The Law of Attraction is not as easy as a lot of “gurus” like to sell it to the world as it being. It takes practice and actual work to make it be what it is meant to be.
If I didn’t know better, I would say that this past week has been one of those…magickal…type weeks. Of course, my being what and who I am, it would make sense to anyone at all that I would phrase it in that manner. Also, the idea that today’s writing has the words “Lab Rat” in the title is pointing toward the thing that I pined for, that I wanted and that as of this coming Monday, I will be…again. If you don’t already know, then the likelihood of it not being an important part of your knowing is very good. Just know that right this moment, I am pretty much dancing on air, pretty much about to bust at the seams, and pretty much almost the happiest that I have been in a long time, with exception to the one thing that happened for me about a year and a half ago – NOTHING competes or can compare with that…at all. (And that, too, is also something that the Law of Attraction, now that I think about it, worked…beautifully)
I have this friend. Her name is Melody. I have written about what she does, maybe not in detail and maybe not at length, but surely and at this time I must state now that if you have not read her blog and do not know who she is, and if you have been trying hard to make what is known in the world as “The Law of Attraction” work for you, or, for that matter, even make sense to you, my only suggestion to you is that you take a moment when you are finished reading this and read what she has to tell the world. I will say that, while I was a fledgling worker in the weirdness, it was, in large part, due to my contacting Ms. Fletcher, not to ask her how to make the #LOA work, but why it was that it does if it is done the correct way and in the proper manner.
Understand now that most “gurus” will turn into grandiose douche bags if they are given the chance, but not Ms. Mel…in fact, it was Melody who, over time and through emails and my paying very keen attention, not to the end result stuff, but to the scientific part in the middle that calls for flesh and blood human beings to learn something about truly knowing, not only what we want and desire the most, but also and more, how not to slip into the thinking that is “yeah…but…” From her I learned that it is the “yeah…but…” and the incomplete sentence that begins with “What if…” that truly screws all human beings when thinking in terms of what it is that we really desire to have in our lives.
Like most practitioners of the weirdness, I thought I had it locked down tight. What I did not know at the time that I started communicating and actually talking with her was that the reason the things that I wanted to see happening for me were not happening is because I was not literally thinking in the manner that I was supposed to be. You see, this whole…magick…thing…takes practice, but the thing that it takes the very most of is positive ethereal energy – in other words, the bippity boppity boo and all of the other weird practices and the like (including all of that Christian miracle working stuff we hear so much about…yeah – you guys, too) ALL of it requires a measure of biologically measurable energy of belief.
Yep…I went there. The geek in me will not allow otherwise, because the geek in me is the same geek who, without taking much time to really sit and practice the LOA, made the LOA work for me. Typically humans don’t do things that will not produce results immediately. You can chalk this up to that instant gratification thing that is inherent in us all. However, the whole idea that one small change in our thoughts leads to other ones and that those smaller ones end up being “filed” under and in bigger “thought files” is how it is that the gigantic and life changing things happen for us. This can be anything, at all.
I have a lot of proof that is my own, and, as well, there are people who have taken giant leaps into their own real lives to make those lives be what they want them to be and desire them to be. The problem with all of us is that we can only “see” the end result that we want to see, and the end result cannot be predicted for one simple reason – we end being disappointed because what we see is not always what we end up with, and what we end up with might not be what is needed in our lives to make our lives what they are meant to be.
Our lives are meant to be great, but not without some effort. Do NOT let all of these …”gurus”…tell you otherwise.
Everything in this tangible world is an example of our inner worlds as a collective whole. The jumble fuck that you see all around you is the outcome of all of the things that everyone whose energies were emitted into the ether for the thing that they thought about, desired and manifested, even if the end result is the opposite of what was wanted. What we wanted and that is the opposite of that is NOT a bad thing. In fact, it is what we don’t want…what we DO NOT WANT…that will propel us, through the energy that is needing to make it right, toward the thing that we want, desire, and for the life of us, we do not even begin to realize or think about the fact that even when what we end up with is not what we want, it is the LOA that makes us want to try again.
Think about it.
The reason that you think you are only getting the “bad” things
I am asked about this often. I would give you Melody’s answer, but, in this case and because she and I both work in the weird but in totally different manners, I will give you my reasons. (Of course, I want you to take a look at her blog, because it is so much clearer and meant for everyone to understand…even your stuffy 3000 dollar suited boss will get it…keep reading)…
Because we have been taught all of our lives to expect things not to go our way, and while we keep our sights set on the outcome rather than the journey, we end up with the thing, a lot of the time, that we do not want. All is not lost at this point unless we just throw up our hands and give up and believe that what we ended up getting is all we are going to get. This is not the truth. What the truth is, in terms of Magickal workings (our lives are magickal…you must admit), is that we have to be willing (because we are very able) to see things in a symbolic manner.
Take, for instance, someone who I have been working with lately, who is a very strong candidate for the workings of the Magickal sort to happen for them in their lives as soon as they can see tangible proof it is there. This person took a huge step in their lives toward growth, so that they could see for themselves the fact that they can have what they want, but that it will take a whole lot of work of the inner sort to get there.
What the LOA is primarily about is being able to shift the energy in our lives by the mere shift of thought. The effort part of this is that when we are learning to shift our thoughts we are actually also training our brains to shift what was once a believable thing about ourselves to become a new and more believable, more positive thing to think about – all while allowing the thing that we want to see to remain the same as it has been (this causes us to have that thing called belief, or, in other words, what we can wrap our heads around and believe is the truth or could be the truth).
A lot of us were raised to survive, rather than to live. To survive means that always, the underlying current of energy is going to be harried, perhaps even somewhat desperate, because to survive, at least the way that a lot of us were taught, means to avoid certain things happening. To avoid things is a desperate and negative energy. It is like being the wart hog being chased by the lioness. The only thing the wart hog knows to do is to run the fuck away. If you think about it in those terms, the way that a lot of us go about things that we do not like is to turn away from them rather than to question why we turn away from them. Turning away from them makes it so that it “disappears” and the reality is that in that moment of turning away from them, we have shifted our focus. When we shift our focus we have that moment to think about why we did so. If we can accept the reason why we shifted our focus and our thoughts away from that thing that we see there, we can sort of and also grasp the way that this whole LOA thing works.
My thinking, and I am not sure that my girl Melody would agree (or maybe she would because that is how she rolls…everyone is different, so everyone will do things in a different manner…) that, in my world, which is the world of the weird, I prefer to not look away.
Of course, it took me a while to be able to stare at my own demons and my own closeted monsters, and of course, it took me some time to actually train my demons and my monsters to do circus tricks for me (you should see them run through hoops these days), but none the less, the things that used to be the things that would scare me away from studying my own “negatives” are the things now that make me look at them all and use them as a tool, a device for making my brand of this whole…Craft…thing work in the manner that it does.
For me, the thing that is most important is NOT making the monsters and the demons go away, but to use those things as the propellant toward making them become something else. Lots of people who work in corporate America could use this because they face the demons called their coworkers and their shitty bosses daily, and daily these workers suffer, not at the hands of those others, but at the symbol that those others create for them. It is how we are symbolizing and believing what we see there as the only truth and the only thing that will ever be, when really, what we need to see those things as is their being (and ourselves, too) in flux and in manifest (See how different that feels now? Weird, but cool, right?)
If we can turn the tangible things that make us ache into symbols, we can also learn to make those things that are uncomfortable for us into the medicine for healing the fear of change and the fear of believing we are worthy of those things (yup…you read that correctly…it is that we need to BELIEVE…not just BE because once you BELIEVE you will BE…think about it – it has to do with thought energy). We fear our own greatness, and we fear our own power, because all of our lives we have only been taught about what we are NOT rather than what we are in manifest. What we are in manifest is our own creation, and what we don’t think about is that we are always changing. No one thinks about this, because no one is taught about this or that this is actually a very good thing.
When we can think about the thing that we desire to have in our lives, we can think, too, about all of the things that we intend to do to get to those things. If we can look at the things that are the “negatives” in our lives, and we can see them as only being symbols of traits within ourselves, we can shift our thought, our very conscious effort, about the things that we DO want rather than keeping ourselves and our focus trained on the things that we DO NOT want. This seems, in writing, like it is very simple, but it is not. It took you a whole lifetime to get to this point where you know that there is more out there for you…and likewise, even as it will not take you as long to train your brain to shift its focus, it will happen.
The first thing that you have to train you to do is to believe that it will..
Really…that is how this actually works…it takes work…it takes effort…
Now…get on out there and make the effort to retrain your brain…