Ginny Wilson-Peters' Blog
“Ma’am, most people at least slow down a bit when they pass me.” Those were the first words out of the mouth of the highway patrol officer. His next were, “I clocked you at 79 in a 65 mph zone. Can I have your license, please?”
Erin and I were driving in my new car from the Quad Cities to Iowa City for a conference. We were chatting and I was enjoying the ride—so much so that I neglected to slow down when the speed limit changed. And, as the officer pointed out, I even went flying by him without really even noticing he was there. I imagine that was what iced the cake to ensure that he’d be writing a ticket instead of a warning.
As for me, I offered no resistance. Erin gave it a shot when she smiled and said lightly, “Yeah, this is a new car for her; I guess she just hasn’t gotten a feel for it yet.” (Nice try Erin, thank you.) No resistance—and not really any anger on my part. I had been speeding and I got caught. Not much argument to it.
“Everything that is coming into your life; you’re attracting” (The Secret by Rhonda Byrne). And since I wholeheartedly agree with that statement, I asked myself how I had attracted a speeding ticket into my life. No, I wasn’t thinking “Boy, I hope I get a speeding ticket” or “Boy, I hope I don’t get a speeding ticket.” This was at a much deeper level. A good friend offered her perspective when she suggested that maybe I had been operating on overdrive for quite awhile and I unconsciously attracted someone into my life to give me a wake-up call and slow me down.” Yes indeed—that was it!
You see, the law of attraction isn’t just about creating what we want in the future. It is also about our willingness to stop at look at the way life is showing up for us and asking, “Hmm, what am I unconsciously doing that is creating these results?” And if you can’t answer that question yourself then find a good friend like I did to help you with the answer.