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How To Get What You Want – The Law of Attraction

Essay The REAL Facts of LifeGeorge Bernhard Shaw once said : “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” Did you know that? We create all the time, in fact – but most of it is unconscious : we literally don’t know what we are doing.

The irony is that most of us think we do know how to create what we want : we set goals, work hard towards them and sometimes achieve them. Not always, but sometimes. We think we can get what we want if we are lucky, born with certain talents or have a lot of money.

What we believe is that our circumstances dictate our actions and feelings, whilst in reality we create our circumstances with our thoughts. Your environment is a mirror image of yourself, says the Universal Law of Correspondences – I also wrote a chapter about it in my essay “The REAL Facts of Life”.

This principle of correspondences is also called the Law of Attraction these days, and there is a lot of discussion about it on the Internet at the moment.

The Law of Attraction is probably the single most important principle for every human being to understand in this day and age. The Law of Attraction simply says that you attract into your life whatever you think about. Your dominant thoughts will find a way to manifest – in Steve Pavlina’s words.

I have introduced Steve Pavlina to you in June this year and the best I can do to bring the Law of Attraction closer to you is direct you to some of his articles on his Blog – they have substance and are brilliantly written.

The first one you should read is The Law of Attraction which answers some tough questions around how this principle works, and when.

Very closely related to this topic is his article Creative Observation if you want to know why the manifestation of intentions sometimes does not seem to work at first.

Excellent background information on manifesting can be found in How Intentions Manifest.

And then there is his article Cause-Effect versus Intention-Manifestation – essential reading because you need to know what the first crucial step is for creating what you want that most people forget, and because you have to recognise how you sabotage yourself once you are working your way towards the achievement of your goals.

There is of course much more to learn about the way life works, but the Law of Attraction is the core without which all the rest doesn’t make much sense.

When you have read Steve Pavlina’s articles above, and some more you’ll find in the process, go to a good bookstore over the weekend and get “Ask and It Is Given” – ‘Learning To Manifest Your Desires’ by Esther Hicks, the book on which the film ‘The Secret’ is based – Steve reviews the film here.

Yes, all this is quite an eyefull of reading, but I assume that subscribers to COMPASS are serious about improving themselves and their lives. I am absolutely convinced that once you understand the material offered in this single eMail alone and start practicing the principles suggested, you can fundamentally turn your life around, if that is your intention.

Have a nice weekend! All the best from : Berend


Friday, 1 September 2006 - Posted by | 1. COMPASS eNewsletter


  1. I believe in an attraction-based scenerio, but how far does it really extend? If I wanted something that somebody else wanted and we both concentrated very hard on it, who would achieve it? I read on another website that reality is just ‘your’ creation, where nobody else ‘rally’ exists. But then again, somebody had to write that, it sounds like BS to me. What I want to know is simple – do you think reality can kind of split, so to speak, for 2 people that have gained the same thing through attraction? I just have trouble believing that nobody else but me is actually real. I mean, afterall, you’re real. I can talt to somebody who’s real. Somehow I’m just not sure how far this stuff really goes.

    Comment by Jawn | Friday, 20 October 2006 | Reply

  2. Jawn,

    You are not the first person asking this question : “What happens when people put out conflicting intentions, like two people intending to get the same promotion when only one position is available?”

    This is Steve Pavlina, read his explanations and answers here : – I can’t explain it better myself.

    Reality? Of course : if there are 6 billion people on this planet, there are 6 billion realities. Everyone is “real” – there is an exhaustive post from Steve Pavlina about “The True Nature of Reality” : – really excellent!

    Comment by Berend | Saturday, 21 October 2006 | Reply

  3. I thought you and your readers might be interested in this…
    The Oprah broadcast of “The Secret” will be February 8th. Also, it will be followed by an International Law of
    Attraction Teleconference. If you want more info go to
    Also, the more posts that Oprah gets on her message boards about a particular topic, the more inclined she is to
    repeat the topic. So go to and find the message board for “The Secret” to let her know that you
    want more of the same!
    Spread the word!

    Comment by BJ | Thursday, 8 February 2007 | Reply

  4. well law of attraction must be there since so many websites advocate it, in my 42 years of experience i must say that if God wishes you to have something he will find a way for you to have it whether or not you apply any law of attraction, & incase he doesn’t want you to have it try as hard as you may you will never have it no matter what u do, if this was not true how do you explain an opportunity walking right up to a person & benefiting him or her & a better person more qualified & better suited in all respects doesn’t even have a hint that opportunity exists.

    Comment by molty | Friday, 16 October 2009 | Reply

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