We live in a physical world often polarized by politics and religion. At best, we politely avoid these two topics. At worst, we start wars and spill blood. In this article, I will take a look at how the law of attraction affects these touchy subjects. Then I will suggest some strategies and tactics for “living in the world but not of it” as Jesus said.
The Law of Attraction
I am assuming that you, the reader, are familiar with the law of attraction. Remember that the law of attraction brings together objects and experiences of like vibrational level. Individuals and groups of people with a common tribal consciousness will attract experiences that are in sync with their vibrational levels. What you put out is what you get back.
The ideal of political leadership is service to the community as a whole. In reality, politics involves a heavy dose of self-interest as well as making endless compromises in order to make the machine called government work. Conflict and violent confrontation are part of the vibrational level that politics has typically occupied. This has been true across cultures throughout history.
It is not to say that the forms of government have not evolved to some degree along with our consciousness. The modern democracies that exist today avoid violent confrontation at least within their own structures. You don’t see bloody coups and civil wars occurring in most modern democracies. Most modern democracies still exist, however, at a vibrational level of violent conflict and confrontation. You can see this evidenced by the continual wars being fought by these entities.
If you want to measure the vibrational level of a government, you need only look at the overall vibrational level of the tribe that it governs. While there are clearly great variations in the vibrational level within the population, there is an overall set point for the group. This set point explains the failure inherent in trying to install a modern democracy by force in a culture that is not ready for it. You only need to look at the Middle East to see this situation.
Politics will continue to change to reflect the growth in consciousness levels. We will always have those evolved individuals that are light posts for change along the way. I am referring to those catalysts such as Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. Countless other unnamed evolved beings are working behind the scenes to make political evolution happen.
Looking at the dictionary, at the definition of religion, I see two possibilities. A more comprehensive definition is “a pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance.” I would include for our purposes any philosophy or doctrine that someone seeks to have imposed on others because they believe that they are right, and others are wrong. This definition, then, includes atheism. You could even include some forms of politics although I keep politics and religion separated here.
With religion, the ideal is again service to the tribe, but the overall reality is often an attitude of self-interest and self-preservation. Usually, but not always, the prevailing religion practiced by a given tribe is a vibrational notch up from its government but not very far above it. For instance, you won’t have a tyrannical government co-existing well with a prevailing compassionate religious viewpoint. An example of this is the Dalai Lama being sent into exile.
Like politics, religion is evolving to keep pace with the gradual evolution of the tribal consciousness. There are new spiritual organizations that have sprung up over the last 150 years that support New Thought beliefs like the law of attraction. Existing religious organizations are evolving based on tribal consciousness evolution. Even the Vatican makes changes, as evidenced by the Second Vatican Council.
Acceptance and Appreciation
One small step for law of attraction student to take towards the subjects of politics and religion is the giant step of acceptance. You must accept that everyone is at their own stage in the spiritual journey. Their journey is not your journey. Their politics and religion don’t have to be your politics and religion. Acceptance doesn’t mean that that you agree with them or that they are right. Acceptance just means that you are not pushing against them in an angry or emotional way.
You can even learn to appreciate the products of politics. The roads your drive on and the schools that educated you are there because of the government. There are many people working hard behind the scenes to make sure your life runs smoothly. There are soldiers and civil service employees working around the clock. Learn to appreciate them and what they do for you even though you think they should do things differently.
Religion has brought us a tradition of wonderful teachers, even if they have been mistreated and misunderstood. Their underlying messages stand as a testament to the power of truth. Religion, including atheism, is also a ladder of spiritual progression for people at many different levels of spiritual growth. You wouldn’t want to knock the ladder out from beneath someone, would you?
Exposing Yourself to the Media
The section heading can be taken in different ways. What I mean is watching a lot of pre-programmed political or religious media that is trying to sell you on thinking in a certain direction. Even news programs or articles that appear to be unbiased are appealing to your built-in human bias to focus on the negative aspects of things. Popular fiction often has underlying political and moral themes. The serious law of attraction student avoids getting sucked into what the media wants them to believe. Be aware and always think for yourself.
Try to balance your life by continually exposing yourself to positive teachings from the masters. At very least, be aware of what you feed your mind. Peace and unconditional love to you.
John Baylor is an author and spiritual teacher. He has studied and written about t