Law of Attraction
The Near-Death Experience talks about the law of Attraction
Another thing supportive of the law of attraction is how consistently time is viewed as an illusion. Then I heard a voice... It was soothing. It said, 'EVERYTHING IS NOW.' And not only that, but every possible outcome for every possible situation that could ever happen is happening at the same time. At this very moment. At every moment.' -- Linda U http://www.oberf.org/linda_u_obe.htm Note: the ellipsis is provided by me.
A key tenet of the law of attraction is that we should assume the feeling of our desire fulfilled and live it now. Even Jesus taught it: Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (ESV)
A great proof of how sustained belief creates our reality is produced by Cynthia Stafford:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_lcvBfLLoQ&list=FLHtFCd8HwpQq_zSP4CYbHew&index=1 She received exactly what she wanted (for that matter the actor Jim Carrey did it too).
Some of the experiencers talk of the existence of everything and nothing at the same time. Well, it seems to me as if they are possibly describing potentiality/possibilities. For such possibilities related to the earthly plane refer to Lori E's, and Anita M's experience in the violet text.
A strange sense of duality from time as physical beings perceive it. As if time had absolutely no real meaning in this form. So much was exchanged, and yet.....seemingly nothing at all. As if EVERYTHING was ''known'' to me, but that there was NOTHING at all. It was like being a part of absolutely everything at once, having no sense of a individuality, but also like a total void of anything, save a sort of sense of peace and contentment. So very hard to express. A glimpse into both everything and nothing I guess. -- Anthony S http://www.oberf.org/anthony_s's_ste.htm
When I first passed out, I entered the void-darkness-abyss. It was everything, yet nothing. It felt as if it were raw un-manifested energy. I didn't feel loneliness or any negative emotions, nor positive emotions, either. I felt in balance between the two. -- Trevor O
When I entered into the light. I entered into the 'void' and into 'everything'
at the same time..I realized everything was god and is permanently creating.
Nothingness creating nothingness.--
Law of attraction related citations:
❦ 'All that can be imagined may exist because it originates from universal consciousness (knowledge), thought is creative! Here things occur with a delay, but on the other side they happen instantly. God (us) is a vibration, love and this vibration create light. The more we love, the more we emit light because we vibrate faster!' -- Leonard
❦ 'Our life is just a thought providing circumstances for this existence' -- Henry W
❦ 'I was aware of things on the outlying edges of my own consciousness. Like, all I had to do was focus on them, as they were already there -I just allow them into my sight. Everything I could ever want, was available. I just had to let it in. See it. Kind of like when you lose something. You go back and look and look in the same places. Suddenly, the tenth time you open the drawer, you see it there! It wasn't magically put there, it was there the entire time, you just didn't see it! Now, I saw it!! It was the law of manifestation right in front of me. How everything is there, I just have to let it come forward. If I got rid of all this fear, and all the feelings it created, I could effortlessly let it roll into my line of vision. It was already mine, I just needed to see it...To know I am the creative force within my own life'that what I think and feel about myself and others affects my surroundings' -- Lori NOTE: the ellipsis is provided by me.
❦ 'Yes At the time, I was trying desperately to grasp on to these lessons, but it felt as though 99% was lost when I returned to my body. It wasn't until I read 'the amazing power of deliberate intent' years later that I 'remembered' it. Essentially, the purpose of life is to experience radiant joy, to feel elation and excitement, and that we are the creators of our existence. I got goose bumps upon reading this, and knew instantly what they were speaking of.'--Donna K
❦ 'There is a divine magnetic pull infusing thought patterns and vibrational energies. These are truly exciting magical times ahead.' -- Renee M
❦ 'I will say that we our co-creators and can very well create our own realities.'-- Mary& Richard
❦ 'That we are the true creators here on earth and by our believing and experience love we create our greatness, but if we experience in fear we reap nothing but darkness and fear.'-- Virginia D
❦ 'It can be, if that's what you want. It can be Hell, as well, if that's what you believe. This reality is an extension of you, instantly realized and formed. You always create your own reality, no matter where you find yourself, for we are all co-creators.' -- Richard L
❦ 'We are all co creators of our life's path and everything in our experience.' -- David B
❦ 'I did not understand why my thoughts would manifest afterwards. Everything I would think of would appear and it concerned me so I made a promise to myself that I would keep positive thoughts and images because I learned that our thoughts are powerful either negative or positive...I feel sometimes that if we think of something and we are passionate about it then it can manifest and that may be called the law of attraction.'-- Jenneane E
Note: the ellipsis is provided by me.
❦ 'We need to come to understand that the responsibilities of life are ours. What we become is affected by what we want. Whether consciously or unconsciously, we create our reality. We are what we believe. We need to live with balance (equilibrium) in everything we do. I don't know where I came up with this philosophy of life. I think it was all part of the experience I had.' -- Magda
❦ 'We are what we think.'--Derry B
❦ 'But I know that everything I saw originates from thoughts, or the universal mind, that is projected in images and events that interact with lucid consciousness as an experience, and that this whole experience is a part the infinitude of that which is real on every plain or level of existence that we want to invent or divide into pieces so that our temporal mind can decipher it despite its limitations. I believe I understood that what we call god is the silence of indescribable life that is in everything, and everything is in it...What we think or want to think is what is, come what may. In this way the universe is constructed. It is like a game of consciousness that recognizes itself and recreates itself through each one of us, and at the same time we are the 'point of nothingness' in which life becomes self-aware. -It is difficult to express this-' -- Hafur NOTE: the ellipsis is provided by me.
❦ 'I feel that once you start believing that something is possible, you start to let it into your awareness, and then it starts to become true for you. The more you believe it, the more it starts to become real for you. This is why it is so, very important to believe in positive things, rather than negative things. Whatever you believe, you will find that you are correct. The universe has a way of presenting to you exactly what you believe. If you think life is great, you are correct. If you think life is tough, you will be proved correct too...The way I view life now, nothing exists in this world until we bring it into our consciousness/awareness. Nothing exists until we express it, either as an individual or as a collective. The more awareness we draw to something, the more real it becomes in the physical. As a collective, we are probably inadvertently creating our physical reality by default, unknowingly. But as individuals, we always have the choice to create differently than what is being created 'out there'.'-- Anita M
http://www.nderf.org/NDERF/NDE_Experiences/anita_m's_nde.htm NOTE: the ellipsis is provided by me.
Note: Anita M talks a great deal of the law of attraction; the text above is a small part.
Compare Anita M's analogy to Lori E's:
❀ 'I now know that a lot more exists than we are consciously aware of or capable of understanding. Each day, I am understanding more and more since the NDE. I am finding out that there are things I now feel I 'know' or 'understand', which I never did before. The best example I can think of is: imagine there is a huge warehouse, which is dark, and you live in this warehouse with one flashlight. Everything you know about this warehouse is seen through the light of this one small flashlight. Whenever you want to look for something, you may or may not find it, but it does not mean the thing does not exist. It is there, but you just haven't flashed your light on it. You can only see what your light is focused on. Then one day, someone flicks on a lightswitch, and for the first time, you can see the whole warehouse. The vastness of it is almost overwhelming, you can't see all the way to the end, and you know there is more than what you can see. But you do see how all the products are lined up on all the shelves, and you notice just how many different things there are in the warehouse which you never noticed, never even conceived having existed, yet they do, simultaneously with the things you know existed (those are the things your flashlight had been able to find). Then, even when the light switch goes back off, nothing can take away the understanding and clarity of your experience. Even though you are back to one flashlight, you now know how to look for things. You know what is possible, and you even know what to look for. You start viewing things differently, and it is from this new springboard that your experiences start to happen. And so I find that in my daily life, I am referring referring to different aspects of my experience at different times, and I am understanding things in a different way, and knowing things I did not know I knew.'-- Anita M
❀ 'I was aware of things on the outlying edges of my own consciousness. Like, all I had to do was focus on them, as they were already there'I just allow them into my sight. Everything I could ever want, was available. I just had to let it in. See it. Kind of like when you lose something. You go back and look and look in the same places. Suddenly, the tenth time you open the drawer, you see it there! It wasn't magically put there, it was there the entire time, you just didn't see it! Now, I saw it!! It was the law of manifestation right in front of me. How everything is there, I just have to let it come forward. If I got rid of all this fear, and all the feelings it created, I could effortlessly let it roll into my line of vision. It was already mine, I just needed to see it...To know I am the creative force within my own life'that what I think and feel about myself and others affects my surroundings.'-- Lori E Note: the ellipsis is provided by me.
❦ 'I said, 'I saw that many of my thoughts became actual physical things. How is this possible?' They said, 'Thoughts ARE things. What you image with emotion is what we must give you in order for you to learn to become us. When you learn to generate a stable image, coupled with firm emotion, we are bound to bring it into being. But remember, there are issues to having this thing.' I said, 'Such as?' They replied 'Such as, do you have the means to support keeping the item now that you have it? Do you actually, truly want it now that you have it? For example, you cannot image intangible things. Can you image acceptance, or can you only feel it? Can you image love, or can you only experience it? You have much to learn Childing. Do you wish to stay or do you wish to return?... Here is all you have to remember. What you think with emotion is what you will get. It doesn't matter the thought or the emotion. If the thought is beneficial, and the emotion is non- beneficial, the results will be scattered, but you will get it. If the thought is beneficial, and the emotion is beneficial, you will get it. If the thought is non-beneficial, and the emotion is non-beneficial, you will get it. Again, what you think with emotion is what you get.' -- Childing http://www.iands.org/old_site/content/view/571/126/ NOTE: the ellipsis is provided by me. Now upon second reread the story seems dubious.
❦ 'Yes Yes but was given the knowledge that I am in complete control of what I want in this life.' -- Matthew
❦ 'Knowing, content, responsible for every thing in my life.' -- Bob S
❦ 'I decided to wake up and realized I was awake. I decided to meditate and realized I was meditating. I was all these things at the same time. It took me days to get over it and years to understand it. That what is around us is a perfect real time reflection of our inner state of being. What we perceive to be external is actually internal. A waking dream where the external environment and events mirror perfectly our inner state of being. Just like a dream that we have at night is really happening inside us, but during the dream it feels like it is outside our center of awareness. If you dream that a wolf is chasing you through the forest, when you wake up you realize that you were yourself, you were the wolf and you were the forest. It all seems to be dreams within dreams within dreams.' -- Tom H
❦ 'I also learned that the creative mind is the most powerful instrument we have if we just learn to put it to use... When I finally realized what was taking place, I lost my fear of death and I knew life held no limitations. I could do anything I put my mind to. This led me to a successful life. Once you know the truth, there is nothing to fear and life opens up to you. You begin living. Fear is what limits us. No more fear... I knew the power of the mind was vast and I took advantage of it... I know that we humans are the shapers of our destiny, and when I learned what I learned, I knew that nothing could stop me from attaining my dreams.' -- Kim B
http://www.oberf.org/kim_b_obes.htm Note: the ellipses are provided by me.
❦ 'I had explored New Thought a few years after my NDE because it felt more in alignment with my experience; however, my desire to remain part of my family - and The Church was more powerful than the desire to live my life - true to myself... Yes I went from Catholic to New Thought.'-- Joan LH
http://www.nderf.org/NDERF/NDE_Experiences/joan_lh_nde.htm Note: the ellipsis is provided by me.
❦ 'Yes totally....from staunch Catholic to Doctorate of Divinity in New thought, ancient wisdom.' -- Peg A
❦ 'we control our destiny. our thoughts and prayers are very powerful and our perception becomes our reality' -- Filiesha I
❦ 'Yes That we are all one, that we exist in both dimensions all the time and we can control our destiny.' -- Robert C
❦ 'And we are all here to remind each other of our pure essence and what we can create in this 3-dimensional world through love and co-creating...And what I learned is that no matter what, we can change things to create heaven on earth here right now.' -- Cherie B Note: the ellipsis is provided by me.
❦ 'Yes So we can learn and grow....ultimately learning the power we have within us to create our lives if we honor our calling, our Divine purpose.' -- Steve I
❦ ' First, what I learned is that there is nothing to seek, there is only plenty to discard. Second, there is nothing to seek because there is nothing that you don't already have. What we are is an incredible-unimaginable-boundless gift of infinity to our selves. The only thing we need to do to earn it is to just enjoy it. How much better does it get than that? ... My life is now a function of trusting and allowing rather then doing and achieving. I have realized that belief in what I already have is my true nature rather then striving for what I perceive to not have.' -- Victor C Note: compare to Lori E's, and Anita M's experience (the violet text above). It's a meditation experience. Ellipsis is provided by me.
❦ ' "Remember this and never forget; you save, redeem and heal yourself. You always have. You always will. You were created with the power to do so from before the beginning of the world." ' -- Mellen-Thomas Benedict
❦ '...we are here to make a difference and everything that happens is a choice. Free will always reigns....We are ALL great and powerful beings.' -- Susan R Note: the ellipses are provided by me. (SOBE)
❦ 'For people to KNOW they really do create because we are co-creators. ...Cannot stand feeling negativity from others or hear "pain words" that people do not realize is an energy. EVERYTHING is.' -- Linda S Note: the ellipsis is provided by me. (SOBE)
❦ 'Yes It has been as if what I place my awareness on, manifests.' -- Michelle M Note: compare to Jenneane E's (the tenth citation descending order)
❦ 'Yes I now know that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE that there are no rights or wrongs. Things just "ARE". ... Doubt nothing. All things are possible!' -- Renee G Note: ellipsis is provided by me
❦ 'It taught me that nothing is impossible; that we are divine beings and can accomplish anything we desire, provided we did it with good intentions and that there is nothing really good or bad; it just is potential. ' -- Padma
❦ 'Yes The cosmic consciousness, for whatever it is - is real. And something out there, works on our behalf and possible at our beck and call. I believe, we must be EXTREMELY CAREFUL as to our INTENTIONS. Positive or Negative, you attract. A spiritual law - what goes around comes around. Or, whatsoever you sow, so shall you reap.' -- Stephen R Note: (OBE)
❦ 'For the rest of my life I have watched
as the most fleeting and buried intentions - the ones we don't even think we
have û manifest in external situations within our health or circumstances or in
others. Undigested impulse and well-suppressed emotion snake out to wreak havoc
externally. They create material situations and tangible real-world
repercussions. I see that one of the greatest jobs I'm given in this life is to
wrestle these very human energies into unified, directed control of a heart- and
mind-empowered will. ' -- Cami R
Note: there's plenty of law of attraction stuff in her account, so if you find
her trustworthy check it out for more.
'In addition, If I think of something, all of a sudden it just comes
into my life, effortlessly.' -- Dawn W
Note: compare to Jenneane
E's (the tenth citation descending order)
and Michelle M (the thirty second citation descending order[the fifth citation
above this one])
❦ 'I create and co-create my life, and am deeply aware of this.....'-- Krista G
Conclusion: It seems that the notion of the law of attraction is not only present in all religious teachings but also in near-death and out-of-body experiences.