I am currently reading the book The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel. The book has 24 parts (or chapters) and I read one each week. It is more or less about the Law of Attraction. Like so many other sources I’ve read this author insists that the Law of Attraction is no different than the law of gravity. It is always working whether we believe in it or not. (I could say or believe that gravity is hogwash but that won’t make me start floating.)
Basically our thoughts are creative forces that set things in motion. EVERYTHING begins with a thought. A lot of people spend a lot of time thinking about what they don’t want. They fuel their thoughts with the emotion of fear. It is not as powerful as love but it is powerful. And some people spend a lot of time thinking about what they do want and attract those things into their lives. Often, once these wishes are fulfilled, folks find themselves unsatisfied.
Basically your life is the demonstration of your thoughts. I know this. I currently have what I always thought about when I was younger. The life that came to fruition for me when I was 29 started with a thought when I was probably 5 or 6. That was back in the day when my own mother was a stay-at-home-mom and there was nothing so heavenly as having my mommy home with me. Later on when my big sister got married and became a working mom, I began to see that as the ideal. It was the security in that picture that pleased me. In the end my deepest desire was fulfilled without a lot of effort on my part. We moved to Florida and all the hoops involved in me going back to work just weren’t worth the tiny salary I’d bring home as a teacher here. So, I’m home with my girls and that’s exactly where I want to be.
When I first learned about the power of my thoughts a few years ago I planted new seeds. That desire for security and independence is still within me. Although I contribute to my family in a big way, it’s not necessarily a measurable way. I can’t help but long for that piece of paper that tells me, in dollars, how much my effort is worth. So for three years now I’ve dreamed of a career that allows me to be home with my girls and yet still contribute financially to my family. I hope to find that in writing. It is something I thoroughly enjoy doing and can do while the girls are at school, in bed, or in their rooms playing.
I’m trying to be patient as I wait for the demonstration. I’m careful to not let my thoughts veer toward the wrong goals. It’s not about money or status. It is about using my passions and talents to earn a living (and perhaps inspire and help people) while still being fully present for my husband and daughters. The Law of Attraction being what it is-law, it seems as long as I don’t sabotage myself with thoughts opposed to my goals, I will succeed.
So what about you? What is the vision you hold for your life? Are you living that vision or planting new seeds?
*Re-reading this post the night before it is published and laughing at the irony of it following a post about staying in the present moment. Everyday is a different day and with it a new (or old) lesson.