The Law of Attraction
We can all create reality (a process known as “manifestation”) using the Law Of Attraction.
When it works, this can seem miraculous. Yet there is nothing miraculous about it.
Deep within every man and woman alive is an immense power, one which remains untapped in at least 99% of people on the planet. This power is impartial, unemotional, and responds to whoever calls upon it.
People use all kinds of words to define this power: Christ, Cosmic Consciousness, Universal Mind, God, The Mystery, “All That Is” and so on.
But whatever you call it, this power is a part of every one of us, just as we are part of the greater universe.
Law of Attraction is my name for this power!
And if you want to create miracles of manifestation in your life, you need to know about our Law of Attraction and how it operates.
This is a universal law (meaning it works for everyone, everywhere) which accepts whatever you offer it in your thoughts, feelings, and actions, and then reflects back to you the output of those things in an impartial and unemotional way.
It’s hard for some people to accept this, but manifesting good and manifesting evil are just as easy.
You only have to look at human history to see how true that is. Indeed, some people might argue that there is so much negativity in the world because human beings are more inclined to manifest negative things than positive.
Whether you agree with that or not, it’s always useful to remember that your thoughts are powerful.
So whatever level of morality, whatever type of energy, and whatever concept of good and bad they reflect, is likely to manifest around you.
How Do We Attract & Manifest Things?
To explain the mechanism of manifestation, let’s just think for a moment about the interactions between you and the world around you.
As you probably know, quantum physics has demonstrated that matter and energy are interchangeable.
So everything around you is energy, including your body. You can perceive some of that energy through your five senses, but the majority of it is beyond the reach of your eyes, your ears, and indeed your other senses as well.
But it is possible to attune your mind at a deeper level to connect with that energy. This is probably what people do during meditation – they connect with the universal energy around them.
Your “sixth-sense” or intuition is another important part of manifesting your reality. That’s because it allows you to tap into the energy around you – as either broadcaster or receiver.
As broadcaster, you’re sending out instructions to the universe about what you want.
As receiver, you’re ready to pick up the fact that the universe has heard you, loud and clear, and has sent a message back to you telling you that your desires are on their way.
Every event in your life is indeed a manifestation of your thoughts and feelings. If things are going well for you, if you’re “in the zone”, that’s because the thoughts you are putting out are positive, encouraging the universe to respond by supplying positive events in return.
When things are not going well with your work on the Law of Attraction, you can rest assured that it’s because you’re not in the frame of mind where you can achieve success and fulfillment, let alone manifest whatever you want.
You Need Power and Control
Creating your reality by influencing the energy of the universe is NOT about wishing for things in a weak and unfocused way. The power within you doesn’t work that way.
For one thing, Law of Attraction concepts are much more likely to work when you’re trying to create something that serves not only your highest good but also the highest good of all concerned.
It’s also possible that the universe may send you something other than that which you asked for, an interesting phenomenon when it happens, to say the least.
(The reason this happens is because the universe knows that you need a steppingstone on the way to your new reality. If you ever find yourself asking “why haven’t I got what I wanted?” You can be almost certain that this is the reason why.)
Attracting & Manifesting Reality
So how does this work in practice? Well, the universal Law Of Attraction is waiting for your clear and concise instructions at all times. And the energy you need for successful manifestation is the energy of desire, belief, expectancy and action.
The Power Of Belief In Attracting Reality
Belief is your ability to act with absolute certainty. To act “as if” the event you seek to create has already happened.
To be more exact, “belief” means certainty that what you are trying to create will be created. Imagining your goal as part of your present reality is just one way of doing this.
But the difficulty is that your mind almost always fights back against your imagination.
Suppose you’re trying to manifest money. You may imagine yourself surrounded by unlimited wealth, and your bank account overflowing, but this affirmation may have less power than your mind’s ability to contradict you. Both your conscious and subconscious mind know you’re not rich, and they will remind you of that fact.
And this contradiction between your imagination and your reality can “confuse” the universal law of attraction, so you get nothing.
This clash of conflicting energies has been the challenge of every man and woman who has sought to co-create their reality since time began. (By the way, co-creation simply means that you and the universe work together to create whatever it is you want in your life.)
Of course, no matter what you might desire, getting from where you are now to where you wish to be has two aspects.
The first is your inner process, the outer second is the process of manifestation in the physical world. How do you link these two areas?
You do it by conceiving a precise image, description or thought of what you actually want right now.
The fact you don’t have your desired outcome yet, whatever it may be, is an irrelevance.
Remember Napoleon Hill’s wise words: “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” And: “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”
To believe enough to make something manifest, you either have to be sure of your ability to manifest what you want, or you have to act in a way that reinforces your belief.
So I usually recommend that if you’re experimenting with Law of Attraction for the first time, you start by trying to manifest objectives which match your belief system.
A classic example of this would be if you decide you want $1 million in your bank account by the year end.
First question: is your wealth consciousness strong enough to make this a believable goal?
A few moments’ reflecting on this vision of $1 million in your bank may quickly reveal that you don’t believe such an outcome is possible for you (yet).
And, if it isn’t, you can shift your expectations downwards until you reach a point that is entirely believable for you. That might be $10,000 or $20,000, or $250,000.
The point I’m making is that you always have to set yourself a target you can believe in. And you’ll always know if that’s true.
Some people say an alternative method for reinforcing your belief would be to act as if you already had $1 million in your bank.
I don’t think this approach is so effective, because your mind will always be ready to remind you that you don’t have it, and even a moment’s disbelief in the process can destroy its effectiveness.
Does Attraction Always Work? No Way!
You only have to look at the internet to see that many people try to use Law of Attraction ideas, only to fail.
But surely, you may say, if this law really is such a universal force in our lives, then shouldn’t we all be able to get what we want, every time we try?
And since that is not the case, why do we have these difficulties in using Law of Attraction principles to manifest things we want?
Well, suppose you’re having problems manifesting. This is simply because what you believe about yourself and the world around you is interfering with your ability to manifest reality.
To take a simple example: you no doubt have some very definite beliefs about how fast you can run, and for how long you can keep going.
These beliefs may not necessarily be factually correct, but they are based on some kind of experience you’ve had in your life. And, for as long as you believe they are true, there’s little or no possibility of you running longer or faster.
Your beliefs have to change for that to happen.
Now take that example, and transfer it to every aspect of your life where you want to manifest something using Law of Attraction principles.
In other words, what you can get is determined by what you believe about yourself.
And what you believe about yourself is determined by your previous experience.
This includes things you’ve learned, things other people have told you, and things you may once have believed without question (and still do).
Any or all of these may – or may not – now be correct.
Video: Attraction & (Dis)Belief
While Law of Attraction is a universal law and not capricious, it does require you to fulfill your side of the deal.
So if you don’t believe in what you’re trying to achieve, you won’t achieve it. Most authors deal with this by saying “live, think and feel as if your wishes already been granted.” (Advice I’ve seen many times!!) But this, to me at least, is a harder way of manifesting reality.
Keep in mind that this universal law is indifferent to whether or not you get what you are asking for.
You can’t expect any help here: it’s your part of the bargain to believe completely, to desire intensely, to expect to pick up the outcome as your payoff, and to act in the best way to attract things to you.
And as one author so astutely observed, “miracles aren’t logical, so the last thing you need is logical advice from the mind.”
One way of dealing with this is to simply say “I don’t accept any energy that contradicts or conflicts with my unlimited power to manifest my reality.”
Mike Dooley, author of Manifesting Change, suggests another approach.
He suggests you allow yourself to doubt your disbelief.
It’s rather a cunning trick, which essentially is about you saying something like “OK, so I don’t believe in this possibility completely, but I can allow myself to doubt that my disbelief is correct.”
Whatever your belief system, if you read enough about the Law of Attraction, and if you do enough research, you’re certain to find a way of overcoming your own limiting beliefs.
To quote Stuart Wilde, from his book Miracles, “Infinite power is so magnanimous, so powerful, so much more than the mind, that it exists in a separate dimension, and that’s why the mind has difficulty perceiving that it’s even there. You get an intuition or feeling or rush of excitement, but that is all.… When it starts to work in your life you will know it by the quality of the people and events that surround you.”
This is a fascinating way of looking at things. It suggests that miracles don’t in fact come from without. They come from within (you) because the energy of manifestation is a part of who and what you are – and you are a part of the divine whole.
By the way, you can’t manifest things for other people.
This would interfere with the universal law of attraction. In effect, you would be dictating somebody else’s future, which the universal laws do not permit you to do.