Yesterday, I described the experience of my thinking becoming more open to the idea that the universe (God) may actually be talking to me about achieving my financial goal, to make $1 million within one year. Today, I received another communication that made me think; it was by way of a message via a popular internet forum that I frequent.
The person concerned had just read my free book Napoleon Hill’s Awesome Secret and wrote to say he had enjoyed reading it. But he also was kind enough to explain how he saw things in relation to the Law of Attraction. So with thanks to Mike for sending me this, here’s an extract …
But for me, I always thought of it slightly differently. I’ve never believed that my brain becomes a magnet and magically attracts things.
Instead, the very fact that I believe and act as though I already have what I want in the present, this is more of a self-fulfilling prophecy type of mindset. By “magnetizing” my brain with certain thoughts, I tend to, of course, notice every opportunity to work toward making them a reality. (When Newton spoke of “Holding a question in mind” this is exactly what he meant … not trying to solve it, just literally holding the question in your mind for long hours at a time, so that your subconscious would work on it later!)
And of course, by believing and acting as if the future that I want is already a reality, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy … everything that I wanted actually came true because of the choices this mindset caused me to take … acting less, in any way, would never have brought me success, only the struggle to achieve success (because that is the reality I would have been creating).
It’s not “attraction” and the universe is not sending things my way, That, to me, seems to take away my power of control – the ultimate power that is within me – and the concept gives the control to the universe, which will supposedly, at some undetermined point in the future, will send things to me because of an “attraction”.
No, I disagree, I believe it is “creation”. I’m not a particularly religious man by any stretch, but most religions have one form or another of the idea that we were “created in the image of …” whoever or whatever. The power of creation is quite literally our birthright. That creation is our highest ability as human beings says something to me. Creation – the act of turning imagination into physical reality – is the highest power of mankind.
For me, it was never the “Law of Attraction”, it was always the “Secret of Creation”.
Just thought I’d share that seed with you.
Firstly, it is a very well thought-out comment and I am grateful to have received it. Essentially, it boils down to the question of whether we attract things or create things. At first, I thought this was something of passing interest only, because, let’s face it, I am more concerned with the result than understanding the process. But then, as I thought about it a little bit more, I realised that it was something I needed to get straight in my mind because, there is no question about it, stuff is beginning to arrive – lots of stuff that appears to be related to my goal – so I need a way to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Here’s the dilemma: yesterday, I received something that opened my mind to the possibility that the universe may actually be sending me what I need to achieve my goal; today I received the above message that suggests the universe is not sending me stuff at all. Now, if the universe (God) is indeed speaking, and causing relevant stuff to be sent to me, then I do not expect to be getting conflicting messages.
So, after a little thought, I thought I would write a little note to the universe (God). I do not mean this to seem irreverent in any way, but here’s what I am proposing to the universe (God):
I am completely open to the idea that you intend to assist me in achieving my goal. Actually, I really need your help because I certainly don’t know how to achieve it. Without your help, I know that I will fall a long way short of my goal.
I also understand that, along the way, mixed in with the information you will be sending me, there will be other information that simply represents background noise – a product of coincidence which, as you know, I do believe in. So I would like all relevant information from you to include a codeword if you would be so kind. That way, I will be able to easily recognise the right information.
Of course, I am not going to publish my codeword here. But the universe (God) knows what it is. So that will be my way of working from this point forward. It will be a lot of fun to see where all of this goes and, of course, I will certainly keep you informed.