2. Law of Attraction of Homogeneous Species
“Like attracts like!” This is a well-known saying.
This central Law of Creation is also all-encompassing, than it looks at first glance. It means that from this law we predominantly associate with people who in some way harmonize with us, and also have similar attributes and traits with us.
So they are always a kind of mirror to us, which becomes uncomfortable and unpleasant when they are showing our dark sides. And we usually develop a kind of aversion and aggression against our fellow man, when he is unlike us. But as a rule, we overlook the fact that we have something to do with him because we have similar traits and thus have something to learn from him.
The inestimable value of a conscious application of this law lies therefore in the opportunity of substantially lessening or even nearly completely avoiding conflicts of all kinds! If we realise that we are carrying within us the underlying factors of the conflicts, which is why we tangle with our fellow human beings, then we have in our hands the key to overcoming them! Of course, this does not mean that there will no longer be differences of opinions or opposing views, but the solution is then progressively sought only in an objective and friendly manner, instead of making our fellow human being, who represents a mirror to us, the subject of criticism.
Sometimes it is the same pattern of behaviour that rubs against each other: for example, when an irascible person clashes with another irascible one, the struggle for power is soon deployed, and often they are "at daggers drawn".
Sometimes however it is all also about opposing behaviours that seem to have nothing to do with each other; e.g. the hot-tempered boss, who always "has a go" at a very harmless colleague. Here it is a matter of implementation: both have not learned to express their interests in a spirit of partnership. The boss only feels well when he's always on top and the colleague does not have the courage to free himself from the subordinate position. Both are two sides of the same coin, even though it looks very different on the outside.
"Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are!"
This proverb clearly calls into question the superiority complex that is not uncommon in us humans. Do we find that we are better and more mature than the people we are dealing with, or do we ostly criticize the others views instead of objectively questioning our own? So as a rule, we can be sure that we carry within us those upsetting attitudes and opinions of others - otherwise they would not be a matter of concern to us!
In this way are the following words of Jesus to be understood: " Thou beholdest the mote that is in thy brother's eye but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye!" We are fighting thereby our own famous "blind spot"! Again, this phenomenon is an effect of the great law. Therefore, we can learn a lot through the function of the mirror if we have the courage to face this fact. If we really accept that they are our own faults and work on them, then we also develop an understanding for our fellow human beings with the same faults or with others.
And if we really change inwardly, not just superficially, then through the impact of the same law we will also attract a different kind of people who will then share the same virtues with us. This will of course make our own life more beautiful.
"I have already said, where you sow thistles, no wheat can grow!
Thus out of agitation, mockery and harming your fellow-men there can never come any upbuilding whatever; for each kind of expression and attitude can only bring forth something similar, can only attract what is homogeneous! You must never forget this Law of Creation! It works automatically, and all human volition can never act against it! Never, do you hear that?
Impress it upon yourselves, so that you may always heed it in your thinking, speaking and acting; for everything germinates from this and grows into your fate! Therefore never hope for anything else as fruit than always and only the same kind as the seed!
This after all is not so difficult, and yet it is just in this that you continually fail! Slander can again only produce slander, hate only hate, and murder only murder. But dignity, peace, light and joy can in turn only arise from a dignified way of thinking, never otherwise.”
(The Grail Message: “The Human Word”)