“This is not philosophy; this is physics.” – A quote widely attributed to Albert Einstein, who may or may not have said it about attracting energy or any other topic. Regardless of who said it, the concept applies here.
You attract the kind of energy you send out
Whatever kind of energy you send out into the world tends to influence the kind of energy you attract back. Although good people experience bad things, and bad people experience good things, you receive what you emotionally believe to be true.
Emotionally convinced: a charged phrase, to be sure. You must strongly persuade yourself of the truth of something, or at the least of its possibility, and you must be emotionally invested in it. Additionally, good people send out energies of fear, dread, anxiety, and the like as they fret about the future, and often they attract their worst fears. Worse yet, when they only get something bad instead of something awful, they often feel happy and relieved
Expect the good
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Good things can happen to good people, and those good things can happen all the time. It really comes down to expectation. Drop the chains of guilt and a sense of unworthiness. You deserve to be happy. Moreover, by sending out positive energy and uplifting thoughts, you raise the energies around you, which benefits other people as well as you. Then you will attract energies that serve you better.
Finally, with the strength of your deepest being, learn to expect that good things come your way always and you deserve to have them. This isn’t greed; you do not take good things away from someone else to have them yourself. It’s not a zero sum game.
Like attracts like
Be the energy you want to attract. Like attracts like.
This is not philosophy. This is physics.
When we’re comfortable with someone or with a group, we say we ‘resonate’ with them. The people with whom we surround ourselves tend to vibrate at the same frequency that we do, and vice versa.
This resonance means that we behave in ways that resonate with the ways our friends behave. It also explains why it’s so hard to join a group of people who don’t resonate on our frequencies. We just never quite seem to fit in, no matter how nice the people in the new group seem to be.
Yet to a point, we can choose what kind of vibrations we incorporate. That choice is made largely by the kinds of ideas that we consume.
If we fill our minds with angry thoughts – anger at prejudice against a minority group, for example – we give off the vibrations of anger. Others who are also angry will gravitate toward us, and we will be attracted by images and ideas that resonate with the vibration of anger we have adopted. In addition, we may infuse that vibration with self-justification, self-righteousness, fear, helplessness, or resentment.
Notice that the idea is strongly linked to a powerful emotion: in the example above, it is the idea of social injustice combined with anger.
Combining powerful images and ideas with even more emotion strengthens our vibration and begins to influence our self-identity and to change our perception of the world around us: when we have a hammer, all the world is a nail.
We need to be aware of the ideas and the emotions we consume, because if we don’t, they will ultimately decide for us who we are, who our friends are, and the kinds of actions we take and decisions we make. We can be aware of injustice, for example, and even work to mitigate it, without immersing ourselves in the vibrations of outrage, divisiveness, and hate.
Immersing ourselves in love and acceptance allows us to act without harm to ourselves or others while still rejecting injustice. The frequencies of love empower us to make positive changes and to be positive people, to resonate with those who make the world a better place.
“…[T]he fields generated by the hands of healers exhibit the same frequencies employed by electromagnetic healing devices. Therapists practicing Qigong and other forms of energy healing have been found to emanate large electromagnetic fields from their hands.” ~Dawson Church, PhD, “The Genie In Your Genes”
Energy can be drawn through the body and sent out through the hands or by other means (through the heart chakra, for example). It has long been said by the establishment in the West to be “all in one’s head” or “pseudoscience”.
Traditional energy systems in Asia (China, Japan, and India have well-known systems) have systematized energy work for millennia, and the mechanisms are widely understood there.
Every culture in the world has its foundation in energy work, except the modern western civilization, thanks to the so-called Enlightenment. (Oh, the irony.)
But this post is not about healing, though that is its most common application.
People who do energy work properly align themselves with the energy they will use; they adjust their frequencies to harmonize with the frequency or frequencies of the energy they intend to work with.
Once they are in harmony (oneness) the energy can flow through them with out impediment.
This principle works on every level of our lives. We can see it most often and most easily with emotions. When we’re with happy people (absent clinical depression or other psychological disorders) we become happy. When we’re with angry people, we become angry. When we’re with grieving people, we become sad.
We align our frequencies with theirs, whether we intend to do so or not. It’s our nature to align with the frequencies we experience around us and in others.
The energy is real, and measurable with existing scientific equipment. The evidence for our aligning with the frequencies of ambient energies is ubiquitous.
You can choose the energies you align with. Choose wisely.
Dr. Bernie Siegel, in his forward to Inna Segal’s book, The Secret Language of Your Body: The Essential Guide to Health and Wellness, expressed a truth that, like all great truths, is blisteringly obvious once it’s said: “Healing and curing are separate entities….”
Of course they are.
Curing is the remediation of disease. It is an important process, sometimes critically important, and should be sought from professionals to address physical or psychiatric disorders.
But healing is something greater, broader, and yet more diffuse. Healing is the creation of harmony in the mind-body, and the aligning of thoughts and emotions with that harmony to create an environment conducive to curing, and to health.
We are all healers, or at least have the capacity to be. We can all support ourselves and others in finding that place of peace, offering comfort for distraught emotions, and encouraging positive, uplifting, and ultimately more truthful thoughts to help achieve the inner health and harmony that is our birthright.
We can offer healing to others with simple words of kindness or thoughtful acts that cost us nothing but a bit of consideration and a few moments of our time. In this holiday season that should be joyful but in reality can be stressful, depressing, and even destructive, please consider reaching out to someone with kindness.
You hold within your heart the power to offer hope, healing, and strength. You may not realize how transforming that power can be but to someone in need it could mean everything.
“The law of attraction is this: You don’t attract what you want. You attract what you are.” ~Dr. Wayne Dyer
The Law of Attraction has been promoted as the answer to everything, lambasted as chicanery, put forth as the way to a new Cadillac on your driveway, and avoided as a tool of the devil.
In truth, the Law of Attraction is none of those. Like much of life, it’s about us. It’s about making internal changes to align us with our desires – and more importantly, to align our desires with us, with who we truly are.
The Law of Attraction Is Not Consumerism
This is the part the Law of Attraction that most people overlook when they try to apply it to their wants and desires.
Our culture promotes conspicuous consumption, and many people align themselves with this facet of our culture. This holds a great deal of appeal but requires little of them. Due to this alignment, they often identify themselves not by who they are but by what they have: a house in the right neighborhood, a new car, the right label on their clothes, the right store name on their shopping bags.
It’s Not About Things
But this doesn’t identify anyone; rather, it says that this person doesn’t really know who she is or what she has to offer the world. Sometimes it means the person is insecure and a little vulnerable, sometimes it means he’s a shallow thinker or lacks empathy, and sometimes it means that she’s a little naïve and inexperienced. It almost always means that the person has bought into the cultural lie that possessing things – the right things, no less – fulfills your purpose as a human and endows you with value and meaning.
But the Law of Attraction has nothing to offer such a person, especially those who have no desire to learn, grow, and give back to the world. So for those for whom “it’s all about meeeee!”, the Law of Attraction will inevitably be a disappointment.
For those who are looking to expand themselves, however, the Law of Attraction has much to offer.
The Law of Attraction is a universal law governing all matter and energy. It’s not a cosmic candy machine. The Law of Attraction states that “like attracts like”. We find this principle in much of science, and in every major religion. When a principle appears in multiple disciplines almost unchanged, there is truth to it.
Those who have used the principles of the Law of Attraction effectively are those who understand that everything has a frequency. For example, in humans, the most powerful frequencies, other than those generated by the electrochemical system that is our body, are thoughts. The brain functions on various frequencies throughout the day and night, depending on what the person is doing.
Alpha Beta Theta Delta
A person just going about her daily business is generally operating in the wavelength named beta. Beta waves are fairly fast, and allow the random movement from one thought to another without much resistance.
A person who is daydreaming, studying, memorizing, or playing a musical instrument but following music exactly is using brain waves called alpha. Alpha waves are slower than beta waves, and are the brainwave of people who describe themselves as being “in the zone”.
Those who are working deeply with their creativity, mostly unaware of their surroundings while they’re working, are in theta. Theta waves are slower than alpha waves, and are associated with large creative leaps and the creation of great works of art and science. Additionally, theta brain states usually are associated with a strong use of one or more of the senses in the work being done. Additionally, those with synesthesia frequently drop into theta waves when they experience their synesthesia.
Delta waves are slower still. Most people only experience them when they’re deeply asleep, and so have no conscious memory of the delta state. Delta waves can be generated and experienced while awake, however, and are associated with deep emotional and creative shifts. Those in delta state are susceptible to suggestions from others, and it is important to make certain that no unwanted suggestions be made during delta.
Your Brain Aligns With These Frequencies
Understanding that brains have frequencies attuned to certain types of activities, the person wishing to use the Law of Attraction can enter these states to determine what would be most beneficial to attract to self and others, and to align with those frequencies. So when in alpha or theta, the person can easily align with the frequencies of the desired outcome. From that point, focusing on the outcome while entering into the brainwave state associated with it allows the desired outcome to flow into practical experience. While the exact science of how this occurs is complex, the procedure to accomplish it is easy.
But the biggest obstacle for some people is the unwillingness to become a fitting receiver of the outcomes desired and attracted.
Moreover, internal changes occur easily when aligned with the frequencies of beneficial outcomes, especially when the welfare of others is included in the desired outcome.
Ultimately, it is we who change to align with the outcome, and then nothing can stop the outcome from manifesting in the practical reality of one’s life.