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Law of Attraction 101: How it works & where to start

Law of Attraction 101: How it works & where to start
Law of Attraction 101: How it works and where to start

If you are new to the concept of the Law of Attraction the massive amount of information that’s available on the subject can be a little intimidating. I remember starting out all excited, hitting Google after watching the documentary The Secret, and being overwhelmed by the many thousands of pages out there talking about the different techniques we can use to attract everything into our life that we’ve ever dreamed of.

Of course, I think it’s absolutely amazing that so many people are sharing their wisdom on this subject so that we can continue to grow and learn more about one of the most powerful qualities we possess as humans. But when you’ve only just heard about this extraordinary concept you might jump into it using some super specific technique that you happened to stumble upon, without properly understanding the basics of what you’re dealing with.

Chances are then that you won’t get the results you were hoping for, which will make you lose faith and decide that it’s probably not for you and ditch the subject altogether. Which, let’s be honest, would be a total bummer, because learning to consciously shape your own reality is the key to living the abundant, happy and joyful life that we all long for. And I personally think it’s one of the most exciting and rewarding things I’ve ever worked on.

I myself can now humbly say that after swimming around in the vast ocean of info on conscious creation for some time and trying out different techniques, I’ve managed to successfully manifest a couple of mind-blowing changes in my life, although I’m only just at the beginning. You can read about my personal story with manifesting my dreams in my blog post here. But it wasn’t until I started to better understand the basic workings of the Law of Attraction that I started to see actual results.

So that’s why I decided to hook you up and map out the very basics of this mindboggling concept in bite-sized pieces, to help you better understand what conscious creation is all about. Because once you’ll get it you’ll see that in theory it’s really pretty simple and you’ll be off to a flying start creating that fabulous dream life of yours.

 

What the Law of Attraction is

OK, first up: what is the Law of Attraction? It is basically a theory that explains the way our life unfolds. There are many different definitions on the Law of Attraction, but I like the one given by Abraham Hicks. Abraham uses the term to describe a system of several different laws that govern the entire universe, of which the Law of Attraction is the most powerful one. These laws are all interconnected and work together to orchestrate the way our reality is created. This system consists of three main laws:

  1. The Law of Attraction
  2. The Law of Creation
  3. The Law of Allowing

Whether we are aware of it or not, these laws are constantly at work to shape our life experience. By learning how we can consciously work with them, we can start to deliberately influence our reality and shape our own experience according to our wishes. Pretty exciting, right?

 

How the Law of Attraction works

To start working with these three main laws, we must first understand how they work, so let’s dive a little deeper into each one of them to see what they’re all about.

 

The Law of Attraction

Simply put, the Law of Attraction says: like attracts like. What we believe, think, and feel is what we attract into our reality. Every thought and emotion we have is like a magnet attracting more of the same into our experience, and our thoughts are the most powerful magnets. Please note that it doesn’t matter if a thought about a certain thing is positive or negative. The object of the thought will be attracted, even if we are thinking about not wanting to attract it. Our outside reality is a reflection of what is going on inside our head.

This is the reason why worrying is so counterproductive. As long as we are thinking about something, we are setting in motion an attracting force that will bring this thing we are thinking about towards us, even if we are wishing it away. What we focus our attention on grows.

If for example you want to be rich, you have to stop thinking about being broke and drowning in an endless stream of bills and start focusing your thoughts on being rich and financially free, because if you keep thinking about being poor, you will attract more poverty into your life. This is the basic principle behind the power of positive thinking.

 

The Law of Creation

The Law of Creation states that we create our reality primarily with our thoughts, not with our actions. Actions are an integral part of the world we are living in and we can’t expect life to just manifest out of thin air without anyone taking any action at all. However, the mindset and intention behind our actions make all the difference.

Actually, there is only one act of creation: when you think about creating something it manifests instantly. However, because here on planet earth we experience time in a linear way, the process of creation as we experience it is divided into two parts that are spread out over a certain timeframe:

  1. The launching of the creation through thought
  2. The receiving of the creation in physical, mental or emotional form

To create, you must focus your mind on what it is that you wish to create and expect with the utmost certainty that you will receive it. The Universe will then continue to present you the next right step of action to take to bring your creation towards you. If you pay close attention evidence will start showing up in every aspect of your life.

The most important thing to remember is that you should always take intentional action in joy. Don’t do something because you feel you have no other option. The mindset behind your actions determines the outcome you’ll get.

Because we are so programmed to believe that action is what brings forth creation, it can be very challenging to have a steady faith that we will receive the creation that we launched with our thoughts. This is where most people fail. If you allow yourself to doubt if your creation is on its way towards you, you are launching another creation in the opposite direction that will keep your creation away from you. It will then take longer and longer for your initial creation to arrive, which triggers more doubt, which empowers the force in the opposite direction, and so on. The more you progress in mastering your thoughts the easier it will become to manifest your desires.

 

The Law of Allowing

For most people, the Law of Allowing is the hardest one to wrap their minds around. It states that there is no need to stand up and act against anything that we don’t agree with. If we would truly understand and accept that we are the creator of our own reality and that our freedom to create whatever reality we desire is unlimited, we would allow everyone else to be exactly who they are, whether we agree with them or not.

We can have it both ways. Opposite realities do not exclude each other. When we work with conscious creation we tap into the infinite abundance of the Universe. You can have whatever experience you desire regardless of what others are creating. There is simply no limit.

Moreover, by focusing on fighting everyone and everything you don’t agree with, you are actually empowering it and attracting more of it into your experience. Remember that whatever you focus your attention on grows, whether you are desiring it or wishing it away. And on top of that, by focusing your attention on the opposite thing of what you want to create, you setting in motion an opposing force that prevents the thing that you wish to create from coming towards you.

If you are in a place of allowing you feel joy and peacefulness, regardless of what is happening. Whenever you feel resistance, doubt or a need to protest, you know you are not aligned with the Law of Allowing.

 

How to start working with the Law of Attraction

So now that we have the basics down, we can get to the juicy stuff: where to start if you want to work with the Law of Attraction to consciously create your own reality? There are 3 steps to the manifestation process in which you and the Universe are working together to design your life. It is important to understand that basically every single element of your reality is created through this 3-step process, whether you are consciously aware of it or not. To be able to influence the result you are getting from this process, you’ll need to learn how to master these steps. The process looks like this:

  1. You ask the Universe to create your desired reality
  2. The Universe brings the creation towards you
  3. You receive the creation into your life

The good news is that only step 1 and 3 require your action. All of the hard work, the whole “moving heaven-‘n-earth to bring your desire to life”-thing, is nothing for you to worry about. That’s up to the Universe. You just need to ask and receive. Sounds simple, right? Almost too good to be true? Well, that’s exactly why it can be challenging to master this process…

Most of us have been programmed from childhood to believe that reality is created through an entirely different process. That getting what we desire requires hard work and taking a lot of action. We believe that having everything come to us if we simply ask for it and then wait for it to be delivered is a fairy tale. We believe that life is meant to be a struggle. We have taken step 2 into our own hands and have completely forgotten about the divine force that is supporting each and every one of us, the Universal support that we can just tap into.

Well my love, I am so glad you’re here because all of that is about to change now. Let’s dive deeper into the three steps, so that you can start to rewire your belief system and create your dream life with trust, ease, and flow. Because you can.

 

1. Asking the Universe

So first thing we want to know how to ask the Universe for what we want. Actually, the Universe is talking to you through the desires that pop up in your mind, because it wants those things to happen through you. If you look at it that way, pursuing your dreams and having all of your desires fulfilled is actually one of the least selfish things you can do, even though we tend to perceive this differently. But we’ll leave that for another time.

What’s important to understand is that you ask the Universe by launching a desire by thinking about it. It’s important to be as specific as possible so that the Universe will know exactly what to bring to you. If you’re not specific enough, your desire might come to you in a completely unexpected way and you might not even recognize it. So detail is key.

An effective way to launch a desire is to visualize it. Make a detailed image in your mind of you living your desired reality. Imagine that you’re already there and make your fantasy as lively as possible. Feel it, smell it, taste it, hear it, touch it, like it’s already yours. Get into the vibration of the person living that dream. How does she feel, what does she look like? Writing it out or making a statement to yourself can help to strengthen your focus.

There are many rituals and techniques out there that you can use to help you to easily visualize your desired reality and sync up with the right vibration. I’ve put together an easy-to-follow ritual guide for you that explains the exact manifesting ritual that I used when I just started out with working with the Law of Attraction. I have seen some amazing results with this technique (which you can read all about in my post here) and the best thing is that it literally takes only minutes to complete. Anyone can do it and you can easily fit it into your schedule. Sign up below to get access to the free download and start playing with it to discover all of the desires that you’re capable of realizing!

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2. The Universe creating

This is the part where you sit back and relax. And by that, I mean really RELAX. Which can be way harder than it seems. The Universe will start shifting and moving energies and events so that your desire can come into being. But a lot of it will be below the surface or out of your sight. Most of the time you won’t know how your desire is being created and you don’t need to know. You just need to let go of the need to control what is happening and trust that the Law of Creation is working for you. The more you let go, the faster the manifestation process will work for you.

A powerful way to do this is to get into a mindset of gratitude. Be grateful for exactly where you are and what you have right now, and be grateful for what you are about to receive. Expressing gratitude in advance for something you don’t have any physical proof of yet is the ultimate act of faith and that is what opens the gateway to receiving it.

 

3. Receiving the creation 

The third part of the process is you receiving the creation into your life. Depending on the nature of the desire you launched, this may not happen in one single defined moment. If for example, you asked for a specific job opportunity, the way you receive it may be made up of different parts. You may receive a call to do an interview for another job that prepares you for the job you desire, or you may get an opportunity to meet with someone that turns out to have a connection to the recruiter working at your desired workplace, et cetera. Even if it seems like an opportunity has nothing to do with the desire that you launched, it may well be an essential part of the process of creation.

The key is to always take inspired action. If you feel inspired to do something, do it. You don’t need to know why. If it feels right, it most probably is right, and it might play an essential role in the bigger picture that you’re not able to see from where you are in your life. Make sure to arrange your life in a way that allows you to receive your creation. If you want to manifest a new job, start browsing job boards. If you are not looking at job offers or talking to recruiters, it will be more difficult for the Universe to bring the right opportunity to your attention.

Another vital element of receiving your creation is your openness to receive. To be able to embody your desired reality, you have to let go of limiting beliefs that are keeping you stuck at a vibrational level that is not in sync with the energy of your desired reality. Unless you clear those blockages, you will not be able to receive the creation into your life. That’s why it’s important to practice mastering your mindset, so you become aware of thoughts and beliefs that are preventing you from living your dreams, and you can flip the switch to transform them.

To be able to receive the thing you asked for you often need to rise to a higher vibrational level to meet the vibration of your desire. You need to become that person that is living your desired reality and you need to start seeing yourself that way. This is why it’s important to consistently keep practicing the visualization you used in step 1 when you launched your desire. You can even add on to that visualization as time passes and your vision of it becomes more vivid and you’re able to imagine it in more detail. The more you visualize it, the easier it will become to believe it is possible, and you will gradually raise your vibration as you step into the new identity of the person that is living your dream.

 

Probably the best advice that I can give you is to just fake it ‘til you make it. You’ll probably feel silly when you start out with your daily ritual and ask yourself a thousand times if you’re still in your right mind, but that’s just because this idea is so contradictory to probably about everything that you’ve been learning about how the world works since you were a little child. Shifting your mindset takes time and feeling silly is just a part of the game. Remember to have fun with it and be kind to yourself. Once you start seeing results you will continue to grow in confidence as a powerful creator of this magical life!

I am super excited to hear about your experiences with conscious creation and how you are practicing to become a more confident creator! Drop me a comment below and reach out to me with all of your questions on working with the Law of Attraction. I’ll be glad to answer them!

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