There are a lot of books on the law of attraction. You could spend a lifetime reading them all but I wouldn’t recommend that. Instead, I’ve compiled a list of books on the law of attraction that are worth reading, either for their clear and articulate way of presenting the information or for the profound way they can change your life.
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First, a little background about the law of attraction. Essentially, all the law of attraction means is that “like attracts like.” So positive thoughts attract positive outcomes and negative thoughts attract negative outcomes. This is the law of attraction at its most basic, but as you start reading deeper into the literature, you realize that the law of attraction is so much more than that.
Books on the Law of Attraction
For the newbie:
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. People went completely nutzo over this book about ten years ago and errrrvrybody and their dog were talking about “The Secret.” In my opinion, it’s just a book about the law of attraction in easy, bite-size pieces. Rhonda Byrne isn’t actually the author of this book, more like an editor as the book is a compilation of insights and quotes from hundreds of experts and professionals. It’s a great way to expose yourself to the law of attraction and it helps you get excited about it. I do think that it stays a little superficial and if you’re really ready to dive in, move on to some of the more hefty books on this list.
You Are a Bad-Ass: How to Start Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. Damn I love this book! Sincero is such a breath of fresh air. She’s positive and upbeat but also has a really low bull@#$! meter. Oh, and she’s also funny as hell, which makes this book such a joy to read. Full disclosure, I listed to this book first on Audible and since it’s narrated by Sincero herself, I feel like this is the best way to experience this book. But, after I listened to it I had to go out and buy a hard copy because I loved it so much, so don’t skip it just because you can’t listen to it. If you can’t handle someone being blunt and a bit in your face then skip this one. But if you’re like me and sometimes want a coach or marine drill Sargent (with a killer sense of humor) yelling at you to get your shiz together, then this is the book for you.
Once you understand how the Law of Attraction works:
Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life by Shakti Gawain. This was the first law of attraction, woo woo-type book that I ever read. So, although I have it listed under the “once you understand section…” you could obviously read it during any part of your journey. This book was suggested to me by a man that I used to work with. He had an amazing life and he told me that if I read and used this book, I’d have an amazing life too. And you know what? I’m soooo glad he shared this book with me because I’ve been able to use the principles I learned in this book for the past fifteen years with great success. Shakti Gawain introduces you to creative visualization, which is the act of using mental imagery and affirmations to produce positive changes in your life. If you’ve ever made a vision board, written in a gratitude journal, or said a positive affirmation, you have this book to thank.
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz. At first I wasn’t super impressed with this book because the writing style wasn’t up my ally. It’s a bit simplistic if I’m being honest. But whoa nelly, after reading the whole book I realized how powerful being simple and to the point can be! Ruiz breaks down four self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering in our lives. He points them out, tells you how to recognize them if you’re doing them, and then tells you how to stop doing it. How friggin’ genius is that? I mean, what a concept right? This book shows you the thing and then tells you how to change the thing. Easy peasy!
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams by Deepak Chopra. This is a straightforward book that breaks down concepts into easy-to-follow steps based on spiritual principles. This is a small book but it packs a wallop by providing powerful information in easy to handle pieces. Chopra’s resume reads like a list of the best things a person could do/be in a lifetime. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.” Basically, this dude is no slouch. This book is a great resource for using some of these hefty concepts in your everyday life.
When You’re On Board and Can Stomach more of the “woo woo”
Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks. Abraham Hicks; the woo woo, freaky deaky factor is strong with this one. Essentially Esther Hicks was a housewife who began channeling source energy. Yeah, I know- it sounds super weird. BUT whether you buy it or not, the information in this book is GOLD! In fact, it’s so easy that this book could also go under the newbie list as it’s so good at clearly telling you how to manifest and use the law of attraction. I only put it down here because of the freak factor. This is one of the most popular books on the law of attraction because once you get over any disbelief you may have, the information opens up a world of possibilities.
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. This is a book that a lot of people begin with. It’s very simple and straightforward and filled with tons of positive affirmations to use with different blocks in your life. I place it further down on the list because I still personally struggle with this book. Louise Hay claims to have cured herself of cancer using her principles of self-love. I uh….. I’m just not there yet. BUT, it’s a great book to learn how to deeply and truly LOVE YOURSELF.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle. If you really want to grasp the transformative nature of being present and living in the moment, this is your book. Tolle helps you grasp some pretty deep philosophical theories and assists you in seeing the world in a different light. The freaky deaky factor is pretty high in this book too. Tolle was on the verge of suicide but instead of killing himself he awoke one morning completely enlightened, spent two years meditating on a park bench, and then channeled this book. Whoa.
The Law of Attraction For Attracting Wealth
The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles. This is an old-timey book written by a man who lived at the end of the 19th century so don’t let some of the verbage get in the way of reading this book. Wattles prescribes an exact method for getting rich. He tells you how to manifest wealth in what he calls the “Certain Way.” It’s a quick and interesting read and it definitely makes you think about the law of attraction and attracting wealth in a different way.
Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill. Hill claims that he spoke to the richest people at the turn of the 20th century and wrote down all the things that these big whigs did to attract wealth. The historian in me cringes at recommending this book because there is no real proof that Hill met any of the people he supposedly interviewed. Nevertheless, whoever said these things, whether is was from Hill’s imagination or from the source energy that is the law of attraction, the advice has turned out to be liquid gold. Business Week magazine named “Think and Grow Rich” the sixth best-selling business book ever. The book was published in 1937 and has been in print and well-read ever since, making is one of the most popular books on the law of attraction in history.
Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!: Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First Class Life by Denise Duffield-Thomas. I absolutely LOVE Duffield-Thomas’s writing style and sense of humor. She shows you how to break through your money blocks and finally make the money you deserve. Uh, SIGN ME UP! I keep re-reading this book because I just love Duffield-Thomas’ upbeat and frank style. I find motivation every time I pick this up. Also, you can check out her website because she has some great (and free) resources for attracting money into your life.
Creating Money: Attracting Abundance by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer. This book is about way more than attracting money. But, if you understand the law of attraction, then you understand that money organically follows. “Creating Money” gives you clear instructions on how to meditate, clear blocks in your life, how to work with energy, and it shows you how to make money. So it’s kind of an all-in-one book. This book is another one that would work as a starter book or a more advanced book on the law of attraction. There’s something here for everyone.
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