If premonitions open us up to the possibility of anticipating outcomes, the Law of Attraction open us to the possibility of determining those outcomes.
Is it possible to anticipate or predict the future? Julia Mossbridge, of Northwestern University lead a study that seemed to prove the existence of presentiments. She is a research associate in the Visual Perception, Cognition and Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern. The study was published in the October 2012 issue of “Frontiers in Perception Science”.
Her analysis suggested that if you are really tuned into your body, you might be able to detect subtle anticipatory changes in cardio and brain waves that would prepare you for a future event.
Research has already proven that our subconscious knows better than our conscious mind and thus you might find yourself running once and again into happy coincidences, maybe the product of subconscious presentiments, that prevent danger or risky situations.
“What hasn’t been clear is whether humans have the ability to predict future important events even without any clues as to what might happen,” said Mossbridge.
Mossbridge’s review included data from 26 mainstream psychological studies and experiments dating back as far as 1978.
Mossbridge calls presentiments “anomalous anticipatory activity.”
“The phenomenon is anomalous, some scientists argue, because we can’t explain it using present-day understanding about how biology works; though explanations related to recent quantum biological findings could potentially make sense. It’s anticipatory because it seems to predict future physiological changes in response to an important event without any known clues, and it’s an activity because it consists of changes in the cardiopulmonary, skin and nervous systems.”
Spirituality enhances intuition
In times of crisis, many people crave having a peek to forthcoming days. People look for premonitions, omens, for prophets, for psychics, oracles, anything that would alleviate the pain of a loss, give them some hope in a desperate situation or come guidance in front of an uncertain future.
A person with a rich spiritual life usually gains an awareness of being connected with something greater than herself, a feeling that becomes a source of strength and meaning. Premonitions, presentiments and intuitive deductions are usually of common occurrence among people who pray and/or meditate regularly or practice energy healing modalities.
They are also not uncommon for people who feel a strong connection with everything that is; people who hold a strong faith in their capacity to create the kind of life they want, but also an openness to accept what the universe sends their way.
Creating your own reality: The Law of Attraction
Current metaphysical and religious movements propose that you can twist the universe in your favor and attract wealth, health and happiness if you truly understand certain secret laws of the universe and basically change your outlook of life.
You might have had the opportunity to read or watch “The Secret”, by Rhonda Byrne.
A misnomer by now, “The Secret” delivers a message that has caught the attention of the world in a way that perhaps none of the former publications on spirituality and how-to-attract-abundance-to-your-life has.
A year after being published, the book had already sold 1.75 million copies, and 1.5 million of its companion DVDs, competing for the No. 1 spot with the most recent Harry Potter book.
“The Secret” is based on the so-called Law of Attraction and posits that we can attract to our lives whatever we desire but also what we focus on. “Like attracts like,” it tells us.
Byrne claims that our thoughts generate certain frequencies that would resonate with similar ones, determining different outcomes.
The “Laws of Attraction” are not novel, though. In 1906 William Walker Atkinson used the term in his book “Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World”. The following year, Elizabeth Towne published “Prosperity Through Force”, in which Bruce MacLelland says, “You are what you think, not what you think you are.”
Changing your perspective
Research in the mental health field is progressing towards understanding that thoughts indeed have an impact on at least our physiology and outcomes.
For example, people who use positive affirmations can modify their mood but also would be more likely to see opportunities coming their way. Self-affirmations, research shows, can also improve performance.
Affirmations are statements made in first person and in present tense of a desired outcome. They are short and specific and need to be repeated once and again during a certain time. Research has shown that when practiced regularly, affirmations contribute to reinforce certain chemical pathways in the brain.
Nobel physicist Erwin Schrodinger believed that minds are in some way united and one. He said, “To divide or multiply consciousness is something meaningless. There is obviously only one alternative, namely the unification of minds or consciousness…. [I]n truth there is only one mind.”
If premonitions open us up to the possibility of anticipating outcomes, the “Law of Attraction” open us to the possibility of consciously determining those outcomes.