This is the second installment in a week-long series on the snarkiest (and most common) ways we misinterpret the Law of Attraction. To view Part #1, click here.
#2 – Making Law of Attraction a Part-Time Philosophy
“Have you ever noticed that anybody going slower than you is an idiot – and that anybody going faster than you is a maniac?” – George Carlin
A mentor of mine says, “Either you believe in Law of Attraction or you don’t. That’s it. There’s no in between, or sometimes about it.”
This means that it’s all your creation. It’s all your thoughts. It’s all your beliefs. It’s all your projection. The good stuff, as well as the bad stuff. The unexpected check that comes in the mail. And the idiots and maniacs on the highway.
Many of us only remember to consider the Law of Attraction when it’s convenient. For instance, maybe it’s easy to mention it after you’ve been intending a new job and you get your first interview. However, it’s not as easy to remember it when an angry email arrives or when your dog chews up your favorite pair of shoes. (I think this is because we forget that the word is “attraction,” not “blame.”)
Of course, some people may even have a difficult time accepting that they created the good stuff. In my last e-Seminar, one person was intending wealth as she changed her career direction. One day, she received a large chunk of money out of the blue. I’ve done this work long enough to know not to dismiss this kind of gift. She wanted to acknowledge it, but she was skeptical. Her snarky side was trying to convince her that it couldn’t possibly work like that. It couldn’t be that easy. There had to be some logical explanation for this!
I told her that The Law of Attraction is not an “occasional” thing. You either believe in it or you don’t. It’s either functioning all the time or it isn’t. If nothing else, I told her, isn’t it just more fun to believe that you can create money out of thin air? Can you just be willing to accept it?
Our snarky skeptical side isn’t a bad thing, really. It’s just protecting us from getting hurt. In the case of an unexpected check, it’s telling us not to get too excited because that’s surely not going to happen again. (A belief to examine and release.) In the case of the unexpected bill or angry email, it tells us not to take the blame for creating it because we’d never create something like that. After all, we’re good kind folks! (See yesterday’s post.)
It may be that we make the Law of Attraction a part-time thing because at first as we begin to take notice, it can seem like we’re being dragged all over the map. Good things one day. Bad things the next. We’re up. We’re down. We’re blaming. We’re centered. That’s very normal at the beginning when you embrace this concept.
However, it’s possible to simply live from a place of clarity and neutrality with it. In the challenging situations, you can ask yourself to see clearly where you’ve attracted this and how to begin to let the negativity go. You might even have a moment of gratitude when you recognize an old snarky pattern in your thinking. In the joyful situations, you can honor your power and creativity by acknowledging the manifestation. Practice gratitude. Keep a gratitude journal. Call a friend and ask her to listen to your exciting story of intent and attraction. Then move on without wasting time wondering if it could really be possible to have created that!
Intend to live from this place full-time. You’ll begin to live it daily without even having to think about it. And on most days, the idiots and maniacs will cease to exist!