Why the Law of Attraction Doesn’t Work (and How to Turn That Around)

Why the Law of Attraction Doesn’t Work (and How to Turn That Around)

You’ve read “The Secret” and “A New Earth.” Taken up meditation. Created a vision board. Thought and projected on your desires for a good long time now. Still nothing? There may be one key element missing in most information you read regarding the Law of Attraction.

All of that manifesting info and power and still not seeing the results you wished for?

Rhonda Byrne’s book, “The Secret“, was a huge catalyst to bringing the Law of Attraction mainstream. Eckhart Tolle’s “A New Earth” hasn’t hurt either. But there may be one important element that is being over looked where manifesting is concerned. We’ve been told to think about our desires as if they are already a reality, and this is what will manifest our dreams. But is thought the best and most effective way to go about this?

First let’s take a look at what the Law of Attraction really is. You’ve heard the saying “what you think about grows.” And there is no doubt this is true. Whether good or bad, what you spend mental time on has a tendency to show up in your life.

Doubt it? Maybe you should try the car trick. Think of a car you really would like to see yourself driving. Maybe it’s a Subaru. Maybe it’s an Audi. Either way, picture the car. The shape, color, how it would feel to be behind the wheel.

Now note how often you see this type of car over the course of the next week. If it seems like there are white Subura Foresters around every corner, that’s the Law of Attraction at work.

This can, of course, go the other way too. How often have you heard of an acquaintance (or acquaintance of an acquaintance) being sick. And before you know it, you have symptoms of the illness yourself. You may not truly be sick, but you sure feel that way. Our thoughts create our reality.

We can take that one step further. As in, our feelings create our reality. If you’ve read “The Secret” you know that Byrne says there must be feeling behind our thoughts in order for our desires to manifest.

The Law of Attraction works by using the energy of the universe to attract what you desire. So wouldn’t it only make sense that we use our energy, rather than just thoughts, to do this?

I recently came upon a cool site by Belinda Davidson, Modern Mystic. Davidson suggests that it is not our thoughts that manifest our dreams, but our energy. Keeping our energy system clear and healthy automatically draws our desires to us.

Our energy system is made up of the chakras. The chakras can become imbalanced, basically blocking good stuff from coming your way in the form of health, happiness, and whatever else you may want in your life.

So, by all means, let’s keep those little energy wheels turning properly. Chakra cleanse meditations are a great way to do this. Davidson offers a free chakra clearing course with meditation. Read up on more ways to balance the individual chakras.

And yes, our thoughts affect our energy flow. So it is important to try and stay positive. Think of energy maintenance as the basis of a healthy lifestyle, positive thoughts as the extra health boosters. Our thoughts may influence our energy, but having clear and balanced energy centers in the first place is the best way to start.

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Liz Thompson

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