What is the Law of Attraction?
According to TheLawOfAttraction.com (2018), "The Law of Attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. It is believed that regardless of age, nationality or religious belief, we are all susceptible of the laws which govern the Universe, including the Law of Attraction which uses the power of the mind to translate whatever is in our thoughts and materialize them into reality" (para. 1).
In simpler terms, whatever you think becomes your reality. Your thoughts become things. I started implementing the Law of Attraction (LOA) a couple months ago, and let me tell you, it has changed my LIFE. Once you realize how powerful your thoughts truly are, your life will change forever. Once you believe in the LOA, the universe will give you whatever your heart desires. You just have to ask, believe and receive.
Let me give you two basic definitions for words that are going to pop up throughout this blog:
Manifestations: Anything you are trying to attract into your life (ex: a car, a house, more money, a new job).
Affirmations: Anything you repeatedly say to yourself out loud or in your head.
Everything has vibrational energy. A physical item, your feelings, your emotions, every single thing in your life has vibrational energy. The energy you are giving out to the universe (positive or negative) determines how quickly you are going to receive your manifestations. The more positive energy you are giving out, the more positive energy you will get back.
Alright, I know talking about the ‘universe’ sounds a little far-fetched, but hear me out! The Law of Attraction is amazing! And it only requires you to think about three steps. Asking, believing, and receiving.
Ask: Ask the universe what you want.
Visualize what you want in life. Visualize yourself having it. Meditate on your thoughts. Really understand what you want and WHY you want it. Why do you want that new job? How will it make you feel when you have it? The more you associate positive thoughts with your manifestations, the quicker you will receive them. If you are constantly thinking negatively (I can’t have this because I’m broke, I won’t get a new job because I am not smart enough), you are going to attract that! Change every negative thought into a positive one.
I know this can be hard. It takes time and patience. Instead of resisting those negative thoughts, try to understand why you are having those thoughts and what you can do to make them positive. Gain control of your thoughts, DO NOT let them control you!!! Again, I know this can be hard and overwhelming at first, but it takes time. You have to take the time to know and understand your thoughts.
Use affirmations!! Every morning, wake up and list/say out loud three affirmations. Ones I say everyday are:
1. I deserve love and to live a happy, fulfilled life.
2. I am more than my past.
3. I am in control of my thoughts and reality.
Believe: Believe you already have it.
This can be tricky. You have to live like you already have what you want to manifest. If you want a new car, go out and test drive that car. If you want a new house, go to open houses. Meet with a realtor. Do things that make you feel like you already have what you want.
Look at things you have manifested in the past! Just because you are now learning about the law of attraction does not mean you have never manifested anything. You have manifested everything in your life to this very second!! Small or big. Your college degree? You manifested that! Your new job? Manifested. House you bought? Manifested. Isn’t that incredible?!
Increase your positive vibrations! The more you are increasing your vibrations, the more positive energy you are giving out which means the happier you are. The happier you are, the more you will be able to believe the good in life! Which means you will be able to believe your manifestations more! Things that raise your vibration are being kind to others, being in the present moment, being grateful, working out, doing yoga, meditating, eating food that nourishes your body, taking care of your mind, body and soul, cleaning up your environment.
Be GRATEFUL! Gratitude is the attitude. Write down 3 or more things you are grateful every single day. Showing gratitude raises your positive vibrations which in return helps you manifest what you want quicker. If you are not happy with what you have now, do you really think you will be happy just because you are driving a new car?
Read and learn more about the LOA. Watch YouTube videos. Read books. Research the internet. Research success stories. Watch The Secret on Netflix. The more you understand the LOA the more you will manifest what you want in life.
Receive: You will receive it.
This is the fun part! You are finally receiving what you want! Be on the lookout for signs that you are receiving your manifestations.
Synchronicities – little signs that show you that you are doing the right thing
Ex: The day I decided to get over my fear and share my blog I opened a fortune cookie that said:
“Many seek you out for insightful advice” HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!?
Never turn down a gut instinct or an opportunity. Take action now and do not worry about the how! The how will work itself out. You just need to do it. This should not be stressful nor scary. Have faith!! If you are feeling excited and happy, your manifestations are working!!
I truly think the LOA is amazing and it has changed the way I look at life. I am more conscious and aware of my thoughts and feelings and I no longer hide from them. I embrace them. If you are religious you may be asking where God plays a role in all of this. Rachel Hollis, Author of Girl Wash Your Face, said it best:
“As a Christian, I grew up learning that God was in control, that God had a plan for my life, and I believe that in the marrow of my bones that this is true. I believe God loves each of us unconditionally, but I don’t think that means we get to squander the gifts and talents he’s given us simply because we’re good enough already. A caterpillar is awesome, but if the caterpillar stopped there – if she decided that good is good enough, we would miss out on all the beautiful creatures she would become”.
I still have a lot to learn and I can’t wait to expand my knowledge on this topic. I plan on writing more blogs on my tips and tricking for manifesting, how to raise your vibrations, and just all things LOA, self-love and fitness so make sure you follow me on Instagram so you can know when a new blog is posted!