by Imelda Leahy
The Universal Law of Attraction has been popularized by the hugely successful DVD documentary movie “The Secret” in recent years, but if we were to look back into history, we would see that there have been vocal proponents from many different time periods. For example, Florence Scovel Shinn was an early 20th century Metaphysics writer and teacher of “The New Thought Movement”, who was much loved, very well known and respected for her first book, considered to be a prosperity classic, (which was self-published, by the way) The Game of Life and How to Play it. The following quote sums up her philosophy:
“The invisible forces are ever working for man who is always ‘pulling the strings’ himself, though he does not know it. Owing to the vibratory power of words, whatever man voices, he begins to attract.”
Excerpted from “The Game of Life” – by Florence Scovel Shinn
Amongst the many examples she gives in her book, she describes how a woman once came to her for help in attracting a new dinner service. Not long afterwards the woman’s friend gave her a single dish, which was old and cracked. When she came to Florence complaining “Well, I asked for a set of dishes, and all I got was a cracked plate!” Florence replied “The plate was only a sign of land. It shows your dishes are coming – look upon it as birds and seaweed,” and not long afterwards the dishes came to her.
So often, when we get something that seems like an exceptionally small portion of what we ordered in, we give up, as if these measly universal offerings are a sign of how little we are worth and definitely evidence that The Law of Attraction is not working for us! Attracting with your thoughts, yeah right. But how different our experience of life would be if we saw these crumbs of manifestation as a sign of greater things to come!
So, next time you are asking for an expansion in your finances for e.g. and then someone buys you lunch, then celebrate – as if kindness and generosity clearly abounds! If your vacuum cleaner breaks down completely and then someone gives you one they had going spare, you can say The Universe provides for me in a myriad of ways. If a flyer for a 2-4-1 offer for your favourite pizza comes flying through your door, then tell yourself, I live in an abundant and generous world! If cash comes to you out of the blue like a scratch card win, or finding a single coin in the street, then notice that money is right now flowing freely to you. Remember who it is that is making the distinction between attracting £1, or £1000,000.
As you line up with these snippets of abundance and you notice the universal acts of generosity that are around you at this very moment, when at the same time you are intending for greater things, The Law of Attraction just has to add to this, bringing you even more expansion on your finances. It won’t be very long until you are spending more time thinking about the money and gifts that are flowing to you, rather than the money that is flowing out of your wallet. Now that you are putting your attention on things coming your way, you are actually now a match for financial abundance aren’t you? The Law of Attraction always brings you that to which you are a vibrational match. Remember to have fun with it…so how many cracked plates have you attracted this week?