JESUS Taught too; The Early Roots Of The Law Of Attraction by Philip B. Harris Part 2
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.
Look adversity in the face and say “no,” you no longer control the way I perceive
life. I will not decide if what is happening is positive or negative. I will let the
Universe unfold new ideas and new opportunities and will see each moment as an
opportunity to learn and to grow. I lack complete information and what may appear
to be negative may be the best thing that could happen to me. Gradually,
day-by-day, old thought habits will diminish and a new paradigm, a new outlook
on life, will bring more positive events into your life.
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the
gospel. Repent: for the kingdom of God is at hand.”
Repent means to change your ways or change your mind. The Kingdom of God is
here, believe in this truth, change your way of thinking for the Kingdom of God is
here. This is a different way of looking at these words of Jesus that priests would
present. Here we are being asked to change the way we think about things, change
our outlook on the world. We are not being asked to ask for forgiveness. We are to
understand the truth that heaven is on earth now, not some day in the future.
Religious leaders have convinced the masses that heaven is a future state of
existence in some distant location in a galaxy far, far away. They tell us that this is
hell on earth and if we are good and ask no questions, we may receive our just
reward. But the good shepherd gave a different message. Heaven is available to all
in the now, this very moment, if we but repent, change our minds and accept the
truth. The fields are already white with harvest and it is a change in our mindset
that will lift our eyes to see this truth.
It is not that people should show off their successes but neither should they hide.
Teaching by example has long been touted as a way to convince others of the
correctness of the way you live and think.
“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do
men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth
light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they
may see your good works. And glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
It should be obvious from the above quote that Jesus did not think that humanity
was the scum of the earth. He did not believe we were poor wretched creatures, full
of sin, worthy of punishment, and fit for nothing but hiding under a stone. There is
no question that this is a reference to our spiritual light but it also deals with every
aspect of our life, including our material nature. The Law of Attraction proclaims
that all people are imbued with the creative power of the Universe.
Just as our children share many of our traits, the children of the universe have the
same light as that which created them. In a way, it is in the genes. By proclaiming
that all are the “light of the world,” Jesus was saying that it is wrong to hide or
suppress our true nature. By letting our light shine you are claiming our
relationship to our divinity. By expressing what is inherently ours, we are actually
paying homage to that force that permeates the entire universe. All parents want the
best for their children right? All parents, no matter how “divine” want their
children to succeed, to find happiness, to be healthy, wealthy and wise. What kind
of parent wishes eternal suffering on his children?
Why would anyone think or even promote the notion that we, the “children of God”
are not meant to have health, prosperity, and abundant love? Those that do foster
these beliefs are usually ones who have achieved a degree of success but fear that
others will take that from them. It is this belief in scarcity that fosters this limited
and constricting idea of the world. It is as if they are saying that there can be only
so many healthy, wealthy and happy people in the world and if you are not one of
them, be content with what you have and you will receive your reward in heaven.
Does this not sound like a conflict of interest? It is said in “The Secret” that not
everyone wants the same job, the same life partner or wants to live exactly as
someone else. There is enough to go around. If, as science says, all things are made
of energy there is certainly an abundance of energy in the Universe to go around.
Let us face it, they can always print more money. Therefore, let the light that you
are find expression and finally end the illusion of darkness.
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
If humanity is fatally flawed, why would Jesus say that you can achieve the
perfection of the divine intelligence that created the Universe? By saying that deity
is the Father of all, it follows that we are all equally the sons and daughters of God.
There are no exclusionary notions in this quote. No one is left out of the equation.
Jesus does not say try to be perfect, he says be perfect.
Somewhere along the way someone decided that it would be best for people to
think that they were essentially evil and that only by maintaining adherence to
certain creeds and dogma would they find salvation. By doing this people have
used this lack of perceived perfection as an excuse to explain all the evils of the
world. It has been used to justify and rationalize why some are in misery while
others flourish. The Law of Attraction says that people are perfect in potential and
all that stands between the truth and the reality is a state of mind. Is this not what
Jesus is saying?There is no indication in his admonition that anything should stand in the way of
human perfection. He did not say, “Try to be like me because I am the only son of
God and I am perfect and even though you are all sinners, you just might improve
your life.” The use of the word “BE” is a command, not a request. Jesus chose his
words carefully and was not prone to exaggeration. I also believe that Jesus did not
contradict himself and that he meant exactly what he said. Be the conscious
creative force in your world and create your new reality based in Light and
“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what
ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than
meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not,
neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.
Are ye not much better than they?”
The above and the passages that follow are truly the heart and soul of the Law of
Attraction. In my mind there is no room for misinterpretation.
Take no thought for your life.
Be not concerned for food or drink.
Care not about clothing.
Do not be concerned how these things will come.
The Universe provides for all of your needs. As far as Jesus is concerned, all that
you need to sustain life is available and freely provided. This raises the obvious
question about shortages and the fact that people live in poverty, starve to death
and are homeless. Some people would have us believe that this happens because
not all people are Christian and must suffer the consequence. Of course I am not
sure that sparrows attend church or that they have proclaimed their faith in God, yet
they seem to deserve life.Humanity is convinced that there are lack and limits in this world. They believe
that there is not enough wealth, food or shelter to meet basic needs. This myth has
been perpetuated for thousands of years by both secular and sectarian authorities to
the point where most in the world are convinced that this is true. As a result, since
reality follows thought, we have the illusion of lack and insufficiency. We all know
that there is food enough for all. We all know that all could be sheltered and
clothed. We all know that there is enough abundance on this planet to end
suffering, misery and pain. We all know that the end to these perceived problems is
only a thought a way. Unless Jesus lied, the fields are already white with harvest.
Do humans have to labor to satisfy their basic needs? At the present time in our
evolution, I would have to say yes. Is this a requirement of the Universe? I do not
believe that it is. If we let our light shine and become the perfection of our true
being, the provision of needs and the fulfillment of desires can be achieved with
mental effort and minimal “sweat of the brow.” Was not water turned to wine?
Were not the masses fed with but a few loaves of bread and a few fish? We all have
the power to do this, according to Jesus and all of the other great avatars. Once the
myth of limitation is wiped from our subconscious memories, all this becomes