The Law of Attraction And Christianity
Thank you for your website, it is very inspirational and helpful. Your answers to people’s queries are very useful, especially in regards to people who want to use the Law of Attraction in regards to getting back with an ex, my eyes have finally been opened, thank you.
Would it be possible for me to ask you a question which you may have answered somewhere on your website (please forgive me if the answer is somewhere on your website, I obviously have not seen it!!).
What I wanted clarification on is using my faith as a Christian and the Law of Attraction.
I am a Christian and strongly believe that through faith in Christ Jesus we can have all things and whatever we ask for in prayer, if we believe we shall receive, and that we should walk by faith and not by sight etc etc.
Therefore is it wrong to put our ‘trust’ (so to speak) in the Law of Attraction and use things such as visualisation boards if the bible has been telling us for thousands of years just to trust in God and that we will receive what we want through praying (and fasting).
Do the two contradict?
Personally I believe in the Law of Attraction and will continue to use it but for some situations I believe that only God can turn the situation around and make the impossible possible (for e.g. changing a person’s mind etc) which the LOA doesn’t do as it only focuses on our own desires and feelings.
I hope my question is not too confusing (I hope you understand what it is I am trying to say!) and I would really like to hear your opinion on this, especially if you are a Christian or of some faith also.
Thanks and please keep up the good work.Law-of-Attraction-Guide Reply
The Law of Attraction and religion are more closely linked than you might think. To explain, I will outline some basic Law of Attraction principles, and point out how these ideas correspond to some of the lessons we find in the Bible.
When I explain the Law of Attraction, I would say that our realities are brought to us as a reflection of our thoughts and beliefs. That as a match to our focused thoughts and feelings, experiences are aligned to us in order that we may continue to think and feel in the same way.
If it is the case that experiences manifest in our reality as a match to our thoughts and feelings, then to consciously choose an experience, it follows that we must consciously choose our thought.
This is the reason you are told to practise visualizations and affirmations, and the purpose of using these techniques is to match our thoughts to the existence of our desires, not to the absence of them, and in doing so, our desires shall manifest.
Vision Boards are also a powerful tool, because when we use them properly, they help us to feel the feelings associated to the existence of our desires, rather than the feelings we have without them, and in turn, help to align these things to our realities.
Put simply I would say that whatever you wish to experience, focus your thoughts and feelings to the existence of that experience now, and that experience shall manifest into your reality.
This short explanation on how to apply the Law of Attraction is a lesson we find quite often in the Bible….
- “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Mark 11:24
- “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Matthew 7:7
- “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Matthew 21:22
In reading these Bible extracts it is quite clear that when you pray for an outcome, belief and faith play an important role of your prayer.
The same could be said in the application of the Law of Attraction, and is demonstrated in a very familiar process for using these Laws, i.e. Ask, Believe, and Receive.
Asking could be likened to prayer, as you would choose what you desired and try to match the
thought vibration of having these things now.
Belief would be the second step, and as a process you would let go of the How, When and Where questions, and simply trust that what you desire shall become part of your experience.
- “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” Mark 9:23
- “I walk by faith, not by sight.” II Cor. 5:7
- “Your timing is perfect, Lord.” Psalm 37: 7
But how to believe?
It is said that faith is the evidence of things yet unseen, and as such belief can be a difficult thing master.
How can we believe in the arrival of companionship when we are faced with a reality of loneliness, or in abundance when we have to deal with the confining nature of debt?
This fear and worry that we tend to feel will always keep our desires away, as to think in fear and feel in worry, can only bring a reality that is most unwanted,
But this difficulty that people tend to have in controlling their fears and worries is well recognised, and techniques have been developed to help us to let go of these thoughts and feelings.
It is through gratitude that we remove fear and worry, and as we focus our attention to the best of the things that we have today, we become aligned to more of these good experiences in our future.
- “I think and speak positive. I focus on what is good. I refuse to fear or dwell on the negative.” Phil. 4:8; Eph. 3:20,21
- “I am thankful and content today.” Psalm 136:1; Philippians 4:6,7,11
It is fear and worry that blocks the Law of Attraction to make it impossible for us to experience the things we would most like to have.
We may desire a loving relationship, but because we fear solitude, we align to an experience of loneliness. In much the same way, we may desire riches, but because we worry about a lack of money, we align to experience of hardship.
- “I do not fret, it only causes harm.” Ps. 37: 8
- “I seek You Lord and You hear me and deliver me from ALL my fears.” Ps. 34:4
- “I cry out to You Lord and You hear me and save me from ALL my troubles.” Ps. 34:17
Does this mean that the Law of Attraction and the practise of religion are one and the same? That when I say that our desires shall be aligned through The Universe, Universal Mind, or through Source Energy, that these names are just other words for God?
In my opinion, the practise of the Law of Attraction is not of a religious nature but of a spiritual nature, but it is a nature that does imply the existence of God.
What would be the difference between spirituality and religion?
To quote biographyonline.com, “Many followers of religion feel that only their path can lead to salvation. They have tremendous faith in their own religion, but at the same time they feel other religions are wrong. Therefore, they can feel a necessity to convert others to their faith.
Spirituality feels that all religions are valid; like the analogy of many paths leading to the same goal. Spirituality embraces all the world religions, but at the same time, is not constrained by any religious dogmas or forms.”
I have studied the validity of the Law of Attraction from spiritual, religious and scientific point of view and posted my thoughts on my website, you may find it interesting reading.
I would also suggest that you read Neale Donald Walsh’s book, Conversations with God, it gave me a deeper understanding of God and our purpose, it’s a wonderful book.
The book The Shack is another good read, although not strictly speaking a Law of Attraction book, it does explore some new ideas and thoughts about God.
I hope that you have found this information useful, and if you have any thoughts, or if anyone has any thoughts, please join in and add a comment below…
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