Can the Law of Attraction Make You Wealthy?

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Dr. Purushothaman
October 6, 2013

Over the past year, the media has given a lot of attention to the DVD and book, "The Secret," yet many people remain unclear about the nature of the Law of Attraction and the role it can play in creating wealth. Indeed, Rhonda Byrne, Bob Proctor, and others involved in "The Secret" were inspired by the 1910 book, "The Science of Getting Rich," by Wallace D. Wattles. The Law of Attraction, which some people refer to as the Law of Vibration, forms the basis of "The Secret," and is used daily by those who wish to not only improve their financial circumstances but who wish to become rich.

What is the Law of Attraction?

In essence, the Law of Attraction presumes that your thoughts and beliefs manifest themselves in the physical world. In other words, if you put positive thoughts out into the universe, positive events will come to pass. On the other hand, if you put negative beliefs and thoughts out into the universe, you will attract negative events.

Where Did the Law of Attraction Originate?

Some people think that the Law of Attraction can be traced back to Buddhist concepts like karma vipaka (the result of past action) and Christianity's corollary, "as you sow, so shall you reap." Others attribute it to the early twentieth century, when Wattles and his contemporaries, all of whom would be considered self help and motivational experts today, put forth the idea that you become that which you believe.

What Elements Comprise the Law of Attraction?

The premise of the Law of Attraction is that like attracts like. Therefore, you need to know what you truly desire, make a decision to pursue it, ask the universe for it, believe in your ability to create your destiny, then work toward achieving your goals. For example, if you truly desire a loving relationship, you need to get rid of negative thoughts like, "I only attract losers," and instead focus on the attributes you want in a mate, meditate or pray about it, tell others about it, and believe that the ideal relationship will come to you. Most importantly, you have to take concrete action to allow the Law of Vibration to resonate within you. This might mean putting yourself in situations where you are more likely to meet the person you desire, inviting friends to introduce you to potential mates, and so forth. Action is a key component of the Law of Attraction, because, as the adage goes, simply wishing doesn't make it so.

How Can I Attract Wealth?

There are several programs available that use the principles of the Law of Attraction to create wealth. The foundations of the most successful programs include the success of "The Secret," the concepts set forth in "The Science of Getting Rich," the credibility of personal growth instructors, and the Internet as a distribution medium.


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