blaming the victim – the bad part of empowerment

1-7-15 blaming the Victim- “attracting bad stuff to you” on the New Normal

It’s supposed to be empowering to let people know that what you think about comes to you: but doesn’t that seem like people who tell you that are telling you it’s your fault that your life is a piece of crap? Does that bother you? It drives me nuts!

On the one hand, I do believe that “power flows where attention goes”, but on the other hand, sometimes “shit happens” and when someone is suffering, the last thing they need is for people to ask them “why did you draw this into your life?”.

Can we talk about this? There is a balance somewhere between recognizing the way our thoughts create reality and the fact that there’s a reality out there that we have to deal with, but don’t control. What’s your perspective on this?

Please join me 8-9 pm est Wednesday. I would really love you to call in with any stories or questions or theories about this. Reality is probably somewhere between our many perspectives. The call in number is: 619-639-4606


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