The Power of Attraction – 3rd of Bob Proctor’s 11 Forgotten Laws – The Law of Attraction

The Power of Attraction, more often called the Law of Attraction, is the 3rd of the 11 Forgotten Laws presented by Bob Proctor and Mary Morrissey. Since the sweeping popularity of “The Secret” book and movie, the term “Law of Attraction” has been used for the idea that like attracts like and that our thoughts have power. But if you take a look at some of the authors who were writing about this topic in the early and mid twentieth century, you’ll often find they spoke of using the powers of the laws.

Please notice I said laws, not law. Although “The Secret” brought the ideas of the power of our mind into the public awareness again, these same early writers knew that there was more at work than just the Law of Attraction. You can see that in the titles such as Catherine Ponder’s “The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity”, or “The Healing Secrets of the Ages”. The Power of Attraction works together with other inherent powers of the mind that are who we are.

When Bob Proctor revealed his belief that the Law of Attraction as presented in “The Secret” was incomplete, he did not say that the law or the power of attraction didn’t work. What he did say was that it didn’t work without using the power of the other 11 Forgotten Laws. It makes sense then that a discussion of the Law of Attraction is included with the program of the 11 Forgotten Laws.

The power of attraction lies in the energy of the thoughts when a person earnestly desires a thing. Those thoughts set up a line of force that connects them with the unseen side of the good desired. Our problem has been that we have been conditioned to think in un-natural ways. It takes a new way of thinking, practice, perseverance, and knowledge to use the inherent power of our mind, including the power of attraction.

Bob and Mary talk about what is needed to fully activate the strength available in the power of attraction. For instance, we need desire. For desire to be more fully energized we can use distinct methods to increase interest and attention. The lessons offer specific examples on how to increase interest and attention and therefore give more intensity to desire. When we learn and practice these methods we can more fully stimulate the power of attraction. We can learn to use the Law of Attraction more successfully in conjunction with the other 11 Forgotten Laws. We can use the examples to add force to our thoughts and the power of attraction and live the life we desire.