This blog post discusses the issue of “magnetic power”: How can I attract, in a stronger way, those things that I want to manifest?
KEYWORDS: Abraham-Hicks, beliefs, charisma, creative force, creativity, feelings, focusing, law of attraction, magnetic power, philosophy, psychology, strong emotion, thoughts.
The idea of “magnetic power” is of great importance in the original teachings of Abraham-Hicks’s version of the Law of Attraction. For it is by magnetic power that we all attract all those things that show up in our personal experience.
And by learning how to control the extent of our magnetic power, we can thus learn how to attract all those things that we desire in a much more efficient manner. So let’s talk about magnetic power, and how we can use it.
First of all, it is important to distinguish “magnetic power” (in the Law of Attraction sense) from “charisma”. So let us outline the idea of “charisma” before we go on to talk about “magnetic power”.
The word “charisma” (in the more general meaning) roughly translates to a kind of “aura” of power, of the mind and character of a specially gifted person. Such a person sometimes (often?) uses that power to influence people.
In a more specialized sense, which is also most probably its original meaning in its English usage, the word “charisma” is a power that is given by the Holy Spirit (for the purpose of preaching the message of God).
The English word “charisma” (charism) is, according to the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (1973) first used in 1641. But this English word is a direct loanword from Classical Greek. The original meaning, according to the unabridged Liddell & Scott Greek-English Lexicon (p. 1979, column b), is : “grace, favor”.
Magnetic Power vs. Charisma
“Magnetic power” is not “charisma” per se. But these words do have similarities. Both words certainly indicate a power or potency to attract. However, the word “charisma”, as I understand it, mostly refers to the attraction of persons, and not the attraction of physical things (cars, condos, money, etc.), or of fine-physical things (thoughts, ideas, emotions, etc.).
Another similarity is that both “magnetic power” and “charisma” are things that are given (by Nature, or by God, etc.). However, in the religious meaning of “charisma”, it seems that it is given by God as “grace” or “favor”. This seems to indicate that the individual who has been bestowed with such a “gift”, is not necessarily deserving of it, in the sense that he has “worked for it”.
In other words, in the “charisma” case, the recipient may not have done anything special to receive that gift. This is of course troublesome for any philosopher who is accustomed to cause and effect: why is it that some persons have received a “charisma”, while others haven’t?
In stark contrast, then, in the Abraham-Hicks’ version of Law of Attraction we see that “magnetic power” is a result of a certain practice. And the more a person carries out that practice, the more “magnetic power” he will build up.
So in my view, the appearance of “magnetic power” in a person (cause and effect) is philosophically more plausible and believable than the appearance of “charisma” (sometimes, or always, without a cause).
Thoughts and Magnetic Power
The Abraham-Hicks’ version is that magnetic power is linked to thoughts. Here, we can think of a “thought” as a sentence, or more technically correct, a proposition: “My body feels good!”, “I am getting more and more money every day”, “I am in love!”
Now, each thought has a certain magnetic power. This is crucial, since the Law of Attraction is about attraction. And magnets attract. (Note that magnets may sometimes also repel, but we will not talk about that right here and now.) So the more magnetic power a certain thought is equipped with, the stronger force it has, in terms of getting things manifested.
Most thoughts that we are thinking, however, have no great magnetic power (The Law of Attraction, p. 40). That means, in effect, that they are not contributing in any substantial way to your desires of getting them manifested.
Nevertheless, we should point out that all thoughts are potentially capable of having great magnetic power. It is just that we have to “equip” them with certain characteristics in order for them to increase their magnetic power, so that we eventually can manifest things into our earthly plane.
My Magnetic Power: Where Is It?
In order to make our thoughts more powerful, we therefore have to spice them up. Abraham-Hicks says in The Law of Attraction (p. 40):
“. . . the thoughts that are thought in combination with the feeling of strong emotion are the most powerful.”
It is important to note here that we can use two types of emotion: we can have positive emotion, and we can have negative emotion.
The stronger emotion we have, the more “constructive” or “creative” force the thought has. So it is very important to avoid negative thoughts (“I am a loser”, “I have no money”, etc.), especially if our negative emotions also are running amok at the same time.
So thinking “I am a loser” in a detached state of mind, and thinking it only once in a lifetime, will have no effect on your manifestation and quality of life. But thinking “I am a loser” in a very upset or angry state of affairs, and perhaps also repeating it daily, will be detrimental in the long run.
In order to really become an effective, deliberate creator with the Law of Attraction, we have to know that we have to “equip” our thoughts with positive emotion, in order for those thoughts to be more magnetic, and thus have greater manifestation power.
Good luck with your creative efforts!
- Hicks, Esther and Jerry Hicks (2006), The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham. Foreword by Neale Donald Walsch. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. [Link to book]
- Liddell, Henry George and Robert Scott (1968), A Greek-English Lexicon. With a Supplement. Oxford: Clarendon Press. [Link to book]
- Little, William, et al. (1973), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles. Third Edition. Oxford: Clarendon Press. [Link to book]
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