For about the past 10 years, the term Law of Attraction has been thrown around as a buzz phrase following the movie and book titled “The Secret.” The book was a worldwide sensation and garnered much praise to help people improve their lives. Since the movie and book was endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, that solidified its merit as a credited source of self-improvement. Celebrities such as Jim Carrey, Will Smith, Kanye West and Lady Gaga all admit to applying the universal principles of the Law of Attraction.
Critics have called this methodology of thinking as a pseudoscience. The Law of Attraction is not some mystical method where all you have to do is snap your fingers and all of your dreams will come through. Nor is it some New Age psychedelic thinking that will lead you down a path of delusion.
What is the Law of Attraction?
At it’s very fundamental core, the Law of Attraction follows the fundamental Laws of Creation since the beginning of human history. The definition of the law states that you get back what you put into the universe. Your thoughts, words, actions and emotions all dictate what will happen to you. The energy that you project out will return to give you the feedback in a self-created reality. Any circumstance, situation and event that occurs to you is a product of your own thought manifestation.
How It Works
Think of the Law of Attraction as gravity. You jump off a roof, you will fall. You throw a rock into the water, it splashes and lands. Gravity is an unchanging law of our universe. Regardless of whether or not you believe in this law is not important – things will break and you will fall anyways. However, acknowledging gravity’s existence will help you predict what will happen next.
The Law of Attraction works the exact same way. Whether or not you want to believe in it, the universe is still going to migrate your thoughts and actions into your reality. Things in our universe have a tendency to move towards other like things. By “things”, the law encompasses thoughts, emotions, people, objects and everything else in existence.
Your Relationship to the Universe
This is what you need to pin down in order to start having the Law of Attraction work in your favor. You need to examine your own reality and how it is interacting with you. Do you truly believe that you have the power to influence your own surroundings or do you think things just happen to you?
If you think that you are just a product of external forces, then you are kidding yourself. Your thoughts and feelings towards your environment have direct impact on the events that take place inside of it. Though we are discussing intangible concepts like thoughts and feelings, think of those concepts as energy fields and your brain being a magnet for certain energies. Some energies are positive and some negative.
Having a negative train of thought is dangerous to your well-being as it creates a negative reality for you to inhabit. If you think that you are never going to have wealth, secure a loving relationship, or find happiness in your life. Guess what? It will never happen.
Think about what you want as if it is already within your realm. If you want to attract money, a relationship, love or abundance, you need to focus your thoughts and feelings on them. It may not happen overnight or out of thin air, but it will come.
Steps to Manifest the Law of Attraction
Before you begin, understand that only your imagination can limit the Law of Attraction. Start with something minor that you believe will work out for you that day. It could be something like finding a parking space, hearing from an old friend or getting a free cup of coffee. Once you start seeing results, you can move onto bigger and better things.
Step 1 – Decide What You Want to Manifest
Have a clear vision of your desire in your head. No matter how minor or major it is. Think about that goal, person or object. It could be a new boyfriend, a dream job or that Prada purse that you have been eyeing at the mall.
Imagine this new “thing” with all 5 of your senses. What does it look like, smell like, sound like, feel like or taste like? Then ask yourself these questions:
- How do you feel now that this thing is in your life?
- Where do you feel it?
- What emotional effects does it have on you?
- Is your heart racing or do you feel a wave of tranquility?
Step 2 – Unconditionally Love Yourself
Whatever it is that you are trying to manifest, make sure that you feel that you 100% deserve what is coming. If there is any part of you that feels like you don’t deserve what you seek, then you are creating blockages to prevent that from coming to you.
Think of this as a radio signal. When you change stations, sometimes you get that noise that blocks the music. Thoughts of doubt and fear are like that noise blocking your destiny out of your reality.
Step 3 – Be Open to the Possibilities
Those thoughts of fears and doubt are natural. Just make sure to acknowledge them and replace them with thoughts of appreciation and gratitude. These positive feelings will broaden your perspective and therefore broaden new potential opportunities.
Understanding how your fears have manifested into your life doesn’t necessarily mean that you are to blame for those unfortunate events. It simply means that the Law of Attraction has responded to the radio signal that you have sent out. Then, think of all the great things that you have in your life and reflect on how those good thoughts and intentions attracted them to you.
Step 4 – Experience Your New Reality
The final step is actually living out the reality of your desires. Now that you have envisioned what it is you want, you can clear away any leftover doubts or fears that you have. Though this was already practiced in previous steps, now it is time to live out the thoughts and start manifesting.
This isn’t just about thinking the thought, it is about carrying it out in your everyday life. For example, if you are using the system to socialize and make new friends (or possibly a new romance), then go out to a bar and start mixing it up. If your intention was to start making more money, then find little opportunities to make that extra income. This last step is the action phase where you live out your dreams. The most important thing to remember about this step is to act like you have what you are already looking for.
Now that you have completed all these steps, you might be thinking “well, now what?” This is where you need to be persistent and trust that the universe is working for you. There is no timeline as to how long it will take for things to manifest in your life. There will be some hurdles to overcome, but just have faith that your thoughts will manifest and they will.