Thursday, 5 April 2012

Seeds of Success

I found something I'd written over a year ago, saved in a file and forgotten. It seemed apt, coming up for Easter, so I'm posting it today.

Recently the topics of Manifesting and the Law of Attraction have been springing up everywhere I go. For those who aren't sure what those terms mean:

The Law of Attraction states that what we 'send out' is what we attract back. In other words; our prayers, wishes, dreams, desires... fears. You send out hate - you get back hate from others. You send out fear - the world sends you more things to fear. You send out Love - you are blessed with more love. :-)

Manifesting is the idea of taking this knowledge and using it to your own advantage. It seems very "New Age", but in actual fact manifesting isn’t a new concept. Around 2000 years ago a man named Jesus knew it well. He called it FAITH and promised that even a tiny amount could move a mountain.

The movie “The Secret” summed up Manifesting in three words – “Ask, Believe, Receive.”
Jesus, 2000 years earlier, summed it up in a very similar way:

"Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened."

Matthew 7:7

So, if it’s always been out there, and always available to us, how come we aren’t all busy moving mountains? Because society tends to be teach the complete opposite - that the only way to get anywhere in life is through hard work and struggle.

Our books and movie plots revolve around conflict and struggle. We love the drama of it. We are scared to let it go. It is the drug that makes us feel we are accomplishing something. We hold it up as a badge of honour. "I worked long and hard to get here," we say with pride. It's as if the amount of effort quantifies the amount of success. If humans are out there globally manifesting anything as a world consciousness... it's got to be struggle.

In spirituality this becomes: "Look how long it took me to reach this level of enlightenment. Look how long I studied, searched, sweated tears and to be redeemed."

Yet Jesus, who started a religion that can be quite obsessed with the hard work ethic, proclaimed we should be like the 'lilies in the field' who do not toil and yet are clothed in the Creator's beauty.


So the very man who started the Christian religion disagreed with the concept of struggle...

What could we create, what would we manifest, if we all gave up believing that we are here to struggle?

3 comments:

  1. I love the way you summed it up, Michelle. A great reminder!

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  2. Hmmmm...a very interesting post, but I've actually been thinking of a different tone on this topic. I feel that the world has been telling us that we can do EVERYTHING and ANYTHING as long as we make up our minds to it...but in actual fact, we have very little control over many things.

    I believe in balance...that we do have to try our best to achieve the things we want/need, but sometimes life throws us unexpected and even nasty surprises and at times like that as long as we've given our all, then it's all up to God. I do believe that we shouldn't worry about our future when God is there with us along the way, but then we should also be diligent like the ants who gather food in summer to prepare for winter.

    OK, I think I've rambled enough he he...

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  3. Tint
    Thank you. Hope you had a great Easter. x

    Hi Amel
    I like that my post made you think and say what your thoughts are. Thanks fot writing it down.

    I think the main thing, for me, is that it seems in that Bible section that Jesus is saying - why worry, it doesn't change anything!

    Which kind of fits your ideas too. :-)

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