Chapter 6Driving Your Circle Expansion: Brakes and Gas Pedals

The Law of Attraction*

There was a time when people didn't understand the law of gravity. That doesn't mean gravity didn't exist. Until Sir Isaac Newton named it, it simply operated beyond our understanding. The same is true of the law of attraction. The law of attraction posits that our thoughts have creative power. Your vision actually creates your life.

This is not a new idea. The field of medicine has understood the law of attraction for a very long time. When new medicines are tested for efficacy, they are given in combination with placebos. Placebos have no medicinal value of any kind. They are made up of benign substances like sugar or salt water. However, when people believe the placebo is actual medicine, many of them get better. Placebos almost always have some healing effect. Somehow, the belief that a substance will make you better creates that result.

Our thoughts shape our lives in ways much bigger than we know. You may know people who are always worried about getting sick and seem to be sick a lot. Do their thoughts somehow attract illness? Jesus stated, “I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart” (Mark 11:23). Was Jesus saying that there is amazing power in belief? Is it possible that you can create almost anything for your life if you can believe? ...

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