Perseverance is a necessary aspect of character. We are adding this section because sometimes the Law of Attraction takes time. We are not told this explicitly by the teachers and coaches, and no one can tell us how long it will take. I think that it depends on the size of your dream. James Arthur Ray in the movie, The Secret has an illustrative piece where he shows the grass shoot just about to sprout above the ground but then the manifester loses hope, faith or confidence and the little shoot goes back down. I heard that Henry Ford declared bankruptcy 7 times before changing the world with his mass produced six cylinder engine. He was one of the magnates who informed Napoleon Hill's work in the Law of Attraction.
Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich talks about persistence as one of the qualifiers for wealth and happiness. He emphasizes this as a necessary character trait and tells the stories of many, many people who set out to become wealthy or successful. None of those he talks about got rich quickly and all spent some time in difficult circumstances before successfully implementing the Law of Attraction. If you look up the biography of the teachers featured in the movie, The Secret, you will find a common history in making it only after some financial low. I had been wondering if this was a necessary element in wealth and began to investigate the time issue with the Law of Attraction further.
Robert Kiyosaki was living in his car with his wife before he made it big. John Assaraf was living on the street as was Joe Vitale before their grass sprouted above ground. Wayne Dyer says that when he was first teaching, he was living in his car and learned how to sneak into hotel rooms while the rooms were being cleaned in order to use the showers. In fact, the only person I have found who created his own wealth who was never living in poverty was Donald Trump. He narrowly escaped bankruptcy when his casino in New Jersey took a dip in revenue, and he only did so by changing his lifestyle and re-focusing on business. It is taught in the Kabbalah and by Buddhists that we must survive a fall before we can make a jump up to a new level.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determinationalone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)
at TUT.com, another one of the teachers in the movie The Secret when talking about the Law of Attraction, explains that when we are looking to manifest wealth and happiness we should "Keep doing what you are doing but do it better." Mike Dooley says that if we don't master what we are doing, it will master us. When we master what we are doing, the Universe will give us a better opportunity. Choices multiply. Other people notice us. We will be given opportunities and we will see what we really want to do. Or, we will find that we are living the life of our dreams and will not know how it happened. He tells the story of a computer expert who relocated from the UK to the USA for a great job. Shortly after he got his family settled, the company went bankrupt. His family was happy in the US so he was determined to do whatever he had to do in order to stay. He became a busboy at a restaurant, and a short time later was regional manager. Now, that's doing whatever you have to!
Abraham-Hicks would say this:
Keep the faith. Your fortune is in the safe deposit box.
During this seasoning time, after we have used the Law of Attraction to manifest something better in our lives, we must keep positive, avoiding criticism and negativity, and be careful to make decisions based on love and not fear. As Dooley says, do everything that you can with what you have and you don't have to hit the home run; you just have to keep pitching balls until the Universe hits one for us.
If your dream is a big one, you might have a lot of ripening, and a bit of learning to do. Hang in there. Your vibration is closing in on the vibration of success.
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