The Law of Attraction Hoax
By Chris Cade
Do you ever wonder about the seeming inconsistency of calling the Law of Attraction a “Law.” If it’s a law why does it seem to work for some people and not others?
Laws don’t require changing your subconscious beliefs to see results. They only require being aware that they exist and paying attention to how they manifest in your life when you take action in alignment with them.
The term “Law of Attraction” is an easy way to communicate a simple idea that has gone mainstream, and that idea is this:
When we live in conscious awareness, we can experience life the way we want to.
In other words we can manifest what we want. The difference though between my approach on the “Law of Attraction” and other approaches is this…
I’m not concerned so much about manifesting “things.” I focus on manifesting experiences –and more specifically – inner experiences of our True Nature.
Popular Law of Attraction teaching says that to attract the things you want, whether it be a car, house, relationship, more money, etc, that you must first raise your vibration to be in alignment with that.
Other teachings say that you must use affirmations to reprogram your subconscious to ensure that your conscious desires do not conflict with your subconscious desires.
Even deeper teachings will suggest that you don’t focus on the stuff you “want” and instead focus on how the stuff would make you feel.
For example, if you want the car then what is it about the car you really want? Is it the adrenaline rush? Is it the feeling of success, or is it to feel abundant? What are the feelings inherent in a meaningful relationship that you desire? Connection, intimacy, playfulness, commitment, joy?
In other words, to get what you want you must first feel as though you have it already. Some people say you have to truly believe you “deserve” it and “believe it will happen” even when the odds seem slim.
I don’t know about you, but I prefer the Law of Gravity. Drop something. See it fall. Yup, the law works! Why can’t the “Law of Attraction” be that simple?
My experience is that it can be. In fact, it is… we just don’t recognize it as such. And this all becomes possible when we stop overlooking what manifestation really is…
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My belief is that all of us only want to manifest one basic thing: Being completely and totally okay with our lives. Most of us project into the world what we think we need to make that happen. We say “If I only had more money, a bigger house, a better relationship, then I’ll be able to relax.” But what if we just learned how to be happy now without all that stuff? If that were true, then all the “stuff in the world” would become icing on the metaphorical cake. Then it wouldn’t be about “changing our vibration to get what we want” but instead “becoming what we want because we’ve changed our vibration.”
The way to manifest the inner experiences that we want is to realize we already had them to begin with. Want joy, abundance, peace, happiness? We had those True Nature qualities as babies yet somewhere in our lives we lost touch with those experiences. So the new journey becomes about re-discovering our strength, courage and more…
Manifestation isn’t rocket science. Nor is it as simple as “Conceive, Believe, and Take Action” either. All we have to do is uncover the subconscious barriers that each of us have to experiencing our True Nature – which is inherently abundant regardless of any “stuff” you might want to attract into your life.
Getting into our subconscious is surprisingly difficult though. Many teachers will lead you astray by saying that “affirmations are enough.” For most people though, affirmations are a long-road to transforming their lives. That’s because for our entire lives our subconscious was reprogrammed in inefficient and ineffective ways, often without our consent. It took a lifetime to believe ourselves as having limited potential… so once we become aware of our unlimited potential it can feel like a long road ahead to transformation.
That’s part of where I feel the “hoax” is when it comes to the Law of Attraction. Most of the emphasis is placed on affirming positivity and raising vibration positively, and not enough energy is invested in actually transforming your subconscious.
See, the only way to actually live in a positive high vibration is to transform your negative self-sabotaging unconscious beliefs and feelings. Overriding them will only work for a little while, until your subconscious brings them back again and causes you to sabotage even your best efforts. The negative thoughts and feelings are far more effective pointers to manifesting than the “stuff is.” That’s because the negativity tells you which aspects of your subconscious still need to be transformed, and then with the right tools you can permanently transform those subconscious negative beliefs into experiences of your abundant True Nature.
That’s what it really is. The Law of Attraction is working on your subconscious, bringing it to light, so that you can experience both your subconscious and conscious in alignment with your True Nature.
The beauty of spiritual laws is that as long as you are taking actions in alignment with the law, you will see the expected outputs. If you act in alignment with the Law of Action, you’ll see results in your life.
Over time, your subconscious is naturally transformed by the consistent habit of taking action, and in this way you are using the “input equals output” formula to transform your life and your subconscious.
That’s a long slow road though that requires a lot of faith and trial and error.
It also has a caveat: if you’re not taking action in the ways that also expand your other True Nature qualities, then even your best efforts (such as taking action) will be sabotaged by your lack of will to “stick with it.” In other words, just focusing on affirmations and taking action is actually the slowest road to transforming your life.
That’s why–in my experience–the quickest path to manifesting is to focus on discovering and developing very specific qualities of my True Nature. Qualities like strength, courage, and willpower enable me to move forward in life. Then I can focus on qualities like abundance, joy, and gratitude to “raise my vibration” permanently and manifest the inner experiences that are truly fulfilling to me. That’s the cake I truly want and then all the extra stuff is just “icing.”
Don’t get me wrong… I definitely like the icing on cake (especially chocolate cake!), and just like you, I would love to experience more financial abundance and even more fulfilling relationships. I just remember to not mistake the icing for the cake. What I want is to experience my True Nature fully, and then I can bring that with me no matter what I do in life. Stuff will come and go, but my True Nature is here to stay.
Which brings me back full circle… what is the real “Law of Attraction Hoax?”
It’s the suggestion that any of us want to manifest anything other than our True Nature.
“Thank you Kristen, for reaching out with these beautiful, loving and supportive messages. You have no idea how much of a difference a few kind words make and what a difference this makes for so many people who really are going through some dark nights, THIS warms my heart. You are an Angel with a very sweet spirit.”
I agree 100% with Chris – the “stuff” is the icing on the cake – yet the feelings and who you are – well, that is the true manifestation.
So start with this 1 simple Power Question…
What experience do you CHOOSE to cultivate today?
And by experience, I don’t mean what will happen – I mean what is the experience you choose to feel today? Cultivate that experience – create it within you first (because that is where the source of all experiences you desire lives). And then remember this…
Choose to embody that which you desire to feel.
You can choose this regardless of circumstances because where ever you go, there YOU are!