How To Apply The Law of Attraction

apply the law of attractionWe’ve heard about The Law of Attraction. We’re told that we design our own reality using a limitless creative power of which we’re an essential part. The Law of Attraction is based on the premise that what we think about, we bring about.

There’s plenty of evidence to support the Law. The placebo effect shows that sugar pills can cure illness if a patient believes he’s getting medicine. Quantum physics particles routinely behave according to the predictions of the observer. The experimenter effect occurs when the outcome of a study is affected by what the researcher thinks will happen.

The Law of Karma and the Law Of Cause And Effect state that “as we sow, so shall we reap.” Esoteric principles like “as within, so without” reinforce the notion that our lives are but mirrors of our souls. Twentieth-century teachers like Napolean Hill tell us that thought is the only cause. Jung once said, “‘When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.” The old saying “be careful what you wish for” suggests we have more power than we think.

So why don’t we have what we want? If we accept the premise that the Law is valid, then operational glitches must come from ourselves. Troubleshoot your Law of Attraction program for these user-errors:

1. Give it time. Although the Law can bring instant gratification, we usually have to wait for our thoughts to take physical form. Persist until thoughts become reality.

2. Visualize. Imagination is thought. Visualizing what we want and creating the positive emotions associated with already having it can supercharge the creative process. Studies show that mental practice is as effective as physical practice in improving performance.

3. Accept. Circumstances can’t change when thoughts remain the same. People routinely get divorced only to attract someone else who’s just like the previous partner. Seeing ourselves as victims negates our power of choice. Be open to the possibility that you’ve created your life exactly as it is. What’s the payoff? What will you lose if things change?

4. Practice consistency. The Law responds 24/7 to our habitual and predominant thoughts. Thinking positive every now and then won’t get results. It takes work. Negative thoughts will come, but we can switch to positive thoughts whenever we wish.

5. Be grateful. Gratitude is a powerful tool. When we’re grateful, we’re happy. When we’re happy, we attract blessings. Gratitude is an easy way to replace negative thoughts. When someone cuts us off in traffic, we can be grateful we weren’t sideswiped and disfigured in a collision.

6. Believe. To have something, we must believe it’s possible. Find a way to crack open the closed door of disbelief. If you want a million dollars, consider all the immigrants who started with nothing and became wealthy beyond belief. No matter how outrageous it seems, find a way to believe you can have it.

7. Banish doubt and discouragement. Instead of believing negative self-talk like “I can’t do this, it’s too hard,” put your faith in positive self-talk like, “I can do this if I keep at it.” Maintain momentum. Take baby-steps toward a goal even when the odds are against you.

8. Be vigilant. If we ponder what we don’t want, the Law brings it into our lives. Think only about what you want, pay attention to what you like, and ignore what has no appeal.

9. Try less and let more. Fighting and struggling with negative thoughts gives them greater power. Take a break and think about something else. The relaxed mind is open to pleasant feelings and inspired ideas.

10. Dig beneath the surface. Have you ever gotten what you wanted only to sabotage it? Unfair as it seems, the Law responds to thoughts we’re unwilling or unable to face. We can clear out these “viruses” by becoming aware of our emotions. Persistent feelings of guilt, fear, anger, and low self-esteem can alert us to negative programs that run subconsciously. We can allow ourselves to feel and release these painful emotions without acting on them. We can remind ourselves that “this too shall pass.”

The Law of Attraction works in harmony with a Source that’s greater than ourselves. Whether we call this power God, Allah, or Spirit, we can turn to it for guidance and sustenance at any time. We do not make the Law of Attraction work. We only align ourselves with the Power that created it.

3 Responses to “How To Apply The Law of Attraction”

  1. Donovan says:

    The law of attraction is simply a mental concept, which has no actual meaning. Something is true if it shows up in reality. You can’t mentally attract anything. It either is or it isn’t. Anything else is just mental masturbation. My life works, not because I try to create anything. I simply live my life and let it unfold. And it does. I don’t think about anything. No think, just do.
    Donovan Moore

  2. michael says:

    Donovan, do you actually believe that your physical exertion and efforts alone dictate the outcome of your life? I find it necessary to reflect and gain new perspective on a regular basis. I often find that doubt and negative thoughts creep in and damper my flow unless I make a conscious effort to route them out. It is also the realization that there is something out there greater than “I” that gives me the strength to fight every day…but maybe that’s just me…

  3. cathy says:

    I think there is truth to both sides of this. You should work hard, not get bogged down in the details, but I agree that there are greater forces at play than just our efforts alone.

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