Let’s Not Save the World

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In order to be able to build one’s happiness, a student of the Law of Attraction must refrain from trying to save the world, whether on a grand scale or a smaller one.

KEYWORDS: Abraham-Hicks, beliefs, emotions, feelings, happiness, heroes, law of attraction, philosophy, psychology, saving the world, saving others, selfishness, thoughts.



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Most people expect that there are heroes around, so that they can be saved in times of extraordinary trouble.

Some heroes (such as those in the military services) are defending our countries against attacks, while others (such as firefighters and police officers) are protecting our cities from various dangers.

The question, though, is this: Why should anyone want to be a hero, and risk their lives for other people?

Why Be a Hero?

There are, of course, several potential reasons for why anyone would want to work as a “hero”.

One reason might be that such persons think that it is not only “socially acceptable” to work as a “hero”, but that it is giving them some sort of “positive social reputation” that they can use to impress on family, friends, or future sexual partners, etc.

Another reason might be that they are interested in working with “real men”, who are just as “manly” as they themselves are, and who have similar styles of life, with, say, bears, buddies, and barbeques.

Yet another reason might be that they just need a job, and that it may sound “exciting” to be in the middle of the action, when it happens.

All of these reasons may contribute to the actual decision to enroll as a “hero”.

Are Heroes Needed?

But the “real” reason for why they end up as “heroes” is because the world thinks it needs them.

And why does the world think that? Because most people think that their everyday lives just “happen” somehow, without a reason. So life, in their view, is unpredictable.

Most people do not believe that thoughts create reality. And they do not believe that each person is responsible for whatever manifests around them.

Thus, they may reason, since no-one is responsible for all those “bad things” that could happen to us citizens, we need to have various “heroes” around, to save us, in times of distress.

The Law of Attraction Game

But a student of the Law of Attraction does not think like that. There is no need for heroes in the life of a “serious” student.

Why is that? Because such a student immediately understands that his future is created by his own thoughts. And if his thoughts are just positive enough, he will stay clear of all such situations where “heroes” are needed.

Unless, of course, he or she focuses in on the idea of avoiding being rescued by a “hero”, which then would be the same thing as needing them in the first place.

For in that case, the student’s object of attention is a “hero”, and the result (courtesy of the Law of Attraction) is the same, regardless of if one needs them, or if one wants to avoid them.

This is a practical example of the workings of the “No-Means-Yes” principle. Here’s what Abraham-Hicks say about it, in their Ask and It Is Given (p. 90; my square brackets):

“When you give your attention to something that you desire and you say yes to it, you are including it in your vibration. But when you look at something you do not want and you say no to it, you are [also] including it in your vibration.”

So whatever we focus our attention on, day after day, week after week, we will soon see it manifest.

Therefore, in this situation, the student should not have any thoughts of avoiding any “heroes”. He or she should thus not think: “No, I don’t want to see any heroes.”

Rather, for such a student, the focus should be on what he or she wants to experience, and then just ignore (i.e., not think about, not talk about) the concept of “heroes” altogether.

Being a Mini-Hero

So in the personal life of a student of deliberate creation (i.e., one who is learning how to succeed using the Law of Attraction deliberately), there is little need for other people acting as “heroes”.

But what about the student himself or herself: Is there any situation where he or she should act as a “mini-hero” and help others with their everyday problems?

Probably not. For the idea is that students of the Law of Attraction must focus their attention on abundance. Thus, from their perspective, there is no lack of anything in the world.

Consequently, there must be an abundance of potential “mini-heroes” willing to step in, to help. So there is no need for the student to do any of that; just leave that to others, so that they also have something to do. Hopefully that will also make those “mini-heroes” feel better.

Don’t Save the World

In a personal message to Jane Roberts, Seth explains to her (and to all readers of the book who may be in a similar mood) that she has no “duty” to save the world (Dreams, “Evolution”, and Value Fulfillment, Vol. 1, p. 11):

“Attend to what is directly before you. You have no responsibility to save the world or find the solutions to all problems–but to attend to your particular personal corner of the universe. As each person does that, the world saves itself.”

And Abraham-Hicks point out the same thing (Ask and It Is Given, p. 256):

“Do not try to save the world; save yourself. That means that you need to focus on what makes you feel good.”

And in another passage earlier in that same book they explain the background to it all (p. 82):

“As you so enthusiastically made the decision to come into this physical body and create in this way, you understood, from your Non-Physical vantage point, that this physical world was not broken and in need of repair–and you did not come forth to fix it.”

In other words, our time here on this planet is for personal, deliberate creation, and not about “fixing problems”, and especially not other people’s problems.

The Need for Selfishness

Any student of the Law of Attraction must sooner or later embrace more selfishness. This is crucial for advancing.

Of course, it may sound “harsh” to suggest that one should have as a goal to be more selfish (and thereby be less empathetic, etc.), but that is the only way to progress.

Our practical rule must be this: We have to put our feelings first, and care less about other people’s feelings. Otherwise, we’ll just end up in same spot as most other “ordinary” people who are mesmerized by what-is (i.e. what’s happening around them).

Here’s what Abraham-Hicks say in their The Law of Attraction (p. 65):

“Unless you are selfish enough to care about how you feel, and therefore direct your thoughts in such a way that you are allowing a true connection to your Inner Being, you have nothing to give another anyway. Everyone is selfish. It is not possible to be otherwise.”

And in their The Astonishing Power of Emotions, they continue developing the idea that it is not possible to be anything else than selfish (pp. 13-14):

“You cannot be other than selfish, for you cannot observe, perceive, or be other than from your perspective of self. All points of Consciousness, even one-celled organisms, perceive. And they do so from the ever-changing selfish perspective that they currently hold.”

We are Magnets

Because we technically cannot be anything else than selfish, we must (if we want a happy life) carefully tend to our vibration, so that it always stays in a happy place.

For if we can just keep our vibration on the positive half of the negativity-positivity spectrum, our daily experiences will be much different than if our vibration would be on the negative half.

The idea is that we are magnets. By the grace of the Law of Attraction, our mood creates the environment around us. So if we are not putting our focus on the idea of “saving people” or “heroes”, we will not invite such situations into our experience.

In Money, and the Law of Attraction, Abraham-Hicks explain the basic principle (p. 177):

“The Law of Attraction does not surround you with dissatisfied people when you are satisfied. And the Law of Attraction does not surround you with satisfied people when you are dissatisfied.”

Therefore, it is of utmost importance that we, as students of the Law of Attraction, really consistently keep up our emotional practices, in order not just to maintain our positive levels, but to always nudge our emotions upwards, one step at the time, as often as we can.


There is no need for any “heroes” in the life of a student of the Law of Attraction. And there is absolutely no need for such a student to act as a “hero” himself (or herself). For there are plenty of other “heroes” around.

For such a student, the main goal is to continue to focus on more abundance, health, and happiness, and leave the “rescuing” to others.

As Abraham-Hicks so frequently points out, the only “real” thing that we can offer others anyway is our positive vibration. For that is what most people lack. And it is, in fact, this feeling of lack that is the very reason why they end up in “please-help-me” situations in the first place.

So let’s improve our point of attraction, and our well-being, a little more. That way we will maximize our own happiness, be an inspiration to other people, and also simultaneously minimize our chances of being involved in any situations involving “being saved” or “being rescued” by “heroes”.

Chris Bocay


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  • Hicks, Esther and Jerry Hicks (2006), The Law of Attraction: The Basis of the Teachings of Abraham. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. [Link to book]
  • Hicks, Esther and Jerry Hicks (2007), The Astonishing Power of Emotions: Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. [Link to book]
  • Hicks, Esther and Jerry Hicks (2008), Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. [Link to book]
  • Roberts, Jane (1997), Dreams, “Evolution,” and Value Fulfillment. Volume One. A Seth Book. San Rafael, CA: Amber-Allen Publishing. [Link to book]

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First published: Thu 17 Mar 2022
Last revised: Sun 3 Sep 2023

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