The Law of Attraction

This article aims to debunk the seven biggest myths currently circulating about the Law of Attraction and bring some clarity to the subject.

1. The Law of Attraction is magic

The Myth: “Law of Attraction advocates will tell you that all you have to do is think positively and the stuff you want will just come to you. Obviously this is wrong, since things like money, cars and houses don’t just appear out of thin air.”

The Myth Debunked: No one with a true understanding of the Law of Attraction has ever claimed that if you just think a positive thought, a house with a million dollars on the kitchen table and a Ferrari in the driveway will just drop out of the sky right in front of you. This is usually a quote used by people trying to claim that the Law of Attraction is a scam. But the quote isn’t true. That isn’t how the Law of Attraction works at all. The Law of Attraction doesn’t just literally drop stuff in your lap. It brings you meetings with just the right people at the right time, brilliant ideas and coincidences. It’s your job to pay attention to those ideas, follow your hunches and recognize the coincidences.

2. All you have to do is visualize

The Myth: “The Law of Attraction is just about visualization. That’s why they tell you to create vision boards and the like. You’re supposed to stare at the things you want and they will just come to you (see Myth #1)”

The Myth Debunked: This one is partially true. Visualization can be a valuable tool you use to train yourself to create what you want. It isn’t the visualization that creates, though. You create through the vibration that you offer. The vibration you offer is determined by the thoughts you habitually think (beliefs). Visualization can help you to retrain your thoughts, but there’s much more to it than that. If you visualize a beautiful car, but have the belief that you’ll never get a car like that, you can visualize all day, every day, and that car’s not going to show up. You can tell by the way you feel when you visualize. If it feels really, really good to visualize the car, and the entire visualization is positive, you’re doing well. If, however, it feels a bit off and your visualization takes a bit of a negative turn, you’ve just uncovered some negative beliefs.

3. The Law of Attraction is new

The Myth: “If the Law of Attraction is really a law, why hasn’t anyone discovered it before? This is just some new fad.”

The Myth Debunked: The Law of Attraction isn’t new. It’s been around since the beginning of, well, everything. It can be argued that it’s the oldest law in the Universe. The reason that so many people are hearing about it now, is because more and more people are waking up and realizing, or at least getting a glimpse of, who they really are. More people are asking for this information than ever before, and therefore, the Law of Attraction must bring them more answers than ever before. There are more books written on this subject than we’ve ever seen. Thanks to the internet, people can find answers to their questions immediately.