Wednesday, June 27, 2007

God and the Law of Attraction? Pt. 1

Our Beliefs About God?

Where does God fit in all this talk about the Law of Attraction? This is a valid question and one worth examining in greater detail. This is a big topic to cover in just one post so I will be devoting several posts to exploring the different aspects of it. I would like to make it clear that I am not telling you what to believe because that decision is entirely up to you. But I am asking you to keep an open mind and consider the possibilities as we delve more deeply into this topic.

I think it is important to get this out in the open – I don’t know all there is to know about God and the workings of the Universe and neither do you. How can we? A belief that we know all there is to know implies that everything is done and that cannot be since this Universe is eternally expanding and so are we. Since we don’t know everything there is to know, that means that there is always something new to discover, a new way to view or experience something that will increase our understanding of it.

In order to gain a deeper understanding of anything you must first be willing to see it in a different light. You must be open to the possibility of seeing it another way. Now, being open to the possibility doesn’t mean you have to agree with it, it just means that it’s possible. You can find evidence for or against anything you want but you will always find evidence according to your beliefs.

If you want to see how God and the Law of Attraction go together then you must first be willing to see it. It still amazes me how the mere mention of God in a conversation can push people’s buttons like it does. Different views of God can really provoke some ugly arguments and I’m not sure why that is. I’m not asking for quantum leaps here but I would like to see a healthy questioning of your beliefs about God. Questioning a belief is merely taking a deeper look at it. It will show you whether or not your belief is really yours or is instead what someone wants you to believe. But remember, no one can change your belief but you. So before we get into God and the Law of Attraction let’s take a closer look at our beliefs about God.

Do you believe...

You are separate from God or that you are a physical extension of God?
God created the world and then stopped creating or that God continues to create?
There is anything that God can’t do?
God communicates directly with you?
God has physical attributes like Man or that God is Energy?
God sees you as limited or unlimited?
God wants you to live all the life you are capable of living?
There is something that connects everything in this Universe?

I hope you will take some time to consider what you think about these questions because your belief about God will reveal everything to you regarding your belief about life and what you believe is possible.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Ask and It Really Is Given

Over the past two weeks I have received several requests to begin exploring the Law of Attraction in more detail; specifically as it relates to the following issues:

1. What role does the Law of Attraction have in the creation of the Universe?
2. Where is God in the Law of Attraction?
3. Do we really create our own reality?

Yes I know these are some very big, complex issues to explore but what better place to do it than on a Law of Attraction blog! Actually, researching and contemplating these issues has proven to be quite fascinating.

I started a post on the Law of Attraction and the creation of the Universe but I was having trouble getting it down on paper. Trying to explain the scientific details and still make it easy and interesting to read was proving difficult. I was beginning to feel frustrated because I could not get my thoughts down on paper the way I wanted. I realized that my frustration was alerting me to the fact that I was headed upstream and that there was an easier way to get this discussion started.

I asked the Universe to lead me to the perfect resources to help explain the scientific concepts and begin our exploration. Well, ask and it is given. Shortly after asking for help I was given a link to two movies that deal with the very issues that I was attempting to write about. I decided to take the downstream approach and allow the movies to explain the concepts and then I will explore in greater detail. This is just an overview but I think you will find both movies very enlightening.

The first movie is called The Unity of Spirit and Matter and is 29 minutes long. It deals with questions such as:

• How did the physical world come into existence
• How did the first something get created
• What is consciousness
• How did the creative process begin
• Incarnation and the Law of Attraction
• Spiritual awakening

The second movie is called The Law of Attraction Explained and is 17 minutes long. I think the title is pretty self explanatory.

I’m really excited about exploring these issues in greater detail. I would love to hear your thoughts, comments and/or questions.

Monday, June 11, 2007

High Vibes

OK, this is cool. Cardin from Optimist Lab has invited me to play the High Vibes Game. You play by sharing some of the ways you raise your vibration plus you tag five posts from your favorite bloggers at a site called High Vibe It. It sounded fun so of course I wanted to play. I have so many ways to raise my vibration but I'm going to mention five ways that came into play for me this past weekend. Three of my nephews ages 4 to 11 were spending part of the weekend with me when I was tagged to play, so my high vibes have a lot to do with my interaction with them. Here are my five ways:

1. Sort out
I love a good sort out-throwing things away, shredding documents, giving things to charity; it really does something for me. I find my need to have a sort out usually coincides with something that is ending in my life. In fact, I get kind of jazzed when I feel the need for one because I know it means something new is coming in. Getting rid of the old symbolizes making room for the new in my life.

2. Coloring
I've always loved coloring, especially as a child. I don't do it a lot as an adult which is kind of surprising because I'm really artistic. This weekend I was reminded of the joys of coloring by my 11 year of nephew, who has Down Syndrome and is one of the most connected people I know. He was coloring at the dining room table and wanted me to come join him but I was busy cleaning. He asked several times for me to color with him but I kept saying no, that I needed to clean the kitchen and he kept asking “Why?” He really seemed puzzled by my choice to clean rather than color. When I finally asked why he wanted me to do it right that minute he said with great excitement “Cause it’s fun!” That simple but profound statement made me laugh out loud because it was so true. I put down my sponge and promptly joined him at the table. We spent the next half hour coloring. His picture is proudly displayed on my refrigerator as well as my own; each one a simple reminder to take time to do things simply for the fun of it.

3. Make Believe
We're never to old for make believe but sometimes as we get older it's easy to get caught up being an "adult". I was fortunate to spend time this weekend with children who practice make believe on a daily basis. My 9 year old nephew wanted to play store. He is quite a businessman let me tell you. He spent a good deal of time going around the house picking out items for his store. He waited for me to finish up what I was doing and then asked me to come in and do some shopping. He had transformed the guest bedroom into his Toy’s R’ Me & You store. Everything was set out very nicely for me to look at and he was quick to let me know the selling points of each item. Prices ranged from $500 to $1 billion dollars with most items having a $1 million dollar price tag. When I balked at the prices he said, “Don’t worry, you can afford it. Just pretend. You can cut up pieces of paper and write the amount on it.” I was blown away by what that little encounter revealed to me. I gave him some grief for not giving me a family discount but he gave it right back to me by showing me one of my limiting beliefs about money. I was so stuck that I couldn't even pretend to be rolling in abundance. I could have made up as much money as I wanted to spend. How fun is that! Thankfully, he was having none of my limiting beliefs. I bought a couple of items, paid by check (creatively made from an index card) and made sure he knew that I would definitely be a repeat customer!

4. Chillin with Sitcoms & Britcoms
More and more I’m becoming very selective with what I spend my time watching. In fact, I haven’t watched TV in a couple of months and I feel great. If I watch anything it’s a TV series on DVD. I rent them from the library and I love them! They keep me in such a great feeling place. I mostly watch comedies, especially ones from the 70s like Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart, MASH, etc. I also love the Britcoms like Vicar of Dibley, Chef, As Time Goes By, Are You Being Served, etc. I really enjoy watching them and they keep me in a good feeling place.

5. Relaxing Bath
I love taking bubble baths. Most people that know me say you can never go wrong getting me bubble bath, gels, soaps, lotions, etc. I love it all! I’ve been known to spend so much time in the bathtub that I have to empty the tub and put more hot water in. I find it incredibly soothing and relaxing and it always makes me feel better.

Well there you have it, five ways that I use to raise my vibration. I really feel good. I think I'll go color something.

Now to spread all those good vibes, here are five posts from some of my favorite bloggers. I enjoy each of these writers because they are insightful, uplifting and they help me look at life in a fresh way. Enjoy these wonderful writers.

The Ponderati Blog - Make Believe for Grownups
Don is such an insightful writer. He has written a wonderful post about our make-believe world; we make our life turn out according to what we believe.

Live The Power - Instant Gratification and Deliberate Creation
I recently discovered this site. I love this post because it's a sweet reminder to enjoy the journey of life experience.

Magic Happens - The Fascinating Subconscious
I always feel happier after I visit this site. This post is about the important role our subconscious mind plays in the creation of our life experience.

Peace Love, and Harmony - Bringing Peace Into Your Life
I am very intersted in peace. I find this site to be very uplifting, peaceful and thought-provoking.

Thoughts Transfrom - Welcome
This is a wonderful website that provides fantastic resources to help us create the life we desire. It feels good to visit here.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

The Focus Movie

I came across a video today called The Focus Movie. It is one of the best videos I've seen that perfectly illustrates the importance of focusing on what you want in your life The Focus Movie .

Watching the movie made me wonder why we don't spend more time focusing on what we want in our life, the things that bring us joy and help us to feel good. Why do we choose to focus on things that frighten us and make us feel vulnerable? Why is it so easy for these thoughts to take hold in our mind? I think part of the reason is we haven't fully realized the power of our thoughts and we don't understand how the Law of Attraction works in our life. I came across this Abraham Hicks quote that I think helps to answer those questions.

...You can make your life go any way you choose to focus. And you know what? You are. However your life is going is because of the aspects [you choose to focus on] that could feel good and could feel bad of every subject that is within you. In other words, you are the one that gets to choose the dominant vibration.

So you're moving through your life and things are maybe not going the way you want [them] to, and you say, "Somebody should do something about that!" And we say, you're right, somebody should do something about that. But the only person who can do something about that is you -- because you are the only one who can adjust your vibration. You are the only one who can choose the dominant vibration that feels good....

-– Abe –- San Francisco, CA, 3/16/02

Concerned About What Others Think of You?

Instead of being worried about what people think of you, focus instead on what you think of them.

Each time you praise or appreciate you are telling the Universe, "More of this please". By concentrating on what you appreciate about them any troubling feelings you have will go away.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Note From the Universe

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