The following excerpt is taken from the new book
Quantum Success, by Sandra Anne Taylor. It is published by Hay House (July
2006) and available at all stores or online at: www.hayhouse.com
The Astounding Science of Wealth and Happiness
By Sandra Anne Taylor
The Law of Magnetism
The Second Universal Law of Success
"Every person is surrounded by a thought atmosphere. . . .
Through this power we are either attracting or repelling. Like attracts
like and . . .
we attract just what we are in mind."
While the first Law of Success concerns what you create, the second one,
Law of Magnetism, concerns what you attract. These two forces together
have the greatest impact on your destiny: The first has to do with the
power of your consciousness; the second has to do with the power of your
There are many patterns of energy at work in the world today. Amazingly
powerful yet unseen forces have very real and predictable outcomes. For
instance, if you
key in the numbers of a very specific signal to your cell phone and then
press the "talk" button, that sequence will be directed by a
satellite thousands of miles away to the appropriate recipient. Another
phone will ring, and the energy of your voice will be bounced back and
forth, allowing you to have a clear conversation even if youre a
great distance away from the other person. If you push a button on a remote
control, a signal will be sent to a box in the corner of the room and
a television picture will formcomplete with soundagain transmitted
from a far-distant source. Modern CAT scans and MRIs use energy to create
images of the body. Microwaves cook food, sensors ensure security, and
lasers remove tumors.
The list of ways in which modern humans have harnessed, directed, and
utilized energy is almost endless. All of the above phenomenaand
have very significant physical results, but the influences arent
limited to medicine, communications, and technical gadgetry. The energetic
workings of the Universe impact each and every one of us in ways that
most people are never aware ofeven to the point of individual experiences
of happiness and success.
The Law of Magnetism says that we can only attract
the same kind of energy that we put out about ourselves. Its based
on the quantum-physical principle that everythingincluding every
personprojects this power. In fact, the Universe is filled with
vibrations that scientists call "strings" of energy. It moves
within us, from us, and all around us literally all the time. Whether
were aware of it or not, each of us is a part of a vast exchange
and expansion of this force that takes place in the Universe every moment
of every day.
Our personal energy moves outward from us and connects
with others of like resonance, determining both whom and what well
attract in life. Each of us is like a little radio station, constantly
broadcasting signals about our self and our life. The people and situations
that match those signals are the ones that will tune in to us and be drawn
into our life experience. In truth, what we call chemistrywhether
its romantic or professionalis actually more of a resonance,
a matching of signals and personal vibrations. So if success is what youre
after, it will be very important to understand how your energy is createdand
what it may be broadcasting about you even now.
Your Energetic Calling Card
In the Victorian era, calling cards were used to announce the arrival
visitor or friend, and letters of introduction were sent ahead to pave
the way and help someone new connect with others of like society. It was
a formal process, but one which let the recipient know that the bearer
was well connected and highly regarded.
Your personal resonance does much the same thing. Long before you arrive
at an experience in life, your energy has sent messages about you to the
people youll be interacting with. It announces you to everyone,
revealing that part of you that others relate to on an unconscious but
very compelling level: your energetic nature. So if you dont like
the society or circumstances youve attracted so far, or if youve
had difficulty finding the success you desire, youll need to change
what you put into your energetic calling card.
Luckily, since this frequency is something that you produce yourself,
its also something that you can change. Once you figure out what
makes up your vibrational resonance, you can take active steps to improve
your magnetic frequency and change all that you attract.
There are three major ways that your personal resonance is created:
1. Through your emotional energy, or the vibrations of your feelings
2. Through your cognitive energy, or the vibrations of your thoughts
3. Through your physical energy, or the vibrations of your body
Lets take a closer look at the first two methods on this list.
The Emotional Broadcast
Your emotional resonance is by far the most powerful expression of yourself.
Your daily feelings broadcast loud and clear signals about who you are
and what you expect from the world. If youre chronically fearful,
for example, you project that and will only attract more and more situations
that will cause you to be afraid. If anger is predominant, youre
sending out signals that you expect hostilityand thats exactly
what youll get.
But if you choose a lighter, happier attitude, you broadcast the message
that you expect the world to be a joyous place, and both your energy and
your expectation will bring more of that to you. If you have confident
and peaceful feelings about yourself, theyll send out a very magnetic
vibration, attracting people and experiences that bring an even deeper
sense of serenity to your life. This is your resonant reality; what you
send out will most certainly come back to you.
Your predominant feelings energize your destiny creation by virtue of
their powerful presence in your heart and mind. The more emotionally charged
an experience or issue is, the more power it generates. For this reason,
a shift to more positive sentiments is a basic requirement of the Law
of Magnetism. Its an energetic truth that the quality of your emotional
life will determine the caliber of your life in general. In this the law
is strict: The Universe will return your own joy, love, and happiness
to you; and it will return your fear, anger, and unhappiness as well.
But where do emotions come from? Whats the source of this powerful
energy that you engage in all the time? Underneath every single emotional
experience is a stimulating source. Whether the feeling is anger or love,
misery or joy, depression or excitement, boredom or bliss, every blossom
or thorn of sentiment has one originating seedand that seed is thought.
The Thoughts the Thing
The second way that you project your energy out into the world is through
your cognitive power. Your thoughts rarely stop, so theyre continually
churning out vibrational messages in your energetic field. And since theyre
also the source of your emotional energy, theyre doubly important
in your pursuit of success.
Thoughts of confidence bring feelings of hope, while those of inadequacy
bring feelings of despair. Which is more likely to attract wonderful outcomes
to you? The positive results youre looking for can only come from
peaceful emotions and positive thoughts.
If youre like most people, the process of thinking may seem rather
random and spontaneous, something that you just experience rather than
decide on. Maybe youve never been taught to think positively, or
maybe the direction your mind takes depends on the situation youre
in or the people youre with. One things for sure: If you look
around you and find your life wanting, the Universe is telling you to
take control of your thoughts!
Most negative thinking is based in one of three fears:
1. Fear of the future
2. Fear of rejection
3. Fear of failure
Fear of the future can range from fleeting worries that something may
go wrong to wild anticipation of personal catastrophe, including thoughts
such as What if the meeting doesnt go well? What if I lose this
account? What if I get sick or die?
Fear of rejection runs the gamut from nagging concerns about being judged
to utter panic about being abandoned. People who have these kinds of thoughts
are often self-critical or even self-loathing. Thoughts such as Im
not good enough, Im not capable, and Im not worthy invariably
lead to fears such as What if my spouse leaves me? or What if I get fired?
All fear is toxic to the energy of achievement, so its inevitable
that fear of failure creates the energy of a self-fulfilling prophecy;
those who see themselves as unsuccessful can only draw defeat. These negative
are your greatest obstacles to genuine happiness. They destroy optimism
and increase worry and frustration, two miserable vibrations that attract
miserable results. Its often said that your life moves in the direction
of your dominant thought, and your energy is the reason why.