Do you know about the Spiritual Laws?
They’re one of my favorite topics; I’ve been studying them for almost ten years – ever since my dear friend Peggy first introduced me to the Teachings of Abraham. Life started making so much more sense (and working out for my benefit!) when I began to see the order and logic with which it operates.
As one of my readers you’re probably familiar with the Teachings of Abraham, LOA teachings offered by Esther Hicks and her late husband Jerry. (And if you’re not familiar with them, take this as your synchronistic cue to get familiar.)
Ask and It Is Given was my second introduction to the Law of Attraction, after watching “The Secret” several times when it first came out. Soon after that I attended one of their Law of Attraction workshops and then subscribed to their monthly CD series.
Another Mercury Retrograde period ends tomorrow, and after the few days the planet needs to get moving in the right direction, life as we know it will return to normal.
Or will it?
If you’ve heard me talk about Mercury Retrograde before, then you know that I take an approach to it that’s different from most people. There’s a lot of fear- and victim-based mentality around this phenomenon, as if it’s something horrible that happens every few months that we have no control over.
I prefer to see MR as a phenomenon that we’ve collectively agreed to in order to evolve, individually and collectively. When one of MR’s infamous communication breakdowns occur, it’s usually because of an assumption and/or misunderstanding by one or both parties. If we’re willing to look at where the miscommunication happened, then we have a chance to learn something about ourselves that hasn’t been working so well and change it. (This opportunity always exists, but it’s stronger during Mercury Retrograde.)
I also subscribe to the understanding that each Mercury Retrograde period has a theme based on where it falls in the astrological calendar. This correlation tells us that Mercury isn’t going to bring up all of our weaknesses at once (that would be head-burying time); rather, it highlights our opportunities to grow relative to that particular theme.
Did you know that needing more money can be the luckiest thing that ever happened to your financial prosperity?
I can hear your “Huh?” from all the way over here. :)
But it’s true – all because of the Law of Polarity.
Since you might not have heard of the Law of Polarity, let’s start with one law you certainly have heard of: the Law of Attraction, from which we know that thoughts are things, and like attracts like, therefore your thoughts attract things that are like them.
Which means that when your bank balance is low and your self-talk sounds like “I don’t have enough money,” you get more not-having-enough-money.
You know that if you could keep your thoughts focused on “I have plenty of money,” then it would manifest. So that’s what you do: You constantly affirm, “I have plenty of money.” You say it to yourself, to your spouse, to anyone who asks (not that many people do – that’s kinda rude in our culture):
“Everything’s great! I’m tapped into my birthright of abundance!”
But something’s missing
As you move through your life making your affirmations of prosperity, you occasionally allow yourself to glimpse a feeling that something is missing – and not just the money.
How often to you make great plans, only to have them brought to a screeching halt by some unforeseen circumstance, like a cancelled flight, a traffic jam, or a client no-show?
And as a spiritually-aware person you say to yourself, “I guess the Universe didn’t want me to do that.” Or “I guess it’s not meant to be.”
The truth is, the stuff that gets in your way isn’t “a sign from the Universe” nearly as often as you think. Believing that is actually your ego’s way of abdicating responsibility – because in our language, “responsibility” means the same as “blame.”
First, let’s get clear about what “signs from the Universe,” and the beings or forces that create them, do. They move you toward things – toward success, toward synchronicities, toward rendezvous with what is wanted, as Abraham would say. They give you indications that you’re on the right path, or what the right path is. Like when three people say the same thing to you in one day, or you see 11:11 on a clock.
She works hard for the money
So hard for it, honey
She works hard for the money
So you better treat her right!
Remember that song from the 80′s? I was around 8 years old at the time, so I’m sure there was a lot about the song that I didn’t understand. Like the fact that Donna Summer was actually singing about a prostitute, even though that’s not the story she chose for the music video.
What strikes me today about this anthem is the message that it imparts: Making money requires struggle. In fact it’s worse than that, because if you watch the video you’ll see a woman who’s working three jobs – cleaning lady, diner waitress, and seamstress – while raising a brood of bratty kids (with no father figure present) and clearly still struggling to make ends meet. All that struggle doesn’t even lead her to money.
In fact, take a moment to watch this video, and then I have a question for you: