Tuesday, February 9, 2016
WHY IS IT SO HARD? WHY DOES IT TAKE TIME?
Good day and I hope you are having a great week. Instant gratification. It is the craze of our generation. For some reason somewhere between my parents’ generation and mine, the concept of delayed gratification turned into instant gratification, and I am only 43. The technological advances that Gen-X and beyond were blessed to have has indoctrinated a sense of “I want it yesterday” mentality. While that is great for services and conveniences that we enjoy, there may be some things that are worth the effort and waiting. This is the topic of this week’s blog post and I will wrap it all around the concept of The Law of Attraction (LOA).
Let me begin by saying that even The All Mighty creator took time, (7 days) to make the cosmos, so why are we feeling entitled to have it now? OK, that may be a circular argument, but let’s dig deep. When it comes to getting things that really matter, and last, very few life forms on this earth including humans, get it immediately. It takes time to grow in strength and mental or instinctual prowess. Humans do not start running right out of the womb. Mastering a skill set takes time if you want to be really good at it. Fostering relationships takes time if it is going to be a meaningful one. Everywhere you look, there is this concept of time delay, and effort involved with making something that is truly “good” and “desirable”.
This concept is built into the process of attaining what we want in our physical world though the use of The Law of Attraction (LOA). We DON’T get what we visualize immediately. Frequently there is a process of fine tuning if you will, of what we desire, and there are steps that open doors to us to go through before we get closer and closer to what we want until finally we get it. All this is set into motion to make sure what we are desiring is in fact exactly what we want and also to help us GROW to be able to handle what we are visualizing or craving. Let’s be clear, the time lag is not for being ‘DESERVING’ of what we want, but for become big enough to handle what we are craving. When things we desire are not bigger than us, vibrationally speaking, then they materialize relatively quickly. Take for example a parking spot, or a cup of coffee. When things that are desired are vibrationally at a higher level, like wanting $1 million dollars when you make $50k, then it takes maturity to be able to handle that desire and that takes time and yes, some effort.
Imagine if you had never lifted weights and started at the gym wanting to bench press 2 times your weight. In most circumstances that would seem ludicrous right? You would in all likelihood fail and even hurt yourself. You need to grow into achieving that effort. Depending on your commitment the results may take a short time, or longer. The same is true with skill sets. If someone gave me a piece of wood and told me make a desk out it, my creation would look like something kindergartners would put together, since I have not developed skills in the art of carpentry. With practice however, I can learn to make a fine piece of furniture.
Why is this the case? That is a magical question. Why does it take effort and time for us to get what we want? I believe it has to do with the worth we give to things. There is a joy that comes from the attainment of our desires and I believe that the enjoyment is directly proportional to the amount of effort it takes to achieve that. If whatever we wanted was instantaneously ours, I believe the magic and joy would disappear. If we did not have to put forth effort to get what we wanted there would not exist the same level of pleasure derived from it. Hence we would then loose our sense of desire and as deliberate creators, we then would cease to create. By extrapolation then if we stopped desiring then our universe would not grow. That is the science behind it. Our Universe is expanding, and we are a big part of that on a Quantum level. Now I take this into the spiritual realm. When Adam was in a place where he had everything, there was no need for anything else, and hence no Universe as we know it. His fall from grace is what initiated the whole Cosmos. Maybe I am reaching, but I am trying to make a point that there is a very clear set of processes that you have to go through to achieve EVERYTHING you can imagine. It is simple but it is by no means EASY. And it should not be easy because you would not gain the appreciation for it. The LOA is a journey not an end point. Enjoy the process as much as the fruits.