I have been very quiet on here lately, actually have been quiet in my life. Ever since I discovered this site I have been expecting great things. I must admit that I was beginning to get discouraged because the more I learned about the LOA the more I realized that I needed to learn. I bought many books, cds and dvds, attended seminars, scoured the internet; but I wanted a teacher, I wanted a physical being to help me learn this wonderful law. I tried to 'act as if' and to feel now how I would feel when I finally found a teacher--but this felt insincere and I abandoned it. Finally I put into words what I wanted: I wanted a church-like group that focused on the LOA but also included yoga, reiki and other methods that I was curious about but had no knowledge of. I wanted this group to be diverse in every way and to be 'acceptably extreme' (by this I meant that the group would have some uniqueness to it but also resemble a group). Once I realized what I wanted, and looked around at the small-town Bible-belt community that I lived in, I put the hope on the back burner. I almost gave up the idea, but it was too important to me. Rather that feel dejected or disappointed I resisted the urge to feel anything (since it felt too phony to pretend that I had found such a group within my community).
This week, I discovered thenewway.us well, it discovered me. I subscribe to a local yahoo group and receive a daily digest, normally I delete it daily. This particular day I chose to read every post and hidden at the very end was just a quick notation that this new way group was a new church. I wasn't looking for a church and I can't give a good explanation for bothering to open a new window and type in the URL--but I am so glad I did.
This group, and I have not yet attended, is described as a church-like group that focused on the LOA but also includes yoga, reiki and many classes. AND it meets in an AQUARIUM! well it's not really an aquarium but it used to be an aquarium store and it is painted like an aquarium. The entire outside of the building is bright blue with fish, whale and dolphin 'swimming' along the exterior. And, after checking out the website I discovered that POD in an acronym for People Of Diversity.
The point of this long post: it seems that even though I don't know what I am doing -- if my trust my gut and do what feels right -- an answer or nudge in the right direction will come along.
I am so excited to have this group, and after Sunday I may post here that I have finally found a local group of like-minded people. Life is so good!