The law of attraction is a pretty simple idea with lots of profound consequences. If you spend any time at all in the personal development world, particularly on the spiritual side, you have undoubtedly heard of the Law of Attraction, or LOA as it is commonly acronymized online.
In essence, the law works like this:
Everything In the Universe is made from energy.
What makes things appear to differ in the world is certain characteristics.
When two things have similar characteristics, they attract each other.
When they attract each other, they wind up influencing each other.
Now this influencing can take lots of different forms in the physical world. There are basically an infinite amount of possibilities of almost everything in the world, so there are a lot of possible combinations for how things are going to be attracted to each other.
Not Magic Socks
Now this doesn’t mean all the time that if you like striped socks that your sock drawer is going to magically fill up with striped socks overnight while you are sleeping. It could, given that all things are possible, but is much more likely that if you really, really, really like striped socks and you think about them a lot, that pretty soon a newspaper ad, or something you see on a website online is going to bring you the opportunity to get more striped socks.
Just because you get more socks through going to the store and buying them, does not mean the Law of Attraction does not work. The LOA is not a magic, rub the genie’s lamp kind of process, it is simply the way our world works al the time.
A Perfect Example of the LOA At Work
Here is something that happened this weekend that is a perfect example of the Law of Attraction action.
I woke up Sunday morning, and after having a bit of breakfast, my wife and I started talking about what we are going to do for dinner. Not a big deal, just regular sort of talking and planning our day. I got to thinking to myself that I would really like to have a hamburger. I don’t eat a lot of meat, but every once in a while I really enjoy a nice big hamburger, especially if it’s fixed on the grill outside.
Well, you know how it is with thinking about things to eat, all of a sudden my mouth started watering, and I got this crystal clear image of me eating a hamburger, crispy from the grill and smelling great, with a bit of BBQ sauce. Not overwhelming, just one of those things that happens and I was really enjoying eating this hamburger in my mind.
Then I realized that in order to have this hamburger of my dreams in real life I would have to get myself up and going to go to the store, buy the hamburger, some bbq sauce and some more charcoal and lighter fluid. Possible, sure, but, the truth is, its Sunday, and I really didn’t feel like doing all that so much, but truth was, I was still thinking about hamburgers.
So, we’re sitting in the living room just chatting, and our neighbor calls. “Hello", he says, "Would you guys like to come over for a glass of wine?” “We would really like you to see the new fountain we had installed and it’s a nice to sit by the pool and have a drink”
Sure, we say, that sounds great.
So we get ourselves put together, and walk over to our neighbor’s house. Sure enough the fountain is pretty cool. Aztec masks on the wall with the water pouring out their mouths into a small pool. We get the wine opened and poured and are just sitting around chatting and then he says,
And that is how the Law of Attraction works.
And it works all day everyday. It is how our Universe is set up to run, and it is a really simple system.
We decide what we want.
We think thoughts about it and feel feelings about it.
It shows up.
We accept it.
Simple. For sure, there are some things to learn that can make the entire process easier for you without having to worry if you are doing the right thing or not. But the fact is anybody can learn them and use them to bring more of what they want into their lives instead of more of what they don’t want.
So I view getting the hamburger I had been thinking about as a sign from the Universe that everything is on track and working to bring me the things I am spending my thought energy thinking about. Not so highbrow maybe, but the fact is, it works, and I believe it works.
And I like living believing that the Law Of Attraction works like that. 🙂
How about you? Ever have anything like that happen you would be willing to share? If so, please drop us a note in the comment section.
And have yourself an amazing day, you deserve it.