Most of us have heard of “The Secret” and the use of intending to actuate the desired response. To tell you the truth, I have been practicing this notion for several years with a modicum of success. It seemed every time our business entered a lull I would just send my intent out and the phone would ring with a potential client – ah, what a gift. That’s what I thought, until the end of 2008 when everything dried up including my good intending. Perhaps my gift was everything it was meant to be and now “The Universe” was directing me to take another path; or maybe it was just a coincidence and the phone would have rung anyway because the market was still strong. Whatever we want to believe it is it takes over our psyche and gives us that sense of security that helps us sleep better at night.
Last week Robert emailed me an article from Neale Donald Walsch’s newsletter. His series “Conversations With God” stayed on the NY Times bestseller list for years. And yes, with every successful spiritual adviser there comes a list of detractors, always eager to repudiate their claims and find fault in every word. But this article hits home. It is pure and real, beyond the mind of doubt and criticism. It has such a clear ring to its nature that it echoes into the higher self and sends back a message of YES.
I’ve included Robert’s comment as well, for it is so fitting.
Enjoy the read:
Here’s a little article written by Neale Donald Walsch in his latest newsletter. When I saw the title I thought I knew what he was going to say. I almost dismissed it without reading it. That would have been a shame. I did not know what he was going to say. In reading it, something resonated very deeply in me, something clicked, something switched (a track) in me … so deeply that I may never have to visit certain personal fears again (of course, then again I might… but that is irrelevant… and that recognition changes everything). I invite you to take a look at it.
With great affection,
Am I not believing hard enough?
Did you ever feel like you needed nothing? If you ever did, you know the experience of Liberation.
Read this note, that I received recently from a dear friend asking me about how the Mind functions, and how “belief” works, in the creation of one’s experience. What’s all this about the Law of Attraction?
I realized when I read that note that a lot of people have that question. So I wrote to my friend that one must be very careful not to fall into self-blame or self-criticism when one earnestly believes in something and it does not occur. People in the so-called New Age Community sometimes get into self-recrimination at this point, saying things like, “What’s the matter with me?!! I’m just not believing hard enough! I’ve got to believe more. We’ve got to have more faith, dammit!”
If we’re not careful, we’ll start making ourselves and each other ‘wrong’ for not thinking “positively enough,” etc. So watch out for that trap.
When things are not happening the way you have envisioned them, it is often simply the Law of Opposites playing its effect. This is to be welcomed, not rejected. (What you resist, persists. What you look at, disappears. That is, it ceases to have its illusory form.) The Law of Opposites offers a Sure and Certain Sign that your good is on its way.
Now, however, if you don’t believe that, if you start seeing the Law of Opposites as evidence that your good is NOT on the way, then it will not be, because you have “switched tracks” and are now experiencing that reality.
A track is nothing but a Belief System. Whatever track you are on takes you to exactly the Reality to which it is headed! Then you get to the station and wonder how in the heck you got there!
So welcome ALL experience—including the experience of NOT getting what you want. My friend said in her note to me that as hard as she tried not to, she struggled with worry (fear) at times over financial matters. I told her that there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Fear will eventually produce exactly what we are afraid of. It has no choice. That is simply how energy works.
All energy produces LIKE ENERGY. It has no choice. This is simply the mechanism. This is simply how the doggone machine works. You can’t change it, you can only know that and work with it.
This is why Jesus’ said over and over to his disciples, “Fear not, for I am with you, even unto the end of time.” He also said, “Even before you ask, I will have answered.”
Other masters of other faith traditions have offered the same wisdom, each in their own words. That is why my favorite prayer is: “Thank you, God, for helping me to understand that this problem has already been solved for me.”
Whenever I catch myself worrying (which is not very often, to be honest. I’m a pretty happy-go-lucky guy….yes, even in so-called ‘bad’ times…), I immediately jump to that prayer. It is absolutely my favorite prayer of all time…
“Thank you, God, for helping me to understand that this problem has already been solved for me.”
But now, the REAL question is: what if the money never comes? What if you went stone cold broke, had to sell the house, the car, everything…? Then what? What would happen then?
This drives to the largest questions of life: Who am I? Where am I? Why am I where I am? What am I doing here? And we are not so far “off topic” here after all, because you can only find those answers by going to the Soul.
There we will be told that we can fool around with children’s toys if we wish…or we can move up to the next level of mastery, where our income and our holdings and our lifestyle become irrelevant to us.
This morning I woke up in a lucid dream state. In this dream state a voice was saying to me….
Bring people a Vision.
From this Vision will emerge a Desire.
From this Desire will emerge a Mission.
From this Mission will emerge a Purpose.
From this Purpose will emerge a Function.
From this Function will emerge an Outcome.
From this Outcome will emerge an Experience.
From this Experience will emerge a Reality.
From this Reality will emerge an Awareness.
From this Awareness will emerge a Way of Being.
From this Way of Being will emerge an Expression of the Divinity that You Are.
From this Expression will emerge a new Vision.
And the Circle will be Complete.
And Life will go on, Everlasting.
I’ve lived on the street. For an entire year. Walking from corner to corner, asking people for whatever coins they may have in their pocket. I understand the Fear that drives us to Worry about things financial. Yet I tell you this: Who You Are has nothing to do with any of that. When this is something you real-ize (that is, “make real”), then you will be truly free.
And here is the irony. When you are truly free, all good things will flow to you easier than ever, ever before. Precisely because you have stopped struggling for them, stopped reaching for then, stopped worrying about them, stopped even needing them.
What we “don’t need” comes to us freely exactly because we “don’t need” them. That is, we live firmly in the conviction that we are “not in NEED” of them…and that conviction sends us to the Time Track where that REALITY exists!
Do you see? It is quite miraculous, this business of what train you get on….
Great post Stefan. This is a really remarkable take on the whole “The Secret” thing which I always found very incomplete. The Circle of Vision to Everlasting is so rich and such a true rendering of the actual elements of what we most often just call “reality.” It is like going from the desert to the Grand Canyon or Pacific Ocean.
Thank you for this mornings reminder. It often makes me laugh when I realize that all the things I already know in life can easliy slip away. Thank you for being my reconnection today! Sometimes it’s a sunny day, or a beautiul snowstorm, or a nice gesture from another person that reminds us. Whatever the reminder is we need one everyday and for your gift to me today I send back my endless love.