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There is much talk, and just as much being written about, the law of attraction. There is nothing either secret or mysterious about this law, which states that you have far more control over your life, your circumstances, and your world than you have previously been led to believe. To take the first steps in doing so, however, it begins with belief.

Belief is the guiding power without which the Law of Attraction has no foundation. There is no need to subscribe to a particular religion, cult, or organization. Everything you need is already within you now.

Within you lies tremendous power. For it to shine forth, however, you must first find it in yourself to believe. Talk to any successful person, and you will find that they were able to take the first steps toward greatness only because they first found it in themselves to believe. Without this belief, a dream remains no more than that: a fleeting fantasy, a daydream, with just as much substance.

Believe, and that dream begins to flower, to grow, to move from the realm of mental substance to one of physical reality.

Believe, and you begin the first steps toward claiming the infinite gifts the universe has in store for you.

Look within yourself and consider your own beliefs. Do you truly believe in the worthiness of your dreams? Do you truly think they are worth the consistent effort required to make them manifest? Once you truly believe, nothing can stop you but yourself, for such belief is the same power which creates and maintains all existence.

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Negative thoughts generate more causes for negative thoughts, and have no place in one who has genuine belief. Wallow in negativity and you will suffer because of it, for what you focus on, that becomes.

Focus instead on what is positive through your thoughts, words, and deeds. When you believe in yourself, you make your mind up that negative thoughts become harder to cling to, so pay close attention to your attitude.

You have two voices, one that only you hear, and another that you speak out loud with, so others hear you. Regardless of what you actually say with your mouth, what matters is what your inner voice says, for this is the one you listen to the most.

If your inner voice is truly negative, then that is because of you and you alone, regardless of the circumstances in your life to date. You may have no control over what others say or do, but you have control over how you feel and think. The choice of how you react and how you become habituated to think and feel, therefore, depends completely on you.

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If you have conditioned yourself to be negative, then take heart: for just as you have taught yourself one habit, however detrimental, so you can teach yourself a new set of beneficial habits until it too becomes habitual.

You must accomplish this through patience and persistence, as well as through determined effort.

You start off by listening to your inner voice, and if it prefers to lash out, be gentle with it. Remember: you have taught it to be that way. And just as it took time to do so, so it will take time to retrain it to become otherwise.

Think before you react.

Think before you speak, think before you act, and make it a habit that anger and hatred are the last emotions that you feel. It may take time, just as it took time to become a negative person. But what efforts you put into training yourself to become positive and optimistic will be worth it.

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Armed with positive thoughts, it becomes easier to focus on your goals, while the opposite also holds true.

Consider the following negative statement:

“If only I could get that job.”

This is a negative thought because it is filled with a sense of failure. The person uttering it has little confidence in themselves. They are focused on their lack, and their phrasing suggests that their chances of acquiring their objective is minimal.

Contrast this with:

“When I get that job.”

This is a positive thought because the person who utters it with faith and conviction is filled with hope and confidence. While it is still possible that they may not get that particular job with that particular company, their belief and positive attitude begins opening doors for them that surely would have remained closed otherwise. So if that particular job does not pan out, another like it surely will, because the positive person’s will requires it.
Let us look at this scenario more closely: if indeed that job goes to another, the positive person feels gratitude, knowing that it wasn’t quite a match for them, and feels expectant that a better one is on its way. They are not hopeful, they are expectant because they know that what they will, becomes. Because they think this way, this will always be the story of their lives.

A negative person, on the other hand, becomes even more negative. They think that this is the story of their life, which they blame. They think it is because of the way the world works, which they blame. They may also blame their race, culture, religion, or upbringing, which they also end up blaming. Again, because they think this way, this too will always be the story of their lives.

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The power of a positive will is a tremendous one, so you should live and think only in the present. If you use words like: “soon,” “one day,” or “in the future,” that is where your goals will always stay, several steps ahead of you in some indistinct future.

No matter how far ahead you go in the future, still those goals will remain one step further ahead in a likewise indistinct future because that is where you have willed them to be.

You should instead use words that bring them in the present, such as “I have,” “I am,” and “it is.”

“I will soon be rich,” does nothing for you.

“I am rich,” does.

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When I wake up I don’t get straight out of bed. I sit up, rest my back so it’s straight and take a deep breath. I concentrate on my breathing – this is mindfulness. I then continue taking in deep breaths. That is all I focus on. Once I’ve fully focused on 20 complete breaths without my mind wandering then I get up. This energizes me for the start of the day.

After I have showered, etc I take 10 deep breaths and sing out my affirmations. Those affirmations are relating to what I’m going to do that day.

Here’s an example:

“I’m going to be viewing a property, and that property is mine.”

I then spend between 15 minutes and 30 minutes meditating, just emptying my mind.

Breakfast is wholemeal porridge (oats) with a sprinkling of cinnamon and dried berries. It allows a slow release of energy during the course of the day. I have a glass of pure fruit juice and a herbal tea. Now I’m charged and ready for action and I thank the day for what it will bring and for those loving and kind people I will meet that day. That’s my Cosmic Order. Yes, I know for many that they have to go through a different routine, but I Cosmic Order on the fly (on the move).
My mind is focused and I am aware of what is going on around me. It’s amazing how many people just bumble along without this awareness!

I jot down my goals for the day. Here’s an example list:

• Complete session at gym.
• Meet up with real estate agent (in the UK it is an estate agent) to view property I am interested in buying.
• Check emails and reply to the ones needing immediate attention. Put those that need an answer within 24 hours in separate “to do” folder.
• Confirm venue has been booked by my PA for short Cosmic Ordering course I am running in nearby town.
• Print out and double-check my running order for the course.
• Clear away any outstanding business from the day before.
• Check with my PA that files have been sent to printer for book I am publishing for one of my authors.
• Ensure my webmaster is available for planned meeting over working lunch.
• Speak with my production team on audio production matters.
• Check in with my publicist, Jane, that she received blog posts for various web sites I supply.
• Chase up my plumber for gas safety certificates for some of my properties he is maintaining.
• Check new startup company I am running is on target for production side of things.
• Meet up with accountant to discus taxation matters.
• Check in with neighbor to find out what time he wants a lift with wardrobe he asked me to help him move.

I manage to get through a rather grueling session at the gym. At times I apply 110 percent, this is one of those days I seem to have unlimitless energy. The porridge has helped me retain some energy for after the workout. During the workout I spend some time focusing on the rest of the day, it helps get me over the hardest bits of my workout. I find if I, at times, focus on other things then I don’t notice the pain as much.

From there I meet up with a real estate agent (sometimes called real estate brokers) to view property I am interested in. One of my current tenants is living in a two bedroom property I own, but they want to upsize to a three bed-roomed property because of a change in circumstances. Usually I would not go out of my way to invest in a new property in this way, but the tenant is one of my long term ones and I have known her since she was a baby.

The property is a three bedroom upstairs flat, quite spacious but dated in its décor. To some this may be off-putting but not to me. It means I am going to be able to design it to the needs of the prospective tenant, and of course the price is good.

Looking around the place I already can work out what needs spending, and I deduct the costs from the asking price and make my offer to the real estate agent. Because I’m a property developer/investor, real estate agents love me. I don’t mean they literally love me, I mean they like it because they know that if I say I’m going to buy the place then it is going to go through without any hiccups.

I’m back at the computer to check on emails that need my attention. My PA has a big pile of important emails waiting for me to answer and a list of things she wants me to attend to. When I say my PA has a list of things for me to do, I mean exactly that. These are very important things she has listed that need my immediate attention.

One thing she has listed is some information that is outstanding that I need to supply to a TV company (one of Sky’s channels). They want details of questions they can ask about certain subjects on one of their channels. Actually it’s the presenter himself asking me to provide back-up questions for him to ask on his TV show. I’ve already made a mental list of the questions so list them and get them sent off to him.

I had a response to the short course I mentioned in a Cosmic Ordering newsletter that I would run if enough potential delegates wanted to attend. I discuss the venue with my PA and go over the room plan, items I will need and that the suite at the hotel where this is running has been booked. It’s only a short course, but 18 people are attending – mostly from my area as it’s easy for them to travel to.

I go through my new power points and running order for the course and give my PA the details of break times, etc so she can get them off to the delegates attending.

What’s left from the day before gets cleared away now. I have to be on the ball here as otherwise I get mind chatter over anything outstanding. By focusing on my breathing to quiet and strengthen my mind I get more control over my thoughts.
Of course the mind chatter is easy to park up, but it can be a distraction so best get things out of the way instead of putting them off.

I find a quiet 10 minutes and drift off into a meditative state to clear my mind and re-focus on my goals for the day. I then write a proactive statement about myself and a “wish list” for the rest of the day. I again give thanks for all what is happening and for those around me working so hard to make things happen in a good way. I have learned to master my thoughts so that I can be a closer companion to the seat of universal consciousness within me. I create a power image within my mind and I’m charged up once more.

I check all is going to plan with a book I am publishing for an established author of mine. I run through the main points with my PA and ensure we are on target for the publication date.

I check with my PA that my webmaster Mike has been booked for a working lunch with me and then I’m off to meet with him. We meet in a Spanish restaurant. The food is good and the ideas we bounce off each other are taking shape. By the end of lunch we both leave with notes that we have each jotted down.

I’m now on my way to meet with my team about audio production matters. There’s so much to do behind the scenes in that particular industry, and I must admit that it took me some time to get used to the terminology used within it. The meeting lasts for nearly an hour, and during that time we have addressed number of matters and I leave with another list of things for me to do. My production manager, Rob, is as sharp as they come and we also have some banter about the way the internet has changed publishing in such a big way.

I get a call from an old friend of mine, an ex-radio presenter now running his own company. He asks me to place a Cosmic Order for him so as to have a successful business meeting with a potential new client. We also arrange a meet-up to catch up on things. I ensure I write the date down as it’s so easy to think you can hold these things to the short-term memory, and then you forget. So rather than forget I make sure the date is put in my diary so I call my PA straightaway to do this. I don’t leave such important matters until they become forgotten memories.

Now I’m on my way to see my publicist, Jane. Jane wanted some blog posts written by me for inclusion on some web sites that other people own. I had been requested to do some writing on the law of attraction. It’s surprising how many of my pieces are in so many blogs belonging to other people on the web. Jane looks after my publicist interests and is always working so conscientiously on my behalf.

After this meeting I ensure that my “wish list” for the day is working out and that I am still proactive in what I wrote out earlier in the day.

I get a phonecall from the real estate agent of the property I viewed earlier in the day. They tell me that my offer on the has been accepted. I call Alan my financial advisor and go through the details with him, he gives me the green light and it’s all systems go … another property is added to my portfolio (well in about 6-8 weeks when the paperwork is eventually completed for conveying the property over to me and all the necessary checks are done).

My PA books an appointment (a phone appointment as we just have to go through the merest of formalities as we, my attorney and I, are both aware of what is necessary for the property purchase to be legally finalized) with my attorney (in the UK it’s a solicitor).

My solicitor and I exchange pleasantries more than we talk about the property purchase. I give him the details of the property and know that I can leave the conveyance of this property in his capable and safe hands. I feel that the proactive statement I wrote earlier in the day to bring about change certainly worked!

I give thanks for all the good that has happened and as drive to the new start-up company (it’s 6 months old) to check how things are going I make a mental note to say a very special thanks that night for all the help everyone has given me.

On the way there I notice something brown slowly moving on the road. It’s only small, some kind of animal! I pull over and discover that it’s a tortoise! I know that it must have got out of someone’s garden as they (a tortoise) are protected or something like that, can’t recall what but know someone will be concerned over it going missing.

With tortoise in hand I start knocking on doors and the second door I knocked on was where it lived. I discovered that the tortoise was called Boris and he was over 20 years old. Boris’ keeper was so overwhelmed with joy that I had brought him back safely.

“You naughty boy,” said the woman, “what would we do without you,” as she clutched him close to her and gave him a kiss on his shell.

“It’s odd,” I thought to myself as I drove to my fledgling company, “we each have our own special things in life, yet not all of these special things are based around wealth.”
I made a mental note to ensure I included that in this blog.

I arrived at the unit where my fledgling company is based and it was a hive of activity, although I only presently employ two people there. There were two people collecting things, and John (one of my workers) was on the phone talking to a customer. So I just stood back and took it all in. I recalled some eight or nine months earlier I had this idea, and here now I was seeing it in action!

I felt really good, well even better than I had been feeling. I always feel good inside, and seeing this sort of thing in action running so smoothly gave me cause to say “thanks for all of this” under my breath.

John was now off the phone, we shook hands, as I always make a point of valuing people and showing respect. I recall how I took John on, he had been out of work for quite some time and had all but given up on finding a job.

I recalled interviewing what seemed like hundreds of people for the two positions I had on offer at the new company. Don’t get me wrong, they all had impressive resumes but I just didn’t fully connect with them. Then along came John, I immediately connected with him when he said, “All I want to do is make it happen!” Well that resonated with my Cosmic Ordering side, in fact I thought it was some sort of diving message in code to me. I didn’t even bother reading John’s resume. I said, “The job’s yours.”

Talk about gratitude, he took my hand and nearly shook my arm off! I have to say, John is worth his weight in gold and he’s a real diamond in the rough.

John finished updating me on progress and now I was headed to see my accountant. I have a regular meet with him, as he knows all these fancy words and shows me graphs about cash flow and so on. I must admit, we spend a lot of time talking about other matters, such as how some companies are finding it tough or how this or that business is one to watch out for in terms of it growing.

When we finish our meeting I call my plumber to see if he’s finalized the gas safety checks on a number of my properties … and he has. He’s another diamond in the rough. I tell him he hasn’t billed me for the last few jobs and he laughs and says, “I think I can trust you not to run away and not pay me.”

Well that’s enough for now, if you want to read more then please contact me to let me know and I’ll write part 2.

Stephen Richards

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Most of you will have heard the ‘three wishes’ joke. Anyway, here is take on that:

A sales rep, an administration clerk and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out in a puff of smoke.

The Genie says, "I usually only grant three wishes, so I’ll give each of you just one."

"Me first! Me first!" says the admin clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world." Poof! She’s gone.

In astonishment, "Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of pina coladas and the love of my life."

Poof! He’s gone.

"Okay, you’re up," the Genie says to the manager.

The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch."

What I am getting at here is, at an opportune moment you might find yourself presented with an opportunity to have anything in the world, one magical wish. Use each Cosmic Order as if it were so.

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Being health conscious these days is very much in the news, and yet if you are wealthy then you are penalized for it by being classed as elitist. Of course, you have to get wealthy before you get to wear this tag.

Once your health is running smoothly then you can afford the luxury of becoming wealth conscious. Yes I know, there are just too many chores for you to get through in the day, so you have no time for yourself. Hey, I juggle all the chores of life amongst what other things I do, and I still find time. So don’t let the chores in your life stop you becoming wealth conscious.

I get many, many emails asking me to resolve money problems for people, and when I look to see what they have done, usually very little, it does make me feel that they are using me as a shortcut. However, once in a while I do get a call for help that is deserved of a solid reply.

I received such an email from Helen, yes she was asking for monetary help, but she listed everything she had tried and all her past history, which must have taken some putting together in her long and detailed email. I was more than pleased to set her on the road to riches.

Take a leaf out of Helen’s book, try to do something for yourself before passing the buck to someone else, you have to live your own life, you cannot do it through others.

If you are not prepared to help yourself then you cannot expect others to come rushing to your aid, you have to apply some conscious effort. Then when you hit a brick wall and are stuck, that is the time to ask for help.

Stephen Richards

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By fully experiencing and going beyond an emotional block - through the layers of doubt and fear - you experience the emotion of who you truly are … you experience your essential nature … your boundless eternal Self.

Emotional clearing requires people to find the courage to embrace their emotional blocks; dissolving them before they impact on the body and adversely affect physical well-being.

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Most of us have learnt to suppress, ignore or misinterpret our emotions. So, like children, our emotions find more compelling ways of getting our attention - frequently through the creation of stress, or in severe cases through psychological or physical disease.

When you find yourself face to face with powerful emotions, such as anger, jealousy or fear, it takes courage to willingly experience them fully. However, these emotions need acknowledgment. They need to be felt and acknowledged; for in order to go beyond them we must go through them.

Stephen Richards

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