What is The Law of Attraction?
Abraham: THE LAW OF ATTRACTION – Part 1 of 5 – Esther & Jerry Hicks
Remember when you were a kid, going to bed on your own, and you were a little afraid of the dark? You flipped the light switch off, and you tried to get under the covers before the light went out? Didn’t work, did it?
Have you ever dropped something that didn’t fall? Things always fall, right?
That’s because of the laws of physics; laws that always work, no matter what, period.
The Law of Attraction always works, too.
Simply put, “That which is like unto itself is drawn.”
Another way to say it is “What you think about, you bring about.”
In other words, you are the creator of your own life, and what you focus on with great emotion becomes your reality.
My friend Dr. John DeMartini says it like this: “Your innermost dominant thought becomes your outermost reality.”
Does the Law of Attraction Work?
The LOA doesn’t always happen instantly, like gravity or the speed of light, but it is always at work. In a great big global sense, from the time you were born, you have been making choices. You choose to move towards some things, and away from others. Maybe you chose milk over water, and your mother gave you more milk. Maybe you favored red clothes over blue, and you got more red clothes. Later, you might have been more interested in soccer than riding your bike, and your world became more about soccer because of your interest, your passion.
Think about how your passions began to shape your life later on, say during your late teenage years. Maybe you graduated from High School and took a job not just because of the money, but because you were interested in the field. Maybe you went to college and majored in something you were drawn to. In either case, you made choices based upon what you were thinking about at the time. And what you think about, you bring about.
The LOA is real; it is something you can use to your advantage, to shape your life from here on out. Since the Law is always at work, your present life is a reflection of what you have been thinking about in your past. That’s how you got to where you are.
In fact, because you have been wondering what the LOA is, you came to this website. In a sense, that’s the LOA in action.
Right now, you probably are wondering “Is the Law Of Attraction real?” And “If it is real, how can I use it ?”
Let me give you an example. Karen is a young lady I know whose life has changed since she found out about the LOA, and began using it intentionally. I asked her to write down what she thinks the Law Of Attraction is, and this is what she sent me:
Dear Dr. Tom;
I’ve been racking my brain for almost 30 minutes trying to find the best way to explain how the Law of Attraction has worked and that applying the LOA is the best decision I’ve ever made. To make it easier and less of a read for you I’ve made this picture:
Before Applying the LOA
After Applying the LOA
The best way I can explain the LOA is this: Why should you think and feel negatively when you have a choice not to? Like, for instance, why should you worry if your date will go horribly wrong when there is also a 50% chance that it will go perfectly? See what I mean? The law of attraction can go either way. It is up to your mind to choose which way that day will go.
Now, I know those who are going through tough times right now will probably want to slap my face and say “Shut up – you don’t know how I feel”. Well, maybe I do and maybe I don’t. I can tell you though that I’ve had my share of tough times too:
- I had a bad high school life – being bullied and all those things that go with it.
- My college days were too wild! I got pregnant, graduated 3 years late and have been a single mom since then.
- I am familiar with desperation – I’ve had to beg my close friends for money because my daughter didn’t have milk and my writing career hadn’t been exactly helpful that time.
- I’ve been depressed because I was rejected over and over again in my writing career.
- I know all too well how heartache feels.
- I know what it feels like to experience the loss a loved one who passed away.
- I know how it feels to think that life is too hard, especially when nothing is going right.
- I know how hard it is to take that 1st step to get moving forward again. I know what it is like to be scared that nothing will ever turn out right for me.
I can list many more negative things, but I think you get the point. Again, I want to tell you that whatever state you are in right now, you can get past it. You can start over. You can choose to be happy. You can begin by smiling. Just smile. It will feel stupid and silly and not effective at first but just keep doing it. Don’t give up. Just look for ways that can make you smile….
Best regards, Karen Mae A. Margaja
WOW! That’s a powerful story!
Something I hope you noticed in Karen’s story is how much emotion played a part in how she was able to use the Law to create a better life for herself and her daughter.
Simply thinking about what you want is important, but it is tremendously enhanced when there is great emotion around your thoughts. Think of things or people that inspire your passion.
Why do people say “Follow your passion”? Because those things that ignite your passion are what you are drawn to, and “That which is like unto itself is drawn.”
There are tools you can use, and exercises you can do, to get better at creating your life in just the way you want it to be. Like I said, the Law does not always deliver instant results, but it is always at work.
If you are down, feeling unworthy or inadequate, you need to start changing what you are thinking about, focusing on. You need to find things that make you feel happy and inspired. You need to have constant reminders of what you want, and those reminders need to create positive emotions.
It is up to you to begin changing your life into what you dream it to be.
I am reminded of a quote from Confucius:
“The best time to plant a tree was yesterday.
The next best time is today”.