Sunday, September 30, 2012

Outraged by The Law of Attraction?

All the recent discussions about The Secret and The Moses Code have created quite a stir.
The two contain teachings based on The Law of Attraction - which is essentially holding positive thoughts in your mind until they become part of who you are. These positive thoughts then cause positive results to manifest into your life. Who would have thought that such a simple idea could be so divisive?
The controversy usually stems from people who want to dismiss The Law of Attraction as something of a hoax. People ask: "Where is the proof?" or "If it works, why is there pain or poverty in the world?" or "Why am I not rich? I want to attract money." These same arguments have been made against God or organized religions by non-believers for ages.
If you are one of those people who is outraged or upset by publicity surrounding The Law of Attraction, I challenge you to do the following:
1. Read the book by Protestant minister Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking, first published in 1952 and sold 7 million copies.
2. Go back and re-read The Secret or watch the DVD.
Here is the conclusion that you should arrive at after completing this assignment:
Right thinking leads to right actions which lead to right results.
The Power of Positive Thinking teaches us that if we consciously focus on positive thoughts and outcomes, these results are more likely to show up. Wow, what a novel idea! Does that sound a lot like The Law of Attraction? Did the critics cry, "Outrageous... shame on you Dr. Peale...blasphemy..."? No, they bought 7 million copies of his book.
What we have learned since Dr. Peale's book was first published over 50 years ago are some shortcuts to impressing our desires on the subconscious mind. One of the incredible shortcuts we have discovered is called brain wave synchronization or brain wave entrainment.
Brain wave entrainment allows us to present a frequency to the brain in the form of sound or light and causes brain waves to match that frequency. Now brainwave entrainment is not new, but it has become more effective since the advent of electroencephalography (EEG) machines that allow us to see brain wave frequencies changing during entrainment.
What makes brain wave entrainment so spectacular is that it can be used by nearly everyone. It requires little or no training, and it is very inexpensive to obtain. There are many CD's or instant downloads available online to manipulate your brain wave state for improvement in learning, sleep, relaxation, meditation, heightened awareness, and manifestation. These manifestation or Law of Attraction programs typically involve taking your brain into a meditative state and then exposing it to subliminal, audible messages or affirmations.

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