____Why the law of attraction is wrong and dangerous. I should note that I still get angry emails about this post, primarily from people who've just discovered the Law of Attraction or something like it, and clearly haven't read the post (but have decided to be angry about someone calling their new faith bullshit).
With everything you think and feel, you send out energy into the universe which then responds by sending back to you events, people, information and experiences on roughly the same frequency. All force, all matter, all energy - even your life itself - is then a vibratory activity that conforms to precise natural laws.
It is a testament to the extraordinary scope of The Origins of Totalitarianism that Arendt reveals the hidden philosophy of the bourgeoisie 200 pages earlier in a discussion of Thomas Hobbes, the only great philosopher to whom the bourgeoisie can rightly and exclusively lay claim.” Boiled down to its essentials, the Hobbesian philosophy of the bourgeoisie is simple: if man is actually driven by nothing but his individual interests, desire for power must be the fundamental passion of man.” All limits — laws and morals — are bothersome restrictions on the human drive to acquire power.
The simplest way of putting this is, like attracts like”; in other words, the energy you send out with your thoughts determines the energy you're going to get back from the universe. It's the (1.positive thinking that leads to the actions) It's the (2.actions that lead to the material gain).
I love how you describe your answers flowing gently to you and I believe that is because rather than trying to "make" God answer you or resisting dogma that didn't resonate with you, you opened up to the alternative which was "allowing" the universe to guide you.
The bottom line in my lifes experience has been, that if I start with the end in mind, fall in love with the very thing I wish to achieve, believe that I have already have it, and take action, I always succeed. I know forests, mountain ranges of forests full of dead trees, and if this law” of attraction is true, then those trees really need to quit worrying so much.
Therefore, what you have then, is an industry built on fooling uninformed people that there's some mystic force (A.K.A the law of attraction) that is beyond human understanding, and that learning to use it is like more info some martial art practice that requires skill and virtue.
If after reading Origins and you feel that urge to change, even if the content just makes sense, then you will start to take action and see how life starts to unfold all the better for you. For example, if you think predominately angry thoughts you will attract angry people and experiences into your life.
As shown by notes from the pages he excised from his private notebooks, as early as 1837 Darwin was convinced that the intimate relation of Life with laws of chemical combination, & the universality of latter render spontaneous generation not improbable”.
All I can share is my own experience, I started visualising and practicing positive thinking as soon as I read the book, I also watched the movie. This can help us believe in the reality of manifestation and understand the Law of Attraction better. All colors are centers of attraction, and are complementary or are antipathetic to each other.
4) Research also shows that visualizing a "perfect" relationship or "perfect" diet (as mandated by the law of attraction) leads to a greater chance of failure and less motivation. Also, due to the fact that Hinduism had a huge influence on Theosophy, you can also find mentions of the Law of Attraction in the Theosophical texts.