The Law of Attraction vs. the Law of Karma


How does law of attraction and law of karma go together ?Law of attraction says that we can manifest anything we want and are creators of our own life but according to the law of karma many things and situations in our life are predestined based on our past karma.How can we use law of attraction in the best possible way ?

—anvita, india


Dear Anvita,

We can use the law of attraction to overcome past karma.

Paramhansa Yogananda said: “There is a power that will light your way to health, happiness, peace and success, if you will but turn toward that light.”

You can offset past karma, when you are able to put enough energy into a new positive direction, until you are able to generate enough energy that will wash away the old karma. How long does it take? One cannot know, it’s in God’s hands. Do your best will full faith in God, that you’ll succeed.

To help you in the process: Stop giving energy to negative habits, and direct your energy towards good habits. By raising your consciousness and directing your energy and consciousness to higher aspirations, you starve the old habits (karma), as habits are activated by physical or mental energy.

Swami Kriyananda said: “by strongly and deliberately affirming positive qualities, with full awareness and with deep concentration, one can undo even in a few minutes the negative effects of a lifetime.”

Try in all that you do, to keep positive mental attitude, foster good habits, pray and meditate, live a godly life, and you’ll be able to overcome old karma.

Paramhansa Yogananda said: “Work out karma by meeting life’s tests cheerfully and courageously. Rise above it bravely. Dwell in God’s joy within.”

Nayaswami Diksha