Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Adversity & The Secret

Many people think that because you understand and use The Secret ( or better named 'The Law Of Vibration' which is the foundation of 'The Law Of Attraction') then you are immune from adversity - actually the opposite is true.

Wallace D Wattles in his book "The Science Of Getting Rich" wrote that "All physical and mental science is based on one great law an its seven subsidiary laws which operate in co-ordination with each other." That means if we attempt to explain circumstances using only The Secret we will at best blame the universe or God!!! People say "Oh! I guess I must have been thinking something wrong;" or "I just don't understand, I was doing all the right things."

There is the 'Law of Cause and Effect' (often referred to as sowing and reaping) and the 'Law Of Polarity'. If we want to have more, do more and be more than we already are, then something must change within us. Our thoughts, feelings and actions have got us to were we are now, but they will not serve us to become more then who we are now.

We may not be totally happy and fulfilled with our present situation, but it is comfortable (we know it.) We usually do not seek to make large mental shifts in our conscious thinking until and unless we are faced with enough adversity to make us change.

It's a bit like a large ship at sea ... it sails directly from one port to another except to change course to navigate around a land mass. We keep on going in the same direction, hoping for change but comfortable in our familiarity. It is only when we are faced with huge adversity do we look for another route or direction. Then we look back at the huge challenges we faced and realise that we would not have made the change in direction or changes in our thoughts, feelings and actions had we not had the adversity! It's the adversity that makes us who we are and allows us to enjoy our new found joy, happiness and abundance.

So when you are facing massive adversity, and at times it feels almost unbearable, remember that it is only through adversity that we become who we need to be to reach our goals.

Napoleon Hill in the chapter on Persistence in his book "Think & Grow Rich" wrote it so well when he said that "every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent benefit."

1 comment: said...

Thank you David, I think this post has an incredible message.

I have come to understand how true that is, every situation "is what it is" and we tend to focus on the negative, when actually, according to the natural laws of "Cause and Effect" and "Polarity", each and every situation, as bad as it is, has an equally wonderful side to it. It is how we choose to look at the situation, which perspective we choose to take, and we can make a conscious decision, to become more aware... to choose the positive side... yes those sayings: "glass half full or empty" and "every dark cloud has a silver lining" pop into our heads, but we really need to see, feel and understand the art of an "abundant attitude". That takes a bit of effort for sure!

I can say that with my experience, I suffered terribly for years. I got diagnosed with a debilitating disease, lost my ability to do anything that I enjoyed, lost my ability to work, lost my boyfriend, I hit such a low that I did not even know was then that I learned and watched The Secret (about 50 times!) and now I understand that as bad as my life was from the illness and losses (law of attraction was telling me I was NOT in harmony with myself or God!) that the absolute good that came out of that disease is I was given this information, and continue to learn, study, internalize and practice this information. It has changed me, who I am, my point of reference, my point of attraction. I had to open my mind and open my heart and your heart only opens from the inside.

I live each day now in Hope and am a goodfinder!

I am so very grateful to you David and the other Secret teachers and Rhonda for your time, expertise and your dedication to sharing this incredible material with us all!

You truly saved and changed my life. I went from living in adversity to living in hope and acquiring abundance. It was only because I hit that awful low point that I was able to and wanted to make the changes in my life.

Thank you again!
Nicole Matoushek, MPH, PT
Author of "Acquired Hope: A Journey of Advanced Recovery and Empowerment" and "365 Days of Abundant Hope",