If there is one secret truly worth discovering, it is not the secret of the law of attraction. It is the secret of Spirit. True, the law of attraction can bring you whatever you want in life, but it won't necessarily bring you what is good for you. Only Spirit understands what you really need and why you are here.
Spirit wants you to live an abundant life. But let's be clear on what spiritual abundance is and what it is not. An abundance of Spirit is an abundance of spiritual wisdom and insight. It includes an abundance of spiritual values like patience, love, compassion, maturity, respect, appreciation, intelligence, harmony, inner peace, joy, and a dedication to what is often called the good, the true, and the beautiful.
Why Are You Here?
I believe Spirit has a fundamental purpose — to wake you up so you can realize that ultimately you are Spirit, and so is everything else around you. Call it enlightenment, self-realization, unity consciousness, oneness, or being filled with the Holy Spirit. It all leads to a quest by which you understand that you are here not to consume but to contribute. You are not here simply to acquire but to give! All that you receive in life is ultimately a gift from Spirit that teaches you to be more loving and aware on this Earth.
Your time on this Earth is finite! How you spend your time here is important. So what on this Earth will you do? Will you spend your time and energy only trying to obtain your material desires?
What Is Your Spiritual Purpose?
If you had to take a guess at your spiritual purpose, what do you think it might be? How clear and defined versus nebulous is this?
If you think you already act in alignment with your spiritual purpose, what do you think the next steps might be that Spirit is attracting for you to pursue? If you are out of alignment with your spiritual purpose, when and where will you set aside time to get in touch with the ultimate destiny Spirit has for you? For support, read The Purpose of Your Life by Carol Adrienne.
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It is important to attract the things of Spirit no matter what the outer circumstances of your life. Then you will discover it is possible to stay in touch with Spirit for better or worse, in sickness and health, till death do you part, no matter what. You will learn to remain in a state of inner joy and peace whether you take on the role of a Bill Gates or Mother Teresa.
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My research and life experiences have shown me that people can accomplish this. So get busy trying to attract an understanding of the purpose Spirit has for you. But remember that you cannot write that purpose yourself, especially if it is selfish in nature, without paying a price in the end.
What Does Spirit Want From Us?
What does Spirit want most from you? To become conscious and to love. How do you love? By experiencing yourself as connected to everything around you and, as everything and everyone, to learn how to take better care of yourself. Despite the illusion that you are separate from other people, we are all interconnected.
As you wake up to this fact, you realize how important it is to care about what happens to the people and the overall planet around you. This is not an easy task. To truly love, you have to understand what everything around you needs to grow and prosper.
Of course, learning to love everyone and everything around you may seem like an impossible task. That is why it is important to begin in small ways. If you can just learn to love and care for yourself, that alone is a huge accomplishment. If you can also learn to love, care for, and respect your family, neighbors, coworkers, and community — wow! What a wonderful world it would be if we could all do that!
So, why not begin right now to use the law of attraction to help you live a loving and spiritual life? Don't forget to attract to yourself an understanding of just how much you have to offer. That way you will seek to make your life more about contribution, instead of acquisition, as you live from day to day.
Use the law of attraction to benefit
not only yourself; but everyone around you.
What Would Spirit Do?
I know a man who lives in Uganda. As a Christian and a deeply spiritual man, he was very concerned regarding the poverty and suffering of people, especially children, around him. Unsure of how to help, he entered into prayer using the following question to guide him, "What would Jesus do?" He decided, despite his meager financial situation, to house in his small home children whose parents had died of AIDS. As his home became more crowded, he again entered into prayer, this time allowing Spirit to guide him to attract the means to establish a school to house and support more children. Then he attracted people in the United States to set up the Children's Heritage Foundation to help him sponsor and care for even more children in need.
At the time he got the inspiration to start the school, he had no idea how to make it happen. He simply made the commitment to begin. And no matter what the outer circumstances, he stayed in touch with Spirit, praying to God and his spiritual mentor (Jesus) to guide him to find ways to establish, build, and maintain his school. What a beautiful example of the spiritual use of the law of attraction and how any of us can use the law of attraction to accomplish all the good we are meant to.
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Beyond the Secret: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction
by Dr. Lisa Love.
About the Author
Lisa Love is an intuitive, psychologist, and love, relationship, and law of attraction coach, radio and media personality, and syndicated columnist. She has 25 years experience in psychological and spiritual counseling, in marriage, family, and child counseling, in transpersonal psychology, and she understands how the soul, mind, emotions and body interact. Visit her website at www.drlisalove.com