Happy Monday, PhilosophersNotes Tribe! Today we’ll be studying Money, and the Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks.

Money, and the Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks

Money, and the Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks“If you are a student of Deliberate Creation, if you want to consciously create your own reality, if you desire control of your own life experience, if you want to fulfill your reason for being, then your understanding of these prevalent topics—money and the Law of Attraction secrets — will serve you enormously well.”

~ Esther and Jerry Hicks from Money, and the Law of Attraction

Some words from Brian:

Shortage of time is not your problem. Shortage of money is not your problem. Shortage of Connection to the Energy that creates worlds is at the heart of all sensations of shortage that you are experiencing.”

Wow. Well, that puts it in perspective, eh? Are you feeling a shortage in your life right now? Know, as Abraham-Hicks so beautifully says, it’s your Shortage of Connection to the Energy that creates worlds (!!!) that’s at the root of your problem.

Think about that. “The Energy that creates worlds.” It’s the same force that beats your heart and grows your hair and digests your food (AND gives you flashes of inspiration of your ideal life!) that also continues to create stars and galaxies and who knows what else at the edges of our universe.

Now, I personally don’t like to argue or fight with that force. It wins every time. :)

So, the real issue at the heart of any fear/suffering/lack you may be experiencing has NOTHING to do with a bad economy or a bad childhood or a bad hair day. It ALL has to do with you. And, specifically, with your connection to your Highest Self/Source/God/Whatever-You-Want-To-Call-It.

And, this great book is basically all about helping us align with Source and become a magnet for all things good.

In this PhilosophersNote, we’ll take a quick look at some of their great Big Ideas on how we can become that magnet and attract all the money and goodness into our lives!! :)

“If you are a student of Deliberate Creation, if you want to consciously create your own reality, if you desire control of your own life experience, if you want to fulfill your reason for being, then your understanding of these prevalent topics—money and the Law of Attraction—will serve you enormously well.

And as always, what’s your BIGGEST Aha! moment from this Note and how are you going to implement the wisdom from today into your life? Drop a comment and let the discussions roll!And twitter users, don’t forget the #50days :)

Also, because lots of people are joining in on the Challenge a few days late and in case you miss a day or two, check out this page » We’ve listed every Note that will be discussed (on which day) along with links to the discussion posts.Can’t wait to get the discussion going on today’s Note.

Guide to Inspired Life
Vishen Lakhiani

Vishen Lakhiani

Vishen Lakhiani is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley — a ground-breaking company comprised of innovators, artists, technologist and dreamers from over 30 countries around the world. Vishen also created the transformational program, Consciousness Engineering.

64 Comments

  • TedHowardKK says:

    Hi Team

    This one is one I find hard to get started on.
    The idea of energy that creates worlds and makes my heart beat is, well, weird.
    For me, all the stuff leading up to people is just stuff following very simple rules.
    I know most of the rules that determine how such stuff behaves. Characterising those rules as "energy" doesn't carry a lot of meaning for me.

    The flashes of inspiration is something else. It is a pattern, with a physical analog in holograms, and it is a pattern of a very different sort than the sort of patterns that beat my heart.

    There is an old saying, "nature to be commanded must first be obeyed". There are rules that must be followed, and we can create systems that sit atop those rules that can create infinite new vistas, provided they work within the deeper set of rules. I agree in a sense, you cannot fight those basic rules.

    A lifetime of seeking joy has some things going for it. The question then becomes, at what level? How many levels of transcendence can one seek joy in?

    There is certainly a lot of power in "The most valuable skill that you could ever develop is the skill of directing your thoughts toward what you want".

    For me, what blocks me around money it is not about disappointment, is is around universality.
    For me, I do not want to do something unless that thing is potentially universally available.
    To me, it seems dangerous to get rich, unless I create the ability of everyone else to get rich too.

    For me, it is about possibility, rather than "reality of your life".

    Stopping disempowering stories and creating empowering stories I completely agree with.

    Pivoting seems great – simple question – what do I want?

    Can go along with Absolute exhilaration. Alignment with source doesn't do it for me, alignment across all paradigms does create and amazing holographic experience. AMAZING!!!!!

    Agree with the premise that "culture" drags us away from self reliance and into some form of social coercion.

    The emotional guidance system is very low level, and it is a form of self guidance. It can be supplemented with higher levels – to me there seems to be no limit to those.

    Certainly go with "Do what you love to do".

    Thanks Vishen & Brian – slow start, and the note ended well.

    • Bernard T says:

      Hi Ted
      Powerful words here" For me, I do not want to do something unless that thing is potentially universally available.
      To me, it seems dangerous to get rich, unless I create the ability of everyone else to get rich too."
      And here is the very important natural law you need to get rich first before been able to create for someone else. And again the freedom for someone else to be financially rich or not. Another powerful thought.
      Ted you have a gift of bringing a new light on a theory, THhank you

      • TedHowardKK says:

        Hi Bernard

        One doesn't have to be rich in the normal sense (monetary wealth).
        One can focus in other domains, knowledge, experience, compassion,love -and build an appropriate framework in those dimensions before turning focus to the monetary.
        I have created a couple of businesses. I have a modest residual income from the last business, and we did have a year where expenditure substantially exceeded income; and it is still only about 5% of asset base, and currently about a year's income; so I do need to address that sometime soonish.
        The banks are happy to collect interest payments from me at present.

        For now – I am focussed on getting the universality sorted at all levels. When I have a framework that supports that, I will proceed. So much to encompass, with all the nuances of social, political, legal, ecological, technological and physical frames of reference. Sometimes my brain just says – enough – give me peace – so I go play golf, or walk in the bush, or up a mountain.

    • MarkHoover says:

      G'day Ted. It also makes your fingernails grow. LOL. Really, I believe it's just a different way of getting to the same thing. Intent, whether considered a spiritual entity or something you fine-tune on the workbench, manifests itself through the things you do and how you feel about them. I certainly want to be wealthy (again?) but I need a different mindset about that…obviously. At one time I was so dead set upon helping others that I wouldn't look out for myself. I learned that is not the way. Only by getting myself back up and running can I do something for others. That is a great part of what I want…to serve. Can't very well serve burgers if there's no meat in the freezer, can ya?

      • TedHowardKK says:

        Hi Mark

        Some people are born into so much capital, that they can do pretty much what they want.
        Some like me start with zero.

        What I have now is so much more than what I started with, so much more than I realistically thought possible as a child; that I am well satisfied with it. And I now have possibilities and plans I never dreamed of as a child.

    • AF Grant says:

      Hi Ted,
      Noticed your comment on struggling with idea of "energy." It all boils down to fact that Everything is Energy. Your thoughts, ideas, cells, "simple rules" are all energy.
      This is the most simplistic take on Einstein. E=mc2. Energy on one side, everything on the other side.

      • TedHowardKK says:

        Hi AF

        That's not the aspect that worries me. As a physicist I am completely comfortable that energy and matter are both aspects of the same fundamental stuff.

        Actually it's not energy on one side and everything else on the other, it is simply a relationship between energy and mass; it appears that there are massless particles also (just to complicate things).

        It is the way "energy" is overloaded with other meanings as in "Connection to the Energy that creates worlds" that makes arguement difficult. Clearly energy in the sense used above also contains "intention", ie is a causative agent ("makes").

        To me that seems highly improbable, and contrary to observed behaviour of the universe.
        We are intentional beings (at some level, at other levels chemical beings, and at others habitual beings, and at other levels holographically related beings, all levels mixed up, competing for control of the body in various domains) and as such have a tendency to interpret complex observations in terms of intention (as it is a familiar ground of being for us).

        [continued]

      • TedHowardKK says:

        It actually takes a lot of observation, contemplation, and work to see the many levels of systems that exist within the reality we inhabit, and how we interact with them.

        Getting to know ourselves at these “low” “systems level”s takes a great deal of time and effort.
        It is far simpler, and in a limited time sense often more productive, to take mental short cuts, and use concepts like “god” and “connection to source” to explain phenomena that are of a very different nature when closely examined.

        To me it is, in a sense, “sneaky” to use “energy” in such an overloaded manner. It makes discussion and distinction very difficult.

      • TedHowardKK says:

        It actually takes a lot of observation, contemplation, and work to see the many levels of systems that exist within the reality we inhabit, and how we interact with them.

        Getting to know ourselves at these "low" "systems level"s takes a great deal of time and effort.
        It is far simpler, and in a limited time sense often more productive, to take mental short cuts, and use concepts like "god" and "connection to source" to explain phenomena that are of a very different nature when closely examined.

        To me it is, in a sense, "sneaky" to use "energy" in such an overloaded manner. It makes discussion and distinction very difficult.

  • MaxineH says:

    I can't see a tv episode yet, but I've read and listened to the note.

    "Welcome to Planet Earth. There is nothing you cannot be or do or have. And your work here – your lifetime career – is to seek joy"

    What a wonderful way of looking at life. The Joseph Campbell quote "Follow your bliss" was one of the very first quotes that I came across in these notes in September last year, and it's probably my all time favourite. It really hit me, and now my purpose is to discover my bliss, and follow it.

    "You have to begin to tell the story of your life as you now want it to be and discontinue the tales of how it has been or how it is".

    This was another really powerful message that I heard back at the start of my hero's journey. My new story today is:

    I am a loving mother of three wonderful children, with great friends, and family, living in a lovely house. We are healthy, and financially comfortable. One day I will find a loving partner to share my life with. I will dedicate my life to learning, and I will eat healthy food while performing regular exercise to provide my body with energy and strength for life. I will discover my bliss, and with all my heart I will follow it.

    My old story has made me who I am today, but my new story fills me with enthusiasm and love to live life to the full.

    "You actually only have two choices in emotion: a better-feeling one or a worse-feeling one. So you could say that there are only two emotions, and you effectively utilise your guidance system when you deliberately choose the better-feeling of those two options".

    I'm now trying to choose the better-feeling emotions more of the time.

    Do the things you love to do. I'm still trying to discover what I love to do, and could get paid to do. It could take a while :-)

    Have a great day everyone

    • MarkHoover says:

      Hiya Maxine…you life sounds great and only getting better. I have loved Joseph Campbell too. I have a bunch of VHS tapes by him. I hope they convert or I can just get new media. I know I have my "old life" to erckon with…lordy lordy. But it is, as you said, what got me to this point. However, in forming a new life I must remember another favorite author's words, "Be careful when you cast out your demons that you don't throw away the best of yourself." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

      • MaxineH says:

        I haven't heard that Nietzsche quote before. Sounds a similar thought to the Dark side of the light chasers. Thanks for that.

      • Maxine says:

        I haven't heard that Nietzsche quote before. Sounds a similar thought to the Dark side of the light chasers. Thanks for that.

  • Maxine says:

    I can't see a tv episode yet, but I've read and listened to the note.

    “Welcome to Planet Earth. There is nothing you cannot be or do or have. And your work here – your lifetime career – is to seek joy”

    What a wonderful way of looking at life. The Joseph Campbell quote “Follow your bliss” was one of the very first quotes that I came across in these notes in September last year, and it's probably my all time favourite. It really hit me, and now my purpose is to discover my bliss, and follow it.

    “You have to begin to tell the story of your life as you now want it to be and discontinue the tales of how it has been or how it is”.

    This was another really powerful message that I heard back at the start of my hero's journey. My new story today is:

    I am a loving mother of three wonderful children, with great friends, and family, living in a lovely house. We are healthy, and financially comfortable. One day I will find a loving partner to share my life with. I will dedicate my life to learning, and I will eat healthy food while performing regular exercise to provide my body with energy and strength for life. I will discover my bliss, and with all my heart I will follow it.

    My old story has made me who I am today, but my new story fills me with enthusiasm and love to live life to the full.

    “You actually only have two choices in emotion: a better-feeling one or a worse-feeling one. So you could say that there are only two emotions, and you effectively utilise your guidance system when you deliberately choose the better-feeling of those two options”.

    I'm now trying to choose the better-feeling emotions more of the time.

    Do the things you love to do. I'm still trying to discover what I love to do, and could get paid to do. It could take a while :-)

    Have a great day everyone

  • Peter :) says:

    Hi! I found the following quotes about our “Emotional Guidance System” in the “Money And The Law Of Attraction” PhilosophersNote to be of great value! Our “Emotional Guidance System” Cool! It is an interesting concept that I do not think can be overstated. An underlying theme in many of these notes and their respective books.
    Ones thought processes ….. conscious …. unconscious ……
    To be focused on what one wants without it being a reaction to what one does not want is something to work towards! Part of the process ….. One moment at a time …..

    • MarkHoover says:

      Howdy, Peter. Do ya think maybe it's that “thermostat” kicking in, as well? Back to Gay Hendricks' statment about self-worth or other forms of self-sabotage that keep us from fulfilling our own potential to the highest degree (Zone of Genius) ? Kinda like…”Well, I don't want to be TOO successful, so I'll kick it back a notch” in order to not upset anyone close to me. Kills the desire for sure, and develops that danged negative feeling.

    • MarkHoover says:

      Howdy, Peter. Do ya think maybe it's that "thermostat" kicking in, as well? Back to Gay Hendricks' statment about self-worth or other forms of self-sabotage that keep us from fulfilling our own potential to the highest degree (Zone of Genius) ? Kinda like…"Well, I don't want to be TOO successful, so I'll kick it back a notch" in order to not upset anyone close to me. Kills the desire for sure, and develops that danged negative feeling.

      • Peter :) says:

        Hi Mark! “Thermostat” …. “Current Threshold” …. “Happiness Set Point” They are all kind of the same thing to me. I agree with your example about “Self – Sabotage” I will however add that in my opinion, most of this so called “Self – Sabotage” occurs at a level that we are not normally aware of. Meditation, Holosync, The Silva Method, or any other system that is designed to increase awareness helps one to cut through or dig deep into our conscious, to gain an “understanding” of what is “really” going on.
        Or better yet, to attempt to reset our “thermostat.” I don’t think one can actually force a “reset” though. I think a “reset” is a result that simply “happens” as a result of focussed “work.” As far as the “Law of Attraction” goes, Bill Harris spells it out pretty clearly in his most recent blog post!

      • Peter :) says:

        Part 2.

        “Watching yourself do something that doesn’t serve you (and by watching I mean seeing HOW what you do creates it–in this case, your making certain internal representations of what you don’t want, are worried about, are afraid of, or otherwise want to avoid) makes it very difficult to keep doing it. Your enthusiasm for doing it, if you watch yourself do it with awareness, just fades away. As a result, you stop.”

  • Bernard T says:

    3 major thought coming from the book and the notes.
    1.Accepting
    2.Receiving
    3.Connecting
    Accepting everyday happening for what it is another step forward. Breathing and looking into it and finding the gold in the darkness, if there is darkness. Enjoying it when it is pleasurable experience, if not turn it into a pleasurable experience by re-framing the accompanying thoughts. Sometime not an easy process, a very important one it is.
    Receiving impart believe and faith, whatever it is I am asking for I know in faith that it has been given at that point I practice receiving it and enjoying the presence, even if I don’t yet see it. Not so easy to explain, there is some kind of magic here, believing it is already here creates it into our 3D world. Evaluating our faith and beliefs is a very important step in the process. Whenever I don’t grasp something right away I will spend time meditating on it and asking questions. I usually receive an answer and I think the reason is because I believe that I am receiving an answer. Sometimes I have to meditate more than once many times indeed. The answer is always there.
    Connecting, here is a very important one being connected to the source of energy that creates. And here is the catch how does one connect? There is much writing on the subject and no one, as far as I know, provided a clear concise answer. I have discovered that it’s a very personal thing to connect. Just like connecting with someone, being able to share and understand and appreciate that person. Being totally open to someone or something for that matter. This is the closets I can come to an explanation on what connecting with the source of energy that creates. Words are coming short here. What I know is that it is a personal decision taking place at a deep level of consciousness, nothing superficial about connecting, with anything. A journey in sort and it takes time. When I am rock climbing, I am connected with something higher than myself, I receive great things, being on the rock in full contact, raises the spirit to a new high. Was it always like that? No it wasn’t when I first started it was scary and many time at the beginning of the climb fear somehow is present and after a few steps it’s pure ecstasy and that can last for days afterword. Rising to a level of consciousness allowing the great feeling to take place when connecting with source is a very similar experience.
    I read this book so long ago, and it still brings a lot of great thoughts. I actually take it and just open at any page randomly and just read a paragraph and think of what does it means today. Many good experiences doing that. There is a few books I do that with and it always bring something forth even when I open on a blank page.
    These are my thoughts on the notes, great stuff I think.

    • MarkHoover says:

      Kewl rumination, Bernard. I like to boil it down to the Native American “hollow bones” in which the spirit works through me. I am a conduit, and if you know electricity you know what resistance does. It heats things up, and not always in a positive way. E=IR. The lesser the resistance the higher the power, or amperage (another equation). The way I see it is, if I quit giving the Source grief it's gonna flow through me a lot more expediently and efficiently.

    • MarkHoover says:

      Kewl rumination, Bernard. I like to boil it down to the Native American "hollow bones" in which the spirit works through me. I am a conduit, and if you know electricity you know what resistance does. It heats things up, and not always in a positive way. E=IR. The lesser the resistance the higher the power, or amperage (another equation). The way I see it is, if I quit giving the Source grief it's gonna flow through me a lot more expediently and efficiently.

    • TedHowardKK says:

      Hi Bernard

      Two of the most spiritual experiences of my life came from books. The first was Richard Dawkins "The Selfish Gene" first published in 1976, which I read in 1978. I was in my 4th year at university, having completed undergrad biochemistry and working on marine ecology at the time. The concepts in that book bought so many separate and disparate pieces of knowledge together into a coherent framework, it was an almost magical feeling. I read that book twice in one day.

      The other was so different. Read Doug Hofstaeder's "Goedel, Escher, Bach – Eternal Golden Braid" – took me most of a year – and I would read as much as I could every evening, and sometimes I would be rereading the same paragraph every evening for a week, until I made some sense of it – particularly when working through Kurt Goedel's incompleteness theorem. And at the end, I did understand it. I knew the theorem, and I had personally checked all of the assumptions, both explicit and implicit. It is one of the most profound and beautiful pieces of logic I have ever seen. Rivals anything Russell or Wittgenstein created.

      So I have a faith of a sort. I have faith that there is pattern and explanation, and freedom to a degree, within the structure of this thing we call reality. I have faith that through patient and persistent observation and experimental design, building and testing, we can refine our models of this reality, and make them more powerful, more predictive, and thanks to Kurt Goedel I am completely comfortable with the idea that total predictability will forever be out of range – there will always be unknowns.

      I have a history of paralyzing bouts of vertigo, and serious rock climbing has never appealed to me, and I have done a bit of mountain climbing, but of the slightly gentler persuasion. Much of my life has been on or around the ocean, and I am comfortable in boats, from canoes upwards, in almost any sea condition, and I have seen a wave that made a 350ft trawler seem small and insignificant (and terrified everyone aboard it – I was on another vessel half a mile away, watching as their propellers came out of the water, as the giant wave lifted the vessel like a child's toy).

      I have also pushed motorcycles, cars, planes, gliders, and all manner of other machinery to their limits, then pulled back a little. There is the "adrenaline buzz" and there is something else also – the sense of conquering ones own fear, of feeling the fear and doing it anyway, the profound appreciation for life that comes from nearly losing it.

      So many other experiences of a different nature, like from doing Landmark work – the advanced course was profound for me – the state lasted for weeks, and it is available still.

      So the word connecting has part of the sense, and to me connecting comes with so much baggage from other paradigms that just do not for me.

      • Bernard T says:

        Hi Mark
        Yes indeed "hollow bones" and electricity as metaphor works very well. And off course the less resistance we offer the better the flow. Same as electricity hydraulics functions work the same and can be seen. Great stuff.

      • Bernard T says:

        Hey Ted
        Isn't it amazing how our past and what we allowed influences the present? There is more to everything than the eye can see!!! There is more to a simple word than the brain can perceive… At time

        • TedHowardKK says:

          The whole mechanism underlying words and memory and understanding and association and context is just so profoundly beautiful in its simplicity, that once understood, words and dictionaries are never quite the same again.

          When we talk about meaning, and what lies behind words, I see holographic association, through specific experiences and sense impressions, stretching off into infinite linkages to all that is.

          Yes there is far more to everything than the eye can see. There is so much just within us that in almost unimaginably complex – some 10^27 atoms within us, which is about 10 billion times more seconds than have existed since the big bang.
          How can any mind understand all that it is itself, let alone everything else – utterly impossible.

          So yes – so much more than the eye can see, and when you look at the layers and the systems, such beautiful simplicity, which in the sheer quantity of replication delivers incomprehensible diversity.

  • MarkHoover says:

    Day 41 Money, and the Law of Attraction 08 March 2010 Well, this one irks me a bit, because my attitude toward money has always sucked. So I read through the Notes and see, at the end, “There is no better way to earn money than to do the things you love to do. Money can flow into your experience through endless avenues. It is not the choice of the craft that limits the money that flows, but only your attitude toward money.” So, I LOVE money. I thought. But the things I love to do I have done for little to NO money. I was afraid of prostituting my craft, perhaps? I wouldn’t be measured harshly if I failed? Perhaps? I guess that is just a mystery I am going to let die an unsolved death, because I certainly don’t wish to resurrect old bugaboos that have dogged me most of my life. I definitely know what I love to do, and I certainly do love money. The two just never made it to the altar to tie the knot and live happily ever after. The plans I am drawing up now for my new business incorporate many of the things I have done throughout my life, fully supporting a craft that I left for less money. Don’t shoot me, I’m only the storyteller. I needed more time.

  • MarkHoover says:

    Day 41 Money, and the Law of Attraction 08 March 2010 Well, this one irks me a bit, because my attitude toward money has always sucked. So I read through the Notes and see, at the end, “There is no better way to earn money than to do the things you love to do. Money can flow into your experience through endless avenues. It is not the choice of the craft that limits the money that flows, but only your attitude toward money.” So, I LOVE money. I thought. But the things I love to do I have done for little to NO money. I was afraid of prostituting my craft, perhaps? I wouldn’t be measured harshly if I failed? Perhaps? I guess that is just a mystery I am going to let die an unsolved death, because I certainly don’t wish to resurrect old bugaboos that have dogged me most of my life. I definitely know what I love to do, and I certainly do love money. The two just never made it to the altar to tie the knot. The plans I am drawing up now for my new business incorporate many of the things I have done throughout my life, fully supporting a craft that I left for less money.

    • Rita says:

      Just a thought, here. Maybe it is the mental image of 'prostituting' your craft that is hurting you. First of all, doing what you love and getting paid for it is not prostitution; it is a fair exchange of energy. Love for money. That doesn't make it bad. And secondly, I think the western idea of "prostitution" is part of the problem. I just read in "Creativity, Unleasing the Forces Within" by Osho, the following distinction: "In the West, a prostitute is selling her body. In the East… she was selling her genius, her dance, her music, her art." He goes on to say that kings used to send their sons to live with prostitutes for a few years to gain an understanding of manners, beauty, gentleness, the arts and so on. If you drop the negative belief system that you have about receiving money for doing what you love, you might just open up whole new connection to abundance.

  • smartile says:

    Hey Brian,

    Just read this book two weeks ago and I can honestly say that the most revealing and insightful idea I took from this book was that, "99% of what I create and manifest is from the way I think and feel"

    Those might not be the exact verbatim words, but ultimately this makes total sense to me and I've invested more of my day bringing this alignment into place.

    Steve

  • Steve Martile says:

    Hey Brian,

    Just read this book two weeks ago and I can honestly say that the most revealing and insightful idea I took from this book was that, “99% of what I create and manifest is from the way I think and feel”

    Those might not be the exact verbatim words, but ultimately this makes total sense to me and I've invested more of my day bringing this alignment into place.

    Steve

  • JohnDulworth says:

    Ahh – here it is again, that beautiful concept of connection. Yes. A life lived in connection is a life of pure and total abundance. When I am short on connection, I can pause and connect. I have a kazillion tools to connect and it all begins with awareness; catching the moment I am disconnected and reconnect to let the juices of God/Life/The Universe flow through me. Today, I have a bit of a funk hanging out with me. But you know what, we’ve made friends. He went to the gym with me, he hung out while I coached a couple of clients, he even was present while I worked through today’s note. Yup. Today, my tool to connect has been “to allow.” Every time I find myself sliding back into funky town, I stop and say “I see you” and return to my chosen way of being. Catching up with Esther and Jerry today simply underscores the importance of living this way. DIG IT. Perfect timing. This funk? It’s my Monday talisman reminding me to cultivate my connection to Source. Who doesn’t need that reminder? I certainly do. On that point, I want to say that what I loved was the other reminder that whether my life sucks or is phenomenal, either state is a temporary indicator of my connection to Source. A sucky day can pass as long as I practice connecting and a phenomenal day? Um, it’ll pass to (everything is temporary) unless I practice connecting. Either state is temporary. The power is in my hands. I needed the reminder of telling the old story vs. having the chutzpah and the presence of mind to stand in, live from and profess the new story. And, Brian, thank YOU for the simple tip of catching yourself telling the old story then pivoting to the new one. Nice. And the simplicity of the question: “What do I want?” Grrr…. I can feel it’s potency. OK, guys and gals, I am off to practice. I hope each of you is having a splendiferous, glorious, remarkable day of your choosing.

    • puresue says:

      john your honesty and vulnerability is delightful and charming.. not to engage the ego here but to commend your fortitude and push forward… you will discover the reason for your funk if you have not already done so and it will be empowering..

      have a remarkable day as well

      namaste

    • tbitzel says:

      Great insight and analogies… I have decided (since I am visual and a dancer) to literally visualize myself pivoting on one foot around from that negative being into the positive being. And, if I cannot literally pivot at that moment (in front of someone), then I will visualize it in my mind…. I think it will help me with the PIVOT…

  • Rolana says:

    Money and The Law of Attraction.

    Who me?

    Well I do have much to be thankful for but I’d like to see more money, not for me personally but to flow to others who are in need. I know what I want to do but directing my thoughts in that direction has been a little lame. This Note and Book brings to light my need to develop my own use of the Law of Attraction.

    “First, seek joy”, covers all the reasons to meditate, exercise, laugh, eat well, create, journal, etc. Basically, seek joy to create and connect with Energy to increase the indicator level in my Source tank and all good things will follow,

    Esther and Jerry Hicks are serious when they say that as soon as you are able to deliberately guide your thoughts, you may be certain that your financial success will then prepare you for deliberate improvement in every aspect of your life.

    Thank you, Brian and Vishen, for today’s Note and Book.

  • Tom Carroll says:

    LEARNING
    Hi all! This is another note that I've been thinking about on and off since early this morning. I have been fascinated with Esther Hicks' automatic writing and deep-trance identification skills for a few years now. What an incredible way to integrate learning … letting the other-than-conscious mind (or energetic beings from another dimension) drive that. Cool!

    My favorite part of the note is the "pivot" exercise, which I've found really helpful in becoming more aware of where I'm focusing my energy and attention in the moment, especially when I'm feeling "off." Whenever I practice the pivot, I'm surprised that I have been thinking as "negatively" as I do sometimes, and I'm often delighted by the forward movement achieved when we make the switch from a problem to a solution orientation.

    As Brian has shared in several notes, balance is important. "Negative" emotions, I believe, can be highly valuable, as long as we have the skill to learn from them, and then keep moving. Using negative energy reminds me of the Tesla coil (caged lightning) and how safe massive amounts of electricity can be if it's properly sequenced and contained. Also, how dangerous that energy is if handled unskillfully. In my opinion, there are two main dangers in working with negativity: 1. Not valuing and honoring its helpful intention. 2. Getting stuck in negativity — not being able to extract the important information from strong emotion and then keep moving positively toward your goal.

    When creating nearly anything (in my opinion), it's important to have an integral perspective available — a dream, a practical plan, a real critical analysis (constructive negativity) of that plan., and massive action on that plan. Heck, in any business meeting of deep importance, I'd want to have people who were good at all those skills; however, it's vital that we sequence those thought styles, value all of them, and find a way for all to have a voice, if we want to work some real magic!

    EXPERIMENT
    I played with pivoting today. I came up with a little pneumonic for remembering how to pivot — X Y Z

    Thank(X) to my mind for helping me notice that I'm over-focusing on something I don't want and for reminding me of the reasons wh(Y) I would prefer to do or think a thought/ do an action that will make getting what I want e(Z).

    X= Thanx to my mind for noticing and delivering up the message
    Y = The reasons Y I would prefer a different thought/behavior
    Z = Thoughts/ actions for eZ manifestation

    There's today's mind burp. Happy Monday, all! ~ Tom

    • puresue says:

      tom great thoughts and actions..not surprised…

      i also love the pivot and find a bit of disappointment when i first discover my actions or thoughts are askew.. then of course i get over my ego and pivot… im gonna think about X,Y,and Z as well.
      namaste

      • Tom Carroll says:

        Thanks, sister! I tried to respond to some of your other thoughtful replies, but I'm unable to log into Intense Debates on those specific pages. I'll try switching platforms later today. Thanks for your continued support and sharing, puresue. Cyber high five ! Tom

    • Misterzee says:

      Tom, if you keep this up, Brian's gonna have to do a Note about you!
      X-Y-Z is brilliant!
      I love how generous you are. You continually share, share, share, just like any great teacher.
      And I thank you for giving away your ideas in such a spirit of oneness with the planet.

      • Tom Carroll says:

        Misterzee, thanks for your kind words. Serendipitously, I thought about you last night as I watched a movie about a great teacher with Tourette's syndrome called "Front of the Class." Have you seen? It's a little formulaic, AND I cried like a baby — tears of hope and joy! Thought about your twin passions of teaching and writing, and how this is a nice blend of the two. Here's a little clip from the movie on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvvqO8N3IWY&fe… It's for sale in the store as a DVD — my mother-in-law bought it for us last week! Best to you, Misterzee! ~ Tom

        • Misterzee says:

          Thanks, Tom-
          I actually watched the movie a few weeks ago and I too, cried at certain points. Perhaps because it reminded me of how fortunate I am to be a teacher. I've been home with an illness for a few days and I'm anxious to get back to those kids! Best back to you, Tom.

        • Rolana says:

          Hi Tom,
          Thanks for this wonderful video! I too was touched by this heart warming story and the tears flowed. The life lessons presented: Never let anything stop you from chasing your dreams. Face adversity head on. I will succeed because of! Actually, we all are different and need to see our differences as complementary not adversarial. Appreciate your effort. Thank you.–Roberta

    • tbitzel says:

      Brilliant Tom! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Rolana says:

    Money and The Law of Attraction.

    Who me?

    Well I do have much to be thankful for but I’d like to see more money, not for me personally but to flow to others who are in need. I know what I want to do but directing my thoughts in that direction has been a little lame. This Note and Book brings to light my need to develop my own use of the Law of Attraction.

    “First, seek joy”, covers all the reasons to meditate, exercise, laugh, eat well, create, journal, etc. Basically, seek joy to create and connect with Energy to increase the indicator level in my Source tank and all good things will follow,

    Esther and Jerry Hicks are serious when they say that as soon as you are able to deliberately guide your thoughts, you may be certain that your financial success will then prepare you for deliberate improvement in every aspect of your life.

    Thank you, Brian and Vishen, for today’s Note and Book.

  • puresue says:

    its all coming together…

    let go guys and try not to figure it all out in words… just incorporate these messages and hold on…. cause your gonna be moved…that is if your willing take the plunge

    if not…. keep finding reasons to stay stuck

    namaste

  • Jayne says:

    "Your life is either PHENOMENAL right now or it might suck. In either case, it’s nothing (!!) more than a *temporary* indicator of how connected you are to Source." This is a great way to think about life….now every time I stress about money, I realise that it's because I've become disconnected from the Universe and can then focus on reconnecting – it's a swift process too which is great. All it takes is a change of thoughts from negative to positive and breathing into the fear. I've spent a lot of time over the last 41 days thinking about my relationship to money and have revealed some fascinating insights which I'd never realised before. I'm working through the change in mindset and have let go of my resentment and frustration – I've stopped fighting and accept the way things are. I can't change other people but I can change myself so that is my priority and focus. The Pivot tool is genius and will really help me with my quest to become a Money Magnet.

  • Misterzee says:

    I love it when someone boils down what I thought was complicated into something simple. I'm referring to this section: “You actually only have two choices in emotion: a better-feeling one or a worse-feeling one. So you could accurately say that there are really only two emotions, and you effectively utilize your Guidance System when you deliberately choose the better-feeling of those two options.”

    Deliberately choosing the better feeling option? Yeah. I can do that.

    • puresue says:

      i love misterzee how you are "full" and deliberate..and because of that you cant help but have your kids see and feel the difference in you….. thus, affecting them..

      how wonderful

      namaste

  • Misterzee says:

    I never posted back-to-back comments before, but I just re-read my notes on the Notes and wanted to share one more notion that boils things down to their absolute essence:
    "We can tell how connected we are to Source by how alive we feel. It feels really, really good when you’re plugged into God/Source. In short, you feel joyful, appreciative, loving, free, empowered, you know that life is extraordinary. That’s when you know your emotional fuel tank is on ‘Full.’"

    What a wonderful thing to remember when I catch myself looking at a sunset or one of our cats playing in the grass or thinking about my kids as I text them my little wisdom message of the day….or loving a bit of dialogue I just wrote for a play I'm working on. That feeling is Joy…Full.

  • Wendi says:

    I'm thinking this is the best note so far. Thank you, Brian! I'm with you, reading, learning and optimizing my life and helping other do the same is what I want. If I get paid… Yippee! It will happen.

    Cheers!

  • Kavalloore Muraleedharan says:

    Highly motivating stuff, taken me to new heights of life and showing the way to be active and feeling joy always.

    Shortage of Connection to the Energy that creates worlds is at the heart of all sensations of shortage that you are experiencing.

    Lifetime career?is to seek joy. Directing your thoughts toward what you want.

    Those moments in your life when you feel absolute exhilaration are moments of complete alignment with the Source within you.

    Just enjoying the wisdom at this moment!!

  • Kavalloore Muraleedharan says:

    Highly motivating stuff, taken me to new heights of life and showing the way to be active and feeling joy always.

    Shortage of Connection to the Energy that creates worlds is at the heart of all sensations of shortage that you are experiencing.

    Lifetime career—is to seek joy. Directing your thoughts toward what you want.

    Those moments in your life when you feel absolute exhilaration are moments of complete alignment with the Source within you.

    Just enjoying the wisdom at this moment!!

  • Ron Reynolds says:

    Hi all I am not sure what happened but I completed the 50th note about 4 days ago, I worked out the dates from the 11th Jan 2010. Anyway there has been so much I have gained from these notes from Brian and I don't know about you folks out there but they certainly made me rethink a lot of my ways. Faceing your fear cropped up on many of Brians notes and I must admit I have a few, my biggest would I think be the action of Goal setting.

  • Ron Reynolds says:

    I have always had a repulsion (for want of a better word) at setting goals, don't know if it had anythimg to do with the fact that the people who always told me to set goals or I would get nowhere in life, never set goals themselves, Do as I say and not as I do , comes to mind, I had a Sergent in the Army who always said that every time we questioned something he did which he had previously told us not to do.

    I also carried out an exercise on looking at my self when I am in the company of a person who I don't particularly like or they annoy me, this I got from Brians notes on Josa Silva and Burt Goldmans book The Silva Mind Control Method of Mental Dynamics, they write about the 5 Rules :
    1. If you like something enjoy it.
    2. If you don't like something, avoid it.
    3. If you don't like something and can't avoid it, change it.
    4. If you can't or choose not to (important distinction here) avoid or change something you don't like then acceptit.
    5. You accept something by changing your perception of it.

    on

  • Ron Reynolds says:

    Rule 5 is the one I have started to use with people I get annoyed with, look for their good points and the dislikes do, believeit or not dissapear remember when you look at someone you don't like or they annoy you looking at yourself points at the things you dislike about yourself, so turning it round surely will make you look at the things you like about yourself.

    So keep reading the last 8 books are as good as the previous 42, I still have another 50 to read as I purchased all 100 notes of brians so occasionally I will be back. Be Brilliant , R

  • AF Grant says:

    I love this book. Much like Brian's, my copy might be the most highlighted book I own. A friend suggested this book to me in November and it was the first Abraham-Hicks book I read. I ate up the idea that my job is to seek joy and that my power all boils down to my thoughts. If all you get from this book is that your current situation is only a temporary indicator – then the book is priceless.

    I experimented with the Pivot Process until I could notice my emotions change the moment I changed my thoughts. Very cool stuff to see how quickly your emotional guidance system reacts. Make a conscious choice to feel better than what you currently are and repeat. Since I finished this book, every morning in my journal I write, “My dominant intent today is to Feel Good. The most important thing is that I choose good thoughts, raise my vibration and FEEL GOOD.” Hasn’t been a bad day since.

    About 1 ½ years ago was first time I came across the Hicks’ and I thought they were nuts. Now I’m looking forward to seeing them live this June in Boston. Ain’t life grand?

  • Money and the Law of Attraction is a really interesting book, we become what we think about. I love the quotation that kicks off this note as it is empowering, Henley is the responsibility on us to discover or create our own reality where money is but the median.

    I love the idea of being able to create a new story as we reinvent ourselves. We must recognize that we are always changing and every day is unique making off into the person we have become. We are a collection of experiences that are to be reflected upon, for those of our lessons of life. Aligning ourselves with their sourcing energy is crucial to the creation of meaningful and worthwhile experiences.

    Do the things you love to do!

  • Rita says:

    Brian, you really got me with the idea of being a beacon of what is possible. I love the imagery of shining like a very bright light that is plugged into source. This idea alone is enough to get me pondering and changing my mode into something brighter and more energetic. Thanks.

  • JeannetteS says:

    post 1 of 2
    Totally love anything law of attraction related :) And the timing of this note is perfect considering that I feel ready to leave my steady job and move forward with starting my practice and truly living the life I desire! I just got giddy!

    Ok so on to the note. First I love being the term "deliberate creator". I am a deliberate creator! Second, all I can really say about this note is that it does the most amazing job of emphasizing how important it is to feel good in all moments of your life. It also does an amazing job of helping you believe in your dreams. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!! I mentioned a few weeks back how one of the notes (I forget which one) helped me that I have been shortchanging my dream, meaning that I wasn't fully embracing it cause I didn't fully believe it. Well over the last few months as I have surrounded myself around people who are doing the remarkable I can see that for one my dream is possible and that for two it needs to be!! Universal Intelligence put that desire in me and I have to thank it by sharing it with the world!

  • CVircillo says:

    Money and the Law of Attraction
    Esther and Jerry Hicks

    First off – I love the channeling of non- physical beings so I am always excited for an Esther and Jerry Hicks note!
    I have a feeling this will be one long underline of your note as I know this will be a favorite of mine.

    “If you are a student of Deliberate Creation, if you want to consciously create your
    own reality, if you desire control of your own life experience, if you want to fulfill
    your reason for being, then your understanding of these prevalent topics—money
    and the Law of Attraction—will serve you enormously well.”

    SHORTAGE OF CONNECTION
    “Shortage of time is not your problem. Shortage of money is not your problem. Shortage of
    Connection to the Energy that creates worlds is at the heart of all sensations of shortage that you
    are experiencing.”

    Okay all the following are big and important so (command c command v)

    “The Energy that creates worlds.” It’s the same force that beats your heart and
    grows your hair and digests your food (AND gives you flashes of inspiration of your ideal life!) that
    also continues to create stars and galaxies and who knows what else at the edges of our universe.
    Now, I personally don’t like to argue or fight with that force. It wins *every* time. :)
    So, the real issue at the heart of any fear/suffering/lack you may be experiencing has nothing
    to do with a bad economy or a bad childhood or a bad hair day. It has to do with you. And,
    specifically, with your connection to your Highest Self/Source/God/Whatever-You-Want-To-
    Call-It.

    Your Lifetime Career
    Welcome to earh – there is nothing you can not be or do or have. Your lifetime career is to seek joy!

    Follow your bliss
    Sat chit ananda
    Does your path have heart – ask yourself – the answer will be obvious.

    Most Valuable Skill
    “The most valuable skill that you could ever develop is the skill of directing your thoughts toward
    what you want—to be adept at quickly evaluating all situations and then quickly coming to the
    conclusion of what you most want—and then giving your undivided attention to that.”

    The ability to direct your thoughts toward what you want is THE most valuable skill you could ever develop.

    Allow the ideal of your experience to exist – do not squash it.

    The reality of Life
    Life in any moment is only a temporary indicator of how connected you are to source. Don't get upset with the gas gauge just fill up!

    Telling a New Story
    “You have to begin to tell the story of your life as you now want it to be and discontinue the tales
    of how it has been or of how it is.”

    Create your ideal life by telling your new story now – forget the old one.

    Process of Pivoting
    Whenever you recognize that you are feeling a negative
    emotion (it is really that you are feeling the lack of harmony with something that you want), the
    obvious thing for you to do is to stop and say, I’m feeling negative emotion, which means I am
    not in harmony with something that I want. What do I want?” (LOVE THIS – GREAT TOOL)

    Absolute exhiliration
    “Those moments in your life when you feel absolute exhilaration are moments of complete
    alignment with the Source within you.”

    Socialization
    Don't be coaxed away from your own guidance system by society

    Emotional Guidance system
    “You actually only have two choices in emotion: a better-feeling one or a worse-feeling one. So
    you could accurately say that there are really only two emotions, and you effectively utilize your
    Guidance System when you deliberately choose the better-feeling of those two options.”
    You can choose up or down.

    Do the things you love to do
    Do what you love to earn money.

    Forget it – this is a book I need to get – what can I say – powerful, wonderful, fabulous.

    Thank you for the note.

    Christina

  • free will says:

    PIVOTING!!!!! like it ; )
    ….one funny thing..YOUR LIFE TME CAREER IS TO FIND JOY…….when i was at school and they were trying to "find" a career for me they kept asking "what do you want to do?"…..and my answer was always…."be happy"! ….their reply was "dont be silly!!!"….wow…. did i have it right?

  • free will says:

    PIVOTING!!!!! like it ; )
    ….one funny thing..YOUR LIFE TME CAREER IS TO FIND JOY…….when i was at school and they were trying to “find” a career for me they kept asking “what do you want to do?”…..and my answer was always….”be happy”! ….their reply was “dont be silly!!!”….wow…. did i have it right?

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