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Imelda Marcos Started the Law of Attraction

Updated on June 3, 2011

Lovely Asian Lady Imelda

She was the friend of prince and princesses and "created" and made real her own Cinderella dreams.
She was the friend of prince and princesses and "created" and made real her own Cinderella dreams.

The True, The Good and The Beautiful

This blog just dawned on me as I was recalling MY past. I can assure you that THIS is not a joke. When I think about it, I realized that it was Philippine Ex-First Lady Imelda Marcos who started the Law of Attraction.

Imelda Marcos never liked anything "negative". She was so positive that I heard she even started her own line of collection making treasure out of trash. Now, I am no Imelda fan, but when i recall how as a poor kid she dared dream of living in a palace and DID it through visualizing it, I'd say that she could certainly be one of the FIRST to apply the LOA , even without knowing about it. Who meets a man while wearing slippers (and having no make-up) and marries him after 11 days? THINK about that.... I mean, that really happened to her. Then, the man becomes president and they live for more than 20 years at a Palace.

She loved being surrounded by beauty. In fact, I recall that she hated every picture of garbage, poverty and anything ugly. Okay, long ago I thought she was creepy and weird, but NOW, I think that she knew exactly what "The Secret" was.

"People say I'm extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty. But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage? Beauty is love made real and the spirit of love is God. Only a crazy man wants to be surrounded by garbage, and I'm not crazy just yet."

That was what she said long ago .Okay, maybe she didn't quite "connect" then BUT she knew the "core" of the LOA without actually calling it that.

Think about what she meant by this : " In the material world, where everything is valued, when you commit yourself to God, beauty and love, it can be mistaken for extravagance." -- inPeople , 1996

Imelda seems to understand that cosmic connection with God/Universe. Here's how she put it :

Why, then, should the cross be a burden? Pain heightens. Sorrow defines joy. Suffering ennobles happiness. And tears are also for laughter. Believe in this, as I have lived it in the most excruciating manner any human being can bear. We are whole, and no line between or across our world can ever fragment us. For we are whole with the universe, and there is nothing to fear if we hold sacred the fundamental fiber of life's goodness itself. For that is God manifest in all created beings, and man was conceived in his likeness. In all that is good, we need only touch the hand of the Divine, we are one with it." -- in her book, Circles of Life

I mean how positive can THAT be? And isn't this another lesson from The Secret? Read her quote : " The truth is that, life is so beautiful and life is so prosperous and life is so full of potential and life has so much good in it that really, one should not have to sleep. I have no time to sleep. You only get boted if you are tired. And I only get bored and tired with ugliness, with negativism and evil and all of that. But as long as there's music, flowers, a nice person, a smile, a good deed... gosh! And at the end of the day, I start in the morning and I feel that we all have 1,000 energy. In my case, I see a beautiful flower, a beautiful program, a beautiful person, a beautiful smile, a beautiful child, by that time it's midnight. I'm just about ready to take off. I have a million energy, no longer 1,000. Everybody's falling apart and I cannot understand." - - on why she no longer sleeps, cited in Beatriz Romualdez Francia's Imelda: A Story of the Philippines

Remember that Imelda Marcos faced several charges of corruption and was judged NOT GUILTY by a New York court? Sure, there may be people who still hate her, but thinking at it NOW, as I write this hub, even before her New York trial she SAID that she would not be convicted. I mean imagine how POSITIVE that was during a time when she was extremely hated and even her panties, bras and shoes were rather -- crudely -- displayed? Even after she was spurned, widowed and treated as if she had leprosy, she's bounced back from what I heard. I mean, think about RESTORATION. People even love her again.

"I am not afraid of prison, because I am at peace with my conscience. Even when I was in New York, when I was finally vindicated in all counts, I was never afraid of prison, because I'm at peace with my conscience and my creator. And maybe it would be a good place for a little space and time and to be alone." -- to Bryant Gumbel, on Public Eye, April 1998 (contributed by Margaret Phillips)

I wondered how she is today. Oh, she's lovely at almost 80 I heard and she's enjoying her life. Last I gathered was she went to the biggest (and cheapest) flea market and bought different sorts of beads to design her own jewelry collection.

Hey if Imelda MADE it to First Lady (she was poor) so can anyone.. now, doesn't that also sound like the LOA? Here's her quote : " If Imelda can make it, everybody else can make it." -- cited in an Associated Press report, April 1988

Maybe I'm strange, but somehow Imelda seems to have understood the Law of Attraction a LONG time ago.. maybe she couldn't just express it. :) Maybe Oprah should INVITE her-- wouldn't that be quite a SHOW?

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      Student 5 years ago

      I'm doing a research on Imelda Marcos and her slogan "The True, the Good and the Beautiful". I'm not sure what this "Law of Attraction" means, but I'm guessing it means getting what you want? You make Imelda look like such a good role model because she got everything she wanted.

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      debugs 6 years ago from Odessey777, Umbris

      It doesn't matter if you are good or bad. You jump out of the building you fall, it's the same analogy.

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      debugs 6 years ago from Odessey777, Umbris

      Dude, did u know that Imleda was a "poor relative?". She was wearing slippers when she waas spotted by Senator Marcos (then) eating in the Congress canteen. He fell in love with her, they had a 11 day affair and he married her. What do u call that?

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      debugs 6 years ago from Odessey777, Umbris

      That's alright, people have different pinions abt things and Imelda is good copy because she is controversial.

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      duh boy 6 years ago

      Ok you people, do you know what you're talking about? First, she didn't "just" meet a dude and he didn't "just" marry her even though she was poor; she came from a very well known dynasty, and although her branch of the family was impoverished her last name was valuable politically for the aspiring president - he also didn't "happen" to become a president, and a dictator. As for no after glow's comments, dude get a grip. Her husband declared martial law in the Philippines so they jointly held power through force, not elections. and they stole over U$600 million as they did this (all in Switzerland). You people really need to get more info than what wikipidea gives you.

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      no after the glow 6 years ago from USA

      The people have spoken she is, I believe governor or member of parliament so she may not have been that bad at all. Who but the people who voted for her would know best about judging this woman?

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      no after the glow 6 years ago from USA

      The people have spoken she is, I believe governor or member of parliament so she may not have been that bad at all. Who but the people who voted for her would know best about judging this woman?

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      debugs 7 years ago from Odessey777, Umbris

      It was 20 years.. and she has only 3,000 shoes.. not too bad.

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      huhoo philippines 7 years ago

      i really love imelda marcos.......:)

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      b. Malin 7 years ago

      Actually it was all about the SHOES, she was all about the shoes!

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      debugs 8 years ago from Odessey777, Umbris

      @Bard, who's Emelda?

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      The Bard 8 years ago from London, England & San Pablo City, Philippines

      I'm not convinced by your argument. Whilst Emelda may have purposely or subconsciously rejected everything which was not "aesthetic" to her, it was purely selfish and conveniently did not stretch to her subjects who were living in degraded poverty. At the height of the Marcos kleptocratic regime, she would dance and party in New York at Studio 54 whilst martial law was imposed on her subjects. The kindest epitaph for her would be that she was ignorant - but ignorance and power are volatile and dangerous bedfellows. There is a sycophantic element to your hub, which is indicative of the current rehabilitation of her both in the US and Philippines. Perhaps she did start off with good intentions, but power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. For all your admiration of her, she really is a poor role model, and should be exposed accordingly.

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      debugs 8 years ago from Odessey777, Umbris

      Maybe the LOA is like gravity. This woman attracted all the great things that happened and is still happening in her life.I am saying this because like gravity, it doesn't matter if you're "good" or "bad". You jump outta a building you fall. Imelda may have been good or bad (I don't know). But she sure seemed to know how the LOA worked.

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      John David LeCoq 8 years ago from San Antonio, Texas

      This is a great post. You do have to "attract" things to you if you want it to happen. I also know that writing things down will help make them happen. You have to do everything in your power to give you a leg up if you really want something. Maybe Mrs. Marcos did not realize what she had going or maybe she did not call it the right thing, but she did have the LOA going for her. And I think we can all learn a little for Mrs. Marcos and your great hub.


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