If you happen to be religious or spiritual, you will have a base for the comfort this explanation provides to you, as you can relate it to what you already know to be true. If you are not, you can see the logic in the argument and also be able to take comfort in that this just makes sense. So keep your mind open and enjoy this ride with me. As an added suggestion if you are not familiar with the concepts of The Law of Attraction, please read the introductory posts and bring yourself up to speed. I have placed links on the right lower side of the main page to the basics and I believe you will gain a more significant benefit from today's discussion if you are well versed in the basics.
Many times when the practitioner gets introduced to the LOA, they are very excited and at the same time become apprehensive about the perceived enormity of the task at hand. The concept of total personal responsibility for our own reality is usually scary to many people. Many "what if?" questions start to occupy our thinking. This is exciting, and can hinder our success as well.
We become so focused on getting the result we want that we forget the magnificent point that the "how" is not our job. Don't mistake that statement with "there is no need for ACTION". Nothing could be further from the truth. What is important though is that, we try to make ourself be worthy. As though we are trying to persuade a judge that yes, we deserve to have what we want to manifest and what we consider to be SUCCESS. That judge is no other than ourselves. Since most of us didn't have a luxury of growing up understanding this concept of the LOA, we have embedded beliefs that we have picked up through our lives that equate "JOY" with some set of criteria that we have to meet in order to deserve it. WAKE UP CALL, your natural state of being is JOY. There is nothing we have to do or complete to get it. We just happen to have forgotten this TRUTH.
This is the reason why people who have a strong faith tend to be able to utilize The Law of Attraction much more easily provided they get around the fact that it has nothing to do with religion. If you believe in a loving God, it is very easy to see how he wants you to be at ease and he will do what ever it takes to love and protect you as long as you let him. You are already deserving of his love.
Logically you can also see that as masters of this reality, we also are entitled to that joy. We are the masters of this reality by the simple fact that we are the only organisms on this plane of existence that can control our thoughts and not merely progress on instinct for survival. The fact that we control our thought gives us the ability to control our reality. That is the LAW. Be joyful now regardless of where you are, because you have created it. As you recognize that there are other things that will bring you more joy, also realize you have the power to achieve them by first and foremost changing your thoughts about those things. Allow the magnificent universe to embrace you in its loving caress. This is a loving universe that does nothing with scarcity or malice. There is an order and a reason that everything is happening for the best results. Take comfort in the fact that the entire universe is working to bring YOU joy. Perhaps you have not recognized this fact and hence are ignorant to the plea of the most magnificent law. I paraphrase Wallace D. Wattles by saying if the bridge falls, we do not fault gravity for malfunctioning. There must have been an error in the way the operator utilized the law.
Your joy begins with the acceptance that you are deserving. It is your birthright. Accept the fact that you don't have to do anything but accept it. Also realize that if things are not proceeding in a certain way it is for your best interest and a better solution is forthcoming. This Universe though, is also patient and allowing, so if you try to fight the flow you will be allowed to experience the lessons. Usually these lessons are gradual and as you ignore them, you face more and more difficulty. If right now you are facing a difficult situation, ponder where you have gone astray and not listened to the natural flow. This is easy. Your feelings are your teachers. When you do something and it feels good, you are in the flow. When you do something and it feels not good, you are getting off the path and going against the flow. I am usually challenged on his statement. I hear "but AJ what if I want to go and take someone's car because I like the feeling of driving it, or I want to have a relation with so and so because I am attracted to them?" Let me remind you that this is a giving universe. When you try to "take", you are coming from a place of scarcity. That is a powerful signal that you want to attract more scarcity and lack and the universe will give it to you in the form of different hardships. Remember that we are not alone in this game. We are all manifesting our realities and many of us are doing it by default, and are following the lead of those who know the rules of the game and are playing it well. Competition usually comes from a place of lack. There is an exception to this when competition is used to motivate and it feels invigorating.
Let me give you an example to clarify. When you are exercising to gain force and muscle, you cannot take it first. You have to give it first. You give force in the form of resistance and exercise and you build muscles and increase your force and strength. What makes you think love or wealth is any different? If you are still unclear read my earlier posts on GIVING and GRATITUDE to clarify these concepts because they are not what we normally hear or learn in the business world or the commonly called "real world". The good news is that the so called "real world" you have come to know is only an illusion you have taken part in and can abandon at anytime. This blog and The Law of Attraction will give you the tools to recognize and change your reality. Because, let me hear it.... YOU DESERVE IT.
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