Uplift Even the World

“There is no doubt that when using the law of attraction for the good of everyone, you are connecting yourself to great power.  However, the law is also available to you individually so that you may live your life to the fullest.  When you live your life to the fullest you have so much more to give others.

“Your pain and misery does not help the world.  But your joy and your life lived fully uplifts the world.”  Rhonda Byrne

Rhonda’s words are inspired.  Here we have a quotation from the woman who brought the secret of the law of attraction to a worldwide audience.  And in this quotation, she gives us a reason to help the world and not just ourselves.

If we are downcast, feeling the pain and misery of our life, then we are on a wrong path.  Of course, until the law of attraction has taken full force, there may be residual pain and misery with which we are contending.  These symptoms will not last when we have learned how to live the law, but early on, they may be a problem.

Know that in thinking and feeling good things, each of us is moving the world toward a new creation.  Our world is old, worn, and weary, and when we actually elevate our thoughts and feelings, choosing to be optimistic about the world’s chances, we are helping myriads of other people.

If we don’t want to do it for ourselves, then surely the unselfish fact of doing it for the world will motivate us.  There is no selfishness in the law of attraction when we view it in this way.

And altruism is something that calls out to all of us.

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Joy of Living

“A feeling that greater possessions, no matter of what kind they may be, will of themselves bring contentment or happiness, is a misunderstanding.  No person, place, or thing can give you happiness.  They may give you cause for happiness and a feeling of contentment, but the joy of Living comes from within.”  Genevieve Behrend

How do we welcome the joy of Living from within?  I think we need to get all quiet and rest in gratitude to God, for it is by His hand that we have anything at all.

Sure, we can attract to ourselves by what we think and feel, but this is a law of the Universe, created by God Himself.  It is a somewhat secular law, in that we don’t have to be believers to merit the good will of the Almighty.  When we get quiet and commune with Something larger and grander than we are, we are seeing ourselves in a right light.  We are seeing that we ourselves can’t know it all, and so we cooperate with the Mysteries.

The possessions that we attract will pale over time, unless we keep our eyes on that which is larger than ourselves.  When we do this, we automatically have the joy of Living that Genevieve encourages in this quotation.  We automatically know that we are blessed to be alive.

Gratitude prompts our greater joy, encourages the Powers that be to rain more blessings upon our heads.   If we get quiet and feel a gratefulness for what we have, then the way if primed for more and more to come to us—good things, nothing to rue.

Gratitude Prompts Joy

“I began this chapter by suggesting that gratitude is the antidote to virtually all stress, unhappiness, and frustration.  I’ll end by repeating that suggestion.  Life is a gift.  You can learn to be grateful you have dishes to wash rather than angry that you have to wash them.  You can learn to be grateful that you have children rather than upset that you have to get up in the middle of the night to nurse them.   You can learn to appreciate your job instead of wishing you had a different one.  You can look at all of life with an eye toward gratitude.  And when you do, it is glorious!”  Richard Carlson
Just why is gratitude so desirable?  What does it matter to a benign God that we thank Him for our blessings?
We don’t thank God because He needs to be appreciated.  We thank God because we function best with a grateful heart.  And He knows this.
There are a myriad of laws that govern the universes.  And attendant to the law of attraction is the truth that gratitude gives us something that we want very much.  A whole heart, open to this world as well the one beyond.  An open heart to our brothers and sisters in this world is positive thinking at its best.  We are creating a new world of value for all.  And we, too, are the beneficiaries.
Make a list of seven things a day that you feel grateful about.  Just the ordinary events of the day give fodder for gratefulness.   There may have been things to rue in any given day, but there are also a myriad of good things that happen.  To see those myriad of happy things, though, we need to have eyes that are open and looking, blessed with vision.
Let our eyes look upon our blessings today.
It will change our tomorrows.

Something Better

“This, or something better, now manifests for me in totally satisfying and harmonious ways, for the highest good of all concerned.”  Shakti Gawain, Creative Visualization

This affirmation is what Shakti recommends we apply to all of our manifestations.  If something we have been attempting to manifest, and it just won’t come through, then maybe there IS “something better.”  I have sometimes thought long and hard about a desired outcome, over months, even more than a year, and not have it manifest.  Only later did I realize that I was on the wrong foot.  There was something better that I didn’t want to see.  So, Shakti is right; the universe may have something better to show to us.

We don’t know what our contract was before birth.  And I believe we all had one.  This contract may not have chosen for manifestation something that has been very dear to our heart.  If so, we are spinning wheels to try to manifest.  Instead, we need to ask, and then when something better is shown to us, really believe that this something better IS better.

Our way will smooth.  And down the road a bit, we will see why the “something better” really IS better.  God knew better than our finite minds.

Our Heart’s Joy

Note:  On another blog, “Sonnets Love & Divine,” I am beginning a series of divine sonnets, poems to God.  The first of three, written, has been posted so far.  I am drawing from A Course in Miracles, A Course of Love, and The Way of Mastery. 

I welcome your visits and/or subscription.  Here is the link:

http://elizabethansonnets.wordpress.com

Thank you.

Love, Celia

“Perhaps the most ironic part of this understanding is that when you focus on what you have instead of what you want, you end up getting more of what you want anyway.  It works this way:   The gratitude that develops acts as positive energy, or fuel, that leads toward your heart’s desire.  Optimism leads to satisfaction, which encourages you to take action and look for more positive aspects in your life.   Negativity, or focusing your energy on what’s lacking in your life, only encourages you to find more of the same.  It’s impossible to feel satisfied.   What’s more, your negative attention will act as negative fuel, encouraging you to focus on mistakes and pitfalls, which means you’ll end up getting less of what you want.  The best way to learn the art of gratitude is to practice ignoring or dismissing the thoughts you have that interfere with this feeling.”  Richard Carlson

If we focus on lacks, guess what, more lack will show up in our lives.  Most of us already know this, for poverty thinking is it own fuel in the law of attraction.  Let us, instead, focus on thanks for what we already have, and there is not a person reading this who does not have bountiful blessings, materially and spiritually.  We just have to settle in to appreciate these blessings, and more and more will descend upon our heads.

If we in the doldrums, we tend to stay there.  To lift our mood immediately, dwell on what has gone right in our lives.   Be reassured that much that is right is just below the surface of our attentions, because it is egoic human nature to dwell on what has gone wrong.  When we let the ego drift away, we can see that benefits have followed us at every turn.  And then the positivity of our new mind slant will see that our heart’s joy envelops us.  This can happen right away, no waiting required.  Our heart’s joy is the bonanza that we have longed to receive, and it turns on gratitude for what is already ours.

Believe!

“At first, choose goals that are fairly easy for you to believe in, that you feel are possible to realize in the fairly near future.  That way you won’t have to deal with too much negative resistance in yourself, and you can maximize your feelings of success as you are learning creative visualization.  Later, when you have more practice, you can take on more difficult or challenging problems and issues.”  Shakti Gawain, Creative Visualization

Our affirmations do, in fact, come true—unless we choose things in which we cannot truly believe.  If we doubt, we ruin the connection.

So:  Start small, choosing something in which you easily believe.  Our success will fuel the future, and then we will know that visualizations do actually work.  As The Secret says, put movement in your visualizations, and it will be easier to hold to them in our minds.

Belief in the unseen IS the key.  Nothing else works.  If we don’t believe that we can have what we are visualizing, we never will.  We have to let the niggling doubts fall away, and then we will know that our hopes and dreams will come true.ur affirmations do, in fact, come true—unless we choose things in which we cannot truly believe.  If we doubt, we ruin the connection.

So:  Start small, choosing something in which you easily believe.  Our success will fuel the future, and then we will know that visualizations do actually work.  As The Secret says, put movement in your visualizations, and it will be easier to hold to them in our minds.

Belief in the unseen IS the key.  Nothing else works.  If we don’t believe that we can have what we are visualizing, we never will.  We have to let the niggling doubts fall away, and then we will know that our hopes and dreams will come true.

When Bad Things Occur

“Assist people at whatever level they understand.  Before people are aware that they create their own realities, their truth may be that they are victims of fate or circumstance.  At this level, telling them that they created the circumstances they are experiencing will only make them feel guilty and set them back.”  Sanaya Roman

Another way of saying what Sanaya is saying is that people are on the frequency of what they experience; they may not have consciously called to themselves what they are experiencing.  Being on the same frequency of something bad is as simple as feeling powerless to control what happens to us, feeling fearful of the consequences attendant to the life that we are leading, or fear of other people controlling us in a way that we would not choose.

Fear is often the culprit in the bad things that happen which seem to come out of the blue.  Fear, being a negative, can bring negative things to us.  We wouldn’t have to do anything more to attract something bad.

So the message here is to get on the frequency of positivity.  If we are uncertain how to do that, we just must ask the Universe (think God).  The Answer will not be long in coming, often just immediate.

We should never bring someone down by imagining that their thought processes have deliberately brought a terrible thing to themselves.  This type of “victim” mentality can only hurt.