When I first got into this LOA thing, like many, I fell victim to “The Secret.” I say “fell victim” because it’s a gateway drug to LOA — it barely scratches the surface, oversimplifies the Law of Attraction, and gives you a rose-colored-glasses view. It’s unrealistic. It led me down a weird road personally.
“The Secret” had some good points, which is why it’s the entry-level first crack at living more in tune with The Divine. Quite frankly, there’s better information out there to learn and practice which does the world more good. I’m looking at you, Abraham-Hicks, Intenders Circles, life coaching, vision boarding etc.
I’m sad to see people use “The Secret” as a money tool. There are two different ideas at play here that are misinterpreted. First, LOA is about attracting money — not managing it. LOA should never be used in place of a sound money management program or debt counseling. Some of us may need a budgeting tool more than we need “The Secret.” I don’t think it’s meant to cure or prevent any true spending or earning problem — yet I see people use it that way.
The second thing misinterpreted here is that LOA is enough. You can do your vision board all you want, but it’s nothing without action. What action are we taking to attract our abundance? Buying too much into “The Secret” is like me saying I want to take a Caribbean cruise this summer, then merely buying lotto tickets to get it. How about I earn extra money to save and budget what I have more efficiently?
What I do like about what I personally took away from “The Secret” is an awareness about my own thinking. It can be used as a gateway to better things like neurolinguistic programming, debt counseling, budgeting, coaching, or a financial advisor.
What are your thoughts? What is your favorite way to obtain information to increase you LOA practice? Do we need to start with LOA or do we need to start with a good, old-fashioned budget when we want more prosperity in our lives?
Next week, for LOA Monday, what is the Law of Attraction and why do people use it?
I may feature your LOA success story here!