Everyone’s talking about the Law of Attraction ever since the movie “The Secret” was released to the world. Even Oprah did two shows on the subject in Feb 2007.
But according to Jose Silva, the famous mind researcher and founder of the Silva Method, there are specific “Rules” that help you get better results.
The Most Important Rule is…What You Seek to Manifest, Will Come Faster if You Seek it to Benefit Humanity, instead of for purely self-satisfaction.
Ed Bernd Jr, one of Jose Silva’s Friends and Instructors shares this piece with us.
Rather than thinking about what you want and how you will feel when you get something or achieve something, it is far better to think about how the success will correct problems, will relieve suffering, will help someone to achieve their purpose in life and correct more problems and make the world a better place to live.
If you need a new car (not want, but need) then don’t think about how you will feel when you get it, how proud you will be, etc. Instead, think about the problem you will solve by having the new car:
Your family will be safer, you will get places on time, you will be able to help other people, etc.
The more people who will benefit, the easier it will be to achieve your goal.
We were not sent here on a 70 year vacation, Mr. Silva told us. We were sent here with a job to do, and that job is to correct problems and to make the world a better place to live… to finish the creation and convert the world into a paradise.
It is not about us and what we want and how we feel. We can have everything we need to do our job, plus more, provided that we are doing our job – provided that we are doing what higher intelligence sent us here to do, and that is to correct problems, relieve suffering, and make the world a better place to live.
So focus on doing that, not on yourself, and you will get much better results.
He included a line at the very end of the conditioning cycles, (read to students while the were in meditation) the most powerful place in the conditioning cycle, that we should:
Strive to take part in constructive and creative activities to make this world a better place to live, so that when we move on we shall have left behind a better world for those who follow.
When I saw Mr. Silva in the office on Monday, I mentioned it to him. “That’s a statement of unselfishness, isn’t it?” I asked. He didn’t answer directly. His eyes lit up and he looked at me and said, “If it weren’t for that attitude, we wouldn’t have the Silva Method today.”
Not everyone wants to accept these ideas, and they certainly have the right to accept or reject anything they choose. But if you look around you can sure find plenty of evidence to support this.
Look at the man they say is the wealthiest man in the world, Bill Gates. I complain a lot about his heavy handed tactics – I don’t use Internet Explorer and I don’t like the fact that I am still forced to have it on my computer anyway. But I sure can’t argue with what Bill Gates is doing with all that money that he made off of all of us. He is not just handing it out to make himself feel good either, he is working very hard to make sure that the money does as much good for as many people as possible.
And the wealthiest investor in the world, Warren Buffet, is joining him, giving his money to help people in desperate need rather than giving it to his own children.
I don’t think it is any accident that a couple of people who have that kind of attitude have been so successful in their lives.
Jose Silva wrote:
“The other side will only help me when I am asking for something that is needed to improve conditions on planet earth,” Mr. Silva explained.
“Like we said, they are not going to help me if I want another million dollars when I already have a million dollars, when I want a Rolls Royce when I have a Rolls Royce already. That I want a girlfriend when I already have a wife. Some people ask for something like this.
“They are not going to help you. You are on your own. If you make a mistake, you are going to suffer for it, you are on your own. You don’t get help from the other side.
“You only get help from the other side when your intentions are that whatever you are doing is to help improve conditions on the planet for more than yourself, not just yourself.
“If you only consider Me, me, you have to do it on your own. If it is for Us, then you get help, if whatever you do is going to help more than you.
“The more you are going to help, the more help you get for it.
“We always say, ‘Don’t ever ask for more than what you need, but do ask for no less than what you need.’
“So what your needs will be, depends on how big your plans are. That’s what your needs will be.”
He went on to explain that “how big your plans are” means “how many people will benefit.” The more people who benefit, the better.
My Big Question (from the Editor)
When I first read this, my immediate question was…welll If I’m trying to heal a bad back — can I do that? Surely that’s not benefiting anyone else? But my Silva instructor at the time, answered like this. Of course it is! Remember, with a better back, you could take your kids for walks more often. Spend more time playing sports with your teenage son. Carry stuff for your wife. Of course you can help others more. So when you visualize for a better back – see your wife, teenage kid and son all benefiting too. This accelerates the Law of Attraction!