There is only a stream of well-being and it is our work to align with it.
When our thoughts, feelings, and sensations are positive, hopeful, and joyful we align with it.
Another word for this entire process is love.
Love is seeing the grace in another; love is appreciating the beauty in the world; and love is you expressing yourself as you, without fear, doubt, or inhibition.
Since human beings are free, they can choose not to be aligned with this stream of well-being. They then impose upon others suffering; and this suffering returns to them, which makes them even more bitter and more inclined to make others suffer.
This reaction against the stream of well-being creates a shadow self in a shadow world. Just as there is only sun and not darkness, with darkness not being something in it's own right but only an absence of sunshine; so too, there is only a stream of well-being, and all dissonance, disharmony, and discord arise from a rejection of it.
This may seem like a preposterous idea: but life is actually meant to be enjoyed all the time because all of life is creative, expansive, and enlightening.
This idea appears preposterous because individually and collectively we appear bent on spreading a spirit of disharmony, disassociation, and discord through the world, and it has always been this way. But although the world has shrouded itself in darkness, the sun still shines upon it. This darkness then emanates from a disturbance in the collective unconscious of the human race.
While obviously the idea of light and darkness here is used metaphorically, is this stream of well-being also a metaphor for Spirit or God-presence or is it something actual?
This idea of a stream of well-being has been mentioned in all the major traditions.
Here are the names and the traditions:
Naad", “Akash Bani", and “Sruti" in the Vedas
“Nada" and “Udgit" in the Upanishads
“Logos" and “Word" in the New Testament
“Tao" by Lao Tsi
“Music of the Spheres" by Pythagoras
“Sraosha" by Zoraster
“Kalma" and “Kalam-i-Qadim" in the Qur'an
This stream of well-being has been referred to as “sound" and I believe that we can also interpret it as vibrations at an atomic level, a concept that may not have been familiar to the ancients.
Thus, there is an invisible vibrational stream, of well-being, that can uplift us when we choose to tune into it and tune out the world. It can carry us beyond our internal discord into a place of inner peace and harmonious action, into a place of creative action and fulfillment.
Naturally, this entire notion is only a philosophical hypothesis, too subtle to be verified scientifically, just as the presence of the soul cannot be gauged by any instrument, an informal experiment of tuning in to the idea of this stream of well-being will produce pleasing results.
The wisdom traditions hold it as an actuality, but whether it is something real or imagined, I believe that using it in your work with the Law of Attraction will prove beneficial, if for no other reason than that it will give you a unique tool for visualization.
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