If you are still wondering how the hell does the Law of Attraction really work, or if it does work at all, this is the place where most of your questions will be answered, so make sure that you read this article in its entirety.
The Law of Attraction is a very simple physical law governing our lives.
There is really nothing metaphysical or esoteric about it.
Somehow, people describing it have made it sound too complicated, with all the Universal Energy and Vibrational talk and I am here to make it simple for you.
To save you time and wasted efforts, I am going to surpass all those metaphysical non-sense and generalities like “think positively” or “trust in the wisdom of the Universe”, and reveal to you the true face of the Law of Attraction, in order to understand it and eventually master it, once and for all.
The Law of Attraction Fallacy
Since The Secret got released, many people have become aware of the Law of Attraction.
This book developed the entire subject in a great way, but on the other hand, it barely touched it, and why should it?
Its purpose was just to raise awareness about the Law of Attraction, as well as motivate you enough in order for you to become interested and start looking elsewhere to find out more about it, and it fulfilled its purpose 100%.
After reading The Secret, millions of people have started looking for tips and practices towards mastering this Law in order to become able to create favorable situations and experiences by shifting their thoughts.
After all, being able to manipulate your reality and have all your desires fulfilled just by using the power of your mind, sounds pretty freaking awesome!
However, in an attempt to simplify the entire concept of the Law of Attraction for the common man to grasp, The Secret left uncovered many of its most important key elements, and it unintentionally rendered tons of people misguided, believing that by sitting on their couch wishing for things to happen and thinking positive thoughts, they will attract all the things and situations they desire.
You think good thoughts, and the Universe will bring to you good things.
You think bad thoughts, the Universe will bring to you bad things or take things away from you.
While those statements above could be a small part of the whole truth, there is so much more to the Law of Attraction than just wishful thinking and having a positive attitude, and I am about to reveal everything to you…
P.S. Don’t get me wrong! The Secret is one of the most amazingly transformative books and that’s why it has been #1 on New York Times bestseller list. Its overall message is very powerful and motivative. If you haven’t read it yet, go ahead and read it right now!
P.P.S. Don’t stop your search after reading The Secret… There are tons of awesome books on the Law of Attraction which will help you shape a bigger picture of the whole concept in order to eventually master its workings.
The Truth About the Law of Attraction No One Tells You
Since you are here, I am guessing that you need some questions answered about the Law of Attraction.
You have read some articles, you have watched a few videos, you have started applying some of the practices, but you have come face to face with some setbacks when it comes to manifesting your desires.
You might even be on the verge of quitting as you are highly frustrated with the entire concept.
You have already been trying to utilize the Law of Attraction for some time now but you haven’t seen any results whatsoever.
You haven’t attained the material possessions that you want, the financial security that you are craving, the balanced relationship that you have been dreaming of, or the fit, nice-looking body that you desire, and there is a reason for that.
When it comes to mastering the Law of Attraction, most mainstream scholars support that thinking positively and practicing visualization is enough to have all your wishes fulfilled.
After conducting some research, I discovered that almost no website, no new-age book, and no person talking about the Law of Attraction will reveal to you one of the most important factors which directly correlates with what you get or don’t get in life.
This factor is taking action!!!
While being positive could be a great asset on your path to attaining abundance, it will most probably never bring you abundance all by itself.
There exist tons of positive people who have nothing and there exist even more negative people who have much.
Visualizing without taking action is merely daydreaming.
You can keep visualizing your perfect reality but if you don’t start acting towards bringing this vision into your current reality, it will remain a figment of your imagination forever.
To have your desires fulfilled, you have to physically go after them. I mean, this is how you “get things” in the first place!
To attract, you absolutely need to act.
Most people start practicing the Law of Attraction as an excuse to stop taking action. They are lured into this concept because they have somehow convinced themselves that it will passively manifest for them all the things they want, without putting any kind of effort whatsoever.
-“Wow! The Law of Attraction sounds awesome! All I have to do to realize my dreams is think good thoughts and create images of those dreams in my head while sitting in the comfort of my own house? Count me in!”
I will not lie to you…
This is what I believed for some time after starting my Law of Attraction journey, and this is why I started practicing the Law of Attraction in the first place.
Let’s not kid ourselves, every single person on the face of the earth would rather have everything magically come to them than having to take any kind of action to get it themselves.
I’ve tried it that way. It doesn’t work…
However, somewhere along my journey, I realized the truth, and the truth is that practicing the Law of Attraction is not a free pass to abstain from taking action, but rather an opportunity to improve the quality of our actions by consciously managing and adjusting our own mind.
I don’t know what you have been told, what you have learned, and what you have chosen to believe so far, but now it’s the time to forget everything that you already know about the Law of Attraction and start anew.
This is the first day of the rest of your life.
Mindful Mind is the place where you will finally discover how the Law of Attraction really works and what needs to be done on your part to make it work in your favor.
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Attraction Equals Action
Every action has a reaction.
Experiences, situations, the people close to you, your material possessions, etc, are all reactions to your actions.
You always get no more, and no less than to the extent that you act.
In this sense, for every obstacle to be overcome, for every dream to be attained, for every success to be realized, for something in your life to change for the better, some kind of action has to be taken.
Action is the foundational key to all success.~Pablo Picasso
As long as you don’t act, you will only get to the extent of not acting… Nothing!
It doesn’t matter how positively you think, it does not matter for how many hours you sit and visualize about success, and it doesn’t matter how badly you are focusing your attention on what you want to attain.
If you want your physical reality to change, you have to physically act.
Never, ever, ever take action out of the equation.
Act is the last syllable of the word attract… 😉
I’ve been into forums, I’ve visited websites, I’ve heard people being desperate about taking control of the Law of Attraction.
They leave no stone unturned on their hunt to discovering more and more complicated practices and mental tricks towards mastering their own destiny while neglecting the most important practice of all… Taking action!
Go ahead and show me one person who attained something of substance without taking some kind of action.
Ronda Byrne, the writer, and producer of The Secret could be considered one of the mainstream masters of the Law of Attraction.
After all, The Secret(both the book and the movie) manifested over $300million for her.
You could say that she attracted that money.
But did she?
As far as I am concerned, the script for the movie, as well as the book didn’t magically manifest out of thin air…
Yes, she believed… And yes, she visualized… And yes, she kept asking the Universe and being grateful…
Nevertheless, she acted as well!
She sat down, for God knows how many years and kept on writing, editing, erasing, and re-writing in order to reach the end result which brought her all that money.
Taking action is the only process of creating something, out of nothing, and changing something into something else.
Her practicing the Law of Attraction most likely played a major role in her success overall, but that’s only because she kept acting because to achieve a specific goal, you have to align your actions with that goal.
Cooking is taking action, but it is not the action that should be taken if your goal is to publish a very successful Law of Attraction book.
Specific actions, bring specific results, and that is where the Law of Attraction comes into play…
The Law of Attraction is to be used as a way to condition your subconscious mind to start producing the best possible actions towards achieving specific goals.
It is literally impossible to keep acting the right way towards attaining something specific and never attaining it.
So, How the Hell Does the Law of Attraction Really Work?
The Law of Attraction is but a fancy name given to the tendency of our subconscious mind to forge actions which are matching the predominant thought patterns that already exist inside it.
Almost 100% of the time, we are acting in the way which is the most familiar to our subconscious mind.
This is what we call the path of least resistance.
You see, a thought that has been entertained 1000 times, is much more likely to become an act, comparing to a thought which has been entertained just 10 times.
This is actually an energy-saving mechanism of our mind.
Our mind will always choose to bring about acts which match the most potent subconscious patterns of ours, so that it prevents us from putting any conscious effort to materialize those acts, thus saving a lot of mental energy.
Unfortunately for most people, those predominant subconscious thought patterns are those of negativity, pessimism, fear, and limitation.
Through the path of least resistance, such thoughts can only result in acts which will mirror those thoughts and the reality created out of those acts will be a reflection of the thoughts which gave rise to the acts that brought that reality about.
Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results. This is as true as saying that nothing can come from corn but corn, nothing from nettles but nettles.
Thus, if your life is not the life that you would like to be living, it’s almost certain that somewhere inside your subconscious mind, you are holding thoughts that prevent you from acting towards embodying the life that you would like to be living.
That means that the thoughts that you have thought for some time at some point but don’t consciously think right now, are those that have turned into the actions which have actually determined all the situations, experiences, material things, people, etc, that you have attained up until this point in your life.
Since your thoughts, as well as the acts that come as a result of those thoughts, are mostly unconscious and automatic, almost everything that you get in life, good or bad, will feel like it came to you by itself, or else, attracted to you.
That’s why this Law is called the Law of Attraction…
We might as well call it the Law of Subconscious Action…
Your actions are undeniably the fruit of your subconscious thoughts, and those which will always be taking you closer or further from your desires.
When your thoughts are not aligned with that which you desire, your actions are automatically going to take a course towards not taking you closer to this specific desire.
The degree to which we have mastered the Law of Attraction is directly proportionate to the degree to which we have become able to permanently replace the thoughts that turn into random, fruitless acts which take you nowhere near or even further from your desires, with thoughts that will become focused, fruit-bearing acts, driving you closer to your desires.
The true master of the Law has utterly aligned his thoughts with his desires… Taking action towards manifesting those desires is now almost effortless, and when those desires finally become manifested, it will feel like they were attracted to him as of magic.
With least action, through the power of right thinking, you hurry without haste and reach your goal without effort.~The Power of Awareness
Do not be mistaken though.
Attraction is an illusion… You don’t actually attract anything…
You are the one who is actually acting towards achieving your desires but most the time you are doing it unconsciously without being aware of it.
Basically, all you have to do on your part to become the master of your destiny is to keep acting, and consciously keep sowing the right thoughts into your subconscious mind, trusting that it will generate the necessary acts that will make those thoughts a tangible reality.
Plant the right seeds and leave them undisturbed. This does not mean that you are to sit down and do nothing, by no means; you will do more and better work than you have ever done before, new channels will constantly be provided, new doors will open; all that is necessary is to have an open mind and always be ready to act when the time comes.~The Master Key System
There is no Luck… Law is all There is!
Another instance of the Law that almost no person can recognize is luck!
There is no element of luck, but all is the result of a Law which cannot err.~As a Man Thinketh
All that you are experiencing has risen in accordance with the Law of Attraction.
You think! You act! You get!
To you, some or most of what you are experiencing might seem like the workings of good or bad luck because you have yet to become aware that every action determines what you get in life, is a direct result of your deepest subconscious thoughts.
The person who is aware that thought is the weaver of reality would never believe in luck, and will never blame or praise luck, but will always know which thoughts brought about every given condition.
Every thought is a cause and every condition an effect; for this reason, it is absolutely essential that you control your thoughts so as to bring forth only desirable conditions.~The Master Key System
In this sense, if a situation manifested is undesirable, you can locate the thoughts that gave rise to this situation and replace them with others which might bear different results down the road.
If a situation manifested is desirable, keep entertaining the same kind of thoughts in order for more desirable situations to come about.
What you hold in your mind will tend to manifest in your life, so your good luck and blessedness, or your bad luck and unhappiness, are just manifestations of your own subconscious mental states.
When an inner situation is not made conscious, it will appear in the outside world as luck.~Carl Jung
Bad and good luck are just instances of the Law of Attraction not yet recognized by you. They are the fruits of your subconscious thoughts.
You are not attracting luck. You are thinking your way into your own luck.
Luck is not a thing of chance, but rather the result of continued effort, either conscious or subconscious.
The Law of Attraction is not a magic potion to drink and have all your wishes fulfilled at once.
It only comes into play as an influence on your actions.
Your actions are the only available means to take you to where you desire to be taken.
Not every action will be of benefit and not every action will take you closer to your desires.
However, by changing your mental attitude you undeniably increase the chances that each one of your actions becomes of huge benefit and advances you closer to what you want to attain.
When you plant the right thoughts in your mind, the right actions will definitely come along to make those thoughts a reality.
Thus, you should always consider the Law of Attraction as a means to improve the quality of your actions and boost your chances of success and never as a way out of taking action.
The Law of Attraction Mastery
Ease and perfection depend entirely upon the degree in which we cease to depend upon the conscious mind.~The Master Key System
Or conscious mind is very limited compared to our subconscious mind.
It can only handle a finite number of tasks before burning out. It cannot multitask, and its processing speed is very low.
On the other hand, our subconscious mind accomplishes tasks so intricate that no conscious mind, even if it had the power, has the capacity for.
It does this at amazing speeds, most of the time almost instantly, and it can handle a huge amount of tasks at the same time.
Moreover, our subconscious mind is a storehouse of everything that we have thought, felt, and perceived with our 5 senses during our lifetime.
When needed, it can take pieces of memories from what’s stored inside it and put them together into new thoughts in order to inspire you, warn you, or give rise to the actions mandatory to bring you closer to what you desire.
The subconscious mind never sleeps, never rests, any more than does your heart, or your blood. It has been found that by plainly stating to the subconscious mind certain specific things to be accomplished, forces are set in operation, that lead to the result desired. Here, then, is a source of power which places us in touch with the Law of Attraction.~The Master Key System
In this sense, if you keep planting thoughts and images of you having attained your desires into your subconscious mind while actually acting towards attaining those desires, your subconscious mind will do everything at its hand to bring together pieces of what is stored inside it, in order to generate the best acts possible taking you closer to your desires faster than the speed of light.
Ask yourself this:
How easy and effortless was for you not to have your desires fulfilled because your thoughts and actions were not in alignment with your desires?
Let me guess!
You didn’t even try. It just happened by itself right?
Well, let me tell you this…
It will be just as effortless to end up who you want to become and get all your desires fulfilled when you completely align your thoughts and actions with them.
If you just keep entertaining the right thoughts for the right amount of time, going where you want to be can be as effortless as having gone where you didn’t want to be while entertaining the wrong thoughts for the right amount of time.~Xaric
At some point, the whole process of aligning your thoughts and actions with your goals and aspirations will most probably become your second nature; it will become automatic.
That’s what we call mastery.
That point might be a dozen years ahead.
Always remember that
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.~Beverly Sills
Invest to Manifest
Your thoughts are an investment.
Just as you wouldn’t invest your money in a bad business, you shouldn’t invest your time and energy into entertaining useless thoughts.
What you are currently thinking is an investment for how you are going to act in the future, and how you are going to act determines what you are going to get.
Start investing in powerful thoughts and your acts are going to reflect this power and your experiences are going to confirm this power to you.
This is what “like attracts like” means; you think in power… You act in power… You experience power…
However, don’t get me wrong.
When I say “think about XXX”, I don’t mean think about it just this once!
The law of attraction will certainly and unerringly bring to you the conditions, environment, and experiences in life, corresponding with your habitual, characteristic, predominant mental attitude. Not what you think once in a while when you are in church or have just read a good book… Your predominant mental attitude is what counts.~The Master Key System
You have to keep impressing the same thought over and over again onto your subconscious mind in order for this thought to become something substantial.
What you impress today will bring results tomorrow. It won’t happen instantly but it will most likely take some time.
When you plant a seed, you have to keep watering it in order for it to grow into a tree.
Just like that, the thought that you plant into the soil of your subconscious mind and keep watering it with repetition will definitely become the act which will move external conditions to make the thought planted an actual reality.
Every thought-seed sowed or allowed to fall into the mind, and to take root there, produces its own, blossoming sooner or later into an act, and bearing its own fruitage of opportunity and circumstance.~As a Man Thinketh
Some of The Law of Attraction Techniques
There are lots of techniques to make the Law of Attraction do your bidding.
Such techniques are:
- Positive thinking
- and much more
All of those techniques have one goal in mind and this is to regulate your thoughts in order to favor your actions.
Every action derived from a calm and clear(meditation), loving(gratitude), positive(affirmations), and focused(visualization) state of mind, will be extremely effective and fruitful, hitting closer to the bullseye than ever before.
Let me demonstrate an example taken out of my own life and experience with the practices of the Law of Attraction.
As a blogger, part of my life is based on inducing my ability to be creative.
Let me tell you that negativity, stress, pessimism, anger, and basically, every negative mental state greatly inhibits a person’s creativity.
I can see for myself that to compose an article which is going to be like music to your brain, I have to detach myself from the outcome, be specific of the purpose of the article, keep my mind clear and focused, think positively about it, visualize it complete, etc…
If not, the article will most probably come off crappy and with no value.
That means that such negative states directly affect my ability to create words.
Creating words is an action, thus as said dozens of times earlier, my thoughts directly affect my actions.
I am not going to go into any techniques in this article.
This article’s purpose was just to emphasize how important action-taking is in order to manifest anything.
Nevertheless, before I close, I will leave you with this…
Every practice, mind-hack, tip or trick on the Law of Attraction that you will read about and start applying, will be of good use only if acting is already taking place.
How This Article Came About
Before I end this, I want to share with you the story that inspired me to create this very article.
Not long ago, I was browsing through a Law of Attraction forum in order to find more about it and even help some people along my way.
So, as I was navigating through the forum, I came across a post created by a girl, saying that she has been practicing the Law of Attraction for a while, in order to manifest a relationship with a specific boy she barely knew.
Apparently, they have spoken once at a party, she instantly fell madly in love with him, never to speak again.
She was stating that she immensely practiced visualization for some time until this specific boy started passing in front of her house more often, she kept seeing him driving past her or walking in front of her, and other synchronicities like that.
However, besides those synchronicities, nothing else had happened for a long time, so she had created this post asking for help… she didn’t know what else to do.
This specific post had about 30-40 answers which all stated the same thing more or less…
-Just let him go and he will come
-Keep practicing and believing and everything will unfold
-Adjust your vibration
There were even 700-word long answers not even making sense.
I am reading every single answer and eventually, I hit the reply button, and I am all like:
-Okay! The synchronicities are a sign, but what if they are a sign that you need to do something about it and stop waiting? What if they are a sign that you have to talk to him yourself?
A few months later, I came across this same post and I saw that the girl was thanking me because she actually did speak to the boy herself and she earned the relationship that she wanted for so long with him.
The Law of Attraction is a very simple concept but somehow people have managed to make it extremely complicated.
If the Law of Attraction hasn’t worked for you yet, it’s because you are doing something wrong with it and not because the Law is false or fake.
All natural laws are irresistible, the law of Gravitation, or Electricity, or any other law, operate with mathematical exactitude. If a bridge falls, we do not attribute the collapse to any variation of the law of gravitation. If a light fails us, we do not conclude that the laws governing electricity cannot be depended upon, and if the Law of Attraction seems to be imperfectly demonstrated by an inexperienced or uninformed person, we are not to conclude that the greatest and most infallible Law upon which the entire system of creation depends has been suspended. We should rather conclude that a little more understanding of the law is required.~The Master Key System
To understand and eventually master the Law, you need to start being aware of it, of how your thoughts become actions, you need to start applying it, you need to start experimenting with changing your thoughts and seeing the actions that are derived from those thoughts and how those actions bring about circumstances and situations accordingly.
The Law is definitely existent…
The Law can’t change for you, but you can change to comply with the Law.
If you have any questions about the Law of Attraction, if you need any help with it, or if you are in the need of talking to a like-minded person, you can always contact me at email@example.com.
To your inner creator,