What to say to a desire to harness the Law of Attraction?
(from this thread)
the key master wrote:the issue isnt whether you are creating what you want to perceive, but how you are deluding yourself into believing that you "dont want" what you clearly "do want". Afterall, this is your own dream.
Law of Creation = Lc ; Law of Attraction = La ; Law of Repulsion = Lr
Lc = La + Lr
I say, Queue Sera Sera.
You see Jason, the collective equivalent to learning from past mistakes is embodied in a recent secular adage:
“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” -- Churchill
And this Law of Attraction? … oh yeah, we’ve seen this movie before. Many times.
Just replace “the fear of God” with “alignment with Source”, the message has evolved for sure, but at core it is the same. At the root of this is the old Golden Rule. This is a basis for a new moralism, a new code of conduct based on spiritual belief.
Our discourse has been had over and over again down through the ages. I should call you Eliphaz from now on. Most of the old Hebrew Bible is an exercise in practice of LoA: fear God, follow God’s word, and everything will be ok, and when the ancestors of Saddam Hussein come and burn your house down it’s because you were a bad boy who erected Ashera poles, killed a sheep for Baal and married someone outside of your tribe.
the key master wrote:All of these things should be happening because they appear to be happening.
There is a fundamental miscalculation here: accepting the Now does not mean accepting some future probable Now, and it also doesn’t mean enshrining some past Now as “exactly the way it had to have been”. No, things could have gone differently … they didn’t, so wishing they hadn’t or obsessing over why they didn’t is a desire with no possible temporary fulfillment, an endless loop of suffering. On the other hand, look away from where you’ve been to save the pain and lose an opportunity to learn something and move on and out of what might be a pattern which has you in a trap.
That opportunity is not there in every instance. Try telling the bookeeper for my mechanic who had a double mastectomy within a year of her husband and father of her three teenagers dieing suddenly in a freak car accident that this "should have happened because it did". A sweeter, more down-to-earth stalwart you will not find than this woman -- I'll ask for no sympathy in this dance for myself but will give it freely to her.
If understanding is sought it can be found at least partially in the inherent random nature of physical processes at their root or in the recognition that since individuality is illusory what we attract might not be pulled directly back to our specific perspective. Allahu Akbar baby.
Queue Sera Sera.
After recounting 1900 years of history from the lens of this pattern the ancient Hebrews finally bring us to Job, which is definitely a tale of non-dualism with a paradox at its root. See chapter 28 for the proposition that there is no truth and in the final verse just replace “The fear of the Lord” with “alignment with Source” or “be here and now” and “to shun evil” with “recognize true nature” or “cease mis-identifying with mind” to see this in our current vernacular.
Queue Sera Sera.