How The Law Of Attraction Worked In My Life
July 22, 2010 by Akemi Gaines
Three years ago, in July 2007, I bought the audio CD of The Secret. Back then, I was spending 40 minutes one way to commute, and I thought the inspirational CD is something I could utilize — I didn’t have much time for reading.
That was my introduction to the Law of Attraction. Eventually, I read more on the subject and contemplated on my own. I wrote down my intentions and collected photos that represented my dreams because I read that is the way we use the LoA.
I just found that writing and am seriously impressed. Even though my understanding of the LoA was elementary, most of my intentions have come true, except some that proved unimportant.
I thought it would be fun to share this…
My living environment
Let’s start with the living environment because the intention was most specific with this.
Below is my intention statement, with my note in ( ). The green part are the ones that have materialized.
I am happily living in a nice new townhouse. (I found a nice townhouse to rent last fall. It is not brand new, but new enough and maintained well.) It is 1200 sq ft, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms with a good-size garage, in a safe and quiet area. (Safe it is — some people don’t even lock the door here! It’s 1000 sq ft — plenty of space for me, and 2 BR 2BA, with a garage.) It is in a gated community on midhill. (At the time of writing, I was thinking of buying a condo. I now realize I don’t like home ownership — too much work! My current resident doesn’t have security gates, but it doesn’t matter because it’s so safe here. It is on midhill that commands a fantastic view!) It’s landscaped beautifully — I see lavenders around the house. (The lavender is a minor but surprising match. The community is very well landscaped and they come for care weekly.) The building wall is stone and the door is maroon.
When I enter the house, I can see the light in the windows. (In addition to regular windows, it has a skylight.) The living room has a mantle and there are my beloved kickknacks. There are artworks on the wall. (I’ve been too lazy to hang up my own artwork.) The kitchen has a granite countertop — smooth and cool. (The counter, which is very large, is tiled.) Also it has track lighting, flattop cooking oven, and real exhaust. (All the lights are recessed — nice enough for me. The cooktop is not the real smoothtop, which is electrical, but it’s a gas burner on a very flat surface that is easy to clean — none of those dish-like stuffs.)
In the bedroom, I see a large, comfy bed, antique tansu chest, and there is a walk-in closet. (I bought a natural bed last Christmas. The mattress is made of organic latex, cotton and wool. The frame is beautiful natural wood. And I myself chose smaller mattress. Also, even though the closet is not walk-in, they are two large closets facing each other, so I made it a dressing area by hanging a light drapery. Close enough for me.)
In the bathroom, I see natural light, clean large vanity, beautiful tub where I can enjoy fragrant bubble bath. (It’s standard bathroom, but I do take the time to bathe a couple times a week these days.) My office room is well organized. (Since I started using a laptop, I don’t need an “office room” any more. I use the extra bedroom as storage.) I feel the joy, peace, and clean energy in the house. I look out and see greens. (Not only I can see lush greens on this hill, I can see the distant mountains among them.) I can walk to the fitness center. (No fitness center, but walking around on the slopes is very good exercise.)
I moved twice since I wrote the intention, first from Tennessee to Portland, Oregon, suburb, and then to Eugene. Neither was planned at the time of writing. My current home is so much like my dream residence it almost scares me. I even got some bonus points that I forgot to write down — such as the large deck, the skylight, and the great view.
The points I missed are insignificant. I don’t really care the door is green, rather than maroon, nor that I don’t own a tansu chest. I think I pushed myself to write up a gorgeous, impressive intention — many Law of Attraction books tell us to do that. So I included some of the things that I THOUGHT I wanted — well, I guess I didn’t want them, really. I feel happy and comfortable the way it turned out.
When I wrote the intentions, I was doing the regular 8 to 5, so my intention in this area was more about my “dream” and lacks specificity.
By 2010, my business is making $150K a year. I do:
- intuitive reading (I offer Akashic Record Reading)
- life coaching (I offer Spirit Guides Coaching)
- publish books
- inspirational speeches
People and money come easily to me. (Not sure how to evaluate this point . . . I am not short on money but also not swimming in money. Same with people. I guess I could wish for more, but I am not lonely, either.) My business is thriving with many happy clients. They send me more clients to me. I am excited to get to know people who live with passion and sense of humor. (Referral is a significant source of my clients.)
I have all the time I need because I receive large passive income from my investments. I am happily donating 10% of profit to charities.
(Comes with a photo of a classy woman — nice dress and fancy jewelry watch. She is all silver hair — I probably chose her because she wasn’t the 20-something chirpy type.)
I quit my job in October that year and started my own service, Akashic Record Reading, the following year. Again, it was not planned out at the time of writing the intentions.
I have completed the manuscript of my book on the Akashic Records and Ascension, but have not found the publisher. And I think I might want to rewrite some part of it. So publicity is still not quite at my intention level, nor my income level. At the same time, I am not worried about money. (And this is only midyear of 2010 — some miracles can happen before the end of the year, you know )
The passive income thing is another influence of the books I was reading back then. Many get-rich books teach the benefits of passive income from rental real estates and stock investments. I am not on that path now. However, I have the time and the freedom to use my time as I see fit every day because I work for myself. So I can say I have achieved the “time wealth” I wanted — which, for me, is even more critical than financial wealth.
And I am looking at the photo of the beautiful woman. I don’t have that kind of dress nor the watch but I am okay with that. And I’d love to see my few strands of gray go dark again rather than having gorgeous silver hair, which I think may be possible with good nutrition and healthy lifestyle.
There were other intentions such as traveling to Europe and attending the workshop of the inspirational writer I liked back then. I am now totally uninterested in them. Oh, and I wanted light green Toyota Prius. Well, maybe next time I trade, I will choose that, but for now, my Civic is running just fine and I am happy with it. In this small town of Eugene, I don’t drive so much any way.
Write down your intentions
I think writing down is a very effective way to influence the subconscious. I wasn’t 100% convinced of the Law of Attraction three years ago, but it still worked! So try it for yourself.
When you write your intentions, be as specific as you can. This way, you will clearly know when your intention manifests. And it also helps you to realize what is not really important to you. For example, I can now see “$150K annual income” was not really my dream but something I adopted. If I didn’t put a number on it, however, I may not have noticed how far off the intention was from the way of life I really aspired.
(My current intention for my finance and beyond, in terms of abundance, is that all I need flows to me easily and naturally. I do understand I need to cover my expenses, but I don’t see the point of having a large chunk of money.)
So it’s okay to make this kind of errors. Do write down, stash it somewhere and be pleasantly surprised later! You may even get some nice bonuses.