Your Success Is in Your Own Hands: Karma and the Law of Attraction.
Look around you on any given day or check your Facebook feed, and it appears that other people have it all, or at least more than you.
Why is it they can afford that house? That car? To get the hell out of Dodge for the winter?
Why has it worked out so well for them and not me?
Yet we know little about their struggles along the road to success. And we’ve swallowed that bitter, poisonous pill of jealousy. Best to spit it out and take a look at ourselves instead before it kills us.
You might believe you’re being punished in some way. Poor me.
Hey, I’ve been there, done that, and will probably visit there a time or two again before I’m done.
We’ve slugged through the cold winter sleet to make it to work and marinated in the cold, damp misery of public transportation feeling like cattle going to the slaughter. We toil under fluorescent lights in toxic work conditions for a pittance.
It all just sucks and the universe is sticking it in our faces.
You are certain someone, God, the universe,has it out for you. You’re sure there’s more to life than this and you say, “it must be karma.”
We forget that we haven’t done anything to earn that big house, luxury car, or the money fly south for the winter.
We’ve envisioned our misery into existence, but not our success.
The term karma comes from Hinduism and Buddhism. Literally, it is a Sanskrit term meaning “action” or “doing.” It is the sum of our actions, work, and deeds and refers to the effect these actions have on our life situation. In basic Buddhist and Hindu philosophy, it’s what makes reincarnation necessary and we carry it from one life to the next.
Talk about baggage.
It reminds me of the Christian concept of heaven and hell, only you work it out physically here on the earth plane instead of the afterlife. It just goes to show you that hell is more of a state of mind than a place.
We carry karma and create karma every time we feel that envy and release that poison out into the atmosphere, and then breathe it in. We don’t take extraordinary steps to create the extraordinary life, we want. But we continue to reinforce the unfulfilling one we have everyday simply be dreading it.
Karma accounts for where we are now and where we’ll stay if we don’t change.
For the most part, when we use the word “karma” we’re thinking more of along the lines of “what goes around, comes around.”
Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s not.
One thing is for certain, we can burn off our bad karma, our energy, through good action and attract all we want into our lives. Instead of thinking of karma as a caste system you were born into and can never change, think of it in more democratic terms.
In a democracy, you get to work and improve your situation.
You were born with your karma, but you can change it through the Law of Attraction.
The Law of Attraction is a universal law. Yes, it’s self-evident and it applies to everyone. You reap what you sow. This law states that we have the ability to attract things into our lives by envisioning them.
It’s using the power of our mind to create change and it’s certainly where you begin the process of manifesting what you want.
Think of your thoughts as magnets. Also think of the saying, “you attract more bees with honey than vinegar,” and stock-up on that honey.
If you focus on positive thoughts and goals, you will eventually achieve them. The qualifier here is, you will also attract the ideas for the actions you must take to get what you want. They will not automatically materialize.
Have you ever noticed how people who have big goals and work for them also eventually attract the right people? They see what they want and they believe it will materialize, but it’s achieved by doing, not just the thinking.
It might be through networking after a long day at the office, giving up free weekends to work at that side job so that you can make it your main job.
It could also be giving up the immediate satisfaction of getting an average five day a week day job that will pay the bills and give you the weekend off, and instead, working a part-time grave yard shift hour job and taking courses during the day so you can get that job that will not only pay the bills, but buy the Palace of Versailles of your dreams.
In other words, delayed gratification for better gratification.
During the Olympics, we watch athletes achieve perfection. They sacrifice years of their lives and stoically become what they need to be to achieve these feats.
They say that if you can’t see yourself doing it, you can’t. So they see themselves doing it and they doggedly pursue that vision for years, crashing down in one failed attempt after the other until finally, they land on their feet.
It makes sense.
If you “just can’t imagine” having that house or that car then how can you ever attract it? It has to start somewhere. It has to start with vision.
You can create what you want, but you also create what you don’t want. You will reap what you sow and the soil is your mind.
Make it rich and fertile with thoughts of outlandish pursuits and accomplishments. Water and nurture it daily.
Somebody has to achieve these things and you are somebody. If you don’t believe me, look in a mirror. If there’s a reflection, you qualify. And it’s these somebodies that give the rest of us hope that there’s a better world out there for everybody.
In short, the first goal is to have one.
See it in your mind.
Make a plan.
Do whatever it takes.
Don’t give up.
Then live your dream.