I named this site's newsletter, Coming Attractions, to refer to the "Law of Attraction," which first came to my attention in 1982, although not in those words, when I discovered the Seth Material, channeled by the late Jane Roberts. Seth's most notable statement on the subject was "The point of power is in the present." Wherever your vibrations are at this moment determines what you will attract to you.
In 2000 I found the Abraham teachings, channeled by Esther Hicks. Though the phrase, Law of Attraction, is now widely used, Abraham was the first to bring it into people's awareness. This is what it means to me.
In Biblical times, this concept had a simple explanation: "As you sow, so shall you reap." Don't plant onions and expect potatoes to come up.
In our more technological times, when we select Channel 4 on our televisions, we expect to see a program from that channel to appear, not one from channel 28. This principle, so easy to accept when it comes to machinery, often eludes us in our personal lives. We think that if we focus on scarcity, we can somehow create abundance. That's like waiting for the potatoes.
The Law of Attraction teaches that we get what we focus on--whether we focus on it in a positive sense, as in "I so look forward to getting my new car," or negatively, as in, "I hate, hate, hate my car."
By paying attention to our thoughts and feelings, we can have power over what comes into our lives--but often we find obstacles in the form of unexamined beliefs and habits, many of them acquired in childhood.
The Three Stages of Creation
According to Abraham, creation has three stages.
I've had lots of problems believing this, and sometimes I conveniently forget about Stage Three. For years, I said I wanted to live in the country, and it never happened. It took me a while (years) to realize that when I thought about what I wanted, I also thought about all the reasons it could never happen. This is not allowing.
Finally, I understood that I'd been ambivalent. I loved many aspects of living in New York, for all my complaints. Perhaps more important, I knew the city. It was comfortable to live in a familiar place. I was afraid to step out into a new reality.
This meant that I countered every one of my "I wants" with an "I don't want," which translated into "I want to stay here." I got what I really wanted. The moment I stopped dividing my thoughts and feelings between "I want" and "I don't want," it only took two months for me to be living in a house in rural upstate New York.
I can understand that many people might think it isn't that simple. It's not a way of thinking that most of us learned. That's why people write books and give workshops to make the Law of Attraction more accessible and to offer practical tools for helping to understand it and incorporate it into one's life. I will address the subject regularly in this newsletter.
In my experience, EFT is one of the most powerful tools for bringing blockages to the surface and dissolving them. Thus, the overall intention of this newsletter is to provide regular articles both on how we can use the Law of Attraction and EFT together to work on a wide range of issues.
I believe that the more we apply the principles of the Law of Attraction and the practices of EFT to our lives, the more the coming attractions we've hoped to view in our lives show up on the big screen.
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