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How "the law of attraction" works

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posted on Apr, 6 2008 @ 07:59 AM
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Originally posted by tommyknockers
Isn't it a bit of a paradox in that the only way to put this to work is to believe you can. And on the other hand the only way to believe you can is to actually do it and see the results? Apparently the universe doesn't like to be tested so how does one bridge the gap between wishful thinking and or an open mind to practitioner?


Thats the paradox. Since we´ve been conditioned to say "I´ll believe it when I see it" we can re-condition ourselves to say "I´ll see it when I believe it".

Essentially this means a lot of self-confidence. Self-confidence means not letting yourself be talked out of your inner conviction by every little distraction coming from out there. That also includes recognizing that this stuff works not because of the "techniques" but because of the person using them...your own inner authority.

Once you have that inner authority, any lame technique will work.




posted on Apr, 6 2008 @ 08:59 AM
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Yes for sure. ...10 years before I met my second wife, I dreamnt about her. I remember feeling very weird about the dream because it kept reoccurring and I could picture her exactly. I was confused because I didn't usually have reoccurring dreams about women other than my wife, and this woman was smoking a cigarette, something I would not be attracted to usually. Low and behold after my first wife passes away I meet my second wife 300 miles away at a new job site, and she is the woman from my previous dreams. I don't view this as a reality I created, but more like my subconscious pre-knowledge of some Karma about to work itself out.



posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 03:25 PM
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While the term "creating reality" serves very well to describe the system-of-thinking or applied philosophy adressed here, even that term is not 100% accurate.

In analogy, a TV set doesnt have to "create" the programs...they are already airing. Neither does it have to "wish for" other programs or "do/work" in order to receive those programs. Neither will it help to resist or fight undesired programs. All it has to do is "tune in" to the corresponding frequency of what is intended.

My guess is that it´ll take another few hundred years before any of this is comprehended on a day-to-day level. In other words, many people "know" and "understand" and "have read about" this, but I hardly know anybody who actually believes in applying this on a day-to-day real life level. "What me? Naaaaaw"



posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 12:03 AM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating


In analogy, a TV set doesnt have to "create" the programs...they are already airing. Neither does it have to "wish for" other programs or "do/work" in order to receive those programs. Neither will it help to resist or fight undesired programs. All it has to do is "tune in" to the corresponding frequency of what is intended.



It's just so counterintuitive. I've been reading two of Ester Hicks' books and she talks a lot about the 'Art of Allowing'. But at the same time she offers all these exercises to get you into the vibrational frequency of good emotions and goodness in general. So isn't taking the active approach and purposely steering your thoughs and feelings in a positive direction, scripting, any creative process done purposely the opposite of allowing? I don't understand how one can do both. Which is more effective - just making sure you stay in a positive vibration and letting the rest flow, or doing everything you can to steer your vibration where you want it to go?



posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 03:03 AM
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My opinion? Both. Depending on where someone stands or what he/she believes. Simply allowing would be enough but since nobody actually believes that this works...that you can receive without doing a thing...some practice is given.



posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 01:03 PM
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In retrospect, I think I jumped in and confused this topic and some of the folks following it.

I will do some clarification as to Creation and how it meshes with LOA as soon as time permits.

THX



posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 03:47 PM
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In retrospect I think you followed the flow of thread events impeccably and masterfully.



posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating
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In retrospect I think you followed the flow of thread events impeccably and masterfully.



I don't know about that but I thought I was keeping up with it Ok. In detaching and seeing events in the third person, I can see people being confused by going back and forth between the to paths that actually lead in the exact same direction.

I'm going to recommend new users follow the LOA instructions to the letter, until they find no roadblocks in manifesting their goals.

To the direction of Creation I will go over a few basics, because this is where you can actually end up with something you do not want, so thought discretion and good judgment all come in to play.

Creation is not for the easily distracted or the forgetful. In that aspect the LOA rules are much safer for the average ordinary person, and yield good quality results every time. I will write up a full explanation as to the creation specifics soon.



posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 05:30 PM
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Also keep in mind that the exercises you refer to are not really difficult but rather fun. Good vibes are fun and easy and "want to do" stuff rather than "chores". If it feels like a "chore" then its not "law of attraction".

In fact, ever since I got the hang of it and see the benefits, I cant wait to do my little meditations and exercises. Its one of the best parts of my week.

It would only feel like a "chore" or "work" if its no fun or done in the assumption that its difficult or not yielding any results.



posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 05:29 AM
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Thank you all for the information in this thread, it has been very informative and inspiring.
It is a nice and positive experience.

I dont have realy any thing to add but just wanted to thank you all.

Respect.



posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 08:53 AM
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I hardly know anybody who actually believes in applying this on a day-to-day real life level. "What me? Naaaaaw"


I do.
Which is why I am sitting here, day after day, trying to find a way of undoing what I did to my life...




[edit on 15-4-2008 by Vanitas]



posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 09:57 AM
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and he did at no time ever share it .



I am singling out this part because I happen to believe it's of paramount importance.

And I am done.



posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating
It would only feel like a "chore" or "work" if its no fun or done in the assumption that its difficult or not yielding any results.


Bah. That's my problem. It absolutely feels like a chore. I'm always busy doing something, often multiple things at once. I don't even like chatting with people on the phone because I could be using that time to do something productive. Sitting and daydreaming isn't my idea of "fun" and only happens when I'm in a meeting.



posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 01:04 PM
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Sitting and daydreaming isn't my idea of "fun" and only happens when I'm in a meeting.


Sitting and daydreaming is rarely anyone's idea of fun, I'd say...

Furthermore, it's counterproductive.

Creating is NOT daydreaming.



posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 01:11 PM
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In fact, daydreaming is counterproductive. It's wishing. You're focusing your attention on either the past or the future, and thinking about what it would be like if you had something that you don't have right now. In other words your attention is on the fact that you don't have what you are daydreaming about.

In correct visualization, you see yourself as already having what you desire right now. Not tomorrow, not yesterday, not one hour from now, not fifty years from now. But now. Right now and nowhere else in time. You have it already and it's not even a belief anymore, it's a conviction. End of discussion, you don't have to think about it further.

That's the difference between the two.



posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 03:04 PM
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After practicing this since about 10 years I can tell you one thing for certain: If it doesnt feel native to you, then its not the appropriate method. Simplicity and "path of least resistance" are the key words. And that includes this law-of-attraction-stuff: Even that may not feel native to someone at sometimes. In that sense sometimes NOT using it IS using it.



posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 06:51 AM
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Originally posted by Vanitas

Sitting and daydreaming is rarely anyone's idea of fun, I'd say...

Furthermore, it's counterproductive.

Creating is NOT daydreaming.




Well yes and no. Daydreaming with the intent/belief that daydreaming has no substance, solidity, reality or importance is indeed very counterproductive.

But even more counterproductive is too make the "outside world" and all it entails "more important" than the inner world of thoughts, emotions, dreams, nightdreams, consciousness.

Why? Because that "inner world" (which is not actually "inner") is the source/cause of the outer world.

Nevertheless thats the condition 99.999999% of the population find themselves in (and a bunch of literature on LOA and reality creating subjects havent changed that): Assigning paramount importance to a bunch of things that are not actually important.

The assignment of importance to all of it, gives it power. Assign more importance and it starts having power over you until you become a reactor rather than a creator.



[edit on 16-4-2008 by Skyfloating]



posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 04:47 PM
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Daydreaming with the intent/belief that daydreaming has no substance, solidity, reality or importance is indeed very counterproductive.

But even more counterproductive is too make the "outside world" and all it entails "more important" than the inner world of thoughts, emotions, dreams, nightdreams, consciousness.



Absolutely.

That's what I meant. I suppose I should've explained better what I meant by "daydreaming".

I don't do that anymore - if I ever did.
(I honestly can't remember a time when I thought my "day-dreams" were less real than the furniture in my room, for example.)

But I am glad to see it discussed as often as possible precisely because it is so vital.



posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 05:53 PM
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Well folks, I'm taking a little breather from here for a while. More and more I had found I was drifting to and following along with a lot of the negative topics, here and that is just not me at all.

I will check in from time to time and moderate the value of each thing I view. Keeping the good thoughts alive is my true deep down focus, so until we meet again, do what is right and have no regrets in this life or the next.

Best to you all and keep working towards that better life for you and yours.



posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 05:57 PM
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Oh come on - and I was planning on discussing certain things with you this weekend...


Will you at least check your U2U messages?



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