I don’t really believe in the Law of Attraction.
Yes, you heard that correctly.
Here’s the reason I’m saying there is no Law of Attraction: If it were really true that positive thoughts attract positive things and negative thoughts attract negative things, a whole lot of people would have absolutely horrendous lives… but they don’t.
So, what then?
After nearly 30 years’ experience with manifestation and lots of thinking about the subject, I finally had a recent breakthrough.
It took not only divine nudges, but kicks in the butt, and eventually a blow with a sledge hammer (this book, which really hit me like a ton of bricks) for me to realize how manifestation really works.
I'm elaborating on it in this future blog post. How's that for time travel? :)
To give you the short version: There are two types of manifestation.
One is magick, sorcery, witchcraft. It's all about using your will to turn thoughts into matter and get what you want. It's what every witch and warlock under the sun is doing.
The other is "holy manifesting," that is, a form of prayer manifestation in which the Holy Spirit, not you, takes the reins. The core tenet is "Thy will be done," and you surrender to the wisdom of God the Father Almighty.
One type of manifestation lands you in Hell, the other hopefully gives you at least a shot at Heaven.
I think many New Agers know deep down that something isn't right about their belief system. Due to my own supernatural experiences and encounters with the Dark Side, I always had the nagging feeling that the puzzle pieces just didn't add up. If the Universe was all-inclusive and benevolent, what about the evil spirits that haunted me throughout my life?
I'm apparently very skilled in denial, so for many years I managed to suppress my uneasiness and doubts. Even when I had already returned into the arms of Mother Church and later on converted to Catholicism, I still faked it, clinging onto remnants of my New Age beliefs and practices. Until I couldn't do it anymore.
If you have heard this little voice in the back of your head telling you that something just isn't quite right, I urge you to listen. It's the voice of Jesus begging you to come home. I hope you heed it before it's too late.