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After more hours upon hours of spiritual autolysis, I wrote something else that is
What you resist persists.
I think I first heard that from L. Ron Hubbard – one of his “genius” moments as a
scout many years ago – before others started saying it, and before he got lost on his way.
So it is not something I came up with; but I did test it, and I did find it to be true.
In searching the Internet, I see references to this sentence attributed to a lot of
different sources and groups, from the famous psychiatrist Carl Jung (although I could
never verify he said it), to EST (although Warner Erhard took the basics of EST from L.
Ron Hubbard), to Neale Donald Walsch in Conversations with God. It was also used in
Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret. But as is necessary inside the movie theater, the true
meaning and application were altered so the Human Adults who try to use this gem of
wisdom for their own self-improvement would find themselves going deeper into
“Every time we resist something, we are spending our energy in the wrong way. It is
much better – and much easier indeed – to stop resisting what we don’t want and focus
on attracting what we do want. Instead of resisting poverty, and struggling to make more
money to prevent it by getting a second job, try to focus on attracting prosperity by
having positive thoughts while working. If you hate your job and are thinking about this
every morning, you are resisting going to work. Therefore, it will be harder to get a
“The Law of Attraction simply says that you attract into your life whatever you think
By now you should be able to see what is not true about this interpretation of “what
you resist persists,” how it was twisted inside the movie theater to make it unworkable for
a Human Adult (as all things must be). But just in case, let me state it clearly….
The premise is that you should stop thinking negative thoughts and focus on the
positive thoughts, because if you focus on the negative thoughts, they will persist and
make it impossible for the positive thoughts to manifest. Fair enough?
But that entire premise is based on a judgment: “negative” thoughts versus “positive”
thoughts. It is also based on the untruth that you can manifest anything in your
holographic universe, much less attract the “positive” things if you focus on them.
The truth is that all resistance is based on a judgment; or put the other way,
resistance would not exist without a prior judgment. If you judge something to be
“negative,” you resist it. So the solution is not to try to deny or ignore the “negative”