there an universal law, the Law of Attraction, which says that everybody has
the ability to attract things with his thoughts and intentions. According to
this, if our thoughts are negative, we will attract bad things, and if our
thoughts are positive, we will attract good things. The question may arise - is
this law truly universal? What could be beyond the Law of Attraction?
The Promise of
the Master Key This
passage is from the brochure of Law of Attraction course:
The Ego-dominated mindplays its games in daily
life, and creates the characters and scenarios necessary for the games. The
content of such a scenario is determined by the individual’s environment and
upbringing, that is, the culture in which we grow up. As a result, entirely different
scenarios are created in the various cultures of our Earth.
At the beginning of our spirirual journey, we identify with these scenarios. The scenarios provide us with the
sense of a solid identity. The patterns of thoughts fixed in the scenarios are
manifested in various mind games during our daily life.
In the course of our journey leading to Consciousness,
our objective should not be creating a positive character, and thus a pleasant
scenario, but finding the Existence behind every scenario. The first step is examining the
scenarios, these conditioned thought-patterns, in the light of Consciousness. Let us first examine some of our most extensive
mind games that are rooted deepest.
In the course of our life, we have collected a number of emotional and psychological trauma in conflicts with other people. These emotional and psychological traumas are parts of our past, and they are often unconscious. Their effects are, however, real: usually these emotional and psychological traumas are in the background of the fluctuation of our emotions, negative moods and the–often apparently unexplainable–emotional outbursts. These moods may easily take control over our behavior, inveigling us into actions that we later regret or are ashamed of. Is it possible to heal these emotional and psychological traumas, and if yes, how? We are able to cure the psychological traumas through a process of five steps.
By Presence, Eckhart Tolle means being free and independent of psychological time (past and future), and it is achieved by focussing our attention fully and completely on the present time, the events of the present. This is inevitable for everyone, as this is the only way of recognizing that we are more than our personal life history. A gate opens up for us to see the world free of forms and shapes beyond the world of forms and shapes. Ramana Maharshi asserts that the presence thus achieved is the first step towards revealing the real PRESENCE that he terms as Self.
Allow me to draw your attention to an apparently surprising thing. If I told you that now, when you are reading these lines, you are in fact asleep, you would certainly believe that I have gone mad.
You are awake, you are concentrating your attention to reading, and you are aware of your environment as well. You can see the furniture of your room, you can hear the call of the birds from the nearby forest. You are also aware of your thoughts and emotions. How can anyone claim that you are asleep at this very moment?
Naturally, you – just like everyone else – sleeps at night. Yes, sometimes you see dreams while you sleep, but right now it is daytime, you are awake. So how could you see dreams?
Alertness is, not identical with being awake, since
being awake is only one dimension of Alertness. It is the outermost dimension
of Alertness, its surface only.
Three dimensions of Alertness may be
identified. The surface, that is, the outermost dimension of Alertness is when
the focus of attention is open the widest. Being Alert then means that now, in
this very moment, with our eyes closed (or open) you pay attention to the
processes of your inner world (bodily sensations, the stream of your thoughts,
the shifting of your emotions), and the external world surrounding you (noises,
scents etc. from the direct world around you). In such an instant you only
focus your attention on what takes place in that very moment.
During our spiritual Journeywe accumulate a vast amount of knowledge of the world. From the books read, lectures heard and conversations we try to pick the useful and interesting bits of information, ideas, thoughts and theories.
We attempt to make an image of reality from the accumulated spiritual knowledge and experience, trying to create the mosaic image of Truth.
Our mosaic image of “Truth” is realized as a spiritual scenario in our daily life. There may be a number of selfish motivations behind the hunger for experience and quest for completeness, but the spiritual scenarios are rather standard, so they contain lots of similar elements. Let us see a few of these:
The Mystery of Solitudeis one of the greatest mysteries in our
life. As human beings, we are social creatures and, without others around us
from birth, we would not even be able to stay alive in this world. Social space
plays a crucial role in the development of our personality, as the direction of
our development is determined by the expectations of other people and our
desire to meet those expectations. That
is how we become a part of a collective, social space called society, and
society receives its special nature from the culture it represents.
The book of our personal history is written in
this social space, and our identity is built upon the foundation of our
personal history. We are surrounded by other people, and their expectations and
requirements are present in our mind when we are alone. Most people do not
understand the difference between solitude and being lonely. Being alone is at
the same time loneliness for us. The two
words, however, mean two different situations. Solitude is the state of the
mind, whereas being alone is the state of the Consciousness.
Our life is a link between our date of birth and date of death. A link that contains all the secrets, dramas, tragedies and comedies of our lives, and we are all abandoned in this performance that we tend to forget who we are in reality. The book of our life stretches between the two end points, and this blog is the chronicle of our personal history. The story of this personal history may be infinitely varied at an individual level. Breaking through the different heights and abysmal depths along the route in the world of shapes and forms may provide the individual wanderer with endless joy and immeasurable sorrow.
To be awake in life
means the we are fully conscious in the present
moment. Whatever we do, we do it fully consciously, focusing with all our
attention to the activity we are actually performing. How many of us can say about ourselves that we are
present in every moment of our life?
The Notion of
the Illusionary Self
In your present,
individual state of consciousness you identify with the thoughts and emotions
that appear in your mind, so you believe that you are a separate, illusionary
person, an Ego. Living as an Ego in this world, you attempt to stabilize your
illusionary sense of self. You believe that the more (knowledge, material
wealth) you add to your Ego, the stronger and more permanent it will be.