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Law of Attraction “in practice”

Discussion in 'The Law Of Attraction' started by CharlieBrown, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. CharlieBrown

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    Let’s say I want to try experimenting with the Law of Attraction, and that I would like to obtain the following: being able to wake up in the morning energized and positive, rather than demotivated and tired. This is something I always had, since I was a child: I always hated waking up early in the morning, and never got around it.

    First of all: is it a good example to start with? Or should I try something else?

    Assuming it is: could anyone suggest what the best process would be?

    As always, thanks in advance for any help!
     
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    I have a friend who used to find it hard to get up in the mornings and would start to quickly get into anxiety about the day ahead.

    She found that, by putting a positive poem (or some words she liked) by the bed so that they were the first thing she read when she awoke, this helped to remind her of the positive things in life.

    Remember, when we first awake from sleep, we are perfectly happy. Any unhappiness comes in as part of the action of the mind taking control. Recognise that you are (your True Self is) in control, not the mind, and perhaps use a technique like my friend did as a trigger to remember that.

    Dreading the day ahead is a fear of the future based on experience or learnt behaviour from the past. It is not the present moment. In the Now, there are no problems.

    Hugs

    Giles
     
  3. CharlieBrown

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    Giles, that's very good advice, and I will try and work on that!
    That means, though, that I have to find something else to experiment the Law of Attraction! Any suggestions?

    >In the Now, there are no problems

    PS: Now that I think better about this: what does exactly mean that in the now, there are no problems? We all have problems, sooner or later, and we must experience them in the "now", right? OR did I get it wrong?
     
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    What is a problem?

    Something that has happened in the past is in the past. Something that we fear will happen in the future is based on the past and has not yet happened, so we can't know it to be true. A problem is something from the past or something we fear of the future. It is our own judgment and emotions that create problems, and these are only based on the past and future fears.

    In the present moment we can only act (not re-act) on our present situation. The present is not a problem as it is simply the present.

    Hugs

    Giles
     
  5. CharlieBrown

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    I appreciate your efforts to make me understand, Giles, but I still don't get it...

    If I am trying to enter home, and I realize I have lost the key, I have a problem in the now, right?

    If I am going to the station to take a train to go to work, and I twist my ankle (pain aside), and I miss the train, I will be late at work, and that is another problem in the now, isn't it?
     
  6. Edwin

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    You may be misinterpreting concepts.

    The "Now" as it is viewed by our linear mind, is like a point that is racing from past to future, and that feeble moment in between is the now.
    This is truth only to clocks.

    Our perception of time is completely different !

    "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity." Albert Einstein.


    Imagine for a minute what it would be like if there were no clocks.
    What if the linear mind couldn't grasp the concept of time.

    If you just focus on the fact that you are here, now, breathing, moving, you might suddenly realise that you constantly exist Now. 5 minutes ago doesn't exist anymore. 5 minutes from now is also just a concept.
    A clock is just a measuring tool to know the "distance" between events.

    Now when you look at the clock, you can see the seconds ticking away.
    However, you yourself are constantly in the "Now". The measuring tool is constant, your perception is relative. You can see the clock moving, but you yourself are not. You are just constantly Now.
    Since you appear not to be moving, and the clock is, you must be outside of time to be able to even see it.
    This means that you ( not your body, but the You inside of it ) are in a different dimension than time.
    If you were part of time, you wouldn't notice it. The whole idea of trying to measure time with a clock would have been complete nonsense to you, because you couldn't feel time, because you aretime.

    This is not the case with us. No matter what happens, we are always "now". The clock, the world, everything around us moves and changes. Even in our bodies. Every seven years all cells in our bodies will have been completely replaced. So, 7 years ago, your body was entirely different from the body you have today. However who you really are hasn't changed. It can't, because it can't escape the Now.

    The clock is usefull because we have to make plans. We assume that the Now we live in will at some point pass that point on the timeline on which we placed the appointment.
    Nothing wrong with that. Pure faith that the Universe will provide. And it probably will.

    However we also make projections in our mind of what might happen in the future, or re-live what has happened in the past.
    When we do this, we are not concious of the "now" anymore.
    We are playing with a memory or a future scenario.
    Our body can't tell the difference between real tension, and tension created by the mind. It will produce exactly those ( harmful on the long run ) hormones needed to cope with the problem that is either imagined, or happening for real.
    The common word for this condition today is "stress".

    So, does this mean that someone living completely in the now will never have stress ? No, it means that the person living in the now only has stress when encountering a stressful situation in the Now.
    For instance a closet that tips over in your direction, and you need to act fast to step out of the way. The moment of the closet hitting you hasn't happened yet, but you know that stepping away to not get splattered has to happen NOW. At this point the somewhat harmful stress hormones are definately not a problem, the harm done to the body without super-speed is higher due to the falling closet.

    For instance, my wife just called me, she is stuck in a traffic jam and has to be back in time to pick up our daughter from school. She was totally stressed out up to the point where she was crying.
    There is no falling closet, she doesn't need to act NOW. If she would have remained calm, she would have come up with a solution, for instance to call a friend who might pick up our little girl for us.
    Now the stress hormones are counter productive.

    Strange thing is, when you write it down like this, it is very logical. Yet everybody will agree that it is hard to not get worked up like this in a situation similar to this one.

    Until you know how, meditation is a good way to get your daily dosage of stress hormones out of your system.
     
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    Man if that was information! :)

    I guess I will dwell on it for a bit, trying to digest it!

    In the meanwhile, please accept my sincerest thanks for having taken the time to give such an explanation!

    CB
     
  8. Edwin

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    Hehe it is immensely fun ( and challenging, which is fun again ) to try to explain a concept that is impossible to explain. I enjoyed it very much. So no thanks needed :)

    All this information is meant to bring your understanding past that of the mind alone. When you notice that you can "feel" the truth behind the words, that's when you know you understand completely :)
     
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    Awesome Edwin! A very thought provoking post for this Friday.



    shine on :) :)

    jim
     
  10. Edwin

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    Blame it on Giles, he seems to be "triggering" me lately.

    He is spot-on with his remarks, and that triggers my ranting :D
     
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    Hey, don't look at me. That's your "problem" Edwin. ;)

    Hugs

    Giles
     

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