For many individuals, the teachings related to the Law of Attraction may seem incredibly foreign and esoteric. If we persist in our study, however, we realize that the teachings feel strangely familiar; as though a part of us intuitively knows that like truly does attract like. Through a subtle awareness of our soul, we are reminded of the following truth: That which we cast into the Universe–either consciously or subconsciously–via our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions must return. Such is law. Such is truth.
With hindsight, have we not already witnessed proof of the relationship between thought and experience in our life? For example: If we desire a loving relationship–either platonic or romantic–do we not realize that to receive love we must wholly and completely give love first? To be appreciated in our workplace, do we not know that we must appreciate our employer through honest and dedicated effort? Of pleasant gifts, do we believe that we are to receive but never give? Further: that our selfishness will be met with selflessness? our tardiness with punctuality? our greed with generosity? our lies with honesty? Deep within, we know better; for truth–even if denied–remains the truth.
The universe does not function randomly or accidentally. It functions harmoniously, through mysterious checks and balances. For instance: Our body maintains a state of balance through a process called homeostasis, defined thus: the ability to maintain a constant internal environment in response to environmental changes. If our body becomes too acidic or alkalotic, systems–which include chemical, respiratory, and renal–regulate function until an acid/base balance is restored. If our body becomes too cold or hot, mechanisms–which include shivering and sweating–restore our body to its optimal temperature. In the outer world, bees–working for a common good–either warm or cool the beehive as required; exchanging places as the need arises. We, too, may live for the good of all; and it’s in our best interest to do so. Why? Because Source is in all and through all. When everyone benefits, we also benefit.
How, though, do we function in a world that doesn’t always reflect the ideals to which we aspire–the driver that cuts us off in traffic? the thief that robs our home? the murder who kills a family member? The Bible offers clear and sound advice. Are we not to turn the other cheek? Is this suggesting that we turn from the negative to the positive? The darkness to the light? In practice, this would not only benefit us but also the entire world. Why? Because it prevents the perpetuation of behaviour that’s against what’s good for all; and it spares us the negative effects associated with seeking revenge. Mahatma Ghandi echoed this advice when he so wisely stated: An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
A me-ness attitude toward life–in which we take without giving–never works! Although our false self (the ego) would have us believe that selfish desires should supersede those of anyone else, such action breaches a truth of life: That all of us matter equally; that no one is greater or lesser than another. We may let conscience be our guide, for it was given to us for a reason: to guide us through life. Through the gift of conscience, we may become a vessel filled with kindness, compassion, and love which we freely share. In doing so, we become a conduit to All that is Good–God. What, truly, could attract a greater reward?
Dare to dream.
With heartfelt regards,
Copyright © – 2017 – R. Arthur Russell
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