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The great service is the publication that it exists, and that it’s available to everyone to use, and benefit from. That is absolutely true. The disservice is that recent self-help books have reduced the law of attraction to little more than a parlor trick, to be used to order material objects from the Universe, as one would order a burger from a fast food drive-thru.
What is the Law of Attraction?
The law of attraction is a force that exists in the Universe, the same as gravity is a force in the Universe. It is unseen, powerful, always switched on, and works the same way every time, with predictable results, in the same way gravity does.
The law of attraction works as an energy matching mechanism. Human beings are made of energy, and they emit a constant stream of energy through their thoughts. The Universe, in desiring the best for everyone, designed the law of attraction with the basic assumption that the energy people emit must please them, and they would like more of the same.
With this basic assumption in mind, the law of attraction collects thought energy, matches similar energy, and returns both the original thought, plus what it collected, to the person who originated the thought. The end result is, the original thinker now has more of what they were thinking of. It could come in the form of stronger thought along the same lines, or physical circumstances that will generate more powerful, similar thoughts.
Over 100 years ago, James Allen wrote the book “As a Man Thinketh”. It is one of the most widely read books of all time, and is what much of the current books about the law of attraction are based on. He began the first chapter with a thought provoking poem.
“Thought in the mind hath made us, what we are
By thought was wrought and built. If a man’s mind
Hath evil thoughts, pain comes on him as comes
The wheel the ox behind…
…If one endure
In purity of thought, joy follows him
As his own shadow-sure.”
How to Use the Law of Attraction
Feelings are the amplifiers of thought, that project them to the far reaches of the universe. Feeling amplify thought in the same way a stereo amplifier amplifies music. If the music were not amplified at a music concert, only the people near the band would be able to hear the music.
Idle, unemotional thoughts simply don’t have any power behind them. The law of attraction matches these weak thoughts, and returns them to the original thinker, but they’re most often too weak to affect change. Sometimes, idle wishes do come true, but not as often as thoughts powered by emotion.
Thoughts amplified by feelings are much more powerful. They get matched with other powerful thoughts, and the original thinker receives a powerhouse of potential. But, it’s just potential at this stage. For manifestation, three conditions must be met.
How the Law of Attraction Works
For the law of attraction to work in the way one might desire, three conditions must be met.
Firstly, projecting strong, feeling based thoughts sets up the potential.
Secondly, for the thought to manifest in one’s life, it should be in alignment with one’s life purpose. Everyone on this planet has a reason for incarnating in this place and at this time. If the thought aligns with that reason, then the potential for manifestation increases. Usually, heartfelt, emotional thoughts do align with one’s life purpose, because it is through the emotions that spiritual guides communicate.
If the thought does not align with one’s life purpose, it may still manifest because of the gift of free will. Humanity is empowered to choose to alter their life, to stray off course, and not accomplish the original purpose of this life. Once one goes down this road, life can become turbulent in the same way driving off the road becomes bumpy. Spiritual guides implant feelings of foreboding when straying off the path is a possibility, but people often override those feelings.
The final condition for manifestation is the thought must serve the greater good of humanity; harming no one. The Universe has a master plan for all of creation. It’s difficult to understand sometimes, with the world conditions what they are, but having faith that the Creator knows it’s business, and letting go of the fear based need to have all the answers is essential.
Applying the Law of Attraction in Your Life
The law of attraction needs to be used as a tool in one’s spiritual toolbox, not as the toolbox. It is a valuable tool for working towards fulfilling one’s life purpose, the real meaning of life. Before the law of attraction is used, one needs to be in touch with their spiritual guides through prayer and meditation to better understand why they are here.
Always work to isolate the result of attaining a desire, and focus on that. If a new car is desired, it is because one feels the car will make them feel a certain way. Work to identify that feeling, project thoughts of that feeling, and trust the Creator to deliver what supports that specific feeling. It may very well be the new car, or it could be, and often is, far better than ever imagined.
It the times of discouragement, disillusionment, and despair everyone faces from time to time, take heart in the words of James Allen, “Your circumstances may be uncongenial, but they shall not remain so if you only perceive an ideal and strive to reach it. You cannot travel within and stand still without. Let a person radically alter his thoughts, and he will be astonished at the rapid transformation it will effect in the material conditions of his life.”