Attracting the Right Stuff

February 24, 2009

Yesterday we talked about putting down the books and learning to trust ourselves for the answers.  The question becomes “How do I get the new ideas that I need to continue on my path?”  Not surprisingly, the answer is the same – trust yourself.  Today we look at how to attract the right stuff.

 

The law of attraction

In the last few years there has been a lot of discussion about the law of attraction.  This discussion has taken place both within and without the “spiritual community”.  I have quietly objected to the use of the law of attraction to “manifest” money and objects which “prove” that we are spiritual – and that the law of attraction actually works.

 

Let me tell you how I use the law of attraction.

 

Yesterday I mentioned that I do not read many “spiritual” books.  My concentration is on learning to trust and understand the answers that I find within me.  However, that does not mean that I eschew all book, meetings, or presentations.  I wait to have them drawn to me.

 

My concentration on my path can get so intense that a book or a subject that could help me might just slip by me.  To prevent this I have set up a draw or an attraction.  That draw will pull things to me that might help me – but it filters out things that will not help me advance at this moment.

 

How the attraction works

For example, about a year ago I started hearing about Eckhart Tolle and Oprah Winfrey.  Of course I had heard about Oprah, but had not paid much attention to her.  I had also heard about Eckhart Tolle but had never purchased any of his books.

 

What my draw was bringing to me was information about a series of conversations between Oprah, Eckhart, and their viewers.  These conversations were to be broadcast on the web, both live and as podcasts.  This felt like something that I needed to pay attention to.

 

To make a long story short – I found this series of presentations to be one of the most valuable experiences that I had had in many years.  The strong emphasis that Eckhart Tolle placed on being in the moment was reminiscent of many of the things that I had been taught many years ago.  This series of conversations helped me to get back to the basics of remembering how to stay in the moment.

 

Trusting myself

The bottom line, once again, is learning to trust yourself.  I have setup an attraction that will bring to me information that I need and will help me on my path.  It will go literally years without bringing to me one book.  It will bring me other things, but not usually a book.  Even in the case of Eckhart Tolle and Oprah – I never bought the book.  The nearly twenty hours of conversations were all that I needed in the way of assistance.

 

When you set up your draw or attraction, you may set it up to bring you books.  You may set it up to bring you lectures and presentations.  It will be what you need for you – at this moment.

 

Set up your attraction.  Trust yourself that you have set it up properly.  Trust yourself that you will know when the draw is bringing you something you need to know about.  When the draw is not bringing you anything – continue to look within, rather than without, for the answers.  You will be amazed at the power you will find inside of you.

 

Until tomorrow –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

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Put Down the Books

February 23, 2009

I witnessed a very inspiring presentation yesterday.  Jessica Unmani King spoke at the Circle of Miracles.  Amongst her several messages there was one that she kept repeating – those of us on the path do not need another book, another lecture, another presentation.  We need to start looking to ourselves for the answers.  Her presentation inspired this post.  Today we look to ourselves for the answers.

 

Welcome back!

As usual, we welcome everyone back from their weekends.  We trust that everyone had a safe and happy weekend.  We had reasonably good weather here in this part of the northeastern US.

 

Please stop the compulsive reading

In the last few months I have mentioned to several of my friends that they should stop reading any “spiritual” books for at least 12 months.  This comment always seems to be met with puzzled looks on their faces.

 

These people all have been on their paths for many years.  They have amassed a great deal of information about how to be spiritual.  My comment is intended to get them to realize that they have enough information – they just need to move that information into understanding.  With time, understanding becomes wisdom.  But we will cover that in a future post.

 

The important point here is that most of us have all the information that we need for right now.  What we need to do is to apply that information and begin acquiring understanding and wisdom.  We wrote about this idea a few weeks ago in our post “Ghandi Said to Practice.”

 

We can learn only so much by studying – eventually we have to go into the world and apply what we have learned.  That is how learning becomes a tool with which we can live our lives in a much more peaceful manner.

 

Look inside for the answers

As we learn to apply the ideas and lessons that we have studied we teach ourselves another important lesson – all the answers are inside of us.  Yes, we have all heard that said hundreds of times.  We have probably said it many times ourselves.  However, do we know what it really means?

 

If we really understood it we would have much less need to read the latest spiritual book.  We would understand that we cannot get an answer from a book.  At best, a book can give us a thought that resonates with a thought that is inside of us.  The book does not give us the answer – it clarifies something that we already know.

 

Becoming independent

If we are to be truly spiritually independent we must eventually trust ourselves for the answers.  Learning this self trust has been very helpful for me in several ways.

 

First, if something comes up for which I need understanding – I don’t have to wait until I get home and look it up in a book.  I know that the answer I get from myself is good enough for now – further understanding will come later as needed.

 

Second, I cannot convey to you the empowerment of knowing that you can trust yourself for the answers.  When you know that you have the answers you need for every situation, you realize the power that you truly have.  This does not mean that everything always works out the way you want it to.  It just means that you have an unshakable confidence in yourself to accomplish what ever objective you decide to achieve – no matter how long it takes or what the cost is.

 

Finally, looking to myself has made life much easier.  I do not worry about making the right decision – every decision is the best decision at that moment.  I learn from every decision.  Nor do I have doubts about myself.  This is very calming and peaceful.  I may rethink a decision or some of my actions – but I do not doubt them.  I learn how to make a better decision or take more effective actions, but there is no longer any doubt that I did the best thing for that moment.

 

Tomorrow we will take a look at a way to bring the new ideas and concepts that we need into our lives.

 

Until tomorrow –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

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