We are what we attract, or so it says in this book. I initially purchased this book for my husband and it does offer some interesting reading material, just not really what I thought it would be after reading so many glowing reviews about the book. Clearly, one does have to be open-minded when reading this book, but also take it all with a grain of salt. It more reminds me of "The Secret" and all of it's hype when it was so popular. According to my understanding of the basic concepts of the book is that everything that happens or lack there of begins in our own minds. Yes, true, that "as so a man think, he becomes". The value of this book is in promoting the idea that you have more control over your life than you think. The mind is capable of a lot, including how your body lives, how you present yourself to other people, etc. When you have a positive train of thought, you will have better health, better prosperity and better life in general. That simply is true and cannot be denied. I think this book is a good stepping stone on where to begin, but is seems reminiscent of Napoleon Hill's, "Think and Grow Rich," or James Allen's, "As a Man Thinketh,". What the book doesn't tell you is that when negative things happen to you, your positive attitude can turn those things into far less tragic events. There are other books that will make this more clear.
My online re-parenting series takes people through that dissection process step by step. It’s a twenty- to thirty-minute process each day for a little more than a week. People can do it in their own time, and they have incredibly profound experiences when they start unpacking their childhoods. When I hold a re-parenting workshop, I take people through a very simple process of finding a block. They’ll have a trigger in their life and say something like, “I keep attracting these types of friends, but they really don’t have my best interest at heart and they’re jealous when…” And I say, “Okay, let’s take a look at that.” I’ll have them do a journaling exercise, and then I take them under what I call “deep imagining,” which is a hypnosis process I’ve customized. Within moments they can see where they picked up their block in childhood, and they begin to understand everything in their reality is a projection of what they imprinted in childhood.
Smiling in the mirror is a proven method of improving mood of feelings of self-worth. Smiling for 60 seconds in the mirror each morning and stretching out your arms will trigger a positive neurological reaction in your head, flooding your brain with feelings of warmth and acceptance. It's not a 'be all end all' approach to self-confidence, but it should get you started.
When it comes to our goals and dreams we all want to know how we can make those ideas or thoughts materialize in our lives. This art of bringing a thought form from an energetic state to the point of materializing in one’s present reality is called Manifestation. The Art of Manifestation is not new. The techniques used to manifest dreams into reality have been available to us since ancient times. The steps are actually quite simple and easy to apply, but don’t let the simplicity fool you. Just like working out to build a muscle, the process is simple but requires consistent practice, dedication and focus to attain the desired result. One must focus their attention on the right things to create the right results.
How To Manifest Inner Peace
“Your manifesting results comprise a chain with a zillion tiny links—moments, experiences, conversations, physical objects, and coinciding events—all leading up to what you'd consider "the finished product" or the goal achieved. Be open to recognizing and appreciating every link. Normally the mind glosses, or even steamrollers, over them, discounting them as stupid, unimportant, too-little-too-late, irrelevant or uninteresting.”
Develop self-confidence. The most glaring risk in pursuing your dreams is that you'll lose focus halfway through and give up. The most direct way to circumvent this is by developing a strong sense of self-confidence. With self-confidence, you'll be able to depend on yourself when the going gets tough. Of course, self-confidence is something that takes a lot more than words to truly feel. Though easier said than done, there are lots of exercises you can do to boost your sense of self-worth.
Although not concrete evidence that thoughts are capable of manifesting desires or even being capable of travel in waves through space and time, the messages within literally all religious literature still give plenty of food for thought. Even buddhism constantly stresses the importance of right thinking due to the fact that thoughts create reality as you can see by these 2 quotes:
What Is Manifest Scope
In order to create this new reality, chances are you’ll need to form new habits or develop new skills that will strengthen the muscles that will ultimately build the vision. Some of these might be inner mental or emotional skills, such as patience, focus, and tenacity or external physical skills such as running, cycling, and swimming if your vision is to take part in your first triathlon.
I understand your scepticism about the LOA as I am someone who is open minded about it. However, I kind of lost confidence in your arguments when you started to present basic premises about the LOA incorrectly. For example, the primary focus of the law of attraction is not about material wealth. It is about self development, self love and the journey to self completeness within the context of mindfulness and positive thinking. This is a premise that is widely used within peer researched clinical therapies as well as many religions. Proponents of the law of attraction do not campaign for everyone to achieve selfish material gain and wealth. I have not heard or read anyone, no matter what level in their LOA journey that they are at. Their point is about the power of a positive mindset, a principle I am very much a supporter of and as I said, this is not unique to the LOA.
Be prepared because you are about to discover a whole new world, especially if you are new to this kind of information. With this quick guide you will begin to let go of many notions and beliefs that have been ''fed'' to you by sovciety. And don't worry, you won't have to let go of your personal religious and philosophical beliefs. You will be learning Quantum Physics. You will be learning how the mechanics of matter and the Universe—your personal Universe works.
After you’ve set your powerful intentions, designed all of your desires with pinpointed specificity and then heightened your vibration with your thoughts and feelings, you then need to let go of your expectations. This can be the trickiest part of the manifesting process because you need to get out of your own way. Too often people sabotage themselves at the point where they just need to trust. The best affirmation to use?