Recently, on my seven-city cross-Canada seminar tour I was asked by my Calgary sponsor if I would speak to her group, her son's group. I said yes. What I didn't know was her son's group was a group of 10-year-olds in a grade three class in Alberta.
On the way to the school, I designed my presentation. Given this was the first time I had taught Law of Attraction to non-adults, part of my NLP training (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) told me I needed to talk to the children at their level, make it fun and get them to participate.
When teaching adults, I use words like manifestation, vibrations, synchronicity, serendipity, and coincidence. So what words could I use that children would relate too? I decided to open up a conversation about vibes. What did that word mean and what were some examples of it?
The students quickly waved their hands in the air. These were some examples I heard:
(a) When my mom doesn't have her coffee, she gets negative vibes.
(b) When my parents fight in the house, I can feel negative vibes.
(c) When I see a bully at school, I feel negative vibes.
(d) Being in a scary building that's dark gives me negative vibes.
These kids clearly knew exactly what negative vibes are and they agreed having a negative vibe is not a great way to attract friends or nice people.
Next, I drew a picture of a light switch on the blackboard, showing the on and off positions. “On" meant you were negative, and “off" meant you weren't. After having the students agree it was better to be positive than negative, I asked if they wanted to learn how to turn off a negative vibe. They all excitedly said yes.
I asked them to write these three words in their notebooks; don't, not, and no, and asked for examples for when these words were used in their lives. You can bet they had quite a list to give me. Here are some examples:
(a) Don't be late.
(b) Don't get your clothes dirty.
(c) Don't beat up your brother.
(d) Don't talk with your mouth full.
(e) Don't spill your milk.
(f) Don't cry.
(g) Don't play ball in the house.
(h) Don't eat or drink at the computer.
Next, I taught them a “secret". They loved knowing I was going to give them a secret. It was my strategy to give them a secret so they would treat it as something special and really want to remember it. I told them it was a secret that even their parents might not know. And, with this secret, they could help change negative vibrations to positive ones.
The students learned that the secret to switching their vibes is when you hear yourself say or think don't, not, and no, simply say, So, what do I want? And, of course, they eagerly wrote down the answer to the secret.
They got it - and fast! I knew they'd be going home, eagerly wanting to connect this message with their parents. So again I reminded them they had a secret, and to be gentle telling others about it. This way the next time their parents said don't, not, and no, the kids could say, “So what do you want?"
When the school day ended, the teacher, who was also present for my presentation, made one last comment to his departing class as he's been doing every Friday - “DON'T FORGET YOUR HOMEWORK". The kids had a lot of fun with this. They quickly asked the teacher, “So what do you want?" And, of course, he said, “Remember your homework. "
For me, this experience was very valuable. Many people have asked me to teach or write about Law of Attraction for teenagers or children, and I've always given the same answer. I don't know how because I don't have any children. But I learned that young people can pick it up very quickly. Thanks to Cheryl for trusting me to teach Law of Attraction to her 10-year-old son and his classmates.
I will be holding a free teleclass for parents who want to discuss and learn more about how to teach their kids and teens how to use Law of Attraction.
Michael Losier, a Law of Attraction Trainer and author, supports people in understanding and practicing the Art of Deliberate Attraction, so they can have more of what they want and less of what they don't. Michael has been applying the principles of Law of Attraction for many years and enjoys a wonderful and rewarding life in the city of Victoria, BC, Canada. He facilitates a number of in-person Law of Attraction seminars as well as Teleseminars to a worldwide audience.