The Science Behind The Secret and The Law Of Attraction


In the same way the laws of gravity, electricity, or magnetism work regardless of our awareness, the Law of Attraction is always actively at work in our lives – at all times, for all people!

Just like magnetism can be harnessed to create superpowered “maglev” trains (in which magnets help achieve train speeds of up to 375 mph!), developing a spiritual and scientific understanding of the Law of Attraction can help create powerful results, and deeper harmony, in every area of your life. 

The purpose of today’s lesson is to explain how the scientific principles behind the Law of Attraction can help you create and live a life you love. We’ll also talk about how you can reach the next levels of awareness and wisdom you need to achieve the results you desire.

So to begin, let’s reveal what “the secret” is and how it connects to the law of attraction. 

The Connection Between “The Secret” & The Law of Attraction

“The Secret” is a bestselling book and wildly popular documentary by Rhonda Byrne that launched millions of people on their own spiritual journeys.

This book is most noteworthy for its in-depth and profound research into some of the most successful people in history.

Her daughter, Haley, gave Rhonda “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace D Wattles to help her recover from a depressive episode after her father’s death.

It had such an impact on her that it propelled her into seeking greater knowledge of positive thinking. She attracted many brilliant minds to contribute to her book along the way, such as Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, Lisa Nichols, and others.

Her journey led her to the conclusion that successful people, from changemakers to the prominently wealthy, operate according to the law of attraction.

And beyond that, she realized that the law of attraction was not restricted to the select few; instead, everyone has equal access to the power of manifestation.

So let’s speak to the immutable science behind the law of attraction and how we can use this understanding to manifest our dreams into our physical reality. 

The Role of Science In The Law Of Attraction

Despite its invisibility, magnetism has real, undeniable science behind how it works. So too does the Law of Attraction work with our thoughts!

Several scientific disciplines from psychology to genetics have confirmed that our thoughts directly affect our physical reality. 

So that’s where we’ll begin our scientific exploration: our thinking. 

Frequencies, Vibrations, & The Science Of Thinking

The Law of Attraction is the process of matching the energetic frequencies of your thoughts with the things you desire to manifest in your life. Why is this important?

Neuroscience teaches us that we have approximately 70,000 thoughts a day and 90% of them are repeated from our past.

So during our lifetimes we hardwire patterns of thought into our brains and these patterns reinforce our beliefs, perspectives and attitudes over and over again (also called your paradigms).

And since they’re wired in, you have to make a conscious, deliberate effort to think differently, in order to act differently, and ultimately create different results.

In this way, whatever you put your attention on grows – whether it is good or bad, positive or negative.

So if you want to change your life, you have to first change your thoughts.

Repatterning Your Thoughts with Brave Thinking

Each thought carries its own vibration, and all the thinking that goes on in your head creates a frequency. 

So you could also say that what you think about frequently becomes your frequency – and the screen of your life is an exact match to the frequency of your thoughts.

Rhonda Byrnes says it this way: 

“As you think thoughts, they are sent out into the Universe, and they magnetically attract all like things that are on the same frequency.”

This is why if you focus on what you don’t have, and come from a mindset of lack, you’ll have a difficult time attracting the results you want.

The key is to shift your thoughts away from scarcity, desperation, and lack, and instead focus your thoughts on positive things: abundance, solutions, possibilities. 

The next section will explore why positive thinking creates perfect chemistry between you and the science behind the Law of Attraction.

The Science Behind Positive Thinking

An article published in a Korean medical journal offers evidence of “positive thinking as an approach for psychological interventions designed to promote life satisfaction.”

In other words, positive thinking enhances your ability to manifest what you desire by disrupting negative, counterproductive thoughts (like your inner critic). 

In contrast, when you are unaware of this creative power, you will often see it manifest in other people’s lives in strange and inexplicable ways.

For example, positive thinking has helped me tremendously in my own life, but I didn’t always understand it that way — and no one could explain the results. 

In fact, you’ll find that I was once competent without the awareness I have now…

How I Attracted Life-Giving Health As An “Unconscious Competent”

At 18 years old, I was lying on a hospital bed, diagnosed with fatal kidney disease. One kidney was totally destroyed with nephritis. The other 50% destroyed, active nephritis. 

In 1967, this diagnosis was a death sentence without dialysis and transplants. I was young. I had a baby. But there was nothing my physician or specialists could do.


The day before my surgery to remove my right kidney, a volunteer chaplain spoke to me asking, “Would you like somebody to pray with you? I come three times a week and get the list of those having surgery tomorrow. And they order the most serious surgery first. You’re at the top of my list.

Not expecting much, I accepted. So she pulled up a chair and asked me what my life was like for the last two years. 

I told her my story of being kicked out of high school due to pregnancy, and being forced to attend night school to finish my education. When I was done, she looked at me and said,


“Almost no one knows the power of knowing this. The bed you’re lying on…the ceiling, the floor, all the machinery you’re hooked up to. First, it had to be a thought before it could be a thing.” 

She continued, “I hear how much you love your little boy, but I also hear how much you’ve been hating yourself. You feel like you shamed your school. You shamed your family, you shamed yourself… 

…and now that you’re thinking about how everything is created twice, could it be possible that all that self-loathing all that toxic thinking…has something to do with the toxic energy, the toxic disease, that’s rampaging your body and threatening your very life?”

Now this conversation was long before there was a Mind-Body Clinic at Harvard Medical Teaching Institute. This was a long time before we had any understanding of the biology of belief or any of these things.

Nobody I knew thought this way. 

But she moved on and asked: 

“Would you be willing to do an experiment?

“In the universe, every possibility exists. Taking that possibility and turning it into predictability – there’s a science to this. The first step is to know that there is a possibility that you could get well… 


At 18 years old, I was terrified. But I could tell she believed what she was saying. 

She continued on, “Let’s just imagine that everything that’s toxic in your body that’s causing this disease, we’re going to place it in that one kidney that’s going to get removed.

“What I want you to do is this. I want you to notice what you’re thinking. And when you start to notice a self-loathing thought, interrupt it and say, no, I let all that go with the kidney.”

She explained that I should replace every negative thought with images of a life I would love. 

She told me to imagine holding my son’s hand as I walk him into school… 

Hearing his name called during his high school graduation…

Being in the front row of his wedding…

And being thankful that I was able to support him all throughout my flourishing teaching career. 

I told her I was willing to try it out.


Two weeks after my surgery, my numbers began to stabilize. I was well enough to go home and heal from there. Then, a few months later, I found myself in front of my nephrologist with surprising news…

He told me, “We have no science for what’s happening with you. But that one kidney is now functioning as a completely whole perfect kidney. So we don’t know how long this will last, but whatever you’re doing, keep doing it.”

At that time, I was working as an unconscious competent. I wasn’t aware of the science behind my thoughts and its chemistry with the Law of Attraction, but I borrowed the belief and knowing of someone who did – and allowed myself to be mentored by it.

That recovery, that reversal in my health trajectory, didn’t happen to me. It happened WITH me. 

And I realized the opportunity to go deeper. 

I wondered:

What was the cause of that healing? 

What is the pattern by which we can actually change the whole trajectory of our life, even when all the specialists and all the predictors say one thing is going to happen? 

And how do we employ that and how do we work with that? 

Fast forward to present day, science provides the answers to many of these questions, and now I’ll share them with you.

From Your Dream: The Science Of Visualization

Scientists working at the Welcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at the Institute of Neurology in London have found that people are more likely to succeed in creating a better future if they visualize it in their mind.

As they described their findings in their publication, the neurologists suggested: “The ability to construct a hypothetical scenario in one’s imagination prior to it actually occurring may afford greater accuracy in predicting its eventual outcome.”

Most people go about trying to manifest their dreams in the opposite way.

They try to get TO their dream!

They envision a far off future where they are debt free, in a beautiful partnership or working a career they’re passionate about.

But the key is to come FROM your dream – this unlocks manifestation powers.

For example, imagine what it would feel like to be debt-free NOW.

Feel those feelings and act from that vibration now.

As The Secret says…

“The reason visualization is so powerful is because as you create pictures in your mind of seeing yourself with what it is you want, you are generating thoughts and feelings of having it now.”

Thus, by shifting the frequency of your thoughts so that the things you desire are already real, you come “from” your dream and therefore attract it into existence. 

The good news is that there are ways you can make this process easier in your life. Let’s explore two quick to start, easy to maintain exercises to work with the science behind the Law of Attraction:

Working With The Science Behind The Law Of Attraction Through Writing

According to Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at the Dominican University of California, “you become 42% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams, simply by writing them down on a regular basis.”

This works because of how the left and right hemispheres connect and interact with the rest of your body. 

In the brain, the corpus callosum is a wide, flat bundle of neural fibers that connects your two hemispheres together. In this pathway, electrical signals between the right brain, which deals with imagination, and the left brain, which deals with logic, make contact.

The electrical signals then move into the fluid surrounding the brain and travel up and down the spinal column.

In turn, these signals are transmitted to every fiber, cell, and bone in our body… and ultimately to the consciousness within us, which transforms our thoughts into reality. 

This is important because if you merely THINK about one of your goals or dreams, you are only using the right, imaginative part of your brain.

But when you put pen to paper and write out your dreams, you use the logical half of your brain as well…

Which will then activate your consciousness and every cell of your body to express the desire: “I want this, and I mean it!”.

If you want to learn more about this practice, you can go here: The Power Of Writing Down Your Goals & Dreams

Let’s now examine one specific scientific process you can replicate on your own to help you further connect with the Law of Attraction.

The Science Behind The Law Of Attraction In Positive Affirmations

University of Exeter researchers published a study on constructive repetitive thought: people who consistently tell themselves that they can meet a goal are more likely to secure a positive outcome.

Rhonda Byrnes shares this encouragement, “Claim the things you want by feeling and believing they are yours.”

To increase your confidence in bringing your desires to life, amplify the power behind positive affirmations with the brave thinking principles we discussed earlier. 

“Brave Thinking” uses language that directs the trend of your thoughts and attention towards what you would love.

That looks like:

  • Practice being more aware of the words you think and speak so that you are generating an energy of abundance.
  • Bringing the positive into the now.
  • Demonstrating commitment.
  • Being as clear and specific as possible. 

You can get more examples of effective, positive affirmations here: 4 Steps to Manifest Anything You Dream Of – Including Love and Money

CONCLUSION: Get Past The Learning Curve With A Mentor

We’ve discussed the science behind our thoughts, the tangible power of positive thinking, insights from “The Secret”, and shared practical tools you can use to help manifest your dreams.

This new awareness is a superpower!

In the words of Rhonda Byrnes:

“The real secret of power is the consciousness of power.”

So because you are now conscious of your power, you’ll have an even greater ability to magnetize your dreams to life. 



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