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The Law of Attraction is both interesting and exciting.  The simple version is that we are all vibrating energy and whatever we put out into the world attracts similar energy.  It is especially popular with people who want to use this law to manifest success in their lives or businesses.

The book and movie, “The Secret”, brought a lot of attention to the idea of attraction, but many people took it to mean that they could just sit on their couches and make their dreams come true.  They failed to realize that the thought leaders in the book had also worked hard to get where they were at.

There are three elements to successfully using the Law of Attraction to manifest what you want in your life. 

Be Impeccable with Your Thoughts and Words:  What you think creates how you feel and the level of your energy.  Every time you think of a limitation or doubt your dream, you make it more challenging to achieve.  Instead, shift your negative thoughts to positive ones full of possibilities and gratitude.

Juice it Up: Connecting emotion to our thoughts supersizes their manifesting abilities.  You can do this by focusing on why you want what you want and how it will feel to have it.  Saturate yourself in the feeling of that end result and you will be more focused and drawn to making it happen.

Get Moving: When you take action you provide forward momentum and opportunities for the universe to give you feedback.  Feedback may be a feeling that something is or isn’t right.  It can also show up as synchronicity, things falling into place, or being blocked in some way.  In order to know what to do next, you need to take the first step.

Don’t forget to comment and share your thoughts and experiences.

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mind out of order

I was working with a client the other day who, like most of us, had a million things on her mind.  She was working on multiple goals with multiple steps and finding it hard to focus on any of them. The challenge was that she was wasting her precious mind space trying to hold on to everything.

What she needed was a pending folder for her brain.

We had a lot of fun playing with the idea and she was inspired by what it might feel like to have some free space in her brain again. She realized that to really let go and take things out of her mind, she needed to have a pending system she could trust and decided to use her calendar and a project app to support her mental pending folder.

The real key though, is the releasing part.  When she places things in their new temporary homes, she will visualize them leaving her mind, knowing they can be retrieved when she needs them.  This means consciously taking a moment to pause, see them safely in their new place, and let go.

When I talked to my client the following week she was excited about her progress.  She reported feeling organized, focused, and more creative.  Her letting go process was becoming a habit and starting to happen automatically.  But, most of all, she said she felt more calm, centered, and sane.

There was one more thing she shared.  She liked releasing things so much that she upgraded her pending folder for an external hard drive for her brain that had  a lot more storage.

The words we choose are powerful.  What words would you like to eliminate or bring into your daily vocabulary?

How might that impact your life?


We all have it – Inner Junk.  When we recognize it is there we can put our blinders on and live default lives or we can choose to explore and consider letting it go.  Challenging what we carry within us, especially if we are aware of it impacting us in a negative way, can be very freeing.

Before you begin an inquiry process, I recommend taking time to center within yourself.  Breathe into your heart and remember that you are a soul, a child of God.  The things you will be exploring do not have power over you, even if it seems that way in daily life.  The power to keep or discard them lies within your heart.  Release any expectations and make a commitment to not force anything or judge what happens.  You are simply inquiring and considering your options.

Questions to Support Your Inquiry Process:

  • Do I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is absolutely true?
  • What is the cost of holding onto this?
  • How can I comfort the child within me who experienced this?
  • What is the lesson I am meant to learn?
  • Does this come from my heart or the voice of fear?
  • Who would I be without this?
  • What would be possible for my life if I let it go?
  • What do I want for myself from this moment on?
  • What am I willing to commit to?

I recommend free form writing after your inquiry to anchor your feelings and any commitments you made.  You will most likely find that playing with this process can become easy, light, and something you look forward to.

For coaching support  through your inquiry process,  email me at


I received a lot of emails after my last post asking for more on the subject of letting go in order to create freedom in your life.  Many of you were wondering what to look for and how to recognize what to throw away along your journey.  I love this question because recognizing and bringing your awareness to those things is the first step toward healing.

Here is a list sharing some of the things that I have witnessed or experienced being released that changed people’s lives and helped them feel more free.

  • Labels
  • Victim stories
  • Blaming
  • Resentments
  • Being right
  • Saying anything that is untrue
  • Inner bully
  • Beliefs and misbeliefs
  • Sadness or depression
  • Childhood programming
  • Perceiving memories as negative
  • Expectations
  • Negative thought patterns
  • Your story
  • Judgment of yourself and others
  • Feeling upset
  • Anger
  • Negative self-image

The list could go on and on.  I encourage you to open your eyes, ears, and heart to see where these or other patterns that do not serve you may be showing up in your life.   You may decide that you are ready to throw them out so that you can move forward on your journey to freedom.

I’m Curious:  Which of these impacts you the most?  Are you ready to let it go?

I would love to see your response in the comments area.

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Letting Go

I spent time recently thinking about the work I do and how to communicate it.  From the outside it looks like I am helping clients with challenges or supporting them as they build lives and businesses they love.  But, my clients would tell you it is what happens on the inside that is most valuable.

What came up for me was that there is a theme of releasing or letting go in order to step into true freedom.  It is as if we have piled layers and layers of junk on top of our souls.  So much so, that even breathing in life can feel like a challenge.  We suffocate ourselves with beliefs, rules, and stories about our pasts that keep us small and afraid.

We lose sight of the truth.  All of the “stuff” is an illusion.  Stories we have told ourselves so many times that we feel trapped by them.  We forget that we are perfect children of God with special gifts for this world.  We forget that we can be happy, feel peaceful, and experience what is meaningful to us.

So, I am calling us out.  You, me, and everyone else.

Let’s bring our awareness to the truth.  Let’s drop the thought patterns that no longer serve us. Let’s step into our own brilliance and shine like the stars we are.  Let’s have some fun!

Are you willing to accept the challenge?

I’m curious:  What would you like to let go of?  You can share your answer in the comments section.

Picture courtesy of Sia

Four Agreements

Don Miguel Ruiz wrote a simple and powerful book called, “The Four Agreements”.  These agreements spoke to my heart and I have used them throughout the years for my clients and myself.

Today feels like a good day to bring them into the light again.  Whether they are new to you or old friends, they serve as excellent words to live by.

The Four Agreements

 Be Impeccable with Your Word

Don’t Take Anything Personally

Don’t Make Assumptions

Always Do Your Best

Linda Luke

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