Russia still owes me money.
Well, not Russia, but a couple of Russians.
It’s been a year since I was in Russia for an intense, relentless and unforgiving schedule of speaking gigs, seminars, news interviews, press conferences, autograph parties, movie filming, television interviewing, Q & A sessions with the public, private interviews, and more. Except for help with the seminar, I had to do everything alone. It was exhausting. Good thing I was paid well.
I wasn’t paid.
It’s been a year and I still haven’t been fully paid for that trip.
When I ask the Russian promoters where my money is, they tell me to ask their partners. When I ask them, they say it’s not their issue. And so it goes.
When I was in Russia, I was told Russians don’t take personal responsibility for anything. They even have a popular book titled Who’s Guilty? Their national pastime is pointing the blame elsewhere.
This isn’t unique to Russia, of course. Virtually everyone has issues with taking personal responsibility. Russia just happens to be the trigger for this blog post.
Given the above, it shouldn’t surprise me or anyone else that I still haven’t been paid for my adventures in Russia. I’ve forgiven them and (almost) forgotten about the deal. The only reason it surfaced recently is they invited me to return to Russia and speak again. (!)
But this raises a curious question: when someone owes you money, what do you do?
From a Law of Attraction perspective, I got a match to my unconscious fears. At the time, I didn’t trust Russia. It was part of my childhood programming (1953 on) to fear them. When I was a child in the sixties, Russia was the enemy. I learned not to trust them. So I created an outer circumstance to match my inner conviction.
But now that I’ve cleared the beliefs in my unconscious about Russia, what do I do about them owing me money?
From a more Divine view of life (as expressed in my upcoming new audio program The Abundance Paradigm), the money they owe me will come to me – but maybe not from them.
In other words, a big mistake is needing a debt to be paid by the person who owes it. I wrote about this in my book The Attractor Factor. The money doesn’t need to come from that source. If you think it does, you’re setting yourself up for a battle with egos and disappointment.
This is not to say you shouldn’t ask for the money (as I did with Russia) but it is to say you live in an abundant universe and the money can come from someplace or someone else. Don’t waste your time letting a debt eat up your well-being.
In reality, money doesn’t come from people, it comes through them.
Get that: Money doesn’t come from people, it comes through people.
Life is a lot smoother and richer when you forgive and forget. After all, when you hold resentment, the only person that is hurt is you. The emotional pain is in you.
Again, don’t think this post is about Russia. It isn’t.
I found Russia fascinating and met people there I fell in love with and long to see again. I just won’t go back under the same circumstances. I’ve learned and moved on.
You can, too.
As David Hawkins says in his book, Transcending the Levels of Consciousness, “In the spiritual world the basic dictum is, ‘There are no justified resentments’.”
The more you release resentment and forgive, the faster you can Attract Money Now.
PS — Of course, if you owe money, pay it. Don’t fudge on your responsibilities by thinking the person you owe can get that money from somebody else. Doing so sends a message to the Universe, and your own unconscious mind, that you aren’t to be trusted. You can sabotage all your intentions by not honoring one agreement with yourself or another. In short, pay your debts. It’ll help you attract money now.
Coming soon: The Abundance Paradigm: Moving from the Law of Attraction to the Law of Creation.
Secret #3 of our ten principles of abundance is below.
As you may recall, I’m calling the bunch The Abundance Manifesto. This is to help pave the way for my new CD audio program, The Abundance Paradigm: Moving from the Law of Attraction to the Law of Creation (coming out soon).
These are my observations about how you can attract personal and planetary wealth. Wealth, of course, is more than money, so these ideas are more sweeping than you may at first realize.
Since I’m just sculpting these thoughts, please be forgiving in reviewing them. In fact, what I’d love is your opinion. Please comment on each to help me refine them all. The end result will be a useful set of insights for you, me, and everyone else.
Here’s the third one:
Thou shall give ten percent of all income
The ancient principle of tithing asks you to give ten percent of what you receive as a gift to wherever you received inspiration. Giving leads to receiving. Giving is the nature of the Universe. When you give, you slip into the flow of life. Giving is the very essence of abundance. Give wherever you receive spiritual or inspirational nourishment. Skipping this secret means you still believe in scarcity, else you would give. Giving is a concrete statement of abundance.
PS – Be sure to get your free sample of Miracles Coaching by clicking right here.
Note: My new audio program will be out in only weeks. It’s called The Abundance Paradigm: Moving from the Law of Attraction to the Law of Creation. Stay tuned for details.
A few weeks ago my favorite magic shop sent out an unusual email.
The owner said he needed sales or he might go out of business.
He asked everyone on his list to buy something, even if it was small and inexpensive, even if it was a gift certificate to be used at a later time.
I responded by ordering a thousand dollars worth of magic tricks and books. (One book cost five hundred dollars, so the tab was easy to reach fast.)
I’m a lifetime member of The Society of American Magicians, the organization Houdini started. I spend a small fortune on magic. Spending a grand on more of it wasn’t unusual. In fact, I was excited about the new goodies I’d be receiving.
I didn’t think anything of the email or my order until I heard from the magic store owner a few days later.
He said someone on his list called him and educated him about the Law of Attraction, saying he was violating the Law by acting from desperation and not intention.
The caller then went on to read excerpts about the Law of Attraction from his favorite Law of Attraction author.
Turns out that author was me.
After the caller completed his lecturing, the magic store owner said he not only personally knew the author of those passages, but that same author just responded to the very email the caller was complaining about, adding that the author (me) ordered one thousand dollars worth of stuff due to that email.
The caller was dead silent.
This raises an interesting question:
Was the magic store owner acting from desperation or was his email an intention triggered by his desperation?
Here’s how I see it:
The magic shop owner looked at his bank statement and realized he needed sales, and fast. He was clear about what he didn’t want (to go bankrupt) and that urged him to be clear about what he did want (to attract more money now). The resulting email was a positive move that led to positive results.
There’s a fine line between acting from desperation and using the desperation to choose what you want. In my book The Attractor Factor I said the first step is to know what you don’t want. The second step is to choose what you do want. The magic dealer did both steps.
He was also practicing sound marketing.
Remember, I wrote many books on marketing, including Hypnotic Writing and Buying Trances. I know a little something about the subject.
The magic dealer gave his prospects a logical “reason why” to buy now: by explaining that times were tough and he needed sales or else, he told the truth and won the hearts of customers like me.
When I received his email, I felt the sincerity in it. I didn’t feel desperation. I didn’t feel pleading. I felt a heartfelt attempt to attract what he wanted: more money from more sales.
And the dealer’s email worked. I responded to it. So did others. He’s still in business.
I wouldn’t be so quick to judge people for what you observe. The Universe responds to the feelings in them that you can’t see. What they get is what they attract. You don’t need to judge them at all.
The bigger question is what are you doing and feeling?
What are you attracting?
What would you prefer to attract next?
There’s where the real magic lives.
PS _- The magic dealer is Denny of Denny Magic Shop. Check it out.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, over the next few weeks I’m going to reveal ten principles of abundance. I’m calling them The Abundance Manifesto. This is to help pave the way for my new audio program, The Abundance Paradigm: Moving from the Law of Attraction to the Law of Creation (coming out late October).
Again, since I’m sculpting these thoughts as they occur to me, please be forgiving in reviewing them. In fact, what I’d love is your opinion. Please comment on each to help me refine them all. The end result will be a useful set of insights for you, me, and everyone else.
Here’s the second one:
Thou shall worship passion.
The scarcity based view of the world worships money. The abundance view worships passion. When you focus on doing what you are passionate about, money will follow (as long as you practice the other nine secrets in The Abundance Manifesto). Passion refers to the joy you get from doing something you care about and feel inspired to do. Passion is the energy of Divine inspiration living through you. When you express passion, you express love. When you live from love, you are experiencing the abundant essence of the Universe. Take your eyes off money and put them on following your bliss; on following your life calling or mission. That’s the direct road to abundance.
PS – Be sure to get your free sample of Miracles Coaching by clicking right here.
Note: My new audio program will be out soon. It’s called The Abundance Paradigm: Moving from the Law of Attraction to the Law of Creation. Stay tuned for details.
The other day someone twittered a note to me asking —
“Why do you need 7 cars? Why not sell one and give the money to a homeless shelter?”
I found the question revealing.
The person asking the question assumes it’s an either-or world; either you buy the car or you give the money for it away to some good cause.
Sounds logical, doesn’t it?
Within that kind of thinking, it is logical.
But that’s scarcity thinking.
That’s thinking there isn’t enough.
Is that actual reality?
Abundance thinking, on the other hand, would say that you can do both; you can buy the car and you can donate money to the homeless.
But most people don’t see this.
They don’t see it because they’re stuck in their paradigm (or mindset) and don’t know it.
They’re seeing the world through their mental “box of beliefs.”
This isn’t their fault.
That’s how they were programmed.
I totally understand it.
I was once broke, struggling, desperate, and unhappy.
In those days I would have thought the same thing: there isn’t enough to go around.
But was that actually true?
Was that reality?
It was real and true only to the extent that I lived from the mindset that believed it.
According to the “box of beliefs” in my head at that time in my life, the world looked bleak.
But I’ve transcended that thinking.
Today I live from The Abundance Paradigm.
In other words, today I know I can have the cars *and* I can contribute just as much money or more to causes I believe in.
I’m living this. I’ve given money to friends to help them with the IRS or a struggling business; I’ve given money to causes and people I believe in, including complete strangers; I’ve donated to homeless shelters and to a group to end poverty; I’ve bought cars for family members; I’ve even funded a bold movement to end homelessness.
And I buy a car for myself when I feel inspired to do so.
How is this possible?
What’s the difference?
Yes, I have more money now, too, but that’s also a result of leaving scarcity thinking and moving into abundance thinking.
But I didn’t get to this new paradigm overnight.
It took decades of reading, thinking, trying, and more.
It wasn’t until I got a coach that I began to have the faster breakthroughs. From there, life became one of magic and miracles.
Which is why I created Joe Vitale’s Miracles Coaching ®.
I don’t want you to spend decades spinning your wheels; I want you to have results ASAP.
This program has been helping people for well over four years now.
If you’re still thinking like the person who twittered me the other day, then you might want to consider Miracles Coaching.
If you’re still struggling and frustrated, then you might want to consider Miracles Coaching.
If you’re still wondering how you can speed up the process of transformation, you might want to consider Miracles Coaching.
There’s an abundant world available to you, but you may need some help to see it.
For a short time, you can have a free sample of Miracles Coaching, too.
A new world awaits you.
PS — The person who asked me about my seven cars also needs to learn how to count. I have nine cars. But it’s not about the cars. I work at home and rarely drive anywhere. It’s about the process and the passion. Learn more at — http://www.attractanewcar.com