Law of Attraction: Inner Work

Inner Work

When we begin our study of the Law of Attraction, the notion that we attract according to the nature of our thoughts may initially seem odd. This is only natural, for we’ve been conditioned to view life much differently. From a young age, we’ve been taught–by parents, peers, teachers, and others in authority–to yield our power unconsciously; to let our state of natural joy be dictated by the world of circumstance. As we become more knowledgeable, however, we gradually accept the truth of the teachings and settle into a new way of living. This new way includes what I term inner work.

What do I mean by inner work? Work that’s connected with who we are on the inside, at the level of our soul or innermost Being. We may become aware of this inner dimension at any time, for it arises frequently in both joyful and painful situations. Often, however, we become more acutely aware of it when something feels wrong or strangely misaligned. It’s important to understand inner work for two reasons: to develop a greater awareness of who we actually are, and also to manifest more effectively in the here and now. An example may help make this more clear:

Let’s imagine that we’ve driven to a neighbouring town or city. We’ve done some shopping or met with some friends and had a good time. However, on our way home we find that we’re stuck behind three or four vehicles, all of which seem to be moving more slowly than we would prefer. For a few minutes, we feel fine; but as the kilometers roll by without an opportunity to pass, we’re overtaken by a subtle frustration. Something feels wrong. The world is not operating according to the way we believe it should!

In such a situation, it’s important to be aware of that inner work to which I’ve alluded. We are wise to know that what feels wrong actually resides within us! Nowhere outside of our own perspective is anything actually wrong! The vehicles in the example are travelling at the posted speed, and actually pose no threat to our safety. With our knowledge that like attracts like, we realize that feelings of frustration and impatience can only attract more situations of a similar nature! How, then, do we break the cycle?

We break it through awareness. By being present in the moment. By living as the silent witness of our thoughts, not slave to them! When negative thoughts and feelings arise, we may acknowledge them and bid them farewell–by not engaging them further! We might imagine a Reset Button that we can press to redirect the focus of our attention. Remember: It is only we who empower thoughts–through our participation in them! Every time we consciously and deliberately choose a positive focus, we take a giant leap toward freedom! And with that freedom, we become more capable of creating the life-enriching results that we desire.

Dare to dream.

With heartfelt regards,

Art

Copyright © – 2017 – R. Arthur Russell

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Constructive Thinking

What Are You Building

Are you ready? Got your hammer? Your saw? Tape measure? Carpenter’s apron? Safety boots. Hard hat? Nails? Lumber…and plenty of it? Good. We’re almost ready to build.

Now, I’ve heard a rumour that you’d like to build the life of your dreams. Well, good! Because at least you know what you want! That means that you’re ahead of ninety-nine percent of the world’s population, who are stumbling around, waiting for what will come next. Not you, though; you’ve got a plan. Before we make that first saw cut, however, let’s take a look at what you’ve got in mind.

When it comes to building–or dreaming–there’s an important point to remember. Now pay attention; I’m only going to write this once…but you can read it as many times as you like: You can’t build a bungalow by focusing on the plans for a barn. Amazing? Astounding? How incredibly insightful? Best darn obvious advice you’ve ever heard? And…what the heck could that possibly have to do with building a life? Well…

It’s simple, really. The point I’m making is that you can’t–absolutely can’t–create what you want by focusing on what you don’t want! In the case of my example, if you actually want to build a beautiful little bungalow, it’s imperative that you never focus on the plans for a barn. If you give more thought to the plans for the barn, well…you’ll end up building a barn! The same holds true for the following: Focusing on disease can never create health; focusing on poverty can never create prosperity; focusing on lack can never create abundance; focusing on ugliness can never create beauty? And last but not least: Focusing on losing can never create winning! I think you get my point.

So, what are we to do? The key, my friends, is to concentrate on what you want. Let your thoughts be playful, detached, but keep them focused on your vision, whatever that may be. If you desire wealth, imagine it. If you desire greater health, imagine that. If you’d like a great relationship, imagine that too. It all begins in the mind, for that prepares us for the real action that’s going to occur in the here and now. Intuition followed by action will be the key to making your new reality match your vision. Trust. It’s that simple.

So, by now you realize that I used a catchy little alliteration to make a point. It’s my alliteration–all mine–but you can borrow it if you like. Let it serve you. Just make sure that you apply it to your dreams, and what’s important to you. That’s all that I ask. Oh, and one last word: If a barn is what you really want…then don’t, of course, focus on the plans for the bungalow. Because reality will always match the blueprint in your mind. Now grab that hammer.

Dare to dream.

With heartfelt regards,

Art

Copyright © – 2016 – R. Arthur Russell

P.S. To view my ebook entitled Hold That Thought, please press here.

“Thank You” & Note to Publishers