I’ll admit I’m a fan of fun old 80’s music. Hey, it’s my era! And leave it to Loggins and Messina to encapsulate the cause of all of the problems of an entire generation!
Think about it, if the parents of my generation had just lightened up a bit, danced more, and listened to some of that long-haired, hippy rock n’ roll music, we’d all be much better off right now. Right?
All right, I’ll admit that I sometimes toy with the possibility of blaming the state of my life on my parent’s inability to cut loose and enjoy themselves. There’s no question about it: learning that life is to be enjoyed is not all that easy when you’re surrounded by folks who just don’t know how to have any fun let alone dance or rock n’ roll.
However, as a Deliberate Creator, living at the leading edge of thought, I don’t have that luxury. And if you want to firmly place yourself out here on the leading edge of thought, neither do you.
Here’s the thing; It doesn’t matter how “TRUE” it is. Deliberate Creation is not about what is true, what appears to be true, or what has been true in the past.
Deliberate Creation is all about what you choose to be true in the present and the future. What truth do you want to create? That is the only question that really matters.
You can continue to blame your life on your parents’ inability to dance and rock n’ roll. If you do, you’ll continue to live the life story you’re in now. And if that works for you, great. Go for it!
But if you want to change your life story, you have to write it. And that means you have to let go of blame regardless of how “true” it might be.
So if you’re mama didn’t dance and you’re daddy didn’t rock n’ roll stop wasting your time and energy on what they missed out on and get out there and start doing some dancing and rockin’ and rollin’!
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to dissolve the Mental, Emotional, Physical and Energetic bonds which have connected one person to another, and to assume among the powers of the Earth, the separate and equal privileges to which the laws of the Universe entitle them, their own self-respect requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Deliberate Creators are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creative Source with certain unalienable rights and that among these are life, liberty, abundance, joy and the pursuit of happiness.
To secure these rights, certain thoughts, beliefs and ideologies have been instituted among men and women, deriving their just powers from the consent of the people. And whenever any of these thoughts, beliefs or ideologies becomes destructive to these unalienable rights, it is the responsibility of Deliberate Creators to alter or abolish them, and to institute new ones, laying their foundation on such principles and organizing their powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to empower their natural states of abundance, joy and love.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that beliefs long established should not be changed for light and transient causes. But experience has shown that individuals are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the beliefs to which they are accustomed. But when existing thoughts, beliefs and ideologies sabotage, subvert and ultimately destroy the will of Deliberate Creators, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such belief systems, and to create and embrace new beliefs that empower their strength, prosperity and evolution.
Such has been the patient sufferance of these Deliberate Creators; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of thought, belief and ideology. The history of the existing Prevailing Belief System is a history of ongoing injury and usurpation, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these Deliberate Creators.
To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
- This belief system would have us base our actions on fear.
- This belief system holds that we lack personal power.
- This belief system affirms that we are unable to manifest our desires.
- This belief system defines the world as a dangerous place.
- This belief system alleges that scarcity and lack is our natural state.
- This belief system asserts that we are meant to struggle and suffer.
- This belief system avows that vulnerability, intimacy and trust are weaknesses.
- This belief system affirms that we are unworthy, undeserving and not good enough.
We, therefore, the representatives of the Deliberate Creators of the World, appealing to the Creative Source for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of all Deliberate Creators, solemnly publish and declare, that we are, and of right ought to be free and independent from the Prevailing Belief System; that we are absolved from all allegiance to those beliefs and that all Mental, Emotional, Physical and Energetic connections between us and the Prevailing Belief System, are and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent Deliberate Creators, we have full power to attract our desires, seek ever greater joy, engage in inspired action, bask in the limitless abundance of this Universe, and do all other things which true Deliberate Creators may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of the Creative Source, we mutually pledge to each other our support, our encouragement and our sacred honor.
If you would like to join us in declaring your independence from the prevailing belief system, add your name to the comments below. Every signature added to this document weakens the prevailing belief system and strengthens the new beliefs that empower our ability to create the lives we desire and the world we want!
So go ahead and sign your name now!
If you’ve been reading Evolving Times for a while, you know that for over a year, I hosted the Law of Attraction Carnival, the longest running blog carnival dedicated to the exploration of the Law of Attraction. And you may have noticed that it’s been more than 3-months since the last edition of the Law of Attraction Carnival. And the last mention of the carnival was this Law of Attraction carnival update posted back in December
Well for those of you Law of Attraction Carnival fans out there, I’ve got great news. Two wonderful Law of Attraction bloggers are going to inject some new life into the carnival and make sure that it keeps going!
I’m very excited to announce that Dean Lacono of The Law of Attraction For Beginners and Ellie Walsh of Living the Law of Attraction are going to be the co-hosts of the Law of Attraction Carnival!
The first edition of the new Law of Attraction Blog Carnival will be on Thursday, February 21st. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 19th.
And the topic of this edition, in honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday is The Law of Attraction and relationships. If you have a excellent post on how to use the Law of Attraction to improve your relationships, submit it over at the Law of Attraction page at BlogCarnival.
I am thrilled and grateful to be handing the carnival off to these two wonderful Law of Attraction bloggers. So be sure to stop by Dean’s and Ellie’s blogs and thank them for taking over the carnival!
Are you up for a challenge? Do you want to get 2008 off to an intentional start? If so, I want to invite you to participate in the 2008 Vision Board Invitational. Last year’s Vision Board meeting at the January drop in Law of Attraction group – a group I host on the first Saturday of each month – was such a success that we’re doing it again.
But this year, I want you to join us, even if you can’t get to Santa Rosa on Saturday. If you do join us, not only will you start 2008 with a powerful burst of inspired action, but you also get a chance to share you vision with the world and you could win a fantastic prize! Read on to find out more. Whatever you think about the Law of Attraction and the ideas in the movie The Secret, there is one point that you just can’t argue with: Setting intentions works!
You can’t get what you want if you don’t know what you want. But intention setting, on its own, is not enough. You need continuous focus on your intentions as well as inspired, focused action. And one of the best ways to stay focused on your intentions is to create visual reminders. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind author, T. Harv Ecker, frequently tells his students that, “Visual is memorable.” And Vision Boards are one of the most powerful tools I know of for creating continuous, visual focus on your positive intentions. And there’s even a dash of inspired action thrown into the process of creating a vision board.
Now if you’ve never created one, a Vision Board is a collage or other collection of images, words and phrases created and used to facilitate the manifestation of desires. But don’t let the simplicity fool you. Vision Boards are one of the most powerful tools in the deliberate creator’s toolbox.
When you create a vision board you are doing three things that immediately put you ahead of 95% of the people who set resolutions:
- When you create a Vision Board you are taking Inspired Action.
- When you create a Vision Board you clarify and focus your desires.
- When you create a Vision Board (and place it where you see it often) you have an on-going, visual reminder of your intentions.
The process of creating a Vision Board is straightforward:
- Gather the supplies – board, glue, scissors, magazines, catalogs, markers, etc.
- Clarify your desires.
- Cut out images that represent those desires..
- Glue them onto your board.
- Place the board somewhere you will see it on a daily basis.
But while the process is simple, taking the action to do it is not always easy! I’ve seen far too many people say they were going to create a New Year’s Vision Board only to find that weeks and months into the New Year they still had not done so. If you’ve ever struggled to complete an “optional” project on your own, you know just what I’m talking about.
This year, I want to help to stack the deck in your favor and hopefully make it a bit easier for you to complete your New Year’s Vision Board Monday, January 14th and get 2008 off to a deliberate, positive start! So I’ve come up with a few incentives and some tips. First the incentives:
- Share your vision with the world: Sure it’s great to create a vision board and hang it on your wall. But there is something empowering about sharing your vision. By sharing your vision you declare your intention to the world. You put your flag in the sand. So to help you share your vision with the world, on Tuesday, January 15th, I will post an entry here with a link every vision board that is completed by January 14th. (You’ll have to send me the link of course). You can post the photo of your Vision Board on your blog or website, or put it up at a photo sharing site such as Flickr.com. I’ll also feature images of a few of my favorite boards along with the link.
- Win some great prizes: Everyone who submits a completed Vision Board by January 14th will receive access to the online version of my CD, An Introduction to Brainwave Entrainment Technology for Personal Growth and Success. If you haven’t experienced Brainwave Entrainment, you are missing out on a powerful personal growth tool.In addition, three winners will receive a $40 prize package that includes the physical CD listed above as well as the inspiring, award winning anthology, Healing the Heart of the World, which includes my essay, The Evolutionary Warrior, along with essays from Caroline Myss, Neale Donald Walsch, Bruce Lipton and many others.
I’m also working on a grand prize that I can’t announce quite yet. But if it comes through, it will provide the winner with an amazing tool for following up on their intentions. Now here are some tips to help you create your Vision Board:
- Set a date and invite some friends and family members to join you. One of the reasons that last year’s Vision Board event at the drop in Law of Attraction group was so successful is because 35 Deliberate Creators came together to co-create their reality for 2007. When a group comes together, and focuses their collective energy on a single goal energy of the entire group is raised. So even just two people coming together can significantly raise the energy.And with a group you can also pool your resources – glue sticks, scissors, magazines, etc. And finally, when you commit to a date with others, you’re much more likely to “show up” and complete your Vision Board.
- If you are going to create your Vision Board on your own, set a firm date and time. Go do it right now: Get out your calendar and block out 3-hours. That should be plenty of time to create your New Year’s Vision Board. And once you put that time into your calendar make it non-negotiable!
- Keep your focus narrow. Don’t try to do too much with your Vision Board. Focus on just your top 3-5 intentions. Or create a board for just one area of your life – work, money, relationship, etc. If you try to do too much on one board, you’ll dilute the effectiveness. You can always do another board when you have attracted the intentions in this one or create another board for another area of your life.
- Set a definite ending time. Creating a Vision Board is one of those projects with the potential to move into the continual “work in progress” category. And, in truth, a vision board is always a work in progress because you vision is always evolving. However, you definitely do want to complete your Vision Board. So set a firm deadline and make a commitment to yourself to finish your board by that time.
- Let your board be “Not Perfect.” Start with the knowledge that your Vision Board will never be perfect. That way you’ll be more likely to sit down and finish it. And finishing it is far more important than making it “perfect.” whatever that means. This is also a good exercise in getting over any perfectionist tendencies you might have!
Participation Details: To participate in the 2008 Vision Board Invitational, all you have to do is complete your 2008 Vision Board by Monday, January 14th and use the contact form above to send me the link to your Vision Board. If you have a blog or website, you can post your Vision Board there and I’ll link to it from Evolving Times.
If you don’t have a website, you can use an online photo-sharing site such as Flickr, Photobucket. I’m looking forward to seeing all of your grand visions! If you have questions, you can leave a comment below and I’ll answer them as fast as I can.
And if you think this is a good idea, you can help me get the word out by sharing this entry using one of the social bookmarking links below. If you’re new to social bookmarking a good place to start is with a Thumb’s Up on Stumbleupon.
If you’ve been a participant in or a reader of the Law of Attraction Carnival, you’ve probably noticed that there hasn’t been one in a while. In fact the last carnival here at Evolving Times was on September 25th. The last carnival edition was on October 9th hosted at Feels Like Magic.
So what’s up?
Well a few things have shifted. As I was planning for and working on the site redesign I also took some time to re-examine my vision for Evolving Times and the focus and direction.
What I discovered was that, while the Law of Attraction is an important piece of my work and belief system, it is not the only piece, nor is it even the biggest piece. And I was becoming a bit uncomfortable that I was becoming recognized as a Law of Attraction blogger. My approach to personal growth is far too eclectic to be defined and confined by the Law of Attraction label.
And I must also admit that I was getting a bit tired of weeding through carnival submissions that had nothing to do with the Law of Attraction or the specific edition topic.
There were always a handful of brilliant, on-topic posts, but there were far more posts of questionable value. And since I want every link on this site to point to something of real value for you, I just couldn’t include them.
My original plan was to take a short hiatus from the carnival and come back with renewed enthusiasm. But after my visioning process, it’s quite clear that it’s time for me to move on from the Law of Attraction carnival.
But I would really love to see someone take it over. If you do, you’ll inherit some good link juice. The Law of Attraction page over at the blog carnival site has a PageRank of 4 and it’s still the first page that comes up when you search for Law of Attraction within Blog Carnival. And you’ll also get several links from Evolving Times.
Since most -sane – people are out shopping instead of surfing around the blogosphere, I’ll put out another post after the holidays to see if anyone is interested in taking over the carnival. But if you’re sanity is in question and you’re actually reading this and have an interest in the carnival, let me know.
And, I have to say that, even though it’s time to move on, it sure was fun. I met some incredible people through the carnival and hopefully shared some positive, inspiring information.
Barb Lattin at Feels Like Magic has posted the 28th edition of the Law of Attraction Blog Carnival. And while we’re both a bit disappointed that there were not more image entries (the theme of this edition) Barb did an amazing job of highlighting some truly excellent posts in this edition.
And if you’re interested in hosting a future edition of the Law of Attraction Carnival, use the contact form to let me know.
Barb Lattin at Feels Like Magic, who is hosting the next edition of the Law of Attraction Blog Carnival, just posted a reminder that there is one week left until her special edition. And it’s going to be very special indeed.
She’s looking for posts that express the power of the Law of Attraction through images. I’m thrilled with her idea and I’m really looking forward to this edition.
If you have already submitted a written entry for this edition and would like to resubmit an image entry use the comments field to let me know and I’ll forward just your new entry to Barb.
And if you’re interested in hosting a future edition of the Law of Attraction Blog Carnival, send me a note using the contact form and let me know.
Welcome to the 27th edition of the Law of Attraction blog carnival. This is the longest running blog carnival devoted to an exploration and deepening of our understanding of the Law of Attraction.
This edition is another general roundup of the best Law of Attraction articles from around the blogosphere. So get ready to immerse yourself in some excellent reading.
Let’s jump right in with our Featured Entries for this edition:
First up is an entry from Erin Pavlina, See A Penny, Pick It Up. This entry immediately caught my attention since it’s a topic I wrote about a while back and it’s something that I feel very quite strongly about. Erin does a wonderful job explaining why it’s important to pick up those pennies you see on the ground.
In another article about finding money, sort of, Beverly Keaton Smith at Embrace Your Gifts and Soar, tells a moving story about her decade’s long quest in The Year of The Sand Dollar. Yes, the Law of Attraction works, sometimes it just takes a while!
Alex Blackwell at the Next 45 Years has a terrific entry on Achieving Life Balance. According to Alexander, one of the keys, from a Law of Attraction perspective, is choosing balance! In this fast-paced world it’s very easy to forget that balance is, indeed, a choice.
Raymond David Salas at ZenChill gives us some interesting ideas on How To Have a Conversation With God. Raymond points out the similarities between Neale Donald Walsch’s observations and teachings and those of Abraham-Hicks (Law of Attraction).
And finally John Wolfe at Season of Shadows (all about halloween!) has a very good article on what he calls, The Law of Distraction. And as someone who has faced confronted this law personally on many ocaisions I highly recommend this entry. .
And now the best of the rest
Patricia O’Rourke offers this quick look at a powerful idea in her entry A Fat Purse.
In Your Frequent Flyer Dream Account, Edith Yeoung inspires us to put all those dreams to good use!
Tracy Burchard gives us 10 Easy Steps to Using The Law of Attraction For Manifesting Prosperity.
K Sparks gives us a personal look at how to release negative energy.
Alexander Becker compares the Law of Attraction to the concept fo Self Fulfilling prophecy in this interesting article,
Arin Vahanian shows us how Gandhi’s quote: Be the change you wish to see in the world, ties into the Law of Attraction in this article, How One Quote Can Change Your Life.
In this extensive article, Tupelo Kenyon shares his thoughts about whether work is just a job or visible love.
Uni gives us a fun exercise for building abundance in Surround Yourself With Money.
Enoch Tan takes an interesting look at how Being Conscious of Miracles Attracts More of Them.
Kimberly Kingsley gives us some very concise tips on how to Love Difficult People.
Well that’s it for this edition of the Law of Attraction Blog Carnival. My thanks to everyone who submitted an entry for this carnival.
You can find archive links to all of the past editions on the Law of Attraction Homepage.
The next edition of the Carnival, on October 9th, will be hosted by Barb Lattin at Feels Like Magic. Barb has a GREAT idea for this edition, but I’ll let her share it with you. And when she does, I’ll give you a head’s up.
To read the submission guidelines and submit your article visit the Law of Attraction Homepage.
If you’re interested in hosting an upcoming edition of the Law of Attraction Carnival, drop me a line using the contact form above.
Welcome to the September 11th edition of the Law of Attraction Blog Carnival.
If you’re a particularly astute reader you will have noticed that this is a day late. No excuses, just life.
When I saw that this edition was scheduled to be published on 9/11 I thought it would be appropriate to focus on: the Law of Attraction and Global Events.
And I must admit to being just a bit disappointed that there is only one entry that addresses this topic directly.
Now I acknowledge that this is one of the most difficult places to go with the Law of Attraction. The events of September 11th, 2001, were, by any measure, “tragic.” And when you attempt to overlay the self-responsibility aspects of the Law of Attraction onto those events you quickly run into some prickly questions:
Did the passengers on the planes “attract” the hijackers?
Did everyone in those towers “attract” those planes?
Did the family members of those who died “attract” those losses?
These are obviously difficult questions to ask, and, I think, more difficult to answer. A wiser, or perhaps more cautious, person might choose to avoid these questions altogether. But I have rarely been accused of excessive caution when it comes to these matters.
But I also recognize that this carnival may not be the best venue for beginning that exploration and the conversation that is bound to follow.
So watch for an in-depth article on this topic – most likely it will be after I return from my birthday branding trip in LA next week – and then let’s get a conversation going to see if we can come up with some answers to these difficult questions.
And now, on to the carnival!
Yes, there’s just one featured entry this time. And it’s from Zoe Routh at Law of Attraction for Inspired Living. Zoe is a relative newcomer on the Law of Attraction blogging scene, but she didn’t run from this challenge. And her entry, When bad things happen to good people, does a great job of exploring this topic. I love this little snippet from Zoe:
To say in LOA terms that it was because someone was thinking negatively, or was somehow intending the disaster is like saying a cake is made of flour. There are many more ingredients with complex interactions and reactions that go into creating a cake. Even more so for global occurrences.
Thanks Zoe for taking on this challenge!
And now onto the best of the rest.
Millionaire Mommy Next Door presents The Powerful (and Addictive) Nature of Giving posted at Millionaire Mommy Next Door.
Lola presents Law of Attraction: Make the Conscious Unconscious – part 2 posted at Real World Spiritual and Personal Development.
Jody presents Using the Secret Law of Attraction – Practical Application posted at The Trinity Project.
Joann Ang presents Manifesting: Life Magick Â» Blog Archive Â» Manifesting Abundance posted at Life Magick: Manifesting your Desires like Magick.
Lorraine Cohen presents Business Success Tip #11 -To Thine Own Self Be True posted at Powerfull Living.
Well that’s it for this edition of the Law of Attraction Blog Carnival. My thanks to everyone who submitted an entry for this carnival.
You find archive links to all of the past editions on the Law of Attraction Homepage.
The next edition will be published on Tuesday, September 25th. This one will be another General Roundup of the best Law of Attraction articles in the blogosphere.
So join in the fun and the celebration and submit your entries at the Law of Attraction BlogCarnival page.
I”m very pleased to announce that Barb Lattin of Feels Like Magic will be hosting the October 9th edition of the Law of Attraction Carnival.
If you’re interested in hosting an upcoming edition of the Law of Attraction Carnival, drop me a line using the contact form above.
And before signing off I’ve got one more big thank you to the folks over at BlogCarnival for putting the Law of Attraction Carnival into their Featured Carnival entry on Saturday. Many thanks!
The Law of Attraction Carnival Contest has ended. And what a ride it’s been! I’ve learned a lot about how to run blogging contests, as well as how to NOT run them!
Overall it’s been an amazing experience and I want to thank all of you who participated in the celebration and the contest. It’s been great fun playing with you, and I truly wish I could give you all a prize.
Actually, you can all get a prize! if you haven’t subscribed to the Evolving Times feed, go ahead and subscribe now and look down at the bottom of your feed for instructions on how to get your free e-report, The Three Master Keys to The Secret, from Andrea Conway. You’ll also get access to a free 20-minute Brainwave Entrainment Session that you can download and use to experience the power of brainwave entrainment.
And now, it’s time for the moment you’ve all be waiting for…the grand prize winners!
Drum Roll Please…
The first grand prize winner, coincidentally or not, was the very first person to submit her official email entry form. I guess it’s true that the Universe Loves Speed. Cheryl Murphy wins a complete Simpleology package including Simpleology 101, 102, 103 and the 7-Day Business Turnaround Program! from Mark Joyner! Congratulations Cheryl.
(I have one more Simpleology package that I really really want to give to someone who really really wants it and is going to use it! So, if you’ve been using the free Simpleology 101 system and would like to get 102, 103 and the 7-Day Business Turnaround programs, watch for the announcement tomorrow on how you can win them).
The second copy of the Intuition Medicine Package – The Science of Energy Book and 8 CDs – from The Academy of Intuition Medicine goes to Patricia Singleton at Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker. Congratulations Patricia!
Congratulations to this round of winners! You were obviously sending out some pretty attractive vibrations!
And in case you missed the earlier announcements, here’s a recap of the previous winners:
David Airey and Adam Kayce each won a copy of Mark Joyner’s book,Simpleology: The Simple Science of Getting What You Want.
Bev Brewer won A Guide to Getting It: Purpose and Passion and A Guide to Getting It: Creative Intelligence, From Laura Young at the Dragon Slayer’s Guide to Life.
And finally, Vick Kohli won a copy of Growing Toward Balance by Mary Kearns at Becoming Your Stellar Self.
I’ll be contacting all of you winners soon to get your contact information or to connect you with your prize provider.
I really do wish I could have given every one of you a prize. And I really do mean it when I say that you are all winners!
And finally, I want to give a huge wave of appreciation to all of the amazing people who contributed prizes to this celebration. The response I received when I put out the call was incredible! And I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
And now, maybe things will get back to normal around here….