The Law of Attraction. Hello Everyone; I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will share the Law of Attraction, which is explained in simple and easy-to-understand (and use) terms. You might have read a lot about the Law of Attraction recently (commonly referred to as LOA in shorthand), made famous by its newest informational incarnation, The Secret. But what is it, really, and is it just so much gobble-de gook?
The law of Attraction has been around forever, as have its proponents. Through the years, people have talked about it without using the term “Law of Attraction,” but the same thing. For example, Norman Vincent Peale did this in his wildly popular book, The Power of Positive Thinking. But why is it so hard to figure out, and more importantly, how do you harness it?
Well, here’s the thing.
To “use” it properly, you first have to understand it.
So here goes, in a nutshell.
The Law of Attraction
First, most proponents of LOA do believe that you attract everything to you that happens to you, good and “bad” (although if you’ve seen even discussions on The Secret, even the so-called “experts” vary in their opinions on that to some extent, which I’ll discuss later).
Now, wait. I can see you going, “Hey! You’re nuts if you think I want to be broke (or sick, etc.)!” And yep, you’re right. I’d be nuts to think you want anything wrong to be happening to you. Here’s where the confusion comes in, and here’s where I can help clear it up. If you’re attracting something to you, it doesn’t mean you want it.
Let me say that again. If you’re attracting something to you, it doesn’t mean you want it. It simply means that you somehow have ingrained in you that it’s what you expect. It’s your reality.
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Let’s take money (or lack thereof) as an example. Even though you work hard, you struggle to pay your monthly rent and essential bills. Let’s assume for a minute that LOA is right on and that you’re attracting this struggle. Does that mean you want that to be happening? Of course not. But it probably does mean that somehow, you have ingrained within you the message of “not enough” when it comes to money.
Maybe your parents were (decent, hardworking, well-meaning) people who said, “Money doesn’t grow on trees,” or, “There’s never enough to go around,” etc. If you grew up with these or similar messages and had them ingrained in you as your reality, somehow, money is supposed to be scarce and precious for you. So that’s what you attract in your experiences. Money is indeed “scarce” and “precious,” and you never have enough.
Now, just recognising this fact significantly changes your “vibration,” which you hear much about when someone talks about LOA. Your vibration is just basically the “signal” you send out to the universe, and that signal attracts what it matches back to you. So if you’re always worried about and struggling with money, guess what you attract? Yep, more stress and struggle with money.
So, does this mean you can say, “Well, la-dee-dah, I’ll just quit worrying about money, then, and things will be fine!”? While many proponents of LOA would give a resounding “Yes!” to that answer, I would wager that we need baby steps that will ultimately get us to that mindset for most of us.
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I hope you enjoy that.
I totally believe in the law of attraction, but I know that you have to add in the hard work to make it happen! Mindset is so important!
Janeane M Davis
I like the law of attraction idea. It is like karma and what goes around comes around. Your explanation here was nice to help people learn how to make this principle work for themselves.
I also belive in the law of attraction. And, you have explained the concept very well. Thanks for sharing @
I do believe in the law of attraction, whatever you put out will come back to you.
Fatima D Torres
It really does work. Whenever I’m looking to connect with someone they often find me. Crazy sometimes.
I fully believe in this and glad to see others who do as well!
I love how uplifting your posts always are. This one covers such a true and needed reminder for me today.
I did enjoy that. I fully believe in the Law of Attraction. It’s evident in every situation around us.
I have a great time reading this article and you really explained this thing very well. Thank you!
This was an interesting post. I think more in terms of reaping and sowing but they could be related.
There is so much to learn about the law of attraction.
That’s a really interesting way to look at it. I need to change my way of h
I do believe that if you want something different then you need to change your surroundings. Who and what you are around all the time will influence your expectations and standards in life.
Sarah Miller - Homeschooling 4 Him
You did a good job of explaining this in a way that’s easy to understand. I don’t agree with it but this is a great explanation of what it is!
This post is super timely for me! I’m trying to manifest a gorgeous farmhouse from the universe!