For years I have been studying LOA, reading books, watching the many movies that have come out and have not been able to get anywhere.
I'm at the stage where I'm almost about to give up completely with it. I'm making one last request to the Universe to send me someone who is able to teach me how to deliberately create, someone who I resonate with easily.
Any help would be appreciated.
The main issue is the same as a lot of other people out there. I have been working on attracting abundance into my life. Over the last few months I thought I had been making progress. Then about a week ago my boss came up to me and said that they would like to use my photo in an advertising campaign. I was told that I would get $1000 for it so I thought I was on track. In a presentation yesterday I was given the waiver to sign and an envelope, in the envelope there was $100, not $1000. I was told by my boss that she never mentioned that I would get $1000.
So the main thing is that although I have been following everything that I have read and watched, the Universe seems intent on making sure that I never have any wealth of any kind. I realise that what I have just said shows a negative vibration but before yesterday I was ensuring that I had a very high vibration. I had just prayed for a teacher and told the Universe that I would give this one last try before completely giving up on attempting to deliberately create through LOA.
In short I would love to have someone able to teach me how to use LOA simply. To guide me step by step because over the last 15 years or so I have been practicing, I haven't been able to get it.
Wait, why did you accept the $100 then? Why didn't you say, "No, either $1,000 or you cannot use the photo." It sounds like you got played and instead of standing up and saying no you decided to take the money. I might have done something similar since it was the boss, but there was a time when a company offered me $235 for my collection of articles. I turned them down b/c I would have to sign away all my rights to the photographs I used in the articles.
If you believe you deserved the $1,000 then do not give the photo away for $100. Granted, $100 is good, but if you believe it's $1,000 worth then next time stand firm and say, "No, we agreed to this, so give me this or the deal is off" and try to get it in writing ahead of time. You can start out by haggling if you want--ask for $200 instead of $100--but by accepting the $100 you basically contradict the idea of the photo being worth more.
So, believe you are worth more and don't accept anything less unless you have to. If you're starving or out of work then I understand about settling since stability can create a foundation to help you manifest great things. But, if you want X amount of money and truly believe you deserve it--and you're on a stable path in terms of finances and other things--then go for what you believe you deserve. Compromise is fine, but make sure you can walk away halfway happy and think, "Well, at least I got paid. A lot of people get nothing for their photos."
Thanks for that.
This was just the tip of the iceberg. What had happened was that I had signed the papers believing what my boss has told me, then I opened the envelope.
There are many other instances where this sort of thing has happened, I have worked hard to keep my vibration high but when you have work at it for ten years and this sort of thing keeps happening, you reach the point that I have reached where you think that maybe all of this is rubbish.
I had the intention to upgrade my computer so that I am able to create more material for my group on this site. At this stage I have gone from being a teacher myself to almost giving up on this whole idea.
You sure you are living in the life of abundance? :)
Here is some beautiful words of wisdom from New Earth...
Who they think they are is this: “I am a needy 'little me' whose needs are not being met.” This basic misperception of who they are creates dysfunction in all their relationships. They believe they have nothing to give and that the world or other people are withholding from them what they need. Their entire reality is based on an illusory sense of who they are. It sabotages situations, mar all relationships. If the thought of lack – whether it be money, recognition, or love – has become part of who you think you are, you will always experience lack. Rather than acknowledge the good that is already in your life, all you see is lack. Acknowledging the good that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance. The fact is: Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world. You are withholding it because deep down you think you are small and that you have nothing to give.
The source of all abundance is not outside you. It is part of who you are. However, start by acknowledging and recognizing abundance without. See the fullness of life all around you. The warmth of the sun on your skin, the display of magnificent flowers outside a florist's shop, biting into a succulent fruit, or getting soaked in an abundance of water falling from the sky. The fullness of life is there at every step. The acknowledgment of that abundance that is all around you awakens the dormant abundance within. Then let it flow out. When you smile at a a stranger, there is already a minute outflow of energy. You become a giver. Ask yourself often: “What can I give here; how can I be of service to this person, this situation.” You don't need to own anything to feel abundant, although if you feel abundant consistently things will almost certainly come to you. Abundance comes only to those who already have it. It sounds almost unfair, but of course it isn't. It is a universal law. Both abundance and scarcity are inner states that manifest as your reality. Jesus puts it like this: “For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”
A wise word from Eckhart Tolle.. :)
Hi there Xenusfreeman
There maybe something that I am missing with LOA, I'm fully prepared to admit that. That's the main reason why I am sending my request to the Universe for a teacher that can be more intensely interactive with me. As far as I am aware I have been holding onto a positive vibration for quite some time. But when you see after years of nothing happening, you really begin to question if this is all real or if it's a scam that some people have used to gain money out of others.
By the way I have been thinking over the last 24 hours I completely understand that it is negative and understand that according to LOA this attracts like, but I've reached the point in saying that after years of trying and getting no-where, I've had enough.
The only two conclusions I can come up with is that I must be missing an important key (and since I am still on this site that is what I suspect is my belief) or that this is another false belief put out there.
One thing I do know is it works wonder for me... :)
I have been studying the Power of Now and New Earth...
It have been two months now but I never stop studying about me... I even join Buddhism on that duration...
I kept moving forward becos I know that where I am going, eventually there is some place I will reach....
My desires are only to help people properly... but yet I do not know the proper way to help.
But I do know that I need a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge...
on the 13th this month... I was given a chance to meet a fantastic old man who is a monk during my Buddhism class...
I do not know who he is but when I do meet him, I was totally in awe with how composed, calm, happy and peaceful he is...
The next few days, I searched the web for him and I found him on the net... It gave me the shock of my life... He is the President of Buddhist Association in United States, superintendent of Penang Monastery(Malaysia) and a senior in Pahang Buddhist Association(Malaysia). WOW!!! I knew immediately I have to speak to him... He is the one that might be able to give me the proper direction to help people... But how do I meet him in private?
Last Friday, a Buddhist brother of mine ask me to meet with him in his office. He is the original fellow who introduce Buddhism and the Power of Now to me. I wanted to meet him for a long time after our second meeting but he was busy most of the time and this is our third meeting. As we were talking, he invited me to join him in meeting his master in the temple I went last saturday. I ask him, is it the monk I have met on the 13th and he replied yes, it is the same fellow... Coincidence? or LOA? and guess what, that monk is his master...
That saturday was the most intense meeting I ever have in my life. The direction I always wanted is present to me. OH MY GOD!!! So coincidence again or LOA?
maybe you have stop moving forward and are just waiting... :)
I love your post
I regard myself as a Buddhist as well. Since my post I have done allot more meditation and found myself allowing allot more then I have done in a long time. I found that when I was doing Buddhist meditation I was actually allowing more into my life, it was one of my most content times of my life.
I follow the Noble Eightfold path.
The Noble Eightfold Paths are:
In my entire practice of buddhism, I have only done the first one, Right understanding.
When there is right understanding then everything from 2 to 8 fall into place automatically.
I am doing metta bhavana - Loving Kindness Meditation and now trying to start Anapanasti - Mindful Breathing...
Both meditation is actually good for us... One is spreading love to all beings and the other is our much needed concentration. Hope I can finish my book before tomorrow.
Do more meditation and most important, volunteer to help others and when you do that, make sure you have good intention. Things will happen to you in a most pleasant and unexpected way. I did it, and look where I am.
Peace be with you.. :)
you, my friend, are almost there. there to the point of getting it. let loose, stop questioning, and go with the flow now. you know the information on how it works, what you need to do and all, so now is the time to sit back let loose and just say what the hell with all your negative thoughts and sit back and start doing the things you want. you will be guided with your patience to the things you want and dont forget to have fun in the mean time while waiting for them. also, abundance is what you speak of...just how much love and things of abundance are you giving to others so that you may receive in return? ask and you shall receive, what you give comes back 3 fold, and always do things with love. send thanx everyday ...i cant wait to hear all the things you want to manifest come to you...you are a success...as you are manifesting right now...so i know i will be hearing how happy you are soon. :) hugs!!!!! keep me posted!! im soo excited for you!!! :)