Law of Attraction Journal, Vol. 9 | An Unexpected Twist

Innocent Bystander in 1994

Yikes! Here am I, circa 1994 as part of my high school band, “Innocent Bystander.”

Just this morning I was reading another passage from Price Pritchett’s book, “You2.” It was talking about relying on unseen forces when you’re trying to make a quantum leap and move things forward in your life, and not get so caught up on the “how” aspect of things coming into being. With just about anything that you read relative to the law of attraction for staying in touch with your true essence and moving forward in your life, you’re going to read and hear things about listening for those whispers from the universe – “unseen forces” – and being able to hear them. It’s about getting in touch with your intuition and acting upon it.

I can’t help thinking about that kind of thing as it relates to the Mutineer project. At one point recently, I was just about to make a video that was going to say, “That’s it, I’m calling it all off at least until 2018.” And part of me still feels that way. But there’s another part that refuses to let go of the notion of using my birthday this coming year as a chance to not only “party like a rock star,” but to also stage some kind of celebration of people’s true spirit and essence and to encourage creativity. To that end, even though in the back of my mind I have pretty much resolved to continue working on the Mutineer project over a longer term, I still found myself sending out emails and Facebook notices to past acquaintances thinking to myself, “What am I doing?” And I was asking myself this while I was doing the very things I was questioning.

A rather interesting thing seems to be happening as a result.

The Seeds Of An Idea …

Earlier this year, a round of (what I thought were) half-joking Facebook messages circulated among the members my first rock band from high school. It’s been almost a quarter-century since we enjoyed that time together. Someone had suggested that we do a reunion show. It made me smile, but also made me laugh, as in, “Sure … that’ll happen.” Heck, I didn’t even know that the drummer (who I have not seen since high school) or the bass player (who I have not stayed in touch with) were even still in the same city! I had not been connected with them in any way up until those messages when around.

The band’s guitar player, my pal Kevin, has worked with me off and on on a number of different projects but nothing in the last decade or so. I think it would be safe to say, and that he would tell you something similar, that he and I used to drive each other crazy. Hell, I drive myself crazy! But he and I always had that interesting mix of being very different personalities but working extremely well together musically. At least, we’ve had our moments, none better than when we started that band almost 25 years ago.

Revisiting a Simpler Time?

Classic CarA lot of life has gone by in the time since we’ve last seen each other and there is something about the thought of getting back together with those guys, even just for one show, that feels really appropriate and maybe even very necessary right now.

And I admit, my old programming (which sees me race to make things more complicated than they need to be) initially kicked back in as I tried to figure out how I could fit those guys into the Mutineer project and then make a reunion of our high school band part of that show. Bless their hearts, they all seemed willing to talk about it, but in the back of my mind I was thinking, “Well, what’s really in it for them?” 

A couple of days later, the light bulb went off. I thought of how completely perfect it would be to sharpen the saw of being on stage by seeing through the intention to have a birthday party in April of 2017 centered on rock music and bringing good friends back together. But… what if the twist is that it wasn’t Mutineer playing that night, but the reformation of our high school band, complete with spouses and significant others and our children and friends? The thought of that has a lot of appeal. It feels right. And I have to wonder whether it would have ever even been a possibility if I had not started forward with this law of attraction experiment adventure in the first place.

The Law of Attraction in Action

When you get moving and take action, things happen. Sometimes, what gets put in your path is nothing you could have foreseen when you started out. But if you listen to and trust those “unseen forces” that Pritchett refers to in “You2,” you may just come across something truly enriching.

Let’s see what happens next.

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10 Responses to “Law of Attraction Journal, Vol. 9 | An Unexpected Twist

  • Well, personaly I believe that was not what we think that will bring results, but what we DO. That said, we can reach to the core of what DOING something means, and why we do something.
    I believe its all about what are our wishes… what we want to happen in our lifes. Therefore the things we think gonna modulate the things we do and observe.
    Loius Pasteur said “fortune favours the prepared mind”. So, you have to have a certain mindset to see and find opportunities, and this ‘radar’ is made of thoughts.

    Not only follow your dreams but dream about what you want to follow.

    • Interesting thoughts, Andre. Thanks for sharing those!
      “Not only follow your dreams but dream about what you want to follow.” That’s awesome.
      Best wishes,

  • Hi I just read your article it was really interesting and easy to read thanks for the info

  • Great info. The law of attraction is very powerful and works when applied properly. Most people set goals but they fall short on accomplishing them. The key is to not give up even when the unforeseen events show up in your life. You keep going and don’t lose track.

    • Thanks Udoh. You’re right: persistence is key.
      Thanks for visiting!

  • What’s in it for you? In a word everything you want in life at that moment. There will never be another day like it. Go for it!
    Personally, I am not a big fan of reunions but I recently had the pleasure of getting together with a couple of old army buddies and it was a great visit. I just don’t need the old days as much as I thought I did and I don’t, but they sure enjoyed seeing me and who am I to deny them that.
    As my wife sometimes says “it’s not always about you, ya know”.
    Take care my friend

    • “It’s not always about you.” Well said! That’s great advice, Peter. Thanks for visiting and for sharing that.
      Best wishes,

  • Hi Kevin,

    Your story shows that the law of attraction works on us whether we are aware of it or not. Some people are very skeptical about it and chose to let their environment decide their future. Of course LOA needs action in order to achieve your goals. On my experience, great opportunities are always coming into my life, but I need to act on those opportunities in order to see my success.

    • Well said, Larry. You’re right – wishing and hoping don’t move anyone else’s spirit. Taking action repeatedly is the way to shake things up, for sure.
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment

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