|The Law of Attraction
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How does the Law of Attraction work in real life?
"...the Law of Attraction is scrupulously fair, and does not discriminate against anyone."
"Vibrational proximity determines proximity in time and space."
The Law of Attraction states that ‘like attracts like.’ But what does this mean and how does it apply to situations in life? Let’s take Rick and Sam. Both of them are tired of their job as salesmen for a big corporation, and both want to start a new business. Sam thinks that it would be a great idea, but that it’s really impossible.
Rick decides that although he has no employees, infrastructure, or money, it’s going to happen. On the way home from a conference in another city, Sam is sitting next to Bill. Sam is tired and grumpy, thinking about his crummy job and how he wants out. Bill leans over to start a conversation but Sam turns away, looking out the window. After the plane lands Sam is waiting for his ride when a woman bumps up against him. “Sorry,” she says, and is about to make chit–chat, but Sam is irritable and moves away.
When Bill leans over to talk to Rick, however, Rick is receptive, for he has been making plans during the entire flight and is feeling juiced. They shoot the breeze for a while and Bill mentions that he’s about to retire after 30 years from a well paying executive position. It turns out that Bill, in his late middle age and with a fat bank account, finally wants to take some risks in his life; he’s tired of his corporate job and is looking for a challenge in his retirement. Bill, in his fantasies, has always dreamed of managing a small start–up but never had the guts to do so before. Now he’s ready. Rick and Bill get excited about Rick’s new venture and exchange email addresses.
What happened? Sam’s very strong desire for a new business put him within vibrational reach of Bill, but Sam’s decision that it’s hopeless sabotages the opportunity. The woman who bumped Sam is a software engineer who is also looking for a new opportunity, and might have made a good employee or partner in Sam’s business. That’s how the law of ‘like attracts like’ works; Through a series of seeming ‘coincidences,’ based upon the content of your conscious vibrational signal, you meet up with people with matching, or similar, desires to yours. It’s your free will decision to take advantage or not, but one thing is for sure: Rick is going to have a lot easier time of it than Sam creating his new company.
The thing is, you never have a clue about how this works unless you are vibrationally ready for it! A guy like Sam would say that it’s total nonsense. And for him, it IS nonsense! He is always vibrationally out of range of those who can help him, even when they are sitting across from him.
Rick and Sam illustrate an important point about the Law of ‘like attracts like’: you can only perceive within a limited range, so you can only come together with those who are in your range.
If Sam continues to focus more on his crummy job than on the new business he wants to create, he will no longer even meet up with people like Bill, for they will be completely outside of his vibrational bandwidth His friendship with Rick will also suffer, for Rick will want to hang out with someone whose outlook is more congruent with his. Sam will probably find himself associating more and more with people just like himself: disgruntled and dissatisfied workers who have given up on their dreams.
The Law of Attraction is your obedient servant, but it always matches you up with your true vibration. Despite the apparent unfairness and injustice in the world, the Law of Attraction is scrupulously fair, and does not discriminate against anyone. Sam would probably disagree!
Even though Sam wants to change, he is unwilling to do the necessary inner work to alter his state of being. And this is quite understandable, for Sam, during the course of his life, has gotten into a habitual pattern of self-limiting thought. Sam knows that it’s very hard to change, for he has observed his father over the years struggle with his business and his family relationships. Sam just knows, deep down inside that change is difficult. Sam’s belief sets up a vibrational pattern of thought, attitude, and emotion that is vibrationally matched by the LOA and is reflected in the people he meets and the situations he finds himself in.
Rick, on the other hand, makes his decision for positive change and keeps his focus on the goal. Rick gets up joyfully every morning with his new business in mind, and he’s constantly coming up with new ideas. His new attitude makes him a better employee at his present job as well, and he receives a raise. For Rick, life is grand!
The good news for Sam is that when he truly decides to change positively, his life will begin to mirror those changes. All Sam has to do is to get some new thoughts!
In a vibrational universe, coincidences are not accidental, but a precise vibrational matching of your signal with others that are compatible.
It is instructive to analyze the word “co–incidence.” “Co” is a prefix and my dictionary has four entries, all of them applicable: “1. a) together, with as in co–operation, b) joint, as in co–owner, c) equally, as in co–extensive, 2. A prefix formed from complement, meaning complement of, as in cosine.” “Incidence” comes from the word incident, which means “something that happens, event, occurrence.” – Websters New World Dictionary.
The word coincidence is telling us that two events are intimately bound up with each other in a non–random way, yet when you look up the word “coincidence” in the dictionary it says “2. An accidental and remarkable occurrence of events, ideas, etc., that sometimes suggests a causal relationship.”
That is how we use the word: accidental. But the composition of the word is precisely the opposite. Two coincident occurrences cannot take place accidentally; they must be co–responsible for their meeting. We say the two events are happenstance because we do not perceive the non–localness of vibrational interaction!
The concept of co–incidence can be stated in the following way: Vibrational proximity determines proximity in time and space. You have control, in a broad sense, of those who come into your experience.
To illustrate this concept, imagine two guys who work at the same company, getting up in the morning to go to work. One of them is joyful, hops out of bed, gets himself ready and drives to work. The other guy wakes up grumpy. On the way, the joyful guy encounters a few red lights, but finds himself in pockets of traffic which are moving smoothly, and arrives at the parking lot with a couple of minutes to spare. The grumpy guy gets behind a slowpoke, misses all the lights, and in general finds himself in frustrating, slow moving traffic, and gets to work 10 minutes late. Why did the joyful guy encounter a smooth ride and the grumpy guy have problems? “Coincidence,” you say. “Bad luck,” another says. “That’s life,” replies a third. “You gotta take the good with the bad.”
I say that the joyful guy matched up with those who envisioned a smooth ride to work, and the grumpy guy matched up with those of like mind, and all received precisely the content of their vibrational signals to each other.
There’s no way to prove this assertion other than on a personal basis. You can prove it to yourself, however, in this and many other ways. You can perform life experiments and satisfy yourself that you really do have a vibrational signal, and that others respond to it! When you get this idea, you discover within yourself a feeling of power and confidence that you might not have known you possessed. It’s fun!
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