The Law of Attraction tells us that Like Attracts Like, or that what you focus on expands. But if that’s the case, why are there wealthy misers?
It’s a contradiction of the law.
Or is it?
What do misers focus on?
Ok, yes, they focus on money. But the more important question is “How do they focus on it?” What is their vibrational offering when they focus on money?
They focus on money from a place of fear, scarcity and lack. They are afraid of losing it or having it taken from them. So they hoard it, they save it, they refuse to spend it. They are so afraid of losing their money that end up living miserable lives even though they have more than enough money.
And as an interesting side note did you know that the root of the word miserable is… you guessed it – Miser.
While the theory of what you focus on expands makes sense, in practice we must distinguish between our mental or thought focus versus our deeper energetic or vibrational focus. If you’ve been working with the Law of Attraction for any length of time you know that it is not enough to merely focus your thoughts on something.
Thoughts, on their own, will NOT attract your desires.
In fact, you have probably noticed that it quite possible to consistently focus your thoughts on one desire while you continue to attract the exact opposite into your life! What’s up with that?
What’s up is that the focus of your conscious desire is not strong enough to overcome the underlying core energetic vibration that is being put out through your emotions and your unconscious desire.
Until your conscious and unconscious desires are in alignment, it is very difficult (and often very frustrating) to attract what you want.
So how are misers able to attract and accumulate large sums of money when they are clearly focusing from a low vibration place of fear and lack?
The key to answering this question is to recognize what misers really want. Their core desire is not money… it’s misery! What they really want – their unconscious desire – is the misery and fear of losing the money. So, for misers, abundance becomes the context from which they get to experience their desire for scarcity. Money provides them with the fuel for their desire.
Now remember, the Universe doesn’t judge our desires. The Universe says “yes” to a miser’s desire to live in scarcity (even when surrounded by piles of money) just as quickly as it says “yes” to a Deliberate Creator choosing to embrace abundance (even when living in a time of apparent scarcity).
For misers, abundance is the context that allows them to fully experience their desire – misery.
For deliberate creators, scarcity is the context that allows us to fully experience our desire – abundance!
And misers show us that it is absolutely possible for scarcity and abundance to co-exist in the same person at the same time.
So here are four Law of Attraction lessons that Deliberate Creators can learn from misers.
First, abundance and scarcity CAN (and DO) exist simultaneously. It can be difficult to get your mind around the concept that these seemingly contradictory vibrations can exist together. And, in fact, your conscious mind is literally unable grasp this awareness. It is your heart-based awareness, or your higher-mind, that can intuitively grasp this concept. But it can be helpful to have an example to share with your mind. When your show your conscious mind the example of a miser and say, “See it is possible for scarcity and abundance to live in the same person at the same time,” your mind starts to get it.
Second, misers are brilliant examples of the Universe’s willingness and ability to give us exactly what we ask for. Ask and it is given! Do you want more abundance? The Universe will give it to you. Do you want more scarcity? The Universe will say “yes” to your request. There is no judgment, no hesitation. The Universe doesn’t say, “Are you SURE you want that?” The Universe says “yes.” So take a look around your world and recognize that whatever is in your life right now is the Universe’s answer to your request.
Third, misers teach us that it is possible to change our desires and our vibration. Well, for this lesson we have to thank Mr. Dickens and other authors who have seeded our collective consciousness with characters who begin as misers and go through a transformation that leads them to become generous, abundant, Deliberate Creators. The lesson for us is that, no matter where we are, no matter how much of an “inner miser” we have, we can change! And we don’t need to wait until the ghost of Christmas past comes to pay us a visit!
Fourth, misers teach us that money truly can not buy happiness. For a miser More Money = More Misery. More money means more that can be lost or taken away. There is never enough. There can never be enough. The Universe gives a miser more money so that the miser can have even more misery. So recognize that money is not the source of your happiness, nor is lack of money the source of your suffering. You get to choose how to feel in each and every moment!