Monday, September 8, 2008

A Lesson in Appreciation

If you have been reading this blog very long, you know that I am a student of the Law...Law Of Attraction, that is. This law simply states that you get whatever you think about. There are many teachers out there who are willing to help you understand what this really means in everyday life. It is helpful to have a teacher or two because, as simple as this sounds, it is many times difficult to grasp. My favorite teacher is Abraham-Hicks. Abraham pretty much takes up where Seth left off. Although the information that Seth gave was enlightening, he gave us little to no information as to how to make use of it. Abraham, on the other hand, gives the nuts and bolts of how to make the Law work for you. For instance, we create our own reality. Our choice is to do it consciously by making conscious choices, or to do it by default by just letting life have its way with us not realizing that we have any control at all.

At the moment, I am participating in an experiment to find evidence in my life that this does indeed work. I readily admit that I have not kept up with the day to day part of the experiment. When it first started, I received $115 from a completely unexpected source but then I kind of dropped the ball when some things didn't work out just the way I wanted to them to.

One of the biggies in working with the Law is to appreciate what you have. The theory is that when we appreciate things, we attract more things to appreciate. The other day I picked up the current issue of Cooking Light magazine. In it, I found a photo of a beautifully set dining table outdoors in a walnut grove. The table was a large rustic wooden one with heavy turned legs and a coat of green paint that was coming off in places. It was set with nice china and gorgeous food.

"I want to do this in our backyard," I told Stephen.

"Looks like a lot of fun and I bet someone we know has one of those big folding tables that we can borrow," he answered.

"That is not what I want. A plastic table will just look cheap and not make this kind of statement. That would not be near as much fun, " I say. I decide to keep an eye on craigslist to see what I can come up with. I really want a table something like that.

Today, I was busy making cheese and I was thinking about how I would get the table I wanted and how to haul it if I did find one. All at once I realized that I already have such a table. A few months ago, I traded for a table on craigslist. I wanted to use it as a breakfast table. It is a heavy wooden table that is square until you add the extra leaves. It has thick, turned legs which turned out to be too short for everyday use as a breakfast table so we took the legs off and stored it away in the hall closet. However, when I put it in the back yard, I will want to put some blocks under them anyway. When this thought crossed my mind, I laughed out loud. If there has ever been a more classic case of looking for something that you already have, I'd be surprised.

Now all I have to do is plan the menu, pick the date and decide who to invite. Oh, and I guess I'll start thinking about chairs.


lime said...

oh i am all about appreciation and gratitude. i find ingratitude a very disturbing mindset.

Sienna said...

Way to go!

I am a Law of Attraction student myself.

What a splendid, amazing learning curve, and incredible journey.

I knew there was something about you mate!

I love that you had the table all along.

I've just got my teeth into the book, LOA and I will check out your links what you've found soon as I post this.