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THE LAW OF ATTRACTION
THE LAW OF ATTRACTION
Mar 18, 2007
THE MAJOR MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE
WHEN USING THE LAW OF ATTRACTION
by Steve Pavlina
Whenever you form an intention, that intention has two
1. The first component is the content of the intention.
The content is the information part of your desire. It’s
whatever you decide you want, such as a new career, a
better relationship, or an extra $10,000. That part is
2. The second component of an intention is the energy you
bring to the intention. Some people describe this as a
feeling, like passion or gratitude, but the feeling is
actually the result of the energy, not the energy itself.
However, you know there is energy in your intention when
you connect strong feelings to it.
I’ll explain the energy component in more detail in a
moment, but first let’s address…
Failure experiences with the Law of Attraction
I often hear people complain that they’ve dutifully and
correctly applied the Law of Attraction, but their
intentions just aren’t manifesting. Some of the more
stubborn believers will continue beating their heads
against the wall, using the same ineffective approach even
though it generates no results week after week. (Please
don’t do that to yourself.) Others give up within a matter
of hours when their cappuccino grande fails to manifest,
concluding that the whole Law of Attraction concept is
bogus. (Please don’t do that to yourself either.)
I’ve previously written an article called “Why Do
Intentions Take So Long TO Manifest?” which covers some
common problems people experience when trying
(unsuccessfully) to apply the Law of Attraction. Now I
want to address the most common mistake of all.
Content alone is not enough
Here’s the #1 mistake people make: They mistake content
for complete intentions. The problem is that content alone
isn’t enough, because energy is an essential component of
Great content + no energy = an intention that won’t
manifest anything but frustration.
Consider all the content (information) that’s available to
you on the Internet these days. Does that content just
whiz around the world by itself? -- Of course not.
Electricity (energy) is required to deliver it to you.
Without energy the content is “dead”.
What is the energy component of an intention?
The energy of an intention isn’t the same thing as
electricity, but it’s a good metaphor for understanding the
concept. Many people refer to energy as the “emotional
juice” you bring to an intention. That’s part of it, but
strong emotions are the result, not the cause, of that
If you want to see some high-energy intentions, look no
further than children. Kids are intention-manifestation
masters. When they really want something, there’s no
mistaking it. They’ll ask for it, they’ll jump up and
down, and they’ll drive everyone crazy expressing their
desires. And assuming they don’t give up, kids are pretty
darned good at manifesting what they want.
Emotions measure intentional energy
As I mentioned earlier, strong emotions are actually the
result of energy, not the cause of it. The value of
emotions is that they let you know how much energy you’ve
managed to pack into your intention. If you’re so
enthusiastic about your intention that people keep telling
you to shut up about it, you clearly have plenty of energy
So what’s the real source of this energy then?
The source of this energy is actually the universe itself.
The energy is already there. You just need to connect some
of it with your intention.
Consider how electricity works. The electrons are already
“sitting” there in the wires of your home, and they start
flowing when you flip a switch to complete the circuit,
thereby creating a current and providing usable electrical
power to your appliances. Although the electrons as
particles move at a fairly slow pace, the electric field
moves at the speed of light, so your appliances turn on
Your intentions work much the same way. The energy is
already there. You just need to get the current flowing in
the right direction. And this has virtually nothing to do
with the actual content of your intentions. Electricity
doesn’t care whether it’s powering a computer or a coffee
maker, nor does intentional energy care whether you’re
building a business or a bomb.
So how do you get this energy current flowing? First you
need to understand the concept of polarity.
Going back to the electricity example, imagine a battery.
It has two terminals which are polar opposites of each
other, one positive and one negative. If you hook the
battery up to a circuit, electrons will flow in one
direction, thereby creating a current.
If you flip the battery around and hook it up the other
way, you’ll reverse the flow of electrons through the
wires, thereby creating an identical current in the
Now what if you wanted to increase the current flowing
through your circuit? You could do that by adding more
batteries, right? But in order for this to work, the
batteries must be aligned to create a current in the same
direction. If you put batteries into a device with some
facing the correct way and some facing the wrong way, the
device won’t work because you’ll screw up the current.
So what does this have to do with intention-manifestation?
Well, the energy you apply to your intentions also has
polarity, much like a battery. It can flow one way or the
other way. You’ll know you have a strong intentional
current when you experience strong emotions. No emotion
means you have no current.
Many people screw up their intentional energy flow by
trying to use both polarities in the same circuit. You
can’t do that and expect to get good results with the Law
of Attraction. It just won’t work. You must use either
one polarity or the other, and you must remain congruent in
So what are the two polarities of intention-manifestation,
and how do you apply them to build a strong intentional
POLARITY AND POLARIZATION
by Steve Pavlina
In my last article “The #1 Mistake People Make When Using
the Law of Attraction”, I stated that every intention has a
content component plus an energy component, and both are
equally important when it comes to applying the Law of
Attraction. At the end of that article, I asserted that
the energy component of every intention has a polarity.
Now we’re going to explore polarity, which is the key to
understanding intentional energy. This will be helpful to
you in creating thoughts that have more power to manifest
what you desire.
What is polarity?
In order to define polarity, we need to explore the nature
As a conscious being, you have the ability to create
thoughts. If you decide to think of an apple, you can
obviously do that.
Every thought consists of two primary components: (1)
content and (2) energy. I’m going to define these first,
and then we’ll get to polarity.
The content of a thought is the raw information it
contains. If you think of an apple, the content is your
internal representation of that apple. If you form an
intention to have a million dollars, the content is the
request for a million dollars.
The content portion of a thought contains no emotion
itself. Content is what you get when you reduce a thought
to something that could be stored in a computer database or
typed up as an email. Even if the original thought is
highly emotional, the content portion is the emotionless
representation of that thought, such as the sentence “I am
angry” to represent the real-life emotion of anger.
Now let’s define energy. Energy is the non-content portion
of a thought. This concept is very difficult to explain in
words because as soon as we reduce it to words, we end up
with content, not energy. Just as the word “joy” can never
convey the actual experience (feeling) of joy.
Intuitively you already have a grasp of the energy
component of your thoughts, so I think the best way to
define energy is to allow you to experience it subjectively
right now. Here’s a simple exercise you can do in about
one minute to demonstrate thought energy:
Try holding the thought “I am happy” in your mind right now
for a few seconds. Notice how you feel when you hold this
Now hold that same thought (identical content)… but with
more energy this time. Do whatever you think is necessary
to make the “I am happy” thought more intense in your mind
— smile, change your position, breathe more deeply, stick
your chest out, look up, move around, etc. Hold the
thought at that new energy level for a few more seconds.
Notice the difference in how this thought feels compared to
the first thought. Can you perceive the increased energy
even as the pure content of the thought remains unchanged?
Now lower the intensity, and bring the energy of the “I am
happy” thought back down. Strip the thought of all its
energy, and reduce it in your mind to pure content. It is
nothing but a boring sentence. Hold the thought as pure
content for a few more seconds. Can you sense the energetic
Even though the content is the same, your subjective
experience of these thoughts will be totally different.
Objectively speaking, your breathing, physiology, and
movement will change to reflect the energy of the thought
you’re holding. If someone else were doing this exercise
in front of you, you would be able to perceive the
differences. It isn’t difficult to gauge the intensity of
someone’s thought energy by observing their physiology.
This is especially easy to do with children who are less
apt to disguise their emotional state.
Energy and emotion (feeling)
Now you might be thinking that energy and emotion are the
same. They’re related, but they’re definitely not the
same. Emotion is to energy as heat is to fire. The flow
of thought energy creates emotion, just as fire produces
heat. If you hold a thought with strong energy, you will
feel strong emotion. If you hold a thought with weak
energy, you will feel little or no emotion.
Energy is not something you can create or destroy. It
simply exists. It is ever-present and always available.
What makes you feel strong emotion is not the energy itself
(which is ever-present) but rather the flow of energy
coursing through you.
Some self-help gurus suggest you can increase your ability
to manifest your desires (or achieve your goals) by
injecting more emotion into your thoughts. That advice is
misguided. It’s like saying you can make a fire burn
hotter by turning up the heat. If you want your fire
(intention) to burn hotter, you should add more fuel
(energy), and you’ll generate more heat (emotion) as a
natural consequence. Once you understand energy, especially
after you learn about polarity, you’ll find it a lot easier
to generate intense emotional states simply by visualizing
the energy flow.
Contrary to popular belief, an intense emotion like passion
does not fuel or motivate activity. Passion is not the
real source of drive and motivation. Passion itself is a
byproduct of high thought energy. The reason you see
passion and motivated action together is that they’re both
outcomes of the flow of high thought energy. Without high
thought energy, there is no passion, no activity, and no
So the process of generating results works like this:
Intention (Content + Thought Energy) ? Passion + Direct
Action + Passive Manifesting ? Results
The ultimate cause of the whole chain of events is the
original intention (will, desire). I view direct action
and passive manifesting as basically the same thing because
when passion is high, action becomes fun and effortless
Remember that we’re talking high-intensity energy here.
You can spend hours holding low-energy (low intensity)
thoughts with great content (such as by reciting daily
affirmations), and you will manifest virtually no passion,
no activity, and no results. Similarly, you can hold
thoughts with really lame content but high-intensity
energy, and you will feel a surge of motivation to
passionately pursue them and generate results. I’m sure
you’ve had experiences with both of these extremes.
What’s really fascinating to me is that when I form a
powerful intention (desire), one I’ve loaded with
high-intensity thought energy, other people can begin to
pick up on it long before the intention physically
manifests. I think that on some level, this thought energy
is beginning to resonate with those who will eventually be
involved in its manifesting. Even though these are
intentions that may take a decade or more to fully manifest
in physical form, on an energetic level the creation has
already been set in motion.
Depending on your particular belief system, other terms you
can use in place of energy are chi, qi, the Holy Spirit,
prana, mana, life force, the Tao, morphogenic fields,
psychic energy, etc. It doesn’t matter what term you use.
The concept is all that matters.
Energy flow and skill
As a conscious being, you have the ability to direct the
flow of universal energy. In fact, the ability to do this
is one of the most fundamental skills of consciousness. I
say it’s a skill because there are varying degrees of
competency. Like any other skill, you will have some level
of innate ability in this area, but you can also improve
with practice. Expecting to master this skill overnight is
Becoming skillful at directing energy flow takes
dedication, practice, and perseverance. If you’re looking
to the Law of Attraction as a way to get something for
nothing, you’ll need to do a bit of growing up first.
Your ability to successfully apply the Law of Attraction
depends on your ability to generate energy flow. If you
cannot achieve a strong flow -- as evidenced by your direct
experience of intense emotional states -- you will get no
results. That isn’t the end of the world, but it does mean
that you’ll spend far more time servicing other people’s
intentions instead of enjoying the fulfillment of your own.
A pattern you will see repeatedly with newcomers to the Law
of Attraction is that they form intentions that are all
content and no energy. They tweak the content again and
again, mistakenly thinking that better content is the
answer, but they never manage to build sufficient intensity
on the energy side. When these people talk about their
intentions, there’s no passion, no fire, no energy behind
Many people who achieve poor results when trying to apply
the Law of Attraction simply lack skill in creating and
sustaining energy flow. You just need to build your skill
There’s a tremendous amount of marketing hype surrounding
the Law of Attraction these days that vastly oversimplifies
its true complexities and leaves people thinking they can
expect instant results overnight. The
something-for-nothing crowd is going to be disappointed as
they always are, but those who look beneath the surface and
probe its depths will find something wonderful.
Now we’re finally ready to explore the concept of polarity.
This is a very key concept to understanding how to create
Thoughts have content and energy, and polarity is a
property of the energy component. When we consider the
energy of a thought, we’re really talking about the energy
flow. But in order to have a flow, we need a direction.
The polarity of the energy flow is simply its direction.
What are the possible directions of energy flow? With
respect to your consciousness, there are only two
directions that make sense: into your consciousness or out
from your consciousness. Energy can flow towards you, or
it can flow away from you.
So here are the two basic ways energy can flow through your
1. You ? Universe (you direct energy from your
consciousness out to the universe) -- like breathing out.
2. Universe ? You (you draw energy from the universe into
your consciousness) -- like breathing in.
The polarity of every thought is either outward or inward
but never both. Actually a thought could be totally
neutral as well, which would mean that it has content but
no energy, and since it has no energy, it can’t be
polarized. An example would be imagining a pencil or
holding some other emotionless idea in your mind that you
don’t connect with an energy flow.
Now here’s the rub. These two different energy polarities
are incompatible with each other. When you have both
polarities present at the same time and in the same
magnitude, they cancel each other. The process works like
vector addition. If you add two opposing vectors of equal
magnitude, you end up with a zero vector. If one vector is
slightly longer than the other, you’ll have some energy
left over, but it will be significantly less that the total
energy you’ve invested. Imagine adding 10 units of
in-flowing energy with 8 units of out-flowing energy.
You’ve invested 18 units total, but you’ll only end up with
a net 2 units of in-flowing energy because 8 units of
energy on each side will simply cancel out. In effect you
are working against yourself.
Not understanding polarity is a source of tremendous
frustration when applying the Law of Attraction, since it’s
entirely possible to inject lots of energy into your
intentions but get little or no results if you’re mixing
both polarities together. Unfortunately it’s very easy to
do this by default. If you want to manifest a particular
desire, you’ll achieve the best results by picking a single
polarity and using it consistently.
Polarizing your intentions
Based on the polarity concept, there are a couple things we
can say about intentions:
• An intention without a strong polarity is very weak and
has little power to manifest
• An intention with a strong polarity is very strong and
has significant power to manifest
To polarize an intention, you must energize it with
directional energy. The energy must either flow outward or
inward but not both.
Understand that everything is energy, so ultimately you can
think of your intentions in terms of some kind of flow, and
that flow is either coming into you or going out of you.
An intention that doesn’t align with one of these natural
flows will have virtually no power to manifest.
Here are some examples of intentions that align well with
outflow (from your consciousness out to the universe):
• write a book
• build a business
• compose a song
• draw a picture
• throw a party
• give a speech
And here are some examples of intentions that align well
with inflow (from the universe into your consciousness):
• get a new car
• attract a new relationship
• receive a certain sum of money
• get a new job
• achieve a certain reputation
• win a contest
Technically these lists have no energy (or polarity)
because as plain text they reduce intentions to mere
content, but I think you’ll see there’s a logical
directional choice for the flow of energy for each example.
Outward flowing energy involves creation and giving.
Inward flowing energy involves acquiring and receiving.
Although these two energies may seem similar, they’re
actually very distinct.
It’s entirely possible to take the same content and apply
either energetic polarity to it. For example, consider the
intention of eating a nice dinner. You can energize this
intention with out-flowing energy by imagining it as a
creative endeavor, focusing on the experience of preparing
an interesting meal, concocting an original recipe, laying
out the table, and perhaps sharing the food with others.
You are adding (giving) to the substance of the universe.
On the other hand, you can also fill this intention with
in-flowing energy by focusing on appeasing your appetite,
enjoying the taste and texture of the food, being served,
and feeling satiated at the end of the meal. In this case
you are receiving from the universe. Your dinner will turn
out best if you pick one polarity or the other and stick
with it. If you’ve never tried doing this consciously, I
highly encourage you to do so.
To form a strong intention, think of that intention as
either an inflow or an outflow of energy. Are you
primarily creating or acquiring? It’s important to be
crystal clear about which polarity you’re going to use.
If you can’t clarify your intention in terms of the inflow
or outflow of energy, you’ll end up with a very weak
intention that isn’t likely to manifest. When you form a
true intention, either you’re giving something to the
universe, or you’re getting something from it.
While you may in fact experience both results as your
intention manifests (giving leads to getting and vice
versa), what’s important here is that you focus your
intentional energy on either one direction or the other but
not both. Your attention must be concentrated either on
sending energy out or on drawing energy in.
There is no right or wrong choice of polarity except not to
choose one. If you fill your intentions with energy of
mixed polarity, you’re only wasting your efforts. The two
energies will simply neutralize each other.
Polarized emotional feedback
These concepts may be easier to understand if you look at
them from another angle: the emotional output of polarized
energy. If you apply highly polarized energy to your
intentions, you will experience a strong surge of emotion.
But that emotional surge will be totally different
depending on your choice of polarity.
If you use the polarity of creation and giving (outflow),
you will experience a surge of related emotions such as
love, joy, and inspiration.
If you use the polarity of acquisition and receiving
(inflow), you will experience a surge of related emotions
such as greed, lust, and power.
These polarized emotional states are incompatible with each
other, which is what we’d expect as a result of the
underlying energies being incompatible. However, a peak
emotional state on either side can be labeled as a form of
passion. On either side you will experience intense,
highly motivating emotional states.
Based on your social conditioning and your personality, you
may have a bias towards one polarity or the other. But as
far as the universe is concerned, these polarities are
equally acceptable. To say that one is better than the
other is to say that breathing in is better than breathing
If you experience no surge of emotion when focusing on your
intentions, it means that either you aren’t putting enough
energy into them, or you’re injecting them with energy of
As an example, to write this article I am using the
polarity of outflow. My intentional energy is focused on
writing as an act of love, connection, creation, giving and
contribution. I am not thinking about what this article
will do for me personally, what kind of feedback it will
generate, how it will rank in search engines, or how much
money I make from ad clicks, since those are all energetic
signatures of the polarity of inflow. Consequently, this
act of writing is an extremely enjoyable experience for me.
The creative ideas flow easily and effortlessly, and
emotionally I feel blissful and fulfilled.
The exact words you use to phrase an intention are not that
important unless they help you polarize one way or the
other. You do not even need to put your intentions into
words — you can hold them as pure thoughts, images, or
sounds if you prefer. Imagine typing an email to someone.
The exact words aren’t that important as long as you get
your basic point across. But the message isn’t going
anywhere until you click Send.
Your life experience has probably shown you that when you
hold an intention with strong emotions, it’s very likely to
manifest. For one, you’ll be extremely motivated to take
action, but it may also seem like the universe is bending
over backwards to help you get there. In those situations
you were using polarized energy, intensely focusing on
either the outward flow of creative expression (giving) or
the inward flow of acquisition (receiving). Instead of
mixing those two polarities together, you primarily focused
on one side or the other. It was either “I want to give”
or “I want to get.” And you felt an intense emotional
surge as a natural consequence of using polarized energy
I’d like to challenge you to simply observe energetic
polarities flowing through your daily life. The only way
you’ll truly understand the significance of polarity is by
experiencing it for yourself. Whenever you observe
yourself or someone else in an emotional state, stop and
take notice of the energetic flow that’s present. What is
its polarity? Is the focus on inflow or outflow?
A quick review
Every thought has two components: content and energy.
Content is the data portion of a thought, and energy is the
carrier that gives a thought the power to manifest. Think
of each thought as being like a radio wave. The
electromagnetic radio wave is the energy component, and the
information being transmitted is the content.
Our bodies behave like energetic receiver-transmitters,
translating the energy that flows through us into emotional
states. High-intensity thoughts generate intense emotional
states. Low-intensity thoughts generate little or no
Thought energy has a polarity (direction of flow). That
polarity is either in-flowing or out-flowing. In-flowing
thoughts focus on receiving and acquiring. Out-flowing
thoughts focus on creating and giving.
The thoughts with the greatest power to manifest are those
which are highly polarized, meaning that your attention is
primarily focused on inflow or outflow but not both. It is
possible for the energy component of a thought to have a
mixture of both in-flowing and out-flowing polarities, but
those opposite polarities will cancel each other, and the
thought will have significantly less power to manifest.
Electromagnetic waves at the same frequency can interfere
with each other, so even though the overall energy of each
signal is high, the content of both signals ends up as
garbled static. Thoughts behave similarly.
The manifestation of a highly polarized thought can occur
through motivated action or passive synchronicity or
(usually) a combination of both. Ultimately the
intentional energy is what sparks the chain of events
leading to the eventual manifestation.
To improve your ability to manifest an intention, make a
choice to use either in-flowing or out-flowing energy but
not both. As you will soon see, that choice is much more
significant than it appears at first glance.
What goes around comes around
As you might suspect, the flow of energy never stops. It
is always circulating. Consider the basic patterns of
polarized energy flow.
• Polarized OUTFLOW: In this situation you focus your
attention on the outflow. Your intention is aligned with
creating, giving or contributing. Your outward flow of
energy causes an associated energetic response from the
universe, so the energy must flow right back to you again.
It may flow back to you through other people, through
money, through loving relationships, etc. But there will
always be a compensating return flow. The best way to
receive that return flow is with gratitude; then send it
back out again to generate more outflow.
• Polarized INFLOW: In this situation you focus your
attention on the inflow. Your intention is aligned with
getting, acquiring, or achieving. Your inward flow of
energy causes an associated energetic response from the
universe, so the energy must flow back out of you again.
It may be an outward flow of money, the manifestation of
• MIXED FLOW: Attempting to mix the two flows together
will generally create an energetic mess. Instead of
building a strong, steady flow in one direction, you will
manifest chaotic turbulence. If you focus on giving, you
will receive too. If you focus on getting, you will
manifest a compensating outflow. But if you send out
energy in both directions, you will have to deal with the
summation of both return flows. This constant shifting of
your energy will make your life seem random and accidental,
but you’re really just be tossed around by your own thought
Creating energetic chaos by constantly shifting polarities
is something you’re always free to do. If you wish to be
tossed around by the currents of life, go ahead. In fact,
most people do exactly this. But it’s a mistake to blame
outside forces for your current situation when you’re only
dealing with the natural reflections of the energies you’ve
produced in the first place.
The concept of karma is easy to explain in terms of
polarized energy flow. The energies you put out will
always come back to you. The polarity of outflow generates
positive karma, while the polarity of inflow generates
negative karma (i.e. karmic debt). If you heavily favor
one polarity over the other, it’s easier to observe the
karmic reflections. However, if you frequently switch
polarities or mix them together, you’ll have a hard time
connecting the dots between your experiences and the
thoughts that spawned them.
I want to emphasize that negative karma isn’t necessarily a
terrible thing if you’re willing to accept the karmic
reflections and pay them willingly. Karmic debt is much
like financial debt. It can be used constructively, or it
can overwhelm you. Those who are skilled with the polarity
of inflow learn to accept the karmic debt created by their
intentions and pay it willingly rather than resisting it.
Understanding inflow and outflow
In the previous article, when I explained the polarities of
inflow and outflow, I failed to do them justice. As I
scanned the feedback, it was clear that many people thought
I was describing two sides of the same coin, like yin and
yang. Some suggested the best option would be to balance
the two polarities. But these polarities are not something
you’d want to balance. Saying that you should balance the
polarities of outflow and inflow is like saying you should
balance your good deeds with evil ones… or that you should
punch as many people as you hug. In this case balance is
not a desirable quality, unless you want to be a very
The confusion was my fault for selecting terms like inflow
and outflow that imply an inherent balance. How can you
have inflow without outflow, and vice versa? The
difference between polarities is more extreme though, and
I’ll attempt to do a better job distinguishing between them
here. Instead of inflow and outflow, I’ll use different
terms to describe them: fear (instead of inflow) and love
(instead of outflow). These terms are probably more
accurate, since they imply fundamentally different ways of
relating to life. They are polar opposites, but they
aren’t the kind you’d want to balance or blend together.
Let me describe these two energetic polarities in a
slightly different way now, this time using the labels of
fear and love.
Fear is the energy of survival, power, and control. It is
associated with intense emotions such as greed, victory, or
lust. Fear energy seeks expression through the acquisition
of power. It wants to overwhelm, to dominate, to conquer,
to possess. When you fantasize about dominating or
controlling others or your environment, you’re summoning
Fear is a specific way of relating to life that says:
• “I am inherently vulnerable, and the more power I have,
the less vulnerable I become.”
• “Life is a competitive venture, and ultimately you can’t
trust anyone but yourself.”
• “The point of life is to increase your power.”
The part of you that believes you need to acquire more
power, more money, more status, or a better position is the
part that resonates with fear energy. If a fear-polarized
person could pick a magical power, s/he would choose
something to increase his/her dominance over others or the
environment, probably something like mind control.
The peak emotion of polarized fear energy is that of
feeling unstoppably powerful. When you build a certain
intensity of fear energy, you will feel incredibly powerful
Love is the energy of connectedness, creation, and service.
It is associated with intense emotions such as joy, peace,
and oneness. Love seeks expression through giving and
creativity. It wants to connect, to heal, to unite, to
inspire. When you intensely desire to serve the highest
good of all, you’re summoning love energy. If you want a
great role model for mastering love energy, the best
example I can think of is Jesus Christ.
Love is a specific way of relating to life that says:
• “No matter what happens, I am perfectly safe.”
• “The point of life is joyful self-expression.”
You relate to life from a state of fearlessness because you
know that on a fundamental level, nothing can truly harm
you. The part of you that believes that everything is
already perfect and that you are here to embrace and enjoy
the experience is the part that resonates with love energy.
If a love-polarized person could pick a magical power, s/he
would choose something to increase his/her ability to serve
the greater good, probably something like the ability to
The peak emotion of polarized love energy is that of
experiencing complete perfection and undeniable beauty in
all things. When you build a certain intensity of love
energy, you will radiate gratitude, joy, and unconditional
love. This is how those who polarize with love energy
connect with God or Source. They dissolve all barriers
between God and themselves, so that Self and God become
It makes no sense to attempt to balance fear and love
energies because they cancel each other. They are two
fundamentally different ways of relating to existence.
Either you believe you’re fundamentally safe here (love
polarization), or you don’t (fear polarization). You can
choose to polarize with fear, or you can choose to polarize
with love. Those who choose to polarize with love become
“lightworkers”. Those who choose to polarize with fear
Polarization and levels of consciousness
What’s the relationship between polarization and your level
of consciousness? At each level of consciousness, there
are fear-based and love-based manifestations. For example,
there is a form of courage that’s rooted in fear, and
there’s another form of courage that’s rooted in love. The
fear-based courage will entice you to conquer your fears,
while the love-based courage will motivate you to transcend
your fears. As another example, at the level of peace,
there’s a certain peace that comes from a sense of oneness,
and there’s another kind of peace that comes from a
sufficient amount of power.
Consider the Emperor character from Star Wars. He was
highly conscious and aware (not suffering from depression,
apathy, grief, or shame), but he chose to polarize with the
dark side of the force (fear orientation). His
consciousness combined with his polarization made him
extremely powerful — this made it easy for him to turn
Anakin to the dark side, since Anakin was less conscious
and more conflicted. Although Star Wars is fiction, the
concepts of the light side and dark side are very similar
to the polarities of love and fear, respectively. If you
want to master the force (power) -- energy flow -- you must
eventually polarize. Those who never polarize are largely
powerless and will simply serve as pawns of those who do.
Making the polarity choice
Having made this choice myself, I can say that it is not
remotely easy. When you first begin to understand the
fundamental nature of this choice, it can take many years
to come to terms with it. Ultimately the way I made the
decision was to ask this question: Which reality do I wish
to experience? I knew that once I made the choice, I’d
begin attracting a reality that would reflect my choice.
I’d eventually be surrounded by the corresponding
reflections that matched my energetic output. When I
looked at the choice through that lens, it was easier for
me to decide (but still not easy). I consciously decided
to polarize with love, since that is the reality I wish to
experience. Now you might be thinking, “Who on earth would
want to polarize with fear energy? Obviously love is the
only proper choice.” If that’s your thinking, then I would
say you haven’t yet come to terms with your own shadow, and
you aren’t ready to polarize. Before you can make this
decision consciously, you must understand the appeal of
both polarities because that’s the whole point of human
After you decide to polarize you still have access to both
energetic polarities, but one of them will become dominant
over the other. This change doesn’t happen instantly.
Most likely it’s a very gradual progression as you rely on
the non-dominant polarity less and less and on the dominant
one more and more.
As you learn to use your dominant energy more frequently,
your ability to manifest what you want increases. It’s
like you finally have your batteries plugged in the right
way, so a strong current is able to flow. The energetic
waves that come back to you are magnified because your
energetic output begins to form a RESONANCE pattern.
If you use your non-dominant energy after you’ve polarized,
it will absolutely, positively weaken you in some way.
Polarization comes with the responsibility to be consistent
in your energy usage. You can’t keep switching sides every
day like people do before they polarize. You can’t be
forgiving one day and then plot revenge the next. Sticking
to a single polarity for a sufficient length of time will
increase your capacity to create flow. Once that flow
reaches a certain level, you can’t reverse it mid-stream
without serious energetic consequences.
The consequences of polarization
At their fullest intensities, both polarities are extremely
powerful. But until you polarize, you don’t have access to
the full range on either side. The force is polarized
energy. It has a light side (love) and a dark side (fear).
If you want to master the force, you must pick a side. The
purer your polarity, the greater your ability to use the
force. The more polarized the character, the greater
his/her ability to use the force. Undecided remain largely
powerless, serving as pawns of the polarized.
After you polarize and learn to use your dominant energy
with greater intensity, there will be major consequences.
These include clearer thinking, stronger and more accurate
intuition, increased psychic development, and a greater
ability to manifest your desires. Overall life will become
much easier for you because you’ll have a greater capacity
to use intentional energy.
That increased capacity comes with a price, however.
You’ll feel a greater responsibility to use it. For a
“darkworker” the responsibility is to increase your
positional power, to become more dominant in your primary
undertakings through competitive superiority.
For a “lightworker” the responsibility is to expand your
capacity for unconditional love and creative expression.
As polarized energy courses through you, it seeks to
increase its flow and to increase your capacity as an
Once you begin favoring a single energetic polarity, the
feedback you receive will encourage you to keep heading in
the same direction. This is because the energetic feedback
will eventually align itself with your dominant polarity.
In essence when you use fear energy, you’ll attract more
reasons to use it. The same goes for love energy.
For example, if you devote your life to serving the highest
good of all, you will receive an enormous return flow from
the universe. The more you give, the more you will
receive. This return flow, especially when received
gratefully, will only encourage you to continue giving.
The joyful emotions you experience will do likewise.
On the other hand, if you center your life around conquest,
acquisition, and victory, the energetic feedback will tend
to reinforce your competitive posture, since the universe
will always be pulling the energy back out again. You’ll
manifest enemies and competitors that you must constantly
defend against, and as you gain more positional power,
they’ll become stronger and more resolute in their attempts
to drain your energy. The more powerful you become, the
more powerful your opposition becomes, and the less you can
afford to let your guard down. The emotions you experience
as a result of this energy flow will further reinforce your
focus on strengthening your position and striving for
A person who hasn’t yet polarized will manifest mixed and
chaotic feedback. Since their energy output is scrambled,
it can’t build any momentum and will tend to remain
scrambled. Such people have very little power to manifest
their desires, so they usually end up as pawns (servants,
employees, followers, etc.) of those who are more
polarized. This isn’t a bad thing per se, since it
provides important experience, but eventually it’s
necessary to make the polarization choice consciously and
Final words of advice
Don’t worry about polarizing your entire being right away.
Start with small decisions, and observe the consequences.
When you tackle a particular problem or goal or put out an
intention, consciously decide which polarity you’re going
to use, and stick with it. For example, suppose you want
to resolve a problem with a certain co-worker. Will you
attempt to dominate and gain power over the other person to
get what you want, or will you unconditionally forgive and
accept that person and attempt to do what’s best for
him/her? Either approach can work, but they have very
different consequences, and those consequences will tend to
reinforce the original polarity choice.
Notice how these different energies feel when you apply
them consciously. And notice how much more effective it is
to use a single polarity instead of haphazardly mixing them
together. This will help you gain experience with both
polarities, making it easier for you to eventually decide
which polarity to align yourself with.