Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
The Joy of Attraction

The Joy of Attraction

|Views: 7|Likes:
Published by MarcusTanthony
Do we attract what we want or what we are?
Do we attract what we want or what we are?

More info:

Published by: MarcusTanthony on Apr 12, 2011
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOC, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less





The Joy of Attraction
You can also read this article on
www.22cplus.blogspot.com I have written about the law of attraction quite a few times, sometimes in detail, andsometimes in passing. To summarise, I believe that there is some truth to the law of attraction. Yet my take on it is that weattract not so much what we want, but what we are. What I mean by this is that there is a constant interplay of consciousness andcosmos. You mind is deeply connected to those around you, to life and the universe. Thevery existence of synchronicity – meaningful coincidences - is suggestive of this.However some takes on the law of attraction don’t quite resonate with me. I find
videos and books, for example, to be far too materialistic, and there is too littleabout introspection or understanding the relationship between ego and Spirit. Basically,it’s all about “I want, and I shall have”. So I have tended to stay away from law of attraction philosophies.
Marcus T. Anthony 
(PhD)Email: mindfutures at gmail dot com
This is why, much to my surprise, I found myself buying another book on the law of attraction recently. I was browsing a bookshop near my home in Discovery Bay, HongKong, when I stumbled across a book called (strangely enough) The Law of Attraction,written by Esther and Jerry Hicks. I have watched one or two short videos of the Hick’son Youtube, so I already knew who they were. Esther Hicks is a channel, and shechannels an entity called Abraham, which she says is actually a collective of advancedminds in another dimension.Over the years I have taught myself to follow my inner guidance when making just aboutall decisions, and the moment I laid eyes on this book, the energy of it felt good. Many years ago I developed this capacity to feel intuitively by imagining a stream of consciousness moving out from my heart and into the thing I am “reading”. These days Idon’t even need the visualisation part – my psyche immediately connects with whateverI focus upon, if I choose to do so.The feeling I got with this book was one of light and peace. So I picked it up. I didn’topen it at first, but did a Quick Check, a particular divination method I often use todouble check the “energy” on decisions. Much to my surprise, I got a very high reading.As I held it in my hand, it just felt good. Actually, I barely opened the book, just quickly taking a few seconds to glance at a sentence or two.So, going against my rational mind (which has a slight aversion to such “channeled”books nowadays) I took the book to the counter and paid for it.I must say that I am very glad that I did. This is by far the best material I have ever readon the law of attraction.I particularly like the fact that the philosophy of the book is not so much aboutaccumulating assets. The essence of the material is about coming to a greater awarenessof the way you use your mind. Personal responsibility lies at the heart of the message,especially the need to take responsibility for the thoughts and feelings which one allowsto enter the mind.I found many of the ideas and techniques in the book very useful.One part of the book talks about the “art of allowing”, which is an attitude of acceptanceof whatever comes into your experience or perception. Non-judgment has long been afoundation of my own spiritual practice, and I found this idea of allowing to be perfectly compatible with it. What I noticed from applying the ideas in the book is that there aremany things that I have not been allowing. Judgment brings forth a subtle desire forcontrol and power over people, situations and things. If you pay careful attention tojudgment, there is a certain destructiveness about it. Unfortunately, judgment alsodestroys love and acceptance. It creates walls between us and the world, and solidifiesthe ego’s sense of separation and alienation. I found that this became clearer in my ownmind as I read the book and observed by own mind more closely during the days of thereading.
A simple process outlined in the book is to keep the mind focused upon what onedesires, or what brings happiness, not upon that which one dislikes. Again, this is anidea that I was aware of, but I found revisiting this habit to be very powerful. Again, Iobserved that my mind was tending to gravitate towards a focus upon certain undesiredsituations, and that this created a negative shift in my physiology. By simply returningattention to the desired outcome, my energy changed immediately.One idea that I really liked from the book is something called “segment intending”. Theprocess simply requires stopping at certain points in the day, and allowing yourself tovisualise and sense a desirous outcome for the event you are about to undertake. In asense you are projecting a positive expectation into the event. I have been applying thisto my life, and find it very powerful.For a while I stopped visualising desired futures, because my focus is now upon beingpresent. But now I see more clearly that the two concepts are compatible, as long as yourelease the expectation of the desired future at the end of the visualisation. If you don’trelease, then you are projecting a subtle level of power and control, and this takes youaway from presence, and from the connection with Spirit. Once you let go, you will tendto find joy in whatever outcome arises, even if it was not what you wanted.I also liked a tool outlined in the book which is part of what it calls “deliberate creation”.This involves thinking of something which your heart desires, than increasing the“energy’ on its creation in the following two ways. First, write down three reasons why you want that thing, and secondly three reasons why you believe that you can create it. Ihave tried this, and I find that the process does create a subtle positive shift in energy. Itforces the mind to imagine the positive outcome of an event. Often the mind willautomatically do the opposite and come up with many reasons why you can’t have thething you want. This method helps counter that.These are not new ideas. I have read, and practiced many of them before, and youprobably have too. However it seems that for me this was a case of being reacquaintedwith important truths at just the right time.A few days before I came across this book I received a message from Spirit in the form of a song. I awoke one morning and the old Christmas Carol Joy the World was playing inmy head (I receive a lot of guidance from songs). For a moment I couldn’t quite work outwhat the message was, but then as I reflected upon things for a day or two, I came torealise that it was time to allow more joy and happiness into my life. What has this got todo with The Law of Attraction? The answer is that a central theme of the book is aboutallowing joy. In fact the one idea which sticks in my mind from the book is where Jerry Hicks asks Abraham how we can tell if we have been successful in deliberate creation.Abraham’s answer was as follows.You will know that you have been successful when the outcome brings you joy.In my mind, I think it is this idea more than anything which sets The Law of Attractionapart from some of the more superficial books and philosophies on the same subject. It

Activity (3)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
prince1900 liked this
prince1900 liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->