Hope all is well. I am very thankful to have found this forum. I have enjoyed the post that I have read. They have all been very timely and helpful. You wouldn't believe.
I belong to a few other forums as well. The following post, from one of these forums, caught my eye, so I read it. It's a tough subject on the surface but as you look into it deeper it is so very straight forward and simple.
This was the post from "Rich."
Hello to everyone,
I'm just a newbie in practicing the law of attraction and I have intended to learn more about it. I have been reading, researching and practicing all of its 'requirements' to make my desired reality a reality.
So far, I have experienced the alpha reflections and streams of beta reflections (people, ideas, resources), but no major windfall yet. Oh, yes, I'm convinced its coming to fruition soon.
One of the concrete example of people and resources coming to me to englighten me on the LoA is Steve's blog. I thank you for selflessly sharing your knowledge to readers like me.
One of my questions, that I hope you guys can help me is: How can I reconcile my belief in God with the LoA? Is it "un- Christian?"
There were many varied responses. This is what I wrote.
I struggled with same thing when I first saw "The Secret." I'm a P.K.(A Preacher's Kid for those that didn't know). I think that I understand the concept of God so much more now. When I view the movie I substitute God eveytime they say Universe. I substitute God everytime they mention The Secret. If you do that it is easy to see that The Bible has been teaching us the Law of Attraction(LOA) all along.
The creation story is the crux of LOA. The Bible says that God created the earth from a void. From nothing. God had a thought. "Let there be light. And there was light." God thought it, and it was.
Since God thought all of this into being, this leads then to the understanding that our whole existance in terms of the physical is all an illusion. Knowing this leads us to understand why "miracles" can happen. And thus knowing this we understand that "miracles" aren't miracles at all. We call them miracles because we choose to live in this physical world bound by rules and the only way to justify miracles is by labeling them as such.
We are extension of a Source Energy. Thus we are Source Energy ourselves. I still hesistate to call myself a God, but I do understand that within this illusion, I have the power to create my existance.
I was thinking just today about the Adam and Eve story. The reason they failed is because they looked outside of themselves for beauty, thus denying their own beauty. This is where we fail on a daily basis. We worry about the clothes we wear. We care about how people view us. Adam and Eve looked at the "forbidden fruit" and thought they needed it for some sort of self fulfillment when God warned them that all that they need is from within. Once they tried the "fruit" physicality became their reality. They saw their bodies and had to cover up. They felt fear for the first time.
Looking at the present day we see the same thing. People feel they have to hide their true selfs for fair of ridicule. And worst than that we deny the true self. I guess it is truly easier to believe in something that is physical and has a definite answer than to believe in the thoughts in our own minds. When are we going to learn?
This is just my opinion. Let me know what you think, "In Your Own Words."
P.S. There's a book I'm going to start soon called, "Jesus Taught It Too: The Early Roots Of The Law Of Attraction." As soon as I'm done, I'll give you my review.