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Manifesting Your Heart’s Desires, The Law of Attraction Part I


I was talking to my baby sister the other day, and at some point in the Law of Attractionconversation we “ascended” into the topic of the Law of Attraction.  Now, here’s the deal.  My “baby” sister is 27 years old and lives in another country, far far away on the distant horizons of the Arabian Sea.  She was really interested in the subject, and the challenge now is to coach her on the basics of the Law of Attraction from across the miles.  It’s a bit like distant learning. And whilst I’m coaching her, I may as well pass on the golden nuggets of wisdom to my fellow bloggers….. killing 2 birds with 1 stone 🙂

So here goes…

If I were to tell you that everything in your life right now, is a direct result of all of your previous thoughts and emotions would that surprise you? And, knowing that, if i were to tell you, simply by shifting your thoughts and emotions in even the smallest of ways you can achieve the life of your dreams, would you be willing to lend a ear and listen further?

The Law of Attraction will work whether you choose to believe it or not. Indeed, it works even if you have no knowlegde of it at all. It’s one of the many incredible Laws of the Universe, that’s as old as time itself, used by Kings and foot soldiers, monks and yogis, dancers and preachers, indeed, every type of person imaginable. A lot of the principles of the Law of Attraction were lost with the passage of time, but the Law is now enjoying a resurgence in popularity with the increasing interest that people have in living more authentic and happier lives.

One of the key things to remember with the Law of Attraction, is that the Universe functions on the premise of Like Attracts Like.  What and how you are, is what you will attract into your life.  If you are constantly unhappy and miserable, negative and ungrateful, you will continue to attract events which resonate and support your negative thought processes and emotions. Conversely, by constantly keeping yourself positive and joyous , you will attract situations that create happiness and positivity. Like attracts Like.

Next , there needs to be willingness to unlearn everything you’ve learnt before to make positive and vibrant changes in your life. When we say “unlearn”, it simply means a willingness to let go of outdated thoughts , beliefs and processes that no longer serve you. It’s similar to drinking from a cup of old coffee. Would you add new coffee to the left over coffee? No way! You would clean out the contents of the cup and then pour in new fresh coffee. You wouldn’t drink it otherwise. It’s important to clean out your existing thought processes, before you can work from a brand new and fresh perspective.

thoughts-become-thingsBelieve that you have the power to recreate your life and live the best life that you can live. It does not matter what has gone before and what goes on now. Your life from this moment on, is yours to change and you have within you incredible power to make your life the best you can be. All the opportunities are staring at you right in the face, only you are not aware of them. A willingness and desire  to change is what drives and fuels the creation of a life of your dreams.

Stay tuned, and we will explore more of the Law of Attraction in my upcoming blog posts. 🙂 .


© Irene Lopez  and An Urban Mystic’s Blog, 2013


Rape is Everyone’s Issue


rape-protest_350_122612105532A 23 year old medical student who was brutally gang-raped by 5 persons, 2 weeks ago in a moving bus for almost an hour despite passing through several police check posts in the capital city of New Delhi, India, passed away early hours of this morning in Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore.The woman and a male friend, who were returning home after watching a movie on the night of December 16th, had engaged the services of a chartered bus to return home, but once inside the two students were picked on and taunted by six men, and the male student was eventually knocked unconscious. The woman was then savagely beaten with a rod and raped by the men in turns continuously for close to an hour. They were both then stripped of their clothing, and their bodies thrown out of the bus onto the roadside on the outskirts of Delhi. The woman, so far unidentified, has been battling for life ever since and was moved to the super speciality Hospital in Singapore a few days ago in a bid to save her life. Her male friend who survived the injuries, was able to identify the perpetrators who have been taken into custody and are now awaiting their due punishment.

What makes this young woman’s story unique, in a country where a woman is raped every 20 minutes, is that it triggered nationwide protests, particularly in Delhi, bringing to the forefront years of buried rage, frustration and angst against poor and ineffective governance in the face of rising and hetherto unaddressed, social, communal and economic issues. Over the weekend of this young woman’s story going public, students, activists and politicians from all sections and walks of life, took to the streets of New Delhi demanding action from the government against rising violence towards women, and the setting up of proper structures to ensure swift action and justice for victims.

Official statistics on the status of women in India are gruesome. To quote from a new report issued by Al Jazeera TV, “More than 24,000 rape cases in the country were reported last year alone, of which 570 were reported in the Indian capital, where already this year 635 rape cases have been registered.The legal news service Trust Law says India is the worst country in the G20 to be a woman. It says women and girls continue to be sold, married off at a young age, exploited and abused as domestic slaves.The number of crimes recorded against women, including kidnapping, abduction, and human trafficking exceeds 2.5 million. Many activists say Indians are protesting against what they say is a culture of impunity. There are 40,000 pending rape cases in the country and survivors have to wait years for their cases to be heard – even then the conviction rate is just 34.6 percent – according to the National Crimes Record Bureau.” Compounding the issue, is the shameful narrow-mindedness and biases of the Police, and vast sections of society, many of whom believe that women who are raped have invited the rape onto themselves for reasons ranging from the way they dress, their supposed “immorality”, or because they are in it ” for the money”.

The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has released a statement today following the death, even as the rest of the nation was plunged into deep mourning. ” I am deeply saddened to learn that the unfortunate victim of the brutal assault that took place on December 16 in New Delhi has succumbed to the grievous injuries she suffered following that attack.” “It would be a true homage to her memory if we are able to channelize these emotions and energies into a constructive course of action. The need of the hour is a dispassionate debate and inquiry into the critical changes that are required in societal attitudes. Government is examining, on priority basis, the penal provisions that exist for such crimes and measures to enhance the safety and security of women.”

ind_2434592bThe young woman’s death has created an unprecedented collective consciousness for change, not just in India, but around the world. We continue to hope, and apply pressure, through the sources available to us, to ensure that her death was not in vain. Rape is everyone’s issue, not just the issue of a small time student in a small time corner of the world. The six highest number of reported rape cases in 2010 were in South Africa, The United States, India, The United Kingdom, Germany and Russia respectively. Giving women everywhere a voice in their struggles to achieve safety, security and justice is truly the great and pressing need of the hour.

© Irene Lopez and An Urban Mystic’s Blog, 2012