There are lots of great Law of Attraction questions that people are asking, but this one is one of my absolute favorites.
The question is this: If we attract our realities through our thoughts and beliefs, how is it possible for a baby to be born into a highly traumatic and painful situation, like abuse, illness, neglect, drug addition, or abandonment? How could a baby or small child, with so little life experience, generate enough negative thoughts and beliefs to draw extreme suffering into its reality?
Why this is one of my favorite Law of Attraction Questions
I think this is one of the best Law of Attraction questions because it is a deep, highly abstract way of trying to understand conscious creation. I believe Law of Attraction questions like these urge us to think beyond the surface to search for greater meaning and understanding. We might never know the answer to this question, but it’s interesting to think about nonetheless.
This was a question I first heard several years ago, and since then I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how the Law of Attraction could explain this phenomenon. So these are my thoughts. Please keep in mind, because these are simply my thoughts, whether or not I am “right” is completely debatable. While I think that this is a plausible explanation, I’m certainly not going to insist that my response is fact!
To explain my answer I must first say that I believe in the possibility that we are infinite souls. In other words, I believe it is possible that this lifetime is just one of many that our souls have experienced. I think we may have lived many other lives before this one and we may live many more beyond it. I also believe it’s possible to experience reality in a non-linear, one-life-after-the-next fashion, but for the sake of this discussion I’ll keep it simple and discuss multiple lives in terms of one coming after another.
So, it we are indeed infinite souls, and we have had many lives before this one and will have many more after, it stands to reason that the energy of our souls in this lifetime are born carrying a lot of the vibrational energy that we had in the last lifetime.
For this reason, if someone experienced a great deal of pain, trauma and sadness towards the end of their prior life, it is possible that they would come into this life still attracting pain, trauma and sadness. Therefore, by this explanation, a baby might attract an abusive new life with the Law of Attraction because it carried over with it the vibration of being abused from the lifetime before.
Some might call this explanation reincarnation, or perhaps even karmic retribution in some cases.
I know this explanation won’t resonate with everyone, but the reason it resonates with me is two-fold. First of all, it helps me to wrap my mind around the “why” of some of my early traumas in life, and it helps me step out of the victim mentality that I stayed trapped in for so many years. If this life was born out of the vibrational energy from the prior one, the only reason that I attracted any painful circumstances early on was that in my previous life I projected a low, painful vibration. That thought feels a lot more empowering to me than believing I was a victim, because it means that I had a hand in what happened, even if it was unconscious and unintentional.
The other, and more important reason, that I like this explanation is that it encourages me to make the best out of this lifetime. If the traumas from my early life were caused from how I ended the last one, I feel that if I can raise my energy into a more positive place before I die, I will better my chances for enjoying the next “linear” life. Through working with my energy in this lifetime, my life has already turned out to be pretty great at this point, and I wonder how much better the next one will become if I can continue to raise my vibration.
While this isn’t a particularly “Christian” viewpoint, I can definitely see some overlap within the faith, for those who are looking for it. The ideas of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory (in some denominations like the Catholic Church) and the story of Jesus rising from the dead seem to me to be a way of explaining eternal life and how your energy affects your outcome beyond this lifetime.
As for some of the other religions and faiths, I wonder if there is overlap that can be found as well. If you have any ideas, please let me know!
What do you think?
Again, these are my own personal thoughts, so they are completely debatable. This is just the way that I have answered this question for myself, and it is an answer that has helped me as I’ve been learning and growing with the Law of Attraction.
So, what do you think? Do you think it’s possible that some children are born into suffering because their energy from another life passed into this one in some sort of reincarnation or possible karmic retribution? Or perhaps do you think there is another, better explanation of how the Law of Attraction supports this phenomenon? Or, even further, do you believe that situations like these prove the Law of Attraction isn’t real? Comment below and let me know what you think!
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