Law Of Attraction: Real Or Myth?

The law of attraction is a belief based on the “like attracts like” theory. It states that if someone concentrations on negative and positive thoughts, both negative and positive results can be attained. There has been a lot of media attention to this theory of Law of Attraction. I have recently done some research on this topic so I can truly understand it. I am a believer in “our thoughts become things” so I found this theory interesting and thought-provoking. According to a lot of teachers of the Law of Attraction it’s nearly that easy. I tend to agree with this philosophy because once we change our thoughts we truly can attract positive energy in our life. I have also found a lot information about the myths about the law and how it can be misleading. So today I will share some realities and myths of the Law of Attraction.

Reality

1. The Law of Attraction is the law by which the universe responds to the thoughts and feelings that we put out into it is exactly the same for everyone. The Law of Attraction doesn’t just literally drop stuff in your lap. It brings you meetings with just the right people at the right time, brilliant ideas and coincidences. It’s your job to pay attention to those ideas, follow your hunches and recognize the coincidences.

2. Visualization is an important tool used to train yourself to create what you want. It isn’t the visualization that creates, though. You create through the vibration that you offer. The vibration you offer is determined by the thoughts you habitually think (beliefs). Visualization can help you to retrain your thoughts.

3. There is nothing you have to do, or in fact can do to make the Law of Attraction work. Just as there is nothing you have to do or can do to make the stars come out at night actually come out It just does. That’s why it’s called a law you generate your own reality. All of it. All the time. You can’t help it. You have the control to change everything you see around you, every person in your life, everything in your reality.

Myth

1. The Law Of Attraction Is ‘Magical’
With everybody’s eyes slowly being opened to the vast and limitless potential that lies in front of them, it is no wonder that for some, the law of attraction and the possibilities that it offers seem like some form of “magic”. The law of attraction isn’t a case of simply wanting something and it falling into your lap as a result of just positive thinking. Instead, it is about keeping your mind open to positivity and having faith in the universe to provide you with what you want most in life. The law of attraction is no wishing-well or form of witch craft, but alternatively, a way of opening your eyes to the very best aspects in life.

2. Teaches To Care Yourself & Nobody Else
Basically, when people begin to learn more about the law of attraction they are often left open-mouthed, jumbled or confused when they come to the realization that they are being taught to be a bit more selfish. However, if learning how to prevent the moods of others from affecting your well-being is selfish, then everybody ought to try it a little more often especially for the sake of their bodies.

3. The Law Of Attraction Is New
It is a generally held misbelief that the law of attraction is some new self-help effort to have only recently been bought to our attention. However, this couldn’t be any further from the truth it’s been around since the beginning of time. It can be argued that it’s one of the oldest law in the Universe.

The Law of Attraction plays a very important role in manifesting desires, but it is only one part of the thought manifestation process. If you understand that everything existing in the material or external world is made of only energy, you may realize that focusing your energy or thought toward something you desire can help manifest it into reality. Comment below & if you like this post please share!

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Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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76 Responses to Law Of Attraction: Real Or Myth?

  1. Well articulated and every point you hit was dead on. You get what you put out, be it negative or positive. *thumbs up*

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  3. An important part of the manifestation process is awareness. When we are not fully conscious, we will attract things we don’t want. Thank you Jay Colby for your inspiration. I wish you well ~dp.

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  4. Faith Lowry says:

    Thanks for the recent like! Great refresher on the law of attraction! 🙂

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  5. Not a subject I normally think a lot about but it was definitely well written and interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Roos Ruse says:

    Confirms what I’ve been saying for … well, saying, Life is grand – or we choose to make is less than it can be. Great post!

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  7. DhyvD says:

    Good read. Not sure if I agree with it but worth the thought, and inspired me to investigate further; I haven’t actually read any of the books and stuff of the current popularization of the “law of attraction” but I have experienced something which might be similar, but there’s a bit more to it than the rules/law and when you look at stuff like wars and inescapable abuse, I think there’s clearly a limit to it.

    I don’t believe people who suffer are at fault, not even in a past life. I do think that they are people who can achieve more within their context, but their context is not necessarily the same as others.

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  8. colonialist says:

    Very interesting topic. It seems likely that this is tied in with a number of wide-ranging theories and beliefs, including prayer/religion, the Power of Positive Thinking (Norman Vincent Peale), and synchronicity (recognising meaningful co-incidences). As you have indicated, the key lies in recognising and acting upon the clues and opportunities to which one is attracted.

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  9. I love this post! I’m a great believer in the law of attraction. Lately, I’ve been wondering if this also works across boundaries especially here in cyberspace – like minds attracting mentally never having met. Food for thought! Great post! Thank you!

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  10. akucbol says:

    A good read. It’s nice to hear about the LOA from a different angle. Cheers!

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  11. Sonam Agarwal says:

    I too have some knowledge about LOA and I like the way you presented this concept so nicely and shortly.

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  12. Perfectly stated and I agree 100%. I’ve seen it work a thousand times 🙂

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  13. I have a lot of time for the principles of the Law of Attraction. But as you so rightly say, it isn’t magic, and it isn’t going to land $1 million and a gold speedboat in your back yard (should that be your kind of thing). But, I do strongly believe that the energy and thoughts you transmit into the universe will open doors and present opportunities in the direction those energies are pointed. Learning how to raise your energy and direct it in a positive fashion is powerful magic in its own right that we all have at our fingertips.

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  14. M.L.S.Weech says:

    This is a fascinating post. I actually read a book (I won’t mention it because, while I enjoyed it, I fear some may read the book and missinfer the connection I’m trying to make) that in a small way made this law a magic system. It didn’t go so far as to make a mockery of it (it was a book which was humorous in nature, but I didn’t feel it insulted the premise). My point is, I though it was a self-help book new age thought. I actually believe in several of the concepts. Another book (this one I’ll name because it’s a bit more serious in tone) The Art of Racing in the Rain, has a concept that I firmly believe in. “The car goes, where your eyes go.” There are a ton of cliche phrases that touch on the concept, but I essentially believe determination and vision lead to achievement. Thanks for the post.

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  15. ameniki says:

    I firmly believe in the law of attraction, great post. I have read many books, the latest being Think and Grow Rich, which is also a form of the law of attraction, so we know it has been around for decades. My thing is you have to commit to it, you can’t be all willy nilly with it, that’s why many finds that it doesn’t work, because they don’t commit!

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  16. Loved the post. I can highly recommend Mike Dooleys TUT Notes from the Universe. You get a daily note from the ‘Universe’ via email and they’re not only inspirational but also funny. For me always a nice start of the day and a reminder to be more clear and focused in my thinking.

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  17. Idle Muser says:

    True are the things that you mentioned. You attract positivity with optimism and negativity with pessimism. It’s the game of energy.
    So stay optimistic, and see happy and good things happening around you. 🙂

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  18. Andrew Zwolf says:

    I am soooo going to use this law, & finally, finally, get to SCORE!!

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  19. This is brilliantly written. I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog. I’ll definitely be back!

    Thanks for liking our posts,
    STIX

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  20. Another well written article of yours. I bow on your wide range of knowledge. Your points are just too brilliant that even a damn person could agree. Base in my own experience, law of attraction is surreal, it really reflects on how you attract things. What the mind conceived the body percieve.

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  22. Great Job. Good research. Good integration. Good analysis. Great clarity. Thanks for sharing. God bless you !

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  23. Berni says:

    I’m not sure whether I understand what this law is about but I got couple friends who always say nice things that make my day.

    But there are others who are always negative and they make me feel bad & sad.

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    • Jay Colby says:

      Thanks for commenting but we all have to be careful who spend our time with. That’s why I try my best to surround myself with postive people!

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      • Berni says:

        I don’t mind negative people surrounding me because they need my positive outlook the most. Don’t you agree? I call it Jesus’ Third Law of Overcoming the World. I forgot the first two laws :).

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      • Berni says:

        I don’t mind negative people surrounding me because they need my positive outlook the most. Don’t you agree? I call it Jesus’ Third Law of Overcoming the World.

        The first law says negative people will remain negative unless an external force changes them.

        The second law says negativity breeds only negativity that is equal in magnitude but opposite in direction.

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  24. Sorry, I’m not a believer in this at all. Quite the opposite, really. Human beings do influence the world around them. Those w/ courage and a positive attitude toward life can manage to find ways of coping, even w/ difficult circumstances. Those w/ a negative attitude, a sour outlook on life, will fail to see the opportunities around them, give up when they’re within reach of success, and push others away. Who wants to be around someone always bitter and angry, anyhow? So outlook becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Don’t get me wrong. We should be moved by injustice, should be angry about the hunger in the world. The difference between people w/ a positive and people w/ a negative outlook is that those w/ the former will actually work to improve the world. Those w/ the latter will fume and complain (or resort to violence, making the world still worse).

    Then there’s the other issue: God. The universe is not sentient. It does not feel our presence or sympathize w/ our dreams. Calling the theory of attraction a scientific law just slaps a culturally acceptable label on it. W/ all due respect, this is magical thinking — the kind a child engages in. There is, however, a good and holy God. Unlike the universe, He does care about us. That can be difficult to grasp when we suffer. But that’s a topic for another day.

    Hope I haven’t offended you. Glad to know someone else worries about these things, too. 🙂

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  25. dfolstad58 says:

    I disagree with you that this law exists. I did still enjoy your writing and the presentation of your thoughts.

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  26. Berni says:

    I got my version of the Law of Attraction. I fell in love with a strange girl in Morocco. We weren’t two but one and the same person. I left her because God said she needed her mom and I loved her more than I loved myself.

    God then took me on a strange journey and in late 2014, I knew her secret: she was my soul, the girl God created from my rib.

    If people stop showing lust in strange women then God will take them to their soul mates and if all men do that, this world will transform from Kingdom of Satan into the Kingdom of God.

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  27. As a kid I noticed strange coincidences and formed my own thoughts about how to get things I wanted, even before hearing of LOA. I would just focus on say, a new pair of skates and tell myself “I’m going to find skates”. Then when my grandfather would go to garage sales, I would go along and bam! A pair of skates in my size, in great condition, for cheap. It happened so many times that as a child I just figured it was a thing everyone did. It always had to be something I might actually have a chance of finding and I had to really really want it. So, when I read something about the LOA, I am naturally interested. Now If only I could get those lotto numbers! Lol

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  28. Hi Jay, thanks for following my blog. I am now following yours and am enjoying your thoughts, views and observations. I feel they are very astute, and show a maturity and deep understanding of relationships, good and bad ones. Our blogs are quite different, but I like blogs that offer more, like yours. Keep up the good work and excellent writing. You are very skilled and expressive.

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  29. I would say I’m sorta “granola,” and the granola youth (I’m 27 – can I still be a youth?) are notorious for being anti science. I was recently told that science and a belief in the metaphysical are mutually exclusive and I replied that in the age of quantum physics, that is simply not true.

    I for one love science, and I think it’s a very effective method of inquiry. BUT, it measures so called objective reality, and SO much of our experience is subjective. (Um, all of it?) For example, when has the physical world, that chair you’re sitting in, the sound of the bus passing outside, been more important than what you felt about it?

    Therefore, I’m engaged in sort of… “personal science,” if you will, where I attempt to find repeatable phenomena within my subjective experience. This has all been my roundabout way of saying that my external reality has always reflected my internal reality, 100% of the time, even when I don’t see it, even when I’m thinking over and over again, “Why can’t I get a break? Why can’t I get a break? Why can’t I get a break?!”

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  30. bursh1 says:

    Great post, the words are full of directions, thanks for sharing….

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  31. starmanjones says:

    I smell a slam against Magic. I thus offer a situation choice. it’s morning, you’ve the same little time before work tasks. so coffee and in this case a breakfast shake for healthy living. option one is to brew coffee, make shake slug ’em and go. whomp. typical morning. option two is to let a little room for MAGIC to exist, same deal only a cup of frothed milk awaits the coffee before the shake slugged. a LATTE if you will. is it magic? I don’t know – I didn’t consume it, i only frothed the milk. however, odds are it makes the day go by a little differently when it wasn’t a whomp, there it is but perhaps a bit more magical. it’s ordinary magic just like out of pratchett’s Equal Rites discworld novel….practical magic. nothing earth-shatteringly special about foamiy milk – but it is a nicer coffee. yet no less magic than if i’d walked out the back door to my space craft and started towards the MOON and later lagrange point 3 asteroids and then to Mars after an awesome astral survival show of how to make marijuanna into a space suit, fetching as it is a safe space bubble fringed in helmet visored gold for sunglare 😉 as tasteful look, powdered the rock and bubbled the air through it for oxygen and water to make moon cement and a home…ahhh kick your feet up…then tanks on tanks of cryogenic supplies to the asteroid and onward to Mars where I can sing song not of Georgia Clay or Colorado Red Rock or perhaps Australia’s also irony dirty- but Mars all exotic like- it’s lonely out in space..rock ET Maaaan… elton john humming impossible to avoid. sorry. but is it? is it less magical to froth a milk than it is to weave an airtight as canvas is already watertight – space suit of dope and travel interstellar? why so? why not? magic is being delighted and surprised even if one doesn’t have to be- it is just practice or simpler knowledges parsed and executed. it doesn’t require LOGIC to have it stomped into the ordinary.

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  32. You nailed it Jay. It’s real and always at play from the One above.

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  33. Great topic. I heard much of this years ago and meant to stick with this mindset, but got outside of it somehow. Thanks for putting back on the path, Jay.

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  34. I have experienced Law of Attraction in a very different way. Every living being who has shared my home – my dog, mother, a niece and domestic help- have all been strong-headed and independent individuals. Life was not easy, but they reflected the kind of person that I am, and it also brought in a lot of lessons.

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  35. Berni says:

    Once, my older brother was driving the car on a long distance.

    Our mom was diabetic and the cold weather was giving her trouble because there weren’t ladies’ rooms on the highway.

    I asked my brother to give me the wheel. I started driving the car like an asshole. It started raining very heavily, reducing visibility and all cars slowed down and cleared the fast lane.

    My car started ringing the alarm for crossing 120 km/h (80 miles/h). My brother meekly suggested keeping the speed below 120. “It’s not 120 but 160” came my cold reply. He looked behind.

    Our mom never used to sleep while moving. But our mom was fast asleep.

    I didn’t fear bad weather nor anything else. The universe was on my side. Why should I fear if I’m helping my tired mom to reach home before night?

    Why do some people not do kindness? Why some people fear doing an act of kindness?

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  36. Berni says:

    Once, my older brother was driving the car on a long distance.

    Our mom was diabetic and the cold weather was giving her trouble because there weren’t ladies’ rooms on the highway.

    I asked my brother to give me the wheel. I started driving the car like an asshole. It started raining very heavily, reducing visibility and all cars slowed down and cleared the fast lane.

    My car started ringing the alarm for crossing 120 km/h (80 miles/h). My brother meekly suggested keeping the speed below 120. “It’s not 120 but 160” came my cold reply. He looked behind.

    Our mom never used to sleep while moving. But our mom was fast asleep.

    I didn’t fear bad weather nor anything else. The universe was on my side. Why should I fear if I’m helping my tired mom to reach home before night?

    Why do some people not do kindness? Why some people fear when doing an act of kindness?

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  37. enterfuntech says:

    The law of attraction will certainly and unerringly bring to you the conditions, environment and experiences in life, corresponding with your habitual, characteristic, predominant mental attitude.

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  38. The imagination is our most resourceful tool. What we believe we are, we will become.The law of attraction has a simplicity that builds the deepest complexities.

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  39. Totally agree with the blog LOA is not magic.

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  40. Sounds like Alchemists by Paulo Cuelho. One of my favorite authors.

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  41. Rightly Articulated.. Good job Jay

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  42. Jane Meadows says:

    Thank you for this Jay
    I tend to stay away from law of attraction as a Christian because it may be contrary to what my religious teachings are about however I am constantly drawn to it. I have also noticed that my energy is really low at the moment and therefore everything seems to be going wrong.
    I want to merge my Christian faith with law of attraction but don’t know how.

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  43. Shayra says:

    It’s a nice post .I have also read many times in books ,blogs ,articles about Law of Attraction.I have also read” Secret” Book of “Rhonda Byrne” to understand it properly.But after reading your post ,it gives clear idea that how it works ?.Thanks for sharing😆

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