Is the Law of Attraction Exempt from War?
More than a few are asking, "Are we attracting war?" or "Are we manifesting global warming?"
Let me address this with a story.
A few months ago a dear friend of mine had some personal problems. Rather than address them within himself, he lassed out at his friends, attacking some of them mercilessly.
It was not pretty.
After a few weeks passed and his inner thunder dissolved as he expressed it, he apologized to everyone he had hurt. Most of them accepted his apology. But one person didn't, and she took her time in leveling him with a tirade of her own.
It wasn't pretty, either.
That night my friend, shaken from being attacked, asked me, "Why am I attracting this abuse?"
Wasn't it obvious?
He had caused it to begin with.
What he received was what he attracted, and he attracted it because he first gave it.
This is how wars start, at least from the inside out.
Yes, we attract them.
Yes, we manifest them.
And yes, we did it with our own unconscious and conscious anger, hatred, frustration and more.
The end result in the outer world isn't pretty. But it didn't start there. It started inside.
Global warming is the same. So many angry people in the world have "heated up" the planet.
I'm aware that these concepts may seem more psychological than practical to you, but for me, it's exactly the place where everything begins: inside.
It's all about working with the "shadow" side of yourself. This is why I love the work of Debbie Ford, Jung, and the Hawaiian system called ho'oponopono. It says if you truly attracted everything in your life, then what you experience -- including the news of war or global warming -- is something you helped create, too, at least on some internal level.
I know a lot of people over simplify the Law of Attraction. They basically say if you think it, you get it. Well, we all know that isn't true. If it were, I'd be dating Lindsay Lohan by now.
The deeper truth is that you co-create your life.
I explain this in depth at the www.BeyondManifestation.com site.
Face it. You do not have total control over your life.
You have choice but you do not have control.
There are other elements at play, from the intentions and mindsets of others, to the intentions of the divine (whatever that energy field is called that is larger than both of us). You tend to attract others to you, and situations for yourself, by your thoughts, which lead to your actions. You're very much a central player in everything in your life. But you (and I) are far from consciously aware of what we are doing on virtually any level.
I'm sure at some point we will have more control, and can better consciously create what we prefer, but most of us are babes in the woods at this manifesting stuff. We're still learning, and s-l-o-w-l-y, at that.
This whole subject deserves more than a blog entry. But in this whole area of attraction, I see far too many people making these two fundamental mistakes:
1. Thinking they have all the power.
What an ego trip. You don't have total control. You aren't God. You can't just think something and manifest it. You have to take action, too. And you have to clear yourself of anything in the way of your deserving what you want. You have more power than you ever imagined, but you don't run the show. You barely run the projector.
2. Thinking they have no power at all.
This is worse. It's where you blame the president, the terrorists, your family, your past, the neighbors; anyone other than yourself, for what occurs. I'm sad to see so many people dismiss the Law of Attraction and Art of Manifestation because they feel powerless or look at the news and feel depressed. Blame is the worst crime of all. Right behind despondency. And when you think the outer world proves you have no power, then you've attracted exactly that: powerlessness.
I'm no expert on this subject. Yes, I'm in the movieThe Secret. Yes, I wrote the book, The Attractor Factor. Yes, I teach weekend workshops on the subject of Beyond Manifestation.
But I'm in kindergarten or maybe first grade when it comes to how all of this works.
I just know that there's more power in working with theLaw of Attraction than there is in dismissing it. I've seen a friend or two give in to the dark side and let their life dry up because it's so easy to give in to the doom and gloom reported by the media.
But the real winners and achievers in the world are the ones who think they have power and who take action, working with the Law of Attraction and not against it.
If you don't like war or global warming, do something about it, beginning by clearing the inside of yourself.
But don't blame the Law of Attraction for it.
That's what caused it to begin with.
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