Thursday, May 28, 2009
And So(w), It Is
Lately, all kinds of ideas and insight have been coming into (or out of?)
my conscious-ness. I have been immersed in books about consciousness, especially those pertaining to what is popularly known as the Law of Attraction. Biblically, the LOA is expressed in passages such as:
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1.
"As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is" Proverbs 23:7
“It is through thinking that man forms that which he has in life”. (Proverbs 23:7)
Job 3:25: "Because a dreadful thing I have dreaded, it has come upon me. And what I have been scared of comes to me."
John 4:35 says: "Do you not say, "Four months more and then the harvest'? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest."
"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh." Luke 6:35
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philipians 4:8.
I could go on and on. The Bible, and most of the books that speak to spirituality and living a sacred life, are full of Law of Attraction teachings. The most obvious, and the inspiration for this article is:
"Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”-Gal. 6:7.
If ever there was a case to be made that God, or whatever name you choose to call Source; not only endorses the Law of Attraction but is literally the foundation of all Faith based practices, it's that “sowing” includes every thought, effort and action made by any individual. (And collectively!) All such sowing is under the Law, and is governed by the Law of Action and Reaction. (Cause and Effect) Every action is a seed planted in consciousness that returns Results. What results, reward or not, is dependant of the quality of the original thought, desire or action.
In my spiritual practice, I use the term; "And So It Is" at the conclusion of prayer or treatment. These prayers are more like affirmations. that whatever I am seeking is, in reality, already manifest. No wishing or hoping. I plant seeds KNOWING that they will produce good crop, just as I know when planting tomatoes I won't get cotton candy!
Think/Sow-Know-Act; in Faith.
From now on, when I speak the words; "And So It Is"; I will have in mind consciousness, "And So(w), It Is". I Sow, and Reap.
And So(w), It Is!