The Law of Attraction: What Is It Really?

Dr. Purushothaman
October 6, 2013

There has been all of this talk about The Secret on Oprah and Larry King. There have been both sides of the coin shown--the optimistic side and the pessimistic side. Where most people fall is somewhere in the middle, having cracked the tip of the iceberg for a waking "aha" moment that seems to in an instant, explain some of life's most pressing questions.

However, when these "aha" moments occur, that's just the beginning of a new realm of possibility, information, wonderment, new scenarios as well as confusion, disbelief, frustration, and fear. With all of this attention to this Law of Attraction, it would be imperative to take a simple look at what the Law states:

The Law of Attraction simply states that what you think and feel about most, you will attract. Where you focus most of your attention is what is going to show up in your life whether you like it or not. This can be both a wonderful realization and a painful one. It can be empowering or frightening realizing that your life is actually in your hands too and not solely the hands of anything external as many of us believe. Having to take ownership for your life is most often referred to as "free will." This Law suggests that the external you see, even if you can't figure out how, is a reflection of your thoughts and emotions that come from your free will, which is governed by both the conscious mind and primarily the subconscious mind.

So going back to the initial question, let's ask again, what is the Law of Attraction? It is simply a Universal Law that can not be avoided, circumvented or proved to be false. Laws of the Universe govern our existence, and when we begin to learn about them and purposely work with them to our advantage, we can start to see more of what it is we like and less of what we don't like.

This is a "breaking the ice" article, which will continue to uncover more insights the deeper you decide to go. Like in the popular movie, What The Bleep Do We Know, how far down the rabbit hole do you want to go?

For most people, discovering the Law of Attraction is an awakening to self; self-realization, self-empowerment, self-actualization and so on. It puts a person in a place, even if it's just for a moment, where they can take ownership for the events that take place in their lives and the people that they come in contact with either directly or indirectly. Learning about the Law of Attraction helps to begin demystifying the beliefs that most people hold so closely to themselves as absolute truth. It does so by providing an answer to the "how" that many people wonder regarding why certain things happen to them. For instance, if you wonder "Why me" or "Why them and not me," the Universal Law of Attraction helps to give a reason.

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