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The Law of Attraction is the key to success. It is always in the universe shaping your future. The Law of Attraction is not something you can “turn off” or stop doing, so once you learn about it, it’s important to use it to your advantage.
Let’s look at what the Law of Attraction (or LOA) is, my experience with using it unknowingly, and how you can start using it today!
WHAT IS THE LAW OF ATTRACTION?
The Law of Attraction simply means you will attract whatever you focus on. Whether that be your energy, your thoughts, or the types of things you consume (media, reading, watching etc..)
Have you ever heard of the phrase “you get in what you put out”? Usually, it’s a phrase used for working hard. You get rewarded for the hard work you put out, but the same thinking can be applied here.
The Law of Attraction gives you what you put out.
If you are feeling positive- Excited, optimistic, happy, or appreciative. Then you are sending out positive energy.
Alternately, if you are negative- feeling stressed out, anxious, resentful, or hateful you are sending out negative energy.
Using the Law of Attraction, the Universe will give you back what you are putting out there. It doesn’t decide which one to give you randomly, it will simply respond to whatever you are giving.
This is where my favorite step comes in. Believe that you’ll actually get what you want.
It can be hard to remain positive and upbeat throughout the twists and turns that come with going after your dreams. That’s why this next step in the Law of Attraction is believing.
You can use daily affirmations to help you keep a positive outlook on life. I created a list of 25 Daily Positive Affirmations to Boost your Confidence right here!
The reason that the Law of Attraction doesn’t work for some people is because they miss this step. It’s not enough to just imagine your life, you have to believe wholeheartedly that you will get there. The limiting mindset that many people put themselves in is the reason this will not work.
2. TAKE ACTION
This is the step that even more people will skip. You actually have to take action for the Law of Attraction to work. The LOA wants to work for you, but it won’t if you don’t meet it more than halfway.
- You can’t just wish money into your bank account. If you aren’t actively working towards making money, you’ll never see any
- If you want to go after your dream job, but you never actually apply you won’t get the job.
- You’ll never see your dream house if you don’t put in the application
Now these things may seem obvious, and they are. But sometimes it’s still good to hear. The Law of Attraction will not work if you don’t. It just helps you get where you want to go.
- You have to apply for your dream house, the LOA will make it more likely you’ll get approved
- I’ve seen bloggers manifesting money. They ask the universe for a certain amount and within a week an offer from a client with that amount will show up in their inbox. However, they did the prior work to attract that client.
- You have to apply for your dream job and do the work to meet the qualifications, but the LOA will help you get accepted.
If you are on the fence about if this works, I was right there with you. I still would be if I hadn’t experienced it myself unknowingly for the last 5 years.
I’ve seen both sides of the coin, the Law of Attraction working in negative and positive ways. So let me tell you my experience with the Law of Attraction before you completely blow it off.
My Unknowing Experience with the Law of Attraction
So my family growing up was generally, pretty negative. I hate to say it, but it’s true.
There are no positive vibes coming from my family. And I wouldn’t say a lot of our issues came from the law of Attraction, but it sure never helped. Because there is a certain effort that you have to put out yourself, as I mentioned.
You can’t just think of money really hard and it will appear in your bank account the next day, for example. You have to actively be helping it along.
But either way. It was obvious to me now that the Law of Attraction was at work and we were giving it negative feedback. I never really felt like I belonged and my house just had this… super negative aura around it. My friend felt it as well, so I knew it wasn’t just me.
Then I met my husband’s family. They couldn’t be further away from what my family is. They were obviously giving off positive vibes to the universe. And you could tell.
I felt so much more comfortable in that house. I felt at home from the first time I walked in the door, before me and my now husband were even a couple.
And, thanks to how my mother-in-law raised my husband he is the most happy-go-lucky person you’ll ever meet. And it’s insane the good things that happen to us because of him! He practices the Law of Attraction all of the time without even realizing it.
- We believe that if you hang a dollar above the outside doors (front, and back if you have one) you’ll never have money problems.
- If you bring a loaf of bread into your house the first time after you officially own it, you’ll never go hungry.
- Bring in a broom as well and your house will always be clean
You may think these are silly superstitions but guess what? We’ve never had any issues with money. We have never gone hungry. And our clean house? Well, that’s a different story! Hah
But remember what I said, the Law of Attraction only goes so far. It works as far as you do. We actively go out and earn money, we actively go out and make sure we have food on our table. And we only *sometimes* actively clean. The LOA isn’t going to knock on our door and yell “HOUSEKEEPING!” we have to do it ourselves.
See what I’m getting at here?
Let me give you a few more concrete examples.
- We were planning to get married soon, and I had no idea how we were going to afford it.
My (then) fiance promised me we could do it. He wasn’t sure how, but it would happen.
Our wedding actually did happen that year and even had a few thousand dollars left in savings, even before the gifts of family and friends. We didn’t go without on our wedding day.
- We want to move out of our apartment and planned to save $10,000 by the time our lease was up.=
I remember being scared of that goal because we only had $8,000 saved up just a few months before. Guess what we did? Saved $14,000! Our move-out date (at the time of writing) is still 3 months away.
- I wanted to pay off a lot of our debt.
In the past few months, I have been able to pay off over $6,000 worth of debt. Leaving me with a mere $500 left.
There is example after example of the Law of Attraction working in my life, and all of this happened without me even realizing what was going on! Me and my husband have a new mantra.
Simply put “We got this”
It’s something he always liked to say and guess what? It’s always come true!
WHAT IF THE LAW OF ATTRACTION DOESN’T WORK?
There may be some cases that the law of attraction doesn’t work.
For example, let me give you my own scenario.
My husband and I wanted to move out into a house this year. That was the whole point of us having u money and paying off our debt. And while we did reach those goals, we sadly had to sign another year lease for our apartment.
Why didn’t the Law of Attraction work for us this time?
IT’S NOT THE RIGHT TIME
The Universe is a complicated balance. Sometimes the Law of Attraction won’t work in certain situations out of your control.
For us, the global pandemic Coroanvirus hit and while it helped us save and pay down our debt, it also made it impossible for us to move. We are laid off from our jobs.
Three days after we signed the new lease on our apartment, we got a text. Our job was not opening. We were being shut down. Permanently. (Context: we both worked at the same job).
Which meant we had lost all of our income and were working off the small amount unemployment had given us.
If we hadn’t signed a new lease and instead went for a new house, we either wouldn’t have been accepted since we’re now jobless OR we wouldn’t have been able to afford the bills in a new house. Thanks to what I can only imagine is the universe, we have JUST ENOUGH to pay our bills in our apartment.
So, if one thing doesn’t work out for you stop and think. The universe knows more than me and you. The Law of Attraction works when the time is right.
- Maybe that job wasn’t right for you. Something better will come along
- Maybe your dream house hasn’t come on the market yet, which is why you got denied.
It’s important that when you see a setback, you don’t go throwing negative energy into the universe because it “doesn’t work”. That stops the positive process from working!
Bottom line is, keep your head up. It will all work out eventually.
And, even *if* the Law of Attraction isn’t real…. What do you have to lose? Living your life with a positive outlook? Sound great to me!