Since the beginning of this new year, I have attended quite a few workshops, webinars and have been reading a lot of self-development material… Somehow, a common thread in all these events have been the Law of Attraction formulated in one way or another… and it’s really making me think a lot about how to apply it more consciously and regularly to my life in general, but also how to inspire other people to apply it to their financial life in particular.
For those who are not familiar with the law of attraction, I’ll briefly explain it…
All it says is that
– you get what you think about the most,
– your past thoughts are dictating the events that are happening in your life today,
– and to get what you truly desire, it’s a matter of holding a very clear picture of it in your mind and trusting that you deserve to receive it , without ever doubting or wondering HOW it will happen.
In one of the online seminars I attended last week, the life coach (Tammy Rowland, http://www.tammyrowlandcoaching.com) invited us to do a little visualization exercise, and one of the participants shared with all of us what she had visualized: She desired to be debt-free, so in her visualization she tried to physically and emotionally feel as if she was already debt-free. She felt her excitement, the sense of relief, and the many other emotions that come from living a debt-free life. This visualization helped her feel that it is not outside her reach to achieve such a state. Now, for the Law of Attraction to make its magic, you have to hold on to these feelings and emotions and trick your mind to think as if you’re already there. The Universe will then conspire to get you there! When you doubt it and you think that you don’t deserve it for some reason, it’s like you’re pushing the brakes and preventing the Universe to present you whatever you desire.
At another workshop I attended, the life coach (Gabriela Embon, http://www.gabrielaembon.com/) suggested to play the prosperity game**, which goes as follows : pull up an old checkbook, and start depositing money into that account (a virtual account!) … the 1st day you deposit $1000, 2nd day you deposit $2000,…, the 50th day you deposit $50,000. If you play the game for 1 year, you would have deposited $66 million! And every day you write down the withdrawals, things that you would like to buy or gift to others with the money you have in the account… use your imagination and be as descriptive as you can. The point of the game is to get you to feel as if you already have all this money and you are buying whatever your heart desires. In the worksheet she distributed to us, she explained it clearly “The Universe responds to your vibration, not to your current financial situation. The universe makes no distinction between the vibration that you offer in response to what you are imagining and the vibration that you offer in response to what you are living”.
So I invite you to start tricking your mind into feeling and thinking as if you already have the financial life you desire, and hold on very tightly to that vision and trust that it is coming your way, it’s just a matter of time.
Last but not least, another VERY important exercise you can practice to allow the Law of Attraction to work in your favor is to pour gratitude, day in and day out… be grateful for EVERYTHING you have so you can allow the abundance to flow more freely into your life.
And I’ll leave you with a little extract from a book I just finished reading called “10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace” by Dr. Wayne Dyer. His Secret #8 is “Treat yourself as if you already are what you’d like to be” and in that chapter he says “There are no coincidences. Anything that coincides is said to fit together powerfully. You move into spirit and feel inspired when you’re activating the forces of the universe to work with you. Since all is guided by Spirit, there is less gap between your thoughts and seeing the results of those thoughts materialize for you. As you place more and more of your energy on what you intend to manifest, you start seeing those intentions manifesting.”
** the prosperity game was taken from a book titled “Ask and it’s given” by Esther and Jerry Hicks. You can download it for free in a pdf format here