A few weeks ago, I was asked a poignant question: “Why don’t we remember this Law of Attraction stuff from birth? Why do we have to relearn it? If it’s so important, why isn’t it hard-wired into our brains?” I thought this was an excellent question, and one which deserved to be shared.
The short answer is: You don’t. You don’t HAVE TO remember this Law of Attraction stuff. You don’t have to understand how your microwave works, in order to use it. Science hasn’t figured out how to explain all the mysteries of the Universe, and yet the planets stay in orbit, birds keep flying, bodies keep functioning and we keep creating our individual realities. Our understanding of the Law of Attraction isn’t necessary to the process.
The purpose of life, in a nutshell, is joy. Plain and simple. And there are tons of people out there who are moving towards their joy, without any understanding of the mechanics of the creation process. Their inner being is guiding them towards happiness, just as yours is. Again, you don’t have to study physics to be affected by it.
So, why are we re-learning it now? Why are there more books, movies, speakers, and teachers out there than ever before? And is it even beneficial to understand LOA?
Even though we don’t need to understand the Law of Attraction in order to “use” it, for many of us, it is beneficial to study the process. We live in a logical, pragmatic, technological, scientific, cerebral world. We need our minds to live our daily lives. You can’t do your job, solve complex problems or make everyday choices without getting your mind involved. We are a mind-centered people, for the most part. And asking a mind-centered person to just accept something, to rely solely on faith, to allow themselves to be kept on a need-to-know basis (and not needing-to-know), will generally not end well. We want to know. Most of us have a need to know. We have a need to understand. We cannot accept a premise without at least some shred of explanation.
For example, I may not know the intricacies of how my Microwave works, but I don’t think it’s magic, either. I have a basic understanding that microwaves excite the water molecules in the food, causing them to speed up, and therefore increase their temperature. Could I build a microwave? No. But I don’t need to. This basic understanding is enough for me. I don’t think about it when I re-heat a cup of tea. My mind has accepted the explanation as a logical one. It makes sense to me. I can deal with the fact that I only “get it” to a certain degree, I only understand it to a certain level, but that’s enough for me. I don’t need to understand it ALL, I only need to understand enough so that my mind is satisfied. I only need to reach an acceptable level.
It’s no different with the Law of Attraction. We know that we create with our vibration, and that our vibration is a collection of the thoughts we think. Our minds are intricately involved in the process of thinking, and in consciously directing our thoughts. The idea for a mind-centered society such as ours isn’t to be of no-mind, which is a great goal but somewhat unrealistic for many of us, but rather to get our minds on board. If we can make peace with our minds, we can involve them in the process and use their considerable resources to help us on our journey.
To put it in simpler terms, if you’re a mind-centered person, you can’t just tell your mind to shut up. It won’t. But you can make peace with it by giving it a logical explanation, which it can accept, so that it gets out of the way. The explanation of the Law of Attraction which this site is dedicated to is designed to do just that. If we understand how the process works, we are no longer asking our minds to just have faith. If someone tells you that visualization helps with manifestation and just asks you to accept it, your mind will likely have a hard time with that. “Why does it work?”, “How does it work?”, “Does it work at all?” This chatter will distract you from your visualization. But if you know how and why it works, your mind can say “Oh, I get it! Ok, then. That makes sense. Carry on.” Just like you don’t worry about how your microwave works when you put in your baked potato, once your mind is satisfied, it gets out of the way.
So, why are there now more explanations than there have ever been? It’s simple cause and effect – it’s the Law of Attraction in action. There are now more answers than ever before, because there are now more questions than ever before. People are waking up, and as they do, they (in their mind-centeredness) have a huge desire to understand how our world works. They are asking more and more questions, and the Law of Attraction is bringing them more and more answers. And because people’s minds have vastly different levels of how much depth of information will appease them, there are innumerable and vastly different teachers out there.
I always say that this is an incredible time to be alive. Because of the technology we have available, the internet, smart phones, data storage devices, etc., we have access to a wealth of information and have an ability to share that information with each other on an unprecedented level. And someone like me, who can’t keep her mouth shut even when she tries, has a website rather than being stoned to death in the town square. This waking up, this asking of questions and receiving of answers, makes this such an amazing time! I look around me and see people reaching for their joy (and getting closer) everywhere. I’m having deep, spiritual conversations (sometimes blatantly spiritual, sometimes cloaked in a different discipline like psychology or sociology) with people that just a few years ago would’ve branded me a weirdo for openly declaring the things I do. Yep, I’m gushing a bit, and I don’t care. I’m so glad to be here, right now, in this time, and I hope you are, too.
But, let me get back to my point. Do you have to understand this stuff in order to “succeed”, i.e. find your joy? Nope, not at all. But can it help you? I think so. You be the judge. If it makes you feel better to read this kind of information, if you have ah-ha moments which help keep your mind satisfied and allow you to train yourself into ever better feeling places, then yes, it’s beneficial for you. If it wasn’t, you probably wouldn’t still be reading this.
Does it help you to understand how the creation process works? Don’t forget to tell me in the comments.