I'm new to this forum but not new to the Law of Resonance (which I think is a more appropriate term than Law of Attraction because it's our resonance
that makes the difference in how and in which fashion we manifest). Law of Resonance is in direct relation with our own vibrational wave pattern and thus explains much better why we do not seem to be able to 'manifest' as we would like to even if our mind 'thinks' it "knows" what it wants.
I certainly have found that the un
conscious (which is even more powerful than our sub
conscious because the un
conscious is 'programmed' at the very earliest stages of our being born) can truly play havoc with our 'best of intentions'...
If someone (as was in my case) was born into extreme poverty, the unconscious has a direct 'memory' of survival issues. Even if we later 'un'learn that this is not a constant condition, it can still hamper our forceful effect and ability on manifesting our intentions successfully. The reason I am elaborating on this very important aspect of 'I-M' is that most of us are, to some degree or other, the 'product' of conditioning and 'programming' whereby if we are (as an example) born into wealth, it's completely natural to "expect" money to be there. There's no doubt on any
level that this is our natural state of 'beingness', whereas someone who has not had the same 'headstart' can get sabotaged by his unconscious even if they think they've "overcome" this earliest life experiences.
Just thought I'd let that flow in here because even Steve Pavlina seems to not have sussed out by now that the best way to overcome these hurdles (the negative side-effects of manifesting wealth - as he calls them) is to not just 'accept' these side-effects but to let go and release these blockages from our un- as well as subconscious.
The resistance to surrender is one of the main stumbling blocks to manifesting, and is the tricky part for a lot of people that are new to this.
As 'The Hanged Man' of the Tarot deck calls on us: "Let go and let God".
All of the above is too often overlooked in the whole process of manifestation and the blockages, hurdles and barriers that keep us from manifesting what we want as
we want it. Deserving is an enormously important aspect of it and certainly, when at the outset, one does not get that sense of 'entitlement' and a 'right' to have all one's needs met and wants fulfilled, it can play devil's advocate as one is in the process of trying to change reality to match one's new level of "consciousness".
I have successfully manifested freedom from ever having to work again - with all the time in the world at my disposal to do what I want - within a certain frame of reference. I am intent on changing that but I have 'plenty of time' at my disposal to bring that about. So it's all good (time is
money, as the saying goes!
) I value my free time (and not having to answer to anyone
!) immensely. I've also manifested being 'double booked' on a transatlantic flight from Europe to NY, JFK airport and flew first class without having to pay for it! Talk about flying high in style, with a glass of champagne in your hand!
I lived in Beverly Hills and didn't have to pay rent and got all the spending money for groceries one can think of.
I won a holiday to Munich (I live in Europe) at a very nice hotel. I just returned from a trip to South Korea all paid for, for an entire week at a decent (no; not luxury but, hey I didn't have to pay for it!) hotel, the airline ticket was paid for, too, and although I initially would have had to pay €220 to have single room occupancy (it was a group endeavour) for that week, I got my own room free of charge.
Just these past few weeks, I manifested €5000 and not having to work for it. It was in my account just like that.
Obviously, I'm doing something right and, if I may be so upfront about it, it's also to prove that even if you come from an extremely difficult background, with the worst possible start in life, you can still bring about the change within yourself to manifest bigger, better and what you want. In the end it's about fine-tuning your vibrational wave-pattern. The clearer and more distinct your intention is, the more effective your manifestation.
The main work is really within. In that I agree with Steve: as within - so without. Jason
, I did want to respond to your earlier post in which you said that one should never talk negatively about rich people. I beg to differ.
Looking at the corruption that has gripped most of the financial sector (I come out of investment banking myself), it is
understandable that a lot of people are seriously pissed at the 'rich' folks that just seem to extend their long, greedy fingers (Goldman Sachs being the vampire squid prime example) for getting off scot-free while ruining people's livelihood and pension funds. To merely say: 'it's their own fault' is true to a certain degree but I also think that one has to maintain an awareness that greed (for power and possession) brings out the worst in people (monsters in disguise).
I used to work in the City of London (the financial hub in Europe) and believe me, I can truly empathise with both
sides of the coin. Just because we can manifest abundance and prosperity, does not entitle us to look down our noses on those that become subject to the fraud and deliberate manipulation of the stock market.
My suggestion as to how one can look at and maybe approach these people is that one ought to acknowledge that what they do as well as how
they got their money and their wealth, is not 'clean' by a long shot and therefore the anger, resentment and frustration ought at least be given its rightful place and may be interpreted as a justified 'side-effect' and consequence of these people's undeserved ridiculous wealth. The energy around these people is not
to be emulated because it's not a healthy energy - it's self-destructive and ultimately falls in on itself. Bernie Maddoff is a very good representation of that.
The difference with the intention and manifestation of truly creating lasting prosperity is to make sure that the manifestation and source whereby the money is coming from is energetically clean
and without negative or dubious entanglements (no strings attached, unconditional) as well as to ask that what one manifests is protected by an energetic shield (so it actually benefits us rather than run through one's fingers like sand).
You can 'rant' on those that seem to talk badly about those that envy other people's wealth, but I also think it is important to not turn a blind eye on the evil and negative shenanigans of the financial scammsters (I was a victim of it, too and it really taught me a very hard lesson to pay attention to that). To not pay attention to that is to be in denial that this side of the 'prosperity' aspect exists and is very real indeed (the Mafia is another example that comes to mind). It's a bit like those that keep repeating to themselves: 'I am healthy' but are full with cancer (...Ram Dass is somebody who is a staggering example of self-denial and lying to themselves and not walking the walk...).
Things are never as black and white as people would like to make
them. To not acknowledge the dark makes you blind when you stare too long into the sun. There are a lot of shades of grey - from very light grey to very, very dark, almost black. Distinction is vital and imperative in working with the Law of Resonance because it does reflect in our life, too.
Sorry for the long post, but I've felt there were quite a few things missing. To be over-positive creates imbalance. The universe, and nature by default, seeks balance and equilibrium at all times. That is why acknowledging what is
, is a major part of bringing about true, lasting change on the vibrational plane, manifesting as 'hard evidence' in our daily life.