The Law Of Attraction: Awakening to A Collective Consciousness
One Step Further On Your Journey Towards Evolution
The first time I heard about the law of attraction was in 1996. It wasn't called the law of attraction yet, but the main precept was largely the same: as within, so without. Our outer world was a mirroring process that reflected our inner thoughts. It was becoming more widely accepted that there existed a body-mind-spirit connection beneath every illness and situation we might face in life.
I'm not here writing to refute this; I just feel something is yet incomplete in what seems to have become a primary focus. I have not addressed this until now because I'm afraid to be a hypocrite. Who am I to say anything, when I'm as trapped in the whole system as anyone else? And how do I know what I say is going to be of any real or practical truth when this world, in the end, is just an illusion? Even so, I feel compelled to put some of this information forward, to go beyond my fear with the knowledge that none of us in our humaness are perfect.
Some of this information is already out there and attached to giving our power away to "Illuminati" or banking conspiracies. However, if you see the truth beneath those conspiracies, then we can have the awareness to make new choices from a place of knowing not only what we want, but also what we do not want and how to play a part in not creating it... if one chooses to take this route. As I already stated earlier, our Earthbound experience may be considered to be illusion anyways, so you can always start from this point too.
The "Me First" Movement Has A Purpose
How the law of attraction is being used now is still a crucial step towards moving to the next level. How can we really understand how the law works on a collective level if we have never experienced it on a personal one?
However, the planet is evolving in ways where we will always have choice. And possibly, just possibly, a small doorway can open towards new possibilities if we don't run away in fear and close it shut. We have been falling into the illusion that we are powerful because we are manifesting "things" and "creations" within a "box.” What does this “box” serve and manifest? Only when you attempt to break free of that "box" will you realize exactly what you are manifesting yourself into. This is not negative or positive, it just is, and it has been a choice we have been making for a very long time. And ask yourself, would you be trying so hard to manifest within the structure of chasing after money and "things" if society wasn't set up to trap you those ways? And, how do you even know what thoughts and wants and needs are even really your own when you have been exposed to constant advertising on a continual basis?
The truth is that "The Secret" did bring forth a lot of new information on our power to manifest. However, we are getting stuck on the personal level. Why? Because we still believe that collectively we have little power to change. This is an untruth of course, but our inability to see this as our prime motivator in everything we want to create, keeps us creating within the "box" rather than outside of it. We can't create anything outside of us if we are not yet taking responsibility that it was first created from within. Responsibility is the key. Because, if we can look beyond ourselves into how we are manifesting collectively, then we can come to understand that we have more collective power than we acknowledge. And with power comes responsibility to use it wisely.
By using our power on an individual level, and by manifesting in our own little worlds, we are affecting the collective – sometimes even negatively. I am emphasizing our desperation to use the Law of Attraction to give our power away to things, like more money, fame, fortune etc. We have power within our manifestations to affect both the material world and a collective stream of consciousness. We use this power every day, but do we really understand what we are manifesting collectively with it? Or even why?
Moving Out Of A "Me First" Mentality and Into The Idea Of A Collective
"To understand ourselves is to understand our environment and our neighbor because we are truly one" ~ Ryan Gear
We have been locked within an age of "me first" for some time now. This has not necessarily been a "bad" thing. Many of us needed to know we had value and that we could be creators in our own right. As a society we became more individualistic, had more dreams, aspirations, roles and destinies. We realized that we didn't always have to be slaves to other people and their ideas. We could have and find our own.
Moving out of this "me first" mentality, we still can and will have dreams, aspirations, roles and destinies, but we may now wish to move towards making our dreams and aspirations more holistic -- to come together in new ways to get ourselves out of the box we have collectively created.
As individuals, we can choose to not think collectively, but the end result will not be our freedom. We cannot logically keep going how we are going and keep everything on earth in balance and treated with the respect that it/we truly do deserve. However, it is not productive to go into thinking about all of this too deeply. However, there are some things you can do.
1. Give yourself permission to think as a collective rather than just an individual
Most of us haven't been raised to care about the collective as a whole. We care for parts of the whole and ourselves, but we have a hard time seeing beyond into the bigger picture of things. There is a way we can move towards thinking more expansively. We can expand your perception towards beginning to think as a "collective" and how we affect that collective in everything we buy, create, think or do.
2.Give yourself permission to stop waiting for something outside of yourself to bring the collective back into balance.
Sometimes we act out of a sense of powerlessness on this planet. We wait around for the government or even Mother Nature to correct things. I have heard some spiritual people tell me not to worry about the planet because Mother Nature knows how to correct things and bring things into balance. Others seem to think the opposite -- that some mysterious ascension shift is going to come along and make it easy for us. But why do we need to wait for this? Why wait to create our circumstance and then dump it onto Mother Nature, the government, or some other outside force to fix it for us?
3. Give yourself permission to take responsibility for your role in manifesting a collective state
The Law of Attraction puts forward that we must be responsible for what we manifest in our personal lives. However, this equally holds true for the state of the whole world as well. If we, in a collective sense, want to complain about the government and hold them responsible for why things are not changing, that is our choice. But, as without is also within. We are the ones creating it. We mindlessly buy from companies that completely control our governments and realities. Such companies may pollute, harm or abuse other creatures or work within ethics we do not always support. No one is forcing us to become part of the problem rather than the solution here. We choose support these companies to all by ourselves. Why?
4. Give yourself permission to distinguish what is True Light from what is False
Visualize two cups, one filled with coins and the other water. Now, drop coins from the first cup into the cup with water. What happens? The water gets pushed out. Becoming close to God isn't about taking a vow of poverty. That's making it about suffering. Then the cup becomes empty of both water and coins. It's about becoming more whole, more full, more clear... 'til you are less needing to fill coins in your cup.
Distinguishing true light from false light isn't about duality and either type of light being good or bad. Right now it is about building bridges. If you look out into the vastness of space you will see darkness intermingling with bright stars, but you wouldn't be able to see the stars unless there was the dark space around them. If you go deep enough into anything outside of yourself, you will realize that underneath anything you try to attain or create there will be one message -- a call for love. Even in our successes and glory, what are we looking for? And in our depths of despair, what are we hoping to receive?
So how should one distinguish True Light from False Light? I personally simply see it in terms that one light you will find within you (true light), the other light you will find outside of you, in your outer world (false light).
So, when thinking about True or False Light, you may just want to think about whether the ideas and philosophies you are buying into move you closer to finding your light within. Or, are you buying into something that keeps you lost and looking outside of yourself?
5. Give yourself permission to go beyond applying affirmations
There is passivity in how Law of Attraction can be used. Though I do believe it all comes down to thought, you don't want to make the Law of Attraction only about employing affirmations. Much of what we manifest largely comes from unconscious habits and behaviors. When kept hidden and unidentified, these unconscious habits and behaviors can never be turned into lessons in unconditional love.
The truth is you do not have to "do" anything to force change. You can use your consciousness to connect with your being, and to what you want and feel, and why. Then, give yourself permission to be accepting and loving to all your parts and from that place everything else will come together. You may find you stop needing what never served you, or that you start moving away from negative habits and behaviors... You may stop needing "coins" and other "things" of the world to fill or "pollute" your cup.
I love Eckhart Tolle because he talks about the "now,” and entering the "portal called Allow.” You can be in the “now” and watch everything without judgment. When you start doing this you start seeing things differently and can detach, seeing things you never saw before.
Look in a detached way at the new and flashy gadget you've always wanted to by. Without judgment, just step outside of yourself. Why do you want that new electronic gadget? Who or what told you to get it? A commercial? Do you really need it? Will it make you free? How can it impact the collective if everyone is buying one? What is the energy of the company you will be manifesting into if you buy one? The list goes on. Now bring yourself back to your heart in an expansive sense again by imagining your heart is not just in your body but expands out into the totality of everything. What is your heart saying? If you can feel these with your heart and again expand yourself rather than contract yourself, you can gain a lot of peace and awareness.
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We can advance to the next level. We can think individually, but in a more collective way, without waiting on anything or anyone else to support us in this.
Visualize something higher than yourself and your own world for a moment. Take your vision through the light of your entire energy field and use it to feel the whole planet and all its people, plants and animals as if it was ONE living being. Feel the energy and go into it. What is that energy saying? What is it asking for? What is it feeling? As you sense the collective Earth energy and allow yourself to truly "feel" these energies, your heart may wish to overflow with love, compassion, or even other emotions you might deem as negative. Allow it. You do not have to judge any of this as good or bad. This will be open to your interpretation and coming from a place of mirroring something within yourself, because you are a part of that collective and how you perceive it reflects how you perceive your own personal world. If you go even deeper you can feel into the Oneness and Expansiveness of the all "that is" in its perfection, free from the illusionary dream. It's about moving your consciousness the step beyond where you have it right now and becoming more aware of a collective energy and experience.
Now move your awareness back towards just your own energy field. How does that feel? What is the difference between the two feelings?
Doing this exercise, it is important to attempt to pull your focus from the heart rather than using the mind. We want to feel the collective and the planet rather than "think" about it. The mind loves duality and will make all sorts of judgments, but if it does, just allow it to, it is okay. However, the aim is to go into your heart.
If you can't do this exercise perfectly, of course don't be hard on yourself or try too hard. Use whatever works for you that moves you toward getting out of the mind and into the heart as an individual and a collective. Learning how to do this may also help us to be able to feel ourselves, and feel why we want what we want as well as gain insight into the bigger picture of the world, the collective.
Mandy can be found at www.mysticmandy.com. Her book titled "I Am the Lotus, Not the Muddy Pond" is in the process of being edited but the unedited version may be read free online here>> . Mandy also created a deck of Messages from Archangel Ariel that were channeled toward Earth Healing. Find the message of the month here>>
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