I’m learning to play John Mayer’s song, Fathers, and in the first line he sings:
I know a girl
She puts the color inside of my world.
I love that. But I also question it.
Can a girl really put the color inside of my world?
Can the love of a girl put the color inside my world?
I mean, shouldn’t we put the color into our own world? And really, isn’t the color there already? Maybe it’s just waiting to be seenâ€¦ or to be shown.
It also got me thinking about the movie Jerry Maguire and that whole “You complete me” theme they had going.
Can someone complete me?
Can love complete me?
Aren’t I already complete? Maybe I just need to remember that completeness?
I’ve got some more thoughts on this, but I’d love to hear what you think. I’ve really enjoyed your comments and insights on my Ring of Fire “coincidence” and want to open some space for you to share your thoughts here as well.
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.
Wow. This was a great interview!
This one-hour interview with Dr. Ivan Misner, the founder and CEO of BNI (Business Network International) the largest business networking organization in the world, is packed with powerful information for entrepreneurs and all Leading Edge Thinkers.
Here is just some of what Dr. Misner shares in this recording:
- Why he chose the concept of Giver’s Gain as the core philosophy for BNI.
- Insider information about Rhonda Byrne’s original vision for The Secret and why it makes sense that the movie may have glossed over some important issues about the Law of Attraction.
- His thoughts on vision as a driving force in business success and how a clear vision for BNI was a contributing factor in growing BNI from 450 chapters to over 4900 chapters!
- Valuable insights about delegation and practical, powerful advice on how to get clear about what to delegate and how to make it happen.
- How a phone call from an unknown BNI member 4-years ago set in motion a series of events leading to his attendance at a private 5-day retreat with Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island (Branson’s private island).
- How he decides whether or not to say “yes” to an opportunity.
- His thoughts on how to integrate online marketing with face-to-face marketing.
- Why BNI is primarily a local network and focused on thinking globally and acting locally.
- Why networking is more about farming than about hunting.
- Why entrepreneurs should strive for harmony and let go of looking for balance.
- And much more!
For more about and from Dr. Misner, check out these related links:
Listen to Dr. Misner on the BNI Podcast.
The lineup of Fall releases for Law of Attraction books is looking great! I was just poking around at Amazon and found three awesome Law of Attraction books to add to my Autumn reading list! Here they are.
First up is a new book from Esther and Jerry Hicks (The Teachings of Abraham) The Astonishing Power of Emotions. If you’ve been reading Evolving Times for a while, you know that the importance and power of emotions within the Law of Attraction is a big piece of the puzzle for me. And if you’ve been following the Teachings of Abraham for any length of time you have probably noticed the shift in Abraham’s approach to emotions in relation to the Law of Attraction. So I am particularly interested in seeing what specific information they share in this new book. The description says that this book:
will help you understand the emotions that you’ve been experiencing all of your life. Instead of the out-of-control, knee-jerk reactions that most people have to their ever-changing life experience, this work will put those responses into a broader context. You’ll come to understand what emotions are, what each of them means, and how to effectively utilize your new awareness of them.
The Astonishing Power of Emotions is also available as an 8-CD Audio set.
The Key: The Missing Secret for Attraction Anything You Want
Next is Joe Vitale’s new book, The Key: The Missing Secret for Attracting Anything You Want. Hot on the heels of Joe’s success with Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More, his book on the Hawaiian healing art Ho’oponopono, The Key expands on the work Joe began with The Attractor Factor: 5 Easy Steps for Creating Wealth (or Anything Else) fro
m the Inside Out and fills in some of the missing pieces. Here’s a blurb from the description:
The Key shows how a person must first rid themselves of unconscious self-limiting beliefs if they want to reach their full potential and attain the things they say they want from life. Inside every person are “counter-intentions” that actually attract the things they don’t want and prevent them from getting those things they do. The Key reveals ten proven ways to remedy the situation and end self-sabotage forever. For anyone who knows they can achieve more but doesn’t know why it isn’t working for them, The Key reveals the psychological and unconscious limitations that are holding them back. Like all of Joe Vitale’s other bestselling books, The Key: The Missing Secret for Attracting Anything You Want offers real, practical wisdom for anyone who wants to get more out of life.
And finally, Rhonda Byrne, the creator of the movie and book, The Secret (Extended Edition), has The Secret Gratitude Book on the way. This is being touted as the “only official, authorized companion book” to The Secret. The description goes on to say “The Secret Gratitude Book is one of the most powerful tools you can ever use to transform your life into total joy.” Sounds good to me!
As a lifetime learner and a devoted student of the Law of Attraction, I’ll definitely be diving in to these when they come out. You might want to add them to your Fall reading list too!
The producers are quick to point out that The Opus is not a sequel to the Secret, but rather a standalone production that will expand on the concepts explored in The Secret. Specifically, they point out that The Opus will provide insights on “how to turn your intentions into achievements.”
And what exactly is an Opus:
The most grandiose and memorable composition of a composer’s life and legacy.”
I love that!
If The Opus can help us turn our lives into an expression of our personal Opus, I’m all for it!
Watch for the significant buzz to begin in the Fall!
Welcome to the August 14th, 2007 edition of the Law of Attraction Blog Carnival, the longest running blog carnival devoted to the exploration of the Law of Attraction and its powerful applications in daily life.
As you may already know, August marks the one-year anniversary of the Law of Attraction Blog Carnival, and to celebrate, we’re having a party!
Throughout the month of August, I’ll be doing some interviews on the Law of Attraction with experts to help you put the Law of Attraction into action in your life and create real success!
And now, onto the Carnival!
This edition of the Law of Attraction Blog Carnival will be another General Roundup of insights, stories, tools, and techniques related to the Law of Attraction.
For this edition it was no easy task choosing the featured entries. It seems that with every edition, the quality of the entries gets better! And that is great.
So let’s jump right in and begin with those featured entries. But don’t stop there. You’ll find a wealth of great material in all of these entries!
Let’s start with a great entry from Aaron M. Potts on 10 Things you Can’t do with the Law of Attraction. This is a must read for anyone that might be thinking that the Law of Attraction makes everything possible. Sorry! At least not at this point in our personal and planetary evolution. This one’s posted at Today is that Day.
Next, Scott Lee at Scott Free Thinking shares his thoughts on how to Design Your Life, Like a Paint Brush. I particularly enjoyed reading his list of the 7 Hermetic Principles and seeing where they align with the Law of Attraction.
Leave it to Raymond David Salas to bring the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox (I don’t think he knew that I grew up near Boston) into his exploration of the Law of Attraction in his entry, Does The Law of Attraction Really Work? It’s posted over at ZenChill.com Power Tools Blog.
Nneka at Balanced Life Center, opens up an interesting conversation with her post, The Secret Remixed: How Does The Law of Attraction Work? Why do some of the things we desire manifest while others don’t? And why do some of the things that manifest in our life have a clear connetion to a thought while others don’t? Good questions to ponder, even if the answers aren’t immediately obvious.
That’s it for this edition’s Featured Entries. Remember, to be eligible for the featured entry section, submit your best articles, make sure they are focused on the topic (if there is a specific topic) and provide a link back to the carnival.
And now onto The Best of The Rest
Law of Attraction
Hal Sommerschield, Ph.D. presents Psychological Determinism and the Law of Attraction posted at North Star Mental Fitness Blog.
Lola presents Law of Attraction: Make the Conscious Unconscious – part 1 posted at Real World Spiritual and Personal Development.
John Sanders presents Criticisms and Commendations on the Law of Attraction posted at Voice in the Wilderness.
Patricia Singleton presents The Most Influencial Person—#4—Birth Of A Dream posted at Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker, saying, “My creativity comes from the Universe and benefits the Universe through the sharing of my journey. This article tells how my blog came into existence through someone that I met on the internet.”
That’s it for this edition of the Law of Attraction Blog Carnival. You can read all the past editions on the Law of Attraction Homepage.
The next edition will be published on Tuesday, August 28th and will mark the official one-year Anniversary of the Law of Attraction Carnival.
The theme for the next edition is, 1-year with the Law of Attraction!
Take this opportunity to write a post that explores how the Law of Attraction has changed your life in the past year (or however long you have been actively using it). Let us know what important lessons you have learned from putting the Law of Attraction into action in your life. What mistakes (there are no mistakes of course) have you made with the Law of Attraction?
For the featured entry section, I’ll choose about 5 entries that focus on personal lessons related to the Law of Attraction that this past year has brought.
Welcome to the July 24, 2007 edition of the Law of Attraction Blog Carnival, the longest running blog carnival devoted to the exploration of the Law of Attraction and its powerful applications in daily life.
Next month is the one-year anniversary of the Law of Attraction Carnival! It’s hard to believe that this has been happening for almost a year.
To celebrate, and thank those of you who have been reading, commenting and contributing to this carnvial, I’m having a party!
I’ve got some great surprises planned for next month, including some great prizes for readers and contributors!
So be sure to tune in to Evolving Times for more information on the Law of Attraction Carnival Anniversary Celebration.
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And if you have a Law of Attraction related product that you would like to add to the bag of goodies that will be given away during the one-year anniversary celebration, send me a note using the contact form above and let me know!
And now, onto the Carnival!
The topic of this edition is JOY. It’s been almost a year since we focused on Joy. And with summer in full swing it felt like a good time to bring it back around.
Joy is wonderful, and we all need to be reminded, from time to time, of the importance of focusing on and fully expereincing joy.
But we also need to remember that Joy is just one step on the emotional ladder and most of us won’t be able to stay on that step all of that time. And even if we could, I’m just not convinced that it would be to our benefit. After all, if we’re hanging out in one place, we’re not going anywhere!
I’ll be writing more about Joy in the future. But for now, let’s see what great insights our carnival authors have to share with us in this edition.
Let’s begin with one of the most consistent and high-quality contributors to this carnival, Raymond David Salas presents The Power of Fun and Play posted at ZenChill.com Power Tools Blog. As the father of a 3 1/2 year old Attraction Master I can totally relate to the lesson from his niece after a tough softball loss: “But, didn’t you have fun playing? The only reason to play softball is to have fun, right?”
Next up is a new contributor, Dan Stone, who shares Following Your “Joydar” posted at The Shower Channel. Here’s a bit of what Dan has to say about Joy: “Joy is how you feel when you and the You you really are, are seeing from the same point of view. Joy is the homing device that tracks all that you have asked for, all that is waiting to be received by you, all that you are becoming as you become who You really are . . .”
Then there is Aldian Prakoso with Do What You Enjoy Doing posted at The Secret of Law of Attraction Accelerator. Aldian says, “Don’t know what will bring you joy? Then do what you love doing .It is the unfailing path to joy.”
And Enoch Tan presents Giving and Receiving with Joy posted at Secrets of Mind and Reality – MindReality.com. Enoch reminds us that “All giving is an expression of joy.” This is a great reminder, especially for those moments when we feel ourselves giving from a place of obligation or responsibility.
Beverly Keaton Smith presents Acts of Random Kindness posted at Embrace Your Gifts and Soar! She gives us Eight Ways To Bring ARK Into Your Life. And if you’re wondering, ARK is Acts of Random Kindness!
And finally, Pamm presents My Friend, Abraham posted at My Secret Spiritual Dance. This entry is not specifically focused on Joy. But it explores such an important aspect of the Law of Attraction – our willingness to fully experience all of our emotions -that it feels important to include it in the featured section.
That’s it for our Featured Law of Attraction Entries.
Now on to
The Best of The Rest!
Millionaire Mommy Next Door presents Create Your Treasure Map To Riches posted at Millionaire Mommy Next Door, By taking the time to establish what real wealth looks like to you, you direct your efforts in ways that will make becoming rich, in your own terms, simple.
Art of Allowing
Tristan presents How to Replace Limiting Beliefs With Nurturing Affirmations posted at The Synergy Institute.
edithyeung presents How to Clean Out Your “Closet”, and Make Space for More Good posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act..
Susan Velez presents Faith What Is It? posted at The Secret To Life.
Scott Allen presents John Assaraf and Murray Smith Interview posted at About Entrepreneurs, saying, “John Assaraf (one of the stars of “The Secret”) and Murray Smith (of Indian Motorcycle fame) talk with About.com Entrepreneurs Guide Scott Allen about entrepreneurial passion, success mindset, learning from failure, Law of Attraction, changing the world. Audio and full transcript both included.”
edithyeung presents Edith Yeung.com Dream Think Act Â» Blog Archive Â» I Have a Dream posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act..
That’s it for this edition of the Law of Attraction Blog Carnival. You can read all the past editions on the Law of Attraction Homepage.
The next edition will be published on Tuesday, August 14th and 28th will be part of the Anniversary Celebration. The theme for August is, How Far We Have Come! Submit your best articles exploring what you have learned about the Law of Attraction in the past 12-months. Take time to think back on where you were and to give thanks for how far you have come. Share your success stories of the past year. And join in the celebration! You can submit your entries at the Law of Attraction BlogCarnival page.
And don’t forget, if you have a Law of Attraction product that you would like to donate for the party, let me know!
As you may recall, I changed the schedule for the Law of Attraction Live radio show. The show, which airs live on BlogTalkRadio, will now be broadcast on the first and third Tuesday’s of the month from 11:30-12:30 pacific time. And today is the first show of the new schedule.
On Law of Attraction Live we explore a wide range of topics related to the Law of Attraction. Sometimes I’ll bring a specific topic to explore, other times I’ll show up and see what starts flowing. And there’s always a space for you to participate in the conversation, to bring your questions and comments to the air.
So, if you’re interested in exploring the Law of Attraction, The Secret and more, come on by later today and join me on BlogTalkRadio for the Law of Attraction Live Radio Show.
If you can’t make it to the live broadcast, you can listen to all the Law of Attraction Live archives here.
I just came across a new product that has the potential to significantly amplify our Deliberate Creation work and activate the Law of Attraction. I’m always exploring new techniques and tools to help my clients and friends (and myself) become more effective Deliberate Creators. MindMovies looks to be just such a tool. Normally I would wait and tell you about it after I’ve used it, but this looks so good I want you to have the opportunity to jump in and get started now. I’m going to be making my MindMovie this weekend! Here’s a short clip from the intro site. (Personally, I’m not a big fan of the hard rock tunes they used on their videos, but I’ll get to use whatever music I want when I make my own).
I think the power of this tool is two-fold. First, the creation of the movie provides an amazing opportunity to get clear about what you want. Clarity leads to power and attraction! And second, there is a lot of power in the combination of images, words/phrases and music that you have chosen. I don’t know about you, but music has a huge impact on me. And by creating and watching movies that incorporate inspiring music that I have chosen, I know I will be ready to kick it up a notch! And if any of you Law of Attraction bloggers out there are reading this and think this tool could help your readers – I certainly do! – consider signing up for the affiliate program. It’s a great way to increase abundance in your life while helping your readers to do the same in theirs!
Welcome to the 18th edition of the Law of Attraction Carnival: The longest running Blog Carnival devoted to the Law of Attraction.
The topic of this edition is relationships and the Law of Attraction!
Ah, relationships! Can’t live with them. Can’t spend your entire life in a cave!Relationships can be the glue that holds our work with the Law of Attraction together. And they can also be the centrifuge that spins us out of our center and knocks us off track.
But either way, relationships are one of the most potent vehicles for exploring and enhancing our work as Deliberate Creators.
The connections we have with other people provide seemingly infinite opportunities to become aware of and transform many of our limiting beliefs. If you have any doubt about the power of relationships to awaken us to our limiting beliefs, you need only think back to the last time a seemingly innocuous comment by your partner sent you spinning down into old thoughts, feelings, and vibrational offerings. For me, it was just a few days ago!
So let’s see what our carnival contributors have to say about this rich topic.
Once again, Aaron Potts of Today is That Day anchors the Featured Entries section with an excellent post pondering the question Can You Save Your Relationship With The Law Of Attraction? And while I quibble just a bit with Aaron’s use of the phrase “save your relationship,” (more on that later) the entry offers many wonderful insights into the Law of Attraction and relationships.
Raymond David Salas, of Zenchill, another regular contributor to this carnival has some very specific steps you can take in this entry on How To Get Along With Your Family. One of the points that really stuck out for me is that “you don’t need your family to agree with you.” What do you mean, Raymond!?!
And we’ve got a first time contributor to the LoA Carnival, Chris Campa of The Ordinary Mystic who reminds us that in Improving Relationships The Law of Attraction is Only the First Step.
Have you ever wondered about What Kind of Friends Have You Attracted? Well Grant Pierrus of the Million Dollar Project explores the why, who, and how of the attraction process that occurs in our friendships.
And finally, another first time LoA carnival contributor, Mark Brown of The Naked Soul explores how Feeling Unworthy can lead to the attraction of relationships that reflect that feeling of unworthiness.
The Best Of The Rest:
Jenn Givler presents How do you know if you’re open to receiving? posted at Thriving Holistic Business, saying, “Are you open to receiving? That’s an essential part of the equation. This article explains how to know if you’re open, and ways that you can become more open.”
Alan presents Just blew the chance of a Lifetime? – Dont worry, be happy 🙂 posted at Made to Be Great.
Uni presents How do we know we can really attract what we want? posted at You Deserve More.
Wanda Grindstaff presents Prosperity and Abundance is Your Birthright – Living with Intent posted at Creating Abundant Lifestyles, saying, “Do not buy into the myth that wealth is not for everyone”
Christine Springer presents A Primer on the Law of Attraction posted at Christine Springer.
Jennifer McLean presents Big Book of You Blog: Look, Love, Appreciate, Release – Healing Through the Law of Attraction posted at Big Book of You Blog, saying, “Who are you with right now? Take a look at that person as if they were a mirror of aspects of you.”
Dean Lacono presents Attracting an enjoyable work day. posted at Law of Attraction for Beginners, saying, “This article describes how I use LoA in attracting the customer relationships and activities I want to experience at work.”
Andy Schmitt presents Negative Resistance to Positive Vibration, In Five Easy Steps posted at The Secret Law of Attraction, saying, “Since starting The Law of Attraction Experiment I have been on somewhat of an emotional roller coaster.”
Moses E. Miles III presents A Christian View of The Law of Attraction posted at Three Sticks.
That concludes this edition.
I’m very pleased to announce that Karen Lynch of Live The Power will be hosting the next Law of Attraction Carnival on May 22nd. The topic for that edition will be The Law of Attraction and Money!
If you would like to submit an entry, please read the submission guidelines on the Law of Attraction Homepage and then use our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
You can also read all of the archived editions of the Carnival at the Law of Attraction Homepage.