Law of Attraction: A Complete System
Yesterday my facebook husband forwarded an article explaining why law of attraction isn’t enough to make the differences we want.
The author wrote that there are three schools of thought about creating success (mindset, action, and tools/techniques) and that most teachers focus only on one but we actually need all three to succeed.
He’s not the first one to say that LOA isn’t enough … that anyone who relies on the power of their thoughts to get what they want is sure to be disappointed.
I’ve also heard others say it’s all well and good to entertain positive thoughts, but you better get off your butt to make something happen or you’ll just be “wishing” forever.
(You may know an LOA guru or two who preaches the same thing – keep taking action, no matter what.)
And there are others who argue that even with LOA engaged, there are certain tools or techniques required to succeed.
(Perhaps you’ve heard an LOA teacher espouse a certain marketing strategy for growing your business or a particular diet to get healthy.)
Which just means it isn’t only muggles arguing that action and tools are required elements of the success formula.
Here’s what they don’t understand …
LOA is a complete system in itself.
It’s all we need to pay attention to. We don’t have to marry it up with anything else. It’s got everything we need in it.
We don’t have to try to fill in any gaps or close any loops. It knows what it’s doing!
I like how Bashar says it:
All you have to do is follow your highest excitement. Act on your joy to the best of your ability and when you can take no further action on that thing, then look around for the next exciting thing you have the greatest ability to take action on and do it.
Excitement is its own self contained kit and its own driving engine.
When you act on your excitement to the best of your ability every moment, you begin to experience synchronistically that the exciting thing you’re doing actually contains all of the things you need to consider. What it doesn’t contain you don’t need to consider.
It’s a self contained kit that always perpetuates more of the same and brings with it the things that are important for you to look at.
The reason that’s so is because when we get aligned to what we want (joy = alignment) the rest takes care of itself …
… the path will be revealed, like a red carpet rolling out before us (Abraham calls it the “downstream journey”). And all we have to do is take the next inspired step on our path. The right tools & resources reveal themselves; the ideal circumstances converge; the perfect players show up, and synchronicities rule the day.
It all works out once we get aligned and are vibrating what we want.
Here’s an example of how it works in the real world:
Once upon a time when I was still in the corporate work world, I was informed by management that if we salespeople didn’t turn our numbers around asap, we would all be out of jobs. (Our department was not rocking it, at that point.)
After that come-to-Jesus meeting, I decided to give up management’s method of trying to make this gig work (which was cold calling for prospects, giving formal presentations, etc.) and instead use my own style of magic.
I got out a new journal – a little notebook, actually. It was just two inches by three inches, with maybe 25 pages in it.
And on the first page I wrote about what I wanted as if it had already happened.
(This was the method I used to get aligned, aka pray rain journaling.)
I wrote: “Isn’t it great how prospects find me. How excited they are to hear about my product. What a great fit we are, and what great rapport we have. And how they can’t wait for me to implement it.”
After that alignment session (which just took a few minutes to write), I asked myself what sounded good next.
The answer was lunch!
I left the building for my favorite restaurant across the street, and had a delicious leisurely meal. Kicked my feet up on an extra chair at my outside table, and fed leftover pita bread to the sparrows. (This was my idea of a good time, and was a big switch from the hurried snacks I’d snarfed down in between prospecting calls at my cubicle.)
After about an hour and a half of goofing off at lunch, I asked myself, “Okay, what sounds good next?”
The answer surprised me – “go back to work.” But I did as inspired.
In the elevator, I meet a guy who asks what I do. I tell him I sell small business 401k plans.
He asks me to follow him to his office. I do.
He shows me his desk, covered with sales literature from 401k vendors.
“I haven’t been able to make heads or tails of this in weeks. Can you help me?”
Hell, yes, I can help him! I explain the ins and outs of all my competitors, everything he needs to know about everyone. We have a lovely conversation. (I really do like talking about 401k plans when I get a chance to.)
After about 15 minutes he stands up and walks me down the hall to introduce me to his HR Director. He informs this person that I am going to be implementing their 401k plan, so she should sign whatever I need her to sign.
He turns to me and asks, “How soon can you have that to us?”
And that was it. Virtually to a T it was what I’d just journaled about two hours prior, which at the time seemed like pure fantasy.
We’d been taught in training that in the best case scenario it’s a six week process to identify a prospect, set up a meeting, prepare a presentation, field objections, present a contract for consideration, etc. It just happened for me in a matter of minutes.
That’s the power of alignment.
And it didn’t require that I study closing techniques, or have slick power point slides. It didn’t require me to hustle and bustle my way through the day. In fact, I’d been doing that all along and gotten nowhere with it.
I’ve got a bunch of stories just like this one …
- how I filled my coaching practice with perfect clients in three months
- how I became a master certified coach
- how I made enough passive income to fund my lifestyle
- how I manifested $1000 in ten days just for fun
- how I launched a summer of fun on my first online dating foray
- how I manifested one of the ones after I decided I was in the mood for a keeper
- how I got my foster dogs adopted after first learning the power of LOA …
Law of attraction is a complete system in itself.
Yes, I did things that I enjoyed (i.e. took inspired action). Yes, I likely engaged a few tools (like a website) along the way (when it was part of my inspiration).
But LOA isn’t something you have to combine with another method or strategy in order to create the success you want.
It includes everything that’s needed in order for you to get what you want.
Because once you get aligned, the rest takes care of itself.
So the next time you hear a guru who thinks they know what action you should take or tool you should use to get what you want, remember how the system works. The only tool or action required is the one of alignment. And only you know the best path to what you want, which is revealed once you get aligned (i.e. happy).
At least, that’s how I see it. We each get to play it however we prefer. 🙂