Winner: 2015’s Blog of the Year #10
There’s a lot of people wandering around out there with a confused idea about how The Law of Attraction works. Because it isn’t some tool to get what we want. Wanting is something egos do. This isn’t about us being conditionally happy.
It’s not about a nicer house and a good stall for our luxury car. This is about deep and abiding peace. And we don’t need anything specific going on outside of us for that peaceful state of mind to exist within us.
Our life experience isn’t out there, our life experience is created as we process out there, in here. The reality we each experience every day emerges from within.
The Law of Attraction isn’t us imagining a nice house and then getting a nice house. That’s wish fulfillment and that’s deep in the heart of ego. No, this is about how we are in the world.
This isn’t about us asking for stuff you want when you want it, this is about the verb of our life and where does it take us and what does it tell us?
As an example, my father is constantly helping other people and so he’s become the sort of person that people enjoy helping. But that wasn’t my dad’s goal. He can’t be manipulating what he gets or that won’t lead to peace.
Anyone like Dad has to almost be surprised by the support they get, because the reason he is so selfless is because he is so genuinely present in being who he is. His choice to help is unconditional and authentic.
That Isness —that way of being— is a vibration that exists in the universe and it helps us to find harmonizing frequencies.
We can see the impact of this effect at parties or gatherings, where all the sufferers and sick people tend to hang out together; all the adventurers and entertainers tend to hang together; the jokesters and light-hearted tend to hang together; and all the judgmental gossipy people tend to hang together. They each choose to think the same types of thoughts and like attracts like.
This force can lead us into trouble, but it can also lead us out. If we don’t have enough friends then it may simply be that we’re not being friendly enough. Or if we’re not meeting potential dates, then maybe we’re also not introducing ourselves to enough possibilities.
If we don’t think people like us, then we can start with liking ourselves. So we can all stop being so judgmental and comparative and just be ourselves. Fully and completely, without apology. That would turn us into such a rare collection of people –all embodying internal peace. What a beautiful thought.
Complaining about the world doesn’t attract solutions it attracts other complainers. Being angry at another driver doesn’t make them drive better, it makes us drive worse. And we cannot yell at our kids and then ask them to speak respectfully back to us. We get what we give out. That’s how the Law of Attraction works. So let’s start making that law work to our advantage.
Now go attract yourself an awesome day by being the awesome person you naturally are. 🙂
Following a serious childhood brain injury Scott McPherson unwittingly spent his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and the self. This made him as strange to others as they were to him. Seeing the self-harm people created with their own over-thinking, Scott dedicated part of his life to helping others live with greater awareness. He is currently a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB, where he still finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.