Law of attraction lesson: Cellphones, Landlines and Craziness
(These are not the kinds of lessons you want to learn)
by Lorna Levy
My telephone doesn’t work. And I don’t have a cell
phone. I just canceled my cell contract. The problems with my
home phone have been intermittent since November. It is now March.
There has been a lot of finger pointing between my provider and
Verizon, who owns the wires, and me. My provider says it is
Verizon’s problem, Verizon says it is my equipment, I say
I’ve changed my phones and all the wires five times now
so it’s not the equipment, and we go round and round. It’s
a big mess. And my phone doesn’t work and now my DSL doesn’t
From a law of attraction standpoint, I have to ask myself why
or how I’m attracting this. I surely don’t want it.
But what is my vibe about this? Well, having been thru this before,
I think my phone company is inept. I think the process of me telling
them the problem and them telling Verizon and then waiting 2 days
for the wrong person to come out and going thru the process again
again is tedious and ineffective. I dread this and wonder how
long will it be, if ever, before it gets fixed. That’s not
a vibe that is likely to get me what I want.
From a new age philosophy point of view, I have to ask myself
where am I not communicating freely, where am I not speaking up,
where am I stopping or cutting off communication. I hate these
kinds of questions because I find them circular and meaningless.
But, in looking at my ‘stuff’ I can see: I am cutting
off communication with an old boyfriend; I don’t plan to
change that. I wanted to ask a new man I’m seeing a question
that I thought might be embarrassing to him – so I didn’t.
I wouldn’t change that – I am considering his feelings
about the matter. I am
procrastinating in getting my newsletter out on a regular basis.
I know this – it’s been months now that I’ve
hesitated. Should that cause my phone to go off??
OK, so that approach doesn’t work for me. Where has this
happened before in my life? It seems to happen each time I get
a new job. I’m anxious to be on time, to be perceived as
a diligent worker and a valuable addition to the team –
and suddenly, I’m spending hours on the phone to customer
service and taking time off to wait for the phone company. OK,
that resonates with me. Abraham says your vibe about a subject
is always right where you left it. That means your last thoughts
or experiences with something will reproduce themselves if you
paying attention to your thoughts and leaving them on a vibe you’d
prefer to repeat.
Where else have I had these feelings? Even though I work with
technology, I don’t like it. I’m always vaguely annoyed
by it. I think it has been made overly complex. It frustrates
me that no ordinary individual can fix it – that you always
need tech support. Some of this has been coming up for me because
been shopping for a new cell phone. I know the features I want.
Yet, I find phones that do 3 out of the 4 things; each of them
doing a different combination of the 3 things. I ask questions
and if I ask the SAME question of different people, I get different
answers. Not qualitative answers; I’m getting definite ‘yes,
it will’ or from a different person, a definite ‘no,
it won’t’ to the same
Last night, when I came home my home phone was supposedly fixed
(but wasn’t). I had decided on a cell, researched it, gone
to their website and looked at their ‘store locator’,
gone to three different stores and two said they don’t carry
that brand, and one said they carry the brand, but not the specific
phone I want. Massive frustration!!
My cell phone frustrations are carrying over to my home phone.
My thoughts and feelings about the needless complexity of technology
are outpicturing in my experience. Yuck! My vibe – my thoughts
and beliefs – about this are exactly where I left them last
time this happened. What should I do to get my phone
working and to keep this from happening again?
I can move myself up the emotional scale from where I am to where
I want to be. Up to where I’m feeling it as if it is done.
I do this by finding a sequence of thoughts that feel better,
bit by bit.
I can do gratitude: I can be grateful for all the wonderful technology
that is immediately at my finger tips – including the computer
that lets me write this to all of you. I can be grateful that
technology is cheap and repairs are free.
I can be allowing: I can remind myself that the tech support
people are well meaning and working hard to figure this out.
I can let it be OK as it is – not pushing against a situation
I don’t want: The world really won’t come to an end
if I don’t have a phone for a few days. Lots of people around
me have phones if I should need one. Not talking to my man for
a day won’t kill me – he knows the phone is broke.
And getting off the Internet
for a while is actually a good thing – it gave me some motivation
to read some old mail I left lying around.
I can soothe myself: I work for an easy going company. It is
OK if I take a half day off to wait for the phone company. I can
afford to miss the pay. I can easily reschedule the people I need
to see that morning. The only person stressing is me. I’ll
I can raise my vibe: I can remind myself how much I like the
ease and freedom of making a call anytime I want, I can remember
how much I actually love the freedom technology gives me. I can
remember how I can act on impulse with technology and I can be
more creative and spontaneous. I can appreciate my DSL and my
internet connection and how I can have friends all over the world
who share my interests all because of the tech heads who invented
this and keep it working. I can remind myself how technology makes
it easier to write and I love to write. I can remind myself that
my jobs have never minded the time off I’ve
taken. I can remind myself that I consistently create good jobs
for myself and that freedom is one of my major values.
– good communication is another one of my major values and
I just love the flow of ideas and the connections made and the
realizations that happen when communication is flowing. I love
that and when that is really happening, it feels like the flow
of Spirit through me and through the one I’m talking to,
connecting us in some magical, unifying way. That’s good.
When I think of communication, I think of the man I’m seeing
and how well he listens, and how much I like his laughter, and
feel I can talk to him about anything and how I love the sound
of his voice, and I think of how much I trust what he says. He
tells the truth and he keeps his word. I adore that. And I feel
good knowing that. I love good communication. I like the feeling
and the flow of communicating my essence and sharing another’s
essence. I love reliability and ease.
And now, I feel sure that my phone will be fixed soon, and right.
In the meantime, I have found a store that sells the cell phone
I want, so I’m going to get one right now.
And so it is.