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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Catch a fire

Lately you’ve probably been hearing a lot about the Law of Attraction, but you still may be a little confused about how it works and how you can use it to make your life better. Just in case you missed Larry King’s two-part infomercial on LOA, I’ve snipped a highlight from Part 2, which aired November 16.

The segment began with a voice-over from Larry King, apparently speaking without irony:

Tonight, want to find true love, make more money, have the life of your dreams? Then think about it. That's right. The power of your thoughts can improve your life. Sound unthinkable? Well, science says there's something to it, so engage your brain for an amazing hour that could transform your world and help you live happily ever after.

Among the five guests that night were Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup For The Soul series, and author/miracles coach Joe Vitale, aka "Mr. Fire." It was a truly illuminating hour, but I really believe that this snippet explains, in a nutshell, how the Law of Attraction works and how you can use it to change your life for the better.

KING: Jack, do we create our own positive negatives?

CANFIELD: I do believe that. I think we're constantly creating whatever comes into our life and if you focus on what you want, as Joe said earlier, you get what you want. If you focus on what you don't want, you get more of that.

And we often think we're focusing on something like saying "I don't want to be overweight anymore." But what we're focusing on is overweight anymore. So, we have to state it in a more positive way.

And when we do that what happens is our mind and our emotions follow our thoughts and then our behaviors follow our emotions. I choose to make myself happy. Abraham Lincoln said back in 1865 'happiness is a choice' and the fact is, it really is!

KING: [Is it] true, Joe [that] if your house burns down it's how you react to your house burning down [that counts]?

VITALE: No, I'm going to disagree with a couple of the things said here.

KING: Good.

VITALE: Oh, you like this! Well, I'm going to disagree because I believe that you are attracting everything, every little thing, the car accident, everything that you could name, but we're doing it on an unconscious level. We're not aware of it.

KING: I attracted my own car accident?

VITALE: You absolutely did. We are attracting everything unconsciously. That's why we have to read the books, like Jack's books or Jayne's books or my books so that we can begin to wake up.

We can begin to take conscious control of what we've been doing unconsciously. At this point, we want to start looking at "why did I attract it"? Yes, you can put a positive spin on why you attracted it, but I'm saying you did attract it.

There you have it, the secret formula for lassoing the Law of Attraction: (1) Read a book by one of a select group of LOA capitalists; (2) wake up; and (3) PING! You’ll live happily ever after. Just be sure you don’t attract any car accidents, house burnings, fatal diseases, tornadoes, insurgencies, or World Wars while you’re on your way to creating your perfect life.

By the way, you have a chance to win some old stuff Joe had lying around his house $1,000 worth of exciting gifts if you participate in Mr. Fire’s subliminal-painting contest. He threw a $1,000-a-head miracle-manifestation seminar last weekend. Nearly fifty folks attended, and one of the things participants got to do for their thousand bucks was stand around and find subliminal messages in a painting that some artist or other had created exclusively for Joe. The painting shows Joe lighting a cigar with his finger, apparently unaware that his new sports car is on fire in the background. But it's also full of subliminal messages, and the person who finds the most verifiable subliminals wins the big prize. You can join in the fun at www.mrfire.com/contest/. Good luck!*

PS – And here's a little extra something to help you with that perfect-life creation project while you're waiting for the next hot new book, moviemercial or manifestation seminar: a Law of Attraction Creation Box. You can have your very own Creation Box for only $33.95.

* I should warn you now that there's a catch: you have to get on Mr. Fire's mailing list in order to play.

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