Deliberate Creator or Crazy Person?
But yesterday’s newsletter discussing the difference between powerful manifesting and irresponsible behavior flooded my inbox with the kind of comments I don’t usually get.
Here’s an unedited sampling:
Lisa M writes:
After I had children I would not even smash a spider or bug. . I became more protective . . . . no worry and bring in ” lower vibration thoughts” , but “Common Sense with light” ? besides not wearing seat belts is Illegal . . that is close to keeping the change when the cashier accidentally gives you too much back. . telling a white lie . . . “lower vibration” Oh I did build a 300Million dollar company . . . Love to manifest
It’s one thing to not wear a seat belt – you are just hurting yourself should something happen. But do you really think that you are so powerful that you can control the will of your cats? That borders on witch craft doesn’t it?
you are not God. Your point of view sounds a tad egotistical to me. I would never put my beloved friends in danger. They can’t read, they don’t know Lilies are poisonous. Would you leave out a potentially poisonous substance if you had a baby because you think you are so well protected? If so, I certainly hope you don’t have children.
You seem like a very carring person who truly wants to help people and I have enjoyed reading many of the things you have written. But the direction you are heading is not in line with my path. It borders on a type of simplistic fanaticism that I think is harmfull.
Kindly remove me from your mailing list.
from Wendy (a colleague):
We are now living in a society that is driven by fear. Some of it is generated by companies that sell us things that will help us allay our fear (like sunscreen), but it has become close to a religion. If you are not living in a way that minimizes all known risks, you are treated like a heretic. I’m glad you wrote a post on this. There is more to life than avoiding death and I agree living in fear brings in the things that we are most afraid of.
have a great day knowing full well you’re going to die. The choice is whether you spend your life worrying about dying or spend it enjoying your time here.
I laughed when even my good friend Croz wrote: “Are seat belts NOT compulsory in America?”
There were also notes like this:
Love this piece! When somebody feels the need to curbside me and warn me about something- I feel like its a good check- in and as you say it’s done (as so many awful things are- out of love, lol!) and then, if I still feel my inner HELL YES- I keep doing it!
Just wanted you to know I LOVED your recent message regarding powerful creators or irresponsible citizens! When I read the blog about the guy who was out of work and spent his savings on an Alaskian cruise, I thought how great it would be to have that kind of faith, and lack of fear in one’s life! Wow! I’m not sure I could be that “throw it to the wind” but I admire people who can.
Great post! Went to the blog, looked for it there to comment, but didn’t see it. Thanks for the info. Your insight makes me giggle!!
I refuse to take a flu shot even though I work in a hospital that almost makes it mandatory – I believe in perfect health and as such I am never sick. My collegues who do take the flu shot are always calling in sick and still get the flu despite the so called vaccination. Their belief that they are powerless over germs is their reality not mine.
Love this! Excellent piece of writing and really made me laugh . . . and good point!!! I love you!!
At what point are we being powerful creators and at what point are we just irresponsible citizens?
I wondered that today when one of my highly esteemed colleagues was kind enough to point out on my facebook page, after I posted about beautiful flowers I received, that lilies kill cats. I promptly decided that the post must go, not the lilies, and deleted the well-intentioned warning.
(I’ve also been known to share chocolate treats with my dogs. They’ve developed quite the tolerance!)
About a month ago a new member at GVU was intent on alerting me that there was “crazy talk” happening in the archived calls – where someone was nutty enough to say that they didn’t wear seat belts. She thought I should know immediately so I could take that content down, to prevent others from doing something reckless.
(Um, that was me who doesn’t wear seat belts. I was the one who said it on a call.)
When I politely pointed out to her that the way law of attraction works is that the vibration of “protection” often attracts the very thing we don’t want, and that we all have different vibrations and thus aren’t all living the same truth, she cancelled her membership.)
So, I’m totally comfortable with chocolate for dogs, lilies in a multi-cat house, and no seat belts in the car. And lots of other stuff that other conscious creators, let alone muggles, wouldn’t be down with.
But every once in a while I hear something from a fellow manifester that makes me raise my eyebrows.
- Like when an unemployed friend told me he was spending the last of the family’s savings on an Alaskan cruise, even though he didn’t know where the next mortgage payments would come from. (Uh, how about from that savings account?!)
- Or when I read on a blog about a deliberate creator who was intending NOT to contract the aids virus from their new lover, and chose to skip the condoms.
Yet I didn’t blink an eye when Wayne Dyer said he was skipping conventional medical treatments for his leukemia.
So what gives? In thinking about it more, I realize I truly do believe anything is possible. And I also know that our ability to step outside strongly held, long term beliefs is something I wouldn’t want to stake my life on. (Funny that I don’t see the seat belt issue as that.)
But I wouldn’t suggest YOU feed chocolate to your dogs, and I personally wouldn’t go condomless with a partner who was HIV positive. At least, not unless I worked up a strong aligning belief. (Frankly, I think the condom would just be easier! Although I know if I was really afraid of transmission, no amount of condoms or even abstinence could help me avoid it.)
I guess the helpful point is that we can’t sit in judgment of another’s decisions about what they can or can’t create, because it’s such a personal process and we all have different perspectives, thoughts, beliefs and experiences. What’s dangerous to you might be old hat to me, and vice versa.
What I can appreciate is that even when someone is warning that I’m behaving irresponsibly, I know that it’s based in love and deep caring, and that’s all good.
Not that I need anyone to understand or agree with my vibe, but I’ll explain that wearing a seat belt makes me feel like trouble is coming, since the only time we wore them growing up (yes, I’m that old) was when it was stormy or the driver was under the influence. So clicking in makes me feel wary. I know better than to drive with that vibe.
(And I don’t really believe seat belts would save me from disaster. That’s MY job; not my seat belt’s. I do a better job without it, it turns out.)
I will also add that I’ve had many bouquets of lilies (in my multi-cat household) before.
More than ever I see the difference between what feels good to each of us. We would be wasting our time to judge another’s vibration or think we all need to be on the same page. In fact, I saw a pin the other day along those lines:
The good news is we don’t have to agree in order to thrive!
Deliberate creators know we each create our own reality. And that we all do it differently. What makes one person feel better puts another at vibrational risk. I’m not telling anyone else what should feel best to them, and I won’t hold it against someone who thinks they know what’s best for ME.
Whereas some say yes, there’s a line you shouldn’t cross even when you’re consciously creating your world, I say to each his own! And however you do it, rock on with your bad self!