I think it's a bad idea trying to explain the Law of Attraction (which I don’t actually believe in) with science. The reason: It’s way too easy to refute for the skeptics because, let's be honest, how many laypeople really understand the finer aspects of quantum physics, string theory, or the multiverse theory?
(Though I've seen amazingly well-thought-out scientific theories from laypeople, they will never have the credibility of a scientist, even if they end up being right.)
As a spiritual teacher—unless you happen to have a PhD in physics—you aren’t doing yourself or anyone else a favor by coming up with what you consider a scientific explanation.
For every New Age guru trying to explain a metaphysical event with science, there’s a debunker who will prove that the guru is full of crap and has no idea what the heck he’s talking about.
So why try?
You could probably say that everything that seems magical and miraculous is based on some kind of science… it’s just science we don’t yet know about.
I recommend to people who have trouble with the right mindset of “pretending it’s already there” to use the multiverse theory. I ask them to imagine a world of limitless parallel realities where everything that could possibly exist does exist, all at the same time.
Is that the truth? I don’t know, but it might be… and it helps some people with the visualization.
Personally, I believe in God and magic. I think every one of us has a God-given spark of magic that enables him or her to create alongside the Creator.
Or maybe we all live in a computer simulation.
Look, the bottom line here is: Nobody knows anything for certain.
Let me repeat that: NOBODY KNOWS.
The "spiritual gurus" who claim so confidently that they can explain how manifestation works, are lying. Either to you or to themselves.
Everyone’s theories are just that—theories and opinions. And that goes for a lot of so-called “science” as well.
So what should you do?
You do what works and what makes you feel good.
No matter how—manifestation does work if you follow the "guidelines." So go ahead and manifest what makes you feel good. I'm not talking about being a shopaholic here.
Do what makes you feel like you’re evolving and not devolving.
Do what makes you feel like you’re becoming the best version of yourself.
Do what makes you smile at yourself in the mirror.
And that—when you think about it—is really enough at the end of the day.
My answer to that depends on what brand of LOA would be taught.
Most LOA books teach a type of manifestation that is completely detached from any kind of value or belief system. In my opinion, when you do that, thereby leaving people without moral guidelines, you encourage them to become selfish pricks who will only chase after more toys, more riches, and more instant gratification.
Service to Self instead of Service to Others.
If I were speaking in religious terms, I’d say you put them on the road to Hell.
So if you told me to teach our youngsters manifestation—which really is a sort of magic innate to human beings, a divine creative spark, if you will—I’d start by telling them that with great power comes great responsibility (thank you, Spiderman’s uncle!).
Next I would tell them that the reason we’re all here is for spiritual evolution.
You throw that raw gemstone that’s your soul into a tumbler and watch it bounce around until it has lost the rough edges and is polished and smooth and shines. The end result, ideally, is that you’ve become the best version of yourself that you can possibly be.
Some of us are being taken through a special process, being hand-selected and cut and polished over and over. If they don’t break, they’ll emerge as an exquisite, sparkling jewel.
Those are the people who triumph over especially tough circumstances in their lives and come out the other end as teachers for mankind and an inspiration for everyone they meet.
You don’t get that by scrambling to keep up with the Joneses, or making it your life’s goal to own a yacht.