The Great Principles of Life
by Neale Donald Walsch
April 8, 2011
Last week I said that I would write about whatever you choose...and boy, did we get a ton of responses! So we've got a great agenda for the rest of the year here! Thanks for writing in!
One topic that kept reoccurring over and over again in your requests was The Law of Attraction. "Please, Neale, could you explain how the principle of 'Attraction' works, from the CWG point of view?" one letter said. "Does Conversations with God agree with The Secret?"
The answer is, well...yes and no. There is truth to the Law of Attraction as it is discussed in the movie and the book, The Secret, but there is more to it than that. I had a problem with The Secret in that it did not explain in any clear or compelling way the role that God plays in the Law of Attraction. In fact, the word "God" was not even mentioned in the film until around 3 minutes before the end of the movie--and then in only a very brief, cursory way.
So let me now contextualize this business of "attraction" with the CWG framework--which, as you know, is all about "God," and God's role in our life.
For this exploration I will be turning to the remarkable CWG book, Happier Than God. It says...
The Energy of Attraction is part of a larger system of cause-and-effect in the Universe. Talking about "attraction" as if it were a law unto itself is a little like talking about the law of gravity without discussing the physics explaining what gravity does, and why. Okay, so a thing drops. So what...?
Let us look, then, and look deeply, at the great principles of life.
Life expresses itself through:
1. The Energy of Attraction, which gives you power.
2. The Law of Opposites, which gives you opportunity.
3. The Gift of Wisdom, which gives you discernment.
4. The Joy of Wonder, which gives you imagination.
5. The Presence of Cycles, which gives you eternity.
This larger system regulates the Process of Personal Creation--or what The Secret calls The Law of Attraction. You might even call this Larger System and this process that regulates the law, "God."
This is a new thought to many people. Invite yourself to explore this idea, just for now. Could "God" really be, after all is said and done, a process? And could that process by the experience called Life? Is the Process of Personal Creation simply the playing out of life as it naturally expresses?
Life, I have come to understand, is God. It is God being God, and becoming what God is next going to Be. This is a complex and extraordinary system that includes a Process that produces an Expression called life.
This system is a circle. Imagine this circle in your mind. On this circle, life's process produces life's expression, life's expression creates life's experience, and life's experience creates life's process. One thing leads to another, which leads to another, which leads to another, in a never-ending cycle. It is all One.
Life as it is created is the process, life as it appears is the expression, and life as it affects us is the experience. How it affects us is determined by us--and this is not something that is understood by most people.
The eternal cycle of process/expression/experience is Divinity Itself. It is God, godding.
This is the manifestation of the Presence of Cycles. All things respond to this presence. All things exist in cycles. All things have their being within the system--and there is nothing outside of that system.
Where 'Attraction' comes in
Attraction is part of this system, as are the other great Principles of Life. Conscious use of the Principles that are the foundation of the Process of Personal Creation produces an Expression of life that leads to the Experience of Divinity.
Are you tracking me here? Stay close to me. Keep tracking. Re-read a few words if you wish to. Keep tracking.
Now...just as physics explains and controls the physical aspects and elements of our lives, so, too, do metaphysics explain and control the larger-than-physical aspects and elements of our lives.
Attraction is part of those metaphysics. It is an energy magnet. It pulls to itself everything like itself. It obeys, absolutely, the principle: Like Attracts Like.
This energy magnet, this Power from God, is being used by us in the Process of Personal Creation--and it is being used all the time, whether we are aware of it or not, whether we acknowledge it or not.
So now, when discussing our own power to produce our own reality, we never again have to ask, "Where is God in all of this?"
Now we know.
Next week, Conscious vs Unconscious Choice. Are we creating things without knowing it??? See you then!
Love and Hugs,
Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. With an early interest in religion and a deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his life thriving professionally, yet searching for spiritual meaning before beginning his now famous conversation with God. His With God series of books has been translated into 34 languages, touching millions of lives and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives. * (http://www.cwg.org) * Blog: * www.TheAlternativeVoice.org *
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The Great Principles of Life