So .. what do you know about the Law Of Attraction? Michael Losier, in his book Law Of Attraction, defines it as .. You attract into your life, wanted or unwanted, that which you give your energy, focus and attention.
This definition is a good start as an introduction to the key concepts – it’s your thoughts that control your life, and positive thoughts attract what you want, and negative thoughts attract what you don’t want. So far so good, but now the question becomes, how powerful or absolute is this attractive force?
The corollary to the Law is ..
There’s nothing you cannot be, do or have, and nothing you cannot change. And this leads us to the rock on which many LOA gurus founder.
If that corollary is true (and it is), and if therefore you can have the world be any way you want it to be (and you can), then so can all those other people in your life, many of whom will want it to be different. So for as long as you believe The World is something external to you, and shared by everybody, it means that by definition, you’re competing with the desires of everybody else. And as you go down that road, the Law Of Attraction gets watered down until it’s simply not much of anything. So here’s the first key concept to get your mind around, and yes we know it sounds radical, but it’s simple. There is no “The World”, and it’s not “out there”. It’s “Your World” and it’s inside you, like a movie playing in your mind.
In shooting a movie, there are usually many different takes (versions) of each scene. The movie you get to see is the result of editing-room choices made about what to include in the final product. Similarly, your World exists in many versions. When you choose to go left at the fork, there’s an equally valid version of you that goes right. By the nature of the consciousness you have chosen in order to play this game, it’s like you’re in one movie theater watching one version. It’s the one that matches your belief choices. That particular version of Your World intersects with the matching version of everybody else’s worlds, and those intersections create the illusion of one continuous, external, shared world. But it’s not. It’s an inside job.
Abraham through Esther Hicks call that “your own vibrational island”, and those are good words. The way Abraham describe the Law Of Attraction is .. That which is like unto itself, is drawn. Like attracts like.. You get what you think about, whether you want it or not.. Nothing merely shows up in your experience. You attract it. All of it. No exceptions.. [You’re like] a magnet attracting the essence of that which you are thinking and feeling. And so, if you are feeling fat, you cannot attract thin. If you feel poor, you cannot attract prosperity, and so on. It defies Law.. To attract something new, you must make a new decision and line up with it.. Your attention to it includes it in your vibration, and if you hold it in your attention or awareness long enough, the Law of Attraction will bring it into your experience.
Once again good words, but what does it mean to “line up” with your new decision, and how long is “long enough”? The Abraham answer is that there’s a “manifestational lag”, a “buffer of time between when you begin to think about something and the time it manifests”. We submit that to really answer those questions, you need to understand that you have a conscious mind and what we call, for want of a better term, your subconscious mind. All new belief choices are made consciously. Then you practice them and store them away in that subconscious of yours, and they become part of the fabric of everything you just plain “know”. And mostly you never consciously think about them again.
This fabric forms what we call your subconscious tapestry of expectations. It defines everything about you and everything about Your World. When you woke up this morning, which is to say, when you reentered this game by stepping once again into conscious awareness, the bed, the floor, the walls, time and gravity and the whole shooting match were all there instantly, not because you woke up into an existing external reality, but simply because you knew at all levels within you that they would be, and that “knowing” is the screenplay of your internal movie. There was no energy, focus and attention required. Your expectations were aligned with that result, and when you are in alignment, there is no manifestational lag.
So if you make a new belief-choice, and there’s nothing in your expectation tapestry that contradicts that choice, manifestation is immediate. But if your choice is at odds with what you subconsciously “know” to be true, manifestation will not occur until you’ve practiced that new belief into a new subconscious habit of thought. It takes intention, and commitment, and focus, and confidence, and being compassionate and understanding with yourself. If your new choice is, that money flows easily to you, but your deeper knowing is that money doesn’t come out of nowhere, it takes some practice to get to alignment, to get to a deep knowing of that new truth about you and Your World.
If you choose to believe the world is flat, you will live in a flat world. It’s a choice. There’s nothing absolute about that. If you choose to believe in Astrology, then your life will be influenced by the planets. If you choose to believe in extraterrestrial visitors, then you will find evidence of those, and you will intersect with them and with others who believe as you do. If you choose to believe you will grow old and physically deteriorate and die, then you will. If you believe that physical action is necessary in order to be prosperous, or in order to ensure that evil doesn’t overtake the world, or because you need to be in service to others, then you will be a physically busy person. It’s a choice, but there’s nothing absolute about any of that.
What should you believe? Well there is no right or wrong answer here. It’s your game and you can play it any way you want to. We say, choose what feels good. The subject of channeling came up this week on our calls. We’ve gone into this subject on other occasions, but it’s worth a few words here on whether channeling somehow always delivers what you should believe. The answer is no. You all channel, it’s just that some do it consciously. (And by the way, you can all do it consciously, and there’s an excellent program available in the community to help you get to that place. It’s not just a way of getting answers. It’s an excellent personal support mechanism. We recommend it for everybody .. but we digress.)
All channeling is a collaboration between the channeler and the channeled consciousness, and so the beliefs, and vocabulary, and understandings of the channeler, will always color what comes through. You will hear people channeling who have beliefs like those listed above. It is part of their Story, and so there will be elements of those beliefs in what you hear. As always, take what feels good. Ignore the rest. Having said that, from the earliest days of this community, it has been our particular mission to come from as Story-less a place as possible. When you come from that place, there is no direction you cannot go.
Let’s talk about that place that’s Absolute for all beings across all universes.
This is who you are at your essence. This is who we are at our essence.
You’re not a time/space physical being. You’re a time-less, space-less, shape-less, no limits, no boundaries thinking entity. You’re an always connected extension of the collective consciousness of Source. You cannot choose to be other than that .. BUT .. but everything else is a choice. Your choices create you and the matching context that timelessly surrounds you. A new choice means a new you and a new context. That’s how the Law Of Attraction works, and here’s the words we would use to describe that Law.
You attract into your experience, wanted or unwanted, moment by moment, unique to you, a version of you and Your World, that matches the sum of your conscious and subconscious belief choices and resultant expectations.
Here some good words this week from Mike Dooley and “The Universe”.
The root of every “evil” is looking to time and space for meaning, solutions, or identity; for friends, love, and laughter; for wealth, health, and harmony. The source of all material things is spirit, which is molded by your thoughts and then, without judgment, impressed upon matter before your very eyes. Trying to get what you want by looking to time and space is like trying to change your reflection in the mirror without changing yourself. Instead, look within. Create images with your thoughts of your desired end results.
We talked a little last week about what it means to “know” something. It goes like this. Everything you believe came from a conscious choice you once made. Everything you “know” is a belief choice you practiced into your (mostly subconscious) expectation tapestry. That tapestry defines the conscious you and the virtual reality that is the physical you in Your (physical) World. Making a change to that virtual reality means making a new and different belief-choice, and “lining up” with it, and that means unlearning what you know about that particular thing, and that means practicing and over-riding that old belief with the new belief.
From beliefs come expectations. An excellent question to ask yourself in relation to any subject is .. What do I expect? And when you ask that, don’t look just for a conscious thinking answer. Go deep. What do I really, really expect? When you’re about to do your meditations, set the scene with .. What is my intention here? And in relation to that intention .. What do I expect? Or even better, go to the Bucket Process and ask .. In which probability bucket am I holding this desired result? And then try moving it up a bucket or two. We understand that what you “know” has considerable momentum. We also know that focus, and intention, and confidence, and treating yourself with compassion, can always win the day.
So if all of this rings your bells, grab it and run with it. Have confidence. Try changing a few things you know. Watch what happens.
If you fail, come ask for help. Try something new.
You CAN succeed,
And we know that because we know who you are.
You are one of us.
You are God.