From the book Burying the Secret, The Road to Ruin Is Paved with Books About the Law of Attraction
by Carol Rutter
Praying to the Lottery Gods
My lotto fantasies date back to the 1970s. At that time, I would condo shop before the drawing and it went rapidly downhill from there. I used to (half-) jokingly say that the "lottery gods must be really backlogged and they will get to me next time". So I have a history of frittering away a lot of thoughts and energy on something that has not materialzed and probably never will despite years on end of practicing affirmations according to the law of attraction.
Those of us who have not read The Secret probably found the last story a bit harebrained. However, The Secret features a few similar gems here and there, written by some of its 24 contributors. Of course, the comparable, goofy stories recounted in The Secret produced a full manifestation of whatever had been desired. Therefore, I should have won $10 million many times over by now, according to The Secret. In any case, a steadfast belief in the law of attraction predisposes some devotees to temporarily abandon their good sense so they can pursue monumental dreams.