Martial arts and the law of attraction, part one

20130806-190639.jpgI’m listening to Abraham Hicks “the law of attraction” from 2006

I’ve listened to this particular audiobook probably at least 20 times, and each time I find it useful and enlightening.

In fact, I’ve probably listened to 2000 hours of Abraham Hicks materials, however I still need to chew over things in my life, and integrate law of attraction into everything I do.

Martial arts and the law of attraction

Have you ever trained martial arts?

I’ve been training for over 15 years. Most of my training was before I learned how to trust my inner guide, and certainly before I learned about law of attraction.

Most of my training was when I was younger, and more readily convinced to conform to someone else’s arbitrary standard. Martial arts has a lot of being expected to conform to someone else’s standard, although it is also considered “leadership training” as well.

Over the past five years, with the introduction of law of attraction materials, I found myself questioning everything in my life. All of my opinions, all of my fears, all of what inspired me, all of what motivated me… And everything else, too. At one point I decided, “if I thought this thought for more than a year, it’s time to rethink the thought”, and I’ve spent a lot of introspective time re-thinking those thoughts, and coming to many new conclusions.

Today, I train with a martial arts group who has allowed me the opportunity to extend my learning by becoming a teacher. Through the law of attraction materials, I have learned quite well how to turn my attention away from what I do not want, and towards what I do want… And now I am hoping to apply this in my teaching as well.

As I build my teaching repertoire, I find my excitement grows! On the downside, I’m not a very obedient martial artist student.

And a martial artist who is not obedient is one that often struggles against those who believe they can inspire conformity in others. In martial arts, conformity can be “encouraged” with social pressure, physical pain, or denying advancement opportunities.

Help me reduce my struggle and embrace the joy in my heart, allowing others to be the way they are – without feeling obliged or trapped or obligated to conform to a standard I do not aspire toward.

More on this topic soon!