What is Law of Attraction?
"Everything that is coming into your life you are attracting into your life, and it's attracted to you by virtue of the images you're holding in your mind." Bob Proctor
Most supporters of the Law of Attraction have avoided references to the Bible, God and Jesus Christ. I have chosen not to ignore the truth. Remember, Jesus is the truth and the light. He taught the Law of Attraction, it's all there, in the Bible. One only needs to look for it. I read the Bible, many times, but it didn't really make deep sense to me until 2006 when I watched the movie The Secret and discovered that the Law of Attraction is overtly mentioned throughout the Bible and that this was part of the message that Jesus gave us.
In Mark 11:24; Jesus said "I tell you, you can pray for Anything and if you Believe that you've Received it, it will be yours".... which sounds very similar to the Secret's "creative process" of Ask, Believe, Receive.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is really nothing new! Since the 19th and early 20th centuries, there have been many success books written, which were the basis for this blockbuster book. Now you can own the source material from which The Secret was taken!!
Rhonda Byrne, producer of "The Secret" movie, acquired a copy of The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles in 2004. This New Thought work from 1910 opened her eyes to a new way of living and propelled her on her mission to bring the principles of the Universe to the masses - by creating the film THE SECRET!
The Law of Attraction, (which is never directly called the Law of Attraction in the Bible) is supported numerous times throughout the Bible with statements and promises made by God and Christ. For instance Hebrews 4:12; For the word of God is alive and Powerful, it exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.... and there are literally dozens of other verses in the Bible that support this great Law.
The Bible was not only meant to lead us to eternal life through the salvation of Jesus Christ, and while that may be it's primary and ultimate purpose, the Bible is also meant to teach us how to live each day in order to have the best experience possible before we die. God wants you to live a blessed, abundant life while you are here, and he will give to you everything you could ever possibly need or want....if you just believe.
The Power of Faith
Mark 11:23 "I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him." (NIV)
Matthew 21:22 "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." (NIV)
What You Focus on You Attract To You Or Become
Again, the Law of Attraction as discussed in "The Secret" states that our thoughts are constantly attracting to us the things we think about, whether they be negative or positive. This is experienced every day in our lives even if we don't believe in the Law of Attraction or "The Secret". Just think about how when things go wrong everything seems to go wrong at once, or when you start out happy how the day just seems to get better and better.
The Law of Attraction and the Power of Forgiveness
The law of attraction works and if you are constantly focusing on the negative and what someone has done wrong then you often end up like that person. Instead, by forgiving you set yourself free to serve God more fully.
When we present the fruit of the Spirit - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, we are using the Law of Attraction positively and attract more good things into our lives.
Act in Faith
The Secret focuses on the Law of Attraction and positive thinking, but it by no means excludes the need for action. What it requires is that your action comes from this faith.
Ask and It is Given
Ask and It Is Given. Ask and Ye Shall Receive. You certainly won't get what you want if you don't ask for it. But what is the correct way to ask for something using the Law of Attraction?
Though it may seem very obvious, we may want many things but we may never really solicit them. With the Law of Attraction, there is also a correct way to request things and an incorrect way too.
The incorrect way is to say that you would like to have something in the future. If you use the future tense and say that you wish to have an abundant life or you would like to find your perfect soul mate, this is exactly what will happen. You hope to get what you are asking for, which is to have an abundant life or a perfect soul mate, at some time in the future, however in the present, this will never materialize.
Use the Present Tense!
With the Law of Attraction, the trick is to request what you want in the present tense as if you already have it:
- I live a happy and abundant life.
- I have the perfect soul mate for a partner.
- I am prosperous in everything I do.
- I am always in the right place at the right time.
Keep it Positive!
This is the second requirement for putting your request out in the correct manner. The affirmation must always be positive.
You should never say:
- I don't want to be sick.
But instead you should say:
- I am very healthy and my body functions perfectly.
"Ask and It is Given" means to put these requests out in the positive and not in negative terms of what it is that you don't want.
Emotion is Essential!
Write your own affirmations and repeat them often. Sometimes it helps to look in the mirror as you say them out loud. Or you might write them down on note cards that you carry around with you or post in prominent places around your house. Ask and It is Given!
Exercise: How would you feel if you won a large sum of money or a trip? Experience it as if you had actually won: scream, shout, run around the house jumping up and down. Are you shaking like a leaf? The trick is to REALLY experience what it would be like. It may feel silly at first, but if you do this exercise correctly you WILL feel the emotion! If you experience this emotion often you WILL see amazing things (monetary or otherwise) to begin happening in your life.
The Law of Allowing
The Law of Allowing is crucial to using the Law of Attraction successfully, however it is also the most difficult step in the process.
You now know what you want and you have asked for it. So how do you get it?
"The Law of Allowing" means that you are ready to receive that which you asked the Universe (e.g. God) for. You prepare yourself to receive by believing! You must not have even the slightest inkling of doubt that you will not receive what you have asked for.
In fact, this is the step that is most likely to cause the Law of Attraction not to work for many people. You know what you want, you ask for it, but then in the back of your mind, some part of you doubts that you will actually receive it. It helps tremendously if you act as if you have already achieved it, even if you don't quite believe. If you act long enough, your mind will eventually start to believe it as well (refer to the exercise mentioned earlier). You can't help but to attract it to you.
I have had several websites that I've always wanted to create. One was a baby contest and the other was helping people learn how to work-from-home. Although the baby contest was quite profitable, I had to give it up when I became pregnant with my first child. As a first time mother, my thoughts and energy were in being the best mother I could be. The second website never really got off the ground before I decided to quit. My heart wasn't in it. There was too much competition and most of these Business-in-a-Box websites were not reputable.
This time, I know that I will be successful, because I have no doubts whatsoever. This website will succeed because my heart is in it and my goal is to help & inspire as many people as possible. What better avenue than to create a website and offer informational eBooks that will uplift spiritually and mentally? At the moment, I don't know how I will make this website stand out from the many other websites on this topic, but I just know that I will somehow make it happen.
Everything you have in your life is there because you believed in it or thought about it. So how do we get this deep-seeded belief? Even if you don't initially have it, try tricking your brain:
* Act as if it is happening now!
* Use positive Affirmations and use them often and with emotion!
Know What You Really Want
It sounds like it would be easy to know what you really want, but it is amazing how many people have trouble with this step. In fact, when you ask someone what they want, you will be surprised to hear many people answer by telling you what they DON'T want.
The thing about the Law of Attraction is that you get exactly what you are thinking about and focusing on. So if you spend your day thinking about what you don't want or worrying about bad things happening, you will actually be attracting these very things to you. Once you realize this, you should stop those thoughts immediately every time you have them and instead focus on what you DO want.
Therefore, it is important that you know what you really want.
Perhaps your relationship with your partner is going through a rough period. If this is the case, how much time do you spend thinking about all the things your partner does that irritate you?
Or, if finances are the problem, I bet that you are constantly focusing on your "lack", worrying about how to pay the mounting bills and stressing because you can't afford this or that.
This is exactly what you should NOT be doing. In fact, the word WANT is a bad word to use in the first place. If you are "wanting" for something, it reeks of lack and desperation. You should instead be focusing on "having" whatever it is that you aspire to have.
Here are some exercises that I find useful to help me know what I really want and get the Law of Attraction working for me.
Commit Your Desires to Paper
How much money do you wish to have? ______________Annual Salary and/or _____________Savings in the Bank
At this point, do not concern yourself with how you will get the money. HOW is not important! Just be crystal clear regarding exactly how much money you want to have.
Now do a similar exercise with other areas of your life:
* A Brand new Home
* Well-behaved Kids
With the Law of Attraction, the key is to know what you really want and to be very specific about it. It is not good enough to say that you want a wife or husband. What kind of person are you looking for? Just as you did in the financial exercise above, be very specific about everything from his or her height to the personality traits you wish them to have. Write all of your wishes in a notebook that you can easily refer to.
NOTE: The Law of Attraction doesn't tell the whole story, because there are other important Universal Laws that also have a major impact on our lives. Click here for information on the 20 Primary Universal Laws.
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