: to cause to approach or adhere : as
a: to pull to or draw toward oneself or itself
b: to draw by appeal to natural or excited interest, emotion, or aesthetic sense : ENTICE
Attract (v.): early 15th century, from Latin attractus, past participle of attrahere “to draw, pull,” from ad– “to” + trahere “draw” (related to tract).
Originally a medical term for the body’s tendency to absorb fluids, nourishment, etc., or for a poultice treatment to “draw out” diseased matter (1560s). Of the ability of people or animals to draw others to them, it is attested from 1560s; of physical forces (magnetism, etc.), from c. 1600 (implied in attraction).
“The mysterious magnet is either there, buried somewhere deep behind the sternum, or it is not.”
Elizabeth Gilbert (b. 1969, American author, essayist, short-story writer, biographer, novelist and memoirist, best known for writing, Eat Pray Love and Big Magic)
“What you seek is seeking you.”
Rumi (Mowlānā Jalāloddin Balkhi, known in Persia as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī and in the West simply as Rumi, was born on September 30, 1207 C. E. in Balkh Province, Afghanistan, then on the eastern edge of the Persian Empire. He was a poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic.)
“The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.”
Victor Hugo (1802-1885, French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement; considered one of the greatest and best-known French Romantic writers.)
“I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously revived, great and strong! He made me love him without looking at me.”
Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855, English poet and novelist, one of the most famous Victoria women writers, best known for writing Jane Eyre.)
“It's really important that you feel good. Because this feeling good is what goes out as a signal into the universe and starts to attract more of itself to you. So the more you can feel good, the more you will attract the things that help you feel good and that will keep bringing you up higher and higher.”
Joe Vitale (b. 1953, Law of Attraction Expert and author of The Attractor Factor, The Key, and Zero Limits)
“All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities.”
Frank Herbert (1920-1986, American science fiction writer, best known for writing the novel, DUNE and its five sequels)
“It was certainly not this mummified and outrageously painted old woman he was seeing before him, but the entire "female species," as it was his custom to call women. The individual disappeared, the features were obliterated, whether young or senile, beautiful or ugly - those were mere unimportant variations. Behind each woman rises the austere, sacred and mysterious face of Aphrodite.”
Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957, one of the most important Greek writers, poets, and philosophers of the 20th century, celebrated for his novels which include Zorba the Greek, Christ Recrucified, Captain Michalis, and The Last Temptation of Christ.)
“What you seek is seeking you.” – Rumi
What things or individuals does one want to attract into one’s life? Like attracts like we know as the basis of the Universal Law of Attraction, which is now a part of our global consciousness.
Law of Attraction is not the only Universal Law. There are several others. Like the Law of Reciprocity, which we know as “what goes around comes around,” or “you reap what you sow.”
Another universal law is the Law of the One: what is in one is in the whole. Essentially, what one person may endure we all suffer or expand from that person’s experience. We are that intimately connected.
The Law of Attraction originated from the Bible and has many references. One of my favorites scriptures is: “As a man thinks, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7
Thinking well is a spiritual practice within itself. It’s the act of checking in and of constant self-examination not only of one’s thoughts, but of one’s emotions and true motivations.
Like any spiritual practice it takes time to weed out one’s shadow and low vibrational thoughts patterns; exercise one’s newly formed mental muscles; and then integrate new thoughts patterns into one’s life. But, once the practice of thinking well is imbedded in the foundation of one’s being, the higher vibrational energies like joy, happiness and peace will follow suit, expand and expound widely and deeper in the levels of our transformational soul.
Attract only the good, learn those lessons that apply, and let go of all the rest.
Much Love, Tonya