Last week I started listening to Jen Sincero's YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY while I was driving to my day job. I starting thinking more and more about the Law of Attraction. I thought her book was encouraging, and was like a little crew of cheerleaders in my ear every morning. Who loves money? I love money. Money loves me. and all that good stuff. (Give it a shot before pooh-poohing it.)
If nothing else, her book made me think. I thought about how I saw the universe and its layers of life when I was a teenager (a theory that was thought up myself - that in itself was creepy, as there was no influence from others that lead me to think that way) and how I used to escape from the world by sitting in the dark and "meditating"... back then, I was speaking to the "universe" and all things out there, asking for the things I wanted. And even though I didn't receive a car, or a winning lottery ticket, I do remember having amazing luck, and getting a lot of what I desired. I thought I worked hard, had a horseshoe up my arse, and that was the way the world was. Years go by, and I land on my feet time and time again, restarting my life, and never looking back for a handout. I thought, again, that it had more to do with luck than anything else.
And then I read this book.
I haven't done the exercises yet - I will, and I will talk about this later. But I realized that all of what had happened over the first three decades of my life, or at least the last twenty years, was much of the law of attraction, not luck or being in the right place at the right time. Once upon a time, I was much more in-tune with the universe, and I had no idea what that meant, or how to do it. Now, you see it everywhere, and I am less in-tune than ever.
One day I will go into more detail about the decade I lost to a psycopath ex-roomie, but in the meantime, I want to focus on reconnecting with the world, taking time to establish the specifics of what I want, or like people now seem to say, establishing what I already have and will receive.
I want to know - did you read this book? Did you like it? Agree with it? What were your thoughts?
I am on reading #2 of the book, and this time, I will be taking note of the exercises and the mantras that she says will help me reconnect with life.
In the last week, one could say that I have "attracted" a free bag of licorice (thanks, Dawn), a box of chocolates from a grateful client, enough donations for my CIBC Run for the Cure entry (please donate or sponsor me if you can - every dollar helps), a free play lottery ticket, oranges gifted to me, and more. While it's not specifically money, I am grateful for the universe gifting me things that save me money and for supporting others through me. I am working hard at redirecting more my way, so that I can share with others, and I want to know what works for you.