Do you wish for a new, fulfilling job? A better car? A more loving, caring spouse? Well, the law of attraction and the secret contend that you can have all of that and more simply by changing the way you think.
The idea of using the power of intention and positive thinking to attract the things you want goes all the way back to Hindu teachings. The idea first gained mass appeal in the mid 1950s, when Vincent Peale published his book “The Power of Positive Thinking.”
But in recent years, the law of attraction and the secret, now available in both a book and a movie that detail how the law of attraction works, have gained wide-spread support. The teachings were even featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
At the core of this modern methodology is using creative visualization to focus on what you wish to attract to your life; this is called the intention-manifestation model. The secret to creative visualization entails mentally focusing on something you want, also called setting an intention. In this way, you are sending your desires out into the universal energy field so that they can manifest themselves.
Setting your intentions can be as simple as writing down what you want or constantly visualizing and thinking of what you wish to have. An equally important part of the law of attraction and the secret teaches believers to abolish negative or destructive thoughts from your mind.
Because proponents of the law of attraction and the secret believe that the universe’s ultimate wish is to provide for us, they maintain that if you are constantly thinking of the negative things in your life, such as debt, a terrible job or unhappy relationships, then the universe “senses” all of the energy you devote to those things and assumes that must be what you want, so it delivers more of the same.
Therefore, if you use the power of intention and positive thinking to focus on good things, like increased income, contentment and fulfilling relationships, the universe will “pick up” that mental energy and send more positivity your way. Even non-believers can’t argue that science has proven the power of positive thinking has a tremendous impact on our health and well-being. So, whether you are trying to improve your life overall or simply the way you feel, the law of attraction and the secret may provide the answer.