The secret Law of Attraction might start with Buddha’s teaching that the root of suffering emerges from constant craving and wanting. Yet, many of us world wide are right now in a state of anxiety about our jobs, our homes, and whether our retirement or education fund is going to be there when we need it. The worries are apparent to anyone reading the blogs, or our mail:
Q asks: “Is there a way around this, without resorting to silly “wishful thinking” as my father used to call it?”
M answers: “Yes, there is.”
Q asks: “Do we have to follow the teachings of the movie, The Secret and apply the secret Law of Attraction to the letter?”
M answers: “No.”
Q says: “That’s a relief.”
M answers: “Is it?”
Q says: “Yes, because all that stuff about Aladdin’s lamp is just a little too far out for me. Even so, I’m afraid that I might be bringing some awful things into my life if I don’t do everything they suggest.”
Using, not Abusing, the Secret Law of Attraction:
So what do we do?
Immediately, before doing anything else, make a list of the most important things currently in your life. Remember the gratitude you felt when each one of them was new to you. You were really using the the secret Law of Attraction when you felt that way.
When you’re finished listing, continue by asking yourself “How do I feel now? Less afraid? Do I feel good yet?” If not, go back and write some more items on the list. Be descriptive. Really take the time to remember how you felt when these ideas,items, events, or relationships were new.
Now, we all remember what it was like to want the stereo, or the big TV, or the new computer and how it felt when we brought it home. Perhaps a week, or a month, or a year later, it wasn’t getting as much use as it had in the beginning. Or, perhaps, we were using the secret Law of Attraction but it wasn’t bringing us as much pleasure as it had in the beginning.
(This will probably not be true if your new baby girl topped your list of the secret Law of Attraction in action, or your beloved partner. If so, good for you. Skip the parts that don’t apply.)
What is that that reduces our pleasure when something is no longer new? The movie The Secret tells us that we can have anything we want in life when we appropriately use the secret Law of Attraction. But, what if we get it and then we still aren’t happy? And, the Law of Attraction tells us that if we are unhappy, we will bring more unhappiness into our lives. Uh ohhh….
The the secret Law of Attraction can be used to bring things into your life, or it can be used to bring feelings into your life! This is the recommendation of Mike Dooley: focus on the feeling, or the state of being that you want, and then visualize that, as if you already have it now. This helps to prevent attaching too tightly to particular results, or to things, and as he explains, the Universe will bring you the result that you want, but the hows might surprise you. This is no subliminal message, but the secret Law of Attraction at work.
So take this opportunity now, to detach from all the things in your life. They are not you. They never were you. The secret Law of Attraction does not stipulate that things are all that you can manifest.
“But, I love the boat,” you might protest.
The boat is only a boat. The secret Law of Attraction might give you a better boat, or not. If you detach from the boat, Life might bring a change that would totally replace the boat with something greater. The Universe is constantly creating and re-creating. If the boat brings you great joy consistently, and you are consistently grateful for it, it is likely that the Universe, through the secret Law of Attraction, will keep it in your life or bring you the opportunity for a boat that will bring you even more joy. — But you must trust, enjoy, and do not under any circumstances begin to worry about the boat.
As Byron Katie says, “The Universe is always kind. If something brings you stress, the Universe will take it away.”
Faith and the Cooperative Mind
Wallace Wattles, when talking about the secret Law of Attraction, warns us not to be competitive. The “thinking stuff” that makes up the Universe is without limits. We do not have to compete with our neighbors because there is no limit on boats. So, if we want the boat (or anything else) that is bigger or better than our neighbor’s, it becomes a problem. Do yourself a favor when using the secret Law of Attraction and give up those thoughts. Give up that thinking. You can have whatever boat you want as long as it is not to do “better” than someone else and as long as you don’t “need” it.
Other teachers remind us that the creative principle requires faith. If there is anything in the news that is making you anxious or worried, turn it off. As James Arthur Ray says, you might want to be informed, but you don’t need to be inundated. If you want to move forward rather than backward, the 2nd worst thing you can do to yourself is to worry.
Write lists of why you will not be adversely affected by an economic pullback. Whenever you feel a doubt coming on, write a list. Keep a notebook in your pocket or bag and keep the lists going until you feel belief and faith again. It’s not the list writing that will give you hope, it’s the inspiration that you will receive when you are connecting to your Source, that will make you feel better.
In the Gospel of Thomas, now in Egypt, Jesus teaches us about prayer. It is a language that communicates with the intelligence he calls the Father, and Gregg Braden or Max Planc call the Matrix. If you want health or wealth, “be” surrounded and enveloped by these things so your feeling can be completed. — You can see the error in surrounding yourself by ne’er-do-wells, the easily discouraged by those with a negative mind frame. Jesus, Mary, Joseph! The Universe will give you more of what you surround yourself with. Be happy when using the secret Law of Attraction.
The Science of the Secret Law of Attraction
Our science is showing that when we have strong feelings, not only are there changes inside our bodies, but also there are changes outside our bodies. The world around us is primarily electrical and magnetic. In our bodies, the largest generator of this electrical and magnetic divine matrix is the human heart! It has about 100 times the power of the brain to create an electrical field and over 5,000 times the power of the brain to create a magnetic field.
Our hearts communicate without words. If you are competitive, or out to “beat” someone, they will know that, and do what they have to do to protect themselves. If on the other hand, your purpose is to improve yourself and your family’s situation, and perhaps that of your neighbors or employees, the Universe will send you whatever resources you need to attain your goal. This is the secret Law of Attraction.
It’s not always obvious when one is behaving competitively. If there are feelings of lack, scarcity, not good enough, not fast enough, not rich enough, need more, need greater… these are all indications that your ego is in charge. Competition is one of the ways in which the ego attempts to correct a situation that was never a problem in the first place.
Get rid of any thought of competition. Haanel and Napoleon Hill both caution us about this. As Wattles says, “Intelligent Substance will make things for you, but it will not take things away from some one else and give them to you.” He warns us to become creators, not cheaters or thieves…. “You must never think for a moment that the supply is limited.” Never measure with your physical senses, Dooley says. Wattles continues, “Look always at the limitless riches in Formless Substance, and KNOW that they are coming to you as fast as you can receive and use them. Nobody, by cornering the visible supply, can prevent you from getting what is yours.”
There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made and which, in it original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.
A thought in this substance, produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.
Man can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon the formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.
Dealing with Negatives in the Material World
The only secret is that you already have it all.
Now, this is going to be hard to take in if you just lost your job and the creditors are calling every day. Bear with me. I was there too. I read Joe Vitale telling me that I could have anything as long as I didn’t “need it” and I didn’t know how to be without a job and not “need” everything.
For months, over a year perhaps, I have been repeating the affirmations,
“I am whole and perfect. I am strong and powerful. I am healthy, happy, harmonious, sexy, wealthy and wise.”
I had read about a boy who was born with terrible birth defects who managed to outgrow or to heal from every prediction his doctors told his family about his physical limits by repeating much of that mantra. I thought that if it worked for someone who could not walk, it would certainly do me some good.
I didn’t really get it until I studied Eckhart Tolle who is always talking about the secret Law of Attraction although he doesn’t name it as such. We are spiritual beings, and I was affirming my spiritual self which is always the first we need to acknowledge and heal. (The day I understood this, the nagging and persistent pain in my ankle that I had for the previous ten years stopped.) We, right now, are spiritual beings, and we are whole and perfect and strong and powerful and so forth, no matter what our physical situation. We are eternal, spiritual beings. God, in Conversations with God reminds us that we are here to experience our selves. We can only do that when under the illusory limitations of time, space, and circumstance. Our true selves are joyful and unlimited spiritual beings, connected always and eternally to the source of all creation, the source of all joy and able to use the secret Law of Attraction automatically. Joy is with us always. We do not “need” the things that we think we need for happiness, once we connect to the Source.
If the creditor calls, it does not affect our spiritual identity, our true identity. It might affect the circumstances of our finite physical lives. It will certainly affect, as Eckhart Tolle says, our ego. Yet, we do not have to attach to our ego. We can observe and accept our ego as a part of this illusory life of time and space, limits and circumstance. We can remain separate from our ego, as the Spirit within us observes.
But then, what do we do when circumstances are dire and the creditors are calling several times a day and we don’t have anything to give to them?
1. Negotiate. Do Ho’oponopono for the relationship between you and the person who calls, between you and your feelings of scarcity, and between you and you and the distance you think you have between your and abundance, between you and you Source who will always provide for you. then talk without fear, anger or blaming. This is another spiritual being looking to discover him or herself inside a physical body. Keep them on the phone as long as you can. Be honest about your circumstances, understanding that they feel a need to feed their families, and keep their job.
2. Ask for time. This is not a real commodity and their spirit will know that. Money is power, and you were never without that, but you might have misplaced it. Ask for time. Do Ho’oponopono. Keep them on the phone. Promise to talk again in a month.
You will be surprised at the outcome if you can expect an authentic connection with another human being.
And, Since it’s All Good
Stay away from fear and worry! Start to notice how those things you thought were going wrong, turned out to be “a blessing in disguise”.
Celebrate each success. Rejoice in your heart at the smallest unexpected gifts. Feel gratitude for everything you have and are given each day. Feel grateful for the beauty in your environment. Feel the gratitude that your Spirit feels in being alive! The Spirit in its infinite form has never felt limitation or scarcity, so when our ego’s feel those limitations, we are not connecting to our Spirit within; we seem to be disconnected from it. That’s when we experience feelings of lack or fear.
Speaking of environment…you might ask, how can we be grateful for the fires, floods, tsunamis, and the earthquakes that leave so many people dead or homeless, and without any understanding of “why did this happen to me?” It was said by many reporters of the tsunamis that there were noticeably no animals out of captivity that were killed in any of those natural disasters! They knew hours in advance what was about to occur, and they took to higher ground! The Source…your Source, will give you notice well in advance of these occurrences. You merely need to pay attention to you Spirit, and your Source will tell you the when and where of what you need to know. Be grateful for those inspirations.
I once had a conversation with Hunbatz Men, the humblest and most dedicated person to his Mayan traditions that I know. He talked to me about how Maya means illusion, and how the great Maya societies took themselves to another place on the time spindle by connecting to their Source, and as such were able to save what mattered most from total destruction by marauding armies. He did not talk specifically about the secret Law of Attraction but described their use of it and today there are still living Mayans, and beautiful towers of architecture in Mexico. Some call these “ruins,” I call them temples.
Be the tourist in your own life. When you wake up, whether it is Thanksgiving day in America, or a normal day, be the tourist in your life. Live as if you were in a wonderful town or city for the first time. Notice the light coming in through your windows, or the wall hanging that you love, or the sounds of the morning.
Really notice the flavor of the coffee or tea or juice, or the feel of the warm water on your body in the shower.
Be a tourist in your life. Look at your surroundings when seeking to use the secret Law of Attraction, and appreciate the art and beauty of them as if you were seeing them for the first time. Make your moments count, after all isn’t that what life is made up of…many moments.
Be present in your life. Eckhart Tolle promises us that results of being in the Now are:
Once we are in this state, the Universe, the Matrix, the Source will use the secret Law of Attraction to grant substance to our creative desires.