Originally posted by zippy1958
reply to post by Amaterasu
Is there any way to speed up this process or is it going as planned? I sometimes get the feeling that I am running out of time and need to get on with
it. Do you think that things really happen exactly as they should or do we have some control?
Me again. Being in the moment, I responded to your reply right away before I read the additional posts - all very interesting.
Wanted to share something that may be helpful. I'll try to be brief!
The way I came about learning of the Eckhart Tolle, the New Earth book. Remember "The Secret", the movie about the Law of Attraction? I had
discovered this movie and purchased it a week before Oprah featured it on her show. I resonated with the basic truths of it (ask, believe, receive) as
I think most people do. I had shared it with a friend of mine, who is an avid Oprah show viewer. Months after the original broadcast, she called to
tell me about a follow-up show.
During that show, Oprah announced the New Earth web series. A week later, my friend called telling me about the book - how great it was. During that
time I was a mess. Trying to find work, not knowing what to do, unhappy with my life in general. It's hard to stay focused on the Law of Attraction
when it seems the universe is slapping you in the face! While I do believe in the LOA, there is more to ask, believe, receive you need to understand
before you really "get" it.
Since my husband and I often fail to communicate, I decided to go to a therapist - I needed someone to talk to! At our first session, she mentions
Tolle's book The New Earth and says it changed HER life! That was an impressive recommendation. In less than a week, this book was in my face three
times! So I bought it. The Universe does have its ways . . .
So most of our sessions after that were simply reviews of the Tolle/Oprah series. There is something that she told me that was a true AHA moment for
me, however, and something that I think everyone may want to hear.
Overcoming fear. It's hard to stay focused on the positive, when you harbor fear - of anything. She defined fear as the belief that the
Universe (God, Creator, Creative Source - whomever) will not provide what you need.
This made a lot of sense to me. Fear - a very
negative emotion - will erase any positive energy you may have or desire, and it was my biggest stumbling block.
With that new understanding, and the principles in Tolle's book I felt free for the first time - maybe ever! Positive energy does attract more
positive energy and I am now on the path of my true purpose. I am returning to college this fall to get my teaching degree.
Hope this helps.