If the Law of Attraction really worked the way everybody claims it does, i.e., what you focus on most is what you attract, then naturally pessimistic, grumpy people should have the absolute worst lives. That is rarely true—unless you count the fact that they make their lives miserable by always expecting the worst.
In the same vein, people with phobias should be inundated with the very things they fear.
Arachnophobes should encounter spiders wherever they go; claustrophobes should get trapped in small spaces all the time; apiphobes should get stung by bees every day.
Because there is surely no doubt that these people think of nothing else but their phobias a large amount of their time.
So why don’t they attract all these horrible things they’re so afraid of?
Because the “Law of Attraction” doesn’t work like that. Yes, people do manifest unconsciously, but there are other factors in play, such as focus/concentration, visualization, longing, gratitude, etc.
How does it work exactly? I have no idea. I just know it does.
And I do know that you don’t have to be afraid if you have a bad day (or even a bad week or month) and feel all negative. If you suffer from depression and feel hopeless and down, you will not lose everything in your life because of your thoughts.
When I just said I have no idea how it works, that’s not entirely true. Let’s say I have a theory.
I believe that everyone of us has the innate ability to do magic. And I mean not the stage magic that’s pure illusion; I mean real, honest-to-God, fairytale magic.
Most people don’t know about this and therefore never learn to use their innate magic. So what happens in their lives is relatively random. These are the people with no firm goals and passions.
A second group also don’t believe in magic and don’t know how to manifest, but they are very focused on their life goals. They are extremely passionate and pursue their goals with dogged determination. They don’t know it, but to a degree they are manifesting, because manifestation takes willpower and focus. That’s why very successful, “self-made” people are also the ones who get a lot of “lucky breaks.”
The third group has the determination and the focus, and the knowledge on how to manifest properly. They are the ones who are able to take most of the randomness out of life, though they don’t always do it. (I myself often slide back because it’s very hard to constantly keep your focus.)
Of course, you think everyone would want to be in the third group. But there’s something to be said for oblivion. “Ignorance is bliss” is not a completely untrue statement.
Here’s the rub: there is a force in the universe (call it God, Great Spirit, Creator, or whatever you like) that, once you know how to use your magic and do so, will hold you accountable.
Once you know that everything happens for a reason and that you are at the center of your experiences and can influence them, more will be expected from you than from the “oblivious ones.” You will be judged by your intentions, not just your outcomes.
As Spiderman’s uncle said, “With great power comes great responsibility.”
That’s why I don’t believe in the “Law of Attraction.” The world is actually much more mysterious than that.