Okay, if you’re a manifesting geek like me, there aren’t too many law of attraction books you haven’t read.
Or at least heard of.
But for those of you looking for a diversion from mainstream texts like Ask And It Is Given and best-sellers like The Secret, here’s my take on essential reads for serious manifesting students that you won’t find in the front window at Barnes & Noble:
1. The I Am Discourses by St. Germaine
Yes, it’s channeled material. And yes, the language can be a little off-putting.
But I haven’t read anything else that made me more aware or inspired by the power of my words. I already knew that my reality arose from how I spoke it, but this book took that awareness to a whole new level.
A member at Good Vibe U quoted Wayne Dyer from one of his seminars saying that most of you will ignore his advice to read this book (volume 3), but the few of those who do will be well-rewarded for it. She read the book and couldn’t stop raving about it.
She’s why I picked it up, and I am glad I did. It’s not for everyone, but it could be a game-changer for someone reading this now.
2. It Is Done by Richard Dotts
Richard who? That’s what we all want to know.
I’ve tried multiple times to track this author down to no avail. Whoever Richard Dotts is, his/her books are on the nose. Ok, I haven’t read them all, but if you’re looking for new inspiration to your conscious creation game, Dotts delivers.
They’re easy to read, 100% LOA based, no-nonsense tutorials on engaging your creative powers.
Richard Dotts will make you a better manifestor.
3. Parallel Universes of Self by Frederick Dodson
Dodson doesn’t give credit to where he learned the concepts shared in this book, but he’s clearly well-studied on manifesting principles.
This manual feels like a conglomeration of influences from Abraham, Bashar, Neville, and other personal development authors. (And aliens. Probably alien influence, too.)
It’s gigantic (over 600 pages), but the first 100 pages are what lit me up.
No one else talks about multiple realities and how to leverage them for your manifesting benefit the way Dodson does.
If you’re looking for a unique twist on amping up belief in what you want with clear instructions to get there, put this one on your reading list.
4. Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter
Ok, you’ve heard of Pollyanna, but not as a manifesting book, right?
My dad made me read it when I was in my late 30s. Yes, late 30s. And yes, it is a children’s fiction book.
But dad thought I could use a refresher on appreciation. I thought that was a skill I was well-familiar with – until I saw Pollyanna’s example of it. That’s when I realized how short I was falling with my own practice.
Pollyanna literally changed my world. I don’t know that she’ll do that for you as well, but if it’s been a while since you read it, and if you’re feeling like you come up a little short on joy and heavy on problems, Pollyanna is your girl.
5. The Trick to Money Is Having Some by Stuart Wilde
I can’t speak to Wilde’s other works (he is a different guy), but this book is worth adding to your library if you’re interested in manifesting the money.
This author knows the ins and outs of a topic that many fellow creators find elusive. He can help you nail down your financial desires in a hurry.
Straight talk, pure LOA, easy to read, and entertaining to boot. What’s not to love?
I know I promised five manifesting books you’ve never heard of, and that I’m listing a sixth one next, but that’s because I really hope you’ve heard of this one already.
If you haven’t, please go get a copy of:
6. The Power of Awareness by Neville Goddard
or, better yet, pick up his whole library. Or google him for the free stuff online.
Power of Awareness was originally published in the 50’s (and it reads like it’s even older than that). Plus he includes a lot of bible quotes. That’ll turn some readers off.
But it’s worth getting past because nothing, and I don’t say this lightly, nothing will inspire you to your manifesting power like Neville will.
I tell people I’m Abraham-trained and Neville-inspired, and if I had to rely on one book or one teacher to help me get a handle on conscious creation, Neville is it for me.
Okay, now it’s your turn to tell me about game-changing LOA books off the mainstream radar.
Can’t wait to hear from you in the comments!
In Happy Calories Don’t Count, my friend Carmela Ramaglia shares about how stress and dieting caused her to put on so much weight that she eventually gave up thinking she could ever have the body she wanted.
She consoled herself with pizza and ice cream, her two favorite foods that had been off the menu for quite some time.
No surprise to conscious creators, she lost weight. On pizza and ice cream.
Encouraged by her weight loss success, thinking that maybe she could get the body she wanted after all, she went back to “healthy” eating.
And promptly gained weight back.
After enough cycles of this routine she realized, “Happy calories don’t count.”
It’s why a date (who is attempting to drop weight by eating oatmeal for breakfast and salads with sensible dressing for lunch) marvels at my food choices.
“How can you eat like this and look like that?!”
It’s a joy thing, I tell him.
“Our bodies thrive with joy,” I explain.
He looks skeptical.
“Well, you’re looking at the living proof.” Mic drop.
Okay, I didn’t say that last part.
But that’s how it works.
I have high joy for significant amounts of chocolate desserts. And pancakes. And waffles. And fries.
My new greatest find, Denali Extreme Maximum Fudge Moose Tracks makes my heart beat a little faster just thinking of it.
And it works the same with money.
Our bank accounts thrive with joy.
The same way our relationships thrive with joy. And our work thrives with joy. And our health thrives with joy.
Everything thrives with joy.
That’s what I reminded myself yesterday, at the Salt Lake Gem Faire, while contemplating amazing specimens of crystals from Luis at Krystal Light Imports.
Yes, I already have a lot of crystals. Beautiful, fabulous, can’t-take-your-eyes-off-them crystals. (Several of which I bought from Luis!)
And yes, I have taxes to pay. And a fence to install. And yes, it would be smart to build up the savings after last year’s move.
But my money doesn’t thrive properly if it’s not having fun.
I know that if I want more money, then I have to be willing to have more fun with it.
And this is my money’s idea of a good time.
We like crystals, and beach front property auctions, and good seats at the Eric Church concert.
We like hard copy books that I don’t even keep since my library is full.
We’ll still do all the responsible things, but I know those things get covered best when my money is having a proper good time.
If I want more money, I have to have more fun with it.
Because joy expands all the good stuff.
It can’t just be all bills and savings and smart investments. There has to be some serious fun in there to help things get even better.
(Janice Whiting of LiftedSpiritz told GVU members recently that “saving stops the flow.”)
Plus, we know that money out doesn’t have to mean money gone.
Which is opposite of what most non-LOA savvy people think.
Just like with calories, and relationships, and work projects – they often think things work best when they work hard and maybe even suffer just a little bit.
Those who understand the role energy plays in our reality know it’s the exact opposite.
Joy is an essential part of financial success.
So however my money can have fun, that’s good for my bank account. As long as I feel good about it, too.
The trick can be how to have a good time with money when it feels limited. Because if you believe there isn’t enough, it’s hard to let loose and have a good time.
But the amount of fun you have with money has nothing to do with how much of it you have. It’s a mindset thing.
(Trust me, there are people who would think my budget doesn’t allow for the kind of fun they like to have with money, so it’s all relative.)
You can have fun with your money no matter how much or little you think you have.
All it requires is a willingness to shift your mindset.
Not in an irresponsible way. Because it doesn’t truly feel fun to do something that you’re nervous about, or that you believe will have dire consequences.
True joy doesn’t include that.
What it comes down to, as those who understand the law of attraction easily get: having fun with money in your future means having fun with your money now.
We don’t wait for it to show up before we start feeling the feelings now.
And it doesn’t have to require big spending to do that. In fact, it could be happening strictly in your imagination. (That’s a proper vibe activation right there, even when it’s “only” happening in our mind.)
But I think there are lots of ways we could let our money have more fun right here and now. Things like:
Maybe your money likes to walk on the wild side and go for a swim in the laundry.
Maybe it likes to be saved in a gold piggy bank.
Maybe it likes you to think of it as a joy partner, instead of a heavy life responsibility.
My point is that if your money manifesting practice doesn’t already include making sure your money gets its proper share of fun, maybe give that some attention.
And if you need more help on how to pull that off, GVU members get complimentary sessions with Ming the Money Alchemist. Lots of folks reporting significant improvements with their money after getting Ming’s money magic on their side. (Joining GVU is just $1 for a three week trial. I literally couldn’t make it easier.)
You know what else my money likes to do for fun? Play with domain names. Can’t wait to see what we do with pimpmyvibe.com. 🙂
Sometimes I just don’t know.
And that’s a good thing.
I love not being too sure about something.
Because when I don’t know for sure, the door is still open to possibilities.
Once I know for sure, it’s practically a done deal.
Like maybe I don’t know what kind of president that guy would make. Maybe he’d surprise me?! Who knows?
(Trust me when I say that position is an improvement over my original thinking.)
Yay for making space that it could be better than initially imagined!
I remember back when I thought you could just put up a website and then get hired.
I didn’t know you were supposed to drive traffic and create funnels and make compelling offers.
I didn’t know any better, so when I expected that people would see my site and then hire me – they did. Thanks to huge desire and lots of naivete.
In fact, I wish I still knew that. The experts have schooled me since then, but man, it was so much better that first way.
I love the coach’s answer who was asked how she made six figures in her first year: “I didn’t know I wasn’t supposed to.”
She didn’t know everyone wasn’t doing that!
That’s a cool thing not to know – how hard it is to make money doing what you love.
I kind of like not knowing for sure what the UPS guy just delivered. Was it that replacement part for the vacuum, or might it be something else?
(Oh, I just opened it! It was a surprise gift! YAY!)
See how well that not knowing thing works out sometimes?
Because Universe is responding to what we know.
I like that I don’t know exactly how long my desktop computer is supposed to last. Seems to be doing pretty good! Even though I bet a professional would tell me I should have replaced it a long time ago.
Speaking of age, I’m delighted that I don’t know how old my dog is. When I have to guess I err on the side of really young. I’ve got a little magic math going there that I am totally not sorting out.
I like that I don’t know for sure whose call I missed while I was out …
Maybe it was an old love interest wondering what I was up to. Maybe it was a prospective client inquiring about beginning life-changing work together. Maybe it was someone calling with such good news that I can’t even conceive of it. Maybe!?
Isn’t that a fun door to leave open?
Granted, some things are worth knowing for sure.
Like that everything is always working out. And that our well-being is guaranteed. That’s a beautiful thing to be certain of.
And our worthiness. That’s good if that never comes into question.
Some things are good to be sure about.
If you can know something completely positive, by all means – know it!
But some things might be worth relaxing your certainty about.
Like how long it takes to build a business, and how many fail at it.
You don’t need to know that. Screw that crap. The odds are in your favor when you’re a conscious creator.
That’s all you need to know.
It doesn’t often help to know how many people get diagnosed with those cancers, or what their life expectancies are. Maybe don’t know that. I wouldn’t.
Because when we know something for sure, other possibilities go poof. Because now we know better.
And once we know better … well, that sort of settles things.
The world has a way of working out according to our expectations.
So maybe it’s worth not being so sure what your ex was calling about. Or what that car repair will cost. Or what your boss will say in your annual review. Or whether you can afford to shop at that store. Or what the neighbor wants.
Be certain about the good things, and be open about everything else. That’s all I’m sayin’.
Because not knowing might be the best way to give Universe the opening it’s been looking for to deliver you something even better. 🙂
This may be the single most common question I get.
We’ve addressed it before, but it’s worth repeating.
And since it’s in my inbox three times today, I’m officially inviting your expertise and advice on it.
Here’s a compiled summary of the emailed questions:
This is my personal response to any LOA-savvy friend feeling discouraged with lack of results:
First of all, I’ve been here and done this. I know the routine of feeling bad about what’s not happening despite best efforts.
And … conscious creators know we don’t let results dictate how we feel.
Results come from how we feel; they don’t tell us how to feel. (Letting reality dictate our vibration is the muggle way.)
Meaning, our job is to find any vibration that feels better and lead with that, rather than try to create results in order to feel better.
That’s the heart of conscious creation.
And granted, not the easiest thing to do when we’ve been practicing feeling bad. Anything with momentum likes to keep doing itself.
But we can change the trajectory.
One better feeling thought (or action) at a time.
Because we know that feeling better is the key, and we can do that right now. Even if it’s tears, a tantrum, a meditation, a distraction, a nap, a beer, a cookie, a swear word, even a little self-pleasure – whatever would feel better. That’s where we start.
Instead of trying to make things happen so we feel better, find a way to feel better first. After that we just honor inspiration.
It’s pretty simple. And you can do it.
This is a chance to walk your LOA talk! Practice what you know and it won’t take long before life reflects your unconditional approach to it.
That’s what I’d say.
And now it’s your turn, guys …
What words of advice to you have for an LOA savvy person feeling discouraged with lack of results?
Here’s a fun compilation of tools and resources that come in handy for conscious creators.
Explore whatever subject you’d like more detail on by clicking its button, and find an easier-to-read version here if you like. Enjoy! 🙂
I’d love your suggestions for edits and improved links. 🙂