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What the Law of Attraction Really Is (15 min.)
What the Law of Attraction Really Is
Greetings! This is the one you’ve known as Jesus the Christ. I have something I’d like to talk with you about today that I have spoken about before, which bears repeating: Doing is not the be-all and end-all of life.
If you listen to your ego, the voice in your head, and other people’s egos, you would think that doing is the answer to everything: If you’re hungry, get a cookie; if you want more peace, take a yoga class; if you want to look better, go shopping, go on a diet, get a tan, change your hair.
But what if, instead, you just sat with each desire and experienced it without doing anything about it. If you did that, you would discover that desires fade away like every other thought. And what sees the truth of this is the real discovery: You are what is beyond desire and can see the truth about it. You are the awareness and experiencing of life, which doesn’t come and go in the midst of all this coming and going of thoughts, desires, feelings, and actions.
In the ego’s world—the world of desire—desires are fulfilled through action, or at least action seems to be the way to get what you want, the way to a supposed good life. And isn’t getting what you want what life is all about? It is for the ego. Desires drive behavior toward a goal, which supposedly is the solution to that desire. Desires keep people very busy doing, doing, doing. They consume one’s time, one’s life.
Desires give you a feeling that something is missing, not right, and could be and should be better. Desire is like a problem that needs to be solved. Desires seem like a good thing because they drive you to solve the so-called “problem” behind desire. The desire, itself, is not recognized as the source of the problem. What is desired and lacking seems to be the problem, when, in fact, in Truth, it’s the other way around: Desire is the problem.
There is no problem, but desire makes something into a problem. Desires make you unhappy, not happy. And yet, it seems that desires are your friend. Getting them met makes you happy for a while. And they make you a better person, don’t they, by driving you to improve yourself?
That’s a good question. They may make you better in terms of the ego’s standards, many of which are arbitrary and culturally determined. Do you really need that new dress to be a better person or those tight abs or that new car?
Most of your desires, when fulfilled, may improve your image and how you feel about yourself, at least for a while, but is that really valuable? By whose standards? Is that what life is all about? The happiness that comes from fulfilling such desires is very fleeting, and there are always more desires to chase after: another dress, a few more pounds to lose, a better car, a bigger salary. All the while, these seem like worthwhile goals.
It’s not that there’s anything wrong with such goals, but if you spend your time fulfilling such desires, you won’t have time for other things that would be more rewarding and meaningful.
The ego doesn’t desire the things that are most “desirable,” you could say, to your deeper self. Does your ego desire to volunteer at the food bank? Does it desire to meditate? Does it long to experience a deeper sense of fulfillment? Does it desire to sit for a while and take in the sunset or something else of beauty? No, the ego doesn’t desire any of these things.
The ego doesn’t desire spiritual or psychological growth. It doesn’t desire a deep connection with others. It doesn’t desire to serve others. It isn’t even what wants peace or what wants to love. It only wants to be loved.
No, there are lots of things the ego does not desire. The ego isn’t what is curious or wants understanding. It isn’t what wants to grow through new experiences. It isn’t what wants others to be happy. It isn’t what wants peace and love in the world. It isn’t what wants to be good and kind to others. No, the ego is not what is best about each of you. Its desires are self-centered and superficial. If you make your life about those desires, you will only be so happy, and that happiness won’t last.
There are two kinds of doing: Doing the ego’s bidding and doing the divine self’s bidding. Doing the ego’s bidding will lead to a self-centered and superficial life, while doing the divine self’s bidding will lead to deep and lasting happiness and fulfillment. And that doing will also include resting, just being, meditating, and simply experiencing and enjoying life just as it is. Those things are not on the ego’s to-do list, and yet, they are the most important things of all to do. The problem with being busy doing the ego’s bidding is that it keeps you from the more important “doing” of resting and just being and experiencing who you really are.
The world is full of doers, and look what that has gotten you. Those who touch people and speak to their soul are those who stop and just be and who create and speak and do from that place of non-doing. Those are the healers, the spiritual teachers, the artists, and the alchemists. They are the transformers, for your world cannot actually be transformed in any meaningful way by the doers.
Yes, the doers might provide better things for everyone, but those things will bring only fleeting happiness for those who do not know who they really are. And the pursuit of things often keeps people from such deeper discoveries. For those who do know who they really are, not much beyond the basics is needed to be happy and content. “Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and all else will be added unto you.” Discover who you truly are, and you will have what you need to be happy.
Not only does knowing who you are make it possible to be content with little, but it gives you access to the inner guidance you need to create a happy and abundant life, not just a life full of things, but a life that feels abundant, blessed, and overflowing with love and peace. That is what everyone really wants.
“Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven” and you will live in a heaven on earth. You will be an expression of heaven, and you will draw to you all you need. And your life will no longer be defined by desiring things.
This is the law of attraction. You naturally attract what you need to you when you are in a state of Grace, when you are aligned with your divine self. You attract what you need and you naturally know how to cooperate with the life that is living you to create the life you are meant to live. And this life is not about things or even experiences, but about living as an embodiment of the Divine in the world.
The ego cannot give you that life; it will give you a different kind of life, a conventional life, a life like most people are living. The ego doesn’t know about love or true happiness. It only knows how to create temporary happiness by going after things and experiences that offer a little excitement and pleasure for a while.
That’s fine. There’s nothing wrong with this. But—make no mistake—this is not what life is about, and if you think it is, you will be very disappointed—and most people are.
You are not reaching high enough if you are settling for this kind of happiness. A deeper kind of happiness is available once you know who you are and feel connected to All That Is. Then, you will have access to the joy, peace, love, and gratitude of your true nature. You will have come Home.
You are much greater and more magnificent than you may realize, and I am here to tell you that. You must not settle for being the small, struggling, desiring, always lacking, always striving self. That is not who you are. That is only what you believe you are when you listen to the voice in your head.
That voice is a lie. It doesn’t know who you are, it can’t lead you to who you are, and it won’t ever tell you the truth about who you are. You have to look to those who already know who they are to discover the truth about who you are. You have to be humble enough or have suffered enough or both to look beyond the voice in your head for answers. And those answers are there.
But first, you have to see very clearly who you are not. This is not easy unless you periodically stop doing the ego’s bidding. The ego won’t make room in your life to discover who you really are, because it doesn’t want to know the Truth. That is not one of its desires. You have to make room in your life for this, and you will when you are ready. This you is the you that is awakening from the illusion spun by the ego. If you are not ready right now, you will be ready sometime, and this message is preparing you for that.
You are being notified through this message that another way of being is possible, a new life, one that is divinely guided, not guided by your ego. This is a clarion call to awaken out of your slumber, out of the unconscious, default mode into a new life guided by love, joy, peace, and compassion. This new life will lead to a new world on earth as you awaken, one by one, to the truth of who you really are.
The time is late. There is no time to wait. We need you to awaken so that you can do your part in transforming the world. It must be transformed from the inside out, through a transformation of consciousness. No other way will do.
The inventions and innovations needed by your world will come from those like yourselves who are in touch with who they really are and channeling wisdom, peace, inspiration, and new ideas into this world. You or those you touch in your lives are the ones who must do this. Consciousness must be ignited like a torch from one person to the next, and this ignition and passing of the torch must be accomplished soon.
Do not underestimate the power of consciousness to transform the world. It is the only thing that has ever transformed a world. There are enough people now who are awakened or who will awaken soon to make a real difference. It is not too late. Do what you can, please, to do your part to raise your consciousness. Free yourself from the domination of your egoic mind and discover another possible way of living.
Do not be afraid. There is nothing to fear. You will have all the support you need once you align with All That Is and begin to do its bidding. You are all cherished and beloved. Know this, and find the peace and strength within you to live this. Thank you for being here. I am with you always.
How the Concept of Time Serves the Ego (15 min.)
How the Concept of Time Serves the Ego
Greetings! This is the one you’ve known as Jesus the Christ. I’d like to talk with you about time and how the ego, through the voice in your head, uses the concept of time to cause you to suffer.
Time is a concept. There is no such thing. It is an illusion: It seems to exist, but it doesn’t. This means that all of the other words related to time are also illusions. They are concepts. Concepts are an illusion. Concepts are useful for communicating, but there is no such thing as time, the past, or the future. There is only the experience of now.
Because the experience of the now is always changing, it seems like there is a past, present, and future, when the truth is that there is only now. The fact that life is always changing makes it seem like time exists, but it does not. The now is always changing, but it is always only now.
The past and future are concepts and imaginations. They don’t exist as part of reality. They are not real. There is no thing that is the past and no thing that is the future. What exists in reality are either things you actually see or things your sight is unable to see but still exist. Time is not a thing that you can see or that is capable of being seen by anyone or anything. Therefore, it is a concept, and it is an imagination. Time seems to exist only because your mind imagines it to exist.
Reality doesn’t include concepts or imaginations. There is reality, at least the way I’m defining it, and there is what appears to be reality but isn’t: the manufactured reality of the mind, that is, the stories and imaginations of the human mind. These manufactured ideas, concepts, and images have nothing to do with reality, but they appear to. They create the imaginary reality of the egoic mind and the false self.
This imaginary, mind-made reality is an illusion, and this illusory set of ideas, stories, beliefs, and images is the source of suffering, not reality itself. Reality just is what it is. There is no suffering around that until the mind decides it doesn’t like the way reality is. That resistance to reality is the source of human suffering.
You can argue that pain is painful and, therefore, causes suffering, and there is some truth in that. But it is the resistance to that pain, and turning up the volume on that pain by the mind, and bringing thoughts and fears about that pain into other moments that aren’t painful that create the suffering that makes pain difficult to endure. Most pain is manageable without the fear, the stories, and other contracting thoughts that make pain more difficult to manage.
All of this is to help you better understand how you create your suffering so that you can become free of it. Without the concept of time, it would be difficult for the ego’s conceptual world to cause suffering. The concepts of past and future are integral in manufacturing the false self and creating suffering.
These concepts make it possible for the mind to create a narrative about the false self, which is all the false self really is. The false self is essentially ideas about who you were in the past, who you are now, and who you will be in the future.
The concepts of past and future also make it possible to compare the present moment to ideas about the past and future in ways that make the present seem undesirable or problematic. To maintain the false self, the egoic mind, or the voice in your head, must keep you from being present to reality, and the way it does this is by declaring the present moment undesirable or boring and then luring you into stories about yourself (the false self), which include your past and your future.
Then, once you believe that you are the false self, it comes up with negative, false beliefs that result in suffering. Suffering is created and sustained by mentally or verbally repeating these stories, such as “I can’t stand this” or “I can never get ahead.” If that story is not told and repeated, you would discover that no experience is sustained for long. The now is always changing. If you remain in the now, even pain doesn’t remain the same for long.
The concepts of past and future make it possible for you to sustain both physical and psychological pain well beyond the natural life-span such pain would have if you remained in the now. By bringing painful memories or fears of possible futures into the now through thought, the now becomes colored with pain and fear, which need not be part of that now. Suffering is created and prolonged unnecessarily through painful and fearful thoughts.
This is difficult for people to see because they really believe that their ideas and beliefs about reality are reality. They believe the illusory reality generated by their minds. Your mind says, “This is awful,” and so it is. Your mind says, “This shouldn’t be happening,” and so you feel sad, angry, and victimized. However, there is no sadness, anger or victimization inherent in any now. These are feelings and experiences you create through thought. You are that powerful that you can create an illusory reality and then experience that as reality.
You are here, in this dimension, in part to learn that you do this and how not to do this. This is your challenge—to overcome the suffering of the human condition. This ability to create an illusory reality, including an illusory sense of yourself as a limited and suffering individual, alone and vulnerable in a fearful world that is against you, is the challenge you have been given. Like being dropped off on a deserted island with minimal tools to survive, you are challenged to overcome the mental challenge of having an egoic mind that creates an illusory reality and an illusory (false) self. Fortunately, you do have the tools you need to overcome this.
Your most important tool is awareness of the truth—the truth that suffering is optional and in your control. Without this awareness, would you even try to overcome your suffering? Many don’t; they linger in victimization, anger, sadness, and hatred for many, many lifetimes before they see the truth.
It is a blessed lifetime, indeed, when you are open to and able to receive the truth, the truly good news that reality, in fact, is not the problem! Your problems are literally all in your head. “Problem” is just another concept. There is no such thing. But if you tell yourself you have a problem, then you have the experience of having a problem.
Your inner, false reality becomes your reality, the reality you experience and live inside of. If you tell yourself something else, then you live inside that reality for as long as you tell yourself that. That is how it works. That is what it means to create your own reality: You create your inner experience of reality, and that becomes your experience.
And living inside that imagined reality draws to you people and outer experiences that reinforce that imagined reality. For instance, if you believe you are a victim, you’re likely to attract those who will victimize you. The outer world often complies with, or at least seems to agree with, your inner experience and beliefs. So, you live inside an imagined reality, and often reality, itself, reinforces that imagined reality and makes it real. That is how you create your reality.
It is useful to learn that you have this power, or curse, to create your own reality by how you think about things. But more powerful than that is to discover that you can stop living in this imaginary reality altogether, which for most is quite a nightmare, and begin living in reality. The way this is done is to see the truth—to see that the mind generates a false reality, and if you believe that is reality, then you are stuck inside that reality, stuck being the false self that is having that mind-generated experience.
Granted, you might become skillful at creating a positive reality for this false self, and that is commendable. But ultimately, you are meant to discover who you really are and how to live in reality without this imaginary reality and false self. Seeing through the falseness of the concepts of past and future will help you do that. Believing in the past and future and dwelling on thoughts about the past and future keep you bound to the illusory reality of the egoic mind.
It’s not so difficult, really, to overcome this pull, this addiction, to thinking of yourself in the past and future once you realize that you aren’t the “you” that has a past and future. That’s the false self. If you think you are this “you,” you’ll feel like you’ve lost something if you give up your thoughts about the past and future.
However, what you give up those thoughts for is the experience of your true self, which is free of the suffering caused by those thoughts. You give up nothing but your suffering! You still exist and have always existed as your true self. These thoughts about the past and future have only kept you from realizing who you really are. This is really good news. There is nothing to lose when you lose your past and future, and everything to gain.
Of course, I’m not suggesting that you stop referring to the past or future when necessary in conversations. These concepts are needed to function. I’m only suggesting that you realize the truth about the human condition and, more importantly, the truth about who you really are.
Now, I want to say a little more about the suffering caused by the sense of time. It’s not just thoughts about the past and fears about the future that cause you to suffer, but also the pushing and hurrying the ego does as it rushes toward the future and away from the now.
The voice in your head is always in a hurry! And that is exhausting and stressful. The voice in your head is not a friendly, supportive voice most of the time but a pushing, stressful voice. It makes you feel like you can never get things done fast enough or do them well enough.
The voice in your head is a time tyrant, leaving you with the feeling that you never have enough time. But that is an illusion—a lie—that creates unnecessary stress. Life is not a race. The ego sets arbitrary goals and timetables, which are often unrealistic and don’t take into account certain basic needs for rest and rejuvenation. Who knows how life will unfold? You have to learn to hold your goals and plans lightly. Sometimes life has other goals and plans for you.
I want you to know that whatever you do in a day is enough. There is no one “up there” judging you and evaluating how much you get done, only the voice in your head (and maybe the voice in other people’s heads!). You get to live your life as you choose, hopefully as your Heart chooses.
The problem is that there is no end to the ego’s to-do list—all the things you need to do first before you can finally be okay, according to your ego, and follow your Heart. If you are waiting for your to-do list to be empty before you stop and let yourself rest and just be and do the things your Heart wants to do, then you will never rest or do those things. You will be constantly striving and never arriving Home to Presence, where true happiness lies.
You are here, in this life, to do many different things—not just work. You are also here to enjoy life, to laugh, to play, to create, to explore, to turn within, and pursue things you love. But the voice in your head is all about work, duties, and responsibilities. Your true self will surely take care of those things, but life is not solely about responsibilities, and if you make your life about responsibilities, you won’t be very happy.
Those who listen to the voice in their head and let it—the ego—determine how they spend their time are stressed-out, unhappy, and exhausted. No, the voice in your head doesn’t have the answer to how to live your life. Listening to the voice in your head may get the job done, but you won’t be very happy, because the ego’s to-do list leaves out so much of what makes life meaningful and wonderful.
Everyone’s to-do list needs to include resting, just being, and also creating, playing, learning, going within, growing, and loving. And I will add meditation. These things will make for a happy and fulfilled life, but the voice in your head won’t urge you to do them. However, your Heart will. So, please slow down and listen to your Heart. Be happy and at peace. I am with you always.