So we all heard the raves about this movie, “The Secret”, right? Everyone was fascinated by the idea that our thoughts create our reality. But now, a few years on, what’s happened?
Yes, there was stuff that was left out of the commercial, over-simplified version that made it to market. It’s also true that might be part of why it hasn’t worked for a lot of people. (Hint: the biggest bit that was left out was the need to take ACTION!) It may be true that the reason the movie was such a sell-out success was because the bits nobody wants to hear didn’t make it past the cutting room floor – if they even got into the draft versions to begin with!
A few people have turned the Law of Attraction into their speciality, but even those people seem to focus almost entirely on how to turn the universe into a giant vending machine. There’s very little thought, and even less written, about the deeper implications. Having personally experienced the power of how manifestation can work (in particular, learning the truth of “be careful what you ask for”), I am here to offer you my take on the unvarnished truth about what the “Law of Attraction” really means for the evolution of ourselves as individuals, and humanity as a whole.
*Some people will argue that there is no control over the events that happen to us, and you can’t say a starving child is responsible for their own situation. There are two ways to look at that example, though. Firstly, if energy is neither created or destroyed, and reincarnation is the journey of our energy through different forms, then it is entirely possible that the soul or being who is that child did in fact choose those circumstances. Having been through childhood traumas myself, I have chosen to see them as opportunities to grow as a person, and develop the strength that has seen me through even more adversity. If I just blamed circumstances, then I’m flotsam on the waves of fate, waiting to see where I wash up. I don’t choose that perspective.
Even if you just look on a ‘one life’ basis, though, you have to admit that two people can go through the same background and events, and choose their attitude towards them, and how they will react or use them moving forward. Many of the richest, most successful people of today came from the exact background that millions of others use as their excuse as to why they aren’t rich or successful.
I am firmly of the belief that the new millennium is a chance for us as a species to move out of childhood/adolescence and into adulthood – taking control and responsibility for the world we create and live in. The only way that can or will happen is if we as individuals do exactly that. Enough people do, and we’ll have a 99th monkey effect that may just be what the 2012 prophecy predicts – the world will no longer exist in the way we currently know it. Can you imagine if thousands spend time consciously creating a better world? Even if one in a million people put a single half hour into focusing on any single one of the problems that face us today – environmental, social, financial or otherwise, there would have to be at least a few of those that would be inspired to take actions that would end up producing results, just from the sheer mass of energy directed at it. That kind of inspired action is what leads to momentous discoveries and miracle cures.
Finally, many religions tell us that we are the image of the creator. If that’s true, then doesn’t it make sense that we might just have inherited some of that power of creation for ourselves?
The question now is, as we start to recognise that power and ability within ourselves as a species, do we choose to use it to try to acquire fast cars and big houses, ignoring the effects of our daily actions on the world, focusing on our nightly dose of bad news, then immersing ourselves in disaster movies, and meanwhile moaning about all the bad things that happen ‘for no reason’?
Or do we choose to use it to create a world which is truly a reflection of the divine within us all?