I’ve spent a good deal of my time over the past 20 years working with the concepts associated with the Law of Attraction.  I was first introduced to the idea back in the late 1970s when I was exposed to the Unity Church.  At first I didn’t think much of the “thought for the day” program I used to see daily on my local television.  I just thought it was just another “church thing,” that is, another of the familiar ministries of the common mainstream religious groups.  I’ve got nothing against these groups at all, mind you.  I was a member for many years. I grew up as a Lutheran and recall quite fondly my interest in going to church each weekend as a child.  I simply found my interests changing over the years.  I wanted a message that revealed the underside of life, the inner-workings of what it means to be human.  That motivation has been strong with me ever since I was a teen. 

In 1980 I received a book for my birthday.  It was the “Metaphysical Bible Dictionary” put out by the Unity Church.  I found myself reading it much like may might read a novel.  Every day after school I would spend an hour or two reading from its pages.  It was this experience, I believe, that galvanized my since of direction and interest in philosophy and other forms of mysticism and mystery religion, and of course what I would come to find later were the principles related to the Law of Attraction. 

I didn’t know about the Law of Attraction under that name until I met Esther and Jerry Hicks in the late 1980s.  by then I had already started my journey toward getting my degree in psychology, and was a student at the University of Michigan.  The message that Jerry and Esther presented was mind-altering.  I immediately recognized the clarity of their message and found it attractive (no pun intended).  That the information was “channeled” didn’t trouble me.  As a child I had grown up with both my parents seeing spiritual mediums, readers, astrologers, and the like.  It occurred to me as common even exciting.  I myself had spent time in my late teens learning astrology and later I started to learn about Kabbalah.  I had long been interested in these topics when my parents would speak of them.  I would sit and listen as often as I could. 

Now my interest has changed again.  I’ve completed 4 degrees in psychology and have a considerable amount of knowledge about the mechanisms of human experience.  My interest in the Law of Attraction and other topics has never wavered.  It is this steadfast interest that supports my desire now.  I’ve decided I want to take what I’ve learned and begin sharing with others in the hope that there are others who can benefit from my experience.  It’s my desire to offer comments on other sites related the Law of Attraction and other principles.  There is a great deal of information in the public domain regarding this topic and not all of it is clear and not all of it is beneficial.  I’d like to try to help sort out what I and my clients and students have found helpful and useful, and what’s been less useful.  I encourage your comments and look forward to our ongoing dialogue. 

Dr. Ralph