Reader; WHY DO BAD THINGS KEEP HAPPENING TO ME? THIS IS GARBAGE.
SORRY BUT PEOPLE DO NOT CAUSE THEIR OWN PROBLEMS ALL THE TIME.
I AM A SOCIAL WORKER AND HAVE HAD TO DEAL WITH A 12 YEAR OLD WHO HAS GOTTEN RAPED REPEATEDLY DID SHE CAUSE THAT?!!?!
HOW ABOUT A PERSON WHO WAS CROSSING THE ROAD AND GOT HIT BY A DRUNKEN DRIVER?! THE SUBCONCIOUSLY CAUSED THE PERSON TO HIT THEM RIGHT?!?! BECAUSE IT WAS ALL THEIR FAULT.
How can you say we subconsciously cause ALL our problems so if your house gets robbed and your husband gets shot in the process you subconsciously asked to be robbed?!
Sorry dude, EVERYONE knows some bad things do happen to good people. If you genuinely believe people cause themselves to suffer sexual abuse or crime or murder then you need to visit a hospital.
William; As many of you know, I have already touched on this subject matter before, but since this article is by far our most read article around the world, and based on some of the mail I get, I thought it prudent to elaborate on it in more detail. I have included the text from the recent letter I received from a reader, and although the letter is not exactly complimentary to me or the message I have postulated in other articles, and tried to convey, sometimes not as well as I would have liked, the subject matter is difficult to understand, for me and I am sure for you too. I will comment in some detail, simply because this reader expresses thoughts of other readers as well. I will comment as we read through the letter, readers comments being in italics. Finally, I am quite aware that it may seem that I trivialize things here with such short answers, but I attempt to at least give an answer, even though you and I both know a whole book could be written explaining each question, and still it would be insufficient for many people.
Reader; WHY DO BAD THINGS KEEP HAPPENING TO ME? THIS IS GARBAGE.
William; Well, guess I have been accused of worse things than writing garbage, but fortunately I realized the hazards of writing material that is not commonly known or accepted before I began this endeavor, and frankly I anticipated much worse. As I said all along, if I can just make you think and step out of an outdated belief system and look for what lies beyond your present abilities to perceive, then I have succeeded. Bad things happen because you have not yet learned to create good things with the same ease and abandon that you create the bad things. You attract to you what you think about and if you allow yourself to concentrate on negative events, then you will attract and perpetuate negative events in your present life.
Your present is a result of past events, which were projected into their future, which is of course, your present NOW. The past still exists as does the future, which you cannot perceive yet. You in a very real sense, are exquisitely poised on a tightrope called the present. Your focus is intent on maintaining balance on that rope (the present), otherwise you could topple backward into the past. When you are experiencing trouble in your present life, it is customary to look backward into your past to find out the reasons that may have brought on your present difficulty. What did I do wrong, you may ask yourself.
The problem with that approach is that in the “looking back” you are in essence reviewing only past negative events that you think may have caused your present difficulties analyzing them and emphasizing them in your mind, reviewing them to find the suspect event that could have brought on your present problems.
What you are really doing is creating a collection of negativity, and that in itself is enough to influence newly forming events in your present giving them a negative cast. The negative event that you are so concerned about was at one time just one choice among many that existed in your past, that through your thoughts, beliefs and expectations, you actualized into physical reality. The reasons that you would unconsciously do this are many, and requires some introspection if you really want to find the source of your problems. The other more advantageous choices you could have made in your past still exist and changes can still be made from the present.
You create your reality in the moment of NOW and the past, although when reviewed, can sometimes give a good indication as to the reasons for a present condition, but to concentrate on them simply reinforces the negative things that you so much want to get rid of and helps project the present unwanted condition into the future. You must realize then, that the future is created in the NOW and you are not bound by past decisions that brought you to this point. What you think about you give energy to, so you are better off ignoring the problem than concentrating on it and concentrate on what you want to replace the problem, not the problem itself.
Let me give you an example; say for instance you are and always have been in excellent health. You never think about it because it never gives you a problem. It never dawns on you to try and remember what you did in your past to cause your perfect health because you just accept it as a natural attribute of your reality. If you did the same with negative aspects of your life, they would lose their hold on your conscious attention and would begin to dissipate, their effects becoming less prominent.
Reader; SORRY BUT PEOPLE DO NOT CAUSE THEIR OWN PROBLEMS ALL THE TIME.
William; I have never inferred that people cause their own problems all of the time, but I have said over and over again, that many of mankind's serious problems, both personally and en masse are caused by the distortion or blockages of the free, uninhibited and natural flow of creative energy caused by defective or discordant belief systems which to some extent limit your thoughts along certain lines. If your beliefs are flawed, then so will your daily experience be flawed. It is not so much that people “knowingly” cause their own problems, but that by not examining their beliefs they unconsciously allow bad results to materialize in their lives.
Of course, no person consciously or unconsciously courts problems or challenges, but they do create a psychological climate where these kinds of difficulties will likely emerge. A beautiful, healthy flower will grow where the bed is fertile and has the necessary nutrients not only for growth, but for displaying its beauty and it will flourish. Without the necessary nutrients of the growth medium, the flower will be stunted, wilted or deformed.
In the same way, an unhealthy belief system will create an unhealthy bed for the growth of beneficial events in your life and will result in the growth of not the flower or creativity, but weeds arising out of a bed of negativity. Bad things that happen to you are meant to alert you to examine your belief system and find out what went wrong. Generally speaking, a tainted belief system will allow for the creation of negative events in your life because your belief system is the growth medium for physical events. I have heard it put this way but; Bad in, bad out.
Reader; I AM A SOCIAL WORKER AND HAVE HAD TO DEAL WITH A 12 YEAR OLD WHO HAS GOTTEN RAPED REPEATEDLY DID SHE CAUSE THAT?!!?!
William; Yes! But maybe not in the way you think. If you think on a one time life, here today, gone tomorrow, it may be doubly difficult to see the reasoning behind what I say here, but nothing happens to anyone without their unconscious psychological consent and participation, on levels beyond your knowledge of the physical facts involved. This personality may be compensating for something that happened to them in a previous life that you would know nothing about or for some unfortunate occurrence in their early formative years. They may be working though a drama with the rapist that you are totally unaware of, planned long before this life began.
They, the victim and the rapist, may be unconsciously participating in an event that was preplanned centuries ago, to repay past debts or to settle accounts. No one is born unless they want to be born, no one dies unless they are ready to die, and no one experiences major events in their lives that include another person unless they are both aware of the event itself, the consequences and have ample opportunity to back out before the event occurs. And I must tell you that today, you know the time and place of your future death. But it will not be made known to you now.
That is exactly why you read about airplane accidents where several people who were ticketed for the ill fated flight, for one reason or another managed to miss the flight that they were scheduled to take. Of course, they were not consciously aware the they were forewarned about the immediacy of the disaster, unconsciously realized that death did not serve their purposes at this time and created an alternate event that served as a convenient excuse that then superseded the ill fated trip.
Reader; HOW ABOUT A PERSON WHO WAS CROSSING THE ROAD AND GOT HIT BY A DRUNKEN DRIVER?! THE SUBCONCIOUSLY CAUSED THE PERSON TO HIT THEM RIGHT?!?! BECAUSE IT WAS ALL THEIR FAULT.
William; It was not their fault, but it was their choice and was at least partially of both of their making. It was no more their fault than your life is your fault. Fault is a judgmental thing and what you consider a fault I may consider beneficial. Again, there are NO accidents, and let me emphasize, although it is not easy to explain, but even the seeming unexpected accident such as you describe is not really accidental and both parties had advance ample warning and time to change the outcome if they so desired. You and I do not know the circumstances involved that would cause someone to want to exit their lives in such a tragic way, but some would prefer that kind of quick death rather than lying in a semi comatose state in a hospital bed for years with tubes protruding from every orifice keeping them alive.
There is no fault in events that include more than one person, no matter the motives or outcome. Both are drawn toward the future probable event for their own reasons, and in a very real way, you could say that in the case you refer to, the victim was looking for a way out of this life and the driver was attracted to the event, unconsciously becoming a participant for reasons of which he had no advance conscious knowledge. It is also true that no one participates in a war, a flood, a hurricane, a plague or in any mass event unless he is in some way in agreement with the goals and aware of the lessons that can be learned from participation in that kind of event. If they did not at least sub-consciously agree, then they would be many miles away when the disaster occurred.
Reader; How can you say we subconsciously cause ALL our problems so if your house gets robbed and your husband gets shot in the process you subconsciously asked to be robbed?!
William; The perpetrator and the victim attract each other. On another tact here, anyone who covets a valuable possession, carries a weapon to protect the valued possession, goes to extremes to protect something, will attract the perpetrator before the person who lives next door, who may also own valuable possessions, but does not worry about it and does not lock his door. When you value something so much that you worry to protect it, somewhere, sometime, the criminal will be drawn to you to take if from you. Again, you might say it's all about attraction.
Reader; Sorry dude, EVERYONE knows some bad things do happen to good people. If you genuinely believe people cause themselves to suffer sexual abuse or crime or murder then you need to visit a hospital.
William; Lets get to the nuts and bolts of the discussion. “There are no accidents”. Bad things do happen to good people and those you would consider bad people too. If you concentrate your thoughts on bad things that happened to you in the past, then you will drag similar propensities into the present. On the other hand, there is no pre-destination either and no event is set in concrete and beyond change. In that respect, even the past can be restructured, to help influence the present.
As a personal note to the Reader, which I have never mentioned to anyone before, I wouldn't be caught dead in a hospital, (smiling), I don't go to doctors and I have never taken a pill. I don't get sick. Good health has always been my personal protected area that I psychically defend against all those pesky little viruses and critters. And furthermore, if for some impossible reason I did get sick, I wouldn't go to a hospital.
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