Hey, friends! It is very clear from the title what is it going to be about. Law Of Attraction (LOA), we have been hearing this phrase all over. More and more people have started using this phrase. Many people commit that they have seen measurable changes when they started applying it to their life. In my opinion, there is nothing like Law Of Attraction as the way it is being told and practiced. How could you possible imagine that just by sitting at one place with just the power of your thoughts you can attract materialistic things in your life. Don’t you think, all this is a bit over exaggerated, and there’s nothing like Law of attraction as they tell you to practice. I’m not saying that Law of Attraction doesn’t exist but it certainly doesn’t exist as people are talking about.
Where did LOA come from?
Law of attraction by definition is a belief that you attract whatever you focus on. In short, if you focus your thoughts on positive side then you will attract positive experiences and if you focus it on the negative side then you will attract negative experiences in your life. Pick the word here, experiences. It never said that it can get you materialistic things. It is no way like that.
Law of attraction comes in a new thought era and it came into existence in the 19th century. The new thought era grew out of the teaching of Phineas Quimby. However, there is no mention of the phrase Law Of Attraction in his teaching and the fact that his teachings were limited only to health & wellness. His teachings go like this:
the trouble is in the mind, for the body is only the house for the mind to dwell in, and we put a value on it according to its worth. Therefore if your mind has been deceived by some invisible enemy into a belief, you have put it into the form of a disease, with or without your knowledge. By my theory or truth I come in contact with your enemy, and restore you to your health and happiness. This I do partly mentally and partly by talking till I correct the wrong impressions and establish the Truth, and the Truth is the cure.
You can clearly see that his teaching was limited to curing illness and achieving better health. This theory is however proven but what we have been taught about is all wrong. You cannot attract materialistic goods with this technique. It was not meant for that. It was a result of some good marketing. So, does Law of Attraction really exist?
Does Law of Attraction really exist?
I don’t know. I have never experienced anything like it before. As the Secret says – There are three main things how you can make LOA work for you. And those three things are:
The book teaches an individual above three ways through which he can achieve whatever he wants in his life. I decided to follow these three steps after reading the book (just keeping faith). Here’s what I think about the three steps.
The book tells you to ask whatever you desire for. First, you have to grow your desire. Once you have your burning desire all you need to do is ASK the universe for it and LET GO. Do not hold onto it. You gotta let go of it. Now, there are so many things which are contradictory to this step in the process. The very first thing, they tell us is to show gratitude, to give. Here they are telling us to ask. They want us to ask from the universe about what we want.
There are two girls (let’s call them, Sita & Gita). Both girls wants to become a doctor. Now, Sita has read The Secret. She practices every step as it is mentioned in the book. She has a beautiful vision board where she sticks images of her being a doctor. Before going to bed, she imagines herself as a doctor. She is practicing the secret day and night. Now, there’s Gita. Gita has not read the book. Gita only knows one thing that she needs to study well and get good grades in the examination. So, Gita gives her 100% studying each and every concept. She gains knowledge in the field which she wants to be. On the other hand, Sita is doing everything that is written in the book. Now comes the exam time. What do you think, Who is more probable to become a doctor?
You see, LOA is flawed. It is not about ASKING, it’s about KARMA (as mentioned in the GITA). You gotta do something to become something. You gotta work towards in some way or the other. If LOA would have been true, then beggars would have been the wealthiest people of the world. Afterall they have been ASKING for a long time.
The second step in the process is BELIEVE. The book says that you must believe that you will get what you have asked for. Again, it is contradicting with the statement made in the first step. First, it says to ASK and let go. In the second step, it says to believe in what you have asked. How could you let go if you keep holding it with your belief? Also, believing on the outcome never guarantee that you will get it. Even Gita has stated it clearly – “KARMA Kiye Jaa, Fal Ki Iccha Na Kar”. There is no point believing in the outcome which is not in your control. There are many things in this world which are not in your control. So, instead of focusing your energy on the things which are out of your control, why not believe in things which are in your control. Makes sense…
This part is totally out of your control. Just even how big is this universe and what are you on the face of it. You are like a molecule of water in this vast ocean. There is no way you can control the outcome of some event and whether you going to profit from it. You have control over one and only one thing ACTION. Your action taken in the present will determine your outcome regardless of what you think or want. You must only concentrate on your work.
You might be thinking that Why I named this article Law of Attraction is a FACT? Well, the law of attraction is a fact if applied in places where it is applicable. All the three steps are valid only if you apply it to yourself instead of applying it to the universe.
Ask yourself what are your desires and let go of it. When you ask yourself for your desires, your mind becomes clear. Once the mind is clear about the things it wants, then there is nothing more powerful than your mind. Your mind will find ways to fulfil your desires in any way possible.
You must believe in yourself that you can do it. There is nothing impossible in this world. You must believe in yourself that you can do it and you will Receive. So, LOA is a fact, just make sure you are using it in the right way.
And as always,
Be my aficionado 🙂
Rashmi Dixit says
I think… one cannot have a dream without thinking.And if one would not contemplate about what he wants to be then its worthless.Karma is important but I think its impossible to do karma in today’s world untill you have something luring 😛so our thoughts play a tremendous role to achieve what we want.
Varun Shrivastava says
I’m not saying that you should stop dreaming. What I’m trying to convey is that you cannot get things simply by focusing on it. Your dream is not going to become your reality if you are just sitting at one place and focussing on it. Instead it will affect you adversly. You will get attached to the outcome which is not in your control. And if for some reason the outcome is not what you were focussing on, then you are going to get into depression.
You said – “its impossible to do karma in today’s world”, Well, Karma is not something we do. Infact, doing nothing is also our karma. It is not limited to our physical actions rather it is beyond our actions. I don’t think I’m in a place to talk about Karma. But, I believe in the principle of cause and effect. There must be some cause to take effect and every effect has some cause. So, make dreams your goals and start working towards them.
Priyanka Yadav says
I believe that the law of attraction works…. It happened with Me a lot of times…. Recent one that I remember is when I wanted to read a book but couldn’t afford it at that time. Yet my will to read the book was strong and even the condition of not being able to buy it affected my will…. Within a week my loa worked pretty sweet
As I woke up I found my roomie standing in front of me holding the exact same book. She told me that her parents gifted her this book and wanted her to read it. I asked her and read the whole book in one and a half week.
BTW the book’s name is “the secret” 😉
Also my law of attraction worked great when I got a one month trip to pune.
Two things that I experienced is that loa works only the person himself…. Your thoughts will not affect someone else. Second thing is that “karma” does play important role in law of attraction. You must act accordingly in order to attract and receive what you ask for.
Varun Shrivastava says
The book has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide in more than 46 languages. I don’t know how you got a chance to read it at your friend’s place.
I’m not negating the fact that LOA doesn’t exist or it doesn’t work. I’m saying that LOA doesn’t work in the ways book has taught us. Or you can say, I don’t believe it that way. Although, I believe in your last sentence – You must act accordingly in order to attract and receive what you ask for. Afterall,
Rashmi Dixit says
Well… I don’t like broaching about such topics…coz it seems so complex to me ‘karma’ n all 😂 bt go more into it Varun.Thats your job 😀 all the best 😀 🙂
Varun Shrivastava says
Actually LOA is just a theory.So there is not point whether it will work or not. it’s all in your beliefs. Basically the point here is if u want something very badly in your life it’s just gives u the way to get it processed in your subconscious mind. That’s where the whole concept of asking, believing and receiving comes from. once it gets in your subconscious all your focus and energy will automatically be targetted to achieve those things . That’s how things will now tend to get materialize. So the ultimate catch here is our subconscious mind. And there’s are many scientific theories supporting it.
May be in next blog I could see something on it..
Waiting for it.
Varun Shrivastava says
Yeah agree… but then again you will have to make constant efforts to make it happen. The Power of your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy is going to be my next book. Thanks