Understanding LOA On A Deeper Level
I first came across LOA through Abraham Hicks in 2002. That was my first experience with LOA. At the time I was focusing on specific areas in my life that were lacking what I wanted and specific emotions that were not helping me manifest what I wanted. I eventually gave up on LOA after giving it the best I could. But my understanding was limited despite reading and listening to everything I could get my hands on that was available at the time. The message just was not clear enough and back then, the message was very focused on getting what you want. That was extremely appealing but missing the huge point of it so that the ideas of appreciation and gratitude were addressed but with so much attention on getting things you want, the having of things, the importance of focusing on feelings, never came through as clearly. Neville Goddard was helpful but I was still lost in the things part. Ultimately, I no longer trusted LOA or anything related to it because I couldn’t get it right. The message was not clear. I was missing the the most important part of the message. Love.
I was working in a bookstore when The Secret came out and it literally made me angry because I felt so many people were getting sucked into lies based on my experience with LOA. My teachers, Abraham Hicks, did their best. But again, perhaps due to my own limited ability to hear or perhaps due to their limited focus on getting what you want, I couldn’t even hear the message or anything LOA or even see anything LOA related without getting furious.
Almost a decade past and during that time my knowledge of LOA and my life experiences lead me to conclude that LOA is as real as it gets! I return to Abraham Hicks and it helped to some degree but I could not really connect with it. Their message just was not helping me enough. This was in 2013-2014. I went about my life focusing on what feels good. That part of their message did connect for me but it really felt incomplete, like there was more that needed to be said that I was missing. I was still unclear and had a fuzzy understanding of things that helped just enough to get by, but not enough to really click for me.
Please understand, this is not an indictment of Abraham Hicks. I am very appreciative of them and their work. It is helpful and was my foundation in LOA which was very important but for me, but I never felt like I really got it.
Cut to weeks ago, someone tells me about The Power. I followed my impulse to buy it and then they talk about how they love listening to the audiobook. I love listening to audiobooks as well, so I decided to splurge and get the audio book too, after feeling The Power did resonate with me. This was all in spite of my memory of The Secret being terrible because it first came out at the height of my hating all things LOA. But I trusted this impulse and ran with it. Turns out it was the best impulse I’ve had in a while.
Your book, The Power, resonates so deeply with me, and I feel like it simplifies all LOA material down to the very basics. The others focus all over the place on millions of different specifics and tricks that I found complicated the message, a message that is most helpful when simplified.
The Power has left me changed, with a clarity I never had before. Yes, I had a kind of understanding, but that understanding would get lost in the shuffle of the many things, processes, tricks, gimmicks and many different focuses on one very basic concept. I never felt as focused as I have since I read and listened to The Power. That book is a godsend, a gift I will cherish as I listen and relisten to the audiobook.
I no longer feel divided on where I should focus. I don’t feel like there are too many processes. I don’t feel overwhelmed or confused because there are too many details. Thanks to The Power, I feel focused on one thing. Love. Okay, maybe two. Appreciations and gratitude. And I feel like that is all I need to do. I’ve seen how my emotions change and my world changes. It’s so simple. It’s so clear. For the first time since I was introduced to LOA in 2002 I feel like I get it. My feelings are the key. The ideals are love and appreciation. Forget about the stuff I want, the processes, the specifics of the things, and focus on feeling love and appreciation. Then the rest will work itself out.
The Power is exactly what I needed and I wish I had it years ago. It might not have resonated as well with me back then but I know I would have returned to it and the message would have endured, influencing me over the years. But I have it now and it has already begun helping me. I catch myself when I am not focused on love and appreciation, which was not something I was not as good at doing before reading The Power. That’s perhaps because I never really considered just how important it was to catch myself when I am not in place of love or appreciation.
Because of this book, I feel like I finally have a genuine chance at the life I want. I feel like it is easy and within my grasp because all I need to do, ultimately, is focus on love and appreciation and the rest will follow.
Thank you for this gift. And it really is a gift. I spent years trying to ‘get it’ and now I finally do. I don’t need to look any further in a quest for more clarity. That is a first. Thank you for that.