Sunday, June 15, 2014

Judging the validity of the Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction (LOA) suggests there is a connection between our inner and outer experience beyond what could be expected by the philosophy of materialism (the idea that we are separate material bodies with no inner connection to each other and the world around us).

The LOA is based on the premise that we are somehow connected to everything that exists on an inner level and that our thoughts and feelings can impact to attract events into our lives that mirror these thoughts and feelings.

Because we don’t have access to the inner experience of anyone else we can only judge the validity of the LOA by looking at our own lives. The idea that we can draw an informed conclusion on the LOA based on observing others is clearly incorrect because we don’t have access to their thoughts, feelings and beliefs, only our own.

If people come to the conclusion that the LOA is incorrect through observing their own life, fair enough. But to say the outer experience of another is some kind of evidence for or against the LOA is to completely misunderstand the nature of the Law of Attraction.

Sharka Todd

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