Self Guidance

Why is Life So Arbitrary?

I try to feel as good as I can, as much of the time as possible, but I am frequently pulled back into the maelstrom which is ‘The Real World’. Feeling good takes practice and it takes focus, and the real world is minefield of issues, stories and unwanted subjects that we are tempted to focus upon, to the detriment of our emotional state.

I’m definitely somebody who cares about the planet, and about other people, and I tend to take what I see as injustice very seriously. Sometimes I feel like the knight in shining armour who has come to the rescue and save the underdogs from their big, bad, oppressive overlords.

It is all too easy for me to get caught up in a battle with big business and some perceived oppressor, until I remember there is nothing to be outraged about. Life is perfectly fair to each and every one of us; it responds to how we feel, and nothing more.

A number of things have struck me recently as quite appalling to the point that I would describe them as fundamentally wrong in the current world system, and like so many others I cannot understand how people get away with their appalling, illegal and often criminal behaviour without so much as a public ticking off.

Is there no consistency anymore? Is everything in life so arbitrary? Does the rule of law apply differently to different people?

And the answer to all of these questions is a resounding YES!

The world responds to individuals according to how they feel; nothing more and nothing less. This is the reason why fear has proven to be such a powerful weapon in coercing and controlling the masses over time, and the reason why those who rise above their base instincts and feel good regardless of conditions will always be free in mind and therefore free in body, and will never come to any harm. (More about this later)

Every man is free because he has the capacity to think for himself, and the only thing that matters is how a man thinks.

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7).

Lets’ look at a few examples and ask ourselves the fundamental questions : Is life so arbitrary? Why is there no consistency?

It’s All about Economics

The world is all about economics. Every single bit of it is Economics. Politics isn’t really about Politics, it is really about Economics. Religion is also about Economics, it might have some small basis in Spirituality, but if you could ask Jesus now what he thought of Religion, I’m pretty sure he would say something like…..”yeah, that’s not really what I had in mind”.

Charity isn’t about saving the poor or the hungry, it is about Economics. Environmentalism isn’t about saving the planet, it is about Economics (if you are interested in an alternative view to man made global warming, I recommend you buy: Let Them Eat Carbon by Matthew Sinclair and Watermelons: How Environmentalists are Killing the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing your Children’s Future by James Delingpole, two very insightful alternative takes on environmentalism, and who it benefits)

Economics lies at the centre of everything in life because life is about individuals working in self-interested ways. Capitalism is the most effective means of organising society, because it closely matches individuals’ selfish desire to do the best for themselves.

In this regard, the notion of an altruistic individual is an oxymoron. A person who enjoys helping others, does so for their own selfish gain. Someone who gives their money away, does so because they think that it will in some way benefit them to do so. Think about pensioners in church who are motivated to give generously into the collection tray, and you understand the economics of religion, and why it is set up the way it is.

The global financial system is in a mess. Our debt based money system favours the money creators, and everyone else be damned. But none of this ridiculous nonsense need affect you, dear reader.

People can and do thrive in recessions, and even in global economic downturns, but they cannot give their attention and hence their creedence to things which are unwanted without living those conditions themselves. The individual who thrives in a recession has convinced himself that he can do well, regardless of the market. If he knows he will be doing good business, the world will show him what he knows. If he focusses on bad times and convinces himself he is screwed, then he is screwed.

What Happened to the Rule of Law?

Do you want to know why individuals and organisations which blatantly break the law, commit fraud, steal money from their clients, and deliberately deceive to extract ‘fees’, get away scot free without so much as a court summons, while others are hauled over the coals for a minor misdemeanour? It’s because they expect to get away with it, and you always get what you expect in life.

After many years of zero accountability, the City of London financial district has become a safe haven for the dodgiest of the dodgy to do business. There is a ‘free for all’ attitude to criminality in the City, by both the companies who operate there, and their clients, and the police and the government turn a blind eye to those who work the money markets as if they were organised crime families operating a giant casino; too big to jail.

The Government and its legislators, as well as the media are bought and paid for by banking and private financial institutions; many of those who work in prominent media positions are on the payroll at the banks, and the politician who plays his cards right and doesn’t upset anyone, upon leaving office can expect a lucrative role in the world of business as a non-exec director. You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours. There is clearly a conflict of interest when it comes to unbiased reporting, unbiased policy making and especially with regards to enforcing the rule of law.

Of course, the government could take a stance against the criminal behaviour in banks and financial institutions, it could make an example of their behaviour and clean up the city of London, but the reality is, we have an economy which is a house of cards, based upon a massive debt bubble, and a lot of that money inevitably flows the government’s way.

We have debt upon debt upon debt upon debt, and nobody wants to rock the boat. The financial system will fail again soon, I predict late 2015 / early 2016. After which we may have the option to set things up differently. Watch this space.

Does Impartial Exist

So where do we go for impartial information? Who can we  trust? Media funding is clearly an issue, as was recently highlighted when Peter Oborne resigned from the Daily Telegraph over the HSBC conflict of interest. The Guardian Media Group is a loss making business, but it is the best of a bunch of heavily biased British Newspapers. The rest of the papers are owned by a small band of wealthy individuals with their own agendas to promote, and many of them work with big banking and finance.

So when their mates at the banks go ahead and commit financial crimes, or get up to something dodgy, there is a conflict of interest and the story is not reported. The choice is clear: publish the truth; lose the advertising account, or ignore the story and keep the revenue stream alive. There is little truth in the newspapers, best stick to the Comment Section or better yet, the alternative press.

At the end of the day, people know which side their bread is buttered, and will act in their own interests. You can’t blame them for it, just be aware that it is going on, and adjust your behaviour, thoughts and opinions accordingly. And for goodness’ sake, don’t believe everything you read. If it resonates with you, it’s true. If it doesn’t, drop it. Just as you wouldn’t go up to your Boss and tell him The Truth about his too-tight, half-mast trousers and appalling halitosis, a newspaper is not likely to bite the financial hand that feeds it.

Given this state of affairs, I am surprised that anyone bothers reading the mainstream press; it is riddled with ulterior motives and conflicts of interest, and that’s with newspapers people pay money for. How bad must the free ones be? Paid for by advertising money? Yes. Impartial? I very much doubt it.

Let’s Get this Straight – People are Selfishly Oriented

Bankers are not acting in your best interest, they are acting in their own. Journalists and other media creators are not acting in your best interests, they are acting in their own. If someone’s best interests are to help others, then others may benefit in part, but not before the instigator does. The government is not acting in your best interest they are acting in their own. Even your parents even are not acting in your best interest, they are acting in their own.

“Well then, who is acting on my best interests?”

That’ll be you. So make sure you do!

Let’s take this website for example, if you are reading these words, if you have made it this far down the page you can count yourself as one of a very small, privileged group. If you are reading this in February 2015, you may be the sole person who has read this article apart from me when I wrote and edited it.

You might ask why I bother writing for such a small audience? Running a website costs money, and writing takes time and effort. What do I get back in return? Many things. The pleasure of expressing myself in the written word is enormously satisfying and reward enough. I want to get the word out there, and allow those who want this information to find it. If this article touches one seeking individual in the way that I hope that it might, then all of my efforts will be worth it. Just because this information is leading edge with narrow appeal, it doesn’t make it any less valuable. Indeed to those who are seeking this discussion, this information is a personal goldmine. But most won’t recognise the value of what is being said and pass it up.

The subject of self-empowerment is the growth area of this millennium. It may not be popular yet, but in the next ten or fifteen years, everybody will know about Law of Attraction; about how to create lives that they want, and the significant injustice in the world will disappear, and people will stop fighting from their powerless emotional state of being. When people realise that they are in charge of their lives, they will uplift themselves through their own efforts, and stop looking outside of themselves for government, or any other help.

If you want to help the world, uplift it to the understanding that people get what they think about. Teach them that they cannot feel victimised and be treated other than a victim.

People want to understand this, they want to see how they can effect their lives in positive ways. In presenting this information I want others to stop being angry about their perceived lack of power, and come to the same realisation that I have come to about their ability to affect any change they desire. When you try to sort it out in any other way, you run into a brick wall.

For the benefit that I add to their lives, I expect to receive benefit myself in equal measure. Cash, advertising revenue, affiliate revenue for the products I recommend, as well as writing work and public engagements. Make no mistake, I’m doing this for me. This is who I am, this is who I was born to be. You couldn’t stop me from doing it, even if I was paid nothing to do it. I’m not some do-gooder pouring my soul out for the benefit of mankind. I’m doing this because it benefits me.

Tax and the Law

Given the understanding that people are selfishly oriented, it is easier to understand why they will always do the best by themselves. Isn’t it funny how the poorest people pay the most tax and the richest people pay the least? Just as the rich bankers get away with defrauding to the tune of billions of pounds, while others are sent to prison for minor theft. You might think that a society which really understood economics might be interested in increasing the cashflow for the many, in dividing out the money so that it can be shared with the rest of society, but alas it wouldn’t work.

Individuals attract their own individual realities. Many individuals may be viewed as a large whole, but they are each living an individual life experience tailored to their emotions and what they expect to receive in life. If they choose to read the press or watch television they will find themselves thinking and believing what they are told to think and believe.

You get what you think about, whether you want it or not. Society trains our thoughts according to what it sees as appropriate. We might feel poor, and put upon, and we might look to those in authority and berate them for their lack of care. We might look at the injustice of the wealthy who can do whatever they want.

An outsider looking in might see a system where the rich man controls the poor man, where the rich man gets to ride roughshod over the law while the poor man gets dumped upon by government and the police. It’s far simpler than that. Both individuals are attracting to themselves individually, and they are getting what they thinking and what they believe.

The rich man is rich because he feels rich. He is powerful because he feels powerful, and he soars above the laws and rules and regulations because in his world he has found a way to find a place of balance and ease with regard to these things, so they do not concern him. If you feel powerful, you don’t pay the law much heed. He has found alignment with what he is doing. Maybe he has found a really good lawyer, maybe he knows someone or something which makes him feel better about what he is doing. If he feels good, regardless of what he is up to, then the world has to treat him accordingly.

Earlier on I said that fear has been used as a strong and powerful force to control people. This is true. Let me explain why. The only thing that can harm you in life is feeling bad.  You could waft through life feeling as good as a newborn baby, and you would live a wonderful experience. So things which you might think are dangerous or out to get you can do you no harm as long as you don’t give them your attention. Pointing out to your children things which could harm them doesn’t he them, instead it makes them think about (and therefore attract to themselves) things they don’t want into their lives.

Let’s take two examples of typical transgressions and look at them from the perspective of Law of Attraction:

1. Breaking the Speed Limit

The individual who breaks the speed limit and feels OK about what he is doing, remains inspired to impulses about what to do in order to get what he wants (avoid the policeman’s attention, and enjoy the thrill of speeding). If he is driving along feeling excited, feeling powerful and feeling fun, he is aware of the slight impulse to slow down, and as he does so he rounds the corner to find a policeman with his radar gun.

The happy speeder is clear minded, tuned into his sixth sense and he can feel the impulses from within. He senses things coming up and adjusts his behaviour accordingly. He is inspired to take an alternative route which misses out the hazard altogether, or he finds himself in the right place at the right time.

Then we have the speeder who speeds guiltily. He might be guilty for speeding, or he may feel bad for another reason. He may be angry, or depressed or feel put upon, he may just be having a bad day. His mind is not so clear. In fact he cannot hear any of the subtle messages that are coming from within to guide him towards action which will give him what he wants (to avoid the police).

He misses the cues, and ends up bumping straight into the police, and is given a ticket. If he had felt better, things would have turned out better for him. You get how you feel, and a feeling of guilt means that you are on your way to getting collared, in one sense or another.

So, if you weren’t really concerned about breaking the numerous laws of this land, they wouldn’t really apply to you. You could choose to operate as you saw fit, and nobody could touch you. You would navigate your way through life, being inspired to the things you were inspired to. This is why training children to feel guilty about life, is setting them up fro trouble.

If you like going fast, do all your speeding when you’re in a really good mood.

2. Theft

There are people who take things from other people. It’s not very nice, but it does happen. The thief who is a good thief, is a sensitive individual, and similar to the example above, he is guided to his actions and inner impulses. He feels good about doing what he is doing. While the guilty thief gets caught, the happy thief has made a decision about what he wants and has lined up his energy about it (feels good about it). As he feels good, he is aware of his internal guidance and follows the cues as and when they come to him.

You may not realise that there are people out there who feel good about all sorts of transgressions, they don’t feel at all guilty about them, and as a result they have never been caught. It might make you feel vulnerable, but remember, you can feel as good or as bad as you choose, it’s up to you. Take your power from this, don’t use it to make yourself feel vulnerable.

All that matters is that you are aligned with whatever you are doing, and it will turn out well.

You see, it’s actually not the rich people’s fault they are rich. They feel rich, and they are inspired to actions which give them what they’re selfishly seeking. That may be; to maximise their income via any appropriate means they have available to them; including tax havens and morally dubious accounting (morally dubious doesn’t mean illegal, and who gets to set the standard for anyone else’s behaviour anyway?)

Make your Own Rules

“You get what you think about” is a profound statement. If you will ponder it for some time, you will realise that all power lies with you and what you choose to give your attention to. Think about things that feel good to you, and never mind things that don’t.

If you push against things that you don’t want, or you perceive that other people are asserting themselves into your life, they aren’t, but by thinking about them, you are asking for them yourself.

You have two choices in life:

1. You can look outside of yourself for guidance. You can read the press, listen to the government and the laws and accept what they tell and accept what you receive from them.

2. You can look inside yourself for your own guidance, decide what you want to live and focus upon it, and follow your inspiration towards what you want. Never mind anybody else.


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