It is highly likely that you have heard of the law of attraction. In recent times, especially in the past five years, this term has become a household one. And what’s amazing is that people from all walks of life have been using this law to manifest their dreams and desires.
To those who don’t know about this law, the idea of manifesting anything that the heart desires sounds too good to be true. And that’s understandable in a way. However, with increasing awareness, more and more people are learning what the law of attraction really is, how it works, and how they can use it to manifest what they want.
What Is the Law of Attraction?
Like the law of gravity, the law of attraction is one of the universal laws of reality. And it states that like attracts like.
To understand this, you first need to understand that everything in our reality is made up of energy. Yes, even matter is made from energy. Einstein’s famous equation “E equals MC squared” proves this.
The only difference is that each object (whether it is a planet, a table, your guitar, etc) vibrates at its own frequency. The same applies to us humans too. The atoms in our bodies all have a unique vibrational signature. Even our thoughts and emotions have their own frequencies that are projected outwards into the universe.
It is this latter part that is of most relevance to us. That’s because, the law of attraction says that the types of thoughts and emotions you give off attract the same type of things, people, and situations in your life. Think positively about a cup of coffee, and the universe shall reward you with one! Like attracts like.
Using the LoA as a Beginner
Now that we have got the basics of the law of attraction out of the way, it is time to shift our attention to learning how to use it.
Using the LoA is an art and so, each person will have their own unique strategies and methods that work best for them. However, there are many techniques that you can use, especially as a beginner to start manifesting anything you want. Let’s take a look at them below.
1. Practice Meditation Regularly
Meditation is an ancient spiritual practice that has been in use for thousands of years. That’s not really a surprise given that it has a whole host of tremendous benefits for practitioners. Out of these benefits, the one that is relevant to us is that meditation helps in organizing your thoughts and emotions.
When you meditate regularly, the very connections between the neurons in your brain get reorganized. This leads to greater clarity, a boost in cognition, and more control over your emotions. Naturally, you can then direct your thoughts and emotions with greater ease towards what you want and the manifestation process becomes much smoother as a result.
2. Practice Gratitude
Gratitude is another practice that is very popular among users of the law of attraction. If you understand the law clearly, you will already know why that is the case. You see, when you feel grateful for something, you are sending powerful vibrations of appreciation into the universe. And what does the universe do in return? It gives you more of what you are grateful for. Again, like attracts like.
So, it is a good idea to start writing in a gratitude journal. The idea is quite simple. Every night, you need to list as many things in your journal as you can think of that you are grateful for. And while you’re writing them down, make sure you feel genuine gratitude in your heart. Only then will this technique truly work.
3. Say Your Affirmations
You might have already heard of affirmations or even seen people use them. Basically, affirmations are short positive statements about things that you want to reaffirm to yourself. They can be used to reinforce certain beliefs, start a new habit, get rid of bad habits, and so on. But what they can also be used for is manifesting your dreams. And it’s quite easy to do so.
What you need to do is write short positive sentences about anything that you are trying to manifest. Let’s say you want more money.
You could use some affirmations like, “I am a wealthy person,” “I always have more money than I need,” “Money flows easily into my life,” “I feel so prosperous all the time,” and so on.
You can come up with your own affirmations also. Then, you can repeat these affirmations throughout the day whenever you feel like it.
4. Try to Deal With Anything Positively
This one can be a little tricky at first. But with practice, you will begin to get a hang of it. The idea here is to deal with any given situation in a calm, composed, and positive manner. This is because the law of attraction requires you to stay in a positive state of mind as much as possible. This not only ensures that your dreams will manifest but also makes the whole process faster.
So, no matter the circumstance, try to have a positive outlook. Try to see the brighter side of things and look for opportunities even in challenges. Of course, it must be said that it is not possible to remain positive 100% of the time. And that’s okay! Do not set that unreachable target. Just do your best and go with the flow of things.
5. Experiment With Small Things First
One common mistake that a lot of beginners make is that they immediately try to apply the law of attraction to manifest huge goals. For instance, someone might try to manifest a million dollars on their first try. And more often than not, this fails. Not because there is anything wrong with the LoA, but because of the way the beginner might have used it.
You see, belief plays a huge part in your manifestation process. If you have an unwavering belief that something will come true, it surely will. So, when a beginner learns about the law of attraction for the first time, it is only natural that their belief for the entire process still hasn’t set in.
This becomes a barrier for the manifestation to take place. So, it’s important to start with little things because it’s easier for us as humans to believe that they will materialize.
6. Use the Power of Visualization
Visualization is an extremely potent technique that could become your go-to if you can learn to use it well. As is self-explanatory, visualization includes imagining that your dreams have already manifested. The more vivid the visualization, the better your results will be. Let’s take an example to understand this better.
Let’s say you want a particular car. To use visualization, you could sit on your sofa, close your eyes, and pretend that you are sitting inside your dream car. Notice the interior design, the dashboard, the steering wheel, and all other details. Then, imagine that you are driving this car. Feel the rumbling of the engine, the wind in your hair, and the smile on your face. This is what a typical visualization session looks like.
7. Do Things You Love and Enjoy
This is perhaps the easiest of them all to follow. When you spend more time doing all the things that you love and enjoy, you are naturally happier and more ecstatic. Without even realizing it, you exude powerful positive vibrations out into the universe. This, in turn, brings all those things, people, and situations into your life that make you feel ecstatic.
So, you could literally set up a positive feedback loop and continue to have a great life! All by spending more time on your hobbies, with family, with friends, and so on.
The law of attraction is one of the fundamental laws of the universe. It states that like attracts like. In the human context, this means that our dominant thoughts and emotions determine what we attract into our lives. The more positive you are as a person, the better your life will be.
If you are just starting to learn about the law of attraction and using it, there are many techniques that could help you. These are easy to instill in your daily life and will take little to no practice to get a hang of. Slowly, as you begin to master the LoA, you can then create techniques of your own and have fun while doing it!