One of the more difficult Fourth Way ideas to understand is the one that says: “we can not do; everything happens”. This idea about doing describes the general struggle that we all go through in our lives. Everybody has dreams, wishes and desires. Some people have the luck to have them manifested, others don’t. It all happens. This seems to be unfair and unjust, but only so without some special knowledge. A key to understanding this idea is the Law of Attraction, and it’s components, the Law of Deliberate Creation and the Law of Allowing.
The Law of Attraction says that it always works, whether you know it or not. In other words: everything happens, no one is “doing” anything.
When you are using the Law of Deliberate Creation, together with the Law of Allowing, it is different. Then, what happens is a result of your Intention.
Using the Law of Deliberate Creation, together with the Law of Allowing, is the way towards Doing. It means using the knowledge of the Law of Attraction in an intentional way, by efforts on your own psychology. In other words, it is possible to make things happen in an indirect way, by Attracting them to you.
P.D. Ouspensky, a prominent Fourth Way writer, wrote the following in the chapter about Karma Yoga, in his book ”A new Model of the Universe":
“Karma-Yoga teaches that a man may change the people and events around him by changing his attitude towards them. The idea of this is very clear. Every man from his birth is surrounded by a certain karma, by certain people and certain events. And in accordance with his nature, education, tastes and habits he adopts a certain definite attitude towards things, people and events. So long as his attitude remains unchanged, people, things and events also remain unchanged, that is, corresponding to his karma. If he is not satisfied with his karma, if he wants something new and unknown he must change his attitude towards what he has and then the new events will come.”
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