I am asking this question within the context of the Law of Attraction. If we do create our own reality then there are no accidents or coincidences in our life. Does this mean that we are all exactly where we are supposed to be in our life journey? And that maybe when an experience no longer suits our purpose then we will make a change?
When I analyze it like this, it seems that the law of attraction is almost automatic but it is also a part of the evolutionary process as well. And I would also conclude that we are all exactly where we are supposed to be or want to be. What do you think?
Coincidence is too coincidental to be a coincident.
answered 24 Sep '10, 14:38
Everything that happens to us is indeed as a result of our dominant habits of thought and this implies that we are the creator of our reality.
It does not make any sense for random things, whether they are good or bad, to happen to us at random times. Because this would imply that everybody is not deserving to the same extent. In other words, this implies that we are not all equal as humans as each of us gets random sets of good or bad things happen to us. Some might get more good and some more bad things, along the same lines as the concept of 'fate'.
The Law of Attraction, on the other hand, puts everybody on the same level. It builds on the fact that we are all equal beings with the same power to create the reality which suits us best. And we are all equally capable of doing so.
I think it is a drastic oversimplification of the Law of Attraction to assert that there are no coincidences and that literally every thing, person, and event that occurs in our lives is the result of our thinking. This belief bespeaks a mindset that prefers a black-and-white, cut-and-dried, funamentalist worldview. (I'm not trying to be judgmental in this assessment, it's simply how I see it.)
If this were the case then we'd all be living in our own little Garden of Eden. Obviouisly, we're not, hence our interest in this topic to begin with.
My take is that we need to remember a few pragmatic considerations here. First, while we're creating, others are creating too and it's entirely possible that your intention may run directly contrary to the intention of somebody else. Or, somebody else's intention might require the Universe to make use of you in manifesting it. There is also an element of randomness at play; for example, if a volcano blows up and kills thousands of people, many of them innocent children, it beggars belief that they all somehow "attracted" that event into their lives by wrong thinking.
Thoughts to become things -- eventually. Persistent visualization is only the first step. Following that visualization up with hard work, diligent attention to results, and a willingness to change approach on the fly as feedback is provided, are what separate people who achieve the manifestation of their intent from those who simply wish for things idly and hope to have them just fall into their laps as if by magic.
Peace and Prosperity,
answered 29 Apr '10, 07:00
I totally agree with the premise, we do create our own reality, be it consciously or unconsciously (through willingness to pass it to others to create it for us.)
Most people on this planet are not only creating their reality unconsciously but are also plugged into their daily dose of "programming." That's why it may seem so random and scattered and leads some to believe in accidents and coincidences. By the way this also effects the planet, which is a living organism, and is reflected by different manifestations.
For my part, I know first hand that it works because I am where I am supposed to be and where I want to be (through conscious effort and discipline.)
Thanks and Blessings, namaste
answered 24 Sep '10, 08:46
OH WOW!, That is exactly right. Everything is perfect at this moment for where we are as an individual, community, race, global, and universal. We are exactly where we need to be for the highest and best evolutionary conditions to exist for growth and development. Everything is perfect for this duration of consciousness.
answered 06 Oct '10, 04:15
I used to think there are no accidents in life, until I studied Chaos theory.
Chaos theory studies dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions. This sensitivity is popularly referred to as the butterfly effect.
Small differences in initial conditions (such as those due to rounding errors in numerical computation) yield widely diverging outcomes for chaotic systems, rendering long-term prediction impossible in general. This happens even though these systems are deterministic, meaning that their future behaviour is fully determined by their initial conditions, with no random elements involved.
In other words, the deterministic nature of these systems does not make them predictable.
answered 06 Apr '10, 20:45
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