No pun intended, but the law of attraction has been attracting a lot of people recently.
The law of attraction is a metaphysical belief that “like attracts like.” Foundational to this concept is that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results.
But to what degree does that operate. Surely we all like to be around positive people more than those with a negative attitude; however, who like to be around someone who thinks they can deny having a cold with their nose dripping, red eyes, and coughing in your face while saying they don’t have a cold? Just being positive and SAYING or CONFESSING a thing doesn’t make it so.
So, what’s the reality in this “Law”?
When I say new or recently, the principle, by whatever names has been around a long time. Thomas Troward, who was a strong influence in the New Thought Movement one hundred years ago, claimed that thought precedes physical form, or that everything is Twice Created. I similar fashion, Napoleon Hill sold over 60 million copies of “Think & Grow Rich” with a similar view.
Hill said that it was important in controlling one’s own thoughts in order to achieve success, as well as the energy that thoughts have and their ability to attract other thoughts. Hey, that stuff works! Well, to a certain degree. The real question that I later discovered, after following Hill for a decade early in life was, where did the TOUGHTS come from?
Beyond “naming and claiming” was there a principle at work within the concept?
I found that which I claimed of my own only worked to a degree because it of the PSYCHOLOGICAL principles at play. But, when the initiating force behind the desire or attitude was what’s called spirit, consciousness, or divine, the end results were better. What I discovered was what’s been called the Two Tragedies of Life: not getting what you envisioned and getting what you sought.
Know what I mean Gene?
So, is it just the law of attraction or the law of creation WITH the law of attraction that’s the key? You might need to ponder a bit on that question.