Question from Anne in Alaska:
Hi Scott, since you claim to be a spiritual guide maybe you can explain how come the law of attraction doesn’t seem to be working for me. I read “The Secret” and thought I understood what it was saying but I’m still broke and it doesn’t seem to work for me.
I’m sure you’re not alone in this. Once when I was talking to a client of mine, clutching to the book “The Secret.” I was trying to explain to her the benefits of settling her case but she insisted on going to trial, “so he could understand her pain,” she said. I asked her if she had read the book she was holding and she said she had read it over and over again and it had changed her life. “If that’s the case, then you should be prepared to let the past go and begin to heal,” I said. “No, I have to stand up for myself,” she said. I spoke to her at length about the law of attraction – that if she focused on the pain she had experienced in her 30 year marriage, that the universe would send her more of the same. I couldn’t get through to her. We went to trial and she got her ass handed to her. The judge didn’t believe anything she said. She was very unhappy with me and I reminded her of the day I begged her to settle her case because of the many, many problems she had with her case. To no avail, “The Secret” failed her. Hopefully, I can give you something helpful but it will only help if you are ready to hear it.
The law of attraction basically states that “whatever you predominantly think shapes your reality.” If you constantly think, “how come I don’t have the money I want?” the Universe only hears “don’t have money.” Basically, this is like the genie in the bottle. The old story goes when you rub the bottle, the genie appears and grants you three wishes. But beware, you will get exactly what you ask for. In the stories, people seldom ever get what they really want because they don’t ask the question right. Here, the law of attraction says that you will get everything that you want from the universe. The problem is that you are not sure what you want. It’s not enough to say to the universe that I want a million dollars. You have to be much more specific. Try thinking, money is abundant and comes to me easily and frequently. Then, and here’s where the disconnect often occurs, YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING. You cannot just think about what you want you have to think about what you want and then do something to achieve it. If you ask the universe, what can I do to make money, you’ll start to be flooded with ideas about how you can accomplish your desire. Then you have to take steps to implement the idea – that’s when you’ll get your pay-off. Take for instance, you think “I’m going to own my dream house on this certain spot on the ocean.” You have to buy the land, hire the architect, hire the contractor, and do all the things to create the dream house on the spot. Just thinking it will not bring it into existence.
Anne, the other thing to consider about the law of attraction is that you have many, many thoughts that are programmed in your brain. You might not even be aware of the multitude of thoughts that you continually have that can be sending negative impulses into the universe which the Universe delivers back to you. Negative thoughts create ill health, poverty, unhappiness, all kinds of bad things that people are not aware that THEY CREATE in their life. If you want to get to the bottom of your thoughts, you need to activate the Observer. I explain how to do this in my book From Garage Sale to Financial Freedom in Five Steps. Of course, I recommend that you read it because it will also answer your questions about how to make money. If you try my ideas, you’ll find the law of attraction working for you.