The Mystical Merchandisers

“Within these premises, the only thing one can be is an impeccable mediator. One is not the player in this cosmic match of chess, one is simply a pawn on the chessboard. What decides everything is a conscious impersonal energy that sorcerers call intent or the Spirit.”
Carlos Castaneda

Realize that nothing is personal-the universe is acting through you.

Deepak Chopra

The Mystical Merchandisers of quick spirituality are getting on my nerves.  (Not really, but it seemed  like a good opening sentence).  But it can be truly annoying if you attach to the situation.  And, all right, sometimes I do.

Take for example, the marketplace mania over The Law of Attraction and the practice of Positive Thinking. The focus is on hope for the future as though we don’t have what we need right now.  And we do. But neither practice seems to encourage the practice of self-inquiry in the Now.  All we need right this present moment is already within us.  If we keep looking beyond the power of the present, then we are missing our daily lessons.

Like attracts like. Higher vibration qualities of love, compassion, gratitude, act like a magnet pulling similar vibrations toward them. That’s why we need to be the person we want to attract…….because we attract the level of consciousness that we are presently.    For example, if we are in the habit of taking care of people’s feelings we will attract someone who needs their feelings protected.  If we honor doing our own healing work through self-inquiry, then we will attract someone who holds self-responsibility as a value.

Many products are being advertised today which guarantee that they will bring us peace and happiness and success and soulmates and cars and money and whatever.  ‘Our lives will be changed’ if we just take this workshop or this course or whatever.  And when we don’t do it just right and get what we ‘intended’ then we get frustrated and lose hope that we are capable of manifesting.  Maybe another teacher or product or mantra will help us get what we so desperately want.

But who is the one who is wanting?  If we remember that most probably it is our ego- personality- self that is wanting these things, then our ego is talking to itself in terms of lower vibrations.  It was Einstein who said something like you ‘can’t solve a problem from the same level of thinking that created it.’ More

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want………”

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want……..

But if you try sometimes you just might find, you get what you need.”  The Rolling Stones had it right all these many years ago.  With all the chatter about The Law of Attraction………some  people are feeling frustrated…..especially in this economy.  They are setting intentions for what they want and are expecting to see the results of manifestation.  Some people feel impatient, some feel like they didn’t do it right.  Some people are just plain confused about the process and others tend to give up.

‘The Secret’ encourages us to put up pictures of the car or house that we want.  We keep looking at the pictures envisioning ourselves driving that beautiful car or in the counting house counting all our money.  But like attracts like.  If our belief systems support old ideas that we really can’t do it or we really aren’t good enough to receive it then we have a problem.  Our conflicted energy in the present moment will not support the dynamic of manifestation.

Or just, maybe, our soul energy capacity of self-awareness is not interested in the experience of having a new car right now.  We decide that we want what we want and it doesn’t appear.  What is up with that?  When we trust in our Inner Essence or our Higher Consciousness or whatever we call it………..we trust that what we need in order to grow is what we get.

Have you ever thought that you really really wanted a certain job?  You thought it was perfect for you and you dreamed about it and knew you would be happy there.  You rocked the interview and just waited for your phone to ring with the good news.  But your phone didn’t ring….. someone else got the call.  It wasn’t you.  And you grieved and maybe whined just a little bit to your friends.  Or maybe it was a relationship that didn’t manifest, or a move that didn’t work out, or a house deal that fell through. More

The Law of Attraction

Even in these times of uncertainty and financial insecurity…….we can remember that holding money in fear paralyzes the flow of energy.  If we freely give what we can whether it be money or time or service in some way to another, we receive the gift of giving.  And the flow begins to move.  Money comes in and money goes out.

It is the same with focusing on gratitude and appreciation.  When our thoughts and actions are living in the higher vibrations of joy, then we give out joy to ourselves and others and just when we aren’t looking…..here comes a bit more joy into our own lives.  Like does attract like.

If you are struggling right now with finding joy in life as it exists, take a walk and just be present with your feet meeting the ground in each step.  Start looking around as you breathe and smile at the busy bees loading up on nectar for the winter, a flower blooming or spreading its seeds for the next year in absolute trust of its natural process.

To get your flow going with more giving energy ( no matter a dollar or ten or just your time in spreading the message) consider these three ideas:  We did and you can, too……it’s so simple and generates joy in our hearts as we add light into the world…….. “3 Things You Can Do to Empower Women,” O Magazine  http://tinyurl.com/ndj4nh.

Sometimes we just need to remember how fear can sneak up on us and repress our breathing and our natural flow of energy.  The only thing that is real is love.

A Man Who Needs Help

If you are looking for a charity to support…….remembering that the Law of Attraction works best when our money energy is circulating………consider this one.   Nicolas Kristof wrote in his Sunday opinion article for the NYT, a woman in Pakistan dies in pregnancy or childbirth every 35 minutes.   Kristof describes how a doctor is trying to help poor women in childbirth in his native Pakistan.   His uplifting Sunday article can be found at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/19/opinion/19kristof.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Dr.%20Shershah&st=cse.  If you read the article, you will be reminded again that amidst those who continue to act out of the old patriarchal energy of egocentrism, there are beautiful lights of humanity stretching out their hearts to help one another.   A summary is found on Kristof’s blog entry below. More

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