May 30, 2008

Law of Attraction Relationships - Have You Made Room For It?

It was a Friday night, almost a year ago, when my best friend and I were sitting on the living room floor in her apartment sharing a pizza and a couple of cold beers. As was customary, the conversation ended up where it did so many times at our little “get togethers”. Where was “he” and when was “he” going to show up in her life? The man of her dreams, her future husband.

She had been single for almost two years and we’re not talking a little dry spell here, we’re talking draught! She hadn’t even been asked out on a single date in all that time

When I first started suggesting exercises to her that she could use to attract the man she wanted she had laughed me off. (She always thought me a little strange, but I love her to death.) Finally after about 8 months of absolutely no prospects she was willing to try anything!

We started with the basics. I told her to write down all the things that she was wanting in a new boyfriend. I had her mentally picture being with this wonderful person and laughing with him, confiding in him, trusting him and having fun with him, even though she didn’t have anyone particular in mind yet.

But surprisingly (especially to me) nothing had come of it yet. It was something that had really been bugging me because I could not figure out why it wasn’t working. She was an attractive girl, intelligent, had a good job, and was a lot of fun to be with. She had been doing the practices on a daily basis (so she says) and still nothing. I just couldn’t figure it out -- until that “fateful” Friday evening.

You see the reason we were having our little indoor picnic on her living room floor was because there wasn’t anyplace else in her apartment to sit. Everything was covered with shopping bags, clothes, magazines, bills, you name it, it was all over the place. (As great as my friend is, neatness is definitely not one of her strong points.)

So when we got to that usual point in the conversation where she asked yet again “Why can’t I just meet him already?! I looked at the chaos around us and jokingly replied “Even if you did, where would you put him?” We both laughed at that for a minute, but I suddenly realized that maybe there was something to that after all.

As much as she always said she was prepared for him to show up – was she really? Where would she put him? Did she even have room for him? Not just in her apartment – but how about her life?

So then I asked her seriously. “Let’s say he did appear tomorrow, would you be ready for him? What if he wanted to stay here?”

Her response pretty much told me everything. “Are you kidding? Look around you! I wouldn’t let anybody see this place looking like this except you!”

So then I asked “So what would you have to do to be comfortable with him here?”

And the list began. “Well first I would have to obviously clean this place up. I wouldn’t want him to think I am a total slob or worse some high maintenance shopaholic. I would have to paint the walls, buy new sheets for the bed unless he’s a fan of Hello Kitty. Let’s see… new underwear, new nightgown, new robe, I would definitely lose ten pounds because I couldn’t walk around naked looking like this…”

The list went on and on. I could barely keep up with her as I grabbed a pen and paper to get it all down. We even decided she would have to make room for him in one

of her closets, at least leave him one empty clean drawer in both the bedroom and the bathroom for his things. By the time we were done my hand was cramped from writing so much.

I had suddenly realized that while all of this time she had been saying she was ready for someone to come into her life, the truth was subconsciously she had this incredible list of all the reasons why she wasn’t ready or prepared for him to show up. So we decided that the obvious solution was to get her physically as well as mentally prepared for this person to become a reality.

I was glad this conversation took place on a Friday night, because we worked like demons that entire weekend. We found ourselves giggling as we made her place “mate-ready.” She even bought “him” a new toothbrush to keep in the bathroom. She actually went as far as considering ordering the sports channel on cable for him – but I talked her out of that one. First, because we didn’t even know if he would be a big sports fan, but more importantly, if he was, we didn’t want to give him a reason to sit around and watch it all day long.

By the time Sunday night rolled around we were both exhausted but feeling a lot better. Her place never looked better, (I finally got to eat at the table for the first time) and she suddenly did feel that if the man of her dreams showed up tomorrow she would be absolutely prepared for him.

For me it was an eye opening experience because I realized how rarely we pay attention to the little things. We don’t notice that we might be saying one thing, but in reality are acting in a completely different manner.

So the question to you is this: Do you have any of these little unconscious things preventing you from receiving what you want? Have you made plans or room for what you desire in your life?

If you want a new house, have you started throwing away the stuff in the old place preparing for the move? If it’s a new wardrobe, have you cleaned out your closet to make room for your new items? If it’s a relationship, have you starting acting the way you would want your new love to see you? If it’s money, have you sat down and decided how you were going to smartly invest the millions coming your way? What charities you will donate to? Have you made an itinerary on your computer of the trips you plan on taking?

Whatever it is that you are wanting, have you taken the physical actions that you would be taking if you already had it?

The Law of Attraction works when you get on the same vibrational level as the thing that you are wanting. So while you should absolutely think great positive thoughts as often as possible, definitely say affirmations to get it into your subconscious, positively be grateful for all you currently have…you should also take some physical action to show Universe that you are so sure it is on its way to you, that you are already physically preparing for it.

Oh, and by the way, in case you wanted to know what happened with my girlfriend. She met “him” about a month and a half later. She probably would have met him sooner but that’s how long it took for her to lose those pesky 10 pounds. (Our Friday night beer and pizza nights probably didn’t help.) They are now happily engaged and he has moved in. Why? Because now he has some room to!

So do not only tell Universe that you are ready for what you are wanting, show it and act as if it is already here! Now that’s what getting in alignment is all about.

Happy Creating!

May 29, 2008

Manifestation Exercise # 7 - How To Eliminate The Negative Past and Get A Fresh Start Today

Imagine that you have this friend. Your best friend. A friend who has been through everything with you in life, all of your ups and downs.

Now at times you think this friend is great! Who would you be without this friend? There is just one little thing though about this friend that drives you crazy. He or she just lives to criticize you.

They remind you of every embarrassing thing you have ever done, every mistake that you have ever made. They can make you feel guilty, jealous, and angry like no one else on the planet can.

They tell you that you will never be more than you are now. That you should just be grateful for what you have because what makes you think that you are so special and entitled to anything more?

They tell you to get real. That you will never get that dream girl or guy, they are way out of your league. They say you will never get that promotion because you are just not smart enough.

On and on they go everyday telling you what you cannot be, have or do.

Now you might be thinking, who on Earth would want a friend like that?

The answer is you if you are still letting that pesky thing called Ego run your life. Read the above statements again and see if that “friend” sounds familiar to you.

We originally created the Ego to help us stay focused on our own unique experiences while on Earth. Because we are in fact All One, we needed a sort of tuner to help keep us focused on our own station and have a way to “tune out” all the other traffic out there. Otherwise we would just be hearing all the other gibberish from all the other parts of ourselves (the millions of other people on our planet right now).

The problem however began when we started giving that Ego too much power and mistakenly started to believe that the tuner was in fact our “identity”. When we started to believe everything it told us was truth.

Our next mistake was in believing that everything that has happened up in our lives until today has now defined who we are going to be tomorrow. Another trick of that pesky Ego. It has now established our identity and it doesn’t want to give it up easily. It likes itself just where it is. It feels safe and easy…even if you are miserable.

So now when you say “I’m going to lose weight and get in shape over the next few months“ the Ego says “Uh. Uh, Uhhhh. No we are not. I am comfortable here. I don’t like change. We have now established ourselves as a “slightly overweight person” and I don’t feel comfortable changing that label.” And then it goes into a whole bunch

of reasons why you won’t be able to do it. It will tell you things like “You’ve tried it a million times before and it’s never worked so why even bother.” Or “you’re never going to find time to go to the gym a couple of times a week.” or “Eating food that is good for you is boring” or any of the one million things it will try to come up with. I am sure you can fill in any blanks from your own pesky little voice.

So now…what do you do?

You need to shake that little sucker up. Throw it off its tracks. Shock the heck out of it!

How do you do this?

You focus on the moment of NOW!

You see, the Ego can only survive on the past. All of the criticism, guilt, negative talk and thoughts all stem from things that it has made connections with from your past.

If you choose to live in this NOW moment there is nothing for it to feed off of anymore

You can be a new person as of this MOMENT. It does not matter a lick what happened in your childhood, or past relationships. It doesn’t matter how many mistakes you have made or how many failures you have had. That is in the Past. It’s over. There is nothing that can be done about any of that.

All that matters is right NOW. This moment. Right NOW you can be anything you want to be! And there is no one to tell you differently.

So what is the exercise?

Grab a pad or open a fresh page on your word processor.

Imagine that you just arrived on this Earth for the first time this morning.

You have absolutely no preconceived notions about anything.

Everything around you is fresh and new. You are amazed at all the unbelievable experiences you can have while you here on this planet. It is like the biggest playground you have ever seen!

Write down all your impressions. Even the smallest thing. Imagine you were writing someone “back home” and explaining all of the wonderful things down here on this planet there are to experience.

Tell them about the food! You discover there are at least 25 different places you can eat with hundreds of food choices within blocks of you. Tell them about the people! There are so many you can meet, have fun with, laugh with, share things with. Tell them about all the millions of ways people have to make money while they are here. Explain how you can’t imagine anyone not being able to earn a fantastic living while here doing something they love because there are just so many options!

How about where you live? Explain how cool your house and apartment are. Explain about cell phones, televisions, computers, etc.

For the next few days keep acting like everything you see around you is brand new Everything is possible for you because “you have never tried them before”.

And if that pesky ego tries to thwart your fun be sure to say to it “I don’t know who you are or where you get your pessimistic ideas little fellow but I know that I am entitled to experience every good thing down here just be being here. So I think you better move on and find someone to tell your silly fantasies to.

You will be amazed at how differently you will see the world and all of your possibilities when you look at them with fresh eyes.

Happy Creating!

May 27, 2008

Manifestation Exercise # 6 - Become the Writer and Director Of Your life

"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players" For some reason I have always liked that saying. It just seems to roll easily off the tongue. I can't even tell you how many times I have heard other people quote it as well.

In the past I understood that quote to mean something totally different than I what I believe it means now. Back then (before my learning and studying) when I heard or thought about that quote, I took it to mean that I was merely one of the players taking "direction" from a higher authority "up there" and was just merely acting out a play that was being scripted without my input.

As I started learning more about the creative power each of us has and the Law of Attraction however, I started realizing that it was me, myself, that was writing and directing the whole production. I was the one hiring the actors, writing the scenes and designing the sets.

For example, the person I am married to was "hired" by me (after quite a few bad auditions by other actors I might add). The "set" has been designed by me. I realize as I look around me now that it was me who put up that mirror, painted the wall that color and picked those couches.

And I also realized that I am the one who continually decides which role different actors are going to portray in my play everyday, as well as where the scenes are going to take place.

So where is the exercise in this? It is time for you to see yourself as the writer and director of your own life.

If there is anything you are unhappy with in your life, it is time for you to rewrite the script.

With pen and paper in hand, visualize that you are in fact a writer and director sitting in an empty auditorium watching your "production" play out in front of you. What is working and what isn't?

How does your main character (you, of coarse) look? Are you happy with their appearance? Is there something you would like to change? Thinner, healthier, different clothes, different style?

Are they optimistic and funny? Sarcastic or angry? Do they wallow in self-pity that annoys you to hear from your seat in the auditorium? Do they keep saying the same thing over and over again? Things like "this will never work" or "I'll never get what I want" or "Why can't I do this"? As an objective observer how does this sound to you now?

What about the other characters you created in their life? Are they helping the main character or doing more harm than good? Are they upbeat? Are they supportive? Do they help the main character along or hinder them?

What about the set? Is your main character living in a place that one would consider pleasing or dreary? Is it fresh and clean or a chaotic disaster?

Where does that character work? Is it someplace inspiring, uplifting,with the potential of growing into something bigger? Does this job move the character's story along? Or is it monotonous, boring and seeming to go nowhere?

There are two main objectives with this exercise. 1. To take a step back from your emotions and try to view your life from the perspective of an objective observer and 2. Remember that it is indeed you who is in charge of how this production plays out on a moment to moment basis.

Now that you have written down your observations (and be honest about what you are viewing - keep your emotions out of it this first draft) it is now time for editing.

Grab your eraser and erase the things that aren't working for you. Better yet, physically cross them out - slash lines through them viciously - as you tell yourself "that is definitely going in the wrong direction" and rewrite what you would like to see happen.

Know as you do this that you are in fact taking back control of your own story; instead of letting your main character wander around in circles on stage just acting and reacting mindlessly to the actions of the other characters.

Remember that you are the director as well. Up till now your play has run amok with no direction. Jump into your directors chair and state step by step what it is going to happen next and how you have decided this play is going to unfold.

For instance: State that the main character (you) is going to walk into the job interview "scene" full of confidence. The main character is going to meet a great new employer character that is friendly and has a great sense of humor. See both characters hitting it off wonderfully. See the smile on your main characters face as they turn to the audience and give a jubilant "Yes!" to the audience that they have found the job they want with a person they like. Imagine the members in the audience applauding and laughing at the awesome display of excitement!

Then do this with your other scenes. Write down the great romance, the pleasant sets, the fun scenes with friends, the warm scenes with family.

As you do this, you will receive a clearer view of what you are wanting to create in your life as well as remembering that you are in fact the writer and director of your own life. Remember there is no one outside of you writing this play. It is all yours!

So go write the production you have always dreamed of. And believe with all of your heart that each scene you write will have no other option but to come to fruition. After are the author. No one gets to write this story except for you!

Happy Creating!

May 21, 2008

Manifestation Exercise # 5 - How To Create What You Want For Your Future

Do you currently have a goal that you would like to attain, but are unsure of what the next step should be in attaining it? Or maybe you think you know what you "should" do but your find doubts or fears of failure are standing in your way? Maybe neither of the above apply but you find that no matter what you do, you still haven't gotten to where you want to be.

Quite often people set goals for themselves and "on paper" they look very attainable if that person were to follow certain steps. In reality however, their subconscious mind may have something completely different going on and it could be sabotaging their efforts.

Fear of failure or success. Fear of more responsibility. Fear of change. Afraid that they are not good enough or deserving enough for what they are wanting. Without even realizing it they may "say" that they want something, may scream it even; but in truth never "really" believe it is going to happen for them.

That is where this manifestation exercise comes in. The idea behind this exercise is to pretend that you have already accomplished what it is you are wanting and now you are just looking back to see how you got there.

For example:

Say your dream is to become a best selling author. So you wake up this morning and pretend that you already are a best selling author. How does that feel? Do you feel proud that you made it? Do you feel accomplished? How satisfying is it? What would you be doing today as a best selling author? Would you be going to a book signing? Would you be checking on the computer to see how far up your title is on Amazons best seller list? Really get the feel of it. Would you stand taller, dress nicer? Imagine people driving by your house and saying "Did you know that _______ lives there? You know the best selling author of _________ books." How cool does it feel that they are talking about you!

Now pretend that this afternoon as this best selling author, you are on your way to an interview and you are about to explain how you got to where you are today. What would you say? You see...this is the most important part of this exercise. The first part is to know how it feels to have accomplished your goal. It's a done deal - you have arrived! Now it is time to figure out the steps you took to get there.

So you work backwards. You say "Well on such and such a day - I remember the day clearly (which would be today of coarse) that I decided nothing was going to stand in my way. So I sat down and wrote two articles that I submitted to these two
publications. While waiting for them to be approved, I started attending a writing

class during the evening and then would go home and write for 3 or 4 hours every night. Sometimes I would get so involved that I didn't notice that the sun was coming up. Even though I had my doubts and fears I kept writing. I let nothing dissuade me. Until finally one day it all came together. My articles got printed, my book was ready to be edited......"

Anyway... you get the idea. Sometimes people get so boggled down in fear or are so unsure of what their next move should be, that they find themselves paralyzed -- spinning their wheels and going nowhere.

So the trick is to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that your goal is in fact reached. It is a done deal! It is already accomplished in your future and done! Now you just need to figure out the steps that got you there.

This exercise can be done with any goal you have.

You want to own a new house. Imagine yourself in it already and work backwards to see how you got there. Well, first you called a realtor, then you made calls to different banks about loans, than you packed up the stuff in your apartment...etc.

You want to get married. Imagine yourself on your wedding day in front of a mirror dressed in your gown or tux, thinking back to how you got there. How the two of you met in that Law of Attraction seminar you decided to attend and knew immediately that you were perfect for each other.

You want a promotion in your company. Imagine you are sitting in your new office explaining to a new hire the steps you took to become "the person you are today". You want to lose weight. Imagine yourself in those awesome fitting jeans explaining to your best friend what you did to get in shape.

I have found that pretending that you are explaining your life and your success to someone else is very effective. Because you feel even in your pretending that you are talking from a place of authority. You are a person who has already accomplished what they set out to do and are the perfect person to give advice to others.

So get started imagining today! Write down all the steps you "took" to be a success. Then realize that this list in front of you has now become your blueprint. All you have to do is follow it.

Start with the first step right now. And if fear ever tries to rear its ugly head, think "back" to your "future" vision and realize that you obviously worked through the fear because you "became" successful, so whatever that little pesky fear might have been, obviously wasn't big enough to stop you.

Remember you really are entitled and deserving to be and have whatever you want while on this Earth. There is no one "out there" who has placed any limitations on you whatsoever.

So look into your future and see who you became. Then work backwards and figure out how you got there. Also keep in mind that the law of attraction brings you what you focus on. If you focus on the success you have become it has no choice but to help you make that a reality.

Happy Creating!

May 19, 2008

Manifestation Exercise # 4 - Create More Money With The Prosperity Game

This is another exercise first introduced by Abraham Hicks that I have found to be extremely helpful in creating more money in my life.

Quite often many of us say that we want more money. But because the idea of "really having" a lot of money is so foreign to us - we find it very hard to create it from our current experience.

Because we continually experience lack and are so used to working from that perspective, it is very hard to "really" imagine what having a lot of money "feels" like. And as you know the Law of Attraction works from our "beliefs" and "feelings" about what we are trying to attract.

This is where the Prosperity Game comes in. The Prosperity Game is a practice of receiving checks from "the Universe" that doubles in its amount every day. Each day as you accept this check it is your job to spend every cent of it. Sounds easy right? But, if you are not used to having a lot of money you will be surprised how hard it is at first to stretch your imagination. This is the most important part of the game. The game is designed so you can practice stretching your limited ideas about money and to get an understanding of what it really "feels" like to have unlimited amount of money at your disposal.

Here are the basics of how the game works, then we will go into the various ways you can play. Every day you will receive a virtual check from the Universe, and each day thereafter it will double in size. So, on day one you will receive a check for $1,000. You need to then spend that entire $1,000 by the end of that day. List each thing you will buy with it and the approximation of what it will cost. The next day you receive a check for $2,000. Again you must spend it all. The next day, $4,000, then $8,000, then $16,000, etc. Each day the day's before amount doubles. Sound easy enough? You would be surprised how hard it gets when you reach the $100,000 mark.

Now here is the catch. The first rule is you cannot give it away freely to anyone unless it is for a special occasion, i.e., birthday, anniversary, etc. The reason behind this is going with the thought that EVERY one of us can create any amount we desire at any time and that lack is not possible for anyone on this Earth. It is an important part of the exercise to get it into your subconscious that everyone had the same entitlement to create whatever they want in life and it helps to remind you of each persons ability to do this anytime you feel tempted to give them money. (The exception to this rule is if your future plans are to start up your own charity. Then you may list all the things you would need to purchase for it to be successful.)

The second rule is to not put it into any kind of savings unless you saving up for something specific like a house. The reason behind this is that "saving" in its traditional form infers that someday there might not be any more coming in and that you will need money to "fall back on." If you are a true creator and believer you will realize that there will never be a day when more than enough money is not constantly coming in for your use. Also if you are going to save for the "dream house" it's probably better that you not do that until your money has reached at least the $100,000 mark. This way you get used to spending the smaller amounts every day.

Different Ways to Play This Game

There are several ways to do this game. It is up to you which inspires you or is the most comfortable for you.

Use Actual Checks:

Do you have any old bank accounts that you have since closed but couldn't make yourself throw out the box of checks that went with them? They are perfect for this game. Get a blank white envelope and on the front of it write something like: Dear Your Name Here: We love you so much we have decided to give you an allowance for the rest of your life. You deserve this money just for being who you are, because who you are is perfect. This money will double in value everyday because we know that the value of you as a being doubles everyday. Use this abundance to create whatever it is you are wanting to create today and know and trust you will always have more than enough for all that you need. Love Universe (or Higher Self, whichever you prefer).

Then write out the first check for $1,000. Write it To: your name; write in the amount on the line and in the number box. In the Comments portion write: Simply Because You Are and Sign It: Love Universe.

Put this check in the envelope you wrote the other message listed above and place both under your pillow each night before you go to sleep. When you wake up in the morning, always read the message on the front of the envelope first, staple the

check to a blank page in a notebook and underneath write down how you are going to spend today's money. This is a great exercise for tactile people that like to see and feel the experience of money. The opening of the envelope, the removal of the check and the handwritten ways to spend it. If you are the type of person who writes checks and pays their bills by mail this is probably the best exercise for you, because you enjoy or are comfortable with the "feel" of money.

Build Your Own Spreadsheet

This exercise is for people more comfortable with the computer. It is very simple to create a spreadsheet or word document for this exercise. Type the "envelope saying" listed in the above example on the first page of your word document or spread sheet. Be sure to read this first every day to remind yourself of why you are receiving this money. Then each day start a new page of the document with the new daily amount and type below it what you are purchasing today.

Great Online Program or Have It Emailed To You Daily

If you are the type of person who loves interacting with the computer this is the perfect program for you. It is totally free and currently has over 22,000 active users. It will customize your "checks" every time you visit. Even if you miss a day - it will pick up from where you left off. The fun of this game is it asks you to focus on what you are wanting, how strong your desire is, how strong your resistance may be when you have to spend your money for the day and it will keep track of every entry so you can always go back and check on previous "purchases" or to see how far you have come. It even has a 21 day email program where they will send your "personalized checks" in the mail until doing the exercise becomes a habit. You can find the site here.

Any which way you decide to play the game will be effective. So many of us say that we want to create more money in our lives, but we are so used to living inside our comfort zone that we no longer dream or stretch our minds to the possibility of what having unlimited money really means.

We sometimes get so caught up in just having enough money for the necessities that we have forgotten that we are allowed to extend our desires to the things we are just simply wanting or desiringto experience.

So go give it a try. You might be surprised what you find out about yourself. You may find you place limits on your desires that you weren't even aware of. Or find that spending all this money on yourself feels a little uncomfortable at first, because deep down you have forgotten that you are naturally deserving of all your desires.

The most important thing you will get out of this exercise however, is experiencing how it really "feels" to have unlimited abundance.

Remember the Law of Attraction brings you what you feel and think abut. So start learning how to think and feel true unlimited abundance and watch how it changes the "real" money you receive everyday.

Happy Creating!

May 16, 2008

Just For Fun Manifestation

Hello All! Another great day to give this life thing another shot - isn’t it?

Sorry I use that line so often but it is truly the first thing I think of when I wake up every morning so it just seems natural to type it here.

I created an interesting manifestation one day last week that keeps popping into my head so I guess I am meant to write about it here, small as it is.

Then again I have learned to see the small manifestations as important as the larger ones; because regardless of the size, it is constant proof to me that Universe is always listening and delivering what I request. Always and in All Ways.

So anyway, last Thursday morning I got in the car with my son to drive him to school. I have been as happy as a clam ever since I got my satellite radio installed in the truck because I love the 70’s and 80’s channels filled with all my old favorite songs commercial free.

One of my favorite old songs is a corny one that came out in 1979 called Makin’ It. It was from an old T.V. show and had been on the charts a couple of weeks back then. It‘s just an upbeat tune I have always loved.

As soon as we were buckled in I turned to my son and said “You know what song I am in the mood for? Makin It. Then I looked up at the ceiling and said “Hear that Universe? I want to hear the song Makin’ It” and I caught my son doing the old eye roll as I hit the button for the 70s station.

The rolling of his eyes wasn’t because I was talking out loud to Universe. He’s quite used to that and I am happy to report is starting to do it himself. It was more due to the fact that on the rare occasion that the song does come on, I usually full blast it and sing it at the top of my lungs.

But to my slight disappointment and my son’s huge relief we didn’t hear it on our short ride that morning.

The fun occurred in the afternoon however when I went to pick him up. As soon as we got in the car together and I turned on the radio - there was the song!

But that wasn’t the fun part!

The fun part is when I realized the song was not on the 70’s station as it should have been, but was on the least likely station I would ever expect to find it. It was on the Opie and Anthony channel.

For those of you who don’t know, the Opie and Anthony show is an edgy talk radio show syndicated all over the country. I happened to have left the station on while running my errands during the day.

Unbeknownst to me, the singer of Makin’ It, David Naughton, had been arrested the previous day for spousal battery, and Opie and Anthony were discussing it on the show along with playing the song in the background.

Now believe me when I say, for no other reason would this station be playing this song. This is the kind of song they live to abuse. Even my son’s mouth hung open as he realized what station was playing it. “This is on Opie and Anthony?” I just laughed as I said “Universe works in mysterious ways!“ and listened to the rest of the broadcast which played clips of the song in the background at least another 3 times.

So I guess the lesson here is, do not assume to know the best way Universe will bring you what you are asking for and do not limit the ways it can bring it. If I had left the 70’s station on searching for the song, there was a good chance I would have never heard it. Instead Universe delivered it in under 7 hours from a most unlikely source.

So if you would like to have a little fun today, pick something unusual you would like to see manifest to prove to yourself that Universe is indeed always working in the background.

Make it a pink elephant, a blue feather or a purple car. Then keep your eyes open and watch in amazement as a delivery truck with a giant pink elephant logo on it pulls in front of you on the highway.

You will not ever doubt Universe again.

Happy Creating!

May 12, 2008

You Can Never Get It Wrong and You Can Never Get It Done

“You can never get it wrong and you can never get it done.” - Abraham-Hicks

This is another great quote of Abraham-Hicks that really clicked for me the first time I heard it and it still does today.

It is as simple as that. No matter what choices you make in your life, you can never get it wrong and no matter how many tasks you have accomplished you can never get it all done.

Once you really get the true beauty of this quote you will be able to relax and maybe for the first time in your life just simply “be”.

You see, every decision that you make is the “right” one due to the time and the circumstances that you make it as well as the person you are in that moment. The only mistake that we make is when we attempt to look back and say to ourselves well if only I had done such and such things would be so different.

And yes they probably would be different, but it still doesn’t mean it was the choice you should have made at that moment.

As you have probably realized by now, everything “happens” for a reason. Every road we choose leads us to a new experience which births a new desire and that is exactly as it should be.

The problem begins if we find ourselves in circumstances that we are less than thrilled at and we make the mistake of looking back and saying “it is only due to this mistake that I am here now” as opposed to saying to ourselves “O.K. - This is where I am. Where do I want to go from here?“

For example, if you had a choice between two jobs. And you chose one that you eventually end up disliking. Do you make the mistake of saying “I knew I should have taken the other one!“ Well, my question to you is how do you know? There is obviously a “reason” you took this one at the time that you made the decision, even if at the moment you were unaware of what it was.

Instead of spending your time having regrets, figure out now what that reason is. Maybe you end up making a life long friend out of a co-worker you wouldn‘t have met otherwise, maybe you will be making a connection with someone you will end up doing business with in the future, maybe you simply just needed to “kill some time here” as the perfect job is being set up for you and the day you decide to quit this one - the new one will be ready.

If you start realizing that you can’t get it wrong, and start realizing there is no rule book that you are supposed to follow, you start to understand that where you are right now is exactly where you are supposed to be and the pressure is off. Which leads us to part 2 of the quote.

You never get it done.

It is very simple. You don’t. The day you do not have a goal you would like to accomplish or a manifestation that you wish to create, is the day you are ready to leave this planet. But even then it is not done. Because even when you are in the non-physical you will be getting busy planning your next lifetime.

We are creative beings. We can only know all that we are capable of by every new creation we create. And as we accomplish one creation we just naturally birth a desire for a better and greater one. And that is what existence is all about and it goes on eternally.

We learn, we discover, we create which teaches us more to learn and discover and create.

So if that is the case…where is your finish line? There simply isn’t one. But what happens if you spend your whole life looking for one? What happens when you keep telling yourself when I accomplish this….then I will be happy. When you are in high school then you will be happy, when you graduate then you will be happy, when you are in college, then when you graduate, when you get your first job, then when you get your promotion, when you get married, then buy a house, then have kids, then have the kids old enough to be out of the house, when you retire…

If you keep waiting for all of these things to be accomplished in order for you to be happy…then you are completely missing it! Missing Life! Missing the joy of the process of creating! Missing some of the best moments of your life that I can promise you will look back some day on and wish you had appreciated more.

So start now! Appreciate now! Get excited when a new idea pops into your head. Love the process - the inspiration that comes as you go along creating. Don’t wait to be happy - be happy now! Remember…

You can never get it wrong and you never get it done.

Happy Creating!

May 9, 2008

Why You Never Too Old To Start Learning The Law of Attraction

Oprah had a pretty inspiring show on yesterday. I don’t usually watch Oprah because I am usually running around doing something else in the afternoons, but this show was about how to further use The Secret, so out of curiosity I tuned in.

While nothing was said that was too earth shattering or different, there was a very inspiring piece about Louise Hay.

Louise Hay is a best selling author as well as the extremely successful publisher of Hay House books. If you have purchased any best selling Law of Attraction books over the last 10 years or so, you might be very familiar with the name.

Louise didn’t discover the Law of Attraction until she was almost 50 years old. Now at 81 she has accomplished more in 30 years than most people do in their entire lifetimes (not to mention she looks awesome)!

This is a woman who has an extremely difficult upbringing. Her childhood was unstable and impoverished, and her teen years were marked by abuse.

She went through a divorce after 14 years of marriage and when later in life she was diagnosed with cancer, she put her philosophies into practice and instead of using surgery or drugs developed an intensive program of affirmations, visualization, nutritional cleansing and psychotherapy. Within six months she was cancer free.

In 1984 she published her book titled You Can Heal Your Life based on her own experiences and included the information she talked about in her work shops. It explains how our beliefs and ideas about ourselves are often the cause of our emotional problems and physical maladies and how, by using certain tools, we can change our thinking and our lives for the better.

It reached the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for 13 consecutive weeks.

To date, over 35,000,000 copies of the book have been sold. But she didn’t stop there. She then became the head of Hay House , a prosperous corporation that sold more than ten million books and tapes since its inception. It includes authors such as Wayne Dyer, Doreen Virtue, among others. This was a venture she started in her living room.

She then proceeded to start the Hay Foundation and The Louise L. Hay Charitable Fund, two non-profit organizations established by Louise that support many diverse organizations, including those dealing with AIDS, battered women, and other challenged individuals in our society.

Now at 81 years old, she had just come out with her first movie release titled, You Can Heal Your Life: The Movie.

So let’s do a quick rundown shall we?

Unstable and poor childhood
Abused as a teenager
Divorced after 14 years of marriage
Diagnosed with Cancer (this occurred later in life however)

Learns about the Law of Attraction at age 50

Starts training in a ministerial program
Becomes a popular speaker at the church and starts counseling clients
Lectures at workshops on loving ourselves and healing our lives
Cures herself of cancer through alternative means
Publishes her own New York Times Bestseller and sells over 35,000,000 copies
Forms “The Hayride” , a famous support group for people with AIDS
Starts her own publishing house with some of the greatest Law of Attraction writers today
Starts two non-profit organizations in her name
Contributes tons of articles to newspapers and magazine articles
Appears on television around the world
Has a monthly column titled “Dear Louise” that appears in more than 50 publications around the world
At 81 years old, releases her first-ever film on her life and work You Can Heal Your Life: The Movie

So, if you ever had a single doubt about all the different ways the Law of Attraction could work for you, or had a moments hesitation about how old you are when you are beginning to learn it, look to this awesomely inspiring woman.

It is never too late. Think about it. Isn’t even just one day lived in complete peace worth it? Now just imagine doing it for the rest of your lifetime.

Happy Creating!

May 8, 2008

Manifestation Exercise # 3 - Give The Universe Its Own Task List

The following is an exercise that I have learned from Abraham-Hicks. They refer to is as the Placemat Exercise. However, because I do my tasks list on my computer or in a notebook I started mentally calling it the Universe Task List and the name stuck with me.

In case you have never heard of Abraham-Hicks, Esther Hicks is a medium who has long acted as a channel for a nonphysical group of beings known as Abraham. While I know some of you may shy away from the word channel or medium, some of the inspiration they provide regarding using the Law of Attraction is the most enlightening I have ever come across, so I think it would be well worth your time to check them out.

In this case I believe the story goes that Esther Hicks was sitting in a diner one day with her husband talking about how overwhelmed she felt over all the tasks that she had to accomplish within the upcoming days. She received a message from Abraham to turn over the placemat that was sitting in front of her and draw a line down the middle of the paper and a line across the top so it resembled the letter t. She was to write Me on the left side and Universe on the right side.

Then on the left side of the paper she was to write down all of the things that she was inspired to accomplish that day. The ones she was ready and willing to take action on immediately. The tasks that felt right and clear to her.

On the right side of the paper she was to write down all of the things she wanted Universe to take care of for her. Things she wasn't exactly clear on, felt any kind of resistance to doing, or items she hadn't even figured how to start accomplishing yet.

The point of this exercise is to 1. Get yourself clear on exactly what it is you are wanting and 2. Allowing and knowing that it is going to happen.

For example, a hypothetical Universe Task List I would use for myself would be:


1.Write at least 2 fun articles today.

2. Meditate for 20 minutes.

3. Do my yoga.

4. Have lunch with my best friend

5. Respond to some of the emails I have received

6. Update my website with some new articles from other authors

All of the items above are tasks I feel good and inspired about accomplishing. I am happy and enthusiastic about doing them.

Now on the left side I write what I would like Universe to take care of. Items I am not "in the mood for" or "ready to deal with yet" such as:


1. Find me an easy and pain free way to come up with the money to pay the car insurance next month

2. Send me inspiration to help me get clear on the information I want to include in my new ebook

3. Find me an easy and pain free way to get out of a social obligation I'd rather not attend (in your case be specific on what that engagement is)

4. Find the right person who will be able to fix the bug on my computer

5. Find me a simple solution to getting the garage cleaned out

It does not matter how many things you give the Universe (or your higher self, if you prefer) to do. Just know that you are not alone here. What you ask for you will receive.

So as you write out what you want Universe to accomplish, act and feel as if it is without a doubt, going to be taken care of. Feel as if you just handed this list to the most reliable Manager you have ever met and that you are so confident that these things are going to be done, that you do not even have to give them a second thought.

You will be thrilled and amazed at how this works!

For instance, let's go back to the example of the list I would give Universe to take care of.

1. Money for the car insurance. How would Universe handle it? Maybe my mother wins money in Atlantic City and she decides to share some with me and I also receive an unexpected check in the mail. Between the two of them - they more than cover the premium.

2. The inspiration for my new ebook. Universe urges me to make an unplanned stop at the library where I find a new book that just came in and I find it is exactly the subject I feel inspired to write about.

3. The engagement I didn't want to attend. The people I was supposed to meet with call me and tell me something else came up and apologize because we will have to do it another time. No hurt feelings on either side.

4. My computer problem. I find out the guy who runs my yoga class also fixes computers on the side and charges less than half what a professional would. I find this out by simply chatting with the person next to me while doing my fun task of taking the yoga class in the first place.

5. My garage getting cleaned out. My niece has just gotten into selling on Ebay and offers to clean out my garage if she can sell and keep the profit on the items I know longer want to keep.

I can't tell you the thrill-chills you will get as you watch Universe work out these kind of "miracles" without any effort on your part.

Now there is one last step to this exercise. As Universe goes about its business and accomplishes each of these tasks for you, it is important that you acknowledge it, be grateful for it and encourage more.

Anytime the Universe easily handles one of my tasks and I have clapped my hands together gleefully (and yes, there have been many times I have literally clapped my hands together gleefully) I always follow up with a "Thank You Universe and more of that please!"

It helps you to take notice of "who" is responsible for helping you out and reinforces the belief that you really can depend on it for the future. Plus when you say "more of that please" and you start knowing it is really coming, you get more excited about handing over the next task and watching with wonder to see how Universe will work it out.

I'll be honest, while I used to write out this list almost everyday, I now find myself doing it more often mentally. Now if something comes up that I don't feel like dealing with, I'll immediately throw it in Universe's court. For instance, if the boss says I have to work late tonight I give an immediate mental "Yuck! Universe I'll let you handle this one. I want to go home happily on time tonight." Then I forget about it and watch as the Universe does its stuff and reminds the boss that his child has a recital tonight and we can't work late after all.

But if you are just starting with this exercise, I would definitely do the physical list. It will give you a great feeling of relief as you write down the tough things you want "your manager" to deal with, so you can stay focused on the things that you are inspired to do today.

Happy Creating!

May 5, 2008

Manifestation Exercise #2 - Prepaving What You Want

The Law of Attraction is the Law of the Universe that states that what you think about and focus on is what you bring into your life to experience.

While most people understand the concept of thinking positively of things they want to create down the line such as a great relationship, more money, successful career, dream house etc., they quite often don't realize how powerful thinking, or pre-paving, if you will, can be used on a moment to moment basis to make their daily lives flow more effortlessly.

Too often they let subconscious negative thoughts about certain experiences rule their day, and as a result, end up with their days filled with ups and downs like a roller-coaster instead of smoothly like a flowing river.

For instance, do any of these thoughts sound familiar to you?

I hate going to the mall on a Saturday; it's always so crowded and I can never find a parking space.

I can't stand when I have to go to my dentists office; I always have to sit in the waiting room for at least two hours.

I hate going to the bank on my lunch hour; the line is always so long.

I don't know why I shop in this store; they never have what I am looking for.

I have a ton of things to do today; I'll never get them all done.

It's horrible when it rains, my commute to work takes forever and I always get in late.

These are just a few of the thoughts that many people have on a daily basis that makes life far more bumpy than it needs to be.

Be it due to past experiences that they have had, or things they have heard from others, they subconsciously accept these ideas as foregone conclusions and sure enough by their belief in them, their day plays out exactly the way they expected them to. Filled with tension and turmoil.

The important thing to realize is that none of the statements above (or the ones you have yourself) are in fact true. And they do not have to play out the same old tired way. You have the power to create your day as smoothly as you want, you just need to be more aware of what you are thinking about.

This is where pre-paving comes in.

Pre-paving is where you mentally plan out your day to run smoothly as possible. When you step by step see things going easily and effortlessly at even the smallest of tasks.

The first thing you need to do is become aware of the negative thoughts that pop into your head automatically regarding any task you need to take on. In other words if you have an errand you normally believe is a pain in the butt to deal with, you need to take notice of that negative thought.

Then you need to realize that this negative thought is not set in stone, and the experience does not have to play out as it always has in the past. You have the ability to change the experience into anything you want to.

Finally you need to pre-pave what you would like to happen in your mind and know with surety that it will happen exactly that way.

For instance, last Halloween, time got away from me. I usually buy my son's costume about a month in advance because he always seems to be into the "character" of the

year and if I didn't purchase it early enough there was a good chance I wouldn't get it at all.

Sure enough, last year I didn't make it out to get his costume until 2 days before Halloween. He wanted to be Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of The Caribbean and it was the hot costume of the year. When I had mentioned to people that I still hadn't gotten it, they told me to forget about it. There was no way I was going to be able to get it at such a late date.

I had even been about to tell my son to come up with anther idea, when suddenly I realized "Who says it has to be difficult or impossible to find it? I create my own reality. So I choose to create that I find it quite easily. Actually I decide to find it in the first store I look." As I went through the rest of my day at work I just kept envisioning that I would find it effortlessly in the first store that I looked in, even though I wasn't even sure what store I was going to go to.

After work I decided to drive to a Party Place store that went crazy with costumes at Halloween time figuring that was my best bet. On the way there however, I saw a sign advertising that Kmart was having a 40% off Halloween sale and had a sudden urge to turn into their lot. Kmart had not even entered my mind as a costume place option.

Sure enough I found the entire costume there. The costume in the bag in his size; even the wig, hat and sword that was sold separately. And I got it for 40% off! And I only had to travel half the distance! Oh I love those thrill bumps when things like that happen!

Ever since then, I try to remember to pre-pave how I want my day to go on almost a daily basis.

I picture easy and close parking spaces to the stores I need to visit. I picture short lines that move smoothly. I envision smooth working days and commutes to wherever I am going.

It has made an amazing difference in how much calmer I feel all during the day and how much more effective I have become in getting much more done in much less time.

So start pre-paving your day today. Write out or envision exactly how you want your day to go, how you want your day at work to be, how easy you want your commute to be, how easily your errands will be run. How cooperative your kids or spouse are going to be. How effortless your presentation at work; you get the idea.

You will be amazed at how this works. Because the more often you do it, the more often it works. The more often it works, the easier you believe it will work. The more you believe that it will work, the more often you will want to do it.

Start creating the peaceful, easy-going life you crave. By pre-planning it one step at a time.

Happy Creating!

May 1, 2008

Manifestation Exercise # 1 - The Gratitude List

I guess it was about 10 years ago when I had hit one of the greatest "funks" in my lifetime.

It was right after Thanksgiving. My husband had been let go from his job because of an untrue rumor someone had spread about him, and we lost a major Christmas bonus we had been counting on. My online business was doing poorly because people were saving their money for holiday purchases. We were behind in all of our bills, creditors were calling constantly and of coarse Christmas was on its way and we didn’t have an extra dollar to spend on it. My husband and I were taking the stress we were both going through out on each other, and the guilt we felt over our sons growing Christmas list made us feel even worse.

It was about this time that I came across the Gratitude List suggestion.

I had already been studying the Law of Attraction principles for quite some time, but hadn’t quite mastered it yet. I was still at a point where my current “reality” problems took up more of my thoughts than the new reality I wanted to focus on. I had learned, however, about synchronicity (the coincidences Universe or your higher self keeps bringing to you when it really wants you to notice something.)

In one weeks time I had come across the Gratitude list idea in three different places. In an online article, in a book I was reading and then I heard it on television.

Anyway I got the hint. Obviously, this was something I was supposed to do.

Like I said, this was a really bad time for me. So trying to focus on good things at this point was extremely difficult. But then I figured who am I to argue with what the Universe was clearly trying to tell me? I decided to follow some of the examples I had heard in the three places mentioned above; and regardless of my current circumstances at the time, tried to look for things to be grateful for.

It seemed tough at first. My negative thoughts kept trying to come through - but I was determined. I would find even the smallest things to be grateful for.

I found it to be much easier than I ever thought it could be.

While I can’t find my original list (I believe it was on my old computer) I do remember most of what I wrote those first couple of days.

Things I Am Grateful For:

I am grateful I am alive today to give this life thing another shot (that is still one of my favorites)

I am grateful I am healthy and pain free

I am grateful I have my freedom (I mean I could’ve been in jail or a hospital bed - so things weren’t that bad)

I am grateful for my healthy family and friends.

Even though I don’t have a lot of money right now- I am grateful I will spend the holidays with all of my friends and family. It was my favorite time of year.

I am grateful that we live in a nice, safe, clean apartment.

I am grateful we have enough money to eat today.

I am grateful that while behind in my utilities, I still have my heat and electricity and cable today.

I am grateful for my clean water to drink and shower with (think how many people in the world don’t have even those basic things)

I am grateful for my pets who love me so much

I am grateful for the funny emails my friends who care about me send to me.

I am grateful for this computer to receive them on.

I am grateful for the internet that brings me all the answers I want in less than 5 minutes time (remember how long it used to take just to try to find information before the internet?)

Anyway I came up with a bunch of other things in those first few days. I would spend my first 15 minutes of the morning with my cup of coffee typing out my list.

While at first I was just going through the motions I found I did feel a little better each morning after I was done. What was more surprising to me however, was the lasting effects it was having without my even being aware of it.

Around the third day, I remember waking up feeling “lighter“ somehow. Before I started my lists I had been waking every morning with a knot in my stomach and a feeling of dread about all of the things I was going to have to unwillingly deal with that day. By the third day however, I found myself waking feeling a little calmer. A little happier. A little bit more confident that I could deal with whatever came my way, even though none of my outside circumstances had changed yet.

Seeing as that I wasn’t doing anything different other than my grateful list I realized that it had to be the reason. This got me excited and I decided to really go to town on my list.

I started looking for even the smallest things to be grateful for.

The laugh I had the day before hearing a funny story.

An unexpected gift from a neighbor.

My mom’s chocolate chip cookies

Decorating my apartment with my well loved holiday decorations that I kept in storage (and it didn’t cost me a cent).

The wonderful cards arriving in the mail from my friends and family with pictures of their healthy growing children.

The holiday decorations going up around the neighborhood making everything more festive.

Sure enough I found the more I did the list every day, the better I felt right after I did it as well as generally throughout the day. I also found myself taking note of little things to be grateful for all day long so I could add them to the next mornings list.

With Law of Attraction being what it is, sure enough my outside circumstances started to change as well. My husband found another job through an unexpected connection, we received a check from his old company from an account that we had forgotten he had, my mother surprised us by purchasing almost all of the items on my sons Christmas list as a gift to us and I found myself having one of the warmest Christmas’ I could ever remembering having. Simply because for the first time I truly appreciated all that I had.

If you want to attract wonderful things into your life, one of the fastest ways to do it is to start being grateful for what you have right now. And I don’t mean by just giving it lip service. I mean really feel the gratefulness as you write your list. Truly imagine what it would be like to not have so many of those things you take for granted in your life.

The Law of Attraction brings to you what you focus on, think about and the vibrational frequency you are working from. If you are spending your time thinking about all of the wonderful things you can be happy about - the universe will naturally respond to that vibration and bring you even more.

It is a simple 15 minute exercise that costs you nothing but can make an incredible difference in your entire life!

So start today! You have absolutely nothing to lose but everything to gain!

Happy Creating!