I don’t really believe in the Law of Attraction.
Yes, you heard that correctly.
Wait, what? WTF?
Don’t I call myself an LOA blogger and “grumpy manifestation queen”?
OK, just hear me out for a moment.
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. Read my more in-depth explanation here.
So, what then?
Honestly, after nearly 30 years’ experience with manifestation and lots of thinking about the subject, I truly believe that we all have a divine spark in us… the God-given power to create.
Our tools are attention, intention, imagination, emotion, and faith. This has nothing to do with the Law of Attraction—it’s really more like magic.
For all the Christians who are flinching right now: Remember that what Jesus did was also a kind of magic, one that he actually wanted his disciples to emulate.
The three wise men who followed the star to Bethlehem to witness Christ’s birth were magi.
And I believe that each and everyone of us has a natural, God-given gift that allows us to manifest reality through “the will and the word,” as true magicians say.
Magic is all around us, but in our scientific era, we don’t call it that anymore. We call it neurolinguistic programming, the placebo effect, psychosomatic condition, hypnosis, family constellation, Reiki, tai chi, qi gong, meditation, positive thinking, and… yes, Law of Attraction.