In the last decade, I learned a lot about the Law of Attraction and the manifesting process.
When I was a teen, I used to think that you can’t really change or do anything about where you were born or how you live once you are there.
It was very common for the people around me to complain about various things and do nothing. As a result, many people spent their lives in survival mode – a life full of depression, anger, negativity, and illness.
When I got older and start noticing unexplainable miracles happening in my life, I realized that life is not as simple as it seems.
Then I discovered the concept of the Law of Attraction and how helpful it was as a tool to transform our reality. My approach to the manifesting was very practical, hands-on, and easy to implement.
The more I read about the LOA, the more misconceptions I saw about this topic. Maybe the Law of Attraction as a tool didn’t work for some or maybe it did work and some people got scared thinking they shouldn’t do manifestations. Whatever the case, understanding how the Law of Attraction works is beneficial. The manifestation process is a very easy concept because it is a part of natural and ancient laws.
Is the Law of Attraction real? Does the Law of Attraction work for everybody? Here are the top 6 facts about the Law of Attraction.
1. The Law of Attraction Didn’t Originate From The New Age Movement
According to the incomplete information on a Wikipedia page, the Law of Attraction originated from a “New Thought” movement that is “not part of New Age, but does share certain practices”. The New Thought movement, in turn, adopted their teachings from Phineas Quimby, American clockmaker, mentalist, and mesmerist of the early 19th century.
The New Age philosophy teaches self-love and self-service where “all is permitted and the self is central”. As a result, ancient LOA concepts were happily adopted by all kinds of new-age and esoteric practitioners. But just because certain groups are using something in a certain way and for their own benefit, it doesn’t make it a “new age” or “occultic” practice.
The first record of manifestation practices was found in the ancient books of Tibetan Buddhism such as The Book of Manifestation, and the Third Ancient Book of Tibetan lamas. Tibetan thought is rich in rigorous argumentation, psychological insights, and philosophically relevant ideas concerning ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, and moral psychology.
The people of Tibet developed a rigorous and formal system of philosophical debate and numerous meditation practices that help them to get insights into the nature of reality, the self, and truth.
The Law of Attraction as well as other numerous universal laws are very ancient laws that probably existed way before the creation of the earth.
2. There Is Scientific Evidence Supporting The Law of Attraction
Another statement from the same Wikipedia page says that “there is no scientific evidence supporting the Law of Attraction and it is considered to be pseudoscience”.
Even though the Wikipedia page mentioned that the “Law of Attraction” term first appeared in print in a book written by the Russian occultist Helena Blavatsky in 1877, little is known where the term actually came from. It is known that in 1875 Blavatsky established the Theosophical Society and spread the teachings of mysterious Himalayan enlightened yogis, the Masters of Ancient Wisdom.
There were numerous “new thought” movements originated since that time. One of them, called “The Transferring of Reality” came out in 2004 from one of the bestselling publishers. It was based on the famous many-worlds interpretation theory stating that every quantum event is a branch point, and all are equally real but do not interact with each other. Another name of this theory is the quantum-mechanical “Schrodinger’s cat paradox”.
According to the many-worlds interpretation theory, every quantum event is a branch point, and, as a result, the cat appears to be both alive and dead at the same time. The “alive” and “dead” cats are located in different branches of the universe, both of which are equally real but do not interact with each other.
The many-worlds interpretation (MWI) is an interpretation of quantum mechanics that states that the universal wavefunction is objectively real and that there is no wavefunction collapse. This implies that all possible outcomes of quantum measurements are physically realized in some “world” or universe and there are infinitely many universes. MWI views time as a many-branched tree, where every possible quantum outcome is realized since every possible outcome of a quantum event exists in its own universe.
For those who are looking for a scientific formula for this theory, here it is:
Based on this concept, the Law of Attraction plays the role of cause and effect law by manifesting one branch of the reality that already exists in the person’s life. Since there are many possible quantum outcomes already existing in the universe, people can manifest one specific reality with their thoughts and improve their health, wealth, and personal relationships.
In theory, this will work only with things that can be changed. For example, a person can choose a school for his education or a place to live but he can’t undo his original birthplace, his parents, his karmic soul lessons, the duration of his life, etc.
Those who study many-worlds interpretation theory say that you can change your reality with your thoughts and intentions on a metaphysical level. In order to do it, a person needs to be aware of his thoughts and make the right choices.
They hold the belief that there are innumerable branches of existing reality in the universe, and that people are constantly attracting and manifesting one particular reality out of many existing branches with their thoughts, intentions, and energy—whether they are aware of it or not.
The only thing that is missing from this formula is God Himself.
You see, when you are manifesting with your ego, its very nature is profoundly limited. Without divine guidance, our ego can attract the reality that can be bad for us, and with the Creator, everything is good because He is limitless and perfect.
Here is a good affirmation of the good outcome:
The perfect answer is already picked and I’ll be shown the right way and time according to God’s will. (Outrageous Openness by Tosha Silver)
When we offer our wishes to God, they will be fulfilled, delayed for the perfect timing, or ignored for our own good. Wishes and desires then become preferences. Things will often arrive in ways we never imagined because our detachment will bring more space for a Higher Plan to emerge. This brings pure and simple happiness into our life.
3. The Law of Attraction Doesn’t Use Magic
Maybe you watched a movie about Cinderella who made a secret wish and ended up in a golden palace dancing with a rich and handsome prince, and you started to associate the Law of Attraction with fairy tales and magic wands. Manifestation has little to do with magic, woo-woo, or attracting “unclean spirits”.
It works only after you take an important step-inspired action.
It does look a little magical when you achieve your goals and your dreams come true. However, there is little magic in it because everything on earth is already existing to meet our basic needs.
For example, if there is not enough soil to grow food and materials for clothing, the old soil will be regenerated or more of it will be created. Every form and process in nature is a visible expression of the Creator’s thought and the supply from the universe is endless.
There is a limitless supply of everything for everybody if you accept it and take inspired action to receive it. Without taking action the Law of Attraction won’t work. And in order to make it work you have to set goals and achieve them.
But how manifestation is different from the usual goal-planning and goal-achieving process? Manifestation has more to offer than just simply following S.M.A.R.T. goals plan. Just like in the Cinderella story, it allows you to think beyond what is possible and take inspired action.
4. Affirmations Are Not “Spell Casting”
There are actually those who think that repeating affirmations every day is like casting spells and there is even a risk of accidental manifestation of a chupacabra.
We use affirmations on a daily basis without even realizing it. When you get out of your house and meet your neighbor, he may say “Have a good day!” or your coworkers may greet you with “Have a happy holiday!” – this is your daily affirmations in action.
Sharing a word of encouragement or brightening a friend’s day with a word in writing can have a greater impact than we may ever know.
Affirmative words of encouragement help to “program” our day and our subconscious mind for success and happiness. When we share words of encouragement with our friends and family on a daily basis, we automatically help them manifest a better and more functional reality.
5. Manifesting Usually Works For Everyone
We always create our reality whether we are aware of it or not. Some things are working out better for some people than for others.
The biggest challenge is applying the Law of Attraction consciously and then paying attention to our thoughts and feelings. When we establish for ourselves the objective of making manifestation a straightforward and hands-on process, the Law of Attraction works.
It doesn’t mean we have to be 100% perfect and positive in order to manifest things or have everything under our control, but we should make an effort.
Also, things will not manifest in our life just by thinking positive or negative thoughts about them. For example, an illness will not disappear overnight just by thinking about it or you will not automatically wake up in another country just by thinking about your vacation destination.
Only when you have a pure intention that doesn’t get interrupted by overthinking and over feeling, only when you live in this flow, and take action toward the goal, your energy will bring you closer to the desired goal.
With the right intention, you will receive solutions to your problem. More opportunities open up for you, or people appearing in your life offering help with health or money issues. Or maybe a friend will invite you unexpectedly to visit a country you have dreaming about.
What’s important to understand is what obstacles keep you from achieving your dream and working on them. It is also essential to work on your beliefs and overcome certain destructive emotions like fear, anger, doubt, or greed.
In addition, the Law of Attraction practitioners suggests that it is helpful to evaluate your environment, relationships, and other things critically and “declutter”, change, or organize every possible area in your life. There are also many other helpful tools and strategies that exist to get rid of your negative blocks and get you in the right mindset.
And as long as your desires don’t harm others, the Law of Attraction should work for everyone.
6. Will The Law of Attraction Make Me Obsessed Over Things?
The Law of Attraction is just a tool and it all depends on how you use it and for what purpose. Just like with everything else, you should not be obsessed with things and stay as detached as possible.
I’m pretty sure that Tibetan lamas didn’t write manifestation books just to make hot women, mansions, and Lamborghinis appear. Spiritual and religious people rarely desire material things that don’t matter. They only focus on and manifest things that are essential for their soul growth and things that benefit others.
You probably remember a well-known biblical story about Jesus attending a wedding where guests unexpectedly ran out of wine to drink. The story tells us how Jesus miraculously turned water into wine and made wedding guests happy. You probably wondered how on earth did Jesus turn water into wine, manifested food out of nothing, or instantly healed people with deadly diseases.
The thing is that spiritual people focus only on essential things like having enough food, comfort, and staying healthy and happy for their loved ones and for those who seek their help and support. Jesus could manifest miracles because he was a perfect and clean vessel, the son of God. He and the people who asked him for help had a strong faith in miracles. God was the main provider of essential things for them to stay happy, healthy, and comfortable.
Most of the time, material possessions do not bring true happiness. Surprisingly, there are successful people who have everything but still harbor feelings of enmity, resentment, and competitiveness toward other people. Do they really think that this is what happy and successful people do?
While it is certainly not easy to be perfect like Jesus, we can learn a lot from his experience, teachings, and how the world around us actually works. Is the Law of Attraction real? With God everything is possible.
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