Originally Posted by reekah
I have, and am practicing, LOA. But is there a catch? Be honest.
Self-help teachers cite that anything can be attained via this process. But isn't this too good to be true? Whether this is God, the Universe as a sapient entity or laws of physics that science hasn't uncovered yet (which is my own interpretation of how the law works), why is it so?
It just seems so easy, that by simply thinking/believing something intently, it can appear in one's life.
Is there a catch ?
Yes ! The catch is thinking that there is a catch in a perfect process which has reflected our intentions back to us as our very lives so effortlessly, that we think something must be wrong with us !
All the principles of Life are ALWAYS consistent with Truth, without variation, deviation, or attenuation for anybody, at any time, or any place, The real test in Life, is to live KNOWING the difference....between TRUTH and belief, because the consequences of our actions ALWAYS occur just as certainly as 2+2=4, truthfully, invariably, perfectly......and unavoidably.
"Lack attracts lack" just as effortlessly as "Like attracts like", whether we realize we're doing it or not.
"Perfection does not come from projecting our own ideas but from awakening to the knowledge that it is already the established order of things.", .....as indicated in the reference.
....don't believe me? Try MAKING 2+2=5. Doesn't work, does it? We cannot even MAKE 2+2=4. 2+2=4, whether you sum the equation correctly or NOT ! WHY ??
Because neither Truth NOR Perfection can change OR be changed. ALL the principles of Life operate that way, perfectly, without variation, deviation, or attenuation for anyone, at anytime, anywhere !! We can ONLY accept its perfect operation, because we cannot change Truth.
If Perfection is ALREADY the established order of things, AND is PLAINLY EVIDENT IN ALL THE PRINCIPLES OF LIFE, WHY HAVEN'T WE KNOWN THIS ??
BECAUSE WE ALL are free to choose to believe that 2+2=5 for ETERNITY until we have acquired FOR OURSELVES the necessary knowledge of the immutable principle that correctly sums the answer.
Furthermore, WE can validate that the correct application of such principles enables us to accomplish anything consistent with those principles. Yes, WE can deny this.....but WE still cannot change the Truth or Perfection of it....any more than WE can CAUSE 2+2 to equal anything but 4.
Please understand that I am only using this mathematical example as a metaphor for THAT which is not only real, but is also true, and which ALSO cannot change.
There is no need to control ANYTHING but your own choices. As a matter of fact, making your own choices is the ONLY THING you CAN control.
LIFE IS A MIRROR !
You CAN'T change the reflection in the mirror (consequence)......
....YOU CAN ONLY CHANGE WHAT’S CAUSING the reflection IN the mirror.....YOU, YOURSELF....by your choices !
We have control over the choices.....perfectly.
Life controls the consequences....perfectly.
What you say to yourself SUBJECTIVELY….is what gets expressed (i.e. reflected AS YOUR LIFE!) OBJECTIVELY !!
Life doesn't TELL you that your choice is amiss.
Life SHOWS YOU that your choice is amiss....with the consequences.
Life doesn't TELL you that you hit the target.
Life SHOWS YOU that you hit the target...with the consequences.
It is the real meaning behind "Ye shall reap what you sow"....for good or ill, as YOU choose....perfectly !
Furthermore, the same Source Who created perfect principles of mathematics which operate undeviatingly to create ONLY 4 as the answer to 2+2, ALSO CREATED US out of perfect principles. No attempt on our part to ignore, change, disbelieve, or rationalize affects its perfection in ANY way whatsoever !!
The idea I'm about to show you ALONE can completely change your world, and everything you've believed....THAT'S HOW POWERFUL IDEAS ARE ! Ready? Here it is:
"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
- Dr Wayne Dyer
And it works......perfectly.
Hope this, and the sources below, help....
Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East
Volumes 1 - 6 by Baird T. Spalding Ideas Are Always Free