The Law Of Attraction and Wishful Thinking

Ever since the movie The Secret came out, I have read over and over again from many and varied sources how the Law of Attraction is merely “wishful thinking” and that it doesn’t really work the way that it is portrayed in any of the movies, books, recordings, etc. written about it.

I have even seen some people, who are otherwise huge new age and metaphysical proponents, completely bash LOA as being nothing more than delusional and wishful thinking. When asked by others why doesn’t it work the way it’s advertized to work, the ones against it say things like “it just doesn’t” or “it can’t work like that”, and “that’s just wishful thinking” and “it’s pseudoscience”.

You're kidding me, right??

The thing is that they are under the mistaken impression that all you have to do is “think about what you want and it materializes”. They believe that LOA is somehow “magic” and that those who are espousing it are claiming magical properties for it. Well, no that’s not how it works, and it’s not how anyone I’ve seen talking or writing about it has protrayed it. I read one post where the poster was sighting the story in The Secret about the young boy who “wished” for a new bike and got it. The thing is, he didn’t just “wish” for it. He visualized it. He saw it as his. He drew a picture of himself with the bike. All of these things are in fact just one thing. That thing is taking action.

In his book, “Affirmations”, Stuart Wilde talks about this very thing.

He gives an example of a young woman who dreams of being a successful Hollywood actress, yet all of her affirmations aren’t going to get her there as long as she’s still living in Kansas. He says you have to take action. You have to be emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually in a place that is as conducive as possible to achieve your desires. You see, the Universe responds whether you believe it does or not, but you will only get positive results if you believe in yourself. When you believe in yourself, you automatically put yourself in the right places at the right times. If you don’t believe in yourself, then your results are not going to turn out as you want them to.

I think, therefore, I am. I think.

Way too often we do not believe in ourselves. We’ve been conditioned all our lives that we can’t just have what we want. That we have to struggle and slog and “work hard” to achieve anything. Usually then and only then do we give ourselves permission to have what we want. Then we use terms like “I earned it” or “I worked hard for this” and because we’ve got everyone else and our egos tellings us that’s the only way to get anything, we believe it. On top of that, if we see someone else getting something that they want without any struggle or years of labor, we think they must have cheated, or that they were somehow “lucky”.

Nonsense. Utter and complete nonsense, yet we do this to ourselves our whole lives. Ask anyone who has achieved any level of greatness in most any endeavor and they’ll all basically say the same thing. They made their own luck. They had a desire, and used their imagination and thoughts and will to bring it about. However, most people don’t want to hear that because, and this is where it starts to border on insanity, that requires work and effort.

Wait… what? Didn’t they just say that it requires work and effort and struggle to achieve anything? Now, when given a sure fire recipe to achieve what they want with a minimum of effort, they say “that takes too much work.” I’ve even read several posts where people actually argue that the things they have achieved in this life was done without using their thoughts or imagination at all. Ok, let’s leave imagination out of it for a moment, and just deal with the thoughts/thinking part. To say that you achieved anything and that you didn’t use your “thoughts” to get you there, is ludicrous in the extreme. Of course you used your thoughts. Your thoughts are what brought the idea to you in the first place. You “think” things like “Hey, that person has a car, and I’d like a car of my own. Hmm, wonder how I get a car. Well, I’ll have to get some money, which means getting a job, or borrowing it, and then once I’ve gotten enough money, I’ll have to go to the dealership and figure out which one I want, and then I’ll have to think about getting insurance for it and maybe a maintainence plan and….”

Hey, wait a minute. That’s an awful lot of thoughts and thinking going on here. And that’s just for one small example. To say or even (if you’ll pardon the pun) “think” that your thinking is not involved in the creation process is just a bit on the nutty side of things.

“One mans magic is another mans engineering” – Robert Heinlein

This is the main point of this post really. There is no “magic” involved with the Law of Attraction. It’s not fairyland dreaming, or pixie dust apparitions. It is what it is. A power that works all the time, every time, for everyone. Until scientists figured out how to actually harness and use electricity, the idea of it was considered magic. Even after it was harnessed, and the first light bulb was shown to the world, people still believed it was magic, and some of them said it was evil, because it wasn’t “natural”. Yet, it didn’t matter what anyone thought or believed about electricty, because it was always there, waiting to be “discovered”. It’s no different with the Law of Attraction.

Does it matter where it comes from or how it does what it does? No, it doesn’t. The bottom line is that, just like with electricity, you either use it to your advantage, or you don’t. It’s up to you to decide how you want to live your life. On your own terms, or at the whim of “chance” and “fate”.

May you choose wisely.

In my next post, I’m going to talk about the various necessary methods and steps that will help us in achieving all that we want.

Deep Peace.

Ross – “Tolemac”

68 Second Energy Booster Videos

I can hear the questions already, after reading the title of this post. “68 seconds? How can I boost my energy in 68 seconds?” If you are familiar at all with the teachings of Abraham as channeled by Ester Hicks, then you know that they advocate doing 68 second “meditations” to align your energy to what you want. Read this quote from Abraham to understand this better…

“Few humans are aware of their vibrational point of attraction, and few have any awareness of how they are flowing their Energy moment by moment. Instead, most are observing the results of how others have flowed Energy. As they look at the evidence of what they don’t want, they conclude “that is bad” and as they look at the evidence of what they do want they conclude “that is good”. The next logical step to concluding what is “not wanted” is to try to hold it away. To push against it. It is from this perspective that most physical human beings become almost completely dependent upon their action for creating. But action does not create. Your vibrational offering of thought Energy produces the results that you live.

“If you will take the time to line up your Energy, meaning create a vibrational match between your desire and your belief, the Universe will deliver to you amazing circumstances and events toward your physical conclusions. However, if you proceed with action before you have aligned your Energies of belief and desire, there is not enough action in the world to make any real difference.

“We see so many working so very hard, and giving so much time and physical effort without having aligned their own Energies. We encourage you to develop the skill of alignment and you will discover the power of this Universal Energy.

“17 seconds of pure (not contradicted) thought is equivalent to 2000 action hours. 34 seconds of pure thought is equivalent to 20,000 action hours. 51 seconds of pure thought is equivalent to 200,000 action hours. 68 seconds of pure thought is equivalent to over 2,000,000 action hours.

“Once you learn to align with the Energy of your Source you will discover that action is not a key ingredient to the fulfillment of your desires for abundance, success, joy or any other physical fulfillment. Line up your Energy and then follow the inspired action — and you will live happily ever after.”

Abraham-Hicks 10/27/96

The Abraham quote above is copywritten by Esther and Jerry Hicks. You can find out more about Abraham at

So, now that you have a better awareness and understanding about how to utilize this process and align your energy, go and see the 68 Second Energy Booster Videos, created by Frank Butterfield, of “Life Unfolding Beautifully“. You will be amazed at how powerful these videos are, even though they are only 68 seconds long!

Many thanks and blessings to Frank for creating these wonderful images and sharing them with us all.

Bright Blessings!

Ross – “Tolemac”

The Neutrality Of The Law Of Attraction

We all know how powerful the Law of Attraction is and we’ve either seen, heard or had our own experiences of it in wonderful, positive ways. What I want to do here is give you an example of how NOT to use the Law of Attraction, and to show you in no uncertain terms, that the Universal Law of Attraction is completely neutral. From what I have read and heard from many people, it seems to me that the predominant thought is that the Law is “good” by nature, and that by using it, only “good” can come from it.

While you can indeed bring positive things, people, events, etc. into your life, you can also bring in disaster just as easily. In fact, even more easily, for we are all trained to be in fear and to believe the “worst” will happen, instead of focusing on the “best” happening.

The incident I’m about to relate happened to me, so I know whereof I speak. I also know all too well just how fast the Universe can respond! Whether it’s positive intention and vibes you are putting out or negative ones, the Universe does not care. It simply responds to the energy of your intention.

My first true experience of this type of intending was done in a very negative fashion. I had gone to the Star Trek convention at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. When I got there, I saw that the parking was $5! This was in 1985, and that was a lot of money to shell out just for parking! So, I got mad (read: afraid) and said screw that, I’ll park on the street. So I went around to the main street behind the hotel, parked my car, got out and popped 2 quarters into the meter. Just as I was about to turn the corner to go into the hotel parking lot and to the convention entrance, I said to myself (in full arrogant voice) “I dare anyone to break into my car! Grrr!@$%!!”

I then went and enjoyed myself at the convention. When I went back to my car two hours later to put in a couple more quarters, you guessed it, the car had been broken into, and everything stolen. I was stunned. I thought I had put up a protection around it, but no. That was an illusion. I had put my fear around it and instead of protecting it, I manifested getting robbed.

Needless to say, I learned my lesson right then and there! This is also when I realized the Universe is not picky about what it sends. It doesn’t choose, it merely reflects our energy back to us. The more intense the energy, the faster it reflects it back.

In the movie “The Secret”, Joe Vitale called the Law of Attraction a catalog that you placed your order with. Years ago, my friend Stuart Wilde said think of it as a great storehouse with everything in it, and it’s just waiting for your order. When he said “everything” he meant EVERYTHING! Everything and anything you can think of is availble to us. Any object, experience, person, all of it. Your choice. You decide, and it’s delivered.

Obviously, on that day, I had chosen to have the Universe show me what attracting fear and arrogance will get me. I lost my guitar and amplifier, a 24″ master recording tape my friends and I had just finished recording, (those were in the trunk) the car stereo, and everything out of the glove box. It was devastating at the time, and it took a couple days of introspection to sort it all out. Once I did, it felt even worse, because I knew that I had brought it about.

So you see, the Law of Attraction is completely neutral. “It” doesn’t care. “It” is simply our energy reflected back to us. If you put out positive energy, that is strongly intended, you’ll receive positive energy and very quickly. If you put out positive energy, but your intention is weak or wishy-washy, then you’ll get a weak result. You would not believe how fierce I was that day, internally shouting at the world. That is another lesson I learned. If you are powerful in your intent, it’ll show up quicker. You decide what you want and how quickly you want it.

Another thing to remember is that you have to be specific! The Law is neutral, and it doesn’t read minds. You have to tell it exactly what you want. Stuart used to say, “If you just say you want new shoes, you’ll end up with size 18 pink and yellow clown shoes with fuschia polkadots!” Remember, specific is terrific. Don’t be vague about what you want. Write it down, read it over, change it as needed, edit it so that it’s WHAT YOU WANT! Now, you can project that image with strong intent out into the energy of the universe, and it will respond.

The Universe and the Law of Attraction are neither “good” or “bad”. They simply are. In being neutral, they allow us to evolve as we decide. So, when things are not showing up as you want them to, look at the level of your intention. Look at the level of how specific you were in what you want. Do not berate yourself for it not happening as you first envisioned, but instead, forgive yourself and adjust your energy and vision accordingly. The more you do this, and do it from the same neutrality that the Universe shows us, the better you’ll get at it.

Deep Peace to you all,