Law Of Attraction, Million Dollar Check, And Business Growth
June 24, 2008 by Akemi Gaines
Do you want to attract $1M check?
Really? Are you really comfortable to have that chunk of money out of nowhere?
I’d rather have steady business growth. Sorry, I don’t mean to be boring, but it’s my real feeling.
This article examines why I think some people mistrust the Law of Attraction. They say the Law of Attraction doesn’t work because they haven’t been able to attract what they want, such as a lot of money. Well, the LOA has, and is, working for me, and I would like to help you use it well for your growth as a person and as an entrepreneur.
The disasters of winning the lottery
First, let’s see what happens when you actually get huge amount of money all of a sudden, like by winning a lottery. Various studies have been published about this topic (like this and this). According to these studies, many lottery winners lose friends and eventually move to another state to start over. They lose the money they won (and some more) sooner or later and often file for bankruptcy. Some are physically attacked by their relatives or practically kill themselves with tons of drinks or drugs.
It is horrible to receive the amount of money that is not in your current comfort zone, the kind of money you don’t know how to handle. Luckily, God (or Universe or whatever you want to call) spare us this kind of disasters most of the time.
Further, healthy conscious people don’t go after this kind of out-of-the-context wishes. As I stated in the beginning, I’m really not comfortable with this kind of money and would not use the Law of Attraction to get it.
My current comfort zone of money is up to five digits. Six digit money makes me nervous, and seven digit is hard to image. So I use the Law of Attraction within this comfort zone while working on expanding my comfort zone. Check my new project here how I am working to expand my money consciousness.
The scarcity thought behind the million dollar check
When we really question ourselves why we want the big fat check, we notice it is based on fear. We are afraid we would never make enough money to pay off debt and buy the things we want. We are afraid something bad that would cause financial havoc happen. We are afraid we may not be “good enough” without the money and what money can buy. . .
There are two problems with this fear, the fear based on scarcity thoughts. One, we end up attracting scarcity. We may think we want money, badly for that matter, but our real message is the belief in scarcity so that is what we attract. (And people blame the Law of Attraction for not working for them, when in fact it is working perfectly.) Two, well, it’s just not the natural way of the Universe, so we drift away from the Creator.
The Universe doesn’t understand scarcity thoughts. What I see in the nature is that the Universe provides steadily in a flow. There are fluctuations, yes. But it doesn’t work in a way like “Okay, let’s provide plenty of rain at a time to last for the next 10 years.” No, it seems the Universe provides in each given moment and it doesn’t ensure things into the future.
If you are an investor, think of it this way – which is better, capital gain or dividend income? Both would be nice, and there are times we need to go for capital gain to raise funds, but between the two, the steady ongoing flow of dividends is better, isn’t it? We want to create income flow of dividends. Asking for the big check and to be done with the financial efforts is analogous to going for one-time capital gain alone.
How to attract money
In order to utilize the Law of Attraction well, to attract the money rather than the lack of it, we need to base our thoughts on abundance. I have plenty and there are plenty more out there for me and for everyone. No need for the million dollar check to ensure financial bliss (which it won’t anyway). Further, I use the Law of Attraction in a way I can handle.
So I want my business to grow. I help people coaching and doing Akashic Record Reading, and I get paid. Money goes to saving and investment accounts, and they grow. . And I want my business to grow at a manageable pace. These are meaningful and abundance based wishes.
Additional thoughts on the Law of Attraction
When I talked about the Law of Attraction in this article, Tom reminded us that too many people seem to be using the Law of Attraction for monetary gains. Why not use it for world peace? I think it is perfectly okay to use it for money, and it is also good to use for other things. Just be sure it is something about you. The Law of Attraction works through each person’s thoughts and feelings. For instance, I can work on peace in my life, and I hope that will expand to bigger context, but I can’t think and feel as a representative of the “world” to attract world peace.
There is also a myth about the Law of Attraction that all you have to do is to think, feel, maybe visualize. No, you need to take inspired actions – most of the time. The gift may or may not come as a direct result of the action, however, and this is the magic of the Law of Attraction.
Also a myth – or some kind of confusion – is the name “Law of Attraction.” Words have only so much meaning as we give. I’m using the term “Law of Attraction” because it is how we most often call it. Call it for something else if you have issue with the term. The energetic working doesn’t care how it’s called. Nor does it care how it is marketed.
Finally, there are people – quite many actually – who are not in charge of their own thoughts and feelings. I see them all the time in my Akashic Record Reading service. Of course, you think what you are thinking and feeling are your own thoughts and feelings, but if you observe carefully, you might notice some thoughts and feelings are out of the stream of thoughts and feelings of your own. Because the Law of Attraction works with one’s thoughts and feelings, this condition brings haphazard results.
I feel for these people (this is why I do the Akashic Record Reading service) but at the same time, I must say please don’t blame the Law of Attraction for attracting mixed results. It’s working – it’s just not working the way you want it to work.
Do you utilize the Law of Attraction in your life?
What are your real thoughts and feelings about money?
Thanks to Carnival of Money Stories for including this post.