People who are just beginning to learn about the law of attraction can easily become confused. They usually search for some metaphor or analogy that can help them to understand it better – but truthfully, there is nothing quite like the law of attraction. It’s hard to compare it to anything. Some people try to draw an analogy between the law of attraction and prayer, which may be correct on one level but is completely the opposite on another.
In the law of attraction, your subconscious is sending out a signal, like a powerful radio wave. This wave radiates outward into the void of the universe, where it is picked up and reflected back to you in reverse form. Translation: you ask the universe for you want, and it sends you what you’ve asked for. So is this process of “asking” like prayer?
It depends what prayer means to you. If you think prayer is a way of communing and harmonizing yourself with the universe, becoming at peace with yourself so that you can get what you want out of life, then yes – the law of attraction is a lot like that.
But unlike prayer in the strictly religious sense of the world, the law of attraction is about shaping your own destiny and not discovering the destiny that someone has determined for you already. Instead of conforming to the universe’s will, the law of attraction is about acting on your own will. It’s about transforming the universe and your place in it.
In fact, you don’t even have to believe in any sort of deity to use the law of attraction – although religious people can use the law of attraction with every bit of success as non-religious people. That’s the great thing about truth – it works for everyone, regardless of who you are or where you come from.
The uniquely wonderful thing about the law of attraction is that no one else controls our destiny. Our present circumstances are a direct result of our thoughts and actions in the past, and the circumstances we’ll face in the future will be a direct result of the thoughts we have today. Everything is logical and linear with the law of attraction.
When we focus our conscious and subconscious energy on manifesting our deepest desires for wealth, money, love, or success, it inevitably flows to us. The way in which it comes may be slow or fast, gradual or sudden. But it will surely come if we can grasp our desires with the innermost parts of our souls and live with the serenity of knowing that we will receive them.
The law of attraction is like spiritual communion with the universe, but can’t strictly be compared to religious prayer. Prayer depends on the deity to whom you are praying, and sometimes the best answer is “have faith and be patient.” But not so with the law of attraction. The greatest test of the law of attraction is not in time or in luck. It is in you!