Truths Of Attraction...

in #life2 months ago (edited)

Some say opposites attract.

Others say we attract what we are.

Who’s right? How do/would we know?

So many speak or write with certainty, posing such theories as though they know what they’re talking about.

Let’s face it: none of us may know.

Of course, we might know partly at some level.

Though in such cases, it’s a rarity that whoever declares such a “truth” rarely expands upon the context in which it is necessary to grasp, if we are to understand when & where it is true - and when & where it is not.

It might be a truth that both statements are true - on some levels, in different regards, depending on the context.

Perhaps there are times & places where we do attract what we are - connecting with others based on shared interests, values, vibration. Though even within that pairing, there are always opposites - be it that of the most simple male-female dynamic, or different upbringings, etc.

It’s seemed there’s so many in the whole “spiritual” circles that have gone far too far in the “Law Of Attraction” line of thinking, propagating the viewpoint that everything is somehow a vibrational match to us. That every relationship is a mirror. Perhaps it’s time to call bullshit.

Indeed, others allow us the opportunity to see parts of ourselves. Yet, we’d be delusional to take the “we are all one” mantra at face value without giving acknowledgement to the fact that every person is individually differentiated.

Sometimes we may attract what we are, providing a mirror. Others, we may attract an opposite, providing an example through which to experience contrast.

And perhaps at the highest levels of consciousness, it may actually be a matter of both at the same time...



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If all things contain their own opposite then there is no distinction between a thing and it’s opposite.

My only problem with the law of attraction is the common understanding which seems to think the conscious mind is what attracts, or if the teacher recognizes that it’s the subconscious that is attracting, they promise to have a method with which to entirely tame the subconscious. It’s worth trying to reprogram, but the subconscious mind is a beast and I’ve yet to see any “master” who really has a method that can fully get handle on it. Some sure help though.

It’s all just part of the game though, a nice journey to enjoy.

This ties back in to that comment I made to you about that certain person I used to know. "If you hate the world, the world will hate you". I think you do create your own positive energy and if you emanate negative energy you are going to draw more negativity.

One can also make the argument that why do complete wastes of space win things like the lottery etc? It is a very deep subject fraught with circular logic.

‘Circular’ logic... then again, maybe ‘wheel of fortune (tarot)...

Of course, a lot of those “deadbeats” that win the lottery end up in bankruptcy and worse condition when they started.

And who knows, maybe taking on a larger perspective of reincarnation and soul evolution over the course of many lives, those larger losses lead to the humility - from which they can jump off to a “better” life, which shall surely have its share of wins & losses.

(The ‘wheel of fortune’ card being summed up rather well with that classic Chinese parable):

A farmer and his son had a beloved stallion who helped the family earn a living. One day, the horse ran away and their neighbors exclaimed, “Your horse ran away, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”

A few days later, the horse returned home, leading a few wild mares back to the farm as well. The neighbors shouted out, “Your horse has returned, and brought several horses home with him. What great luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”

Later that week, the farmer’s son was trying to break one of the mares and she threw him to the ground, breaking his leg. The villagers cried, “Your son broke his leg, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”

A few weeks later, soldiers from the national army marched through town, recruiting all the able-bodied boys for the army. They did not take the farmer’s son, still recovering from his injury. Friends shouted, “Your boy is spared, what tremendous luck!” To which the farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”