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The Law of Attraction and the Poker Player

Your intention, whether positive or negative, always activates the Law of Attraction. How can you tell if it is working effectively for you? Keep a journal. Every morning note your feelings and thoughts in a book that you use exclusively for that. Highlight sections that are highly charged emotionally. Highly charged feelings have the most power to draw things to you. Whether you consciously choose your points of attention or not, the Law of Attraction always works. If you are constantly reaping “crap” in your life, look back through your journal to see what your predominant emotions were over the last few weeks or months.

I know someone who was a very successful online poker player. “Was” being the operative term. In the beginning he, his wife and two children lived in the basement of his mother-in-law’s house. While playing online, his income grew dramatically to the point they were able to move into a beautiful home of their own in a nice area of town. Their third child was born. A couple years later they moved into a new home worth 1.5 million. He had arrived! …and so did their fourth child. Then he decided that playing online at home where he could interact with his wife and kids was no longer sufficient. He wanted to play at the casinos to liven up his experience. He had moderate success with tournaments around the world and at the WSOP. The partying and the women in Vegas became more important and he left his wife and kids. 

He now had a hot new girlfriend that he spent copious amounts of money on. His wife filed for divorce and because she had four small children under the age of 8, she was awarded a significant amount of child support. The girlfriend was afraid her “cash cow” boyfriend (as she put it) was not going to have the same amount of money to spend on her and the lifestyle she had become accustomed to. Bickering and fighting became common in his new relationship.

My point is not about the divorce or the evils of booze and gambling. The change was in his mindset. When he first started to play they lived on a sparse income. He was extremely grateful for the increase in his income. He had a good life, a wife who loved him and four beautiful children. They could afford to travel and buy whatever they wanted. He affirmed their prosperity and good luck!

After his marriage broke up, he became greedy and begrudged his wife the child support she had been awarded. He didn’t want to spend time with his kids on his visitation days because now he had to make sure they were clean and fed and that they got to school on time. He began to complain bitterly. His wife had to beg him for the support money. “I don’t have any money,” he would complain. “I have to build up my bankroll again.” “I had to borrow money from my parents!” “I can pay a nanny $2000 a month to do what you do! He became miserly, hiding his money, making excuses about lack and how she was “financially raping him.” Yet he still had the money for trips to France, England and the Bahamas with his girlfriend.

His attitude had changed from one of gratitude and love to one of greed and deceit. His story is one of “rags to riches” and back again. Although he has what he said he wanted, the Vegas lifestyle, a “VIP concierge for high rollers” as a girlfriend, is he happy? …is he making money? Does he have quality of life? Absolutely not!

In her settlement his wife got the house and sold it so she could move into a smaller home in their old neighbourhood. She is grateful for the fact that although the marriage ended she has four beautiful children and a home for them. She has a limited income right now but is getting more education. The kids are happy and healthy and are excited about their new home. It is on their old street and a lot of their friends still live there. She and the children are living a charmed although less affluent life.

The Law of Attraction works whether or not we believe it does. What are you grateful for? …and what do you affirm with highly charged emotions every day? Is it positive or is it negative. Pull out your journal and see how accurately your words, thoughts and emotions have created your current reality.

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