a reply to: Regalius
Is Law of Attraction real?
Yes and no, for better and worse
. The Flaw of Attraction is a self-serving gross corruption of age-old divine laws... and the earth and the
heavens shall fall away before one tittle of the law fails. But the Law of Attraction as understood and practiced is incomplete, and creates its own
On the most basic level, just because you want something doesn't mean you should have it, and forcing it creates problems of its own. So while it may
be possible, it may not be wise. Perhaps you do not understand or are not prepared for the consequences, and would be better off without it. Or
perhaps there's something even better for you that you don't even know yet. Or perhaps someone else will be unfairly harmed in the process. For
example, if you want a particular job, you may be able to use the flaw of attraction to get that job, but maybe there's a better job for you just
about to become available... perhaps the company is about to go under or they're really a criminal operation or otherwise just not a good place to
work that will hurt you in the end... perhaps someone else is better qualified for the job and will better serve the needs of the employer and
customers... perhaps a lot of things. I will give you two true examples of how it can go wrong.
I worked with a guy that was very much into "The Secret" and the Flaw of Attraction. He worked hard to get a certain big account.... and he got it.
It was quite the feather in his cap. But he didn't deserve it because he wasn't up to the challenge. In the process, he totally screwed me over, and
I was the one who actually serviced that account. When push came to shove, I quit, no one else could do what I did so they lost the account
(nonperformance clause in the contract)... and he ended up losing his job. It was probably because he totally underbid the contract that really got
him the account -- not the LOA -- and it was definitely incompetence that lost him his job... but I'm sure this was not the result that he wanted,
visualized or expected.
A friend of mine once used the LOA to "clear the weather" for a business flight she had to make. It was seemingly successful... for her... in that
the storm that had been in her flight path took a totally unexpected turn in another direction so she had a great flight. But not so successful for
others in that the storm ended up wreaking havoc and destruction and death elsewhere. Of course, that storm probably would have turned anyway and had
absolutely nothing to do with her and the LOA. But it sure made her re-think her approach, as the last thing she had wanted or intended was for
others to be put in harm's way to make her trip a little more comfortable and convenient. It never occurred to her prior how others might be affected
On a more chilling level, I'm sure all these folks got way more than they wanted or intended or expected with the Law of Attraction:
Tony Robbins hot coal walk injures dozens, authorities
The Tragic Death of Colleen
Sweat Lodge Guru
James Arthur Ray Ignored Broken Bones, More, Leading Up To 3 Deaths
So the Flaw of Attraction is incomplete -- and therefore flawed -- in that it does not account for other divine laws. Like the law of unintended
consequences. And Murphy's Law -- "If it can go wrong it will go wrong." Or even old adages such as "be careful what you wish for because you just
might get it" or "the grass is always greener on the other side." And, of course, there's always the law of karma -- for every action there is an
equal or opposite reaction. We simply do not have the wisdom to even know every variable in any situation -- the totality of circumstances so to
speak -- much less account for it.
In my experience, with or without the Law of Attraction, we gotta do the work to get what we want. All success is 1% inspiration and 99%
perspiration. In other words, there are no shortcuts and no guarantees. So it's more about how
you go about achieving your heart's desires --
and there are still no shortcuts and no guarantees! But if you do the right thing for the right reasons you'll get the right outcome. It's that
simple -- and that difficult.