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Why Isn’t The Law of Attraction Working?

By Andrea Mathews

This article is from OM Times magazine. I just had to share it with you because so many people are asking this question. Do you know who you really are? Share your thoughts with us!

law-of-attraction_OM-TimesWhen the law of attraction first came into public awareness approximately 20 years ago, with the writings of Ester and Jerry Hicks and Rhonda Byrne, the thinking was that if you thought positive thoughts, you would attract positive things into your life.  This notion was taken very seriously, to the point that many started consciously watching each thought and each word, lest it produce negative consequences. But after a while people began to realize that this wasn’t really working.

So, it was thought it best to include emotions into the paradigm.  Now we were not only to think positive but we were to feel positive as well.  Well, it turns out that that didn’t work so well either, so then we started exploring the deeper regions of the psyche for that saboteur.  The shadow was now the culprit who was keeping us from fulfilling our dreams. But since we didn’t know much about how to work with the unconscious, we sought out healers who were to cut the chords to that old dark material and we would then be free, finally to work our vision boards and affirmations so that our dreams would finally come true. But alas, because in order to work with unconscious material we have to make it conscious, that didn’t work either.

So, what is the problem?  It is possible that the whole thing is just unfounded? Well, before we throw the baby out with the wash, we might want to consider the possibility that we need to revise the law. And if we are going to do that, we might want to find out if the soul is really in agreement with the way we are taught to work with this law. For if the soul is actually in charge and the soul doesn’t want to work the way the law of attraction has us working, then the law is not going to work.

Well, it turns out that the soul is in charge and we are not meant to be striving moment-by-moment to bring home the bacon of that financial windfall or that big house in the mountains.  That’s just not what it’s all about.  It’s about the soul.

The soul’s efforts are always fruitful. That old Bible scripture: My word shall not return to me empty” found in Isaiah 55:11, tells the real story. The soul will accomplish all that it incarnates to accomplish in a given lifetime. And what the soul wants is for us to come to know ourselves as the divine beings we are.  It wants us to get in touch with the deepest essence of who we are as Divine Self. And that’s its only intention.  Why?  Because once upon a time, in a faraway land, long ago, we all took on the duality trance state as our way of seeing ourselves. Because form was created by formlessness, and because every creative endeavor involves the perpetuation of infinite possibility, form asked itself–am I now separate from formlessness, since we appear to be so different?

We’ve been trying to answer that question ever since. So, our entire journey–incarnation after incarnation–is all about finally coming back to the place where we recognize form and formlessness as One.  When we do finally unite form and formlessness in our conscious experience, the entire Universe will change and shift into the next stage of evolutionary soul desire.

So, we are not attracting based on our conscious efforts to think positive thoughts and feel positive feelings–an exercise in repression.  And we are not attracting based on our efforts to march into the unconscious wearing our army boots and kicking over the gravestones of unresolved issues so that we can kick out any “negative” thoughts and feelings that might arise from that issue–a further exercise in more repression.

Rather we are attracted to and by all of those people, places, events, circumstances and relationships which will bring us to closer and closer awareness of who we are as divine beings–form united with formlessness as conscious experience. Everything that occurs in our lives is brought about for that one reason–so that we can come to know who we really are, below all the masks and costumes of survival.

We can relax then into the flow of life and trust that we are always getting there.  We can stop trying to push the river by demanding that the Universe comply with our silly little bargains that IF we think only positive thoughts, and feel only positive feelings, THEN we will get everything we want in life.  We are getting everything our souls want constantly and we live in an ever evolving loop of soul desire and fulfillment. So, the question isn’t how can I fulfill my dreams for the external to make me happy. The question is, “Who am I really?”  And the answer isn’t to strive after a totally positive mind and totally positive feelings so that the Universe will come into compliant with our dualistic version of life. The answer is to be still, step into the stillness, step into the silence of beingness to find out who we are.

For more from OM Times, go to http://www.omtimes.com.



Reflection and Power in the U.S.A.

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4th of July fireworks on the National Mall, view from the Martin Building (Federal Reserve). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today is our country’s 236th birthday, and today she moves from a Personal Year of 7 to a Personal Year of 8 – two very different vibrations. First, let’s review the past year.


During a 7 Personal Year emphasis is placed on revealing hidden conditions, introspection, mental housecleaning, and spiritual pursuits. Emphasis is also placed on research, study, and developing expertise. These conditions obviously exist in any Personal Year; however, in a 7 year they are emphasized so that if you haven’t made time for mental housecleaning, for example, conditions will present events that will encourage you to evaluate your life in some way. The vibration of a new Personal Year begins its influence up to three months before the Personal Year begins.


Scandal is one way that hidden conditions are revealed. During theU.S.’s 7 Personal Year there were 12 sex scandals involving American Federal politicians; more than in any previous year. In the previous 10 years, there were 20 (approximately 2 per year), in the 10 years previous to that approximately 10, decreasing significantly as we move backwards in time.

Other scandals involving the U.S. government came to light: Solyndra (loaned hundreds of millions and then going bankrupt), Fast and Furious (gun running by the ATF), Secret Service agents (inappropriate behavior while on duty), the GSA using tax-payer money to party on big time, and secret loans by the Federal Reserve to Wall Street aristocracy.

The case against Jerry Sandusky is still in trial, with accusations going back more than 30 years, not to mention the emergence of new sexual abuse cases by Catholic clergy, and the Schwarzenegger scandal.

At the risk of sounding flippant, a great many people missed the opportunity to re-evaluate their lives.

Unfinished Business

The number 7 is about allowing things to evolve naturally rather than using force to accomplish goals. Even though the Supreme Court upheld the healthcare law, so many people feel forced into something they don’t want that this issue is not finished and will be carried over into the number 8 vibration. A more conciliatory and inclusive approach to this whole issue, including a fair restructuring of healthcare in the U.S., may have enabled our leaders to have a solid plan to put in place this year.


Revealing hidden conditions can also provide release from pressure. When Osama bin Laden’s hidden location was discovered, his assassination was considered by many to be a relief on many levels. The repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” released gays in the military from living in secrecy.

Spiritual Awakening

Ed Halliwell’s article in the guardian (U.K.), says that meditation is on the increase in conservative America.

Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan just published “A Mindful Nation,” a how-to book on meditation, which has been called inspiring and pragmatic.

PR Newswire, in an article on meditation inAmerica, talks about a book by Sarah McLean, contemporary meditation expert and author of “Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation.”

Indications are that we in the U.S. are embarking on a more spiritual way of life by taking steps to reduce stress and become more authentic.

Now let’s move on to our country’s number 8 Personal Year, today being the first day of a completely different vibration.

Number 8 Personal Year for theU.S.A.

This year is about power, energy, force, discipline, and good judgment. It will emphasize action, leadership, and executive ability. It’s a good year for business and financial success if good judgment and discipline are exercised.

The Presidential Election

The next President will be the one who can convince us that he is fiscally responsible, and that he is a man of action with a positive attitude who knows how to run a business. He will inspire confidence if he can be a fair and objective leader who can work with Congress by taking a balanced view of an issue rather than a partisan view.


There will be events which will require theU.S.to use its power wisely in the international arena, standing up for its principles without pushing others around. It is a year to demonstrate leadership in a team environment.

Power can emerge in a negative way inWashingtonthis year, even more than usual. Politicians will have to rein in their egos if they want to be successful.

The Fun Part

The up side is that this is a joyful, active energy with lots of positive accomplishment when people can keep from getting bogged down in unimportant details and in taking things personally.

Happy Birthday, U.S.A! May this year be the best year ever!

Live your purpose every day.

How 2012 – A 5 Universal Year – Affects Our Lives

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January 1 marked a change from the slow but sure 4 energy of 2011 to the faster, more exciting vibration of the 5 Universal Year (2+0+1+2=5). Five is the number of freedom and change, bringing surprises, excitement, and sometimes upset into our lives. The Universal Year number is a background influence, like background music that plays as we go about our day. It is a subtle influence on our personal year number. For more about personal years, see Numerology and Your Future, and Numerology in Everyday Life: The Power of Personal Years.

Five can speed things up and create excitement as well as resistance. Changes offer opportunities to expand and experience more freedom in our lives. Freedom often requires that we take risks, so sometimes the 5 energy takes us out of our comfort zone. Upsets occur when we resist change, and they are an indication that it’s time to let go of the old and welcome the new. If you are in a 5 Personal Year, you will experience the qualities of the number 5 more intensely now.

The United States is in an 8 Personal Year now. What does that mean to us? The U.S. Personal Year number influences everyone who lives here. Eight is the number of leadership, money, and material possessions which, in terms of a country, is its economic system. The U.S. Personal Year began on July 4, and was the perfect time to implement practical ways to strengthen our economic system. Instead, we saw inaction. But it’s not too late.

The Occupy Wall Street phenomenon, which began in September, is an example of citizens taking action when their government is not supporting their needs. It is a natural expression of the number 8, the number of dynamic action and decisiveness. Granted, Occupy Wall Street could have happened during any U.S. Personal Year, but this year, the invisible river of Personal Year energy was already flowing in that direction. This is just another example of Personal Year energy expressing itself automatically. Perhaps the number 5 will bring about changes that will encourage more decisive leadership.

How can we benefit from the number 5 vibration? One way is to see our economic situation as an opportunity to let go of old ideas and welcome new approaches. We could look at the changes in our economic position as events that are encouraging us to think differently. It’s challenging to let go of old ways, but embracing new ways can lead to freedom.

We are already seeing big changes this year in the Republican presidential race, with one candidate surging forward only to be pushed back by another one coming up from behind. The presidential election could be a white-knuckle horse race to the very end, with a surprise winner.

Finally, the number 5 features strongly with respect to December 21 when certain planetary conditions occur, which most of us have heard of but don’t know too much about. I’d like to talk about them in more detail, but they are too intricate to go into here. There are many opinions and speculations about how these conditions will affect us, and astronomers and astrologers disagree with each other, interpreting planetary activity in different ways. Typical of the number 5, we will see changes that may surprise or upset us.

Any thoughts?

Live your purpose every day.

The Fourth of July and the Number 7

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Our beloved country today enters its Number 7 Personal Year. 7 is about spiritual and mental housecleaning, introspection, study, research, exploration – digging for the truth. It can be a quiet year, but there can be dramatic surprises when the truth is revealed.

It is a time to allow developments to unfold naturally rather than to force issues. Forcing anything will result in frustration. Mediation and give and take will lead to effective solutions rather than attempting to enforce rigid standards.

Many ideas are proposed as solutions, but they are not always practical. Some ideas proposed this year may be more effectively executed next year.

This is a year for creative solutions.

I wonder how our linear-minded American institutions will handle this non-linear, creative vibration.


The Power of Eleven – World-Changing Events. Coincidences?

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Today is 11/11, a day of powerful and mystical energy. Many people have been noticing the number 11 in their lives lately. They seem to look at the clock exactly at 11:11, they see 11 in its different expressions (11, 111, 1111, etc.) in addresses, on signs, license plates, in change back from purchases, you name it.

Eleven is a Master Number and carries with its power the quality of responsibility. It is the number of mystical revelation. It is the number of awakening and is a gateway of manifestation. It means you have opportunities to manifest change in your life, that the energy is right for accomplishing long-awaited goals, for breakthroughs, for enlightenment. It is a time of activation, to wake up to opportunity.

The number 11 is encoded with the energy of remembrance. It has the power to help you recall that you are a Master of Light, that this is the time to fulfill your potential at a higher level, perhaps beyond your comfort zone. The number 11 prompts you to look around and sharpen your perception – to recognize what’s real and what is illusion.

As someone who has 11 in her Chaldean Soul Chart, I know the power of this number. It is my Direction (Birth Date) number and means that my career has to be inspiring to me because I came to inspire others. Elevens are focused on spirit. However, many of us are unfulfilled by religion and seek answers elsewhere. I’ve been fascinated by the occult all my life. For years I read about occult practices like palmistry, numerology, astrology, and tarot, and psychics like Edgar Cayce. I learned a great deal about inner awareness, and I longed to find a way to learn how to develop my own psychic awareness, but I didn’t want the sensationalism with it that I sometimes saw. At last, I found a school that taught me how to develop my psychic awareness and apply it in practical ways in everyday life. This was the beginning of my spiritual development, and I was ecstatic.

I could go on about my experiences, and I will in another posting, but this one is about the number 11, not about me. However, it’s given me an idea. I will tell you more about what it’s like to have an 11 in my life, and I’d love to hear what your experience is with your numbers. If you don’t have a Chaldean Soul Chart for yourself, just follow the directions in my posts about how to find your Purpose number (The Big Question) and your Direction number (Do You Love Your Job?) or go to www.lulu.com, type You Were Born to Succeed in the search bar and download my book, which will show you a step-by-step, easy-to-follow process for creating your complete Chaldean Soul Chart. I would love to have your comments on how your numbers are showing up in your life. It would be fun and enlightening for all.

The number 11 is in the forefront of the World Trade Center events of 2001. Is it coincidence? You decide.

9/11 = 9 + 1 + 1 = 11. Each building had 110 stories. The zero adds intensity to the 11.

After 9/11, there are 111 days left in the year. 9/11 is the 254th day of the year: 2 + 5+ 4 = 11.

The twin towers, standing side by side, looked like the number 11.

The first plane to hit the towers was Flight 11. There were 92 passengers onboard. 9 + 2 = 11. There were 11 crew members onboard.

Flight 77 (also a Master Number) had 65 onboard. 6 + 5 = 11.

119 = the Area Code for Iran/Iraq. 911–119 are opposites – enemies?

Afghanistan = 11 letters

The Pentagon = 11 letters

Ramzi Yousef (convicted of orchestrating the attack on the World Trade Center) = 11 letters

George W. Bush = 11 letters

The total number of victims on all the hijacked planes that day was 254: 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.

The Madrid bombing happened on 3/11/2004: 3 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 4 = 11, 911 days after the Twin Towers event.

The most important symbol of the United States, after the Stars and Stripes, is the Eagle. This verse is from the Koran:

“For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah. While some of the people trembled in despair, still more rejoiced: for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and there was peace.”

When the forces of 11 become activated on earth, they have the power to change history. Today a worldwide event is taking place in which 1 million people will project peace and transformation to the earth tonight at 11:11 PM Eastern time, and for the next 10 days at the same time. Go to http://www.examiner.com/transitions-grief-in-national/new-reality-transmission-visualizing-a-new-reality-for-humanity-11-min-for-11-days-beg-11-11-10 and read the article on New Reality Transmission. All are welcome to join in this event. How exciting to experience the power of the number 11 and witness the results!

Much of the information in this post came from www.allthingshealing.com/articles.php?itemID=35.

How Important Is Your Name?

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It’s more important than you might think. Because of the way our universe is set up, every sound, every thought, is broadcast into infinity. Every time you or someone else says your name, every time you sign your name, its vibrational energy is broadcast throughout the universe. It is part of your spiritual identity and takes up space just as your body does, but not in the same way. Your birth name is your spiritual fingerprint. That’s why numerologists require your name as it appears on your birth certificate, even if misspelled, in order to cast an accurate profile.

 What about name changes and nicknames?

If you change your name, assume a nickname that becomes your main identifier, or if you take your spouse’s name when you get married, the new vibration has an influence on your life. The new name acts as an overlay on your birth name. It’s important that the energy of the overlay be harmonious with your spiritual fingerprint.

I had a couple of clients who illustrate this perfectly. They both changed their names because they didn’t like the ones they were given at birth. Neither one knew anything about numerology when they did this. One client was very unhappy with her life. When I discovered that she had changed her name, I calculated both names and found that her new name was in opposition to her birth name, aggravating her challenges and sapping her strengths. I helped her create a harmonious relationship between her two names just by changing the spelling of her new name. Another client who had changed her name had the opposite result. She had chosen a name that was in harmony with her birth name. Instead of adding more challenges to her life, her new name strengthened her.

I love to read biographies because I learn so much about people (including myself). I always calculate the numbers of especially intriguing and influential people I read about. When I learned from his biography that President Clinton had changed his name as a boy, I just had to calculate both his names. What I found is a clear example of the power of a name.

Bill Clinton’s Name Change

It’s easy to see, in the numbers of his birth name (William Jefferson Blythe III), the enormous charisma, intelligence, and brilliance of the man. There are two Master numbers in the core-number section of his chart. It is rare to find one Master number in a profile, let alone two. Master numbers are not about life being handed to someone on a silver platter. People with Master numbers possess a high level of intensity in the quality the number represents and a responsibility to use this quality for the higher good. I see Master numbers as another level of expression in the journey of life, and they can be as challenging as any other number. The two remaining numbers in this section show Clinton’s genuine love of people and his innate ability to relate to everyone he meets. His core numbers explain why others find him so extremely charming. His high level of sexuality is also evident in his core numbers.

Something else I see even more rarely than Master numbers is a lack of unfinished business. Unfinished business comes from an unwillingness to resolve challenges from former lives. They act as additional challenges in the present life. William Jefferson Blythe III is one of the few to come into this world with no unfinished business.

Looking at his name change (William Jefferson Clinton), I find that the qualities of warmth and inspiration in his birth name are overlaid with a need for power and a tendency toward willfulness and arrogance. These same influences leave him chasing, chasing, chasing, feeling that he can never do enough, get enough, be enough. There is a quality of distance between himself and others that makes it easy for him to dominate whenever he wants to. These core numbers influence him to be self indulgent and to take the easy way out when he gets into trouble. I can see some of these qualities in the chart of his birth name, but they are in secondary positions and could be less intrusive in his life without the name change influences. A quality in the core numbers of his birth name that could mitigate these imbalances is missing in his name change. It is the quality of introspection, seeking truth, connecting with spirit that could help him become more balanced, mature, and fulfilled. Bill Clinton’s name change gives him negative qualities that aggravate his challenges, such as opportunism, lack of responsibility, and dishonesty.

Bill’s profile is strongly compatible with Hillary’s, especially his name change profile. They are both pioneers focused on leadership and inspiration, which makes it hard to get along with each other when they are out of balance. Neither one is a stabilizing influence on the other. Both are idealistic with a strong desire to be of service to humanity. However, they need a stabilizing influence to keep them from indulging in excessive behavior that results in doing more harm than good.

I’ve enjoyed sharing this with you, and I hope you have gained from it, as well. Make it a great day.

President Obama and the United States of America

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Given the critical issues of 2010, I thought it would be interesting to explore the compatibility of our president-elect and our country at this time. This analysis is not meant to be political in any way. I find it’s interesting and exciting to explore the energy dynamics of relationships. Let’s look at the highlights of the two personalities.

President Obama’s personality numbers show the qualities that make him so charismatic; his talent for inspirational speaking, his masterful skill in diplomacy, his drive for power, and his ability to build a vision into concrete form. From now on in his life, the ability to be flexible is important to his success. He needs to be prepared to change direction rapidly, putting past opinions aside when a more effective solution is presented. Indeed, change (sometimes drastic) and variety are positive forces for his success. Obstacles for the President are a tendency to be stubborn and to value outward expressions of power over inner authority. He has a challenge with making decisions, sometimes over-analyzing to the point of being unable to make up his mind, and sometimes deciding hastily without fully considering long-term consequences. He has the ability to make sound decisions, but does not always trust it.

The U.S.A. is a different personality. Born to be an instrument of change, the numbers of the U.S. show its focus on freedom and acceptance of differences, the drive to be of service to all people, and its irrevocable position of power in the world as a builder and as a leader. Challenges for the U.S. are its tendency to let stubbornness and haste override diplomacy and to impose its ideas on others rather than arrive at conclusions by consensus. The U.S. needs to learn to use patience in building solid structures within its borders as well as in its international relationships. Indeed, patient building is a source of added power for the U.S. and a vital key to its success. Communication for the U.S. needs strengthening, so our leaders need to make extra effort to be clear and open in their communication, so that others clearly understand proposed policies in order to make informed decisions about implementing those policies.

Let’s see how these two vibrations combine. The vibration of the U.S. values flexibility, where President Obama’s focus, once he has made a decision, is on following the course he has chosen without variation, causing relationship challenges. The two entities are compatible in terms of the ability to build for the greater good, and this strengthens their relationship. President Obama is a mental personality, preferring to take plenty of time to think things through before deciding, whereas the U.S. is more physical/action-oriented, understanding the value of careful consideration, but within abbreviated time limits. The president has a well-developed intuition, whereas the U.S. has a minimal level of intuition in its vibration. Both entities are emotionally compatible, neither being overly emotional.

The Personal Year cycle for each entity is also important to the success of these two energies working in harmony. Let’s consider the Personal Year for each one.

President Obama’s personal year for 2010 is the number 7. For Obama, this a year of introspection, study, research, and reevaluating. It is a time of spiritual and mental housecleaning. It can be a time of renewal for him if he faces and resolves the issues that come forward for him, since this is a time for honesty and facing the truth. For example, this is the perfect time for him to reevaluate decisions and openly address personal issues. His faith is also tested this year. It is best for him to allow developments to unfold naturally, guiding rather than trying to force them. He will find it important to take time for being alone to regroup, but not to become isolated.

The U.S.A.’s personal year for 2010 is the number 6. It is a time for our country’s attention to be focused on domestic issues, since this is the number for home, family, and health. How appropriate, given the serious domestic issues that have come forward this year; the heated illegal alien issues, the B.P. oil spill on our shores, our health care issues, and the critical unemployment situation. Six is also the number of responsibility and healing, so the energy is right for resolving these issues for the higher good of all. Relationships are most important among leaders and their constituents within our borders this year, with the international community in second place. When people are emotionally out of balance under the influence of the number six, the energy turns to judgment of others, having to be right all the time, and needing to have the last word, creating a combative environment.

These two numbers are incompatible with each other, as the number 7 is about personal evaluation and the number 6 is outgoing, concerning community and relationships. President Obama has a fine line to walk, influenced by the number 7 in his personal life and, at the same time, being responsible for guiding the country through its number 6 cycle. With understanding, one can use incompatible numbers to advantage. President Obama can use his personal year energy to help the country by probing for the truth with respect to our domestic issues and, after conferring with his advisors, trusting his intuition to guide him to choose the right solutions, using advice as a means of evaluation rather than as ends in themselves.

I welcome your comments and questions. More exciting numerology facts and stories next time. Until then, make it a happy day.