I watched a video recently on HBOGO, "American Winter". It spotlights the new homeless in America. As I watched the video, I got really bogged down in the "unfairness" of how hard it is to achieve the American Dream -- for some people -- but not for others. One of the statements made in this documentary is that the main determining factor of whether or not a person will be wealthy is if their parents were wealthy.
I was so irritated by "the way things are" that I wrote a post I intended to publish here, but then I realized how far down the negative road I had gone, and I stopped working on it.
It does seem like the pitts that some have so much and others have so little, but necessity has always been a catalyst to change.
What must change before we will see any lessening of that divide between wealthy and poor is the way we think. Before we will see any significant change in the status quo, we must accept that what we think about and what we get is always a match -- and not always a match made in heaven either.
There are only two emotions. We call them by many different names, but there are only two. One feels good. It is that high vibration that makes us want to sing and dance and hug people and laugh and love one another -- and it attracts good stuff. The other emotion feels bad. It is a low vibration. In a low vibration, we cry with frustration, we cuss out the waitress. At work we feel overworked and underpaid and certainly under appreciated. We fly off the handle because the dog pooped in the floor, the baby broke a favorite knickknack, or said a cuss word. This low vibration attracts job loss. It attracts homelessness, and frustrating situations at every turn. And it is not easy to turn that around -- especially if you have not accepted that your thoughts are the tools used to build and create what you live.
Whatever you are living right now, whether it's abundance, poverty, or some where in-between, it is a result of your long time thinking patterns, your joys, and the fears that you harbor. The main fear that I believe may lead many people to homelessness and all kinds of other problems is "what will people think?"
When we live our lives in fear of what others will think, we spend too much money -- often money we don't have and haven't even earned yet. We don't even ask ourselves "is this something I really want or am I buying it because society says I have to have it in order to be respected."
We buy things like expensive houses and expensive cars even though we know that if we were to lose our job, we wouldn't be able to pay for it. Then we worry about losing it when the economy slows down and companies start laying people off.
Worry and fear are the same low vibration.
Anger and fear are the same low vibration.
So are disgust, feeling "less than" for any reason, envy, jealousy, dissatisfaction. And if you can't figure out some way to turn your thoughts toward stuff that makes you feel better, you are setting yourself up for more of the same old crap that made you feel that way to start with.
It's a never ending cycle unless you realize that your thoughts are powerful and work at changing them, and redirecting them so that the law of attraction can work with you instead of against you. But it's all up to you. The law of attraction is not an entity. It isn't God. It is a Universal law that works exactly the same for everyone, all the time, no exceptions -- ever. You get the equivalent of what you think about -- whether you want it or not.
Thank goodness, my mother warned me a long time ago that if we worry about something long enough, something very similar will happen in our lives. Worrying about what people will think of what we do in every single aspect of our lives is a big mistake. And we all do it.
In American Winter, it was a common concern.
The self esteem -- especially that of the main breadwinners was down to nothing. They were embarrassed and ashamed and emmitting lots of other very low vibrations.
I sympathized with them. I got all caught up in the unfairness of what had happened to each family, but after a while, I remembered that we attract what we get.
And listening to these folks, I would be surprised to find out they were able to pull themselves back up. Of course they all expressed "hope for better things in the near future", but very often hope is a mid range vibration. Because there is often so much negative baggage attached to hope, it can't attract the really good opportunities. Hope is also fleeting. It can disappear completely when something new and frustrating happens.
I'm not sure how long they filmed those people but by the end of the video, most of them were still struggling to get back what they had lost. They were still trying to prove to others, to themselves and to each other that they were not "worthless welfare recipients".
Low vibrational output attracts low vibration stuff. For instance, one man got his old job back, even got a higher wage than before -- but only part time. One lady who had been staying in a shelter with her teenaged son, got a house through some kind of public assistance, but by the end of the video, she still had not been able to find a job and was worried about being on the street again. In the case of a third couple, he finally found a job but was making half what he'd been making before and it was just part time.
Of course these folks don't have a clue that they are bringing this to themselves. This knowledge of how the universe really works should be common in this day and age -- and it's beginning to spread through lots of different sources, but it has been suppressed for eons so that people would not have any control over their lives.
When we start paying attention to what we think about and how what we think about makes us feel, we can cast "what will people think" out the window. Then we'll be in a much better position to start working with the law of attraction to attract more of what we want and less of what we don't want.