little power, little freedom, and very limited options.

Why do so many people struggle financially?  In order to answer that question, we need to look at what money really is.  Money is not just a tangible collection of paper and metal objects; it represents the FLOW of energy through our lives.  Most often when people have a lack of money, they also experience lack elsewhere in their lives.  Whether that lack affects their relationships, health or inner peace, it is clear that there is a blockage somewhere.

In order to use the Law of Attraction to increase the flow of money in your life, you need to first understand where the blockages are in your life, and WHY they are there in the first place.  A vast majority of people either don’t realize the importance of this step, or they skip it because it makes them feel uncomfortable.  Instead, they attempt to place a “bandage over the wound” by focusing on prosperity affirmations and visualizations.  They convince themselves that by doing and saying the right things, they will persuade the Law of Attraction to deliver a nice big truckload of cash to their doorstep.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t usually work like that.  What many people fail to understand is that their energy blockage is already working hand-in-hand with the Law of Attraction.  Remember that the frequency of our vibrations is affected by our beliefs and emotions.  The blockage exists BECAUSE the person’s vibrations are not where they need to be to attract what they really want.  All the affirmations and focus on money won’t do a thing if the underlying blockage isn’t removed, because its very existence prevents money (energy) from flowing easily.

How do you know if you have such a blockage?  You will have a constant sense of being blocked, stuck, unable to move beyond a certain point no matter what you do.  You will wonder why certain techniques seem to work well for others but don’t work for you.  You will keep pushing harder and harder, and eventually give in to frustration because it’s just not working.

Does this sound familiar?  If you suspect that you do have an energy blockage in your life, you need to figure out what is causing it, and find a way to dissolve it.  It’s not as difficult as you might think!

In Part II of this article, we will discuss three simple steps that will help you identify and dissolve your energy blockages.

Suspending Disbelief Forever

It is difficult to get started with the Law of Attraction.  Although mentally we may be very attracted to the idea of manifesting our own reality, these simple teachings fly opposite to everything we have learned and experienced before in our lives.  Many people “try” the Law of Attraction, find that it doesn’t work for them, and then denounce it as a scam.  The sad fact is that these people never really truly believed it was possible, and didn’t give it a fair chance.  Their failure with the Law of Attraction was attracted to them in order to verify their belief that it was a lie.  That’s the tricky thing about the Law of Attraction – it will bring you whatever you want, even if it gets in your way.

So how do you truly give the Law of Attraction a chance?  It starts by suspending your disbelief.  You have to really, truly accept the fact that it is at the very least possible that there is something to this “Law of Attraction” mumbo jumbo.  It helps to start with a certain disposition.  If you wish it were true, but know deep down that obviously it can’t be, then this is perfect for you.  That’s how I got my start years ago.  I wanted it to be true but just “knew” it wasn’t.  I decided to do what I’m recommending to you, and I’m so glad I did!

Suspend your disbelief – go ahead and agree to allow yourself to believe something “crazy” for awhile.  Really give it a try.  Just do it!  Practice visualizing your desires and your success without feeling any shame in doing so.  Start thinking and believing that you can have anything you want, without feeling like a flake!  The beauty of this is, if your heart is really in it, and you really want it to work, it will!  Now the thing that was “crazy”, that you wish could have been true but wasn’t, really is true for you.  But you have to truly take a leap into it, which means setting your old beliefs aside.

It’s amazing how old beliefs can control us.  They can give us a sureness – an absolute certainty deep within our gut that we know what is true.  The problem with the Law of Attraction is that it always is working, whether we believe it or not.  So while you were living in your old belief system, the Law of Attraction was quietly at work behind the scenes, bringing you experiences and circumstances that further proved what you already believed at the time.  When you suspend your disbelief, you give yourself permission to truly try something else, and that is where you will find the truth – that the Law of Attraction will prove to you whatever you believe, even if it’s the opposite of what you believed last.

By taking the leap, you will find yourself taking control of your life, enjoying your new abundance, and reawakening to the magic and beauty of life.  By suspending your disbelief temporarily, you will actually be suspending it forever.  You don’t have to believe that going in though, just give it a try!  You won’t regret it.

Practice Prosperity

In order to draw large amounts of money to you, you have to be comfortable with the thought of having large amounts of money.

While everyone can say ‘I’d love to have a million bucks!” they have not really thought through what that would mean.  If you handed them a million dollars they would likely go a little crazy, their head spinning, not being able to believe they had that much money in their hands.

Practice makes perfect.

If you were asking the universe for money through the Law of Attraction, what would you do if you got that money? Do you have a perfectly defined plan for your life with that money in it, or are you just saying, ‘I just want money to have it”?

This is where you need to practice prosperity, so you are mentally ready for it to come to you.

The next time you go to the bank, take out a 50-dollar bill or a 100-dollar bill and 10 to 20 one-dollar bills in cash.  Put them in your purse or wallet with the largest bill on top.  Imagine they are all 50 or 100-dollar bills, and that you have a large stack of these bills in your wallet, every day.  Once you become prosperous this would not be an odd thing to experience, so start preparing now.

As you go through your workday, think about the 50 or 100-dollar bill multiplying and that now there are many of them waiting to be spent.  How would you spend them? As you walk by a store and window shop for things you would like to have imagine buying them.  Clearly visualize yourself pulling as many of those bills as you need out of your wallet and paying for the item in cash.  Then visualize that as you spend those dollars, that more appear, so you are never wanting for more.

If at any time you need a little more encouragement to imagine the money in your wallet, look at that 50 or 100-dollar bill and all the large stack of bills behind it.

Once you can visualize yourself with this kind of money, and it feels normal to have such abundance, you are opening the path for that abundance to come to you.

You Are What You Think

You’re probably familiar with the old saying, “you are what you eat”.  Today I’m here to tell you, you are what you think!  There are several modes of thought.  There is concentrated thought, where you stop for a minute and work on a problem, actively seeking a solution or understanding.  There is unconcentrated thought, which you do during the day when you are also engaged in other things.  You generally don’t recall much of that thinking, it’s just background chatter.  There is transmitted thought, where you are thinking loudly enough for others to perceive.  You may notice this when someone starts singing a song out loud that you were singing in your head.  And there is receptive thought, where you are actually receiving thoughts broadcast by another.  Some psychics are able to tune into this at will.  You do it too, but don’t realize it.

So with all these modes of thought and almost constant thinking going on during your daily life, you naturally will fall into patterns of thought.  This happens unconsciously and changes from time to time.  For some of us, once patterns are set they are difficult to change.  Others find that any new pattern is easy to lock onto.  These patterns may occur because of something that happened, is happening, or is about to happen.  If you meet someone fantastic you may shift from a more negative pattern of thought quickly to a positive pattern of thought.  If things start going wrong you may shift from positive thought patterns into negative thought patterns.

These patterns of thought are what we are most concerned with.  Our thoughts are what generate our feelings.  Stop for a moment and think back to the last time you had a loved one die.  If you focus on that for a moment, you will begin to feel sad.  You became sad because of thought.  Think forward to something you can’t wait to happen.  This should make you become excited.  You became excited because of thought.  The Law of Attraction works by way of energy.  Like attracts like.  When you are emanating a positive, happy energy, like circumstances and people are drawn to you.  Likewise, when you are emanating a negative, unhappy energy, like circumstances and people will come your way.  The energy you give off is mostly emotion, which is far more powerful in an energy sense than thought alone.
This is why it is so important to develop a positive pattern of thought.  You will never control 100% of your thoughts!  But that doesn’t matter, because only the overriding pattern is important.  If your primary pattern is positive, your normal emotions will be positive, and these will be constantly broadcasting a powerful positive signal to magnetize positive circumstances in your life.  Because of this, you are, in fact, what you think!

Begin by noting any negative emotions in your daily life.  What caused them?  What were you thinking about?  Take a moment and change your thinking to try and bring your emotions back up.  After a few days of this, note whether positive or negative emotions seem to be more common for you.  If positive, good work!  Just keep on working at improving your positive patterns of thought.  If negative, then begin working harder to keep your thoughts more positive.  When things come about in your daily life that bring you down, try to let them roll off your back.  Step back and look at the big picture of your life.  If there is trouble at work, remember that work is not your life.  If there is trouble at home, remember that you love your family and things are usually better.

By changing your patterns of thought you will change your life.  Literally!  You are what you think, so if you’re not happy, think better thoughts.  Happy thinking!