The Long Arm of the Law of Attraction
The law of attraction gives simple directions to fine tune your life.
When you were about 18 months old, you probably conducted research on the law of gravity. Again and again, you dropped things from your high chair to see if they'd fall to the floor every time. You found that things didn't stay where you put them. They always flew to the ground. These early experiments were essential to the practice of your day-to-day functioning, from learning to walk to throwing a ball.
You didn't know you were experimenting with a basic law of physics. In fact, it used to be that none of humanity knew about the law of physics. Once we became conscious of it, though, we conducted the advanced experiments that eventually allowed us to use the law of gravity to fly and to orbit our planet. Just as Gravity is a law in physics, Attraction is a law in metaphysics, which simply means, "beyond physics."
The Law of Attraction can be stated a number of ways. From the Thought Movement of 2000 years ago, "As a man thinks, so he is," and "It is done unto you as you believe." From the New Thought movement begun in the early 20th century, we hear, "Thoughts in mind produce after their kind." And Wayne Dyer is just one of many modern teachers to say, "You become what you think about all day long."
If you're a student of personal growth or success, chances are that you've heard of the law of attraction. Before you learned about it, you didn't realize you'd been conducting experiments on that law, just like you used to play with gravity. Now, you have the opportunity to conduct these experiments consciously, to use the law of attraction on purpose, so that you can experience abundant life.
One method for working with the law of attraction is to take a good look at the experiences you draw into your life. And no, you are not single-handedly responsible for natural disasters. I'm talking about your own life, today. What sorts of people populate your days? Are you having the kinds of experiences you want?
The law of attraction teaches us that we must create the mental equivalent of the life we want, before we see it take shape in front of us. We don't have to spin our wheels trying to force solutions in our outer life. As we practice building up the mental equivalent in consciousness, the law of attraction works to draw to us exactly the people, information, materials, and any other raw materials needed to create the experiences we want to have.
If there is something you don't want, but it consistently comes into your life, there is a mental equivalent for it in your consciousness. If it is done unto you as you believe, and you keep having experiences where you feel taken advantage of, then that is evidence that you believe in having that sort of experience. Either you believe you deserve it, or you believe that it's inevitable. You can choose to live in a new truth, something like, "All of my interactions contribute to the highest good of all."
This doesn't mean you master this law and negative situations will never come knocking on your door. This simply means you can learn how not to invite them into your house and life! Using the law of attraction as a conscious adult, you can, with patience and persistence, create a wonderful new experience of life.
This article was posted on December 01, 2005
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