Are you new to the Law of Attraction?
Or are you already a fan of the law and would like to know the science behind this amazing philosophy?
Did you come across the law of attraction in your search to improve your wealth, health, or for love?
Whether you are a recent follower of the law or an experienced practitioner, there is always so much to understand and learn to make it work better for you. Everything you have heard about the law of attraction and the things you can achieve with it is true. Rest assured, the law delivers way more than you ever imagined. You just need to know what works best for you and how to get the utmost out of it. For this, you need to find the answer to the question – how does the law of attraction work. Read on to know more…
What is the Law of Attraction?
(You may skip this part if you are already familiar with the law.)
The law of attraction is defined as the universal principle that uses the power of the mind to turn our thoughts into reality. In simpler words, it is the power to attract into life whatever our focus is on. It is the Universe’s secret way of making our wishes come true.
It is believed that the Universe is guided by a set of laws without which there will be chaos and confusion. The law of attraction is one of the Universal Laws that make the world go around. These laws exist in the Universe, irrespective of whether we are aware of it or not, believe in it or not. It is similar to the gravitational force, one of the physical laws governing the Universe. Everything in this Universe is subject to gravity; there is no escaping that. The law of attraction works similarly.
Very few people are aware of the law of attraction, how it works, and the steps of manifestation. Even fewer believe in it. That doesn’t make it any less real or truthful. However, many of us are unknowingly getting help from the law of attraction to achieve what we set our hearts upon in everyday life. We are also bearing the consequences of ignorance of the law by not harnessing the power of our minds and allowing our minds to wander into undesirable space.
It is to our advantage that we have a good understanding of how the law of attraction works, how to apply the law in life and act accordingly.
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The 7 Laws of attraction
These 7 sub laws together bring to life the concept of the law of attraction. They are
- The law of unwavering desire:
The real power of manifestation lies within the self – a staunch desire. Believing in self and self-worth are two key components that make your desire pure and strong. When this resolute desire is strengthened by the purity of intention and absence of fear, doubt, and desperation, there can only be one outcome in manifestation – success.
- The law of magnetism:
‘Like attracts like’ is one of the fundamental laws of attraction. Everything in this Universe is vibrating at different frequencies. When your frequency matches that of your desire, manifestation happens. In other words, your desires become a reality when you are a vibrational match for it. This happens when you maintain an optimistic outlook and your focus is solely on your goal without distractions.
- The law of manifestation:
The mind is the most powerful tool for manifesting your desires. Whatever you are focusing on, you attract into your life, irrespective of whether it is good for you or not. While positive thoughts help in attracting positive things into your life, the reverse is also true, unfortunately. All the more reason to entertain positive thoughts and drive away negativity.
- The law of balance:
The right balance is one of the keystones of the law of attraction. In the pursuit of future goals, you should not lose sight of the present – where you are and what you have now. Because when you lose touch with the present, you are bound to become over-ambitious, desperate, and stressed. Your strategy in life should be to maintain the balance by staying calm and working steadily towards the goal.
- The law of conscientious action:
“Action speaks louder than words”. “What goes around comes around”. Some refer to this as ‘karma’. This law states that how we behave and treat others is the deciding factor in what we get in life. By being a good human being, you are bringing positivity to those around you and also for yourself.
- The law of synchronization:
Everything in this Universe is interlinked and is in harmony. You are also part of this universal network of energy sources. When you align yourself with the Universe, you are free to tap into the universal energy and gain access to everything it has on offer. Including, wealth, abundance, good health, and loving relationships.
- The law of universal influence:
All your thoughts and actions will have a butterfly effect on the world around you because everything in this Universe is connected. By consciously choosing to be positive in life, you are spreading positivity in your close circle as well as to the world beyond. You need to be aware that you have a role to play in the peace and wellbeing of the entire Universe.
The 3 steps of manifestation
Manifesting your desires with the law of attraction is a 3-step process – Ask, Believe, Receive.
Ask: The path to successful manifestation starts with identifying your real desires or goals in life. In the course of your daily life, you would be wishing for many things just by way of habit. Most of them are inconsequential and trivial. The key is to identify the ones that you are serious about and pursue it. A point to remember is to focus on what you want and not on what you don’t want. Because it is important to maintain a positive outlook and stay away from the negativity triggered by lack or absence of things.
Believe: One of the prime requisites to successful manifestation is an unflinching belief in the process. It is not your place to question the mechanics of the Universe. However, trust is not that easy to come by, especially when you are dealing with an unknown, invisible entity such as the Universe. Limiting beliefs may create hurdles in your path. Then it is time to revisit your beliefs and get rid of the ones that are detrimental to your progress. The next step is to take action to aid in the realization of your goal. This is beneficial in strengthening your belief and help you to stay positive and motivated.
Receive: You need to get ready to receive your desire by becoming a vibrational match. As your desire is at a higher frequency, you need to raise yours to match it. Maintaining a positive attitude and expressing gratitude for what you already have in life are two easy and simple methods to raise your vibrational frequency.
Fact or Fiction: Does it really work?
When you come across the law of attraction and manifestation for the first time, it is natural to feel skeptical. After all, it is not easy to verify or find solid proof for something abstract and intangible. You may have doubts about its efficacy even at a later stage if your initial attempts at manifestation end up in failure. Put your mind at rest, the law of attraction works. It is a fact, not fiction. Nor magic or hocus-pocus. It conforms to the known laws of the Universe.
Simple as it may seem, the law of attraction calls for some basic conditions for successful manifestation. These prerequisites may look easy and straightforward but are hard to practice. For example, belief or trust in the process. Even if you manage to believe in it in the beginning, as you go ahead with manifestation and with success nowhere in sight, it is difficult to maintain the trust. Getting rid of limiting beliefs is another hurdle to overcome.
Manifesting with the law of attraction works 100%, only if you allow it to work. Doubt, fear, and desperation are just some of the demons you will face when you are on a manifestation journey. The best way to succeed is to ensure that you are feeling good all the time. Be happy, be positive, the Universe takes care of the rest. Can you manage to do that?
Famous and successful people who swear by this amazing philosophy are living proofs of its veracity. In recent years the field of quantum physics has unraveled the astonishing power of the mind and its impacts on life and the world around us. The medical world is slowly waking up to the potential of positive thinking, affirmations, and visualization as healing techniques.
You need not have an in-depth knowledge of quantum physics or medical science to practice the law of attraction and manifest your desires. But it may help allay your doubts and cement your belief in the process. So, how does the law of attraction work?
A scientific explanation of the law of attraction
The law of attraction is best explained through the law of vibration. The law of vibration is one of the basic laws of the Universe. It states that everything in this Universe, including our thoughts and emotions, is made up of energy and they are all vibrating at different frequencies.
Further, our thoughts are transmitted into the Universe as energy vibrations by our brain cells or neurons. When our thought vibration of certain frequency meets another energy vibration of the same frequency from people or things, the same is attracted to us. In the law of attraction parlance, this is explained as ‘like attracts like’.
How does it translate to reality in everyday life? When we are happy, peaceful, relaxed, appreciative, passionate, or excited, we send out positive energy vibrations. On the other hand, when we are feeling sad, depressed, anxious, worried, confused, lonely, or resentful, we send out negative energy vibrations.
According to the law of attraction, the Universe doesn’t distinguish between positive and negative vibrations. You just get back more of what you are giving. This means, when you are feeling positive, you attract good, positive things and when feeling down, you are inviting to unpleasant things or circumstances.
All the more reason to think positive!
Manifestation explained with the help of quantum physics
This is an attempt at a scientific explanation of how the law of attraction works. The science we have to deal with is quantum physics. Explaining how manifestation happens through quantum physics is still at a nascent stage. So, it may not be an easy read for those who are new to the subject.
Quantum physics is the study of the behavior of matter at an atomic stage, ie, the smallest quantity of matter or quanta (plural is quantum). Researches in the field have proved that reality is created by the act of observation. In plain speak, it means that looking for something makes it appear out of nowhere. In other words, when you are not aware of something, it doesn’t exist in your reality.
Now, let us attempt to explain manifestation using quantum entanglement. Quantum entanglement deals with the relationship between two or more particles or quantum that interact in such a way that it is impossible to describe the state of one without describing the other. That is, they are bonded together and can influence each other.
We are already aware of the fact that everything in this Universe is interlinked. This means you are connected to everything else. The only way for you to influence others is with your mind – your emotions and thoughts. Using your mental capabilities, you can interact and thereby influence others. So, if you want to attract people, things, or circumstances, all you need to do is to control and use your thoughts. This is what manifestation does!
7 steps to manifest your dreams
If you find the above explanation hard to understand, don’t worry. As long as you can follow these easy-to-understand steps, you can successfully manifest anything you set your heart on.
Before you begin:
Before you start on your manifestation journey, you need to ensure that you satisfy these pre-conditions. Ignoring them may have disastrous consequences.
The first and most important of them all is getting rid of limiting beliefs. All of us have a belief system, which we built up from the time we can remember through the wisdom of others and our own experiences. Some of these beliefs may be in contradiction with our desire and hence they cannot co-exist. For example, when you wish to have lots of money and you also believe that you don’t need that kind of money to live comfortably, it is clearly a contradiction. So, it is either your belief or desire. The decision is yours.
The next step is to eliminate fear and doubt from your mind. Both have negative connotations and we know that negativity is like an open invitation to unhappy and disagreeable things and circumstances in life.
Practice positive thinking. It is not as easy as it sounds. Even positive people will have some negative thoughts now and then. The trick is not to let it stay longer in the mind. The moment you detect negativity, take action. Turn it around to positive thinking. This is something you can do with practice over time. And, this is vital for the success of your manifestation attempt.
Last but not least is to believe in the process. Believe that it actually works. You may start with small intentions, something that is possible to achieve if you put your mind to it, but usually fails because you ignore it. Small successes go a long way in establishing trust in the process. Moreover, the wait time for realization is less, and joy comparatively more.
Step 1 – Decide what you want
This is the first step you need to do to start manifesting with the law of attraction. You need to have a clear idea of what you want to have in your life and do with it. Most people skip this step and it one of the most common reasons for their failure at manifesting. The need for clarity in your goal cannot be stressed enough.
You can’t just wish for happiness or abundance. These are very vague and unclear wishes that lead to unsatisfactory outcomes. Clarity is the key to a successful manifestation.
When you are confused about what you want in life and do not have a clear vision about what you want to achieve, you send out vague and confusing signals to the Universe. This will result in off-the-mark outcomes that may not be what you wanted in the first place.
To avoid this, start asking yourself pointed questions such as what you want to do with your life, where you want it lead and who would you like to share it with. Adding ‘why’ and ‘when’ questions can help in bringing more clarity to your desire. Questions such as when you want your desire to be fulfilled and why you want it.
When you set your target ambiguously, you are going wrong in the very first step in manifestation. Irrespective of whether you follow the remaining steps accurately, you most probably would end up with an unsatisfactory result.
Summary: Decide what you want to attract with crystal clear precision. Add as many details to your desire as you can. This will increase the chance of a successful outcome.
Step 2 – Ask the Universe
Once you have decided what you want and have all the specifics ready, it is time to ask for it. You may write it down as a letter to the Universe or say it aloud as a prayer.
While at it you may include emotional words such as ‘grateful’, ‘thankful’, ‘thrilled’, or ‘happy’ in the request. These words, simple as they are, help in conveying your emotions, making the request more powerful, intense, and realistic.
It is not enough to ask the Universe for what you want once and forget about it. It is important that your desire stays at the top of your mind throughout your manifestation journey. For this, you need to repeat this ritual of asking the Universe at least once a day. The more you think about your goal, the better the chance of manifestation.
The secret is to etch your desire into your subconscious mind so that it gets imprinted in your heart, mind, and soul. You would begin to think, dream, live, and breathe it. Only then you would be able to tap into the power of the Universe to make your wish come true.
Summary: Ask for your goal by writing it down or saying it aloud at least once daily. Make the request more powerful by adding emotional words.
Step 3 – Visualize your success
This is the most powerful tool for manifesting your desires. This technique is used by an overwhelming number of successful people, mostly top-level athletes and sportspersons, even those who are not aware of the law of attraction.
Various scientific studies have proven its efficacy as a motivational technique to realize your goals. It is based on the fact that our brain cannot distinguish between what is real and what is imagined. When you visualize your future success, the thin line separating your real-world and imagination blurs and ultimately fades away. Our brain makes this possible by creating new neural pathways.
Visualization involves imagining or seeing your future after realizing your goal. For a beginner, this may not come easy. You may find it difficult to imagine yourself living in the lap of luxury when you are struggling to make ends meet now. Regular practice of visualization will help in honing your skill at it.
Again, visualization is not something you do once and leave it at that. You need to practice it at least once every day.
You may use your imagination to see your future in your mind’s eye. Or make a video of the same and watch it. Vision Board is another easy-to-use visualization tool. In this, you stick images representing your desires. You may also include inspirational quotes and affirmations in a vision board. The key is to position it in places you frequent. Your bedroom and office cubicle are the obvious choices. In this electronic age when most people spend the bulk of their time in front of their laptops or phones, the e-version of the vision board as wallpapers or screensavers is a good idea.
When you have mastered the art of visualization, you have bettered your chance at manifesting your desires.
Summary: Visualize your future life after successful manifestation to stay positive and motivated.
Step 4 – Add emotions into the mix
The reason for unsatisfactory experiences at visualization and affirmation is the lack of emotions in the process. You cannot go about these steps mechanically and expect successful manifestation. Do remember that manifestation is all about you, your desires, and your future. If you are unable to feel any emotions about your desires, maybe they are not worth having at all!
The Universe is always tuned into your wants and the signals you are sending. However, if you are not passionate or persuasive about what you want, if you are not involved emotionally in the pursuit of your desires, what kind of message are you sending the Universe? What chances are there that the Universe will manifest your wishes? You know the answer – not so great.
As mentioned earlier, everything in this Universe is energy. Thoughts are also energy vibrations. You can send stronger and intense messages to the Universe by involving your thoughts and feelings. Additionally, you may amp up the intensity by engaging your senses in the visualization process.
While attempting to attract money, you may use the sensation of touching/feeling bills/coins, smelling cash, or listening to the rustle of new bills/coins to intensify the experience. Including your senses in the process helps in adding more realism to your imagination.
Summary: Make your messages to the Universe more intense by involving emotions in the process.
Step 5 – Practice gratitude
Being grateful is an easy and simple way to let the Universe know what makes you happy. Gratitude for all the good things you have received in your life, whether big or small, is an important step in manifesting. For this, you need to understand that the Universe is on your side – always. It is constantly trying to bring to you what you want and wish for. When you send confusing signals to the Universe, you can only blame yourself for your plight.
Many people miss out on this step because once they get something good, they forget to be thankful. However, when the going is not great, these very same people start complaining and shout from their rooftops how unfair life is to them.
And, it is when you are down that you wish for something good in your life and make an attempt to attract positive things into your life. All the more reason why you need to feel gratitude even when your chips are down. Even in your worst phase in life, not everything happening will be bad. Something good also happens, though small and inconsequential. The need of the hour is to remember these good happenings and feel grateful for them. Maintaining a gratitude journal would be helpful.
When you are feeling grateful, you are content, happy, and at peace with your life. You are living a life of abundance – of love, health, wealth, and other things you consider important. This is sure to put you in a positive frame of mind, which is vital for a successful manifestation. On the other hand, complaining creates a life of lack and scarcity that gives rise to negativity.
Gratitude raises your vibrational frequency as you are feeling happy and positive. When you are grateful for the things you are wishing for, you are sending a message to the Universe that it is already yours and you are ready to receive it.
Summary: Being grateful for the good things in life tells the Universe what makes you happy,
Step 6 – Believe and trust the Universe
The five steps described above are a walk in the park compared to this one. The harder you try to believe or trust, the more elusive it is. However, this is essential to the process. After all, you cannot expect to attract your desires by merely thinking about it and doing some follow-ups.
And, this is where most people falter in manifestation. They go through all the steps of manifestation sincerely, but deep down they don’t believe that their dreams are about to come true. Most people ask the Universe to grant them wishes but do not trust in the ability of the Universe to make it happen. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that.
When you do not believe in the success of the process nor have trust in the Universe, you are undermining your effort to attract what you desire. Your mind is not in alignment with your actions. Your thoughts and feelings are at odds with what you do. When there is a conflict within yourself, how can you expect success at anything you attempt?
Trust and belief don’t come easy to most people. This is something you need to work on continuously and develop over some time. You need to go deeper and understand what is preventing you from believing in the process. Most probably it is limiting beliefs. Again, getting rid of them is not easy. Setting doable intentions and scoring small successes can help gain trust in the process.
Summary: Belief in the process and trust in the Universe are essential for success.
Step 7 – Getting ready to receive
After going through all the above steps of manifestation, you need to complete one more before you can enjoy the fruits of your labor. You need to get ready to receive what you have asked for.
If you are wishing for a new relationship, you need to get rid of the remanents of the old one and clear the space before you step into a new one. This is both physical and mental exercise. You need to muster the courage to wipe the slate clean and erase traces of your old relationship before welcoming the new one. Holding on to old failures will sour the new experience. You can make this happen by letting go.
Another approach is through giving. You need to give more to receive more. Giving can be anything, such as simple acts of kindness to strangers. Smiling and greeting strangers you meet, holding the door open for others, saying thanks for even small help received, and helping the needy in whichever way possible are all acts of giving.
Summary: Ring out the old, ring in the new. Master the art of giving. It benefits both.
Frequently asked questions on the law of attraction
You may not be aware, but the law is already working for you. All you need to learn is to use it with purpose and give it direction. That is, use it to achieve what you want. Again, if you feel the law is not working for you, it is because you are not following all the steps. You are missing out on something. Retrace your steps, find out where you went wrong, and take corrective action. That is all you need to do!
Before you start manifesting, you need to have a thorough understanding of yourself. Delve deep into your mind and find out more about your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Reveal your innermost self to yourself – the good, the bad, and the ugly sides – without reservation. Do not sugarcoat them or sweep them under the rug. Once in the open, try to improve yourself in the best way possible.
Before you ask the Universe what you want, you need to be 100% sure about it, This point cannot be stressed enough. Your state of mind when you are asking also matters. If you are feeling doubtful, desperate, or scared, you need to take remedial action before you go ahead. The actual act of asking the Universe is simple – you may say it aloud or write it down. It is as simple as that! You need to repeat this at least once every day.
That is a tricky question. It depends on where you are starting and what you want to achieve. It also depends on how many hurdles you have to overcome on the path. As a beginner, it is best to manifest one goal at a time and keep the goals within achievable limits. Or else you may lose faith and quit. As you gain more experience at manifesting, you will find that the law of attraction works easier and quicker.
As you learn to increase your vibrations to become a vibrational match for your desires, you would be able to manifest faster. Your vibrational frequency holds the key to fast manifestation. The more experience you gain at manifestation, the more you understand and work on yourself, the easier and faster it would be.
There could be any number of reasons for this. Are you following the steps of manifestation faithfully and precisely? You may consider some parts of it unimportant or unnecessary. But that is not the case. Each step is put in place because it is significant and vital to the whole process. If you are failing at it repeatedly, you need to retrace your steps, find out where you are going wrong and rectify it. In case you are not able to manage on your own despite your best efforts, you may seek professional help.
There are no restrictions on what you can manifest using the law of attraction. If you want to attract someone, it is very much possible. Just follow the steps of manifestation.
Manifesting money is just like manifesting any other desire. All you need to do is adhere to the manifestation steps. However, making it happen overnight is a different ball game altogether. Fast money manifestation is possible with experience. Again, it depends on the magnitude of your desire, that is, how much money you want to attract. Your current financial status also matters. As a beginner at manifestation, while struggling to make ends meet, you cannot expect to attract a million dollars overnight. Be patient, you will get there in time!