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Last Fall, I was focusing on researching the art galleries in the U. S. that I thought would suit my paintings. I’d been working sporadically over the last several years, and unhappily so, due to having two young children.
Finally, time freed up somewhat since my youngest was getting older, and I could devote more time to my work.
I had finally realized that the proper mindset is an important key to success in any endeavor, so I set out to develop the kind of outlook I would need for the months of research and rejection ahead.
I took strength from a few power of Attraction powerhouses: Deepak Chopra and his theories on synchrodestiny and how paying attention to what you are naturally drawn to can direct your life toward that which you love; Rhonda Byrne and her latest book on the power of focusing on what you love leading you to the answers you need; Byron Katie and her message of finding more peaceful and loving interpretations of reality that are as true as the negative interpretations; and finally, from Louise Hay and her dedication to affirmations.
Feeling supported by their messages, I set out to find my artisitic home.
And voila! Since consciously focusing on my mind set for a several months, I have had no fewer than five separate galleries and people interested in my work!!
I have a show this October and a few other irons in the fire.
I have the power of the Law of Attraction to thank.
I love my life and I am so grateful for every experience and every day that I’ve been blessed with. Sometimes people are surprised when I say that. They acknowledge that I have a great life; lots of friends, a wonderful son, daughter-in-law and grandson; an adorable dog and feisty cat, adventure, creativity, enough income to enjoy myself, and the opportunity to live in a beautiful part of a wonderful country. But if they know anything about my early life they wonder why I say I am thankful for every year of my life from birth until now.
As Abraham explains it, sometimes we choose to be born into a life of contrast; contrast between the current reality and what we aspire to. That contrast can be what drives us to create something better. So having an ‘interesting’ childhood full of disruption, chaos, poverty and abandonment helped inspire me to create the life of joy, peace and adventure that I currently enjoy.
In the 1970s, I was a high school dropout, single mother on welfare. To make things even worse, I belonged to an extremely fundamentalist, punitive religion who’s members lived life on the layaway plan waiting for Armageddon to free them from this ‘evil world’. Well I never thought this world was evil and I wanted to live life to the fullest RIGHT NOW.
Once I freed myself of this fear-based religion, I embraced the ‘unlimited possibilities’ and thrived. Of course, when you start climbing the mountain, sometimes your view is limited by the clouds and the rise above you. I had small dreams then but I wrote them down in painstaking detail and read them every day. I remember how reading my dreams and goals in the morning would stir my heart and make me happy for the rest of the day. I called them my ‘ideal days’ and I had ideal rainy days, ideal weekend days, ideal summer days, and on and on. As my visualized ideal days turned into reality I would lift my sights even higher and expand my vision.
As I experienced success in using what is now common knowledge, the Law of Attraction, I started sharing techniques such as vision boards, affirmations, and meditation in groups and workshops. The success my clients achieved inspired me even more. Today I am so different from the shy, scared, destitute and lonely person I was in the 70s. I am grateful for that experience because it made me who I am today and I am a better person for it, but today I am confident, happy, fulfilled, and comfortable.
Last September I turned 60 and I set my heart on achieving a lifelong dream. I wanted to publish a book about what I knew to be true. I interviewed people from around the world who had used the Law of Attraction, or what I call Future Pull in my book, to manifest major change in their lives. Talking to these generous and amazing people was transformative. Now that my book, Future Pull: Partner with the Universe to Create the Life of Your Dreams, is being published, I am ready for the next step.
I am committed to sharing this knowledge and helping people to see how easy it is to create a life they thought they could only dream of. I’m using all the tools at my command: writing, speaking and coaching. Plus, I just launched my new BlogTalkRadio program, Future Pull Manifestation, where I’ll provide a voice for some of the many inspiring people who are ready to share their own experience and learning.
I’ll say it one more time: I love my life and I am grateful for every day that I am able to help someone else access their own power to create the life of their dreams.
I have been using the Law of Attraction my whole life but never knew I was living according to The Law. I was living my life based on a strong relationship with Spirit. I was always very intuitive and had strong faith. My relationship with Spirit is a personal one. I find it hard to describe and perhaps best to have you try and visualize the cycle of life that I experience. Picture a parent extending a hand to a child. The parent is calm and confident, yet excited about what is ahead for the child. The child lovingly trusts the parent and senses security, joy, love and follows. However, at times, the child can be stubborn and even a bit afraid. Even though the parent is constantly reassuring the child all is well. The child chooses to allow fear to prevent any movement forward and will pull away from the parent. Even when the parent consistently reinforces happiness and safety, the child will remain still. The parent happily and patiently waits by the child’s side until the child overcomes the fear to move forward. Once again, the child happily extends a hand to the parent who lovingly accepts and together they move forward in joy and love.
As a child I always “knew” the outcome before it happened. Spirit would always tell me through a type of knowing that literally made me shake at times. In my career, I am guided by Spirit on a daily basis. For example, Spirit has guided me to become a best-selling author of Overcomer’s, Inc. I know that another book is in my future. My business and personal life are closely related. I started my business because of my daughter’s brain injury and cancer. What I learn in my own life from my journey with my daughter, I often apply to my business. What I learn from my journey in my business while working with many different children and challenges, I apply to my life with my daughter.
Living with The Law of Attraction, I was able to help change my daughter’s life by being able to manifest programs and resources that would eventually change other children’s lives. I asked for a special type of cognitive rehabilitation program and was led to one of the programs I work with today. I was led to the Theory of Neuroplasticity to which I based my business upon. I also asked for success in helping my daughter be placed in a private school. This request led me through a long legal battle. Yet, through it all, the Law led me to just the right lawyer, just the right school, just the right path. As long as I followed and kept moving forward through the doors being opened for me, I was successful. We just finished the legal battle that has endured close to 5 years of “discussions” with our public school district. Through this long journey, whatever I asked for, I would receive – even the negatives so I really have to watch my thoughts. The really exciting part of the journey was the financial piece. I wanted to manifest enough money to pay for the right lawyer and the right school while we were negotiating with the school district. What I learned was when The Law presents the desire, the desire is reachable and when The Law presents the path, what you need to progress down the path is already in your life. I had to have spirit talk through several people until I figured out the way to the resources. I was able to manifest close to $100,00.00 to complete my journey and reach my desired goal. Lessons learned from my experience, I applied to my business and have already helped a few families be successful with their child.
My business is shifting a bit and Spirit is laying down the path for me daily. I have asked for my business model to shift more online than in person. Spirit has provided me with a plan for this to happen. I have also asked Spirit for a way to make my business help to serve more children across the country while becoming a bit more leveraged in approach. Spirit is showing me a path for this as well. I just need to make sure my fear does not get in the way and that I keep the faith.
The moment is forever lasered into my memory.
It was a sunny, early summer day as I stood leafing through an investor magazine expecting nothing but brittle dry facts and figures on money portfolios and the rising and falling of stocks.
However, this issue had interesting articles on how we, as citizens of the world, could contribute to the ‘greening’ of our planet, including ‘voluntourism,’ a combination of vacation and volunteering your talents or services within the country you’re visiting.
One example really stood out. “Find your Zen while teaching English to Buddhist monks in the Thamel District of Kathmandu.”
Out of my mouth shot the words, “I’d love to do that!” Followed by, “Who said that?” as I peered around the vacant room looking for any source other than myself. “That’s ludicrous” I’m thinking, “I could never do that!” And I put the magazine down.
Too late, the epiphany had epiphed and things were set in motion in my head and heart that I was certain had never moved a millimeter prior to that moment. Things like serene, mature, meditation-marinated monks sitting cross-legged on cushions eagerly awaiting the pearls of wisdom I would share. Or, trekking the top of the world within sight of Everest, and lounging in a rickshaw with parasol and carefully packed teaching aids making my daily way to the monastery. Perhaps I would leisurely walk the colorful streets of romantic Kathmandu, a city so permeated in ancient history, that I could inhale the culture, the sights of exquisite monasteries, the surrounding peaks of snow-capped mountains and the unique architecture.
Then there were the feelings of such joy and fulfillment that come with having the opportunity to plant some seeds of learning and assist people in their quest for knowledge and education.
As more time passed, it was becoming clear to me that this was not going to leave me alone. For some reason, completely unknown to me, I was supposed to go to Kathmandu and teach English to monks.
The shift from dream to reality began when I uttered the words, “If I am to do this, how can I make it happen?
Now I’m pretty good at practical stuff so this should be as easy as setting a new goal. Whoa there! Bingo Moment….That’s exactly what I had done! I had just chosen a soul-goal and didn’t even think of it that way. Rather than me thinking my way into a goal, the goal found me!
And, it all unfolded magically.
I went to Kathmandu and taught English to monks.
But, more of my dreams unfolded as a result of my opening myself up to follow that intuitive dream. As a result I accomplished several things I had been asking the Universe for help in achieving.
I started my own business.
I wrote and published a book.
And so much more has transpired that I can now see all began when I started on the path to Kathmandu.
We can align ourselves with the Law of Attraction, and when we do it WILL deliver, we just have to be ready to recognize the OPPORTUNITIES sent to us through which we will receive.
Inspired Goals Coach
Married twenty five years, two wonderful children, a great husband, and a life of adventure and ease, at 55 I was enjoying life, now an empty nester. Then, 2 days after Christmas in 2001, my world unexpectedly imploded right before my eyes.
I discovered that my darling husband was not only cheating, but had developed a very expensive addiction to sex. I was working 60 hours a week toward our retirement while he was spending it … and all our retirement … faster than a speeding bullet!
I fell into a self imposed depression and sat in the dark for a year, licking my wounds. Then one day I said “enough of this” and threw myself into working on myself. I took the Landmark Forum, followed immediately by their entire curriculum for living and even their leadership program. I opened a chocolate company in the mountains of Asheville and drove 4 hours each way every weekend to manage the business end.
I was still so angry and hurt but kept leaning forward … to what? I didn’t know, but I knew I was not going back – back to that dark place that said this was ‘all my fault.’
One day I received a letter informing me that I owed the IRS $80,000 and the State $20,000! Husband and I lived apart during the years when those debts were incurred; he had filed bankruptcy and the IRS came after me!
I was living in an apartment as we lost our home and these penalties awarded. I had no idea what he was doing. But I knew this was not my debt, even though we were legally married at the time.
I asked my financial advisor for advice, and he said “get a tax attorney!” And I did just that. I found out that I had a case as an ‘innocent spouse’ and we filed to have the debt removed. One year and $5,000 in fees later, I won the IRS case, where they removed $50k of the $80k owed. My attorney said this was a great result. That left $30,000 — $15k for him and $15k for me.
But, I told him, that $15,000 was not mine to pay. He asked me if I want to appeal and I said yes. Six months later (and $1500 more in fees) the entire $80,000 was removed from all credit reports! And when the State confirmed the actions of the IRS, they removed the $20,000 as well.
Six months later, credit restored, I bought my first home on my own – my dream home on a lake. I had found it years before and fallen in love with it. It was sold a couple of times, but ultimately the timing was perfect and it became mine.
I held the image of winning that case. I watched several homes on the lake sell as well, but the one I wanted – the one I visualized, became mine.
Ten years later I am now grateful for that implosion, as I learned that out of that devastation emerged a beautiful lesson and a life to match.
I stepped up my own personal studies around the law of attraction and formed a meetup group just a few short months after the world wide craze around the movie The Secret, dedicated to studying the practices and practitioners in the movie. I was building a community and getting to do what I’ve always loved – lead and teach. During the first few months I asked the universe to send me a way that I could do what I love, be taught my world thought leaders, AND generate revenue. I knew there had to be a way.
An errant email landed in my meetup organizer box from someone in Arizona. I would not open an email from a stranger, but in this case, it was all about the law of attraction and I had a sense to open it. Inside the short message there was a link. Clicking a link of course was out of the question … but, I did it anyway!
That link landed me on a simple site with a picture of Bob Proctor (the guy from the Secret!) and a man I did not recognize, but would come to know and love as a mentor – Paul Martinelli. BINGO! I felt a surge in my solar plexis and I knew … THIS was my answer! I called the company, was told I could become a consultant with Proctor, it would cost me $16000. Yes, I blurted, I’m in! Truth is I didn’t have $500 to spare, but I did not care! I knew if I wanted it bad enough and held that image, the money would show up. Six months later it did and I went to training and launched the start of a real business, doing what I love on my own terms.
Since 2008, when I signed on with Proctor, I have become an expert in facilitating book and mastermind studies based on Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. That book used by today’s millionaires as their ‘handbook,’ contains the principles of success, and also clues that reveal universal laws, including the law of attraction. Under the mentorship of Martinelli I learned to fold into the principles of success, spiritual law, levels of awareness, the power of the mind, and emotional intelligence. I’ve conducted over 30 8 week studies of this material to more than 300 people around the world.
In tandem with masterminds, I have broadcast 35 weekly motivational radio segments and as many newsletters revealing vital teaching points in drops, as we learn in repetitive and consistent intervals … and best with information in small increments. I’ve also spoken to more than 25 women’s groups and recently selected as a 2010 Women Extraordinaire in the area of education, adult and continuing education, for the Research Triangle (NC) area.
I now have perfect faith that Universal laws operate all the time, every time, because I now live and breathe the work. If we could for one moment let go of the intrusion of limiting beliefs and their impact on our performance, we’d be waddling happily through life, in tandem, to the right, to the left, making our way in the world, just as the geese do every day outside the window of my office in my dream home overlooking the lake, as they move across the meadow and toward the water.
Being born from a poverty stricken family, Lourdes Elardo-Gant has always been motivated and inspired to make things happen. Her motto is “All things are possible for one who believes.”
At an early age she discovered that she has a skill to manifest ANYTHING when she set an intention, and she has used what she now calls the Law of Attraction throughout her life to shift from her birth in poverty to her current level of success and great wealth.
She takes both obvious action and inspired action to bring forth her desires to physical reality.
She manifested being in honor rolls in elementary and high school. Having graduated salutatorian, she finished university with a cum laude award. She also used the power of her mind to win in oratorical contests.
She is a Certified Public Accountant by profession and has a Masters Degree in Business Administration. These are all manifestations of setting an intention to win those awards and finish those courses. She set her intentions before it became a reality.
With a closed Catholic religion upbringing, the idea of being into “new age” was a taboo when she started her mind development training in the Silva Mind Control Method almost 15 years ago. This training introduced to using techniques to harness the power of the subconscious. She was very active with the Philippine Silva Mastermind Group. Some of her manifestations were: being granted the Canadian permanent residency visa without an interview from the embassy/consul.
When she immigrated to Canada, she met a lot of coaches and mentors who helped her propel her manifestation skills at a new level. She was able to manifest speaking onstage with Million Dollar Speakers and meeting the #1 promoter in Asia. (The same organization that brought Tony Robbins and Robert Kiyosaki to the Far East.)
Lourdes also became part of the Asian version of the movie “The Secret” in 2007, something she put in her vision board in 2005 to be on TV. Her greatest and biggest manifestation is finding her soul mate who happens to be a “Million Dollar Man.” This is now her signature system that she shares and teaches to women who are ready to manifest a million dollar husband in 10 magical steps.
Lourdes is also a published author of 4 books: (1) Immigration Magic & Immigrant’s Success Secrets: Step by step guide to a wonderful life in North America; (2) Attract Your Adonis: The Complete Guide To Attract The Man Of Your Dreams; (3) Million Dollar Man: How To Manifest The Man Of Your Dreams With Ease, Grace & Joy; and (4) How To Manifest A Million Dollar Husband In 10 Magical Steps. She is an active member of the International Association of Women in Business Coaching.
International Law of Attraction Coach
Although I have been described as a “legendary yoga master,” to be honest with you, no one –– no Sanskrit scroll and no mountaintop guru –– has taught me nearly as much about life and the Law of Attraction as does Belle, my chocolate lab. In fact, my new book –– THE YOGA OF BELLE, available November 2010) is a collection of seven secrets she’s taught me about how to have an awesome life.
Simply put, Belle is a master at the Art of Allowing, the aspect of L.O.A. that has most challenged me. Day by day, she illustrates the yoga of allowing for me in countless ways.
Like all good labs, Belle is extraordinarily patient with puppies (and toddlers, and quite frankly, me). She tolerated the puppy’s awkward pouncing and potentially overbearing eagerness to literally “get in her face.”
What impressed me most, however, was her willingness to share her newest and favorite toy.
Two weeks ago, another NYC friend and I made oceanside dinner plans for her LA visit. Cruising along in my convertible and smelling the salty breeze in Santa Monica, my friend and I could sense Belle’s excitement level rising. There is NOTHING my dog loves more than swimming in the ocean, particularly if retrieving a frisbee is involved.
Unfortunately, there was no easy way to tell Belle this was going to be a sushi dinner for my visiting friend and me, rather than a beach swimming outing for her. Always going with the flow, she patiently resigned herself to staying in the car while we dined, even though Belle and I had both forgotten to bring her favorite new teddy bear along for the ride.
As we left the restaurant, my friend and I strolled past an open-air shop where the clerk casually (and seemingly randomly) asked if I wanted a teddy bear for free, one which I promptly accepted and gave to Belle. I am completely convinced during the hour we were dining without her that Belle simply manifested a surrogate toy from the ethers to replace the one still sitting at home on my bed.
What impressed me even more, however, is that when Belle had her first playdate last week with her puppy friend Jack, and he clearly had a rather intense attraction to her new prize, she demonstrated nothing but delight in sharing.
Even with all we I.A.L.O.A.P.s know about this abundant, ever-expanding universe, it’s all too easy to get plugged back into a scarcity mentality. Not Belle, however. She’d already manifested two teddy bears for herself in just one week, and when her new young friend wanted to initiate a tug of war, she was completely and instantly on board.
Believing in the Law of Attraction fully, I know that it must apply to all things, including canines, or else it’s not really a capital “L” Law (Certainly “The Strong Suggestion of Attraction” has a lot less oomph!).
Obviously, Belle’s level of contrast is not as intense as mine, and therefore her basic life experience is both simpler and yet generally more harmonious. (IE, She writes fewer books, but she’s got a lot less mental static than I do, hence our glorious and complementary life together.)
Last week, as they frolicked, Jack’s owner and I laughed about how our dogs were literally destroying Belle’s new prize before our very eyes, and yet that thought never occurred to either Belle or Jack. They were completely Present Tense and celebrating how much fun they were having in the moment. They knew (quite correctly) that when this round of fun was done, there would be many others in their future, that no shortage of toys (or joy) was remotely possible. How far removed this is from a “paycheck to paycheck” mentality where everything must be rationed and saved for the proverbial “rainy day.” How wonderful to witness such trusting in the endless bounty of an infinite source to keep providing whatever we need or desire.
I most often use these lessons from Belle when it comes to finances. Having recently relocated across country, whenever I feel financial stress, I pause and remember: This is an infinite universe. We can manifest anything we need –– cash or teddy bears. And, I bring myself back into a sense of alignment and awareness of abundant possibilities. Like Belle and Jack, I can allow the Universe to manifest for me exactly what will maximize my joy, and most importantly, have fun while I do.
Edward Vilga, Bestselling Author
Over 20 years ago and long before I had ever heard the phrase Law of Attraction, I experienced my most successful LOA interaction to date! I had been struggling for a decade before that time with diet and exercise only to wind up fatter than ever. I was unhappy and miserable. It was only after I decided to give up on the whole diet and exercise thing, that I quite accidentally encountered the magic of LOA.
I decided to start appreciating and loving all my favorite foods without a single restriction and the 65 extra pounds literally melted away! I felt I had discovered the holy grail! People would (and still do) ask me how I did it. I would (and still do) tell them quite simply, “I gave up on diets and exercise and started enjoying donuts again.” They would reply, “No, really, how did you do it?”
If I had the time to spend with them, I explained more fully the magic of simply changing my thinking about food. I told them about the simple ideas and processes that occurred to me once I had stopped “pushing against” food. I would see the light bulbs pop up above their heads. And thus began my career in weight loss coaching! After many years of one-on-one coaching, my clients encouraged me to put this unique and valuable information in a book. In 2004 my book, “I’ve Tried It All! Now What?!” was published.
It wasn’t until several years later I first heard the words Law of Attraction through the movie “The Secret.” When I investigated further I was happily surprised – or maybe not so surprised – to find out I had already read the many personally resonating words of some of the students of LOA such as Dr. Wayne Dyer and Louise Hay. And after further studies with Abraham-Hicks, I could finally define the magic of my weight loss experience in terms of LOA and it made perfect sense!
I love using the word magic when referencing my coaching and LOA. My new branding as The Donut Whisperer even suggests something mystical, however I see LOA – at its core – as sound cognitive reconditioning. One of my favorite LOA quotes is found in The Power of Intention by psychologist Dr. Wayne Dyer: “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
That’s what I say to my clients, “Change the way you look at a donut and that donut will be your friend.”
Susanna Dee, The Donut Whisperer
I spent 14 years building a very successful medical massage clinic business that was very dear to my heart. In those years I had the honor and privilege of working with whole families, from infants to elders, some of whom flew in to see me from far away. So when I made the decision to focus on a second, newer business, I really wanted to sell this practice, not just close it and walk away from the clients and staff who worked with me over those years.
It’s very hard to sell a massage practice as many therapists don’t want to handle the business end of things, nor do they have the capital required to buy an existing business. But I just couldn’t give up on my idea of selling. I had a very busy, successful business to offer to the right person, I wanted to leave my clients in good hands (literally), and I wanted to leave a legacy, a part of me behind. So, I decided to create a vision of how a sell COULD work rather than listening to the voice in my head that said it’s really almost impossible to do. Over a few days, I let my mind and my heart open, and kept telling myself that the sell absolutely could work, it was just a matter of being creative and open to possibility.
I finally realized that one of my own staff was perfect even though she has no business ownership in her background. So I crafted a proposal that paid me for the business over a period of time, gave her specific training in the business systems, and left me the opportunity to consult back to her for help with marketing if she needs that. She has gotten very excited about becoming a business owner, I’m thrilled that the clinic will continue without me, and my clients of many years will still be served. It’s abundant for everyone. By focusing on what could be rather than the many potential issues, I attracted a perfect solution.
Sue Painter, The Confident Marketer
When I first began studying the Law of Attraction, almost ten years ago, the teachings hit my truth button hard. Going through a divorce, working in a job just to make ends meet, and in a state of mind that can best be described as dazed and confused, the LOA felt like power and relief.
Now that I have been a long time student of the understanding of the universal laws and principles, I can look back now and see how the contrast caused me to know what I didn’t want which led to knowing what I did want. Bless the contrast! The more I read, studied and put the powerful understanding of the Law of Attraction into action, the better my life got (and continues to get).
After a long-term illness in my late teens, I found myself naturally becoming a health coach. It has always felt very rewarding to help people. But, after many years it became clear to me that that no matter what is going on in someone’s life whether it has to do with health or anything else, what everyone wants is to be happy.
This realization put me on a path that has allowed wonderful coaches and training to come into my experience – just the right teacher at just the right time.
Now, I am coaching others, and my life is truly amazing! I am a trained Happiness Generator workshop facilitator, a certified Law of Attraction Life Coach, Universal Laws educator, creator and host of the “Coach Café” show on Blog Talk Radio, live a truly abundant life in the beautiful Hamptons in New York in a gorgeous home with the love of my life! As Abraham says “Life is supposed to feel good.” And, I’m living proof that it is!
Certified Law of Attraction Life Coach, LOACC