Sacrifice: A Fork in the Road

I doubt that anyone, at least in recent history, can share more knowledgably about the Law of Attraction than Mr. Bob Proctor; he’s been studying and applying the divine laws for sixty years. Recently, I watched one of his presentations on YouTube that related to the Law of Sacrifice. To the uninitiated, the subject of spiritual laws may seem like a whole lot of mumbo jumbo; but please bear with me as we logically investigate this subject.

In teachings regarding the Law of Attraction, we’re informed that Nature dislikes a vacuum; so much so, in fact, that when some “thing” leaves a space, some new “thing” soon rushes in to fill the void. We’re also informed that no two things can occupy the same space at the same time. This is so obvious as to be ridiculous. Think: Did you ever attempt to place a new chair in the location which the old chair still occupied? Let’s contemplate how this applies on the mental plain; which is one of the three plains on which we have our Being.

Please imagine, if you will, that we desire to rid ourselves of a thought process–one that hasn’t been serving us very well. An example could be the subject of unforgiveness; of being challenged by a seeming inability to forgive. I’m sure most of you already understand this: When we focus more of our attention on an issue in mind, we only make the problem worse. Focusing on our repetitive negative thoughts only increases their number and intensity. What to do?

The solution lies in applying a different focus–deliberately. We must apply the Law of Sacrifice. When we sacrifice our negative thoughts (perhaps those related to unforgiveness, as mentioned in the example), we actually create space for positive thoughts to rush in. The principle applies in the same way that it applied with regard to the chairs. Without continual focus, our negative thoughts and habits will fall away naturally. They’ll do so more quickly when we repeatedly apply a new focus in thought, word, and deed. We might conceptualize the more favorable habit as being a new nail that we hammer in right on top of the old. With time–and repetition-what’s new displaces the old nail.

Doubt this can actually be a law? Take a look at nature to see if it isn’t true. When weeds are pulled from a garden, is it not long before either more weeds or plants from seeds we’ve sown are growing in the same location? When a mature tree falls in the forest, does not another tree soon begin to grow there? Does the tide only ebb, or does it also flow?

Sacrifice: When we align ourselves with the law, we deliberately give away something of a lower nature to receive something of a higher. What would be worth sacrificing today–for the rest of your life? Pain, either emotional or physical? Anger, jealousy, hatred? How about surrendering the old story of “you?” If you desire more good in your life, maybe it’s time to make more room for it…NOW. What do you think–is time to take the right fork in the road?

Dare to dream (and care for one another).

With heartfelt regards,


Copyright © – 2020 – R. Arthur Russell

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