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Law of attraction says that we are the creators of our own reality. We create our reality by the thoughts we think. Happy thoughts attract more happy thoughts, and happy thoughts attract happy outcomes. Unhappy thoughts attract more of the same and creates a negative momentum that results in a negative outcome. So by controlling our thoughts we can create the life that we desire to live; a good life that is full of desired outcomes. Yet, many of us feel that we have no control over life; that things just happen to us.
On the other hand, religions and cultures around the world teach the helplessness of man and the power of God. And that if we want something and if we observe the rules of the religion and perform the rituals of our elders that God will look kindly upon us and we will get the object of our desire.
How can we reconcile these statements? How can both be true?
If for one moment you assume that the non-physical God, Universe or Source is the mechanism that matches up the vibrational energy of all things, it becomes easy to understand how both statements can be true. The “how” of the way things happen is not under our control – it is under the control of God or Source, because Source has perfect knowledge of where everything is in the universe. When we try to control “how” things will happen we interfere with the perfection of the Universe, When we “try hard”, we actually make things harder for ourselves because we interfere with the mechanisms of the Universe. This is what Abraham refers to as “trying to fill in the grid”.
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I have seen many who pray be disappointed and say that God isn't listening to their prayers, when in fact, they spend many hours trying to figure out “how” God will bring them the outcome that they desire. That is the act of filling in the grid. On the other hand, a prayer offered with trust in the power of that same God, where no thought is offered towards the impossibility of the task, and there is only appreciation for the God Source and all that it has provided in the past, yields the desired outcome with ease. That is the grid filling in.
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Be like the birds. They wake up and ask for food. They don’t sit on a branch worrying about where the food will come from. Which worm will come today? Will it be a worm or something else? How big will it be? Will it be enough? What if it Be like the birds. They wake up and ask for food. They don’t sit on a branch worrying about where the food will come from. Which worm will come today? Will it be a worm or something else? How big will it be? Will it be enough? What if it doesn't come? Maybe I should start storing worms – just in case. No, none of that. The birds fly and soar and enjoy being, they know that the God Source will provide for them – they trust. How many times have you encountered birds dying of starvation? I have never seen that happen. They just follow their “instinct” and so should we. We have that instinct in us as well. That guidance comes to us through our emotions.
The Universe is all knowing. Whereas, our knowledge of the world is limited to that which we can decipher with our five physical senses. So there is no point in our trying to figure out how things will come about. Our time is better served thinking happy thoughts, giving birth to desires and observing the joyous manner in which the path towards them will unfold, and taking action when the urge to act feels good. So let’s make a decision today that from here on we will “let the how be the wow!”