Updated: Apr 10, 2021
A fatalistic belief is contagious, and when man submits to its influence, believing that the circumstances around him are stronger than the power within him, that man is defeated before the race is run.
Boy that’s a mouth full huh? This is taken from Working with the Law by Raymond Holliwell
I got this book maybe a year or so ago. Maybe even longer, I’m not sure. What I do know is when I read it the first time, I was like what in the world did I just read? I got the gist of some of it but it was difficult for me to decipher, let alone apply it to my life. I’ve found though, that the more often I read it, dare I say study it, the more I understand it and am able to apply its principles.
The Laws of life (God, the Universe, All-being) are just that, Law. You can not refuse them and you can not fight them. They are Law. Some are easy to understand and grasp. Gravity seems to be the easiest to accept. You throw something up and it falls down. Others may be more difficult to understand on their own merit never mind trying to figure out how it all ties into your life.
The Law of Thinking
The Law doesn’t question what we think of. Whether it is true or false, positive or negative, it only knows that its been given an image or a feeling and it grows on that image/feeling. When we change our thinking for the better, our lives instantly change for the better.
Last night I was watching a docu-series that wasn’t very pleasant. I won’t go into details because, frankly, it was so disturbing to me that I don’t want to inflict that same pain onto others. Needless to say, that I was physically affected by it and I needed to shift my focus to something more positive. So, I grabbed the first essential oil I could get my hands on (it was Valor, which is a really good oil for this), shut my eyes, breathed in the oil and repeated over and over in my mind “faith over fear, faith over fear, faith over fear”. Suddenly I started to have other thoughts flood my mind. “I am loved.” “I am safe.” “My family is safe.” “Light always shines through the darkness.” “God always wins.” “Love will prevail.” “Good over evil.” The thoughts kept coming as if someone else was talking. Every now and again the ugly images from the series crept into my mind but I just pushed it aside and continued on with my mantra’s. At some point I drifted off to sleep and did not have any nightmares.
Now, this is not to say that what I saw miraculously went away. It didn’t, and all those things are still happening. What I am saying is that, at that moment, I had no control over anything but myself. My mind. And my well-being.
I also understand how the Law works. That which you give your attention to grows. This is the Law of growth. By pouring my mind, and heart and soul, into this “thing”, I’m drawing more attention to it. If I am able to act on it & to put a stop to it, that’s great. But I am not currently in a position to do that. So, I must change my thinking about that situation (& its outcome) and REPLACE the negative thoughts with positive ones.
If you find yourself in a mental loop of despair, I encourage you to pick a work or phrase that you can repeat to yourself that will retrain your brain. You see, your brain is like a muscle in that can be strengthened. You’ll start to physically feel the difference as you practice. And like me, the positive messages will start to flow on their own and you’ll be able to redirect your thoughts and feelings to more harmonious ones.
This topic is fascinating to me and I could go on and on about the Laws. Not because I have mastered them, but because I want to use them more wisely. Perhaps I’ll do my own “series” on the Laws of life.
What do you think?
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