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Law of Attraction in Action at the Readers’ Café

Filed under: Readers Cafe — by Glenda at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 19, 2007


(Photo credit: Diego RB)

Hi and welcome to the Readers’ Café – a place to gather and to share. Tonight we’re at Restaurante Maria Mata Mouro in Pelourinho, the old historic center of Salvador, Brazil. I couldn’t resist popping into this inviting spot. (If you have a photo of a favourite café that you’d like to share at a Readers’ Café, please let me know.)

Please join us and help yourself to a beverage of your choice. Then sit back, drink in the magnificent beauty of this place and join in the conversation by posting comments below. Hit your internet browser’s REFRESH button to see new comments as others join in the conversation. All that I ask is that you respect others and keep it relatively family-friendly. Also, keep in mind that this is a public space, so share what you feel comfortable sharing publicly.

I would like to begin by sharing this story:

Earlier this year, Do It Myself Blog was a finalist for the Best of Blog Award, under the Best Inspirational Blog category. Winners were determined by the number of votes received; the Grand Prize winner is to be announced in Las Vegas at the Blog World Expo in November. The sound of Vegas for my birthday appealed to me and I wondered if the Law of Attraction would work in my favour. Unfortunately, I became sick with bronchitis for a month and did not promote the competition as much as I would have liked, missing first place by thirty-something votes. Disappointing, but no big deal. However, Vegas for my birthday remained in the back of my mind.

Last week, I was poking around the Blog World Expo site, reading the conference schedule and list of presenters, which includes names like Andy Wibbels, Leesa Barnes and Des Walsh – my virtual mentors and colleagues. I had this intense urge to attend the conference, to meet these names in person and to soak up all I can about blogging and social media. Blogging is my medium and I want to be the best that I can be at it.

Discussing it with Darrell, we then quickly researched hotels and airfares. Thursday, without a clue how we’d pay off the credit card, we booked it! Leaving the Flight Centre, we came up with a creative solution for paying off the plastic. Not ideal, but definitely doable.

While I was writing the blog post sharing my exciting news, I received an email from a client. He needed to pay me in advance to fully spend a grant. Are you kidding me?! The amount will pay for a large chunk of the airfare and hotel!

Coincidence or the Law of Attraction in action?

Today’s topic is:

Does the Law of Attraction really work? Share your story.

If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.

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Comment by Darrell

September 19, 2007 @ 4:12 pm

It works, I was thinking of taking a class in video production. The next thing I hear about a online video class.

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

Yes, Darrell, exactly! Isn’t it amazing how it works!

Comment by Darrell

September 19, 2007 @ 4:26 pm

Sometimes I wish it would work faster!!!

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 4:28 pm

Ah, good point, Darrell. Perhaps the universe works on its schedule rather than on your schedule.

Comment by Rick Cockrum

September 19, 2007 @ 4:33 pm

Hi Glenda! Hi Darrell!

I was late getting home or I would have been here sooner.

That is terrific news about the money for the trip to Blog World.

Comment by Darrell

September 19, 2007 @ 4:33 pm

true I guess we will get what we need when we need it,not when we want it.

Comment by Darrell

September 19, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

Hi Rick

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 4:35 pm

How true, Darrell!

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 4:36 pm

Hi Rick, welcome! How is the kitty?

Comment by Rick Cockrum

September 19, 2007 @ 4:42 pm

The kitty is doing just fine. She’s getting downright chubby and is looking to our older cat (about one and a half years old)as a big brother whom she must copy – including getting on the kitchen table, trying to climb out the window, and seeing the only purpose of hands as being to pet her.

I love stories like you just told about Blog World and the online video course. I used to say ’synchronicity works’.

Comment by Darrell

September 19, 2007 @ 4:45 pm

I am glad it works, it knows what we want and need

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 4:48 pm

Rick, sounds like she is learning to be a “cat” just fine!

Funny how there are different words for this “phenomenon”, but they all work the same.

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

Darrell, I think part of it is believing it will always work and be there for you.

Comment by Darrell

September 19, 2007 @ 4:54 pm

The more I see it working, the more I believe in it, and as a friend said if you dont believe you wont see it.

Comment by Rick Cockrum

September 19, 2007 @ 4:56 pm

I’ve had an interested in unexplained things and the ‘occult’ since I was young. I paid enough attention to see that some things did happen that aren’t explained by our normal world view. But then the question becomes, ‘So what?’ How does synchronicity or the Law of Attraction or telepathy, among others, fit in with other things we know about how the world seems to work?

Comment by Darrell

September 19, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

Great question Rick

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

Darrell, do you think perhaps it has always working, but you weren’t aware of it, thus didn’t see it?

Comment by Darrell

September 19, 2007 @ 4:59 pm

very possible?

Comment by Rick Cockrum

September 19, 2007 @ 5:01 pm

I think it’s always working.

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 5:01 pm

Rick, perhaps its a more spiritual thing? So, if you’re more spiritually in tuned, I’d think it would fit right in.

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

To me, the LOA is nothing different from Robert Schuller’s possibility thinking or Wayne Dyer’s power or intention. It is interesting how there is now a big buzz about it.

Comment by Rick Cockrum

September 19, 2007 @ 5:09 pm

Spiritual? I don’t know Glenda. It can be. But reading around the internet and some of the people who talk about the law of attraction don’t strike me as extremely spiritual.

But many people who are more aware of their influence on their lives and confidence in being able to attract what they want do seem to be more successful at consciously using the law of attraction.

Comment by Rick Cockrum

September 19, 2007 @ 5:11 pm

I used to love listening to Robert Schuller when I caught him on TV for a few minutes Sunday mornings.

Comment by Lori-ann

September 19, 2007 @ 5:11 pm

Hi Glenda, Darryl and Rick!

Fascinating topic! I am here cooking supper so will keep checking the conversation.

I do believe that there a “force” at work though many have different names for it. And yes, if you don’t beleive in it…you don’t make the connections with your life.

Comment by Becky McCray, Small Town Entrepreneur

September 19, 2007 @ 5:11 pm

Deep thinking going on here tonight!

Comment by Rick Cockrum

September 19, 2007 @ 5:12 pm

Hi Lori-Ann!

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 5:13 pm

Perhaps the LOA is more for the mainstream masses, without the spiritual aspect as emphasized?

Comment by Darrell

September 19, 2007 @ 5:14 pm

is it a case the more you believe and the more you send out to the universe the better loa works?

Comment by Darrell

September 19, 2007 @ 5:16 pm

Hi Lori Ann, nice to see you. How is the family?

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 5:18 pm

Welcome Becky and Lori-Ann, thanks for joining us.

Darrell, you might nailed the key to this. And isn’t that what faith is about?

Comment by Rick Cockrum

September 19, 2007 @ 5:20 pm

Hi Becky! How ya doing tonight? Have you used loa concepts in your business?

One example for my wife and me – We wanted curtains for the theatre auditorium. Have you ever priced curtains to cover 120 feet of wall to a height of 12 feet? We kept talking about it and seeing the curtains on the wall. Eventually a multiplex close to us closed. They asked my wife if we wanted any of their curtains. Total monetary price to us – $0.00.

Comment by Darrell

September 19, 2007 @ 5:21 pm

it may be

Comment by Rick Cockrum

September 19, 2007 @ 5:22 pm

I think there’s something to what you said, Darrell.

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 5:22 pm

Awesome example, Rick! Isn’t it amazing how it WORKS /

Comment by Becky McCray, Small Town Entrepreneur

September 19, 2007 @ 5:23 pm

Terrific example, Rick! I have applied this, but I think of it mostly as being ready. Prepare your self and your business as well as possible. Put yourself in a position to receive what you are looking for.

It’s also a matter of knowing what you want so you will know it when it comes by!

Just my thoughts.

Comment by Darrell

September 19, 2007 @ 5:25 pm

that is true Becky

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 5:29 pm

Good point, Becky. I wonder how many times “it” happens, but we don’t see it. Perhaps practicing the LOA makes us more focussed, aware, conscious, present, responsible in our own life?

Comment by Rick Cockrum

September 19, 2007 @ 5:36 pm

It’s also a matter of knowing what you want so you will know it when it comes by!

Oh so true.

One thing I’ve found interesting is that Aleister Crowley used to define magic as the art and science of causing change to occur in conformity with the will. Magic was never terribly popular. Yet change the name to the law of attraction and we’re fascinated by it.

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 5:40 pm

Interesting how changing the name made the difference, Rick.

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 5:40 pm

Just found this interesting quote: Napoleon Hill said, “There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it.”

Have you found this to be the case?

Comment by Rick Cockrum

September 19, 2007 @ 5:49 pm

It seems to be the case to me, Glenda. “If wishes were fishes we would all have riches.”

Comment by Rick Cockrum

September 19, 2007 @ 5:51 pm

I’m going to say good night. It’s been great, as always.

Thank you Glenda. Take care Darrell, Lori-Ann, Becky. See you all next time!

Comment by Darrell

September 19, 2007 @ 5:53 pm

There may be a difference, but I think it all begins with a wish and then you begin to work on what you need to do. (prepare to receive)

Comment by Darrell

September 19, 2007 @ 5:54 pm

Night Rick

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 5:55 pm

Night Rick, thanks for coming by. Have a good evening.

Comment by Lori-ann

September 19, 2007 @ 5:57 pm

Bye Rick!

Darrell, we are all well. The kids are all settling into new school routines and the trials of teenagers continue!

Comment by Darrell

September 19, 2007 @ 5:59 pm

and you would not have it any other way

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 6:01 pm

Hi Lori-ann, that sounds fun! ;) Has Kurtis received the equipment he needs?

Comment by Lori-ann

September 19, 2007 @ 6:04 pm

Not yet…this will be a new item to the SET-BC loan dept so it will have to be ordered in and then set up then training needs to happen. They said he may have it by the mid to end of November. The most exciting thing for me will be the voice output!

Comment by Darrell

September 19, 2007 @ 6:06 pm

If you need any help let me know

Comment by Lori-ann

September 19, 2007 @ 6:07 pm

Thanks Darrell, I will for sure!

Comment by Mary McD

September 19, 2007 @ 6:08 pm

Sorry I missed this event – would have liked to chat a bit about it. Glenda, I voted for you as “awesome” in your YouTube blog… great job! Now, for the next installment – we want to see what Darrell looks like too! But I was psyched to see the joystick that I’ve read about…

Hugs,
Mary

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 6:08 pm

That is great, Lori-ann. Voice output will definitely enhance communication with the listener!

Comment by Lori-ann

September 19, 2007 @ 6:09 pm

Sorry about the diversion off topic but you are the only people that I know that can really appreciate how much this will impact our lives.

As for the LOA…This is what we put forth to the universe and it looks like it is coming back our way. I do believe, I do believe, I do believe!

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 6:11 pm

Welcome Mary, we’re still live so please join in. Glad you liked the video!

Comment by Lori-ann

September 19, 2007 @ 6:12 pm

Speaking of the Youtube video. Kurtis types the same way with his left thumb and signs the letters he wants to type with his right hand.

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 6:15 pm

No problem, Lori-ann. Like with any good conversation, never know where it’ll lead us.

I’m happy for you and I definitely appreciate the importance of this device.

Comment by Mary McD

September 19, 2007 @ 6:18 pm

Great – glad I didn’t miss anything (too much)…

I’m a fan of the LOA, but I find that I appreciate Jon Gordon’s approach (www.jongordon.com) who emphasizes LOA with a different spin… check him out, and sign up for his newsletter, which always have a positive nugget to mine…

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 6:18 pm

That’s intriguing, Lori-ann.

Comment by Mary McD

September 19, 2007 @ 6:20 pm

Glenda, consider sending a note to your fan base, asking them to forward the YouTube video to their mailing list — I plan to do so and also ask them to vote for you daily. It’s just another great tool to get some votes for blogging for a year!

How much is the fund up to? I haven’t had a chance to check yet…

also, I’m in Pittsburgh PA right now – isn’t technology wonderful!

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 6:22 pm

Mary, I’ll check out Jon’s site, see what his spin is. Do you have a LOA in action story?

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 6:25 pm

Yes, I’m planning to do that, Mary. The fund is only at $1953. OH well. The site is down today so I’m not sure what that means.

Comment by Lori-ann

September 19, 2007 @ 6:33 pm

Well, I am going to say good night! It was nice to chat with you all tonight.

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 6:35 pm

Thanks for coming by, Lori-ann. Please stay in touch.

Comment by Mary McD

September 19, 2007 @ 6:39 pm

Sorry to hear that the fund isn’t better — that’s not going to buy very many pre-cut veggies, is it??

No real stories of LOA in action — still trying to figure out if it’s got a religious aspect to it (attribute it to God) or just more spirtual (attribute to the Universe)…

Comment by Mary McD

September 19, 2007 @ 6:40 pm

I think it goes back to how you appeal — who you are saying your prayer to…

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 6:44 pm

I was wondering what it would take to find a few sponsors.

Let me know if you figure it out…

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 6:47 pm

I haven’t put any effort into increasing the contributions yet. I wanted to be closer to first place before asking for money, but time is running out.

Comment by Suzie Cheel

September 19, 2007 @ 6:51 pm

Hi Glenda,

Des has Just shared this with me and will share it with my readers on Abundance Highway. look forward to meeting you at Blog World
truly amazing how the Law of attraction works

Suzie

Comment by Des Walsh

September 19, 2007 @ 6:52 pm

Now why am I not surprised that you have found a way – or a way has found you – for you to be at BlogWorld Expo? Once I read that you’d decided to work on getting there, I knew it would happen. Clearly the universe decided that, once Glenda was focused on a result, resistance was futile. So looking forward to seeing you there!

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 7:01 pm

Hi Des! I’m so looking forward to meeting you in Vegas! Isn’t the universe amazing.

Welcome Suzie.

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 7:21 pm

Thank you everyone for coming. It has been a deep and enlightening conversation. Please come again on October 3rd for the next Reader’s Cafe.

I’ll leave you with this thought:

We must be the change we wish to see.
~ Gandhi

Comment by Karen Putz

September 19, 2007 @ 7:40 pm

Hi Glenda and Darrell,

Just got home from a school meeting. Your blog is a solid one– why not ask some major disability organizations to sponsor an ad on it?

Have a blast in Vegas!

Comment by Glenda

September 19, 2007 @ 8:07 pm

Hey Karen, good to see you. Yes, I was thinking about sponsors for the BFAY contest. Always something to look into!

Comment by Rick Calvert

September 19, 2007 @ 8:55 pm

Hello Glenda,

I just found your blog and read your post thanks to a tip from Des Walsh. I am very excited to learn that you will be joining us this November in Las Vegas and will make sure to find you and introduce myself during the show.

Best regards and….

Blog on!
Rick Calvert
CEO & Co-founder
BlogWorld & New Media Expo

Ps.
Thank you for the link 8)

Comment by Thom Rutledge

September 20, 2007 @ 4:26 pm

Does the law of attraction work? Is wishing for something and having our wish fulfilled proof of such a law? What about all the things we want — genuinely want — that don’t show up in our lives? What about when bad things happen? Have we attracted all of those, as Rhonda Byrne & Company tell us?

Think it through. Whether you are a believer or not, please consider another perspective: http://www.thesecretantidote.com.

Thanks. TR

Comment by Glenda

September 20, 2007 @ 9:25 pm

Welcome Thom! A range of opinions and perspectives contributes to a balanced conversation. Thank you.

Quickly reading your perspective, I think we both see the good in The Secret. Personally, I think all this buzz around The Secret and the LOA has provided many people with a wake up call to live their more purposefully, consciously and positively and to take responsibility for their lives.

But, like you, I have some concerns, particularly with the movie. I feel it left out or glossed over the “work your butt off” step.

And, as a person with a disability, which I did not purposefully bring upon myself at six minutes of age, and who still has month left at the end of the money despite working hard, there are times when control and power have been taken away from me, and thus, I cannot and will not accept responsibility for those specific incidents in my life.

I’ve been intending to write a post on the LOA and people with disabilities. I’d welcome the opportunity to discuss this further with you.

Comment by Jim Turner

September 21, 2007 @ 8:35 am

I hope we do get to meet since I’ll be presenting the BoB Award winners. Come by and see me for sure!

Comment by Azmi

October 8, 2007 @ 2:07 am

i just stumbled upon you website and i’m so inspired by you.By the way i’ve voted you for the best blog of the year.The law of attraction works for me.Unexpected things occurs to me on a constant basis.I’ve just started my blog to keep track of the things that i would love to achieve using the law of attraction.Am i glad that i’ve attracted you in my life too.

Comment by Mr Law of Attraction

October 8, 2007 @ 3:18 pm

It works faster when you are in alignment with that which you want and the emotional intensity in which you are directing your energy.

Comment by Keith Blanchard

November 13, 2007 @ 2:20 pm

After reading the question: “Does the law of attraction work?” I was reminded of a book I just read by John Assaraf: The Street Kid’s Guide To Having It All.
This book shows how to use all that you have to get that law to work for you. If you read about John or his life, you will see that he has mastered that law. A great book to better one’s life!
If you are interested in a free preview chapter here is a link: http://www.johnassaraf.com/blog/2007/11/06/the-laws-of-earning-money

Keith Blanchard
Author of The Divine Principle

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