How Does the Law of Attraction Explain Child Abuse?
Today, one of my blog readers asked a very poignant question regarding the Law of Attraction: How does the Law of Attraction explain child abuse?
I think this is a fantastic question, and one that deserves to be addressed at length. It’s definitely a controversial topic in our community, so I know there will be a number of opinions about it. Here’s my take:
As a young child, I endured a number of personal traumas. I won’t get into the specifics, but you may assume I was too young to be aware of mindfulness and the power of my thoughts.
So, how did I attract these traumas? Certainly, I wasn’t trying to create a negative, painful reality for myself at that age! Certainly I was far too young to have generated so much negative momentum. I wasn’t alive long enough to “think” these problems into existence!
However, through learning about consciousness and the Law of Attraction, I have personally resolved this question in a way that is meaningful to me and has given me the clarity I’ve needed to accept (and even appreciate) my childhood adversity.
I have come to believe that it’s possible we’ve come into these lives with choice before our birth. That our conscious awareness is eternal, and so therefore before this lifetime it was focused somewhere else. This “pre-life” focus created our circumstances at the time of our birth, and its momentum was powerful enough to carry us through early childhood.
If this is true, and our consciousness was “alive” before this lifetime, perhaps we actually attracted the circumstances of our childhood from this “pre-life” conscious focus. Therefore, maybe early victims of child abuse, poverty and violence are not victims at all, but instead have actually chosen to experience these realities before birth through a previous awareness or lifetime.
Beyond that, I have come to believe that when a child is born into a dark reality, he or she has a valuable opportunity to take a crash course in conscious transformation, and this can be greatly beneficial.
To explain why I think childhood adversity can be advantageous, let me share some thoughts from one of my favorite Law of Attraction teachers: Abraham-Hicks.
If you follow Abraham at all, you’ll hear them talk a lot about “contrast,” which is their word for unwanted circumstances and events. Abraham states over and over again that contrast provides us with clarity to let us know what we want, and that the movement out of the contrast is one of the most powerful, and rewarding, experiences we can ever have in this lifetime.
In other words, they say that experiencing sadness and pain is actually a good thing because it gives us an opportunity to transform that sadness and pain into love and light.
This idea has resonated strongly with me, as I feel it is an accurate representation of how my life has been unfolding since childhood.
I started off in this life in a dark place, but as time has gone on I’ve been climbing toward a life that is more in line with what I really want. The transition out of the darkness was extremely powerful and rewarding, and today I look back on my childhood traumas with gratitude. They provided me with an opportunity to test my ability to create life the way I wanted it to be.
It took me a long time to genuinely appreciate this lesson, but it was a journey worth taking and one I am very, very proud of.
As a former high school teacher, I’ve met many children over the years who have also endured early childhood adversity. Many of these children’s stories seem to mirror mine, and they’ve demonstrated to me that experiencing darkness can ultimately help you reach further into the light.
It’s as if you are a bouncy ball and the farther down you are dropped, the higher you can bounce back up. As Abraham explains it, you’re like an arrow that has been pulled back on the bow so far that once you find your power you release the resistance and shoot off on a wave of creative energy.
I think back to one particular student I had several years ago, who had endured massive loss and poverty early in life. However, he was one of the sharpest, kindest, most positive and most influential students I’d ever had. Needless to say, I was astounded when I learned about his troubled past.
Today this young man is out making his dreams become a reality. Instead of following the traditional path so many kids are on, he has the guts to go after what he really, really wants. I am 100% certain he is going to make a name for himself, because he has more than it takes to get there.
Perhaps this young man’s past is what helped him become the remarkable individual he is today. Maybe the pain and sadness is what inspires and motivates him. Maybe he’s known what hell is, so he isn’t afraid to take a chance and make this life count. All I know is this kid is winning big today, and his story has been an inspiration to many.
So, I don’t have all of the answers regarding how the Law of Attraction explains child abuse, but my gut tells me that our little people who are suffering right now are tough little soldiers, who may have signed up for a war in order to have the chance to prove to themselves that they are capable of creating great things. Yes, some get lost on the path, but those who find their power are often able to transform their pain into meaning and clarity.
In fact, many famous and successful people have transcended their dark beginnings, including several noteworthy advocates of the Law of Attraction. For example, Jack Canfield (of “The Secret” and “Chicken Soup from the Soul”), Tony Robbins and Oprah Winfrey have all gone on record to speak about early child abuse in their lives.
It’s something to keep in mind. In no way do I condone child abuse, so the purpose of this article isn’t to give abusers a pass for their choices. I don’t spank my kids and I believe in nonviolence. I know that great people can evolve from being loved in childhood and that there are many examples of this in our world today.
The message of this article is simply to say that perhaps our little children are a lot more powerful than we give them credit for being.
Perhaps these kids have chosen a difficult path because they have the power to transform it. Perhaps they are practicing their creative abilities in order to do big things for the universe. Perhaps when we believe in their ability to create, our collective energy will help empower them so more of them may overcome their adversity and thrive as they grow.
So what do you think about this subject? I know it’s a controversial one, so there are probably some differing opinions out there! Comment below and share your thoughts.
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