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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 10:34 PM

20. I had a friend of mine who shared a progress story about 'the pit.'

Started out, like this. Kinda tedious and repetitious, but we just kept doing the same things over and over again.

I think one word picture to explain what was happening was a person falling off a building, trying to change their clothes in midflight. Not that easy when life is going fast.

Anyway, here's 'The Pit':

'I was walking down the road minding my own business, and whoop I'm down in this pit. I don't know how or why I got down here. No one helps me to get out. I am angry and hurt. But it's only me that can get me out and I know that. Still, it takes me along time to get out and I trip and keep sliding down again. It seems like it's going to take forever to get out of here.

The next day, I walk along the street and see the pit and inspect it. I trip and fall in. No one helps me to get out. I am angry and hurt. But it's only me that can get me out and I know that. Still, it takes me a long time to get out.

The next day, I walk down the road again and the pit is there. I stay as far away as I can, but I'm afraid and uncertain. I accidently fall in, etc.

The next day, I walked down a different street.'

If 'the law of attraction' thing is true, we draw to ourselves the experiences that mirror our true inner selves, the part of us that we may not admit that we have, or don't know. Not what we think we want, not just what is good for us and makes us happy and content.

So we keep on bringing in bad things. I've had to acknowledge the things in my life that made me attract things. When I expected a negative outcome, I was never disappointed.

When I told myself everything was going to be different and pleasant, and acted that way, it didn't negate my deeply held feelings that bad stuff was just my destiny.

In some ways, if this idea holds true, we got exactly what we wanted to validate our inner belief system. Then when it happened, it still hurt, but we did it and it was own creation. A really disturbing thought, but it can be empowering. I can't speak for anyone else.

IDK if any of that is true. But I have come to believe it a bit and work to have that outcome, but from within. It is wise for you to reflect on this. I'm sorry for what you've lost.

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