The Law of Attraction; Old News?

By Marc DeBruin

The Law of Attraction is slowly working its way up to becoming the buzz cry for the new millennium. Most people have heard something about it, and some people have heard most about it.

Commercialised by –excellent- films like “The Secret”, humanity suddenly seems to be waking up to the concept of “like attracts like”. Not everybody knows how it works, but the concept sounds great: put your thoughts and feelings on something, and that something is bound to come to you! Simple as that. Pretty cool!

Let me start by saying that this concept is not new at all. It has been utilised for as long as life has been existent on earth (which is quite some time now). As the Law of Attraction is a universal law, it has been around since creation started, whenever that was.

Liken it to the Law of Gravity. We did not “discover” gravity somewhere in human development and went “a ha!”. No, gravity has always been part of our environment. By recognising and acknowledging its existence have we been able to make use of it to our benefit, and have we turned it into a tool instead of merely a fact of life. For instance, only after recognising the existence of gravity have we been able to create electrical energy by propelling water through turbine engines in hydro-electric power stations. This is a simple example, but you catch my drift: you can’t use a force purposely unless you recognise that force.

Even the Bible talks about the law of attraction on numerous occasions, at least that is how I choose to see it. Read this:

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. Matthew 7:1-12

To me, it is quite clear that a reference is being made to the Law of Attraction, although the term hadn’t been coined yet, then.

James Allen was talking about the Law of Attraction in the late 1800’s in “As a Man Thinketh”. Wallace Wattles spoke about it in 1910 in “The Science of Getting Rich”. Napoleon Hill wrote about it in 1938 in “Think and Grow Rich”. Jane Roberts did so in the 1970’s with the “Seth”-books, and Esther and Jerry Hicks in the 1980’s with the “Abraham”-material.

There is nothing new under the sun. There couldn’t be, because the Law of Attraction is as old as our universe is.

What IS new, is the increase of “vibration” among humanity. There are more people latching on to the concept of “conscious creation”. I sense that it has to do with ongoing evolution in general, but more specifically with an increasingly deep desire among humanity to find answers, to know thyself a bit more. Because we are slowly getting to a point where the old paradigms don’t always work well anymore, we are looking for new ones, ones that give us more effective and honouring results. And by the Law of Attraction those new paradigms show up….in the form of the Law of Attraction!

In coming articles, I will expand on the Law of Attraction, and will give my opinion on the question “if we apply this Law, do we always get what we want?”.

Right now, I’d like to encourage you to start looking around in your life. Very closely. If it is true that the Law of Attraction is universal and always working (which I am convinced it is) then your current situation is a result of –most likely subconscious- application of this Law. Your life right now, whether good or bad, is the effect of your cause, if you understand what I am saying. It is time to start taking responsibility for what is going on in your life. You are responsible for the good stuff, you are responsible for the bad stuff. And I am not talking about responsibility in an “it is your fault” way. I am talking about taking ownership over your life’s circumstances.

If you can acknowledge that your life is the way it is because you have either created it yourself –knowingly or not knowingly-, or have at least allowed it into your life –knowingly or not knowingly, then you also hold the key to transformation. That is the secret. The Law of Attraction is not the secret. It has always been there, so how could it be!? Start counting your blessings, and forgive yourself for thought-mistakes. That will automatically increase your vibration, by which you will attract more of the “good stuff” in your life.

It is time.

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Marc is a certified life/business coach, master NLP Practitioner and Body Stress Release Practitioner on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. He may be contacted at
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