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Why Isn’t The Law of Attraction Working?

By Andrea Mathews

This article is from OM Times magazine. I just had to share it with you because so many people are asking this question. Do you know who you really are? Share your thoughts with us!

law-of-attraction_OM-TimesWhen the law of attraction first came into public awareness approximately 20 years ago, with the writings of Ester and Jerry Hicks and Rhonda Byrne, the thinking was that if you thought positive thoughts, you would attract positive things into your life.  This notion was taken very seriously, to the point that many started consciously watching each thought and each word, lest it produce negative consequences. But after a while people began to realize that this wasn’t really working.

So, it was thought it best to include emotions into the paradigm.  Now we were not only to think positive but we were to feel positive as well.  Well, it turns out that that didn’t work so well either, so then we started exploring the deeper regions of the psyche for that saboteur.  The shadow was now the culprit who was keeping us from fulfilling our dreams. But since we didn’t know much about how to work with the unconscious, we sought out healers who were to cut the chords to that old dark material and we would then be free, finally to work our vision boards and affirmations so that our dreams would finally come true. But alas, because in order to work with unconscious material we have to make it conscious, that didn’t work either.

So, what is the problem?  It is possible that the whole thing is just unfounded? Well, before we throw the baby out with the wash, we might want to consider the possibility that we need to revise the law. And if we are going to do that, we might want to find out if the soul is really in agreement with the way we are taught to work with this law. For if the soul is actually in charge and the soul doesn’t want to work the way the law of attraction has us working, then the law is not going to work.

Well, it turns out that the soul is in charge and we are not meant to be striving moment-by-moment to bring home the bacon of that financial windfall or that big house in the mountains.  That’s just not what it’s all about.  It’s about the soul.

The soul’s efforts are always fruitful. That old Bible scripture: My word shall not return to me empty” found in Isaiah 55:11, tells the real story. The soul will accomplish all that it incarnates to accomplish in a given lifetime. And what the soul wants is for us to come to know ourselves as the divine beings we are.  It wants us to get in touch with the deepest essence of who we are as Divine Self. And that’s its only intention.  Why?  Because once upon a time, in a faraway land, long ago, we all took on the duality trance state as our way of seeing ourselves. Because form was created by formlessness, and because every creative endeavor involves the perpetuation of infinite possibility, form asked itself–am I now separate from formlessness, since we appear to be so different?

We’ve been trying to answer that question ever since. So, our entire journey–incarnation after incarnation–is all about finally coming back to the place where we recognize form and formlessness as One.  When we do finally unite form and formlessness in our conscious experience, the entire Universe will change and shift into the next stage of evolutionary soul desire.

So, we are not attracting based on our conscious efforts to think positive thoughts and feel positive feelings–an exercise in repression.  And we are not attracting based on our efforts to march into the unconscious wearing our army boots and kicking over the gravestones of unresolved issues so that we can kick out any “negative” thoughts and feelings that might arise from that issue–a further exercise in more repression.

Rather we are attracted to and by all of those people, places, events, circumstances and relationships which will bring us to closer and closer awareness of who we are as divine beings–form united with formlessness as conscious experience. Everything that occurs in our lives is brought about for that one reason–so that we can come to know who we really are, below all the masks and costumes of survival.

We can relax then into the flow of life and trust that we are always getting there.  We can stop trying to push the river by demanding that the Universe comply with our silly little bargains that IF we think only positive thoughts, and feel only positive feelings, THEN we will get everything we want in life.  We are getting everything our souls want constantly and we live in an ever evolving loop of soul desire and fulfillment. So, the question isn’t how can I fulfill my dreams for the external to make me happy. The question is, “Who am I really?”  And the answer isn’t to strive after a totally positive mind and totally positive feelings so that the Universe will come into compliant with our dualistic version of life. The answer is to be still, step into the stillness, step into the silence of beingness to find out who we are.

For more from OM Times, go to http://www.omtimes.com.

 

 

Psychic Ability: Real or Imagined?

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I’ve written other posts about psychic ability, but there are no comments, so maybe they are too long, or I didn’t tag them to attract interested readers, or I don’t know what.

So I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. It will be the first of a series of five articles on psychic perception posted on Mondays.

I’m someone who believes we all have untapped potential, and I’m excited about it. Part of that untapped potential is our innate psychic ability.

I think it’s important to dispel the myths and fears surrounding everything psychic. I’m interested in helping people who have the desire, to start paying attention to their psychic impressions, or hunches, and learn more about them.

You are psychic whether you believe it or not, whether you want to be or not, whether it scares you or not, and whether you care or not.

It is NORMAL to be psychic. Your psychic awareness exists in every cell and nerve of your body. You are hard-wired to be psychic.

Psychic awareness is the spiritual part of your physical senses of touch, vision, hearing, smell, and taste.

Everyone has psychic impressions, or hunches. You can choose to ignore them or develop your inner senses to assist you in your daily life. It’s strictly up to you.

There are four means of psychic perception, and your psychic nature is expressed in two ways: through your hunches and through your personality type, which determines the way you perceive life and the way you live.

The four means of psychic perception can be correlated to the spiritual gifts mentioned in the Bible in 1 Corinthians chapters 12-14.

Psychoanalyst Carl Jung drew inspiration and guidance from the ancient Greek Four Temperaments model, which became the basis for his famous psychological types which, in turn, became the basis for the leading personality instruments in use today, such as the Myers Briggs personality indicator.

You can learn a lot about yourself just by paying attention to your psychic nature.

You can learn to be a master communicator just by paying attention to others, when you know what to look for.

One very important thing about psychic sensitivity: you can learn to turn it on and off at will.

You don’t have to go around with all your senses open every minute of the day just because you’re psychic. That’s a fear that many people have, and who can blame them?

Next Monday I’ll be posting an article about one of your four psychic gifts.

Related Article: http://nrhatch.wordpress.com/2011/07/25/sometimes-you-just-know/

Do You Love Your Job? Finding Your Direction

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First, Big News! I’ve been busy getting my book ready for publication, and it is now available. You can download it on www.Lulu.com. Just enter the title in the search bar: You Were Born to Succeed: Finding Your Purpose through Numerology. This book is going to help so many people wake up and live their purpose.

Here is an excerpt from the book that describes how to find your direction in life. Finding your Direction Number is the next step after finding your Birth Name (Purpose) Number (see blog post “The Big Question – What is Your Purpose?”). I have shortened the excerpt to keep it more in accordance with blog parameters. The book has much more information.

You Were Born To Succeed: Finding Your Purpose through Numerology

Copyright © Nancy Fairbrother 2010. All rights reserved.

Chapter 6 – Your Direction (Birth Date Number)

Your Direction number tells how you chose to accomplish your purpose. It is expressed in your career – your way of life. If you are happy with your work, chances are you are in alignment with your direction. If you don’t like your job, your direction number will show you why.It would be a wonderful and rewarding adventure to create a career that is in alignment with yoursoul’s direction. Can you imagine having a job you love?

To reveal your direction number, add the month, day, and year of your birth date and reduce the total to a single number. Use all four digits of your birth year.

Example: Janet’s birth date is June 12, 1972

June = 6:     12 = 1 + 2 = 3:     1972 = 1 + 9 + 7 + 2 = 19 = 1 + 9 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1

Add the final numbers together: 6 + 3 + 1 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1 (10)

Janet’s Direction number: 1

Interpretation of Your Direction Number

Number     Interpretation

1                 You are self-motivated, ambitious, an innovator, a leader, a pioneer. Inventor,research and development, designer, pilot, director, producer, manager, engineer,explorer, scientist.

2                 You are an ideal team member and partner. Psychologist, social worker, intuitive counselor/healer, diplomat, doctor, nurse, caterer, clerk, secretary, lawyer, politician,clergy, artist, sculptor, poet.

3                 You are optimistic, cheerful, and your sense of humor permeates everything you do. Speaker, entertainer, artist, beautician, cosmetician, musician, singer,linguist, translator, writer, hospitality industry.

4                 You are a builder, steady and dependable. Any of the building trades, general contractor, draftsperson, mechanic, farmer, miner, dentist, laboratory/computer technician, professional boxer, proofreader.

5                 You thrive on freedom, travel, change, and variety. Sales, advertising, investigator, travel industry, adventurer, psychologist, politician, mining, surveyor, import-export dealer, driver, messenger, courier.

6                 You are creative. You have a talent for bringing people together and getting them to function in harmony with one another. Interior designer, host/hostess, homemaker,teacher, writer, theater, artist, counselor.

7                 You are a futurist, and can see the potential in every situation. Making projections(sales, markets, etc.) spotting/tracking trends, setting trends, instructor/professor, clergy, archeologist,gardener, metaphysics.

8                 You are a born leader and have good judgment and an innate ability to organize, manage, and get things done. Supervisor, organizer, manufacturer, industrialist,business owner, real estate, finance, negotiator, law.

9                 You are a humanitarian and an idealist who attracts people like bees to honey becauseof your compassion for everyone. Doctor, scientist, philanthropist, diplomat, reformer, foreignservice, politician, designer.

11/2           This is the master number of illumination. You are independent and inspiring, and can handle a great deal of responsibility. Inspirational speaker, writer, teacher, Air Force, space industry, advanced electrical work/research.

22/4           This is the number of the master builder. You make dreams come true. Ambassador, diplomat, executive, mediator, adjustor, computer guru, government officer,librarian, general contractor, translator, appraiser.

33/6           You are the master communicator. You can create balance and harmony wherever you go.Teacher, Bible authority, social worker, writer, artist, psychologist, tour guide, promoter, sales, image maker, doctor, nurse.