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How To Attract Money Into Your Life
The Secret is The Law of Attraction
When I was a young adult, someone tried to introduce me to “the secret” – only she didn't call it that and the explanation was a poor one. It wasn't until years later, when I heard of the same concepts as the law of attraction, that I became interested… very interested. By then, I had three children I was raising alone and I was nearly homeless, with about five dollars to my name. I had previously lived in a cocoon of financial and real world protection through family and my husband’s doings throughout my entire life but now, with my family gone and on the edge of divorce from an alcoholic, I knew something had to change in my life. The only thing I was in control of was me and changing my mindset in order to change my life was part of survival mode. I could let life’s unexpected obstacles beat me or I could rise above. It was a choice - my choice. Learning about the law of attraction during that time changed everything in my life. While no one has ever proven it to me in scientific terms, let me assure you that it works!
Since discovering the law of attraction, I have traveled the world, met wonderful friends, and become a much calmer, better parent. If I move to a new area and want to work, I am working in a matter of a few weeks, not months. I am amazed by the new people I meet who are willing to help me and flat out give me things. Just the other day, I was sitting in Starbucks with my child and a woman offered to buy me a coffee, just because she felt like it. That’s not an exception. That’s my normal. I attract free coffee into my life all the time. I just walked into the grocery store the other day and was offered free Pete’s Coffee. When it starts happening all the time in your life – whatever “it” is – that’s the law of attraction in action. YOU are attracting those things into your life, whether you know it or not, whether they are good or bad. Now, you just need to know how to do it on purpose so you can avoid attracting the bad stuff in life and start attracting the good stuff in life. When good things are offered to you for free – no strings attached – ACCEPT them!
To Attract Money and Attract Wealth, Begin With a Postive Attitude
The first thing you must do to attract money, wealth, and the kind of friends who help you have more money and wealth in your life is to change your attitude towards life. It is the simplest and easiest thing to do, unless you get in your own way. For example, if someone cuts you off in traffic, do you get angry at that person or do you just let it go? If you’re at the bank, next in line, and the teller you’re expecting to go to closes her window, do you inwardly seethe or just shrug it off? The difference in these attitudes is immense, in how it affects your ability to attract what you want into your life. Let me repeat that: The difference in these attitudes is IMMENSE. It’s so immense, I cannot describe it well enough in words! But, let me put it this way, if you go with the flow and are positive-minded, things you want to happen do happen. If you are a walking field of negative energy, not only do you impact everyone around you negatively but – most importantly – you negatively impact yourself and you just cannot begin to have the law of attraction work for you unless you are positive and learn how to roll with life’s waves, like a boat upon the sea at full sail.
Power of Positive Intention
The second thing you need to do is to practice positive intention. This is not the same as just hoping it will happen. Hope is nice but it is not an action. This is not the same as chanting a bunch of affirmations! Affirmations are great – if you use them in conjunction with positive intensions, if they are specific to you, and are a part of a focused plan of action. But just saying affirmations randomly, affirmations that are off a bumper sticker, or saying them without the rest of the plan in place won’t give you what you want. You have to intend them. Intention is part of the plan of action required for success.
So, what is intention? Intention is when you focus on a desired outcome whilst simultaneously investing emotional energy and action into the process. For example, when a man proposes to a woman, he is typically in love and has romanced his intended partner. He wants and desires the object of his affection as much as he loves her and wants to care for her… all positive feelings but also positive actions! He plans a special event to ask his question. That is a complete and total act of positive intention towards a desired outcome. You need to bring this kind of positivity and action to the process. He would not get a woman to marry him by saying in the mirror every morning without any positive action or positive feeling behind it, “I’m going to marry that woman.” No, if he wants to attract her into his life as a wife, he has to have positive strong feelings towards what he wants as part of the process, after he has already invested positive action towards the process. Part of intending something is to emotionally invest in the very thing you want.
A man asking a woman to marry him is not thinking, “I don’t deserve to be married.” By the same token, if you are telling yourself you don’t deserve to be wealthy, have friends, have a marriage partner, a great career, or anything else in life you say you want as a desired outcome, it won’t happen for you. You must believe you deserve it. For many people, getting out of their own way and believing that they are a deserving person of what they want is a true challenge. Maybe they heard messages growing up that told them things like wealthy people are selfish or that to be a true Christian, they could not also be wealthy. I’m here to tell you that is complete and total hogwash! Wealthy people are some of the biggest contributors to charities that there are. Without the wealthy Christians, we wouldn’t have foundations whose sole mission is to help the homeless or the less advantaged parts of our population. Without wealthy folks, there wouldn't be the generous donations needed for the community baseball field and playground. For anyone who has issues like those, know that only the wealthy are really in a position to help major portions of our society and most wealthy people want and do give back to society because they feel blessed with their life and want to share those blessings with others… again, coming from a positive place. If more money is what you desire, make that the object upon which you focus your positive intention but do it in such a way that you are emotionally invested and taking positive action in the process.
Third, in combination with your positive intention towards your goal, you must visualize the very thing you desire as happening in the now. Close your eyes, visualize having your desired outcome as something that is happening now. Feel the feelings, the excitement, the joy, the pleasure and see yourself doing it in your mind’s eye. You will have to do this daily until it’s delivered into your life. But, if you do, it will be delivered into your life. I visualize twice a day, for about twenty minutes, and anytime negative energy tries to creep in. I visualize every night before I go to sleep. I often have the most wonderful dreams that way about the very things I desire. In my dreams, I am accomplishing my goals.
Mind Over Matter
Fourth, whenever you start to feel fear, concern, or doubt that the thing you want may not happen, replace that feeling immediately and focus on those feelings you had when you visualized. If you need to do so, visualize right then and there, once again. Replace those negative feelings and let them go. YOU are in control of your destiny but only if you get out of your own way. If you think, “Well, I’m not in control of if I get cancer or if my arthritis starts acting up because it’s super cold outside,” think again. By now in life, you have probably heard the phrase ‘mind over matter.’ There is a huge amount of medically documented people who contracted life threatening diseases, like cancer, and beat the disease with the power of their mind. The hospital doctors were amazed and could not explain how the cancer shrunk or disappeared.
My own uncle at the age of 30 years was determined to have terminal cancer that had spread to all areas of his body by the time he was diagnosed. He was stage four and given a few weeks to live. The doctors did not feel any treatment would help him avoid death. I went to visit him with funny videos of the Three Stooges, gave him a radio to play music, and a book on death because his long-term girlfriend had just previously committed suicide and he was depressed. Even though I was working three jobs and going to college, I visited him several times each week, sometimes picking up my aunt on the way who didn’t have a car of her own so she could see her brother. My uncle, who had always had a great sense of humor, began watching funny movies on the hospital TV and you could hear him laughing from down the hall, all by himself. My uncle, who had always been a great flirt, was chasing the beautiful nurses and flattering them. My uncle, who always loved being pampered, was being waited on hand and foot, given free food, sponge-bathed by beautiful girls, and watching great movies, being visited by people he loved. He also acted like he wasn’t going to die. He would get out of his hospital bed and go for a walk on his crutches, all over the hospital grounds! The nurses would all start wondering where he had gone when he would return with roses he stole from outside plants to give to them! He would promise not to run off again and then, the mischievous boy in him would rise up and he’d be at it again! My uncle was sent home to die. He stayed at my aunt’s home and I visited him often. Then, one day, he stumped the doctors. Almost all the cancer was gone! That was twenty years ago and he’s still chasing skirts! Now, I don’t condone giving up doctors or medication that’s necessary to be healthy but it is truly amazing what people, who completely know how to use law of attraction, are able to attract health into their lives again. That’s because the law of attraction works.
By the same token, do not allow others with negative attitude or energy to thwart your goals. There are many naysayers in life. Keep them at arm’s distance and continue on with your personal plan and your positive attitude. If you give into the negative people, your dreams won’t materialize. If you let them change your mood into a somber, sad, or angry one, you have just gotten into your own way. You aren’t able to control other people but you are able to control yourself. Every wealthy person I know also knows how to walk away from negative situations, whether it’s a bad business deal or even firing a best friend who is bringing negative results to the workplace. When they walk away, they aren’t flipping the bird, yelling curse words or wishing bad upon the other person. They are consciously distancing themselves in some way from something that is opposite to their way of being and their desired outcomes in life. They do it professionally and with poise… most of the time. We all know of the story of a poor middle manager. That’s not a wealthy person. That’s a middle class person. Perhaps that person has done reasonably well, despite not understanding the law of attraction but that is as far as they will go. No one can proceed to true wealth without employing the law of attraction. Even Donald Trump mentions each of the tenants of the law of attraction in his books.
Though I Believe Visualization Is a Key Component, This Video Lays Out Many of the Same Concepts I Covered in a Short Format
Now, Take Action!
If you sit at home and hope money will land in your life, sorry but it won’t. In addition to the other pointers to follow above, you must get out of your house and start talking. Tell everyone you talk to about your intention, what you want… the grocery store cashier, the gas station attendant, the lady in line at the ATM. When I’m looking for new work, I put it on FaceBook. When I’m looking for a new rental, I talk to my friends and I place a “rental wanted” ad. When I want to travel to another country, I don’t always know where the money will come from, but I KNOW that I’m going! I pick a specific month of the year of departure and I keep that as a focused goal. I start planning it by researching the city to travel to, where I might stay, what I will visit once I’m there and who I might visit when I’m there. I begin looking up airline flights and the cost – even though I don’t even have the money for it! Miraculously, it works out every time. Sometimes, other things happen that get in my way, and the plan is postponed but I don’t throw out the plan. I just work harder at taking action and positively intending it – attracting it into my life. This year, I traveled for six months at someone else’s expense – no strings attached. That’s right. I didn't even have to pay for it and I took all my kids with me. I traveled to 40 states and Canada, with my kids, as the beneficiary of the law of attraction!
Attitude of Gratitude
The first time I heard this phrase, I was a miserable 25 year old who was marinating in the horror of her life and, boy, was it horrible. Someone close to me said in frustration after listening to me rant about my awful life, “Hey, attitude of gratitude!” I never forgot those words. It wasn’t a miracle for me. I didn’t go from negative Nelly to a happy, chatty Kathy overnight but something inside of me shifted. I began to realize that things weren’t as bad as I sometimes imagined and that there are so many things in my life to be grateful for. I feel so blessed! After traveling to the Middle East, where women aren’t allowed to drive, shop alone, work, or dress comfortably in hot weather, I appreciate the fact I was born in a country where those weren’t issues and where women are able to have careers. I felt lucky. Where I was born was not a choice but the rest of my life was! Be grateful. Practicing appreciation in your life allows you to fully foster the attitude you must have to succeed in attracting desired outcomes into your life. Proclaim your gratitude publically – like, on Twitter or in other ways. It will keep the attitude of gratitude building within you.
Okay, Naysayers, This Is For You!
I realize there are people out there who think this is total bull doo-doo. I get it. I get it because I was once one of YOU! I didn’t believe “feeling good” and thinking good thoughts, having “good vibes” or planning for something that I didn’t have the money to do was worth my time. It seemed like a bunch of nonsense - ridiculous stuff that cult members might believe in or maybe folksy, artsy people needed to latch onto so they could keep striving to be a famous artist instead of a struggling dishwasher. It took me hitting the rock bottom of my life with three children looking to me to solve all our problems for me to even consider this process as a possible option for saving my life. I didn't want to be a homeless mom, a welfare mom, and if I tried everything else already and nothing else was working… well, this might! I knew I had to be completely devoted to the process in order to give it a real shot. There were no half efforts but instead I had to be absolutely invested in the process. I gave myself a month to see real results but I didn't even need that long. I started seeing results in two weeks. At first, I was shocked. I thought, “Hmm, maybe that was a coincidence.” But, when you start seeing it over and over and over in your life, it’s no longer a coincidence. It’s happening because YOU’RE making it happen.
Will Smith is a famous actor who has attracted wealth and the wonderful trappings of his life to him. He starred in such films as I, Robot, Men in Black, and I Am Legend. He discusses the law of attraction openly as his means to make things happen in his own life. Watch how animated he becomes in this interview he had after one of his films. He is truly excited to speak about the law of attraction and how it works – because it does!
The Least You Need To Know
- Have a positive attitude towards all things in life. Let the little things go. Keep negative people at bay. Let no one affect your positive approach to life.
- Positive intention is required. Announce your intentions to the world. Keep it a real concept in your mind and in your world.
- Positive visualization is the vehicle to make your dreams reality. If visualizing is a challenge for you, use visual aids... draw, paint, or cut out pictures from magazines and put them up on your fridge or somewhere else you will see them daily.
- Mind over matter. Replace negative feelings with the absolute belief that what you desire is manifesting itself now!
- Take action towards your goals, even if you do not yet know the way to achieve them. Keep going in the direction you would go in. If obstacles get in the way, move them aside and keep taking action towards the objective.
- Attitude of gratitude. Appreciate what you already have. Be a grateful person.
- Law of Attraction - Coaching - What is Law of Attraction - How to use it
What is Law of Attraction and how to use it
- The Law of Attraction: Real-Life Stories - Oprah.com
You've heard how the law of attraction has been changing lives. Now, learn how to make it work for you!
''See yourself living in abundance and you will attract it. It always works, it works every time with every person.''~Bob Proctor~