The Law of Attraction – Do You Want to Create a Personal Relationship with God or Do You Want To Live in an Impersonal Universe – What Do You Choose To Believe?

destinyI remember first reading about the Law of Attraction several years ago when I ventured into one of my favorite bookstores.  I was walking down one of the isles and accidentally stumbled over a book lying in the middle of the floor. 

Anyway, when I reached down to pick it up I saw the words “The Law of Attraction” – “Make your desires manifest” – “You can have everything you want, just by asking!” 

I thought to myself; YES – this is so true!! Ask for all that is GOOD because all things are possible with God! 

After all, Matthew 7:7 teaches us;  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. “

Matthew 21:22 says; “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” 

Luke 1:37 reminds us; “For nothing will be impossible with God.” 

AMEN!

“The Law of Attraction,” it is a similar concept to the biblical meaning of asking and receiving, in that, you can attract anything you want in your life: more money, a bigger house, more business, better health, the perfect mate, literally anything you want!  You simply have to believe it to be true and so it is. 

However, according to the law of attraction principle, it is also an “impersonal” and impartial force that individuals manipulate with their thoughts in order to achieve what they want in their lives. It is the law that determines the complete order in the Universe, every moment of your life, and every single thing you experience in your life…the law of attraction is forming your entire life experience, and this all-powerful law is doing that through your thoughts.

One of the main disparities between biblical teachings and the law of attraction principle is that we do NOT live in an impersonal Universe that allows us to use our thoughts, feelings and actions to manifest a better life for ourselves.  

It is God, who allows us to use our minds, our gifts and our talents so that we may do HIS good work here on earth.  The “relationship” between God and His children (us) is a personal, loving and co-creative process. 

If you choose to believe that God is omniscient, like I do (which is the belief that God knows everything that has happened and everything that is going to happen) then you also believe that everything happens for a divine reason under God’s divine plan

With this belief, free will/free choice (or law of attraction) is a GIFT from God because all things “originate” from God the Father, not the self.     

God literally gives us the power within our human experience to choose between an impersonal universe and a personal relationship with Him for the purpose of co-creation.  In other words, you can choose to be your own God (self-centered) or align “with” God (heart-centered) by allowing His loving energy to flow through you.

When we praise God by acknowledging that all things are “from” God, we align our energy “with” God and become ONE in spirit.   In doing this, we come to God willingly without resistance.  In other words, we choose a personal love “relationship” with God over the impersonal love of “self.” 

While the teachings conveyed about the Law of Attraction contain many biblical similarities I have a hard time with the notion that a person can have just “anything” they want. The reason being, we were born with different strengths, skills, talents and gifts that lend themselves to our individual abilities to acquire the things we desire. 

It is my belief that God made us all unique, with a divine purpose, and with a certain mission to fulfill His will if we choose to align with it. 

It isn’t all about us – it’s about forming a partnership with God to create MORE Beauty in this world, give MORE Glory and offer MORE Praise for all that is GOOD in the name of our Father.  

Whatever you choose to believe is still God’s Gift to you because his love for YOU endures FOREVER!  

 Give Thanks


22 Comments

  1. Dear Gena,

    I agree with all you are saying and yet my perception of the Law of Attraction is it is “impartial” not “impersonal”.

    I always wondered why a loving God would allow bad things to happen to good people.

    Then, I learned about the Law.

    When I first starting learning all about it, I was in wonder over the magnificence of a God who created it all this way. Giving us all access to everything and all the abundance He would want for us and all we had to do was believe.

    He set it up so that everyone has the same chance. And then gave us the free will to decide and choose. So, it was not God allow bad things happening to good people, but people allowing it. God just allows it, too. Because of another Law…the Law of Allowing.

    To me, it is all absolutely amazing.

    🙂

    Kathy
    KathyHadleyLifeCoach.com

    • Hi Kathy – Thank you so much for commenting. It truly is a magnificent miracle that we are here in human form to experience all of Gods creation and that we can be abundant in this lifetime if we believe it to be true.

      I certainly believe this to be true, as I believe God wants all of us to be prosperous, joyful and experience all that is Good in His name. For this reason, from my perception, God is not impartial but loving. He wants all of his children to experience all that is good if we choose to align with his Will.

      That doesn’t mean that bad things won’t happen but if and when they do, we look for the good qualities in a bad situation and grow spiritually stronger from the experience.

      I choose to have a personal relationship with God and to give thanks for all his creation, all my blessings and all that I Am because of Him and my free choice to align with His will.

      Love and Blessings,
      Gena 🙂 🙂

  2. Wonderful post, Gena! We share a similar experience. I was in my favorite bookstore when I saw a book about the Law of Attraction on display. I was immediately drawn to it. Having church-hopped for years and feeling (knowing) that God was (is) more than a 15-minute sermon, I resonated with the book’s principles; everything came together for me and things made sense…I felt as if I was being reminded of something I had long forgotten. I’ve written about Jesus and the LOA (he knew it as God) and I always remember his words: “I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.” 🙂

    • Penny (and Gena),

      That is one of my favorite passage. Along with some that Gena posted in her original blog post, too.

      🙂

      Kathy

      P.S. I was going through a time of deep emotional turmoil when I wen to a bookstore and started reading every book I could find that I thought would help. Then, I started asking God to give me the book I needed right now….literally, I was walking by the same section where I’d purchased all the other books I had read and a book feel off the shelve behind me. I don’t know if my purse hit it or what, but there is was and that is when I first every heard of the phrase “The Law of Attraction”. Then, I discovered, that in all the times in my life when everything was going great, I was aligned with things going great. And when things had not gone so well, I had all my attention on things not going well. It made sense.

      I continued to research and practice and study and practice…and then I started helping more and more others…and years later…here I am.

      🙂

      Kathy

      • Kathy,
        That is so “amazing” that you, Penny and myself all came to know about LOA in a bookstore. It does make sense that when we align ourselves with God’s positive energy things go well and we feel “good” because of it. When we focus our attention on the negative energy things go poorly and we feel poorly because of it. How wonderful it is that we can shift our energy from a negative feeling thought to a positive feeling thought! AMEN! Thank you God for giving us the ability choose what thoughts to place our attention on!

        Keep up your good work in helping others! Amen!

        Love and Blessings,
        Gena 🙂 🙂

    • I love that quote Penny and thank you for sharing it here! I truly believe that we are here to experience an abundant life in its abounding fullness of joy and strength for mind, body, and soul! I will have to read your writings about Jesus and the LOA. I fully agree with you that God is so much more than a 15-minute sermon because when you take him into your heart, you feel him breathing through you.

      Love and blessings my friend,
      Gena 🙂 🙂

  3. I also resonated with your comment, “…you can choose to be your own God (self-centered) or align “with” God (heart-centered) by allowing His loving energy to flow through you.” This certainly shows the difference between the impersonal and the personal. I think back to Einstein when he said to ask yourself one important question,”Is the Universe a friendly place or not?” And Kathy makes a good point in her response about the Law of Allowing…God gave us free will so we can create the lives we want for ourselves…we can rely on the impersonal (ego) part of ourselves, or we can align ourselves with God and the Universal laws. God allows things to happen because that is what we choose, consciously or not.

    • Penny, thank you for your additional input. I absolutely love the question you brought up on Einstein. Exactly! What a great question he posed. Thank you for bringing that forward! I love it!!

      Healthy Blessings,
      Gena 🙂 🙂

  4. Hey Gena,

    For me discovering the Law of Attraction just confirmed what it says in the Bible. Have you ever read anything by Florence Scovel Shinn? She brings the Bible and the Law of Attraction together beautifully.

    xoxox,
    Merry

    • Hi Merry,
      I have never read anything by Florence Scovel Shinn but thank you for that recommendation. I will definitely look into her work.
      Thank you so much for that!!
      Healthy Blessings,
      Gena 🙂 🙂

  5. Loved your post it is what I am all about!! I am an accredited QSCA Law of Attraction Coach and love using the processes from Abraham Hicks.

    • Hi Chez!
      Thank you so much for your comment and reading my post! God Bless you and all your good work!
      Blessings and Love,
      Gena 🙂 🙂

  6. I appreciate your views on the personal versus impersonal. The LOA has gotten so much press ever since “The Secret” and even before then. I know there were many who talked about it before they really formalized it into the phenomenon that it is. Thanks for the great post! Stopping by from the UBC!

    • Hi Sherry,
      Thank you for stopping by and reading my post. I know exactly what you mean about all the press that LOA has received after the “The Secret” was aired. You are correct, in that, this topic has been around way before that movie became such a phenomenon. So interesting how some things take hold.

      God Bless and thank you again!

  7. This is a great post Gena. As a Christian, I have had the same thoughts/questions about “the universe”. Very thought-provoking. I have shared this post with other Christians.

    • Nicki,
      Thank you so much for reading and sharing this post. I too am a Christian believer and felt it important to share my thoughts regarding this topic.
      God Bless and thank you again,
      Gena 🙂

  8. This post has opened up a great discussion and I love it! So thank you again, Gena for posting it.

    As for the suggestion to read Florence Scovill Shinn, I agree. I love, love, love her writings. I suggest your get the book, “The Wisdom of Florence Scovill Shinn” as it contains her famous book “The Game of Life and How To Play It” plus all her other famous writings and even never before published articles that were found after her transition to the next life.

    As for The Law of Attraction becoming well known after “The Secret”…the same thing happened after the book “Think & Grow Rich” came out only he kept it a mystery by saying at the beginning that he would not reveal what it was by name.

    And Wallace Wattles writing about it are fantastic, too.

    Some more I wanted to add to the discussion was this—The Law of Attraction is a law. Just like Gravity.

    You wouldn’t say, “Do you want to have a personal relationship with God or believe in Gravity?”

    They are not the same thing at all nor are the in any way related.

    Or in my mind, it would be like asking “Do you want to believe in a personal relationship with God or get an Engineering degree at a college?

    You see, they are unrelated.

    I coach people from all walks of life, from many countries and from many different religions and to me, helping someone to create the life they want is no different than teaching someone how to read.

    You really do need to read and write to really get on in life and the better you are at it, the better you will get on in life.

    But it doesn’t matter to me which language you learn to read or write.

    Personally, I learned English because it was what my parents knew and what they taught me and I’m comfortable with it so I keep using it.

    I could learn a new language but I’ve not so far.

    However, regardless of me using English, I still want to have a peaceful, happy and joyful, healthy life.

    I’m sure that most people who speak any language would agree.

    That is why I generally do not discuss ABOUT Universal Laws, I just coach people how to have a better life and they can do it or not and see for themselves if it works for them or not.

    Regardless of if you “believe” in Gravity or what your relationship to God is, if you jump off of a building you will always fall down….

    Who knows, there may be a way that with a high enough belief you could fly without any outside help or levitate or something but that is not what I’m about.

    I’m about a much more practical approach.

    Sorry for such a long comment Gena and feel free to delete it and just got on a roll.

    🙂

    Kathy

    kathyhadleylifecoach.com

    • Hi Kathy,
      Thank you for adding additional comments to this conversation. Thank you also for the book recommendation by Florence Scovill Shinn – “The Game of Life and How To Play it” I will pick that up and give it a read. 🙂

      By the way, I loved the book “Think & Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. This was one of my all time favorites!

      That is so true with regards to your question; Do you want to believe in a personal relationship with God or believe in Gravity as being two different topics – they are unrelated so, therefore, I would not ask this question.

      I do, however, believe in gravity and I also believe in having a personal relationship with God. I am so grateful that God has allowed me the gift of free choice so that I can choose to have a personal relationship with Him and have a friendship with you!

      I consider these two good choices and a beautiful blessing in the name of God.

      Love and Gratitude! 🙂 🙂

  9. I see that you have quite a discussion going, and I didn’t read everything that was said in all the discussions. I focused on your blog post, and it was inspiring. I choose to have a personal relationship with God. If He is impersonal, then there is no hope I will see my loved ones who have gone on before. He wouldn’t care. My grandmother died this morning, and I can only hope and pray that she is with the Lord!
    commenting from the UBC.

    • Dear Ruth,

      I was out this morning on appointment and came back home to find your message. Thank you for commenting and sharing with me all that you did. My sincere condolences for the passing of your grandmother who I’m sure left and imprint on your heart.

      It is so reassuring to know that the relationship between God and all His children endures Forever. We can be certain of our destiny and to be reunited with our loved ones because it is based on the sure promise of our God. As believers we live “in hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.” Titus 1:2

      I believe that God does care and loves us unconditionally – 1 John 3:1 reminds us that: See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.

      Dear God
      Thank you for bringing Ruth’s grandmother into this world to shine her light and bring forth her gifts. May she rest in peace in your loving care and may the love she gave to the world remain forever in Ruth’s heart. Thank you God for your love and for your promise that we have eternal life in you. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit – Amen.

      God bless you Ruth,
      With love and gratitude for you,
      Gena

      • Thank you so much, Gena. What a very sweet prayer. I’m going to pass your words along to my mom as well.

        • You are so very welcome Ruth. All my love to your mom.
          Blessings
          Gena

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