Tuesday, August 25, 2009

law of attraction

The law of attraction is a new age theory which states that if you truly desire something and believe in it, it will come to you but yet, if you don't desire something and yet think too much about it or fear it...that will also come to you. The idea being the power of thought. When I first heard of this line somewhere that "if you truly desire something from your soul, the universe conspires to help you get it", i thought it was very sweet and touching though i didn't believe it could be anything more than the notion of the author.

In Wiki, this is what is said about the law of attraction

According to proponents of this law, thoughts have an energy which attracts whatever it is the person is thinking of. In order to control this energy to one's advantage, proponents state that people must practice four things: 

1. Know exactly what you want.
2. Ask the universe for it.
3. Feel, behave and know as if the object of your desire is already yours (visualize).
4. Be open to receive it and let go of (the attachment to) the outcome.

Thinking of what one does not have, they say, manifests itself in not having, while if one abides by these principles, and avoids "negative" thoughts, the universe will manifest a person's desires.

Well, I have been thinking about this one and it somehow seems to be true. I have realized that things in life only seem to go your way till you have no doubts in them but the day you start doubting them, or having negative thoughts about them, the chances are that your worst fears will manifest themselves. 

I wouldn't say its always true that if you want something badly, you will get it but at the same time I would think whenever it happens, if we sort of look at our belief in that happening, there is usually an air of doubt there...else usually its just a matter of time.

One very relevant example of this came up in my hypnotherapy class where the teacher mentioned that somehow if she has had a very busy day and she has a client / student appointment next morning, it happens quite often that she wishes the appointment wasn't there the next day so that she could have some free time and to her surprise, they cancel. 

I would think its all the more important now to watch your thoughts and see what you are attracting !


  1. Im loving this blog. I stumbled upon it as I was looking for reviews about the book Waiting for Autumn.

    I just wanted to comment on the law of attraction. This really isn't "new age" actually, it has been around since the beginning of time. We are what we thing and we attract what we are. Many people have written about this waaaaaaay back in the day before the recent interests and exploration off this universal law. It exists whether we believe in it or not. Some things just are and I have to say, I have learned some wonderful lessons over the years from the experiences (both good and "bad") and people Ive attracted into my life.

  2. live example of "law of attraction"

    go to your neat and clan kitchen and check your energy when you put first dirty dish in sink vs a vs.. when sink already has few dishes...after you put first one in, it starts attracting whole lot of dirty dishes...

  3. I again raed 4 steps you have mentioned. Yes this is the process, but why does it happen that it works for some people and that too only some times...let us look at the science behind making law of attraction work...

    I have a car which starts shaking up at 110KM/hour speed. On empty roads on the highway, I wish to reach 160km/h and it will nto harm any one but yet I can not..
    point is which vehicle you are driving and second one is what is the purpose of wishing? is this aligned with your inner self

    Law of attraction works with investment and that investment is to discover yourself and create a vehicle.

    let us take another example: I want X million of dollar which will librate me from my existing struggle. Good thought and I am ready for it, however let us undestand that that much money is lot of extra bout of energy which has to set into me... can my system all of a sudden take that?? do i have persevrance and wisdom to work towards it and my wish is not just a dream but i do not have the need.

    on other side, you will find that each one of us has multiple examples of this law working when it comes to survival... when the need is desperate..you are out of job and you reach your deadend and there comes a call....many examples in our life..

    this means we are tuned towards survival and not towards evolution and experience at higher frequencies...once we are, we begin to attract..abundance in life...

  4. I agree with you Naveen and that statement is very profound..."we are tuned towards survival and not towards evolution and experience at higher frequencies...once we are, we begin to attract abundance in life"

    I can now understand this one better and when I come to think of it, it's so true...when the calling is that of survival, it for sure works...which means we have the power but it resonates at a different frequency

  5. awesome blog Minal :)

    great thought Naveen..
    "we are tuned towards survival and not towards evolution and experience at higher frequencies...once we are, we begin to attract..abundance in life"
    Yeah.. and as they say, if your self is tuned in to, all your abilities blossom