There is a popular belief in which we attract what we put out. In some cases that refers to our actual behavior towards others. In other cases the concept even applies to our thoughts. I will say for this post that the first category is karma and the second is the law of attraction. I believe in both categories that the outcomes can often simply be the product of human nature. I will explain with a couple of examples.
- For karma: If you treat others like crap, eventually somebody will turn on you and leave you spinning in your own personal crap storm.
- For the law of attraction: Your perspective lends to self-fulfilling prophecies. You will hone in on all the aspects of your life that makes it seem like the universe is out to get you if you spend your life thinking the universe is out to get you. In other words, because you spent all day thinking about how it sucks that your coffee maker broke you might not see the bright side that the coffee shop you had to go to for coffee that morning had a “now hiring” sign while you are unemployed.
In reference to the law of attraction, lets discuss the old question “Is the glass half empty or half full?” Granted the answer to this can fluctuate depending on mood in my experience, my centered self would say that there is simply a half glass of water. This means that the answer to the question could be “both” or “neither”. According to the law of attraction, would this mean I attract both good and bad? Conversely, would this mean that I attract neither good or bad but simply exist within a flow and experience whatever comes into my reach?
What if the law of attraction is largely a product of persistence? People think they got something great because they knew if they wanted it bad enough it would become theirs. As a result of their persistent desire, all their friends and family knew what they wanted and decided to help them get it. Can we say then say that a mystical cause is the credit for gain or that a more mundane cause for gain came into play. I do believe that the mystical and mundane can be weaved together for great results. Thus, I am not trying to prove there is no mystical aspect to what happens to us. I am a witch, so my belief in the mystical is pretty obvious. This post is a post of pondering. I would be interested to read the perspectives of others on this topic if any readers want to leave a comment about it.
Blessed be, y’all.