Picture this: It’s mid February. Snowplows have cleared the main roads and a neighbor ran his tractor along the narrow little country road where I live but our driveway is still knee-deep in the white stuff. It’s been a week or more since I’ve been out, and to tell the truth I’m a tiny bit tired of looking out at winter’s white loveliness.
My phone pings with a message from my sister. Interested in a week or so with me, on either Kauai or Maui, end-March or early April?
“YES!!! You betcha!!” No doubt about that! I do a quick happy dance around the office. I attracted a Holiday, Hurrah Hurrah!! I tell myself, All this deliberate-happiness work is paying off, big time.
By being as happy as possible, as frequently as possible, I attract to myself people, circumstances and events that are happy-making.
Do you believe in the law of attraction? I do. Not everyone does, and if you are amongst that crowd, you may want to jump out now. I can get a little snippy when you say,
"I DON’T BELIEVE IN ALL THAT LAW of ATTRACTION STUFF!
I TRIED IT, and IT DOESN'T WORK!"
I understand where you are coming from, I really do. Some of these so-called “Laws” about how our world works are pretty far-fetched, aren't they? Kinda' like the laws of aerodynamics.
Believers claim that we can get into a humongous, heavy metal cylinder, along with a whole lot of other people and their stuff, and fly through the air!! That's crazy, right?!?
My Grandpa would have said so. He sure didn't believe the loony-tunes who said that "the laws of aerodynamics" would enable human beings to fly.
"It's against God and Nature for humans to want to fly," Grandpa said.
What happened? After a lot of experimenting and a whole heap of failures and even some accidental deaths, eventually a pair of brothers who lived not too far from Grandpa launched an airplane that stayed up, and human flight became a reality.
Grandpa was flabbergasted.
The Moral of the Story:
Before the invention of airplanes, the laws governing aerodynamics existed. Likewise, there are laws governing how we attract certain circumstances, etc., into our lives, aka, the law or laws of attraction. They are more quantum-physical than physical (to do with energy, rather than physical matter), and energy appears to operate under specific laws even though we don’t perfectly understand those laws.
For example, it certainly appears that By choosing to be as happy as possible, we attract people, circumstances and events that make us happy.
Is that true?
Did I actually attract this Hawaiian holiday - or did it just happen? I haven't a clue! Being a pragmatist, I ask, “Which belief feels better?" rather than “What’s true?” (Truth being a slippery commodity at the best of times.)
“I attracted that” feels quite a bit cheerier than “it just happened” so that's what I choose to believe. I fully expect that as I continue to deliberately feel happy, I’ll be attracting more to bolster my happy feelings. If I don’t, oh well. I’m happy to be happy, and I'm really happy that I get to jump on an airplane and fly to Hawaii. Wish you were coming with me!
All the Best Always, Elaine