As the week ends, I consider reflecting on the last four days propitious. My week has been fruitful in growth and understanding as I read some older notes I had journaled over the years. I was specifically drawn to a section of studies I had written titled “Three Laws.”
Law One: Law of Attraction
The law of Attraction requires no practice. The law applies to all things–good, bad, or indifferent. Have you ever heard the adage, ” birds of a feather flock together?” It restates the Law of Attraction. People are naturally drawn to humans like them through unseen vibrational forces. Vibrations can be spoken, but they’re mostly felt. Speech or words may say one thing, but the vibe is deceitfully undefeated.
Walk into a room of strangers, and your unspoken energy will draw you into conversations or the presence of like minds. Look around your workplace, common small groups, neighborhood kumbaya, or smartphone’s recent call log, and you will find your most frequently engaged contacts are of a similar vibration.
Law Two: Law of Deliberate Creation
Our thoughts and imagination birth everything. Awake or asleep, our imagination is conditioned to follow patterns. Our imagination is NOT unchained to flow at will without rules.
“Imagination travels according to habit.” All thoughts have consequences. Our intention fosters mental creativity. Our thoughts, though formless, are formed into our “I AMness” by deliberate creation. Our words are continuously being made “flesh.”
New cells are created out of the nature of our deliberate thinking. Deliberateness of our thinking can upgrade a positive consequence—deliberate means carefully considering the effects, results, or outcomes.
Law Three: Law of Allowing
The Law of Allowing is one of the fundamental reasons I practice meditation for 15-20 minutes daily. Though this law requires less action, it does require faith. Quieting the mind is critical to hearing the spirit from within, which helps point our boat in the right direction. Everything we need in life flows downstream with the natural current of the stream. Forcing ourselves into anything turns your boat upstream against the current. No matter how big and robust your external muscles may be, if you keep paddling upstream, you will eventually tire out and begin your natural descent toward the answer that gives you freedom.
I consider the art of allowing the time in which I consciously allow God to orchestrate my wants, desires, proper guidance, and wisdom. Once I quiet my mind, instructions and answers are received without “static noise.” Static noise is any distraction that “jerks our chain,” so to speak, pulling us unconscious away from the present moment. Seeing the signs before they submerge into the five senses automatically engages the clutch of your mind and puts it back in the only gear our soul chooses to be in, which is the “conscious gear.”
Which of the three laws mentioned is greater than the other?
Neither is greater or lesser than the other. Each or all the laws simultaneously work together for our greater good as long as we are conscious of their existence.
Which law do I struggle with the most in my present-day form?
I struggle mainly with the Law of Allowing. I aim to master this law to the point of unconscious competence or second nature. I’ve come a long way in this segment. Countless times I deliberately set an intention, drew the “thing” to me, and successfully allowed it to unfold.
Which law was easiest to come to enlightenment?
The Law of Attraction was easiest. It requires zero practice, only being conscious and observing.
What steps first led me on my enlightened path?
I was seeking it.
How long have I been practicing meditation, and in a manageable way, I started?
I’ve been consistently meditating for almost two years. The leisurely schedule for me:
1. Lay on the couch in a darkened room.
2. Turned all devices on the airplane or do-not-disturb mode.
3. Set phone or clock timer initially for five minutes.
4. Focused on whatever noise I found in my environment. (air conditioner, etc.)
5. I Focused on that noise until I was distracted from my incessant thoughts.
6. The moment I became conscious of the fantastic calming noise of the air conditioner, I successfully drifted into meditation.
Even if the moment of drifting the mind is only 30 seconds of the 5 minutes you “consciously allocated” to quiet your mind to be “present,” welcome to meditation!
Just like muscles develop when you exercise, your meditative muscles also need time to develop. I have increased my meditations from 15 to 20 minutes within the last three months. The slight 5-minute increase most days is easy, but I can tell my muscles are still developing with the adjustment. However, I’ve been consciously meditating for two years.
See, I didn’t just increase my meditative time alone. I’ve been stretching my mind and developing new neuropathways, strengthening my inner being. When my inner beings’ capacities were being stretched, I kept hearing a “little voice” in my quiet moments telling me to increase, increase, increase. For a while, I wrestled with what that voice meant, probably the same way Jacob wrestled with God alone in the “camp” (ironic) and wrenched his hip out of his socket in Genesis 32:22. Just as Jacob got the message God wanted him to get, so did I interpret the message correctly and shifted my meditation time upward from 15 to 20 minutes.
Don’t set yourself up for failure by watching YouTube video’s where you’re starting out attempting 30-minute meditation sessions on your first go. Your chances of continuing that are as good as going out trying to run a marathon on your first run, and you still need to follow a conditioning process.
The best tip I can offer for meditating is simple. Quiet the mind. With the gap of space, you consciously create to “get out of your head,” you might be surprised at what you might hear.