Not Getting What You Want?
by Neale Donald Walsch
April 23, 2011
We've begun a series of articles here in which we seek to contextualize this business of "the Law of Attraction" within the CWG framework. For this exercise I am turning to the remarkable CWG book, Happier Than God.
Today, as promised last week, we're going to look at what to do when it "looks as if" Personal Creation is not working. When that happens it is only because the Energy of Attraction has brought you what you inadvertently selected rather than what you thought you chose.
If the power of creation was not always On, if the process was not always working, you could have a single very positive thought about something and that outcome would be made manifest in your reality without fail. But the process works all the time, not just part of the time, and is fed by that which you feel most deeply, most consistently. So a single very positive thought in a whirlwind of not-so-positive ideas and projections is not likely to produce the desired result.
The trick is to stay positive in a sea of negativity. The trick is to know that the process is working even when it looks as if it is not.
In my last installment I told you I would be giving you a tool with which to do this. It is an incredible technique. It works every time.
The Miracle That Will Change Your Life
Staying positive when surrounded by-even when submerged in-what others might call "negativity" is easier than you think. So here is The Trick. Here is The Tool. Here is The Incredible Technique...
Bring an immediate end to judgment.
"Judge not by appearances."
When you bring an end to judgment, you bring an end to an entire way of living. This is no small thing. This is a life-changing shift in attitude and behavior. This is a miracle.
But how does one perform this miracle? That is the question to which everyone wants an answer. Please, then, pay very close attention to what I am going to tell you now...
The way to move out of judgment is to move into gratitude.
That is such an important corollary that it should be plastered all over your house and everywhere in your world. On your bathroom mirror. On the refrigerator door. On your car's rear-view mirror. Above your computer screen. You might even tattoo it on your left wrist-or at least engrave it on a bracelet that you wear there:
The Way to Move out of Judgment Is to Move into Gratitude.
This means remaining grateful for every outcome. Every outcome.
This is about saying "Thank you, God" for even those things that you are sure you did not consciously choose and that you are very clear you do not want.
Somebody once said, "Happiness is not getting what you want, it is wanting what you get." That "somebody" was profoundly right.
Gratitude is the miracle cure for every moment of dis-ease. It is the fastest way to dissolve anxiety, to heal disappointment, to replace negativity with positivity. It is the shortest route from a dead-end back to The Path. It is the connecting energy to God.
Try it some time.
The next time you are confronted with any undesired outcome, result, or experience, just stop. Stop right in the middle of whatever's going on. Just... ..stop.
Close your eyes for the smallest moment and say inside your head, "Thank you, God."
Take one good, deep breath and say it again.
"Thank you for this gift, and the treasure that it holds for me."
Be assured that it does hold a treasure, even if you are not seeing it right now. Life will prove that to you, if you give it a chance.
The 'GPS of the Brain'
When gratitude replaces judgment, peace spreads throughout your body, gentleness embraces your soul, wisdom fills your mind. Let gratitude replace judgment and your whole experience of life will take a turn for the better in five seconds.
In five seconds.
This is because attitude is everything. Attitude puts the course correction in life when you have stepped off The Path. Attitude is like the Map of the Mind. It is like the Global Positioning Satellite of the brain.
A negative attitude will send you down the road to unhappiness. There is no avoiding it. It will absolutely happen, and it doesn't matter what the problem. A positive attitude will put you back on The Path to inner peace and happiness. Again, there is no avoiding it. It will absolutely happen, and it doesn't matter what the problem.
Yet how can one move into gratitude when the circumstances or conditions presenting themselves are utterly miserable, desolate-or even life threatening?
By knowing that every moment in life is an unparalleled opportunity for you to inwardly declare, express and experience the Divinity that lies within you.
This is something that is not made clear by a simple announcement that there is such a thing as the Energy of Attraction. That fact must be explained, not merely revealed.
As I've said, the writing above and last week has come from the wonderful book Happier Than God. In that text, the Energy of Attraction is fully explained.
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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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Not Getting What You Want?