Archive for June, 2007

Laws and Speculation

June 25, 2007

Announcement:

Interested in The Law of Attraction? I ‘m offering a free teleclass  on Wednesday July 18th, at 7:30 EDT (email me that you’ll attend).  I’ll be sharing my experiences and there’ll be plenty of time for questions.

I’ve started a Forum on my website so that you can post topics or questions on the Law of Attraction.

Laws and Speculation

I recently wrote:  The way the Law of Attraction works is that you ask for something and the universe creates circumstances that allow you to have it.

This seems like arrant nonsense – magical thinking.  Besides, you object, I ask for things all the time and don’t get them. So this law doesn’t work.

Unlike the Law of Gravity, controlled experiments and measurements don’t apply here.  And it is a law; it always operates.  We do know that everything is energy and that this energy is matched by the universe.  But what we don’t fully understand is how to focus, how to concentrate – certainly how to measure that energy.  There are courses and practices that help – and this is still early on in our understanding.

We are complex beings and we’re always changing.  We are capable of having contradictory thoughts and feelings – and they change.  So if we think ‘A’ but we are not pure in that thought, we may well be calling in the underlying circumstance; we may get the opposite.

And we have only a glimmer of understanding of how this is for individuals – Its real value lies in discovering how communities and societies can focus these energies and sustain their focus.

Useful Quotes

A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs. 
Bernard M. Baruch

All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?
Immanuel Kant

Law is mind without reason
Aristotle

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Feeling Blah

June 11, 2007

Feeling Blah

It’s the middle of June and 70+ degrees and summer still seems imaginative.  It’s Sunday and I have this to do and that to do.  Frankly, I’m grumpy.  I have a serious attack of the I-don’t-wannas.  Worse, I read the newspaper and that is usually a depressing idea – no, a depressing reality.

Fortunately, I have a wife who won’t abide me in this mood for more than a paragraph or so and she always says whatever I need to hear to wake me up (often something as subtle as, “Michael – Wake up!”)  So that’s what I’m thinking about – the idea of waking up.

There’s no accounting for being in a blah-mood.  I mean, there are reasons.  But there are always reasons, no better than today’s and no worse than today’s.  There are also reasons for not being in that discouraging mood, no better and no worse than all the others.  Having a ‘reason-scale’ makes no sense.  I have never heard of anyone ever changing a mood by logic.

This is one subject for the teleclass I’m giving [7:30-8:30 July 16th] I have some suggestions and I want to hear yours — I’ll be promoting this class for the next few weeks.

For me, there is one question that never fails to wake me up.  And that is, “Who am I being?” or “Who do I want to be?”  I always have a choice.  I can be my moods, which change more frequently than the weather, or I can be my choice.

For most of us this is hard – choice? –Choose what?  I’m lucky that way.   I have said what my choice will be.  I choose love and contribution, wisdom and harmony.  When I don’t see one of those things going on at the moment I’ll at least see what I can do that manifests or includes some of them, like writing this.

I’ve also started a Forum on my website.

Michael Lipp, The Contribution Coach
www.michaellipp.com

Useful Quotes

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change, for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up”
Charles Morgan

To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior’s spirit. It takes power to do that.”
Carlos Castaneda

On a bad day, I have mood swings – but on a good day, I have the whole mood playground
Charles Rosenblum

Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. To us, exercise is nothing short of a miracle
Cher