Have you watched the movie Aladdin?
Long before I watched it as a movie, I remember watching a serial about Aladdin, and his magic oil lamp. I was still a kid, and knowing that someone like a magic man or genie could help you do unimaginable things, was fascinating. I dreamt of it, and would get goosebumps thinking about what if I had this power! Little did I know that everything which we see on TV or read in books has a certain level of truth. I mean how can someone get an idea of something which never existed?
YOU DREAM -> YOU SEE IT REAL (MAKE IT HAPPEN) -> YOU HAVE SEEN IT ALREADY (YOU KNOW I EXIST)-> THAT’S WHY YOU DREAM OF IT.
It’s kinda vicious circle. However, like everyone else, I stopped dreaming about Genie and started living like everyone else. Cribbing, and crying. It was a coincidence (or rather I would say, it was destined to happen), that I came across the book ‘The Secret’. If you have read it or watched it on Netflix, you know that it is about the Law of Attraction. If you haven’t, here is what Law of Attraction is (Wikipedia definition):-
It is a New Age belief based on the concept that “like attracts like” and that by focusing on positive thoughts, such as affirming to yourself that you will win a million dollars, your thoughts and affirmations will subsequently manifest themselves by granting you the one million dollars. Your thoughts are similar to magnets. Positive thoughts will attract positive outcomes and vice versa for negative thoughts.
Sounds fun, right? And sounds easy too! Aha! You dream of it, you get it! How I wish it was so easy!
Yes, the genie exists, in the form of Universe but opening that magic oil lamp is not that easy!
I was so much fascinated by the book ‘The Secret‘ that I started day-dreaming, and would visualize many magical things happening with me. But something I learned from my LOA experimentation of initial days is that ‘don’t dream big INITIALLY!’ While you are still reading and learning about it, don’t dream of ‘becoming CEO of your company‘. Because it would take time off course (I swear it will happen but with time, and your efforts), and you might start feeling that LOA is fake! But it’s not. I swear! (Mother’s promise 😉 )
I read Pam Grout’s book E-squared (you can read it too if you want to experiment with LOA), and it had many small exercises to prove that LOA exists. I mean, you can get a proof in 48 hours! Isn’t it amazing! Of all the experiments (There are 9 experiments mentioned in total as you can see in the image on the left), I tried seven, and four of them worked. A success rate of more than 50% is not bad, you see!
It gave me a boost to read more, explore more! In the meantime, I kept getting to read more such stories which strengthen my belief. (You can read this story featured on Humans of Bombay. The girl in the story talked about the book ‘The Secret’ and how she used the techniques mentioned in the book to get her dream job).
Not that I did not experience anything magical, but I guess I was expecting more! However, there is a small yet big thing in our life which happened unknowingly; I mean we didn’t know that it could be termed as ‘LOA‘, and now that we realize it was happening!
So, now you all must be knowing that due to health concerns, I am not working for the last 3 years.
While I was working, even though both of us (husband and I) were earning a decent salary we would strive hard to save anything. We were always worried about spending ‘LESS’ and saving ‘MORE’.
But it never happened!
After I took leave from my job, we were always uncertain about managing EMI of our house and my medical bills. In between all the chaos, we decided to sponsor a kid’s education. Along with that, every now and then we would send some good amount to the NGO for kids winter clothing, new year celebration, and other stuff. Not that we did this keeping in mind about the Law of Attraction, we just wanted to help someone. Random people helped us when we were in need, and this was just a way to ‘give back’ in whatever way we could.
Almost every month or so, we would donate some amount to Milaap foundation while sometimes we would buy food for shelter homes. (Please note that we never bothered about doing such good acts before, we were always busy dealing with our own mess!)
Months ago, my husband and I were on walk after dinner. And here is something we noticed.
For the last three years, even though I am not earning, we never got money issues! For some way or the other, things always worked out. I remember five months after my leave, we started having some issues with money.
Before we could even bother about how things are going to work out now, the husband got a better job with much better pay than we expected. And it happened all of a sudden. A random call from an acquaintance and things moved pretty fast!
My parents visit us very often. Initially, we thought that it would be very hard to manage the expenses of four people for six months WITH just one person working, ALONG with my medical bills WHILE eating everything organic. But surprisingly, things worked out!
And above everything, we have managed to save pretty well!
We don’t know how all this happened!
Here is something we concluded, Law of Attraction works! May be positive thinking doesn’t work (I feel that it’s not possible to remain positive always). But, here is something which works.
What you give is what you get!
Giving Out What You Most Want, Comes Back To You Better Than You Imagine.
The problem with LOA is that it is there, but it is poorly understood. It has become a money-making business. Taking the negativity out of this concept, what if I tell you, that everything you dream of, can be achieved! What if I tell you that there IS a way of opening that magic oil lamp, though it takes efforts and patience? What if I tell you that you can create your life, the way you want!
Of course, I am still on my way to explore this and create my life, but we can surely talk more about it, and what all things I am doing to move ahead in life while remaining in alignment with my bigger purpose! (May be you can email me if you want to talk more about it.)
Do share your views/experience in the comment section, and maybe it can help others who read this article!