Making Use of the Spiritual Laws For Abundance
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Does life sometimes seem so unfair? Maybe you've dealt with more than your fair share of financial struggles. Perhaps you've had the feeling that your big break is just around the corner, but that corner never comes. Learn the seven laws that govern the flow of blessings you receive. The laws are like a kite string... and we are the kite. Without the string, we are tossed in the wind, and struggle to soar. But with an understanding of the laws, we can rise to remarkable heights.
As we learn the laws and live by them, we come to realize how much God's hand is in everything around us. He is a God of order; this is an orderly universe. All that seems so random is not random at all. Learn the laws, live by them, and watch your life take dramatic turns towards greater prosperity.
Have you ever violated a traffic law? How many times? How many times have you been caught? When we talk about law, it is natural to immediately think of the kind of laws with which we are most familiar. In our everyday life, we are more likely to chat with our spouse or a friend about the guy who cut us off to make an illegal lane change, or the new tax bracket that we just qualified for. These are kind of mushy laws, though. I mean, these laws are supposed to be strictly observed, but when they are not, sometimes the violator suffers a civil consequence; sometimes it seems to go unpunished.
So when someone tries to tell you that there are natural laws of success, there is a tendency to think, "I wouldn't bank on it. Sounds like a 'get rich quick' scheme. They are only after my money. There is no such thing as 'one formula fits all' to making money."
Let me explain something… when you think of law, don't think of man-made laws. They are not absolute enough to compare with the ideas I will be presenting here. When I say "law", rather think of something like gravity. Gravity is a natural law (a law of nature) that is dependable and constant. You don't have to believe in it, you don't have to like it, you don't even have to understand it. You are still subject to it. Everything is subject to it. When we seem to "defy" it, it is because we are using other laws that are dependable and constant as well. We can use our knowledge of laws to our advantage. Ignorance of the laws leaves us limited in our abilities.
One thing I like to point out at this stage of the game is the following idea. With reference to the fact that you don't have to believe in a law to be subject to it, picture this: Suppose that you have firm belief in "mind over matter." You choose not to believe in the law of gravity. You decide that you don't want to be subject to it any more. So you go to the edge of a cliff, and with all of the positive thinking you can muster, you step off. It is no surprise that, once again, gravity proves true and your "mind over matter" turns into a "mind all~a~smatter."
"Mind over matter" is a true principle, don't get me wrong. But it only works when we apply it in harmony to natural laws. Remember that as you read on; because, if you find that you are having a hard time believing any of the laws that I will present, so be it. Just remember that it will save you from a lot of pain if you choose to believe them anyway.
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I think that traffic laws should rather be called "traffic codes of conduct". Tax laws should be called "tax rules". We need them, but they aren't as dependable as the term "law" would indicate. For sake of this course, it is important that when we say law, we are talking about something absolute, something unbreakable, something that just "is". You cannot break a law, you can only break yourself against it. If you violate the law, you will most definitely be sorry you did, and unfortunately there is no mercy if you are ignorant. The consequences will come regardless of your understanding of the law.
Spiritual laws can be conditional. Sin is when you transgress a spiritual law after you have been given the law and are capable of understanding it. Suppose a 1 year-old snatches a toy from his 3 year-old brother. The spiritual law, had he completely understood it would have instructed him "thou shalt not steal". If he knew better and did it anyway, that would have been sin. Of course, a 1 year-old is incapable of understanding such a principle, so he is innocent. John 9:41 says, "Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth."
Think again about the baby. He doesn't understand the spiritual law, so he will not suffer the consequences typically attached to violation of that spiritual law. However, the natural law of Cause and Effect is an absolute law. No allowance is made for ignorance. The baby stealing the toy from his brother will discover the effects of this law when his older brother begins screaming and perhaps inflicting pain on the poor child!
Understand that God did not apply the consequence. The consequence was spontaneous and natural. I believe that God would prefer his children suffer no pain, but we live in a natural world that is governed by natural laws. Natural laws are laws that even God will not alter. He does not control the outcome of abiding or violating them. Yet he does understand them perfectly, and tries to teach us through the scriptures and His prophets how to live in harmony with them. The beautiful thing about understanding them is that if we choose to live in harmony with them, we will also be following God's spiritual laws because they are in harmony with each other. We will find that we can enjoy happiness and peace and abundance now, and eternal joy in the hereafter. What more could God want for His children?
Are we supposed to be poor? What about Matthew 10:25? "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." I have heard it said that in the days of Jesus, the eye of a needle represented an entryway to a city. It was small enough for a camel to enter, only if the camel crawled through on its knees. Humility, and a willingness to remove all extra baggage.
Whenever riches are obtained in an "unlawful" manner, specifically, in violation of natural laws, the prosperity is temporary. Many get rich on a competitive plane. Picture a pie, divided into 4 parts. If your piece of the pie represents the prosperity or wealth you enjoy, then to get more, someone must get less. But you will see that to obtain wealth on, rather, a creative plane, what you are doing is adding some pie to the outer rim of your piece, increasing the diameter of the pie, and thus creating a bigger pie for everyone. This is in harmony with natural law, and spiritual law.
So ultimate success = happiness and abundance here and now, and a heavenly reward in the hereafter. It is a worthy thing to desire, and you can have it.
"Ask, and it shall be given you," Matthew 7:7. The problem is, we don't really believe it, because we don't know that there are absolute laws that we can depend on. If you lack faith in God, then you can trust the laws and it will strengthen your faith in God. Isn't that wonderful?! Laws should not be viewed as 'restrictive' any more than a kite should see its string as 'restrictive'.
Law 1: Perpetual Transmutation
That's just a fancy way of saying that everything is either coming into physical form or going out of it. Namely, going from invisible to visible or back. Like water going from invisible humidity in the air, to visible clouds, to tangible rain, to something even as solid as ice. The difference is in the rate of vibration of the water molecules. You don't have to see the vibrations to know they are happening. The state of the water depends on the rates of vibrations.
So now think about an idea of prosperity. Perhaps a family picture could represent the idea as you are posed in front of the Egyptian Pyramids. You see yourself and your family members with you, huddled together, smiling, with the pyramids in the background. Now put yourself in the picture, and see the photographer taking it. You feel the sun beating down on you, and the dust blowing by in the mild, whistling breeze. There is laughter from your child or grandchild. You hear the photographer tell your group to hold still and say, "Mummy!" And then you can picture the group disassembling, and walking back to the tour bus. Or camel. Are you thirsty? What would you like?
This situation may be compared to the invisible humidity, or water in an invisible state, or vapor. The situation has not manifested itself in the physical world yet, but for a moment, the circumstances required to make that situation a reality were actually beginning to gather. If you were to hold on to that idea, and not throw it out with disbelief or apathy, then eventually, it would happen in real life. Just like the water changing from invisible to visible, so would that idea transmute itself into reality.
This law states that everything, every object, every circumstance, is constantly developing into or dissipating out of form. When you decide to discard an idea, it ceases to develop and begins to dissipate.
Another way to look at this law is to consider anything living. It is either growing or disintegrating. We started out invisible, but ask any pregnant woman if the baby is coming or going. Ask any old man if his body is coming or going. He will tell you that his eyesight is going, and that his ability to remember may already be gone. In short, he is disintegrating. We all are, once we have reached our prime. We are on our way back to an invisible state.
An acorn in your hand is disintegrating, because it isn't in the right environment for growth. An acorn in the ground may one day be an oak tree.
Ideas are things, too. An idea in its beginning state is invisible in the physical world. The right environment for an idea is our mind. Held there long enough, it begins to move from the invisible to the visible world. Rooted out of our mind by doubt or apathy, the idea is drawn back into an etheric state, to remain invisible.
How many times do you have an idea of prosperity, and for a moment you can picture yourself living abundantly, and then the idea goes away? So long as you held the thought in your mind, it was, by law, beginning to be drawn to you. You let go of the idea, and it was drawn away from you. You never saw evidence of it, so you had no idea that what you desired was being affected by your thoughts. These kinds of situations and things are "Perpetually Transmuting." They are constantly coming or going from or toward the physical plane, but we just don't see it happening, so it is easy to doubt. You must believe this law, and you will be able to have the faith you need to hold the idea in your mind until you see fruition.
An idea held in the right environment (your mind) will begin to take form. It is only in the last stage of the process that you will "see" it. Do not reverse the process with doubt or fear. Belief and faith bring it into form; doubt and fear return it to the invisible.
Although it can be tough to comprehend it, since all we can really see is our physical world, it is important at this point that you accept the more abstract ideas as fact. Just as we cannot "see" the vibrating molecules in a rock, we have learned to accept the fact that there are molecules, and that they do vibrate. So trust me on this one, and from here we'll be able to build some very powerful ideas to explain the mystery behind prosperity.
Fact: All things were first an idea in God's mind. There is an original formless substance or "matter" from which all things are created, and it exists throughout the universe. As Wallace D. Wattles states it in his book, The Science of Getting Rich, "There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe." The moment a thought is held in the mind, the formless substance obediently organizes itself to reflect the thought. It goes from formless to having a spirit form. All things that are physical were first created spiritually this way. Held in the mind long enough with the unwavering belief that it will manifest itself in physical form, by law, it is created spiritually and eventually it comes to us physically. By law it must.
Belief is an emotion that speeds the creative process while doubt returns it to the formless original substance. So if you desire something or a circumstance that is good and in harmony with God's desires for you, hold the idea of it in your mind, believing that it is being created spiritually and is on its way. The original substance is obedient to the Law of Perpetual Transmutation and the influences of belief and doubt. God understands this law perfectly and uses it to accomplish His purposes as well.
Some may say that He established the laws; some say the laws have always existed and He uses them for His purposes. It does not matter which way we believe, these laws can be utilized regardless.
"Ask in faith, nothing wavering." (James 1:6)
"Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass." (Psalms 37:4-5)
"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive." (Matthew 21:22)
When we pray for something, do we use vain repetitions? Or do we humbly and sincerely think about and visualize what we are asking for? Do we allow ourselves to really feel gratitude for what we need, even before it is with us? That, my friends, is faith. We learn throughout the scriptures how destructive the emotions of doubt and fear can be. Knowledge of this law helps us with our faith. We learn that "believing is seeing," not the other way around.
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- Effective Listening Skills
- Being the Best - A Book on Self-help
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- Introduction to Hinduism
- Hindu Way of Life
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- Hindu Rites and Rituals
- The Origin of The Sanskrit Language
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Author: Leslie is a wife and mother of 6 children. She is the best-selling author of "The Jackrabbit Factor: Why You Can" and founder of ThoughtsAlive.com
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