The Law of Growth
When The Master Key Experience brought up the Law of Growth, one of the 7 Laws of Mind, it made so much sense to me. It says that something is always growing based on the kind and quality of the seeds we plant. This is true in nature and in our minds. If we plant pure corn seeds, we get more corn plants. If we plant negativity, the negativity grows.
My mother used to irate me because every time I would complain about how bad everything was, she would start singing, “Count your blessings, count them one by one.” Couldn’t she just acknowledge that things were bad for me? Couldn’t she just feel sorry for me?
Then when I got in Alcoholics Anonymous, they did some of the same things except in different terms. Whenever I would complain and feel sorry for myself, they would say, “Why don’t you go make a gratitude list!” People in my AA group also told me that what I focused on would only get stronger. Boy, I couldn’t get away from it!
I was reminded of this when I attended a zoom meeting where people were discussing physical pain. I too suffer from physical pain because of arthritis and fibromyalgia, but I know that the more I focus on that pain, the worse it gets.
Someone in the group asked if I don’t focus on it or focus on something else, is that the same as just ignoring it? I don’t think so. I think that is choosing to exercise the Law of the Mind, The Law of Growth.
When I ignore something, I am pushing it down and it always seems to get worse and eventually explodes. When I choose to exercise the Law of Growth, I focus on something else which grows more and crowds out the pain or negativity. So, today I choose to count my blessings, make my gratitude list, and focus on things other than the pain and negativity.
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