When someone asks you, what is it that you believe in? What is the Law of Attraction? Do you really believe that whatever you think will appear? Is it possible for you answer these questions in a few words? Yes.
Isn’t the Law of Attraction Selfish and Hedonistic?
Isn’t life selfish and hedonistic? Yes it is. Life is meant to be joyful. Now, this does not mean that you are to live a solitary life in a great castle on a mountain top. Most humans derive a great deal of pleasure from happy families. There is nothing selfish about being part of a happy family. Happy families are work, but very satisfying work.
There is nothing wrong with hedonism. Christianity sometimes attacks hedonism as being the opposite of martyrdom. Well, yes it seems to be, but how can you know what was in the heart of those martyrs? You can only guess. You can only know for sure what is in your own heart.
When you are living in joy, you generally make those around you happy as well. You see, being in joy expressed externally after it is experienced, but if done honorably, it does not take away anything from those around you. Your relationship with Source is a boon to those around you.In contrast, how do you feel when you are near a martyr? Pretty lousy you will answer if you have ever lived with a martyr or been friends with a martyr. What is the unspoken lesson of a martyr? —
“You owe me. I am being unselfish and giving, so you owe me either adoration or reciprocation or both.”
This person has not bothered to seek a relationship with Source and seeks to gain joy from your work to align with Source. — Now, is that selfish or unselfish?
You don’t owe anyone anything, except your children and only then because you brought them into the world. With anyone else, if giving makes you happy, then give. If moving away from the martyr makes you happy, then move away.
What if Your Success Hurts Someone Else?
Wallace Wattles warns us against competition. He assures us that when we manifest our success rather than beating someone else, we will not be hurting anyone else. The world is not a zero-sum experience.
So, how do we explain the global warming which has come from all the success and the toys that have been manifested by those in vibration with success? Doesn’t this hurt many others, if not us all?
Life provides contrast. Someone might be reacting to the global warming, and being inspired to find a new source of energy. Without the difficulties of this oil energy, we wouldn’t need to find a new energy.
In the past, horses provided great transportation, but they left their mess on the ground. Some deliberate creators learned how to use oil in their lamps, and then how to use it with a mass of iron to make an iron horse that didn’t leave so much mess on the ground. This worked well for a while. Now, we discover that oil leaves its mess in the atmosphere and we need a new source of energy.
To answer the original question, what do we believe in? When we are looking for reasons to feel good, we will let clarity and abundance in.
There is nothing wrong with this. There is nothing in this that will hurt anyone else.