Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Law of Attraction and Divine Abundance

For a week I hobbled around like a three legged dog. Feeling pretty sorry for myself, I resigned myself to a life of stagnant misery. As I balanced frozen blueberries on my knee, I mumbled irrational thoughts to no one in particular, “There goes the overnight bike ride with my nine year old. There goes a week of yoga camp in August. They might as well put me straight in the nursing home.” If someone had said to me, “Look on the bright side. . .” I would have raised my swollen, sorry excuse for a knee to boot them in the butt, and then screamed in agony.


Of course, there has been a bright side. My shoddy shoulder and creaking back healed with the much needed rest and I enjoyed the extra time to write and plan. And a week later, now that the blood has drained from my knee and back into my common sense, I am leaping up steps and planning bike rides.

Is it just me, or is human nature to catastrophize and obsess about what we are lacking? Consider that question rhetorical.

How does this work? Can I have what I want in life, or do I need to accept what I get?

Jesus said, “Seek and you will find.” Really? As Woody Allen noted, “If only God would give me a sign, like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.”

At a time of crisis such as this, with people worried that their most basic needs might not be met, it’s hard to see that this is also the best of times- with amazing creativity and resourcefulness emerging. Is it insensitive to suggest that people should look on the bright side and attract abundance into their lives?

The Law of Attraction is not about getting what you want. Half the time, I don’t know what I really want. The Law of Attraction is not even about getting what you need. Often, I’m like a hamster on a wheel chasing my tail; and then wondering why I’m coughing up fur balls.

The law of attraction is about attracting “like” to “like”. The more I grow to understand myself, the more I understand what I am attracting into my life. It becomes clear what is serving me, and filling my life with joy. I seek more of that by BEING more of that, and it finds me because it IS me. What I want, what I need and who I am become one.

Joan Borysenko puts it like this -

“The connection between what we hope for and our own self is a field of infinite power and potential that can open doors that seemed to be closed, or were invisible to start with. What we seek also seeks us.”

When you live the Law of Attraction, walls turn into doors, hurdles turn into spring boards and crises turn into opportunities. Knees still swell up. Jobs are lost. Economies recess. Pain is deep. It’s just that it bothers you less. You deal with the challenge, and keep moving towards your essential vision.

Here are some affirmations you can say to yourself:

     I seek strength and instead receive challenges that make me strong.
     
I seek wisdom and instead receive experience that makes me wise.

     I seek prosperity and instead receive grace and grit that keeps me moving forward.
     
I seek courage and instead receive challenges that make me resilient.

     I seek love and instead receive people who teach me what love is.

     I seek favors and instead receive opportunities that prove my resourcefulness.

     I am becoming more of who I essentially am.
     I am divine abundance.
     I am divine.
     I am.

Let go of blame. Let go of judgment. Free yourself to live in the infinite power that opens doors that you hadn’t even seen. What you seek will find you.

1 comment:

Taking Care said...

I thought this was going to be another one of those 'the law of attraction is fake' type post. Glad to see it isn't.

I agree that the law of attraction in simple terms is a law of how like attracts like.

Setting out to keep your thoughts and feelings aligned with what you want to attract is an application.

So you have the unchangeable law and yourself to understand and put the law to practical use.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try and try again. Just remember Thomas Edison conducted many experiments with electricity before he learned how to harness and work the laws of electricity.