Thursday, November 29, 2007


"If you build it, they will come." Field of Dreams

Instead of observing a problem that you want changed, imagine the situation or condition as you want it to be. The concept is simple and, fortunately, so is the method. Anyone can do it, anywhere, at any time, and for any duration - with incredible results. Visualization is one of the most powerful methods existing for effecting the changes you desire.  

In a very real way your fantasies are your realities - good ones and bad ones, for better and worse. What you imagine is what will be. If you build it, they will come. Fortunately, it's never too late to imagine something new, even if you're presently embroiled in circumstances previously imagined.

The process of visualization is simple, and it doesn't require any esoteric knowledge or complicated accoutrements. If you can find a quiet place to do it, all the better; if you can't don't worry about it. Do it on the bus, if you want. If you can arrange to be uninterrupted while you do it, great; if not, it isn't a problem. You can do it with your eyes closed or open. You can do it sitting, standing, laying down, or out jogging.

All you do is create a visual picture of what you want (NOT what you don't want). Create a visual picture of the condition, circumstance, or situation as you desire it to be (NOT how it currently, undesirably, is). For best results, once you have a clear mental picture of the ideal you're creating, be sure to place yourself in the image (if you're not already). Interact with the elements of this ideal reality you're visualization into existence.

And that brings us to a trick for boosting the impact of your efforts: Visualization is made exponentially more effective when coupled with positive emotions. That is to say, once you've begun visualizing the way you want something to be - whether it's your physical condition or your life situations - next allow yourself to start feeling the emotions associated with these desired states.

Feel what it's like to have what you want as though you already had it now - perfect health, that relationship you've always wanted, that new car or Tahitian holiday, that better job, the return of something lost or missing, the resolution of a squabble - whatever it is, feel the emotions you know you'll have when that possibility, whatever it is, becomes your reality.

The visualization is the way to make your request for a particular reality to unfold; the positive emotions you feel about that reality are the way you get yourself in alignment with it occurring for you, the way you allow what you've visualized into your present reality.

It's a three-step process:
1.Visualize your desire, and be sure to include yourself in it;
2.Feel how it feels to have that desired reality here and now;
3.Repeat as desired.

Esther and Jerry Hicks, co-authors of "Ask and It Is Given", and facilitators of the "Art of Allowing" workshop affirm that if you can focus on a single visual image for 17 seconds straight, you've effectively put your request out into the Universe - like giving your lunch order to the waitress at the diner. They further affirm that all it takes is 68 seconds of uninterrupted focus on your desire to get yourself into vibrational alignment with allowing it to happen.

Dick Ingersoll is sharing what he has learned from his studies in metaphysics, philosophy and spirituality at: Applying the Law of Attraction. You can download Dick's latest eBook "Three Powerful, Dirty Little Secrets for Manifestation with the Law of Attraction" at:

Monday, November 26, 2007

Using Vibration to Manifest Your Ideal Life

The entire physical world is nothing but a sea of vibrating particles. We talk about "good vibes" and "bad vibes", but what does that really mean? How can we use the knowledge of vibration to create the reality we desire?

Happiness, love, joy, and compassion are emotions with high vibrations. You feel "up-lifted", or "high", when you feel these things. Lower vibrations include sadness, depression, anger or hatred. These make you feel "low", or feel "down". There are clues in the language we use every day.

What we miss, however, is the power of these vibrations. Our physical reality itself is nothing but wave upon wave of vibrations, all of which exist in the same space but are separated by their frequency. Our human energy system, consisting of our body, mind and emotions, is basically a radio tuner. We can tune into higher vibrations, or we can tune into lower ones. Most of us tune in somewhere in the middle. However, all of physical reality around you will reflect only the vibrational bracket that you are tuning in.

This means that by attuning ourselves to lower vibrations, we in fact exist in a reality where things are bad, and bad things happen to us or around us all the time. Likewise, by attuning ourselves to higher vibrations, we actually experience a different flow of events, where things go well and things are fun and peaceful.

The Law of Attraction states that like attracts like. This is true, but in many instances the events that you will experience aren't just attracted to you because they are similar. In fact, you can not experience the better event because you are tuning in to a lower reality. This is why long-term negative thinking can be so dangerous. When you create a negative reality, it is very difficult to begin the process of positive thinking and feelings that can elevate you into higher-vibrational experiences.

Like attracts like actually means that you will experience the types of things on the level of vibration that most closely matches your own. What you must do is increase your vibrational frequency little by little and step up the ladder. In one day there may be three different possible events that could occur to you. The one that will occur for you will be the one attuned most closely to your energy. So if you happened to be in a good mood that day, you don't hit that nail. But if you're in a crappy mood, you blow your tire.

What we want to do is to become aware of this and make it work in our favor. Attempt to curtail negative feelings as quickly as you can, and think of as many positive things as possible. Remember funny things that happen. Think about people you care about. Imagine your ideal future. All of these things bring your energy back into a good state. Music is another powerful elevator - great music can put you back into a good mood in the worst of days.

Focus on keeping your vibrations high, and notice that as you do so, things go smoother. Better things happen to you, and bad things will simply not happen. It's really amazing what the power of vibration can do once you are aware of it! Keep your vibrations high and your life experiences will be the best possible. By making this a long-term habit, you absolutely can not fail to manifest your ideal life. Best of luck!

Dick Ingersoll is sharing what he has learned from his studies in metaphysics, philosophy and spirituality at: Applying the Law of Attraction. You can download Dick's latest ebook "Three Powerful, Dirty Little Secrets for Manifestation with the Law of Attraction" at:

Friday, November 23, 2007

Using Focus to Manifest Your Desires

You can manifest your desires using your thoughts and emotions, right? But how do get the Law of Attraction to work faster? How do you ensure that your desire manifests at all? The answer to all of these questions is focus!

When you focus on something, you are basically placing the flashlight of your consciousness on that thought. The power of focus is no different than the power of light. When you shine a flashlight into a dark room, the light penetrates and shows the item or items it is focused on. Likewise, when you focus on a desire or intent, you are cutting through the illusion of physical reality in such a way as to give power to the object of your focus. The result is that the object of your focus manifests in your physical reality.

Here in the early 2000's, we are all becoming a little bit ADD. Television commercials, among other advertising media are, for the most part, geared precisely towards the amount of time scientifically proven to be the average amount of time a person can focus on one thing. You may notice that many commercials are fairly short!

Likewise, others have done a study on what people actually see when looking at the results page of a search engine. People see the first two to three results, then less and less of each following result, in the shape of a triangle, until the results at the bottom of the page are only pulling one or two letter's worth of focus.

In general, we have very short attention spans and very poor focus skills. As a result, we carry that problem into our thoughts, meditations, and visualizations, and don't put enough focus into things to bring their manifestation about. Learning to meditate and become still is a wonderful booster for focus. Likewise, you can practice focusing on an item, and object, or a mental image and catch yourself when you begin to lose attention. These practices are frustrating the first few times, but very quickly you will gain great mastery over your ability to focus.

When you can focus on something for an extended period of time, you are ready to manifest with speed! The more focus a desire gets, the more energy it receives, and the faster and more accurately it will manifest. Of course, repetition can bring about similar results, but longer, more focused visualization will help you to manifest more consistently and more quickly.

Practice focusing on something like a candle flame until you are able to remain focused for about five minutes. A five minute Law of Attraction visualization is very powerful, and probably more than you have been putting into it in the past. Turn that focus toward your visualizations, and see how much this improves your ability to manifest!

Dick Ingersoll is sharing what he has learned from his studies in metaphysics, philosophy and spirituality at: Applying the Law of Attraction. You can download Dick's latest ebook "Three Powerful, Dirty Little Secrets for Manifestation with the Law of Attraction" at:

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Getting Rich with the Law of Attraction

Everyone wants to use the Law of Attraction to attract abundance into their lives. However, many focus on money as the highest priority. It can be very frustrating when the money doesn't manifest. However, there is a way to correct this problem. It's all a matter of the angle you are taking.

I would argue that for 99% of you, money is not what you want. You can argue all you like, but let me show you. Do you want money? Do you want to have the freedom to travel? To buy whatever you want? To have that new car, that new house, or that new computer? Do you want to take vacations every other month? To buy those expensive meals that really whet your appetite?

If you answered yes to any but the first question, then you are contradicting yourself. Money is not a free lifestyle. Money is not an expensive dinner. Money is not a car, nor is money a house. Money is paper. Money is a means. Yet, when practicing visualization, money is one of the most commonly desired objects. And yet, most people fail to manifest money. It's because money is not your desire!

When visualizing, you need to focus on what you really want! Focus on that house. Focus on that car. Money is not your concern – money is the universe's problem. Visualize your vacation or your travel. Visualize your expensive dinner. Do not visualize money – that is too difficult to work up emotional energy over.

But to work up energy over that hot, sleek new computer, or that shiny new convertible, or that beautiful new house? Much, much easier. Always simplify your goals by tracing them down to their roots. Money is not a root goal – the objects and time that you are hoping to obtain by having that money is. Let the money be the part that is up to the universe. Then you don't have to worry about it – in the process of manifesting your expensive tastes, the money will just fall into your lap.

By changing your angle and focusing on the root desires, you will always drum up far more excitement and energy, which is what truly charges your desires and sends that intent to the universe. When focusing on money, you are focusing on a midway point, and one that universally is experienced as something very difficult to come by. We are building our own barriers to success!

By making this simple change, you will find you have far more success utilizing the Law of Attraction. Good luck!

Dick Ingersoll is sharing what he has learned from his studies in metaphysics, philosophy and spirituality at: Applying the Law of Attraction. You can download Dick's latest ebook "Three Powerful, Dirty Little Secrets for Manifestation with the Law of Attraction" at:

Saturday, November 17, 2007

How to Visualize With Ease

For the Law of Attraction as well as many other things, we need to visualize. But what exactly is visualization? Is it hard? Do you have to actually see what you are visualizing?

If you are asking any of these questions, you are in for a surprising treat. Everyone can visualize perfectly, and you do all the time! The problem is in the misconception about the word visualization. Visualizing does not necessarily mean that you really see what you are visualizing. Visualizing is no different from daydreaming. The difference is that you are directing your visualization with intent, whereas a daydream is more loosely focused.

Another problem is that some people actually can see what they are visualizing, as though it were real. This is a function of a well-developed third eye charka, but is certainly not required to visualize! Visualizing is easy and natural, and I will show you how to become aware of your own ability to visualize and then improve this skill.

A good way to start practicing is to imagine something that you do every day, such as taking a shower, brushing your hair, or putting on your shoes. Close your eyes (or keep them open - some people visualize better one way or the other), and fully imagine that you are doing this activity. If you are taking a shower, imagine reaching out and turning on the faucets. Imagine stepping into the shower and feeling the stream of water on your back. Imagine soaping your body, and then rinsing the soap off. Imagine shampooing your hair. Imagine it all in as detailed a fashion as you can. Because these are activities you perform every day, you may be surprised at how vividly you can imagine them. The more you practice, the better you get.

Another tactic is to do something, then sit down and imagine you are doing it again. Stand up. Take a walk through your house. Stop to touch things, examine, smell things, and taste things. Open your refrigerator door and feel the cool air. Then return to your seat. Close your eyes and imagine you are doing it again, remembering the feeling, look, smell and taste of everything. Recall the way the cool air felt on your skin when you opened the refrigerator. Imagine your activity all the way back to the point where you sat back down in your seat.

It will not take much practice before you notice your imagining (aka visualization) senses are improving. A little practice every week will amount to a huge difference in your skills. More importantly, now that you realize visualization is the easiest thing in the world, and something you can easily do. Now begin your visualization exercises you've been dreading for so long, and see what fun they are!

Dick Ingersoll is sharing what he has learned from his studies in metaphysics, philosophy and spirituality at: Applying the Law of Attraction. You can download Dick's latest ebook "Three Powerful, Dirty Little Secrets for Manifestation with the Law of Attraction" at:

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Magnetizing Your Desires

Do you want to learn more about using the Law of Attraction to magnetize your desires? There is nothing more rewarding than watching your desires begin to manifest around you in your daily life. Beginning a daily magnetizing routine will assist you in bringing your desires into being more consistently.

First, get a sheet of paper and divide it into four quadrants. Label the top left "Big - Urgent", the top right "Big - Soon", the bottom left "Small - Urgent" and the bottom right "Small - Soon". Now you want to begin making a list of all of your most pressing desires, putting them in the right box. "Big" and "Small" refer to the difficulty of the manifestation according to your expectations. So you would probably think of manifesting a new car or a new house as a "Big" item, and manifesting an iPod or a television as a "Small" item.

The "Urgent" column is for things that cause you worry. If you desperately need $500 in three days to pay your electric bill, that would be a "Small" and "Urgent" matter. If you want to manifest a million dollars for a luxurious lifestyle, that would be a "Big", "Soon" matter. Don't put anything in "Urgent" that isn't truly urgent.

When you finish, you will likely find that you have a small number of items in the "Big - Urgent" column and a slightly bigger list in the "Small - Urgent" column. The other two columns probably have quite a number of items listed.

What you need to do is begin working on the urgent items first, and then pick one or two of the non-urgent items to work on as well. There will always be something urgent, but you still need to put in a little effort on the others so that you can bring them into being. When you do your visualization work, put as much energy and emotion into the urgent items as possible, starting with the largest and working down to the smallest. Use the energy left over from those to put into your non-urgent items. That way you get to use some of the raw emotion from your urgent needs to channel into your less urgent (and therefore more difficult to charge with energy) desires.

Keep that list and work on it a little every day. When something is manifested, cross it off of your list. Revise your list about once every month, or even once every two weeks once you become good at attracting your desires. Good luck and happy manifesting!

Dick Ingersoll is sharing what he has learned from his studies in metaphysics, philosophy and spirituality at: Applying the Law of Attraction. You can download Dick's latest ebook "Three Powerful, Dirty Little Secrets for Manifestation with the Law of Attraction" at:

Monday, November 12, 2007

Lesson XX - Concentration Reviewed

Those unable to concentrate will generally suffer from poverty and unhappiness; the best instructor will only help you to the extent you put it into practice. Gaining the mastery of your work, life powers and forces. Concentrate the dominant quality that makes men successful. Everyone can learn to concentrate better. An experiment to try. Final instructions.

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

What is Lucid Dreaming?

You may have heard of lucid dreams before, but what are they? Are they just vivid dreams, like nightmares? Or are they something more?

In fact, a lucid dream is as real an event as anything that happens in your daily life. Someone experiencing a lucid dream is in the same state they are in during their daily life, only now they are in the dream world where they can do anything. Naturally, lucid dreaming is loads of fun, as you can do anything that you want.

Lucid dreaming is also wonderful for learning to conquer phobias, or even to stop nightmares. Once you become a regular lucid dreamer, nightmares will nearly always cause to you become lucid, as nightmares naturally tend to become more vivid. This is a good way to stop nightmares - once you become lucid, you can completely change the dream into a good one. Or you can face your fears head-on in a lucid dream. Get comfortable with snakes, or heights, or anything you can imagine, in an environment where nothing can possibly ever hurt you. How cool is that?

Lucid dreaming is accomplished by learning to become aware that you are dreaming. There are many different ways to do this, and I won't go into them here. Some techniques have you learn to recognize signs of dreaming (common dream elements, etc). Some have you train yourself to become accustomed to checking whether or not you are dreaming so that the habit carries into the dream. There are even devices you can buy to help you become lucid during dreams, although most of them take some time to get used to, and are not very comfortable.

However, the learning is well worth the effort, as nothing is as exhilarating as flying through the sky, dipping and looping, or going anywhere you want to go in a blink. There are many uses for lucid dreaming outside of simple novelty. They can be used with the Law of Attraction to assist in manifesting things in your daily life. They can be used, as previously mentioned, to assist in working through phobias or trauma. And they can be used for fun, stress-relief, or for experiencing things you can never do in the "real world". You can have tea with a fairy in a castle floating in the clouds. Or ride with Santa on his sleigh. Anything you can imagine can be done.

Check out more about lucid dreaming. There are numerous benefits to learning to do so, and your life will become a richer experience for it. When your periods of sleep become as active and exciting as your waking life, you will thank me.

Dick Ingersoll is sharing what he has learned from his studies in metaphysics, philosophy and spirituality at: Applying the Law of Attraction. You can download Dick's latest ebook "Three Powerful, Dirty Little Secrets for Manifestation with the Law of Attraction" at:

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Is The Law of Attraction a Hoax?

Even after learning about the Law of Attraction, it can be difficult to see it in action.  When attempting to use it, many fail at first to visibly attract what they want.  It's not surprising then to see the Law of Attraction denounced as a hoax.  The reality, however, is that things are far more complicated, and yet far simpler than they appear on the surface.

In order to begin using the Law of Attraction, you must be able to suspend your disbelief.  This means that if you are pretty sure the Law of Attraction is bogus, you won't get anything out of it.  However, if you can suspend your disbelief and try it out with a "what if…maybe?" attitude, you will find things starting to fall into place.

It may take stepping back and really looking at your life from a different vantage point to become aware of how you are unconsciously using the Law of Attraction already.  Often you can do this simply by remembering the story of your life.  You were here, doing this, and then you were there, doing that.  How did you get from here to there?  What was the connection?  

If you have a spouse, think of how you met them.  In many cases, meeting your spouse may have happened in a very odd, unlikely manner.  And yet you did, and now you are together.  Think about the little ducks that had to line up in order for that to happen.  How did that come about?

It still may be difficult to see the Law of Attraction at work in your life.  However, seeing how you are using it unconsciously can be the biggest block remover to learning to use it consciously.  Begin keeping a journal of the primary things you are thinking about, worrying about, wanting, and doing.  Keep this journal for a few weeks, or even months.  Now look back and notice the times that you were wanting something which you later acquired.  Or find the times when you wanted to know something that you found out later.  Also find the things you were worrying about and notice just how few of them amounted to anything.

What you will begin to notice is a pattern in the way that your desires, worries, or thoughts manifest organically in your life.  By keeping a journal you can get an overview from outside the picture.  Once you begin to notice that you are in fact already using the Law of Attraction, and that it is definitely working for you, you will be better able to begin using it consciously.  Plus, your journal will give you some ideas on how best you are able to manifest things.  Regardless of whether you manifested things you wanted or didn't want in the past, you can use those tactics to manifest your desires now!

It will become obvious to you that the Law of Attraction is real, and that you really can create the life you desire.  Best wishes!

Dick Ingersoll is sharing what he has learned from his studies in metaphysics, philosophy and spirituality at: Applying the Law of Attraction. You can download Dick's latest ebook "Three Powerful, Dirty Little Secrets for Manifestation with the Law of Attraction" at:

Monday, November 5, 2007

Subconscious Resistance and the Law of Attraction

The subconscious mind stores everything we've ever experienced, filters what we now experience based upon our beliefs/thoughts, and in a lot of ways works to censor our reality. In some ways this is good. We don't need to be aware of every little thing that comes into our field of view, or every little conversation going on in the background. However, it is all collected by our subconscious. Our subconscious mind can determine how successful we are with the Law of Attraction. Let's take a look at how that works and how we can make it work in our favor.

If our subconscious wasn't doing what it was doing, we would be prone to a lot of difficulty in keeping a steady, stable grip on reality. Every little bit of information that comes our way would begin influencing how we see the world, and in a lot of cases that could be terrifying. So our subconscious mind only accepts as a fact of reality those things which it is bombarded with over a period of time. Many neuroscientists believe that this period of time can be averaged, and have chosen 21 days as the most common period of time needed to affect a permanent change in the subconscious. In some cases it may be more, and in some it may be less, but 21 days is a good average.

In general, our subconscious flushes things away within three days. New programming? New beliefs? Flushed away, through our dreams at night. Many people have reported going in for hypnosis to curb a habit such as smoking, over-eating, etc. These people claim that they did fine for the first couple of days, but then reverted to their habit. Most likely, the subconscious flushed this new programming while they slept a couple of nights later, and now the new programming is gone. This is why it is important to impress your desires on your subconscious repeatedly until they become part of your reality.

The power of the subconscious is such that once you have impressed something upon it fully, and it is accepted by your subconscious as a fact of reality, that thing will now become a reality in your experience. Thus, by repeating hypnosis every few days over time, you will be able to maintain the new programming. Many new hypnosis programs recommend daily use for at least 21 days. This is also the case with intention work using the Law of Attraction. Spend a little time each day focusing on your desires, so that you continually impress them into your subconscious.

Make a poster of things you want to manifest, and hang it somewhere in your home. Whenever you see it, whether your take note or not, your subconscious will receive that information and it will be reinforced. By hanging little notes and representational pictures around, you can begin attracting them into your life because of the power the subconscious has to make real that which it accepts as real.

Learn more about how the subconscious mind works so that you can learn how to make it work for you rather than against you. There is no greater ally in learning to use the Law of Attraction, and you definitely need the subconscious playing for your team. Best of luck, and happy manifesting!

Dick Ingersoll is sharing what he has learned from his studies in metaphysics, philosophy and spirituality at: You can download Dick's latest eBook "Three Powerful, Dirty Little Secrets for Manifestation with the Law of Attraction" at:

Lesson XIX - A Concentrated Will Development

A Concentrated Will Development. A most effective and practical method of developing the Will. Practical exercises. Will training without exercises. Will-power can overcome big obstacles. The Will to win. Man an unknown quality until his powers are developed. Ability plentiful, but organizing, initiative and creative power not so plentiful. The driving force within.

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Friday, November 2, 2007

Making the Law of Attraction Work

It's an easy task to learn about the Law of Attraction.  It's an easy task to speculate about the Law of Attraction.  But how many of you are actually making the Law of Attraction work for you right now?  The answer may surprise you - 100% of you!  However, you don't realize it because you're creating unconsciously.  Or, as The Secret said, you're "creating by default".

There are three target areas that we need to look out for when concerning ourselves with taking our manifesting out of "default" mode and putting it into deliberate creation mode.  Those three target areas are our thoughts, our feelings, and our words.  

The most difficult of these three to control is our thoughts.  In a lot of ways, it is impossible, as the brain can be likened to a radio antenna.  Thoughts may be our own or may be coming from somewhere else.  Therefore we can't be responsible for our thoughts all the time, but we most certainly can be responsible for what thoughts we choose to dwell on, enlarge, worry over, or daydream about.

Our feelings are easier to control than our thoughts, because our feelings mostly come about as a result of the thoughts we dwell upon.  If we want to change our current feelings, there are a number of ways to go about it.  We can daydream about something positive, pet our favorite cat, listen to music that makes us happy, or talk to a friend who always cheers us up.  If we have a long-term negative feeling, such as long-term depression, then changing the thoughts that we tend to focus on will allow us to change our emotional problem.  This takes time but is well worth the effort.

Finally, our words are both the easiest and also most difficult thing to learn to control.  There are many reasons for this, but let's begin with why words are the easiest.  A decision must be made before a thought is spoken aloud.  This gives us time to think, re-think, and change our minds before speaking.  Thoughts arise of their own accord, and often emotions follow suit.  Words must always come of actual effort, although you may have become accustomed to rambling at all times.  The reason words can be the most difficult thing to change is that our habits of speaking, or gossip, or just talking in general are deeply ingrained in our daily routines.  Our social life is already established, and we interact with others in a certain way that has become our "personality" so far as these people are concerned.  Changing what we say can in turn cause us to appear to change our personalities, which can make for some friction in our social circles.  However, if the good is weighed against the bad, learning to become more conscious and selective with the words we choose to speak contains far more potential for great things to happen in our lives; continuing as we are holds practically no potential for improvement.  It's worth it.

So start by noticing the thoughts that you dwell on.  Steer away from negative-patterned thought (steering away from all negative thought is impossible, and not necessarily desirable).  Learn to keep your emotions positive by keeping your primary patterns of thought positive.  And take note of the words you speak, because the things you say impact your experience far more than you know.

Dick Ingersoll is sharing what he has learned from his studies in metaphysics, philosophy and spirituality at:  You can download Dick's latest eBook "Three Powerful, Dirty Little Secrets for Manifestation with the Law of Attraction" at: