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Jesus and The Law of Attraction

In the sacred text of the bible, the Gospel of Matthew 7:7-8 states: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” In Mark 11:24, Jesus states: “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
In these verses, we see the roots of the Law of Attraction. And Jesus knew how the principles worked, even if he didn’t have the scientific knowledge we have today.
One must remember that Christianity did not exist in Jesus’s time, and it certainly didn’t exist in the form as we know it today. Instead he laid out a set of principles regarding the manifestation of one’s reality and desires. He had access to special knowledge that he claimed we could have as well, if we opened ourselves to it. The Law of Attraction was around long before Jesus or any other avatars or master teachers knew of its power. Jesus knew the Law of Attraction as God. And he knew it as a loving God, not the wrathful God of the Old Testament.
What can we glean from these powerful verses about the Law of Attraction?
1.  Have a clear vision of what you desire to manifest. When you pray, meditate, visualize, or concentrate, you are deliberately releasing energy into the Universe toward God, your Higher Power, the Infinite Intelligence, Source, etc. The emotion, or conviction, in your words/images sends out a vibration, or a frequency, like a radio signal that gets picked up. If in harmony with the Universe, those desires manifest.  Believing equals receiving. Whatever you desire, know (believe) that you have it. The Universe always provides.
2.  Have faith, not doubt. Faith, being the essence of things not seen, is a force of positive energy that releases whenever we pray, meditate, or visualize. Doubt is rooted in fear and will negate any of your efforts to manifest your desires. Having faith in God’s power/Universe/Source will bring about particular results as Jesus emphasized. Jesus never told people that his faith had healed or restored them, but rather that their own faith had made them whole. The power of their own minds was key. You become a magnet of energy once you establish an inner conviction that the law works.
3.  Take control. Jesus speaks in the imperative in these verses. He says, “Ask,” “Seek,” “Knock,” “Believe.”  In other words, you ask, you seek, you knock, you believe. You are in control of co-creating your reality with your Higher Source. These are not passive words; they are words of action. Jesus is telling us that when we act, God/Universe acts in accordance with our desires when we are aligned in harmony for the highest good.
Jesus served as a spiritual beacon. He lived in tune with his purpose for which he had been incarnated. He may not have known the Law of Attraction as the Law of Attraction, but he knew how it worked and he knew it as the power of God. Having faith and believing are acts of love and positive energy. He knew that having a clear vision coupled with faith and magnetized by prayer, thought, meditation, and/or visualization attracted results, and he came to teach us that we, too, have access to the same power that he did.

A Spiritual Approach To Illness

Jesus’s admonition to “love your neighbor as yourself” not only applies to the people around us but to any thing close to us.

What about illness?  Dis-ease?  Afflictions? Are these not our closest neighbors at times? As much as we try to eat healthy and try to maintain ourselves through exercise, sometimes the immune system breaks down and is overcome by bacterial or viral invaders. When illness becomes our closest neighbor, it is closer than any family member or friend.

So, how does one treat illness as a neighbor?

In the Orient, the body is viewed as a finely balanced unity of interdependent parts. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Our body is a living entity made of mind, body, and spirit. There is no separation; all three are one. Each part blends harmoniously with the rest of the body. When one part is out of alignment, the rest of the parts do not function as optimally as they should. What can be done to get back into alignment?

We can take a spiritual attitude toward illness. When we do, we make friends with it.  Instead of becoming adversarial toward it, treat it as a part of your being.  Seek to cooperate with it.  Pain is the body’s way of telling us that it needs love and attention to become whole again so that it can work harmoniously with the rest of the body.  If we hate it, it will hate us back, bringing more pain and suffering.  Many times, working with an illness rather than against it leads us to a change of heart.  We begin to see it as a messenger rather than an enemy that has come calling about some kind of imbalance that needs to be integrated back into our lives.  Integrating it means accepting it and approaching it with a loving attitude. Since the body, mind, and spirit harmonize as one, illnesses can lead us to discover that most of the causes stem from some kind of emotional upset, imbalance, or trauma.

For example, maybe you contracted (attracted) a sore throat. Instead of hating it, try visualizing light around your throat area. Tell your throat you are grateful for its function in your body. It allows air to pass through to your lungs. It allows food to travel into your stomach. It allows you to communicate. Tell your throat you love it and see it in your mind’s eye as healthy instead of inflamed. Thank your throat for its message and tell it that it’s time for the soreness to go to the light for healing and transformation. Note any “messages” that you may hear.  Since the throat represents communication, maybe there is something that you need to express but haven’t, either to yourself or to someone else. Illnesses allow us to reflect on our lives. When we are honest in our reflection, we find the emotional cause behind the illness and the emotional healing that comes. As we release it in love, healing will occur much more quickly than if we continually focus on the pain.

Does this mean not to go to the doctor?  No.  Sometimes a doctor’s advice and medication are needed. And we have the choice to participate in our own healing, or not.

Illness is a powerful teacher. Nothing gets our attention quite like it.  As we cooperate with it and work on integrating balance back into our lives lovingly, we take control of the healing process in a powerful way.