Tuesday, 5 February 2008


I have been feeling very aware (guilty even?) of my Blog 'silence' of late - this usually happens when I am on 'input' mode in my life rather than on 'output'.

But I had a dream last night that I should post the following message to you this morning, so here goes:

I would like to thank Byrne for his comment on my post 'Cosmic Ordering' and for suggesting the book 'Ask and It Is Given'.

Well I sent off for it about a week ago and have been devouring it ever since; it is the most amazing book which has now made complete and absolute sense of everything I have ever read and heard about 'The Universe' in my life to date.

Essentially the book is not just about asking for what you want (nothing difficult about that, we all do it all the time), it is about being in the right 'vibrational mode' to receive the result (which is far more difficult - until you start really becoming aware of your energy and where you are blocked - and then practising change).

The bottom line is that it's all very well to make your cosmic orders but unless you are in the right place (of feeling Joy, Optimism, Abundance, Empowerment etc) you are often not in a position to receive the very things you are asking for.

The book also contains 22 exercises which I have been practising over the past week or so - and already change is starting to manifest in my life. More energy, more inspiration, more feel-good happiness - and in response, a whole plethora of new opportunities are starting to pop up in my email inbox every day !!!

An offer to star in a new ITV series, lots of new requests to speak at events, and yesterday an invitation to an all-expenses-paid private event with a small group of other high profile women about being a force for positive change in the world - which is one of my deepest life affirmations.

Wow - this is all so exciting, and it's happening really fast!!!

One of the exercises in the book is around manifesting material abundance. (Whilst I am not exactly a Church Mouse, nonetheless I do miss the time when money was flowing into my life in abundance - when Red Letter Days was at its peak and making £1million profit a year...)

The game is to create a bank account with a cheque book of your own making, into which £1000 is deposited on day 1, £2000 on day 2, £3000 on day 3 and so on for a year (by which time deposits will total £67million!). Then, anytime you want something you simply write out a cheque for it (which I then place in a special box) - the idea being that you can energetically 'spend' the money safely, knowing that there is an abundance of money coming into the account - instead of worrying about subsequent credit card bills, angry emails from your Coutts banker because you are overdrawn again (!), getting into debt and so on. You know the kind of thing!

So I opened my 'account' on Saturday, finally got round to creating my 'cheque book' yesterday - it is from the 'Bank of Abundance' (they are far more friendly than Barclays)and I have bound it in a golden cover - and this morning decided to write my first cheque. £10,000 to Pinelog for an octagonal garden studio which I can use for relaxation & meditation (Pinelog are the Bakewell based company who make the most fantastic wooden garden buildings for swimming pools etc; I have no connection with them by the way - this is not an endorsement deal! - apart from the fact that one of the friendly men in their workshop sawed a piece of board I needed cutting down free of charge for me a while ago).

Then, in a panic, having written the cheque out, I realised I might not have £10,000 in my account yet!!! (Not a good omen to go overdrawn with the Bank of Abundance in the first week of being a new customer is it? :-) But of course on Day 4 that is exactly the amount of the total deposits.

I will keep you posted as to what manifests...

But, trying to think back to the last time in my life when I was in a place of absolute joy, empowerment and abundance and what then manifested, I was asked by the publisher of my new book to find some photographs from my Red Letter Days years. And a couple of weeks ago I unearthed some fabulous pictures of a 'Mystery Experience Evening' which I arranged for my marketing team back in December 2001 to celebrate my 37th birthday.

There is a photo of everyone drinking champagne in the back of a super stretch Limo on our way to a 'bar crawl' of London - the Met Bar, the Purple Bar at Sanderson, dinner at 'Spoon' and then we finally ended up at Spearmint Rhino! (You will have to buy the book when it comes out in May to take a look at the pic...) I seem to recall that I was also in love at the time.

Very soon afterwards I was nominated for the Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year award, I won an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award and as a result of all the publicity, I was approached by the BBC to star in a new business show they were filming called Dragons' Den...

You see, it's not the abundance that brings you joy, it is the joy that brings you abundance.

Yes, RLD also went into meltdown, but at the time I had also made a written (and I now realise incorrectly worded) affirmation that I wanted to 'get rid of Red Letter Days so that I have time to be with my family and to write and be creative'. Which is of course exactly what manifested, given that I am now based from home and that one of the first things to flow post RLD was a publishing deal for my first book, which I have just finished writing.

The Universe works in very immediate and direct ways! A bit like your SatNav works out the 'quickest fastest route'...

Anyway, just to end (and in accordance with my dream!) I need to offer £25 to the first person who responds to this blog which I would like them to spend on an Indian Takeaway this Friday night with my compliments!

To claim your free curry, simply be the first to post a comment in response to this message and then email me at rachel.elnaugh@rachelelnaugh.com with your address to send the money to.

Aren't dreams strange and amazing things?!?

Have a wonderful day.



Bo Danerius said...

Strangest curry ever :D

Rachel Elnaugh said...


Congratulations it is on its way!


Jon... said...


Oh well - maybe I should learn to check out my google reader feeds more often!

Well done Bo, hope the curry is good.

@Rachel - It seems that this manifestation idea is really starting to hit the headlines, I think followed on from the popularity of the Secret and other publications.

Looks like this idea has finally found it's time - doesn't Noel Edmunds expouse this philosphy as the reason he got back on TV with Deal or No Deal ???

I'll pass on the curry but if you want to send me the book when you've finished with it - I'd be happy to continue the chain...


julesbrad said...

Well done Bo - enjoy the curry - had you already read the book Rachel talked about and wished you could have a curry this weekend lol

Been wondering what to read next so I may actually buy the book - the subject sounds like something you could easily be sceptical about but reading a 'review' by someone who I would consider pretty down to earth like Rachel makes me wonder if there is something to it.

Anonymous said...

Rachel, It's great to see you in such a positive frame of mind again, no doubt the type which took you to such highs with RLD in the early 00's. I often think it's more about what you are paying attention to than a magically cosmic ordering process...look for the good, find the good, simple as that. Good luck with the mental rebirth ;-)

Rachel F said...

At the risk of sounding flaky here - I am in fact directly descended from a 16th C Kabbalist rabbi and this idea of 'cosmic ordering' has actually been passed down to me through the female line as a practical piece of 'other world' wisdom, along with dream interpreting. Although entirely grounded, I do have a healthy respect for the 'other' dimension which seems to affect us all, if only we take notice of it. Shame I didn't look in earlier, though - I could have done with the curry money to celebrate my husband's 41st this weekend!

Bo Danerius said...

Heyya. My blogpost on this Link Thx Rachel. /Bo

julesbrad said...

Hi Bo - hope you enjoyed the curry.

Just visited the link in your post but could only understand the post about the £25 - tried using online translation site to see what the 'about me' section said about you but it came back with the following (which goes to prove translation sites still have a long way to go)

"Såsmåningom intended I to type more about these matters. My deaf cat. Musicerandet. Lägenhetsfix. Mine travels by car. Apcykeln. Tinnitus and about how they are to be half blind"

Bo Danerius said...

*lol* It reads:

Someday I´ll write more about these matters. My deaf cat, music making, fixing my apartment, my cars, my monkey bike, what its like to live with tinnitus and being half blind.

julesbrad said...

After reading this post, buying "Ask and it is given" then reading it, I now have a copy which I am happy to pass on.

Just post on here that you want it (so that others know it has been taken)then PayPal me £2 to julesbrad@btinternet.com to cover postage (UK only though) and I will send it straight away.

Anonymous said...

Rachel writes: "I do miss the time when money was flowing into my life in abundance - when Red Letter Days was at its peak and making £1million profit a year...."

Ahem Rachel, that never happened. Everyone, just go to Companies House and see this wasn't the case. Any "profit" was cash held by Red Letter Days for unused experiences, which can't be counted as the company's money.

But you know what Rachel.

And this idea of writing out cheques to yourself from the Cosmic Bank is a great one.

Would that the Cosmic Bank had been open at the time of Red Letter Days' demise she could have paid her bills.

And lastly, the great entrepreneur (smirks)offering a free curry on her website.


Who ever would have thought it would come to this?

Rachel Elnaugh said...

Hey Anonymous get your facts straight at least! Clearly you haven't even visited Companies House !!!

If you do, you will see that the Accounts for the 18 month period to 31 July 2001 showed: Turnover £11.4 million with a profit of £891k. As this was an 18 month period with two x 6 months to 31 July (an intensive admin heavy half of the year) the underlying 12 month figures to 31 December 2000 were actually: Turnover c£9.7million, Profit c£1.1million.

Despite what may have followed, I think anyone who is in business will agree that this is not bad for a company which was started on a shoestring budget from a room at home.

When you have achieved the same, please do come back and criticise.


cap said...

Rachel - re: anon 'critic' 29 February 2008 02:14 - I think we know who posted this & why - it's fairly transparent.. continued success

Ian Grant, Pinelog said...

Hi Rachel,
Your balance with the Bank of Abundance must be well into credit by now. We (your friends at Pinelog) are looking forward to supplying you with your delightful new summerhouse - just as soon as we receive the deposit cheque! In the meantime thanks for your link to us.