11 Forgotten Laws – Law of Attraction
The movie ‘The Secret’ did a great job of bringing the Law of attraction to public notice, but it only gave us short sound bites on the subject and didn’t mention any of the other laws. So what do The 11 Forgotten laws and the book, Working with the Law have to add to our knowledge?
Desire and Expectation
This chapter begins by talking about two phases of implementing the Law of Attraction. The first is desire. Having to decided what it is that you want, you have to generate some emotion around it. You can’t just think that it would be quite nice to have a new car. If you are not excited about it, why should the Universe be? You have to desire it and keep your attention on it.
The second phase is expectation. It is not like buying a lottery ticket and seeing if anything happens. You have to absolutely know that what you desire is on its way to you. This is where we can fall down. If the thing desired is ‘Big’, by our estimation, it can be hard for us to maintain this air of expectancy. We can undermine our efforts with our own limited thinking. Many people have been conditioned to expect to make progress by small steps, if at all. To imagine a quantum leap takes some growth.
But where is the action?
Bob Proctor does say, “I have little confidence in the Lord answering the one who rocks in an easy chair and waits for the desired good to be placed on their lap”, but that is as far as it goes. The book, Working With The Law, is much more forthcoming about taking action towards your goal. Having fixed your attention on your burning desire, you should take whatever action you can to achieve it.
This doesn’t mean having a perfect plan, it just means doing whatever you can, now. Once you have decided on the goal, take some action immediately. If you pay attention, the next step will be made known to you. The author even goes as far as to say that there will still be obstacles in your path, but they will only strengthen your resolve. Discouragement from others will push us to greater effort.
This makes much more sense to me. I am much more comfortable with the idea that the Lord, or the Law, helps those who help themselves. I don’t think I could raise any genuine expectation of the good to come, while just sitting in my armchair. The Secret made it seem that things would come to you as if by magic and these two presenters do little to dispel that.
In this case, the audio track has little to offer. I would recommend giving it a miss and reading this chapter of the book instead. It is far more logical, detailed and more likely to bring results. It is well worth a proper study.
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