How to Win (or lose) Elections with the Law of Attraction

Soon after our last presidential election, I began writing this article. It seems appropriate to bring it out of the drafts folder now, as we approach the mid-term elections and look forward – with great enthusiasm, I’m sure – to the start of the next presidential election campaign. 

I think it’s about time we voted for senators with breasts. After all, we’ve been voting for boobs long enough.

Clarie Sargent, Arizona senatorial candidate

Mankind will never see an end of trouble until… lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power… become lovers of wisdom.

Plato

While a great many of us here in Northern California were disappointed – that’s perhaps a gentle word for the reaction – by the outcome of the last presidential election, I was not surprised when I saw the results early Wednesday morning. As a student of the Law of Attraction, I watched the campaign unfold with a nagging sense of dread.

The clear, if somewhat implicit, motto for the democrats was “Anybody but Bush.” As early as the democratic primary campaign the issue was not who would be the best president, but rather, who could beat Bush.

Nowhere was this implicit “strategy” more evident than in the bumper sticker campaign. Some of the more colorful anti-bush bumper stickers included: “Billionaires for Bush,” “Re-defeat Bush” and “2 terms for Bush: 1 in the white house and 1 behind bars,” and this one I just saw this evening, “From the Whitehouse to the Big House.” Everywhere I looked, on cars, on the Internet, in my email inbox, there were reminders of the presence of president Bush and all the reasons why he needed to be gone.

I suppose the premise of this strategy was that all the negative attention on Bush would easily propel the democratic candidate into the white house. The fatal flaw with that strategy, however, is that the Universe does not distinguish between positive and negative attention. Any attention, positive or negative, is energy. And energy is what runs this Universe.

Energy follows thought. That is one of the basic Laws of the Universe. Even quantum physicists recognize the truth of that statement. They have witnessed their hypotheses about an experiment influence the outcome.

Energy follows thought. So all of the thoughts focused on George Bush during the campaign was energy, period. And the Universe provided us with what we were focused on.

The Universe is very simple. It gives us what we focus upon. The more time and energy we spend focusing on something and the more passion we invest in that focused attention, the faster we get it. The problem is that most of what we focus on is done unconsciously. Or, in the case of the election, many people were consciously focused on what they didn’t want, thinking that would lead to what they did want.

It just doesn’t work that way.

If you wanted someone other than Bush but focused your focused attention on him either through silly bumper stickers or talking about how horrible he is, the Universe got the message. The universe cannot distinguish between wants and don’t wants, likes and dislikes, positive and negative. It only deals with thoughts, feelings, energy and attention.

It’s only us humans that have decided to attach a qualitative judgment to thoughts and energy.

So, how do you remedy the situation? Simple. Focus on what you want.

Granted, in the last election, John Kerry was not exactly a compelling figure to rally around. Regardless, the way to get Bush and Co. out of power is to spend (waste) the least amount of time and energy and thought focused on them.

Whenever you catch yourself thinking about them, engaged in a conversation about them, listening to a news report about them, stop, and immediately replace the thought and the feeling with a positive thought and feeling about the candidate you want.

Focus the majority of your attention on the candidate you want – even if that candidate is not compelling.

If there is truly no one in the campaign that you can support, than focus your attention on the feelings and the vision of a compelling leader. Focus on all the positive qualities you would like to see in your president. Imagine what it would be like to have this country led by a man or woman with those qualities.

Make that vision as real as possible.

Get totally jazzed about your vision of a country led by politicians who are “lovers of wisdom” as Plato said.

When you get together with friends, instead of discussing how pissed off you are about what’s happening now, talk, instead about what is possible. As Neale Donald Walsch wrote in the Conversations with God books, create the Greatest version of the grandest vision you’ve ever dreamed – or have yet to dream.

Have visioning gatherings to co-create a vision of our future that feels great. Feed off of each other. Fuel the energy of the group. Generate positive juice that will lead us to a future of brilliance, a future of peace.

By focusing on that vision and feeling it, and feeding it, the Universe will have no choice: It will have to give us the president that is closest to that vision. And, if we keep focusing on that powerful, positive vision, one step at a time we will attract that positive future into our powerful Now experience.

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      4 Responses to “How to Win (or lose) Elections with the Law of Attraction”

      1. Pat on October 27th, 2006 1:47 am

        Bravo!!!

        Fantastic article!!!

        Pat

      2. Edward Mills on October 27th, 2006 8:35 am

        Thanks Pat
        I see you’re a member of the Powerful Intentions community. Come back to check out the next Law of Attraction Carnival. The topic is The Power of Intention!
        Warm regards
        ed

      3. Edward Mills on October 30th, 2006 9:46 am

        Hello Kala

        It is a good question you bring up. There absolutely is a place for Warrior energy in our culture, and in each of us as individuals. It is that warrior energy that fuels our passion. The essay I contributed to the book Healing the Heart of the World, is titled, The Evolutionary Warrior, and it explores the possibility of channeling that warrior energy into positive visions and actions.

        I also want to point out that there is nothing “wrong” with protesting and being activists. The Law of Attraction is not about judgment. And from an emotional spectrum perspective, I’d much rather see people out there protesting than sitting at home in despair because they feel there is nothing they can do about any of it.

        I think that, culturally, we are moving up the emotional scale, and that means that many of us need to go out and demonstrate, since that is a step up the scale. But above that, on the scale is contentment and peace and joy. And when we begin to focus our collective energy, peacefully and with joy on a positive vision for our future…that is when real change will begin.

        Warm regards

        ed

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