Using “What if…” to accept reality

For about a year, I have been working with the law of attraction…

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It started with a lot of mind-blowing shifts in consciousness, and then some major reprogramming of subconscious, limiting beliefs.  Those of you who have started on the journey of spiritual transformation and discovered the law of attraction might know what I’m talking about here.  There comes a time when you blame yourself for whatever unwanted situation you “attract” to yourself.  Or maybe you find yourself blaming other people for the situations they’ve become a vibrational match to.  It’s okay, we all go through this phase.  And hopefully we don’t get stuck there, because that’s the part that looks like every religion on earth and brings nothing but feelings of shame and guilt.

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I like to think logically and apply things that I learn practically, because of this Freya Stark quote, “There can be no happiness if the things we do are different from the things we believe.”

When we look at law of attraction, we come to understand that there is this universal law, which causes our perception of reality (AKA the Matrix) to reflect back whatever is a match to our current vibration.  What determines our current vibration? Thoughts that bring forth feelings.  Emotions are the vibrational essence of thoughts.

That’s a lot of power that we humans have!  And if this were all there was to it, I think all our lives would look very different.  Most of us have had some crazy thoughts at one point or another.  Especially if you’ve ever experienced depression, anxiety, and the like.  I’ve imagined some pretty gruesome things.  Thankfully, none of them happened.  So why doesn’t the law of attraction apply to ALL of our thoughts?

I think it’s because we are more than the thoughts in our mind at any one moment.  We have a Higher Self, and perhaps even more “selves” in other parallel realities, on other planetary dimensions, in the collective consciousness, what have you.  There are many levels at which “thought” is happening.

Not only that, but we also have soul plans and soul contracts, which our current (usually fleeting) thoughts cannot interfere with.

I recently watched a video by Teal Swan in which she talks about the law of attraction in a way I’ve never heard it presented:

This is so encouraging for me!  So everytime I have a fleeting thought or worry that my child might be kidnapped, I don’t have to then add on to that worry that maybe I just potentially created a reality in which that could happen.  *rolls eyes* You know what I’m talking about, right?

Now, I do think that we collectively create the world we live in. I have started studying Ho’oponopono, and I’m learning that the best response to myself and all of the circumstances and people in my life is to take 100% responsibility.  NOT to take on any guilt or shame or fault, but just to take responsibility and “clean house”.  The method originally taught by the Hawaiians is to clean our memories and our subconscious and even collective consciousness by thinking and saying the following:

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

I love you.

Thank you.

The ultimate goal of Ho’oponopono is release the past, live in the present, and completely trust the Divine, knowing that we are in the right place at the right time for a good reason.

[The Divine] works all things together for good for those who are called according to [Divine] purpose.”  – The Apostle Paul (Romans 8:28)

One of the things I have started to practice is using “what if” phrasing.  According to the law of attraction, the universe reflects what we think about and focus upon. So instead of talking about negative situations and focusing on what’s wrong with the world, I’m changing my phrasing to say, “What if the world was like this…?”

Here’s an example. Let’s say I see a parent in a parking lot screaming angrily at a small child, and perhaps even striking the child on the behind.  I could think to myself, “Ugh. Why do some parents have to be so ignorant? Doesn’t she realize she is permanently damaging her child?”

But instead…I am choosing to think, “What if every parent recognized themselves in their children and respected their child so much that they always treated them with unconditional love?” 

When an aggressive driver passes me on the highway and nearly causes an accident, instead of giving them the finger (inside my head, of course!) and thinking, “What an idiot. They are gonna cause an accident,” I can choose to think, “What if we lived in a world where every driver was conscious of safety and respected all of the other drivers on the road?”

These kinds of thoughts make me feel more present and free, less like a victim of a reality where other people are a problem.  Instead, I take responsibility for at least imagining a world where unconditional love is our reality.

Now, may I ask you a question?

What has your experience been with law of attraction?

Does the “what if” approach resonate with you?

Have you already tried it and seen any results?

Enrich our spiritual journey by sharing your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!

 

Love and light,

Rachel