The principle of the law of attraction is the sole means by which the individual is differentiated from the universal…”She exists, therefore, only in her relation to the whole, in his relation to other men, in her relation to society. This relation constitutes his environment and in no other way. It is evident, therefore, that the individual is simply the differentiation of the one Universal Mind “which lighteth every man that cometh into the world,” and her so-called individuality or personality consists of nothing but the manner in which she relates with the whole.”
Part 18 has been extremely challenging for me. I continue to try to make sense of my world after the inauguration of our last president. I am working hard to stay connected to the universal mind and to stay connected to my divinity, but I find every day a challenge. I am trying to sow seeds which will produce fruits in the future. Fruits which represent the universal goodness of us all; that have everyone’s highest good in mind. Every day I work diligently to keep my attention on the positive, on that which I want to manifest, on universal goodness. It is so easy to be distracted by the ever-changing environment of our society, that I find I lose my way often. I strive to live each day as if it is my last, but worry and fear and uncertainty prove to be huge obstacles. The quote which I moved forward into chapter 12 from Chapter 11 is “I’ve been given eyes to see and a mind to think and now I know a great secret of life for I perceive, at last, that all my problems, discouragements and heartaches are in truth great opportunities in disguise.” I do believe the obstacles in my way currently present a huge opportunity for me. I continue to do the meditative work to access and use the law of attraction to manifest my dreams and goals. Sadly, I believe these same obstacles present a huge barrier for so many in this society and the world. Many people I know are scared and disillusioned. Many people I know live with an uncertainty that makes life extremely challenging. And many people I do not know personally are living a life of hardship and despair which is unacceptable.