This is Law of Attraction Coaching, Vol. 4 by success and wealth creation professional Stephen Richards. There are some adult themes running through this book, although many will gain from the overall positive way sensitive issues are addressed.
You will discover how to make the Law of Attraction work for you. From the most basic to the advanced, you will discover how to awaken the dormant power within and manifest your desires in a safe and natural way.
Each in this series builds on the previous coaching session. This particular session is in-depth and enshrines over two decades of manifesting experience from Stephen Richards.
When you express gratitude for the blessings that come into your life, it not only encourages the universe to send you more, it also sees to it that those blessings remain.
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These two particular cards I just drew are reminding me that it’s time to talk about manifestation again. Clearly this blog is no stranger to this topic, with it being called The Tarot of Manifestation and all. Of course I have to obligatorily address the Law of Attraction again as well.
It shouldn’t be any secret how I feel about The Secret (the book, the movie, the workbook, the t-shirt and mugs, the personal certified life coach trainer guru) as well as LOA (that’s Law of Attraction in New Age hipster vernacular). I’m sure I’ve soapboxed on this topic a time or two or a baker’s dozen or ad infinitum. So grab a box of Marble Munch or whatever gets sucked into the snackhole while being entertained, put a pillow behind your lumbar and get your readers on if you are over 45…
There’s all these authors and coaches and spiritual advisors that offer to teach us how to manifest that which we desire. I even did it in the first chunk of the Tarot part of this blog via a post on each of the 78 keys. The not-so-secret pretty much says we have to believe we can and will create the reality we want for ourselves.
Most of the critics that are not skeptics infiltrating the flock disguised as believers bemoan the experience they had that is contrary to the New Age cheerleader’s wisdom. They say it is difficult to have faith when they don’t manifest yachts and Prada and gold bullion and cars of the douchey and reckless. Then the teacher and student wrestle with the Chicken Prime vs. Egg Prime, they don’t believe it because it didn’t happen/it didn’t happen because they don’t believe it.
I would say manifestation is like breathing, that it happens automagically without thinking about it, but the difference is we can hold our breath to temporarily halt our breathing, whereas our manifestation ability doesn’t turn off, much like the Christmas music at this time of year. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it a few more times during this lifetime: we are constantly manifesting.
Now before the enlightened ones patronizingly pat me on my head and say “Now, now… we’re talking about how to manifest our desires“, I say yes, I am aware, and that’s what I’m saying as well. Call me crazy, throw a full can of vegetables at my head, I don’t care. I truly believe we are constantly manifesting our desires.
The things we get, or actually create in life are the things that serve us somehow, that reinforce or build upon who we believe ourselves to be and who we are becoming. When we continue to get a lot of what we don’t think we want, we are stubbornly refusing to look at how these unwanteds are serving us. We keep sending that meal we ordered back to the kitchen with the hope they eventually meet our dizzyingly high standards but at the most basic level we just want to eat. Our stomach growls louder and our blame meter rises, ignoring the fact that each send-back was our decision.
Want to manifest the things you want? First figure out why you want the things you’ve been manifesting. That’s a cute and clever way of saying we need to practice self-awareness and be brutally honest in it while we’re at it. The manifester’s creations are a result of how we see the manifester, or simply how we see ourselves. We manifest who we believe ourselves to be.
If you’re like me, you have a great appreciation for all the Law of Attraction concepts as presented by Rhonda Byrne and Abraham via Esther and Jerry Hicks, provided a boost by Napoleon Hill who was standing on the shoulders of William Walker Atkinson. I could continue to lay down the trail of bread crumbs that lead us to the original conceivers of LOA (as the cool New Age kids call it), but those crumbs would invariably be devoured by the murder of crows from the order or what-does-it-really-matter.
If you continue to be like me, you’ll find yourself simultaneously applauding while rolling your eyes at the beautifully absurd simplicity behind the Law of Attraction idea. It’s the fairy godmother of New Age-ology, with one’s desire serving as the star-capped magic wand, leaving a trail of glitter and pixie dust with every wave, manifesting material gains out of pumpkins and mice.
Do I find the concept of manifestation from desire preposterous? Not in the least. I fully subscribe to it. Now I get to confront the skeptics and critics with the self-proclaimed title of Realists censuring me for disobeying the laws of physics and science and good old-fashioned buzzkillery. Flanking them are the people who have burned their copies of The Secret and Ask and It Is Given and Think and Grow Rich while turning out their empty pockets and point to vacant parking spaces where a BMW should be standing.
Figuring out what we want is the cornerstone to manifestation. However, that is the proverbial banner in the wind, the bar of soap gripped too tightly in a wet palm. What makes this so elusive is the trouble with really knowing what we want at the core. We might start with grabbing our legal pad and making our what-we-would-do-if-we-won-the-lottery wish list without ever figuring out the main theme of the story. Most of those items are merely the outer skin of the onion. If we dig deep to ask ourselves why we want the things on that list, we will uncover a desire that resides beneath that, from which each bulleted item sprang.
The Westerner approach to looking at what we desire is merely the skin on the pudding that has been in the fridge too long. It is comprised of Madison Avenue employing the Joneses with whom we need to keep up. Our idea of what we want is suggested to us by pictures generated on the sides of our browser windows based on our previous searches. Yet we feed our desires in a consumerism exercise of Whack-a-Mole, where we purchase that thing to temporarily scratch that niggle of want, only to resurface when the shine of novelty has worn away from our trinket, and the familiar persistent wanting rises again.
In order to truly manifest our desire, we have to be able to identify the deepest want that serves as the wellspring of how that desire appears. It often comes in the form of single descriptors such as love, safety, recognition, peacefulness, joy, acknowledgement, appreciation. When we can identify and unveil these desires in their most basic forms, we can address them without all the shiny distractions, and we will find our manifestations from these desires will be created more purely than we could have ever imagined.