Commune Through Community – How Life Works

awakening, personal process, community, serviceThe process is personal; do doubt.  The path to inner harmony and well-being is an internal journey.  To claim full responsibility for one’s behaviors and attitudes and feelings requires reflection inward.  The call to learn and evolve and align within a Greater Design is often an inner communion.

To commune is to join in a harmonious blending. And isn’t it interesting that the art of engaging outward and joining with other individuals comes from the word commune.  Community.

Ram Dass said, “The cure for every psychological ailment is to get involved with a greater cause.” Continue reading “Commune Through Community – How Life Works”

Prosperity and the Art of Prospering – How Life Works

prosperity, abundance, prosper, wealth, spiritual awakeningEveryone wants more of something; it’s the human condition.  When I was a child, I wanted more years under my belt.  Now that I have those years, I’d like more stamina and vitality like I had as a child.  It seems to be an inherent aspect of our nature to stand in the fulfillment of one desire and think about what more is desired.  And, for many, prosperity is high on the list of desires.

For anyone who travels beyond their neighborhood, it’s apparent that prosperity is a subjective experience.  I, for example, expect indoor plumbing.  Indeed, I expect two or more rooms in any place I call home to be dedicated to personal matters of hygiene.  However, when I lived on Lopez Island in the 80’s, indoor plumbing was a luxury.  Most of my friends had rigged showers and used outhouses.  And, because they owned the land that gave them such amenities, they felt quite prosperous.  In those days, I could – and did – claim entire forests for my ‘personal’ use and relished the freedom of it.  Values, really, are the determining factor of what defines prosperity. Continue reading “Prosperity and the Art of Prospering – How Life Works”

Persevere – Law of Intention Supports the Law of Attraction

law of attraction, law of intention, fulfillment, writer, authorPerseverance 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”

Law of Attraction Clarified – Introducing Law of Intention

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”

Beyond Law of Attraction

law of attraction, ho oponopono, awakening, happinessLong 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”

Make Peace with the Past to Change the Future – Forgive

Awakening, relationships, forgiveness, love, hooponopono, 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”

Free to Feel – Where the Power of Law of Attraction Lives

law of attractionIt 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”

The Answer is Always Available – Law of Attraction in Action

It’s funny, isn’t it?

law of attraction, awakening, how life works

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”

Inspired Action – Law of Attraction in Action

inspired action, meditation, law of attractionHow 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”

Happy for No Reason – Law of Attraction in Action

law of attraction, happiness, It’s easy to be happy when there’s a good reason.  When people are kind and events work out well.  It’s easy to feel good when circumstances fulfill desires and the future unfolds according to plan.  As a response to good fortune or when Life gives good reason, it’s easy to be happy.

But then, there are situations that conflict and people who refuse to cooperate.  There are events that upset the rhythms of a well ordered day and words aimed with barbs attached.  Life isn’t always a sunny day filled with fragrant blossoms.  Sometimes, there is no good reason to be happy. Continue reading “Happy for No Reason – Law of Attraction in Action”