Using the Law of Attraction isn’t difficult – after all, it’s based on a another Law of Nature, which simply says that “like attracts like”.
But of course in reality there’s more to it than that. Let’s find out exactly what might be!
One of the things I’ve noticed about writings on the Law of Attraction is that people basically write about it in a way that reflects their own experience. That’s fair enough, but the problem is their experience may not work for everybody else!
So are there some basic rules that control the Law of Attraction and how it operates?
I think there are. And here’s what I think they are.
Attraction & Creating – Basic Laws
First of all, for some reason, the Law of Attraction works in a positive dimension. What I mean is that if you try to prevent something happening it won’t work. If you try to avoid something, you won’t manifest the avoidance. If you try to create a negative, you most likely won’t succeed.
It’s like saying “I don’t want to be in debt.” The reason this doesn’t work is because the very act of thinking and visualizing a state of “not being in debt” is focusing on the problem that you want to solve – which is the reality that you don’t have enough money.
You need to focus on the solution – generating more wealth!
Or suppose you were to say, “I don’t want my daughter to marry her boyfriend.” Again, you’re focusing on the problem rather than on the solution.
What you need to have in mind is a clear objective, framed in a positive way. If you don’t want to be in debt, what do you want? A million dollars or pounds or euros or whatever in your bank account by this time next year?
If you don’t want your daughter to marry her boyfriend, what do you want? The fact that she should be happy in life?
In fact this second example is another misconception. What’s very clear is that you can’t manifest something using the Law of Attraction for another person. While you can send them blessings and love and positivity (or indeed the opposite), you can’t actually control the choices they make.
This is because we are all born with potential to make free choices and free decisions; when somebody else makes those choices and decisions for us, it takes away our power. The universe doesn’t seem to allow this.
A Summary So Far
So where have we got to so far? Let’s see. Two points, I think:
1) Your objective must be positive, and it must be for yourself.
2) Whatever it is that you’re trying to manifest – which is what we call your objective – using the Law of Attraction should be specifically defined.
Ah, yes – a specific goal. Really? Well, this is an issue that causes a lot of debate and discussion among people working with the Law of Attraction.
Some people say that the less specific your goal, the more likely you are to get it. Others say that you need to precisely set out the details of your objective before the universe will produce what you want.
But it stands to reason, I think, that the more specific you are in setting your goal, the narrower the range of opportunities you give to the universe for producing what you want.
So if you were trying to attract someone to have a relationship with, you’d probably want to visualize yourself enjoying qualities like happiness, joy, intimacy and love in a beautiful relationship, rather than the specific details of a certain individual.
(Remember, if you’re trying to make a particular person fall in love with you, you’re contravening a universal law – that of free will.)
On the other hand, if you want more money, you might think it would be appropriate to visualize having a million dollars in your bank account by this time next year.
And some people – in fact lots of people – would agree with you.
Others, interestingly, would say this isn’t the right way to go about it. What you should be visualizing, they would say, is something more general that produces a sense of abundance for you.
That might, for example, mean starting a business which does a great deal of good in the world, and in the process makes you rich.
It can be hard to cut through different views like this, and get to the truth, although in fact I think there’s a simple explanation which resolves different views and opinions on the right way to go about attracting wealth and abundance.
You see, one of the things we do know about the Law of Attraction is that it absolutely depends on a person’s ability to believe that what they’re trying to manifest will in fact appear in their lives.
I think you can see quite clearly that if you’re trying to manifest a million dollars in your bank account, yet at the same time you fundamentally don’t believe there’s any way this could happen – well, it won’t happen.
The Importance Of Belief In The Law of Attraction
If you extend the concept that belief is essential for manifestation, and you state it like this: “The Law of Attraction will only create in your life or bring into your life those things which you believe to be possible” – well, then I think you have an explanation as to why different people have different approaches.
It’s because they believe that a particular approach to manifestation will work for them.
Other people believe in a different approach to manifestation – and unsurprisingly that’s what works for them. In other words, what you believe to be true is true.
Coincidence Or synchronicity? Or Something More?
A lot of people ask if the Law of Attraction isn’t just coincidence or synchronicity.
The answer to that is, “yes and no”.
In the sense that the universe produces coincidences to take you nearer and nearer to your goal or objective then, yes, it can look like coincidence when something you have been desiring to create in your life manifests for you.
On the other hand, it depends what you think of as “coincidence”. If you think a coincidence is pure chance, then co-creation between you and the universe is not a coincidence.
We’ve all had the experience of thinking about a friend and then hearing the phone ring, only to pick it up, and discover that the person on the other end is the person we’ve just been thinking about.
This is a good example of telepathy at work. It’s quite possible to communicate subconsciously, not in words as we would communicate verbally, but in an energetic form which allows us to enter the consciousness or awareness of another person.
Indeed, whether you believe that is possible (or not) is probably quite a good indicator of whether or not you are going to be successful in using the Law of Attraction.
You see, you have to suspend your disbelief and enter what can sometimes seem like a magical world when you begin to manifest your reality.
We’ll talk more about this in the next post, which you’ll find above this one in the list of latest posts (or you can just click on the link).