Universal Laws, unlike man's laws, appear to be void of your belief in them in order to function. Much like the dude with round spectacles, flying a kite during a thunder storm to harness an invisible force, there were some monomaniacal brothers in North Carolina CONVINCED that they could defy gravity and fly. Electricity and airplanes are now pretty widely accepted as "not crazy" - though still pretty impressive.
Both examples have their history of doubters. The only difference between the doubters and the believers, was the simple arrangement of words. While most say "I'll believe it when I see it", the visionaries of our history inverted that statement to better our lives. The truth behind most discoveries is "You'll see it when you believe it". (Thank you Wayne Dyer, for that priceless insight)
Some of us will wait for a scientific journal to pollute an experience with a bunch of Sesquipedalia (in lay speak: academic syllable fetish) in order for something to "be real".
Try this for your own experiment. Hold a coin out in front of you pinched between your thumb and index finger. (stop reading, and just try - the visual is worth it.)
While concentrating on the coin floating, or even raising into the air, release your grasp and watch it go up.
What?.. It fell to the ground? EVERY SINGLE TIME? Maybe you're not concentrating enough - or just maybe, there is a Universal Law in place that will produce the same results no matter how much you try to deny or defy it.
I'm sure that I'd find countless pages of scientific references that explain how gravity works. Just the same, we don't know, beyond the shadow of doubt, just what makes this, or electricity or serendipity to work. We can notice that they work. We can replicate their existence, but do we really know where it comes from?
I'm going to go out on a limb, and say that there must be AT LEAST 90% of our current, 2015 population that would consider the practice of thought manifestations to be "woo-woo". That it's nothing more than that cute little idea that numbers mean something, or planetary alignment defines a behavior. (okay, gotta pause for a little Bill Nye moment on that one! - Look it up - Our human bodies are 80-90% water. The moon affects the tide waters, but has nothing to do with odd behavior in people?..)
When my kids were young, we played all the little games to mask our desire to say "just eat your flippin vegetables". They would much rather eat a corn dog, and frankly, it just feels better to eat such garbage. My resolve (Andy, Maddie, Cory, Gretchen and Brodie - plug your ears, I'm going to spew those annoying words) "You don't have to like it, you just have to eat it."
You don't have to believe in something in order for it to be real. Life just gets a whole lot better when you realize that denying gravity can cost a great deal more in medical expenses. Denying the nutrients of certain foods can shorten your life. Denying an invisible force called electricity can kill you if you golf in a thunder storm.
The woo-woo, serendipity, law of attraction does not require you to believe it in. Life just gets a whole lot better when you realized that the same over-the-top mathematics that allow us to exist, also allow for us to coexist with some pretty amazing, invisible forces that travel faster than our own thoughts.
I know I'm not alone in this understanding, but after a lifetime of increasing awareness of it, I've decided to defy conventional belief and finish the book with more emphasis on my discoveries. You really can have a better relationship, a healthier life, a wealthier perspective and increase the visible evidence of them in your life. As much as I enjoyed the movie/book "The Secret", I was already past the idea. Reading century-old writings of people that were referenced in the movie who had proven the existence of MANY other "Universal Laws" and principles.
I write all this to offer one simple little assignment to test it for yourself. Think hard on something, anything (that will have a harmless affect on you or others). Feel it, believe it and you will see it. "Today I will book a job for at least $1000". If you cannot believe that - don't say it. "Today, I will see a red Land Cruiser". Whatever it is, make it fantastic enough that you'll want to try again. Enter the thought with resistance and doubt, and you'll prove the law correct in getting exactly what you put your attention on. The non-existence of it's calculated appearance in your day.
Tell me what you find. One chapter at a time - I'll be sharing what I found, beginning with this prologue.