Law of Attraction

Law of Attraction

Law of Attraction
By
Jean Claude

 

Let’s take a look at the law of attraction from the point of view of the Kabbalists.

I tend to be very skeptical of any new fad or mode of thinking that is pushed by the media. Usually, they are harmful at worst and a useless distraction at best. But with a concept as benign as the “law of attraction” or “positive thinking”, we are left wondering what the catch is.

After all, cultivating a positive thought life can only be a good thing – right?

The good news is that getting into the habit of cultivating a positive thought life is indeed a good thing. The caveat, however, is if these positive thoughts are done with the intention of receiving, or with the intention of creating.

“He who receives is separated from the Creator” – Baal HaSulam

When a desire for something is birthed in us, there is an immediate split that takes place within the psyche. We then oscillate between two states. One is the state of desire, and the other is the state of bestowal (to fill our desire). One seeks nothing but the reception of that desire and the other sets out to fill that desire.

The key here, as with most things, is the proper balance between the two. There has to be a sort of healthy “limbo” between identifying with both states. Desire is akin to a child in need, and bestowal is akin to a father who sets out to fill the child’s desire. The child communicates what it desires, and the father sets out to use his creative energies to fill this desire.

The goal here is to build each on top of the other in equal measure. When one grows, the other should.

If a person identifies solely with the child, he becomes a slave to desire and has very little room to explore new ones. If a person identifies solely with the father, he loses his sense of wonder with the world, and more often than not, ends up in the drudgery of a very strict and confined reality with very little fun.

Let’s look at an example: Say there is a person who loves fashion and has built a very successful empire of clothing, and he is now in a position where he is creating fashionable clothing. More likely than not, at some point in his life he sought to receive fashion (via the creators of it before him).

This person was then able to take what he loved to receive, and turned it into something he was able to create. With his creative ability, he is able to now bestow fashion and happiness to others, while still enjoying it himself.

If however this person had chosen to stay stuck in the receptive child-like state, then it is likely that his desire would have morphed into a slew of vices – vanity, greed, shallowness, and so on.

On the other hand, if he had chosen only to focus on the creative adult aspects of fashion (fabrics, measurements, etc.), he would have likely gotten bored because the seeds of his desire would have been left unwatered and dry.

His child-like love for fashion would grow barren with dry adult responsibilities.

From the example above, we can see that this person was able to grow his desire and creative ability for fashion with equal measure. And when we think of something that we desire, we must be vigilant in doing the same – making sure always to stay independent of both extremes.

If a wish is likened to a seed, we must be careful not to starve it of much-needed water – but equally careful not to drown it in desire either.

The caveat of positive thinking therefore, is the willingness to use every measure of desire with the intention of creating.

– JC ❤ –

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6 Comments
  1. Well pointed, Schok1986 🙂

  2. Amen!

  3. sounds right mate

  4. It’s as simple as intending for something and putting emotional/creative energy into it. Afterwards it’s about letting the desire free by will. Using the Sedona method is a good way to release desires after intention. The best way to not get too caught up in all this is to simply come to a permanent realization that all is perfect the way it is no matter what. Then all desire simply becomes playful and we don’t become obsessed with wanting because we have everything within now. NOW is all we have. Now, now, now. Each passing moment is all we literally have.

  5. What a great comment, Lee!!! As I already told… you should write with the intention to publish. Inside you, is a great writer! 🙂

  6. Now this truly nourished my soul as how could it nourish my physical body, right?

    Thank you for articles like this as it really drives home this science of the soul.

    I even see the processes of air-conditioning in your writing Jean Claude, in the receiving and bestowing…. to starving…. a heat exchanger or any component within the system vs flooding it with whatever (desire) fluid that a particular component may use….. refrigerant, electricity, air or water.

    I can really appreciate your last statement as it also is in harmony with what systems are really all about or should be, as it is, with all the elements that are inside of its environment both fixed and moving, is in the process of creating…….”comfort for the creatures” in its environment and not receiving for itself alone.

    Working on these machine can be a real balancing act especially when there is all the forces pushing on one to go this way and that way. If one is looking at material reality as the first reality then with all of these forces pushing on one, it is easy to begin to point fingers and blame everyone else for what is going on in that ones life too.

    I was just asking a friend the other day desiring more clarification to understand where the tipping point if you will of where the desire to receive meets the desire to bestow and mainly in context of this material world because one cannot give away the farm so much, especially if they desire to be a farmer but your point of it being a “caveat,” and whether an action is being done with the “intention of receiving, or with the intention of creating.”

    This world of air-conditioning has aided me in learning this science of in and that is the beautiful thing about Kabbalah is that if one has the desire to look beyond material matter one can use their own field of interest that they understand to understand the two worlds that we live in…. imagination and the results of our imagination. 🙂

    Of course I see the law of attraction working here to as I had a desire for clarification and Jean Claude, and MC, you both were points of connection as well as the all star cast behind the scenes, and you know who you are, making this communication possible and having what I lacked, and well again your article as been very nourishing to another part of your soul, and soon if we keep this up, we will be whole. 🙂

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