Bob Proctor, Sammy Ingram and the Law of Assumption

Do you have any questions about the law of assumption or the law of attraction? 

I do and so does the internet. Here are just some I found:

It's important to note that while these concepts have gained popularity in certain circles, they are not universally accepted by the scientific community, and opinions on their effectiveness may vary.

One major question people also have about the Law of Attraction is whether it's scientifically proven or just a pseudoscience. The Law of Attraction suggests that positive or negative thoughts bring positive or negative experiences into a person's life. While there is some anecdotal evidence and personal testimonies supporting its effectiveness, the scientific community generally views the Law of Attraction with skepticism.

From a scientific perspective, there is a lack of empirical evidence and robust studies to conclusively prove the Law of Attraction. Many concepts within the Law of Attraction are not easily measurable or testable using traditional scientific methods. You gotta have faith. 

However, some argue that the Law of Attraction operates on psychological principles, such as the power of positive thinking, visualization, and goal setting, which can have tangible effects on a person's behavior and outcomes. In this sense, while the broader metaphysical claims of the Law of Attraction may lack scientific support, its practical applications may align with certain psychological and self-help principles. Which is good news...isn't it?

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Picture of Bob Proctor studying a book

So where do Bob Proctor and Sammy Ingram come into this? (They come into this because I wrote this and am putting them in here). Sammy teaches 'law of assumption' and Bob Proctor teaches the 'law of attraction'. They both have/had (and still have) a lot of followers.

The Law of Assumption is a concept closely associated with Neville Goddard, a spiritual teacher and writer known for his interpretations of biblical teachings and metaphysical principles. The Law of Assumption is often considered an aspect of the broader Law of Attraction. (Bob Proctor is/was also a big Neville fan, as is Sammy Ingram)

According to Neville Goddard, the Law of Assumption states that if you assume or believe in the truth of a desired outcome or state of being, and persist in that assumption, it will manifest in your reality. It emphasizes the power of the mind and imagination in shaping our experiences. By assuming the feeling and mental state of already having what you desire, you align yourself with that reality and attract it into your life.

Listen here to Sammy talking about states with her followers. She takes no prisoners.

The Law of Assumption is similar to the Law of Attraction in that both emphasize the power of thoughts and beliefs in shaping one's reality. However, the Law of Assumption places particular emphasis on the concept of assumption and the feeling of already having what you desire.

It's important to note that the Law of Assumption, like the Law of Attraction, is considered a metaphysical or spiritual concept and is not based on scientific principles. Its effectiveness and applicability may vary depending on individual beliefs and perspectives.

The Law of Attraction has gained popularity among various individuals, including some celebrities who have openly expressed their beliefs and practices related to it. Some celebrities known for their interest in the Law of Attraction include:

It's worth noting that while these celebrities have shared their beliefs and experiences, individual results may vary, and the effectiveness of the Law of Attraction is subjective. The concept itself is not scientifically proven and is often considered a part of metaphysical or spiritual teachings. Its effectiveness depends on various factors, including personal beliefs, mindset, and actions taken to manifest desired outcomes.

For many people, adopting a positive mindset, setting clear goals, and taking action towards those goals can be beneficial regardless of the specific metaphysical framework they follow. It's ultimately up to each individual to determine what works best for them in terms of personal growth and achieving their aspirations.

What do people sometimes get wrong with the Law of Attraction or Law of Assumption?

While many people find value in practicing positive thinking and maintaining a optimistic mindset, there are some misconceptions and misinterpretations associated with the Law of Attraction. Here are a few things people may get wrong:

Overemphasis on Positive Thinking: Some interpretations of the Law of Attraction suggest that only positive thoughts should be entertained, and negative thoughts should be completely avoided. This oversimplification can lead to unrealistic expectations and may not account for the complexity of life's challenges.

Ignoring Action and Effort: The Law of Attraction is sometimes misinterpreted as a belief that just thinking positively is enough to achieve goals. While positive thinking can be beneficial, taking action and putting in effort are crucial components of achieving success. Simply visualizing success without any corresponding action is unlikely to yield tangible results.

Blaming the Victim: The concept can sometimes be misused to blame individuals for their misfortunes, implying that negative experiences are solely the result of negative thinking. This oversimplification ignores external factors, systemic issues, and the complexities of life that can contribute to challenges.

Magical Thinking: Some people may mistakenly believe that the Law of Attraction operates like a magical force, where one can manifest anything they desire without any logical or practical steps. This can lead to disappointment when desired outcomes don't materialize without effort and planning.

Ignoring Realistic Goal Setting: Setting realistic and achievable goals is an important aspect of success. Unrealistic expectations, fueled by an exaggerated belief in the Law of Attraction, may lead to frustration and a sense of failure when those expectations are not met.

Lack of Scientific Basis: The Law of Attraction lacks empirical scientific evidence and is often criticized for its lack of a solid scientific foundation. While positive thinking can have psychological benefits, attributing life events solely to the law may oversimplify the complex factors that influence outcomes.

Causation vs. Correlation: Confusing correlation with causation is a common mistake. Just because positive thinking is correlated with success in some cases does not mean that positive thinking directly causes success. There may be other variables at play.

It's essential to approach the Law of Attraction with a balanced perspective, recognizing the importance of positive thinking while also acknowledging the need for practical action, realistic goal-setting, and an understanding of the broader factors that influence life experiences.

You should give it a try because you have nothing to lose, you got me?  Let's not forget Sammy Ingram is under 5 foot tall and Bob Proctor was closer to 6 foot. Probably taller...but less than 7 foot.

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