There has been an enormous amount of discussion lately about the Law of Attraction,
you could say that the Law of Attraction has gained celebrity status as the personal
development tool of the moment, the current popular method for manifesting your dreams.
What most people don’t realize is that the Law of Attraction is not a new idea, in fact
it’s not even an old idea in the sense that there
was a point in time when somebody coined the phrase and suddenly everyone began using it
like some new appliance. Someone of course did invent the phrase Law of Attraction,
but in the same way that Sir Isaac Newton invented the word gravity. The Law of Attraction
like gravity, just is, no one owns the rights to it, in fact it is impossible to avoid using it.
The Law of Attraction is one of many laws by which mankind has been operating
consciously or unconsciously since the dawn of time. Most people are blissfully unaware
of how these laws affect their lives and equally unaware that the power of these laws can
be harnessed and used to great effect on a daily basis.
Since the release of the movie The Secret, the Law of Attraction has come to the forefront
in peoples minds as the ultimate tool for changing your life
and that is a good thing. I find however that many people after watching
and reading information about the Law of Attraction are still somewhat confused as to how
it actually works. There is a lot of talk about holding images in the mind, sending
thought vibrations out to the universe, maintaining a state of expectation and gratitude,
and waiting for the universe to respond by the Law of Attraction and provide that upon
which you have focussed your intention, and so on. All of these things are very wonderful
and I have found all of them useful in my own learning, but none of these ideas provided me with
truly satisfactory answers about how the Law of Attraction actually works, both
spiritually and scientifically.
Now if you’re anything like me, blind faith just doesn’t cut it, most people like
at least to have some kind of decent explanation for why they should get involved with
the Law of Attraction, otherwise we tend to reject the whole idea outright, which would
be a unfortunate indeed.
The trouble that I think some people have is that they hear about incredible success
stories involving the Law of Attraction, amazing tales of people that have gone from
having an average kind of existence to living a life that most people only dream about,
and then set out in good faith to achieve similar results. Clearly not everyone achieves
the results they had hoped for, why is this? Has the Law of Attraction failed? Are all of
the success stories bogus? Are they just clever ploys to get us to buy books and movies
about how to use the Law of Attraction?
There are many individual claims about the Law of Attraction bringing great abundance
and the fulfillment of great dreams, and there are also charlatans in every area of life,
religious, secular, scientific, but it would be a great mistake to reject a concept of
such potential because of a few con artists, you might as well give up on all personal
development right now.