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Law of Attraction - science or hocus pocus?
FIRST: The Law of Attraction claims that there is an unavoidable law that we all have to deal with, that what you think about is what you attract. The more you think about it the more you attract what you think about.
We will lay out the philosophy of the Law of Attraction and then probe it.
THE DOCTRINE OF THE LAW OF ATTRACTION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS:
Attraction is energy. This energy does not consist of parts. But it is real. It is a monad. It is not a material or physical entity. Nothing can exist unless it is attracted. The energy transformed into matter at the Big Bang. All things are made out of the power of attraction. Attraction is not an intelligence or a personal being. It is just a power. Any simple thing can become a complicated entity. And so it is with the law of attraction. The law of attraction made us.
We are of its power and its power is ours to enjoy.
The Law of Attraction is not magic or occult or supernatural. Its natural.
The teaching of the Law of Attraction is vital for
helping us to feel good and safe in the world. Even if the Law of Attraction is
untrue and does us no good it won't do us any harm! Lovers feel its power. They
see that there is a power in their love that draws blessings. Nobody senses the
magic better than they do.
Like attracts like. This is more true than in the power
of thoughts than anything else. If you inflict unhappy thoughts on yourself you
will draw unhappy events and people into your life.
Psychologists believe that your thoughts control your
experience. If you are in a wonderful situation, you will make it a misery for
yourself by your negative thoughts and beliefs about it. You will destroy its
potential to be a wonderful experience for you. This is based on the idea of the
Law of Attraction.
We go further than the psychologists. We hold that the
power of the Law of Attraction is psychic as well as psychological. The power of
the Law of Attraction is the power of the mind. Each thought is a psychological
and a psychic magnet. What we attract by them is up to us. It can be good for
us. It can be not so good for us. We can bring money into our lives by the power
of thought and the power of desire alone by using invisible forces.
Believers in the law of attraction use affirmations to
make what they want to happen happen. These affirmations can be very beguiling
eg: I believe that the visible and invisible power of the love we wonderful
human beings create, heals all of us. I believe my unconditional love reaches
out to the edges of the universe to heal, empower and bless.
Or: I believe in the power of love and that it is
stronger than any imperfection. My heart is a temple of this power.
We want to have it all. We want fame. We want to be
beautiful and sexy and celebrated. We want to make loads of money. You only live
once in this system. After the next big bang, if you use the law of attraction
properly, you will come back as a celebrity.
We believe that when we love the things of earth, we work
an enchantment that will bring them to us in the next life. If you love money on
earth immensely, perhaps that love will draw plenty of it to you in the next
incarnation and you will be very very rich.
The law of attraction is very literal. If you jokingly
zap for a fall on the ice, you zap for real harm to come to you. If you see life
as about surviving, then you are failing to see that life is about living not
surviving. You are magicing problems into your life. If you want magic blessings
you may use the following affirmation to do it: "I have hardship now but there
is infinite and indestructible wisdom in me that I trust. I know I will grasp
what the lesson is about at the right time for me." This magic has never been
known to fail. It does not let you down. If you fail to trust it then its
blessings will be treated by you as curses and do you little or no good. If you
treat and react to your blessings as curses then they will be withdrawn from you
because they are hurting you. There are no vindictive powers in this philosophy.
The answer about why you may endure trials in life will not be given to you by
God. It will come from your inner consciousness.
The Law of Attraction states that you must believe that
what you wish for will happen. Does this mean you may command the universe to
give you things as if you were God? Or does it mean that you may simply expect
these things? Or does it mean you may do both?
It means you may do both. You must command and expect
that command to be carried out.
If you depend on a God to help you, you are denying your
own power to be a magnet for whatever you want. Depend on yourself.
The more you believe in the power of your magical mind
the more good you will be able to draw into your life.
Is this arrogance? No. It is the truth. And it is truth
that maximises blessings.
The law of attraction says that it is as easy to ask for
five million dollars as one dollar and get it!
We must believe that it is as easy to attract millions as
it is one shekel. If you suspect that it is harder to attract millions or think
it is a lot of money you put a block in the way of the millions falling into
If you need 5 dollars, do not be afraid to ask for 5 million dollars. If the
spell brings you 5 cent then it is important that you are grateful. The spell is
still as successful as possible. To be ungrateful is a spell itself. It programs
the universe to prevent money coming to you for if you are not happy when you
get money you are blocking its arrival on the psychic level. Think of the 5 cent
as the first instalment of the 5 million dollars and be as happy with it as with
the 5 million dollars! If you don't, there may be no 5 dollars million or
If you are listed as a member of the Nazi party or some
unwholesome or deceptive sect, even if you don't practise and even if you don't
consider yourself a member, you know you are listed as a member and this
attracts unwelcome things to you. If you are in the membership rolls of a
religion that says you will go to Hell for enjoying your sexuality, then by
enjoying your sexuality you are projecting that Hell must become real for you.
The subconscious mind thinks literally.
The law of attraction will not work unless you try to use
it to manifest what is in the best possible interests of the world around you.
Why? Because if you can demand that all the wealth of the world come to you, so
can somebody else! You are forgetting that others are you as well. We are the
one life indwelling many bodies. When you ask for wealth beyond belief, you
always get it. It may however be another you that receives it.
The law of attraction implies that we have absolute
responsibility over our lives. That sounds scary! But it is liberating. If you
are responsible for how you feel, you have the power to change whatever it is
that makes you unhappy! You are your own God. To believe in a creator God denies
this truth. He can force things on you that you don't want. You are only free to
do what he gives you the power to do. But deny this and you are independent of
him. Therefore you have nothing and no one to fear. No God is going to use you
or your suffering for some purpose.
The Law of Attraction works all the time. You either
attract whatever is good into your life. Or you attract its absence. To say
there are Gods is to say it is most important to think of them. But the Law of
Attraction says that it is more important to think of what you want so that you
can't think of anything else and thus it comes true!
One must dispose of assumptions, attitudes and beliefs
that conflict with the law of attraction. It will work best without those
encumbrances. You may find that you have to "unlearn" such ideas that Jesus was
the only Son of God and so on for these ideas imply that he was more special
than you and that confidence in him is more important than confidence in
anything else. Nobody can be God but yourself. Be your God. It is not helping
yourself or others to expect somebody else to be your God.
Discard religions and beliefs and assumptions that
deflate the might of the Law of Attraction. You don't want to have accidents and
disasters. Wrong beliefs and assumptions lead you to attract the incorrect
solution to the problems. If someone has a mote in their eye, and you have motes
in your eye, you cannot see clearly to remove the mote. Same principle.
Some authorities say that spirituality and the use of
affirmations is not about trying to make the universe bend to fit your desires.
They are saying that we should change to suit the universe - religious people
would replace the word universe here with God. There is less fear if you are in
control. If the universe is in control and you have to submit to it that
involves fear and insecurity. If you believe you are in control, you will
believe that if you are a good person you will get results among which will be a
sense of wellbeing. If there is a God, he can block these results. He can send
you a supernatural dark night of the soul, a depression of the worst degree in
which you despise your goodness. Affirmations are about changing yourself and
your world to fit your desires.
You never submit to anything unless you admit defeat or a
level of incompetence in caring for yourself. Any spirituality that orders you
to change instead of asking you to order the universe to change is not a
spirituality at all. It is a distortion.
We must not fear our power to act as rulers of the
universe. Deep down we don't want to have the power to work instant miracles.
That power would result in chaos. We want gradual change. We may rashly think we
do want the power but deep down we don't. We want to be a part of the process.
We give more of ourselves in a process and when we work with it than we do in a
miracle. There is nothing to fear. Let us fearlessly tune into the powers that
program the universe. Re-program the universe to get results, the results you
The idea that we should passively just let a God do what
he wants with us is wrong. You may claim that God wants us to take things in
hand and do them instead of waiting for him to act. But even then we are being
passive for he is ultimately in charge. We act active but we are not - as far as
intention goes. Belief in God rejects your right to claim credit for what you
We don't know if the supreme being - if there is one! -
will work for our ultimate good. We may believe it but believing is not knowing.
Accordingly, it is natural for us to seek power and use it to better our lives.
And we must do this on the material and spiritual plane. The advice of the
authorities is really telling us to be submissive - self-esteem requires that
you take action. Belief in God is an affirmation with the power to bring danger
into our lives.
If a single woman wishes to attract a man into her life
she must use the law of attraction and she must act as if she has the man
already. She must have an extra toothbrush for him in the bathroom. If she uses
a single bed, she must swap it for a double. As long as there is only a
toothbrush for her in the bathroom and while there is only room for her in her
bed she is contradicting the law of attraction. She visualises the man coming
into her life and she undoes all the good this will do by contradicting it by
her actions. It is a sad waste of energy to use your secret powers and then to
turn the powers against themselves.
Are we saying that if you put up a smoke alarm you are
attracting a fire and inviting it? No. Taking precautions is affirming that you
are taking control and preventing danger therefore you will handle danger and be
safe. Belief in God affirms that he is in control and that if he wills there
should be a fire then there should be a fire. Recognise that you are your only
God and that he is not real and blessings will be yours.
You have your conscious mind and your subconscious mind.
This is the subliminal self. It influences your will in ways you would never
guess. You will never fully know yourself or why you do what you do. Here is an
example of the power of the subliminal self or subconscious mind. Suppose you
forget a warning you heard about a person who can hurt you terribly. Though you
forget it, when you meet that person you will get a bad feeling about them. That
is your subconscious mind at work. You can feel a dislike for certain religious
doctrines, this is your subconscious realising that the doctrines are dangerous
and sending you a sense of being disturbed to protect yourself from such
beliefs. We often call this voice intuition - often it is just our subconscious
perception and thoughts and opinions about things.
The subconscious mind is strong and manipulative. When
you get flashes of genius, that shows the subconscious has worked out things and
shoved them into your conscious. Anything you think or discover, is thought and
discovered subconsciously first. The subconscious is more important than your
conscious. It may send you good feelings about a doctrine that will pollute you
to deceive you. Then before you know it, the belief causes you to maliciously
hurt someone or to "accidentally" run somebody over in your car or whatever!
It is vital that we release ourselves from doctrines that
do harm and which sound lovely but which actually have sinister connotations.
For example, the doctrine that you must obey God instead of being your own God
implies that you should murder everybody on earth if God asks you to do it. He
can kill so he can delegate his authority to do it. The doctrine has led
millions to kill though they didn't realise it. The implications of a dangerous
doctrine are more threatening than the doctrine itself. They are like pollution
that you inject into your subconscious. The implications affect the subconscious
and result in anger and hatred and work against the good affirmations you make.
To call any laws that bring self-esteem and blessings
into your life wrong is to call the whole thing into question. All beliefs and
discoveries then in relation to this very important subject are of equal
importance though they might not look that way. The teaching that the mind is
made of magic seems less important than the idea that we should joyfully serve
others without directly doing it to be happy. But it is not less important. One
false principle can cause so much damage and pollute the truth and prevent it
from being understood properly. For example, if you think 1 and 1 are not 2 but
1.99 it seems to be a minor thing. But it will ruin all your maths. It calls the
truth a lie.
Prayer never has results. God may give you what you ask
for but this is not necessarily an answer to prayer. If you ask me for
something, I may have been giving it to you anyway. So my giving it was not
because of your request. God will do what is right whether we pray or not.
Prayer is really an attempt to manipulate God. To pray is to try to influence
God, and yet if God is perfect he cannot be influenced so it is contradictory.
It is a bad affirmation.
Praying for something totally destroys any chance of
Whatever you ask for through the law of attraction, feel
grateful. Feel as if you are enjoying the results already and are so thankful.
Failure to be grateful is a magnet for misfortune. Why? Ingratitude is affirming
that you weren't worth the blessings or that the blessings were unimpressive. It
creates a block for further blessing. You may lose the blessings you have if you
fail to be grateful.
To say there is a God is to say that this being who is
greater than anything we can imagine and whose perfections are endless can't
attach much importance to you or me. He is all powerful and I am nothing in
comparison as are you. How much better it is to believe that we are part of a
life-force in which all are equally special! The baby that is born and dies in a
hovel is of importance beyond all our imagining. This we know to be true. I
believe it of you and of me.
I cannot be as sure God exists as I am of my own
existence and value. Faith in God is a negative affirmation.
Use the Law of Attraction and you will hold the stars of
Heaven in your hand.
Through the law of attraction we have complete free will.
Objection: If a tyrant murders millions of innocent
people what gives you the right to say his free will is more important than
theirs? Is his freedom to kill more important than their freedom to live?
We have free will all the way. Then why are tyrants
allowed to deliver millions unto a ignominious and agonising death? Why does the
free will of the tyrants seem to be put before the free will of the victims?
The victims will get the choice to do such things one day
or they have got that choice. We all live countless lives and we may have lived
in countless universes before this present one. We possess the power to
influence events by the powers of our minds and the misuse of such power causes
Our thoughts are forces and powers and energies. We
wouldn’t be able to have them if they were not. When we think thoughts that wish
harm we are in fact doing harm. We could, for example, be empowering many
tyrants to carry out our evil intentions and hurt people. When you choose evil
and think evil you are setting in motion forces that cannot be controlled for
evil is necessarily chaotic and disordered. To do evil is to refuse the power to
control, to be your own God. Evil is a Pandora’s Box. Even if supernatural
forces work to stop tyrants killing millions our evil thoughts would still put
such people in power and the powers do not and cannot interfere with free will.
The person who is paralysed from the neck down has as
much free will as the muscle man.
If you wish to see millions slain you are actually
causing such slaying. There is no power that can stop you thinking such
thoughts. There is no difference between the person who hates people and the one
who kills them. None of us can think herself or himself better than anybody
We must inform the world of the awesome power we possess.
Is it my fault that I have to endure suffering and pain?
If I draw things into my life by thinking negative thoughts then surely I am to
blame for all the bad things that happen? I could never think enough negative
thoughts to do myself much harm. Most of the harm is done by other people and by
many religions. Their worship sends forth a vortex of poison that spreads its
darkness to the ends of the world. When I have a negative thought, the viruses
of darkness, get in through this little wound and multiply inside my life.
Is free will worth it? Yes because without free will
there is no love. Even in the greatest "evil" there is love. The love might be
disfigured and mutilated and desecrated it may be, but it is still there. The
tiny diamond amid the mud is no less precious. Everything no matter how "evil"
we think it is, is worthwhile.
Free will is mine and I maintain it.
Destiny isn't fixed. We change the future by our
affirmations. Some people say that nobody can steal your destiny. What they
should say is that nobody can stop you drawing a wonderful future to yourself.
Destiny has connotations of something that is going to happen to us that we
can't stop. But the law of attraction can address that.
There is a lot we can do to make our lives better. No
disaster is a complete disaster and that is thanks to the power of the law of
attraction to restrain the powers of chance from creating total and final
Science and the Law of Attraction have a close relationship.
Science is the art of wondering and discovering. It questions accepted truths and puts them to the test. That is it's method. And it must be our method too. Science has brought us most of the blessings we have today. Science always seeks to prove itself wrong. It is always checking that it is right and revises errors.
Science gives us power. The power of the Law of Attraction is increased when we use and enjoy science to gain power and improve our lives.
Science gives us knowledge. Power is dangerous without knowledge. Knowledge increases self-esteem.
Science blesses us.
The more we look all around us with a scientific eye the better the Law of Attraction will work for us.
The differences between science and our philosophy are not genuine differences. Philosophy sees what science implies. It also tells us when faith is appropriate.
Science is open-minded and based on evidence. Many religions are not. Science and that kind of religion is in conflict.
The philosophy we have studied is not about dogma but about a method. Therefore it is about doing spiritual science. Each one has to test the method for herself and himself.
Our message - as encapsulated in this article - has
marvellous healing power. Cancers will be cured, the blind will see and the lame
walk. Lions will shed their ferocity and lie down with lambs. Knowing the truth
about the power of the law of attraction alone is a tool that makes your mind
draw protective energies into your life and your home. Through the law you
become the guru and the way and the truth and the life. Thus it is now, and
shall be forever, peace without end.
Evaluation: There are people who buy safes in the prospect of putting the money the law of attraction will bring them into them. And the safes remain empty. Those who think the law of attraction works get a more positive frame of mind and that can be helpful. But there is nothing occult in this. The law of attraction when taken in sense that thoughts become things as in thoughts of becoming a world ruler will become real accuses murder victims and rape victims of attracting or causing their fate. That is a revolting doctrine. The law of attraction appeals to people who want to think it is working for them but who show no regard for the insult heaped on others less fortunate.
Those who claim to believe in the law of attraction, say
that a single momentary thought can attract disaster. If the law is true, one
momentary thought can do this. One thought that you might have cancer attracts
cancer. Thinking long-term that there is something wrong when there isn't can
lead to depression. The more you think bad things and things that make you feel
bad, the worse you will feel. If the law of attraction were true, it would not
matter how much you think something bad. But it does and so the law of
attraction is false.
Please perceive how evil and slanderous and judgmental it
is to say that one thought can lead to great suffering and disaster.
Even if a person does not get cancer, the believer will
say that they did draw it to themselves but then better thoughts cancelled out
the attraction. That automatically accuses everybody on the planet of enabling
and attracting and making cancer.
An innocent baby dies. Why did the baby die?
The doctrine of the law of attraction says the death of
the baby was caused by harmful thoughts and forces and by the disorder we have
brought through them into the spiritual world and the physical world. It says,
all the "wrong" we do makes the world a worse place. To hurt another person
without need or justification is saying, "I am a wrongdoer", and it is affirming
that you affiliate yourself with your enemy, the harm and the forces that do
harm. It calls harm on yourself. It is a negative affirmation. Negative energy
being irrational in itself will not care who it attacks - even the doer.
This an appalling doctrine. Believers will reply that it
is true that doing harm has bad consequences, mystical and mundane, but we may
escape the consequences. But if so then other people may suffer them instead.
That way they can avoid blaming the baby and blame those who have negative
energy. But it follows that we should try to absorb the badness so that it
torments and kills us instead of poor babies who never got a chance.
Science would need to scientifically prove the law of attraction before it could
work with it. But it cannot be proved.
The Law of Attraction says that what you attract to you
will come to you magically. What we need is more important than what we want.
Teachers say we might use the Law of Attraction for what we want. If we forget
what we need, and ask for what we want, we are telling the universe to give us
gratification even if we will later regret it. This is a very important rule for
them. If the Law of Attraction leads to disaster for practitioners the rule
gives the teachers an excuse for saying the Law of Attraction is true. The
problem is it leaves nobody really sure if it works or not. Making excuses for
its failure could be masking its ineffectiveness.
Suppose the law is really true. If you use the law of
attraction and harbour beliefs that contradict it though you feel unaware of the
contradiction, on some level you will see the contradiction. The contradictions
will annul and weaken the power of the law of attraction in your life. That is
why it is so essential to sever links with faiths and religions and outlooks
that deny the supernatural power of the mind and the divinity of every living
thing. But again it gives people a way to cover up the law if the law is
The Law of Attraction demands patience for the magic to
bear fruit. "Do not wait around in a state of panicky impatience for your inner
powers to deliver the blessings you have ordered. Trust that your powers know
the best time and the best place to manifest the blessings. The trust itself is
an affirmation that empowers your request. Impatience is a sign of fear and
mistrust. It will dilute your powers." When you are patient, you will see the
magic as bearing fruit or about to though it is not. Its a good trick to stop
you seeing that what is helping is not the magic but your positive attitude. If
you are stressed enough while waiting to get what you used the Law of
Attraction, it may happen that if you get it you will decide it was not worth it
and take no pleasure in it. You will not even the law did you any good. The law
cannot be perceived to work unless you have a positive patient attitude. It is
not the law that helps but the attitude.
Believers often say the Law of Gravity is a form of the
Law of Attraction. But gravity existing does not mean you can magnetically
attract a mansion to yourself.
"Gravity is a form of the law of attraction. It keeps the universe organised sufficiently. One day it will suck the whole universe in and there will be nothing but attraction as pure monadic energy. But there will be a Big Bang. We program today what that Big Bang will be like. If you want to be Britney Spears or Madonna or Jesus Christ in the next universe that can happen. Just make sure that you want to be better off than they are now!" When put like that the doctrine is very attractive but it is nonsense.
Is the law of attraction only valid for winning virtue? If you believe that your efforts to become less avaricious and more generous will work that does help the process. But that is only because it is you encouraging yourself and seeing some results that will keep getting better and better. It is not the law of attraction.
No version of the law of attraction that is about becoming a better person as in more virtuous interests anybody. That is significant.
The notion of the law of attraction as being a catalyst
for becoming more caring and noble instead of rich and beautiful would make a
good substitute for religion and God. Pity it cannot be correct.