I'm probably not much different than you. I've spent plenty of time listening to those that I believed to be smarter, or more enlightened than I have to say about how to manage our thoughts & energies. I'm an avid reader, and feel like I have developed a good sense over the years about how I can manage my thoughts by not letting them work against me, while instead, turning them into a pathway to a brighter future for myself.
Books about the law of attraction teach you that if you want something bad enough and focus your thoughts strongly enough that you believe you already have it, that the "universe" will make it come true for you. It also says that if you let yourself think or believe that bad things will happen, you will bring that upon yourself as well.
I knew that I was safe here. I have lived each day as if everything that I'm working for will come true for me. I have lived my life and will continue to live and if I'm an 18 year old, that plans to live forever. I'm not sure that anyone who knows me, would disagree with that. As I've heard recently from many of my friends, I'm known as one of the most positive and optimistic people they know.
I've heard it almost unanimously from everyone that I've told that I've been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Which brings me to the point of my message here. If the law of attraction worked exactly as it's supposed to, how in the world could this have happened to me? The simple truth is, it didn't work for me.
I'm not saying that what you have been told or believe about the law of attraction isn't true. What I'm saying here is, that I'm personally abandoning all my beliefs that this particular practice works as advertised.
I do believe that we attract and bring positive and negative experiences into our lives. Our words and actions tend to attract the people that have the same level of positivity or negativity too. The fact that both of these are the result of positive thoughts and words has been very evident in my life. But to believe that we can have whatever we want by focusing on it or blaming ourselves for all of the negative things that take place in our lives is just absurd. To put it simply, it's also very self centered. And the biggest question that I have for those who preach this: What happened to God in this equation? Has "the universe" become a generic term for God?
More to come on this in an upcoming post>