The Law of Attraction: What It Is (and How to Use It)
What if I told you that you could have anything you desire, just by asking for it? By using the Law of Attraction—and making it a daily practice—you have the power to manifest your thoughts and dreams into the physical realm.
What Is the Law of Attraction?
What comes into our lives is what we have attracted. As the universe’s law, the Law of Attraction is perpetuated by energy. What we think is what we attract. So if you’re thinking positively, positive things will come into your life—and you’re more likely to notice. If you’re focusing solely on the negative, negative things are bound to show up. Ask for good and you shall receive good.
Well, there’s a little more to the Law of Attraction than that. You can’t just stand outside and give the sky a list of your demands. To manifest things into your life, you need to change your thought process.
When we start redirecting negative thoughts toward a more positive ones, trusting that the universe is taking care of it, that’s when the magic happens. Though, it’s not always easy to keep positive momentum going. So here are some shortcuts to help manifest your desires even faster.
4 Ways to Use the Law of Attraction
33×3 Manifestation Method
Using a pen and a journal, write down exactly what you desire 33 times using the present tense—as if you already have it. For example, if you want to manifest a job, write “I’m so happy and thankful for my new job” 33 times. While writing, try to visualize the job you want and how good it feels to have it. Visualize your day to day—what would it be like? Don’t focus so much on how you’ll actually get it.
When you’ve written your desire 33 times, end the letter with, “So let it be, right now. Thank you so much for this gift. I know it is for my highest good,” and sign your name.
Continue to do this for two more days, dating each letter before you begin. After three days have passed, forget about it. Live your life, trusting that what you want is coming. This method could also be done 55×5, 44×4 or 22×2 and even 11×1—whatever feels right to you.
If you’re a music lover, a manifestation playlist can be a great way to help attract what you desire. Make a playlist of all the songs that give you the feelings you want to be experiencing. For example, if you want to attract a new relationship, make a playlist of all your favorite love songs. If you want to move to New York City, a playlist of songs about Manhattan (or that make you think of Manhattan) is in order. Listen to your playlist either when you first wake up, before you go to bed, or just throughout the day. Focus on the vibes of each song while listening.
If you’re more of a visual learner, a vision board is a perfect way to manifest your dream life. Grab some poster board and old magazines, or look for images online and print them out. Find pictures of what you wish to have in your life, like your dream house, places you want to travel, whatever you want. Then, collage them. Put the poster board somewhere visible, like hanging next to your bed, or at your desk. Don’t have space for it? Use a picture collage app on your phone to make a collage of the images you want, then save it as your phone or desktop background.
Mantras are great aids for manifestation because you’re speaking what you want into existence. Decide on a simple phrase that pinpoints your desires. (Not sure where to start? Here’s how to come up with the perfect mantra.) Then, for ten to twenty minutes a day, right after you wake and before you go to sleep, meditate on that mantra, making sure you’re saying it in the present tense. Clear your mind of everything but your mantra and the feelings that come with it.
- Detach from the outcome. The biggest problem people have with manifestation is that they are too focused on the outcome. Some people even give up if what they desire doesn’t happen instantly. Manifestation is a trust fall with the universe. Believe that what you ask for will happen and continue to go about your life while the universe works on it. Would you be happy if someone asked you to do something, then constantly nagged you about it? Of course not—and the universe doesn’t like it either. So be patient.
- Use one shortcut per desire. You can use all these methods to attract what you want, but don’t use them all for one desire. For example, you can use the 33×3 method to attract more money and use the manifestation playlist to attract a new partner, but don’t use the 33×3 method and mantra meditation at the same time to attract a new job. It’ll show that you don’t trust the universe to give you what you want. Trust is key.
- Express gratitude. If you receive a present from someone, the first thing you do is say “Thank you,” right? If you want something, remember to thank the universe for helping you out. Donating to charity, helping others, or even writing the universe a letter are great ways to express your gratitude. Remember, you are acting like you already have what you want, so give the universe gratitude in advance.
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