The Truth Behind The Law Of Attraction


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The movie The Secret was created by a woman with a vision and a mission. But what happens when the purpose of the movie is somehow misinterpreted or distorted?

This article will reveal the secret behind the secret. Not so long ago an angel by the name of Rhonda Byrne had a vision while dealing with some of her most challenging times. She was inspired to create a movie that would give people the inspiration and hope that would help them reclaim their power by bringing the awareness of how they create their reality. A movie, which have helped transform the lives of many worldwide based on what the authors and teachers on the movie refer to as “the law of attraction.”

Then something interesting began to happen. “The Law of attraction” began to take a life of it’s own, to where self-help teachers began to talk about it as if that is the answer to people’s seeming challenges.

However, there is a flaw. And that is the fact that these law of attraction tools DO NOT work consistently. They sometimes work to a certain extent of course, yet most of the time they do not. And why is that? Simple. Before doing so however the premise behind these tools is that in order for you to get what you want you have to know what that is.

First, most people do not know what they want. Most people know what they THINK they want, but in reality they don’t. And to be more precise, NONE of us, including me, do not know what we want because as we evolve in consciousness of course, so is our desires. Therefore, that which people think they want is what they believe is going to bring them happiness or whatever illusionary things they’ll think they will receive as a result of attracting any particular goal.

In reality what they are chasing, is not based on what they want, it is based on what the mass marketers are making them believe they should want or that is going to make them happy. And there are two big ones. First MONEY, and the second one, not as strong as the first one but also pretty high on the list, HEALTH. For the sake of this article, let’s stay with money.

Self-help teachers, well meaning for the most part, although I can’t generalize, make people believe that if they have a million dollars THEN they can do what they want. Or if they can achieve financial freedom THEN they can pursue their dreams. If they have the Mercedes Benz THEN they’ll feel worthy. If they get the relationship, the mansion, the boats, the toys, the lifestyle, etc., THEN they will live the life of their dreams, when in reality all that we want is to have a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

And how will that show up is very unique for everyone. It has nothing to do with attracting whatever it is we think we want. It has to do with surrendering to our higher calling. But how can we do that using the law of attraction?

The truth is, we cannot. Because the law of attraction implies CONTROL. This; “It has to be my way” attitude is the one that has people investing in courses and seminars that lead them NOT to financial freedom but to disappointment and credit card debt.

And by the way, this is not a judgment, it’s an observation. Do not take my word for it, just look at all the products and seminars you have invested in and really be honest with yourself. I am not talking about the seminars or teachers you were internally guided to study with. I am talking about all these seminars and products you have invested in, just like I have, thinking that by using their program(s), business model, whatever the case may be, you can make all the money you want.

How many real estate seminars you have bought when in reality real estate have nothing to do with your passion? How about multi-level marketing products that have nothing to do with what you love to do but if you work hard and do what it takes you can then have all the money you want? How about all these instructional money making videos and CDs and tapes you have bought, what do they have in common? They are sitting on your shelves collecting dust aren’t’ they? I know I have given mine away to the Salvation Army. Not because they are worthless but because I bought them for the wrong reasons.

So is there any truth in the movie the secret? Absolutely! The key is to understand that the teachers in that movie, which I have a lot of love and appreciation for their contribution, they are not applying the law of attraction using willpower but as they are “internally guided.”

They are all doing what they love! So if you want to try to apply the law of attraction in order to manifest the ferrari or mansion using willpower you’ll probably be very disappointed and exhausted. Because forcing something to happen based on ego is not only extremely hard and goes against universal principles, it also produces very negative side-effects such as high blood pressure, heart attacks just to name a few, as well as all sorts of physical imbalances derived from the amount of mental, emotional and physical stress you are placing upon yourself.

So how can we get what we really want? How can we manifest our dreams? How can we experience happiness, fulfillment, joy, health, peace, abundance, how, how, how?

Very simple! By listening. But listening to whom you may ask? To YOURSELF! Yes, to your heart. Here is how it works!

There is the law of attraction ruled by your lower self, your ego. And there is the law of Higher action ruled by your Higher-Self, your God, or Spirit nature, whatever you want to call that Creator.

On the lower phase some of these tools are, visualization, creating the feeling to attract, goal setting and so on.

In the highest phase, meaning when you apply the law of Higher action, visualization is replaced by visioning. Manufactured feelings are replaced by inspiration. Goals are replaced by spontaneous right action.

The lower phase law of attraction leads to hard work, struggle, which carry very negative consequences as I have already mentioned.

The Higher phase law leads to effortless accomplishments, fulfilled life and divine right action. And within that law you manifest EVERYTHING you want. Because that which will bring happiness, joy, fulfillment, health, abundance, wealth and everything in between is inherent in the desire that spring forth naturally from our heat’s desires. Not our ego desires, but from the actions we are naturally guided to take.

Those actions could be physical or just mental. Sometimes we manifest through action, sometimes through intention, and sometimes through a combination of both. The key is, being guided as opposed to trying to make anything happen.

That guidance I am talking about does not require visualization because the images that will fill our mind will naturally show up in our awareness without any effort on our part as opposed to the hard work on trying to visualize something out of mere willpower.

As a result of the images that naturally rises in our consciousness, a feeling is naturally generated therefore attracting and/or leading us to spontaneous right action as opposed to the manufactured feelings we try SO HARD to generate in order to create the things we think we want.

And that happens because when people try to force an outcome using all these manipulative tools, if that which they are trying to manufacture is not in alignment with either their higher purpose or the Spirit divine plan for them, they will spend their whole life chasing the next best thing without experiencing any significant results.

Why? Because most people are too busy listening to everyone out there as opposed to that little voice within their heart that is saying “Trust Me.”

That is the same voice Alanis Morissette listened to when she created her best selling album Jagged Little Pill. That is the same voice that Pink Floyd listened to when they created their world record selling album Dark Side Of The Moon. That is the little voice Neale Donald Walsch listened to when he wrote Conversations With God. That is the same little voice that J. K. Rolling listened to when she wrote her first Harry Potter book. That is the same little voice Richard Branson listens to when he creates a new business venture. That is the same little voice I listened to when I created my Manifesting Miracles Course at

That is the same little voice Rhonda Byrne listened to when she created the movie The Secret. And that is the same little voice that is trying so hard to get your attention but it can’t if you are to busy listening to everyone else out there.

When you listen to that voice within yourself, you’ll understand the true meaning of; “Seek you first the kingdom of heaven and it’s righteousness and all of these things will be added on to you.” Or as our beloved Marianne Williamson once said; “Seek you first the kingdom of heaven and it’s righteousness and the Rolls Royce will show up when it’s supposed to.”

If you really want to manifest your dreams, all you have to do is listen.

Listen to who?


Author’s Bio: 

Nick Arandes affectionately know as The Radical Kid is a radical author, powerful trainer, inspiring speaker, amazing comedian, talented musician and the creator of the highly acclaimed Manifest Miracles Now! online video class at He went from homeless to owning a recording studio, producing artists, a development deal with 20th Century Fox Network, appearing on TV and radio nationwide and abroad and so much more! He did it all, NOT by employing hard work at all, but by simply applying basic universal principles that transform people’s lives. To find out more about Nick Arandes and how his work can transform your life, log on to: And to learn how to manifest miracles log on to:

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Attorney general visits Ferguson, says he understands why black Americans mistrust police

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Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake’s Place Restaurant, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Florrissant, Mo. Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, as a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool) (The Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric Holder participates in closed door meeting with students at St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool) (The Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric Holder arrives at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Holder is traveling to Ferguson, Mo., to oversee the federal government’s investigation into the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer on Aug. 9th. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool) (The Associated Press)


Attorney General Eric Holder shakes hands with Bri Ehsan, 25, right, following his meeting with students at St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool) (The Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric Holder touches the forehead of Yusayrah Jones, 2, has he arrives at Drake’s Place Restaurant for a meeting with community leaders, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in Florrissant, Mo. Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool) (The Associated Press)

ST. LOUIS –  Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown’s death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race.

Holder made the remarks during a visit to the St. Louis suburb that has been wracked by more than a week of unrest since the black 18-year-old was shot and killed by a white officer.

The attorney general remembered how he was stopped twice on the New Jersey Turnpike and accused of speeding. Police searched his car, going through the trunk and looking under the seats.

“I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me,” Holder said during a private meeting with about 50 community leaders at the Florissant campus of St. Louis Community College.

Holder also met with federal officials investigating Michael Brown’s Aug. 9 death and with Brown’s parents.

While living in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, Holder was once running to catch a movie with his cousin when a squad car rolled up and flashed its lights at the pair. The officer yelled, “Where are you going? Hold it!” Holder recalled.

His cousin “started mouthing off,” and Holder urged him to be quiet.

“We negotiate the whole thing, and we walk to our movie. At the time that he stopped me, I was a federal prosecutor. I wasn’t a kid,” he said.

Holder also met briefly with Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, who has been in charge of security in the community for nearly a week since relieving Ferguson police. The National Guard has also been called in to help keep the peace.

Asked whether he had confidence in the local investigation of the police officer, Johnson said Holder’s presence “is a guarantee on that.”

In nearby Clayton, a grand jury began hearing evidence to determine whether the officer, Darren Wilson, should be charged in Brown’s death.

A spokesman for St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said there was no timeline for the process, but it could take weeks.

At the college, Holder told his audience that the most experienced agents and prosecutors would be assigned to the Ferguson investigation.

Outside the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, where the grand jury convened, two dozen protesters gathered in a circle for a prayer, chanted and held signs urging McCulloch to step aside.

McCulloch’s deep family connections to police have been cited by some black leaders who question his ability to be impartial in the case. McCulloch’s father, mother, brother, uncle and cousin all worked for the St. Louis Police Department, and his father was killed while responding to a call involving a black suspect.

The prosecutor, who is white, has insisted his background will have no bearing on the handling of the Brown case, which has touched off days of nighttime protests during which authorities used tear gas and rubber bullets to clear the streets.

The protests were more subdued Tuesday night, with smaller crowds, fewer confrontations and no tear gas. Police said they still made 47 arrests, mainly of people who defied orders to disperse. Tensions rose briefly when someone hurled a bottle at officers, but there were no reports of gunfire or the type of clashes that had marked previous nights.

On Wednesday, police said an officer had been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them. A protester captured the exchange on video Tuesday and posted it to YouTube and other websites.

In a letter published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Holder promised a thorough investigation while calling for an end to the violence in Ferguson. He said the bond of trust between law enforcement and the public is “all-important” but also “fragile.”

Arrest patterns “must not lead to disparate treatment under the law, even if such treatment is unintended. And police forces should reflect the diversity of the communities they serve,” Holder wrote.

The Justice Department has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to Brown’s death, conducting an independent autopsy and sending dozens of FBI agents to Ferguson in search of witnesses to the shooting.

Meanwhile, Brown’s funeral arrangements were set. The Austin A. Layne Mortuary, which is handling arrangements, said the funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Brown’s uncle, the Rev. Charles Ewing, will deliver the eulogy, and the Rev. Al Sharpton will also speak.

Brown will be buried at St. Peter’s Cemetery in St. Louis County.

Holder said the Obama administration has been trying to achieve change through the Justice Department’s civil rights division.

“The same kid who got stopped on the New Jersey freeway is now the attorney general of the United States,” he added. “This country is capable of change. But change doesn’t happen by itself.”


Associated Press writers Jim Salter in St. Louis, David A. Lieb in Jefferson City and Nigel Duara in Ferguson contributed to this report.

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The Philippine Legal System

Having been under the colonial rule of Spain and subsequently the United States, it is not surprising that the Philippines would base much of its laws and court system on the Spanish and American models. The Revised Penal Code (law which defines and punishes crimes), for example, is mostly derived from Spanish criminal law. Laws affecting commerce (such as negotiable instruments, banks, corporations and securities), on the other hand, are of American origins. In fact, the Philippine Constitution itself is modeled after the US Constitution.

Despite the similarities of the Philippine legal system with Spanish and American laws, however, there are still portions of Philippine law that are endemic to the Philippines. For example, the barangay conciliation panels – through which most controversies involving residents of the same city or municipality must pass through before they are litigated in court – are uniquely Filipino. Also, unlike in the United States, there is no jury system in the Philippines.

Branches of Government

Understanding the government structure of the Philippines is essential in getting a clear picture of the Philippine legal system. Under the Constitution, governmental powers in the Philippines is divided among three institutions: executive, legislative and judicial. The executive branch, headed by the president, enforces the laws; the legislative branch – made up of the House of Representatives and Senate (collectively called Congress) – makes the laws; and the judicial branch (through the Supreme Court and lower courts established by Congress), also called the judiciary, interprets the laws.

Primary Source of Philippine Laws

Philippine laws come primarily from laws enacted by Congress. For this reason the Philippines is considered a civil law jurisdiction, as opposed to a common law jurisdiction which is primarily based on court decisions developed by judges through the years. The modern trend, however, is blurring this distinction because most common law jurisdictions – like the United States, Great Britain and its former colonies – are starting to codify (pass as statutes through congressional acts) their laws. On the other hand, even civil law jurisdictions like the Philippines have embraced the common law practice of courts adhering to past decisions and being guided by them in deciding similar cases, which is called the doctrine of stare decisis.

Laws passed by Congress are called “Republic Acts,” followed by their appropriate number. During the Marcos Administration, laws were called Batas Pambansa, if passed by Congress (which was then parliamentary in form), and Presidential Decree if passed by Ferdinand E. Marcos. Marcos then exercised contemporaneous legislative powers. Also, after the late Corazon Aquino came into power and before the 1987 Constitution was adopted, she exercised sole legislative powers under her revolutionary government, and laws passed by her bear the title “Executive Order.”

Administrative Regulations

Regulatory agencies and departments of the government under the executive branch also issue rules that have the force of law. Strictly speaking, however, these are not laws and are appropriately called implementing rules or administrative regulations because they merely implement laws enacted by Congress. These agencies or departments derive their authority through delegation of power by Congress.

Court Decisions

Court decisions handed down by the Supreme Court, which is the country’s highest court, have the force and effect of law. Although not laws in their strict meaning as applied to the Philippines, these are laws in the sense that they say what the law is. Decisions handed down by lower courts, however, do not have this effect.

A unique feature of Philippine law is the power conferred on the Supreme Court under Article VIII, Section 5(5) of theConstitution. Under this provision, the Supreme Court is granted rule-making power in the protection and enforcement of constitutional rights, court proceedings, practice of law and legal assistance to the underprivileged. This provision empowers the Supreme Court to promulgate rules on the enumerated areas that have the force and effect of law.

International Law

By express provision of Article II, Section 2 of the Philippine Constitution, the Philippines considers the generally accepted principles of international law as part of the law of the land. This is known as the incorporation clause. According to Isagani Cruz in Philippine Political Law, in case of irreconcilable conflict between Philippine law proper and international law the former prevails.

Local Legislations

Aside from the national government which includes the three branches above-mentioned, the Philippines is divided into several political units, each being conferred with limited governmental powers. These are the provinces (made up of several cities and municipalities), cities, municipalities and the barangays. Subject to certain limitations and provided they do not contravene the Constitution and laws passed by Congress, each of these political units can enact regulations applicable within their respective territorial jurisdictions. These regulations are called “ordinances.”


1987 Philippine Constitution;

Cruz, Isagani A. Philippine Political Law. Central Law Book Publishing: Quezon City. 1991.

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A Mennonite family’s Obamacare case reaches high court

Carolyn Hahn, center, watches as husband Anthony prepares to talk to reporters outside the U.S. Supreme Court on March 25.


A Mennonite company challenged a requirement in Obamacare

The requirement invoves birth-control coverage benefits for employees

The family-owned Conestoga Wood Specialties firm opposes having to do that

“We feel the government has gone too far in too many instances,” says the firm’s president

(CNN) — Conestoga Wood Specialties was founded a half-century ago in a Pennsylvania garage. The Hahn family’s commitment to quality is driven in large part by their Christian faith, which in turn may soon threaten the company’s very existence.

That financial and constitutional dynamic is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, in a high-stakes encore to the health care reform law known as Obamacare. The justices will issue their ruling Monday in a dispute involving contraception coverage and religious liberty.

“Our religion is Mennonite; that is our faith. Our company was founded on that religion as well,” said Conestoga’s President Anthony Hahn, son of the privately held company’s co-founder. “We feel the government has gone too far in too many instances. It’s been troubling to us as a family.”

The modest furniture maker’s pending lawsuit is one of nearly 50 that have been filed in federal courts from various corporations, challenging the birth-control coverage benefits in the law championed by President Barack Obama. That law has come in for separate, fierce political criticism over its rocky public introduction last fall.

The court will review provisions in the Affordable Care Act requiring for-profit employers of a certain size to offer insurance benefits for birth control and other reproductive health services without a co-pay. At issue is whether certain companies can refuse to do so on the sincere claim it would violate their owners’ long-established personal beliefs.

The justices’ decision could clarify whether businesses have a religious liberty right, or whether such constitutional protections apply only to individuals.

A companion legal challenge comes from Hobby Lobby, an Oklahoma-based retail giant that will have more than 700 arts and crafts stores nationwide by year’s end. Both corporations emphasize their desire to operate in harmony with biblical principles while competing in a secular marketplace. That includes their leaders’ publicly stated opposition to abortion.

The Supreme Court held oral arguments in the two cases in late March.

Under the ACA, financial penalties of up to $100 per day, per employee can be levied on firms that refuse to provide comprehensive health coverage.

“The fines and implications are, in my mind, astronomical,” said Hahn, who employs about 1,000 people. “It’s devastating to any company.”

Hobby Lobby, which has about 13,000 workers, estimates the penalty could cost it $475 million a year.

The church-state issue now in the spotlight involves three-pronged rules negotiated last year between the Obama administration and various outside groups.

Under the changes, churches and houses of worship are completely exempt from the contraception mandate.

Other nonprofit, religiously affiliated groups, such as church-run hospitals, parochial schools and charities such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, must either offer coverage, or have a third-party insurer provide separate benefits without the employer’s direct involvement. Lawsuits in those cases are pending in several federal appeals courts across the country.

The Hobby Lobby and Conestoga claims are in yet another Obamacare category: for-profit corporations claiming a religion-based exemption.

These suits follow the high court’s decision two years ago that narrowly upheld the key funding provision of the health care law, a blockbuster ruling affirming that most Americans would be required to purchase insurance or pay a financial penalty, the so-called individual mandate.

The constitutional debate now shifts to the separate employer mandates and whether corporations themselves enjoy the same First Amendment rights as individuals.

Three federal appeals courts around the country have struck down the contraception coverage rule, while two other appeals courts have upheld it. That “circuit split” made the upcoming Supreme Court review almost certain.

David Green and his family are Hobby Lobby’s owners and say their evangelical Christian beliefs clash with parts of the law’s mandates for comprehensive coverage.

They say some of the drugs that would be provided prevent human embryos from being implanted in a woman’s womb, which the Greens equate with abortion.

Those drugs include Plan B contraception, which some have called the “morning after” pill.

The large retailer says it already provides coverage for 16 federally approved forms of contraception — such as condoms and diaphragms — for its roughly 13,000 employees, who Hobby Lobby says represent a variety of faiths.

Hobby Lobby is well known for giving to a variety of charities, for closing its stores every Sunday, and proudly offering Christmas, Easter, and other Christian-themed products.

Both the Greens and Hahns sat together in the courtroom for the March arguments, offering little visible reaction to dense questioning aimed at lawyers appearing before the bench.

The White House has said it believes a requirement on contraception coverage is “lawful and essential to women’s health” and expressed confidence the Supreme Court would ultimately agree.

Obamacare’s supporters say it does not require individual company owners to personally provide coverage they might object to but instead places that responsibility on the corporate entity.

“Throughout our nation’s history, corporations have been treated differently than individuals when it comes to fundamental, personal rights of conscience and human dignity,” said lawyers for the Constitutional Accountability Center, a progressive public-interest legal group. “The First Amendment’s free exercise guarantee has always been viewed as a purely personal liberty.”

But lawyers representing the Hahns say they deserve freedom from what they call state intrusion into private moral decisions.

“The question in this case is whether all Americans will have religious freedom and will be able to live and do business according to their faith,” said Matt Bowman, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom. “Or whether the federal government can pick and choose what faith is, who are the faithful, and where and when they can exercise that faith.”

A key issue for the justices will be interpreting a 1993 federal law known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, requiring the government to seek the “least burdensome” and narrowly tailored means for any law that interferes with religious convictions. Can companies, churches, and universities be included, or do the protections apply only to “persons?”

As for Conestoga, Anthony Hahn and his wife, Carolyn, believe they are on the right side of the legal and moral argument. They live in Lancaster County with their four children, just down the street from their second-generation kitchen cabinet business, which has expanded over the years, with plants in two other states. Nearby are Anthony’s two brothers– who also work at the company– and his parents, Norman and Elizabeth Hahn.

Norman and his brother Sam formed the business fifty years ago, almost on a whim. As the family tells it, a local builder essentially dared the men, who were local craftsmen, to install a kitchen in one day. They did, and the builder kept his word and gave the Hahns all of his business. Their once-local clientele has now gone global.

“It’s really not only just for Conestoga. We’re taking a stand for other businesses as well,” said Anthony Hahn about his appeal. “This is a religious liberty issue that is concerning to us.”

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