Proof That The Law of Attraction Really Works

If you’ve spent more than one minute on this site, you’ll know that one of my favorite personal development topics is the Law of Attraction. While it’s true that you can’t just wish and hope things into reality, I absolutely believe that persistent positive thoughts + right action = results. That is, it’s not enough to say a positive statement once. It’s also not enough to take chaotic action and just hope that something works. However, when “guided” (that is, you get a gut feeling that you should take action), and you do something about that guidance, that’s what I call being in the miracle zone.

A few months back, I wrote about the power of using afformations vs. affirmations. It turns out that one letter really does make a difference. Afformations start with a “Why” statement, so “I am rich” becomes “Why am I so rich?” Our brains are wired to answer questions, and it’s been proven that while manifesting, results are better when we approach affirmations this way, rather than blindly repeating statements.

At the time I wrote my afformations article, I was consciously setting an intention to get paid to learn copywriting. However, like most people who try using the Law of Attraction, I experienced many phases between my initial thought and my final manifestation. Not all of these phases were pretty, but one of my goals in writing this blog is to be real. So, unlike many Law of Attraction stories out there, I’m not going to gloss over anything, as I think it’s helpful to share my true experience. Also, I’m pretty sure that the way I went about manifesting my dream job is way more common that what all of the Law of Attraction books will try to tell you.

So, without further ado, this is (exactly) how I manifested my dream job:

Stage One: At first, I was obsessed with saying my afformations. I’d say them in the morning, before bed, in the car, in the shower, and multiple times per day. I’d also write them and listen to a recording I made of myself saying them. All of my afformations had to do with being happy at work, being paid to learn copywriting, and being grateful for my job. At the same time, I put in the legwork by spending hours looking at job postings, writing cover letters, and applying for positions.

Stage Two: After all of this work and no results, I experienced a mixture of anger, frustration, and depression. I went through being pissed off enough to stop looking for jobs and to stop saying and writing my afformations.

Stage Three: This, folks, is when the magic happened. I began to accept where I was in my career and that maybe it just wasn’t time for me to land a copywriting gig. At the same time, I moved from an apartment into a house, so my focus and energy shifted.  I can’t say that it was a conscious decision – after all, I was mostly just pissed off and tired of the job search. However, it was during this phase that I was finally able to let go and let the Law of Attraction work the way it is meant to.

Letting go is what I consider to be the hardest part of manifestation. I know when I want something, I want it yesterday, which is the exact opposite of being all zen and simply allowing it into my life. Why is this hard? Because in order to let more good into my life, I have to be willing to just forget it all and be okay with it not happening. Letting go paved the way for me to enter the next phase.

Stage Four: Eventually, I began to trust that the right opportunity would appear at the right time, and you know what? That’s exactly what happened. After weeks of not looking for jobs online, on a whim, I decided to look at Craigslist for writing jobs, and that’s when I saw the perfect internship. I spent one day mulling it over, but I knew that if I wanted this position, I’d have to act fast.

Now, it’s true that if I wasn’t truly qualified for this position, I wouldn’t have gotten it. It’s also true that I did my due diligence – that is to say, I researched the company I was applying for, I wrote a thoughtful cover letter, and I was sure to do all of the things you’re supposed to do when applying and interviewing for a job.

After the interview, I had more time to practice letting go. I prayed for help from my angels and guides, knowing that if this was meant for me, I would land the job. If not, something even better would show up. In the meantime, I was totally confident and in my mind, I already had the job. I also decided to only share the fact that I had interviewed with a few people who I knew would be 100% supportive. During this fragile manifestation stage, I didn’t want anything to get in the way of my positive vibes.

I am thrilled to say that I am starting my copywriting internship (yes, a paid internship) next month that is totally aligned with my passion and skills. I’m super excited and I can’t wait to see what else the Universe has in store for me. If nothing else, manifesting something so amazing really made me realize that the Universe can work in my favor. The key, as always, is allowing it.

I hope this post inspires you to go after your dreams. As always, I’d love to hear from you. Share your manifestation stories in the comments: the good, the bad, the triumphant. I’m all ears.

Working with Angel Numbers

It’s easier to believe in spiritual guidance when have personal experience with it. Sure, someone could tell you that the world is abundant or that angels are here to guide you, but if all you experience is loneliness and lack of money, positive statements will seem irrelevant. The thing is, just like affirmations and the other spiritual practices I discuss, you have to take action to get results. angel-1107707_640

A good place to start is online. It’s easy to find videos, meditations, and messages from the angels on Google and YouTube, and while it may at first feel strange or seem totally weird to ask an angelic being for help, it sure beats staying in the muck of negative thoughts which does nothing but prolong our experience of lack, worry, and desperation.

Like most things in life, the more you practice, the easier it becomes. The truth is, while we were all born alone, there is no reason we need to go through life feeling lost or lacking in guidance. Angels have specific assignments and job descriptions, and because they are spiritual beings, there is nothing they cannot do. The key, however, is that angels will only act on your behalf if you ask, and that includes sending you messages.

Asking is very simple, and I’ve found that it need not involve any sort of complicated rituals or purchases. I strongly believe that within each of us we already have the ability to connect to angels and spiritual guides. Once you talk to your angels, which is really as simple as saying, “Angels, please connect. I need help with… (then state whatever your problem is),” then you must let go and be willing to receive guidance.

Sometimes solutions will appear in ways you hadn’t expected. Angels are very practical and willing to help in things like manifesting parking spaces in crowded lots, healing illnesses, or creating ease in your workday. Once you make the connection, your angels are more than willing to help by sharing messages with you, and the best part is, they will continue to help you as long as you keep the connection open.

One of the most common ways angels send messages to us is through angel numbers. If I’m having negative thoughts at work or generally feeling down or nervous, my angels usually show me 444 or 111 when I look at the clock, as gentle reminders to release my negativity. Repeated numbers such as 111, 333, or other number patterns are reminders that we are connected with spirit and that our angels are here to guide us.

Here are some of the most common angel numbers and their meanings, courtesy of Doreen Virtue, author of “Angel Numbers 101.”

11, also seen as 1:11 or 111: Your thoughts are manifesting into form at record speeds. Monitor your thoughts carefully and be sure to think about what you want, not what you don’t want. I often take this to be the angelic version of, “Don’t worry, be happy.”

222: Your newly planted ideas are beginning to grow into reality. Keep watering and nurturing them, and soon they will push through the soil so you can see evidence of your manifestation. In other words, don’t quit five minutes before the miracle. Your manifestation is soon going to be evident to you, so keep up the good work!

333: The Ascended Masters are with you, desiring you to know that you have their help, love, and companionship. Ascended Masters are believed to be spiritually enlightened beings who in past incarnations were ordinary humans, but who have undergone a series of spiritual transformations to reach enlightenment and take ascended form. When you see the number 3 around you, call upon the Ascended Masters such as Jesus, Buddha, or Mary to help you.

444:  A simple message: Don’t worry. The angels are surrounding you now with love, help, and guidance.

555: A major life change is upon you. Do not judge it as “positive” or “negative,” but see it as part of life’s flow. This change may be a much-needed answer to your prayers.

666: Your thoughts are out of balance right now, focused too much on the material world. The angels ask you to focus on spirit and being of service, knowing that your material and emotional needs will be taken care of as a result.

777: There’s a reason 7 is seen as a “lucky” number. 7’s mean you’re on a roll! Keep up the good work and know that your wish is coming to you. A series of 7’s is a positive sign and you should expect more miracles to occur.

888: This is a sign warning you to prepare for the ending of a particular phase in life. Seeing 8’s might signal the ending of a relationship or career that wasn’t in your highest good. It also means there is light at the end of the tunnel. Prepare, make plans, and don’t procrastinate in taking action towards your next move.

999: Completion. This is the end of a big phase in your personal or global life. 9 series is also a message to energy healers and lightworkers to get to work because Mother Earth needs you now.

000: A reminder that you are one with God and to feel the presence of the Creator’s love within you. Also a sign that a situation has gone full circle.

Know that these numbers are guidelines, and at the end of the day, use your own intuition and guidance to see what feels right for you. The fun part is, the more you reach out to your angels and ask for help, the more angel numbers and other signs will begin to show up for you. That means less worry, less stress, and knowing that no matter what, you never have to face life alone.

The Miracle

Anyone who knows me from childhood knows that I spent much of my adolescence reading books and writing poetry. Some of my earliest memories are of me sitting on my bed and reciting Emily Dickenson to my teddy bears. I credit my love of poetry to my mom, who was a talented writer. Still, it’s been years since I’ve written any poetry.  Being refused entry into a college writing class was enough to convince me that my poetry wasn’t very good. I should have known that the fire wouldn’t die so easily. So, though it has been a decade since I have written a poem, I am delighted to share a beautiful piece that came to me through my morning meditation. Strangely enough, I was planning to intuit information for a tagline for this blog!

THE MIRACLE

There I am

Wandering in the darkness

You showed me light

You clothed me

You sheltered me

And it all came through consciousness

By being aware that I can choose my thoughts

I become master of my destiny.

NAMASTE