What is the Law of Attraction?
Several spiritual laws rule, not just the universe itself, but also every single aspect of our existence (i.e. the Law of Karma). They are called “Laws” because they are universal. Like the laws of physics, they cannot be avoided or broken, and they do not discriminate since they apply to everyone. They are the 7 laws of the universe.
Most of us spend a significant part of our lives suffering the consequences of these laws without even being aware of their existence. The good news is that when you take your time to learn and understand the laws, they can work alongside you and help you transform your life according to your desires. Instead of being tossed around by life, you become an interactive character, a chooser of your destiny.
The Law of Attraction says you can attract your desires into your life by using the power of your mind. You are an extraordinary being with the power to create worlds, and the Law of attraction allows you to do exactly that.
Although the term “Law of Attraction” did not exist until the 19th century, you can find references to this Law in many ancient practices and teachings.
“All that we are is a result of what we have thought.” – Buddha
But we are talking about a Universal Law. Just like the Law of Gravity was realized by Newton, the Law of Attraction was not invented but rather realized by many people throughout human existence.
“Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in a prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” – Mark 11:24.”
In the early 1900s, the Law of Attraction gained momentum, and a few authors and lecturers ventured into this subject. Among them was Neville Goddard. Neville Goddard was a very influential teacher and author of several books about the Law of attraction. He is still an authority on the subject, many years after his death.
Neville’s approach to the Law of attraction was unique and irreverent. Being a devoted Christian, Neville reinterpreted the Holly Bible, reading in between the lines and bringing into modern times what had been hidden in plain sight for centuries. Neville brings us to the recognition of our divine existence.
He reminds us that we are part of the Universe we live in and that there is no separation between who we are and what we want. We are already complete and infinite beings. He shows us that everything already exists in potential. We only have to stretch our hand and grab it.
“A change of feeling is a change of destiny” – Neville Goddard.
How does the law of attraction work?
The Law of Attraction is straightforward and can be used by anyone.
The Law of attraction shows you that you will attract whatever you focus your energy on. Or in other words, whatever you think and feel will eventually manifest in your life. You see, the Law of attraction is constantly working. You are never free from its effects. Every experience you encounter was once a thought or a feeling that eventually manifested in your life. You did not notice the presence of the Law and your creative power because you were not keeping track and paying attention.
The average person has thousands of thoughts every day, and most of these are repeating thoughts from the previous day. If our thoughts create our reality, it is easy to understand why our lives are pretty much the same every day, rarely changing.
When we start inspecting our thoughts, we realize that most of them are just random verbalizations or a constant narrative of what we are experiencing. Though thoughts can pass through our minds as they please, we seem to have no say in all of this. Unfortunately, the result of an untamed mind is an uncontrollable life.
By being aware of your thoughts, you get the power to change them and keep track of them, which will show you how much influence they have in creating your life. How many times have you thought about someone you have not heard from in a while. And then, out of the blue, you meet them in an unexpected place?
How many times did you say, “I knew this was going to happen”? On these rare occasions, you were paying attention and were able to connect the dots. Still, most of the time, we cannot see how much influence we have in manifesting our experiences.
Thoughts and Feelings
Although thoughts are a big part of your creative power, they cannot accomplish much without the help of feelings.
Have you noticed that some thoughts do not affect you? These thoughts pass through you without leaving any mark and no feelings, just as if they never existed. These are the thoughts that will rarely manifest, as there is no investment or interest from you.
At the same time, specific thoughts can bring about a feeling.
Give it a try. Think about something that makes you happy. How do you feel about it? Do you feel the warmth in your heart? Perhaps a wave of well-being running throughout your body?
What happens when you think of something you do not like? The feelings still come up. But now, instead of the warmth, you may feel some discomfort, worry, or anxiety.
These are the thoughts that have the potential to manifest into reality. You have invested your attention and feelings into them, whether they are positive or negative. To consciously manifest them, all you need to do is to follow some simple rules.
How to apply the Law of Attraction
Before you start, you must become aware of your thoughts as they will influence the outcome of your desires. Start by paying attention to them and be selective. Do not keep thoughts you do not wish to see manifesting in your life.
Do not worry if you have a few thoughts that you do not wish to manifest. Acknowledge them and change them into something more positive. Remember that what you resist persists, so you do not want to stress about unwanted thoughts.
There are several different ways you can use to apply the Law of Attraction. You can prepare a vision board and write a note. Or even journal your life into existence; now, we will only address the most common practice: visualization using feelings.
How to do it?
- Decide what you want to manifest in your life.
- Create a scene that depicts your life after you have manifested what you want. It helps to write it down.
- Add as many details to the scene as you can.
- Make use of your senses. What noises can you hear in the background? Are there any particular smells?
- Is there someone else with you? Who are they, what are they wearing? What are they saying?
- How do you feel about it?
- Visualize the scene several times, use all your senses, and feel like you had already received your desire.
How does it work?
Everything is made of energy. Our bodies, our thoughts, the trees, the cars, the buildings, and money. Everything has its energy signature. The law of attraction shows that like attracts like. Therefore, when you match your energy to the energy of what you desire, it will undoubtedly be attracted to you. How can you do it? Simple. You think about it, you feel it, you smell it, you taste it.
Now, if it were this simple, we would all have what we desire, but we do not. Why is that, then?
Remember how I said the most important thing was to be aware of our thoughts? Well, they can help your manifestation, but they can also prevent it from happening.
During a day, many of our thoughts are an internal conversation on how we are incomplete in some way or that we do not deserve or are worthy of good things. Most of us are so used to this internal conversation that we do not even notice it.
What will happen if you sit down for 5 minutes a day and visualize and feel your desired object. Still, instead, you spend the rest of the day having thoughts that contradict that desire? If you ignore your thought patterns, odds are you might end up feeling frustrated with the results or the lack of them.
Another essential aspect to consider is to trust that the universe is working on your behalf and let go of the outcome. If you are too eager to attract what you want, you send out a vibration into the universe that you lack that object.
Remember, like attracts like, and you will be attracting the lack of the object instead of the object itself. To avoid this, ask yourself, “how would I feel if I had… already in my life?” stick to those feelings as if you had already received them. This way, the universe hears “I already have it,” which you attract.
You can use the same process for attracting love, relationships, or even if you are looking to change your appearance. Let us look at some practical examples for a better understanding.
How to use the law of attraction to attract love
• Construct your scene as per the instructions above. It helps write it down and read it a few times before you are ready to visualize it.
• Sit in a quiet place and close your eyes, allowing some time for your mind to relax.
• See the scene from your own eyes, always from the first-person perspective. Visualize that you are looking at your own hands and enter the scene from that perspective.
• See your desired partner sitting next to you. You can see you are holding hands. You can feel the warmth of her/his hand and how it feels between your fingers.
• You can smell the ocean, and you can hear the waves coming and going.
• Now hear her/him say “Happy 5th anniversary, my love”.
• Look at them and reply, “These have been the happiest years of my life” smile and feel the warmth in your heart, feel the love you have for your partner and how good it feels to be loved in return.
• Repeat the scene a few times. Do not force anything. Just let it flow. 5-10 minutes should be more than enough.
• Go about your day and try not to think about it. If you find yourself thinking about that person during the day, make sure you have a very casual approach. Feelings of lack or doubts will delay the manifestation.
Remember that manifesting a specific person is not always what you think it will be, even if the manifestation is successful. You may prefer constructing a scene where you hear your partner say the words instead of looking at them. You feel their embrace from behind. This way, you remain open regarding the person, but you still focus on how you want to feel.
The process will be the same, whichever desire you are trying to attract. You change the story and the subject you are focusing on. The scene used above is just an example. If you construct your scene, it becomes more personal and believable. You want it to feel natural, not forced.
Using LOA to attract money:
If you want to manifest being a millionaire, but you do not believe it’s possible, you will not manifest it. There are two ways to approach manifesting money:
- You start by manifesting smaller amounts that you believe you can quickly achieve and slowly work your way up
- You manifest the object or the lifestyle you were looking to achieve with that money.
- You can use the Law of attraction money affirmations.
Say you want to buy a new car, but you do not have the money. Instead of manifesting the money, you manifest the car itself.
Again, you follow the instructions above, construct the scene that matches what you want to manifest, visualize and feel yourself in the scene, and let it go.
How do I know that it is working?
You have been doing your visualizations for a few days now. Still, nothing seems to be happening, and you start doubting if it is working. Do not worry. This is a natural part of the process. You need to learn to trust that the universe hears your requests, and you must give them time to grow and manifest in the physical world.
But to keep your mind at ease, the universe usually shows you a few signs that your desire is indeed on its way to you. Here is a small list of things that may happen to you while you wait.
• You start seeing the object of your desire all around you. You see other people receiving it or buying it, or the theme comes up in conversations with random people.
•You start noticing changes in your life that have nothing to do with the change you are trying to manifest. This indicates that the energies are changing, preparing the way for something new to come in.
•You may experience seeing series of numbers (i.e., 111, 222, or even 123123123) more and more often.
•You feel better and happier for no reason.
•You start experiencing more synchronicities or lucky coincidences.
Let me give you an example from my own experience. About a year ago, I started thinking I wanted a new car. It was time to upgrade, but I did not know what car to buy or where to buy it. So, I decided to visualize a conversation with a friend of mine, who congratulated me on my new car. I followed the visualization process a few times. Eventually, I forgot about it as life became busier than what I was used to.
I would remember my desire for a new car from time to time, but I always said, “it is on its way and it is perfect for me,” and I would let it go.
I remember starting to see the number 22 everywhere, but I did not pay much attention at the time.
A colleague from work bought a new car around the same time, and everyone seemed to be talking about it.
One day, on my way home from work, at precisely 4.22 pm, my car decided to break down. I could not go over 10 mph and was forced to stop at the first layby. Guess what? There was a car standing right there.
I drove past it every day but never even considered shopping there. The truth is that I met a very friendly salesman from I bought the perfect car at the perfect price. When I looked on the mile counter, it showed “7,222”.
Is the Law of Attraction scientifically proven?
You may have heard of Dr. Masaru Emoto, a Japanese researcher who has made studies on water and proved its connection to our individual and collective consciousness.
His experiences showed how water reacts to our energy, our words, and our thoughts, not just locally but at a great distance as well. His studies and experiences are fascinating. You can learn more about Dr. Emoto’s work at the following link: Science of Water – Office Masaru Emoto.
On a personal level, I have proven the validity of the LOA time and time again. From small to prominent manifestations. I manifested a car, a relationship, a new house, to name a few. Life was so random until I took the time to learn and practice, then, one step at a time, things started falling into place.
The Law of Attraction can work in any area of your life. You can use it to improve yourself, change your life conditions, work, and even find a suitable partner. Whatever you desire can be yours if you follow the process and do not get attached to the outcome. Allow things to happen naturally, without forcing.
FAQ – Questions and answers about the Law of Attraction
What if the law of Attraction is not working?
Check to see if you have contradictory thoughts during the day. Or perhaps you are too eager? Take a step back and let it go for a few days.
Is the law of Attraction biblical?
The Bible is mainly written in parables, therefore open to interpretation. Although, there are a few quotes that unmistakably refer to the law of Attraction. Here are a few examples:
“If thou can believe, all things are possible, to him that believeth.” – Mark 9.23
“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7
“For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” – Matthew 7:8
“You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you.” – Job 22:28
Is the law of Attraction bad?
The Law of Attraction is neither good nor bad. It is a law that governs our Universe. We manifest our reality, whether we are conscious of it or not.
Can the law of attraction help depression?
Yes, the Law of Attraction can help alleviate and even overcome depression.
Can the law of Attraction attract a specific person?
Yes, it can help attract a specific person into your life.
Can the law of attraction change destiny?
The LOA can change the way your life is going.
Will the law of Attraction bring ex back?
Yes, it can help attract a specific person into your life.
Can the law of attraction change eye color, increase the height or change the bone structure?
The LOA can help manifest all sorts of body changes, but keep in mind that you have to believe they are possible for you for these changes to manifest.