Randy Gage, one of the foremost personal development teachers today, describes what he calls the Vacuum Law of Prosperity, one of the prosperity laws he teaches in his Prosperity Series books. Randy is a true rags-to-riches story, having gone from a minimum wage dishwasher to a multi-million dollar sought-after dynamic motivational trainer.
The Vacuum Law of Prosperity essentially means that in order to attract whatever it is you desire to be, do or have in your life, you have to make room for it. This means learning how to release old, limiting belief and thought patterns that are keeping you from receiving. This is an important component of the Law of Attraction that most people miss. You have to remove the old to make room for the new.
“Nature abhors a vacuum. And since the inherent nature of the universe is good, a vacuum will always be filled with good. So one of the fastest ways to manifest prosperity in your life is to create vacuums…
“If you are holding on to something negative, there is no room for the positive to come into your life. So when people come to me for advice because they are not manifesting prosperity in all areas of their lives, the first question I ask is the one below:
“What are you still holding on to-that you need to release?”
The Vacuum Law of Prosperity
by Randy Gage
The universe cannot put good into your hand, until you let go of what you are holding in it.
If you walk down the beach, you leave footprints in the sand. But give the wind and the waves a few minutes, and those tracks will be filled in. Just as vegetation will cover a field and an agenda expands to the time budgeted for a meeting.
Nature abhors a vacuum. And since the inherent nature of the universe is good, a vacuum will always be filled with good. So one of the fastest ways to manifest prosperity in your life is to create vacuums.
One evening at the end of my prosperity class I was teaching, one of the students walked up to me confused. She wanted to know how all “this prosperity stuff” could be working, since she had recently lost her job, and her boyfriend left her.
The interesting thing was that she had been complaining about that job for months. Her pay was miniscule, and it seemed to offer no room for advancement. And several times we had discussed her boyfriend, who had been both physically and verbally abusive to her.
So actually, as I told her, she was quite likely on a very positive path towards prosperity. Which is exactly how it turned out for her.
As her consciousness developed, her job could no longer hold her, and her boyfriend was no longer comfortable with her. Ultimately she was able to get a much better job, and attract a man who appreciated her and wouldn’t abuse her.
If you are holding on to something negative, there is no room for the positive to come into your life. So when people come to me for advice because they are not manifesting prosperity in all areas of their lives, the first question I ask is the one below:
What are you still holding on to-that you need to release?
This vacuum effect works in all areas of your life. When I am feeling distracted and overwhelmed with work, one look around my desk and office explains everything. Stuff piled around everywhere. My environment is cluttered and disorganized, so I feel cluttered and disorganized.
So I stop what I am doing and start sorting. I put everything in piles on the floor, according to project. Then I put each project into its own folder. Then I write a to-do list, with all the important things that need to be done for each project. Then I put the files in the cabinet or active file tray on my desk.
Even if I have 40 things on my list, I immediately relax, and approach the tasks at hand with clarity and focus. I prioritize the list, and take great joy for each item I cross off as I finish. This creates a positive energy around everything I’m doing, and before I know it, I’m done with everything I need to do.
In my case, I work better when I have inner peace and focus. So I have to release all the distractions, and create a vacuum for peace of mind. If I feel there is just too much going on in my life, I’ll clean out my junk drawer or closets. When you are surrounded by open, organized space, you feel more expansion, creative and in control.
This same principle applies in attracting all areas of prosperity in your life. If you want some new shoes, give some of the ones you have away. If you want some new clothes, clean out your closet (create a vacuum) and donate some old clothes at the homeless shelter.
Want some more hugs in your life? Want more love in your life? Give some away!
Of course this same law applies to health. I had a lot of health challenges the first 30 years of my life. Just like I had a lot of financial challenges, and other personal issues. The bottom line is that I was sick, broke and stupid!
And I couldn’t understand why. I came to discover that in actuality, I was manifesting all the lack in my life, because I had a victim consciousness. I was holding on to lack, because it allowed me to keep manifesting bad things . . . which allowed me to feed my noble victim scenario.
I could hang around with all my loser friends each day, and we could all commiserate about how hard it was to get ahead, how rich people had all the opportunities, how unfair life was, and other such nonsense.
I was holding on to being a victim . . . so there was no space in my mind for me to become a victor.
Once I was able to let go of my victim-hood, a whole new world of possibilities opened up for me. Health challenges that I had carried around my whole life just cleared up, at the snap of my fingers.
Don’t get me wrong. The health challenges were real, and I had all kinds of medical records to prove it. But they were real because I believed they were real, and because I needed them, to hold on to being a victim. Once I no longer desired to be a victim, they miraculously were cured.
Because I no longer needed them to define who I was, my body simply released them. And regenerated healthy tissue.
Now it takes a certain amount of faith to practice this law. You have to be willing to let go of things. Once you realize that the universe is inherently good, it’s easier to have faith in just outcomes. You no longer fear releasing things, because you know that they will be replaced with something of equal or even greater value.
You are surrounded by good everywhere. The only lack, is the lack in your mind. Open your mind to receive prosperity, create a vacuum to hold it, and you will attract it.
Chapter excerpt from The 7 Spiritual Laws of Prosperity by Randy Gage.
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