In Michael J. Losier’s book The Law of Attraction, he lists words and expressions that often refer to this law. Interestingly, many of the words you will never hear me utter. Others, I state with absolute conviction.
Here are Michael’s words and my take on them. We will start with words you will never hear me utter.
Out-of-the-blue and Luck
Out-of-the-blue and luck suggest that whatever just took place was completely random and unexpected. My take is nothing is random. Whatever happens is supposed to happen and is supposed to happen at that time. I realize this is a challenging concept when it comes to tragic events, such as death and injuries, but it is belief I hold firm to. Interestingly, however, I do not believe in predestinty, but I’ll get to that in a moment.
Serendipity is defined as the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. I am good with ‘the faculty of making fortunate discoveries”. I balk at ‘by accident’. Life to me is one big treasure hunt for fortunate discoveries. It is not an accident when I find them. It is a result of living a fully aware life.
Coincidence or Synchronicity
These are similar to out-of-the-blue, but in this case they refer to two or more linked events occuring simultaneously by chance. For example, going back to an example from my previous Law of Attraction article, you could say it was a coincidence that I wrote a list of all the qualities I wanted in a life mate, the exact same week that my yet-to-be-met husband wrote his own life mate qualities list. Chance? No, I don’t think so. He wrote his list because of exactly where he was at in his life. I wrote mine for the same reason. These lists then allowed us to ‘recognize’ each other when we met.
Ah, predestiny. Even though I believe that nothing happens out-of-the-blue, nor through serendipity or concidence, I do not believe in predestined Fate. I believe the Universe is far more flexible than that.
Instead, I like to refer to my life as one huge game of cosmic connect-the-dots. A long time ago I started on a dot and made a choice. Based on that choice, the Universe linked me to the next dot. Again, I had a choice to make. Based on my choice, the Universe linked me to another dot. In other words, the Universe cannot predetermine my path. It has to see which decision I make before creating the next dot for me.
Admittedly, I am a bit on the fence about this one. Mainly because it is hard to get a clear definition on what karma is. If it refers to the choices you make dictating your life path, then yes, from the sense of my connect-the-dots game.
If karma refers to a form of retributive justice dolled out by the Universe, then it is not something I personally believe in. I believe the goal of the Universe (God, whomever, whatever) is to guide us to our highest good and power. I do not believe in a punitive Force. If we go from bad to worse to horrific to catastropic, then we just have to connect more dots than someone who goes from bad to good to better to best.
This leaves just two expressions from Michael’s list that I do state with absolute conviction.
Meant to be
By now, you have probably figured out that from my perspective everything is meant to be. There is always the next dot in game, and that next dot is custom designed based on choices I made at the previous dot. Therefore, the next dot is meant to be!
Fell into place
I would like to add the expression ‘blew all to hell’.
When we make decisions that move us from bad to good to better to best, then everything falls into place. If we make decisions that move us from bad to worse to horrific to catastrophich, then everything is blown all to hell.
Interesting how Michael worded this statement.
If you’ve ever used these words or expressions you’re actually referring to the Law of Attraction.
I think you are misusing these words to refer to the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction is not coincidence or luck or predetermined. It involves active energy and awareness on our part. My spin is, the Law of Attraction is the manifestation of my dots based on the choices I make. Good or bad.
But, I see where he was going with this. After all, a rose by any other name is still a rose.
I am sure as you are reading along, there were points where you thought “Right on, Eliza!” and/or “Are you insane?” In the comment section below, I would love to hear where those points were and what your thoughts are. Let’s get some awesome dialogue going!