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How much persistence do you have when things are tough? You want to attract into your life something new? Great. How much do you call upon something greater – and continue to move forward even when there’s no sign of change?

Midrash (the oral learning tradition of the Jews) says that Red Sea didn’t simply part. Not until the Jews were so deep into the water that the water was literally up to their noses – not until then – did the seas part and allow the Jewish people to cross. Now that’s dedication.

If you want radical transformation in your life, the most important element is trust. Envision what you truly desire, and hold steadfast. Of course, it’s essential to make sure that what we desire is aligned with what’s in our highest good. But if so, we must hold steadfast.

Part 3: The three essential components needed for radical transformation to happen.

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Sometimes it feels like we’re just stuck. Things have been as they are, and try as you might, nothing budges. (Even if you’re trying to use the Law of Attraction.) Or, perhaps something small does come about, but it’s so incremental that we don’t feel like we’re moving forward. Contextualize this, now, within Passover.

It took a leader – Moses – who was willing to let go of absolutely every privilege and possession. It required a lot of prayer, turning things over to something greater than an individual human being (or, even a people). And it took multiple actions from God – ten horrific plagues – for the Egyptian Pharaoh to relent and let the Jewish people be free.

Not only that – once Pharaoh had a change of heart, it required the Divine to part the Red Sea to assist the fleeing Hebrew people.

A lot of effort, nu?

Part 2: radical change requires radical trust

You do not need to be thinner, smarter, faster or funnier. Salvation does not reside in imitating anyone else, no matter how popular or cool or rich or powerful they may seem. All you need to live happily is to listen to the beat of your own unique drum, which only you can hear. Follow it, even if it seems to take you to the ends of the earth. You have no choice; that is your journey.  You can live it, or choose a life of death and pretend. There is no in-between. Your soul is calling, and the world desperately needs you to fulfill what you were born to create.

Jonathan Bender

The best way to create opportunities is by noticing the little things. Coincidences? Perhaps they’re actually synchroncities, brought to you by the magic in the universe. Don’t want to go that far? No problem. But if you want to utilize the law of attraction – which is real, by the way – simply pay attention to what’s right in front of you. Maybe that person who briefly caught your eye will be the exact contact you need to move an idea forward.

By simply being open – letting things come your way – and active, by pursuing what you notice – you will “create” opportunities. In fact, opportunities are always there – we just let them pass us by, because we’re too focused on ourselves or perceived goals.

Action: For just a day – or, a week – pay deep attention to all you encounter. Imagine that something magical could happen at any time. If you see any “sign” – no matter how small – check it out. You never know what’ll result.

Have you ever waited for opportunities to fall into your lap? And then, perhaps, get despondent when nothing came to you? Or, perhaps you decided to “get out there” and Make Things Happen – only to find out that you were trying to force the situation. Being too passive – or, being too aggressive – energetically doesn’t draw in what we truly desire.

To fully utilize the law of attraction, it’s essential to be both open and active. These essential aspects of the feminine and the masculine (don’t think male/female – instead, visualize intuitive/feeling/ vs. direct/practical/logical) are needed in tandem in order to bring into our life what we seek.

Part 2: notice what appears.

Everyone wants to be in love. Well, except for the cynics… externally. (I still think they really want to find true love, perhaps more than anyone else, but have also been hurt more.) I’ve written before on the idea of “living in love” rather than just ‘falling’ in love with someone, and readers have requested practical suggestions. Here you go.

  1. Stop watching the news and tuning into negative information. It likely doesn’t improve your life in any way.
  2. Surround yourself with people you admire, and who appreciate you. And if you don’t have this in your life right now, find it. Use Meetup.com or other online resources to find where great people are!
  3. Make sure your paying work makes a positive contribution to the world. Even if it does, work can be… well, work. So remember who is benefiting through it, and keep your focus there.
  4. Have a daily gratitude practice. Write down what you’re thankful for (or at least make a mental list). 5 things, every day.
  5. Open your heart to others. Take risks by expressing yourself more vulnerably than usual.

Depending on your circumstances, you may find the above simple or rather complex. Schedule them – but be sure to do some right away, and bring into your life (the Law of Attraction) what you desire.

Today is April Fool’s Day. While this is normally a pretty silly “holiday,” of which I like to take advantage, now and again. But there’s another way to view this holiday: What exactly is a “fool?”

Archetypally, the Fool represents having an open mind as one sets forth in the world on a journey. Rather than holding strong opinions (also known as limitations), the fool steps into the unknown without apparent concern for what may happen.

By being fully present, the Fool thus typifies our conscious choosing to follow Divine Flow, trusting that we will be guided. For those who follow the Law of Attraction, the essential learning is that we must simply do what we are guided to, and not get stuck in preconceptions or in our heads.

Action: Today, embrace your inner Fool. Whatever you do today, step into the world with daring, openness and wonder.


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