New Book, New Challenge (giving back)


My new ebook was released earlier this week. It is called Moving Beyond Materialism:  The Missing Next Step in the Law of Attraction and is available (like all of my titles) for .99 on But, the point of this post isn’t to plug the book. I am writing this post because of something writing this book has encouraged me to do.

This book is about changing the focus of the law of attraction to something greater than just attracting material things for ourselves. Writing this book challenged me to be less selfish and to focus on others first. Writing this book has challenged me to give back and help others.

I decided before I finished the book that I wasn’t going to keep any money from it. At a minimum, the money will be donated to a worthy cause. However, I have another idea that has me really motivated…

I want to start a non-profit charity based on the law of attraction (I don’t have a name yet…please help). I will give the rights to this book to this charity in perpetuity. I want to use this charity to reach out to other law of attraction authors to see if they will follow suit and donate a portion of what they have been blessed with. I want to give everyone (like you) a chance to give back or to attract for others as well.

This charity will function in two ways: 1) providing funding (grants or donations) to worthwhile causes that focus on meeting people’s needs, and 2) by potentially creating new programs to fill needs of the poor or disadvantaged.

This organization will be spreading the word about the law of attraction while being a vehicle for people who have benefited from the law to help others. I am very serious about starting this organization and about helping my fellow brothers and sisters in the world.

I am sharing this with you because I need your help. I need you to send me your positive thought of support. Together we can attract this organization into reality in the near future. I also welcome any other support you can give towards the starting of this organization, be it monetary, spreading the word, reaching out to others, buying the ebook, offering technical advice, or offering any other advice you may have. My contact information is below, and I hope that you choose to get involved. I look forward to hearing from you.

It will take some time to go through the legal red tape to get this charity set-up, and about $1000 to lay the infrastructure. I am willing to pull funds from my other books to match (to the extent that it is possible) any donations pledged towards making this charity a reality. So, any money donated will be added to.

Please be thinking about what I have said, and how you could see yourself involved. At a minimum please join me in attracting this organization into existence. Any words of encouragement would also be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for reading.

James –

Struggle… (A Guest Post from Mark Anthony)

Effort and struggle is paradox to what The Law of Attraction is really all about. There are really three ways to create your life. First is what most people do and that is to read and react. This means that they are living life backwards. They believe what they see instead of believing and then seeing. Second is to pro-actively create which is what a lot of Law of Attraction students do most. That encompasses visualization, affirmations, action, appreciation, gratitude, etc. The last way is to completely detach or “let go.” It is this last one I want to address in this post because in my experience it is the most effective way to create the life you desire and here is why. Consider the Chinese finger trap illustration below.


The harder you pull or effort to get your fingers out of the trap, the tighter it gets around your fingers and harder it is to get out. You have to actually do what is logically contradictory, which is to push in to release the traps and gently slide your fingers out. This is how letting go really works, you have to do the opposite of what your conscious mind says to do which is to effort. The more effective you can do this, the easier it is to create. Creation is actually supposed to be effortless, the reality is that you push a lot of your desires away when you are trying to make something happen. Your in the vibrational harmony with working on it versus having it, which means you will remain in the “working on it” state until you change it. The greatest lie the conscious mind has convinced most of us of is that the supreme being or universe needs to be cajoled into giving us what we want. That is false and when you let go of your desires, you receive them because it is his good pleasure to give you your heart’s desire like the good book says. Don’t take my word for it, do your own field experiment and see. Abraham-Hicks talks about creation is actually the removal of resistance and I believe that. To take it a step further, I believe releasing is the best way because whenever we pro-actively try to create, we bring our subconscious baggage along with us even though we are unaware that we do so. Things will go wrong, the opposite will happen, you may come down with a cold, etc. That’s how the inner child of your subconscious protects itself from change, because it sees change as a threat. How do you backdoor this? Letting go, giving it to a higher power and forgetting about it. The good book also says to not let the right hand let what the left is doing. What that means is by giving it to the supreme being, you side step your sabotaging inner child because it is not noticing you trying to make changes. Emile Coue, author of “It Works!” once said that in the battle between the conscious and subconscious minds, the subconscious always wins. This explains why the harder you try, the worse things seem to get. So instead of pushing through the door of your desires, try and stand back and allow the door to swing open. Just some friendly advice from personal experience.

​ – Mark

Dave’s Story

I worked with a client several months ago. Let’s call him Dave, as he wishes to remain anonymous.  Dave had a fairly good history with the law of attraction.  He had lots of examples about things he had manifested very quickly in the past.  However, he had one major desire that he wasn’t able to manifest.  This desire was to own a restaurant.

Dave emailed me and asked for a coaching session.  We spoke on two occasions and I shared with him about letting go and staying present.  Dave is a hard one to read, so I had no idea if he bought into it or not.  After that I didn’t hear from Dave after that until a couple of days ago, when I got the following email:


I hope this finds you well. I wanted to drop a quick line to you to update you on my 

As you know it was my goal to own my own restaurant. In mid April I was presented 
with an option to purchase the restaurant I have been operating for the past six 
months. At first it looked like another defeat along this path. I was given about 
three days to make a decision or the restaurant would be put up for sale for another 
buyer. I knew this meant that when a sale was completed I would have to move on if 
someone else were to purchase. I did not have the money or credit to get a conventional 

I made an offer for the current owner to finance the restaurant for the first year, 
with an option to pay back early if an opportunity came up for me to gain investors. 
I told him I would put down $25,000.00 to show I was serious. Within days he had 
accepted the offer at face value, no haggling, no delays. Another hiccup occurred. 
If I paid him the 25k then I would have zero operating capital as he would give to 
me with a zero balance. As we were getting ready to close the offer was made that 
I put the 25k into operating account, then pay that back as the restaurant became 
stable under my ownership. Wow twice in less than a month things just "falling" into 
place. Then as I took over, our sales slowly but consistently began to take off. 
Building towards and above my stated daily goals.

Thank you for the conversations we have had. It was your advice to let it go, it will 
work itself out, that led me to this success. talk to you soon. I hope you are gaining 
as much success.

Congratulations Dave!  Letting go is the best way I have found to remove the barriers for those “big” things we want to attract. For me the easiest and most effective way to let go is to practice presence. Staying present is letting go.

I found a magical box

I had an interesting experience last week that I would like to share.  I was cleaning out the shed behind my house and I found a box under a table.  The box was left by the previous owner (they told us to keep everything that was left on the property), and it had gone unnoticed for the past two years that we have lived at this house.  I asked my wife to open the box and see what was in it.  Inside the box was the fulfillment of multiple of our desires.

Inside the box was the pipe wrench I had wished that I had two weeks ago.  Inside the box was a box cutter that two days before I had intended to get to help with a project.  Earlier in the day I was looking at tool sets online, and I decided that I wanted a better tool set than the piecemeal on scattered out in my shed.  I had decided that I would buy a tool set in the near future, and the whole reason that I was cleaning the shed that day was to get to my tool chest and see what I had and to get organized for the tools I was going to buy.  Well, I don’t need to buy that tool set any longer, because that unnoticed box was filled with tools!  The box also contained the Dutch oven my wife had been wanting, and several other pieces of nice older cookware.

I believe that those items manifested themselves in my life because I didn’t worry about them and I took some action to prepare myself to receive them.  If I wouldn’t have cleaned out the shed to prepare to have a more organized tool collection, then I wouldn’t have manifested the tools.

I share this story with you because I find such stories inspiring.  They help to refocus on the fact that this kind of thing happens.  The law of attraction is real, but we sometimes temporarily forget about this fact during our day-to-day lives.

If you have any LOA stories that you would like to share, please send them my way.  I can share them with the hundreds of  people on my mailing list and the thousands that visit this site, and we can help support each other.  Iron sharpens iron…

Attracting Morrissey (A story and some lessons)

MorrisseyA few weeks back I watched a documentary on Morrissey, the solo recording artist and former front man of The Smiths.  I have been a fan of his work since I first became aware of it many years ago.  After watching this documentary I immediately knew that I wanted to see Morrissey in concert before he quits touring, and perhaps even to meet him.  Later the same day, I was having lunch with some friends from a former job, and I was talking about how I had decided that I wanted to see Morrissey in concert.  They were not really familiar with his music, so after lunch I played one of his songs off of YouTube on my phone.  While I was trying to play this song, the phone rang and I answered it.  It was my wife calling.  Guess what she was calling about!  She was calling to tell me that Morrissey was going to be in Atlanta and she wanted to know if she should buy us tickets.  I said “Yes” and after hanging up I looked at my friends and told them that they had just witnessed the law of attraction at work.  My wife had no idea that I wanted to see Morrissey, or that I had watched a documentary earlier in the day.  We had not spoken about anything related to music in months, and nothing concerning Morrissey or The Smiths in probably a year or more.

So, is it just a coincidence that she happened to look and see if Morrissey was touring on the same day that I (hours away from her) had decided that I wanted to see him?  That’s how most people look at it, but if you are on this email list, I hope that you realize that this is actually the law of attraction at work.  I love these little attractions that seem to fall in your lap almost immediately.  They are great belief builders, and they are fun to talk about.  But, I also want to talk about HOW this was attracted so quickly.

So, what made this intention different than others that didn’t materialize immediately?  There are a couple of differences.  First, I didn’t have time to worry about how to make this happen.  I never even thought about looking to see if he was touring, or give any consideration to how this was going to come about.  In short, I stayed out of the way and let the Universe take control.  Second, I was detached from it.  I didn’t have any emotional attachment to it, other than enjoying the thought of it actually happening.  Third, I knew that it was something that could happen, but not necessary the way that it happened.  I knew that going to a Morrissey concert wouldn’t be difficult.  It was an intention that was completely within my range of confident belief.  And lastly, I felt very positive about it.  I was talking to others about it, and having a good time.  I got a few nuggets from the documentary that were inspiring to me, and I was thinking about these things throughout the day.  Overall I was in a good mood.

To summarize:  1) decide what you want; 2) stay out of the way; 3) emotionally detach; 4) believe that it can happen easily, and 5) have fun and stay positive.

Sending the wrong message?

I received an email yesterday from Sally. Sally poses an interesting question, and I would like to share my response with all of you.

Sally’s email:

Hello...this feels a little strange but I have just recently gotten into loa 
(about 1 month). I too have read a lot of material with instructions so I was 
wondering if I try different ways of manifesting the same thing is it still gonna 
work or am I sending the message I don't trust what I previously put out there. 
Any help is appreciated.


My response:

First of all, any “method” or “technique” is only a means to an end.  The end is the proper frame of mind to attract what you want into your life.  So, I want to be clear that I don’t think that there is any one magic formula.  There are many ways to the proper frame of mind, just as there are a number of ways to be happy, to relax, etc.

But to answer your question, I don’t think it’s beneficial to try a lot different ways to manifest the same thing.  For me this relates back to the frame of mind I just spoke about.  When you are trying lots of things, you ARE sending a message of mistrust to some degree.  You are also sending other messages.  First, you are sending the message that the Universe (or God) is something to be manipulated or cajoled into providing something. This puts you into opposition with the Universe.  Instead, you should be seeing the Universe as a benevolent providing power that will provide everything you need and desire.  Using multiple methods and techniques also sends the message that you are ready to receive.  Think about it, if you keep asking, it means that you don’t have it, and that the Universe hasn’t heard you.  When you were a child you didn’t use a bunch of ways to tell Santa what you wanted for Christmas, you just asked for it, and you let it go.  We should be the same way now when we ask for what we want.  The Universe heard you the first time.  Just be clear about what it is that you want, and then let it go.  You have placed your order.

Don’t get me wrong, methods and techniques are good, and they serve a purpose.  I stand by all of the methods I have written about.  I look at methods and techniques as a way to increase the level of your thoughts, feelings, beliefs and expectations.   The methods I give are also beneficial to get people started on the right track with getting clear about what they want and why they want it, so that it is easier to claim it now and experience it now.   But, all of these methods are just means to an end, and with time, it is my intention that people should be able to move past most of them and dwell in a place of allowing and trusting.

I love getting emails asking questions, and emails sharing your success stories about the law of attraction.  My email address can be found in any of my books, or by joining my mailing list.  Please feel free to contact me.  

God Bless.

Become a Passerby

In the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus says “become passersby”.  When I first read this saying, I was intrigued, yet somewhat confused.  Why would Jesus implore us to be a passersby?  After thinking on this subject during the death of my mother, I had a eureka moment.  There is no way that I can do justice to the profundity of Jesus’ statement, but I want to share a couple of points.

A passerby is someone who is here, but who knows that they are just passing through.  The passerby isn’t stuck here, and isn’t caught up in the drama and politics of everyday life.  The passerby belongs to a different place.  His/her home is somewhere else.  The passerby is aloof.  The passerby is respectful of local customs but doesn’t get tangled up in them.  A passerby isn’t offended easily, because they are just passing through.

I am here to tell you that you are passersby, but you may not realize it.  You are born and you start this journey of life, and you pass away and you move into a new reality.  This life…what you are now experiencing…is temporary.  You are just a passerby.  Your true home is elsewhere, and beyond this reality.  You come from somewhere else to this place and you leave this place to move on to someplace else.

So, you may ask, “what good is it being a passerby?”  Well, in terms of the law of attraction, it is very beneficial.  By viewing yourself as, and behaving like a passerby, we shift our focus from the material realm to the spiritual realm.  Being focused on the spiritual increases your powers of attraction.  In Matthew 6:33 Jesus says: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”  What things?  Food, clothing, shelter, ANYTHING you require.  In Psalms 37 it also says, “Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.”  Trust that God (the Universe, source energy, whatever you choose to call it) will both provide for you, and give you the desires of your heart.  Turn your attention to the spiritual realm and receive it all.

As we become detached from the material realm, as we begin to see that it is transitory.  Being detached is a powerful way of living and will remove blocks to your attractive process.  When you are detached the things you want come to you quickly because you aren’t needy or too emotionally involved in the outcome.  As I have written about before, neediness is a major block to the attraction process.  Passersby aren’t emotionally tied up in things, they are detached.

This is just a very short look at this concept of becoming a passerby and how it can benefit you.  I hope to return to this idea in the future and take a more in-depth look at it.  Until then, try to realize the true nature of your existence as something transitory and try to approach this life as a passerby.

Simone’s Story

If you have been following me for any amount of time, you should know that I love sharing emails from readers.  I feel that hearing stories from other people about how the law of attraction is working for them helps to build everyone’s level of belief and trust.  In this spirit, I give you Simone’s story…

Dear James,

Thank you for your book.

It came to me in the right time.

I just signed up for your newsletter,hope to get you to those 1000 subscribers,
 and may God bless you!

I am sharing my experience with the book The 30 day attraction experiment.

I had previously read a couple of books about the law of attraction, and about 
2 months ago I read your book.

I took about a couple of hours and wrote down this big list of all things I am 
grateful for, and a big list of things I want.

The first manifestation happened within 72 hours of me making my wish list...
I was shocked: I received a check that I had left as a deposit 2 years ago, for 
renting an apartment. A complete miracle.

Then about a week later, I was asked to do a photo session (My dream is to run 
a photography business, but I have a low pay full time job).

I teach photography to small groups and help to run a photo group that is almost 
7 years old. 

From those manifestations on, little things happen to prove this works. It is still 
a struggle, but I am dedicating more time to the positive thinking. 

I believe I deserve success and my time has come...I just need an extra help from 
the Universe to make it happen.

Just wanted to share my beginning into this new fabulous world.

God Bless!


A new year

Today marks the one year anniversary of starting my attraction experiment.  My experiment wasn’t so much about “trying” or “using” the law of attraction.  The law is always at work, and there is no way for us not to use it.  My experiment was about letting go and trusting the law to provide.  It was also about putting what I desired in writing so that I would be cognizant of the manifestation of these desires.  In my book, I documented the first 30 days of this experiment.  However, this experiment has continued and has become more of a way of life.

Before I started my experiment, I sat down and I wrote out my goals for the coming year.  Some were big in my mind, and some where small.  I didn’t go into my experiment with a mindset of thinking “I want to manifest X, Y and Z in the next 30 days.”  I simply put out there all my goals for the coming year.  Amazingly, over half of those desires were manifested in the first 30 days.  The thing that stood out to me was that I attracted both large and small things in equal measure.

Looking back, the key was staying present.  I tried as much as possible in these 30 days to stay in the present moment.  I tried to leave the future to the law, and the past to the past.  I didn’t realize it until months later, but I believe that this was a powerful way of letting go.  This has become a powerful tool of mine, and I will share more about this in the coming weeks and months.

As I said earlier, my experiment didn’t stop.  I have continued to attract the things from the list I created at the beginning of the year, and new intentions I developed during the year.  A few weeks ago I found my original list of yearly goals.  I was shocked to see that I had attracted every single thing on the list…except for one thing, which I realized early on in the year that I truly didn’t desire.

One of the big goals on my list that I have since attracted was to make $20,000 more than what I currently made at the time.  As I write this today, I made EXACTLY this amount of money in 2013.  I had no idea where this increase would come from, after putting this out into the Universe, I pretty much forgot about this intention.  However, God was working on it all along, and delivered in a perfect way.

2013 has been the best year ever for me.  I have grown as a person, I have met some great people (many of whom are on this list), and I have felt better than I ever have.  I am so grateful for this, but I want to make 2014 even better.

Yesterday I sat down and wrote out a list of things I want to see happen in 2014.

Here are a few of the things on my list that pertains to me as an author:


  • I want to finish my LOA weight loss book and program with Michelle Bybel
  • I want to start a podcast on the law of attraction with Mark Anthony
  • I want to create and begin offering a 30-day attraction experiment coaching program to help people in their own experiments
  • I want to have 1000 people on my mailing list
  • I want to write at least 4 new ebooks
  • I want to be a part of a LOA mastermind group
  • I want to publish an illustrated LOA children’s book
  • I want to publish a print book


Here are some general things that I want to see happen this year:


  • I want to buy a rental property with no money down
  • I want a new vehicle for my wife
  • I want to receive $3,000 a month in passive income
  • I want to provide all of our own meat for the entire year from hunting or raising the animals myself
  • I want to have a garden that produces enough food to provide a few meals a week
  • I want to preserve all of the harvest from our trees and grapevines
  • I want to add quail and citrus trees to our small farm
  • I want to own a Fender Jaguar guitar
  • I want to record a YouTube music video


This is only part of what I want.  I will also continue to add to this list.  I am sharing this because I want to give everyone a peak behind the curtain so to speak to see what I am looking to attract.  I also want to try this differently this year by putting want I want out there for all to see, so that I can provide updates on what I have attracted.

I want to encourage you to decide what you want this year and put it in writing.  Let’s see what we can attract in the next 30 days.

With gratitude,


Do you believe in Santa?

During this time of year where we celebrate giving and the birth of a special child, we can benefit by being more childlike ourselves.  My friend Mark is writing a book on Santa Claus and the law of attraction.  To not give too much away, our relationship with God (the Universe, etc.) should be more like a child’s relationship to Santa Claus.

Bear with me…

The child simply asks Santa for what he/she wants.  Santa is a magical being who has the power to give any gift.  Children aren’t worried about HOW Santa is going to go about getting the item they want.  Children TRUST that Santa knows their desires and will deliver.  Santa is bound by financial constraints, supply and demand, or any other such barrier.  Santa is magical and he has the power to make Christmas dreams come true.  The catch is:  YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE.

Imagine if we approached God in this way.  Imagine if we could believe in the power to have any and all of our desires manifested by the limitless and magical power of the universe.  If you could do this, what do you think you could manifest in your life?

I wish you all happy holidays.  It is my Christmas wish that health and prosperity find you this season, and that like a kid on Christmas, your desires are realized.