A Skeptics Look Into the Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction. It often sounds spiritual, simplistic and occasionally like a fairy tale.

There are so few sources explaining Universal Laws in a way that I would actually want to read, let alone implement.

Even though I understand that what we think, believe and feel really does shape our present and future (as well as reshape our past) the new-age-ness of the Law of Attraction (to me) just sounded too “woo-woo” to be true.

YET… understanding LoA was worth doing.

Why? Because then I realized that these laws are logical, applicable and can be made to work for us when we understand them in their full context.

The hardest part, for some of us, is to take ownership of our lives. You see, if we take ownership of our own lives, then we have to admit that we are, in some measure, responsible for the way things are right now. And, ouch! That can sting a little.

However, if we are willing to peek through our fingers...

  • We might see where different decisions may have changed the course of our lives.
  • We might even recognize that what we have now isn’t all that we can have.
  • We might see that with a few subtle changes…everything changes.

It’s happening already, that subtle change of perception.

Whether or not you know exactly what you do want, you realize that you are pretty sure about what you don’t want. And that’s a great starting place.

So… think about what you don’t want.

But if I think about what I don’t want, won’t I attract more of it?


Because you’re not dwelling on it. Once you are clear on what you don’t want in your life – loneliness, fear, bad jobs – you can take a step back and open yourself up to everything else that isn’t that. Not just the polar opposite, but the whole spectrum.

If what you’re doing isn’t working, do something different. Do anything different! Notice what changes.

The more options you recognize, the more opportunities for change you have. When it comes to choice, more is better.

Now… choose a goal or quality that, whether or not it’s ideal, will move you in a positive direction. Or if you have a clear goal, start to imagine yourself with that quality.

It could be anything -- from wanting to lose weight, finding a soulmate to attracting more money. Really focus in on it.

  • How would you look?
  • How would you stand, walk and move?

Try that now.

  • How would you feel about yourself?

Feel that way now.

  • How would you relate to others?
  • How might others relate to you?

Make it real. See, hear, feel, smell and taste the differences.

How do you feel?

Now, imagination alone will not bring you closer to your goals.

When you’ve got the right goal and you like how it feels, you will be motivated to take action. When you take action, you will receive feedback in the form of results.

Then, you can start the process all over again.

  • Are your results what you wanted?
  • What can you do differently?
  • Does the new plan feel right?

Take a new action.

  • Are the results what you wanted?

You get the picture.

Even if your early results are more like mistakes, that’s okay. Making mistakes in pursuit of happiness is better than being perfectly unhappy.

You’ll learn what doesn’t work and what does, and then you’ll do more of what does work.

You might find that people who are used to the “old” you don’t know quite how to act. When you create change you affect a system, not just yourself.

Friendships and working relationships are often re-prioritized. You may find yourself in the company of new people who appreciate and share the values you’re cultivating.

What’s important here is your belief. In order for change to be possible, you have to believe that change is possible.

With your new, broader perception, you’ll start recognizing opportunities that you didn’t see before. You have begun the never-ending process of intentional attraction.

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