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It was early in 2008 that I consciously applied the Law of Attraction. I visualized myself as being financially independent and resonating Success but at that time, I was pretty broke.

I was a person who gave good value and had my small financial successes along the way. However, I was in a pattern of manifesting people who are "wolves in sheep’s clothing" and got exploited of my talents and not receive the deserving financial rewards that I was meant to get.

In my most recent business joint venture, which lasted till July this year. I manifested a really oppressive business partner who was a preacher of good and generosity but in reality an oppressive bully who takes advantage of people and exploit them. He’s a subjective person whose word has little value because agreements can always be rescinded, using the standard BJE… that means Blame, Justify, Excuse. But when a person starts to be bad with money payments, I guess that is really the end of a partnership, in spite of tolerance level. May he come to his personal awareness shifts soon, so that his full blessings can be manifested.

Needless to say, I was caught in a destructive pattern. However, when I took responsibility that I allowed him to be this way, I realised that I manifested this person into my life to teach me valuable lessons at that life stage. When I allowed the lessons to resonate in me, the lesson being, "Choice is always in our hands", I realised I could choose my pattern of destruction or I could choose for the pattern to stop. I decided that it had to stop and I learned from it.

Funny thing though, thinking back of how I practiced the Law of Attraction, I remembered that one of the principles of the Law of Attraction states that "when you start to visualize and become who you are suppose to become", you start to shed away all those things in your life that does not suit or identify with the new you, because differing energies cannot occupy the same space. It was clear to me that I’m evolving, therefore I no longer resonate to that energy that brought me together with that partner. Another funny thing too is that this business partner of mine, taught me a lot of the necessary skills that made me who I am today and I’m thankful for the knowledge. I accept what happened and I accept that this event simply IS.

Many times in my life, I hear doctrines that says we are suppose to embrace all the "good" and reject or shun the "bad". However, from this experience, I further appreciate the duality of the universe that we live with, that one needs to be able to recognise one side of the duality in order to appreciate the other side of the duality, such as "Poverty" and "Prosperity".

So, to conclude this post, I would like to make a point that the Law of Attraction sometimes gives you setbacks, trials and tribulations. However, when you hold dear to your faith in the Laws of the Universe, the Universe is friendly and ultimately gives you exactly what you want.

I’m thankful for the life I’m living now and the Successes that I’m currently experiencing as well as those that are brewing.

P.S. Just curious though, I know that another school of thought says that "one could express that angry side and get ‘even’. Therefore making yourself whole and recognising that side of you that is the opposite of ‘nice’, experiencing your own duality and becoming whole". Can I have your thoughts about that please? What do you think? In the quest for wholeness, should one experience wholeness through recognising personal dualities or experience wholeness through embracing harmony, peace and forgiveness? Or should it be both? Or does the circumstance depict your approach.

This is and interesting question that I’ve been posing to myself a lot lately.

Being in the seminars and training business, I get to meet a lot of speakers and trainers from all around the world and I get to meet major seminar organisers whom share stories of what really happens "inside" the world of self-help seminars.

Well, the truth is… the seminars industry is the same as most other industries, we’ve got the good, bad and the ugly. I’ve got the privilege of meeting great speakers and I’ve also had the opportunity to meet some really crappy ones.

But here’s the reflection / lesson that I wanna share here. Many times, I observe the people in this industry saying: "You gotta fake it till you make it" or "Personal branding and Positioning increases your stick-ability factor". I must say that such statements are all true and I’ve seen people who use such mindsets and build themselves into successful individuals.

I also observe that certain speakers become "gurus" not really because they "made it big" using the techniques they preach but rather they became "gurus" because they created a system of teaching and then branded themselves as an expert in that field. Here’s the thing though… All of these speakers resonate an aura of confidence that attracts people to them. In other words, they have been granted with a lot of "Power of Influence".

Spider-man’s uncle Ben mentioned that "With Great Power comes Great Responsibility"… so my question here is: "Do all these speakers know the responsibility that comes with this Power?" Cos many of the people who buy in to what these speakers sell, devote a lot of hard earned money, time and heart into the "possible" dream.

What I’m alluding to here is a type of individual who resonates confidence and persuasion power, an individual who has the ability to make you salivate over his product or service and then influence you to part with your hard earned money or even cause you to take that risk on your credit card.

So how to you differentiate between the authentic teacher / speaker and the one that is not?

You can see their intentions. The authentic one has got follow up programmes and local support, plus a team of support staff, who will be willing to hand-hold you through the learning process. (Tip: Observe the team… They are usually happy and relaxed, congruent and harmonious when interacting with the speaker.)

Of course, the price is also reasonable. What is reasonable? You decide cos every product / service if different. The truth here is "They are interested in You!" and they genuinely want you to be successful using their teachings because they became successful walking their talk.

As for the unauthentic ones, usually they just want your money. They’ll try to sell you their courses and "get rich quick" schemes and here’s the thing. Follow up usually sucks with these kinds of speakers and delivery is lousy.

How to test them? Sometimes it is tough because they’ve got such good "packaging". However, you can recognise this individual by his "caught up with making Big money fast!" mindset, rather than providing value and maintaining a long term relationship.

My conclusion here is simple. Buyers Beware! There’s a Chinese proverb that says: "Waves do not happen without Wind". So if you do find some bad press about a speaker, investigate further before signing up for his programme. You are able to sniff out his sincerity. Truly authentic and sincere speakers have your welfare at heart and seeks a win-win between teacher and student and they are nurturing in nature.

I guess… to answer the original question, when you see confidence become cocky-ness in a speaker / teacher, it is not about you anymore. It is about him and that is an indication that he’s just not that into you.

There are always 3 choices when faced with a tough decision though:

Accept It. If you can’t accept it…

Change It. If you can’t change it…

Leave it.

I’ve been thinking of this topic a lot lately and I thought I’d pen down something about it.

Many times in my business life, I see people who are out to make a BIG windfall. They go to wealth creation seminars, try the next "get rich quick" scheme, test various investment vehicles and most of the time, the end up finding themselves at the same place that they originally started. Sometimes being even more broke and desperate.

I’m also writing this because I see many close friends doing the same thing. Sincere, honest people seeking to make an honest earning but most of the time, the mindset of making Big money causes them to forget something simple and essential… Cashflow!

Sincerely, I care for these people and I hope that they can see that making consistent increments of cashflow
accumulates to a substantial amount of money. And what comes with that are emotions such as security, peace of mind and harmony.

It is really a simple question:

"If you can choose between making $100,000 and $10,000… which would you choose?"

Most people when asked this question will not hesitate to answer $100,000. However, If I change the question to:

"If you can choose between making $100,000 a year vs $10,000 a week… which would you choose?"

The answer is really simple. $10,000 a week is faster than $100,000 a year.

So… the mindset that I’d like to address here is… seek transactions that allows you to make fast (but most of the time smaller) amounts of money, rather than go through a period of "no cashflow" just to have the bigger amount of money.

In the long run, this is more sustainable.

In the midst of being busy with work and getting caught up with the “busyness”… Sometimes it is easy to get lost in work and miss looking at our “North Star” aka our Passion or our Purpose.

The effects of such a state of mind could lead to too much mind chatter and clutter, clouding clarity and vision. I must confess when I get really busy with the momentum of work, I get “Lost” in my work. When this happened to me today, I started to remember about Living in the NOW and eternal Present or Pre-sent moment. I started to be conscious of my own body and started to breathe deeply and take a good 30 sec breathing break, recognising the peace and tranquility in the moment.

Of course, the mind still plays tricks as it is simply a “Thought Producing Machine” but then I remember a statement I read in the book ‘The Last Hours Of Ancient Sunlight’. The statement said “the eternal present happens when a thought ends and another begins” and I started to focus on feeling and living in the present. I started to count my breaths…. 1… 2… 3… 4…… 1… 2… 3… 4…… 1… 2… (By the way, for beginner of meditation, it is good to just focus on 4 breaths counts in a row cos it keeps you in the present) and after a short while, I started to appreciate every moment of my living… my being (Being who I’m Being at the moment) and progressively, all became calm.

In the moment of calmness and presence, clarity came and I started to live my Passioned Purpose. That is to Live as a Spiritual Being, to Live as a Spiritual Journeyman, to Evolve as a Spiritual Consciousness.

Try it sometimes, you’ll start to appreciate Life and the Peace that comes with the Present.

Namaste.

Some time back, I talked how the subconscious mind is most connected to the super-conscious mind while we sleep. I also talked about what we programme our minds with, right before we sleep and just before we wake up, has got a profound effect on the things that we manifest into reality. More on that post can be found by clicking here. I did however open up a can of worms with the statement: “Remember, the Universe gives you what you ask for, all the time, springing forth our deepest expression of our ’self’.”

So what is this deepest expression of our ‘self” all about? When I read Conversations with God, it talked about this “thing” called The Sponsoring Thought. The Sponsoring Thought is the thought or believe behind a thought and when it comes to manifesting our desires, it is this Sponsoring Thought that the Universe fulfills, Because this is the highest expression of our true ‘self’.

Let me explain this through a very candid example. Check out this Johnny Bravo clip first and I’ll explain further.

Hahaha!!! That was funny. Ok… Here’s the serious part. Notice that although Johnny’s words (thoughts) were “I’m Pretty!”…. “I’m Prettier” etc… What his Sponsoring Thought was “Competition” and therefore, the Law of Attraction here (represented by the echo) sends him exactly what his sponsoring thought asked for, “Competition”, and all other effects or results that happen throught the Law of Cause and Effect.

The Manifesting Process , according to T. Harv Eker is as follows:

Thoughts –> Feelings –> Actions = Results

I’d like to add something to that equation, using this principle of The Sponsoring Thought. That is:

Belief –> Thoughts –> Feelings –> Actions = Results

When we apply this principle to our lives, one gets the awareness that our consciousness of who our ‘self’ IS, is truly what we manifest and attract to ourselves. Therefore, the process of knowing thyself and manifesting the life that we desire, springs forth from belief, rather than thought.

My invitation here, or rather challenge to you, is to be aware of your foundational beliefs. What you Resist… Persists.

“Whatever a person’s mind can Conceive and BELIEVE, he Achieves.” – Napoleon Hill

When you unlearn, change and shift old dis-empowering beliefs, followed by a replacement of a newer, empowering belief / awareness, you set in motion the waves of change, to allow you to receive results that you TRULY Desire.