Though Not Entirely How People Think of It
I believe in the Law of Attraction. I believe in it because I have seen it work in my own life.
But I don’t believe it’s some magic way to skip the actual work of getting what you want.
The Law of Attraction
The basic premise of the Law of Attraction is that like attracts like. So if you are a typically positive person, positive things will happen in your life. The same holds true if you are typically a negative person as well — negative things will happen. The goal is obviously to become a more positive person who attracts opportunities to get what one wants.
How The Law of Attraction Works
The Law of Attraction works mostly through synchronicity.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes synchronicity like this:
Definition of synchronicity
1: the quality or fact of being synchronous
2: the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (such as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality — used especially in the psychology of C. G. Jung
The second part of that definition is the one we are looking at. The unexplained, “coincidental” occurrence of events. I don’t believe in coincidence at all — it has pretty much been proven false in my life. Some examples are: meeting a new person at a party, that later grants you a way to get what you want — such as a new job that is amazing for you.
Anything you may consider a coincidence, if you are aware enough, you’ll realize that it, in fact, isn’t. There are threads throughout all of our lives, connections that flow from each decision, each moment of our lives. As far as I can tell, everything connects back to something else.
How the Law of Attraction Has Worked in My Life
In my world, everything happens for a reason. Literally everything. The problem, however, is that I don’t always know the reason until everything happens. I’ve held this belief since I was a teenager, and it still serves me well. And yes, I am aware of my bias.
I figured out the Law of Attraction before it was a thing. I’ve noticed since childhood that when I was in a negative mood, things I considered bad happened. And visa versa for the positive.
I was a rather interesting teenager, with a mind like a sponge — so I played with what I had observed. I experimented greatly, changing my moods, changing my attitudes — literally anything my teenage mind could think of. And there was too much consistency to be coincidental. I wish I had all of my notes!
This was roughly 1998–2001. I hadn’t even heard of the Law of Attraction yet.
Making it Work in Your Life
Now for the fun part! Since I know many of you are shaking your heads in disbelief — it does sound like some magic woo-woo or something. It’s not, but you can always experiment with it. What do you have to lose?
Keeping track of things can be time-consuming, so find a system that works for you. Note down your moods, anything unusual that happened, good things that happen and bad things that happen. You will start to see patterns that you can use to experiment further.
Once you have that data, you will understand — and know what works for you.