Volume 5, Issue 3 | February 5, 2009
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  1. A Note From Christina
  2. Events Calendar
  3. Article: Decipher the Law of Attraction
  4. Recent Blog Entries
  5. More Links & Resources


What do Canadians do in the midst of gloomy February … head to the nearest sunny locale! Luckily I’ve figured out a way to combine the pursuit of sun with something that warms my heart and mind too – the soothing guidance of ‘Abraham’ via the work of Esther and Jerry Hicks.

By the time you read this, I’ll be on a plane headed to L.A. On Saturday I’ll board one of the Princess ships for a cruise to the Mexican Rivera (with stops in Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas). Not an ordinary cruise, this one is an “Abraham cruise” … so in between ports of call, sunning on the deck and eating (I’m going to try and take it easy on that!), I’ll be attending Abraham workshops. Getting the latest Law of Attraction answers to the myriad of questions that people ask.


I picked up a cool sketch book to do a little graphic recording of the main ideas and I’m loaded up on markers. To view the graphic notes that I took on last year’s cruise: click here. Also, if you are on Twitter or FB, I’ll tweet about my Abe experiences from the ship – so stay tuned!


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In the meantime, here is an updated previous article of mine … Decipher the Law of Attraction (LOA). For those of you who aren’t quite sure what this Law of Attraction stuff is about … or a nice refresher for those of you who do. Next issue I’ll share the key nuggets that I got from Abraham on the cruise.


Christina Merkley,
The SHIFT-IT Coach




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ARTICLE: How to Decipher the Law of Attraction (LOA)


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Law of Attraction is turning up all over the place it seems (actually that is part of the law!). Perhaps you already know about it … Its got a lot of play in movies like The Secret and What the Bleep Do We Know, etc. My favorite teachers of LOA, Esther and Jerry Hicks (ala The Teachings of Abraham), are topping the charts since Hay House became their publisher a few years ago … with their books Law of Attraction, Ask and It Is Given, and The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent (to name just a few).

I’ve been studying LOA for many years and it can take a while to really comprehend and apply it. But once it clicks for you, it turns out to be an elegantly simple concept.

It's a Vibrational Universe:

Law of Attraction is an energy concept … universal like Newton’s Law of Gravity. Advocates of the principle (folks on the cutting edge or the kooky edge … depending on how you look at it) believe that there is an underlying ‘attraction’ law that governs how things work in the world.

The basic premise is that everything in the universe is made up of energy. And that energy has a certain vibrational frequency depending on where it resides. Law of Attraction states that similar energy is attracted to similar energy, or more simply: Like Attracts Like. That things that are ‘vibrating’ at a similar frequency, tone or energetic are attracted to one another and cluster together.

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You Emit Your Own Frequency:
In this theory, you as an individual person emit an overall signal or vibration to the world and you get back things that match your signal. Not only do you have an overall vibration (a mix of all the different thoughts/feelings that you think and feel) but you also have specific signals on every single topic area that there is in life. Be it m0ney, relationships, work, body, power, health, etc. So you attract to you things that match your particular signal in those areas.

It’s a Magnetic World (not assertive):

This theory contends that the world is magnetic not assertive. Which means, that you ‘attract’ things to you … they don’t assert themselves upon you. We are not ‘done onto’ but instead we are creators of our own reality. This premise is one of the more controversial aspects of the belief system because it really insists on 100% responsibility - which can be a tough pill to swallow when you consider young children, people born into abject environments, etc.

You Attract Via How You Habitually Think and Feel:

Another underlying premise of Law of Attraction is that you get what you habitually focus on. Like a big photocopier or duplicator … your attention and feelings are powerful replication devices (your thoughts/feelings create your particular vibration). That is all well and fine if you happen to be surrounded by things that are beneficial, nice, pleasant, pr0sperous, healthy, etc. That when you look at them you think pleasant thoughts and feel pleasant feelings by what you see (and hence emit a positive vibration). But this becomes problematic if you aren’t in the best of circumstances or are surrounded by people who are negative scanners who teach you to focus and feel in negative ways.

In Order to Change Your Circumstances, You Must Change Your Focus:

Abraham’s teachings guide that most of us are ‘sloppy focusers’. We look at what is around us and focus on that … or take on the focusing habits of the mainstream. If you want to get different results than what surrounds you, you will need to shift your focus from the current reality to what you really do want instead (your desired reality).

As a strategic visioning and planning professional – I love this stuff! Below is an example of how to be a more precision focuser and questions you can ask yourself to improve your own dissatisfying situation:

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