Is the law of attraction real?. In basic terms, this theory states that if you think about your desire with enough concentration, it will eventually materialize. The subject is interesting and when you research it, a different perspective on life and reality is revealed. Some people believe that everything and everyone is basically made of energy vibrating at different frequencies, like radio waves and quantum physics seems to be heading in the direction of proving this theory. Maybe the alchemists were onto something. If this is true, then the Star Trek replicator could become reality one day. Of course, gold and oil would not be as desirable anymore.
The smallest known particle of matter is the quark, but the theory is that when matter is broken down as far as is possible, what we find is energy vibrating at a certain frequency and it is the speed of vibration that determines what we perceive to be different types of matter. This leads to the law of attraction theory because the energy or force is consciousness and all knowing. Some people call this god, others call it the universal field / consciousness and various other names. The theory is that a person’s thoughts have energy and power and the thoughts are sent out into the universe and must be made material in the end, because they are energy and this energy consciousness cannot determine reality from dream/desire. Many self help books and audio recordings have variations on this theme.
I don’t know whether the theory is correct but it does allow for experimentation. It certainly seems that negative thoughts do have a lot of power, all we need to do is think negatively in a concentrated manner and we get very negative results, and negative thinking comes naturally to most of us, almost as if it has been programmed into us. Many people can’t believe the theory because the concept is alien to everything that they have been taught, their whole lives have been based upon the idea that taking action is the only way to make something happen and action is the only thing required. I believe that positive thought does have a power, but concentrated thought leads to action which leads to materialization of the desire. There are some self help authors who state that thought is the primary force in making a desire materialize and others who state that action is most important. Some “gurus” state that thought /intention on it’s own will materialize your desires. I do know that without at least one or the other, no desire will materialize and it is fair to say that if negative thoughts have power, then positive ones do also.
The early 20th century self help author Napoleon Hill stated that “definiteness of purpose” was his first law of success, and this makes sense, as a person can’t make their desire materialize if they don’t have one. Concentrating on one desire as your definite purpose can, at the very least, go a long way to making it happen, so this seems to be a variation on the thought theory, although he does stress that action must also be taken.
What I have understood so far from research is that in order to manifest your desires, you must….
- Decide upon one desire and think about it in a positive manner as frequently as possible.
- Believe that your desire has already been manifested. This means that initially, your desire must be believable to you.
- Don’t be impatient, because you don’t want to give the “force” a deadline as this could lead to negativity.
- Think positively as much as you can in general and be on the alert for negative thoughts, as they mess up the process.
- When a good idea comes to you, in connection with your desire, take action on it.
- Frame your desire in positive terms and never say negative phrases like “ I can’t afford” this or that etc.
- Visualize yourself as the recipient of your desire ( in the present moment).
- Reprogram your subconscious to think in positive terms.
- Be grateful for the good things that you already have, and say so every day.
The theory is that positive energy vibrates on a different and higher frequency than negative energy, and positive energy (your desires, good things etc) will only be attracted to other positive energy………those thoughts sending out a broadcast from your mind.
I’m no “guru”or expert and I am still studying the topic because I find it interesting. I have always wondered if “this” is all there is, “this” being the humdrum, tedious negative environment that most people exist in, so it is a novel concept to find theories that put forward the idea that we are creating this environment by our own thoughts.
Try it out, it certainly won’t do anyone any harm. It can’t do any harm to think in a positive way.