.The Law of Attraction - Importance of Actions
When I shout out from my room, "Mum, I'm hungry...", my mum brings a plate full of my favorite items in it and keeps it in front of me. Who will have to wash hands and eat it? Well, she can even feed me, but who will have to chew it? or swallow it, or digest it? Me.
As mentioned earlier, the Law of Attraction is not a medium or a person who does something for you and gives it to you. A way of understand this is - when you jump down from the bed, we wouldn't say that the Law of Gravity pulls you down. In more accurate words, we would say that we gravitate towards the center of the earth due to the Law of Gravity. That's exactly how the Law of Attraction works.
YOU are a magnet, and based on the Energy you emit, you gravitate favorable / unfavorable conditions towards yourself by the virtue of the Law of Attraction. YOU are, basically, the center of the Universe.
However, once those people and situations come to you, it is YOU who has to take actions towards those opportunities. A job offer may come to you, but if you reject it, that's your Action. A potential life-partner may meet you in a coffee shop, but if you're not in a good mood on that day, you may not initiate a conversation. That's your Action.
Action is an important part of the creation process. However, what kind of Action? Just any Action that comes to your Mind or Action that is inspired from deep within? That's the tricky part, isn't it? Today, we - humans - have become completely action-oriented. That is, because we consider ourselves this physical body (matter), we falsely believe that we have to "make things happen" by Only Actions. In other words, we have to go hunting for a life-partner on a matrimonial website, we have to apply for at least a thousand jobs before we get one, we have to give roses to the spouse to make him / her happy and improve the relationship. Just search Google for the words "human doing", and you will find innumerable topics that talk about whether we are supposed to be human beings or human doings.
Thoughts are the root of every creation, however, Actions are a stronger part of the process. When you think about a dress, it's a pure Thought. When you just go out and browse a shopping mall for that dress, that Thought is projected into the Universe in a stronger form. The only reason why we fail in achieving all that we Desire (despite our Actions being in alignment with our Thoughts - most of the times) is that our Beliefs are not based on the understanding of our own Power and ability to Create. We lack faith, which is why we are running around... trying to forcefully make things happen. We would rather shout at the partner for not behaving well, instead of understanding that once we stop getting irritated by his / her erratic behavior, he / she will change. This is the perfect example I've mentioned for clarifying the difference between Being and Doing.
A common misunderstanding that some people have is that we do NOT need to take Actions. However, the creation process is incomplete without Actions. The Law of Attraction is ready to show you opportunities as soon as you produce Desires. However, if I go on a job portal and simply do not apply for a job, nobody is going to knock on my doors bringing a job to me. Well, even this has happened with people... with me. Jobs have walked up to my doorstep without me having applied to any (believe it or not), however, again, in such a scenario, if I don't show my interest or take the next step, I will obviously lose out on the opportunity. In fact, you will even see it passing it away in front of your eyes.
If you Desire to have a green-colored t-shirt, you will definitely see one, either online or in a shop, but if you don't go ahead and buy it (for any reason), you miss out on it.
By action, you receive it.
- Wallace D. Wattles
So, What About Those Lost Opportunities?
Well, there are no lost opportunities.
You may have missed the opportunities, but you never lose them. You may have missed out on working in a good company, you may have missed out on having a good time with a guy, you may have missed out on eating at that lovely-looking restaurant, however, it only added clarity to your understanding of life.
This clarity is now added into YOU, and now (because there are many fishes in the sea) the opportunities you get will be of higher value to you... unless you have gone in another negative mode about having lost them. That's why they say - you cannot open a new chapter in life until you keep reading the old one. Stay positive, and trust in the law of attraction. Trust in your ability to Create.
There are no Wrong Actions. All Actions you take are the best for you, taking two things into consideration (i) your stage of Clarity in life at present, and (ii) your understanding of this knowledge. Your experiences clarify you and take you a step ahead on this manifestation journey. However, if you really want to ensure that your Actions fructify in the manner you Desire, it would be good to understand something.
Right Actions (refers to fruitful actions), are those impromptu, natural, effortless, trust-based Actions that just happen unknowingly or happen as a result of an inspiration or intuition from deep within. These are the Actions we perform based on the impulses (Thoughts) we receive from (as we call) the back of the mind. They are either the inspired Thoughts from Source / God / Infinite Intelligence / Inner Being (whatever you may want to call it).
Wrong Actions (although there are none, but for the sake of understanding here) (the Actions that could be avoided, delayed, or not taken) are those that are based on impatience, haste, lackfulness, neediness, hollowness, and desperation. Such Actions are often done to make something happen forcefully / immediately / unnaturally, which clearly shows lack of faith and trust in the Universal Energies / Processes. Such Actions always give you undesired and incomplete results. Such manifestations often come in distorted forms.
Important decisions in life
Well, every single Action in life (whether inspired or taken just by default) is important and it shapes your life. However, there are some highly important Actions.
Often, we come at crossroads while making important decisions, and are unable to decide the next course, especially when multiple options seem to be equally beneficial. Here's the trick. If possible, delay the decision (in a realistic manner, not in a deliberate or useless way). Delay it so that you get to evaluate if you're acting based on inner inspiration, based on the correct beliefs about life or whether it is just like any other action.
If it still doesn't work, what I do in such cases is to simply finalize one decision and live life based on it, and then correct it later, as desired. This has always worked for me - even before I had all of this spiritual knowledge.
As mentioned earlier, no Actions / Decisions are wrong. They are only steps taken towards further clarification. You get to know if there is scope for any slight modification in your behavior.
Your alertness and ability to recognize an opportunity as the perfect opportunity to achieve your Dreams and Desires is what Timing is all about. That's how manifestations occur.
If you lose (rather, miss) an opportunity that the Universe presents to you, the Universe does not hold grudges against you. It presents other ways to you to manifest opportunities for your Desire. However, if you lose hope and start feeling guilty, you stop pursuing your Desire and started walking in another direction.
Nothing is pre-written. Some people believe that life is pre-written, and that everything that is happening in this world is pre-written. It is NOT. You are writing it. Right now, you have the choice whether to continue reading this article or close this web page. You have the choice whether you make a nasty comment on someone or ignore them. Therefore, your manifestations are not pre-written. You Create them through your Thoughts, Power, and Focus. You choose whether to remain Single after a break-up and surrender to Celibacy or to find the right partner. NOTHING IS PRE-WRITTEN. It is all your Choice.
How early a manifestation occurs in your life wholly and solely depends on your Clarity of your Desires, your Positive Orientation towards them, and your Smartness and Ability to grab opportunities. That's all that it is about. This is where the 10th Module in my 30 Days Life Improvement Course1 helps you in conjuring the right attitude for helping you manifest your desires easily.