Steps You Can Take for Attracting Prosperity And Abundance In Your Life

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We can say we want success, but any time we are agreeing with conditions that are difficult, any time we talk about how life is unfair, or give any type of energy that is of a lower nature or out of harmony with the thing we say we want, we actually are creating resistance with the very thing we want.

How do we open up? By being in agreement with all that is prosperous and using every means at our command to make it easy for prosperity, abundance, and the free flow of life to be in our experience. – Mary Manin Morrissey

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If you’re saying you want success and then complaining on Facebook or in any other venue, you’re pushing success away.  Energy flows where focus goes.  So it’s important to focus on what you want and not what you don’t.

Or if you want to be in a relationship, but then are focusing and talking about how lonely you are and how you can’t find anyone… that is not conducive to meeting the love of your life. But sometimes it’s tough to stop thinking negatively… especially if you’ve done if for a long time and it has become second nature.

There’s a great passage from Abraham:  For every pleasing thing, there is an unpleasing counterpart, for within every particle of the Universe is that which is wanted as well as the lack of that which is wanted. When you focus upon an unwanted aspect of something in an effort to push it away from you, it only comes closer, because you get what you give your attention to whether it is something that you want or not. It is up to you to focus upon and attract what is wanted.

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Sometimes it feels like you cannot stop thinking about the negative counterpart to what you’re wishing to manifest.  It doesn’t mean that when you catch yourself thinking this way you should try to force feed yourself positive thoughts about that goal.  It’s enough to just think positively about anything.  Then you can naturally and more easily transition to thinking positive thoughts about that which you want to attract.

Like anything, this all gets better with practice.  You learn to apply it to every situation naturally.  Some are obviously easier than others, but it really is worth learning to retrain your mind to actively choose the thoughts you want vs. thinking by old default patterns.

You deserve everything amazing in this life…  Happy Manifesting!

Why Affirmations Don’t Work

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If you understand law of attraction, you know that thoughts create things and like attracts like.

The concept of affirmations is that repeating a positive statement will eventually allow you to cross over into belief of the statement and create the desired outcome.  Sounds plausible, right?  

The problem with this is that when we state something that we know is untrue we attract more thoughts that bring us down.  

For instance, many people struggle with making more money.  So if we create the affirmation, “I am rich.” and we are not currently living that reality it can actually undermine our efforts.

In fact, if we are struggling financially and have great angst around this subject, then there are many more thoughts that pop up to the contrary.

Abraham-Hicks says that every subject has two sides.  The having of something and the not having of it.  That is very clear with money and why so many people struggle with it.

So you go through a litany of things about not having money and continue down the path of then feeling bad about not having it and how is seemingly out of reach.  This creates many more bad feelings about the subject of money and the feeling is what is most important in law of attraction.


So now you end up worse off than before you first recited the affirmation.  I learned a very important word track from Michael Losier, author of “The Law Of Attraction Book”.  He said to use the phrase, “I’m in the process…”  I’m in the process of creating more money and abundance in my life is a much more positive way to start creating the desired outcome.

Your mind doesn’t “argue” with you.  If you’re taking the actions, then you are “in the process”.  It has helped me so much to pivot on issues that before were really tough to break free from.

So what are you “In the process” of creating in your life?  Let me know in the comments or connect with me on Facebook!

5 Steps to Programming Yourself for Success

I love this quote from Abraham-Hicks:

Whatever you’re thinking about is literally like planning a future event. When you’re worrying, you are planning. When you’re appreciating you are planning…What are you planning?

—Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop: Silver Spring, MD on April 19, 1997

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A teacher I had many years ago, Frederic Lehrman said “Worry is a prayer for something you don’t want.”

I would go on to say that you can only be flowing energy one way or another.  You may have an event happen that will cause an emotion, but you then get to choose how far to go down that rabbit hole with it.  And it is a choice.

If you’ve made it a habit to let emotions rule, then it will take some work to start to direct them, but it is possible.

On the other side, you have gratitude.  When you are in deep appreciation and gratitude, it’s a huge beacon to the universe that you love what you are appreciating and so the universe delivers more to be grateful for.

The person that has taught me the most about this is a wonderful friend of mine who is The Gratitude Girl, Elizabeth Hartigan.  She offers an amazing guided gratitude journal to focus on this awesome practice.  You can find out more at http://TheGratitudeGirl.com and on her Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/TheGratitudeGirl

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So when you understand that your thoughts create emotions which then create manifestations or outcomes, it sure makes you want to pay attention to what you’re thinking about, huh?!

And further, you can program yourself to regularly think more empowering thoughts as an ongoing process in your life.  You can do this in several ways.

First are books.  It’s amazing what can happen as you read on a regular basis.  I’m talking about life enriching books, not frothy novels.  I choose to read vs. listen on tape because to fully assimilate many of these new ideas, you may need to “chew” on them a bit.  Meaning, you stop and think a concept over.  Maybe reread it a couple of times.  That is tough to do when you’re just listening.  You are a full participant in what is being communicated if you are reading.

Secondly, where audio does have a place is personal development audio.  I work with a company that has hundreds of hours of calls that were recorded on many subjects regarding personal development.  There are also many you can download from amazon, the library or many other outlets.  They are great to listen to when you’re exercising, sitting quietly or driving so that you can focus on what is being said.

Third, you can subscribe to newsletters that offer daily sustenance emails in the personal development or spiritual vein.  I subscribe to Abraham-Hicks, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Cynthia Kersey, Daily Om and The Universe at Tut to name a few.

Fourth, you can watch videos for free on YouTube or subscribe to any author or speaker you feel drawn to for their videos.  For instance, Abraham-Hicks has a YouTube channel where you can access many of their videos.  Just about any speaker you can think of has videos you can watch.

Fifth, you can like or subscribe to fan pages and groups on Facebook that are dedicated to personal development and/or spirituality.  Much like Elizabeth Hartigan’s page cited above, there are many Facebook pages that post content to help uplift you and program your mind for positivity and success.

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So, you’re going to be thinking thoughts all day anyway.  Doesn’t it make sense to direct them for your utmost benefit?  I think so!!  All the Best my friends!