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Daily Nugget of Gold 1688

Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance.” – William Ralph Inge

Daily Nugget of Gold 1688

Not the Usual

We were talking about the differences between the normal and the paranormal last time that we had gotten together, in the context of how The Law of Attraction could operate in the physical reality that we find ourselves in. We left off discussing the paranormal and how, by it’s very definition, that it would encompass those kinds of events that are not expected and cannot be duplicated, as far as we know. We also mentioned that science sometimes advances and shrinks the boundaries of what we might consider to be paranormal as our understanding advances.

Naturally, we’re going to have to touch on the Spiritual and the physical realms of reality now, and examine where we find ourselves currently in the quest to reconcile the two. There is such a place, and while we don’t yet understand exactly how it all happens, we have established principles through scientific observation that appear to occur between those two spheres of existence. We know that matter, physical matter, doesn’t come into definite form without consciousness playing a role, and we know that from a couple of different experiments which have shown that to be true.

The key to matter becoming a finite thing, in one place at one time, seems to be whether or not a conscious entity is aware of the formation in one way or another. While physicists wrestle with the dynamics, details, and nuances of all of that, we laypeople can just begin to understand that our beliefs that centered around our existence in physical matter reality as the primary reality and consciousness and Spirituality as secondary are 180 degrees out of sync with the actual reality we find ourselves in.

What this means is that The Law of Attraction, as well as many other “paranormal” actions have a possibility of operating in an area either outside or the physical universe, or within it in a way we aren’t yet privy to understand, if we ever will be able to. Remember when we started out talking about strange and uncanny coincidences? We’re going to delve right back into that next time as we pick this up again- but we’d like you to take note that in order to really understand how things like this are possible, outside of chance, we really have to reconsider the limits of what we used to think was possible based upon physics alone.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

If it’s true that “With God, all things are possible”, what isn’t?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 1687

There is no normality in life.” – Helena Bonham Carter

Daily Nugget of Gold 1687

Striking Coincidences

In a world where countless events happen daily, scientists and statisticians would like say that some of the things that happen which are extremely “eerie” coincidences ought to be expected, given how many things in life happen that aren’t. Surely, the unexplained occurrence of what would seem to be shocking, maybe almost unsettling, coincidences are nothing more than the operation of chance. Being a bit of a science buff ourselves, we can certainly see how this line of logic makes sense to someone who is really unfamiliar with the workings of The Law of Attraction.

We think that this law has been designed with “reasonable doubt” built into it, and we believe we understand why. We want to talk about the physical world for a moment. This physical existence we find ourselves in must have established rules which encompass the operation of physical systems so that we aren’t living in a “funhouse reality” where things don’t happen unexpectedly. We would have a very difficult time existing in a world where different things happened given identical circumstances. We call this world, and its rules, “normal” and anything that doesn’t happen according to the rules, we like to call “paranormal”.

Sometimes, as boundaries of science are expanded, what we thought of as paranormal falls into the realm of the normal. When this happens it’s because we can duplicate the results using scientific experiments, and even when we don’t know why something might happen, if we can demonstrate that x happens when we do y, then we can add it into the category of normal.

Paranormal things are events that happen that don’t seem to follow the rules of physics. As a result, by definition, we usually have great difficulty seeing how to duplicate them. When people witness something that they believe was paranormal, not only do we not have a sound scientific reason why the event happened, but we don’t know exactly what it was that made it happen in the first place.

A huge amount of paranormal phenomena are actually nothing more than a normal physical event that when witnessed, the underlying scientific principle was just not known or understood by the perceiver. Think of illusion or magic here. A magician skillfully finds a way to achieve something that looks bizarre, but actually performs their illusion by employing some scientific principle or combination of principles to get it done. Well, we’ve done a lot of prep work on this topic, but we’ll have to finish it next time. Please join us!

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

Is it normal for me to have a belief in things to go my way?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 1686

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.” – Napoleon Hill

Daily Nugget of Gold 1686

Anticipate a Need and Fill It

Sometimes people open up a business, they decide what they’re going to offer, and then they more or less wait on folks to come by, brought to them by their advertising and then handle the customer fairly routinely from there. There was a donut shop nearby that did things this way, and in fact- they did a little extra, sponsoring a little league team and all, but the business closed within a few short months, the owners complaining that they had a lack of community support.

We didn’t know the owners there, but we’re making a guess that there probably wasn’t an awful lot of brainstorming on how they could weave themselves more deeply into the community and outpace every other donut place in the area. In a community with lots of factories, it strikes us as odd that no one seemed to make an effort to reach out to them in that business. When we worked in a factory here, even the local McDonald’s delivered to them, as well as many other restaurants who don’t normally offer delivery.

Brainstorming ideas is a wonderful way to think up of things that we might not think of otherwise or come up with ideas we heard of other businesses doing that we might have forgotten about. This goes into the idea of anticipating needs of potential customers and then thinking about how we could fill those needs for them. Using the example we gave above, what about offices nearby? Is there anyone providing fresh coffee and donuts to them, if not everyday- maybe once in a while as a nice surprise for their workers? What about gift baskets for the employee of the month?

We’re not going to examine this in great detail, but we can pretty much guess that the owners who complained of “lack of community support” didn’t either. It’s just our guess. Even with people being more health-conscious than they may have been in the past, many donut shops are thriving. In fact, one we see here has a line for the drive thru window which burger joints would envy, some 15 or 20 cars waiting in line. They are doing something right.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

What can I do to understand and meet -and exceed- people’s needs for their benefit and ours?”

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