The Law of Attraction Scam. People often question whether there is any truth in the Law of Attraction at all. Does the LOA work? Well, in the words of the wisest man I know, “the answer is sometimes yes, sometimes no, sometimes yes and no, and sometimes neither yes nor no.” You have to understand that the answer to whether it works or not is a question that relies heavily on the interpretation of the question.
What does that mean?
Well, I’m getting to that. Let me first define the Law of Attraction in the only way that the answer to “does it work” is always “yes”. The Law of Attraction simply states that you get what you think about a lot. Some people say it differently. The Abraham-Hicks people say, “that which is like unto itself is drawn”. I believe Napoleon Hill said it, “that which the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
This is the simplest and only true definition of the Law of Attraction. It is simply that what you give your attention to expands. This is a natural law. It always works, and is easy to prove. Borrowing from Abraham-Hicks again, the catch-point is 17 seconds, so if you will stop for a moment and think of one single thought for 17 seconds, you’ll find that at that point, the thought starts attracting more powerful and similar thoughts to itself and you. Easy proof. Always works.
Now, sometimes, the Law of Attraction is roped in with some other things, like Deliberate Creation, spontaneous materialization, and positive thinking. This is when you get a definite no. Not because positive thinking doesn’t work, or that Deliberate Creation is bogus, but because they all get attached to the idea of being able to create something out of nothing, and put forth no action to attain this something.
Because of the part about spontaneous materialization being included in the deal, you will always be disappointed in the results. I was once wondering about this myself, and tried to “manifest” a stone with a particular color marking. Now, I know why it didn’t work, but it had a lot to do with the mistaken belief that it had to appear without effort on my part.
Sometimes Yes and No
This is where it gets a bit tricky. Law of Attraction is sometimes used to describe the Art of Deliberate Creation, which is a convenient name the Abraham-Hicks entity came up with to describe the process of using the Universal Law of the Universe (“that which is like unto itself is drawn”, in case you haven’t been following) to create events and objects into your personal life experience.
As you can probably tell by the title “Art”, Deliberate Creation is something you have to practice at. I’m getting better at it, but I still suck on ice when it comes to something I really, really, really want badly. As such, I’ve been practicing on more and more difficult things, most recently culminating in a really, really nice desktop computer, that I bought for $8. That was one of my goals for May, but I was able to actually complete the goal of purchasing a great computer for as close to free as possible by May 4th. That’s right. The 4th.
I decided on my goals for May around the 28th of April. That means that, through the Art of Deliberate Creation, I attracted a couple hundred dollar computer in a grand total of about seven days, counting both the 4th and the 28th. Yes, it took me a whopping seven days and $8 to get a couple hundred dollar computer. That’s what I would say is a resounding success.
However, because it’s an art that I haven’t quite gotten the full hang of, there’s still times that I come up short. I will still practice it, but that doesn’t mean I won’t fail on occasion, hence the “sometimes yes and no”.
Practice Makes Perfect
The real question, when it comes to the Law of Attraction, and Deliberate Creation by extension, is how do I use it? Well, this may seem obvious, but learn from the best, and then practice what you’ve learned. I consider myself quite fortunate to have learned this stuff from a master in the Eastern perspective, and to have read the teachings of masters of the Western perspective on this same art.
For you readers at home, here’s a simple practice that you should start doing first, if you can’t learn from a master. It’ll certainly help you practice the Art of Deliberate Creation. First, you should write down a list of things you want. Then, you just read it every day. At least browse through the list ten times or so, thinking about why you want each of these things. Don’t think about anything except why you want these things. Not why you can’t have them, or why you don’t like something else. Just why you want the things on your list.
I guarantee that if you do that once a day, you’ll start seeing those things showing up into your life.