Recently I decided to gather up a list of web articles on the Law of Attraction for my mother, who has no web access (by choice) and is in serious difficulty financially (not by choice — at least, not conscious choice). She is in an interesting position spiritually — she’s a Zen Buddhist, and so in theory she doesn’t care what her financial situation is; but, given that she can’t realistically wander the suburban streets of Greensboro, NC, with a begging bowl, she’s a bit stuck. She has been trying to use the Law of Attraction under various forms and names for years, to little avail.
Since I was gathering up the links anyway, I thought I’d post them here, in case anyone was interested. You’ll see there’s a whole pile of Steve Pavlina there, and some of Slade‘s fantastic work, too.
I have a lot of admiration for Steve, and he has helped me out of some tricky spots emotionally. That doesn’t mean I agree with everything he says… but he has experimented a great deal with intention manifestation, and had considerable success with it. See what you think.
One of Steve’s quirks is his belief in subjective reality — i.e. he believes he’s the only conscious being in the universe. It’s a big turn-off for a lot of folks, I think, but for me it’s more of an endearing eccentricity on his part. I don’t think my mother will be bothered by it — for her, the world is illusion in any case. I was practically raised on subjective reality from childhood.
As for Slade, well, he’s the man. I agree with everything he says.
How does the Law of Attraction Work?
My own position on the Law is similar to Slade’s: it’s magick, or at least something in the same genus. Adam suggests that it doesn’t matter how it works — it just does. For some people, the Law is a dangerous idea, because it’s at the top of a slippery slope of blame (i.e. if you believe that life circumstances are generated via mental attitude, then, if your logic is twisted enough, you might think that a small child suffering from starvation or disease is to blame for her circumstances); and the way it’s been portrayed in some recent publications and movies is similar to a get-rich-quick scam. (See this post at Songs of Unforgetting for great discussion.)
Let’s be clear here. Even if the child’s mental state is attracting the suffering in some cosmic sense, the child cannot be blamed for not knowing how to control her mental state, any more than she can be blamed for not knowing how to cook a gourmet meal. And thinking your way to wealth isn’t easy. Using the Law of Attraction to improve your circumstances is magick and it’s hard.
But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible! So here are the articles:
- Cause-Effect vs. Intention-Manifestation
- Manifesting Intentions
- Overcoming Limiting Financial Beliefs
- Reprogramming Reality
- Why Do Intentions Take So Long to Manifest?
- How Intentions Manifest
- Disciplining Your Mind to Become Better at Manifesting
- Installing Empowering Beliefs
- 8 Guidelines for Choosing Effective Beliefs
- Responsibility and the Law of Attraction
- The Law of Attraction
- Creative Observation
- Manifesting Intentions Without Resistance
- 5 Wealth Lessons From 20 Percent of a Millionaire
- The #1 Mistake People Make When Using the Law of Attraction
- Are You a Lightworker or a Darkworker?
- Better Messages for Manifesting
- If Money Was a Person, Who Would Money Be?
- New Year’s Resolutions – Reasons Why They Fail
Enjoy. And let me know how it goes!