Is The Law Of Attraction/Spirituality Untrue?

Joyce W

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I think @Phil Moufarrege explained it quite well. And as James Ray said in The Secret, if you believe that "this stuff doesn't work", the universe will say "your wish is my command." Don't be discouraged by people who don't believe or tell you that you're wrong.
 

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The Law of Attraction is always working but maybe not in the way you want. I think that could be because you have some blocks to manifesting what you want OR you don't really want it.

To be able to manifest you must truly want it, you must be passionate about what you're doing to reach it. At least in the beginning when you're experiencing doubts and struggling. You have to believer before you acquire what you want, before you can see it with your eyes you must see it with your mind.

If you're passionate about what you want but are still struggling to manifesting it then there are great programs out there that can help you find out what it is you're doing wrong or what is missing from the process.

The Law of Attraction is at work in your life, always. It's just a matter of turning your manifesting in a Positive direction, getting what you want and not what you don't want.

You have to shift focus from negative thoughts and emotions to positive ones. And that can be tricky.

Live easy!
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Here's a great quote that have become a cliché: You reap what you sow.

Jim Rohn said it in a little different way, or I should say he quoted his mentor: "Whatever you reap is what you've sown."

We tend to take life too seriously. We should learn from children and have more fun. Even if it's just a half an hour, play with your children, nephews or niece. They will raise your attitude.
Take actions with this positive attitude instead of fear based actions,then you'll start to attract positive things.
 

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We tend to take life too seriously. We should learn from children and have more fun. Even if it's just a half an hour, play with your children, nephews or niece. They will raise your attitude.
That is one of the best ways to find out if you're following your heart - are you enjoying it - do you feel like a kid in a candy store!

Thank you Ulloriaq for reminding me of that simple fact.

Live easy!
Thora MJ
 

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Regarding the Law of Attraction, the evidence is too overwhelming to be denied, except by our five senses. The universe is certainly not playing games with us.

Karl Popper's oft-quoted observation "our knowledge is vast and impressive, our ignorance is boundless and overwhelming" should serve as a constant reminder to those who tend to dismiss as false anything they can't apprehend by the five senses.

As devil's advocate and in defense of those who off-handedly dismiss LOA, we need to concede the counter-intuitiveness of the Law, as well as the perfectly human, perfectly understandable difficulty of changing old habits of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Ask Copernicus. Ask Galileo. More recently, ask quantum physicists.

The issue, it seems to me, is not the validity of the Law of Attraction; but lack of a common, universally accessible language for the new insight - a simple, everyday explanation and practical illustration of the Law in operation. Here, I recall Riane Eisler's sobering quip: "Before Newton identified gravity, apples fell of trees all the time but people had no name or explanation for what was happening."
 

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I had to look up what Law of Attraction meant. But when I looked it up, I found out that I already believed in the principle, I just called it something different. I called it shaping your reality, and it actually what the first article I wrote on my website is about.

So anyways, I think people started taking it to the extreme and making it unbelievable once they start adding all the stuff about vibrations and what not.

I've found out that the law of attraction plays out most in social situations. This is because your beliefs are polarizing. In other words, your perception of reality helps shapes other's realities. Its when your thoughts are so strong, that instead of having your views influenced by society - society's views are influenced by yours.

Ehh, I know I'm not articulating my thoughts very well so I'm going to use an illustration. Most people's perception of reality is shaky. This is most evident in people's view of themselves. People start to think of themselves the way that they are labeled by society. The perception of other's starts to shape your perception of yourself. An obvious example is when someone is called ugly their entire life becomes insecure because they think that they're ugly.

Something more subtle though is we grow up our entire lives with the media showing us a variety of people who are labeled successful. We see that these people have a certain background (maybe most successful people are born into wealthy families). So we see this and since we are not from that same background, we perceive ourselves as unsuccessful. Our subconscious mind then manifests this in our actions and develop habits of an unsuccessful person.

Catching my drift with me so far? Stay with me.

So basically, our dominating thoughts influence not only the thoughts of other's, but also our own actions. If our dominating thoughts are positive ones, your subconscious mind will start seeing more opportunities. Its not like there are vibrations that are just creating success and putting money in your wallet, but because your dominating thoughts are negative, you can see opportunities to make your dominating thoughts a reality.

For example, if someone's dominating thoughts are positive, they may lose their job and then see the loss of a job as an opportunity to start their own business. The business then takes off and the person becomes really successful. So you can say that some vibrations made it happen or you can say that because of that person's mindset, they saw an opportunity where most wouldn't be able to.

On the contrary, if that person's dominating thoughts were negative, they would see the loss of the job as a loss of income and start to become bitter about it.

Well.....I don't have a clue if what I said was articulate, but I'm just going to hope that you understood what I was saying. My dominating thoughts are that you will lol!

Oh and here's the article I mentioned - it might be a bit easier to understand than than the rambling I just did!

http://manhooddevelopment.com/self-awareness-101-shaping-your-reality

I am absolutely agree with you. But there can be more to describe. We need to go into depth regarding this.
 
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I agree with you almost completely @Phil Moufarrege.

The only thing that I disagree on, is that sleeping longer is better for you.

It's been proven that we only really need 4 hours of sleep. The most successful people in the world know that in order to fit as many incredible things as they can into their day, they need to sleep less.

I know this seems pretty backwards, but it's true. The only reason why you would want to sleep longer is if you didn't have enough energy as a result of poor health choices, or if your life wasn't as enjoyable as you'd like it to be.

Think about it. If every one of your days was filled with things you actually wanted to do, why would you want to sleep any longer than what you had to?

As children, we would often rebel against going to sleep as much as we could, because sleep was boring, and there were just too many things we still wanted to do. But somewhere along the line, we decided that sleeping longer was better.

What happened?

Maybe 4 hours is a bit extreme for you, and in that case I would recommend testing to find the perfect amount of sleep that it takes for you to feel energized instead of feeling lethargic.

Instead of sleeping longer, consider investing in a better bed, better bedding, whatever it takes for you to be comfortable. Sleep better, not longer, and most importantly, live life to it's fullest!
 

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I agree with you almost completely @Phil Moufarrege.

The only thing that I disagree on, is that sleeping longer is better for you.

It's been proven that we only really need 4 hours of sleep. The most successful people in the world know that in order to fit as many incredible things as they can into their day, they need to sleep less.

I know this seems pretty backwards, but it's true. The only reason why you would want to sleep longer is if you didn't have enough energy as a result of poor health choices, or if your life wasn't as enjoyable as you'd like it to be.

Think about it. If every one of your days was filled with things you actually wanted to do, why would you want to sleep any longer than what you had to?

As children, we would often rebel against going to sleep as much as we could, because sleep was boring, and there were just too many things we still wanted to do. But somewhere along the line, we decided that sleeping longer was better.

What happened?

Maybe 4 hours is a bit extreme for you, and in that case I would recommend testing to find the perfect amount of sleep that it takes for you to feel energized instead of feeling lethargic.

Instead of sleeping longer, consider investing in a better bed, better bedding, whatever it takes for you to be comfortable. Sleep better, not longer, and most importantly, live life to it's fullest!
I take great care of my health and feel like there's not enough hours in the day for me to do everything but I just could not make it on just four hours of sleep. My body would fight it and make me fall asleep no matter how hard I tried to stay awake and do things on the computer, etc.
 

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I hear ya @Todd Hicks.

However, my point wasn't that everyone should only sleep for 4 hours. I was saying that your body only needs 4 hours of sleep to function properly.

Now of course if you want to sleep in for 6 or 8 hours, then do so. My point was that it shouldn't be made a hard and fast rule that 8 hours of sleep is needed to live a healthy life.

If you haven't read the book 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris, I would recommend looking into it. It has a lot of really useful information for making the most out of your time and life.
 

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I think the Law of Attraction is absolutely true but I don't buy into the mainstream ask, believe and receive. In fact, the movie 'The Secret' falls a long way short of explaining the Law of Attraction. Here's what I think, thoughts are the seeds you plant but as with an environmental plant it needs to be watered and nourished to take root and grow into a healthy tree.

Basically, thoughts fuel your feelings, which fuel your emotions, which fuel your beliefs, which fuel your actions, and as we know, it's actions that lead to tangible results. So it's important to align yourself 'mentally' to that which you desire but I wouldn't expect to just sit there and visualize what I want and wait for it magically appear out of thin air. Instead, I would plant the seed idea, and nourish it until it fueled the actions needed to bring me the results I desired.

Hope that makes sense.
 
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I think a lot of spiritual ideas are grounded in very concrete reality. The law of attraction makes sense, because if on every level (especially on the subconscious level), you believe something to be true, then your mind is going to do all it can to make that a reality. The mind can only see evidence for what it already believes, and it will strive to make its beliefs reality. This all happens on a subconscious level, so just saying things will be great, won't make your mind fully believe it. Redefining subconscious beliefs takes time and a lot of effort.
 
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Nobody doubt the fact that it works. Quantum physics has already explained most of it. However, very often people use it in the wrong way. It's very importan to study how the universe works and what other laws do, combined with understanding of conscious and superconscious mind you can achieve a lot!

Law of Attraction is tied up very closely with hard work. A lot of people don't get this. In order for things to start happening (money, people, circumstances) you have to act, move, do something. Also, we are living magnets, so we are constantly attracting thing into our life. If we visualize something positive for 5 minutes and then go on with our life full of negativety throughout a day - that's what you're gonna get.

Speaking about success experiences that proves Law of Attraction. I passed 7 out of my 7 college exams studying 1 question in each class. During the exams I got the exact question I studied in each discipline 7/7 times )
 
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I really believe that the Law of Attraction is true. What you think about is what your brain tends to focus more on. Say for example that you start thinking about a particular car that you want to buy. As you begin to visualize that car in your head, your brain starts to pay attention to that particular car. Before you know it, you start noticing more and more of those cars on the road. Before you started thinking about that particular car, I'm sure you would never have noticed so many of that particular car on the road.

I have actually expanded upon the idea of the Law of Attraction and how to harness it through the power of affirmations and visualization. I've already shared one of my blog posts in another forum topic, but hope it is still okay to share one here too! Here it goes...

I am so happy and grateful that I now lead a life full of abundance and joy.

I realize that I will have to work hard if I want to achieve success.

I will never get so busy making a living that I forget to live a life.

These are just 3 affirmations that I feel are important for anyone to enjoy a life filled with happiness.

What are affirmations though, and why are they important?
Well, strictly speaking an affirmation is “the action or process of affirming something.” But I believe affirmations hold a much deeper meaning. If one were to practice the aforementioned affirmations on a daily basis, they would quickly find themselves beginning to develop particular habits. These habits would lead them in the direction of making the affirmations a reality.

You see, affirmations have a subconscious power that we are not particularly aware of until we realize our reality is now attached to the affirmations that we practiced. The more that you say something, the more you start to attract it into your life, whether you mean to or not.

For example, imagine you are talking to a friend about a BMW that you have been dying to buy. You talk about what it looks like, the specs, acceleration, and everything in between. From there, you start thinking about the car for the rest of the day.




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All of a sudden, you actually see the car that you’ve been thinking about all day drive by. “How on Earth did that happen,” you ask yourself. The reason that you see the car is because your brain is actively paying attention to the idea of that particular car. Think about it. There are thousands of cars on the road that you pass by on a daily basis. You’re not paying attention to every single car that passes by; that would be information overload!

Instead, your brain picks and chooses things to pay attention to, based on what matters to you. That is why that particular car that you were thinking about all day stood out to you, because you were focusing on the idea of that car. This leads into the whole idea of the Law of Attraction.

What is the Law of Attraction?
Che Garman, an active blogger in the Affirmation niche, describes the Law of Attraction by the following process:

  1. Decide what you want and ask for it
  2. Affirm this desire in the present
  3. Visualize yourself owning it now
  4. Feel the positive feelings that this brings
  5. Believe that you will receive it
  6. Watch for and act on all inspiration received
  7. Give gratitude
By practicing the Law of Attraction, the Universe begins to give you the tools required to go out and get what you’re asking for. Che makes a really good point in talking about the Law of Attraction though. The law will work ONLY IF you actually take action with the tools that the universe gives you. The Universe will show you the way, but nothing will happen if you don’t put foot to path.

Here are a few examples of action-oriented affirmations that will help you attract what you desire:
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers

You can't hire someone else to do your push-ups for you. – Jim Rohn

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky

Take action on your affirmations, and see them begin to become more of a reality with each passing day. If you practice them and do nothing, then nothing will happen.

Leading back into the connection between affirmations and the Law of Attraction, it is clear that if you affirm your desires, you will begin to attract them into your life. Bob Proctor, a renowned motivational public speaker, mentions that practicing affirmations are the key to unlocking the potential that lies within you. They set your mind up to go out and achieve all that you are capable of.




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I challenge you to begin practicing affirmations on a daily basis. Write a few down that you think will benefit you in life. You may use the ones that I listed above, research some on the Internet, or come up with your own. Practice these affirmations each morning when you wake up. That way, you wake up with a clear vision of what you want to achieve, whether it is in the short or long-term.

I wish you happiness in success in all that you do in life.

To Your Success,

Euan Swan
http://www.mytracktosuccess.com
 

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First grasping the law of vibration will give you a much better understanding of the the law of attraction, as the law of attraction is a sub-section of the law of vibration. Changing your state of vibration will alter what you attract. To change your state of vibration people think that repeating affirmations all day long in their head will achieve this. Simply saying the words is not quite enough, you must become emotionally involved with the words, really dig deep and feel the words, really mean what you are saying. Lastly, when affirming your affirmations you must create an image in your head that relates to the reality or object you are trying to attract along side the affirmation, because us humans think in pictures not words.

Hope this helps!