The law of attraction is hyped as the way to fulfill your own personal desires, but it also applies to groups. When enough people share a mindset, the combined power of their thoughts can alter their physical environment as well as their collective emotional well-being.
Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
That is why Neale Donald Walsch wrote in Conversations with God, Book 1 that “fate” can be viewed as an acronym for From All Thoughts Everywhere.
To say my fate is not tied to your fate is like saying your end of the boat is sinking.
This premise has tremendously exciting implications. How many times have you heard or thought that one person cannot make a difference in this world? That global peace is in the hands of politicians, most of whom are corrupt or ineffectual? That the only response to suffering and injustice is righteous anger?
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Negative energy rabidly feeds on other negative energy, so by railing against a political candidate or marching against war, you are unwittingly making the object of your scorn even more imposing and powerful.
Fighting any adverse condition only increases its power over us.
You are also doing no favors for the world at large. Retributive rage generates vast amounts of negative energy, thereby weakening collective consciousness.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Instead of futilely expending energy and waiting for others to effect change, reclaim your power and be an agent of change, effective immediately. Pour your energy into what you support (peace) rather than what you oppose (war), and the world can indeed be transformed.
Become peace, for that is the attractor of peace to the world.
ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.