Recently I was approached by a fellow coach from the UK, and her question was –paraphrased- this: if the Law of Attraction (LOA) always works, how come that some seemingly happy people still contract (fatal) illnesses, and how come that some children are born mentally or physically handicapped? Have these people “attracted” (as in the LOA) these events? And if so, why have they done that?

My belief is that we attract everything we experience. All the people, situations, events, emotions and thoughts are coming to us because of LOA. A fact is that we all vibrate (ask the quantum scientists!). A fact is also that like vibrations attract like vibration like iron filings to a magnet. Given these facts, I choose to believe that yes, even illnesses and disabilities are attracted by us because of the vibration we emit.

I totally realize that this can be a hard thing to swallow for the people who go through these situations. There are a couple of things I would like you to realize in this context:

• LOA doesn’t discriminate between “good” or “bad” vibrations. It just matches the vibration we put out there. “Good” and “bad” are judgments WE make about what’s happening, depending on our personal beliefs. What’s good for one is lousy for another, and vice versa. Generally we tend to think of illnesses and disabilities as “bad”, but that is OUR value we put on it.
• We generally DO NOT put out vibrations intentionally, on purpose –learning how to vibrate deliberately is what I teach! So even though things may seem to go okay, there is always a chance of unconscious attraction, based upon underground collective beliefs, cultural beliefs, genetic beliefs, community beliefs, national beliefs, etc. Again, these vibes can be positive or negative, but we’ll only know when the “event” or “experience” shows up.
• There is no “REASON WHY” per se. There can only be a why depending on our ideas about our purpose in life. And what we perceive to be our purpose on earth is such a personal topic that generalize answers to the “why does this happen” question can not be given. It will be different for each and every person.

Our task with scenarios like the ones my fellow coach mentioned is two-fold:

• Always endeavour to consciously have as high a vibration as possible. The higher your vibrations (or in plain English: the better you feel, and the more positive you approach life), the less likely the chance that you will subconsciously attract something you do not want to happen. I can teach you how to do that.
• When an event occurs that you consider “negative” (remember: that is YOUR judgment), have as much conscious control over your response to the situation. In life we cannot control everything. Life WILL throw curve balls, even when you think you are vibrating/feeling great. Your power then lies in your “response-ability”, and your conscious choice to see the situation either as positive or negative. LOA doesn’t care which choice you make, but I’ll bet ya: the end results of both options are like day and night: totally opposite! I can help you making the right choices consistently.

Set a Landmarc:

• Observe your feelings as good as you can: you are always vibrating, and your vibrations are always plus or minus. Your feelings will tell you what you are attracting.
• When you are vibrating minus, realize that it probably happened subconsciously, and that you can change that vibration.
• Don’t go into the “why” question too deeply. Like in the quote on top, there is a purpose in everything, but if you cannot find it yet, let it go!
• Your power lies in your response-ability. If you feel you don’t have any control over what happened, at least choose your response as positively as possible.

We cannot avoid “stuff” from happening in our lives. There is always a possibility of attracting something we do not want. Accept that, and in those cases, be in control over how you deal with that situation. The better you do that, the less bad the situation will become.

Author's Bio: 

Marc is a certified life/business coach, master NLP Practitioner and Body Stress Release Practitioner on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.

He is among Australia's Law of Attraction (LOA) experts, and coaches/mentors internationally with the LOA principles. Marc inspires his clients to find out what has been hindering them all along in achieving what they want, and to then make the conscious choice to take their lives and/or careers to the next level.

Having been a lawyer for nearly 6 years in his “previous life”, before immigrating to Australia from The Netherlands, Marc knows exactly how daunting taking the first step in a new direction can be. On the other hand, he also knows how fulfilling taking that step is, and has the knack of imparting his knowledge and wisdom in a stunningly simple and highly effective way.

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