Sunday, May 16, 2010

Interview with Law of Attraction Coach Jen Connon Part I

Writers often lead solitary work lives, and sometimes the biggest hurdle on the way to success can be ourselves. When I heard about Law of Attraction coaching, I thought it was a perfect topic to present to fellow writers--both beginners and published.

***Please note that this is the first of two parts. The second will appear tomorrow!***


Jennifer Connon is a Certified Law of Attraction Coach/Practitioner. She has studied Law of Attraction, Quantum Physics, New Thought, Science of Mind and Metaphysics passionately for the past few years. Jennifer enjoys teaching and coaching others on this important law of the universe.



Jennifer can be contacted via email at jenconnon@comcast.net or phone at 630-346-6650.

Welcome Jennifer!

You are a Certified Law of Attraction Practitioner/Coach. Could you explain to our readers what that is?

In order to understand what a Law of Attraction (LOA) Practitioner/Coach is, it is helpful to understand a bit about LOA. Though Law of Attraction may sound like the latest “catch phrase” the principle has been around since the beginning of time and has been taught for 1000s of years by many of the great thinkers and spiritual teachers of our past and present including Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Einstein and Eckhart Tolle to name just a few.

A basic definition of LOA could be stated as “I attract into my life whatever I give my energy, attention and focus to (whether I want it or not).” This is because everything is vibrational – everything – including our thoughts. We are all emitting vibrations similar to a radio signal. We receive whatever we are tuned into – be it a positive vibe or a negative one. Since everything is vibrational, everything is changeable; there is no solid hard fast reality. I could spend several pages on why that is and the science behind it, but for the purposes of this interview consider these quotes from some of the aforementioned teachers:

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein

“A man is what he thinks about all day long.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24.

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” Buddha

Chances are you have heard at least some or even all of these quotes before, but did you ever stop to think about what they were really implying?

We are taught in society to look at reality and make our conclusions about our lives and what is possible based on what we see before us. The Law of Attraction states that WHATEVER I give my attention to be it in my imagination or in my reality is what I am creating more of – or bringing more of into my life.

For example, have you ever known someone who seems to go from one bad relationship to the next? He/She no sooner is out of one horrible relationship than they land in the next? or from one bad job situation? or financial situation? etc. Different places, different faces, same problems. If you understand that this is an attraction based universe, then you can see how that person is continually attracting the same problems over and over because of something they have going on in their vibration. Not only are they looking at the problem and therefore attracting more of what they’re looking at (the problem), but because of experiences they now have a belief about that subject that is keeping them from getting the relationship or whatever that they want.

My job as a LOA Coach is to help that person uncover what it is that they are thinking, feeling and believing about a particular subject that is keeping them stuck and help them to focus on what it is they are really wanting.

Could you tell us how you got into this field?

When I first heard about LOA, I was a HUGE skeptic. At the time I was focused on a health challenge that I had. I happened to turn Oprah on (something I do probably once every few months). She had on the people from the movie “The Secret”. I had never heard of the movie or LOA and only paused to watch the show for about 20 minutes. I was instantly infuriated by it because they kept mentioning that if you had a health problem it was because you had attracted it into your life. HA! I don’t think so!

I jumped on the computer, found Oprah.com and fired off an email to her. I don’t know what possessed me as I’d never done anything like that before. Immediately after that I went off to teach a fitness class (note the irony) and promptly forgot about it. The next day the phone rang. The caller ID showed Harpo, Inc. I froze. I let the phone go to voicemail, but they didn’t leave a message. Later that day they called back and this time I answered. It was one of the producers. He was interested in my point of view and invited me to come on the “Response to The Secret” show they were taping the following week. It was a fun experience but in the end I still didn’t understand what they were talking about and I left feeling frustrated.

To make a long story a little shorter – over the next 6 months various things about LOA kept popping up from many different sources. It wasn’t until I did a search for something completely unrelated (I thought) and LOA popped up in the definition that I finally said – “OK I get it, Universe, you want me to learn about LOA!!” Instantly, I felt this great joyfulness come over me and I was filled with an intense amount of energy. I was literally bouncing off the walls with joy. From that point (3 ½ years ago) on I have been studying LOA passionately and have found it to be the one thing that makes perfect sense to me. As they say, do what you love. So here I am.

What’s the difference between a Certified Law of Attraction Coach and a really upbeat friend?

A Certified LOA Coach has been trained to look at things a little differently than your average upbeat friend.

Yes, it is important to have someone there to support you and show you the silver lining, but if you’re not understanding why you’re attracting a problem into your life it can be a tiring cycle of ups and downs with no real progress towards what you’re wanting.

For example, let’s say that you are having financial difficulty. Sometimes the money is pouring in and sometimes there is barely enough to pay the bills. A LOA Coach would help you to determine where your beliefs are focused on the subject of money – chances are they are on lack. You might say – “Well, I’m focused on money so why aren’t I getting more money?” when what you are really focused on is lack of money. Every time you say, “I want more money.” What your vibration is saying is, “I don’t have enough money.”

You attract what you are vibrating not what you are saying. Not only will a LOA Coach help you to identify this, but we also have lots of really neat tricks to keep you focused on what you do want rather than what you don’t want.

If, for example, a writer wanted to get published, what would be the difference between focusing on "I would like to be published" and "I'm not published"? It sounds like a very fine line.

That is an excellent question. In the above answer, I meant to illustrate that it is not our words, but the attention, energy, belief behind the words that matter. Let’s take a more in depth look at that.
 
Anything that you are wanting has two ends to it. On the one end there is what you want – to be published, a better relationship, better health, more money, whatever. On the other end there is the lack of what you want – not published, a bad relationship, poor health, etc. And then there are all the points in between that come out to be a muddied combination of what you want and don’t want – a so, so relationship, pretty good health, published with extremely limited distribution, etc.
 
Whatever is happening in your life is a result of your mix of vibrations or in other words a result of the mix of where your attention and beliefs are on that subject. Just saying “I want to be published” means nothing. In fact it is really more focused on the fact that you are not published.
 
Instead, are you seeing yourself as published? Do you believe that you will be published? Are you willing to let go of the worry of whether or not you’ll get published and just enjoy the experience of writing?
 
Mostly we focus on ‘what is’ and so that continues to be our dominant reality. As a coach I would work with you to shift limiting beliefs and apply your focus to what you are wanting. You would begin to say (and really mean) things more like, “I am looking forward to getting published. I am a talented and relevant writer and people enjoy reading my work. I have already been published before and now have my foot in the door plus more experience to draw from.” These are positive and believable statements that help to keep you focused on where you are going.
 
Join us tomorrow for the conclusion of our interview with Jennifer Connon, Life Attraction Coach!

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