Since the inception of The Secret back in 2006, it seems like a whole bunch of people have crawled out of the sewer to try to sell people on the Law of Attraction. Apart from being a Victim blaming & Contradictory mess, there are also many questions that anyone who believes really should sit down and think about before they continue attempting to be “Mindful” of their thoughts.
Questions to ask about the loa
Please explain how the “Law” of Attraction is a universal law when unlike every other universal law, The LOA also requires that you have full faith in the law.
2. If two people use the LOA to attact the same finite thing (for example, a job opportunity at a company,) who wins? And how?
3. If the “Law” of Attraction always works, why are there cases when things fail not because of alleged error on the manifestor, but because they “Weren’t a match” to the thing they were trying to attract?
4. If James Arthur Ray is supposedly as good with the “Law” of attraction as he claims to be, then explain how he ended up in prison for negligent homicide for allowing two people to die during one of his woo steam tent experiences?
5. Why are LOA practitioners, gurus, and life coaches so afraid to put the LOA to the test? Why are they so afraid of someone questioning their beliefs that they will resort to ignoring, blocking or having their subjects dogpile the questioner? If something claims to be a universal law, then it should be subject to the same testing as the other universal laws. Unless of course, they think it’ll lose.
6. Other universal laws such as the laws of thermodynamics or Newton’s Laws are pretty much established and set on objective principles. How can the “Law” of Attraction be a universal law when its methodology is blatantly subjective?
7. This is more a request then a question: If “The secret” is as ancient as LOA believers claim, please provide decisive evidence of writings of the “Law” of attraction before 1930 (which is when it was actually coined by a man named Wallace Wattles.) Note that they must specifically be talking about the LOA here, not simply you twisting writings into “proof” of the Law.
8. Again, if the “Law” of Attraction was a universal law, its applications would be relatively consistent across all “Experts.” Instead, we see people having completely different approaches and requirements to the LOA, and even different definitions. Please explain how this can happen.
9. If Quantum energy is what powers the “Law” of Attraction, please explain why the “messages” The Secret claims helps run this barely leave the human body, yet somehow affect the universe?
For Number 10 I offer a situation I ask to every LOA believer:
In 2005, a nine year old girl named Jessica Lunsford was kidnapped from her own bedroom. Over the course of a weekend, she was raped, beaten, and eventually buried alive, eventually dying buried in 2 plastic garbage bags.
Fast forward to 2007. Joe Vitale, Who appeared on The Secret and is one of the biggest proponents of the “Law” of Attraction, is on Larry King Live talking about The Secret. About this point, Lunsford’s rapist and murderer was found guilty, so When asked by King if Lunsford could attract the atrocius acts commited upon her, Vitale responded with this: “We are attracting everything to ourselves. There is no exception.”
Do you agree with Mr. Vitale? If so, are you in effect saying that Jessica Lunsford deserved what happened to her? And how exactly did she manifest that? Or do you believe her parents attracted it, which violates the above rule about us attracting our own manifestation? Bear in mind she had a normal childhood with normal parents, no abuse, nothing out of the ordinary. Also, bear in mind you’re also advocating victim blating.
If you don’t agree with Mr. Vitale, then I have but one question: Are you willing to consider the “Law” of Attraction for the bullshit that it is?
This article was originally posted on Medium.