Today is my first day without my job. It’s weird, cause it shouldn’t be a big deal. But it is. Despite the fact it was less than 30 hours a week, I felt trapped. Now suddenly without it, I feel incredibly free to do absolutely whatever it is I really want to do. I know this is mostly psychological phenomenon. It’s all in my head. But I may as well use it regardless.
I want to talk about the reason The Law of Attraction gets such a bad rap.
The reason is rather obvious. It’s too good to be true, it’s magical thinking and magic doesn’t really exist, etc.
The documentary The Secret really made this easy the moment they showed a segment where you see an Asian kid (supposedly Aladdin) rubbing a lamp, which summons a large genie that appears in the sky, and having this genie say “Your wish is my command” and use this as a metaphor for The Law of Attraction.
While cool and entertaining, it’s a very poor metaphor.
If I were to create a better metaphor for the idea of the law of attraction and conscious living and “ask and you will receive” mentality and all of that, it’d be more like…
You are the genie.
Whoa, hooold on. That sounds even worse.
But wait. I’m not done.
You are the genie living in a world that you created with billion other genies, which you share this world with. Now I’m not talking about the trees and grass and the sky, and the actual physical world. But we did create the human experience we know today. We created the concept of money, of success, of marriage, and etc and the means to get these things.
I think a lot of people forget this. I know I forgot or rather didn’t realize this obvious fact when I was growing up.
Now what conscious living and the law of attraction and everything else means is that you can become in sync with this world that came from us.
You see people do this all the time. The successful ones, the happy people living their lives as they see fit. Sure they have setbacks and obstacles and not everything turns out exactly the way they wanted it to, but the general idea: wealth, security and joy they experience on a daily basis, regardless of the details, and they’re the ones who made it happen.
It’s not wishful thinking. But it’s not will power either.
It’s the combination and harmony of mind, body and environment..
These three things working together to create and attract the opportunities and basically the life you want. Everyone in the world is doing this right now, but for the most part unconsciously. The whole idea of conscious living is to live consciously, to see how you create your life and to actually create it in the way you want it to be rather than randomly.
Life doesn’t have to be completely random.
And it doesn’t have to be completely impossible to achieve this sort of harmonious living.
Actually the key is simple. The key is awareness.
But lets get back on topic.
The most important part is that it’s not magic and it’s not just writing affirmation in a journal and daydreaming about the success you wish to have as if you already have it.
Those are just tools to get your mind in the right place.
This is crucial, but it doesn’t work by itself. Nothing will happen if you actually don’t move your body and get out in the world and create.
We’re genies that grant our own wishes using our feet and hands and mouths.
This is very obvious. But then what stops us? The mind part. The supposedly magic part of The Secret. It’s the hardest part and probably the reason that movie focused so much on it. Because the body will refuse to do anything if the mind is against it.
But if you get the mind in the right place. And then the body to act….
It will be like magic.