Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Good day and I hope you are having a blast this week. Today I am going to tackle the question “if the source and all this law of attraction stuff is powerful and precise, why do I have to take action? I mean if I am the only creature that can control my thoughts then I should be rewarded by thinking I want $10 million and get it in the bank the next minute right?” Not quite. Follow me here for a second.
The answer is because the universe wants to make sure you want what you want, and more importantly, you can handle it. When you are asking for $ 10 million, can you handle it? Most likely you will say yes, and I am sure you may think you can. The reality is that with vast amount of wealth comes vast amount of responsibility. If you have a hard time balancing your checkbook or your credit card bills on a $50k salary can you imagine the mess you can get yourself into with ten million dollars?
The action (Inspired action like Dr. Joe Vitale puts it) or the journey (as Abraham-Hicks teachings explain it), prepares you for the reward, so you do not blow it, or worse yet hurt yourself or others. Let’s stick with the money example because that seems to be a big hiccup for most people. Doing your passion and visualizing a great wealth starts the sequences of opportunities that will lead you to that end, however if you quit at the first sign of challenges, you are signaling the Source that you are not ready. Challenges get bigger as our wealth grows. Handling the challenges along the way are the training steps for the skill set needed to handle the greater challenges. If your family life is filled with chaos now, you may be saying well A.J. if I had $10 million then I could spend more time with my family. I am here to tell you in 99% of the cases that is not true. You will have more toys, more “suddenly found friends”, more work to increase the chaos within your family.
In a previous post I mentioned if you are not in harmony in every aspect of your life the financial aspect will not magically fix it self. Abraham-Hicks teaches us that our natural state is Joy. Joy does not just come as a result of a big pay check. That is why there is so much emphasis on visualizing the things you want by having the wealth and not just the dollar amount. If you want to have more free time to spend with your family visualize that, and work at the opportunities that present themselves to spend time with your family and enjoy it. Really enjoy it. You are totally sabotaging yourself if you are thinking the millions of dollars will help your family life get better. Remember the “HOW” is not your job, and in essence you are limiting your options when you try to tell the Source that they way to your happiness is having ten million dollars. You are trying to do the job of the Source. The source is unlimited, your perspective is very limited.
Men specially have a big issue with this when trying to use The Law of Attraction. We are so used to having to come up with the exact solution that we tend to get carried away here. Taking a chill pill here is the key. Writing down why it is you want something like 10 million dollars in details may and will help you clarify the reasons behind your initial desire. Remember clarity is the key to getting what you want. You may think you know ($10 million) what you want, but in reality you may just want to have extra time to play, exercise, spend time with the kids, etc. Only concentrate on the final results of what you want. It can even be charity. You may want to give it all away. Again why do you want that charity to have the money? Visualize and focus on the end result you want for the charity and amazing things will happen.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Good day and I hope you are having a great day. This weekend a mentor of mine mentioned something that reeked of pure Law of Attraction, and I wanted to share it in a post. He is a very spiritual person and what works for him will also work for anyone and I am going to explore the reasoning behind it from the stand point of The Law of Attraction. Science or religion, the logic is the same so there is no resistance associated with it. This is the beauty of Universal laws.
The premiss is that he would love, and ask for abundance for everyone he came into contact with. Regardless of their attitude or treatment of him, he made it a point to have positive expectations for them. My first reaction was "wow, what a tolerant person." Then resistance kicked in and I started to justify and make excuses like "who do I think I am to ask for blessings for other people?" I felt like people would see me as conceited if I started to behave in the manner suggested by my mentor. So naturally this type of thinking did not feel good. I have learned now to listen to my FEELINGS. I knew it was not the way I wanted to feel, so I reached for what would make me feel better. Slowly the thoughts I was looking for came to me, and as I listened the answer materialized.
The thoughts that I had was coming from the stand point of scarcity. When I really analyzed it from the logic of universal laws, I started to realize that feeling bad for wanting good things for other people is exactly the opposite of prosperity. When we want blessings and good things for others from the bottom of our heart, we are signaling that we are abundant, and more importantly we acknowledge that there is abundance for all to enjoy.
You will know if this is genuine or not. Your gut feeling will tell you if you are BSing yourself or really feeling the joy of wanting abundance for others. That is ok, though. It will take practice and you will start to feel more and more comfortable with it. Eventually like my mentor, you will also be able to do this even for people that may not be nice to you. That is the ultimate place of PROSPERITY. Imagine how much confidence, and belief you must have, to want the best for everyone, even those who may not be so nice to you. Vibrationally you are at a point where you have opened the floodgates of prosperity. You are in the ultimate place of accepting all that you want, and that is when good things will flow to you like you have never experienced.
As mentioned earlier, this state is not natural to most people in the western culture, but believe it or not it is our natural state. With practice, we can make this a natural part of our reaction. Be persistent, and do not feel bad when you reactively reach for scarcity. Realize, and reach for thoughts that feel just a little better until you climb back up the spectrum to joy. Remember you cannot turn on a dime from envy to prosperity consciousness, but you can walk your way slowly there. It is not a race. It's the journey that will teach you and strengthen you. You will get better at it every day. The fact that you are reading this indicates you are on the right vibration. Follow it.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Please share your thoughts with me and others on my Facebook page, and Twitter feed. Share this with anyone who may benefit from it. Until next week, I wish you much success and prosperity.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Good day and I hope you are having a great week. This week I want to talk about a counter-intuitive characteristic of Universal Laws like The Law of Attraction, Gravity, Electricity etc. This will a sort of food for thought posting and I hope you enjoy it.
This world we live in, our planet, is traveling at thousands of miles per second around the Sun, which in turn is traveling at thousands of miles per second through the universe, and yet I don’t need to know exactly how that stuff works to walk out of my house and stroll around the neighborhood. I know that I will not fly off the planet. Alternately I also do not have to know how the microwave works to pop some popcorns. I just press some buttons, and boom there it is.
As I have mentioned many times in this blog, I am a scientist. I like to know how things work at their core. This is especially true with concepts that are new to me. Sometimes though, this need slows me down. When it comes to The Law of Attraction, the people who get the most the quickest, are the ones that push the buttons that they are taught to push and expect the things that are supposed to happen to happen. Jack Canfield said that “you don’t have to know how electricity works to push the button and turn on the lights”. When you follow The Law of Attraction, you begin to create your reality. This is a huge power you have within your no matter what your circumstance is looking like at this moment. Like Nike sais “just do it”. This brings up a very important concept and that is this:
If you are going to use The Law of Attraction, don’t quit, and if you plan on quitting at the first sign of challenges, or it is just a fad you are following, do yourself a favor and leave it alone. Go about doing what you’ve been doing by default.
Are you still with me? Good. The next important point is to start small. By starting small, you built small successes that built your belief system. Because there usually is not much of a resistance involved with attracting a cup of coffee, or a parking space you can work with a clean slate and get into the feeling of manifesting. The Law of attraction certification course that I have a link for on this page by Dr. Joe Vitale from the movie The Secret, goes into detail about resistance and how to clear it. As you go through your learning process, keep a “Win journal” and document your wins to go back to and review when things get rough. Most importantly realize that as Jack Canfield puts it “how you do anything is how you do everything”.
If you quit at the first of sign of challenges, you will in all likelihood learn that quitting is an acceptable option. And you know what happens? You will be cheating yourself out of a wonderful life full of joy.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Good day and I hope you are having a great day. The other day I was listening to one of my favorite speakers and teachers of The Law of Attraction, Dr. Joe Vitale, and something he said rang a bell. So I wanted to elaborate on the significance of it here on my blog to help anyone interested as well as to document it for my own use lest I forget.
I really admire Dr. Joe Vitale. I have taken his Law of Attraction certification course and on the right side of this blog you can see a link to that course, if you want to take it. It is allot of information, very well described and put together that can help anyone make sense of this universal law. Here is a QR code for his program
What he said in the interview I was listening to that made a great impression was that “many people who have used visualization or The Law of Attraction successfully in many other areas of their lives have problems when it comes to money because they have deep routed negative beliefs about money”. The interviewer then pointed out that his coaching clients usually refer to their money goals this way: “I have to have the money by…” That is so obviously is coming from a point of view of scarcity.
I want to walk you through a story. When you see a really fit person in the gym, perhaps the personal trainer, or a body builder, can you see the passion and the playful attitude they have in what they do. I don’t mean to say they are not serious because obviously to be such elite athletes they have to be serious but they do it like it is play. Contrast that now with someone who really dislikes working out but has to do it for one reason or another. They rarely achieve the results you would expect someone who is putting that much effort in, should achieve.
Here is another one. Diets. People who are healthy and in good physical shape enjoy eating their food. I am even referring to those who follow what many will consider strange diets. They really are “in to” their thing. They love it. They are playful at it. Again contrast that with people who pick up fad diets and try to do what these people are doing to get the physic or benefits. Frequently, unless they start to enjoy the diet, they will fail to achieve much success. Why is that?
Here again is where the universal laws come into effect. They work weather you are aware of them or not, and they work for everyone the same way. The Law of Attraction will bring you what your feelings indicate. When you are struggling with doing something you don’t want, you will continue to attract doing something you don’t want to do because the universe thinks you enjoy doing what you don’t want to do, because that is the energy you are putting forth. It sucks I know, but this is the way the law works and if you learn to use the law then it will not suck. I promise you.
So when it comes to money , play. Esther Hicks has a method of putting a $100 dollar bill in your wallet and consciously go around shops and say to yourself “I can have that. I can afford that. I can buy that”. It sounds wired but it changes your attitude to money. Again it is a game. Do it as it is intended to be played. I shared this with a student and when I asked a month later how it was going, he had actually forgotten he had the money in his wallet. Not the way it is supposed to be played. I mean come on. If you can’t play with a simple mind game like this do you really expect the universe to hand over great wealth to you grumpy? Guess what, the story of Christmas Carol is real. Scrooge will get screwed if he does not change his attitude.
So play with different avenues of earning income. When you put a garage sale make it fun. Who cares what your old pair of shoes will bring in. Have fun. When you put stuff on eBay be playful, the energy will transfer to your listing. Be playful because play comes from a place of prosperity. When you play things just fall into place. Prosperous people play. Needy people don’t . I don’t mean lose money. Play to succeed. Notice I did not say play to win. There is no win or lose in this universe. It is a friendly universe and there is plenty out there for everyone. Play to succeed. Do your due diligence, but play.