We go into specifics on the law of attraction across Widibi, but I’ve decided to take a more general approach with this article. For once, I’m not trying to answer a specific question or address a particular topic. Instead, I wanted to talk about six things that immediately come to mind when I think of the law of attraction.
Whether this is the first time you’ve heard of the law of attraction, or you’ve been practising for years and want to see what others think, these are six things I feel everyone that wants to make a difference to their lives with the law should know.
Unlike most laws, there are no hard and fast rules for the law of attraction. To learn more, you either need to experience and explore it for yourself, or read about the thoughts of others – just as you’re doing now!
I believe that the following pointers will serve as an ideal foundation for anyone seeking to make positive changes to their lives, or an excellent reminder for those that have tried before but find themselves dipping in and out.
1. The Universe is Always Working
This, for me, is the most important thing about the law of attraction. The abundance it can bring isn’t like a tap that you can switch on or off. Indeed, if you consciously decided to stop it, you’d be cutting off one of the most plentiful resources to which you have access.
Crucially, even people that don’t practice the law of attraction are subject to it. There are plenty of people out there around the world that are naturally positive and grateful. They attract wealth, health and other great things to themselves without even trying. In many cases, they don’t even know what the law of attraction is. Their natural attitude simply leads to abundance.
Conversely, there are other people out there that also have no idea about the law of attraction, but prevent themselves from reaping the rewards for positivity by not demonstrating gratitude and a positive attitude.
In many ways, I consider myself fortunate. In the decades I’ve been alive, I’ve had my fair share of susceptibility to feeling down, cynical and isolationist. Do you know those days where you don’t want to do anything or speak to anyone? I’ve had those in abundance.
Fortunately for me, I had someone close to me that was already invested in the law of attraction. I’ve written here previously on the parking space story and have since been reminded that a similar tale appears in The Secret. I had the chance to see the law of attraction in action with my own eyes.
Could it have been a coincidence? Sure. I’m less inclined to believe in coincidences now, though.
Wherever you are on your law of attraction journey, never lose sight of the fact that the universe is always working, and always reacting to your thoughts and emotions.
2. You Have to Put Yourself First
Almost as important is that there is one seemingly negative characteristic that I closely associate with the law of attraction. To call it selfishness may be too much, but you really do need to put yourself first a lot of the time with the law of attraction. The reasons are twofold.
First, I believe that the benefits of the law of attraction only work on you. Your thoughts create your manifestations, and you can’t influence others. If you try to influence someone else, especially in a negative way, then those negative thoughts will be associated with you. Guess who the results will come back to?
If you want good things for someone else, you have more chance of success. However, I wouldn’t say that it’s guaranteed. Usually, if you’re set on assisting someone, it’s because they need assistance. They might be down and out, facing a challenge or taking something badly. By all means, send good wishes and hopes, but I’d much rather take control.
Any effort you make to help might be counteracted by their own negativity. In effect, it’s a waste of time.
Far better, in my opinion, is to identify not just the problem, but also a solution. From there, you can think about how you, as an individual, can bring that solution into being. If it’s true that you can only control your own destiny, and I believe that it is, try and be efficient.
Secondly, the better you can make yourself, the more you can do for others. It’s understandably far more natural to remain positive and grateful when all your basic needs are taken care of. I love working with charities to ensure that they can deliver their services where they’re needed most. To do this, I ensure that I always seek to manifest what I need for that – the money to live, the time to devote to them and so on.
3. The Law of Attraction is Neither Magic nor Science
This point might be controversial. What I’m getting at is that I wouldn’t spend too much time attempting to ‘prove’ the law of attraction. I’m sure there are people out there working on it, especially in the science community. Unless you’re one of them, I consider dwelling on the ‘how’ as being wasted effort.
Now, I might be wrong. It actually could be magic, or it might be science. It could be a bit of both. As long as it works, I don’t really mind.
A colleague here on the site covered the concept of the science of the law of attraction in a recent article. It’s an interesting read, and certainly worth knowing. However, I read it, digested it and decided that it didn’t really matter to me. It does for some people, and I personally know some people that are determined to work out if it works, how it works and why it works.
I’m pretty simple in that context. While the going is good, I’ll remain on board!
4. The Law of Attraction Really Can Work for Anything
There are some common topics closely associated with the law of attraction. Money, health, property and jobs are often some of the first things that come to mind. That makes a lot of sense, as most people think about the material things they want when they first consider the law of attraction.
For the record, you can indeed utilise the law of attraction to bring all of these things into your life.
However, there are some things that many people are sceptical about, even if they accept the law of attraction as a concept. Some wonder whether the law of attraction can be used for weight loss. It can, and I’ve got an article on precisely that coming up in the next few days.
There are some caveats to this. As I’ve mentioned already, you’ll have trouble trying to get the law of attraction to work on or for someone else. You can’t control their own thoughts and emotions, and always run the risk of anything you hope for them to come back to you – so try to avoid wishing any kind of harm on someone!
So, whether you want a bigger bank account, a nicer house or a better job, if you can clearly visualise what you’d like to manifest and place the right order with the universe, you can positively assume that whatever you want is well on its way.
5. Belief and Gratitude are Core Components
This is an essential tip for anyone new to the law of attraction concept or those that have tried before but let it take a backseat in their day to day lives. The good news is that it’s not as hard as you think.
I’ll start with gratitude, as that’s the easiest one to do from a standing start. You can begin with the basic concept of manners. If someone does something for you or makes a nice gesture, ensure that you thank them. Heck, even if they do something bad, thank them!
Again, that’s basic manners. Ideally, you’ll have that concept down to a fine art already!
The trickier part begins when you demonstrate gratitude for the intangible, or for things that might previously have you wondering why you could possibly be thankful for it!
In The Magic by Rhonda Byrne, a follow-up book to The Secret, there’s a month of exercises. The first day requires readers and practitioners to write down ten things they are grateful for, first thing in the morning. There are various other exercises throughout the book, but there’s also one constant. That first exercise appears every single day. Without fail, the book prompts you to be grateful for ten things.
It’s not always easy. I started on The Magic during a period of particularly great weather. For about eight days in a row, I was thankful for the great weather, among other things. In fairness, for as long as I remained grateful for the sunshine, it kept on coming!
And now for belief. This is difficult when first starting out. I’m a natural sceptic about a lot of things. I like to see things with my own eyes before accepting them as the truth. I’m that kind of investigative person that won’t necessarily trust a news article and will seek out other sources for verification.
Once again, the parking space story comes to the fore. I was lucky as I saw the law of attraction working. I’ve seen hundreds of examples since, and that’s on top of my own. It’s not difficult to believe. Indeed, I don’t even question it. If I want something to manifest, I ensure my gratitude and positivity is right, and then I know it will happen.
Not everyone has the benefit of these experiences. It can be hard to believe, and it won’t work if you don’t. It’s quite the conundrum.
My advice would be to start small. You can visualise the house of your dreams, but the current owner won’t seek you out and drop off the keys tomorrow – probably. However, the universe will go through all the steps it takes to put you in a position to acquire that house by your own means and on your own terms.
Instead, go for something like parking spaces. You could even cheat! Request that something that has a good chance of happening happens to you or for you. When it does, and it will, take that as your proof. Once you believe that these things can happen, you remove the barrier between yourself and the universe that has prevented manifestation so far.
6. Be Prepared to Practice Daily
I’ll close on a point that takes us right back to the first one. As you’ve read, the universe is always working. Whether you’re intentionally attempting to invoke the law of attraction or not, your thoughts and emotions will continue to shape everything around you.
Habit-building exercises can come in particularly handy here. If you can condition yourself to start the day with gratitude, you’ll end up being in a good mood for the rest of the day. I like to use the ‘magic rock’ approach to ensuring I go to sleep grateful too. By sandwiching the day with gratitude, it reminds me to stick to the habit each day. Furthermore, it ensures that I actively focus on positivity and gratitude twice each day, ensuring that I’ll subconsciously do the same at other times.
Some people plan their entire lives around the law of attraction, enabling it to dictate everything they do. There’s nothing at all wrong with this, but if you’re a beginner or prefer to let things take their course, I’d like to say that you don’t need to stick to it actively. My method works well for me, and the law itself is inherently personal.
If you’ve never tried anything like this before, try your best not to get overwhelmed. Besides, one of the main points of the law of attraction is to organise things on your behalf. If you set the wheels in motion and condition yourself to attract the most important things into your life, the universe will take care of the rest!