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The law of attraction

The law of attraction has been in operation for a long time. People in personal development and self improvement can easily relate to it as some concepts of it are quite evident in various self improvement teachings.

In recent years, the law of attraction and manifestation has become a really hot subject. What was once a subject previously confined to the domain of the New Age, metaphysical and spirituality is now very much mainstream.

What is the law of attraction?

The law of attraction is simply the law of the universe that whatever you desire for and intend to have, you will attract it to you. In short, your thoughts dictate what you experience in reality.

Find that hard to believe?

Well have you ever experienced instances of strange coincidences? Such as when you were thinking about an old friend and a moment later your phone rings and it is that friend calling.

Or when you are craving for a particular food and then your mom or friend comes over with that very dish?

That is the law of attraction at work.

You have in fact attracted those things to you through using the power of your intention and desire. I’m sure many of us have experienced such situations, it’s just that we usually brush it off and dismiss it as a mere coincidence.

Though the idea of the law of attraction has been around for centuries, it can be explained through quantum physics.

In quantum physics, everything in the universe is energy. Our thoughts like everything else, is made up of pure energy. As such, what we are thinking of everyday is actually energy that is constantly sent out to the Universe.

Following the spiritual law that “like attracts like”, this energy will go out and attract back to you what you sent out.

If you send out negative thoughts and focus only the bad, you will bring negative things to you. However, if you send out positive thoughts and only focus on what you desire, that will be what you will attract.

You cannot just intend to have a million dollars or wish for all the good things fall on your lap. That is the big problem people have, they treat the law of attraction like it is a lottery. Realise that these intentions are just surface level ego needs.

To make the law of attraction work, two things must to be present.

Your intention must be harmonious with every part of your being — physically, emotionally, and spiritually. You may desire for wealth at the ego level but at the spiritual level you may seek to experience growth in certain areas.

You must have unshakable and consistent belief. Never have a shred of doubt. Once you start doubting or worrying about whether you can attract something, it will never happen. Keep this belief until what you intend is manifested.

With these two handled, the law of attraction will come easily and naturally to you. Focus on these aspects as you learn more about the law of attraction. As you go through experiences harnessing the law of attraction, you will realise that it is very much a part of the spiritual journey that everyone goes through.

* Dr. Adrian Daisley is a Certified Life Coach and Stress Manager

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