There are many people who believe that proponents of the “Law of Attraction” are wooing people towards materialism. It’s true that the most teachings of the law of attraction are purely focused on helping you achieve material success, but the more authentic teachings actually bridge the material realm with the spiritual realm. Jesus by far was a very authentic teacher of the law of attraction, though he never really used that term directly. If you read the bible you will find many indirect references to the law of attraction, and some very direct ones. In this article we will look at many contexts in which the principles of the law of attraction are found in the teachings of the Bible.
Ask and believe that you will get it, and it shall be given to you
Jesus in one of his teachings alluded to the law of attraction by stating that “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believe, ye shall receive it” (Matthew 21:22).
This was the most direct reference that Jesus made to the law of attraction. The conventional teachers of law of attraction would put it as this – “When you ask or desire for something, and believe in your mind that you can have it, then you activate a strong current of attraction which will draw you towards its manifestation”. This is exactly what Jesus was conveying though he referred to “asking” as “prayer”.
The most important factor to note is the emphasis on “believe”, because when you ask for something and don’t believe that you can have it, it’s not possible for you to see its manifestation because you will not be a vibrational match to your desire.
The Kingdom of Heaven is within
One of the most poignant teachings of the Bible is it’s allusion towards seeking heaven within yourself instead of in the external reality. Jesus was known to point to the fact that there is really no outside, but that everything was within us. The authentic teachings of law of attraction always talk about how the outer reality is nothing but a reflection of the inner reality.
If you would stop focusing so much on your current reality and spend more time visualizing the kind of reality that you want, it will bring you inner peace and place you in alignment with your desire. Instead of seeking satisfaction from the external reality, focus on the inner peace of being. When you stay in this peace your vibration will move up to match that of your desires, and this will directly lead you to attract them into your reality.
There are also several references in the Bible, and teachings of Jesus, where it has been pointed out that what we are is not this “flesh, blood and bone” body but something much beyond that, as Jesus once said “Before Abraham, I am”. This refers to the fact that we are not limited bodies, but in essence we are the “source” and we have the power to create any reality that we desire.