It was (part of) ET's response to this - a preamble placing the context of the question within the 'red flag' notion/response and awareness of possible ego alert with material aspects of loa, and then the question about 'deeper level', which is, for me resonant of being of service, a willing instrument of god/creation and your higher self.
Q: What is the fundamental difference between your teaching of presence and the current popular teaching called The Law of Attraction? Behind that teaching is really a question about desire, and I have always felt very drawn to the Sufi teaching, which says that hidden deeply behind my desire is the desire of God. And yet, the proponents of The Law of Attraction are saying that you can have or do or be anything that you want, if you think and feel in a certain way. I always see a red flag when I hear that, because I think the ego could go wild with that approach.
My question is, is there a deeper level of desire which is not that of the ego?
So, I know it's a bit upside down, the notion in the video quoted above that what amazes higher beings
or the knowledges that are being channelled, is the human propensity to 'ask' - and that may be on the egoic level or at the higher level, and then act surprised when things start to unfold. I think the example in the video was a desire to uncomplicate one's life, and then be devastated as one lost their job, their home, their family etc etc - all the things the 'ego' might think it 'needs', but an uncomplicated soul doesn't.
The energies that come into play do so at the higher level - "it's not personal" is another reminder in the video.
It's not about 'punishment' or 'reward' - which is where it is very different to religious and maybe even some (I'd tentatively say 'westernised/modern') interpretations of karma - karma is not personal either, it just is energy in motion.
We are all capable of going with the flow across numerous, simultaneous experiencings unfolding, and not all of them require conscious faith or (im)personal sacrifice or growth, just as we can also (if we choose) follow multiple perspectives arising across multiple topics and posts just within this forum.
Sometimes we choose to respond - in ego or in awareness, sometimes we choose just to read - to take that which resonates and leave the rest, but the 'essence' of it is that all things are possible and all experiences are existing within these simultaneous expressions of desire to give or to get, or merely to experience that which you may not have believed possible, and then it leads back again to the infinite combinations of choices and experiences and responses to experiences already collapesed within the 'all' because by the time you realise any of it, it's gone.
My notion of being also simultaneously aware of choosing love over fear, and the resonance of pfftt, or yum! or thank you, or 'oh god' are part of the dance of creation. what the video says and what many get stuck on if they are viewing this from ego is yes 'things' materialise, what the knowledges are pointing out is being aware of this allows you to understand that even when you are quaking in your boots in fear, or deeply in ego amaking enemy, obstacle, means to an end of things...
the same energy that brought this into creation - love - is still there and accessible - to choose fear or offence or whatever is all a choice, absolutely that we will be enabled to experience - but, we don't have to.
Whether this 'faith' is a belief matters not.
Because it's a belief brought through creation in an energy of love, not fear, in awareness not ego, in oneness, not separation.
In the other thread when yutso asked what would I say to grieving mothers of a human tragedy brought about by the egoic desires and fears of others, I noted right there my weighing up of perspectives, both my short lived fear/ego response and then the aaahhhh... this is the love response... what makes it tricky in human form is that even though my answer was pure love and joy and faith and fearless authentic honesty
- yutso's response to bringing that answer through creation into expression was yutso's response / choices what to do with that which they brought into creation
- it would not have been there without the asking.
So I am saying it pays very wisely to be aware of what it is you ask (for) and as it says in the video do not then be surprised by the answer when it manifests.
In this I think ET assists the understanding by showing how to be present with what is - in acceptance, enjoyment and enthusiasm.
I am in absolute awe of the capacity of co-creation between humans and creation as I've shown in the Being Human thread. I am continually gobsmacked at the perfection of sychronicity of relating and experience, and getting and giving that makes everything collide and collapse and explode and reform and rise and fall - and I laugh heartily when it is replicated in some forms - for instance when e-harmony brag about their success in matchmaking... I laugh and laugh and laugh because that is exactly what the universe does on so many levels. while you might not fill out any forms - you do fill out your forms in terms of thoughts, responses etc that 'match' other forms and desires and thoughts etc and then the universe creates the collision.
So the thing of getting what you ask for is kinda like mental matchmaking.