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Who Has Sincerely Tried To Apply The Law Of Attraction?

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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 09:15 PM
I use the term 'the law of attraction' because it is well known, despite the fact that its very being well known has in a way caused it to become vulgarized. I myself tend to feel an aversion to things that are just 'trendy' in a way, which is why I've never liked the term law of attraction too much, as it has become a sort of pop-culture spirituality in a way. But nonetheless, what the term refers to is a legitimate and long-standing spiritual tradition, whether or whether not it is ultimately true. So, I would just like to open up a discussion on it, and particularly on everyone's experience with sincerely attempting to put it into practice.

To say you sincerely put it into practice, can't just mean you thought about or visualized something for a few minutes for a few days, and then if what you imagined didn't happen you said it was BS and gave up. I mean sustained effort, where you made a serious effort to direct your thoughts at all points of the day towards what you desire, maintaining the feelings of having what you want, and not letting your random thoughts throughout the day contradict the desired end. This constant practice being combined with practice of focused visualization and imagination. And continuing this over a significant period of time. And if you have, I'm curious what your results were.

What I can say for myself, is that there was a time when I took this very seriously. And during that time period, I didn't necessarily manifest everything I desired right then, but that was the time period in which I was in an ecstatic spiritual state in which I experienced almost constant synchronicity, and a certain 'flow' to my life and reality in which everything flowed together in such a way that it was like there was no division between anything, and like it all seemed to obviously be one consciousness, my consciousness. A common spiritual/religious belief is that spiritual truth brings freedom. I recall reading a certain book containing these sorts of principles, in a 'christian' context, how the only way there could be actual freedom is if we have the ability to manifest into our lives from our minds. Or else we are bound by circumstances which are beyond our control, and thus we cannot possibly be free. This makes a certain sense to me, although if you accept that premise either the principles are true...or we really aren't free. Which can lead to a certain nihilism if you become disillusioned by these principles, which is something I can attest to.

And so, that idea that it is the only way we could truly be free, is a big part of what makes me unable to completely let go of this way of thinking. Though I cannot say I have given it real effort in quite some time. Whenever I try, my disillusionment arises again, I feel it may well be pointless and stupid, and so I stop. But, I feel at some point here I should give it a real go again. And so yea, what are your experiences? Have you ever given it sincere and sustained effort? What were the results?
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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 09:48 PM
a reply to: TheJourney

I recall reading a certain book containing these sorts of principles, in a 'christian' context, how the only way there could be actual freedom is if we have the ability to manifest into our lives from our minds. Or else we are bound by circumstances which are beyond our control, and thus we cannot possibly be free.

Whats the book(?).

posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 09:55 PM

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: TheJourney

I recall reading a certain book containing these sorts of principles, in a 'christian' context, how the only way there could be actual freedom is if we have the ability to manifest into our lives from our minds. Or else we are bound by circumstances which are beyond our control, and thus we cannot possibly be free.

Whats the book(?).

I believe it was 'The Science of Mind' by Ernest Holmes.

posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 10:20 PM
I have and it works. There is no way i can prove it and obviously I could be lying to you but I really do think it works.

A couple years ago I started reading about it and watched that video, watched a couple other theory's people had about why it works, why it doesn't work, and put it to the test. I had this idea with my brother to start a pizza shop. We started putting together a business plan and looking for possible locations.
In the meantime before going to sleep at night and sometimes in the morning i would meditate and imagine my perfect pizza shop. I thought about it as positively as i could for about 5 months.
Still working on a business plan and looking for locations, the pizza shop literally across the street from my new house gets new owners. They change up the restaurant, make the food cheap and worse, change the environment, raise the prices and about two months after that they were out of business.

Still meditating and being as positive as I can about things we look into this place and find out its a turn key restaurant, meaning all the equipment in it is still there, tables chairs, EVERYTHING. My brother and I are super stoked, had no idea that there was another offer on the place, (there ended up being three before us) .

Still doing my routine with the law of attraction, like holy crap this is working, and they give the restaurant to another group of people. My brother and I were super bummed, and keep looking for spots. I keep meditating imagining and visualizing my new pizza spot trying to stay positive but still pretty bummed. A month goes by and the real-estate agent we were working with comes to the job i had at the time and said, "hey the offer fell through with the other guys, you still want it?" The next day we signed the lease and started our pizza shop, without the business plan, a very small loan we needed to start the place and a fully functional restaurant.

The first year was really hard to get by but thats how it goes in the restaurant business apparently. After the year mark started doing well, was able to take some time off finally ( i was working 10 hour days everyday for like a year and half). 2 and half years later were are doing really well for a brand new name, and never having even managed a restaurant before. Although i learned the ropes working for different restaurants in college.

Then our landlord told us he was demolishing our building and making a Hilton. Super bummed again. Now we have to find a new place and it was not easy. 6 months later our building was demolished and about three of the offers we put in on a new place fell through. 5 months later, after having a sweet summer vacation and being paid enough money to start a new restaurant, given all the restaurant equipment we had at our old spot, we finally after about 6 offers get the best location we looked at. It is already hooked up with restaurant hoods and vents, a giant walk in fridge that I was trying to manifest hahaah (evil laugh) and about a mile from our old spot. I've got a lot of work to do but were trying to reopen by the end of January.

So yeah, in my experience it works. Im sticking to it. Try it, it might work for you too.

posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 10:28 PM
Piter De Vries: It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of Sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, stains become a warning.

a reply to: TheJourney
i liken it to the formation of a pearl; (of wisdom) through aggregation
the water flows where the channel has been dug
& it all starts in your mind

posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 11:14 PM
Oh yeah theres a secret behind the secret i think. You don't have to want them, you have to actually visualize like you have them already. Reality comes from the inside out. The universe gives back what it receives. If you think "I keep getting screwed" you keep getting screwed. But if your getting screwed and you think " the right things always happen to me" the universe starts giving back the right things always happening to you.

Again, i don't claim to be an expert on this, and i can barely believe it at times, but it seems to be working for me, and its not that hard to do so why not?

posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 11:42 PM
I had superglue on my fingers one time many years ago and needed to take a leak. Does that count? The attraction worked well.

posted on Dec, 3 2014 @ 12:05 AM
The Secret/Law of Attraction concept failed in the Western world because the Western world is based on HANKERING for something that is beyond oneself...outside of oneself, just like any organized religion teaches one to do.
That concept causes one to feel personal guilt for not being 'the perfect one' in the eyes of the 'outer one', and therefore causes great disappointment and a sense of failure.
If we only realized that the concept of 'God' in fact exists deep within our very molecules and is very accessible if we allow it to be, then one would have a better time of attracting other 'good molecules' to ourselves...hence the Law of Attraction.

posted on Dec, 3 2014 @ 02:08 AM
Well, I observed over time that whatever I tended to focus thought upon intently tended to come about.
But the experiences that stood out were mostly of the negative kind- things I was afraid might happen, did.
When someone in the same situation as I, who was not concerned about that negative potential, didn't.

I went for years, just sort of watching this, recording in memory the patterns, and got closer and closer to a vision that our thoughts effect our reality, and the amount of emotion and imagination we invest in it increases the power of that thought.

I guess it was a year, or maybe two, ago, that I heard it was becoming a popular thing to refer to a system of practice to consciously use this. My sister told me about "The Secret". I did not read the book, but watched that movie about it, and the claims seemed in line with what I had perceived, but on a scale that seemed unlikely. I had never thought of using this potential to attain material objects, for example.

I decided it couldn't hurt to try it.
I chose a photo of a car I would really really like to have, I printed it out, put it on the fridge to look at everyday and while I cook.
I researched it, looked at the interior, learned about the engine, and the specifics of that model.
I imagined driving it, and often while driving my Citroen, I'd imagine I was in this desired car, and since my imagination is very strong, I would almost enjoy it as if it was true! I'd be driving along with a big smile on my face.

The thing is, this car was way out of my financial means, and normally I wouldn't even consider it for a second.

But I tried this experiment, for about five or six months. My enthusiasm waned down, and I began to forget about it.
One day when cleaning the house I just took down the photo and threw it away.

I guess it must have been just a couple of weeks later, a string of events lead to me owning and driving that exact same model and make, in exactly the same color, with the same interior. I friggin' LOVE my BMW SUV. I still can't believe it is mine.

That was my first official experiment. It worked so well, I am actually feeling quite careful about choosing it do again, because suddenly it seems very important to really consider carefully what you wish for- you will get it.

posted on Dec, 3 2014 @ 03:12 AM
All I ever wanted in life was my own home, not paying rent etc., which in spiritual terms isn't really a bad "want" (in my opinion ) I'd had recurring dreams of houses all my life where I'd wake up feeling utterly homesick and in my desire to be free of the dreams I chose to let go. Being human, I didn't really let go, but rather, I put my mind to changing my negative view of being a "not have" to visualizing small attainable steps.

I find it miraculous that within five years I have managed to buy the place I'd rented for a decade before, tore down the existing house, and we're building the coolest place ever. Somehow a consistent job showed up and a huge sense of commitment. Anyhow the house dreams have stopped and I'm at peace.

I'm not sure if this is the law of attraction but it sure helped to pull my head out of my ass and get off the pity wagon. Perhaps opportunity is invisible when we don't have our emotional life in order.

posted on Dec, 3 2014 @ 06:51 AM
a reply to: TheJourney

... Have you ever given it sincere and sustained effort? What were the results?...


I am in a 3rd week of sustained effort to 'will' a kindered spirit into a shared sphere of it love, feelings or just plain old lust.
in my present stage of life, I am mostly focused on hedonism...and am seeking a desirable partner who enjoys performance art/theatrics, porn comedies & tragedies... or in general a porn-sitcom type of environment

would the 'carrot before the horse' be a too crude & unsophisticated analogy... hey this is all tongue-in-cheek...
Woah! that can be a loaded phrase----
gotta stop before I cross the T&C line (taste & curtesy)

& no, I am not a Pornocrat politically

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posted on Dec, 3 2014 @ 08:34 AM

originally posted by: TheJourney

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: TheJourney

I recall reading a certain book containing these sorts of principles, in a 'christian' context, how the only way there could be actual freedom is if we have the ability to manifest into our lives from our minds. Or else we are bound by circumstances which are beyond our control, and thus we cannot possibly be free.

Whats the book(?).

I believe it was 'The Science of Mind' by Ernest Holmes.

Ahhh, sorry for the delay. The Earth got dark.

some wiki link says that…

Holmes wrote The Science of Mind with the belief that he was summarizing the best of beliefs from around the world.

Utlizes meditation as prayer (good). I don;'t know, if it was working why did you stop? Probably because of the same reason I did. Waaay back I was young and foolhardy, in denial about my true self. Today I wonder if my success back then was more addressable to my youth than some practice. I'd like to attribute it to that, i guess. I see how my life came to ruins after I stopped. I still deal with the fallout of that.

Are you more aware (even today) than you were before then? Maybe thats the biggest benefit. If you try to reengage your practice and you encounter resistance, you're practice admonishes you to sit through it, right? The most uncomfortable thing for us busy, distracted humans to do is 'be still and know'.

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posted on Dec, 3 2014 @ 08:50 AM
a reply to: TheJourney

Indeed, I try to direct my thoughts every day in every way for every moment. Sometimes I lose this battle as it is exhausting, in and of itself.

Has it worked? A little, not much….in terms of getting what I wanted back, that is.
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posted on Dec, 3 2014 @ 08:56 AM
I use it every single day.

Upon waking in the morning, no matter how tired I may feel I always say some simple self affirmations and state the day will be great to myself.

It works.... No matter what the day may throw at me, I remain calm and happy and strong.

Self belief and flexibility are the keys to Happiness!


posted on Dec, 3 2014 @ 09:09 AM

I have been a student of SOM for about 56 years.

It does work as it is based on Cosmic Laws.

The main reasons I was attracted was;
* No dogma
* Releases you from fear
* Teaches and shows you a provable method of incorporating into your life and using the Cosmic Laws.
* Is non judgmental
* Surrounded by like minded people who help and support you thru your journey
* Allows freedom to pursue Spiritual growth thru other channels with out judgement
* Lets you Love and accept yourself and others.

Science of Mind is now known as Radiance Center of Spiritual Living. If there is no CSL in your area there might be a study group. Also, Course In Miracles.

You can google an online SOM text book.

Those of you who are interested in this path might also want to look at A Course In Miracles. The text is also available on line. Please note it takes a year to navigate this text. There is an accompanying work book that may not be on line that should followed along with the text.

Another path is The Law of One. Google Law of One / Ra. Can be used by followers of conventional or non conventional religious paths and even non-believers

If you are looking for spiritual growth you are going to be hard pressed to achieve it going the common road.

posted on Dec, 3 2014 @ 11:18 AM
I don't use the term Law of Attraction. Too New Agey for me. It's just power of belief. Some people believe you can focus on your wishes every day until they come true. Others will tell you non-attachment, after surrendering your wishes to the universe, is the key.

Whatever works for you is what's best.

I've had mixed results. I don't always get what I want, or how I wanted it. I always get what I need.

posted on Dec, 3 2014 @ 12:02 PM
I'm working it now.

I've got a thread detailing my experiment.

The hardest part is to not need, what you are trying to manifest and to be grateful in the moment for what you truly have.

One of my intentions is more money. A million dollars to be exact. However, this whole last week has been nothing but cancelled sales, unexpected bills blah blah blah. So in essence, I need more money. Now the universe is bringing me what I'm sending out...which is need. It is a struggle to be grateful but...isn't that always the biggest struggle?

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