Great Thinkers, Spiritual Giants, and World Leaders
If you try to live by deep spiritual convictions but find it difficult to develop spiritually while juggling a career, family obligations, and other responsibilities, you are not alone. People in America are stressed out, get too little sleep, and have so many responsibilities that finding a way to squeeze out an extra hour now and then for meditation or other spiritual practices seems nearly impossible. But the Law of Attraction will bring you spiritual opportunities, teachers, helpers, and other resources you might need. And you may even see the boundaries blurring between the spiritual and physical worlds.
That is to be called soul which through the power of delusion, does not recognize itself as being really God; God the giver of bondage and of deliverance, the head of all things. — Valmiki, The Ramayana of Tulsidas, The Forest, Doha 12
Spirituality and Religion
Whatever your spiritual philosophy, be assured that the Law of Attraction works alongside all belief systems. Whatever is at the top of the spiritual mountain, there are certainly myriad paths upward. Stick to what feels right to you and the law will bring you what you pray for, think about, or deeply desire from your belief system. It does not discriminate — it is drawing to you what your emotions and thoughts focus on. If you change your belief system and desire to align with a different spiritual path, the law is still working in tune with your thoughts. A person can be deeply spiritual and not be aligned with a particular religion and yet the law works with them just the same.
While atheists claim Albert Einstein never believed in a personal God, others say he did and point to his famous statement “God does not play dice” as proof. But Einstein, who was raised a secular Jew, abhorred having his spiritual beliefs misrepresented and stated that he did not believe in a personal God. He said that his was rather an admiration without limits for the “structure of the world” inasmuch as science reveals it. Einstein engaged in original thought. He did not let others do his thinking for him. Perhaps that resonates with your feeling about the universe and creation and spirituality.
Dharma is a way of living in which the body, mind, and spirit are in perfect alignment. You must have faith that you can achieve your goals and dreams regardless of whether anyone else believes in what you want to do. When your life's work is not different from your spiritual work, you are following your dharma.
Or maybe you think more like Shakespeare, who wrote his masterpieces from a decidedly God-centered perspective using many lessons gleaned from the Bible. If you wish to change the direction of your life, take a page from Shakespeare's story and perhaps let the Bible guide you into some new spiritual highways and byways. While Shakespeare's plays are filled with Biblical lessons, truths, principles, and morals, his own world reflected his dream for a life course that was different from the one he began.
Details about the early life of William Shakespeare are disputed, but according to one story, he was the son of a farmer's daughter and a village butcher who was jailed for nonpayment of debt. By age twenty-four, he was already married with three children. Shakespeare may have felt imprisoned by the life he had created. Surely concerned about money and his ability to provide for his family, he desired to make a major shift. He followed the well-worn path out of Stratford village and the spiritual path in his heart as he headed straight to the London stage and playwriting. His life took a decidedly more prosperous turn, undoubtedly through the workings of the Law of Attraction and his heartfelt desire for a major shift in his life.
Your endeavors on the spiritual plane inform your thoughts and actions in the world and set into motion a creative force to help you achieve success in whatever you do. Wallace Wattles noted that when you desire to do something, the desire alone is the proof that the power you need to do that work is already inside you.
Einstein's passion was mathematics and Shakespeare's was playwriting. Before they could manifest new lives they had to align their minds, hearts, and actions with their inner desire to do what they were meant to do. Only then did their efforts bring them success. This is a vital lesson on putting the law to work in your life to achieve your spiritual goals.
In the play Hamlet, Shakespeare put the following words into Polonius's mouth, but perhaps they resonated in Shakespeare's own heart: “This above all: To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”