The Truth About the Law of Attraction

The law of attraction (LOA) is the idea that whatever your thoughts are focused on, the universe will produce and supply for you. Many people think “like always attracts like” is a universal rule. Good outcomes are the inevitable outcome of positive ideas. The same is true of negative ideas; they invariably result in undesirable results. The 14 reasons why there is no LOA are compiled on this page.

This essay is not for you if you have narrow thinking and insist that the LOA exists regardless of evidence to the contrary. We appreciate your visit; now, you can return to your LOA abundance. The readers of this piece should be open-minded, seeking solutions, new to the LOA, unaware of it, or who have tried employing it without success.

  1. Metaphysical pseudoscience.According to LOA supporters, it is grounded on scientific theory. At best, it is metaphysical pseudoscience with conclusions based on false, erroneous, and often false presumptions. The length of the producers of LOA’s collection of false scientific knowledge is just too great for a post. Some of their scientific facts are as follows:
  • Positive charges are present in electrons.
  • “Like always attracts like” is a physics principle. (Magnets?)
  • Thinking damages brain tissue.
  • Light and thinking can only be conducted by ether, not by air.
  • All thoughts are linked through ether. A third “mastermind” emerges when two or more minds are near one another.
  • The air is healthier to breathe and contains more oxygen at higher elevations.
  • Vibrating sound converts to heat, light, and then thinking more rapidly.
  • Thought energy ranges from 40,000 Hz to 4 X 1014 Hz or more. Brain waves in reality range from 1 to 100 Hz.
  • The cosmos only perceives mental images and only hears nouns, not adjectives or qualifiers.
  • Each of your thoughts (about 70,000 every day) has a unique frequency or wavelength of energy. “Thought Stuff” leaves your brain, travels through the ether surrounding us, and causes “Formless Stuff” to produce whatever you think about.


Why is any of this significant? Because the LOA’s scientific foundation is based on these “scientific facts.”

  1. No purpose.The most crucial expressions to draw are financial security and material prosperity. The universe determines your life mission. You choose the particular objective based on desires, not ideals. Because they are not deeply ingrained principles-based objectives, this is one reason there is less passion driving goal accomplishment.
  2. No action.The only way to turn your ideas into reality is to act and think as if you’ve already reached your objective. You didn’t enter this environment to create via action, LOA teacher Esther Hicks explained. By taking action, you’re telling the universe that you know your need and don’t trust it to bring it about for you. While most people know that taking action is essential to achieving their goals, this is utterly at odds with the LOA theory.
  3. No plan.There is no need to develop new plans if the best method for me to accomplish my objectives is to act as if I have already done so! Making plans communicates to the cosmos your lack of confidence and skepticism in its power. Doubt is bad; as a result, you’ll draw in more negativity and miss out on your intended outcome. In the book The Secret, Jack Canfield said, “Our goal is not to find out the how. Have faith that the Universe will work out a way to make it happen. According to studies, this mode of thinking produces more immediate enjoyment but less drive and a lesser likelihood of accomplishing objectives. It’s curious that a program to educate you on creating an “Action Plan” is for sale on Jack Canfield’s website.
  4. No date.There is no need to set deadlines or timetables when you live as if you have already achieved your objectives. According to Rhonda Byrne, author of the book The Secret, it takes no time for the Universe to materialise what you desire. LOA scholars contend that it would be improper to set a timeframe for the universe to fulfill your objective, despite goal-setting studies supporting the need to define deadlines to achieve achievement.
  5. No challenges.Challenges should be avoided since they are seen as negative ideas. In addition, there shouldn’t be any difficulties if, in theory, your aim has already been accomplished. Controlling your thoughts won’t be a tough task once you realize that thinking about the things you don’t want merely serves to draw more of those things into your experience, as Esther Hicks has said. Acknowledging and preparing for potential obstacles has several advantages for attaining goals. Unfortunately, you cannot do this if you believe in the law of attraction.
  6. No compassion.Avoid engaging in anything harmful, such as charity or aiding the less fortunate. More negativity and poverty will result from this. Do not discuss poverty, look into it, or be concerned about it, said LOA founder Wallace Wattles. Spending time on charitable endeavors or movements is not advised since they merely exacerbate the suffering they are meant to alleviate. And “Pay no mind to poverty; pay all your focus to wealth.”

Avoid careers in the “helping or health” fields if you adhere to the LOA, such as that of a doctor, nurse, hospital employee, clergyperson, psychologist, police officer, or paramedic. Avoid careers like banking, law, mortgage brokerage, and accounting where you interact with low-income individuals. Even though charity giving, empathy, and volunteering are good for both the giver and the recipient, if you believe in LOA, stay away from these activities.

  1. No support.It would help if you avoided support groups for persons with mental or physical problems or others with similar experiences since you will always attract what you think. Research demonstrates the value of support organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous, Weight Watchers, and breast cancer support. The LOA wrongly asserts that you will exacerbate your issues.
  2. Mindless.To activate LOA, you must constantly see the future as it will be after your objective has been accomplished and only focus on positive outcomes. This demonstrates belief in the cosmos. Avoid thinking about plans, activities, and obstacles since they are unpleasant and destructive; concentrate on the outcome and live in the future.

This is what mindlessness looks like. It has been shown that being completely present and aware in the moment offers substantial health and wellness advantages, including increased pleasure and life satisfaction.

  1. Blame yourself.Since the LOA is meant to be a perfect, all-encompassing law, positivity should always draw more positivity. The implication is that no matter how improbable the objective, you alone are entirely accountable for any failure to attain it. This implies that you influence everyone and everything around you, even nature. In actuality, you don’t. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
  2. Blame the victim.You could never experience anything negative unless you were engaged in negative thoughts. It is entirely your responsibility if a vehicle rear-ends you. Breast cancer is entirely your responsibility if you get it (not genetics). 100% of the blame is on you if you are mistreated or raped. They are responsible for terrorists killing children, critically ill infants in intensive care, victims of floods, storms, and other natural calamities, and the Holocaust. We all intuitively understand how absurd it is to advocate such a thing. It is, however, a fundamental tenet of the LOA. Nothing that you are not thinking about will ever come to you.

Anyone may be held accountable for everything negative that occurs to them. Anyone who suffers illness, a sickness, or malnourished children in poverty shouldn’t feel sorry for themselves since they brought it on themselves. Why does obesity occur? Sluggish metabolism No, fatty ideas.

  1. We’re not perfect.A “perfect” existence should arise from the LOA since it is a “perfect law.” There is no such thing as an unreasonable aim; according to the adage, “no goal is too great if you can dream it.” According to The Secret, you may think your way to the ideal state of health, the ideal physique, the ideal weight, and endless youth. By consistently thinking about perfection, you can bring it into existence.

Life is not perfect, so let’s face it. It may be excellent, excellent, outstanding, incredible, and even ideal. But flawless? It will not occur.

What’s wrong with this line of reasoning, exactly? Why not aim for excellence? While fantasizing and aiming for perfection temporarily improves your mood, they decrease your chances of success and lead to increased sadness and blame. You are in for a great letdown if all you expect from life is perfection: perfect health, perfect physique, perfect family, perfect marriage, perfect friends, perfect kids, perfect home, perfect career, perfect life. This is supported by research.

  1. Placebo effect.Placebo effects have been attributed to inactive, ineffective substances known as placebos. The more confident you are in something’s ability to work, the more likely it is to elicit a favorable response. A mind is a powerful object. Through visualization, we can change our blood pressure and heart rate. A few LOA users have a strong conviction that it will work, and it does. Finding money on the street, receiving a check in the mail, or hearing from a long-lost friend are some examples of smaller things that people tend to find more success with the LOA for when they did not create a vision board. Is believing in the law of attraction any more beneficial than rubbing a rabbit’s foot, throwing money into a fountain, or breaking a wishbone? Try it for yourself; the result is negative!
  2. Anecdotal evidence.Anecdotal, non-scientific, and self-reported evidence support the LOA’s effectiveness as a goal-achieving tool. Its existence is not disproven by this fact. But carefully consider if you want to put time, money, and effort into something that can be damaging.

People publicize triumphs considerably more often than failures. When we concentrate on coincidences without taking into account the significantly greater proportion of times that we do not experience coincidences, we also engage in apophenia, the belief that random data are significant. How often have you thought of that person but they haven’t called? Only two of the 2,000 people I had in mind for today called. 0.1% is not a very high percentage. However, if I consider the callers, a different perspective emerges. Bert called me after I thought of him, so that is true!

If you read LOA blogs and websites, you might conclude that it is more than 90% effective: This seems to be how everyone is succeeding. Speaking with experts dealing with public members attempting to use LOA, the situation is entirely different. There are many failures. In reality, John Assaraf, a leading authority on LOA, calculated that the success rate is under 0.1%, and we think this figure is accurate.

I apologize for the gloomy tone, but these things must be spoken. Millions of people are squandering their time, money, and effort on a harmful system.

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