When first learning about "The Law of Attraction" Beverly became torn between her religious upbringing and studying about Universal Laws. While searching the Bible for answers, she realized that many people have the same feelings concerning putting into practice these teachings. Upon setting her intention to write this book, many people with information began to show up in her life. It was as if God was showing her what to say and do to help others understand that all things are of the Creator. "The Secret" set the world on fire for more knowledge. "Christianity, The Law of Attraction and The One Command®" reveals the answers to questions about the biblical truths before us and the steps to create the life we always wanted. This is a must read for anyone wanting to improve their relationships, career, health, wealth and all other aspects of their life.
"Beverly has brought the essence of The One Command® into a form that is easily understood and can be related to the verses quoted and many more that come to mind. I would recommend this to everyone with any doubts or concerns that it would interfere with their religion. Beverly is a fountain of knowledge and shares it very well with the reader." Fran Benfield, Certified NLP Practitioner; Virginia
"With her passion for truth, Beverly has created a masterpiece by filling a gap; creating a connection between the Laws of the Universe and the words of The Bible, positively linking the truths of Christians to the truths of The Universe. I embrace these truths, and seeing them so expertly linked with The One Command® provides a process for stability and balance...for a life of abundance and possibility." Alida Morrill, Energy Coach, Texas
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CHRISTIANITY, THE LAW OF ATTRACTION AND THE ONE COMMANDBible Principles Revealed and Applied to Every Day Living
By Beverly Fells Jones
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2012 Beverly Fells Jones
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Chapter OneWhat is The Law of Attraction?
Nurture great thoughts, for you will never go higher than your thoughts. -– Benjamin Disraeli
The "Law of Attraction" is one of the oldest concepts in the world. Rhonda Byrne became widely known after her book and DVD The Secret was introduced on the Oprah Winfrey show in January of 2006. It made this amazing concept a household conversation.
However, this concept has long been considered as new age teaching by many religious experts and others who would rather not investigate whether it exists as something that God has provided for us or not. Ms. Byrne read hundreds of books and researched back as far as 3500 B.C. before she began to film the movie and to bring this information to a wide audience. What she had found was that this concept was extremely old and well documented and should not be ignored.
The immortal Buddha was one of the first to introduce man to the law of attraction. He said, "What you have become is what you have thought." This is a principle that the people of the East have been well acquainted with for centuries before it started to sweep into the western hemisphere. I will speak more on this principle in the chapter "As a Man Thinketh."
Many theorists believe that the universe is governed by a set of universal laws; these laws cannot be changed or broken and apply to every individual, regardless of age or nationality. These laws guide our lives from beginning to end. The Law of Attraction is one of seven that are known as "The Laws of the Universe." The other six are:
1. The Law of Relativity states that nothing is what it is until you relate it to something. Have you heard the phrase "It could be worse"? By relating "it" to something good or bad, you have given something its place in the universe.
2. The Law of Cause and Effect states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
3. The Law of Polarity states that everything has an opposite: Hot-Cold, Light-Dark, Up-Down, GoodBad, Positive-Negative.
4. The Law of Rhythm states that everything has a natural cycle. The tides go in and back out, night follows day, and life regenerates itself. We all have good times and bad times, but nothing stays the same.
5. The Law of Gestation states that everything takes time Christianity, The Law of Attraction and The One Command to manifest. All things have a beginning and grow into form as more energy is added to them.
6. The Law of Transmutation states that energy moves in and out of physical form (ice, water, steam). Your thoughts are creative energy. The more you focus your thinking on what you want, the more you harness your creative power to move that energy into results in your life.
What is the definition of "The Law of Attraction"? It is getting everything you want out of life through the power of your own mind. In other words, your thoughts are what determine what you are destined to do or have.
Imagine for a moment that you have in your possession a force that gives you complete and total power over everything. You are able to command the sun to rise and then to set. The force you possess allows you to control the ebb and flow of ocean tides and what direction the wind blows. You can even command where rain falls or where there is to be drought.
If you had this type of total control, what would you do? Would you be benevolent and merciful, using your power to help people achieve their ultimate potential, or would you become a tyrant and control everything for your own gain? What would you really do?
Of course, I am only using your imagination, because you currently do not have this kind of control. However what if you had the power to determine the course of your own life? What if you could accomplish great things and gain great riches by using the power of your own mind? If I told you that you currently possess the power to change the course of the rest of your life to whatever path you choose, what would you really do?
Every person holds in their mind the power to shape the events of their life to achieve whatever end they see fit. This power is what is known as the Law of Attraction. As Joseph Murphy explains, "The Law of Attraction attracts to you everything you need, according to the nature of your thoughts. Your environment and financial condition are the perfect reflection of your habitual thinking."
Going back to the teachings of Buddha, the idea of karma may have initially been rooted in the Law of Attraction. Karma says that you will eventually be revisited by that which you have sent out into the universe. The phrase "What goes around, comes around," is based on the concept of Karma. If you have practiced kindness and compassion, you will receive in it in turn. If you have been deliberately cruel to another, you will receive back into your life that cruelty which you have sent out. Your actions and thoughts morph into physical responses, causing the universe to react in kind.
Job 4:8: "As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it."
Early in the 20th century, the Law of Attraction began to become popular because people started to appreciate the power of positive thinking. They began to learn more and apply it to their lives. How did this concept make a resurgence during this time? A gentleman by the name of William Walker Atkinson, the editor of New Thought magazine, published a book called Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World in 1906. Many people looking to improve themselves read it and applied the principles to their lives.
Another book written during this time was The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles in 1910. This book was a great influence on me and I have read it many times. Mr. Wattles tells us that thoughts are things. One of his most powerful passages in the book states:
There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.
A thought, in this substance, produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.
Man can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.
Let us think about the first verses of Genesis and what God said:
3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. 6 And God said, "Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water." 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.
According to Mr. Wattles premise, God used the "thinking stuff" to speak the earth into existence. If this is so and God created us in his image, could he not have given us the ability to create by speaking and thinking what we wanted and believing that it had been done?
Working with this information, the theory behind the Law of Attraction is the belief that energy attracts similar energy, in the space and time that makes up our universe. Each person is sending energy out into our universe. The type of energy is determined by the emotional state of the individual. It may differ from day to day, and sometimes hour to hour or minute to minute.
This energy is also referred to as a vibration. Have you ever been with someone who is so happy they seem to be radiating a "glow" that inspires happiness in all those around them? Have you ever spent time with someone who was so critical and unhappy that they consistently gave off a "negative" vibration that seemed to suck the life and happiness out of everyone?
Your vibrations are usually in response to some form of stimulus; something has happened that has caused us to feel happy, or sad, or scared, or confused, or stressed. Learn to pay attention to your subconscious responses. Doing this will help you in the future when you are working to be in touch with how you felt in a certain situation. There will be times when you will want to recreate that feeling, especially when you are visualizing what you want.
Negative vibrations generate negative feelings like loneliness, sadness, stress, anger, hurt, confusion and lack. Most people who are in the negative realm do not choose to be unhappy and they don't want to share their unhappiness with those around them.
Positive vibrations generate good feelings like joy, love, excitement, goodness, affection, peace and abundance. When a person is emitting positive vibrations, they will attract good things toward them, and if they are emitting negative vibrations they will attract negativity.
Ephesians 6:8 - "Knowing whatsoever good thing each one doeth, the same shall he receive again from the Lord."
It doesn't do you any good to know what the Law of Attraction is, if you do not know how to use the concept to achieve success in your own life. This is where learning and applying Biblical principles and The One Command® is essential. Once you have mastered the basics you will be able to apply it to any area of your life.
The creative process for "The Law of Attraction" involves some steps to gaining what you desire.
Ask - You must know what you want and what you don't want. I mean, really know what you want. The universe or the Creator of All That Is cannot deliver what you want without your first knowing what you want to have manifested into your life. Turn the request over to your God. Psalm 5:1-3 tells us, "Listen to my words, LORD, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly."
Emotionalize what you want. How does it feel inside when you have what you want? What does is look, feel, smell or taste like? Does it bring you and those around you joy, happiness, comfort, peace, security, etc.?
Believe - You need to truly believe that what you are asking for is already yours and what you want or desire you will achieve. Hebrews 11:1 says, "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Inspired Action - It is important that you take action (inspired action) to reach your goals. You can't sit around and expect what you want to just appear. When an opportunity or inspiration comes your way, you must not hesitate but act on the idea or opportunity.
Inspired action can be a feeling inside that says you must do a specific thing. Sometimes it comes as a random thought; at other times someone will come to you with an idea or you will happen to read a particular article that will answer a question. As you do what you are impelled to do, your actions will bring about the means to satisfy your ardent desire. James 2:17, "faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead."
Receive – You must know that you deserve to receive that which you want to manifest. You have been blessed and are worthy. Moreover, be truly expectant, with open arms to accept the good that comes into your life. You know without a doubt that you will receive the air you need to breathe and the water that gives you life. This is the feeling you must have when you are asking for what you want. You must know that it will arrive. When it does, you are able to receive.
You must receive with thanksgiving and gratitude all that He has given you. If you are a parent who gave things to your children and they never thanked you, you would not be happy. You would think they were ungrateful or that they felt entitled. It is the same with our Creator. Saying "thank you" each time you receive something expected or unexpected shows that you appreciate all that you have received. Psalm 100:4 says, "Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name."
The Law of Attraction is active in your life, regardless of whether you believe or not. Contemplate how it works and follow its rules.
"Remember, whatever you focus upon, increases ... When you focus on the things you need, you'll find those needs increasing. If you concentrate your thoughts on what you don't have, you will soon be concentrating on other things that you had forgotten you don't have – and feel worse! If you set your mind on loss, you are more likely to lose ... But a grateful perspective brings happiness and abundance into a person's life." – Andy Andrews
Chapter TwoWhat is The One Command®
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone, it is the same God at work. Now, to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines. –1 Corinthians 12: 4-11
"What is The One Command®?" Simply, a six-step process that opens your awareness to your amazing, untapped capacities.
This is an invitation to enter into the powerful portions of your mind that contain extraordinary abilities. You are able to release the great learning and problem-solving abilities we all have, while using the powerful process of "The One Command®".
We were created in God's image and have been given many abilities that we have not even begun to use because we do not know we have them. Some don't have the faith or knowledge to put their gifts into practice or even know that they have the ability to ask for gifts and receive them.
We have to be taught that we have the power to channel the energy of God (The Holy Spirit) into helping ourselves and others. Once taught, accessing our spiritual gifts and gaining the information we need to be successful becomes natural when following our God-given purpose in life. In order to find and use them, we just have to have the right tools.
Psalm 1:2 says "But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night." When we take the time to sit, be silent and meditate, we hear Him speak to us.
We are so busy going here, there and everywhere that we rarely slow down. When we do, we don't know what to do with our time or how to manage the energy-sapping fear and despair that is always with us. How do we combat this?
In our active frantic mind of endless worry we are operating at a much faster brain wave, our beta mind. It operates at 14 to 30 hertz and always thinks in opposites, or duality: I can or I can't. It is the part of our being that is disconnected from God and our good. We need to slow down and listen to the voice of God to receive the good that awaits us.
The One Command® is a process by which we take the time to stop and enter a meditative state as we become present, quieting our minds and slowing our brain waves to a level at which we can hear directions and answers to our questions.
Asara Lovejoy thoroughly explains how we are able to slow our minds by the simple act of closing and then rolling up our eyes as though looking out of the top of our head. This allows us to deliberately slow our thoughts and concentrate on our needs and desires.
What are these six easy-to-learn steps that Asara has created? It starts with Grounding our body to the positive earth energy that is all around us. This helps to balance us. Next, we Align ourselves by being present, alive and in touch with who we are. We draw that positive earth energy into our body. We begin to feel the love of God surrounding us, expanding us in all directions, and aligning us with our purpose. Then, we lower our brain waves to BLDθBLD as we move our consciousness out of our body and connect with the Great I Am.
Once in the theta state we issue "The Command", which is composed of three parts. The first part is acknowledging, "I don't know how." Have you ever just given up hope and said, "I don't know how I am going to ...?" Your body relaxes; your beta brain stops trying to force a solution. You let go. This is what happens when you say, "I don't know how." You released your doubt and now you are in a positive flow. You replace your fearful thinking with positive feelings.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 2 What Is The One Command....................10
Chapter 3 Ask and It Is Given....................22
Chapter 4 As a Man Thinketh....................36
Chapter 5 Limiting Beliefs....................45
Chapter 6 Fear and "The One Command"....................66
Chapter 7 Setting Your Intentions....................74
Chapter 8 Inspired Action....................86
Chapter 9 Gratitude and Thankfulness....................94
Chapter 10 Prayer and "The One Command"....................102
Chapter 11 Healing and "The One Command"....................110
Chapter 12 The Circle....................115
Chapter 13 Meditations....................124
Chapter 14 Six-Step to Theta and "The One Command"....................139
About the Author....................155