I’m sure we’ve all run across people who are more successful than we are, who enjoy a material lifestyle that we seemingly can only dream of. But if we have an opportunity to look closer and take a good look at how they operate, we see that there appears to be no explanation for their self-made success. In general, making judgements about people is a bad idea, but there’s no denying that a good number of these people just don’t seem to be very smart or sensitive; indeed, some of them are downright thick-headed. When asked, most of them are unable to explain “how they did it”. And on top of that, some of them appear to be jerks as well, going through life mistreating the people around them with impunity. So we scratch our heads and decide it’s just dumb luck, or that they have some crafty animal instinct for acquiring material wealth.
I was recently given a bit of insight that might help clear up this mystery.
Even a cursory study of the Law of Attraction reveals that not only do our intended vibrations attract similar, reflective circumstances into our lives, but that the fewer limiting beliefs we hold, the faster and more powerfully will those intentions manifest themselves.
It has become clear to me that in the case of the “rich jerks” we see around us, they are in fact born manifesters. They need not purposely make specific intentions because they constantly hold a natural sense of entitlement. It simply never occurs to them that they might not be entitled to whatever they want, when they want it. They take for granted that they’ll get what they want, and so they do. This is very powerful.
One reason this is so hard for the more aware among us to grasp is that we’re brought up with the limiting ideas that “goodness” is rewarded and “badness” punished. But the power of our vibrations in the basic state is neutral. Ask and ye shall receive. Period. Constantly “ask” (however unconsciously) and constantly receive. It’s extremely hard for most of us to accept this, but it’s true. That said, the very fact that the people in question have chosen to incarnate into a physical body at this time tells us that there is some part of them having nothing to do with material comfort that is lacking, and they have their own lessons to learn in other areas.
So, no matter how we feel about the “rich jerk”‘s behavior, lack of empathy, or apparent stupidity, instead of feeling envy we would do well to study them and emulate the part of them that takes for granted that we don’t need to earn or deserve what we want, but that as Divine creators we only need to expect what we want, without qualification or reservation. Remember that you can learn something from anyone, even (sometimes especially) from a jerk.