Sunday, August 24, 2014

Law of Attraction

There is no scientific basis to the Law of Attraction.  But then there is no scientific basis for the benefits of a Gluten Free diet.  However, if you’re allergic to wheat, the benefits of eating gluten free are enormous and quickly evident.

It is something that has always existed.  If you believe ... then it works.  If you reject it out of hand because of the absence of scientific evidence … you won’t get to see it. 

The best part is that it’s always there when you are ready.

This concept -- recently popularized in the bestselling book and movie “The Secret” – goes back to James Allen’s book “As a Man Thinketh” and Napoleon Hill’s books, especially his mega best seller “Think and Grow Rich.”  The genesis of the law can be traced back to ancient times, with references to it over the centuries.

Trusty Wikipedia says:  “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.”

 
Here are some examples of how things can happen: 

Let’s say that Alice wants to live in a private place that feels good, where there are trees and deer and a view of distant islands, water and sunsets.  She wants it with all her heart, but it eludes her no matter how hard she tries to make things work.

Then … when seeking advice at a local CPA Firm, she lucks out by getting an appointment with a partner of the firm, whom she does not know.  But they get along famously, have much in common, and the CPA tells Alice about the new place she is renting.

One thing leads to another, and within a few days the owner of the CPA’s property – whom Alice has never met -- writes and tells her he has the “perfect home” for her.  How could this be? she thinks, but goes to look anyway.  And sure enough … it is perfect in every way!


As Alice goes about her everyday business, she is still searching for her spiritual roots.  Searching for the answers to the questions:  Who is it that guides her life and seems to protect her?   Who makes the “angels” appear when she has such a need for their love and support?


Then … out of nowhere … a wise man appears.  One who makes more sense than most of the others.  One who has asked the same questions and found different answers.  Answers that don’t fit into the everyday view of “how things happen,” but they resonate with Alice.


The friends, who abandoned Alice as she journeyed through the Dark Times, left empty spaces in her life.  But soon, new friends are found who are different and daring and fun!

Her life is now filled with provocative issues to ponder; new books to read; life enhancing experiences; and much happiness.


Alice feels her life opening like a delicate white trillium ready to bloom.  The rare plant sits on the mossy bank of a creek filled with crystal clear water colored by shards of sunlight cutting through leafy branches that line the creek.


This is the Law of Attraction ... for just one person ... in a single segment of time.


 

"You are what you think ...
not what you think you are." *

 

* Bruce MacLelland’s Prosperity Through Thought Force.

 

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