The Law of Attraction – is it Fact or is it fiction?
Is the law of attraction valid or is it BS?
I was prompted to write this post as I saw a debate going on about it on Facebook.
A top online marketer who I have the utmost respect for posted something like this in relation to the law of attraction ….
“In order to consistently receive money into your life, it means you actually have to show up and actually be of value to someone.” That is just a snippet of what he said but it was the general theme of his message. He also said that most practitioners are not teaching people to take action.
The debate then went on with some people saying law of attraction is BS and others saying it is valid.
Here is the thing from my prospective. I do not believe that the Law of Attraction says we just sit around and align our thinking and vibration with what we want and it will show up without us doing anything.
Let’s see what our trusty Wikipedia has to say on Law of Attraction
“The law of attraction is the name given to the belief that “like attracts like” and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results.] This belief is based upon the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from pure energy, and the belief that like energy attracts like energy One example used by a proponent of the law of attraction is that if a person opened an envelope expecting to see a bill, then the law of attraction would “confirm” those thoughts and contain a bill when opened. A person who decided to instead expect a cheque might, under the same law, find a cheque instead of a bill.“
Here is some of the history of Law of Attraction.
It seems documentation started in the early 1900s and these are just a few of the people who contributed to this “law” over time.
William Walker Atkinson wrote Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World in 1906.
Walter D Wattles wrote the Science of Getting Rich in 1910 and wrote of many of the principles we understand in the Law of Attraction today.
Perhaps the most famous author was Napoleon Hill with Think and Grow Rich in 1937. This book is still read and studied by many people around the globe.
In more recent times we have seen the teachings become more widely available through the books of Esther and Jerry Hicks. In 2006 when the movie The Secret was released the message was out there once again to a wider audience.
I have read all the books mentioned about with the exception of the first one. I do not believe any of them teach we should not take action to achieve our goals. That is some people’s interpretation in my opinion.
The secret was misinterpreted by some people who thought that the movie was telling us to navel gaze and meditate without taking action. I have seen the movie many times and I did not see that message. No where in my mind did the movie infer we did not need to take action. What do you think?
The 3 Steps to the Law of Attraction
- Identify your desire
- Give your desire attention – the law of attraction will give you more of what you give your attention, energy and focus to.
- Allow it – the most important and perhaps most difficult step.
There is a lot more to each of these steps which you can find in various websites and books. A friend of mine explains these concepts much better than me and I suggest if you are not familiar with her blog check it out. Sylviane Nuccio and Understanding Your Subconscious Mind
Another resource I love on conscious living is Dana Gore’s blog which you can find at I Choose Awareness.
Summary of The Law of Attraction – Fact or Fiction
To those who argue against the Law of Attraction and question it’s validity stating hard work and action is all we need…… I ask… “then how do you explain the fact that many people who are working their butts off are not getting results?”
If you check our Sylviane Nuccio’s blog you will find a lot of information about how many of us sabotage ourselves through our subconscious thoughts.
I believe we need both the principles of the law of attraction at work for us and we also need to take the necessary actions to achieve whatever it is we want.
What do you think? Do you believe in Law of Attraction? Do you think it is rubbish. I am really looking forward to your comments on this one. Please leave me a comment and share.
Make it a great day.
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