We Have Been Duped!
There are so many things in this world that we don’t fully understand. The secret workings of this life are hidden from our sight, much like a theatrical production. A theater has stage hands dressed in black, lighting, and all kinds of props to create an effect that will hypnotize you into focusing all of your attention on the characters on the stage.
So, in life, a million things happen as if by magic all around us. Still our attention remains focused on the drama of our daily lives, as if we had a role to play, and pre-written lines to deliver.
From an early age we are discouraged from peeking behind the curtains; by adolescence we may cease to know that the curtain is even there. Science may tell us that the existence of the curtain cannot be scientifically verified. Religion may talk about a curtain but say that it is unknowable.
Yet from time to time strange things happen; you wake up from a dream one morning and know that what you dreamt was real, will happen, or was a message. You might be faced with a life threatening illness, or the death of a loved one, and find within yourself a source of strength and courage you didn’t know you had.
What we call “coincidences” happen all the time. You take a seat on an airplane filled with strangers and discover that the person sitting next to you is your long lost high school buddy, or has the one piece of information you have been trying to track down for months.
We have words for all of these kinds of events. “Serendipity” implies that you are just lucky. “Synchronicity” points to an underlying intelligence that is guiding your journey.
People have been experiencing the amazing, the miraculous and the coincidental for thousands of years. Old Testament stories record dreams that changed the destiny of nations, visions and other inspirations. We have words and common understanding to describe all of these things. And yet, as a culture, we like to pretend that these things are not real. And we even punish people who cannot deny that some things have occurred in their lives that defy rational explanation. We are duped into denying our own experiences of the miraculous to the point that we no longer listen or watch for them. And if something happens that is too big to deny we may toss it off as delusional, or a hoax.
The truth is that there are millions of things happening that science cannot explain, or recreate in a laboratory. Instead of exploring the miraculous and learning how to interact with it science chooses to pretend it isn’t there, or that it never happened.
Here's a great clip from John Assaraf explaining the intricacies of this thing we call the Law of Attraction...