I gave this talk at ToastMasters this week, and don't feel I'm quite done with the subject, so I thought I'd write it as a blog post too.
The Law Of Attraction (LOA)
LOA is the New Thought/Metaphysical principle which states "like attracts like" on the level of thought. That what you think creates a magnetic draw which has the power to "attract" things into existence. Or, as Mike Dooley, who pens the fabulous Notes From The Universe says, "Thoughts become things, so choose the good ones."
My lovely sister, Celena turned me on to the documentary, "The Secret" in 2007-ish. It was my introduction to the LOA, and I was smitten from the outset!
"The Secret" interviews various modern-day metaphysical luminaries on how the LOA works, and how to apply it in your life.
The inspiring cast of luminaries that spoke my heart included:
- Michael Bernard Beckwith
- Mike Dooley
- Jack Canfield
- Bob Proctor
- Lisa Nichols
- Joe Vitale
- Marci Shimoff
- Fred Alan Wolf
- John Assaraf
- John Hagelin
- Bob Doyle.
The rules for how to enact LOA are simple:
Before the final credits rolled, I decided I was going to play with it.
Flirting With The LOA
"Make it your intention to attract a cup of coffee." they said.
I don't drink coffee, but I adore my morning iced tea from Starbucks, so I made it my intention to attract a glass of iced tea.
Dutifully, I visualized the barista handing my iced tea and telling me to have a wonderful day.
The first morning, nothing happened.
The second morning, nothing happened.
Undaunted I carried on with my visualization.
The third morning, as I pulled up to the window the barista wore a wide smile, and said, "The person in the car ahead of you paid for your drink. They said to have a wonderful day!"
I was hooked!