Attraction or Reaction? (click to hear audio)
A popular theme in much of today’s prosperity literature involves the law of attraction. In a nutshell, the idea is that we attract to us the kinds of people and conditions that represent the type vision we hold. If you want to attract prosperity then it is important that you hold visions, speak words and feel feelings that are of a prospering nature.
An important aspect of this concept that is often ignored, probably because it is not understood, has to do with an individual’s motivation for wanting to improve the conditions of their life. To most, the motivation would seem obvious. “I want to attract a better job because the one I have pays too little and there is nothing about it that is rewarding.” If you look a little deeper, this statement is saying, “I want to change a circumstance so I can feel better about myself.” Look deeper still and you will find, “I do not feel good about myself.” Now you have touched motive, the single most important piece of understanding the law of attraction.
Many live under the false notion that they have the power to invoke the law of attraction. Like all spiritual principles the law of attraction is self-executing and has never ceased its exacting operation even for an instant. This is why Jesus gave but one all-encompassing instruction that covers all mental, emotional and material needs: Seek first the kingdom and all else will be added. The kingdom is your spiritual core, your authentic essence. If you are motivated by something less than this, and most of us are, the law of attraction will continue to give us conditions that are in accordance with this incomplete image. It will not matter how precisely engineered and detailed are our manufactured visions. We will continue to get the life that best represents who and what we think we are.
Your attempts at attraction may very well be little more than a reaction to an identity issue. When your single motive becomes the understanding of yourself as a spiritual being you will automatically draw the people, things and conditions that support your unfolding understanding.