We have all heard, “you reap what you sow.” But what does it mean, really?
You may have heard of the “Law of Attraction.” These teachings are correct in that what you put out into the universe is what comes back to you. It is Universal Law. It works for everyone and does not depend on the intent of the user. It works for those with altruistic motivations who only care about helping others and it also works for those with more self serving motives of accumulating power and monetary wealth.
Many times the Law of Attraction is associated with money. And who wouldn’t like to attract more money to themselves?
But we are missing the point if we limit this Universal Law to just one aspect of life. It can all be summed up in these simple words. “You reap what you sow.” Or “what you put out into the world comes back to you.”
We create our own reality using our thoughts, words and actions. If we sow love with loving thoughts, words and actions we will reap love. If we sow fear with fearful thoughts, words and actions we will reap fear. If we sow lack with thoughts, words and actions of not having enough we will reap lack. If we sow joy with joyful thoughts, words and actions we will reap joy. If we sow sorrow with sorrowful thoughts, words and actions we will reap sorrow. If we sow peace with peaceful thoughts words and actions we will reap peace.
Now our outward circumstances may not change, but when we change the way we look at them we change. This is how we create our own reality.
Don’t over complicate this. It really is that simple. Now living it? That’s the hard part. It takes time, patience and practice. But as you begin to see how you are attracting things you want as well as things you don’t want into your life you will want to keep trying to learn this skill.
Everywhere we turn today someone is talking about the Law of Attraction, a universal law that in a nutshell says that what we put out into the universe comes back to us. It works for anyone regardless of intent and can be used for good or evil.
The Law of Attraction applies to all of life, not just money. I see the current emphasis on using this universal law for financial gain as a dangerous game causing people to feel inadequate and see themselves as failures if they do not have lots of money. How many blog posts focus on financial success and perceived moral failings of those who do not achieve it? Do we really believe wonderful, caring, creative people who use their gifts to help others without focusing on accumulating personal wealth are failures?
In the Christian Scriptures we are promised our needs will be provided, not that we will have unimaginable material wealth. In our mad search for “success” and wealth have we lost track of what really matters? How many families have suffered? How many children lose their way because parents are too busy working to teach and care for them? How many see faith as how much money they give to the church rather than how much time they spend with the Creator?
Search your heart, pray, meditate and set your priorities. Dare to be different. Dare to care about others more than becoming a millionaire. Do what you love and the money will follow.