I was resisting watching this video for a while, but I finally watched it. I was resisting because of the title “Fuck the Law of Attraction”. Of course I love Teal Swan and I’m super excited to see her when she comes to Philadelphia on September 18th for the I Can Do It Conference. But… I didn’t want my love for the Law of Attraction to be crushed and to find out that it was all a scam. Luckily, that’s not the case. Like most of her topics, she explains the pros and cons of the subject (this one leaning towards the cons). *Watch the video to find out more*
It turns out that I’m very glad I watched the video, because it put a major twist on my surface level understanding of the way I thought the Law of Attraction worked.
“The Blame Assumption; it’s the assumption that because, if you understand the law of attraction, you understand that you have a hand in creating your reality, if you create something that doesn’t feel good it’s your fault!”- Teal Swan
Since I started exploring this concept of the Law of Attraction, I really began to realize that we do have a major part in creating our reality. I have also been enjoying many hypnosis recordings, and affirmations set to music. And lately, I’ve been monitoring and scrutinizing every thought that passes through my brain in fear that it will manifest something unwanted into my reality, just because I had the thought. Teal Swan explains that our Higher Selves as well as our temporary selves here in the 3rd dimension, are both subject to the Law of Attraction. And when we may be wishing and praying for something here in the 3rd dimension, our higher self knows that we need to experience the opposite, or maybe just something completely different. I’m not saying I know all of the answers, but this new perspective helped me to realize that I don’t have to blame myself when a slightly undesirable situation comes up in my life.
At 33 minutes, Matt Kahn says, “Know that everything in your reality is not a by product of your thoughts. Reality is created at a much higher level.” This also helped relieve me of that constant scrutinizing of my own thoughts. I have always loved the idea of free will, but I can’t get so caught up in the idea that I control everything (because I don’t). But what I can control is how I respond to whatever situation the Universe, or my Higher Self gives me!
“What you attract are the characters and circumstances that are giving you the chance to choose the high road as often as you are willing to.”
Light & Love