|05-28-2010, 06:30 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
I'm seeing LoA in my life, but I'm not doing it on purpose...
At least not consciously I'm not...yet anyway.
I asked this question in another thread, but I thought it perhaps deserved a new thread because I'd kinda like to explore this myself (without derailing a thread to do it)....
Here is what I said:
But I wasn't even thinking about LoA at the time I was defining it to her. I was just saying what I thought the word meant so I could get a clearer understanding of what I was trying to be. And then, like the very next week (last week), our HR woman comes back into my office and says, "We are offering a class and you're scheduled to take it in August, but would you be willing to switch with another guy who is scheduled to take it this week because he can't make it but wants to take it."
What was the class?
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
Which is, well, the weirdest and last place I would ever expect a class like that to be taught where I work. I took the class and so much of what was in it was very true to what I had been intending to "be."
So, yeah, I'm starting to see LoA at work in my life, but I'm also kind of ignorant about what it truly is, and how people consciously use it in an effective manner.
So, lay it on me.
|05-28-2010, 06:43 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: I'm a traveler everywhere and nowhere.. currently in Denver.. where else?
Your answer again.. with proper smiley's
Law of Attraction is unconditional love/creation via our powers..
Does that work? I'm guessing no..
James81.. many people think in this world to be a God is a bad thing.. we'd be bad to be gods.. to throw down lightening from on high etc.
But it turns out if you listen to some of the knowledge out there about "who we are" we are gods.. and were so crazy and so capable and so loving and so weird and so expressionistic and differentiated.. that we decided to narrow down all our God POWERS into a tiny little box..
And that box we call physical limitation reality
It's the equivalent of being Alice in wonderland.. and deciding to "drink me" and shrink ourselves down to the size of a insect.. from once being so big and so mighty and so loving and so wonderful (ahh.. I do like/appreciate us )
So what is law of attraction?
It's what's left of our divinity.. it's what's left of our god powers.. inside this highly structured physical reality limitation game.. it our creation powers.. brought through LAYERS of limitation/belief and rule systems for the physical limitation game..
Is that better? Does that help?
|05-28-2010, 06:45 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
LOA works no matter if you're conscious of it or not. It really comes down to the general vibe you're giving out. If your emotional life/mindset is consistently negative, the universe will give you more of that stuff (it has no choice). If your emotional life/mindset is consistently positive, the universe will you more of that stuff too.
So, someone who is giving off a more consistent, positive vibe will notice that things just seem to "work out" on their own. That's LOA. There are so many things going on behind the scenes that you couldn't consciously intend for most of it to happen. You don't intend to keep your heart beating. Too much involved. You just have faith it will keep beating and your expectations are matched.
This is why trippy things can happen to you without your conscious involvement. There is a lot going on behind the scenes that you aren't aware of, but you are creating it nonetheless. It's just most people think their egos (basically, their conscious thoughts) are creating life, when I think it's the other way around. There is another part of you that is creating your life, and in addition to that, it also created your ego, which is your ability to perceive the things your "higher self" has created for you.
It's your higher self that is making these funny things happen... Think of it as your "other half". Your ego, your conscious mind, is the half of yourself you're very familiar with. But your "other half" is equally you, and is just as involved in your life, and is making lots of things happen... you just weren't really aware of that aspect of yourself until now. I don't think that "higher self" aspect can really be understood or experienced with the ego, it's like your eyes trying to look at themselves. You can experience it by seeing how it effects your life... by these trippy things happening, that's how it makes itself known.
There are two camps on this forum usually, those who think you have to be consciously (ego) aware of every single thought you have or your desires will slip between your fingers. They think that if they aren't always "working at it" then like a neglected plant, their desires will wither away and die.
Then there are those who believe that as long as they are happy, and in a good mood, and focused (generally) on the things they want, the universe is going to open those doors anyway for them, without you having to say "Universe, I want a red door with a white door knob to open for me and for there to be a blue feather waiting on the other side for me." They just go about their lives and doors they didn't even know they were approaching open for them.
AND.. I think it comes down to your personal preference. If you really enjoy setting goals, and making detailed intentions, and it's like a game for you, then it's fun to see how that stuff comes true. And if you more enjoy just going about your day, with a general idea in the back of your mind of what you want, and those things happen, then that's fun too.
So basically there is no "right" way to do this, as it's working 100% of the time no matter if you're aware of it or not. But once you DO become aware, like you are now, you're in a position to really have fun with it. It's fun to explore and to see how it really works. If you really want to see how this works, you will teach yourself over time. The right answers will come to you at the right time.
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|05-28-2010, 06:49 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manhattan, NY
Here's the answer I gave in that thread:
The basic idea is that your thoughts can directly affect reality. So in theory, by meditating and intending for it, I could cause an earthquake halfway around the world. I'm more likely to meditate for cake though, and be delighted when my workplace randomly has cake the next day, despite not having had it for the last year. Or to meditate and intend for money, and pretty quickly have money appear in my life.
Individual interpretations vary, but a common belief is that *all* of reality is determined by your consciousness.
|05-28-2010, 06:50 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
I remember as I was reading the books Conversations with God thinking about how the things he talks about sounded a lot like LoA ideas.
I'm not really one of those people that think being "gods" or being "God" is a bad thing though. After reading those books, I've come to a completely different understanding of who God might be....and how the idea that everything that exists IS God in some form trying to recreate and rediscover who he is.
The line "There is only one of us" really spoke to me from those books, when he was talking about how there is no separation between us and God and us and other people and us and the physical realities that we are surrounded with.
|05-28-2010, 07:00 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: earth, everywhere and nowhere
Even if we're not working consciously or purposefully with our beliefs and expectations, they affect our experience. But the simplest way to view it, for me, is to consider that we get (or get more of) what we focus on.
There's also things like being detached from the outcome, which is one reason it's much easier to manifest a playful idea that we don't put a lot of emotional energy into.
And there's also the notion of resonance/vibrational match. We attract something by being "aligned" with it, by matching it. So someone who creates a reality of lack will match a "lack" experience, and someone who creates a reality of abundance will match an abundance experience.
That's my brief rundown. Cool that you're exploring the idea of working with LoA more consciously
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|05-28-2010, 07:27 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2009
What you focus on will increase in your reality, and what you take focus away from will decrease. Have you ever noticed how once you see a couple license plates from another state, suddenly you start seeing those license plates everywhere? I did that a few years ago with Texas, then a few years later with North Carolina. That's LoA.
It's because (according to the metaphysics, which is by no means new to New Age; Hinduism teaches this, and it's the oldest practiced religion on the planet) the world that we see is an illusion. We are all part of a vast consciousness which could be described as the Cosmic Dreamer, which creates "physical reality" as a reflection of itself. WHY we're doing this is the subject of some debate, but my favorite explanation is that it's "Lila," creative play, Brahman (or Spirit, Source, Higher Self, etc) entertaining itself, basically. So, the more you a) tap into the idea of the world as an illusion and b) become aware of your inner workings and try to achieve peace, harmony, love, good will, etc., the more these things will be reflected on the outside -- because everything outside is a reflection of what's inside. (And the same the other way around, but few people actually WANT that.) And the more you approach it with that lighthearted sense of play, the better it seems to work.
|05-29-2010, 01:21 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2010
Someone described it to me as "you get what you expect in life." At one point I found myself dealing with a boss that was like a combination (of the negative characteristics) of my mother and my ex-husband.(!!) This is where I began to think maybe there is something to this Law of Attraction stuff.
I had deliberately chosen an organization to work for that I thought was positive. I never met this boss in the interview process. She showed up while I was consciously looking for a positive work environment. Unfortunately my emotional habits were so ingrained I expected to be treated this way.
Once I could see my pattern I could work on changing it. For the most part I have had very positive work experiences since then.
I had a similar experience in a temp job recently when I had been feeling very negative about myself. But this time I recognized it and didn't let it be about me. She fired me after a week and the next day I found a position where they really like me.
|05-29-2010, 09:17 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
It's quite simple.
This incident about the Covey class led you to notice, for the first time, that there seems to be a causal connection between your mind and your external reality - a connection that cannot be explained by conventional logic.
What you haven't realised yet (or are only starting to realise) is that the causal connection runs very, very deep and that in fact, just about anything that occurs in your reality is the result of something that occurred in your mind.
However, why are you not going to be able to perform huge miracles just yet? Simple. Because your control and understanding of your mind is currently very limited.
As you practise more and more with your own mind, you will find it easier and easier to influence your external reality, simply by using your mind in different ways. And how exactly do you practise with your own mind?
Well, there are many methods. And if you poke around the forums, you can find out a lot more.
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