By now, many of you will have heard of the Law of Attraction. This spiritual principle teaches us that what we focus on – intentionally or unintentionally – is what we manifest. The manifestation occurs more quickly when there is great emotion associated with the thoughts upon which we are focused.
I’m guessing I may not have to tell you how powerfully this law could be affecting our political reality right now.
In particular, I continue to be aware of the enormous emotions one particular man is stirring up in our country right now. His supporters are filled with blind adulation; they appear incapable of seeing any flaws. Meanwhile, his detractors are, quite rightfully, concerned about the hatred and bigotry he spews in his speeches. They are understandably concerned about the potential rise of another power-hungry Hitler. People among his throngs have been seen hailing him with the Nazi salute. Others have held up white supremacist banners.
People love him or hate him; he does not engender many neutral feelings. And this concerns me. Because when we focus on a particular person with excessive fear or adulation, by virtue of the law of attraction, we give rise to the very thing we can’t seem to stop imbuing with our attention.
I understand people’s need to educate the public about the dangers of this man and his ideologies. And, there is a fine line between educating, and propelling the man even further into the spotlight – and, quite possibly, into our lives.
On the other hand, there is another candidate who also attracts huge throngs of adoring people. The people in his crowds embrace ideals of inclusion. They fund him out of their own pockets. His campaign coffers are not filled with huge contributions from corporations with a vested interest in the status quo, but instead with small and large donations from regular people like you and me. Those who support him are overjoyed with his refreshing messages of hope and compassion.
Love and joy are powerful emotions, too.
The Law of Attraction says that what we think about and speak about repeatedly and with great emotion, we create. It matters not whether the emotions are “positive” or “negative,” intentional or unintentional. If the emotions are great, the manifestation will happen more quickly.
So, what then do we do? We focus on what we want. We pour our thoughts and energies into the nation we want to create, not into the one we fear. Is there a candidate you love and respect? Support him or her. Focus your considerable energies, thoughts and words on the candidate you want in office. Pray for him or her. Post happy posts about your favored candidate and their* ideas and ideals, their compassion, their experience. (*Please forgive the intentional lapse in grammar; we still don’t have a gender-neutral pronoun in our language)
Nikola Tesla, the man Einstein referred to as the smartest man in the world, said, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
Therefore, remember that what you focus on is sent out on waves of thought and vibration. That is why I consciously withheld the name of the first candidate. The very last thing I want to do is put his name out there on the waves of vibrational thought and possibility. I implore you to focus on what you want and what you love, not on what you fear. Remember the civil rights movement? The focus was not on the lynchings and the rapes; it was on racial harmony. Though there was ample reason to focus on the hate or fear, the focus remained on what was wanted: equal rights.
So what do I want? I hold the vision of a world transformed.
Do you know that there are places on the planet where the people, though materially poor, walk around with near-constant smiles? We seldom experience that phenomenon in our news-saturated, consumer-oriented, stressed-out culture, but that does not mean a life of joy does not exist, nor that it’s impossible. Therefore, let’s create a world of respect, beauty, kindness, and joy. It is possible. Believe it! Fill your thoughts and dreams (and Facebook posts) with “the good stuff.”
Let’s create a better world.
So be it.
For more on this topic, register for the mini-class, “Creating the World You Want,” offered this month in both Baltimore, MD and Central Bucks County, PA. For more information or to schedule a workshop in a town near you, contact Cynthia Greb via www.cynthiagreb.com.
Peace be with you.