The Law of Attraction?


Since that small book ‘The Secret‘ hit the shelves several years ago the law of attraction has been propagated to the point that now it seems to have gone viral. Workshops are offered in abundance to assist where the book left off.

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Still haven’t found those utopian delights you were assured would come your way? All the wealth and abundance that the universe was to shower upon you didn’t occur? Take a number.  You’re not alone.

Now we’re being told ‘The Secrett’ left a few things out.

I gasped in horror at this revelation!  NO!  Say it ain’t so!

But think about it.  Do you really believe someone would publish a book that would tell all of us how to manifest true happiness, wealth and abundance within the confines of just over one hundred pages?  Does it sound realistic that all you have to do is put a positive image of what you want out to the universe and it will be returned to you ten fold?

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The thing of it is, that in essence, that is one of the basic keys but it goes much deeper than that and is far more complex.  And this is what the book left out, or as Garry Trudeau told a group who had paid handsomely for his workshop, the information was in fact removed.

The one percent who rule the financial world don’t want us to know these secrets and so they ensured that the book was duly edited because they own all the major publishing companies.

When first I began to hear about the Law of Attraction in truth I thought it had something to with sex.  Because I’d shut that side of myself down I really paid very little attention to it. Crazy, I know but that was how my grey matter was working twenty some odd years ago.

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I’d heard the buzz about the book ‘The Secrett’ and came upon a copy a few years after its initial launch and read it through rather quickly.  By all accounts the information is interesting and can assist you.  Would I say that it’s transformative?  That it will change your life?

No. Not really.

What got me going on this post today was an ad on the internet as I perused my email that read as follows:

‘Could the Law of Attraction Be THIS WRONG?

Star of The Secret — and Mindvalley favorite —
Bob Proctor is convinced the Law of Attraction
is INCOMPLETE. 
 
He is going to explain everything on this Tuesday’s
Abundance Masterclass.’
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It goes on to mention a host of other laws that we are to adhere to in order to have that utopian life we all seem to be chasing.
And what exactly is it that we’re looking for?  If we all had unlimited wealth and abundance then what?
I have a deep curiosity about the human experience.  Of why we want the things we do, of why we believe if we had certain things we’d be deliriously happy.
What I’ve learned along the way isn’t really complicated but doesn’t come overnight either and it takes a lifetime committment that will change and adjust throughout the course of time and be wholly dependent upon what it is you are actually seeking at any point along the way.
What I seek is to be happy, loved and successful.  And you know, just these few things come in multitude of forms and in an infinite number of ways.
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I cannot be ridiculously happy all the time. The sadness that has been in my life counters and compliments the appreciation I have for the joy that I do experience and feel.   Success can mean so much to so many as well.  The simple act of waking and making it through each day can be viewed as a success to many.
Then of course we have love.  What I know is that it starts with that face you see in the mirror each day.  And if you release this energy, this love to the universe in a manner where you’ve let go of ego, where you’ve let go of entitlement, where you’ve let go doubt  and expectation then perhaps it will come back to you in a way that will indeed surprise you.
I want everyone in this world to know peace of mind, to know love on some level. A simple wish really.  It’s not about material wealth.  Abundance too can mean so many things.  An abundance of love, of forgiveness…just to name a few.  Along with the positive, as you well know, the opposites are in abundance, notably hate and greed.
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Am I entitled to the lifestyle I see flaunted on the BC Lottery commercials?  No.
Do I want that lifestyle?  Not really.
I’m still looking for my authentic truth.  I do believe I’m getting closer.  What I’ve found though is this changes as well.  Finding what I believe in at the time appears to be the end all and be all and then another question or issue is raised that has me looking deeper still.
And perhaps that’s the point of this life.  Trying to uncover all the mysteries that go on for an eternity, that are timeless, that make up just one little speck in this thing we call space.
I like to think that we are just one of millions, or perhaps billions of star systems that house a variety of life forms.  And wouldn’t it be cool if we could get that point where we could travel to and from and co-exist with them?
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The thing of it too, is that I don’t believe the majority of people want unlimited wealth and fabulous riches.  I would think the populace wants similarly the same ideals that I seek.
You can have everything you ever wanted…but it will cost you.
And all these laws that apparently govern us when you get down to the heart of the matter it is simply being human.
Of rising above our animal sensibilities, of understanding that we have been gifted with so much more and of exploring the endless scope of possibilties.
There is an order to this world, though at times can appear to be random.  We’ve been travelling down a path that will ultimately lead to our demise.  Rape, pollute and kill our earth and our fate is sealed.
One thing though is that this planet of ours is resilient.  If she feels duly threatened then we’ll be wiped out.  I can guarantee that earth will be here long after we are but an echo in the universe.
So what does this law of attraction mean?  I don’t know.
If we actually stopped and realized the power we each hold, the power of one as it were, and understood and respected it fully…think of what we could accomplish?
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If we each endeavoured to make this world a better place for just one person that will follow in our wake then the next six billion people to inhabit this planet will do a fabulous job, yes?
Hard to say but it’s not about wealth at all.
It is about love.  This is an energy that I am just beginning to understand and explore.
Laws and truths and fears abound.  Perhaps the complexity in all of this is the actual simplicity of it.
I don’t have the anwsers but I can certainly share and speculate with you on this journey that I’ve undertaken.
I would love to hear back from you on what it is you seek in this life.
Have a great day.  Namaste!

 

 

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Who am I and why am I here?


Ah yes, that age-old question that we all seek to answer during the course of our lifetime.  This morning I was considering some of my annoying habits.  There are a few that just seem to have ingrained themselves into my being.  The first correlates directly with the above statement.

I have this incessant need to explain everything.  This manic requirement to justify why I feel a certain way, why I said a certain thing, why words that are totally inappropriate slip from my lips, why I laugh when I think I should cry.

And yes, I ask myself who I am and what my purpose is from time to time, though I really try to steer clear of it.  It feels like a question on a test, doesn’t it?  Should there be multiple choices for the answer?  No, this one is an essay answer.  And I guess there really is no definitive response now is there?

I change and shift all the time according to the world around me and what influences my line of thought.  Am I the same person I was a week ago?  Actually, I am.

What I am finding is that at the core of my being I have always been the same.  What has changed and continues to do so is how I respond to the world around me.  We are at an early age molded into the expectations of our society at that time.  When I went to school young girls were not expected to do exceptionally well.  As long as you received a passing grade this was more than acceptable.  I was being groomed to be a good girl and find a man. I was to get married, manage a household and look good all the while.

Being the rebel that I am, I failed miserably and did not live up to these expectations at all.  Indeed, I slept around, never married, had a child out-of-wedlock and gained a horrendous amount of weight and looked just awful and felt worse.  It took me some twenty years or more to figure out how to operate a household budget to boot.

I didn’t set out to be a non-conformist…I just happened to be a run-a-way train that was continually derailing it seemed.

And society continues to make its demands on what it expects from those that want to move through it successfully.  And I have to wonder who makes this shit up?

I am, by nature, very simple.  At birth, I was a point of light, a being enraptured by the beauty and expanse of this endless universe.  Curious and playful with a deep love of all that surrounds me.  And that is me in a nutshell really.

That sense of self was buried for a long time in anger and fear.  Perhaps that’s part of the experience in the human equation. I think about trends.  We are told how to look, what to eat in order to look like that, how to dress.  Books line the stores telling us how to have it all.  Books on the ‘Laws of Attraction’ have become huge.  Follow these simple examples and you too, will have all the riches you’ve ever dreamed of!  I often wonder why they always push the material wealth as a selling point.

Ever wonder why we aren’t all mulch-millionaires by now?

Like many of you I read some of these books.  I did so more out of curiosity than anything else.  I am not a particularly material person to begin with so extreme wealth really has no personal interest to me.  What I found with these books was that they often parroted each other.

It sounds simple enough.  What you put out to the universe will be returned.  Not an easy thing to do though.  Once you start to look at the strings of energy that bind all of us, of the how they vibrate and how they affect each of us not just individually but collectively as well, then the complexities of the theory increase exponentially.  And are you seeking your signature in all this or chasing an idea that has been fed to you?  Hence the question, ‘Who am I?’

Perhaps that’s the key to all of this but I do know it’s not that simple.  I have listened to tapes that encourage repeated use so that you’ll have the messages hardwired.  Several years ago there was a program called ‘In Pursuit of Happiness or Perfection’….not sure which.  A woman I worked with paid $500 to attend this program.

She changed radically, after that week-long program and not in a good way.  One of the things the program encouraged was to surround herself with the people she wanted to be like.  It became very apparent that I was not one of those people.  Conversations that had once been enjoyable began to have a more obligatory feel on her end until I just didn’t bother engaging in the relationship at all.

I don’t know what happened with her.  I know she divorced and from there I can’t say.

I guess I looked at it this way.  I have to like who I am first and foremost and that’s what I have worked on.  As for why I am here?  Why for the journey, of course.  To watch the magic of each day unfold and be a part of it.

As for my annoying habits…and there are a few, I am working on them.

Enjoy your day and thanks again for stopping by.

Peace.

 

 

The Secret?


I had a fabulous run this morning.  I didn’t sleep well but then it seems as of late the battle of wills occurs when I slip into bed.  Then I have to really work to achieve the quiet mind and even once sleep claims me, the fight is carried on into the next stream of consciousness .  Dreams have been reflecting my anxiety regarding these recent rounds of events.  Even though only 4 1/2 hours sleep were attained last evening the need to run and find that connection, an affirmation to the living world held a deeper level of need.

And so as I greeted this day in all its glory I decided to do one of my first routes plotted out when I moved to New Westminster and began running again.  Today’s run was right up there and reminded me why I love to do this.  I got to thinking about many things this morning.

I am excited by the though of how much more energy I will have after the surgery.  I will just soar and I’ve never let myself do that before.  And with that thought I began to contemplate a few things I have been working on over the past few years.  I did a workshop a few years back and one of the exercises was to write for 5 minutes how we would look if we were truly happy and content in our lives.  We had to write down how we would dress, where we would be living, what type of work we would be doing…and we needed to add as much detail as we could.

I wrote furiously and managed about two pages of itemized detail on what ‘happy’ would look like on me.  Next we shared this with the group.  The last part of this exercise was rather telling.  We were asked why were not in the state of happiness that we had just described.

Oh, a plethora of excuses sprang to the surface.  I could easily have bemoaned the circumstances of my life with just cause but then the light bulb really went off.  It was quite simply my attitude that stood in the way of achieving the state that I so wanted to be in.  Change that and just see what comes of it.  I took the bait.

I have read about the Law of Attraction.  I have listened to tapes about secret societies that hold the key to untold wealth and power.  I have researched these secrets  and then I stopped and wondered why I found all of this rather tedious.  In truth, I don’t seek extreme wealth in monetary form.  I have no desire to own an estate on every continent.  I have no need for ten automobiles and a yacht or two.

I would like to be a successful writer and be able to earn a decent living from the proceeds.  And I will realize this.

There is an awful lot of talk about the law of attraction these days.  It started with the book The Secret.  Like many of you, several years ago I purchased it and attempted to apply what it spoke of.  Nothing changed.  Last year I listened to some tapes that stated the powers that be removed the truly beneficial information as they felt ‘threatened’ to some degree on what was being disclosed in this particular book.  Hence, The Secret remains as such.

Then I got to thinking about the whole power thing.  Power is one of the most misunderstood entities on this planet.  Too often it gets confused with control.  Beating the masses back into submission by means of using fear tactics does not grant power to the instigator.

Power is knowledge, it is love, it is selflessness, it is surrender.  Power is standing before this world  in all your vulnerability and accepting it as such.  Power is a quiet force that grows and spreads to like-minded individuals when it is released and shared.  It cannot be coveted and has no monetary value.  It is simple in its subtlety and yet when understanding begins to form you will see it in its honesty.

We talk about the power of natural forces.  Indeed.  Wind is without question a powerful entity.  It can rip down a forest or stir the seas up to boiling.  We are in awe of this, yes?  And we cannot harness its random nature, but we can learn from it.

And so I will continue to grow and find that quiet power within.  I will surrender this to the world, to the universe.  What comes back to me feeds the spirit, feeds the heart.   As this cycle continues, what is received is offered back and so a balance is found.  The life source flows naturally and unimpeded.

Thinking on these books such as The Secret, I liken it to the American Dream. We are all being sold one vision when there is an infinite kaleidoscope of viewpoints to choose from.  You just have to find the one that fits.  I also find it interesting how the introduction to these things starts by having the potential customer being asked to  ‘imagine having wealth beyond your wildest dreams…”

It is a current phenomenon I am sure.  Yet, it’s what we are instructed to go after.  It will make us happy.

This morning I was reminded on my run that I am still very much alive and still very much a part of this world and that made me very happy.  And I am going to allow myself to have this.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day.

Blessings!