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The Secret Law of Attraction

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Ever heard of the Law of Attraction? It is something being pushed in the new age realm that sounds awfully good on one level; however, it also seems to be a bit seductive – like the adulteress woman licking her lips:

Pro 7:10  And, behold, there met him a woman With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart.
Pro 7:11  She is clamorous and wilful; Her feet abide not in her house:
Pro 7:12  Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, And lieth in wait at every corner.
Pro 7:13  So she caught him, and kissed him, And with an impudent face she said unto him:
Pro 7:14  Sacrifices of peace-offerings are with me; This day have I paid my vows.
Pro 7:15  Therefore came I forth to meet thee, Diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
Pro 7:16  I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, With striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.
Pro 7:17  I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Pro 7:18  Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; Let us solace ourselves with loves.
Pro 7:19  For the man is not at home; He is gone a long journey:
Pro 7:20  He hath taken a bag of money with him; He will come home at the full moon.
Pro 7:21  With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield; With the flattering of her lips she forceth him along.
Pro 7:22  He goeth after her straightway, As an ox goeth to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the correction of the fool;
Pro 7:23  Till an arrow strike through his liver; As a bird hasteth to the snare, And knoweth not that it is for his life.
Pro 7:24  Now therefore, my sons, hearken unto me, And attend to the words of my mouth.
Pro 7:25  Let not thy heart decline to her ways; Go not astray in her paths.
Pro 7:26  For she hath cast down many wounded: Yea, all her slain are a mighty host.
Pro 7:27  Her house is the way to Sheol, Going down to the chambers of death.

I can say that the “Law of Attraction” does seem to be in effect in my own life, as there have been many things that have happened that would seem to fit in line with what is being peddled by this oh so clever marketing.  Deep down inside, I guess many of us have places that secretly desire to get that which we haven’t worked for.

Do we recall the S and L fun of the 80s? How about Adjustable Rate Mortgages? Something for nuthin. Accepting a credit card with high interest rates so you can be cool and have a “real” credit card?

To be fair, I have had things happen where I issued a prayer and then “let it go” and a couple days later or in some cases -years later, the prayer would in fact be answered.  It has been things as simple as a button for my shorts, my missing wedding ring, my wife, and even a job. However, in many cases I did have to work still. The law of attraction would not work for some guy showing up with a million dollars on your door step I think. You still would have to work… otherwise I suspect that the payoff may be at another time.

This may be coupled with the idea of Abraham being counted as righteous for believing God – after he put is son up for sacrifice. The action followed the intent it seems.
Peddlers of the law of attraction imply that Physics professor John Hagelin is a teacher of The Law of Attraction.

“A scientific basis exists for the ideas in “The Secret” but was simplified for the masses, counters John Hagelin, a professor of physics at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield who is featured in the DVD.Hagelin said his research has shown that thoughts can affect the physical environment,but advanced training in mind techniques is needed. Advanced practitioners of Transcendental Meditation are currently involved in mass meditation in Fairfield to create world peace. ‘The Secret’ sells because people don’t have to do anything,” Hagelin said. “They just have to want a necklace and it will come to them. But so weak an influence is working at the time that they are better off getting a job and buying a necklace.”

Clever marketing gimmick?

Carl Jung – Kava Kava Lucid Dreaming

Friday, February 20th, 2009

In continuation of my previous post on Vitamins. This one will take a bit to warm up.

A few days ago, as I was coming to work – something sort of said to me as the odometer was approaching 140.00 – see where you are at when the odometer is at 140. I thought to myself – errr? What is this raucus?

Yup. Talking to myself again I guess… maybe. Perhaps it was a disincarnate spirit. Perhaps a “nature god”. Perhaps my higher self. Jesus? God? Earth Consciousness? My subconscious? I really don’t know at this point. I do know it was a thought though and it popped into my head out of nowhere so I went with it.

As I approached the magical 140 – well at first I thought that maybe this was related to the street sign I had just passed, but then I realized I was actually on a “bridge”.  Bridge. Interesting.

As I drove into work, I happened to pass right by bus #140. Interesting. The plot thickens.

I arrived at work and checked my email. The first message in there is something about “The Bridge – Step 9″. I zeroed in on this for two reasons: one – the girl who served me last night at Denny’s had her birthday on the 9th, and two – this bridge event which had happened earlier. So I read the email and went ahead and downloaded this ebook called “The Bridge”.  It is essentially a prayer / manifestion guide in the spirit of Mark 11:22, but with a new age flavor. That sounds great, but wait – it gets better.

This same morning I had a few dreams most of which are in my written dream journal offline; however, I thought I’d bring to the forefront – one of the dreams. In it, my wife and I were both riding back to our old house (I was driving) and came back the reverse direction from a long winding road in my hometown to our old house. She kept asking – do you normally come this way and similar questions. As you may know, we are currently separated and I’ve been fighting tooth and nail to get our marriage back together somehow – so this dream may have had some marital messaging for me in addition to any cosmic type guidance.

As I opened my brand new book, “the Bridge”, somehow the computer had switched it to page 30, which was The Bridge Reminder #6 – Getting Home! It discussed loving our enemies and such. I felt jolted as I recalled my dream about getting home the reverse direction. Home. Home sweet home. The back way????? Errrr?

I thought it was neat how the whole thing went down. Now one could certainly argue that all of this is merely a function of my brain or ego attempting to survive and recognizing patterns and attaching to them. Fair enough. I have thought much the same myself. However, here is the kicker. Once this stuff starts happening, it seems to get louder and louder until you start to pay attention and quit ignoring it – at least that is how it went down for me.

This all ties back into the idea that what we call reality is in a weird sort of way – actually a dream  – not that I’ve ever woken up from the dream – this is all purely theory and speculation at this point. Shohn’s tips for getting marriage back together – find out secrets of the universe – then get marriage back together. Perhaps my strategy is a bit off.

With this framework laid out, I have been attempting to follow / get guidance from what many would term in the new age as the “higher self”. It seems that there are a variety of channels for communicating with whatever is up there or out there in the blue ether.

Here is another example. I had a spiritual question on vitamins – rather – which ones to use. I had researched various herbs for enhancing dream vividness. The goal being to get my mind to such a level that I can have a “near death experience” and talk to the being at the end of the tunnel of light without the normally mandatory blood and guts for such an experience. If you are a Bible reader, you may recall the experience that Paul had in the desert on the way to Damascus – the blinding light? Well, instead of taking LSD or Peyote like normal folks, I’m trying to get my mind to operate at maximal levels to arise from this dream we call reality. This means I need appropriate neurotransmitter chemical thingies or something like that.

One herb I had found was something called the kava kava root. It is said to help reduce anxiety and allow for better sleep. Mmmmmmm -  reduced anxiety… yummy.

I was researching this in the morning.  I specifically looked this one up on wikipedia. Later on that night, I opened my herb book for the first time in a long time. It turned to a page about “Kava Kava” root – directly.  This was not in the middle of the book. It was a 300 page book. Coincidence?  You tell me.

I decided it wasn’t and went to the vitamin store for some good ol’ Kava Kava root.

At this time, I have been taking it for several days in conjunction with super doses of B vitamins.

The first night I took it, it felt sort of weird as I was fading into sleep. However, through this combination – I have noticed a definite improvement in the vividness of my dreams. Many seem “real”.  Since then, almost every single night – my dreams have been quite vivid – leaving impressions to sort through for much of the rest of the day.  No tunnel of light at this point, but hey I am still learning how to eat spiritual baby food here.

Well with my new found dream pills, I have been having some rather interesting dreams about the wife. The day before I had a dream that she was “cleaning” out our house, but wasn’t ready to come home. Last night I had a dream that she was “preparing” to come home. I can’t wait for this dream to become reality.

Football Helmet Filled with Cottage Cheese

Friday, August 15th, 2008

The movie Airheads (below) had this one scene where the guys were asked by the police what their set of demands were for the hostage situation layed out in the movie. Anyway, not knowing what to do and trying to stall the police – the fearless leader included a “Football Helmet filled with cottage cheese” as one of the many items on the list of demands. It was designed to buy time. I have been starting to suspect ever so increasingly that some of our prayers work in perhaps a similar way. That I know that I know that I know feeling – when you know that a prayer has been answered. Sometimes various triggers are used to inspire the belief regardless of religions. Candles from Jesus’ tomb, a bone fragment, some ritual, or whatever. I suspect that creation of the belief is what matters to impact change in the world – or an answered prayer.


Thursday, August 14th, 2008

So I’ve put in several requests at for Reiki healing of my wife and hopefully restoration of our marriage and family. I’ve also been altering my prayers to be more visual in nature. I imagine us laying in bed together, on the beach as a family, putting her clothes back into our closet, etc and the emotions it generates. This comes forth from Mark 11:22.

Anyway, the last two-three weeks have been rough, but it may be getting better.

Also, got a tarot card reading and it basically said that we would fight for a bit, that she has someone else in the way, but it was God’s will for us to be together. I decided to start learning Reiki healing whatever that means and to focus on being the best man that I can be even more.

Someone told me recently that my relationship with my wife reflects my relationship with the Creator. Yeah, I know me and the Creator like to argue sometimes, but I didn’t think it was that bad – though it does make sense.

The trouble with these sort of things is that it is difficult to identify the source of the healing as she starts to act nicer.

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