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So if it turns out and I’m horribly wrong, and the Law of Attraction can be used to magically manifest things, perhaps we should turn our attention to the human race at large instead of the personal acquisition of so-called wealth.

Here’s my personal list of “fascinating” things gone horribly awry:

  • That we can keep on borrowing money from banks knowing that they are the biggest laundering scheme of all
  • That the health of the overall world economy depends on a lottery system called The Stock Exchange
  • That very few people realize that it’s not “things” that are taxed but the movement of money. Which is why “spending” our way out of recession is encouraged … to the benefit of government coffers (who give most of it back to banks).
  • That we keep on buying stuff made with child/slave labour in developing countries
  • That no one seems to give a shit about about carbon, which will be the ultimate death of humankind (US and esp Canada are the worst offenders, Canada having even signed on to Kyoto)
  • That men who are born of women, married to them, and father them, don’t seem horribly interested in stopping the machismo that leads to (and endorses) rape
  • That male-violence is considered a feminist issue (shouldn’t men be looking after male-violence, and women looking after women-violence?)
  • That most of the foods sold in grocery stores are processed (meat aside, the non-meat products are horribly horribly bad for you)
  • That feminists are considered anti-men
  • That corporations are dedicated to an increasing food consumption that humans are incapable of, which is why packaging gets smaller and food gets more addictive every year
  • That we have to pay MORE for chemical-free food
  • That world hunger is even an issue given the incredible surplus we have in the western world
  • That water is not considered a fundamental basic human right, but a bank-able a commodity
  • That the uprising in Bahrain was not supported world-wide
  • That we continually kill in the name of some pie-in-the-sky gods
  • That children are sold as sex commodities for the Western (dick) hunger for sex tourism
  • That the (respected) physical representation of women in media is so goddamn restrictive whereas the (respected) physical representation of men includes the mean, the fat and the ugly
  • That some people still think what others do in their bedrooms with consenting adults is any of their freakin business
  • That vibrators are still illegal in some states and guns are promoted
  • That some people think that end-of-life issues (eg euthanasia) must be dictated by some religious right
  • That women in Arabia still don’t have the right to vote
  • That date-rape drugs exist
  • That pot is illegal whereas cigarettes are legal
  • That there’s too much money in disease management, which truly prevents (by de-incentive-fying) the pharmaceuticals from find the cure
and the list goes on and on. Really, as a species, the human race is incredibly stupid. It’s rather surprising that we’ve lasted this long. Anything to add? Knock your socks off. And then think and think and think and think really freakin hard about it.

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Remember this famous quote?

Morpheus from the Matrix: You take the blue pill and the story ends. You wake in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

What “The Secret” gurus, the so-called self-proclaimed “Law of Attraction” experts have been selling you is actually a blue pill that they’ve dipped in red dye. Sometimes that red dye may be some of that stuff left over from Easter; other times it may be actual human blood. Metaphorically speaking. Yes, life can get that complicated.

You go to their seminars. You-the-container who is hungry for the wealth that has so-far eluded you in life, choke down these gigantic (blue) pills (painted/tainted with a brilliant red). “I won the lottery in life. It happened to the untrained me, it can happen to you.” Somehow you miss the small print: “Results not typical.” And, “My big money maker is actually selling this junk/jism to you.”

You wake up in your bed. And you believe whatever you want to believe. Like, say, that you can become rich through the mere act of thinking. Like, say, that you create the universe and thus you can shape it entirely to your liking. Like, say, that abundance exists entirely for your ego (the part of you that wants to acquire things).

The red pill is actual quite different. First, it’s free. Second, it’s quite small.

The real Law of Attraction works like this: when you become open to a possibility, you start to see the existence of that possibility around you. But (and here’s the key) to see that possibility, that possibility has to first exist in the universe beyond “you.”

I had a roommate, Karen, who once bought a new car. It came in a new selection of colours, a metalic bronze. She’d never seen it around before and wanted to assert her uniqueness to the world. Funny thing happened though. After Karen bought this car she started to notice that this car colour was already out there. There were a few. Quite a few actually. She felt as if she literally couldn’t turn the corner without seeing her car colour reflected in another car.

Same thing happened to me when I got pregnant. Suddenly, there was an abundance of people out there on the streets (women actually) who were as big-bellied as me. So many that I actually wanted to start doing the “motorcycle wave” (like waves to like) to the others in the street.

Same thing happens to drivers of Volkswagen vans. Parents of twins. Job seekers with University degrees. Name your category.

The peddlers of the blue-pill-painted-red would have you believe that that you have created these entities. And likewise, you can create money. Just stick a million dollar bill in your wallet, and “feel the joy” at least twice a day. Do a vision board. It will come to pass. You can create your universe.

Wrong.

In noticing, you can become aware of what is, what has always been.

Accept for a moment this: Each of us is essentially invisible. We can only become visible when something causes us to be noticed. Pretend for a moment you are a traffic cop stationed on your local highway. A million cars pass you by every day. You “see” them in that they are right there before your eyes. But you don’t really notice them. Thus, they become invisible. What you do notice is the occasional speeder or the occasional person not wearing a seat belt or the occasional person talking on their hand-held cell.

In other words, you notice what it is you are looking for.

So, you can set your sights (continuing with the traffic cop metaphor) on cars with babies in the back seats, or cars pulling trailers, or cars with bicycle racks. And then suddenly you will notice them, those that have previously invisible while you were attuned only  law-breakers. And you will notice them not because you have created them but because they actually exist out there on the road. They were there before you noticed them, and they will continue to be there after your shift is over.

But, dammit, you can’t start suddenly seeing trains on that same stretch of highway. I don’t care how much you “feel it,” how many such trains you’ve slapped on a vision board, or how many trains pictures you carry with you in your wallet. If they ain’t there, hun, you’re not going to see it or receive it. Believe THAT, baby.


The origins of this blog entry are a springboard from another excellent blog article from RoosterMoon. Thank you, Michel Fortin, for the example of the vehicle purchase and your excellent blog article!

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24
Nov

The Law of Attraction Is Not Immutable

   Posted by: Britt    in On Terminology

The Law of Attraction is NOT immutable. Immutable means you can’t help but do it. Like gravity, when you get up in the morning. And there is no G/D lag time, even though the movie “The Secret” says there is. Imagine putting the law of gravity on hold while the universe makes sure of your intention? That’s as inane as pigs flying. An immutable law just “is”; there are no secrets to it, and you shouldn’t have to pay to use it.

Yet, many sites claim that the law of attraction is immutable. Because it sounds good. It sounds authoritative.

  • http_://www.abundance-and-happiness.com/law-of-attraction.html says “The Law Of Attraction, like all other Universal Laws, cannot be changed or manipulated by anyone. Just like the Law of Gravity, the Law of Attraction is constantly at work and never rests.”
  • http_://www.mindpowernews.com/LawOfAttraction.htm is titled “How to Properly Use the Law of Attraction” … which of course begs the question, if a law is immutable, there is no proper (or improper) use of it. Imagine a book called “How to properly apply the Law of Gravity when you get up each morning.” (Then they also go and use mind-boggling terms like quantum physics, a concept that even quantum physicists don’t fully understand.)
  • http_://www.mindforceattraction.com/ says let me add you to my membership list and I’ll give you the free secrets to this immutable Law of Attraction.

Just do a quick search for yourself, and see what comes up.(The above links are broken because I don’t want to feed the the search engine frenzy by linking to these sites. Copy and paste and remove the “_” if you want to check it out for yourself.)

An interesting critique comes from a fellow who calls himself Lord Matt from the UK. He’s got an article called “The 7 flaws of the Law of Attraction.” Below is summary of his stuff, but I do strongly suggest that you check it out for yourself (as with everything).

The 7 flaws of “the law of attraction” (abridged version)

The “law of attraction” is at best flawed and at worst a cleaver trick. Once you become aware of the misdirection you will be free to understand and less likely to be taken in.

  1. The “law of attraction” has been called a “law” but a law requires and authority to enforce it or it must be immutable. That is it must be inflexible and unmoving. The law of gravity is one such immutable law while the law against murder has authority to back it up.
  2. It is never directly called a principle but it is described as if it were one. This suggests to me a marketing ploy as no promises that can be tested need ever be truly made while at the same time it promises everything for the price of hearing the teaching or reading the book.
  3. It is a redressing of an 1960’s “new age” / “cult” following on the topic of “the sleeping god” where people were encouraged to awaken the god within themselves.
  4. Why is so much money being pumped into “selling” this idea? Who feels that they have so much to gain from “selling you the idea”? Unless they collect the money from the sale…
  5. It plays on human greed – “have whatever you want”. The best advertising often does. By convincing your target that they can have whatever they want the price you charge seems tiny.
  6. “If you fear it you make it happen by thinking about it”, or so they claim. Fear is a self fulfilling prophecy or at least it can be so in this they are somewhat right in that when it takes hold of your life your own strong and controlling feelings set you on a course for that fear to happen. But there is a lot more at play than just pure thought.
  7. Consider the overt similarity to the law of sowing and reaping which matches the physics law of cause and effect. However this “law” claims to being to change reality by dint of mental effort.

He goes into greater detail on his blog. Check him out at http://lordmatt.co.uk/item/782/

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