6 Reasons The Law Of Attraction Does Not Work
What Is The Law Of Attraction

The theory behind the Law of Attraction is the fundamental concept of “like attracts like”. Whatever energy and attention you put out into the Universe, will come back to you. The Law of Attraction states that you will attract into your life whatever you focus on, as energy follows thought.

Authors like Gregg Braden, Dr Joe Dispenza and others talk about a field of infinite possibilities where every version of us already exists. When we attract something, we are going into the field of infinite possibilities to select the version of us that we desire. Once selected, what we desire will eventually manifest, percolate, collapse, find its way into our physical reality.

Bob Proctor calls it the Law of Vibration. This is as a fundamental Law, and the law of attraction being an energetic expression of this fundamental law. He said:- “Vibration is something that must be understood if you are going to take control of your life, if you are going to take control of your health, of your relationships; it must be understood if you want to become healthy.”

The Universe is always responding to your energy, but the Universe is not some ‘external thing’ that is judging you, or punishing you for something you think you have done, it is not rewarding you for something good you have done, or said.

We are the Universe, where all is perfect. The universe has been called many different names such as The Divine Matrix (Gregg Braden), Quantum Field (Dr Joe Dispenza, Bruce Lipton), The Field (Lynne McTaggart, Kryon), the human imagination = God (Neville Goddard).

The Law Of Attraction isn’t magic, although sometimes may look like it. The Law of Attraction is a Law, and therefore like any other laws, embraces a number of rules. We are all operating under this Law, at all times, even if we do not realise it.

Have you ever noticed that when you have a bad day, things just seem to go wrong one after the other? This is a prime example of the law of attraction in motion. When you’re experiencing negative energy, you will attract outcomes that match that low-vibe energy. 

We know the law of gravity, and we understand the consequences of breaking this law. The same applies to all other laws, whether these are physical or metaphysical (Universal Laws).

We are much more in control of our life experience than we typically think, and we can harness that power to create a better life for ourselves, and a better experience, for humanity as a whole.

We must bring in the idea our soul, higher self, inner being, or your term of choice, decided to experience certain things that our human selves would choose to avoid at all costs, in order to expand their perspective.

Let’s take a look at six reasons why the law of attraction might not work for you (and how to make it work):

1. You Do Not Know The Rules

There are hundreds, if not thousands of books, seminars and workshops that talk and discuss the Law of Attraction. We all make use of the Law of Attraction in business, marketing, spirituality, counselling, energy work, problem-solving, management, finance and so on.

The word ‘attract‘ can have a negative charge, and people take this to mean “deserve,” “had it coming” or “brought it on themselves.” And this is not what is being suggested.

Feeling is the assent of the subconscious to the truth of that which is declared to be true. Because of this quality of the subconscious there is nothing impossible to man.

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and feel as true, the subconscious can and must objectify. Your feelings create the pattern from which your world is fashioned, and a change of feeling is a change of pattern.

You don’t create based on your exact thoughts, but your overall emotional state, and beliefs. So many unwanted experiences that occur often aren’t something we have thought about much, or even at all, but represent the essence of what is happening in our inner world.

You do not attract what you want, you attract what you are. Through the same mechanism, you also attract what you fear.

2. Your Limiting Beliefs Are Stopping You

Limiting beliefs are those which constrain and limit us in some way. Self-limiting beliefs can have the potential to negatively impact upon you achieving your full potential.

Beliefs are conditioned perceptions that are built upon old memories of pain and pleasure. These memories are based on how we have interpreted and emotionalised our experiences over time. Beliefs are the foundations of your expectations. These expectations help you to better understand yourself, to better understand others, and to better understand the world around you. 

We tend to have many thoughts, feelings and beliefs, that don’t serve us. Many are so deeply ingrained, we don’t even know they are there anymore. We picked up all sorts of screwy energy from parents and other people close to us.

The subconscious is not selective; it is impersonal and no respecter of persons. The subconscious is not concerned with the truth or falsity of your feeling. It always accepts as true that which you feel to be true. Therefore what we believe to be true, it becomes our reality.

There are beliefs that have a lot of energy on a global scale, like we are basically powerless, that affect most of us to some degree. Humanity’s overall vibration still is thick with fear, greed, ignorance, intolerance and hatred, and that is mirrored back into our energy in many detrimental ways. The collective beliefs are part of us, as there is no separation, all is one (Universal Truth).

Lots of people have “dreams.” But few wholeheartedly commit to making those dreams a reality. Either you believe you create 100% of your reality or you don’t. If you don’t, change that belief. If you do, start behaving as if those dreams are going to come true.

The law of attraction lines you up with people, circumstances, ideas and inspirations, that help you get what you want. By aligning your energy with your desire, and generating some genuine positive emotion, the role of action carries less importance.

3. You Do Not Know What You Want

Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich) wrote “Anything the mind of man can conceive and believe it can be achieved. Any definite chief aim that is deliberately fixed in the mind and held there, with the determination to realize it, finally saturates the entire subconscious mind until it automatically influences the physical action of the body toward the attainment of that purpose. Without purpose, people often spread their thoughts and energies in so many different directions that this lead not to power, but to indecision and weakness.”

The law of attraction lines you up with people, circumstances, ideas and inspirations, that help you get what you want. By aligning your energy with your desire, and generating some genuine positive emotion, the role of action carries less importance.

If you are not very clear about what you want, and if energy follows thought, where you think your energy is going to?

It may be useful to have a daily routine that helps you focusing on your desires, so that you can direct your thoughts and emotions to energise what you really want to manifest in your life.

Writing a gratitude journal for example, or working on your definite chief aim, helps you greatly in focusing on what you really want.

4. You Are Thinking Of It But Not From It

Our vibration is going to have a huge impact on what we are going to attract in our life. We need to understand the laws that govern our beings, the laws that govern our universe, and how to get into harmony with these laws.

It is really important to be aware of your energy and thought at all times so you can consciously co-create your reality with the Universe. The important concept here is that we do not create, the Universe does not create – we co-create with the Universe.

The key is feel as if what you want to manifest has already manifested. We are not creating something new, but we are ‘tuning into’ a different state in the Field, where all possibilities are already present. We reach inside of the Field, into the realm of all things that are possible, isolate the possibility of the choice and collapse that potential into something real in our world.

It is incorrect to say that we ‘attract something‘. It sounds like – here it’s me, and then there is something outside me – and if I want that something I must attract it into my space or field. If I am not able to attract it, it is because I have done something wrong, or perhaps God is punishing me, or maybe I am unlucky, it’s a curse, or maybe it’s some form of negative energy hunting me and not wanting me to be successful. Some or all of these can be true if we believe they are true.

We often think in the construct of duality and separation.

If I want my dream job as, I do not use the Law of Attraction to create it, I do not beg the Universe to give it to me, or attract it from somewhere outside of me. I change my state (like looking for a channel on the radio) so that I am tuning into the version of me that already exists, the version of me that is already is that dream job. After some time (we do not know how long it will take) the version of me in the physical reality will embody the version of me that I selected in the field of infinite possibilities.

5. You Are Inconsistent

Many say they want to create a job they love, a loving relationship, financial abundance, etc., but can’t keep the faith that it is in the process of actually manifesting long enough for it to do so.

In order to create anything, you must hold the resonance of already having it. At first this is difficult to do but it gets easier with time.

Remember, self-discipline is just like a muscle, the more you use your self-discipline, the stronger it becomes. When you first start trying to build your self-discipline muscle, start with one small project at a time. Perhaps you may want to go on holiday somewhere, or get that pay rise you have been waiting for so long.

Small successes help you build your faith in the process and give you the confidence you need to work on bigger projects.

Being patient with yourself when doing this work is one of the most important ways to build self-discipline, especially while living in a world in which we all want to be successful now. It takes time, courage, and patience in order to see the change you seek.

6. You Feel Separate From The World Around You

Your subconscious impressions determine the conditions of your world. You are part of the world and not separate from it.

Chance or accident is not responsible for the things that happen to you, nor is predestined fate the author of your fortune or misfortune.

Do not try to change the world since it is only the mirror. Neville Goddard says “Man’s attempt to change the world by force is as fruitless as breaking a mirror in the hope of changing his face. Leave the mirror and change your face. Leave the world alone and change your conceptions of yourself. The reflection then will be satisfactory.”

We do co-create our reality, and anything that ‘happens to us’, is because something in our energy field makes us a match to it.

However, I do believe that there is no force deciding what is going to happen to us. We do.


Thinking Of It And Thinking From It – Neville Goddard

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Thinking Of It And Thinking From It – Neville Goddard

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Giancarlo Serra

Giancarlo Serra works as a Healer, Regression Therapist and Reiki Teacher. Read More.