Posted by: Jo Banks
The Law of Attraction (whether you believe it or not) is a real thing!
For most people, the extent of their knowledge about the Law of Attraction is either zero or what they’ve read in Rhonda Byrne’s fabulous books ‘The Secret’ and ‘The Power’ and the film ‘The Secret’. If you haven’t read them, then they are probably the 2 books that I recommend people begin with when they first start to explore ‘Attraction’ as a concept. However, they aren't the end of the subject and simply scratch the surface of what is quite an in-depth subject.
I've lost count of the number copies of 'The Secret' that I’ve bought for people who I think they would benefit. However, whilst these two books are really good, they really are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to studying the subject and boy have I studied it. I think it’s a shame that most people stop their learning with two books and think these books contain all you need to know when it comes to attracting the life they want because they’re missing so much good stuff and one key piece of information that is missing - not only do you have to visualise what you want, but you also have to take consistent action.
I think must have read the majority of books out there on the subject right from the earliest New Thought Authors who began writing about this subject back at the turn of the century. Writers such Wallace Wattles 'The Science of Getting Rich', 'The Science of Being Great' and 'The Science of Being Well', Napoleon Hill's 'Think and Grow Rich' (all of these books are now out of copywrite and can be downloaded for free) through to modern day experts like Eckhart Tolle, Joe Vitale, Tony Robins, Dr Wayne W Dyer and Joseph Murphy, to name but a few.
So for the uninitiated, what is the Law of Attraction?
The law of attraction is, in very basic terms:
“We get what we think about"
The more negative thoughts we have, the more negative thoughts come to us and the more positive thoughts we have the more positive thoughts come and it doesn’t end there. According to the Law of Attraction, the more negative things we think about, the more negative things (people, situations) we actually attract into our lives. Equally the more positive things we think about, the more positive things we attract into our lives.
This can be a bit hard to comprehend when you’re first starting to grips with this concept, because in effect what it’s saying is that the life you have right now, both the good and the bad bits, have been created by you through your thoughts, emotions and actions. If you life is great when fabulous! However, if your life is not so great it can be hard to hear that you’re responsible for what you’ve got through your thoughts, emotions and actions.
What I’d like to add to this is something that I found really important when I read Dr Wayne Dyer’s brilliant book ‘The Power of Intent’ - you must not beat yourself up if you find your life ‘lacking’ in any way, because when you attracted that situation/person/problem into your life, you weren’t aware of the law of attraction. Therefore, you didn’t know that your thoughts and emotions where attracting negative situations to appear in your life. However, you know now and the sooner you can change your thoughts from negative to positive, the quicker your life will change for the better.
It's Quantum Physics
This ‘law’ is an accepted fact by Quantum Physicists, so don’t think I’ve gone completely mad! We are electrical beings, we are made up of electricity. If you look at any part of our internal or external body through a powerful microscope you’ll see that we aren’t solid at all but a constant moving mass. Same goes for our thoughts – they are electricity. When we have a thought, it actually produces an electrical impulse in the brain (which is incredibly easy to measure in a lab) and the interesting part is that negative and positive thoughts have different wavelengths. When we have a thought, positive or negative, it sends an electrical impulse out from our bodies and attracts back other thoughts, situations people etc that are on the same wavelength we are transmitting.
By the law of attraction, what we put out, we must get back, without exception so put out positive, get back positive and vice versa and it doesn’t stop at just receiving back the same type of thoughts. You can actually attract what you want into your life.
I’ve got to be truthful, when I first read this I did think it was a load of rubbish, however, the more I’ve studied it over the years and practised it, the more I know that it’s true.
Here’s a little exercise (this works every time for me, without exception and I use it daily)
The next time you are going somewhere and you think there may be an issue with parking, either before you set out or as you get into the car, visualise a car parking space exactly where you want one. Ask for it (you don’t have to say anything out loud, you can ask for it silently) and remember to say thank you – then let that thought go. You’ll find that when you arrive at your destination either the space you imagined will be waiting for you or will become available within a minute or so.
I kid you not. It’s uncanny. Give it a go, after all, when have you got to lose?
There is so much I could write about regarding the Law of Attraction, like I say, there are so many books on it so it’s difficult to cover it all in one post, however, I do urge you to read some of the books I've mentioned in this post, if it's something that you'd like to learn more about.
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