The Square of Life

Today, this post is in honor of Debbie, whose life was short but whose journey made a tremendous impact on those around her…..

My first introduction to the Law of Attraction was during my Roman Catholic upbringing. Jesus was known to say things like “Ask and it is given” and “reap what you sow.” Jesus was certainly not the first Teacher to come along and give Law of Attraction lessons but in my life He was the most noteworthy. He did not call it the Law of Attraction but that was what He was talking about. About 5 centuries before Jesus, Buddha stated “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” He did not call it the Law of Attraction but that was what He was talking about. Fast forward to the late 19th century when Gandhi said “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Even more recently, we know that Mother Teresa was a practitioner of the Law of Attraction; when she was asked to participate in an anti-war rally, she flatly refused, saying, “I will never attend an anti-war rally — call me when you have a pro peace rally and I’ll be there.” She understood the power of focus and wanted to focus on peace rather than war. You get the point? These well known Spiritual leaders, whom we have called Masters, Saints, even God, spoke of this Universal Truth. And they spoke of it so we could apply it to our life; not so that we could fix the world, but that we could live joyful, creative lives and not wait for our death to find a heaven. Life is meant to be joyful. Life is meant to be fun. Life is our playground for creating. When we do not realize this we live in hell. The kingdom of God is within…within our own mind.

 About 10 years ago I read a little book called The Game of Life and How to Play It by Frances Scovel Shinn, published in 1925. It was a book about Law of Attraction but not labeled as such. Ms. Shinn said the square of life consists of Health, Wealth, Love and Perfect Self Expression. And I think that still makes sense almost a century later. All that we want in life can fit pretty well into these 4 categories. A fulfilling career may satisfy our need for perfect self-expression. Being the ideal body weight or being free of disease may be our definition of Health. For one person having an extra $1000 in the bank after our bills are paid is their idea of Wealth.

 We may think that the “right relationship” will fill our need for Love. So, we look for Mr. or Mrs. Right. And if we are having no luck in that department we may feel unworthy or unlucky. If we do find Mr. or Mrs. Right we are happy in the beginning of the relationship but what happens if we are not deliberate creators, very often, that “right” person starts looking “wrong” to us. The real deal is that person is just a mirror to your own vibrational reality. Many people protest when they hear this saying: “No way, if he would just not do those things that he knows annoys the heck out of me, everything would be fine!” Well the response to that is “you are looking for Love in all the wrong places.” And then people are turned off to this whole Law of Attraction thing because they would much prefer to think that if the other person would just work on themselves, they would be happy. But the reality is if we are not happy, the work is with us and us alone. If we are criticizing another, there is something within us that is not right. So I want to talk about relationships today and the only relationship worth talking about is the relationship to your own Inner Being.

No matter what the relationship issue is or who the relationship is with, if there is struggle it is only a reflection of your relationship with your Inner Being. So, today when you look in the mirror tell yourself “I love you” and “today I will take care of you.” How hard that one task is will tell you how misaligned you are with your Inner Being. Keep doing it until it is natural to do it.

Next, make your number one priority of the day to feel good. That might sound selfish but believe me, it is the best thing you could do for the people you love. Isn’t it a lot nicer to be around an uplifted person than someone who is just plain miserable? If you work on your own vibration (paying attention to your emotions and then your thoughts) and raise your vibration to a higher place, you will see all relationships improve. Either the people in your life will raise their vibration as an effect of your change or they will somehow vanish from your life. The square of life will take shape providing the Health, Wealth, Love and Perfect Self-Expression we so desire. And the only reason we desire the things we want is because we believe in the having of them we will feel better. I am encouraging you to feel better first and the rest will materialize!

6 thoughts on “The Square of Life

  1. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
    Henry Miller


  2. I am new to your blog. I’m having a bit of a struggle with this one. I have in the last few years tried to reach out to some old frienships. I have tried and tried to be “available” but whenever we get together I leave feeling sad and empty..and this is my fault how?



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