Where do you think happiness comes from? Do you think it comes from the achievement of your desire? No, it doesn’t. Happiness comes from the true nature that you already are. When you achieve some desire, you experience happiness, because for that moment, you drop the yearning, the longing, the seeking, and you can just […]
I've had the intention lately of learning how to manifest big desires. I don't just mean what I've previously called next level goals, which are goals that are relatively within your realm of belief, but I mean truly big goals that would seem nearly impossible to you now.
And as always happens, as I explore this new, uncharted territory for me, the Universe has shown me much more about how it all fits together.
And so what I've seen is that there are two general ways to use the law of attraction: what we could call the path of ego, and the path of spirit.
The path of ego is forceful. It advocates pushing to get ahead. Those who follow this path experience intense pressure to succeed.
The path of spirit, on the other hand, follows the Taoist principle of wu-wei (non-doing). Those on this path believe that nothing truly good or useful comes from using force to get ahead.
Which path you choose is your choice, but in this post, I'll describe both paths, and why I believe the path of spirit is far better in the long-run.
I’ve been focusing lately on the importance of deepening your connection with the Divine.
But, what exactly is the Divine? Who is God (or the gods)? What is the Universe?
After all, how can you hope to connect to something you’re not even sure the nature of?
So, this week, I’ll be focusing on God / the Universe. Today, I’ll discuss in general my view of the nature of Divinity. On Thursday, I’ll discuss the process of choosing a specific deity, if that is your path, and I’ll give you my own experience in choosing mine.
But before I start, I want to give some caveats:
Firstly, these are all my opinions. If your view of the Divine is different, that’s great. I’ve come to my conclusions through a lot of meditation and research. But, they are my conclusions.
The Universe couldn’t care less how you see Divinity. You have to find what works for you. But, read through this post and see if what I say resonates. If not, let’s discuss it in the comments. 🙂
Secondly, my practice is also my own. As I said in last Thursday’s post, you can have a devotion to a god/goddess, angel, master, or whatever else you feel drawn to. I do suggest a devotion of some kind, but the nature of that devotion is totally personal.
In Hinduism, there are four basic paths to the Divine:
- Karma yoga: the path of action
- Bhakti yoga: the path of devotion
- Raja yoga: the path of meditation
- Jnana yoga: the path of knowledge
These paths, however, are not mutually exclusive. For instance, you can have a devotion to one or more deities (bhakti yoga), which inspires you to perform good works (karma yoga). Your mode of connection might be through meditation (raja yoga), and you might also inquire into the nature of the Self (jnana yoga).
But, they will all help you to connect with the Divine. As long as you are doing something, that’s really all that can be asked. The rest is between you and the Universe.
With all that said, let’s get started.
Karma is one of those topics honestly not brought up very much in law of attraction circles. It seems to be completely at odds with the philosophy of the LOA.
But it bears considering what, if any, relation there is between karma and the law of attraction. If karma is indeed real, does it mean that we can only manifest what’s in alignment with our karma? If karma does not exist, then does that mean that there are no repercussions to immoral actions?
Before writing this post, I did some research on what others are saying on karma and the law of attraction. I saw two general themes:
- Karma doesn’t exist, and you can manifest anything
- Karma exists, and those who are successful are successful because of good karma
Seems like a pretty important issue, right? So, I thought it called for a detailed post on the matter.
What would a life living as the true Self look like? What would it mean to totally drop any pretense of identification with the ego?
Would it leave you wandering life aimlessly, or would you live with greater purpose and direction than ever? Would you lose all of your desires, or would they manifest all the more easily?
Most importantly, is such a life within your grasp, or is it only accessible by fully-enlightened masters?
In last Monday’s post, I mentioned the importance of persistence in manifesting your goals. This generated a bit of a discussion on the forum about living from the true Self. I promised I would write a post on that topic, and so, here we are. 🙂