The law of attraction is the New Age version of the Surveillance State
By Jon Rappoport
September 8, 2013
The so-called law of attraction: like attracts like.
If you’re thinking about good outcomes, that’s what you get. If you’re thinking about negative outcomes, you get those.
Positive thoughts=positive things happen for you. Negative thoughts=negative things happen for you.
A few New Age prophets even go so far as this: we’re entering a whole new era, in which whatever you think will instantly manifest itself in the world; therefore, negative thoughts are dangerous; only those people who have purified themselves to the point where they’re exclusively thinking positive thoughts will make it through into paradise. The rest will be left behind to suffer.
First of all, policing your own thoughts is like trying to catch every drop of rain in a thunderstorm. It’s obviously impossible. So the lunatic task of purifying your thoughts is a fool’s errand from the outset.
More importantly, the manifestation of outcomes and realities in the world isn’t about “having good thoughts.” Nor is it about trying to avoid “bad thoughts.”
Thoughts are thoughts. They come in all shapes and sizes. You can program a robot to think only “good thoughts,” but a human is quite different.
The law of attraction is a PASSIVE formulation.
Out of the 2456 trillion thoughts you could have or experience, the ones that count are those you form and choose yourself to lead to ACTION. The rest don’t matter. They’re irrelevant. They don’t produce anything.
But when people cling to the law of attraction like a lifeboat, they’re enacting a surveillance state on their own minds. They’re the NSA of their own mental activity.
And like the NSA, their overall spying effort is targeting meaningless activity.
Consciousness is free. Policing it is self-sabotage.
“I’m a cop on the beat. My territory is my own mind. I make sure only the good guys last. I squash the bad guys.” This is nothing short of self-imposed MKULTRA. And it doesn’t cost the government a cent. People do it to themselves.
On the other hand, the creative life is an ongoing, intense, thrilling enterprise of mind, body, soul, and imagination. It has no formula. It has no pre-set system.
Comparing its manifesting effects in the world to the law of attraction is like comparing a burning sun to a 10-watt bulb.
The law of attraction, from the start, is paying attention to a tiny forest of sputtering energies. It’s trying to negotiate between the good little sputters and the bad little sputters—neither of which are really good or bad or important.
The primary action of consciousness is CREATING. In that effort, if all the sputters play any role at all, it’s to be transmuted into raw fuel for the fire.
The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com