The Law of Attraction
In this post I want to describe what the Law of Attraction is, how you can use it to attract beautiful things to your life, and then attempt to explain how it works. If you have never heard about the law of attraction before, it may seem like a bizarre concept at first, but don’t let that prevent you from learning what could easily be one of the most important things you can learn in your life.
To put it in simple words, the Law of Attraction states that your intentions become your reality, therefore the more you think about something, the more chances you have to bring it to reality.
The Law of Attraction states that all the power comes from the universe, because at the lowest level, we are all made of the same thing: energy.
Now, you can ignore how the law of attraction works at the lowest level, and still get all the benefits from it. You don’t even have to give it a name, as you can summarize it as a single concept: you become what you think you can.
Successful people have used the Law of Attraction for centuries to achieve the greatest results in history. Many of them have even written about it.
Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. Albert EinsteinWhether you think you can or can’t either way you are right. Henry Ford
As you think so shall you become. Bruce Lee
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. Buddha
You create your own universe as you go along. Winston Churchill
It is done unto you as you believe. Jesus
Whatever your mind can conceive and can believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill
All these people agreed on the top-level concept of the Law of Attraction: you become what you think you can.
You are now ready to learn how to use the Law of Attraction to get everything you want in your life.
Learn this, and you’ll be able to attract anything you want in your life
This is the most interesting part for you. I recommend you to read the following paragraphs with an open mind and with a strong desire to learn if you want to get the most out of it.
As I’ve already said before, you become what you think you can, but what I forgot to say, is that this is always true. Let me explain what I mean. If you think that you would like to get a new car, but you also think that you can’t afford it, you are in reality reinforcing the idea that you can’t have a new car. The universe doesn’t mind wherever what you really want is a new car, as it will follow your intentions literally.
This is the reason why you don’t always have what you want, as in those cases you are probably reinforcing the exact opposite of what you really want. Let’s see another example, debts. If you constantly think about your debts, and how hard it is to pay them off, then you are in reality attracting them even more, and you’ll always end up having more of them.
It may seem absurd at first to believe in the Law of Attraction, so before I’ll tell you how to exactly take advantage of it, let me show you how it works.
When you think about something, your brain stores specific information in its internal memory. If you are thinking about getting a new car, your brain is storing that information for you, and it will automatically think of how to get one (using your so called unlimited potential), and chances are that you’ll get one soon. But if you think about not being able to afford it, your brain will do its best to make it even harder for you to get that new car.
Now, finally, let’s see how you can use the Law of Attraction to get what you want.
The first thing you have to learn is how to ask something to the universe (or to your brain, if that makes more sense to you). This step consists of three main actions: ask, believe, and receive.
- Ask. This is where you ask for what you want. It’s extremely important to be specific about what you want, and to use positive and meaningful words.
- Believe. This is where you act as you already have what you want.
- Receive. This is where you receive what you want from the universe.
When you ask for something, it’s important that you are specific and that you use the correct words. There are many ways you can use to ask for something, for example you may write down in paper your intention. It’s important that you use the present tense, for example you could write something like: “I am happy because I have $100,00 dollars in the bank”, as opposed to “I want to have $100,00 dollars in the bank”.
The believe part is where you live your life accordingly to your wish. Act as if you already have what you want, and really believe it. You can also use visualization to reinforce your thoughts. Your brain does not distinguish between a real experience and one that’s happening only in your heads, so if you want a new car, close your eyes and imagine driving your new car. If you want to have $100,00 dollars in your bank, write a check with your name and the amount of money and put it where you can see it every day.
The receive part is where you get what you want. You don’t yet know how you’ll get it, so you have to pay attention to your intuition, and be ready to act whenever you have a good feeling. The universe is extremely fast, so act right away when you receive a sign or message. At the end you most likely have to take action if you really want to get something real.
As I said earlier, there’s a second step to take if you want to get the most out of the Law of Attraction, and that is to live accordingly to these two rules: be happy, and be grateful. Fortunately, this is the easier step, and also the one where you can see immediate results.
Being happy means that it’s up to you to interpret external factors in a positive and constructive way. For example it’s not written anywhere that you have to be hungry every time you are in the middle of the traffic. It’s only you that creates your emotion, so it’s your responsibility to always create positive ones. In short, be always happy and positive.
Being grateful means to not take everything you have for granted. Make a habit to dedicate a few minutes every day where you think of all the things you are grateful for. If you do this, you will automatically attract more of what you already like, and at the same time you’ll increase your happiness.
What I described until now is how to use the Law of Attraction in your life. In the next section I’ll attempt to explain how everything works in a lower level. If you are not interested in it, you can jump directly to the conclusion of the article.
How everything works
I’ll now attempt to explain how the Law of Attraction works. Keep in mind two things, the first is that it doesn’t matter how it works at the lower levels, as you already know how to use it. The second thing is that I’m just saying my opinion and nobody knows yet how the Law of Attraction really works, so you are welcome to provide your contribution in the comments.
On a higher level, our brain stores our thoughts in memory and like a search engine it tries to get them back when we need them. This process happens asynchrony, which means that if you want to remember the title of a song, you don’t necessarily have to focus on it until you get the answer, because your brain can do that for you while you sleep, or do something else.
Another interesting fact is that our brain can’t distinguish a real experience from one that is happening only in your imagination. Psychologists know this, and in fact are helping many Olympic athletes to improve their performance only with the power of their mind (for example by making them run their perfect run in their mind).
When you express a wish, you are in reality asking to your brain how to bring it to reality. Its responsibility is to find a way to make it happen. It doesn’t matter how, and in most cases it will just use past experiences to jump to a conclusion, but it could also use your unlimited power to find an answer. As we said, this process happens asynchrony, so you need to ask it just once, and then reinforce the thought with visualization and by being confident.
On a lower level, philosophers are linking the Law of Attraction with quantum physic. Quantum physic is not an easy topic and I wont discuss much about it here. Suffice to say that at the lower level we are all made of the same thing, which is pure energy, and all this energy is linked together, thus we can potentially control outside events with our thoughts.
This lower level is difficult and counter intuitive to understand, so you don’t have to make sense of it if you don’t want to. Think of it like the binary language of computers, you don’t have to think in terms of zeros and ones to use your computer, yet that’s what is happening at the lower level when you use it.
I hope that you now have a clear idea of what the Law of Attraction is, and how you can use it to attract good things to your life. I guarantee you that if you apply what you’ve read here you’ll see dramatic changes in your life in the next weeks or months.
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.”
“If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”
Mahatma Gandhi needs no long introduction. Everyone knows about the man who lead the Indian people to independence from British rule in 1947.
So let’s just move on to some of my favourite tips from Mahatma Gandhi.
1. Change yourself.
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.”
If you change yourself you will change your world. If you change how you think then you will change how you feel and what actions you take. And so the world around you will change. Not only because you are now viewing your environment through new lenses of thoughts and emotions but also because the change within can allow you to take action in ways you wouldn’t have – or maybe even have thought about – while stuck in your old thought patterns.
And the problem with changing your outer world without changing yourself is that you will still be you when you reach that change you have strived for. You will still have your flaws, anger, negativity, self-sabotaging tendencies etc. intact.
And so in this new situation you will still not find what you hoped for since your mind is still seeping with that negative stuff. And if you get more without having some insight into and distance from your ego it may grow more powerful. Since your ego loves to divide things, to find enemies and to create separation it may start to try to create even more problems and conflicts in your life and world.
2. You are in control.
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
What you feel and how you react to something is always up to you. There may be a “normal” or a common way to react to different things. But that’s mostly just all it is.
You can choose your own thoughts, reactions and emotions to pretty much everything. You don’t have to freak out, overreact of even react in a negative way. Perhaps not every time or instantly. Sometimes a knee-jerk reaction just goes off. Or an old thought habit kicks in.
And as you realize that no-one outside of yourself can actually control how you feel you can start to incorporate this thinking into your daily life and develop it as a thought habit. A habit that you can grow stronger and stronger over time. Doing this makes life a whole lot easier and more pleasurable.
3. Forgive and let it go.
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
Fighting evil with evil won’t help anyone. And as said in the previous tip, you always choose how to react to something. When you can incorporate such a thought habit more and more into your life then you can react in a way that is more useful to you and others.
You realize that forgiving and letting go of the past will do you and the people in your world a great service. And spending your time in some negative memory won’t help you after you have learned the lessons you can learn from that experience. You’ll probably just cause yourself more suffering and paralyze yourself from taking action in this present moment.
If you don’t forgive then you let the past and another person to control how you feel. By forgiving you release yourself from those bonds. And then you can focus totally on, for instance, the next point.
4. Without action you aren’t going anywhere.
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”
Without taking action very little will be done. However, taking action can be hard and difficult. There can be much inner resistance.
And so you may resort to preaching, as Gandhi says. Or reading and studying endlessly. And feeling like you are moving forward. But getting little or no practical results in real life.
So, to really get where you want to go and to really understand yourself and your world you need to practice. Books can mostly just bring you knowledge. You have to take action and translate that knowledge into results and understanding.
You can check out a few effective tips to overcome this problem in How to Take More Action: 9 Powerful Tips. Or you can move on to the next point for more on the best tip for taking more action that I have found so far.
5. Take care of this moment.
“I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.”
The best way that I have found to overcome the inner resistance that often stops us from taking action is to stay in the present as much as possible and to be accepting.
Why? Well, when you are in the present moment you don’t worry about the next moment that you can’t control anyway. And the resistance to action that comes from you imagining negative future consequences – or reflecting on past failures – of your actions loses its power. And so it becomes easier to both take action and to keep your focus on this moment and perform better.
Have a look at 8 Ways to Return to the Present Moment for tips on how quickly step into the now. And remember that reconnecting with and staying in the now is a mental habit – a sort of muscle – that you grow. Over time it becomes more powerful and makes it easier to slip into the present moment.
6. Everyone is human.
“I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.”
“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”
When you start to make myths out of people – even though they may have produced extraordinary results – you run the risk of becoming disconnected from them. You can start to feel like you could never achieve similar things that they did because they are so very different. So it’s important to keep in mind that everyone is just a human being no matter who they are.
And I think it’s important to remember that we are all human and prone to make mistakes. Holding people to unreasonable standards will only create more unnecessary conflicts in your world and negativity within you.
It’s also important to remember this to avoid falling into the pretty useless habit of beating yourself up over mistakes that you have made. And instead be able to see with clarity where you went wrong and what you can learn from your mistake. And then try again.
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
Be persistent. In time the opposition around you will fade and fall away. And your inner resistance and self-sabotaging tendencies that want to hold you back and keep you like you have always been will grow weaker.
Find what you really like to do. Then you’ll find the inner motivation to keep going, going and going. You can also find a lot of useful tips on how keep your motivation up in How to Get Out of a Motivational Slump and 25 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself.
One reason Gandhi was so successful with his method of non-violence was because he and his followers were so persistent. They just didn’t give up.
Success or victory will seldom come as quickly as you would have liked it to. I think one of the reasons people don’t get what they want is simply because they give up too soon. The time they think an achievement will require isn’t the same amount of time it usually takes to achieve that goal. This faulty belief partly comes from the world we live in. A world full of magic pill solutions where advertising continually promises us that we can lose a lot of weight or earn a ton of money in just 30 days. You can read more about this in One Big Mistake a Whole Lot of People Make.
Finally, one useful tip to keep your persistence going is to listen to Gandhi’s third quote in this article and keep a sense of humor. It can lighten things up at the toughest of times.
8. See the good in people and help them.
“I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.”
“Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.”
“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”
There is pretty much always something good in people. And things that may not be so good. But you can choose what things to focus on. And if you want improvement then focusing on the good in people is a useful choice. It also makes life easier for you as your world and relationships become more pleasant and positive.
And when you see the good in people it becomes easier to motivate yourself to be of service to them. By being of service to other people, by giving them value you not only make their lives better. Over time you tend to get what you give. And the people you help may feel more inclined to help other people. And so you, together, create an upward spiral of positive change that grows and becomes stronger.
By strengthening your social skills you can become a more influential person and make this upward spiral even stronger. A few articles that may provide you with useful advice in that department are Do You Make These 10 Mistakes in a Conversation? and Dale Carnegie’s Top 10 Tips for Improving Your Social Skills. Or you can just move on to the next tip.
9. Be congruent, be authentic, be your true self.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”
I think that one of the best tips for improving your social skills is to behave in a congruent manner and communicate in an authentic way. People seem to really like authentic communication. And there is much inner enjoyment to be found when your thoughts, words and actions are aligned. You feel powerful and good about yourself.
When words and thoughts are aligned then that shows through in your communication. Because now you have your voice tonality and body language – some say they are over 90 percent of communication – in alignment with your words.
With these channels in alignment people tend to really listen to what you’re saying. You are communicating without incongruency, mixed messages or perhaps a sort of phoniness.
Also, if your actions aren’t in alignment with what you’re communicating then you start to hurt your own belief in what you can do. And other people’s belief in you too.
10. Continue to grow and evolve.
”Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.”
You can pretty much always improve your skills, habits or re-evaluate your evaluations. You can gain deeper understanding of yourself and the world.
Sure, you may look inconsistent or like you don’t know what you are doing from time to time. You may have trouble to act congruently or to communicate authentically. But if you don’t then you will, as Gandhi says, drive yourself into a false position. A place where you try to uphold or cling to your old views to appear consistent while you realise within that something is wrong. It’s not a fun place to be. To choose to grow and evolve is a happier and more useful path to take.
Your Key To Success
Are you looking for proof that the law of attraction is real? Maybe you are wondering why the things you desire haven’t shown up yet…. Maybe you are losing your faith in the power of the universe and the law of attraction…. Fear not! This will help… read on…
When it comes to seeing results using the Law of Attraction we often think they will come easy, we ask, believe and we will receive right? Now it isn’t always that simple…
I know when I first got started with the Law of Attraction I expected my results to start quick and climb towards my results like a rollercoaster would climb towards it’s decent. This was not the case….
When using the Law of Attraction as we move forward towards our desires we have limiting beliefs which need to be released, this causes plateaus. This means that most people will see small results to start with then results will even off and may even stop, during this time most people think the Law of Attraction doesn’t work and loose the faith. These plateaus are the most important time to keep moving forward, they are the MOST important times to keep the faith whilst releasing limiting beliefs we may be holding onto.
As you move forward towards your desires in life each time you hit a plateau your results will get better and better as you move past it and once again start to climb.
Treat these times as your time for introspection, a time to refresh, appreciate life and all that you have and get excited about all the other wonderful things which are about to start appearing in your life. As you do this each time you move onwards and upwards you will become stronger and stronger as will your faith in the Law of Attraction in turn your belief system will strengthen.
Stay focused on your dreams and desires. Have faith and take inspired action. The Law of Attraction IS real, I can promise you this. I hit some walls in my life but continued on my path in life for which I am so grateful. All your dreams can come true.
Throughout the ages, there have been many who have transcended the domain of the ego and had gotten a taste of those delicious higher states of consciousness. Rather than keep their experiential knowledge and wisdom about the higher aspects of existence to themselves, they spread the word to others, be it through spoken word, written works, or other methods. Thanks to the sages, spiritual teachers, and every-day people who had an enlightening experience, we can ignite the light of expanded awareness concerning the higher aspects of the human experience and of existence itself from such people. There are an untold amount of such spiritual aphorisms to be enjoyed by our higher selves so we will take a look at 10 such aphorisms. May these timeless words nourish your mind and soul.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us a universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest … a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
“Life is what you make it,” this is very true.
Find beauty and magic in all things,
and the Love that sees you through.
When you look at the world where you live,
seek not your gain, but what you can give.
When a man is poor, and hungers, and thirsts,
serve not yourself til you serve this man first.
When a man is down and seeks shelter from cold, give him shelter.
You’ll receive blessings untold.
Live by the Golden Rule:
Do unto others as you’d have done unto you.
And always remember:
When you destroy, you destroy a part of you, too.
Life is what you make of it!
We may liken truth to a mountain, and the various interpretations of that truth to different paths leading up to the summit. Many people are traveling along all of these paths and every one, while he is at the bottom, thinks his path is the only one; he sees only a small part of the mountain, and may therefore be justified in crying to his brothers, “You are wrong! Come over to my path; this is the only one that leads to the top.” But as all these people progress upward, they will see that the paths converge at the top and that they are all one in the ultimate.
-Max Heindel, The Rosicrucian Fellowship
Do not believe anything
because it is said by an authority,
or if it is said to come from angels,
or from Gods,
or from an inspired source.
Believe it only if you have explored it
in your own heart
and mind and body
and found it to be true.
Work out your own path,
Others will find you
Passing by on the road
They will be drawn to your door
The way that cannot be heard
will be reflected in your voice
The way that cannot be seen
Will be reflected in your eyes-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Since time without beginning, the nature of Awakened Mind and Emptiness has consisted of the same, absolute non-duality of no birth or death, no existence or non-existence, no purity or impurity, no movement or stillness, no young or old, no inside or outside, no shape and form, no sound and color. Neither striving nor searching, one should not use intellect to understand nor words to express Awakened Mind. One should not think that it is a place or things, name or form. One should not think that it is a place or things, name or form. Only then is it realized that all Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and sentient beings possess the same natural state of great Nirvana.