What is law of attraction?

Law of attraction is the belief that you become what you constantly think about.
what is law of attraction

Law of attraction is the belief that you become what you constantly think about.

Thoughts carry some of the most powerful energy in the universe. The more you think about something, the more likely it will happen. This is why people who most commonly have positive thoughts experience positive outcomes.

I’m a Certified Law of Attraction Life Coach and can tell you from experience that most people’s problems begin with their thoughts. I’ve manifested many things in my life like cars, homes, money, even before I ever heard of the law of attraction. I was able to do this successfully because I’ve always had great control of my mind and thoughts. Here I’ll present to you everything you need to know about the law of attraction including how to use it.

Preview what is to come

  • Law of attraction information
  • Law of attraction practice
  • Why law of attraction works
  • Law of attraction tips
  • Why law of attraction isn’t working
  • Success stories
  • Quotes 
  • History

Law of attraction

The law of attraction basically breaks down to a very simple phrase, “like attracts like.” So, if you constantly think negative thoughts, you’ll likely attract negative situations into your life. A better use of the law would be to think positive thoughts and benefit with a positive life. For most, simply thinking positive thoughts isn’t easy. Especially if you’ve been conditioned to think negatively your whole life. Sometimes, your past experiences or current situation could be blocking your positive life.

Nature abhors vacuum

This is a common theme in law of attraction that means, “remove negative things from your life to make space for positive things.” The actual phrase means empty space cannot exist and needs to be filled. So, having negative influences in your life could be blocking the way for your dreams.

Be mindful

The law of attraction is easier used when you can find ways to make the present moment the best it can be. The past and the future can often influence our thoughts. Previous failures make us frustrated in the current moment. Future dreams make us feel inadequate. Appreciating the current moment and being “present” is one of the largest themes you’ll find in law of attraction.

Practice

Law of attraction basically assumes what you believe will happen is true. This means not only examining our thoughts, but the roots of those thoughts. Then, we must recondition our thoughts to align with our dreams.

Gratitude

This is the pillar of the law of attraction because feelings of gratitude will attract things that make you feel more feelings of gratitude. Often, people will compare themselves to other people instead of appreciating the things they have. Be grateful for what you have to attract more of those feelings.

Visualization

The brain is truly incredible because you can deeply visualize something and your mind doesn’t know if it happened for real. Visualize your dream life everyday as if it’s already happened. Include other senses like smell and touch into your visualizations. The most powerful visualizations have an emotion attached so work up to that.

Find the positive

We know sometimes things happen outside of our control. A great way to deal with these situations is to find the positive aspect. For example, if you’re stuck in traffic, that gives you more time to listen to audio books and improve yourself. This helps keep your reaction to things positive. Remember, you can’t control what happens, but you can control how you react to it.

Identify negative thinking

Most people will have a negative thought every so often. If you do, identify it and replace it with a positive thought. Sometimes, it can be difficult to replace the thought. Just focus on identifying it as a negative thought for a first step 

Affirmations

Following the previous section, affirmations are great for changing that internal dialogue. They work on a subconscious level, which is what your brain uses when it operates on autopilot. If your default program is positive then you are more likely to originate positive thoughts.

Optimistic

Having a generally optimistic attitude is a requirement for law of attraction. If you don’t believe good things will happen, then what’s the point of manifestation?

Why does it work?

No scientific evidence

You can find some unsupported quantum physics claims. I have no idea on that aspect, but I believe it works other ways.

Spirituality

Many health benefits and reduced stress are attributed to connecting with something spiritually. This also improves our overall well-being. Our own positive aligns with the positive energy of the universe, which we were created from (regardless of what you believe). That focus on positive things brings about more positive outcomes in our lives.

Ambitious

The result of positive thinking allows us to notice more opportunities. This make us take more risks. Accomplishing more allows us to reduce negative self-talk and limiting beliefs. We also improve our life-quality and confidence with consistent small wins.

Specific goals

Relationships

You can manifest a relationship by becoming more loving of yourself, family, and friends. Be grateful for the love you currently have and appreciate them. That appreciation will attract to you the relationship you desire.

Career

You can use the law of attraction to advance your career by acting as the position you desire. If you desire a promotion, dress like the part and put in extra work like you already have it. If you desire a different career, start taking the steps to make that move like taking classes, getting certifications, changing your resume, etc.

Finances

You can manifest more money by focusing on prosperity. Visualize yourself counting large amounts of money. Also, be thankful for the money you possess currently. 

Manifestation tips

Journal

Regular journaling is great for recognizing your thought patterns. Writing our thoughts allows us to identify the underlying causes. Finding that root cause allows you to address the issue more effectively.

Focus on what you want

Don’t focus on things you don’t want. This applies to the specific words you use in your thoughts. For example, “I don’t want to get stuck in traffic everyday.” This will still attract you getting stuck in traffic everyday. A better thought would be, “I am going to have an easy commute today.”

Include the emotions you’ll feel once you’ve successfully manifested your dream. Emotions send a more powerful message to the universe.

Another powerful way to communicate what you want is to write down your goals. We have an ancient connection to writing and it can make things real.

Stay positive

Remember, “like attracts like.” That means you must focus on appreciation and happiness to attract more of the same. You should do this daily so it becomes your default programming.

A great side-effect of focusing on appreciation is an increase in confidence. 

Vision board

A vision board is simple a board with pictures of things you want to manifest. This helps you stay motivated, positive, and goal-oriented. You can make a physical vision board or download a vision board app.

Speak it out loud

Voicing your desire is said to add it to the physical world. You don’t necessarily have to say it to another person, but hearing yourself say it makes it more real. Saying it daily makes it more believable to your subconscious.

Meditate

Medtation has shown many benefits, but it really helps you in two important ways when it comes to law of attraction. It helps you escape external noise. And it helps you quiet internal chatter.

Improve physical health

Your body is the conduit for your physical energy. Improving your physical health improves your flow of energy. Everything is connected and works in alignment.

Synchronicities

This term is referring to “meaningful coincidences” in alignment with your goal. 

Let’s say you’re thinking about starting a business, but want to take a business class. Then, your job says they’re providing free business classes on the weekends.

These can be misinterpreted so be careful. But these can also be incredible!

Accept what you can’t change

Don’t wish for things to be different. A better perspective would be to work for a better future. 

Abundance mindset

An abundance mindset simply means you believe the universe is plentiful and there’s enough to go around. 

Remain open to the universe and trust it will provide for you. Another aspect of this is setting huge goals. Nothing is out of reach when you have an abundance mindset.

Take action

Take action steps toward your goal immediately. If you have a large goal, break it down into smaller goals. This is where things like a planner or vision board can have a great influence.

A great quote in relation to taking action is, “Act as if you can’t fail.”

Problems

Many of the problems people experience when trying to manifest something is taking action. They think they only need belief and their dreams will manifest themselves. You still have to add your own effort for the law of attraction to work for you.

Other issues are people blaming themselves for negative events outside of their control. They think their bad thought caused some coincidental negative situation. That’s not the case. You can only control your own thoughts and actions.

Success stories

I was working a job I disliked, in a city I disliked. I worked there for about six months until one day I thought, “This job sucks, I’m getting out of here. No matter what!” That second I made it up in my mind that I wouldn’t be stuck in this job I didn’t like, making very little money.

I started thinking of every possibility. Nothing was off limits. Eventually, I called my mom because I remembered one of my cousins owned a business in a major city. He didn’t own that business anymore, but my uncle, his dad, said I could stay with him and his wife while I search for a job in that major city.

I drove 7 hours each way for every job fair and interview I could find for about a month. I would stay a day or two with my uncle, but spent all of my time job searching.

A month later I landed a great job there with a great salary. 

I hadn’t heard of the law of attraction yet. But, that day I made up my mind that I would improve my circumstances. The universe heard me and provided!

Quotes

  • “Eliminate all doubt and replace it with the full expectation that you will receive what you are asking for.” Rhona Byrne
  • “Thoughts become things. If you see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand.” Bob Proctor
  • “The universe is change, our life is what our thoughts make it.” Marcus Aurelius
  • “Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.” Maya Angelou
  • “The law of attraction states that whatever you focus on, think about, read about, and talk about intensely, you’re going to attract more of into your life.” Jack Canfield
  • “Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.” Tony Robbins
  • You have the ability to quickly change your patterns of thought, and eventually your life experience. – Abraham Hicks
  • “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein
  • “That which you think, in any moment, attracts unto itself other thoughts that are like it.” Abraham Hicks
  • See yourself living in abundance and you will attract it. It always works, it works every time, with every person – Bob Proctor
  • Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right. – Henry Ford
  • You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be. – Napoleon Hill
  • There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought! – Napoleon Hill
  • There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. Every single circumstance of your life can change! ―Rhonda Byrne
  • The idea is the first currency of the Universe, so pay attention to the ideas that are in harmony with your vision. – Mary Morrissey
  • Imagination is everything, it is the preview of life’s coming attractions – Albert Einstein

History

Law of attraction is categorized as a new thought philosophy from the early 19th-century. Phineas Quimby was a man diagnosed with tuberculosis. They had no medicine, so he would ride horses to relieve his pain because that gave him the most excitement. He subsequently recovered from his illness prompting him to create the, “mind over body study.”

The law of attraction has been referred to throughout history including chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu, who famously said, “Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”

The law of attraction is widely known many authors including Napolean Hill because he mentions it in his book, “Think and grow rich.”

Summary

The law of attraction is a new thought philosophy that states, “like attracts like.” The main takeaway is, positive thoughts bring about positive outcomes. Continue to think positively and you can manifest your dreams by correctly applying the law of attraction.