In our culture, people comment, “He’s a creative type”. As though it’s an attribute like intellectual or witty. I have come to the conclusion that to be alive is to be creative. From the moment conscious awareness begins, we are translating the world around us, interpreting experience and birthing ideas to explore through our senses. To live, in other words, is to create. Instead of classifying a person as a type who is creative, I am more inclined to say, “This is a person who is in touch with their creative nature.”
Creative nature. What is that?
I envision the creative nature as the conduit between Source and personality. Creative nature facilitates the communion and flow of Source’s inspired awareness. Creative nature opens the mind and heart to new possibilities and nurtures receptivity. When the conduit of creative nature flourishes, the personality basks in the joy of each moment as each moment brings insight and curiosity and interest and delight to the experience at hand. Creative nature encourages us to reach and explore and discover. When the conduit is connected and open to the flow of Source.
The conduit of creative nature flows in both directions. Continue reading “Creativity as Prayer – Law of Attraction”
Recently, when asked by a friend why a particular relationship ended, I answered, “They were making their own movie, and I was making mine. At a certain point, it just became really clear that the role in which I was cast in their movie was out of alignment with the roles I play in my own.”
And that got me thinking.
We really are the stars of our own movies. We are the main character that drives the story. And as we engage the world around us, we are directors, writers, and casters of other players and their roles. We film the movie as we interpret the events and relationships and situations in which we find ourselves.
For a minute, my mind was boggled as I attempted to stretch this idea across the expanse of my experience. Continue reading “Stars In Our Own Movie – how life works with law of attraction”
Think about it. How much of our lives do we spend in the realm of memories? Chatting with friends or ruminating privately. Exploring with therapists the painful memories that stop us in our tracks when they surface or floating gently in recollections of laughter and love. If we are truly forthright with ourselves, I bet we’d discover the vast majority of thoughts and feelings we have are either about the past or referencing/comparing to the past.
Interestingly, the part of the mind that visualizes and ruminates can’t distinguish between the timeline of past, present, and future. It’s been proven through study after study. Continue reading “Memories – Law of Attraction in Action”
Perseverance is not often associated with fun. More likely, it’s categorized with hard work in the face of challenge. Occasionally, I’ll meet someone who feels great esteem at their capacity to see a commitment through to completion no matter what the odds or obstacles. More often, I find others -and myself – saying, “Why do this when it’s taking so long or feels so hard? Why not find an easier path?
“Life is a journey,” many philosophers say, “It’s the process – not the destination – that defines who we are.” Is it of more value to make each step of the journey fun then? Or, can it be as rewarding to build the path as we travel it, cobblestone by cobblestone, creating a structure and form as we move through our days? And, is it possible to make building a road fun? (see The World Needs Dreamers That Do – Law of Attraction in Action)
In the teachings of the Law of Attraction, it would seem that finding the path of moment to moment to moment happiness should attract the fulfillment of all desires. If I am consistently happy, then I attract more and more experiences that enhance my happiness. It’s as simple as that. An irrefutable law. If I find my way to the happy side of the street (see Happy For No Reason – Law of Attraction in Action), then all my dreams should come true. Right? Continue reading “Persevere – Law of Intention Supports the Law of Attraction”
The concept of ‘like attracts like’ isn’t new. As far as I can tell, it’s as old as time. Like gravity.
Perhaps, it wasn’t called The Law of Attraction in times past. It might have been considered plain, common sense. Just as with gravity – where we learn quickly what falling means and how consistently it occurs – law of attraction describes a simple and straightforward dynamic: Energy follows focus. What we expect is what we attract. The world view we hold is what shapes the interpretation of our experience. As far as I can tell, it’s as consistent as gravity.
Why then, I wonder, are there so many books on the subject these days? What makes law of attraction a movement now instead of – say – The Law of Gravity movement? What is there to learn from this concept that requires years and years of study? Continue reading “Law of Attraction Clarified – Introducing Law of Intention”
Long before the term Law of Attraction made its way into Google searches, the idea of using positive focus to influence outcomes was gaining interest. I wrote my thesis (so many years ago it seems like another life time) on the influence of perceptual bias as it relates to the results of a person’s goals. I found study after study after study that proved visualizing success had as much impact – if not more – than practicing for success in sports. I found reported ‘medical miracles’ that had in common with each other one significant factor – a positive faith/knowing on the part of the miracle’s recipient.
Long before the term Law of Attraction came into play, the law itself was evidenced and documented. Continue reading “Beyond Law of Attraction”
“What’s done is done.” That’s what my momma told me. As a child, it was a concept bigger than my young mind could hold. Now, with decades of experiences behind me I understand.
There are words spoken in anger, and meant only to express distress, that can never be erased. They were said; and, reaching their target, linger long after the outburst. There are actions taken – to get even – that create more animosity rather than settling any score. There are the choices made that cause pain to others. There are those of us bearing the scars of someone else’s choices that cause us to speak and act in hurtful ways.
The list is endless, and the cycle can repeat forever.
For many years, I sat in a rocker and listened to individuals and couples and families describe past pains and the way they felt stuck in the repetitiion of hurting. I listened, and I watched as these patterns became the defining points of their personalities and character. Over time, I realized that the clients who spent the most time reliving and thinking about the harm done them in the past took the longest to find solutions in their present circumstance. And the people less inclined to delve and analyze were the easiest to help focus into the changes they desired.
They embody my mother’s early teaching: “What’s done is done.” Continue reading “Make Peace with the Past to Change the Future – Forgive”
It can seem overwhelming sometimes – the obligations and commitments of Life.
We take them on one at a time, each one a seeming necessity in the pattern of living successfully in our communities and relationships. Some appear as investments in our success – school loans, car loans, health insurance. Some give us a sense of stability and connection – family, friends, partners. Each commitment and obligation serves to create a framework upon which our choices hang. These structures come to define us and the pattern of our lives…
Until we want something that doesn’t fit. Continue reading “Free to Feel – Where the Power of Law of Attraction Lives”
It’s funny, isn’t it?
There is always a question.
Perpetually, we seek solutions. No matter how much we accomplish, figure out, and define as expertise… Always, in some area of Life we seek answers. No sooner does one solution fall into place, then two more questions pop into being. That’s how Life works.
The questions on my mind right now is: Why does uncertainty accompany the asking? Why, when we don’t know the answer, do we feel anxious that we won’t find the answer or driven to find what we don’t have yet? How can standing in the question be fun and full of Grace? Continue reading “The Answer is Always Available – Law of Attraction in Action”
How does one know when the impulse to act comes from inspiration?
There are those of us who leap to action at the slightest provocation.. from reaction. In the lightning speed world of cyberspace, there are vast numbers of emails that go out because the send button gets clicked from this impulse. You know if I’m talking to you.
On the other hand, some of us are so careful to make sure the choice we make is the ‘right’ one that an action impulse could come wrapped in a halo of clarity, and we would still wait, wondering if we are misreading the signs.
How does one know? Continue reading “Inspired Action – Law of Attraction in Action”