The law of attraction material makes a lot of useful points. It has helped some people to attain prosperity, or happiness. But in my view people should not stop there. Since I was a small child, what I was always seeking after was truth. The law of attraction is just a small fraction of it, a stepping stone to something greater.
Since the movie The Secret came out, like many others in the spiritual community, I read the Abraham books, listened to Esther/Abraham channellings, and adopted attraction mindset. It sounded really good, really positive. The message is: You can have whatever you want, by attracting it. And you attract it to yourself by feeling and thinking on the same frequency of what you want, consistently. The world is like a vending machine full of tasty goodies and all you have to do is imagine what you want, and it will come to you. OK simple enough.
I’ve had some amazing successes with it. Things that I considered miracles. But it didn’t work so simply for quite a few other people. When some people kept having challenges in their lives, even after saying 100s of affirmations, law of attraction gurus, or friends who suddenly thought of themselves as law of attraction experts, told them explicitly or implicitly that ‘Its your own fault, because you attracted your own challenges.’ In psychology thats called blaming the victim.
That never sat right with me. Challenges and struggle are part of growth and maturing. Every human being has a shadow and an ego. Encounters with one’s own hidden darker nature are often difficult, confusing, can be explosive, can be frightening, and are always destabilizing. Moreover, there are genuine tragedies that people experience, due to no fault of their own, but as a result of being attacked or victimized by someone else, as a result of injustices being perpetrated against them by tyrannical politicians, or traumas experienced due to cataclysms. Also, we can’t forget about the dark night of the soul. This can feel like a nightmarish experience, but it is a very necessary part of the maturation process of a soul undergoing deep metaphysical transformation. Everyone has at least one dark night of the soul in a lifetime. Spiritual people often have several. Dark nights of the soul don’t come because people are doing things wrong. But rather because they’re doing things right. They are taking on challenges that pull them out of their own egoic dramas, and into a greater landscape of awareness.
We are born into an insane world, an inverted upside down world, where we are told that black is white and white is black. The Gnostics believed that this world was created by an insane psychopathic demi god. Not the all loving all forgiving God, as we think of God. After everything I’ve seen and experienced in my own life and in my practice, seeing clients, I have come to realize there is a deep truth to that Gnostic teaching. The brilliant quote from Michael Ellner reads: “Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”
Well, of course, in this kind of world, people will be insane, schizophrenic, chronically stressed out, confused, distracted, neurotic. Our environment has a profound affect on us, it shapes our thinking. In this kind of world, people develop many coping mechanisms to adjust to the insanity that is around them, and which is sold to them as the only truth.
And if people are acting like everything is great, in a world like this, then they are dishonest, or they have forgotten how they really feel, or they are brainwashed, or they have so fully identified with this insanity, that they are equally as insane. Some play out the mechanisms of self defense so well, they shut down their individuality. While others, give up defense mechanisms, and are as insane as they want to be. Some people identify with the insanity, and with the perpetrator in order to alleviate the cognitive dissonance, the inner conflict of what they feel is true and what they are told is true. But this kind of game can’t go on forever. Souls grow, and eventually the soul outgrows the mask and wants to rip it off.
The dark night of the soul shakes people awake to some critical part of their inner reality, which if they don’t face and don’t accept, will wreak massive havoc in their life. If they don’t accept it, they will die, in some sense. Or have a nervous break down, or develop an illness. The dark night of the soul, allows a person to integrate some part of their power, which they lost or forgot about. Its a terrifying process for many people, because to many, it feels like their life is falling apart, and it feels like a loss of their identity. In fact it is. But it is also a gaining of a wiser, more mature, mower powerful identity.
Marianne Williamson had said, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.”
Moreover, anything worth achieving, takes patience, dedication, focus, smart and hard work. None of those traits are autonomic human functions. And so becoming the kind of person that it takes to be able to achieve those goals, requires genuine effort on all levels, spiritual, physical, emotional, mental, etc.
So why would law of attraction ‘experts’ blame and chastise people for having struggles and encountering blocks in their lives? And why would law of attraction followers beat themselves up for having normal human problems? Where did the idea that everything should come easily to you, and if its not easy, your’e doing it wrong come from? It seems that either its coming from someone who is used to being served (i.e. royalty, elite), someone who is delusional and not realistic about the world we live in, or immature (and like child thinks of the universe as a doting parent that will take care of their every want). Or someone who’s got an agenda that they’re not telling you about.
I have another concern regarding the law of attraction teachings, and how they affect people.
In one of the channellings, Esther Hicks was asked by a querent, something along the lines of ‘What should we do with the news we see on TV, that are negative, such as wars, violence, etc?’ She answered something along the lines that its not necessary to see that or to know about that. And that if there were no TV’s then people wouldn’t be able to see that.
I had a big problem with what she said. If crimes are committed against your fellow man or woman, wouldn’t you want to know about that? Why would you turn a blind eye to the injustices that happen around the world, to people just like yourself. For one, this really lacks empathy and compassion for fellow human. It evokes the famous saying, by Martin Niemöller:
“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
America leans a bit too much towards materialism, so perhaps that’s why the philosophy of the law of attraction appealed to so many people.
But the truly spiritual and mystical people, have been the minority for a long time. And I’m sorry I don’t think its all that spiritual to see the world as a giant vending machine, or like a genie that grants your every wish. Something really important is missing for me in that philosophy.
Dolores Cannon talked about the volunteer souls, that came here to help humanity evolve and overcome the challenges that people would be experiencing at this time. In her work she talked about the earth having sent out a call for help. Different souls going about their business, heard that call, understood that the planet was in trouble and they responded to the call, by incarnating here, to help.
It is traumatic to incarnate on this planet. The Gnostic teachings see this planet as more of a hell realm, or just emerging from a hell realm. Or a prison planet. Its a planet that has known massive amounts of war and violence. Those who come here to help, come here with a directive and a mission, and sacrifice often a better spot in the universe to come here. They knew they’d encounter challenges, and opposition from the dark side, in the process of accomplishing their task.
I am one of these souls. For me, to see the world as a giant vending machine, is fun for about 2 minutes. But ultimately its distracting from the greater mission that I came here to accomplish. I’m not here to participate in the illusion of prosperity, where people think they can take from Mother Earth as much as they wish without fair exchange, without acknowledgement how much it harms Mother Earth, that we take so much from her, without proper care of the planet, and without acknowledging that these goodies come about through great pain, toil and sacrifice, of people living in 2nd and 3rd world countries. They live lives of poverty, slavery or near slavery, so that Westerners, Americans in particular, can consume these goodies. I’m not ok with this form of prosperity. It is unjust.
In no way do I want to bash Americans. I am one. But its not just that. Its because its not really their fault that they are lied to, manipulated and vampirized by every institution that is supposed to be protect them, informing them, guiding them. But if you’ve been told time and again, that these things are going on, and then you don’t do anything, then you ARE allowing it. Then you are siding with the perpetrator.
There is nothing wrong with taking care of your material needs. Money is the currency of exchange on this planet, and will be for a long time. It is totally fine to be paid fairly for your work, and to do whatever you need to do to survive and take care of yourself and your family. In my view there is just too much focus on the materialistic gain, in the new age thinking model. And the popular form of the law of attraction seems to be permitting people to be irresponsibly materialistic and even hedonistic. I feel that’s moving away from genuine freedom, and heart centered spirituality.
It has been said by mystics throughout the ages that spiritual people should be in the world but not of the world. David Sereda, a brilliant physicist and mystic, wrote a book called ‘Face to Face with Jesus Christ’. In it, he talks about the meetings he’s had with this Ascended Master, and going through the levels of ‘heaven’ and experiencing the higher and higher frequencies of light. He mentions that, once he was in the highest frequencies and bathed by the light of Christ, it was so clear to him that what is considered treasure, and precious in the low frequencies of the material realm (gold, silver, diamonds, etc.), is total garbage in comparison with the real treasures in the higher spiritual realms. None of these things matter at all, if your concern is enlightenment, the attainment of true spiritual freedom, awakening and bliss.
In the book ‘Islam and the destiny of man’, Charles Le Gai Eaton says that Islam sees the world as ‘a carcass’, or ‘a dead woman with make up on’. She may look beautiful but she is dead. What would you want from a dead body? The treasures and beauty of this world are false and have nothing to do with the vivifying power of the Spirit of God.
Michael Tsarion, in his books and talks, describes the necrofiliac obsession that the dark entities have with this world. These creatures are the ones who want the dead body. They want to mate with it and eat it and do all sorts of vile things with it. And those people who have identified with these archons and demons and demigods that rule this world, are fooled to think that they too want this carcass.
There is absolutely nothing here that I’m interested in. Being here is a burdain. But I’m here for a purpose, so I’ve agreed to carry the burden to achieve a spiritual aim. I came here to help humanity evolve. And what I found is that, when I really reach out and help people, free themselves of the illusions and blocks that many people have, those are the times of greatest spiritual fulfillment. Selfless love and giving leads to unfathomable inner riches.
In communist countries, people are forced to say and act as if everything is great and wonderful. That there are no problems. There is no dark side. No one gets hurt. The law of attraction has had the same affect on many people. People act as if everything is great. And that is simply denial and brainwashing. But I am not interested in an anesthetized life. I am not interested in being a corpse with make up on, dead inside.
So, is the law of attraction just another method of pacifying the masses? Is it a type of materialistic / capitalistic sales pitch, with a thin veneer of spirituality, to fool the inexperienced spiritual person into swallowing the blue pill? My experience with it, taught me that that’s exactly what it is.
When people go to the doctor and get medication, most take the medication as prescribed. But wouldn’t you like to know what is actually in that medicine. Wouldn’t it be great if there were independent labs available, easily and affordably, that could test any medicine, or supplement, or food and tell you exactly what’s in it and how it affects you. Then you wouldn’t have to take anyone’s word on faith. You would know for sure whether its really good for you or not. You’d make your own decision. Then you’d be more empowered and your health would be in your own hands, not the faceless system.
Its important to do the same type of detailed analysis of the ideas and philosophies that come from channeling, and unknown non physical entities, no matter how positive they sound.
For many years now, I’ve watched what has been going on with the spiritual community in New York. I’ve noticed that when it comes to the law of attraction, many people swallow the pill, and follow the ideology as prescribed. After a while, people began to kind of sound alike, think alike, and they don’t produce their own original thoughts. They let the program do the thinking for them. When faced with a situation, they say, What would Abraham say/do? People who have bought into these teachings so much, literally have become programmed. People used to be more open minded. They were more open to ideas, and didn’t have so many blocks in thinking. Certain sections of the ‘spiritual community’ now resemble a cult more than individuals that have found ‘the truth that set them free.’
I’m not the only one who is saying this. When the movie ’The Secret’ first came out, there were people who said it has done more harm than good. These were experienced teachers, individuals who have studied spiritual traditions, hermetic principles, on which the law of attraction was based, for many years. They noticed this already then. It took me some years to see what they were talking about. Consider the work of Mark Passio. He believes that the Law of Attraction is Satanism light, because of its selfish hedonistic ideology.
Don’t get me wrong. Parts of it are helpful and positive. But the way things are on paper, and the way they are in reality are totally different things. Just like with pharmacology, there are undesirable side effects. And from what I’ve seen, some of the side effects of following this philosophy blindly on faith, are not pretty.
With some people it gets to the point where they no longer think for themselves at all. The common sense, the prudent critical thinking that forms from years of experience and solving problems on a human level, is not there. Let me give you an analogy. If someone was about to get into a plane, which they’ve never flown before, they would need detailed instruction about how to fly a plane, and how to deal with possible challenges that might come up. Many law of attraction followers only want to hear the ‘good parts’, like how exciting the flight will be, how exhilarating, how freeing. But if someone started to tell them what they need to do, in case ‘bad’ things happen, such as a crash, they don’t want to hear about it. What should you do if there is turbulence? What if you start to feel sick? Where is the oxygen mask? Where is the parachute? Where is the floatation device? How do you radio for help? How to read the signs that something might be wrong? This is all common sense. But many law of attraction followers say things like , ‘Oh don’t tell me any of that. I don’t want to hear about anything negative. I don’t want to hear about problems, because I don’t want to attract them. Tell me only about the positive things.’
Do you see how this way of approaching life is suicide? Its immature and irresponsible, and definitely not spiritual. Some of the more mature followers of the law of attraction material, integrate the law of attraction with their own wisdom, and find ways to deal with reality despite the teachings’ flaws.
Spiritual teachers of many traditions taught about compassion, about balance and the middle way. They suffered and they taught how to be clear in yourself despite your suffering and the chaos of the outside world. Can you imagine Buddha telling you that the world is a giant vending machine and you can get whatever you want, and you don’t have to worry about payment? All you have to do is imagine all the good things coming to you, the cars, the millions of dollars, the babes, the yachts and vacations. And that you should just avoid suffering and struggle, by visualizing only good things happening to you. I cannot. Buddha matured and released his illusion of prosperity, which his father forced on him, by seeing suffering in the world. He did not say, ‘You attracted it!’ to those who suffered. He instead took in the truth of life in the world as it is, and developed compassion and wisdom, from the suffering he observed and experienced. Buddha ran away from the richness of his father’s life, and instead became poor and embraced suffering! If Esther/ Abraham Hicks teachings are so wise, then Buddha is a complete idiot.
I don’t think there is anything spiritual about saying to a suffering or struggling person, that they attracted their own suffering. This is blaming the victim. And it can come off as ‘holier than thou’ attitude.
This is not compassionate. Many people say they are spiritual, but one of my gauges of someone’s spiritual maturity is their ability exhibit compassion for self and others. Another gauge of spiritual maturity is the ability to protect oneself spiritually and psychically but that’s for another blog.
Admittedly, it can also be in how you say it, and sometimes it may be helpful to go over the facts of their present circumstances with a person to see how that person has attracted their circumstances. But there is a problem with the popular way of dealing with problems too. Many of my teachers have taught me to only look at the person and not deal with anything or anyone else outside of them. While the wiser teachers, have taught me that this is only part of the story. Conventional therapies and alternative practices alike take the approach of dealing only with the person and no one else; looking for origins of the problem inside the person, and ignoring everything outside of them. This doesn’t take into account that all human beings are connected. People are affected by their parents, their children, their peers, their siblings, their friends, their enemies, and everyone else they are connected with, and everyone else their connections are connected with. No one is an island. There is a network of individuals exchanging subtle energies all the time. So treating problems, as if they all arose from inside the person, I think is missing a lot other important factors, persons, forces, patterns, that come from the outside. This is not to put blame on others, and be done with it. But rather to find the true causes of influences in one’s life.
Why is this important? Because there are people on this planet who have sinister agendas. There are psychopaths in high places. There are psychic vampires. There are criminals who are armed to the teeth, and have enormous amount of wealth and resources, as well as armies, at their disposal, who will do anything on command and/or for pay.
These beings with sinister agendas victimize anyone who is willing to be victimized. Anyone who is open to such victimization. They target people for their own reasons. And the victimized person becomes a victim, simply because of the openness to do so. There are people and entities who deliberately send out toxic frequencies, that beguile and confuse the masses, that cast spells and illusions upon the masses, take advantage of peoples naiveté. They attack, manipulate, rob, rape and kill others. They do this for profit, for a sick sense of fun, for sport, for the purpose of religious sacrifice, for food, and for other reasons. Which like I said, may have nothing to do with the person on the receiving end, and all to do with what the perpetrator needs from that person.
It would be very easy for such a perpetrator to target and victimize a person who follows the law of attraction and doesn’t think critically for themselves. While the targeted individual would be busy trying to figure out how s/he attracted this ‘bad’ situation, and having their friends tell them, that they attracted it and they need to think and feel more positive, in hopes to make the ‘bad’ situation go away, the perpetrator would basically walk all over this person, and suck them dry. While this person will be busy doing affirmations and visualizations, feeling guilty and beating themselves up about not being positive enough, the perpetrator would find that very convenient, because that takes the blame off of the perpetrator, and would easily keep victimizing this poor chap, who is clueless to the dynamic that is happening. Some live like this for years.
In an interview with Michael Tsarion, regarding psychic vampires, he said that the reason these horrible atrocities on the planet keep happening, is because people keep forgiving evil. People are told that they have to forgive. Yet, he said, ‘Do not forgive and do not forget evil.’ A new age aphorism says, ‘What you resist persists.’ This is a lie. And it is too much like the slogan of a tyrant, ‘Resistance is futile.’
I say, do not just resist evil. Stand up for yourself and fight back full force.
Some ‘common wisdoms’ are not so wise after all. Tyrants tell their prisoners ‘resistance is futile’, in order to break their spirit, so they don’t think they can fight back and win.
If you or your child were being raped, robbed, or killed, would you just sit there and not resist? No, of course not. That is preposterous.
Its only when people have been victimized so brutally, dominated so completely, that they realize that they must not be a doormat, must not allow evil to persist. There comes a point, when you’ve been beaten up so many times, that if you don’t get very angry, and don’t go absolutely berserk and engage all of your core power, to fight back with all your might the evil that has been perpetrated against you, you will not overcome it. And it will keep happening again, and again.
So sometimes, if you keep attracting the same ‘bad’ situation, its because you did not get angry enough, you were not fed up enough, you did not fight back hard enough or at all, to defend yourself from the evil that had done an injustice against you. Next time, stab the vampire in the heart, and make sure the demon is permanently destroyed, before you forgive anything. And never forget your history.
The philosophy of just allowing, appears to me to be a poison that is sugar coated to make it more palatable. There are many things on this planet that should not be allowed. The crimes against humanity, the injustices, slavery of any kind, corruption, abuse of power, especially abuse of children - these things should be resisted and not allowed.
And frankly I would not be surprised if those who proliferate a philosophy of just allowing everything, are really agents of the dark forces, for whom this is just another method to control the masses.
On the other hand, perhaps Esther/Abraham really do have only the purest intentions, and it’s not their fault that people misinterpret the law of attraction, as presented by them, and use it to enhance their own egos, and excuse their ignorance.
Ever since I was a child, I saw that there is a war going on. The war is over minds, souls, consciousness. The field of consciousness is where the war is being waged. And unless people are awake and aware, they are bound to lose their souls, minds, and consciousness to a very dark power, that feeds on such. But I don’t want you to take my word for it. I would rather you open your own 3rd eye, and see for yourself. Those whose ability to see ‘beyond the veil’ is truly available to them, know about this war well. Many spiritual warriors and light workers have fought in it, some for multiple lifetimes. I do not want anyone to be afraid of this war, or to lose courage. Instead, I want you to be informed, forearmed, prepared, and educated about this reality.
This war is not a game, not a joke, not just a religious ideology. It is a fact of life, for all living beings on this planet. The consequences of this war are very real, for all involved.
So don’t misinterpret my intentions. I’m not trying to scare anyone, by presenting these facts. This war has already been going on for a long time. Shamans of old knew about it well. And had been exterminated for knowing and seeing, and teaching to empower people.
All human beings are involved, whether we like or not, whether we deserve it or not. My goal right now is to make people aware of the dynamics at play, and to be prepared and properly armed with information and tools to grow and mature in this kind of environment. Just like in the airplane analogy above, I am showing you what to do, when things may not be going so great, when you start to fall, when you run out of gas, when you have no visibility, when another fighter jet attacks you. Its not a matter of if these kinds of things will happen to you one day, its a matter of when. We do not live in a perfect world, and to think so is immature or delusional.
I also have no interest in forcing information on anyone. Some people are ready for it, and some are not. Some still want to be in a kind of a psychological garden of eden, even though its only a virtual illusion. While others are hungry for the truth, and are ready to deal with reality, no matter how much it hurts to let go of the precious illusions.
And I have to add, that its not necessary to fear fear. If something is causing you to feel fear, than why stifle that natural response. Why judge yourself as wrong for feeling fear, or feeling anything. That natural response may be making you correctly cautious, appropriately skeptical, and may be a catalyst for critical thinking, or for distancing yourself from a threat which you can’t intellectual perceive but only subconsciously. It may compel you to play safe or lay low, instead of charging ahead, as you wold if you thought you were totally safe. Many people in the spiritual community don’t value fear. People want to be in love always. This is outright dangerous. Fear is a teacher also. Respect all emotions.
Yes, there are those who would manipulate you, by inspiring fear deliberately. Such as with false flag operations. Problem reaction solution. David Icke coined that brilliant term. So its true that its wise to not let yourself be tricked into manufactured fear. But also don’t let yourself be manipulated into false love via manufactured illusions of safety, prosperity, and peace.
A narcissist, a psychopath, a vampire, a puppet master does not care for your love, kindness or forgiveness. The more you show love, kindness, compassion, understanding, to such an entity, the more it will use that as an opportunity to abuse you, to suck your energy, to manipulate you, until you are nothing but a husk. And then it will go on to the next victim. The more love you send them, the more empowered they become in their evil, and then use that force against you, to attack you further. Understanding the psychology of the dark side, as well as the light side, is very important in winning in this war.
Do not waste your precious energy and love on demonic beings. Share it with people and beings who reciprocate, who understand you, who speak your language of love, who are capable of feeling empathy, and reciprocating in kind.
Many of my clients have asked me, ‘Can I show love to the demons? Will that change their heart, and make them want to be good?’ My answer is, ‘If your love is greater than their evil, than you might be able to make a difference in their existence. But can you transform a 1000 old demonic reptilian creature that has hated humanity for that long, and sees you as nothing more than food, by loving it? I’m pretty sure not.’ Look, even Jesus did not attempt to change demons by his love or power alone. And this was an Ascended Master. He loved human beings, and God. Demons - he exorcised.
In my experience, not many people’s ability to love is greater than the evil of the entities that have practiced the most atrocious, inhumane forms of evil for 1000s of years. No, these demonic forces must be destroyed, annihilated, permanently exterminated. That is the only thing that works.
Arriale Starbird is the founder of The Pure Hearth Center. she is a Spiritual Counselor, Shamanic Energy Healer, Reiki Master, Past Life Regression Therapist, Certified Yoga Instructor, Teacher and Mentor. She is available for one-on-one sessions by phone. To book an appointment, please contact us.
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