What Are the Laws of Attraction and Repulsion?

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The Law of Attraction is the belief that a person’s thoughts attract specific things, people and situations into his life. The Law of Repulsion is the belief that the more a person thinks about what he does not want, the more he attracts what he does want. According to SelfGrowth.com, both beliefs support the idea that what a person thinks about, negative or positive, can manifest into reality.

The idea behind the Law of Attraction and the Law of Repulsion is that all thoughts are energy, and energy has different frequencies at which it operates. Based on these laws, a person with built-up negative energy created it by constantly thinking negative thoughts. However, the laws also convey that all people have the ability to change the frequency of the energy flowing through their minds from negative to positive by monitoring their thoughts and working to keep them positive at all times, notes About.com’s Phylameana Lila Desy.

A person who consistently thinks positive thoughts continuously attracts positive things, people and situations, says Desy. Proponents of these laws believe people can use them to manifest virtually anything they want, including a new job, money or a mate. Advocates also state that they must truly believe they can attain whatever they want in order for it to become reality, so all fears and doubts must be pushed away.