Many years ago, I read an awesome pamphlet called “As a Man Thinketh” – (now, there is actually a version that changes Man to Woman as well) — In any event, this is one of the clearest explanations I have heard about the law of attraction. It’s ancient Wisdom at its best and a great support for Midlife Women in the Age of Miracles ACIM.
What we think about on a consistent basis, we create in our lives. The course in Miracles tells us that ‘what we resist, persists’ and the reason that works is because when we are resisting something, we are thinking about it – usually pretty often. It doesn’t matter to the Universe if we think what are normally called positive – or if we think what we call negative thoughts. To the Law, a thought is a thought and it is actually an impulse or vibration that is sent out to tell the Universe what we want to create.
All spiritual teachers today are teaching this ancient message. I find that as I continue to live, I continue to experience the truth of it more and more. There is NOTHING that happens in my life (or in any life, for that matter) that didn’t first happen as a thought. I know that that is sometimes a hard message to swallow at first. Because, immediately our minds think of all the things that have happened in our lives that we state as having happened TO US and we balk at the thought that we had anything to do with bringing that to our experience. What’s really happening is not always our conscious thoughts, but those thoughts that we carry around with us – simply because we are part of the human race. Thoughts like — getting old is not a pleasant experience; or, if you stand outside in the rain too long without being properly dressed, you’ll catch a cold. These messages have so been ingrained in our culture, that even when we say we are immune, we somehow take them on as beliefs.
In some of my other articles, I have been exploring some of the ways we can eliminate or alleviate those beliefs that no longer serve us. First, we simply need to become conscious of the fact that THOUGHTS ARE THINGS and that they are creative.