Freedom

“[Y]ou are the power and the source for all that you think, all that you see, all that you feel, and all that you would be and do.  You abide in that freedom constantly.”  (“The Way of Transformation,” The Way of Mastery, Chapter 14, Page 170)

We give lip service to the law of attraction, but all too often we don’t take it to heart and really live it.  We make the difference; we have that much power.

This is a secular way of viewing our world, but when we add spirituality to it, we benefit far more.  We try to live with only one hand to make a difference when we don’t listen to the New Testament, and learn that believing about the outcome of anything we do is vitally important.  Live with both hands today.  Let the power of a full commitment change our lives.

We make the difference in our lives and in the world we inhabit.  If all of us were to turn to the Force who guides everything, we would know a change for the better that would astound us.

Change of Mind

“Therefore, The Way of Transformation does not require you to change your circumstances.  It merely requires that you change your attitude toward them by recognizing that they are harmless, by recognizing that you have called all things to yourself.”  (“The Way of Transformation,” Way of Mastery, Chapter 14, Page 170)

It is very reassuring to me to realize that I have called all things to myself.  If I like what I have called, then all is well.  If I don’t, then I have the means to change it.  We really do have that power.

Attitudinal shifts can be easy.  It just requires that we make up our minds for a change.  When we pray, we get inklings of the things that need to change in our lives.  And then we make the tiny effort required to turn things around to something better—if we are not satisfied with what we have.  But often, the only thing that needs to change is our attitude.  We need to realize that God’s way is right and good, and when we follow the best and highest that we know, all is well.

Our circumstances may not seem harmless to us, but when we change our attitude toward what transpires, we can see the benefit in what we have been through.  We know more now, we love more now—and so attitudinal change is inevitable as we progress along life’s highway.

Make up our mind to alter what we don’t like.  We will be helped.

Safety

“Spend the remainder of the practice period in thinking of yourself as completely at peace with everyone and everything, safe in a world which protects you and loves you and which you love in return.  Try to feel safety surrounding you, hovering over you, and holding you up.  Try to believe, however briefly, that nothing can harm you in any way.  At the end of the practice period tell yourself:

“Love holds no grievances.

“When I let all my grievances go,

“I will know I am perfectly safe.”  A Course in Miracles, Workbook, Lesson 68

These are good words to use in affirmation, in conjunction with the law of attraction.  I wonder if many of the ideas in A Course in Miracles are meant to change our mind slant, for there are some indications that the author (believed to be channeled by Jesus) understands the law of attraction.  If we use the words in this quotation often, we will indeed stop feeling so oppressed by a hostile world.  And I believe our very perception of the world will change, for our inner world makes our outer.  As A Course in Miracles says elsewhere, “Projection makes perception.”

Safety is something we all crave.  And all too often we feel ourselves assailed by anything but safety.

Let these words drift over our consciousness.  See if we don’t experience a new peace, a peace that will expand the more the words are said.

And this exemplifies the law of attraction.

Passion

“I cling to the theory that while thoughts do create and exercise control far beyond any limits yet known to man, they create only according to their pitch, intensity, emotional quality, depth of feeling, or vibratory plane.”  The Magic of Believing, by Claude Bristol

If we follow and believe Claude’s reasoning, we need to put passion in our focus.  If we feel the desire for something very keenly, we are much more likely to manifest it.  The law of attraction works no other way.  Our depth of feeling makes a difference.

How do we raise our vibration to meet the thing that we want?  First, we must be sure that we really, truly want that thing.  If we have doubts, our fear thoughts (for doubt is a form of fear) will negate what we are asking.  Our words will be superficial.

Ask internally if the thing that we want is a “right” thing; if we are sure it is, we will have less trouble summoning up the passion that will send that thing to us.

Keep in mind that we may still need to walk across the room and turn on the light switch–meaning that we may have some things to do that will allow our desired material or immaterial good to come to us.  It is a waste of time to invoke the law of attraction with our minds if we ourselves can bring about the very thing that we are seeking.

Ask what we do to bring our desired good into our life.  We must not be lazy about working for what we want!  Follow the inklings that come to us.  The law of attraction works in our minds as well, telling us what to do next to live a happy and productive life.

But do it with passion!

Pure Focus

“Everything that seems to happen to you is by your own decision.  You get what you asked for.  I know this seems impossible—who would ask for sickness?  Who would ask for weight problems?—but it’s true.

“You simply need to begin associating with the part of you that is real and never dies and be only that.

“You are not a body.  You are a mind.  Wholly mind.  One Mind.  Spirit.  Light.  THIS IS THE REASON WHY YOU ARE PERFECT.  Your body is not perfect.  YOU are perfect.  Your body is nothing.”  Gorgeous for God:  Awakening through A Course in Miracles, Lisa Natoli

We are spirit, lost in the illusion of the body.  And when we associate with the part of us that is real—the spirit—we know what to ask for with the law of attraction.  We are getting guidance.

We ask so much better when we go within to our spirit.  If something would be bad for us in the long run, we soon discover not to ask for that something.  Without going within, we are flying blind.

The spirit is within.  Some call this the “Christ-Self.”  It is the part that we have been ignoring as long as we listen to the ego.  One thing about the law of attraction:  Our desire for material goods may be a lure for the ego to take over.

We don’t want the ego to take over.  Material goods are not evil, if they are held loosely.  Otherwise, we are constantly afraid that we will lose them, lose our money (regardless of how much we have), lose the “toys” that have meant so much to us (especially the expensive ones).

Be sure to ask for guidance as we write our affirmations and do our visualizations.  Then nothing will ever turn on us, making us sorry we invoked the law of attraction.

Our focus will remain pure.

Fear Overcome by Trust

“Fear produces what it fears.  Therefore, when one begins to distrust life, when one begins to create within oneself mechanisms of distrust, then facts arise that confirm that it is justified to distrust.  In reality, trust in such cases is lodged in what is unreliable.”  Choose Only Love bk.3, 3:III

This quotation builds on the law of attraction directly.  We draw to ourselves the distrust: “. . .facts arise that confirm that it is justified to distrust.”  It is so obvious that the law of attraction is real, for spiritual texts constantly confirm these ideas.  And I am more likely to give credence to the law of attraction if it is discussed in a spiritual text.

We are lodging trust in that which is “unreliable”—that is, not trustworthy.  We need to place our faith in something more substantial, and, for me, that represents placing faith in God Himself, the Force that Star Wars, the movie, showed so well.

We attract fear if we are not careful, if we let our minds dwell on that which is fearful.  Like attracts like, as we know.  If we have a simple but profound trust in life, our attitude gives us the best.

We don’t have to fear.  We can turn to God, to our faith, to sustain us in our focus on higher ideals.

Happening because We Want It

“Do you realize that everything that is happening to you is happening because you want it?  It might seem impossible to you that this is be true if there is death and cancer all around you, but everything that is happening to you is happening because you asked for it and want it.  Herein lies your total release, if you choose to accept to change your mind about what you want.”  Gorgeous for God:  Awakening through A Course in Miracles, by Lisa Natoli

When we accept that we want to change things, our intuition will give us hints of how to do that.  At first we may reject the ideas that come to us as being uncomfortable, but if we persevere, we will be given ideas that are more comfortable, a slant on what we first thought.

Yes, we do draw to us what we want.  And if we focus on something, even something that we seem to abhor, it will come to us.  This is the danger of going unconscious in our lives.  We need to be vigilant about our thoughts and feelings constantly, on an ongoing basis.

If we truly don’t see how we can make a change, then obviously the thing to do is to ask—ask God for an Answer.  If none comes, perhaps this thing that we are experiencing is right for us, even when on the surface it seems like the last thing we might like to have.

Be in prayer about what transpires in our lives.  We will find answers, and they will not be long in coming.

Ask with Passion

“I cling to the theory that while thoughts do create and exercise control far beyond any limits yet known to man, they create only according to their pitch, intensity, emotional quality, depth of feeling, or vibratory plane.”  The Magic of Believing, by Claude Bristol

Claude is giving us tips for focus in our desire to attract.  He emphasizes emotional intensity, and it would seem that if our desires have an emotional component, they are more likely to materialize.  This means that if we have doubts, we are neutralizing our desires.  We need to come from our depths, certain that we are on the beam with the universe (think God), and then ask what we will.

Ask with passion.  This will give us what we want.  But be sure that our will and God’s are identical.

Optimism

“The writer knows one man who can step up to a cigar store punch board and with a few punches grab off the best prizes.  Once I asked him about it and he said:  ‘I never go near a punch board unless I am in the mood for it, and that means that I must be in the frame of mind that I’m going to win.  I’ve noticed that if there’s the slightest doubt in my mind, I don’t win.  But I can’t recall the time that I didn’t get winning numbers when the winning idea was firmly fixed in my mind before I started to play.’”  The Magic of Believing, by Claude Bristol

Here is the key to manifestation:  an inner sense of optimism!  If we are really sure, deep in our minds and souls, that what we want is the way to go, we get what we want.  But if there is doubt, we are unlikely to be successful at manifesting.

I have had this experience with playing the card game solitaire when I was young.  If I felt an urge to play, and I went and collected the cards, I usually won the first game (which, as everyone playing solitaire can attest to, is not easy).  So an optimistic attitude is best.

Can we milk our emotions to reframe them for optimism?

I think we can, though there are larger forces at work here.  We can and should do what we can to bring our deepest desires out in the open.  We can make a difference just by attitude.  If we take the attitude that we’re probably not going to get what we say, then we have shot ourselves in the foot.

Let our minds and hearts soar as we say and write our affirmations.

It certainly can’t hurt, and it just might make all the difference.

There Are No Idle Thoughts

“The mind is very powerful, and never loses its creative force.  It never sleeps.  Every instant it is creating.  It is hard to recognize that thought and belief combine into a power surge that can literally move mountains.  There are no idle thoughts.  All thinking produces form at some level.”  A Course in Miracles

We can change the world, including our personal experience of it, by changing our thoughts!  This is indeed a startling idea, and coming as it does from such a respected source as A Course in Miracles ought to give us pause for thought.

This choice of words is just a restatement of the law of attraction, for we are changing the world when we attract something that we want.  We are moving objects around in space—and by the power of our minds!  This is indeed heady stuff we are considering now.

“There are not idle thoughts.”  For us, in using the power of manifestation, we must not negate what we have just summoned to ourselves by negative, “idle” thoughts, thoughts which don’t really exist.  Negativity of any form will mean that we are negating what we have focused upon.  Since this is the case, it behooves us to consider carefully, in advance, if this thing we want is in line with our best interests, if we are getting guidance that this thing is right for us.  If we just decide superficially, we may attract something, but will it make us happy?  Will it be a good thing?

That’s why the soul needs to be involved in exercises into manifestation.  Ask for help from the universe (or God) if we are on the right beam with what we think we want.  Know that if something is not right, it is wrong, and it will never bring us the lasting satisfaction and happiness we deserve.

Be very careful in what we attract.  Let God’s guidance be the watchword.