A Brief History of the Law of Attraction

Placeholder Image  manifestation miracle Some of you have heard reference to the Law of Attraction from various sources while others are just beginning to learn about it. In modern times the Law of Attraction has been documented since the early 1900s. Here’s a brief history:

1906 – Atkinson, William Walter

Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World

1926 – Holmes, Ernest

Basic Ideas of Science of Mind

1949 – Holliwell, Dr. Raymond

Working with the Law

In the early 1990s, information and teachings on the Law of Attraction became widely available through the publications of Jerry and Esther Hicks. (Refer to their website for all current teachings/papers It is through their teachings that I really “got it.”

Since 2000, many articles and books have been written about the Law of Attraction, and its appeal has expanded to a much broader audience. The future holds many more authors and teachers writing on this topic as the message of the Law of Attraction continues to grow in its mass appeal.

What Makes This Book Different?

In 1995 I studied NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) to understand how our mind and thoughts work. This led me to many insights on how people learn. You’ll notice while reading this book that it appeals to your and others’ reading style. This book is written in such a way that each section builds on the last and as in any training manual, you can use the tools, exercises and scripts to keep you connected to the Law of  Attraction.

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Many of the books I’ve studied were broad in their theoretical approach to the subject of the Law of Attraction. Nowhere could  I find an answer to my question, “How do I actually DO this?” With my knowledge of NLP and how to teach using different learning styles, I created an easy-to-follow HOW-TO book for students of the Law of Attraction. Using the exercises and tools in this book, you will be able to learn quickly so you can begin practicing the Law of Attraction in your own life.

The most frequent and satisfying compliment I receive is that my book is SIMPLE to read and the exercises are easy to follow. This book has been embraced by a multitude of different religious and spiritual groups. In addition, it has become required reading for many sales groups, network marketing companies, realtors, financial advisors and other business organizations. In short, this book has mass appeal.

You’re Already Experiencing the Law of Attraction

Have you noticed that sometimes what you need just falls into place or comes to you from an out-of-the-blue telephone call? Or you’ve bumped into someone on the street you’ve been thinking about? Perhaps you’ve met the perfect client or life partner, just by fate or being at the right place at the right time. All of these experiences are evidence of the Law of Attraction in your life.

Have you heard about people who find themselves in bad relationships over and over again, and who are always complaining that they keep attracting the same kind of relationship? The Law of Attraction is at work for them  too.

The Law of Attraction may be defined as: I attract to my life whatever I give my attention, energy and focus to, whether positive or negative. By reading this book you’ll come to understand why and how this happens.

There are a number of words or expressions that describe evidence of the Law of Attraction. If you’ve ever used any of these words or expressions you’re actually referring to the Law of Attraction.

Here are just a few:

Out-of-the-blue Fell into place
Serendipity Synchronicity
Coincidence Luck
Fate Meant to be

In this book you’ll learn why these experiences happen. More importantly, you’ll discover how you can use the Law of Attraction more deliberately. You’ll be able to attract all that you need to do, know and have, so you can get more of what you want and less of what you don’t want. As a result, you’ll have your ideal client, your ideal job, your ideal relationship, your  ideal vacation, your ideal health, more money in your life, and all that you desire. Really!

The Science of the Law of Attraction

There is a physiological foundation for positive thinking and its effect in creating the Law of Attraction.

There are many forms of energy: atomic, thermal, electromotive, kinetic and potential. Energy can never be  destroyed.

You may also recall that all matter is made up of atoms, and that each atom has a nucleus (containing protons and neutrons), around which orbit electrons.

Electrons in atoms always orbit the nucleus in prescribed “orbitals” or energy levels that assure the stability of the atom. Electrons may be compelled to assume “higher” orbits by the addition of energy, or may give off energy when they drop to a “lower” orbit. When it comes to “vibrations,” if atoms are “aligned,” they create a motive force, all pulling together in the same direction in much the same way as metals can be magnetized by aligning their molecules in the same direction. This creation of positive (+) and negative (–) poles is a fact of nature and science. Suffice to say, science has shown that if there are physical laws that can be observed and quantified in one arena, there are most probably similar laws in other arenas, even if they cannot be quantified at this  time.

So you see, the Law of Attraction isn’t a fancy term or new-age magic. It is a law of nature that every atom of your being is in constant response to, whether you know it or   not.

Making Reference to the Law of Attraction

Many authors have written about the Law of Attraction. Here are just a few of the many ways the Law of Attraction has been referred to in various books.

That which is like unto itself is drawn.

Jerry and Esther Hicks, (The Teachings of Abraham) Ask and It Is Given

What you radiate outward in your thoughts, feelings, mental pictures and words, you attract into you life.

Catherine Ponder,

Dynamic Law of Prosperity

Never expect a thing you do not want, and never desire a thing you do not expect. When you expect something you do not want, you attract the undesirable, and when you desire a thing that is not expected, you simply dissipate valuable mental force. On the other hand, when you constantly expect that which you persistently desire, your ability to attract becomes irresistible. The mind is a magnet and attracts whatever corresponds to its ruling state.

Dr. Raymond Holliwell,

Working with the Law

11 Truth Principles for Successful Living

Every thought must manifest according to its intensity. The slightest thought of Intelligence sets in motion a power in the Law to produce a corresponding thing.

Ernst Holmes,

Basic Ideas of Science of Mind

You are a living magnet; you attract into your life people, situations and circumstances that are in harmony with your dominant thoughts. Whatever you dwell on in the conscious grows in your experience.