If there are no guarantees in life, how then can McDonald’s guarantee, ”Your food will be hot. Your service will be fast and friendly. And your drive-thru orders will be double-checked right. If you’re not satisfied, we’ll make it right. Or your next meal is on us. Guaranteed”. Dominos Pizza guarantees delivery in 30-minutes or it’s free. Many companies back their products and services with the phrase “satisfaction guaranteed.”
I think a guarantee should come with your birth certificate. Wouldn’t it be great if every baby left the hospital with a document attached to their birth certificate – a 100% guarantee for success and joy for their entire life? It would be signed by the Universe on the bottom, and every parent would witness it with their signature, holding the Universe to its commitment. As each child grew, their world would be filled with truth and hope and love. If they experienced pain or sorrow, a simple call to the Universe to demand restitution would be made. The Universe would take the pain or sorrow and rework it into something that felt much better, and that new better thing would replace the bad-feeling time in their life. There would be no personal turmoil or suffering, and if there were, the Universe would quickly turn it around and replace it with better feeling thoughts and emotions. As the children grew to adulthood, conflicts would be avoided, self esteem would sky rocket, careers and marriages would flourish, and love would simply abound. Since everyone would be personally guaranteed success and joy, there would be no need for fighting and war. There would be no competition. Everyone would already have what they wanted or be assured that it was on the horizon – guaranteed.
Wow. Think about that. No more pain and suffering. No more worrying about the future, or debt, or illness. Just consistent joy from the day you are born until the day you leave the earth. Every delicious bite of life would be as satisfying as the last. The concept is nearly inconceivable – yet so inviting it makes me salivate just imagining it.
Funny thing is, the more I familiarize myself with the universal law – or the Law of Attraction – the more I have come to understand that life actually does come with a guarantee. The Law of Attraction promises “that which is like unto itself is drawn.” Inasmuch, I’ve come to understand that the uncomfortable thoughts and feelings wrought with self doubt and self destruction have led to the very negative situations one experiences. The Universe just answers orders with its guarantee. When the order is made negatively through thoughts and actions – it guarantees negativity in return. When pain and suffering are ordered unto oneself through self doubt or low self-esteem, one is guaranteed to receive it back in full. When fear and worry take hold and consume thoughts and actions, the things feared and worried about the most are served up just as quickly as a stack of flapjacks at the local IHOP – piping hot and complete with a buttered “meltdown”.
There is no spite or favoritism in the process. Every order is just filled as requested. We all notice that good things happen to good people, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, trouble seems to follow troubled people, and some people just can’t seem to get a break. We’ve seen highly educated people with low self esteem end up flipping burgers and high school drop-outs with great ideas and winning attitudes succeed beyond their wildest dreams. I, for one, used to be amazed at these occurrences and wondered how they could happen.
The truth of the matter is we each write our own life’s guarantees every minute of every day, asleep and awake. We get exactly what we order – guaranteed. That being so, I’ll be ordering off a different menu from now on.
“Waiter, please bring me a huge portion of happiness sprinkled with love and laughter. I’d also like a large helping of health and prosperity, a side of fulfillment, and your biggest slice of inner-peace and joy for desert. And don’t forget the hot fudge!”