What is The Law of Attraction?
The Law of Attraction is referred to in many different ways depending on one’s perception. A scientist may prefer the term “Cause and Effect.” Buddhists may be more comfortable with the word “Karma,” others may have more of an affinity to a phrase like “You Reap What You Sow.” Whichever terminology you choose to use, the core of each of them is the Law of Attraction.
Everything in Life is VibrationAlbert Einstein
Everything is Vibration
The first thing we must understand is one of the fundamental universal laws – the Law of Vibration.
Absolutely everything in the Universe is in a constant vibrational state, from the stars and planets in the Galaxy down to the tiniest grain of sand.
Everything around us seems so solid, so this can be hard to accept. If everything is vibration, why can’t I walk through walls?
The reason is that your brain is so smart and complex that it takes the vibrations that surround you and translates them into your reality.
For example, think about how you perceive color. You may remember learning in science class at school that color is just a vibration at a particular frequency. What about the sounds that you hear? They are just vibrations that your brain has translated to make sense out of them.
Everything is energy, constantly moving and vibrating. Everything that we can see, the people who surround us, the chair we’re sitting on, the trees outside our window. Even the things we cannot see, such as atoms, thoughts, and others’ thoughts, everything is energy and vibrates at certain frequencies.
Only when this first principle is understood can we then move on to the Law of Attraction.
Like Attracts Like
The primary rule of the Law of Attraction is that “like attracts like.” In essence, this means things with similar vibrational energy frequencies attract each other. Any two entities vibrating at the same frequency powerfully pull towards each other.
Considering our thoughts are also vibrational energy, it makes sense that we attract into our lives that which we focus our thoughts upon.
By controlling what we choose to focus on, we have the power to attract what we want into our life.
How the Law of Attraction Works
Like attracts like. If you feel excited, enthusiastic, passionate, happy, joyful, appreciative, or abundant, you send out positive energy.
The reverse is also true. If you feel bored, anxious, stressed out, angry, resentful, or sad, you send out negative energy.
The Universe will always respond enthusiastically through the Law of Attraction to both of these energy vibrations. Whether positive or negative, it doesn’t decide which one is best for you. It just responds to your energy you output. You always get back exactly what you put out there.
Whatever you think and feel at any given moment in time is your request to the Universe. It’s like asking for more of the same to be delivered.
Your energy vibrations will attract energy back to you of the same frequencies; it makes sense to continually send out energy, thoughts, and feelings that resonate with what you want to be, do, and experience.
If happiness, joy, and love are what you want to attract, vibrational frequencies of happiness, joy, and love are what you need to create.
Working With the Law of Attraction
Once you fully understand the Law of Attraction and how it works, you can consciously and deliberately start creating a better life.
By consciously choosing to respond differently to situations that arise throughout the day, you can choose to think differently and focus on the things you want more of in your life.
You can decide to experience more of the things that make you feel good and intentionally create the future you desire by carefully managing your thoughts and feelings.
Tuning into the Law of Attraction involves three steps: Ask, Believe and Receive.
1.) Ask for What You Want, Not What You Don’t Want
You are constantly sending out requests to the Universe in the form of your thoughts. Whatever you think about, read about, watch on TV, talk about, and give your attention.
Unfortunately, we often give our attention to random and not deliberate thoughts; we simply respond to situations.
You will attract more of whatever you give your energy, focus, and attention to, both wanted or not wanted.
Choose to become more deliberate about the thoughts you think and the way you feel.
To become more deliberate about the thoughts you put into the Universe, you will need to decide what you want but also practice feeling the corresponding emotions when you do.
Maybe you want to move to another place, or change your career, reach the top of the corporate ladder, or meet your soulmate.
- How would you feel once you reach your goals?
- What would you be doing daily?
- Who would you choose to spend your time with?
The more you can focus on things you DO want (as opposed to what you don’t want), the quicker you will be able to manifest your dreams and desires.
2.) Believe and Take Action
What does believing you will get what you want mean?
Believing means having a positive expectancy that what you have asked for will be delivered. You must understand and accept that you have put your faith in powers much greater than your own. It’s about deciding with complete certainty that what you want will 100% happen.
The majority of people have negative limiting beliefs which keep them from allowing abundance and happiness to manifest in their lives.
If this sums you up, realize that you must first eliminate the negative limiting beliefs that have been holding you back.
When you finally believe that you’ll get what you ask for, the second step is to take action.
Taking action required would create your desired outcome and affirm your belief that what you want and have asked for is within reach.
3.) Match What You Want Vibrationally
To receive that which you are asking for, you must become a vibrational match for what you want to manifest into your life.
The best way to match the vibration of what you are asking for is to focus on the positive emotions of joy, love, gratitude, and appreciation throughout the day.
You should also practice trying to feel the various emotions you would experience if you already had what you are asking for.
You can create these emotions directly through the thoughts that you are thinking. Your thoughts are creating feelings constantly, so it’s important to be very aware when your emotions feel negative and turn them positive.
As with just about everything, this takes practice and patience. The more conscious effort you put into attracting what you want, the easier it will become.
The Law of Attraction Quotes
Historically, many spiritual leaders and teachers have known the power our thoughts have over our lives. Here’s some Law of Attraction quotes from great minds:
What you think you become. What you feel you attract. When you imagine, you create. – Buddha
You are the master of your destiny, and you can influence, direct and directly control your environment. You can make your life the exact way you want it to be. – Napoleon Hill
Whatever you focus on, think about, and talk about intensely, you’re going to attract more into your life. – Jack Canfield
Thoughts become things. If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hands. – Bob Proctor
What you hold in your mind consistently is what you will experience in your life. – Tony Robbins
Many people are thinking about what they don’t want, and then they wonder why it shows up repeatedly. – John Assaraf
Whether you think you can do or think you can’t do, you are right either way. – Henry Ford
You create your thoughts, then your thoughts create your intentions, and your intentions create your reality. – Wayne Dyer
Every second is an opportunity to change your life because, at any moment, you can change the way you feel. – Rhonda Byrne
Imagination is everything. It’s the preview of life’s coming attractions. – Albert Einstein.
Law of Attraction Tips
Now that you are fully aware of how you create your life, you can no longer create your future by accident or default.
Let this sink in because this is your moment to begin consciously and deliberately creating the future you want.
1.) Your Thoughts Determine Your Desires
Your thoughts are very potent. They are energy, and they are measurable. Every thought you have provides a declaration of your desires to the Universe.
Thoughts that you think about today, feelings that you feel today, and actions you take today will determine tomorrow’s experiences.
So, you must begin to think and feel positive in a way that aligns with what you eventually wish to be an experience in life.
2.) Always Dream Big
Never hold back or censor your dreams and goals with probabilities or practicalities. It is not necessary to know every step that you will take to achieve your desires. It’s simply a matter of deciding what you want in life and knowing that you deserve it.
Be open to infinite possibilities and watch for the signs of your dreams manifesting in your life.
3.) Regular Use of Positive Affirmations
Positive affirmations are a wonderful tool to help solidify your positive beliefs. All the thoughts you have and all the words you say are affirmations. Your thoughts and words are very powerful declarations of how you perceive yourself and the world around you.
Positive affirmations are very influential for self-transformation. Regular use of positive affirmations is key for creating the life you desire.
Affirmations work by slowly replacing negative beliefs and limiting ideas that you have accepted as your reality over the years. Positive statements declare who you wish to be and what you wish to experience in life.
4.) Clarify Your Dreams & Goals
Your dreams and goals should have absolutely no limits. There’s a whole world of happiness and abundance out there just waiting for you.
A wonderful and active process for clarifying your long-term goals in life is to write down a list of goals and desires that you would like to accomplish during your life.
5.) Visualize for Success
Visualization is a fantastic manifesting tool that anyone can use to improve many areas of life. Do you want a promotion? Do you want to make more friends? Want to climb Mount Everest?
Visualization can certainly help you in all areas of life. This is why so many highly successful people use visualization to help them achieve their goals in life.
For more information on visualization, read our article: Visualization
Take Positive & Affirmative Action Now!
Try and become more aware of the incredible synchronicity that exists in your life. Try and remove any lingering negative thoughts or emotions.
The Law of Attraction gives you infinite possibilities. It can deliver joy and abundance into your life if you allow it to. You can use it to sculpt your life in every way if you begin to work with it in an active and focussed way.
Sandy Gallagher: How the Law of Attraction Works
Jack Canfield: Using the Law of Attraction for Joy, Relationships, Money & Success