I soak up metaphysical philosophies like a sponge. I love twisting and turning my perspectives to see things in a new ways. Challenging old beliefs, for me, is the only way to evolve.
The idea that Thoughts turn to Things, dates as far back as (at least) the times of Jesus and his teachings. We’ve seen the same idea reinvented and re-worded to better relate to current times.
From the Seth Books, to The Secret, to Abraham Hicks many have been changing their approach to life and their thoughts in the pursuit of achieving dreams and desires.
I remember my mind expanding as I imagined into the possibility of having more creative control in my life. I liked the idea of feeling less powerless in life and more deliberate. For years I’ve been weaving new teachings into daily life and evaluating the outcome [in terms of overall life happiness as well as dreams attained].
For awhile I took a break from “working” the philosophy of Manifesting my desires. I wanted to not care for a bit. And slowly, a new idea started creeping in. Something that felt better. Different. Exciting.
I was thinking about the Law of Attraction and how I’d been applying the teachings of deliberate manifestation. I felt as though in practice it was all starting to feel uncomfortably familiar.
That there was this Law, or the idea of The Universe at large, responding to you. An invisible Power. If you could get your thoughts just right, your energy just right, Good Things would be bestowed upon you. But if your thoughts were off, your energy pointing in the wrong direction, Bad Things would come-or the absence of the Good you asked for.
And when things didn’t work out the way you thought they would, it was your fault. “What am I doing wrong? How can I be better?“
So you try harder, apply yourself more than ever before. Still, the results are not consistent.
I felt at times oppressed by an invisible power that dictated whether I got what I wanted and whether I didn’t. And it was based upon whether my thoughts and actions were…in a sense…good enough. And when they weren’t, I was to blame. It was as though I had an instruction manual to life, but some important pages were missing.
I loved the idea of these teachings from a technical stand point. But they began to echo the age-old battle between Good and Evil. Drawing familiar parallels with religious texts that speak of sin and redemption, pleasing God or feeling His wrath.
Why is there so often a gap between knowledge and practice? Are the teachings incomplete? Or is it that humans tend to fall back into the idea of worthiness, reward and punishment, no matter what new path is available to be followed.
Will we ever be free of feeling like Sinners…hoping for the Grace of an all powerful Entity?
Is there another approach to mastering life? I believe there is.