Understanding the Law of Vibration

“I’ll believe it when I see it.”

Have you ever heard this expression before? Or maybe, “Seeing is believing”? Our eyes are extremely useful tools for helping us to gather information, but there are plenty of things that affect us every day that we CANNOT see.

Like what, you ask?

Well, like vibrations.

Vibration is movement. Very often you can see something vibrate, like the string of an instrument while it is being played. If you look closely, you might see the string get kind of blurry from moving back and forth at a high rate of speed. But there is even more happening that you cannot see. The vibration of the string (which is visible) makes the air around it vibrate (which is invisible), which makes your eardrum vibrate (again, invisible), and your brain translates that vibration into sound. You can’t see it, but the whole reason you can hear is because of vibration.

Have you ever seen or heard of a theremin? It’s an instrument that uses vibration to make sound. Actually, ALL instruments use vibrations to make sound (that’s how sound works, remember?), but with a theremin, you don’t even touch the instrument. Instead, you use your hands to manipulate the vibrations, which changes the sound.

Watch a video of a theremin HERE

Amazing to watch, isn’t it? The explanation of how a theremin works is equally fascinating.

Video: How it works

But what does a theremin have to do with your thoughts?

A lot more than you might think.

All things vibrate. We know that all matter is made up of tiny particles so small that we cannot see them. These particles are called atoms, and atoms move constantly. So even if you are sitting completely still, because you are made of atoms, you are really moving–a lot!

Here is the interesting part: even non-tangible things vibrate. Something intangible, like a tone or a note, has a specific vibration or frequency.

Other intangible things, like thoughts and feelings, also have a specific vibration.

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They All Have Angels

Depression had gripped me throughout my second pregnancy. I was thrilled to be expecting another baby, but the hormones made it difficult for me to feel the happiness.

When the time came, labor was long and complicated. By the time my son came into the world, I was too exhausted to celebrate his arrival. For the next 24 hours I lay in bed rehearsing what I had just gone through, unable to do much else but shake my head in disbelief that any human being could have lived through such an ordeal. I had no words for how I felt.

I held him tenderly and remarked to my husband about his dark, almost purple complexion… which side of the family did that come from? He seemed especially tired to me, but the nurses weren’t concerned so I just tried to get some rest and regain my strength.

We were nearly ready to leave the hospital when the nurse came into the room. She had taken him for a routine task and was now coming back. I pretended to be asleep and then I heard her ask my husband “Is your wife sleeping?” He told her I was, and she said, “There’s a problem.”

I rolled over and sat up. She told us that he had turned blue and that he was being prepared for a helicopter transport to the Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City 45 minutes away. In an oxygen bubble he was doing well, but they needed to do some tests to figure out what was wrong.

We finished our packing, and caught up with my little boy before they whisked him away. We managed to find another Elder from our church in the hospital that assisted my husband in giving Nathan a blessing that he would grow to live a long life of service to God. I shed a tear but felt numb… I had missed my chance to emotionally connect with him.

After several tests it was determined that he had been born with a heart defect and needed surgery, for which he was scheduled just a few days later. We stayed in a nearby Ronald McDonald House and our life was put on hold. I sat with him and kept a tape recorder in his bed playing the music I had labored with. It was calming and had come to represent a sort of peace amidst the beeps and bustle of hospital chaos, first for me and now for him. We finally began to bond, as I tried to understand who he was and what he meant to me.

The day of surgery we took pictures and kissed him and then let them take him away. We sat in the waiting room for four hours, waiting for word. Then it came. All had gone well and there were no surprises; he would be stable enough to go home in a week or two. Relief settled over us.

My husband couldn’t be away from work any longer so he left me at the Ronald McDonald House and went home to get some rest before work the next day. I lay in bed at 10:00 pm, feeling guilty and beating myself up that I wasn’t by Nathan’s side helping him through his first night after surgery. What kind of a mother was I, that I could be so bitter after the delivery, and then to not be near him now? Oh, how I wanted to be.

But in all of the commotion, everyone including me had forgotten that I was recovering too. I should have been resting the past four days, and the fatigue had caught up with me and hit me hard. I stayed there crying, utterly exhausted physically and emotionally, scarcely able to move, let alone get back to the hospital to comfort my little Nathan. “Dear Father in Heaven, please let thine angels attend Nathan tonight, I just can’t go; I just can’t.” A warm, comforting feeling came over me and I knew my prayer had been heard. I relaxed and left Nathan in God’s hands for the night.

Nathan came home ten days later, with tubes taped to his face and an oxygen tank, which would be his constant companion for the next six months. At three months I took him in for a follow-up appointment with his cardiologist, who examined his thriving little body in amazement. I didn’t understand why she would be so astonished, until I overheard her quietly telling an intern, “Most of the kids with his defect don’t make it past 3 months.”

That isn’t anything I remember ever being told; I had only expected him to live “a long life of service to God.” What else hadn’t I been told? No matter. I knew there was a purpose and good in everything that had happened. If I had been able to bond before they had whisked him away, I doubt I could have coped with his emergency. If I had been able to be with him the first night after surgery, I would have missed the sweet feeling of having a prayer so surely answered.

Only two months later I was reading in the newest issue of the Ensign Magazine. It told a true story of another girl that had been treated at the very same hospital. I quote a few excerpts:

“Clayne…hurried from the intensive care unit to awaken Debbie, who was sleeping in the hospital’s parent room. ‘There are visitors,’ he told his wife. ‘I can’t see them, and I doubt that you can see them. But I can feel them.’

“For nearly an hour, Sherrie looked about the cubicle and described her visitors, all deceased family members. Exhausted, she then fell asleep.

“‘Daddy, all of the children here in the intensive care unit have angels helping them,’ Sherrie later told her father… ‘People from the other side helped,’ Sherrie recalls tearfully. ‘When I was really in pain, they would come and help me calm down. They told me that I would be okay and that I would make it through.’’’ (Michael R. Morris, “Sherrie’s shield of Faith,” Ensign, June 1995, 44)

With the initial challenges behind us, I truly enjoyed bonding with Nathan. He is a very special young man with a uniquely compassionate heart. I am even grateful for that difficult experience, because I know that when we pray, we are heard. And now I also understand that when the angels were taking care of Nathan that night, they were also taking care of me. Originally published December 23, 2008

#27: How to Profit from Your Losses

In this program, I talk about three reasons we have setbacks, and what to do, so that the hidden benefit contained in every adversity can be realized.

Resources mentioned:

12-week Home Study Program: http://www.prosperthefamily.com
Jackrabbit Factor free download: http://www.jackrabbitfactor.com
Free Report: http://www.portaltogenius.com

This program was originally recorded for Hilton-Johnson’s Global Teleclass Summit in 2009.

How to Create a Vacuum When You Don’t Have Control over the Vacuum

Here’s a conversation I had with one of my Mindset Mastery students that you might find interesting. She writes…

Dear Leslie, I am taking your Mindset Mastery Online Course, and I love it! I find I do best working in spurts, but right now, I have another issue.  I’ve been studying all of the laws, and the fact that “nature abhors a vacuum” has really resonated with me.  Even in the past, I’ve found myself getting rid of things so something better can replace them.

I’d love your advice on how to create a vacuum with my house, however.  My husband doesn’t read your material, or hold the same beliefs I do, but I still feel I can have that “rare kind of faith” in my life and have it positively affect me and others.  My husband doesn’t want to put the house on the market, even though I thought that would be the best way to create a vacuum for a new house.  I know putting it on the market can’t be the only way to manifest a new house–the house I truly desire–so, do you have any suggestions?  I’ve visualized the new house many times, and continue to do so and believe and get very excited about it, I’m just not sure where to go from here.  I’m even packing some things so they’ll be easier to move when the time comes.

Thank you so much for all you do–your advice and perspective have given me hope in places I had none.  I’m certain Heavenly Father guided my path so that I would find you.

My reply:

Sounds like you’re on the right track. You don’t need to create a vacuum every time you set a goal – that’s just one way of going about it, and in this case, I’d recommend you take the gentler approach to preserve the relationship. Use the vacuum law for goals and objectives that don’t threaten other family members’ sense of security. Use it for the more personal goals, at least until your husband is on board. You can still get into a house with the other principles (transmutation, vibration). Not all principles need to be utilized for every goal. Different goals and different situations will call for the application of different corresponding laws and principles. Hope this helps… 🙂 Leslie

It does help–thank you, Leslie!  Even as I sent the e-mail, it occurred to me that maybe it was easier for me to just “get rid of things,” and wait for something new to show up (because I had the “believing” part down) than to apply some of the other laws.  Your reply brings clarity and reassurance–thank you for taking the time to send it.

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The Power of Relativity

“I cried because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet.” ~Ancient Proverb

Have you ever been around one of those people who is an eternal optimist? The kind of person who, after you have just vented to them about some rotten thing that has happened to you, comes up with a reason that it’s really a good thing?

Isn’t it irritating? 😉

Actually, it’s all about perspective. What that eternal optimist knows is that “good” or “bad” depends on how you look at it.

The Law of Relativity states that any given circumstance is neither good nor bad, it just is. Good or bad is a meaning that we attach to the circumstance, based on our thoughts.

And we can change our thoughts…

No matter how bad our circumstances may be, we can always find someone who has things worse than we do.  Understanding that it could always be worse can help us to remain grateful in hard times. The more frequently we practice gratitude for the things we have, the happier we are.  The Law of Relativity, however, is about more than just putting a positive spin on our hard times. The power in the Law of Relativity comes as we begin to see our setbacks as blessings.

Watch what happens when a girl who was told to never say “can’t” takes that advice to heart…

Watch the video, and read the rest of the article here

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When Someone Steps on Your Hair

“Leaning into” your problem is less painful than pretending it doesn’t exist.

One afternoon as I was playing with my kids, my sweet little two year-old stepped on my hair.

The instant I felt the pain, I pulled away to get out from under her little feet. It was my instantaneous reaction, albeit not very smart.

Lesson learned:

When someone steps on your hair, lean in, and gingerly remove them from off your hair before pulling away.

I know, I know… it’s not an experience that most of the people in the world will ever have, but it reminded me of a principle worth mentioning.

When you have pain in your life, financial or otherwise, just don’t panic. Panic leads to instinctive reaction, and instinctive reaction oftens result in more pain overall than is necessary.

Subconscious programs kick in when you’re in “fight or flight” (panic/survival) mode.

The key is to lean into the source of your pain, address it without panic or negative emotion, and handle it with a cool head. You’ll be able to solve your problem and avoid unnecessary suffering.

If the problem is that you’re short on money, don’t retreat from your problems, lean in. Go to the person you owe money to, and talk to them about it with a cool head and with the intention of finding a workable solution. Even if there seems to be no possible way to repay a debt, expressing your intentions and regret can leave you feeling more positive than if you pretend the problem isn’t there.

With a positive mindset, you’ll be more likely to eventually think of new solutions you haven’t yet considered.

So, any time you want to instinctively pull away from a problem (hoping it will go away if you just retreat fast enough), remember the lesson I learned from the two year-old who stepped on my hair.

“What if I can never repay my debts? What if I have to file bankruptcy?”

Keep browsing this blog. You’ll learn how to find your hidden resources, and also how to turn failures into successes.

You can also download my free ebook: Hidden Treasures: Heaven’s Astonishing Help with Your Money Matters

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Surviving a Faith Crisis

I had my own faith crisis a few years ago.

When I found myself with more questions than I had answers, I felt like the earth had fallen out from beneath my feet for a time. But then ultimately I decided to focus and reflect back on some of the answers I had already received in my life, and by doing so, I began to more easily recognize the source of my confusion.

I got through my crisis by looking back and reflecting on the times when the Lord’s guidance was clear and the answers were sure. To be honest, they were few. I was reminded of how quiet, but piercing, unmistakable and true His answers were – something that cannot be duplicated by anything else – and the memory of it was enough to get me through another day.

It was different than a feeling of “wow,” “amazing,” or “empowerment,” “love,” and “light”. Those feel good and expand my soul, and I’d prefer to only feel those things.

But this was deeper than that. It was more like a sobering Alma 36 moment – like the jolt you feel when you suddenly realize you nearly fell asleep at the wheel with your family in the car.

God doesn’t ONLY deliver love and light. Sometimes out of love he also delivers uncomfortable wake-up calls. The God I follow does both, and so I have to be willing to receive both.

Did you know there are other ‘gods’ that would have our devotion? I’m not talking about ‘materialism’ or other worldly distractions, I’m talking about literal spirit beings who love to build their following of worshippers, but who did not CREATE us.

At one time I felt a sharp reprimand – the words delivered to a crowd, but striking me with particular force, “Return to the God of Israel.” It was an odd thought, but it certainly got my attention – I didn’t know I had left. I never intended to, and I didn’t think I had, but it definitely got me thinking and discerning more carefully. Before that, it never dawned on me that there were other so-called ‘gods’ competing for my attention, but there are. Not all promptings that make you feel good and light are from the one true God. Other ‘gods’ promise to lead you to a life of love and freedom, but only One will deliver on his eternal promises, and His is a straight and narrow path.

I had to make a choice and finally declared, “I could be wrong here, but here it is. I CHOOSE to believe.”

Regardless of what we know or don’t know, we have a CHOICE. And I chose to believe.

Afterward I felt a renewed and unexpected confirmation of peace. Unmistakable. Love, light, assurance, all of it. Even “wow”, “amazing”, and “empowerment”. The best feeling, though, was the PEACE – a peace that no other feeling can touch. It’s not grand. It’s not earth shattering. It’s too quiet, too deep, too solid, too sacred. It’s anchoring. But it only came AFTER I made my conscious choice, not before. That’s agency.

That’s the test: we have to study things out in our own mind, come to a conclusion, and then ask God (not Google, not Facebook) if we are right. There are wonderful answers online, but the only kinds of answers that endure faith crises are the ones that come directly from God. (James 1:5)

I don’t need people at church to be a certain way. I don’t even need the sermons at church to say a certain thing, because I can always learn and study true doctrine on my own. People are imperfect and get it wrong all the time. But they get it right a lot of the time, too. They’re trying, and there’s grace. We’re all just doing the best we can.

My relationship with God is personal. I feel that He still wants me there. I go to worship, serve, learn, teach, and most importantly, renew my covenants. Covenants with God are as old as the earth. I wouldn’t dare presume that we’ve evolved so much as a people that they don’t still matter in 2017. There is at least one very real and jealous influence that would love to make us believe otherwise, but the potential consequences of letting go (to me) just aren’t worth the risk.

I trust the Lord’s pace for my understanding.

I choose to stay, and I am at Peace.

“When problems arise and questions come, do not start your quest for faith by saying how much you don’t have… I’m not asking you to pretend to faith you do not have. I am asking you to be true to the faith you do have. Sometimes we act as if an honest declaration of doubt is a higher manifestation of moral courage than is an honest declaration of faith. It is not!”

“Honestly acknowledge your questions and concerns, but first and forever fan the flame of your faith, because all things are possible to them that believe. Be candid about your questions; life is full of them. But please don’t hyperventilate if issues arise that need to be examined. What we know will always trump what we don’t know. So don’t let questions stand in the way of faith working its miracle.”

~ Jeffrey R. Holland (emphasis added)

The “invisible” part of Perpetual Transmutation

“The only thing that is constant is change.” ~Heraclitus

The Law of Perpetual Transmutation states that all things are in a constant state of change. Perpetual means ongoing; transmutation means change. All things are constantly changing into or out of form.

For instance, every person living on the earth started as a couple of cells. As soon as those two cells were joined, the changes began. Rapidly. Constantly. Until a fully-formed human baby was ready to be born.

But that was not the end of the changing. Babies grow. Not as fast as they grew in their mothers’ wombs, but very quickly, usually doubling their birth weight by the time they are 5 months old. Children continue to grow and develop until they reach the prime of adulthood, at which point they start to show signs of aging. The process of coming into full form is over, and the process of going out of form has begun.

As human beings come into or go out of form, there are some stages that we can identify that are associated with each:

Coming into form:

  • All the changes involved in fetal development; the forming of body parts
  • Birth
  • Growth spurts
  • Learning to crawl, walk, eat, talk, etc.

Going out of form:

  • Wrinkles
  • Get shorter
  • Health problems/degenerative disease
  • Pain
  • Loss of vision, hearing
  • Memory loss

The most important part of coming into form is the part that cannot be seen. According to the example above, that would be the part that happens before a baby experiences birth. Without the part that happens before birth, there would be no baby at all.

Understanding the “invisible” part of perpetual transmutation is the key to harnessing its power in our lives.

“And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew. For I, the Lord God, created all things, of which I have spoken, spiritually, before they were naturally upon the face of the earth. For I, the Lord God, had not caused it to rain upon the face of the earth. And I, the Lord God, had created all the children of men; and not yet a man to till the ground; for in heaven created I them; and there was not yet flesh upon the earth, neither in the water, neither in the air; And I, the Lord God, formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul, the first flesh upon the earth, the first man also; nevertheless, all things were before created; but spiritually were they created and made according to my word.” (Moses 3:5, 7 emphasis added)

Principle: All things were created spiritually before they were created physically.

What is a spiritual creation?

All things were created with unseen material (an idea or a plan) before they were created with seen, tangible material.

Let’s use a house as an example. Before a house is created with tangible bricks and boards, it is first created spiritually, as an idea. The first expression of that idea is likely a blueprint. While the blueprint is made with tangible materials (paper, pencil), it is not a house. It is a stage in the process of creating the house–part of the spiritual creation. It is a representation of the actual home that is not yet in existence.

Spiritual creation is the process by which an idea is moved through the planning and creating phases until it is fully formed. It is the process of turning an idea into, for instance, a house. A general listing of the steps of the creation process for a house might include:

  • ideas about room placement and features
  • creating sketches of the house
  • drafting a plan complete with precise measurements
  • the purchasing of land and materials
  • construction of the physical structure
  • painting
  • decorating
  • finishing work
  • landscaping

Not every idea moves through the entire process. Many ideas become fully developed, but many others are abandoned, and the full manifestation of that goal is never realized.

The water cycle gives us clues as to how the whole process works…

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Determination

Here is a tough question – one that is easy to answer when things are going well, but what about the times when the challenges are more than you can bear? When it looks as though all opposition is stacked against you, do you decide that the dream is just too far out of reach?

No matter how it may appear, everyone who succeeds will have faced this. And one precarious step at a time, the climber who keeps putting one foot in front of the other will, in time, get to the top. It’s rarely a smooth, downhill journey to anything worthwhile.

Maybe you feel like your path is only getting scarier, bumpier, and maybe even darker than you thought it should be. But so long as one more step can be taken, you have something to do.

The way will be lighted as you keep taking just one more step of faith into the darkness.

I can hear you saying, “But you don’t know what I’m up against!”

That may be true. But what I do know is that there are principles of success that apply to everyone, no matter what the situation. The fact is, somewhere in the world there is someone worse off than you, who is still determined to achieve his or her dream, and who is still taking one more step no matter how weary they are.

So I want you to hang in there, too.

Dreams worth living for are dreams worth fighting for. If they weren’t worth fighting for, then they wouldn’t be worthy of you.

I received an email many years ago that I want to share with you. Here is a man who is determined, against the odds.

I believe this man will ultimately succeed, because of the priority he places on gaining knowledge. While a bankruptcy may permanently kill the dreams of the average person, this man has taken the lessons he’s learned, is picking up the pieces, and starting the climb again with a deeper commitment to moving forward with more wisdom, more understanding, more maturity, and probably even more compassion for others who face similar difficulties.

See if you would think like this if you were in his shoes:

Hello Leslie & Trevan, I bought the Mindset Mastery Program sometime early last year. I had a little resistance to writing stuff down, but wanted to make this a priority… until I had a major setback.

I took care of my elderly parents for 5 years and my mother lived to be 94. For the last 2 years she was alive, she couldn’t get out of bed without my help, so I became a full-time caregiver with no income, taking care of her 24 hours a day, living only on her social security and barely making the bills. At that time, I defaulted on a few credit cards.

In July of 2008, one of my creditors garnished my wages. They were taking 25% of my $10/hr salary, and I live alone. I didn’t want to declare bankruptcy, and I resisted it for 8 months while I was working as much overtime as possible, often working 12/13 hours a day, and barely able to meet my bills. Of course, I had eliminated as many bills as possible by discontinuing services such as television and long distance phone service, and moving out of a storage space. I had already stopped paying for house insurance.

I went without my car for 6 weeks because I didn’t have $300 for a car repair.

But I kept telling myself, there are a lot of people worse off than I am. I should be thankful for what I have. At least I have a job, even though I wasn’t able to take home my full salary.

In March, I was unable to pay my rent at the beginning of the month, in spite of all the overtime I was working. I pawned my mother’s diamond ring and paid a bankruptcy lawyer to put a stop to the garnishment. So by April 15th, I started getting my full salary again. On May 15th, I went to court for the meeting with the Trustee. All my papers were in order. It will be another few months before the bankruptcy is dismissed, but I have done my part.

Now, it’s time to get back to my Mindset Mastery Program. I did manage to send you the money for the CD’s in December. There was no way I was going to miss out on that.

I have really been enjoying them, but I have to go back and start from the beginning and write down the things I did not do the first time.

I want to concentrate on this, as I feel it is the key to my future. I still look at all of the opportunities out there, but I am aware that if I try to start or join some business with my previous mindset, I can expect the same results as I was getting before.

There is no need to jump into anything at this point. Except my Mindset Mastery Program manual!

I’m really excited about the online version. This is a way for you to open the program up to a lot of people who don’t think they can come up with the money for the regular manual (although I’m very glad I did.) There are so many people who need this! C. J.

Now, did you notice how this reader, in spite of his difficulties, found something to be grateful for? We all have something for which we can be grateful, no matter how bad things may seem to be.

Finding gratitude shifts something in your mind and heart, and opens doors that help you see what your best next step should be.

That’s what I call initiating the Jackrabbit Factor in your life: setting a goal properly with the right mindset, and as a result, instinctively knowing what you should do next to achieve it.

Economic setback can cause a real “shake-up”. When they happen, some people will rise to the top, but some will stay buried. If you work on your mental buoyancy, you’ll rise to the top like a ping pong ball in a tumbler of sand. But if you let yourself stay discouraged, you’ll sink to the bottom like a rock.

What happens to you in an economic shake-up will depend on how you demonstrate your determination today. Keep learning, so that you’ll have the mental buoyancy you need to always rise back up to the top. Originally published May 20, 2009

#26: Mission Impossible – Interview

A follow-up interview. Christian radio host Marnie Swedberg talks with me on the topic of finding and fulfilling your mission.

Discover:

  • Two things that will always try to stop you from finding and fulfilling your mission (and what to do about them).
  • How to adapt to change and unexpected obstacles.
  • One simple truth you can depend on to always bolster your courage.
  • How even mistakes and bad decisions can lead to the fulfillment of your mission.
  • One trick that always turns ‘impossible’ into ‘possible.’
  • How to get clear answers from God.

So if you want to know what to do when your life’s mission (or current objective) seems impossible, click the player above to listen!

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