Friday, September 28, 2007

The LOA and the real secret

There is a big difference between just thinking 1) "I want a big car" 2) "I am not good enough" or 3) "I am good" or 4) "I am ugly" or 5) "I am happy" and taking an appropriate action to do something about them. The LOA (Law of Attraction) seems to imply that merely thinking such thoughts will attract the object of those thoughts to you. I don't think the universe works this way. When you think those thoughts you tend to act according to them and those actions will attract you to those objects and modify your behavior accordingly. There is no magic field "out there" or magic genii "out there" that will answer those thoughts by granting your wishes as the film seems to imply. That magic field or genii is yourself.

Hence, for one example, suppose you fear being robbed. Your fear can provoke any number of actions on your part.

For example,

A) You don't go into neighborhoods that are poor wearing brightly colored gold jewelry.

B) You carelessly go wherever you wish to go and when you are in a crowd you tug at your gold watch or your wallet or jewelry just to make sure it's there because you are fearful. These actions tip off possible pickpockets. The probability of attracting thieves to you increases or decreases according to your behavior. The robbers watch you and many others and are attracted to "tuggers" regardless of how the tuggers are thinking. In fact a tugger might be thinking "I want to be secure so I'll check my watch or bracelet or wallet."

C) You go into a crowded arena and simply act alertly to suspicious movements around you.

Here is another example. Say you say to yourself "I will win the lottery today". In the LOA this will attract the winnings to you over others who don't wish this, right?

So you open your emails one day and find that indeed you receive a notice that your email address has just won a zillion bucks. You contact the mailer accordingly and find then to get your money you need to send them some money to cover "costs" or give your bank account information or SSN or something else. But you believe in the LOA, right? So you do this, and soon enough you find yourself ripped off by a scam. Oh, such scams are continually ongoing looking for believers in the LOA. Suppose you are such a believer. Now comes the LOA rationalization. "I must have really desired to be ripped off other wise this wouldn't have happened to me. I attracted the scam."

One of the presenters in the "secret" movie after appearing on the Larry King show was asked, "If you believe in the LOA why did you recently have a heart attack?" His answer? "I wanted to have this heart attack in order to slow down, I was working too hard." If you believe this, then you will always find a rationalization for whatever random events occur in your life. That is certainly not science, but is humans trying to deal with our
indeterminant universe with hindsight. If something good happens, you will tell yourself "I was using the LOA to attract good." If something bad happens, you will say "I was using the LOA to attract something bad." Both are simple and human rationalizations and in fact not based on any scientific fact or experiment and certainly not on quantum physics.

In the first example it is your behavior that that produces the possible theft or non-theft rather than the thought. Indeed the thought "I don't wish to be robbed" in case A or C keeps you safer than in case B. According to the LOA your fear will get you robbed because you have put out that field that attracts robbers to you. The same would hold to the thought "I don't want to get cancer." Or the thought " don't want to be raped." The LOA seems to imply that in these cases you attract cancer or rapists to yourself.

In the second example you get you into trouble by believing in the LOA, which when it fails, you rationalize through hindsight. In other words, you make the LOA work by simply denying it fails through hindsight rationalization. You say "I failed to get my goal because I was unconsciously wishing to fail." If you had succeeded you would have said "I got my goal because I was using the LOA." This is not scientific thinking and is not quantum physics.

In brief, people are attracted or repulsed by your behavior not your thoughts. Things are not. Stuff happens-- good and bad-- to all of us.

We all are born and we die. I believe that aside from the LOA each of us has a purpose on the planet and that the event of your birth is not an accident and that your death is not the end of the road. Finding your purpose in life may take years or decades, but you will eventually find it and act according to that purpose or frustrate yourself by doing what you really don't wish to do. The really big secret is not the LOA, it is the action that people who realize their purpose take in their lives. In every case where I have met successful people, I tend to find the happiest people are those who do what they enjoy doing. The richest people are those who do what benefits others. To be rich and happy do what you enjoy doing for the benefit of others and you can't fail to be rich and happy. It is absolutely guaranteed, provided you take right action.

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Blogger Kev. said...

Thank you for this, Fred. This has needed saying for a long time now.
-Kev
StreamsOfCosnciousness.org

September 28, 2007 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Hi there. You are such a catalyst, I hope you know that. I've read the Yoga of Time Travel, and other articles you've written.

Change is gonna come.

www.myspace.com/justdelphi

September 30, 2007 at 12:51 AM  
Blogger INUIC said...

Some rational thought is due here, good statments...

Phinuic

October 11, 2007 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger parsa said...

Hi dear Fred.Do u have any reason that events in subatomic level can be extended in macroscopic level?
things are thought ?
parsa513@yahoo.com

October 13, 2007 at 12:53 AM  
Blogger Torben Munk said...

Thank you Fred,

I am very impressed of you, I send emails to 35 different persons known an unknown and you vere one of the few who replyed, It say a lot of how wonderful you are. I teach people how to release fear among other things, fear is a non supportive feeling that control too much for those who have it. I can not and will not tell people what to do, they have to find their own way or path, what works for one do not work for another. I follow my inner bliss most of the time, it is so important to do that. To many dont do that.

I would love to meet you in real and will do that maybe, awesome thought.
Love and light Torben
www.healingwateronline.com

October 16, 2007 at 1:57 AM  
Blogger John R. Carter, Sr. said...

Well, Dr. Wolf, there's only one difference between something being attracted to you and you being attracted to it. The real point here is that "you" don't go anywhere, but "it" does (or appears to). So it would seem that we do attract "things" to us out of the Universe (from "out there"). It is true that what we think alters our behavior and hence the outcome of our lives. This follows from your own statement that merely paying attention to something changes its future (Meet the Real Creator - You!) As you say, if there is anything at all to a magic Genii "out there", it's in our own minds and not really "out there", because there is no "out there" out there.

We do "create", but not in a physical sense. All that material stuff that comes together from "strings" isn't permanent anyway, and what isn't permanent can't be attributed to creation, because what is "created" in a real sense is permanent (as in God created you). All this means is that Love is permanent (God is Love), God only creates Love because that is what He is, God created you, you are Love, you are permanent, your creations are only what you are, therefor you create only Love. All that material stuff is a fleeting "wish" to have something permanent when you fail to recognize (remember) your own reality.

Now I fully appreciate your statement that in attempting to attract "things" to you, it won't last. It can't, simply because the material world is a projection of the mind and not an extension of the mind. Subtle difference. It's based on the premise that Love extends and the ego projects. This projection concept follows from the premise that what we see "out there" is actually being played out in time-delayed images in our minds and therefor cannot be a real-time account of what is actually "out there". And since Time is another fractured concept, we are twice removed from reality.

Conclusion: it makes no sense to put your efforts into "materializing" a perfect world for yourself. You are already perfect.

November 2, 2007 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger StormyMonkEyes said...

Dear sir.

Pardon my english if it becomes unreadable. I'm a Norwegian. According to The Secret/LOA, which I unregretfully must say, I havent read, you are able to focus your mind into becoming your own delightful future. I actually believe that. And the reason for it is this: I felt that the book “The Secret” gave a really bad picture of it, and I have never read it. I heard of it in a split second, and just by judging the title I understood. “The Secret.”

Serious people like you, and perhaps me, are looking for truth, not secrets. Anyone who is looking for a secret wants it to stay a secret so one can profit on its mysterious. Just like Harry Potter, or The Lord of the Rings. God bless those adventures, as long as people understand that it is just or mostly fairytales. That’s what the Laws of attraction is all about. Hidden stuff. You are more attracted to hidden things then undisguised things. But that’s just typical. We are sexual beings, let it stay that way. We love it in the matter of sexuality. But when it comes to science and philosophy, let us change our minds and look for truth. Lets take an example. You mentioned: If you focus on the thought: “I don’t want to get cancer”. Then you do exactly this. You can avoid getting cancer. Or can you? I want to discouss it in a few sentences.

In your visual mind you see the word cancer, and you see something blurish, cellularish, and you see something splitting. Cause that’s what you’ve heard about cancer. And on the verbal side you hear “Cancer, how can I get rid of it, will this really work? Oh yes I belive it, cause it seems so clear to me now.”. Along with other stuff I really have to consentrate to see inside my self. I must admit. And also you get a bit afraid and can feel this as it moves through your body. I don’t get to scared of it, but perhaps some people do. But: I don’t know what cancer is, and do anyone really know???. But I do know this. Cancer is a word. And… YOU CANT CURE A WORD. Because it is just a word. And in our mind everything is just images, of words, and what they means. Along with a lot of beautiful sunsets and emotions and true experiences. But how many of us knows what cancer really is, in terms of what we know of it? If we were able to change it, wouldn’t we have to know its real manifest? Of course. If someone has cancer they are possibly the best to tell us how it feels. A scientis on that spesific field is the best to tell us how it looks. But for the common man it is just a word, a lot of headlines in newspapers/magazines and blurish understanding. It is very easy to fool the common man just by juggle with words and things that we so desperatly want to understand. People really want to understand. Fortunately. But there is unfortunately a lot of things blocking their way.


Well. I just judged a book by its color. And I hope I got away with it.

Thanks for letting me join.
If indeed I did...
This may have been a tooooo long message ;-)



Best regards
Tommy

November 13, 2007 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger namtango said...

If the book had been called "the magnifincence of human hindsight" i may have taken its message more seriously. I think, in your short blog, that you have explained the phenomenon more accurately then the popularised book could have ever done.The fact that it has been made into a hollywood spectacle gives me more reason to question the film makers/authors intentions. THANKS!

November 19, 2007 at 2:31 AM  
Blogger Analia Pierini said...

Hello!!
I find very interesting to read and discover the people that post you comments. Very helpful.
Thank you very much! ANALIA :o)

November 27, 2007 at 4:06 AM  
Blogger Mother Wintermoon said...

Thank you thrice for this wise and sensible post on the LOA. I posted in the past on my objections to it, under Law of Attraction, in my sidebar if you care to read.

As an abuse and cancer survivor, I found the LOA premise anti-healing and offensive.

It also bothered me to see "thoughts" Deitized and presented as magic genies. All that time and energy spent diligently monitoring thoughts could be put to far better use implementing real change in our lives and the lives of others.

In brief, people are attracted or repulsed by your behavior not your thoughts. Things are not. Stuff happens-- good and bad-- to all of us.The really big secret is not the LOA, it is the action that people who realize their purpose take in their lives.

Absolutely! I hope you are still posting here, as I'm looking forward to more posts.

PS Please open your comments up to non-Blogger bloggers. Much appreciated.

November 29, 2007 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger George Larson said...

I'm new to quantum mechanics and I can already tell you that the vast majority of you are not only better versed than I but probably more intelligent. That said, I want to weigh in.

I've been studying Dr. Wolf's material lately along with a lot of other stuff from psychologists, philosophers and monks.

Everybody is so quick to discredit "The Secret" which is fine, but they overlook the benefits.

I have purchased the things that I have by Dr. Wolf, as well as things from Abraham-Hicks only because I watched that movie.

Further, if you find "The Secret" or "What the BLEEP do we know?" to inspire you to work on being a happier person, then you have gained immensely.

"The Secret" does an unthinkably poor job of leaving you with any kind of plan for action. So if you believe (or want to believe) the notion, then you're going to have to do more research. In so doing, you will draw your own conclusions -- precisely what I am doing with my studies.

I made some large mistakes in my youth in that I chose partying as a higher priority than preparation for my future. Consequently, I punished myself mentally for a very long time while trying to figure out how to get from the hole I am in. Further, I expected opportunity to come close but not grace my doorstep. I got that, exactly.

After being prescribed medication to treat depression, I concluded that it was long overdue that I did some personal work. This is how I was introduced to "The Secret".

I still drive a '98 Metro. However, I sat down and attempted to make a goal board. That is when I realized that I do not need anything better than a '98 Metro -- so long as I keep getting from A to B. I recognized anew my beautiful wife, my (relatively) solid home and my wonderful 10 year old son (who will sit and watch movies about quantum mechanics with his dear ole' dad).
I learned how much I already have instead of focusing on objects that will bring me fleeting moments of happiness.

So I might, in the end, come to agree with Dr. Wolf and others who disagree with the premise of "The Secret" yet I (and Dr. Wolf) have both benefited from this movie. Again, I because I now know about Dr. Wolf (et al.) and he because I now purchase his materials and advise other people to do the same.

There is plenty of good to be had there; lets not forget about that.

Thanks for letting me deposit my two cents,
George

December 2, 2007 at 6:23 AM  
Blogger nesless said...

Hi fred.
I consider myself have to comment that "the secret" just a half of the burning secret. please forward to rhonda too. i'm sorry.
cchati

January 15, 2008 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger nesless said...

Hi fred.
I consider myself have to comment that "the secret" just a half of the burning secret. please forward to rhonda too. i'm sorry.
cchati

January 15, 2008 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger nesless said...

Hi there, You or Ronda, whoever.
'the secret' just a half of the hidden secret. Yes, it's very good job, but still a half of.

January 15, 2008 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger ERIC BORAGAN GUGLIANO said...

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Thank you

Prof. Eric Boragan Gugliano-Santo André-São Paulo-Brasil

January 23, 2008 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger Julius said...

I have a question... do you REALLY go back in time with the tecniques described in your book???

January 24, 2008 at 6:28 AM  
Blogger Maria Jose said...

Thank you so much for this post.

I see that stormymonkeyes is Norwegian...that makes me feel better I am from Spain and my English it is not perfect so "sorry about it".

Well I've watch "The Secret "severak times...I also have seen many many times "What the Bleep"

Dr. Fred, what you have posted makes sense to me,( sure you feel relieved now that you know it..hahahahaha) after all I think that trying to explain everything by the LOA it seems to me kind of superficial.

Yes I believe that transforming our thought transforms us and it will transform our lifes, but it is the level conciousness ( wich we determine each day, through our thoughts) the one that will take us there... and it is our responsibility to change our lifes in those fields that need to be changed. So we choose.

Yesterday my car broke... it is going to cost us several hundreds of dollars to fix it...I am telling you that I was no thinking about it.... :)

Have a BLessed night.
PS...YOU ARE SOOOOOOO FUNNY in the out takes of The Secret...hahahahah LOL.

January 26, 2008 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

I have 3 main comments, questions:

Regarding the LOA: I think that part of the "equation" should include consistency of the "thought", of course duration, as well as acting on what is desired, and who else is involved in the results of the item or situation to be attracted. Aren't thoughts vibrations?? (Does "prayer" work? How about intense intentions?) And since we are all connected . . . on this level . . . maybe "I" am not "alone", I'm entangled? So the result must depend on what others in my life (and around the world) think and want. All of these must have some affect on "me" and what I want. But, just how powerful are MY thoughts, desires, hopes and dreams? When focused for a long period of time coupled with meditation/contemplative prayer stuff happens, doesn't it? (I have changed dramatically after 26 years of this type of life.) (Have you heard of "Intentional Chocolate"?)

And re: The Big Bang - If fear of love or a feeling of separateness started the big bang (a la Course in Miracles), could there be a "collapse" when "we" realize oneness? And does all of this play out mathematically??

Enjoy all about you! I am reading 3 of your books and have 2 more on my list . . . What would you recommend for my 10 year old son who loves science and who is home- schooled (. . .he is also brilliant). Are the "Dr. Quantum" books text type books?

Vicki

February 14, 2008 at 10:35 AM  
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February 14, 2008 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Raj said...

You have created a new LOA and are debunking it, that is all i can say. What you call the LOA is not,period. You have got it all wrong or rather only half right. You should half knowledge is dangerous.
You got the pickpocket part right, I will tell you how it works with rapists. Rapists are dogs, literally. When they see a "victim" who acts like one(the ones who fear being raped) and they are the ones who are most likely to lose their composure in a lonely street. Girls who fear being raped already start behaving like a victim(the same way a "tugger" does). This "fuels" the rapist(and in many cases someone who would have never thought of raping if it was a girl who had walked by with confidence) the same way fear would "fuel" a dog and it will try to pounce on you.
Well the main thing I wanted to tell you is that if you have watched "the secret" then many people missed out on one thing that one of the mentors said...."everybody does not want the same thing". Before I go on I have seen many (pessimistic) people disregard the LOA just on the basis of "The secret". That dvd is just a marketing gimmick so that you "buy" a mentor or take up a whole "course". So things are not complete in that DVD.
Coming back to "everybody does not want the same thing". Someone like had argued in a forum about something similiar. He said what about a race why does only person win. I pointed out to him that no everybody wants to be the fastest man on the planet.
Trying to be better that someone is egoistic not right spiritually. that is definately not the way to happiness.
The problem with the world is today the media and this capitalist world(I am not a communist) makes us want certain things, that our fathers have lived without.
If everybody wanted a Lamborghini the LOA will stop working because there will not be enough Lamborghini for each and every person in the world.
Even in the Secret they imply that you need to know what you really want.
I dont want to win a lottery. First of all it is gambling. Secondly no sane person who knows maths will ever depend on a lottery to become rich.
The LOA works only for things good. Remember it is positivity. You cannot "wish" for someone to die, only for one reason, that that very person will is wishing to live. Whenever there is a clash of "thoughts" the positive thought wins.(if you want to go deep then in that if you are not at a higher level of consciousness then negative thoughts can affect you, this subject of LOA is very deep). So the LOA works only when it is in harmony with the universe. The thought of winning a lottery is going to "clash" with a million other lottery buyers. So it will never work.
These "conditions" are not some pseudo laws but they are infact simple common sense.
I never believed in the secret/LOA i saw it half and came to the same conclusion that you are at this point. I had better arguments, "what about somalia?" who is wishing such harsh living conditions for these newly born children.
But after two years I did something which was similiar to the LOA and looked back in my life and where I was currently and I realised I had been following the LOA all along.
You appear to be a very rational person. I am sure you have taken a very "early" prejudice against the LOA.
The way "they" convince is not the way LOA works. They are just wanting you to buy into it. After understanding the LOA I have found many flaws in what some of the "mentors" say. But it works.
I normally have stopped arguing about LOA and everything in fact. But I just thought I would spend some time cause reading your other articles you are not "narrow minded" and seem open to re-looking at things. First impressions are always not the right impressions.

February 15, 2008 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Gabriel Barbosa said...

Hello Dr. Fred,
I am a believer from Brazil and I am writting just to make a question about the better understanding of the laws that rule our reality.
Don't you think that there are other laws that make as much impact in the universe as the Law of Atraction, for instance, the Law of Mutation or the Law of Equilibrium?
Don't you think that the Law of Atraction is a little incomplete without those other two?
By Law of Mutation, I mean that everything changes, nothing is eternal, like the filosophy of I Ching.
By Law of Equilibrium, I mean that if you sum every energy in the universe, the mathematical answer should be zero, like the Nirvana in meditation, the perfection of Nothing.
I eager for you answer.
Thank you very much

February 18, 2008 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Kinishao said...

Just thank you. So much.

March 25, 2008 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Berry Goblinfly said...

Dear Mister Wolf!
I just saw the dvd "The secret" and I felt so good watching you talking about that so I found your blog.
I'm french, sorry for my bad english!
Just want to say thank you for your smile, I love it!
I'm a dreamer and thought is was a trouble but now I know this is my power for a marvellous life!!!
Thanks again!

April 28, 2008 at 6:14 AM  
Blogger rwalk2730 said...

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June 4, 2008 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger rwalk2730 said...

Sorry, I didn't know if my password was going to work and I hit publish instead of preview. (Thus, the "test" above.)

Fascinating blog. Loved it. However, the idea of having a "purpose," as it's typically used in this context, strikes me as actually dependent on a well developed civilization. That is, would I have a purpose in the same sense as you suggest if I am born in a remote tribe in the Amazon where there is no broad supporting structure that permits abstract individual pursuits rather than struggling to survive? If the culture into which I am born is completely survival based, can it be said that, say, hunting and gathering is my purpose? And since most of Western civilization was built on the backs of exploited labor, what does this say about slaves, for example? That their purpose was to sacrifice for our "higher" purposes?

I believe it is easy to buy into the concept of “purpose” when a strong economy and comfortable living conditions allow it. But should one be born into slavery or other harsh conditions, “purpose” seems hard to justify. Natural conditions do not seem conducive to living for an abstract purpose. If the environment one is born into does not support self-actualization, how can one say we all have purpose?

June 4, 2008 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger rwalk2730 said...

A follow on point to the one I posted just above:

If the answer to my question is that perhaps "purpose" includes the human infrastructre built (a developed ecomony and a move away from the day-to-day struggle to simply survive) that permits individuals pursue self-actualization is part of our higher purpose, then that seem Euro-centric. That is, that answer implies that Western civilization and its expansive development was "on purpose" (i.e., building the infrastructure mentioned) and that remote tribal people were not. That those in, say, Papua who have not developed elborate systems that permit its constituents to pursue activies beyond survival would not be "on purpose." It is hard for me to accept that only developed civilizations are executing their purpose here and that those immersed in day-to-day survival are somehow off track.

Is not the concept of "higher purpose" simply an artifact civilized life?

June 5, 2008 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger StormyMonkEyes said...

rwalk2730: I agree. Very nice deduction. As I see it higher purpose is searching for your value as a member of a group. And if you have time to even have such a thought you may consider yourself to be part of a community that is not suffering.
As it is said: Necessity knows no law. In a society where there is great distress there is little or no time to focus on laws, laws which is products of the peace and patient it takes to come up with them. In our society we have time to think of anything that comes to mind and searching for higher purpose may just be a cry for some action. Mankind isnt that old. If we are as sivilized as we think we are, why are we constantly pulled towards the worst news from media? Why are we attracted to action when we have peace?

June 5, 2008 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger rwalk2730 said...

"..searching for higher purpose may just be a cry for some action.."

I like that line, Stormymonkeyes. In fact, those were some of the words I was searching for. Thank you.

June 5, 2008 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Arty said...

Hi Fred
I keep checking back to see if you will write other entries into your blog. They are really great and useful and truthful so it would be a shame to not have them anymore.

They can help those people who get taken in by the not so accurate though well meaning 'Secret'.

June 26, 2008 at 5:54 AM  
Blogger John R. Carter, Sr. said...

It seems to me that Dr. Wolf has said all that needs to be said on this topic. His books support his work with ample detail.

I really appreciate Dr. Wolf's work and the way in which he has managed to bring science to the masses. What God is to me has changed dramatically as a result.

Whatever the Law of Attraction (LOA) is and how it works is bound in the elemental principles of nature. Even that statement pales in the presence of the raw energy that pervades the universe, that which we are, which everything is or could be or ever was.

I sometimes ponder about the nature of consciousness. Every elemental particle of my body contains the essence of what is found anywhere in the universe. If I am self-conscious, self-aware, then would it follow that consciousness has its basis in the most elemental packet of energy of the universe? Wouldn't that mean that the entire universe is self conscious as a whole and even in part? Any part? Is intelligence limited only to evolved expressions of the universe, or is it pervasive throughout the universe, in all things, and only appears to exist in that which we call human beings due to how such beings are able to communicate with each other?

Understanding these questions gives rise to understanding the true nature of LOA. That which you think is a product of the universe expressing itself as you. All that you think is connected to all the rest of the universe. The universe is boundless in its ability to express itself. Does it follow then that you are boundless in your ability to express yourself? Because whatever you think, the universe knows of it. If you're thinking is in tune with the universe, the way it functions, then you should experience what the universe can do - create itself out of nothing.

And that is exactly what you do with each movement of your body. In the quantum sense, every packet of energy that makes up your body is constantly recreating itself from here to there with no in-between. Quantum leaps. In the gap between here and there is every possibility of what it could become, all things at once. It is your thinking, your will, that decides what is next and creates what appears to be the inevitable. And is it really your will? Since all that we are is intrinsically tied to all that is, is what we call our will really ours, or is the will of the universe expressing itself as us?

Yet, we appear to be able to choose our individual actions. By observing our environment and ourselves, we are constantly creating what we are and what the universe is to us. It appears that we have the conscious ability to create according to our will, but if that will is not in alignment with the will of the universe, not connected to it, the only thing that is "created" is a fantasy, the manner in which we think we see the universe unfolding before us. In effect, we twist what is reality into what we want to believe it is, but it only in our mind that it is so.

So, it seems that the task at hand is to be able to see what is, not what we want to believe. This seeing is not done with the eyes, but with the mind. Only by freeing ourselves of the beliefs and fairy tales of what we are told we are, what the universe is, will we be able to be at one with our true nature.

And of course, all of this is purely speculative, conjecture, but it is based on what we understand of quantum mechanics.

LOA is active within us at all times, because the universe itself is constantly active within us. And that is what God means to me.

John

June 26, 2008 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger John R. Carter, Sr. said...

And now I have to "edit" my own comment. I implied that consciousness and energy are the same. I have to agree with Dr. Wolf in his assertion that they are not the same. But I do think that matter is an expression of energy and energy is an expression of consciousness. To me, nothing exists that is not within the domain of consciousness.

So, just as it is possible for a Sufi master to conjure up physical matter and to communicate consciously with another person through thought alone, each of us has the innate ability, realized or not, to do the same - and more.

John

June 26, 2008 at 9:52 AM  
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August 18, 2008 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Stan said...

Truly wonderful article about LOA! The most impressive understanding of this law does really come true when you are always asking yourself a question: "Why have I attracted it? What I did?". And you actually get it, and it helps you a lot in careful choosing of your thoughts.
Be always happy, feel good everyday, only positive thinking will make your life a miracle. Logon to http://positiveonly.info to feel good every day!

August 18, 2008 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Angel Mass said...

Thank you Dr. Quantum for sharing this wisdom :D I wish you a great day and that you have a nice trip around my country Colombia :)

September 5, 2008 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Silvio Furtado said...

I have a tale for everyone that thinks that have found the Truth:

Once, a philosopher was having a conversation with the devil when passes a Wise with a bag full of truths. Distracted as all wise are, he didn't notice that one truth had fallen on the ground. A common man who was passing on that road too, saw the truth on the ground. He approached with caution, checked it over, and after notice that it doesn't offer any danger he took the truth to him, and after to contemplate this piece, entranced, he gone away running and screaming:
- I FOUND THE TRUTH! I FOUND THE TRUTH!
Seeing this, the philosopher said to the devil:
- Now you're lost! That man found the truth and now everyone will know that you do not exist.
But, secure of itself, the devil reaplied:
- He found just a piece of truth. With this he will build another religion and I will become stronger!

September 7, 2008 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger John R. Carter, Sr. said...

Very nice story Silvio. Thanks for posting it.

September 7, 2008 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Karen Higginson said...

I think The Secret made people realize that we can purposefully create whatever we want by first having the thought, desire or vision. Where The Secret leaves off is in how to put that vision into action. I believe that choosing to act upon your desire is an integral part of the equation.
Karen
www.unlimitedwealthandfreedom.com

October 2, 2008 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Arty said...

Dear Fred
I was really glad to find your blog a few months ago. It would be great to read more of the things that you discover on your travels.

I've recently found a word, 'Memes', to apply to a phenomena that I noticed several years ago. I think that this is a key to answers on how people tick and why they do the things they do. It goes into the worlds of the quantum and out into biology and psychology. Any thoughts on the matter?

October 4, 2008 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger HDrinkwater said...

Greetings! My name is Heather and I was previously on your website. I could not utilize "ask dr. quantum" for some reason, but I have a question for you. This was my next best possibility for an answer.

I am writing a paper for my philosophy class on "the nature of reality." Since you are a physicist of a spiritual nature, I'd like to quote you in my paper.

i am posing that the "nature of reality" is creative potential. i actually came to this conclusion long before i ever heard of any buzz about "what the bleep" and before i had any sort of formal education. upon research, i've found many sources, but i don't want to quote the movie, since it's you, specifically, that drew me to the movie. i was wondering if you could briefly (if possible) exlpain creative potential on a quantum level?

also, i will probably be on here a lot in the future.

gravity_wins@hotmail.com is the email address i regularly check.

November 30, 2008 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Luis Araya said...

Dear Mr Wolf. Im wondering why would you want to appear on that film "The Secret".

Sonnige Grüsse!!!
Luis Araya

January 1, 2009 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

True or Not. Belief in LOA (the Secret) has the power to change lives that likely could not have been changed any other way. Hope for the hopeless, doomed, and depressed. Drive for the student that finds success in school impossible for him or her, now possible through a belief that they cannot muster on their own. The secret is like Adrenaline for the human spirit. To debunk or douse this hope that you participated in creating is hypocritical and self serving at best.
You don't "think" the universe works this way. Clearly you admit that we now know that the universe is much more diverse and perhaps mystical than previous generations ever suspected, so you cannot say for sure on this either. So what proof exists that LOA or thoughts have no effect on our own path through the conscious dimensional universes and why did you participate in the production in the first place?
- Yes, I am a fan or I wouldn’t have bothered.

February 6, 2009 at 1:50 AM  
Blogger John R. Carter, Sr. said...

Regarding Steve's post that seems to attack Dr. Wolf, I have to say that it takes a little more reading behind the scenes to understand why Dr. Wolf was dismayed at what was presented in The Secret.

I am a firm believer, like Steve, in the Law Of Attraction (LOA), but like Dr. Wolf I also understand that there is a bit more to it than the glitz and promises of a happy ending as presented in The Secret. This does require a great deal of research and background reading, even more than just presented by Dr. Wolf. I recommend "The Network Of Thought" by J. Krishnamurti. I also recommend "The Universe as a Single Atom" by the Dalai Lama (there is an audio book that is great to listen to). These are just a couple of references.

When you combine the in-depth knowledge of Dr. Wolf's Quantum World with the spiritual insights of Krishnamurti and the Dalai Lama (just a few examples) you may begin to understand just how the mind works - and more importantly, learn how the mind can fool you into thinking you are using LOA for your benefit but in fact are using it against yourself.

The LOA is an extremely delicate and important subject. The more you research it - and this includes Dr. Wolf's research into Quantum Physics - the better prepared you are to acquire the mental skills for your own benefit - and for the benefit of others. Remember the basic rule of giving and receiving: it is better to give than to receive. But this has NOTHING to do with material things.

All your thoughts are the beginning of your experience in the material world. The mind has no concept of "out there". From the perspective of the mind, everything is just another form of "you". So when you put down others or things, you are actually putting down yourself from the perspective of the mind. And since the reverse is also true, the more you praise others the more you praise yourself. Therein lies the "secret" of the LOA.

Thanks be to Einstein and others like him for providing us with the Science to understand the Mind.

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December 20, 2009 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger There's only butterflies... said...

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I think the LOA has been greatly over simplified by "The Secret", but that being said, I have also begun to take notice of all the uncanny connections (also called coincidences or synchronicity) that happen to me and my readers on a daily basis. These coincidences are absolutely why people related so strongly to the message in "The Secret". I now just focus on these never ending connections (i.e. coincidences) and ponder "was it a premonition?", "was it the LOA?", or nothing more than just a mere coincidence. When you realize how often it happens, it is very difficult to believe in "mere coincidences", and that is what sparks my imagination. If there are no coincidences, then what is truly going on around us?

January 17, 2012 at 7:47 AM  

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