Towards a Global Ethic: An Initial Declaration

January 31, 2009

If we are seeking to use the law of attraction in a spiritual way then perhaps it helps if we know some moral and ethical guidelines to follow in helping us do so.  That is why I am posting this Global Ethic Declaration put together by spiritual leaders from all spiritual traditions who were part of the Parliment of World’s Religions.  I hope you take the time to read it.  http://www.urbandharma.org/pdf/ethic.pdf


Musings on Moving Beyond the Ego’s Use of the Law of Attraction

January 31, 2009
While doing research on my newest book (the follow up to my Beyond the Secret book), I was reviewing some of my favorite texts from various spiritual teachers I admire. I was particularly struck by what I read in Wayne Teasdale’s THE MYSTIC HEART about some of the ideas of Thomas Keating’s writings on “the false self.”

To summarize, Teasdale shares how in our early years if we do not get what we need in the way of security, love, and a feeling of mastery and control over our environment, we will compensate for it in the following ways:

1) Not enough of security as a child — compensating with an over-emphasis on material prosperity.

2) Not enough love as a child — seeking out the approval of others (even pursuing fame to do so).

3) Not enough control as a child — attempts to dominate others at work, in the family, and everywhere!

GOODNESS! No wonder so many people stress using the law of attraction to get money, approval, and as a means to control their environments. How riddled they must be with feelings of fear, believing inside they are fundamentally unlovable, and that they are out of control in this world and need to compensate for it all by using the law of attraction to find ways to be totally in control. And, maybe this is why research showed a few years ago that despite how prosperous American’s were they scored very high on the unhappiness scale. How sad, because it means that essentially we have way too many children (both young and inside the bodies of adults still) who feel insecure, unloved, and out of control.

This said, perhaps the antidote to using the law of attraction in a more spiritual (versus egotistical way) is to show people how to feel inwardly secure (which comes about by knowing how to wisely intuit and rely upon the Divine), loved for who they are (no matter what the outer appearance of their lives), and using surrender (and my formula of Surrender-Align-Contribute) so they no longer feel the need to control and give it over more to the Divine flow!

Well, I guess that is what the spiritual quest is all about really. Learning how to heal the wounds of our childhood to help us overcome the ego and live in the light, love, joy, and freedom of the Divine!

Blessings as you pursue yours!

Lisa


Are THE SECRET authors Catching Up to ideas in my BEYOND THE SECRET book?

January 31, 2009

More and more I am both amused and pleased that well-known authors of THE SECRET are finally catching up to ideas I put forward well over a year ago in my <b>BEYOND THE SECRET: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction</b> book. 

In that book I talked about how to use the law of attraction from the level of the ego and how to use it in a more spiritual way.  I stated that instead of going by the mantra ASK, BELIEVE, RECEIVE popularized so much in THE SECRET book and DVD, we needed to shift to SURRENDER, ALIGN, AND CONTRIBUTE.

Now, here is a public question for all of you.  Though I am pleased that they are catching up to ideas in my book, I am curious as to why they have decided to use my title (which has been out for well over a year) on their campaign instead of coming up with one of their own?  Strange.  I would think they had the power to be more innovative. 

Well, regardless, I am glad some of them are starting to either express their own more spiritual points of view that they probably felt anyway before THE SECRET came out about how to use the law of attraction in a more spiritual way.  Or, they are coming around to things I said in my book anyway.  At least it is good news that others in that crowd are expressing their spiritual views more freely or are catching up.

It’s just really amusing that they are using the title and ideas from my book.  Whatever that’s about.  Imitation can be a form of flattery so I will accept the compliment in a joyful way!  Smile!  And, hope that is all that is going on here.

Oh, well.  Surrendering to the flow of what Spirit wants in this process, while posing the questions regardless.

Blessings,

Dr. Lisa Love


Under Pressure Lately? Become a Diamond Soul! Thrive Not Survive!

January 30, 2009

BE A THRIVER NOT A SURVIVOR – HERE’S THE DIFFERENCE

As a SURVIVOR you will waste time on:

  • obsessing about the past instead of learning from it
  • “woulda, coulda, shoulda’s”
  • misdirected and unhealthy anger
  • depressed and stagnated emotions
  • stuffed grief and attachments to what has been lost
  • comparing themselves to others
  • problems instead of solutions
  • self-pity, blame, and toxic shame
  • fearful thoughts that immobilize them instead of kick them into action


As a THRIVOR you will:

  • Learn from the past and move “future forward
  • Take responsibility where you can and let the rest go
  • Use healthy anger to get motivated, set boundaries, and make
    healthy choices that improve your self-esteem and self-respect

  • Move through the grief and loss process in a nurturing way
  • Build a team of support to help you move through
  • Set long term intentions and focus on short term daily goals
  • Turn anxiety into action and have achievable action steps
  • Focus on the end you want to achieve and use effective strategies to
    help you reach their goals.

  • Be guided by a set of principles (spiritual and otherwise) that direct
    your life along healthy, happy, and prosperous lines


Knowing all this isn’t it time you thrive and utilize your present circumstances
to help you attract to yourself a greater level of health, happiness, prosperity,
and joy?  Wouldn’t it be great to learn from someone who has been there
too and made it through?   

That’s right, I have thrived and you can too!

(READ MY DIAMOND SOUL STORY HERE!!)


Making the Most of It

January 30, 2009

Main Quote

You play the hand you’re dealt. I think the game’s worthwhile. ~ Christopher Reeve

Dr. Lisa Love Coaching Tip

What I love most about the above quote is it’s source.  I became a huge fan of Christopher Reeve’s true superhuman capacity, when he became a quadriplegic and  despite the horrible tragedy he went through, he truly played the hand he was dealt with spectacular love and strength.  Now, I know as much as the next person what it is like to want to indulge in my own pity party and lament the hand I have at times been dealt.  I’m not going to pretend that tough times don’t require their own level of sorting through some emotional turbulence before you arrive at the point of thinking the game you are now forced to play is worthwhile.  So feel sad, mad, confused, afraid, jealous even!  Feel your emotions because they are frequently cards in the hand you’ve been played.  Then, get busy learning how to process these emotions well so you can set those cards down and draw some new one’s like: faith, hope, optimism, courage, dignity, wisdom, clarity, and even love.  That’s the premise behind my Thrive Not Survive book.  Learning to handle these emotional states well.  Why?  So, you can keep playing those cards well enough to eventually pull off enough of a winning hand to realize that the game of self-discovery and learning to love yourself and others is in fact the only worthwhile game in town.
 

About Dr. Lisa Love

Best-selling author of BEYOND THE SECRET: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction, Attracting Real Love, and Thrive Not Survive!.  Life, Relationship, Law of Attraction coach. There’s a reason my clients tell me by working with me they get major breakthroughs fast!  Decades of coaching and counseling experience combined with my extensive training and work with clients from all backgrounds help my clients make shifts in a rapid way.  Discover what I can do for you.  Call now!   Plus, visit my website at www.doctorlisalove.com to get a variety of free gifts I offer to you! 


Cultivating Joy

January 30, 2009

Main Quote

Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Dr. Lisa Love Coaching Tip

Have you ever noticed there is a difference between joy and happines?  I have, which is why I believe happiness is an emotion and joy is not.  Think about it.  We say people feel happy and unhappy, but we don’t say people are joyful and unjoyful.  In fact, the word unjoyful doesn’t exist.  What’s going on here?   I think it means joy comes  totally from a spiritual place.  Joy is rooted in the soul and its focus on service and giving. Joy orients you towards understanding the needs of others, lifting you out of your own discontent, misery, or unhappiness as you do so. Joy reminds you that no matter what the outer circumstances of your life there is someone who needs you and someone who is very grateful that you are here.  So, give joy this week to others.  Give a smile, a hug, an encouraging word.  Give of your time, energy, money, and especially give them your love.  Others need you.  You are here for a purpose.  Give joy, and notice how in giving it you naturally experience joy in return.
 

About Dr. Lisa Love


Best-selling author of BEYOND THE SECRET: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction, Attracting Real Love, and Thrive Not Survive!.  Life, Relationship, Law of Attraction coach. There’s a reason my clients tell me by working with me they get major breakthroughs fast!  Decades of coaching and counseling experience combined with my extensive training and work with clients from all backgrounds help my clients make shifts in a rapid way.  Discover what I can do for you.  Call now!   Plus, visit my website at www.doctorlisalove.com to get a variety of free gifts I offer to you! 


Setting Yourself Up for Greatness

January 30, 2009

Main Quote

It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him. ~ John Steinbeck

Dr. Lisa Love Coaching Tip

Here’s something to pray for at this time of year, something as a Law of Attraction coach I would absolutely delight in if you attracted this to you.  Start right now to attract people into your life who really see the greatness in you.  After all, why would you want anything else?  Sure, as a counselor I understand.  Maybe you have had a lifetime of having people in your life who doubted, discouraged, and diminished who you really are and the glorious contribution you are here to make in life.  I understand.  Believe me, despite all my talents I’ve been through this.  Plenty of people attempted to keep me down.  The only way out of this dilemma was for me to constantly believe in myself enough to attract into my life people who believed in me as well.  And, here is the fun part.  The more I do this, the better I feel.  And, the better I am able to discern who genuinely encourages my success and who does not.  Isn’t it way past time for you to have this in your own life?  Affirm daily then how more and more people are seeing and expecting greatness out of you.  I for one, will too!
 

About Dr. Lisa Love


Best-selling author of BEYOND THE SECRET: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction, Attracting Real Love, and Thrive Not Survive!.  Life, Relationship, Law of Attraction coach. There’s a reason my clients tell me by working with me they get major breakthroughs fast!  Decades of coaching and counseling experience combined with my extensive training and work with clients from all backgrounds help my clients make shifts in a rapid way.  Discover what I can do for you.  Call now!   Plus, visit my website at www.doctorlisalove.com to get a variety of free gifts I offer to you!