JESUS Taught too; The Early Roots Of The Law Of Attraction by Philip B. Harris Part 1
The powerful people of this world would have us believe that resources are limited
and that we must be thankful for anything that we have. Religious authorities, who
are often awash in worldly riches, also promote the scarcity of resources fear but
promise that greater riches will be awarded to those who are faithful to their
doctrine. After all, if everyone sought the riches of others, conflict would arise. In
fact, this has historically been the case.
The Age of Exploration was all about finding gold and wealth. The Colonial Age
was about controlling the resources of other “less advanced” nations. Many will
recall the Nazi demand for living space and the Industrial Revolution generated
war and conflict as the corporate machines demanded the natural resources of
others. We are all too familiar with notion of the “have and the have not’s.”
Jesus is saying that there is no scarcity. All that we could possibly desire is already
available and waiting to be claimed. The money is in the bank in our name and all
that is needed is the withdrawal slip. Who is “he that soweth?” The sower is the
mind. The disciples did not see the fields ripe with harvest with their physical eyes
and Jesus was telling them to lift their eyes, open their minds and with their inner
vision truly see and visualize the harvest. Abundance is always available.
Of course, because we live on the physical plane we are also the reaper of the
harvest. We must take physical action to reap the harvest we have sown with our
opened eyes and our mind. This is the art of visualization. See what is desired not
in the future but in the now. See what is desired as manifest in the now and develop
a mindset that is ready to harvest the mental crop. Jesus did not say, “See the
harvest being planted.” He did not say, “watch the crop grow.” He said, “The fields
are ready to harvest.” When the mind and the body work together, when mind and
matter work as one, we will have all that we need as long as we live. There are no
limits, there is no scarcity and there is no need to take from others since all that we
desire is available in the mental fields that are “white with harvest.” What you see
in your mind you attract on the physical plane.
A “judgment” is a final decision. There is much confusion regarding the following
quote as many have interpreted the lines in terms of the passing of a verdict or a
condemnation. On the contrary, this saying is at the heart of the Law of Attraction.
“JUDGE not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be
judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”
Let’s rephrase the saying with the concept of a final decision in mind. Do not make
a final decision so that a final decision is not made about your life. Whatever you
make a final decision about is the course your life will take. Whatever you decide
about the world, that is the way your world will be.
The law of Attraction says that what you hold in thought and imbue with emotion
and intent is what will manifest in your life. If you have made a final decision that
the world is a place of pain, suffering and despair, then that is how the world will
be measured back to you. If you hold in your mind disease, that will be measured
back to you. If you hold in your mind poverty that is what the world will return. If
you hold hatred, bigotry, violence and failure, these things will be in your life. If
you hold fear, then your life will manifest all things that you fear.
How often are we admonished that appearances are deceiving? How often do we
perceive an event in a negative way only to discover that it was a blessing in
disguise? Have you ever felt dislike towards a person only to later become best
friends? Have you ever been disappointed about a job loss only to end up with an
even better job? When we close our minds to new information and new ideas, we
close off the manifesting power of the Universe. When we say that this is the way
life is, the Universe continues to reinforce your final decision about life and
provides all the things and events that go along with that decision. Life isn’t fair?
Times are tough? I do not know what to do? The world is out to get me? I’ll never
get out of this rut? I am not smart enough? I do not have enough money? I am not
attractive enough? If any of these are your outlook on life, the Universe will return
to you a life that contains most if not all of these decisions.
We never have complete information. Even in science what is true today is
superceded tomorrow. What would have happened if the early sciences were held
to be true and as a result, further research was halted? Nothing that we know today
would exist. There would be no heart transplants, no vaccines, no CAT scans, no
x-rays, and no progress in all of the areas of technology that we take for granted.
Science remains open and positive about its own progress and yet, when it comes
to our personal lives, we form opinions and judgments and final decisions and
remain passive in the face of “fate” to the point that only an act of God will change
our minds. It is only when we open to the influx of new ideas and concepts that the
Universe offers a variety of ways to provide for our needs and desires.
Jesus healed others because he refused to accept the illusion. He made no decision
based upon appearances and saw what we would call the sick as whole and well.
He held in his mind the truth that we are all whole and his thoughts became
manifest. If he had judged the sick to be sick, he would not have been able to
manifest the truth. This is the same with each of us. If we see through the illusion
of pain and suffering we are in a position to assist ourselves and to better serve
those in need. If we see the world as a place filled with infinite possibilities and
opportunities, then we open ourselves to those possibilities. If we judge something
as evil or bad we actually create a reality that contains evil and bad. If we see
someone suffering and adopt an “oh poor you” attitude, then we have judged that
person as beyond repair.Does this mean that you lose all compassion? On the contrary, it means that by
seeing the poor as wealthy, the sick as whole, the depressed as happy and the
wicked as good we create a new vibration that can bring those qualities into
existence. You have to ask yourself, which is more compassionate, feeling pity for
the suffering or actually creating a reality where suffering does not exist?
Incidentally, this is why we are admonished to be “born again.” Enter each day
with new eyes and no preconceived notions. Enter the day with an expectation that
all will be right and the Universe will fulfill that expectation. This is not easy. We
are the products of a conditioning that fills our subconscious mind with the
“merchandise” of the world. We carry over into each morning all of our hopes,
dreams and fears. But day-by-day we can make progress and with each step the
world becomes a brighter place.