Contributor: The wonderful Scott Vannatter of Kindredspirit23’s Blog, from which the following law of attraction story was excerpted.
I have done a lot of study and a lot of reading on the subjects of the mind, of intention and its power, and of creation. It is my full and total belief that we create our world by thinking about it. Quantum physics is piecing all of this together and a lot of science is coming around, too. It has now been proven that a subatomic particle (electron) can be in multiple places at once. I would postulate (as have others) that each of us has the power within our brains to bring thoughts into reality, and that we do so constantly.
The Magic of Believing by Claude M. Bristol and E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality by Pam Grout are just two of the books that deal with this wondrous topic. The first book deals with it from a time several decades ago. Pam’s book is more current and contains exercises that help you to achieve this intention power.
Here is a description of the experiments I did while reading through this book.
Law of Attraction Experiment One
At 9:48 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2013, I began a 48-hour experiment to prove that the God-Force exists. I began by making the condition that within forty-eight hours the God-Force would create something wonderful for me. It had to be something that was not coincidental. There was no specification as to what, but that I would somehow know.
On Saturday, July 13, 2013 at twelve o’clock noon, I began my book signing at the library. I had been told to bring ten copies of my book, The Dead Sea, as that is normally a good selling amount. I also had one copy each of the other three anthologies my stories were in, so I brought and displayed them with the hopes of taking a couple of orders. I was warned that I might not have anyone show up and that I might not sell any copies at all.
When the book-signing was over at 2:30 p.m., I found that I’d sold twenty-three books at a profit. Eleven sales came from family members, which still meant that I sold twelve copies to non-family members! That, I was told by the library personnel, is HUGE, and could be considered a miracle.
Law of Attraction Experiment Two
Around midnight on Saturday, July 13, 2013, I began the second 48-hour experiment to prove that God-Force exists. This one had two 24-hour portions. In the first, I made the condition that I would see an extraordinary amount of green cars. I passed three car lots and did not see one; however, I did see eleven before getting on I69 at Anderson and four more by 96th Street, all before Saturday night was done.
The second 24-hour portion was to intend that I would see a yellow butterfly by Sunday night. This one worried me more as I have seen a couple of orange Monarchs since winter but no yellow ones. Saturday night, I went with my friend Autumn to see “Despicable Me2”. Near the end of the movie, the characters are singing a song in French and, well, one very yellow butterfly was on the screen and appeared several times in the rest of the film.
Law of Attraction Experiment Three
Experiment Three was to choose something relatively small but miraculous and intend for it in forty-eight hours. I requested to have $200. I was on vacation at the time in Portland, Oregon to visit my son. I had been given a little money to help with food and such, and while there I spent like I do now: conservatively. When the forty-eight hours was up, I looked in my wallet. I had about $162. I thought this strange, but simply accepted it as the answer. However, I was still interested by the differing amount from the $200 I had asked for. After a long sleep to catch up, I sat down to do my bills. I found that I had over-budgeted for two bills: about $34 and $4. This made $38 which, when added to the $162 was exactly $200!
How do you feel about the power of the mind? Have you read much about it? What do you base your thoughts on?
It’s spirituality for the rest of us.
Eckhart Tolle is awesome. So are Byron Katie and all those Buddhist monks we hear about. Why, then, doesn’t their advice immediately solve all our most pressing spiritual problems?
Why are their results so difficult to replicate?
More Stuff to Read:
Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.
There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Here, stories about the ones that actually work. (In some posts, I rate the practices on a scale of 1-10, too. Sort of like county fair pumpkins, but more spiritual.)
These Are the Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
Kids, here it is. Have at it.
- Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
- All Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.
Don’t read this section. It’s nonsense, mostly.
- My Mostly Ridiculous Self-Improvement Journal
- 150 Life Hacks for Getting Suddenly Awesome
- Suddenly Awesome Miscellany (And, Let’s Be Real: Book Promos)