The promise sounds too good to be true.
- Your thoughts create your reality.
- Think positive thoughts, and you can have anything you want.
This is the core idea behind The Law of Attraction, and while many people have heard of this concept, most are unclear about what it is and how they can use it to manifest the life they truly want.
In this post, we’ll clear up some common questions and misunderstandings about The Law of Attraction, and see how you can apply it to your life.
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What is The Law of Attraction?
To begin, let’s consider what, exactly, The Law of Attraction actually is. A lot of people think of it as a mysterious force that will bring them whatever they think about. The fact is, this popular understanding – that thoughts create things – is only part of the equation.
In order to understand LOA, you need to understand that we live in a world of vibration. Everything you do influences your vibration, which you could also think of as your overall mood or state of being.
Law of Attraction, then, works in accordance not just with your thoughts, but with your dominant attitudes. It is the principle that like attracts like.
So, if you think a positive thought for a few minutes, but then default to a negative state, LOA will not bring you your goal. It will bring you more negativity and frustration to match the negative energy you hold.
How To Manifest Anything You Want
The secret to manifestation, then, is to learn how to move into alignment with the energy of what you want. You need to find a way to match your current vibration with the vibration of your goal or desire.
You match this energy by following your highest thought in every moment. Get happy, and let the universe take care of everything for you.
To do this requires you to understand that in every moment, you have the ability to feel slightly better or slightly worse than you did a few moments before. If you consistently choose a better-feeling thought, you will find that your energy will begin to spiral into more positive states. You’ll begin to feel amazing, and life will begin to turn in your favor.
We offer a number of free exercises to help you achieve this state of alignment.
You can raise your vibration through meditation, or by learning to manage your thoughts. You might also try the Abraham Hicks 5 step process of alignment.
Whichever system you choose, the basic idea is quite simple: figure out how to release negative thoughts, learn to feel better in every moment, and let your goals unfold before you.
Another popular technique for working with The Law of Attraction is to use affirmations.
Affirmations are positive statements or ideas that you repeat consistently to yourself. Studies have shown that taking a few minutes every morning and evening to reinforce positive beliefs and drastically improve your general state of well-being, happiness, and prosperity.
An affirmation can be anything you want. In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill suggests writing down your goals on an index card and carrying them with you, repeating them to yourself multiple times each day.
Some general positive affirmations you might consider are:
- I am well.
- I always have everything I need.
- I am getting healthier/wealthier/wiser everyday.
You could also develop very specific affirmation related to your goals, stating clearly what it is you want to do, have, or become.
Whatever affirmation you choose, the key is to realize that the words do not matter as much as the feeling behind those words.
If you state a far-off goal, such as, “I am a billionaire,” when you’re currently struggling to make ends meet, you could be doing yourself a disservice. As you suggest the unbelievable idea, you are in fact reinforcing your current scarcity.
The trick, then, is to find a statement that positively orients you towards your goals, while causing you to feel good, right now.
Inspiring Law of Attraction Quotes
“What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create.” – Buddha
“A belief is only a thought you continue to think, and when your beliefs match your desires, your desires must become your reality.” – Abraham Hicks
“Thoughts become things. If you can see it in your mind you will hold it in your hand.” – Bob Proctor
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
“We receive exactly what we expect to receive.” – John Holland
“See yourself living in abundance and you will attract it.” – Rhonda Byrne
“Everything you want is coming. Relax and let the universe pick the timing and the way. You just need to trust that what you want is coming, and watch how fast it comes.” – Abraham Hicks
There are a lot of great books you can check out to learn more about LOA. Some favorites include:
- Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich,
- Abraham Hicks: Ask And It Is Given,
- Jack Canfield: The Key To Living The Law of Attraction,
Browse our complete list of recommended books on The Law of Attraction.