Well, I do – I made a list of more of the best law of attraction books. We’ll get to that in a minute. First, I want to share with you a little bit about the law of attraction.
Simply put, the law of attraction is the idea that you attract into your life whatever you are focusing on. If you are focusing on the negativity, you will attract negativity into your life.
How does the law of attraction work? Is it real?
Here are my thoughts. The law of attraction does work, but not in the way popular culture now views it. Stuff like "The Secret", which is based on earlier works, such as Wallace D. Wattles’ The Science of Getting Rich, has morphed our culture’s view of the law. You cannot sit on your couch and just visualize money coming to you. Sadly, life doesn’t work that way. You have to contribute something of value to society. I want to break this down piece-by-piece.
People focus too much on the law of attraction and too little on the law of cause and effect, which states that for every effect, there is a cause. The law of attraction works in conjunction with the law of cause and effect, because if you can become the type of person that builds wealth, it will seemingly attract money to you.
Furthermore, you cannot get something for nothing. You must determine what you wish to attract out of life and determine the price to pay. You can look for people who have already done what you want (achieved the desired effect) and attempt to understand how they got there (evaluate the cause). The price to pay might be unwavering belief and persistence, sleepless nights, or even crippling your children’s independence by raising spoiled rich kids.
What really works can be summed up in the old wisdom of “you become what you think about” and “seek and ye shall find”, but it’s much easier said than done. Too many people don’t pay the proper price because they believe attracting what they want is a linear process. Imagine turning on an electromagnetic device – as soon as you flip a switch (in this case, visualization and affirmation), you attract what you want. It is not a “one and done” type deal. You must persist!
Another piece of wisdom that will help you understand the law of attraction is, “when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”. This is just like getting a new car – all of the sudden you see that model everywhere! If you want to attract money into your life, you must focus on money, and all of the sudden you will begin to see multiple opportunities to make money. THIS is where the magic happens, but you must take massive action.
“If someone hands you a million dollars, you better BECOME a millionaire, fast!” – Jim Rohn
If you didn’t get a chance to read my original post, go back and check it out. Here are some more books about the law of attraction that will help you expand your knowledge.
1. You Were Born Rich by Bob Proctor
I first read this book about two years ago and absolutely loved it. It was my introduction to Bob Proctor and since then I have read all of his books and have listened to a majority of his audio programs. His material tends to get repetitive, so if you could only read ONE of Bob’s books, I would suggest this one.
Bob Proctor was actually featured in “The Secret” movie, but he has been teaching this stuff for a long time. In You Were Born Rich, he explains that you should “love people and use money” – never the other way around. He points out that just reading the book will do nothing to help you achieve your goals. Only by applying what you learn will your journey lead you towards achievement.
My favorite chapter of this book is the last one, where Proctor talks about creating a “prosperity vacuum” by going through your closet and taking out everything you no longer wear. He suggests you give the items away. You have to give them away, not sell them, or you won’t reap the benefits. Once you give them away, you should fully expect to receive something better in return for your gift. I’ve done this in my own life and feel great whenever I donate my clothes. Check this book out – if you haven’t read any of the books on this list, I suggest you start with You Were Born Rich.
This book is way more obscure than Bob Proctor’s book, most likely because it’s much older. This very short book was originally published in 1905 but the message still resonates today. Henry Harrison Brown is one of New Thought’s founding fathers, and this particular book focuses on using affirmations to help you focus on financial success.
By constantly affirming to yourself, “dollars want me”, you will begin to see and create opportunities for money to come into your life. Henry Harrison Brown’s little book is a great reminder to affirm your goals, whatever they may be.
I just finished reading this book about a week ago and thought it was good enough to include on this list. Although I think this book sold fairly well in the seventies, I hadn’t heard of it until a month ago.
I should tell you up front that only the first half of the book is about the law of attraction. The second half is about marketing and direct mail, which is why I was reading it. I got it because I thought it was a marketing book and got surprised by the law of attraction material in the beginning.
The biggest theme in this book is Dyna/Psyc, which was coined by Karbo himself. He explains that Dyna/Psyc is the programmed study and practice of achieving success by the planned application of important but little understood natural laws. Karbo used these natural laws to achieve success in his own life. He says that Dyna/Psyc is a lot like electricity. Electricity has always existed, but until man learned how to make use of the already existing natural phenomenon, he had no electric lights to turn night into day.
This book skews a little more on the religious side because it uses ideas from the Bible as supporting evidence for various laws. I really enjoyed reading this classic (it was published in 1925) and it was a fairly quick read. Here are a few of the core ideas from the book:
- The Law of Expectancy. You get what you expect – whatever you feel deeply or clearly, is impressed upon your subconscious mind and carried out.
- The Law of Karma. This is also known as the Law of Cause and Effect. It states that whatever you send out in word or deed will return to you. Whatever you give, you will receive.
- The Law of Use. Shinn says that a gift is a better investment than a savings account because the money is put to use. She explains that hoarding and saving invariably lead to loss.
Joe Vitale is a pretty cool guy. He’s done a lot of work over the years. Like Bob Proctor, he appeared in "The Secret" and has helped countless people make more money and find happiness. He is the world’s first “spiritual marketer” and has developed a unique “hypnotic” marketing system used to increase his clients’ sales.
While I haven’t read any of his marketing stuff, I did read Joe’s book The Attractor Factor: 5 Easy Steps for Creating Wealth (or Anything Else) from the Inside Out. This is a great book for beginners because it lays out the basics of the law of attraction in an easy-to-follow format.
One of the biggest takeaways from the book is that negative talking and thinking activate the “attractor factor” in a negative way. If you say “I don’t want these bills”, your focus is on the bills. Because you get what you focus on, your attention on the bills will bring you… more bills!
Here are the five steps explained in detail in the book:
- Know what you DON’T want.
- Select what you DO want.
- Clear all negative or limiting beliefs.
- Feel what it would be like to have, do, or be what you want.
- Let go as you act on your intuitive impulses, and allow the results to manifest.
These five steps sound simple enough, but it is the execution that matters. Check out the book when you get a chance.
Out of all the books on this list, Law of Attraction was the most fun for me to read. I got through it in an evening because I couldn’t put it down. It’s another short read and it gives an awesome 3-step formula for deliberate attraction.
Similar to Joe Vitale’s book, Law of Attraction says that you should identify exactly what you DON’T want. Losier calls this “contrast” and explains that the moment you identify something in your life that feels like contrast and you spend time complaining about it, talking about it, or declaring that you don’t want it, you are offering a negative vibration. The law of attraction responds to your negative vibration by giving you more of the same. Contrast is helpful because it allows you to become clearer about what you DO want by simply asking yourself “So, what do I want?” In Ask and It Is Given, Abraham Hicks calls this “pivoting”.
This book spells out exactly what you need to do and gives numerous fun examples. Here’s an example used to explain contrast:
Imagine you are riding along with your best friend who insists on messing with the radio. Your friend chooses a rock station, which you hate. Thus, you begin to feel stressed. After a few seconds of listening to the blaring music, you say “This is my car and I’m not listening to this music”. You reach over and change the dial to your favorite station. Instantly, you feel happier and more relaxed. Notice how you become clear about what you like by paying attention to what you don’t like? The contrast provides you with clarity.
This book is different from most law of attraction books because it’s not broad and theoretical. It answers the question “How do I actually DO this stuff?” Losier wrote the book in a how-to format, filled with exercises and tools that can help you practice the law of attraction in your own life.
When most people hear the name Abraham Hicks (or Esther and Jerry Hicks) they think of the monumental best-seller Ask and It Is Given. That book is one of my all-time favorites, and it’s actually on my original list of law of attraction books. However, this list is reserved for books that are a little more obscure, and Money and the Law of Attraction fits the bill.
The title might make you think that this book is exclusively about money; this isn’t the case. The first part of the book goes into great detail about pivoting and the book of positive aspects (both of which I first encountered in Ask and It Is Given). The second part is where money comes into play. It encourages you to focus on the positive aspects (see a theme here?) and talks about how you should view yourself as a joyous creator.
The rest of the book is just as valuable, focusing on your health and career. It explains how to relax yourself into well-being and why diseases come and go. It tells you how to choose the right career for you and how to tell your new story of rewarding, fulfilling work.
If you have never read anything by Esther and Jerry Hicks, I would definitely start with Ask and It Is Given. If you still want to continue with your journey with Hicks, then read this book. I feel that it expands on a lot of the groundwork laid by Ask and It is Given.
If you’ve already read some or all of these law of attraction books, kudos to you! Be sure to write me your thoughts (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a comment below.