The St. Paul Pioneer Press highlights individuals or families nominated for the Holiday Wishes program, that brings necessities and gifts to families in need. Friday, 12-2-11 Shantel Koberstein was highlighted as a nominee for this special program. Shantel is the single mother of two children, the younger of whom has had open heart surgery at 5 months of age, requires continuous therapy, is developmentally delayed, and may require surgery again when he is 5-years-old. Both Shantel and her older son, despite the financial hardships they face, have a positive attitude, and seem to embrace life.
When we are faced with hardships in life, or for that matter at all points of our life, we have the option to see the positive, hope for the best and plug along, or fall into negativity and sorrow. When we try our best to look at the positive, we bring our energies up, and have a better chance of transcending our difficulties. The “Law of Attraction” that states that whatever we are thinking, we draw to ourselves; our thoughts eventually become our reality. What we visualize can benefit us even when we are immersed in a difficult time. When we can visualize a positive outcome, visualize our strength and perseverance assisting ourselves, visualize our overcoming obstacles, we often feel better, raise our energy, and can more readily live with our current situation.
When we intend our energy strongly, we create a strong energy stream of consciousness. Just like when we pray, we create energy with our thoughts and that goes out into the universe, eventually creating our future and present reality. The more we create thoughts, the thoughts creating energetic streams, will band together, creating strong energy sent out into the universe.
While I believe there are four main exclusions to the “Law of Attraction” and that it is not an “utterly perfect law” as Rhonda Byrnes (author of “The Secret” ) claims; I do believe it is often very effective and when utilized properly, can often assist us in many areas of our life. When we are immersed in a traumatic or difficult time, we may be able to utilize this law and thinking process to persevere, raise our energy, and overcome many difficulties.
The problem with believing the “Law of Attraction” is utterly perfect, is that it can blame the victim when something “bad” happens to them, when in reality the four exclusions could have been the cause of their misfortune. The four exclusions to the “Law of Attraction” are:
- Conflict with a current life plan.
- Conflict with interconnectedness or karmic issues we need to pay back.
- Conflict with free will (often of another) Example: Did the 2,752 victims of the Twin Towers draw this disaster to themselves? Or did the 6 million Jews that died in the Holocaust draw that experience to themselves? I don’t believe so.
- Conflict with the family of birth (health related genetic defects), location of birth, environmental concerns or natural disasters. Example: Did the 242,347 individuals living in Indonesia at the time of the 12-26-2004 tsunami draw that cataclysmic disaster to themselves?
While our world is more complex than this one law examines, we can benefit in many ways by being positive, visualizing what we wish for ourselves, and persevering through adversity.
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