I am asking this question within the context of the Law of Attraction. If we do create our own reality then there are no accidents or coincidences in our life. Does this mean that we are all exactly where we are supposed to be in our life journey? And that maybe when an experience no longer suits our purpose then we will make a change?

When I analyze it like this, it seems that the law of attraction is almost automatic but it is also a part of the evolutionary process as well. And I would also conclude that we are all exactly where we are supposed to be or want to be. What do you think?

asked 06 Apr '10, 20:31

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edited 06 Apr '10, 20:39

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Coincidence is too coincidental to be a coincident.


answered 24 Sep '10, 14:38

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Nice, I like that.

(16 Dec '10, 01:21) Brian

Everything that happens to us is indeed as a result of our dominant habits of thought and this implies that we are the creator of our reality.

It does not make any sense for random things, whether they are good or bad, to happen to us at random times. Because this would imply that everybody is not deserving to the same extent. In other words, this implies that we are not all equal as humans as each of us gets random sets of good or bad things happen to us. Some might get more good and some more bad things, along the same lines as the concept of 'fate'.

The Law of Attraction, on the other hand, puts everybody on the same level. It builds on the fact that we are all equal beings with the same power to create the reality which suits us best. And we are all equally capable of doing so.


answered 05 Oct '10, 20:02

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Pink Diamond

edited 05 Oct '10, 20:58

What about winning the lottery?

(05 Oct '10, 20:13) Vesuvius

The lottery is no different from anything else in our reality. We just perceive it as being a lot harder to manifest than other things. It is a manifestation like any other.

(05 Oct '10, 20:37) Pink Diamond

There was a guy I met who won the lotto, then a few months later his partner won the lotto.

(16 Dec '10, 01:27) Brian
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I think it is a drastic oversimplification of the Law of Attraction to assert that there are no coincidences and that literally every thing, person, and event that occurs in our lives is the result of our thinking. This belief bespeaks a mindset that prefers a black-and-white, cut-and-dried, funamentalist worldview. (I'm not trying to be judgmental in this assessment, it's simply how I see it.)

If this were the case then we'd all be living in our own little Garden of Eden. Obviouisly, we're not, hence our interest in this topic to begin with.

My take is that we need to remember a few pragmatic considerations here. First, while we're creating, others are creating too and it's entirely possible that your intention may run directly contrary to the intention of somebody else. Or, somebody else's intention might require the Universe to make use of you in manifesting it. There is also an element of randomness at play; for example, if a volcano blows up and kills thousands of people, many of them innocent children, it beggars belief that they all somehow "attracted" that event into their lives by wrong thinking.

Thoughts to become things -- eventually. Persistent visualization is only the first step. Following that visualization up with hard work, diligent attention to results, and a willingness to change approach on the fly as feedback is provided, are what separate people who achieve the manifestation of their intent from those who simply wish for things idly and hope to have them just fall into their laps as if by magic.

Peace and Prosperity,



answered 29 Apr '10, 07:00

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Would you say that The Law of Gravity is also subject to randomness? Does it beggar belief that all the people on this planet are subject to it? The Law of Attraction is far more of a law than gravity because it applies universally everywhere. If you start claiming the idea of randomness then have you really got a law at all? You can't have it both ways. You either have a law that operates consistently or you have no law at all. Think about the innumerable contradictions that result at the boundary conditions of randomness vs law.

(24 Sep '10, 17:00) Stingray

I totally agree with the premise, we do create our own reality, be it consciously or unconsciously (through willingness to pass it to others to create it for us.)

Most people on this planet are not only creating their reality unconsciously but are also plugged into their daily dose of "programming." That's why it may seem so random and scattered and leads some to believe in accidents and coincidences. By the way this also effects the planet, which is a living organism, and is reflected by different manifestations.

For my part, I know first hand that it works because I am where I am supposed to be and where I want to be (through conscious effort and discipline.)

Thanks and Blessings, namaste


answered 24 Sep '10, 08:46

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OH WOW!, That is exactly right. Everything is perfect at this moment for where we are as an individual, community, race, global, and universal. We are exactly where we need to be for the highest and best evolutionary conditions to exist for growth and development. Everything is perfect for this duration of consciousness.


answered 06 Oct '10, 04:15

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I used to think there are no accidents in life, until I studied Chaos theory.

Chaos theory studies dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions. This sensitivity is popularly referred to as the butterfly effect.

Small differences in initial conditions (such as those due to rounding errors in numerical computation) yield widely diverging outcomes for chaotic systems, rendering long-term prediction impossible in general. This happens even though these systems are deterministic, meaning that their future behaviour is fully determined by their initial conditions, with no random elements involved.

In other words, the deterministic nature of these systems does not make them predictable.



answered 06 Apr '10, 20:45

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This chaos theory stuff I have been trying to understand, to me if this were correct a simple game of billiards would be impossible to play. I know every time I hit the ball at this right angle it bounces here there then here and goes into the pocket, I never hit it and have it do something completely unexpected yet.

(29 Apr '10, 19:32) Wade Casaldi

Golf would be even more impossible, imagine Tiger Woods trying to play and every time hit the ball no matter how hard he tried it would go in any random chaotic direction even backwards.

(29 Apr '10, 19:35) Wade Casaldi

@Wade: Not everything is chaotic. Some systems are very predictable. But the systems that are really interesting always seem to incorporate chaotic elements. And chaotic systems do follow certain patterns; they are not completely random. Chaos is freedom within a framework.

(29 Apr '10, 22:55) Vesuvius

Chaos is a fascinating science; if you want to learn more about it, you can pick up James Gliek's book here: http://www.amazon.com/Chaos-Making-Science-James-Gleick/dp/0143113453

(29 Apr '10, 22:57) Vesuvius

Thanks Vesuvius, yes I really do want to understand this, right now it doesn't make sense to me but nothing does until it is learned that is the point of learning anything we have to not know it first. Thanks.

(30 Apr '10, 08:11) Wade Casaldi
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