This universe is a universe
of vibration --- and vibrational matching. All events proceed from this
Let's introduce Joe Doakes, a
muscular, solidly built guy who likes to lift weights and enjoys sports. Mr.
Doakes is, many would say, belligerent. Joe is a warrior. When we look at him we
can immediately see a 'high volume' kind of guy.
Joe chooses to find an outlet in
the joys of conflict. To him, nothing in life is finer than a good fight. For
Joe, it is of little consequence whether his opponent is fairly matched in
skill or strength; it is the joy of battle which sustains him. Joe has little
leaning toward fair play or morality. It simply is not in his makeup, and if
confronted with the ethical dilemma of a 'fair fight' Joe would simply laugh
and dismiss this important principle of life out of hand. We make no
judgment of Joe, and neither does the universe. The Law of Attraction states
that 'like attracts like'. The universe, as one of its fundamental properties,
will draw to Joe circumstances and people in alignment with his preferences.
Since Joe frequents bars and gyms, this is where the preponderance of his
quarrels ensue. Joe lives in a world where everyone he meets is perfectly
matched up with him.
Now let's introduce a person who
has an exactly opposite set of preferences. Let's call him Cecil Aldershot, a
man of delicate sensibilities, steeped in metaphysical knowledge, and an avid
supporter of peace on earth and harmony in relations between all living things.
Again, there is no judgment by the
universe of Cecil's preferences. The universe does not consider Cecil's
preferences better than Joe's, or Joe's better than Cecil's. They are simply
What are the chances of the two of
them ever meeting each other? Exactly zero. The Law of Attraction guarantees
that only that which is like itself will be co-incident. However, in life we
sometimes encounter situations not to our liking. This seems to be a direct
contradiction to the Law of Attraction, doesn't it? Well, only on the surface.
In this article we're going to show how the Law of Attraction works with our
thoughts and beliefs.
During his childhood Cecil, of a
frail constitution, was always the loser in any physical confrontation which he
so unwillingly took part. Cecil learned that hatred and violence were abhorrent
to him; in fact, were opposing his own thoughts and feelings completely. He
learned to avoid those brutes, as he called them, who seemed to enjoy nothing
more than the infliction of pain and misery on other life forms. Cecil has
worked avidly in the refining and raising of his consciousness, and has
attracted to him many people of like mind; we can say confidently that Cecil
enjoys his life very much. The same thing can be said about our belligerent
friend Joe. Joe and Cecil merely express their joy differently. Joe expresses
himself in what we will call an undisciplined manner (society calls it
undisciplined, to Joe it is entirely natural). Observing Cecil, on the other
hand, one immediately perceives a much more subdued and balanced demeanor.
One day during an outdoor
meditation for global harmony at a local metaphysical bookstore, a hostile bully
broke up the gathering with threats, taunts and insults. After this
confrontation, Cecil was reminded of those incidents in his childhood when he
was confronted by the very same sort of violence. He began to ponder on this,
wondering why he should have attracted such a one. As he began to devote more
thought to it, the old feelings of intimidation and victimization began to be
activated once more within him.
Let's pause a moment. If Cecil had
dealt with this incident as he normally would have, going over it briefly and
resolving for himself the disharmonies within it, he would have quickly
returned to balance, and that would have been the end of it. But because the
contrast to his everyday experience was so great, Cecil felt he had to have an
answer for this unfortunate incident. It went against his nature as a student of
metaphysics and a seeker of truth to leave the mystery of it unexamined.
However, as a consequence of placing his thoughts and feelings in the old
vibrational pattern, it was reactivated within him.
Cecil and his friends are typical
of many who seek a joyous experience on earth. In observing the world around
them and it's incredible diversity and often powerful contrast, they reasoned
that if all were in harmony, then everyone on the planet could enjoy a happy
physical experience, not just a privileged few. After all, was it fair, they
would say, for millions of fellow humans to be living lives of poverty, misery
and desperation? Why should all not benefit from the higher vibrations of
peace, joy and abundance? And so Cecil and his friends would meditate every day,
volunteer their services to charitable organizations, and generally make
themselves helpful to what they called the greater good. In order for someone to
feel good, they reasoned, there should exist an environment comfortable to all.
Then all could experience comfort! And what better idea for comfort than harmony
and abundance for everyone?
If we were to ask Joe Doakes this
same question, however, we would get an entirely different answer. You see, Joe
would not agree at all that harmony and abundance was an environment to be
desired. To Joe, this would be a nightmare of boredom. In an environment of
harmony, Joe would immediately look for ways to liven things up! And what better
way to entertain himself, he would think, than to start an argument or provoke
a test of physical strength. To Joe, this test of strength makes him feel so
alive! And abundance to Joe, while all right, would be too complacent for him.
Joe likes to work hard for what he gets, he revels in action and physical
movement, in the challenge of overcoming obstacles. If Joe meditated, he would
meditate for global conflict – not world war or anything of that nature, but a
world where laws were less restrictive, protection for the weak and innocent was
less severe. Joe would wish to live in an environment like the old West, where
fighting was understood and appreciated, and cowardice and physical weakness was
Both Joe and Cecil agree on one
thing, however: that it would be very nice if the environment around them
perfectly reflected their preferences. We might sum this up in the phrase,
“shape up, or ship out.” I’m sure that all of us have felt this desire at some
point in our lives.
Joe hates the fact that his
aggressive impulses are restrained, that the only outlet for his kind of
physical expression is in a gym. He would like very much to be able to provoke
anyone he sees on the street at any time.
Cecil dislikes the 'meanies' of
the world, considering them to be of a 'lower' vibration, and would like very
much to see others behaving toward him with the same consideration he bestows on
them. This is a reasonable assumption, is it not?
But in order for the environment
to be pleasing to all, all must agree on a pleasing environment. And that is an
impossibility. Cecil would like it very much if people like Joe would just
disappear. In his support of animal rights, environmental harmony and peace on
earth, Cecil and his group are constantly butting heads with short sighted
people who couldn't care less for anything or anyone but their own selfish
pleasure. Even though he tries to be loving to all, Cecil truly cannot
understand how the infliction of pain on another life form can be tolerated.
However, there are 6 billion humans
living on earth, and if each one of them is trying to get the others to act in a
manner pleasing to them, what is the likelihood of success? Not very high! In
fact, it is a job even God does not want to undertake. That is why God permits
all thought and all action, for by limiting some thought or action, the
all-that-is is also limited. However, an understanding of the Law of Attraction
makes this dilemma unnecessary.
Let's go back to our original
statement: how do Joe and Cecil come together, even though their natural
vibrational patterns are opposing? We have seen how Joe likes to pick fights,
and his indifference as to his opponents. We have also seen how Cecil has
reactivated the vibration of fear toward bullies. Now, Law of Attraction goes to
work. Normally Joe would never find Cecil. It is up to Cecil to attract to him
such a one as Joe. Only by Cecil's continued attention to his fear of bullies
can this occur. As Cecil continues to focus upon the incident at the peace
meeting, his vibrational signal becomes more aligned to bullies.
One day soon after Cecil is walking
down the street from the metaphysical bookstore and in his musings unwittingly
takes a right instead of a left and goes walking down toward the gym. At this
time it just so happens that Joe has completed his workout and is feeling rather
sprightly and aggressive. Joe looks around at all of the others passing and
vibrationally feels Cecil. Cecil's vibration is saying 'do not come to me,
bullies. I do not want to fight. Please do not send me a bully, I do not like
violent people.', etc etc etc. Out of all of the dozens of people who are
passing by at this moment, only Cecil is a vibrational match to Joe. So what
happens? Joe gets a taunting smile on his face and that old devil takes over. He
feels the joy of battle, and the comfort of the life force surging through him.
Joe sees immediately that Cecil is physically delicate and decides that he will
have a little 'fun' with him.
“Hey meat -- yeah YOU!” he says to
Joe bumps up against Cecil and
sees the fear turn on in Cecil's eyes. This is music to Joe's senses.
“Hey you bumped into me!” Joe
says, all the while shoving Cecil backward.
You get the idea. A conflict of
greater or lesser proportion will ensue depending upon how strong is Cecil's
fear of conflict. In this case, it has less to do with Joe than with Cecil.
Although it takes two to tango, for Cecil it is entirely up to him how far this
encounter will go. If Cecil is fearful enough of fighting, his vibration is now
more and more powerful, and more and more of a match to Joe's always very
powerful desire for conflict. In other words, Joe's vibration is always for a
fight, and in order for Cecil to encounter Joe, Cecil must bring his vibration
This is simply the law of 'like
attracts like' at work. It is a situation often described as 'karmic.' 'Karma'
is simply Law of Attraction. Those situations which seem to magnetically pull
you into the middle of them, are simply your own attention to, and focus on, a
vibration matching the situation, in the present. Your attention to the person
or situation now being experienced actually attracted it to you, not the other
way around. It's not someone else, or the universe, imposing itself into your
life, even though it sure feels like it! It is always and only your free will
offering of vibration that attracts whatever is in your experience, to you.
You might say, “but Joe's actions
are terrible! What if everyone were like Joe?”
But everyone is not like Joe. Every
being incarnated on earth is unique. If there were two people exactly alike, one
of them would be superfluous! There are 6 billion humans, all with our own
unique set of preferences. We are all different. We attract unto us that which
is consonant with our preferences. That is how the universe works. This planet
is in absolutely perfect balance. For every vibration of hatred, there is a like
vibration to match it. For every vibration based in love, there is one of like
kind to match it. In the case of Cecil and Joe, there is Joe's love of spirited
conflict to exactly match Cecil's fear of spirited conflict. The common
denominator is spirited conflict! Cecil remembers the delight of the
neighborhood bully, in his pushing and shoving and taunting of him; his utter
dismay that there existed persons in the world with (to Cecil) such a crude and
brutal worldview. It is the apparent joy of conflict for some people, and his
utter inability to deal with it, which is uppermost in Cecil's consciousness.
That is what attracted Joe to him! Joe and Cecil are an exact vibrational match,
like two waveforms of the same frequency and phase. Cecil's vibration attracted
Joe's vibration and they fit together like a key going into a lock. Thus we see
that the victim is more responsible for the crime than the perpetrator. Without
a like vibration to match to, no criminal could ever find a victim! This is
an outrageous, offensive, and counter-intuitive statement that is fully
supported by the laws of the universe.
The Law of Attraction never misses.
It is infallible, because it is woven into the very fabric of the universe.
Many people think that it would be
a good idea if the world would just shape up and others would behave themselves.
Then it would be easy to be happy, for we could just look around and see
pleasant things! So well–intentioned people form groups and organizations to
fight poverty and cancer and war, and stamp out corruption and pornography and
many other things as well. But things get messy very quickly, for when everyone
in the world is acting to control others, many toes are stepped on. If you
desire that others should act in a way which is comfortable for you, be sure
that they are feeling the same way about your activities! Now we have a recipe
for conflict. There are now lots and lots of people all acting to control you,
in their fear that you might do something to threaten them. And you are doing
the same. I'm sure that you have, at some point in your life, tried to
accommodate the wishes of a group of people, whether it be family, friends, or
co-workers, and you very quickly came to understand the difficulty of pleasing
everyone. That is why I said above that not even God would attempt such an
endeavor. But such grotesque circumstances can be avoided, with a clear
understanding of the Law of Attraction.
Let's look again at the portrait of
Cecil and Joe. Joe is happy with his bar fights and his sporting encounters in
the gym. Cecil is happy with his metaphysical friends. Each can live
harmoniously in his separate world without ever attracting the attention of the
other. Because Joe would be merely inconvenienced by a metaphysical discussion,
whereas Cecil would be seriously incommoded in a fight, Cecil has the most at
stake. But Cecil, if he understood the Law of Attraction, would know clearly
that it is his perfect guarantor of safety and protection. The solution for
Cecil is to keep focused on what he wants. By focusing only on peace, harmony
and abundance, he attracts these into his life and automatically places
himself in a position where Joe cannot ever reach him, for unmatched vibrations
are never co-incident.
This is a much more elegant way to
run a universe! Now, instead of each person having to control the actions of
everyone else, it is only necessary for each person to control his or her own
vibrational space. Now we can dispense with the inevitable conflicts that result
when people are trying to stick their noses in each other's business. Joe can
have his confrontations and Cecil can have the group which feels most
comfortable to him, without there ever being a conflict. If Cecil is focusing on
his desires for peace and harmony, he does not take that wrong turn and so never
Where the Cecil's of the world get
into trouble is when they try to limit or constrain the Joe's of the world. By
pushing against the Joe's, they only get more of them. What you resist will
persist in your experience. It is simply an alignment of energy. The universe
works always to align energy. That is why there is perfect balance everywhere.
The planet orbits around the sun, rotates about its axis, the atmosphere stays
glued to the planetary surface, rain falls, geologic processes function to keep
the earth stable, seeds always grow into the same plant every time, larvae and
embryo's grow into their proper form. The forces which operate to maintain
harmony and equilibrium in nature are so powerful they cannot even be
measured. It is for us only to trust to this vast, immense, power of
well-being that surrounds us, and which penetrates the very structure of the
universe. By trusting to the infallible energy matching power of the Law of
Attraction, we need only attract into our experience that which is wanted,
and preempt those things we do not want. Therefore, we do not need to
control the actions of others in order to get what we want, and so it is not
necessary to go into so much conflicting action to produce a pleasant
The allowance of the actions of
others is the true definition of harmony. Harmony is not everyone thinking
and acting alike, but an energetic agreement to live and let live. It is a
friendly dance of vibration! Harmony means attracting to you what you would
like, and allowing others to do the same. It means that even in the midst
of incredible diversity and contrasting preferences, there can be peace.
"To each, his own", as the saying goes. It only requires an allowing of the
diversity of opinion and action, without resistance, knowing that if not
resisted, nothing that is not wanted can ever be drawn to you. This is the
powerful simplicity, the trenchant clarity, the perfect elegance of universal
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