Recently I struggled with an inspired idea. I’ll share the personal story with you here as it illustrates how the Law of Attraction actually works. If this pushes any buttons in you, use that as an opportunity to get clear of any limiting beliefs you may have about abundance. Those “buttons” in you are restricting beliefs currently wired in your brain. You can change them. This is your chance to experience a miracle.
Years ago I wrote about buying a $700 gold cigar lighter. (You can see the gold lighter and hear the story on the free DVD that comes with the hardcover version of my book, Attract Money Now.)
The lighter became a teaching tool to help people experience their limitations about money and deservingness, and to release them. After all, it’s not about the lighter. The lighter is just a lighter. It’s more about what the lighter (and the price of it) triggers in you.
With that in mind, let me tell you the following story…
A month or so ago I ordered an expensive ($10k) watch for myself. It’s a limited-edition Spyker inspired collectible Swiss timepiece, made out of turned steel and French Bouveret hand-stitched leather. It’s designed to replicate aspects of the Spyker car. It was engraved with my name on the back, and my Spyker car production number (174) on the side. It arrived, I put it on, and I’ve been loving it ever since.
The people who sold the watch to me (Expression d’Artistes) wisely kept sending me magazine reviews of their watches. That’s good marketing. It prevented any buyer’s remorse, and it kept their products top level in my mind.
But every time they sent a review, another watch kept leaping out from the photos. This other one is black French leather, pink 18-k gold with a black dial. The first time I saw a picture of it, I loved it. But I didn’t do anything about it.
The second time I saw the watch, I decided that it is calling me for a reason.
So I asked how much it cost.
Turns out it is over $30,000.
I paused to take that in.
Thirty thousand dollars for a watch?
I know luxury watches can sell for many times that amount, but still.
I know that a gold watch can be a sound investment, but still.
The world’s most expensive watch may be the Big Bang Chronograph, which sells for $1,000,000. Yes, one million dollars. It’s practically nothing but diamonds.
Even so, the $30,000 Spyker gold watch seemed really expensive to me, and even for me.
But I couldn’t stop thinking about that watch.
Every time I thought of it, I wanted it.
The thing is, it was triggering my wealth comfort zone. I was hitting my own ceiling of deservingness, something I talk about in such books as Attract Money Now.
I really wrestled with this.
I did clearing and cleaning.
One memory that surfaced was this: It was decades ago. My late wife was cooking dinner. She picked up a jar of tomato sauce but dropped it. It shattered. And we didn’t have the two dollars to buy another one!
Memories like that one needed erased.
So I kept clearing.
I kept hoping the desire for the watch would leave me alone.
But it didn’t.
So here’s where I had to get ruthlessly honest with myself.
I reminded myself that I teach people one of the seven steps in Attract Money Now is Prosperous Purchasing. I was even reminded of how I explained this on national television last year when I was visiting a friend the other day and she played that very TV show for me. (She wanted me to see how good I looked on her giant flat-screen TV monitor. I was impressed.)
There I was, telling people, “When the desire is there, and the money is there, buy the thing!”
I said it’s a way to experience and anchor abundance. I also said don’t buy anything if it will put you in debt or make you feel desperate. Otherwise, if the passion is there, the product or service is there, and the money is there, buy!
Was I going to take my own advice or not?
Then I remembered another key statement I teach people: that when you change your beliefs about scarcity to abundance, then spending money and giving money become ways to attract money.
That’s worth repeating:
When you change your beliefs about scarcity to abundance, then spending money and giving money become ways to attract money.
Did I believe what I teach or not?
And with my new audio program coming out tomorrow about abundance, called The Abundance Paradigm, with me declaring you can easily shift from the scarcity mindset to the abundance mindset, was I coming from scarcity or abundance when considering buying the watch?
Ah, life is so much better once you make the decision you wanted to make all along. 🙂
And here’s where the magic appeared.
The very day I wired the deposit for the watch, I received a royalty check from one of my publishers.
I was surprised as it seemed early. I was even more surprised when I opened the envelope and saw the amount.
It was the largest royalty check I had ever received — ever!
Buying the watch would be a tiny percentage of the check.
Clearly letting go of my scarcity beliefs, following my own advice, and staying in the flow of life rewarded me for my action.
Do you see how this works?
Inspiration was asking me to do something: get that gold watch.
Clearing was helping me dissolve the beliefs I had about taking action: you deserve what you desire.
Action caused me to complete the inspiration to get the watch as well as to attract more than enough money to pay for it: action leads to attraction.
The formula looks like this:
Inspiration + Clearing + Action = Magic!
Remember, this post isn’t about a $30,000 gold watch.
Not any more than the $700 gold lighter was about the lighter.
Instead, it’s about following your passion, honoring your inspirations, and letting what comes up be a personal development tool to raise your vibration and your deservingness level.
Everything that occurs in your life is designed to help you to awaken.
I’m telling you, there’s real magic and miracles in the world.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
What is inspiration asking you to do?
What is this moment asking of you?
PS – Terrific new videos explaining the Law of Attraction, and three secrets to make it work for you all the time, including an amazing new clearing process I personally lead you through, are ready for you to view right here.
Note: My new audio CD program releases tomorrow. It’s called The Abundance Paradigm: Moving from the Law of Attraction to the Law of Creation. It’s the most spiritual, practical, and experiential program of my entire career. You will love it. Curious? Click here.