Originally Posted by bu's mama
Hey mamas! I just watched the Secret (thanks Mary
: ) & I also did a treasure map this year. I feel very postive about all of this but one thing has me conflicted...in the movie they showed the man locking up his bicycle & then it got stolen since that is what he sent out to the universe. However, if he left an unlocked bicycle out on the street, it would've most likely been taken.
It seems similar to teaching my daughter to protect herself, it's like I'm inviting the universe to prey on her. Does that make sense? Anyone have any insights on this?
you know it is funny you bring this up because this thing with the bike happened with both my husband and myself.
About 8 years ago we went for a bike ride. We both locked our bikes with the same lock at an art museum. When we got back to our bikes, the lock had been cut and my bike was still there and my husband's was stolen. Our bikes were of the same value.
We discussed it then...and my husband brought it up now --8 years later after we watched The Secret. Then and now we feel we have the same sense ...
my husband admittedly has tremendous more 'victimy' tendencies than me. He has been known to say things like, "Just my luck--blah, blah, blah..." "Of course it was my ______ (fill in the blank) that got _______ "(stolen, lost, broken, chipped, crashed... fill in the word with a negative verb. My instinct is not so victimy... I can't say I did not have it in my life but by the time my husband and I got together any victim stuff in me was thinnned way, way down.
But even so, my husband back then did in his own way admit that he vibrated more victim-like (something he picked up from his family btw)..
And now having seen the movie, and my husband has matured even more in the last years and he said, "I totally now can see why my bike was stolen and your's wasn't."
It is not because my bike was special or anything... it really is more that my nature is not to feel 'effed over.' And yes, shit happens to me. Gosh yes.. but that's all it is.. some shit. nothing more and it does not mean I'm a magnet for it.
So, back to my own opinion.. I think the old adage, "trust god but tie your camel." Just don't hang out in the victim thought.
does that make sense?