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A new and interesting explanation of how the "Law of Attraction" works
on 17 September 2013
I learned about the "Law of Attraction" some years ago, and although somewhat skeptical, I couldn't see a lot of harm in trying it out.
I've found what a lot of other people have found - that sometimes it appears to work amazingly well, and other times not at all. The rational conclusion to reach would be that any successes are down to coincidence, or the impact of positive thinking in terms that can be explained by normal psychology and not all this woo-woo stuff - but that isn't as much fun as believing that maybe we could do something a bit more mystical, so I keep reading, despite the admonishments of my logical brain, which tells me, "enough already! Believe in the world of your senses and in logic!"
In any case, this is the first book I have ever come across that offers a rational explanation (rational that is if you allow for the concept of "thoughts are things" to begin with) as to why it works sometimes and not others. Most books tell you something like "you weren't thinking positively enough" or "you didn't have enough belief" - which I find annoying, as it seems like a get out clause that could be applied to anything, and doesn't explain the times when you are genuinely convinced that X will happen (good or bad) and are stunned when it doesn't
Lori Culwell offers a different explanation: It's all about energy - and your ability to turn thoughts into things depends on your reserves of energy, in a similar way to the ability of a car to get you from A to B depends on having enough fuel in the tank. She also gives lots of suggestions for building up your energy.
I liked it - just woo-woo enough for me to keep me interested, but not so much to put me off :)