Originally Posted by Balbrae
Thanks for your passionate posts and enthusiasm. I would agree with your observations here. The "how" is for the Universe. I am curious, though, what about this very "old" rule struck you as new? For example, off the top of my head, John Assaraf and Mike Dooley cover this concept in quite the same manner of exposition you describe that YWIYC does. Perhaps YWIYC describes it in additional ways that you have not covered?
Many different authors and LoA teachers cover all kinds of LoA concepts. The challenge I have found is that there are all kinds of differing opinions out there every aspect of the "formula".
For example, I believe it was Napoleon Hill who said that once you define your "Goal / Desired Outcome", you need to write down EXACTLY what you're willing to give exchange for that. Using my previous example, that would mean I might write down:
(a) I want to manifest $1,5000.
(b) I will provide someone with top quality web development services in exchange.
Well, the challenge with this is that (b) is controlling the HOW. Meaning, I'm telling the Universe that this is how I'm going to manifest the money. But really the $ could show up other ways.
This is just one example. Other authors go from defining the outcome you want to identifying the limiting beliefs that are preventing you from achieving it, and they state that those beliefs are what is preventing you from achieving your goals. Meaning, the HOW for everything in that case then becomes clearing limiting beliefs.
If you really start looking at most teachings out there by anyone, they still try to control the "HOW" in many ways.
Also, I have never heard anyone except Kevin Trudeau clarify the importance of not worrying about the HOW as it relates to manifesting.
Meaning, it's one thing to just say "Just let go and let the Universe bring it to you.", but just saying that doesn't tell us the importance of that one aspect of the "formula" in comparison to other parts.
Meaning, is "letting go" 5% important? Is it 10% important? Is it 90% important? Is it 99% important?
YWIYC clarified that for me.
Now that I think about it, I think the biggest thing YWIYC did for me is that it gave me an EXACT recipe to follow without any extra parts, and it made it abundantly clear - through enough repetition to actually make me finally grasp it - that ONLY those parts that are included in THIS formula are important.
Let me give you another example. How many times have you heard that in order to set a proper Goal / Outcome, you MUST set a deadline? Napoleon Hill says it in Think and Grow Rich. Tony Robbins teaches it in his trainings. The whole "Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals" training that a lot of people teach includes a "time frame" or "deadline" for your goals as a REQUIRED part of the formula.
What I love about YWIYC teachings is that they don't make that a requirement because it's not. In fact KT clearly states that you shouldn't use deadlines for goals in the majority of cases. Why not? Well, for one thing it once again starts to try to control the HOW. But there are other reasons. So now I don't set any deadlines on any of my goals/desires and they've been manifesting WAY faster this way.
Anyway...my point is that YWIYC not only taught me what to focus on, it also taught me what NOT to focus or waste my time with, and it also taught me in what order of importance I should focus on each part of the formula.
I essentially went from having 10,000 different THEORIES about how LoA works in my head - most of which had at least some parts that conflicted - to now just having ONE simple, and extremely effective step-by-step formula that I now use.
On a completely separate matter that your thread made me think of: Would you say that the manner of "manifesting" money that you describe is simply "going to work to earn your money?" Or, instead, do you consider this extra income that not part of your job or career in life? There has been some discussion on another thread, where a member asks: How many of you have manifested financially NOT through hard work?. From the questioner's perspective, I would ask: how is your manifesting $1,500 bucks here and $500 bucks there doing computer design work any different from me earning a salary in my line of work? I could say I manifested X amount last month, and I could even say I get two "extra" paychecks per year, based on the 26-pay-periods to match 24 billing cycles. But do you consider such ordinary income that we both make from doing our jobs special or "manifestations" out of the ordinary? I'm trying to figure out what people mean when they discuss what to me sounds like ordinary wage income earned for services rendered. |
I'm interested in hearing your perspective. Thanks, and best of luck to you!
There is a huge difference. Firstly, I didn't go looking for either of these contracts. I didn't put an ad out looking for work. I didn't advertise myself etc. These people came looking for me.
I didn't call around asking people "Hey, are you looking for some web design because I need to make an extra $1,500?" In fact I hardly ever even do web design anymore. I used to do it years and years ago, but I hardly ever do it anymore.
These are contracts that just "showed up" out of nowhere.
In another case, I won $500 cash by winning a contest.
In another case, someone who owed me money for over a year just showed up and gave me a check.
In another case where I set an intention to reduce my monthly expenses, I simply wrote down the intention and visualized how it would feel to reduce my expenses - and my cable company called ME asking me if they could provide me with MORE services and reduce my bill by $25/month.
Meaning, I am currently paying for $75/m for my Internet / Phone with them and have no cable. They called me and asked me if I would be interested in upgrading my Internet plan to 5x the speed I currently have, having the same Phone and also getting free cable for a year, and only pay $50/month.
I said yes and saved $25/m. I didn't phone them, they called me.
I also received a call from one of my credit card companies who called me to say that they would reduce my interest from 22% to 0%, lower my min. monthly payment from over $100/m to $20/m, and get rid of the $6/m service fee I'm paying reducing it down to $0/m.
Once again, I didn't call them, they called me. Five weeks ago I probably would have thought this is some kind of scam. I mean, why would a Credit Card company want to call me to offer to REDUCE my interest? That makes no logical sense right?
But with all the stuff I've been manifesting with YWIYC, this has now become an almost daily thing. I keep manifesting more and more awesome stuff and I don't even bother questioning the "logic" behind it, because I know the Universe is just doing it's thing.
It's not just WHAT I'm manifesting, but the timing of it. Like if you manifest $1,500 in extra business, that's one thing. But if you manifest $1,500 in extra business right after you ask for it, that's a different thing.
Same thing with the expenses. I manifested those expense lowering things AFTER I made the decision to manifest them. They just showed up. The Credit Card company call came in less than 12 hours after I set the intention to reduce my expenses. I set the intention at like 1am in the morning, and I got the call from the CC company first thing next morning.