“This, of course, does not mean you will get everything you want. When you live on a faith basis your desire will be only for that which you can ask in God’s name. But whatever you should have, whatever is good for you will be granted. There is no limit to what God will give to those who practice His laws.” Stay Alive All Your Life, by Norman Vincent Peale
The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne and friends, seems to say that the law of attraction is automatic, that the universe has no choice but to grant your plea for something you want, if you want it strongly enough. I see a contradiction in this interpretation of what Rhonda has said, an interpretation that makes many people give up on the law of attraction because nothing happens. I think “want strongly enough” must include “want deeply enough,” and I believe that this “deeply” is our very soul, joined to God in faith, speaking to us from the depths.
I believe it is our soul that makes the decisions about what we will get in this life. If we superficially pray for something, nothing is going to happen, even if belief in that desire seems very strong. It is the depth of the desire, drawing on the soul’s greater knowledge, that provides the drawing power.
I think our soul can veto our superficial wants. If we delve deeply within, we will come to know our soul in a way that has been veiled previously.
Then I think the law of attraction faithfully attracts. Our soul, joined to God in faith, is in this with us.