Are We Attracting Negative Vibes Into Our Black Community?

Black vibes matter3By Lawrence A. Robinson
The Secret is a best-selling 2006 self-help book written by Rhonda Byrne, based on the earlier film of the same name. It is based on the law of attraction and claims that positive thinking can create life-changing results such as increased happiness, health, and wealth.

 The Secret posits that the law of attraction is a natural law which determines the complete order of the universe and of our personal lives through the process of "like attracts like". The author claims that as we think and feel, a corresponding frequency is sent out into the universe which attracts back to us events and circumstances on that same frequency. For example, if a person thinks angry thoughts and feels angry, the author claims that said person will attract back events and circumstances that cause them to feel more anger. Conversely, if the person thinks and feels positively, they will attract back positive events and circumstances.

I see plenty of bulletins and announcements for ‘stop the violence’ all over town. It seems every week there is a forums or a town hall meeting or some type of press release inviting everyone to come for refreshment and have a round table talk about solutions to stopping the onslaught of violence in our community.

It never ends. There have been city initiatives, county projects with agency groupings to stop the violence, but nothing seems to work. The violence continues. It’s like the more we talk about violence in our community, the more violence in our community shows up.
According to theories that were laid out in the book, ‘The Secret’ the things we talk about more will be the things that we see more of. We are constantly talking about violence in our community. Do we want to see more violence or do we want to see more love, more compassion, more support for each other?

Instead of saying ‘stop the violence’, let’s say, ‘Organize, stabilize, and mobilize.’ Let’s organize our community, then stabilize our finances and finally mobilize our movement.
Why, after all these meeting, all these forums, all these panels, and all these studies, why hasn’t there been a solution to the issue? Maybe we are attracting the wrong element. Let’s ‘be’ what we want to attract. Let’s attract organization. Let’s attract stabilization. Let’s attract mobilization. Let’s ‘BE’ our future? Yes, there is a plan.