You can achieve anything you want in life if you believe in yourself. As Henry Ford was saying “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” Our thoughts and words influence our beliefs and self-confidence and those reflect in our actions. If you want something very intense and you strongly believe you are going to get it, then you will “hunt” all the opportunities that you need to make it a reality. Believing is the first step in succeeding and working hard will lead you to success. If you’re trying to manifest something in your life then this is the post you want to read. This is how the law of attraction works. At least, this is how I see it. I decided to find out more on this topic so I reached out to 50 personal development bloggers and asked them to share with us:
What is your #1 tip to make the law of attraction work for anyone?
It starts with your vision. Have a clear understanding of what it is that you want. The clearer the picture, the easier it is to move towards it. But then you still have to do the work.
Make a plan of action so that every single day you’re making forward progress on your vision. Tell people what you’re doing so they know your dream and can think of ways to help.
Create an environment, set of habits, and morning routine that enables consistent momentum. It’s about having the vision and then taking action.
Steve Scott – Develop Good Habits
One problem I had when I first heard of the Law of Attraction was the thought that simply desiring something, and putting in no further effort, could make it come true.
The intent is important of course. If you do not believe in your own chance of success, how can you convince anyone else to back you, buy your product, date you or give you the promotion you have been trying for?
But then I get this picture in my mind of some guy sitting on the couch, chanting, “I am going to be rich” while watching TV and doing nothing. This hypothetical guy does nothing to put himself in a position to get the success he desires.
This is why massive action is essential to me. Intent, gratitude, visualization, positivity, inspiration and getting rid of limiting beliefs are all important. But without action, you may not be placing yourself in the position to actually receive your part of the universe’s bounty.
If you want the universe to do its part in delivering your desires, you need to do your part and get out there and put in the work. The universe will help you, but only if you are ready, willing and able to give it the effort needed for your dreams to come true.
Steve Mueller – Planet Of Success
The key to making your visualizations come true is action. Without action, your visualized goals and ambitions are just dreams. Many authors that have written about the law of attraction often make it seem like you only have to imagine what you want and you’ll automatically get it sooner or later.
This is, in my honest opinion, quite a dangerous mindset. It draws your attention away from doing what is necessary to simply dreaming about what you would like to have. Even worse, many authors make it seem like the deepest levels of conviction and faith are necessary to make the law of attraction work.
This can become quite a vicious circle because many dare not to question the outlined methods to apply the law of attraction fearing that the slightest doubt may ruin its effectiveness. As a result, they waste many important years by visualizing without taking action.
Matthew Snider – Self Development Secrets
My take on the law of attraction is that it works but we need to know how to use it. Don’t use it as your magic lamp where you can get anything you want. Instead, use it to channel your thoughts towards achieving what you desire. There is a practical way to do things using the LOA. Focus and attract what you want, but make sure you take action to bring to reality what you desire.
As you manifest what you desire in your mind, you start to see opportunities come by. Those are signs that the LOA is working in your favour. Take those opportunities. Don’t expect something to come to you on a silver platter. I will keep my answer short because this is my blog anyway. You can read more about it at our post on the Law Of Attraction here.
To me, the key to success is to focus your mind on what you want – so that you start to see opportunities that are in front of you every single day. Every day I think about my health, my business and my family, and how I want more in those areas of my life.
And every day I am amazed and filled with gratitude that just by being consciously aware of those things, and thinking about them – that I see opportunities that are right in front of me and that I would otherwise miss in my life. When you think about getting more clients, you notice people who are good fits for clients.
When you think about how to have a fulfilling experience with your family, you start to see the family friendly activities you drive or walk by every day. So that’s the key for me – focus your mind on what you want, and you’ll notice opportunities everywhere.
Stefan James – Project Life Mastery
I believe the key to manifesting what you desire through the law of attraction is ensuring you have high levels of desire and belief in what you’re attempting to attract into your life.
For example. if you wanted to attract a million dollars into your life, you may have a level 10/10 on the desire for manifesting that, however, your belief might only be a 1/10 in it actually happening. Even though you have the desire, your lack of belief will prevent it from actually turning into a reality.
On the other day, if you wanted to attract $100 into your life, then your desire might likely be a 1/10, whereas your belief might be a 10/10. That’s why I believe it’s important to have the sweet spot – something that can have a level of desire and belief to be at least 7/10 or higher.
If you can achieve that, then I think your chances of manifesting what you desire increases drastically as you’re sending the right frequencies out there in manifesting what you want.
Thea Westra – Forward Steps
Develop incredibly vivid clarity about what you want and set an extraordinarily clear intention for yourself. An intention that you can practically feel, hear, see, taste and smell, in your mind’s eye, as though it already exists for you.
Recollect the words of Mark Twain, “I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want” and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s quote, “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen”.
When you are absolutely crystal clear on your main objective, make a pledge to produce a one percent positive improvement in that area of your life, every single day.
How you measure that 1% advancement is up to you and how you become unambiguous about what you want is also for you to discover. An internet search for “How do I become clear about an intention?” and for “How do I measure 1% daily improvement?” is a great place to start.
Now… each evening before sleep, always know how you will deliver on your pledge for the following day. Never underestimate the exponential and compounding effect of consistent forward steps.
Mark Babbitt – Switch & Shift
If there is one thing social and digital media has taught us: the digital law of attraction exists. Those who focus on the negative always seem to be surrounded by, and diligently share, more bad news; they draw negativity toward them like a magnet draws a rusty nail. On the other hand, those who expect good things to happen – more often than not – report that, indeed, good things are happening.
Of course, the world isn’t all puppies, rainbows and Disney movies. Even the most karmically-inclined of us have bad days.
So how do you reduce the number of those bad days, and make the law of attraction work for you?
First and foremost: Own your vision. No matter what your goals, be fully accountable for making that vision become a reality. Yes, I understand that many believers in the law of attraction stop short of making and executing a plan; they believe that if you visualize a positive outcome, the universe will provide. My belief: no one provides better than you. Form your vision. Understand what it will take to get where you want to go. Create a fluid yet firm plan. Then, intentionally execute that plan. Soon, your vision will morph from a nice-to-have dream into actionable inspiration – the keyword being “actionable.”
Second, and just as important: Remove those negative people – even those closest to you now, including parents, friends, significant others, and your boss – from your vision. Surround yourself with people who believe. Better yet, invite them into your karmic trek with updates, requests for feedback, and objective advice. Enable them to become angels, advocates, and ambassadors of your journey. (In the career world, we call these people “mentors.”)
So how do you know which people are going to serve as Sherpas of your vision? Follow this simple rule of personal interaction:
“No trolls. No divas. No drama queens. No takers, no fakers, and no ask-holes.”
Do that, and surround yourself with good people, and good things will happen. And isn’t that the definition of the law of attraction?
Shawngela Pierce – Seek Within You
My #1 tip to make the law of attraction work: If you want to make the law of attraction work for you, it is imperative to meditate daily. This is because meditation will help to change your subconscious mind, release negative thought patterns, train your mind to focus and strengthen your connection to your inner guidance system.
Most people are prone to a chaotic mind with an abundance of negative thoughts that hold them back from their true potential. A chaotic mind also prevents one from being able to focus in one clear direction, which is an essential part of practicing the law of attraction. Meditation will train your mind to focus and to release the abundance of conscious and subconscious negative thoughts that hold you back from becoming the best version of yourself.
If you are like most, you are aware of the conscious chaotic noise in the mind that rambles on and on throughout the day. For many, these thoughts are negative. From the perspective of the law of attraction, what you focus on is what you will attract in your life. Generally speaking, if your focus is predominantly negative, then you will attract more negative situations in your life. What you need to realize is that the majority of your thoughts are subconscious.
Scientists who study the mind have told us that the subconscious mind accounts for as much as 95 percent of our behavior and decisions. As a result, the majority of what you attract in your life is due to the energy that vibrates from within you. That energy is literally your “subconscious” energy. It is the thoughts “stored” away in your subconscious mind that bring to you, in an “auto-pilot” fashion, what you see on a daily basis. When you meditate daily, you can change this “subconscious energy” and start attracting from a higher level of attraction. As an example, releasing stored emotional energy such as fear and raising your inner vibrational energy to a level beyond fear. As a result, what you attract into your life will not be at the fear-based energy level.
Another important aspect of meditation is strengthening your connection to your inner guidance system. With respect to mastering your creative abilities with the law of attraction, it can be challenging to do so without reliable and consistent guidance from within that you trust. When you get a moment of inspiration, you may not trust it because you have not developed a trusting relationship with your inner guides. When you are given signs of an inspired action to take, again, you will be hesitant to take it if you have not developed a relationship with your inner guidance system. You will be prone to falling back into the old habit of allowing your negative and chaotic mind to take over and question the inspiration that came from within. This is why it is extremely important to work with your inner guides on a regular basis, and meditation will help in this process.
Although I don’t buy into the idea that if I want something, all I have to do is visualize it and I will get it.
I do believe that there is great power in deciding what you want, writing it down as a goal, and then determining the action steps you need to take to accomplish your goal.
This is where the law of attraction can work for anyone. The key is to make a decision on the type of life you want, write it down as a goal, declare it to someone (and the universe), and then take action.
Kelli Cooper – Live Life Made To Order
The key to successfully applying a teaching like the law of attraction is realizing it is not a ‘tool’ that ‘works’ or doesn’t ‘work,’ a tool that you weren’t ‘using’ previously and now you can in order to manipulate reality to your mind’s exact specifications. You have always been creating and attracting; you just weren’t doing it consciously and deliberately, at least for the most part.
The LOA has become synonymous with tools like affirmations, visualizing and making vision boards, making it seem like manifesting is something that happens on the level of action. And while these tools are excellent for helping shift focus, activate vibrations that serve you, and helping you consciously and consistently engage your energy, they can’t make anything happen for you independent of your primary energy (thoughts, feelings, and beliefs.) They have no power in and of themselves, and it is important to have a clear understanding of their role in the process.
It is easy to carry our action-oriented approach into energy work, thinking if we do these sorts of things enough, eventually, something has to happen. But manifesting is something that happens on the level of ‘being,’ and often times, our ‘being’ isn’t changing significantly enough because we are not addressing the energy that is currently dominant. We are just asking for what we want, hoping the Universe will give it to us, using all our ‘tools.’ But we don’t attract what we want, we attract what we are.
Gayle Carson – Spunky Old Broad
The #1 way to attract anybody is with a fabulous smile.
I have been fortunate to work all over the world, and I have never run into a problem, mainly because I greet people with a smile, try to say hello in their language, and use their name.
I have been invited into homes for meals, extra events, and most important, invited back.
There also has to be sincerity, interest, and a positive vibe or people will recognize the phoniness.
One of the most important, life-changing books I have read is Mind Power by John Kehoe. Kehoe teaches the laws of attraction through the 6 universal laws of the mind. Once the student understands that she/he creates her/his own reality through the use of these laws [or as Stephen Covey wrote: No one sees the world as it is – we see the world as we are!] – lives transform.
The #1 tip is through the use of consistent daily affirmations. Start each day by opening your conscious mind to what you want to manifest in your life. For example, if you want to be healthy – “Every day in every way I am getting healthier and healthier!”
Three things to know about affirmations:
1. you don’t have to believe them [at first, but trust me eventually you will only if you remain consistent] but you still need to say/think them.
2. Never, ever think about “how” it will manifest – let that piece go, i.e. the laws of attraction. 3. Never tether yourself to things you do not want – e.g. Every day and every way I am not angry or upset or whatever you don’t want to manifest.
Jewels Johnson – Law of Attraction Radio Network
Life is like a huge golf game. You look out at where you want the ball to land and forget the mechanics of the swing.” As a matter of fact, the mechanics of the swing distracts you from the end result. This is a vital form of detachment essential to manifestation.
The Law of Attraction means that you are projecting your thoughts on the invisible space between each subatomic atom (some might call this source energy). This actually allows the energy in your 3D hologram world to materialize. What’s even more important is having your thoughts go beyond your 3D world into a higher dimension. This shifts you to be of a higher vibration and really accelerates manifestations and intuition.
Contrary to popular Law of Attraction beliefs that your thoughts are responsible for what will materialize, is false. It is the heart’s emotions along with the thoughts that create from an emotion of “love.” Having said that, the other emotions of hate, greed, lust, ego are just as important as the creative energy of love, because they are the motivator that causes the desire to be birthed.
During the last ten years, I have noticed that the Law of Attraction has evolved to a new level of creativity. It is not about positive thinking, it is about our human evolution to recognize the power that we were all born with. We are powerful beings and the next phase of the Law of Attraction is simply about rediscovering our incredible power to manifest wonderful changes on this planet. We are not doom, except for our old way of thinking. The best is coming… are you willing to grab on to it?
Ari Banayan – Habit Nest
The law of attraction isn’t nearly as abstract and spiritual as it seems to most people when they consider it, and it works on a very basic level.
What we tell ourselves in the form of thoughts become our beliefs. Over time we accumulate beliefs about ourselves, the world, what’s right and wrong, etc. by I then use those beliefs to act in the world, and thus the world shows up for me exactly how my thoughts dictated to me that it was.
In this way, what I believe about any given circumstance or event, my beliefs about my own capabilities and about how the world is or should be colors my reality and makes me feel as if whatever I believe is accurate.
We’ve all experienced extremely negative emotional states. When we’re angry, the whole world shows up as angry. We react to anything that happens as if the entire world was acting to make us even angrier. By the same token, when we’re happy it’s difficult for anything to upset us because our attitude is more easy going and positive.
As a somewhat deeper example, if I believe I’m not smart enough to become a professional at something, obviously I will never become it in reality. At the same time, if my thoughts tell me that I can do or be anything, then I’ll act based on those thoughts and create my reality the way my head tells it to me.
That’s how the law of attraction works.
As a professional speaker and Vision Board program creator, my tips for the LOA begin with ‘seeing’ exactly what it is you wish to do, have or be in your life. Too many people fall victim to the New Year’s Resolution broad-brush mindset by stumbling out the gate saying things like: “I want to be happy. I want to be healthy. I want more money.” And where does that get MOST people?
By knowing the desired outcome (aka the ‘X’ on the treasure map), the odds of recognizing opportunities to get closer to success (whatever that looks like for each of us) are increased. Of course, just ‘seeing’ them is the first part. Once identified, I encourage my clients to create visuals of every goal and display them on a Vision Board or as wallpaper on electronic devices or printed out for the bathroom mirror, fridge door or in the car visor.
Sadly, there are too many programs and gurus out there spouting the “Wish and your dreams come true” approach, which is only half-right. Wishing, hoping and dreaming ‘with specificity’ is the first step. Recognizing opportunities and TAKING ACTION are the keys to actually achieving whatever it is you desire.
May McCarthy – Bizzultz
A Simple Morning Ritual to activate your subconscious to help you achieve your goals.
- Put yourself on your calendar. Clear out a time and space each morning to have a morning meeting with yourself.
- Read something that inspires you. As you read about the success of others, your mind will look for ways to make those kinds of successes familiar and normal for you.
- Write a gratitude letter. Express gratitude for what you have and also what you want as though you have already received it.
- Read your gratitude letter out loud. Studies have shown that when we read something out loud, we anchor it into our subconscious, which will help us to notice more possibilities to make our statements true.
- Visualize reaching your goals. Spend up to five minutes with your eyes closed imagining your goals achieved. What will that look like and feel like? Who will be there with you?
- Now, listen to your subconscious mind. After finishing steps 1-5, go on with your day, but expect and watch every moment of the day for a sign, an intuition or a hunch that may lead to unexpected leads and opportunities.
- Celebrate and express gratitude when something good happens that is related to what you want.
Dwayne Melancon – Genuine Curiosity
A long time ago, a mentor of mine told me, “If you’re clear on what you want, and you ask for it, you’re likely to get it.” I think that wisdom applies here. The law of attraction works best when you are clear on what you want, and communicate that clear goal to others. Engage the power of your focus and your network by telling others what you’re looking to achieve, and the odds will become more in your favor.
To help you get there, start with what my friend Jason Womack calls the “30/30” method – spend 30 minutes thinking about a goal that is beyond 30 days out (further out is even better). Visualize what you want to be true for that goal, and write down as much detail about it as you can. That forms the basis for what you can do to ask for or engage others to help you.
Why does this work? Because you are training others’ attention to come to your aid. It is a bit like if you tell someone you’re looking for red items to decorate a room – they begin to notice red items more often, and help you discover what you’re looking for.
Trying to raise money for your business? Trying to change careers? Trying to find a vacation home in Costa Rica? Let everyone know, and talk about your vision in detail. You’ll be amazed at what happens.
My number one tip for using the law of attraction effectively is visualization. I start my morning with some exercise and light meditation, and then do some visualization and mindset practices.
When you can really visualize and see what you want in life and see the steps you need to take to get there, you will be in the right vibration to attract what you need.
Your whole mind, body, and spirit need to understand what it is you want to attract, and then you move forward from there.
Visualization has allowed me to build a full-time business helping female entrepreneurs create profitable businesses.
Nikki Bruno – Student Coaching Services
The thing is, you can’t ‘make’ the Law of Attraction work. It’s always working, whether we ‘want’ it to or not. We can use this fact to our advantage, though. We know that we can’t actually see into the future, which gives us the option of believing something will or won’t happen.
Whenever you find yourself encountering a problem in this moment, ie – not having ‘enough’ money, getting into a fight with a partner, struggling to find time to finish projects, say the following phrase: “Thank you [source, universe, god, etc], for this problem has already been solved.”
In some timeline down the road, the problem really will be solved, you can definitely have faith in that. It’s just a matter of choosing to pursue the solution timeline or the one where it remains a problem.
James Pollard – The Advisor Coach
I have been a student of the law of attraction for quite some time – studying everything from Stuart Wilde to Abraham. My number one tip for making the law of attraction work for you is visualization. And I don’t just mean having a fuzzy picture of what you want. The more detailed you can be, the better.
The example that I give when explaining this to people is a car. It’s not enough to say “I want a new car”. You have to be descriptive. What color? What year? What type of interior? What make and model? Why do you want that particular car?
The more specific you can be, I’ve found, the better the law of attraction works in your favor. Perhaps it’s because you’re more in tune with what’s around you. Whatever it is, it works.
Ronit Baras – Family Matters
Many people think the law of attraction lacks logic. It is in fact, a biological mechanism we are not aware of but very important to our health and wellbeing. Researchers claim our mind is like an iceberg. Our conscious mind is above the water and our subconscious is below the surface and is nine times bigger. This function is a subconscious function.
This mechanism is like a filter that meant to shift input and only keep a small portion of it, to prevent overwhelm. Out of million pieces of information a second, it only absorbs about 200.
We call this mechanism focus. Abundant of information is going through the filter with a magnifying glass. It focuses on a small portion of the information and the rest is blurry. If you focus on health, happiness, and success, it magnifies it. If you focus on fear, sickness, and failure, it magnifies it. The law of attractions is simply this: In life, you get what you focus on. Where attention goes, energy flows.
The best tip to make the law of attraction work for you is to focus on what is good, happy and healthy in your life. There are three bulletproof strategies to help you attract success and happiness.
1. Make a happy list and make sure to make yourself happy, every day.
2. Make a gratitude list and focus every day on what you are grateful for.
3. Every day, at the end of the day, find three successes of the day.
It takes only three weeks to change your happiness level and make this mechanism magnify and bring you more of what you focus on.
David Bennett – The Populamanifer Man
A lot of people think of the “law of attraction” as something spiritual or metaphysical, and while I’m not willing to dismiss the possibility, I finally realized it is simply the reality that you tend to attract into your life what you focus on. And, I don’t mean simply “sit in your room and visualize an outcome and it will happen” type of thing (although this won’t hurt). Rather, ask yourself what do you spend your time and energy on?
If you spend 40 hours a week working in a job you hate, and then go home to spend an evening going to an event you don’t want to go to with a spouse you can’t stand, is it any wonder that you aren’t attracting wealth or happiness? Imagine if instead you spent those same hours building your own business and doing things that built up your life in a positive way.
So, to make the law of attraction work, you have to make incremental, positive changes on a regular basis that will eventually change how you direct your time, energy, and resources. This will not only change how you see reality, but you’ll be shocked at the positive people and things that enter into your life when your time and energy are directed toward what makes you fulfilled, rather spending time and energy on things that drain you.
Trent Silver- Nerdster
The natural result will be for one’s persona to align with what it takes for these events and results to occur. As visualization helps improve one’s self-image and better their habits, the law of attraction will only bring events that align with that person’s image.
Using the powerful tools of meditation and visualization will prove to be a tremendous asset for desirable outcomes to take place through manifestation.
Davida Rappaport – Imrappaport
In order to make the law of attraction work for you in the most positive way, I recommend altering any negative thoughts and doubts you may have about a potential outcome. You must first believe that you will end up with your desired, positive outcome without trying to control things or micromanage the process.
The first thing about negative thoughts is to remove or shift your statements from the following: 1) “I want this but not that;” 2) I want this and that;” and 3) “I want this but if I cannot have this, I will settle for (accept) that.”
These types of thoughts bring forth convoluted requests and results. Using the modifiers not, but, and, as well as, either/or muck things up. The energies (entities/guardian angels) that guide us and assist us take the request that was uttered or written and manifest things literally (including those words). It just happens that way.
I tell people, to just state or write down what they want and leave out the things they do not want. The use of modifiers (also known as stop words) often provides mixed results — which may not be what someone wants.
Katy Whitton – FlippingHeck
The Law Of Attraction is a bit of an odd beast. You either believe in it or you don’t – there seems to be no middle ground, yet we all use it every day of the year and often without knowing it. Not convinced? When was the last time you thought inwardly “Please let XYZ happen?” or thought to yourself “If Only…” and then low and behold your “wish” come true?
I am a big believer in visualization and meditation when it comes to the Law Of Attraction. I will sit cross-legged and focus on a small object (a stone or small flower) and let my mind wander for a while. This allows you to center yourself and stop all of those annoying thoughts about housework and work that can break into your relaxed state.
I’ll then lie down and let my conscious self-wander until it fixates on what I would like to achieve, I then sharp focus on my goal – it’s like shining a spotlight on something in a dark room and look at every detail of what I would like to happen. Once it’s clear in my mind I will slowly bring myself out of my meditative state and push everything to the back of my mind.
I find this a method a lot better than over-concentrating on a goal – fixating on it almost. This just leads to stress, unhappiness and a tendency to self-sabotage which I learned to my cost over the years. Implanting the idea in my subconscious has given me a much better success rate – and a far lower stress rate!
This is my simple tip to make the law of attraction work for anyone.
There are two parts to the law of attraction;
1. Asking for what you want (everyone is great at this)
2. Allowing and expecting it to happen: You get what you focus your attention on (law of attraction). Most people ask for what they want i.e “I want a $1,000,000″ (asking) however their thoughts and what the focus their attention on is”I can’t pay the rent” “That cost to much” (they come from a place of lack). So what do the get? more of the same “lack” and not having anything because that is what they are truly focused on.
Become aware of your thoughts and what you say to yourself. When you catch yourself saying something negative about yourself (contrary to what you want): Freeze the thought, then cancel it out by saying “Cancel, Cancel, Cancel” and then replace the thought with an appropriate positive thought.
The Law of Attraction is powerful if you know how to use it. It has literally transformed my life helping me lose and keep off more than 180 pounds and transforming my life in every area.
Penelope Pendragon – Wish Wagon
My #1 tip for utilizing the law of attracting is to remember that the universe is simply reacting to what you say and how you feel that help your WiSHes become real.
You see, when you state something as if it were true, it becomes a WiSH and can come to you. This includes the things you say like, “I’m having a really bad day!!!” Unfortunately, that brings more “bad day” your way because you stated it ~as if~ it were true. Now more “bad day” will come directly to you.
How do you fix this? What will it take?
1. Carefully select the statements you make.
2. Let those negative thoughts fade away knowing a few bad things can’t ruin a day.
3. Do/say/think of something that will make you smile!
If you do these things for a little while, you will definitely see a better view of what the universe is bringing to you.
Paula Rizzo – List Producer
My tip is that you have to put in your vision for what you want and then let it go.
Believe that you’re going to get it so you don’t need to worry about it anymore. Live as if you already have it and it will fall into place.
I don’t exactly know how it works but it always does! Just trust it. I’ve used this technique to manifest small things like a seat on the subway or big things like a change at work or tickets to see Oprah Winfrey!
It always works when you believe.
Unblocking your powers of attraction. So many of us keep getting in our own way and preventing the Law of attraction from working.
All the events and things that people have said to you from your earliest childhood and even when your mother was pregnant build up like the layers of an onion around who you really are making it almost impossible for your real authentic self to allow the Law of Attraction to work.
Your unconscious mind absorbs all these layers of input and it tries to keep you safe from danger, from criticism, from abuse, from failure. But all these layers of protection are what actually block you from achieving what you want to do and from allow the Law of Attraction to really work.
The first step to solving this problem is reflected backward to understand the patterns that have been controlling your unconscious beliefs and why taking the next step is seen as unsafe by your mind.
There is always a pattern and when you sort it you just need to jolt through it with a pattern interrupt to cut through those layers
Of course, if some of the stresses and blocks were significant you may need help to get rid of them so that your entire body knows that you are now safe, the past is over and you were empowered to make that change. This must happen first. This is what I do in my hypnotherapy practice and it is astonishingly effective.
If you set goals or have dreams in life, my experience is that when you set up new goals the law of attraction will bring you plenty of ideas to reach your goal and dreams. But you have to take action. Everyday.
The action is, in my opinion, the best way to see the law of attraction work fully for you. Action makes attraction come true.
I see lots of people with goals and very specific wishes for their lives, but because they do not take action, nothing happens. And that is a shame.
My number 1 tip to make the law of attraction work is to look for general evidence of what we want. If someone wants a relationship then focusing on seeing love all around them will elevate their vibrational frequency as they begin to see proof that love is on its way.
What we pay attention to manifests. If we are too specific we get caught up in saying we want something while feeling anxious or frustrated at the lack of it. If you want an abundance of money it’s best to look for other examples of abundance in one’s life. The abundance of water flowing, food on the plate, channels on the TV, sun in the sky, etc… Tap into abundance and then opportunities flow.
Many people fail to manifest what they crave because they visualize it wrong. They code it in their brain in a way that says, “This isn’t real.” This idea comes from the field of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP.) People picture things differently depending on if it’s made-up or real.
A person may try to visualize themselves succeeding, but they see it in their mind as a hazy, far-off image. Meanwhile, they imagine themselves failing in 3-D, panoramic mental movies (in surround sound.)
So it’s vital that the person notices the difference and change the switch them: the failure becomes a small, distant image, and the success becomes a mental IMAX theater.
Create a Compelling Vision
Goal setting is great, but we usually don’t achieve them. Think about the last you made New Year’s resolutions, you probably gave up before the month of January was over.
We should think about creating a vision, but not just any vision, rather a vision so compelling that you can’t help but run towards it! You go to bed with excitement and wake up with excitement. So, how do we create a compelling vision?
Think about what makes your heart sing with joy, give you goosebumps, and fill you up with overwhelming happiness. Be specific, what’s the surrounding, the smells and feel, are there people around, and what objects are around you and so on.
We are all unique and process thoughts and feeling differently, so here are few tips to help you depending on your learning style:
Audio – the sounds you will hear in the future you want…it could be your name being announced when you have received your Ph.D., people chanting your name…
Visual – draw the most beautiful scenario of the life you want…maybe it’s the house of your dreams, being surrounded by people you admire…
Kinesthetic – feel what it would feel when you have achieved your dream…the warmth of the hug of someone whose life you have changed
Once you have your compelling vision incorporate it into a morning routine, just 5 minutes could make a massive difference.
The most important thing to know to make the law of attraction work for you is to clear your subconscious mind. While visualizing and affirming what you want is important (and obvious), getting rid of all the mixed signals in the way of your dream is equally important. In order to make success principles including the law of attraction work for you, it’s very important to have a daily meditation routine.
Daily is key because it takes consistency and time in order to clear the programming in the subconscious. If you cultivate a daily meditation practice, you’ll be doing one of the most important things that most people aren’t doing. Nearly 70% or more of our thoughts and actions in life are governed by the subconscious and unconscious minds.
I’ve often been asked why some people can easily draw things to them, while others cannot. The subconscious mind and it’s stored impressions is why.
Sherry Samuels – Chrysalid Transformations
Because our thoughts are the key to the Law of Attraction, with the average person having around 60,000 thoughts per day, we are essentially sending out as many “attraction points” throughout the day. That said, I believe there are actually two really important factors, that go hand-in-hand, to consider — Understanding our “Why?” and Connecting to our Feelings.
For instance, when I’m working with clients around creating the life they desire, we have to get to the root of the “Why?” behind their desires. When we understand our “Why?”, we ensure we’re not attracting those things that others desire/expect for our lives. If we’re attracting things that aren’t lined up with who we are at the core (our WHY?), we will still be miserable.
When we understand that “Why?” space that is authentic to who we are, we are then able to begin to allow ourselves to FEEL what it would be like to manifest the things we desire. We can get specific about what we want, but the important thing is connecting to the blissful feelings that come from allowing ourselves to see our desires as manifested. This creates the harmony/balance that is fertile creation ground.
Meg Cerney – Meg’s Coaching
I am a total law of attraction junkie. I have watched the teachings of Abraham Hicks affect both my personal and professional life. In my profession as a life & business coach, I get the pleasure of working with other entrepreneurs who are on the journey of building their business. The infancy of starting a business and venturing into the entrepreneurial world is such a uniquely vulnerable AND powerful time, which is why applying the teachings of Abraham Hicks is so vital to the success of the entrepreneur.
Now, I am not talking about the law of attraction in the way of “think you have a successful business, take no action, and it will manifest” which is often how the concept is profoundly misunderstood.
Instead, when we want something in life we do not currently have – whether it’s to start a business, a relationship, more money, etc. we are feeling a contrast that is measuring our current state against the other state we desire to be. This contrast is natural, and a default to the human condition – requiring no incremental energy for this to take place. What we do after we feel the contrast is the most vital piece to the law of attraction.
After, we become aware of what we do not currently have that we desire we need to get good and clear and release it into the universe as an ask. If you so choose, you can perform certain rituals around this (writing it down on a piece of paper and burning it to symbolize your release, etc.).
Then, the most challenging part of the law of attraction is that we must consciously change our state of being too “act as if” we already had the desire. As Abraham-Hicks explains it, “we must be a vibrational match for what we desire.” This doesn’t mean that we do not take action. Instead, by deliberately changing our thoughts, and acting as if we had what we desire, we co-create our reality.
I find that The Law of Attraction works best when you surround yourself with the right people. The Law of Attraction states that our thoughts and what we focus on influences our experience of life. I like to remind people that the people in our lives can dramatically influence our thoughts (positively or negatively).
I often tell my readers one of my favorite quotes: “You are the average of the five people you spend your most time with.”
I’ll have them make a list of the top 10 people they spend the most time with. Then next to each one they’ll put a plus or minus sign depending upon the influence that person has on them. They’ll include friends, family and even coworkers.
For the law of attraction for work correctly, not only do you need to think the right thoughts, but you need to surround yourself with others who also are positive, confident and successful.
Change your perspective. Life is about perspective and focus. What we look for, we see. What we see, we tend to focus on. What we focus on, we attract more of. Change your perspective, change your day, change your life.
Oprah said it best when she said what we dwell on we become. Thoughts are powerful energy sources. Just like a radio station, what you tune into, you will experience. If you don’t like the music life is playing, change the station. You will not get to where you want to go by focusing on where you don’t want to be.
Start by finding something for which you are thankful. Then, in that energy flow, move your thoughts to that which you desire in your life. Let it be something good, noble and will hopefully benefit others, not just yourself. Then believe and know, with every fiber of your being, that it, or something even better will happen.
Gregg Korrol – The Gifted Storyteller
Attraction is the pull between your clear intention and the world around you. Start with something simple. Let’s play a quick game. Look around you right now- go on, do it. Now look again – find 5 things around you that are blue. Got it? Did you see all five blue things the first time you looked? They were there- but now you have a focus, so you see them easily. The same principle holds true for the bigger things you want. Attraction starts with what you decide to focus on.
Attraction is awareness. In order to attract what you want into your life, you must be clear about the things you want. And when I say clear, it means you need to have decided exactly what it is you are focused on with as much detail as possible. It’s the same reason you may have a song stuck in your head even though you think you didn’t hear it today; you most likely did and weren’t aware consciously. Your subconscious picks up on everything, even when your conscious is not aware- it’s one of the keys mentalists use to “wow” you. Attraction is moving what you want into your subconscious, so that your subconscious can start working on finding it for you.
When you have a goal in mind, you will start taking steps towards it. Your mind will “see” the things that connect to that goal and will help you on your journey. It’s the equivalent of needing to hang a picture and knowing you need a hammer and nail to get the job done. As you search through a tool box, you’ll see all the other tools that are there, but the hammer will stick out like a sore thumb. This is the same way your brain will operate as you go through your day – you’ll see everything around you, but the hammer will become very obvious. Your thoughts are the energy that life responds to.
When manifesting desires using the Law of Attraction, my number one tip is to experience the fulfillment of your desires viscerally and emotionally to the absolute fullest. It’s all in the feelings; emotions are our manifesting magnets. They are also our guideposts for determining when we are resisting or allowing our wants to flow toward us. When working with my clients, I notice that the more someone wants something (love, money, health, a new baby, etc.), the more they feel deprived of that which they most want.
They feel lack and sometimes disappointment. Shame enters the picture, too, when they think of past choices they could have made differently. Those emotions can stir patterns of negative thoughts that contribute to attracting similar frustrating experiences. Thought patterns can be changed through positive affirmations, and emotions can be changed by pivoting attention away from the disappointment toward something else more favorable.
When you feel positive, enthusiastic, and excited about life, you surrender your fears and allow good things to flow into your experience.When I wanted to manifest a love relationship, I realized I needed to be in the vibration of love as much as possible. I needed to feel as if I had already met my person and as if I were already in a beautiful, healthy relationship. To do this, after my evening meditation, I would sit for a few minutes with my eyes closed. I would feel love in my heart and imagine that all of my heartstrings were reaching out to my person. I didn’t have any idea who it was, I just felt the love fully in my heart.
Then, I would open my eyes and write a short love letter in a tiny “Manifesting my Love” journal. When I finally met my partner a year later, I read through the journal again and noticed many synchronistic details. We are now engaged, and the gratitude I feel overwhelms me sometimes. There were times when I felt frustrated because I expected it to happen faster, but the timing in which it unfolded allowed me to grow spiritually and heal from the past.
I had emotional and spiritual prep work to do. When working with the Law of Attraction, spirit timing can be different than human timing. I am an astrologer, and I can usually identify moments of divine timing in a chart, indicated by transits and progressions that symbolize and correspond to specific life events. I encourage my clients to have faith in the manifestation process and trust in the goodness of the universe to meet your soul’s deep needs and intentions…and then do your part to heal, grow, and evolve.
One last point I would like to make. We are creative beyond our wildest imaginations. When clients become frustrated because they are not manifesting desires, I often look for competing beliefs or patterns of thinking that are operating behind the scenes, from the subconscious mind. We have contrasting wants and desires because of the way our histories, cultures, and beliefs shape our subconscious and conscious thoughts. Beliefs are thoughts that are thought over and over again, and therefore, they are powerful attractors.
To free ourselves of resistance to manifestation and better align to attracting what we want, we need to identify and disengage those subconscious beliefs. For example, I have had clients who genuinely want to have more financial abundance, but they might have the subconscious belief, “money is the root of all evil.” Think about what kinds of experiences that belief might attract. By raising awareness about those beliefs, they can start finding ways to discharge them and feel a sense of balance.
My biggest tip for making the LOA work for you is not an uncommon one, but somewhat uncommon in the extent I think it should be applied. It’s gratitude for everything on an ANNOYINGLY frequent basis. Like, every moment you have space for a free thought, find something to be grateful for. Find gratitude in stupid situations, about seemingly stupid things, such as rather than, “Ugh, sitting in traffic sucks,” have the conscious thoughts, “I’m so thankful my body works well enough for me to drive a car.
I’m so lucky I have a job to go to, or money enough to buy groceries. I’m so fortunate my eyes work well enough to see this world around me.”Choose to find the good in EVERYTHING possible, and choose to find as much good as you can, no matter how small it is.
Through consistent and frequent gratitude, the world becomes a miraculous and amazing place, and miraculous and amazing things fall into your lap. I’ve taken virtually no action for all I’ve achieved, beyond doing the spiritual work I have. Clients, book deals, media, etc, have all flowed to me.
Erica McCurdy – McCurdy Life Coach
You must be clear about who you are and what you want.
If you are unclear about you, your mission and your purpose, how can you expect anyone else to know how to respond to you and provide you with what you need?
Clarity doesn’t have to be a material thing, but clarity must be able to be articulated in a way that others can know how to respond and you will know how to recognize the result.
Polly Wirum – Gateways2Peace
The secret to successful manifestations with the Law of Attraction is as easy as getting in touch with your feelings!Visualizing and planning is very important, but what brings your dreams to life is the way you feel about where you are now and where you want to go.
For example, if you look at a beautiful home that you would love to experience, several things must occur for this home to be a reality. First, be thankful for your current home. Have a list of characteristics of your home that you appreciate. Location, the cost, the color. . . It’s all about gratitude. Next look at your future home and recognize what you love about it. This is not a comparison. It’s still in the mode of gratitude.
Finally the fun part. Imagine how you will feel living there. Connect to those feelings by writing them down:
“I feel amazing as I entertain my friends in my spacious home that is perfect for me.”
“I can easily afford my dream home.”
“I love the way I feel.”
“I experience many blessings daily, my home is just one of them.”
Keep the list going! As you experience little reminders that your dream is becoming a reality, celebrate!
Nancy Joyce Hunter – Wildly Joyful Life
The Promise is everything. EVERYTHING!! As I have learned from observing people the past few years, this is a VERY VERY VERY good thing. If a child plays with matches, they will get burnt. There’s more to “THE LAW” than meets the eye.
The Law, by design, will provide inconsistent results until your state of consciousness is raised.
Know what you want….visualize a scene that implies that you have it….feel and experience the satisfaction/relief/gratitude of now having it….let go/detach from any doubt or negative states and keep yourself in this new state by continually feeling grateful❤️. When doubt arises, remember who you are, and your faith/new state returns. Also, watch your reactions throughout the day making sure they are aligned with your new state. For me it is not about attracting anything, it’s about manifesting and giving life. The God that I truly am is the only one true source of all things, where I don’t have to wait to attract anything❤️.
Elizabeth Harper – Sealed with Love
My tip is “own what you desire.” I refer to this as the Law of Resonance. It’s centered around owning the thoughts and emotions you would experience once your heart’s desire materializes. This takes you out of a place of wanting into being. It’s simple.
You let go of any neediness that can get in the way of your desired outcome as you become the energy of what you want. For instance, if you want to attract a new job opportunity, what thoughts and feelings would you have if the job was already yours? Own this energy as if you already had the job.
The way to own it is to imagine yourself going to work every day, having lunch with your colleagues, getting a paycheck with the company name on the top, etc., and then holding how that would make you feel in your body now.
When you own the “energy” of your desire you become a magnet for it to manifest. It changes from a wish that is in the future to become something that is present in your life now.
Briana Marie – The Blue Optimist
My #1 tip to make the law of attraction work is to master your feelings. Your feelings tell you whether you are allowing or resisting your desired outcome.
If you can tune your mind to recognize when your thoughts don’t feel good to you, you can then choose to replace that thought with something that does feel good to you.
That better feeling thought will put you back in alignment with your desire.
Katie Kozlowski – Loving To Be Me
My biggest tip is to remember that we manifest on 4 levels: The mental, the physical, the emotional and the spiritual and each manifests at different speeds and different levels.
The physical takes the longest and it requires us to be fully present in our bodies in order to manifest in the physical realm. That means it requires more physical TIME to show up, so being patient and staying relaxed is a huge piece of how to bring something into the physical world and how to manifest it.
It also requires keeping the body physically present and relaxed, and we can do that through breath work and meditation. One of the easiest ways to keep the channel open for physical manifestation is to sit and simply be present with ourselves, our bodies and our hearts.
As we do that, the physical manifestation is on its way.
Jennie Lynn – Matrix Success Network
Most people don’t realize that the law of attraction is a secondary law and it responds to the primary law of vibration.
There is a magnetic relationship between the two of them, so if you want to attract something, your vibration (emotional state) must be in harmony with that frequency. Our results are a reflection of our inner thinking and how we are programmed, so in order to attract what we desire, we must change our inner thinking and remove any blocks by raising our level of conscious awareness. Become a magnet for what you want and ensure you are emotionally connected in a positive way toward your desires so they are impressed upon the subconscious mind in order to execute the behavior and belief needed to manifest them.
If we are not in a positive vibration or our paradigms (habits) are not in harmony, it blocks us from getting what we want. The only way to correct this is through constant spaced repetition and increasing our level of awareness.
Martha Banks Hall – Vision Words
My #1 tip to make the Law of Attraction work is the use of Affirmations.
Writing down, reading and visualizing what you are wanting to attract, helps bring it to you.
When you see your desires in written form it helps make it more real, more tangible.
I was able to attract $20,000 in two weeks using affirmations as well as my husband and two daughters (down to the month they were born).
KJ Landis – Superior Self
Every morning, I practice I am statements. I write down three things that I want to happen in the future as if they are happening right now and say them aloud throughout the day. The repetition is creating positive psychology and a new creative thought process. For example, I am pain-free, fit, and healthy in all ways. I am serving humanity very well with my books. I am earning 1 million dollars by 12/31/17. These are just examples.
I repeat these mantras daily and write the same lines daily until I manifest one sentence. When my thoughts are created into a completed reality I drop one sentence and add a new one.
This activity make me a more positive person overall. Good things keep coming my way too. I make smarter choices as a result of my I AM statements because my brain is reinforcing my new belief systems and my actions follow suit.
Small actions do add up to larger shifts within our personality and can extend to others. It’s like a ripple effect. I wanted to be happier and healthier all around, and share that with others once I achieved that.
Simone Vincenzi – GTeX
I have been studying the law of attraction for the past 6 years and I have to say. I am getting great results. I built 3 companies, found the woman of my life, and constantly attract the resources I need on my way to reach my goals.
Here is what I think works best.
Attraction starts with action.
Too many people meditate way too much and sit on their arse instead of acting on what they want to create. Without real action, thoughts have only a limited power. However, the more actions I take, the more I manifest on my way to get what I ultimately want.
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