By Marc DeBruin
The Law of Attraction is slowly working its way up to becoming
the buzz cry for the new millennium. Most people have heard something
about it, and some people have heard most about it.
Commercialised by ï¿½excellent- films like ï¿½The Secretï¿½, humanity
suddenly seems to be waking up to the concept of ï¿½like attracts
likeï¿½. Not everybody knows how it works, but the concept sounds
great: put your thoughts and feelings on something, and that something
is bound to come to you! Simple as that. Pretty cool!
Let me start by saying that this concept is not new at all. It
has been utilised for as long as life has been existent on earth
(which is quite some time now). As the Law of Attraction is a universal
law, it has been around since creation started, whenever that was.
Liken it to the Law of Gravity. We did not ï¿½discoverï¿½ gravity
somewhere in human development and went ï¿½a ha!ï¿½. No, gravity has
always been part of our environment. By recognising and acknowledging
its existence have we been able to make use of it to our benefit,
and have we turned it into a tool instead of merely a fact of life.
For instance, only after recognising the existence of gravity have
we been able to create electrical energy by propelling water through
turbine engines in hydro-electric power stations. This is a simple
example, but you catch my drift: you canï¿½t use a force purposely
unless you recognise that force.
Even the Bible talks about the law of attraction on numerous
occasions, at least that is how I choose to see it. Read this:
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock,
and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh, receiveth;
and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall
be opened. Matthew 7:1-12
To me, it is quite clear that a reference is being made to the
Law of Attraction, although the term hadnï¿½t been coined yet, then.
James Allen was talking about the Law of Attraction in the late
1800ï¿½s in ï¿½As a Man Thinkethï¿½. Wallace Wattles spoke about it in
1910 in ï¿½The Science of Getting Richï¿½. Napoleon Hill wrote about
it in 1938 in ï¿½Think and Grow Richï¿½. Jane Roberts did so in the
1970ï¿½s with the ï¿½Sethï¿½-books, and Esther and Jerry Hicks in the
1980ï¿½s with the ï¿½Abrahamï¿½-material.
There is nothing new under the sun. There couldnï¿½t be, because
the Law of Attraction is as old as our universe is.
What IS new, is the increase of ï¿½vibrationï¿½ among humanity. There
are more people latching on to the concept of ï¿½conscious creationï¿½.
I sense that it has to do with ongoing evolution in general, but
more specifically with an increasingly deep desire among humanity
to find answers, to know thyself a bit more. Because we are slowly
getting to a point where the old paradigms donï¿½t always work well
anymore, we are looking for new ones, ones that give us more effective
and honouring results. And by the Law of Attraction those new paradigms
show upï¿½.in the form of the Law of Attraction!
In coming articles, I will expand on the Law of Attraction, and
will give my opinion on the question ï¿½if we apply this Law, do we
always get what we want?ï¿½.
Right now, Iï¿½d like to encourage you to start looking around
in your life. Very closely. If it is true that the Law of Attraction
is universal and always working (which I am convinced it is) then
your current situation is a result of ï¿½most likely subconscious-
application of this Law. Your life right now, whether good or bad,
is the effect of your cause, if you understand what I am saying.
It is time to start taking responsibility for what is going on in
your life. You are responsible for the good stuff, you are responsible
for the bad stuff. And I am not talking about responsibility in
an ï¿½it is your faultï¿½ way. I am talking about taking ownership over
your lifeï¿½s circumstances.
If you can acknowledge that your life is the way it is because
you have either created it yourself ï¿½knowingly or not knowingly-,
or have at least allowed it into your life ï¿½knowingly or not knowingly,
then you also hold the key to transformation. That is the secret.
The Law of Attraction is not the secret. It has always been there,
so how could it be!? Start counting your blessings, and forgive
yourself for thought-mistakes. That will automatically increase
your vibration, by which you will attract more of the ï¿½good stuffï¿½
in your life.
It is time.
Marc is a certified life/business coach, master NLP Practitioner
and Body Stress Release Practitioner on the Sunshine Coast in