Irony or LOA?: Spitzer's Spotlight
Many have commented that the former New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer – aka “Mr. Clean” – who resigned after his involvement with a high priced call girl became public last month, is ironic.
That’s not irony.
That’s law of attraction.
Apparently Mr. Spitzer had a reputation for high ethics and was known as “Mr. Morality.” Just a few years ago he took part in an investigation of a New York City escort service that led to the arrest of 18 people on charges of promoting prostitution. As a politican he practically made ethics his calling card.
What we resist, persists.
Anyone remember Oprah’s Child Predator Campaign? And how she recently discovered that the head mistress of her girls’ school was charged with several counts of sexual abuse?
Yeah, this stuff we fight against – it just doesn’t work that way!
My dad’s currently engaged in a battle with a raccoon. You know when it started? After he vehemently told me I was crazy to think I wanted raccoons at my new house. (I shared with him that I hoped there were raccoons in the new hood, since I had geese and cows and lots of other animals I wouldn’t run into at my old city center pad.) I argued I DID want raccoons. And mice too.
He assured me no one in their right mind wants a raccoon around, and listed the many reasons that was so. And then phoned a few days later to say he’d just discovered a raccoon was eating his bird food.
This morning’s raccoon watch update is that he’s got bird feeders that are now (supposed to be) raccoon-proof, motion detector lights set up to go on at night, and a regular conversation running with my mom about how to outsmart this raccoon. And my dad knows this LOA stuff inside and out!
This simply isn’t how it works. What we fight against, we add energy to. We draw into our lives.
Which is exactly why I took down the hornet traps when I moved into this new house, and told the little fly right before I helped him escape a curious cat at the screen window to spread the word that there was a new sheriff in town. (Really, I did.) I’m vibrating friends with hornets – we’ll live and let live. No battles here because I know how those turn out.
To give dad credit, I think he’s actually having fun trying to outsmart the raccoon. (Although I doubt Eliot and Oprah would chalk their experiences up to fun.)
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic!