If you have heard about a book called ‘The Secret”, then you might already have an idea of what the Law of Attraction is about. To put it simply, the Law of Attraction is an idea that the thoughts you focus on will shape your future reality. In short, whatever you think- you attract.
New Thought History
From a historical American standpoint, the Law of Attraction came from the New Thought Movement. The movement came from the teachings of Phineas Parkhurst Quimby. As a young man, he lived in a small American town of Lebanon, New Hampshire. He suffered from tuberculosis. And to look for a cure, he experimented with his ideas.
Eventually, he came upon a strange phenomenon. Whenever he rode on his horse and experienced feelings of excitement, the pain from his illness would briefly disappear. Thus, his interest in the mind-body relationship began. What came out of it was the New Thought Movement.
The New Thought Movement consisted of people made up of authors, philosophers, and small religious groups. They believed and practiced ancient philosophy. That is to say, ancient wisdom from the early Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese, Buddhists, Romans, and so on. They believed in metaphysics, personal power, positive healing, and of course, the law of attraction.
But as we are all aware and have heard of at some point, the Law of Attraction existed centuries before Phineas Parkhurst Quimby was born. Many ancient cultures have, in one way or another, expressed and practiced the same idea that encapsulates the Law of Attraction.
From the Buddhists to the Ancient Greeks, to the Hindus- each culture has mentioned the concept of the Law of Attraction. Learning their ancient philosophy can give you a deeper meaning about the Law of Attraction.
Popular Law of Manifestation Books
There are Law of Manifestation books available for easier reading references. You can find them in your nearest bookstore or buy an electronic copy online.
One popular book during the 19th century is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Published in 1937, Think and Grow Rich became a best-selling book and is still considered a classic to this day. The book teaches Law of Attraction techniques which Napoleon Hill used on himself. He shared his own experiences and how he was able to overcome them through the Law of Attraction.
Another great book about the Law of Manifestation is The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. Published in 2006, it immediately garnered worldwide attention. Its popularity rocketed to instant fame after receiving praise from celebrities for how effective it was.
In 2020, Rhonda Byrne published another book called The Greatest Secret. It is a continuation of The Secret. The book offers more revelations and ancient techniques that can help you be completely free from negativity, and live in perpetual peace.
More books talk about the Law of Attraction. But these three are the most popular as well as beginner-friendly ones you can easily find in your nearest bookstore.
How Can I Use The Law of Attraction To Help Me?
Consciousness creates reality. If applied in your daily life, it can bring big changes, good or bad. The Law of Attraction does not discriminate against good or bad thoughts. It also does not discriminate against gender, race, religious views, political opinions, or age.
So whatever you put out in the world, the universe will naturally respond in the same way. If you want to attract abundance and wealth, the universe will find a way to bring it to you. This is what makes the Law of Attraction so powerful but also dangerous if used incorrectly.
Even the CIA Knew About It
It was discovered that the CIA has been aware of the Law of Attraction for a long time. A declassified CIA document revealed their thoughts and ideas about the subject and also instructions on how to practice the Law of Manifestation.
A portion of the document was screenshot and uploaded by a Reddit user by the name of u/jossboss23. In the screenshot, the document gave a clear description of what the Law of Attraction really is.
The CIA document described the Law of Attraction as a technique wherein the consciousness is used as a tool to achieve their desired goal in a physical, emotional, and intellectual state of subconsciousness.
It involves a deep focus on the desired objective while in a heightened state of consciousness and projecting the desired objective out into the universe with the intention that the desired objective is already established within the specified time frame.
In short, the Law of Attraction is a technique that allows you to change your reality since consciousness is the source of all reality.
This revelation blew up the internet, with people commenting that if the CIA wrote about it, then there might be something real behind the Law of Manifestation. After all, the CIA is infamous for holding back information that could change human history many times. Because whatever information the CIA tries to keep hidden is something everyone wants to know.
Since then, there has been a boom of New Thought or New Age thinking. Celebrities and other famous persons of interest such as Neil deGrasse Tyson have confirmed that the Law of Attraction exists.
In a positive light, spirituality and New Thought thinking are becoming more mainstream. It has become synonymous with self-improvement and of course, using it as a way to get rich. Because of this, people nowadays are becoming more and more interested in being able to channel and manifest their desires into reality.
There are several attractive benefits to the Law of Attraction. One thing you will start to notice is how it will change your life. You become more sensitive to recognizing opportunities for new directions. It helps you find your life’s purpose and gives you a more intimate connection with the universe.
You find yourself letting go of the past or at least making peace with it. Once you master the art of manifesting, you will be able to change your reality that aligns with your highest self.
The only limit is your imagination.
Understanding How the Law of Attraction Works
The Law of Attraction is considered to be a pseudoscience based on the belief that the mind on a subconscious level can attract whatever thought it creates.
According to the Laws of the Universe, you are made up of energy. This applies to thought as well. And your energy resonates in unique frequencies. By aligning your energy with a certain vibration, you can attract the same vibration.
Think of your mind like magnets. Positive thoughts attract high vibrations and frequencies. Negative thoughts attract low vibrations and frequencies.
Why Sleep Is Important
Research suggests the best time to do your manifestations is twice a day. Once in the morning when you wake up and again at night, before you sleep.
According to studies, your consciousness in between dreaming and waking up is the most relaxed and open to the Law of Attraction. This is where you are open to receiving messages from the universe. It is also a fantastic opportunity to make an impact on your mindset.
Once you start making this into a habit of setting your intent before and after sleeping, you can directly access your subconscious mind. You can turn yourself into a transmitter of your desired manifestation. Whatever you put your mind out into the universe, you will attract it to your energy.
The Different States of Consciousness
According to research, there are three states of the mind. Being aware of these three states can help you understand better how the Law of Attraction works and how to use it for your benefit.
There is the conscious state which is what you see and where you do everything. This represents you in your waking moments. In this state, you see things in the physical reality. Its viewpoint is limited to only its current environment. For example, you can only view a chair as a chair and nothing more.
There is the subconscious state which sees and records all of the things you did, even without consciously realizing it. This is where most of your consciousness is hidden and where your thoughts influence your actions. You could say the subconscious state is the observer behind your surface-level consciousness. It is the one sitting in the back seat while the conscious state is the one driving the car.
And there is the superconscious state which you can only access through deep meditation and enter a state of bliss. This is where your consciousness is hyper-aware of your surroundings and beyond your physical reality. You could say the superconscious state goes beyond the physical senses. Ones that you are not even consciously aware of. You are more likely to sense energies and frequencies during this state.
Switching your mind in between these three states of consciousness takes practice. Many spiritual monks or hermits often practice entering into a superconscious state. This is how they access their source of spiritual strength and faith. It may take several months or even years but it can be done. All it takes is persistence and lots of patience.