After participating on IQ for over a year, reading many questions and answers and observing the responses and reactions of many users; it’s become evident to me that many people cannot quite grasp the validity of the law of attraction (LOA) - no matter how good the explanations are.
After thinking about and considering this, I realized why some people may be resistant to the idea of the LOA. Consider this:
You meet me for the first time and I say to you:
Based on the general mass conditioning and beliefs in place, very few will believe me (and rightly so) and I see that the idea of the LOA can be analogous to the above statement as well.
Simply believing anyone at face value that the LOA is real may fall into the category of gullibility and refusing to believe it without inquiring yourself, with an open and skeptical mind, may fall into the category of cynicism. Both gullibility and cynicism fall into the category of ignorance.
In addition, many people who decide to test the validity of the LOA for themselves are met with failure due to their own conditioning, which includes unconsciously self-imposed and self-limiting beliefs that were picked up from their childhood, and which they’re still unaware of. Thus, the understanding of the nature of belief is a critical and necessary stage when inquiring into the LOA.
The reason that I personally have no issue with the LOA and know it is real is because of the other areas of life that I’ve become aware of and have inquired into.
To assist others, who may be confused or teetering on the edge of grasping the validity of the LOA, I’ve put together a list consisting of the main areas of understanding that led me to and helped me to understand the LOA. The list is approximately the order in which I became aware of and discovered the validity of each of these areas myself.
This list is not a fixed or definitive order, only the order that helped me and so may help others.
My understanding of all of the areas of inquiry is still ongoing and probably will indefinitely be so :)
Note: While the LOA is a natural law, the words ‘law of attraction’ can be replaced by many other words and terms which explain the LOA, so I suggest not getting caught up in labels.
From my perspective, I see that understanding the reality of the law of attraction helps us to know why and how things, people, events, situations and circumstances exist in our lives and how we can change any of these into those we prefer. It’s the best Xmas present ever :)
I believe it may be helpful to non-believers of the LOA to read why believers of the LOA believe it, as they may get insights from others that help them in some way...
Therefore, part two of this question is directed at the people on this forum who know about the LOA and have seen evidence of it working in their lives.
To assist people who are new to the LOA or who just cannot grasp or accept it as a reality: what are the three main areas of awareness/understanding that helped you to fully grasp the idea that the LOA is real and that it works in all of our lives 24/7/365?
It doesn't matter if your list is similar or exactly the same as mine or completely different. The idea is to assist others by introducing concepts that they may feel pulled towards investigating or in providing confirmation that they're on the right track.
What do you say?
asked 17 Apr '11, 04:45
1.It feels better to feel good. I try to go for the better feeling place all the time. And if that means also helping someone else to that place then that is also part it.
answered 17 Apr '11, 12:11
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answered 17 Apr '11, 13:05
Hi! My name is Carl, and I believe in the LOA.
Sounds like AA doesn't it? Well, it could be treated very much the same, which is what caused me to think of posting it that way....
The LOA works.
It doesn't matter about what we believe about that, it just is the way the Universe works. It is even working when we don't believe it works, by providing experiences that seem to point to that.
I'm not sure when I would say I began to truly believe in the LOA as a tool in life, but I've been noticing in my life and in the lives of others for a long time now, how it is working for me and for them.
As I've gotten clearer of the limiting beliefs installed in my mind, I've seen more factual results along the way that reinforce my observations.
Looking back, I can say that the LOA is active in the creative process in my life continuously.
Here is an example; I live in the Silicon Valley area, and have worked inside many of the Silicon Wafer Fabs where exotic chemicals are stored and used.. I noticed, from time to time, whiffs of some of these chemicals, and wondered, Are these poisonous? Also in the day to day work I was doing I would handle toxic chemicals such as solvents, and lead, Cadmium, all sorts of exposures to things now considered Carcinogenic. Then, guess what? I was diagnosed with Stage 4 plus Lymphoma..... Now some might think that was a foreseeable outcome, but I am the only one who got it... Was that the LOA in action?
Now to the part that really demonstrates the LOA... That was ten years ago. The Doctors didn't think I would live one year, much less ten..... Oh by the way, I am healthy!
In the moment, I was shocked by the diagnosis, but I still didn't think I would succumb to the disease. Why? I'm not sure, but I do know that was my reaction at the time. I just kept doing what made me feel good, and paying attention to what was being shown to me at the time, and wended my way through the maze to the other side of the sickness. Many things have happened along the way, and it really was a journey for me that has taught me a lot about life and the way LOA works.
By the way, one of the things I learned is that Doctors, even in their very best moments CANNOT cure Cancer. It is true, and I will testify to it. Alternative treatment is what saved me. The LOA brought it to my attention, and by adopting it I was able to come through...
Since then I have learned about many Alternative treatments that work, and I am still doing some things that have an effect on Cancerous conditions, because once you have manifested Cancer it most likely will resurface at some point. (This is an example of Mass-mind belief).
I am so happy and grateful now that I have learned how it all works and am improving on my use of the LOA every day.
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answered 06 Dec '11, 20:32
I say "what does it matter if anyone believes it or not?" for those who believe it, it works and for those who do not probably won't even try.
I also think that you are painting with a pretty big brush here. LOA encompasses a few areas, feeling good, raising vibrational states, personal responsibility for all things that happen to you good and bad, creating experiences, and my fav (wink wink) material gains.
Now for me, I (and hate to use this word) believe that a few of these aspects of loa are valid. Most of all that when you change your attitude (vibration) that you attract yourself to that thought pattern. More so than things being attracted to you. Like when people notice 11:11 on clocks, it is not the clocks conspiring to make you see it but that you are seeking it out. YOU gravitate towards what you align with.
Last year when I "manifested" a flat stomach, it did not happen with magic, I believed it so much that I unconsciously did all the right things to make it happen. I know that when I'm in what some call the Vortex, douche bag people still show up around me, I just do not notice them. Nothing really changes "out there" but everything changes in me, and when my perspective changes the world changes TO MY POINT OF VIEW. So there is no new matter or people start acting differently to me, I just pick and chose what to notice and how to act accordingly.
Where LOA lost me was on two things.
So in conclusion, there is some validity to LOA and for me it should be renamed "The Principle of Feeling Good". When you feel good, you notice more good and you propel your self towards more goodness.
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answered 17 Apr '11, 05:21
well the question needs to be adressed , my responces on all of these questions are not "right" for everyone i am just illistarting that there ARE answers for all of them. here is the words of Eddie
"After participating on IQ for over a year, reading many questions and answers and observing the responses and reactions of many users; it’s become evident to me that many people cannot quite grasp the validity of the law of attraction (LOA) - no matter how good the explanations are."
as we all know just because we cannot grasp an answer does not mean it is not there, it just means many memebers of humanity have failed to grasp the isues that we are most unconfortable with,well it seems to me that this is true ONLY as it relates to an individual belief system, example
i am not singling anyone out but lets go to Sam Druker' s responce he says " Where LOA lost me was on two things.
•My state of well being and how I feel is not responsible for accidents or tragedy. Tell the people in Japan that they manifested that tsunami. Every one of them did that? No sorry. •Material things are being conspired to be delivered to you. No you have to work at what you want.
my responce, when it come to japan and natural disasters, it is a mannifestation of the earth as an entity and the dissharmonis energy she/he has, another issue that i just learned from my source is when it comes to colective consiesnesses mannifesting any thing has diffrent dinamics that the single way of it. as far as the "work for what you want" thing i have recived many things from the generacity of others and if you state it as a belife (as you have) then it never WILL happen withoput you working for it :-) at least thats my 2 cents lol love n light
another asks on another posting by Jaianniah
Isn’t it true that The LOA fails to explain childhood trauma, birth defects, the abuse of children, and murder of children, etc.?
No it does not. I am a channeller and my source explains this to me.My son has c.p. (cerebral palsy), the law of atraction doesnt have to explain this... this is his life. It goes to what the soul needs... the soul needs all experiences. My son was a warrior( in his past life). He used his body in his whole life, he NEVER used his heart to love. In this life he is handicapped BUt he loves unlike any other can. Those who have a loved one with this understand, he NEEDED to do this, his soul REQUIRED this experience so that he could feel lack of body and an overabundance of love. I used to HATE the fact that he was haniycapped until I adopted my new belief system from my source. It aplies with child abuse, murder and all other "bad" things to kids. I see my 8 years of HORRIBLE drug use and the deep depression and violence that went with it BUT now I understand that if I would have never experienced this, no matter how horrible of a time I had in it, I now know that my soul required it so that I could help others . How could I have EVER helped those in the deepest darkest parts of their life if I didnt know how to get out of it??? It is my path and this is my life's work... to channel and help others learn... to teach. I could have NEVER walked this path unless I had these "bad" experiences. After you realize that a "bad " experience is only a point of view and 99.9% of all "bad" experiences you can find either good, a lesson , or experience out of these, then they do not seem so bad...do they ??? I hope this helped.
do you all see what i am getting at? just because we cannot get past our own personal hang-ups doesnt mean we cant explain it with the law of attraction. I am not ONLY talking about others and i am not pointing my fingure at ANYONE! even in my own heart it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to see the reason that the LOA has a "good" explination on why children get raped and murded, BUT just because i can not BELIEVE that there is one, does NOT mean there is not a valid answer , you know? anyway that is my two cents and i just want to say i am not tryng to be rude to you Eddie or Sam or Jaianniah, i just had to find quick examples !
love n light , rob
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I've seen parrots manifested on demand, rare musical instruments appear when I have no money, and people in comas talk again. "Still, no dice!" There's too many caveats, and LOA never works consistently! Why am I here?
I like the positive spiritual discussions, and hope I can see through what has been hidden from us. My skepticism is friendly, and I think we're half right
answered 07 May '13, 15:42
I want to believe in the Law of Attraction because if it would be pretty darn incredible if it was real. I understand where Sam is coming from with the argument that although the LOA techniques can make you feel better and may change your perspective, do they really change the actual reality of the situation? I'm new in trying to implement the LOA consciously.
I would love to hear from others who can say that the LOA has brought them things (health, love, money, whatever) and has actually changed the situation and not just how they thought about the situation. I don't want to discount feeling good but if we're looking for concrete examples here can anyone share those experiences?
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answered 18 Apr '11, 06:42
If you believe in the Law of Attraction it works for you, if you don't believe, then it still works because you are attracting things in your life to prove that it doesn't work.
answered 07 May '13, 15:25
The question of belief or not resides exclusively with our personal experience with the LOA. For some, coincidence has become something more as our own awareness and link between our thoughts and what shows up in our lives have become more apparent. Yet for most, its nothing more than a hopeful punchline to play around with
There is no question, it is happening ALL the time.
The reason most don’t see it is three fold:
1) The stream of thought or the thinking process is way too turbulent for awareness to observe that unfolding on the surface when it happens
2) We believe that all we have to do is just have the intention.
3) Most of keep wanting the thing instead of embodying the experience of having it now. We don’t practice being to become.
As long as the attitude with LOA focuses on the prize (destination) as the reason for my fulfilment/ happiness and not with the journey in witnessing that creative process as it unravels, then seeing this always happening expression of the universe, will remain as elusive as anything else beyond out sight.
Essentially, You have to become the thing (the state) before you can have it. If you do that then you embody the attitude, posture and providence that directly corresponds with that choice. Therefore, your inner state must bring forth your outer world because you already have it. The seed is planted.
I broke it down for my daughter like this:
My State is my fertile ground. My thought from that state is the appropriate seed in that ground, my action is the effortless cultivation and my having is the harvest
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