Welcome back to the current issue of the Law of Attraction Key Newsletter!
Are you successful?
Wait, here’s a better – and much more important question…
Have you decided what success is for you?
I don’t mean what you think success is supposed to be (according to society, your parents, friends, family etc.). I really mean, have you decided what success is TO YOU?
What resonates with you? What gets you excited? What feelings do you want to feel as often as possible? When you focus on manifesting success from the inside/out – you open yourself up to infinite possibilities (and then all the ‘stuff’ you manifest as a result is a fun bonus).
I have a fantastic 2 part series for you – the first part is this week and the 2nd part is next week – and it is all about the Law of Attraction and Success – it is a must read!
Also, in the Quick Tip section of this issue – I give you a quick, and powerful, ‘Question Cycle’ that will instantly shift your awareness…make sure you check it out – and use it.
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“How do you want to feel?
— Kristen Howe
The ‘Law of Attraction’ and ‘Success’
(Part 1) – What Is ‘Success’ Anyway?
By Crack Your Egg Enterprises
Everyone seems to strive to be ‘successful’ in life. We all look to harness the power of the ‘Law of Attraction’ to gain ‘success’.
But what is ‘success’? What does it entail? What makes you successful, and what makes you a ‘failure’?
To answer this question, let’s first take a look at our world. Our societies are completely focused on our five senses of seeing, hearing, tasting, touching and smelling. Our five senses are constantly stimulated. They are enticed and exploited all the time.
It’s therefore no surprise that most people tend to focus their minds on material forms of what they dub ‘success’ 24 hours a day, such as on fancy cars, big mansions, lots of money in the bank, and so on.
Now don’t get me wrong, because there’s nothing inherently wrong with that. Neither does this mean that being ‘spiritual’ equals being poor and living in a dump or in a mountain cave.
The problem isn’t with the ‘material’ objects themselves. What it is instead, I’ll tell you in a bit.
First, to set a bit of a context for it, think about this for a moment:
Apparently, lots of people want to harness their innate, spiritual powers of ‘conscious manifestation’ to ‘attract a new car’.
So what is it with ‘cars’? Without passing judgment, what happened along the evolution of humankind that made a tin can on wheels a symbol of ‘social status’ and ‘success’?
I find this fascinating to explore… I mean, you’ve got to hear this:
Some people even give their car an actual name, like a good friend of mine did. A while back, he had some guys ‘pimp’ his ride with all kinds of fancy bells and whistles. And he was really proud of it. So he gave his car a name. He called it ‘Infinity’.
But then there was this other good friend of mine. This is the kind of guy who doesn’t give a wet slap about the kind of car he drives. The other day he needed to buy one, but the only criterion he had, was that he had to be able to drive to work with it (and back).
So he bought the first set of wheels that he thought was sufficiently capable of doing that, and for which the price was right for him.
Now I have to admit, the car he chose wasn’t an aesthetic masterpiece… I mean, he got himself a pretty old car, the kind that used to be allowed behind the ‘Iron Curtain’ only, and the kind that would make the hole in the ozone layer significantly increase upon merely starting the engine. My other friend would have dubbed it a piece of junk.
But this guy couldn’t care less. In fact, he could see the fun of it. In response to my other friend who had called his car ‘Infinity’, he decided to give his car a name too. He called it ‘Finity’.
I kid you not, this is a true story. What it illustrates is the relativity of concepts like ‘status’ and ‘success’. I mean, what one person would consider being dignified, could be considered by the next person as pathetic.
Like I said, the trap is not with material objects themselves. These are just ‘crystallized thought forms’ or ‘frequency patterns’ anyway… just like everything else.
The problem starts when we see those objects as the ultimate goals and the very symbols of success that confirm whether we ‘made it’ in life or not.
It’s for this reason that many people look to others to confirm to themselves if they’re ‘doing well’ or if they’re ‘successful’. When you don’t succeed in terms of big mansions, fancy cars, lots of money, you’re often considered a ‘failure’, and tend to see yourself as such.
Our whole system thrives on consumption and the constant expansion of it. And the more we consume, the more we’re considered to be ‘successful’.
Governments assess their success based on ‘economic growth’. Apparently, if the economy doesn’t grow, then we’re supposedly in trouble.
But what is ‘economic growth’ anyway? The term just implies that there’s more money in circulation. That might include increased turnover in fields like the weapons industry and the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry…
So if more weapons are sold, is that ‘success’? Why do we need more to start with? And if more drugs are sold and more patients treated, is that ‘success’? Why are they ill in the first place?
If we measure success by ‘economic growth’, all we’re after is more money in circulation. This also leads to many people borrowing more of what they don’t have and getting in even deeper trouble, simply to provide themselves the very things that should testify to others of their alleged ‘success’.
So is this the kind of ‘success’ you’re looking for? Is this the kind of ‘success’ that the world in general needs?
Keep on reading to find out about ‘Real Success’…
Eliminate The Overlooked,
What if I told you that the real success you’re looking for is not having all kinds of material stuff, but is actually called ‘durable fulfillment’?
After all, why do you want a lot of money, a big mansion, or a fancy car? What’s the underlying motivation? To get others to look up to you and approve of you? To prove your worth to others?
In the end, what we really want boils down a desire for a sense of genuine fulfillment, and being able to live life on your own, genuine terms. The quest ends when you’re happy and fulfilled.
So when are you happy and fulfilled?
Well, here’s a first hint from what a wise man once said:
“Money and fame do not necessarily happiness make.”
Now don’t get me wrong… There is nothing wrong with having a lot of money, or being well-known, or having fancy cars and big mansions. Like everything else, these are all just ‘thought fields’ and experience.
The problem is that so many people get absorbed in pursuing the material ‘dream’, that they forget about why they are doing that in the first place.
My friend John Harricharan says:
“Most people are so busy trying to make a living, that they forget to make a life.”
He’s right. Most people are more like ‘human doings’ than ‘human beings’.
The funny thing is that the greatest payoff from trying to get what you want through working with the so-called ‘Law of Attraction’ (or principles of ‘deliberate creation’, ‘conscious manifesting’, or whatever you want to call it) comes from a state of being.
And that ‘state of being’ is ‘happiness’, ‘contentment’, ‘love’, and ‘gratitude’ for ‘what is’… That’s what gets you what you truly want.
The greatest payoff from your ‘manifesting efforts’ certainly doesn’t come from an obsession with ever more material stuff in a merry-go-round that gets faster by the day… for the sole reason to seek approval and confirmation of your ‘success’ from others, in order to compensate for an apparent lack of self-esteem that is the cause of this obsession to begin with.
A sense of security, self-esteem and ‘success’ is found within yourself, not outside.
And the funny thing is that once you give up the obsession with possession and finally acknowledge your true self, i.e. the person who you really are deep inside… you’ll start to notice that you’ll seem to manifest what you really want much more easily.
When that happens, you can enjoy all kinds of material stuff as much as you like, if that’s what you choose. You can choose to have a fancy car if you like. You can choose to live in a big mansion if that’s what you want.
The difference is that you won’t be controlled by the never-ending pursuit of these things. Your ‘state of being’ will no longer be ‘on the path to happiness and success’ anymore. That ‘state of being’ will only manifest a reality of ‘being on the path towards happiness and success’. Instead of being ‘on the path’, you’ll just ‘be happy’.
And from there you’ll allowthings to manifest, rather than finding yourself on a perpetual chase. It’s a small difference in perception, but one with profound effects.
That’s when you’ll start to ‘live life’, instead of ‘letting life live you’.
So in summary:
What is ‘success’?
Well… ‘success’, my friend, is what you define it to be.
Now go manifest your success, whatever that is for you!
|Quick Tip||Look Who’s Talking…|
|When you shift your awareness from what you want to achieve to what you want to FEEL, you open yourself up to infinite more possibilities. To do this, you can simply do a quick question cycle that goes like this…
“What do I want?”
“I want this because it will make me feel ________ .”
“So what I really want is to feel [USE YOUR ANSWER TO QUESTION 2].
“What are some other things that make me feel [USE YOUR ANSWER TO QUESTION 2]?
Once you use this simple 4 question cycle, you will instantly shift your awareness and in that shift you give yourself access to infinite possibility.
|“Thanks for your support.
So good to listen to the many great speakers you interview who are helping others to live in authenticity in these very exciting times.