Is there an universal law, the Law of Attraction, which says that everybody has the ability to attract things with his thoughts and intentions. According to this, if our thoughts are negative, we will attract bad things, and if our thoughts are positive, we will attract good things.
The question may arise – is this law truly universal? What could be beyond the Law of Attraction?
The Promise of the Master Key
This passage is from the brochure of Law of Attraction course:
“For everybody who wants to do something about improving his/her life, the best news is that it is possible to achive what he/she really wants at any time. The choice is solely up to us. Anybody is able to do it by learning and practising the appropriate method. “I would like you to imagine a large iron gate. It is a heavy gate, difficult to open. It keeps you where you do not want to be at all. It seems, however, that one day the gate will open up, and when it happens, you may experience freedom that you have so far been able to read only. In your dreams you live where you want to be, you can empty the goblet of joys to the bottom, you may draw the income that you believe you honestly deserve, that is, you can live the way you would like to! The course offers you a chance; let us open that gate together, and once we have done that, a new world, full of possibilities and promises will open up for you. You will receive an answer to your question why so far you have not lived in the wealth you now so well that you deserve.”
We Are Rushing – But Where?
Our whole life is a rush. We chase our desires and unfulfilled dreams. We are attracted by money, power, prestige, a wholesome, happy life. All this lies there hidden behind the powerful iron gate that is towering in front of us. But now we are given the master key, with which we achieve all our goals, because we will be able to open the iron gate. By the masterful use of the law of attraction we will be able to achieve everything that we have been longing for so far, everything we desire will be lying at our feet.
We suggest, however, that we should consider the following, before we would hasten to insert our master key into the lock of the iron gate:
- Why do we need to rush after all those things at all?
- Is really freedom, a new world full of promises, waiting for us behind the iron gate?
What may lurk behind this life-long rush? What makes us live constantly under the spell of our goals?
Spurred by our ambitions, we pursue various goals all through our lives. We aspire for something all the time, we always want to achieve something. This restless rush is instigated by our fear that we are still not what we want to be. We are never satisfied, we always want something else, we would like to be better, more beautiful, richer than we are at present.
Everybody nurtures an idealized image of what he/she would like to be like. The mind projects this idealized image into the future, and reveals the way leading to it. But this image requires a constant rush, stress, anxiety and worry in the life of the spiritual Seeker, as nothing is free, we have to struggle to achieve our goals. And now here is the master key for us to use, it will eliminate all anxiety, put an end to the restless rush. The law of attraction gives that to us.
But even if we use the master key and implement the idealized image of ourself, the sense of satisfaction does not last very long, as there are so many other goals in life, so we set up another objective, even more ambitious, as there are so many fields of life where we have not been very successful.
That is how we pursue our goals until death, when we realize how meaningless the whole thing has been. But why are these goals meaningless, we begin to protest immediately. The protest is caused by the vary nature of the forms and shapes, as in their world every form and shape is subject to permanent change, birthand death. Whatever we attract to us with the master key, we are going to lose it, as everybody departs from this world empty-handed, all those who pursue their goals, live in the spell of past and future.
During our journey we must recognize this process, and we must realize that we no longer need to become something new, as we are all in possession of all the qualities that we have been pursuing so far in our dreams. All we need to do is to shift our alert, conscious attention from the edge (Ego) to the center (Witnessing Presence).
What is Awaiting Behind the Gate?
That may not even be the right question; the right question is more likely that “Why do we need a gate at all?” Who created it, and who prevents us from reaching the things that are so important for us, e. g. freedom?
A glance at our rush reveals that there is the intention of becoming something else behind it. The idea that we need to become something else than what we are is, however, not our own. We did not invent it, it was handed down to us in the society we were born into.
Our parents and later various teachers did not accept us the way we were. From the earliest times, they try to shape us to match their expectations and those of the entire society.