.The Law of Attraction - Introduction
As you may have read in the previous article, the Law of Attraction is the basis on which everything (including your Thoughts and Emotions) works. Here, I take this absolute pleasure to introduce it to you. Everything that is written in this section is based on my own practice, exploration, implementation, and experimentation for the last 11+ years. A lot of hard work has gone into it. Needless to mention: it is not copied from anywhere. Quotes, if any, are credited appropriately. So, let's start.
Everything that is going around in the world today (and in our lives) is due to the Law of Attraction (LOA). You are the (non-physical) energy in your (physical) body. The Introduction page talked about this in detail. You are the energy that thinks, decides, acts, and does everything that is going on in your life. You are the energy who feels happy or sad. Everything in this Universe is created by the same energy that is you. The Law of Attraction works at the level of this energy. The Law of Attraction works at the level of YOU.
What you speak, act, or behave externally hardly plays part in your life. It's what you believe, think, and feel that defines your life. All saints, sages and philosophers of the past have explained us how our Thoughts create our Lives. Let's look at it from the point of view of the Law of Attraction.
Definitions - A quick precap
What you think is a THOUGHT.
You think Thoughts based on your BELIEFS.
When you think a thought consistently for a couple of seconds, it produces a FEELING within you.
Your Thoughts and Feelings together form the non-physical & invisible VIBRATIONS / ENERGY radiate out of YOU.
The other simple word for Vibrations / Energy is MOOD. A pretty simplistic word.
These Vibrations 'are' nothing but your KARMA. This is explained later in details.
Your Karma returns to you in the form of your DESTINY.
How you perceive your Destiny contributes to your BELIEFS. Other words for Beliefs are Sanskars, Habits.
One of the most initial sources of the word 'Vibrations' in this world was Napoleon Hill's book Think and Grow Rich (published in 1937).
You have come into this physical form which is more than just this birth you know of. Ever since, you took births after births. In the process, you interacted with souls around; created thoughts, felt emotions, took actions, and got the results of those actions. You call them life experiences. These results created memories and thought patterns within you, thereby creating, strengthening, or dissolving your beliefs. Happiness, Anger, Laziness, Love etc. are examples of personality traits, which result from your underlying beliefs.
Just look around right now, observe someone, look at something, speak with a person. What are your thoughts and feelings in the mind while you do that? Those are your Vibrations. Vibrations is just a more technical word to understand this better. If you step out of the house and feel awful on looking at the traffic, you are vibrating awfulness. If you step out of the house and feel awesome on looking at so many vehicles, so many people around i.e. looking at the same scene in a different manner, you are vibrating awesomeness.
To change your Vibrations, you need to change your underlying Personality Traits / Sanskars / Beliefs.
while not actively aware of some other Beliefs.
Beliefs can be broadly found out from our life experiences, but, at times, they can be really deep and tricky to recognize. When you BLOCK someone on Facebook or WhatsApp, you are actually creating or re-affirming a Belief within you that blocks you from changing that within yourself that causes you pain (i.e. the lack of your ability to ignore the unwanted). See how deep it can get? You will read more about this later, but here's another simpler example, when your wife or mother gives you something to eat when you are not ready, if you get angry at her, it's not her "wrong timing" that you're angry about, but it's your residual anger that pops up.
The Law of Attraction
Now, let's get the Law of Attraction into picture. "Like attracts like" is the simplest definition of the LOA by Wikipedia. Sometimes people fail to understand the statement "like attracts like". Here, I am strictly referring to energy (that too meta-physical energy of the soul) and not material energy. We need to be clear that it's vibrations / sanskars that attract matching vibrations / sanskars.
Positive energy attracts positive energy and
negative energy attracts negative energy.
You may have seen that fearful people attract angry people into their lives. Irritated people attract more irritating situations than chilled out people. Rich people are always around rich people and they stay among rich societies and surroundings. Happy singles always end up getting a very good partner, whereas (broken-up) sad singles suffer loneliness for a long time.
As you read above, Vibrations are the results of our thoughts and feelings and can be considered as invisible waves radiating out of us (like a lighthouse). In simple words, what the mind / soul contains, due to the law of attraction, it receives back matching life experiences. At first that statement comes as a surprise, but all you need to do is observe your mind and observe your life in parallel, and you will be amazed.
Understanding the treasure of knowledge that is written on this website gives the mind an avenue to open up to the truths, thus improving our life experiences.
Why is it important to know the law?
Why is it necessary to know Traffic Rules when you're driving in a new country? Why is it necessary to know your Product's Development Lifecycle Process while you're working on the team? Why is it necessary to be aware of the Law of Gravity when you go Paragliding?
All these have the same reason - an understanding, a knowing, and awareness of the laws or rules makes your journey smoother. You MAY achieve results without knowing the laws as well, however, there are bright chances that your journey will be rough and you may make unnecessary / redundant / avoidable mistakes on the way. Ignorance to the laws is not innocence, and ignorance is certainly not an excuse to be exempted from the "punishments". Punishments is not the accurate word here, but I hope you know what I mean.
We all want freedom, and that's the basic nature of any being. However, we believe that knowing the laws and living life abiding to those laws will make life restricted. That's untrue. Living life abiding by laws (especially the law of attraction) gives you the greatest freedom you could ever have. Knowing that you are free to execute your thoughts in any possible way, and knowing that you can get whatever you want manifested as exactly as you desire it, isn't it the greatest freedom of all?