So, I spent a few days thinking. One of the things I’ve been thinking about is how the LOA and (among other things) shamanism is pretty much the same thing. Or, at least has the same components incorporated. I’ve been meaning to write a post about the connecting of dots, and why I believe that the LOA is too weak to stand on it’s own.
Connecting the dots
I’ve been listening to some interviews with American shaman Sandra Ingerman. The way she speaks of the connection/communication to/with power animals and other spirits, as well as intention with a ceremony, how things manifest in the physical world et cetera – it is pretty much exactly the same thing the law of attraction does. It’s only expressed differently, and performed differently.
I am well aware of the fact that this may be only me and how I percieve all this, but to me, the LOA is one aspect of what can be done. Spirituality is at least 360 degrees wide (and more), and for me personally, I think I need a wider perspective to make it work for me properly. I have no intention of using every spiritual path I can find, even less to be an expert in each of them. But I will take what I find, pick the pieces that works for me, and then I am going to build myself my own, personal spiritual path and walk it.
The LOA lacking
The LOA is a powerful tool – make no mistake. But a tool; that’s all it is. At least seen through my eyes and my filter of perception. And as only one tool, there are a few things I find it lacking.
When listening to Abraham speaking through Esther Hicks, the power of the thought and intention is what comes through as the most important thing (to me, that is). Keep the thought pure and positive, and the reality will form around it.
However; this only works if you are able to keep your mind pure and positive. If you, like me, have been consumed by mental illness, there’s no way you can actually perform to the degree where the LOA actually makes a difference in your life. Trust me, I’ve tried even when I was at my worst with my bipolar disorder.
What I find the LOA is lacking is a holistic approach to a person who wants to make a difference in her life. Changing the way one think and feel is harder than you think, when all your energy is needed just to manage taking another breathe, and then another. From my point of view, the LOA focuses only on what can be gotten here and now and cares very little on what got us here in the first place. I find the lack of interest in what happened before, arrogant, to be quite honest.
So – what I really do enjoy and appreciate in what little I’ve listened to and found out so far about shamanism, is that it actually is all right to be feeling negatively. That it is the work with the shamanic journeying and the contact with the spirits that is wanted and needed to change the thinking and feeling, and then the change comes rather automatically.
Me and my path
I am beginning to think that if I cannot be me, 100%, on the spiritual path that I choose, then that path is not for me. The LOA is powerful, but I do feel that some parts of me are not taken seriously and for that reason alone, I cannot with good concsience go forward on that path alone.
Therefore I feel amazing about the fact that I am now conciously choosing to enter a path where all of me is accepted. A path where I can heal and grow through all the perspectives that are important to me. The LOA is a part of that, but only one.
I am so very excited about all this. I have just begun this new journey, and there are so many new questions that needs to be answered. But to my surprise, I feel no rush. There’s time, and I will get my answers. I have already begun exploring the concept of shamanic journeying (albeit extremely lightly), and I believe I have seen a glimps of my power animal. Not at all what I expected, but I can see the connection (speaking of connecting the dots).
Oh, and more connecting the dots… for the last couple of years I’ve been mesmerized with mongolian folk music. I am also fascinated with the magical power their music have, and how the way they perform it affects me. The connection between that and my name that has meaning in several languages (not Mongolian to my knowledge, though) makes me believe even more that I am on the right path.
To me, shamanism is the perfect balance between the physical, “real” world, and the spiritual world.
Keywords for my journey ahead would most likely be; freedom, connection, balance, death and rebirth
I hope you guys who read this, feel as intrigued about your own journeys as I do about my own.
Feel free to follow me on my journey. ♥