Tuesday, February 14, 2017
IF IT DOES NOT WORK FOR YOU DON’T FOLLOW IT
Good day and I hope you are having a great week. This week I am diving into BELIEF, FAITH, whatever you call it, as it pertains to The Law of Attraction (LOA). LOA is unlike most disciplines when it comes to the belief. It’s critical that you believe that it will work for you, however, that comes with a solid caveat that if you don’t get results, you don’t really have to follow it. That is if you can honestly and truly say to yourself “I gave it my all and it failed”.
This is very rare. By definition FAITH refers to belief in that which cannot be seen. To my knowledge most religions, with perhaps the exception of Buddhism, take this definition of faith to heart. Good thing then, that The Law of Attraction has nothing to do with religion. LOA is an experimental discipline. Much like science, you get what you put into it in exact, tangible evidence. That is why it is critical that you start with small things that you do not have emotional baggage attached to. Because the belief in the fact that you CAN manifest what you want, does very much hinge on you actually believing that you can manifest it. It is not “I get, then I believe”, it is believe then get. It seems like a catch 22 doesn’t it. I can see you saying “A.J. which is it then? Do I believe blindly, or do I believe based on evidence?” That is a fair and great question.
It is a little of both. Much like Nichirin Buddhism, LOA works on success to reinforce your belief. So you work on visualizing and getting in tune with something small, like a parking space, or a free cup of coffee, and when that happens over and over, then you start to see the evidence which in turn strengthens your belief, which then allows you to take a leap to something bigger. At that point, however your comfort zone has expanded, so that something bigger may be finding some small change on your way to work, or in your jean’s pocket after laundry. Whereas before the parking space, you may have been uncertain that you could manifest some change, now that you have become comfortable with the parking space, you can see yourself manifesting some change.
You have to realize that very few people manifest a million dollars, or the relationship of their dreams right off the bat, by using the LOA. You may think so because by the time you hear their stories, they have gone through and proven to THEMSELVES that they can manifest at that level, due to the time and practice and yes, BABY STEPS, that they have taken. But we as observers think it happened over night. It is like seeing a great performer on a show like the old American Idol, or The Voice and you say “cool, how lucky they are to get a break”. What we don’t see is the years, and years, of practice to perfect their art and be ready for the opportunity. As Oprah sais “luck is where opportunity meets preparation”. We rarely see the preparation of success. We only think, “oh if I just had the break, or if I was there at the right time, or …” If you are prepared, it does not matter where the opportunity comes, you will cease it, if you are not prepared, you will not even realize there was an opportunity”.