The Law of Attraction Plus
We’ve read books, seen films, and watched Esther Hicks channel a group of non-physical entities called Abraham – all explaining what the Law of Attraction is, how it works, and how to use it to align with and call to us everything our hearts desire.
Yes, it’s new agey, but as with many beliefs that were once considered woo woo, it’s been proven in scientific laboratories to be true.
The short version is that thoughts are energy and energy creates matter, so our thinking actually attracts people and events that are in alignment with the thoughts we give the greatest amount of energy/attention to.
This isn’t a post to convince you if the notion doesn’t feel right to you, but rather to offer a thought to those who already understand this “law” and use it in your daily life.
Visualize the outcome you want, but take action, too. Our world is a crazy place right now, and it needs as many people visualizing sanity and safe outcomes it can get. Studies have shown that when groups visualize peace during certain blocks of time, crime drops measurably. When we visualize sending love and healing energy to others, they seem to feel it and respond.
But. What teachers of this philosophy don’t mention all that much is that it’s also important to take action to achieve the outcome you want. If an employee is embezzling, don’t just visualize him becoming a model employee without talking to him about what he did wrong. If you want a new job, excellent! Visualize exactly the job and coworkers you want… and also check the help wanted boards. Want a new lover/car/house/guru? Visualize… and then go looking.
Though the Law of Attraction has mostly been presented from the one side – visualize the experience you want – action is an energy, too. Some outcomes are easily accomplished by sending our attention to the situation we want to create; with others, we also need to get up off the couch.