The Secret is one of Best Selling Book on Law of Attraction , it has helped many of us understand that we create our own reality. But sometimes we are unable to understand why at times we are able to manifest situations, relationships, a new job, money etc etc quickly while sometimes it takes much more longer than we can anticipate and then we wonder does it really work?? I recently was having a counselling session with a dear friend who has been truly inspired by Rhonda Byrne series of books on Law of Attraction and Manifestation but was having a hard time manifesting a committed relationship.
This blog is about understanding that universal laws always work in tandem and not in isolation and how you can ease Manifestation in life by understanding these laws. Happy Reading !!!!!
While working with her on her issue I also wanted to understand why it is that some of the things are like instantly manifested where as others have a lead time. Are there other laws that also work in tandem with LOA if yes what are they? What is the role of “Destiny” and “Life Purpose” as not always manifesting what we want is gratification. As I was putting these thoughts I remembered all the amazing people working on LOA , Esther Jerry Hicks, John Assaraf, Rhonda Byrne, Joe Vitale and many morethat I may have missed who have put together books, cds and courses on making Law of Attraction work for us. However this game of manifestation is actually not as simple as …… Just think and manifest 🙂
I have been lately very impressed with Swami Sivananda and his seminal work on Thought Power. It is interesting to understand why every individual has different thoughts and hence different desires in life . For some money manifestation is high on priorities for others it is a happy fulfilling relationship. So In this blog I have tried to touch upon other laws and principles that also play a vital role or influence manifestation. The pretext of this blog is that nothing can work in isolation in this universe 🙂 It is a super duper intelligent system.
Life Purpose and our Samskaras (Past Life Imprints)
Every individual who incarnates on this Earth has a Life Purpose this purpose keeps evolving with the spiritual growth and our ability to live the Purpose. Our Purpose in Life is based on our past life samskaras (imprints). As said by Swami Sivananda “The mind is a storehouse of samskaras, predispositions, predilections, etc. A child is born with his individual samskaras, with his past experiences transmuted into mental and moral tendencies and powers. The mind evolves through the impressions received from the universe through the senses. It will take many lifetimes till it gathers the complete experience of the world. Every person is born with his inherent samskaras which are embedded, lodged or imprinted within chitta (Subconscious mind is termed ‘Chitta) which is the seat for prarabdha (“Prarabdha is that portion of the past karma which is responsible for the present body.) or past karma. In earthly life, one gains many more samskaras or experiences through actions, and these are added to the original store and become the future sanchita karmas (accumulated actions).
All samskaras lie dormant in the chitta as latent activities, not only of this life but of all previous lives. The samskaras of one’s animal lives, a kingly life, a peasant’s life, are all hidden in the chitta. In each life, only those samskaras which are appropriate to that particular type of birth will operate and come to play. The other samskaras will remain concealed and dormant. As a merchant closing the year’s ledger and opening a new one does not enter in the new book all the items of the old, but only its balances, so does the spirit hand over to the new brain its judgement on the experiences of a life that is closed, the conclusions to which it has come, the decisions at which it has arrived. This is the stock handed over to the new life, the mental furniture for the new dwelling, a real memory.”
This is the reason why since we are born we may have liking towards specific things whereas aversion to some. So someone will love sweets where as the other person may have an aversion to sweet (just a basic example) this is all based on our past life experiences.
Destiny Karma and Free Will
Now let us understand the concept of Fate/Destiny or what we call Karma and how does it work with the ‘Free Will’ granted to human beings mostly we all feel stuck up with the the doctrine of Karma and I keep hearing I suffer because it is destined due to my previous life Karmas. Blaming Destiny or Fatalism is the doctrine that all events are subject to fate and happen by unavoidable necessity.
Fate is otherwise known as luck or fortune/destiny. That indefinable mysterious something which brings trials, successes and failures to man, which shapes and moulds him by teaching lessons of various sort, which takes care of him like a mother, which brings various sort of experiences, which brings cloudy days and days of bright sunshine, which raises a beggar to the level of a landlord and hurls down a mighty potentate to the level of a street-beggar, which gives different kinds of fruits and experiences to two people of equal talents and capacities, which made Napoleon at one time a terror in the eyes of the people and at another time a prisoner, and which makes a certain portion of the life of a man quite stormy and another portion quite smooth, is called fate. Fate educates and instructs man. However whimsical the fate may appear to operate, it works in harmony with the law of causation.
Destiny is one’s own creation. Man acts and thinks and develops his own character. He creates a web like the spider or a silk-worm and entangles himself in its meshes on account of the three knots, viz., Ignorance, Lust and Karma/Actions. He himself has enthroned fate to the level of a king and obeys its order owing to his ignorance and its effects.
The doctrine of Karma is diametrically opposed to the doctrine of fatalism. When we surrender to destiny or fate it causes inertia, lethargy, weakness of will and bondage. This type of thinking annihilates faith. It induces terrible fear in the people. It destroys ethics. It checks growth and evolution, whereas the doctrine of Karma is an incentive to action to better one’s condition. It is a source of solace. It gives man an assurance of a broader and happier life. It presupposes freedom of the will. Freedom is the essence of Karma. It gives opportunities for growth and evolution. The doctrine of Karma affords a most rational and scientific explanation of what is called fate. It gives a positive definite word of assurance that, although the present of which he himself is the creator or the author, is unalterable and irrevocable, he may better his future by changing his thoughts, habits, tendencies and mode of action. Herein lies great comfort, strength, encouragement and consolation to the desperate man. Herein lies a strong impetus for the man to struggle and exert for improving himself. Even a forlorn and helpless man is made cheerful when he understands this doctrine of Karma. The doctrine of Karma brings hope to the hopeless, help to the helpless, joy to the cheerless and new strength to the weak. It braces up a sunken man. It is an ideal “pick-me-up” for the depressed and gloomy. The doctrine of Karma teaches: “Do not blame anybody when you suffer. Do not accuse God. Blame yourself first. You will have to reap what you have sown in your previous birth. Your present sufferings are due to your own bad Karma in your past life. You are yourself the author of the present state. The present is unchangeable. Do not weep. Do not cry over spill milk. There is no use. You will not gain anything by so doing. Instead of weeping over the failure of crops during last year, go on ploughing this year. You will get abundant rain this year and rich harvest. Do virtuous actions now. Think rightly. Act rightly. You will have a brilliant and a glorious future.” How beautiful and soul-stirring is this magnanimous doctrine of Karma! The doctrine of Karma develops faith and supports ethics. It says: “If you hurt another man, you hurt yourself.”
Every act produces in the performer a double effect, one in the inner nature in the form of a tendency, good or bad, and the other in the form of fruit, reward or punishment. The past Karma influences the present life in two ways, first in the form of character or tendency internally and as fate externally. If you do an action, it creates a Samskara or subtle impression in the subconscious mind or Chitta. The Samskara causes a tendency. Tendency develops into a habit by repetition of the actions. The habit manifests as character. Character develops into destiny. This is the order: Samskara, tendency, habit, character, and destiny.
The faculty of choosing is termed will. This will is free by its own nature. Man has a free will by his birthright. It asserts itself at every moment of our lives. Bear in mind that every small act that you perform is the resultant of triple conjoint forces, viz., freewill, character and destiny. The sphere of activity varies according to the nature of your Karma and the character formed by it. If you have done virtuous actions in your previous birth and if you have developed an exemplary character, “your will have a wider field of activity and vice versa.
Determinism is the doctrine that all things, including the will, are determined (limited) by causes. This is the converse of free will. It is otherwise known as necessitarianism. Man has power to choose between the alternatives which fate brings before him. In choosing between them he may either follow his tendencies produced by his past actions or struggle against them. The will of a man is ever free. The arguments which are advanced by determinists in saying that human will is determined are not sound and tenable; they fall to the ground.
Once we understand that destiny and free will work under the effects of your own Karmas and Character (character which is shaped up by your Samskaras)
Law of Attraction
Oh Boy the above quote makes you feel so so so powerful 🙂 and that is what has created so much buzzzzz about LOA it has given us the power boost.
Now let us see where does the Law of Attraction come into picture so to begin with lets understand What is Law of Attraction?? Everything in our universe is energy – everything you see, feel, hear or otherwise perceive. Everything within and beyond our perceptions is energy as well. Everything. Energy always moves. The fact that you can see, hear or smell – means that energy moves and you are capable of tuning into it’s vibrational frequency.
Energy cannot stop and cannot disappear. It can only change it’s form. Energy always flows.
Our thoughts are energy. What we now see, feel and touch has only existed in the form of thought just a little while ago. As soon as you conceive and entertain a thought – any thought – it immediately flows into the endless universe and attracts like thoughts. They in turn attract material manifestations of the similar energies. Miserable thought manifest more misery, abundant thoughts adds more abundance to the creator of it and to the world around.
That which is like unto itself is drawn – is the major premise of the Law of Attraction. Like attracts like – and the only way to manifest new and improved version of the outer world is to change the vision within your inner world – your inner vibrations – your inner thoughts and, as a consequence – your inner emotional state.
So how would we go about manifesting the things we want? More abundance? More money? More creative energy our your lives? Your dream job or dream body condition or your dream soulmate or partner?
I found that simple car analogy works the best to explain not only the process itself but also the proper order of actions.
Here it goes:
Imagine you want to take your car and drive to your vacation destination. Some exciting place where you never been before.
So here’s what you’d want to do – and in this specific order:
- Decide where you want to go and prepare the road map: Set Intention and Make Decision to start moving toward it.
- Check your car – make sure it’s in good driving condition and there are no obstacles to movement: Get your mind ready for the trip.
- Release the breaks: Let go of Resistance.
- Keep driving according to your roadmap, never mind occasional stops or detours. Keep your destination in mind, keep driving and have fun along the way in expectation of arriving to the wonderful place where you never been before: Enter and Maintain the Desired State.
In Reality is it this simple??? Most of us have seen that we do get stuck up with Manifestation, this is because ow you know that Law of Attraction does not work in Isolation 🙂 I have tried to put together a picture thanks to my husband for his inputs in improving the visual 🙂
So if at times you find LOA not working for you then just start sowing seeds of Karma, start giving what you want this will add additional energy to help you manifest faster.The universal laws of Karma, Free Will ,Destiny and Law of Attraction do not work in isolation but there is an intelligent system in place. So some time respect this intelligent system and let go of resistance the universe will give you what is best for you………..This is also called the Law of Least effort.
This is my personal understanding and as we learn and grow this may get evolved too any views are most welcome 🙂
““You sow a thought and reap an action. You sow an action and reap a habit. You sow a habit and reap a character. You sow a character and reap a destiny.“ – Swami Sivananda
Much Love -Sargam