Tuesday, June 12, 2007
I read the following today on a blog that I subscribe to. It's a blog that provides daily messages of thoughtful purpose and inspiration. But, today's left me muddled. Here's an extract:
" We sometimes look outside ourselves for what’s wrong with the world, but the outside world is really just a mirror reflecting us back to ourselves. When we encounter negativity—anger, depression, fear—we empower ourselves by looking for its roots inside of ourselves. For example, if you have a friend who is unreliable, observe yourself and notice if there are ways in which you are unreliable. You may be surprised to discover that you have your own struggles with this issue in ways you weren’t able to see. Once you own the issue for yourself, you can begin to work for change within yourself. This will also enable you to have more compassion for your friend. At the very least, as you strive to become more reliable, you will become more of the person you want to be. In the best-case scenario, you will be an inspiration to others."
I find this line of thought unfortunate and surprising. Searching for and bringing up again one's past failings only sets in motion the attraction of more of those failings. When remembering past greed or intolerance that we may have had, we also experience the emotions that went with those acts. All emotions, in conjunction with the thought of the acts that produced that emotion, will, through the Law of Attraction, cause the Universe to fulfill our desire to relive that emotion with a brand new experience, be it good or bad. At this very moment each of us is perfect Source Energy. What has happened before certainly contributes to where we are now but we have a choice to either dwell on the Joy, the Beauty and the Miraculous of our past and be grateful for those things and attract more of the same into our lives, or to drag up the useless baggage of our past failings and attract that back into our lives. Such emotions need to be released back into the Universe and be allowed to leave us for they offer no good end. Each of us has the power to control only our own lives and nothing we think or feel will matter in the least toward changing another person's behavior. By willfully creating Joy and Beauty and personal Happiness for ourselves, we inspire others to create their own Happiness & Perfection for themselves.