10 May 2009

Law of Attraction

I remember how the Self Help New Age Guru, Dr.Wayne Dyer came into my life some 5-6 years ago. I was at Ramana Ashram library looking for something positive, upbeat, and helpful to read. Something that was practical, up-to-date and with which I would connect. On checking I found a Norman Vincent Peale book (with who I was familiar) and nearby, two Wayne Dyer books on the library shelf. So, I was led to check out
– “You’ll see it when you believe it”. Ever since then Wayne Dyer's writings and videos have become an important part of my life. Nowadays I have most of his published books and many of them have been read, re-read and heavily inked and bookmarked.

Yesterday I was reading an interview on his website entitled “You Are God: An In-Depth Conversation with Dr. Wayne Dyer,” and am including here a short excerpt on the ‘law of attraction.’

‘. . . I think the law of attraction has been misstated. You do not attract what you want. You attract what you are. That's how the law of attraction works.

Twenty-five centuries ago in ancient China, Lao-tzu said there were four virtues. If you live them - if you live in a place of God-consciousness -- the Universe will give you God-consciousness. If you live in a place of ego-consciousness, though, the Universe will give you more of that.

One virtue is reverence for all of life. You revere all life. You never kill, you never harm, you never wish harm, and you never have thoughts of harm directed toward yourself or others.

Another virtue is natural sincerity, which is manifested as honesty. Just be honest with who you are. Don't pretend to be something you're not. Don't be a phony. Walk your talk. That's how God works, so doing it is emulating how Source works.

The third virtue is gentleness, which manifests as kindness toward all others.

The fourth virtue, which is relevant here, is supportiveness. If you say to the universe, "Gimme, gimme, gimme," which is what a lot of the work around the law of attraction says because of a misinterpretation, then the Universe gives you back what you offered out. You get more "gimme, gimme, gimme." "Gimme" means you don't have enough. You have a shortage. The Universe just keeps giving you more shortage because of what you're thinking and saying.

If, on the other hand, you say to the Universe again and again, "How may I serve? How may I serve? How may I serve?" and you live a life of constancy reflecting that principle, the Universe will respond back, "How may I serve you?"’


Anonymous said...

The universe has enough for everyone's needs and not their wants - Ramana.
People somehow think they can milk the universe to meet their wants which is not the case.
What if two people use LOA to win one election seat obviously the one who put out more energy is going to get it and for the other it's a futile attempt. Waste of time and energy.
Best thing is to get into the gap between thoughts so that the Universe helps with Inspiration.
Eckhart Tolle is a much better companion than those so called LOA experts Rhonda Byrne et all.
The option is Do you want to think and run your life or do you want to live a Inspired life?

Stacey Greene (U.S) said...

Reply to Anonymous:

Dr. Wayne Dyer is saying,

‘. . . I think the law of attraction has been misstated. You do not attract what you want. You attract what you are. That's how the law of attraction works.'

You make it sound like the Universe is a limited resource. Its not. Its boundless, eternal and not separate from us. By using certain laws we invite auspicious qualities and forces into our life.

Ramana Maharshi was a direct proponent of the laws of attraction - however in his case they happened automatically. He thought a thing and it manifested almost immediately. This is one of the aspects of Bhagavan - powers of attraction - and is a siddha that all high Masters have.

I think its a very fine thing that teachers such as Dr. Wayne Dyer are instructing and inspiring others to access the divinity within and attract the boundless, abundance of the divinity without.

Abundance does not merely mean, 'merchandise,' Abundance equates to all auspiciousness - charity, friendship, perception, intellect, tranquility.

I think you are making a mistake when you think the laws of attraction only refer to CASH, JOBS and CARS.

Anonymous said...

Stacey Greene,
I am addressing the common place attitude with Folks who are exposed to LOA by marketing gimmicks.
I am not denying the benefits of using it for Good deeds like Charity nor I am confused.
People are enticed to use LOA based on their current Life style needs. What if an average Joe sends out energies for improving his life style/Job only to discover 3 months later that he is diagnosed with Cancer.
He would wish that his energies were channelized towards cure.
Aligning with Source is important before using LOA and that's where a Book like Power of Now helps.
If you are aligned with Source the impetus of your inspiration will guide you to use LOA not your pressing desires. Unfortunately the Marketing Wizardry behind LOA doesn't emphasize its True importance because it could be a Turn off for many people if you say it's a holistic process, it takes time and realignment.
Eckhart uses LOA, Neale Donald Walsh uses LOA they are more successful in their own right because they are first aligned well with the Source unlike an Average Joe.

Annie said...

Even if you don’t believe in the secret law of attraction you get what you dominate your mind with.

Vision board

Anonymous said...

Eckhart is aligned with greed.