|12-16-2011, 05:03 PM||#61 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2009
It's okay to differ, but if what you're doing doesn't work, consider trying something different.
Removing all negative talk about is what made the biggest difference for me.
And my reasoning is that what you focus on is what you get.
Even if I say, don't think about purple shoes, you'll think about purple shoes.
Or don't think about the number 345
There is evidence suggesting that focusing on negative words hurts your brain. check out this video around 11:00
TEDxConejo - Mark Robert Waldman - 03/27/10 - YouTube
Having said that, there is no question that negative things happen, and I don't deny negativity, as that's silly, but the point is I don't dwell on it.
|12-16-2011, 05:13 PM||#62 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
I hear you. But I also pay attention to what I don't want to look at. That's the difference. Because everything teaches me. It's what you make of it that determines how you can use and apply what you 'see' to change your life for the better.
Therein lies the secret of turning 'negative' into positive. It's called transformation - or changing the vibrational wave-pattern. Your thoughts are energy, but so are your e-motions (energy-in-motion). Anything that is bothering one on an emotional plane also has an effect on one's ability to manifest (as you probably know) powerfully and immediately.
Paying attention to that is acknowledging the negative feelings, too. And only when we respect these feelings and gut hunches can we truly, genuinely and authentically become positive and not 'superficially' just focus on the positive...choosing not to 'dwell' on them.
That's part of the inner work. Of staying awake instead of in denial.
And to just focus on the mental aspect is dangerous and not looking at yourself holistically. Never mind Ram Dass who probably was saying the same things as you do: 'I don't dwell on the negative' - but it's still growing (the cancer). Oops!
Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!
Everything is important. And, as the saying goes; the devil is in the details.
Last edited by Seahorse; 12-16-2011 at 05:16 PM.
|12-17-2011, 09:27 AM||#64 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Hi Waizen. Uhm, to be honest, I don't have a 'favoured' technique... Considering I manifested the weekend in Munich as well as the first class flight from Europe to NY when I had no clue or not ever heard about LoA, I suppose the sense of an innate 'entitlement' (I can have more than what those around me tell me I can...! Just because...), it was a process of what I would refer to as internalising my techniques... I work a lot with my dreams - always have. I can remember dreams from the time I was seven years old. Thus, visualising was almost second nature for me. It wasn't something I had to try very hard to be 'good' at.
I'm a linguist (English is only my 3rd foreign language) and I love playing with words, so that helps, too. I used to do a lot of translations (Fr, E, G, back & forth as part of my work), so I'm aware that clarity in terminology (i.e., how you word your affirmation or intention) is crucial... As I said earlier, the devil is in the nuances....but more importantly, what are you un- and subconsciously connecting with a specific word?
What I mean to say with that is that there are certain words that resonate differently for you than they would for me (or anybody else reading this).
Language is very subtle on a more emotional plane because it can be a 'trigger' (thus programming techniques such as NLP are controversial because they can completely 'programme' you in a specific fashion but turn you into a robot - if you are not aware what the technique is 'creating' on a more subtle plane for you).
In mind control (which has been around for as long as humanity but has not been referred to as such up until recently, which was briefly touched upon and misinterpreted by Being-Godot or whatever their screen nick), these techniques are used as trauma-based mind control wording (MK-Ultra and Monarch are used to programme military, other 'service personnel' and most of the 'famous' musicians & performers in the US going back to the 'Wizard of Oz'), which is why this is an extremely difficult and complex subject onto itself but it explains at least to some degree, why we attach certain meanings (as an example, a negative connotation with the word 'rich') to specific words because they're literally 'loaded' with heaviness and darkness. They can also trigger bad memories (thus programming as it is used in mind control and largely in the music and film industry). Lady Gaga is a horribly effective example of this - she's a mind controlled puppet.
The reason why I mention this is that when we keep 'mantra-ing' away "I am rich" but on an unconscious level we associate rich with 'filthy, dirty, nasty, scum-bag', etc, etc., it becomes a proverbial contradiction in terms of how we truly feel about 'being rich'.
It took me a long time to figure out my own language in using and applying my terminology to word my affirmations where they resonate extremely strongly, very unmistakable and clear, feel powerful and empowering.
I work with Tarot as well (have done so on & off since the late 90s) to show me where my subconscious is at. A 'snap shot', if you like, to see: 'am I on the right track'? So, that's another tool I use and when a 'negative' card pops up, I look at it more closely to get to 'why did this show up now? What's up with that?' What do I need to resolve, to let go, to dissolve and turn around?
It forces me to slow down and basically sort out within a few hours what needs sorting out - where the block is (turning inward and 'scanning my feelings and digging until I come up with what is at the bottom of it') whereas in the past it would take weeks or months or years () to suss out why I was sabotaging my attempts. I prefer working very effectively (because, make no mistake, it is work!) and bring things about within a short period of time and not have to hope and pray.
Next, I also have been meditating since I was a teenager (I'm Asian by birth but wasn't raised where I was born). I guess, one could allude that this made me more prone to turning 'East'... So, that in the process of doing so, I have learned to 'tune' into what they call the Akashic records (the band of all knowing that is accessible to all of us). I've done shamanic work in South America and Europe for some 6 years that, too, flows in (see reference above re nature and balance). This, in turn has opened my 3rd eye considerably, so that helps, too...
I've dabbled with LoA ever since I stumbled upon Louise Hay (the grandmother of new age development! ) but really got into this with Stuie (or Stuart) Wilde's books that just cracked me up, reading his adventures on creating abundance and prosperity while having fun (his best times are over but he was hilarious at the beginning). I've learned more from him than anyone else, including Abe-Hicks or Sanaya Roman. His book 'The Force' is still one of the most apt pointers as to how the universal energies work. So, all of the above is flowing into my process.
There are ways I have learned to 'address' my un- and subconscious in a semi-asleep state of consciousness that are just before you wake up or before you go to sleep. It's the most powerful way to completely eradicate these blocks (I mentioned above) because you're ego (mind) is not in the way - arguing with you and shouting you down.
I've got an enormous confirmation and boost in my ability to manifest what I want when, finally, last year, I was able to stop working and still have a regular income, covering my health insurance, too. And this is for my entire life. Not just a few years. In the meantime I'm working on improving my situation (hey, there's always room for improvement, yes?) I have no desire to go back to work because it's not part of my path in this physical incarnation. I know what I want and I have been able to bring it to me and I think the 'struggle' and the obstacles that you encounter, the setbacks, they teach you how to refine and fine-tune what it is you truly need to work on, release, let go and also, transform into something that works for you rather than against you. That momentum from the struggle gives you more oomph in the long-run.
To be free of any obligations to anyone or anything is the biggest gift we can give ourselves because we allow ourselves to become who we truly, deep down feel we can be but never have had the energy, the persistence, the stamina and 'being in it for the long-haul' that it takes to bring that about. My own testimony, and where I came from is proof of that. And I intend to continue. The negativity, the setbacks and the 'falling on your face', being ripped off (yep!), made me "pay attention to my intention" (I'm rhyming without chiming! ) and what energy and vibe I'm truly sending out.
Because it comes back down to your vibe, your energetic 'package' as a whole being, as an electro-'magnetic', or 'repellent' (as the case may be) force field that simultaneously attracts as well as repels - and whatever is stronger will manifest. To think we just 'attract' is a 'misnomer' - it's lacking the other part (if you like the analogy of night and day, you get the idea - if it were constantly light you wouldn't be able to sleep at all and it would drive your crazy in the end - I'm not saying that being 'positive' all the time drives you crazy but it's not real, it's fake and has no substance or longevity and somewhere down the line it fades away into nothingness).
Stuie puts it beautifully in that he alludes that even if some aspects of your life are working 'just fine', somewhere else, (say, private/personal or health-wise, or business) if things aren't going as smoothly as you'd want them in every area of your life, something is 'out of whack' - or in another words: Your balance is off.
When you align and accept the negativity within yourself as polar opposite that is necessary to be a wholesome being (we all have darkness and we all have our own demons even if the 'LoA' tries to ignore or even deny that), balanced, and aware of their darkness, that part of you (the shadow) never gets the better of you (see, Maddoff, Corzine, Lehman Brothers' CEO Dick Fuld, Enron, and on and on) getting you into hairy situations all the positive affirmations in the world won't get you out of. Or the moolah you've skimmed from other people.
There, too, Stuie puts it very succinctly in that as an example, someone who amasses 'fortunes' in illicit ways ends up attracting the boomerang effect by virtue of his feeling on a very unconscious level, guilty about ripping people off (Maddoff again is a prime example of this, admitting himself that he wanted to be found out so he could just stop his charade and Ponzi scheme but didn't know how to get out of the mess he'd created). Universal Law is immutable and it applies to anybody, regardless as to how rich they may seem on the outside. The last few years have shown this on the material, physical plane. All the scandals and the people that are finally being called to 'justice' is the universal law in very obvious effect and 'manifestation'.
Oops, I've been rambling again! Oh dear
So, to get back to your question: it's a combination of techniques I've acquired and personalised over the years, fine-tuning them as I progressed and am still progressing...
Thank you for hanging in there and reading me.
Last edited by Seahorse; 12-17-2011 at 10:22 AM.
|12-17-2011, 06:06 PM||#65 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: BC, Canada
I've manifested all kinds of money without doing "work" for it using the Law of Attraction.
Just recently I used LoA to win a contest for $500 cash. Well, not cash - it was a check sent to my house, but same thing.
Just a few days ago I manifested $2,000. About 2.5 weeks before that I manifested a deal for one of my businesses which will be worth between 6 to 7 figures in the next 2 years.
All of these financial amounts have started to accelerate and come to me with increasing frequency since I have become a member of the Global Information Network and have been applying the real Law of Attraction formula taught in "Your Wish is Your Command".
I now recommend this method as the definitive method of using LoA to everyone I know.
|12-18-2011, 03:45 PM||#66 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
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|12-18-2011, 04:51 PM||#67 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Seahorse: thank you so much for your lengthy response. I have actually bookmarked this thread (the page, actually) because of this one post of yours alone. It really hit a note with me. And, don't apologize for the length...you had a lot of valued information here.
This is why I loved it:
In my case, I've been involved with IM since I was a teenager also. I'm 52, so that was a pretty long time ago. There have been large periods of times in my life when it wasn't part of my life, but I've always felt it as true as a core belief. Lately (the last two or so years) I've felt, what I can only describe, as a 'quickening' of sorts, where I've really been putting some time and study into this.
I've had quite a bit of success with manifestations but for whatever reason, money has always been a stumbling block for me. This has always bothered me.
I come from a family where most of the members have done well, financially. Not super rich, mind you, but quite comfortable. My family members all get along great, no one dislikes anyone else and everyone can be thought of as a decent person. Everyone's financial status can be thought of as having been earned by hard work (or smart work) but at least the common thread is that everyone has what they have.
...and then there's me...
I'm also a very decent person, the proverbial 'nice guy.' I work really hard. I'm smart, having earned a couple of degrees and such. Like all members of my family, I have a great work ethic, etc. But, it seems that money keeps alluding my existence. I'm not, in any way, in poverty level, but I find myself just scraping by. At the end of the month, after paying my bills, I actually just scape by, with only about a few dollars left in my bank account. Always just enough. Not more...not less. If I ever do happen on a few extra bucks somehow, then something happens to spend it for me. That's the time, for example, when my dog will do something stupid and spend that money with vet bills or something. You get the picture.
It's like trying to bring an airplane in for a safe landing but just barely making it to the edge of the landing strip...every time. Very stressful.
Now, after a long time looking at myself, I can safely state that I don't have any kind of negative thoughts about money. I don't think wealthy people are bad in any way. I'm actually happy for anyone who has money...I just wish I was one of them.
So, if I don't have any kind of negative image of rich people, then what? I kept thinking on this and thinking on this for a really long time.
Then, a simple thing hit me the other day: it's not that money is bad...just the opposite. It's that I have money up on too high a pedestal! With this realization, I examined my emotions whenever I think of me getting a high level of wealth. What I found is that the emotions are very similar to those whenever I encounter another person who I happen to have on a high pedestal.
For instance, if I anticipate being in the same room as a respected celebrity, or a former lover who I still have feelings for, there is a certain excited form of anxiety I feel. That is my closest description of what I feel whenever I think of myself actually having wealth. That anxiety then translates into myself not relating with being a wealthy individual. In fact, it directly manifests what I do think of myself: one who just gets by.
People with wealth and nice things don't think of those things as a big deal. Those surroundings have become a regular part of their environment; a regular part of their daily view. In my case, I have a problem taking the 'big deal' out of wealth. I need to start feeling it as being a part of my current life, in a natural way.
What you wrote basically said to me that I need to tackle my self image of what kind of person I am. Actually, I've been theorizing this for a while and your post solidified it.
What I've been doing is to realize that I am a member of my family...not the financial outcast (which is how I currently see myself). The techniques of visualization are not as important as what my daily core feelings are about my situation.
I have to go about my day, being a wealthy person. Making it a core belief which will eventually translate into a vibrational shift.
So, again, thank you. I'm glad you joined the forum and I can see you have a lot to offer.
Last edited by waizen; 12-18-2011 at 04:56 PM.
|12-18-2011, 05:34 PM||#68 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
I do have one affirmation/belief that I do subscribe to that started me on the path to entering sweepstakes and also use it for other situations in my life. I heard about people winning big prizes and money and when I would see what they were doing that required no real talent or even much smarts I thought "if they can do it, I can too". That belief worked in sweeping and pretty much many other things in my life.
|12-18-2011, 10:41 PM||#69 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Consider re-framing that from "I just had enough money to squeak through to the end of the month!" to "I had plenty of money to last until the end of the month! And I still have a few bucks left! Awesome!" And when you start to feel stressed out every month, remind yourself--"I always make it to the end of the month just fine! I have plenty of money!"
Sure, it sounds crazy, and it will feel like a lie at first, but if you can re-train yourself to recognize how what you already have is good, and acknowledge that it's good, it will become much easier to manifest something better.
Many people are intimidated by expensive shops. They're afraid the staff will be snobbish, or that they'll have to confess they can't really afford the expensive goods for sale. They become intensely aware of their lack of money (as well as their lack of other traits such as sophistication, taste, or worthiness to own these objects). They're effectively telling themselves that these things are too good for them (the pedestal you mentioned), and totally out of reach--and so they are.
So going into stores carrying luxury goods, paying attention to the thoughts and feelings that come up and recognizing them for the limiting ideas they are, can be very helpful. Repeating these kinds of shopping expeditions until you can feel comfortable and confident in that environment brings you into closer alignment with the vibration of wealth, as does getting used to the prices of items in those stores. When a $500 wallet or $25,000 watch no longer seem horrifically expensive, you're on the right track.
And you don't have to actually want these things, much less buy them--you just have to start seeing them as normal and attainable, not an out-of-reach exception to reality.
I did a similar exercise with houses, just before I started looking for my current house (only I did it online). I looked at real estate listings for houses far outside my price bracket--huge mansions, estates, penthouse apartments in NYC, private islands, etc. Initially, I felt intimidated at the thought of actually living in any of them--I'd have to have staff (and where was I going to find them, and how was I going to manage them, and could I trust them?), I'd have to live up to certain expectations, and to properly live in some of those houses I'd have to lead a certain lifestyle that seemed far out of reach.
But I kept looking at them, and imagining the life I would lead in those houses, until they stopped seeming so intimidating. I didn't want those houses, or that kind of lifestyle, but after spending some time playing with the idea of it I didn't feel so anxious about it anymore.
So when it came time to look for my current house, I didn't freak out when I spotted the perfect house online--the one I immediately knew was my house--even though the asking price was almost twice what I'd planned on spending. It was still a lot of money, but next to all the multi-multi-million-dollar estates I'd looked at, it was peanuts. And since I'd lost so much of my resistance to the idea of a house that cost that much, I actually managed to buy it--everything just fell into place, through an incredible set of circumstances.
|12-19-2011, 03:14 PM||#71 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2010
However, I do take advantage of trips to visit family where I did grow up. I grew up in Northern New Jersey (USA). For those of you who are familiar with that area, you know there is no shortage of shopping areas, stores, etc. and the parking lots are always full.
Over the Thanksgiving holidays, I took a trip to one of the many malls...one with upscale stores...to purposely do just what you suggested. It was nice being around an active, crowded, mall. Unlike the mall in my area, this one didn't have most of its stores sitting empty. I walked around with my son and pretended I had all the money available to me to buy whatever I wanted...but just 'chose not to spend any money that day...didn't see anything that struck my fancy...nothing I couldn't live without...add to my collection...etc.'
When I was done window shopping, I noted my emotions and carried them back home with me.
I also did the same thing while visiting my relative's homes. I 'borrowed' the visuals of my relative's nice homes and used them as my own...especially how everyone acted in the homes...in other words...acting at home there.
Unfortunately, the visuals only lasted so long because when I came back to my area after the holidays, I was bombarded with a constant visual of where I live. The one with the 'Walmart way of life.'
Thanks for your response.
BTW: no, I cannot move from my current area at this time in my life because of family reasons.
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