Wednesday, August 08, 2007

What Law of Attraction is NOT

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I am a big believer in the Law of Attraction and have written extensively about my own personal experiences in this subject. I've written about the power of visualization, the law of giving and receiving, changing of the mindset to think and perceive things differently, the power of faith in the unseen and much more.

What I haven't done was to offer a list of things that it is not. So here goes:

1. The Law of Attraction is NOT about sitting on your duff, hoping things will materialize magically. It's taking immediate action when your intuition prompts you to do so.

2. The Law of Attraction is NOT about manipulation. For instance, trying to changing other people's behavior - only God can change people, not you. The only person you can change is yourself. When you change yourself for the better, others can't help but notice and behave favorably. This is what happened with my experience with "Harry the Bank Boss."

3. The Law of Attraction is NOT about luck - it requires a bit of work on your part: in order for you to attract what you want, you need to look at how you think and perceive the world around you. Oftentimes it requires a change in the inner mindset to match your outer desires. For example, if you want more money but you consistently think rich people are devious or do evil things to make money, guess why you aren't attracting any?

4. The Law of Attraction is NOT about living in "La-La" land - sure you can dream, I've done it all my life but there's also reality. YOUR reality. Dealing with what you've got in front of you and balancing it with your dreams for the future.

5. The Law of Attraction is NOT about coincidences. There is no such thing because you are 100 percent responsible for the life you're currently leading. What's going on in your mind (i.e. your belief system, your thoughts, feelings and emotions) are being reflected in reality. If you aren't happy with what you've got, then it's up to you to change your inner thoughts to match your outer reality.

6. The Law of Attraction does NOT work for closed-minded people. If you are skeptical, doubtful or unwilling to explore the possibilities, it will not work for you. People who are skeptical tend to sabotage things, putting them right back where they started because they were not willing to be open minded in the first place. It's about the willingness to increase your level of awareness and watch for spiritual signs, giving you confirmation like what happened with the butterfly who visited me on that one day: "Divine Confirmation."

7. The Law of Attraction is NOT for those who think they can achieve their dreams alone. We all need help, encouragement from like-minded people. For the law of attraction to work, it's imperative to find yourself mentors, form a team of supporters who believe in your dreams or mastermind with these people. Hang around with people who are far more successful than you and ask them to help you spot opportunities that will lead you to your dreams. For more information, see "The Importance of Surrounding Yourself with the Right People."
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4 Comments:

Blogger Nita said...

Very good post, Stephen. Many points taken.

Nita

9:04 AM  
Blogger Stephen J. Hopson said...

Nita:

Thank you for your compliment. I appreciate it much. Thanks for being a strong part of the Adversity University community. Have a great rest of the week!

9:33 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Hi Stephen! Just popped in to see what's up with your blog, and I enjoyed the "not's" of LOA very much! I couldn't agree more. :-) Keep on writing! Wendy

10:41 AM  
Blogger Stephen J. Hopson said...

Wendy:

I realized that it's always a good idea to present the other side of the story to create a more balanced understanding. That's why I felt inspired to share the NOT's of the LOA.

Thanks for being such a great supporter here.

Stephen

1:29 PM  

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