You have probably seen the documentary about the Law of Attraction called “The Secret” or might have read the book itself. Men and women talk about the secret and their words inspire you to follow.
If you are reading this because you’re still struggling to apply the principles of the Law of Attraction, you’re not alone.
This is not a coincidence. This is one of the signs that you’re on the right track.
THE UNIVERSE WE LIVE IN
We live in a universe that operates by the same natural laws. These laws are so precise that mathematicians can calculate the when, the where, the why, and the how of things around us.
Just look at the Law of Gravity. It is so precise that we have a numerical constant for it and can be applied to all. So anything up in the air will go down at a specific velocity because the law says so.
How about the Law of Attraction? If we live in the universe and the Law of Attraction applies to all, then why do people complain of not being successful or rich?
The answer lies on each one of us. Here are some things that you need to understand in order for you to make the Law of Attraction work.
IT STARTS WITH YOU
First, you have to know your own mind. Knowing your mind means knowing yourself. Don’t allow outside influences pressure you to follow the bandwagon. You don’t need to be in the crowd when you can excel and stand out.
Knowing yourself includes accepting your own strengths and weaknesses. And once you have accepted your weaknesses, you’ll be able to accept the challenge to become a better you.
Once you know yourself, you’ll understand how to treat and love yourself as well. Eventually, this will emanate into the Golden Rule: “Do not do unto others what you don’t want other people do unto you.”
“Know your mind — live your own life.” — Napoleon Hill
THE LAW OF ATTRACTION WORKS
The Law of Attraction states that we have the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. It can be summed up with three words: “Thoughts become things.”
What most people don’t realize is that in order for us to understand the law, we have to accept that we ALWAYS attract the people, the things, the resources, the events, and the ideas that are in harmony with our constant thoughts that are running in our minds.
Take for example you’re thinking of a dream house. You’ve been thinking about it for quite some time now and after a few days, you’ll see a model house that may not be the same as what you’re thinking. And every time you look around, something will remind you of your dream house.
Isn’t it a coincidence? Well, we’d better refer it as a “sign” from the Universe.
The Universe acts on speed. Once the opportunity is there and there’s an intuitive nudge from your gut feel, don’t delay, don’t second guess, don’t doubt, and act!
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase just take the first step.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
IT’S THE PERSPECTIVE
If you look at the window and see dark clouds, you’ll say that it will rain and it’s too gloomy. Someone also looked at the same window and saw the same dark clouds and say it’s romantic because of the rain and the wind that it will bring.
You see, we may be looking at the same thing but we differ on what we perceive. Taking a different perspective to anything may help you understand how the Law of Attraction works.
It just shows that it is not the world outside of you that dictates the circumstances in your life. Instead, it is the world inside of you that creates the conditions of your life.
Everybody experienced adversity in different forms. Probably one of them is being fired from a job. You go home and complain to everyone. You start giving out negative energy around you that they become annoyed and fight you back.
But you can choose between making an adversity a blessing in disguise or giving an adversity fuel it doesn’t deserve.
We have the power to choose. We can choose what we want to give attention to. Therefore, give positive energy instead. Try to see a silver lining in every adversity you encounter by changing your perspective.
“Use wisely your power of choice.” — Og Mandino
OUR MINDS HAVE FILTERS
We seek information that confirms our beliefs. Truth is relative. What may be true to you may not be true with other people. That’s why we only appreciate the things that jive to what we want.
Let’s look at how our social media works. We tend to like content that we feel good about because those are the things that confirm our wants, our needs, or our beliefs. If we don’t like it, we ignore it.
Our minds have filters. We sort out the thoughts that come into our mind and store them as memories or what we think are useful and make us feel good. And if we don’t like it, we fight against it.
The Universe has created Nature to perfection that it grows on its own. Compare your mind to a plant. If you don’t take care of the plant, weeds grow. If you don’t feed the mind with positive confirmations, inspirations, or something that would move you closer to your goals, negativity could grow.
Also, you need to protect your mind filter. The Law of Attraction works 24/7 and you cannot stop it even if you want to. So you’re bombarded with both good and bad news. But you can choose what information you consume every day.
It is okay to watch the news and notice what you don’t want like drugs, cancer, war, politics, etc. The problems around the world and around you provide you the contrast of what you really want. But sadly, the more you talk about the things you don’t want or about how bad it is, you are giving the bad news more energy to go on.
Maybe you need to be informed but you don’t need to be inundated with negative news. Remember, energy flows where attention the goes.
“What you resist, persist.” — Carl Jung
WHAT YOU SAY TO YOURSELF BECOMES YOUR PROPHECY
The Universe can be compared to the Genie of the lamp in Aladdin. It keeps on saying, “Your wish is my command.”
However, most people say “I wish I have a big house.” or “I want to be successful.” and the Universe acts generally on that. But you notice that nothing is happening.
Why? Because you were not specific enough to describe what you really want.
Wishing doesn’t work well in the Law of Attraction. Why not change your vocabulary? Instead of saying, “I wish I have…” or “I want to be…”, say “I am a millionaire.” or “I have a mansion.” Also, learn to remove the word “just” in presenting yourself. The sentence “I am just a farmer” sounds limiting. Take pride in your work and say, “I am a farmer.” If you are limiting yourself, you are also limiting the Universe.
“Whether you think you can or you can’t either way you are right.” — Henry Ford
YOUR HABITS SHOULD BE CONGRUENT TO WHAT YOU WANT
If you want to be successful, then act the part. Dress up and look like a successful businessman. Visualize the things you want to happen. You need to see yourself being that person before you get the results. That’s how the Law of Attraction works.
One of the simplest habits that you can do is to make a vision board. Cut and paste or draw pictures of what you desire on a board. Put it on the wall or on your table where you can see it every day. Seeing the picture will help you fuel your desire. And the more feelings you put into the desire, the Universe will most likely give it.
Remember, if you believe something in your mind but you have no corresponding feelings to support that belief, then there’s no power to manifest. Practicing the Law of Attraction is figuring out what would you do to generate the feelings of having your dreams now.
And to make the Law of Attraction work for you, always follow the cycle: ask the Universe, believe that it will come, claim it even if it’s not yet there, and give thanks to the Universe.
“What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists.” — Alexander Graham Bell
These are just a few tips that will make the Law of Attraction works for you. Also, study the lives of the successful people you admire most and you’ll notice one common thing among them: they know the secrets to the Law of Attraction.