Why the Law of Attraction fails « Jon Rappoport's Blog

Why the <b>Law of Attraction</b> fails « Jon Rappoport&#39;s Blog

Why the <b>Law of Attraction</b> fails « Jon Rappoport&#39;s Blog

Posted: 03 Apr 2014 06:19 AM PDT

Why the Law of Attraction fails

by Jon Rappoport

April 3, 2014


The law is stated in two ways.

First, positive thoughts attract positive results in life, and negative thoughts attract negative results. This is mainly a descriptive overview. It doesn't apply to people who consciously do something to change their own thoughts. It's a "philosophic" basis for understanding why people get what they get in life.

Therefore, one assumes, if a hundred thousand people are dying of thirst during a drought, they brought that on by thinking a whole lot of negative thoughts.

People who advocate the law of attraction tend to dislike such examples. They sometimes hedge their bets by asserting that external events (e.g., a drought) are quite real and they never claimed otherwise.

This produces a blurry line between events that "just happen" independent of what people are thinking, and events which are the result of negative or positive thoughts.

The second version of the law emphasizes that people, by changing the nature of their own thoughts, automatically affect what they get in life.

Certainly, this isn't achieved by a person entering his own mind like a surgeon with a scalpel, pruning away the negative. The interior landscape is far too large, the flows of thought are too mercurial, and quite often, what seems like a successful surgery later turns out to be a dud: the old excised thoughts return.

A frontal attack on thought is like trying to wipe out air.

But there are meditations and repetitive affirmations. Many advocates of the law recommend them. Focus on thinking about what you truly want. Clarify such thoughts. Repeat them to yourself over and over. Affirm them. Or concentrate on an object of desire.

Doing this in a dispassionate way hardly calls up very much energy. It's about as effective as trying to move forward in an active ocean while sitting in a paper boat and paddling with a soup spoon.

What, though, happens if you really believe you can get what you want by thinking positively about it over and over, or by focusing on it?

In that case, the driving engine is that belief.

And this is a whole other territory. Suppose you ardently believe that by visualizing a purple rose sitting on a boiled egg, you will become rich? Suppose you believe that a pink bulldog dropping down from the sky holding the string of a large balloon will give you a new house?

The purple rose and the boiled egg and pink bulldog aren't the vital components. What's vital is the underlying belief.

If someone tells you that you can change your thoughts from negative to positive, and that by doing this you'll get what you want…and you believe this is true…then your practice of visualization or affirmations is less than it seems. It's running on, and powered by, Belief.

Is belief enough? Will it carry the freight?

Exit From the Matrix

There is no blanket conclusion possible. It all depends on who is believing and how they are believing and with what power they are believing, and with what conviction, and with what passion, and with what "belief in their belief."

I have seen, and you have, too, I'm sure, people who achieve remarkable things based on what they believe.

And it doesn't matter whether they are engaged in "changing their thoughts from negative to positive." The law of attraction itself is irrelevant.

Furthermore, people who hold very strong beliefs act on them. They don't sit in a room and power up that belief-engine and wait for something to happen. They aren't involved in some "snap-of-the-fingers" manifestation. They take massive and sustained action.

They live out their beliefs.

They create what wasn't there before.

And in that act of creating, during a life lived, at some point along the line, they experience remarkable collisions of events—the fancy label is synchronicity. People and situations come to their aid.

You could call that magnetic attraction. You could call it magic. You could call it oobladee. It doesn't matter.

In large numbers of people, the ordinary notion of the law of attraction helps to make them passive. They wait. They think. They re-think. They spin wheels.

Some of them begin to believe they have to banish the negative, and this process leads them into confusion and discomfort of a high order, because it doesn't work. Thoughts, untold numbers of floating random thoughts, are the wrong target. They're a dime a dozen, and there are billions of dozens. Who cares?

The idea of purifying one's own thoughts is a dead-end alley in the long run.

It becomes a fetish.

And those who preach the "philosophy" are, sometimes, merely interested in controlling the flock. The more androidal members of the flock will, now and then, say, "Did you hear about Bob? He's in the hospital. Too many negative thoughts."

On a political level, this degenerates into "we suspect Jones just had an incorrect thought."

Living a creative life through and by imagination is a whole other process. That's the major leagues. That's the expression of life-force in a voice that tears away the curtain of consensus reality.

Inventing what otherwise would never be there.

That kind of life quite naturally, without effort, shelves trillions of sputtering thoughts because they don't matter. Negative? Positive? Makes no difference. It's a puerile distinction.

In living a creative life, one's past, one's experiences, feelings, thoughts, memories—they're all fuel for the fire. In that fire, a soul forges what he will invent, what new reality he will make.

He doesn't diddle around with "positive and negative."

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29thDistrict of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com


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  • Necole Bitchie.com: Big Sean Talks Relationship With Naya Rivera <b>...</b>

    Posted: 06 Jul 2013 03:37 AM PDT

    Judging from his current single 'Beware' and a track titled, 'Ashley', Big Sean is getting very personal when it comes to his relationships for his forthcoming album, Hall of Fame.

    Last week, he swung by Philly's Hot 107.9 to chat with Shamara and Laiya of P.M.S (Philly's Morning Show) and while there he dished on how he and his current girlfriend Naya Rivera linked up as well as if he is faithful. He also discussed the two songs he wrote about his ex-girlfriend Ashley, whether or not he's still in love with her and what his girlfriend thinks of him writing songs about his ex. Like Oprah Winfrey, Drake and a ton of other celebs, Big Sean is a believer of The Secret and Law of Attraction, and he dished on how he visualized things that have all manifested in his life.

    Catch a few of those highlights below:

    On how he met Naya
    Someone told me that she thought I was cute, and I thought she was fine and [so] I was like lets make this happen. The first thing that happened was she followed me on twitter and I followed her back and I was like 'Whats up?' and she was like 'Whats up'?

    I like everything about her. I like her family. […] She's into hip hop. She likes rap, she likes all sorts of music. She be knowing rap.

    On whether its been hard for him to remain faithful
    It hasn't been hard at all. I was talking to her [the other day] and I was like, ' Do you trust me?' and she was like 'Yeah, I trust you. I know you ain't stupid.' She's cool though. Away from all of that other stuff too and when you vibe with someone as a person and they relieve stress from you and it's fun to be around them, that's the kind of person you need to be around.

    On writing songs about his ex-girlfriend Ashley
    My old girlfriend, I met her when I was 15 and I started dating her when I was 18. […] So you know when you're young and you go through [things] and you start growing up, you learn a few things.

    The song about Ashley with Miguel on it, is strictly about her. [Beware] is kinda like I got some inspiration from a couple situations and just made a story with it.

    On whether he is still in love with his ex
    No, but I still love her though. I got love for her deeply. She's my homie.

    On how Naya feels about him making a song about his old girlfriend, Ashley
    My new girlfriend thinks it's dope. She does her own thing. she's professional, she writes music and she's on that show Glee, so she understands. She's got songs about her old relationship.

    On his celebrity crush
    I got my celebrity crush, Naya.

    On his legacy and the law of attraction
    I want to be somebody who inspires good times, good memories [and] inspires people to do better. It's crazy because coming from a place like Detroit, we always saw on the TV people being superstars, lawyers or doctor, but it was never all the way real to us especially where I was from. So I just want to show people it's strictly real. I'm somebody who believes in the law of attraction and creating everything you want and manifesting in all your goals so I just want to show people, how real that it is. I [visualized] the car I wanted and got the car I wanted. I thought of the house I wanted and got the house I wanted. I thought of everything I wanted for my parents and did it. Now I've got to set new goals. So I just want to show people that that's real and just keep it going. That's what I want my legacy to be, I want to look back and let people know that you shouldn't look back saying you wish you coulda, shoulda or coulda.

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    A Scientific View Of The <b>Law Of Attraction</b> | Eva Gregory

    Posted: 09 Dec 2007 08:18 AM PST

    Law of Attraction CoachSince the airing of "The Secret", thousands of people across the globe have come to understand a little about the law of attraction. Tens of thousands of people search the Internet every single day for more information on how to use the law of attraction to get more of the things they want in their lives. Perhaps you are one of them.

    But there are also people who have misunderstood the basic premise behind the law of attraction. In truth, the law of attraction is still not fully understood, even by the big teachers. Those who have misunderstood the law of attraction, state that there is no such thing as magic or supernatural things. That is not what the law of attraction is about.

    The law of attraction is more along the lines of something called electromagnetic attraction. In physics, this is what holds the planets in our solar system in place. In the mental world, it's what attracts people to each other, in friendships and romantic relationships.

    In your every day life, every thing that enters your experience is there by attraction. You literally attract events, circumstances, people, and things into your experience. It's more than what you're consciously thinking and feeling, and it is a conglomeration of the deeper levels of you as well. In fact, you may not be aware of much deeper levels of you that are overriding your conscious awareness.

    This is why the law of attraction has been so difficult to grasp and understand. In ancient times, people thought that the sun would go into the ocean at the end of each day. Now we know better than that. We know that it is an illusion due to our frame of reference. The same thing goes for each of our lives. We tend to think that things just happen to us by chance or that perhaps someone or something outside of ourselves is rewarding or punishing us. Many people have strong beliefs around this, and whether they realize it or not, they are responsible for everything that is going on their lives.

    In quantum physics, scientists have discovered that the tiniest particles of matter seemed to defy all logic and rules that we have come to know in our physical world. We just couldn't figure out what was going on there. But then we started to notice that these tiny sub-atomic particles behaved differently when they were being observed. The mere act of observing caused these particles to behave differently. That is significant. It shows that what we think of as being 'set in stone' can actually be changed according to our own inner vibration.

    Quantum physicists have also discovered that everything in this universe is energy. At our core, you and I are pure vibrating energy. We just interpret certain frequencies as a table, hand, or computer. But in reality, it is nothing but energy. Think about that for a moment…

    Law of attraction states that like attracts like. Your frequency, vibration or tune attracts like frequencies and tunes. Although, there is still much to learn about quantum physics and the law of attraction, it is evident that these concepts can be used to overcome limiting beliefs and obstacles.

    "Known as America's Divine Guidance Coach™, Eva Gregory is a master coach, Law of Attraction expert, speaker and author. As host of her own radio shows, Eva has interviewed some of the most influential thought leaders today. She has had the honor of sharing the virtual stage as a featured speaker with many experts such as Mark Victor Hansen, Cynthia Kersey, John Assaraf, and Jack Canfield among others. Her latest book, Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction, co-authored with Jack Canfield, can be found in bookstores everywhere. Since 1999, Eva has followed inner guidance along with her Spirit-Enriched Business System™ to create a multiple 6-figure business. Her passion is teaching spiritual entrepreneurs how to tap into their own inner guidance and merge it with the practical steps to create healthy, six-figure businesses from a place of purpose, passion and prosperity. Learn more about how Eva can help you at http://EvaGregory.com"

    3 Ways To Understand The <b>Law Of Attraction</b> Better | Eva Gregory

    Posted: 09 Dec 2007 08:30 AM PST

    Law of Attraction CoachNo doubt, you've probably watched "The Secret" and wanted to know more about the law of attraction. There are plenty of teachers out there talking about the law of attraction, but the truth is that the law of attraction is just a name.

    No body is really 100% sure of what the law of attraction really is or how it works. The basic premise is that like attracts like. You can imagine yourself as a magnet attracting all of the circumstances, people and things in your life. Your thoughts, visions, and feelings all work to attract certain things into your life. But the deeper you understand the law of attraction, the more you realize that you alone are responsible for everything in your life.

    This is a hard pill to swallow, especially if you've been brought up to believe that something or someone outside of you is punishing or rewarding you for something. It's also difficult to understand, when it seems that things just happen to you. But law of attraction goes beyond your conscious mind, it also includes deep subconscious thoughts, feelings and visions. In many cases, those deeper, hidden feelings and programs can override what you consciously think and feel. Your subconscious feelings tend to have stronger and deeper roots, while your conscious thoughts don't.

    You can imagine a tree with branches above the earth surface and thick roots beneath the surface. Understanding the law of attraction requires a life time of learning and experience. It's simply not enough to watch a movie and then know it. But there are ways you can understand more about the law of attraction and use it to bring you more of what you want in life.

    Here they are;

    1. Read books on the law of attraction there have been countless books written on it such as The Master Key System By Charles Haanel, Seth Material By Jane Roberts, Think & Grow Rich (The original edition) by Napoleon Hill, Psycho-Cybernetics, Law of Attraction by Michael Losier, and Art of Allowing by Esther Hicks. Some of these may not use the term law of attraction, but when reading the books you will come to understand the deeper level of what law of attraction actually means. (There are way too many books to list here, so this is only a preliminary list)

    2. Exercise the law of attraction daily even if you just found out about this today, put it into practice. Look for evidence of the things you want.

    3. Be patient with yourself. The law of attraction is literally you. Don't expect overnight changes from yourself. Be balanced while still being open minded to great possibilities.

    At the core, law of attraction is love. Your subconscious does not judge, and it only obeys your repeated conscious commands or the things you consistently think, feel and see. The universe is the same way. It's unconditional love. That deeper level of you doesn't judge, and it only brings you what you have consistently focused on. So even if you keep saying that you don't want something and you keep thinking about the things you do NOT want, guess what? You're focusing on those things. And you're bringing more of those things to yourself. The key is to shift your focus on the things you do want.

    "Known as America's Divine Guidance Coach™, Eva Gregory is a master coach, Law of Attraction expert, speaker and author. As host of her own radio shows, Eva has interviewed some of the most influential thought leaders today. She has had the honor of sharing the virtual stage as a featured speaker with many experts such as Mark Victor Hansen, Cynthia Kersey, John Assaraf, and Jack Canfield among others. Her latest book, Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction, co-authored with Jack Canfield, can be found in bookstores everywhere. Since 1999, Eva has followed inner guidance along with her Spirit-Enriched Business System™ to create a multiple 6-figure business. Her passion is teaching spiritual entrepreneurs how to tap into their own inner guidance and merge it with the practical steps to create healthy, six-figure businesses from a place of purpose, passion and prosperity. Learn more about how Eva can help you at http://EvaGregory.com"

    Why You Shouldn&#39;t Rely on the <b>Law of Attraction</b> to Manifest Money

    Posted: 01 Apr 2014 12:58 AM PDT

    This is a guest post by Kate Strong, an endorsed intuitive on this website. I love her thoughts on this topic, and would love to hear yours, in the comments section below!


    Money Tap

    Lately I have had a string of clients who have come to me about their issues around Law of Attraction and manifesting what they want in their life.

    I realized that I have some very strong views about the Law of Attraction, especially around financial abundance, and I wasn't expressing that publicly.

    Cosmic Ordering

    I do believe we attract what we vibrate. But I don't agree with a lot of new-age principles whereby we put our order into the Universe and sit back and wait for it to manifest – that only leads to getting our knickers in a twist if it doesn't show up when we want it to happen.

    I was very much into the Law of Attraction at one time, and for years I anguished over divine timing and being patient. Like a petulant child, I was grumpy that I wasn't getting what I wanted and when I wanted it. But then I tried yet another tactic to get what I wanted, and still try to be "patient".

    What techniques could I apply to speed it up?

    What wasn't I doing right?

    How was I blocking my flow?

    It was like wanting to be a fairy princess and demanding my tiara! Or applying zen to a type A driven personality.

    I was just pretending to be patient.

    Façade of Words

    Don't get me started on making sure I only speak positively and what I say is what I get back: I do believe in cause and effect, but a lot of Law of Attraction teachings create such a fear that what you say may attract something negative and they don't see that it's just putting icing on a rotten cake. I would rather someone said how they were really feeling and be authentic, rather than only hearing what they want to manifest.

    We do far better getting to where we want to go by accepting where we are at, otherwise we are resisting what is, and that's the level our energy vibrates at.

    I have moved way faster to where I want to be by allowing myself to be angry and express it – not to get to where I wanted to be, but to be true to myself in the moment. The side effect of that is that I created more of what I wanted. But it wasn't the goal in expressing myself in that way and I wasn't following a prescription.

    Here Are the Biggest Things I Learned:

    Trust in Spirit

    Spirit always has a bigger plan for you than the one you have for yourself.

    When I was writing my Heal Your Ancestors e-course earlier this year, I just knew it was what I was meant to do. It took me months of Soul growth and hard work, and at the end of writing I had 0.37 cents to my name. I wasn't doing many client sessions; my energy was meant to go into writing the course. I just trusted it was right and I would be taken care of. Since then I have earned more in 3 months than I did all of last year.

    Do What You Love

    That doesn't mean you find something to love so you can get the money. That means focus on your passion. Do what you love.

    Sure, we all need money to live, but focusing on the money as a reflection of our ability to manifest, or proving that God loves us, or thinking we have the willpower to create what we want, is only going to lead to frustration and disappointment.

    Your financial situation and your ability to earn money should not be tied into your self esteem.

    Co-Creating with Spirit

    If you're going to live a Spirit driven life then you have to factor Spirit into the equation. It's not you directing Spirit about what you want from your ego, it's you allowing Spirit in so that Spirit can direct you. But because we have trust issues we think we can stay in control and tell Spirit what to do.

    It's the other way around.

    Spirit will guide us, but we have to trust the process. There is a point where you throw in the towel and give up controlling and let go of the reins and give in. That doesn't mean you end up like a limp lettuce leaf circling the drain. You can still be just as fired up as before, but you make room for a journey and not just the destination.

    Know When to Work and When to Take a Break

    One of the biggest concerns I notice with people is they think the Law of Attraction should be easy, it should flow, and if its not they think they're doing something wrong.

    I have found sometimes what's needed to get to where you want to be is a lot of hard work. But in that journey you have to know how to look after yourself and find a balance between work and rest.

    Being Authentic

    If your intention is to control the impression you create to God and the world, in order to get what you want, then all you're doing is putting out fear and control.

    I know people who have tons of fears and insecurities, myself included, who do well financially, because they are being authentic, and are prepared to learn their lessons along the way and take the journey and grow in Spirit.

    Where are you trying to control the flow and the outcome?

    Kate Strong is a professional intuitive, energy healer, emotion and body code practitioner who offers sessions here.

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