Expression is Attraction

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Much has been written about the law of attraction and how we can use it to accomplish just about anything we desire. We are told by our new-age gurus that we put this law in motion by setting our intention. What most do not include in their presentation is that the law of attraction is an effect, not a cause. This law is not put in motion because we decide to set a particular intention. As the following passage illustrates, the law of attraction is in perpetual operation.  

“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart” (Luke 6:45).

It is the character of the man, good or evil, not his intention, that determines what he attracts. The law of expression, first cause, will always manifest as the equivalent to what is stored up in the heart, regardless of the intention.

When Jesus advised to seek first the kingdom, he was calling attention to the importance of discovering the spiritual bedrock of our own being. Metaphorically speaking, this is the good man in the passage above. The evil man is the senses-based self-image disconnected from its spiritual core. When we are grounded in our spiritual center of power, our intentions naturally express as strength. When we are consciously disconnected from our spiritual center, our intentions focus on protecting our weaknesses. This spiritual law of expression was artistically stated in Shakespeare’s work, Hamlet:

“This above all: to thine own self be true,

And it must follow, as the night the day,

Thou canst not then be false to any man.”

The self in question is not the culturally influenced personality that we hold out for the world to see. It is that innermost sense of self we have always known, though sometimes kept under a bushel. The law of expression carries the goodness stored in the heart of our soul, naturally attracting to us the best and the highest in all ways.

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