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Today, the next port of call in our Eternal Laws of Creation voyage is The Law of the Attraction of Homogeneous Species which is variously depicted as birds of a feather flock together, like father like son, likes attract likes, etc.
Examples of the outworking of the Law abound everywhere so you do not need to look far: chickens seek company with chickens not with hawks and kites, drunkards are comfortable in the company of fellow drunkards and those who seek uplifting values are more at home with like minds!
From the onset, it is necessary to draw the line between The Law of the Attraction of Homogeneous Species and The Law of Attraction which in recent times has become the popular synonym for possibility thinking and the “new thought movement”! To avoid any confusion, we are identifying the former simply as “The Law of Homogeneity”!
Popularized by numerous religious prosperity/motivational preachers and coaches, books like “The Science of Getting Rich”, “Think and Grow Rich”, As a Man Thinketh”, “You Were Born Rich”, etc. and the epic 2006 documentary/book “The Secret”, the Law of Attraction has caught the Western psyche like a whirlwind! Even skeptics admit that quite commendable results have been achieved through structured positive thinking; although, they still speak of ‘selective successes’!
The Law of Attraction as currently practiced is bound to have limited success, because it is a partial application of the Eternal Law of Homogeneity! The concentration is on thoughts and the processes of retaining positive thoughts as the deciding factors for achieving desired results! As Thomas Troward, one of the pioneering advocates of possibility thinking puts it: “the action of Mind plants that nucleus which, if allowed to grow undisturbed, will eventually attract to itself all the conditions necessary for its manifestation in outward visible form.”
It is therefore an approach which overlooks key success factors like, the ethereal conditions surrounding the human soul, prevailing astrological combinations and most importantly, the effect of other Eternal Laws around the soul! The approach neglects The Law of Reciprocal Action generally known as The Law of Karma which is of such significant influence that it can actually determine the success or failure of the whole process!
Indeed, the prescriptions for acquiring wealth by ‘The Secret” and similar resources are only successful if there is a favorable Karma that will enable the person concerned to obtain what he/she is seeking! The result is accentuated to the miraculous if the stellar radiations are also favorable at the time! On the other hand, if this favorable Karma does not exist, then The Law of Attraction cannot “work” as widely orchestrated!
So long as the Law of Attraction is divorced from the Law of Karma success will continue to be a matter of chance, luck and “favorable coincidences”.
The Eternal Laws of Creation are exact to the minutest detail because they are the expressions of the perfect Will of the Almighty! Where uncertainties and imperfections are found they only arise from man’s limited understanding and application!
Such, also, is the perfection and grandeur of the Law of Homogeneity! It goes far beyond thoughts and permeates the very fabric of life and existence in Creation! Hand in hand with the Law of Karma they guide the incarnation of the human soul on earth down to the selection of parents, neighborhood, community and country, as well as, where the soul returns to after departing from earth!
Quoting from our last essay, (Eternal Laws of Creation #6) “The Law of Gravitation delivers to the realm” but, it is the Law of Homogeneity in conjunction with the Law of Karma that navigates to the most suitable anchor point!
We look forward to the time when the practitioners of The Law of Attraction will spiritualize their work by making use of the interconnections between the Eternal Laws and the vibrations of Life in Creation! Then, that which they know in part, will be complete and their success will not only bring wealth and material well being but also spiritual blessings and ascent because their work will swing fully with the Will of The Most High!