You may have heard about the law of attraction and how you can use it to manifest your dreams.
Have you ever tried manifesting with the law of attraction? Were you successful?
Do you know that you can also manifest your desires using another universal law, the law of assumption? Not as well-known or popular as its counterpart, the law of assumption was brought to the attention of the world by Neville Goddard, a Barbadian self-help author, more than 70 years ago.
Though both laws are primarily meant to help you get the desired result, how they accomplish the job is different. Would you like to know more about the law of assumption? Read on.
This article will help you understand the basic tenets of the law of assumption and how you can use it to manifest your desire. In this article, you will also find the 3 primary differences between the law of assumption and the law of attraction.
What is the law of assumption?
The law of assumption tells us that you can create anything you want by assuming its existence. Assume that your wish is fulfilled and that is all you need to do to manifest it. It is as simple as that.
The law of assumption is based on the premise that nothing exists beyond your consciousness and the way you see and experience the world is through your consciousness. Looking at this from the other end, you can bring something into existence by making it appear in your consciousness. This is what we try to achieve through the assumption.
When you are trying to bring about a change in your mindset using the law of assumption, you need to change your beliefs and assumptions about it.
Goddard teaches us that all our experiences are a result of changing consciousness. This means changing your assumptions and assuming the existence of your desire in your consciousness, you can create it.
According to the law of assumption, the action doesn’t have much value as it is considered a reflection of the state of mind and nothing more. Whether you can manifest the desired result depends entirely on your ability to create it in your consciousness.
3 differences between the law of assumption and the law of attraction
You must be wondering what is the difference between the two laws. When both can be used for manifestation, how can they be so different?
There are marked differences between how the laws approach manifestation. Though the goal is the same, the path to the goal is different.
Some consider one law to be better than the other. That is not correct. Both offer great help with manifestation. While the law of attraction may be more suitable for some, the law of assumption would be a better fit for others.
So, here are the main differences between the two laws.
1. Diverse approach to manifestation
The law of attraction tells you that with positive thoughts, you can attract positive events into your life. You also need to keep negative thoughts at bay. Like attracts like is the basic principle of the law of attraction. When manifesting with the law of attraction, you also need to understand and follow the law of vibration.
You need to work on your vibrational energy with positive thoughts and emotions and raise it to match that of your desire. At the same time eliminate negative thoughts by getting rid of limiting beliefs. Then, manifestation happens. Inspired action has a major role to play here.
On the other hand, the law of assumption helps you manifest the desired result by assuming it as a reality. If you can believe without a trace of doubt that your desire has been fulfilled, it will become a physical reality.
The law emphasizes the concept that for you nothing exists beyond your own consciousness. And, everything you experience is a projection of the contents of your consciousness. This means that if your desire entails a change in your experience, you need to begin by changing your assumptions and work your way up. There is no need for supportive action.
2. Universe vs Self
The law of attraction designates the name “Universe” to the higher power that is controlling everything that is happening in this Universe. As long as you can convey your desire to the Universe and convince it of your sincerity and genuineness, the Universe is believed to make this happen for you.
The power to manifest your desired result lies with the Universe. You are the co-creator. As long as you do your part, the Universe will take care of the rest.
However, with the law of assumption, there is no higher power or the Universe. It is you and you alone responsible for what is happening to you.
According to the law of assumption, nothing exists outside yourself. And everything in this world and what is happening in your life is a projection of your consciousness. This means you are the creator.
3. Free will: Yes/No
According to the law of attraction, you need to use your free will to focus on a desire and raise your positive vibrations to become a match for your desire. Then and only then, you will be able to attract something, someone, or some event into your life.
Others can’t manifest things into your life without your express consent. This is where the concept of free will comes in. You look deep into your mind to find out what you want and work hard towards making it a physical reality. Manifesting with the law of attraction is all about what you want and that is free will.
In the instance of the law of assumption, there is no concept of free will as we are all projections of your consciousness. You create your own reality and others just play out the role assigned to them by you.
You can change another person by altering your assumptions about them. You can shift your external reality by shifting the internal one.
Law of assumption examples
Do you know that you can use the law of assumption to manifest anything you want? The sky’s the limit. The only catch is that you should be able to discard all pre-existing assumptions you have about it and replace them with the reason you want it.
Often you want something but your subconscious mind will tell you that your wish is wrong, you’re being greedy, or you are incapable of creating it. Whichever the existing assumption is, it is working against your desire. The only way to manifest your desire, is to change your belief or assumption about it.
Let’s understand this through examples. Your partner left you for another woman and you desperately want him to come back. But deep inside you believe that you are not good enough for him and this new girl looks like a model. Though you don’t blame him for leaving you, you still would like him to come back to you.
What good is that desire doing for you? When you are justifying his actions and working against your own desire, your wishes stand no chance of realization. The only way you can get him to come back into your life is to change your mindset by changing your assumptions about yourself, your ex, and his new girlfriend. Once you manage to make this happen, the rest will follow.
How the law of assumption works can be best demonstrated in the instance of money manifestation. You want a specific sum, say $10,000, by the weekend to meet some emergency needs. Unfortunately, you believe that acquiring money without effort is sinful. This means that getting this $10,000 is morally incorrect for you.
Again, when your subconscious mind is not in agreement with your desire, it is not going to materialize. The only way you can manifest the money is by working on your mindset and removing your mental block about earning money. And you can bring about the change by changing your assumptions about money.
Recommended law of assumption books
Before you go ahead and read books on the law of assumption, you should listen to Neville Goddard talk about it. In this audio recording, he explains in detail the law of assumption, how it works, and how you can make the best use of it.
The law of assumption has been a persistent theme in all of his writings and speeches. Here, you will find a comprehensive list of his speeches on audio CDs.
In case, your curiosity is still not vetted and would like to read more on the law, you may consider some of these listed books.
1. The Law of Assumption
This is a 4-page book written by Goddard on the law of assumption. Succinct, accurate, and illuminating, this is a must-read for all those who want to know more about the law.
2. Law of Assumption: The Secret Ingredient to Creating the Life of Your Dreams
by Ryo Nishimura
Another short book on the law of assumption, this one offers you the context of this law in the backdrop of the 12 Universal Laws.
3. Simply Manifesting: The Law of Assumption easily explained
by Katrine Hütterer and Yvonne Kalb
Just like the title suggests, this book explains the law in simple language for all to understand and follow. You may want to read this book before you start on the manifestation path.
4. The Law of Assumption: Upgrade Your LOA Skills and Become an Epic Attractor
by RK Wyat
In this book, the author offers an excellent tour of the law of assumption and explains it with practical examples. A must-read if you are interested in the law.
5. Get your Ex back with the Law of Assumption
by Anthony Charles
The author explains in simple language why we have a hard time sustaining relationships and getting back together after a breakup is so hard. He details how you can get your ex back using the law of assumption.
The law of attraction tells us that we attract what we focus on and what we want. On the other hand, the law of assumption teaches us that we attract what we are or what is deep inside our consciousness.
Both are about attracting good things into our life but the basic approach is so different that at times it feels as if these two laws oppose each other. Rest assured that this is a misconception. These two Universal Laws can be used to improve our lives and reach our potential. The good or bad aspects of the laws depend on how you are using them.