Does the law of attraction mean we should blame the victims?
One of my friends had her house broken in to the other night while her and her family were sleeping. The intruder got in through an unlocked garage door. Luckily the husband woke up and chased the intruder away.
She believes in the law of attraction etc but can't see how she attracted this situation.
- Sharon's Reply
A quick search on the internet shows me many people struggle with the same issue Deirdre.
In short the answer to your question is a resounding no.
The law of attraction is about focussing on what you want to attract into your life and then "imagining" you already have it. The feelings generated from imagining it's already yours AND the focus on what you want makes you notice opportunities that lead you toward the attainment of what you want. You must then act upon the opportunities as they are presented.
Of course, the vast majority of people don't deliberately try to master the law of attraction in this way and end up becoming a slave to their feelings.
In regard to your friend I think it's more about taking responsibility. I don't mean that she is to blame for the intruder - the blame lies with the intruder 100%. However, if she takes responsibility she cannot be a victim and the power lies with her. In other words she can take responsibility for the garage door being unlocked.
If she doesn't take responsibility and chooses to be a victim she runs the risk of feeling insecure in her own home which in turn will generate feelings which will be unhelpful for her attracting what she wants.
As far as the intruder goes his dominant feeling was probably one of lack which drives him to steal because he doesn't believe that he is more than capable of earning much much more than he could ever steal from anyone.
Hope that answers your question. Maybe other readers will have other opinions.