You’ve all heard about it – You’ve probably even watched the movie ‘The Secret’ or maybe read the book. One way or another most people would have heard of the Law of Attraction.
Either you loved the movie or instead thought what are these people talking about and have they lost it? How can things just be manifested by what I think about? So if I want a new car, all I need to do is think of it and it will appear!
OK, I agree it sounds really far-fetched right, and very made up by Hollywood. If this law was that easy then surely we would all already have everything that we desired, right?
Either way there is definitely something intriguing when it comes to the whole topic, but what is the law of attraction and how does it work? In answering this question we will first have to break it down a bit more piece by piece! You need to understand the whole premise surrounding it before the mechanics of it all fall into place.
The Definition Of The Law of Attraction
When most people think of the Law of Attraction they think it to be a new-found concept, perhaps something that has been invented in the last 10 years and part of a new age religion or fad.
The ‘Secret’ movie definitely put it back into the awareness of masses as well as the endless amounts of information that exist on the subject, having said that it was definitely not the first. There are countless explanations of just what the LOA is all about and is mentioned throughout history is some form or another.
One of my all time favorites by Abraham Hicks is called ‘The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham’.
The LOA has existed since the very beginning. I know this sounds far-fetched but please stay with me throughout the small journey and an understanding will definitely come your way.
OK – but you may be asking yourself the question again; What is the law of attraction and how does it work?
The Law can be defined as the following – It’s the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. That is the basic premise behind it all.
Due to the mass marketing of the term there has been a lot of misunderstanding and misinterpretation surrounding the LOA. I’ll tell you what it is not!. It’s not a simple magical process in which you just imaging something and all of a sudden (BANG) it appears. It’s a lot more complex and interesting than that.
Another law you may have heard of is the ‘Law Of Gravity’ – Nobody can deny that gravity exists. If you decide to drop a stone from a top floor building window, the stone will surely fall to the ground at a fast speed.
That is the law of gravity of the Universe in its simplest terms and everybody knows about it and most don’t try to prove that it doesn’t work.
Everything in the world gravitates towards the center of the earth. Equally, The Law of Attraction is itself a law. Natural laws are exactly what they are. They exist and there can be no denying them.
Scientifically – How Could It Work?
Everything is in a constant state of vibration. This is another fundamental law of the Universe and is therefore called the Law of Vibration.
Everything that currently exists in the universe, the stars, planets, mountains, or even us humans are always in a constant state of vibration. But if everything vibrates, then why are some objects solid? If they were to vibrate then I would be able to pass my hand directly through them, right?
This is also true but since the frequency of the vibration occurs at near enough light speed we are unable to consciously see the movement, which is why it appears as a solid object to us.
Our brains are what give us the view of the world that we each see. It recognizes all the vibrations that are occurring around us and translates it all into a format that we understand even though we ourselves are not conscious of this.
The different colors we see all around us are just a vibration at a particular frequency. This is known science, look it up! Sounds are also just vibrations that our brains translate for us. This proves that the reality of the world is purely within our heads. The ultimate LOA concept is that we are unable to experience a reality without us actively perceiving it.
Don’t go anywhere yet – this will all start to make sense, I promise!
Once you understand and believe that everything is vibration then with your full awareness it begins to create the reality you desire. The next time you are out on a walk make a conscious effort to really take in nature in its full vibrationary state.
Try to feel the sound vibrations that exist all around you. To learn more on this concept click here.
At some point you will become aware that vibrations which have the same or similar frequency are drawn together or ‘Attracted’ to each other.
Let’s say you were seeing an opera show and you had a glass resting on a table. If the lady on stage began to sing an extremely high note, It would be entirely possible for that note to crack the glass and only that glass – But why?
Well, It would have cracked if the exact two frequencies were in line with each other. The frequency of the high note would have matched the magnetic field frequency surrounding that glass.
This is the premise behind the idea of the Law of Attraction. Drop desire something to be manifested in your life, no matter what it is, then begin vibrating at a level that is in line with the reality that you desire. Control the vibration and you can control your life and ultimately control your own reality.
Law of Attraction Assumptions
The following misconceptions on the law of attraction have been flying around the internet for years. I believe these stem from a lack of understanding on the subject. We have come up with the below myths which you have no doubt have heard of.
LAO Is New – The myth states that if the LAO is working and powerful, then presumably it would have existed for hundreds and thousands of years – yet we have only really heard about it in the last 10 years or so.
The law itself has existed forever and is nothing new. The reason you hear about it more and more is because people are finally waking up to the concept and have a desire for answers that they were happy to go without previously.
We are living in an age now where information is available at the touch of a button or swipe of a screen. It’s not that we are looking into the concept more now, its just that it’s much more readily available than it was ever before.
We have also evolved to a stage in civilization where there are a lot more options available to people and not simply the previous 2 of being religious or atheist. We are now able to discuss concepts such as spirituality, something we wouldn’t have been able to do a few hundred years back for fear of being burnt at the stake.
It’s Magic – The law of attraction is sometimes ridiculed mostly by people who do not understand it. They normally state that all you need to do is think of something you desire, and then as if by magic your desire will drop out of the sky in a flash.
This is mostly quoted by those that claim the LOA is basically a scam and try to take it apart on what it sounds like.
Anybody that truly understands the LAO would never claim this. What the law instead does in provide you the circumstances, the insight or opportunities to guide you towards your destination. Nothing will simply land in your lap.
Although opportunities will present themselves nothing, and I repeat nothing will happen unless you decide to take action. Without the action part then you are simply thinking thought after thought without any manifestation whatsoever.
LAO is Against Religion – There are some of a religious nature who state the Law of Attraction is against their faith, the bible and is very insulting. This too stems from a complete lack of understanding of the subject.
The Bible contains literally hundreds of stories on the subject, albeit not under the same name. The majority of these biblical verses can be traced back over 3000 years.
The following proverbs from the bible mirror exactly the thinking construct for the LAO.
Everything is possible for one who believes. Mark 9:23
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. John 14:12
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:8
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Corinthians 9:6
You Must Learn The LOA – There is nothing you need to do to make the law work for you, there is also nothing you can do to force it to work for you.
You see, every one of us has been using the LOA throughout our entire lives. Every one of us has created our reality whether you believe it or not – the town you live in, your circle of friends, your job etc exists from the vibration that you resonate out by your initial thoughts.
People state that the LOA doesn’t work, when they manifest everything be default. There is no intervention at all from that person. Instead, they simply ride the wave of life and then become unhappy at where they have arrived at.
To learn more about what the Law is not, click here.
The LAO Is Selfish – The myth states that the LAO teaches us to be selfish. To cut out the rest of the world and focus on ourselves instead. I guess this is true to a degree but not in the cold and calculated way that it’s being portrayed.
It’s true that with the LOA you are asking the Universe for greater happiness, greater wealth, better relationships, and abundance in every respect. This can seem selfish to a person that doesn’t understand, but the fact is that before you can provide something to somebody else you must first find it in yourself.
I don’t see that as a selfish act, but instead somebody who’s ultimate goal is to improve themselves completely and to then provide back to the world. You need to be happy with yourself before you can bring happiness to somebody else. To help somebody out with wealth then your surely need to be able to obtain it for yourself first.
Drop have the desire to feel good then you need to have enough selfishness to discover it in yourself. The word ‘selfish’ has earned a bad reputation when instead it should be used more to drive people towards the journey of self discovery and goals. Once you find treasures in yourself, then you know what to look for in others.
An Alternative Explanation for LAO
OK – I’ve given you the version of why most advocates of the Law of Attraction believe it to work and I also believe a lot of it to be true. Everything is energy and vibration, so it stands to reason that these Universal laws could indeed have the power to manifest situations based on the energy and vibration that we put out there.
But, lets say for a moment that you still don’t buy it. You still believe it to be all woo woo new-found fad that’s going around, which is fine as everybody is entitled to their own opinions and beliefs. Those of you who are a lot more grounded or down to earth as some say may still be skeptical which nobody is judging you on.
Well, I’ll give you another version of why it works – which is much more in line with your current thinking process and nature. This is something that you will not be able to deny, as it’s simply better known as COMMON SENSE!
Here goes; We all have our problem solving machinery; better known as our brains. Our brains have evolved to basically solve any problems that arise within our life.
If we are hungry then our brains start figuring out how to get fed; If we are cold then our brain begins to figure out ways to build heat and shelter. If we want to build a house, then again our brains will begin to provide us with ideas or solution (or at least where to find them).
No doubt most of you have seen the movie ‘Castaway’ starring the actor Tom Hanks. It’s the story of a man who is involved in a plane crash over the sea. He begins to drift through the waters and shows up on the shores of a derelict island. He has no idea of where to start as he is from a modern civilized society where everything is provided with such ease.
He had no idea of how to survive by himself, and day by day he begin to get weaker as a result. So what happened? Well, he decided to use his brain to find a way to assist him.
His brain opened up to him finding out how to make fire, how to fish, how to create shelter etc.
All things he had never needed to do by himself before as it was all so readily available. So give your brain a problem to solve and it will indeed begin to find the solutions if you give it enough fuel by thought and then action.
We are evolutionary top of the food chain when it comes to our brains which is why humans rule the world. We also share 99% of our brains DNA with the rest of the world so each of us has near enough the same capacity to solve problems as the next person.
Drop intend of losing weight, then again your brain will begin to find solutions to that problem. You will start searching for information on how to do this – and at the same time will begin noticing a lot more around your environment to help with this.
It could well be the LOA opening up the universe to make this happen. It could also be that you are just noticing a lot more now since you are tuned into solving the problem so your awareness is much bigger than it was before. The solutions have always been there.
This can be applied to anything that you truly desire. Drop desire to have wealth and abundance then simply strongly visualize what you want consistently and your brain will again begin to find the solutions for you in one way or another.
So give brain time to solve the problem and be consistent with it. Drop want to attract that new relationship but only think about it for about a week and then switch off, then guess what, your brain will also switch off from trying to find solutions to the problem.
The key to anything is consistency. So begin by asking your brain to solve the problem. Once you have that thought in your head then continually think about it more and more until it begins manifesting avenues for you to explore in order to solve it. Keep at it and you will eventually reach your destination. That’s it!
The LAO can certainly come across as woo woo fantasy but at the end of the day it’s extremely powerful stuff if you tune into it. At the end of the day whether you believe the LAO to be the mystical way of the Universe or the more common sense approach to simply using your
brain more to solve any solution for you, it doesn’t matter.
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Either will work for you since you will ultimately have the belief that you need in order to achieve your desires and dreams you need to focus on your thoughts. They will begin to create movement.
Once this movement has started it will become easier and easier and you’ll find that momentum has taken place. Keep on thinking the positive outcomes that you desire as fuel for you dreams and you’ll see that there is no way you can fail at this!
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