Law of Attraction: A Rose By Any Other Name

In Michael J. Losier’s book The Law of Attraction, he lists words and expressions that often refer to this law. Interestingly, many of the words you will never hear me utter. Others, I state with absolute conviction.

Here are Michael’s words and my take on them. We will start with words you will never hear me utter.

Out-of-the-blue and Luck

Out-of-the-blue and luck suggest that whatever just took place was completely random and unexpected. My take is nothing is random. Whatever happens is supposed to happen and is supposed to happen at that time. I realize this is a challenging concept when it comes to tragic events, such as death and injuries, but it is belief I hold firm to. Interestingly, however, I do not believe in predestinty, but I’ll get to that in a moment.


Serendipity is defined as the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. I am good with ‘the faculty of making fortunate discoveries”. I balk at ‘by accident’. Life to me is one big treasure hunt for fortunate discoveries. It is not an accident when I find them. It is a result of living a fully aware life.

Coincidence or Synchronicity

These are similar to out-of-the-blue, but in this case they refer to two or more linked events occuring simultaneously by chance. For example, going back to an example from my previous Law of Attraction article, you could say it was a coincidence that I wrote a list of all the qualities I wanted in a life mate, the exact same week that my yet-to-be-met husband wrote his own life mate qualities list. Chance? No, I don’t think so. He wrote his list because of exactly where he was at in his life. I wrote mine for the same reason. These lists then allowed us to ‘recognize’ each other when we met.


Ah, predestiny. Even though I believe that nothing happens out-of-the-blue, nor through serendipity or concidence, I do not believe in predestined Fate. I believe the Universe is far more flexible than that.

Instead, I like to refer to my life as one huge game of cosmic connect-the-dots. A long time ago I started on a dot and made a choice. Based on that choice, the Universe linked me to the next dot. Again, I had a choice to make. Based on my choice, the Universe linked me to another dot. In other words, the Universe cannot predetermine my path. It has to see which decision I make before creating the next dot for me.


Admittedly, I am a bit on the fence about this one. Mainly because it is hard to get a clear definition on what karma is. If it refers to the choices you make dictating your life path, then yes, from the sense of my connect-the-dots game.

If karma refers to a form of retributive justice dolled out by the Universe, then it is not something I personally believe in. I believe the goal of the Universe (God, whomever, whatever) is to guide us to our highest good and power. I do not believe in a punitive Force. If we go from bad to worse to horrific to catastropic, then we just have to connect more dots than someone who goes from bad to good to better to best.

This leaves just two expressions from Michael’s list that I do state with absolute conviction.

Meant to be

By now, you have probably figured out that from my perspective everything is meant to be. There is always the next dot in game, and that next dot is custom designed based on choices I made at the previous dot. Therefore, the next dot is meant to be!

Fell into place

I would like to add the expression ‘blew all to hell’.

When we make decisions that move us from bad to good to better to best, then everything falls into place. If we make decisions that move us from bad to worse to horrific to catastrophich, then everything is blown all to hell.

Interesting how Michael worded this statement.

If you’ve ever used these words or expressions you’re actually referring to the Law of Attraction.

I think you are misusing these words to refer to the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction is not coincidence or luck or predetermined. It involves active energy and awareness on our part. My spin is, the Law of Attraction is the manifestation of my dots based on the choices I make. Good or bad.

But, I see where he was going with this. After all, a rose by any other name is still a rose.

Let’s Talk

I am sure as you are reading along, there were points where you thought “Right on, Eliza!” and/or “Are you insane?” In the comment section below, I would love to hear where those points were and what your thoughts are. Let’s get some awesome dialogue going!

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  1. Mandy Lee Gilbert says:

    The only thing I can add is that in the Buddhist perspective, karma has nothing to do with retribution. It simply refers to cause and effect, meaning that how I treat you creates my good or bad karma and how you react creates your own! We are responsible for our karmic balance, it is never retributory or at causation from any source but our ourselves….

    • Mandy Lee Gilbert says:

      Buddhist theory is derived from the laws of nature and physics, so, an understanding of quantum mechanics and scientific principles is helpful when delving into the more esoteric and advanced studies.

  2. Karen Todaro Rider Ford says:

    I think "meant to be" and "karma" kind of run together-for reasons I cannot explain other than life experiences…It is a bit of "connect the dots" because we have been given the power of choice-and we can choose good or bad, hence- the meant to be and the karma cards. Predestiny is almost scary to think about-but I do feel that it is on our "road" as well. I am with you-that "random" doesn't exsist. I have had to many things happen to me for them to be by accident. Active energy and awareness-most definitely!

  3. I LOVE the way you have explained this, Eliza! Thank you for sharing your wisdom and journey! I'm learning from you!

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