The Law of Attraction is a universal law
I dropped my iPhone on the concrete floor in my house. I’d done this on several previous occasions, (yes, I know I can be clumsy!) but the case had protected it. This time it didn’t – and the phone smashed.
That’s how gravity works
When we drop things, they fall to the ground. Unless it’s a helium-filled balloon, we wouldn’t expect to have something slip from our hands and have it float up and away. You don’t need to believe in the law of gravity to see the effects of gravity – it’s a universal law.
Why do so many people struggle with another universal law – the Law of Attraction?
I’d argue it’s because, while at its essence the Law of Attraction (LOA) is simple; that we attract to us what we think, speak about and do. The mechanics of the ‘thinking, speaking and doing’ are what get people tied up in knots.
In fact, some people say the LOA is rubbish
This assertion is a bit like saying that the law of gravity is rubbish, as you simultaneously step off the edge of a cliff. The fact that you don’t believe in gravity will not stop you falling like a rock and making a big, bloody mess on the ground!
Universal laws are tricky like that
It doesn’t matter whether you believe them or not — they still operate. You don’t need to believe in, or even understand the Law of Attraction to see its effects. Look around you. Your life will reflect the quality of your thinking, speaking and your actions thus far.
I found this short 6-minute video clip
It is Neale Donald Walsch talking about the Law of Attraction. If you didn’t already know, Neale is the author of Conversations with God, among other titles. About halfway through he came up with the simplest explanation of the Law of Attraction that I think I’ve ever heard. I wanted to share it with you in this post because it’s often useful to hear someone, as well as just reading words.
The universe Only Says, ‘Yes!’
Quite simply, the Law of Attraction says that God, the Universe, the Quantum Field or whatever you want to call the energy that connects us all, always says, ‘yes’ to whatever we think, say or do. Another way of thinking about this law, is that our thoughts and emotions are magnetic – and eventually become things.
So if you’re continually saying, “I need more money”, the universe says, ‘Yes, you do need more money!’ This results in more of what you already have – in this case, a lack of/wanting more money. Your deep underlying thought is that there is a lack of money and the universe is saying, ‘yes’ to that thought or belief. Or you say, “I’m sick and tired of my life the way it is!” Then the universe says, ‘Yes, that’s true. You are sick and tired.’ And you get sicker and more tired. Your gloomy language has a harmful affect on your emotions and energy.
Negative language has the same effect
Negation – saying what you don’t want – will result in you getting more of what you don’t want. Expressing what you don’t want means you have to focus on whatever it is you don’t wish to attract – which pulls it towards you. If you’re thinking, “I wish I didn’t have sweaty feet.” The universe responds with, ‘Yes, you do wish you didn’t have sweaty feet.’ And so you manifest an ongoing sweaty feet problem.
So how do you make the Law of Attraction work for you?
Again, the theory is simple. You think, talk and act as if you already have whatever it is you want. You use the words ‘have’ and ‘am’ instead of ‘want’ or ‘wish’. Here are some examples. Keep in mind that the universe always says, ‘yes’. The key is to make sure your thinking, beliefs, what you say, and your actions all match.
“I have a wonderful life, filled with love and abundance.” (I am focused on the aspects of life that are wonderful and where I already have love and abundance in my life – in this way the universe is saying, ‘yes’ – and bringing me more.)
“I have a healthy body.”
“I have a loving relationship with my partner.”
“I have gratitude for all the good in my life.”
“I am successful in all areas of my life.”
Now, contrast the previous sentences with the sentences below, again bearing in mind that the universe is saying, ‘yes’ to everything. Also, notice the underlying assumptions:
“I wish I had a better job.” (Implies you don’t have a better job.)
“I want to live a happy life.” (Implies you don’t have a happy life.)
“I’m fed up of struggling.” (Implies you’re struggling.)
I know this isn’t always easy
I wrote another post that might help with the mechanics of changing your thinking. It’s called ‘When Life Sucks: How To Feel Better Quickly.’
The Law of Attraction is simple
Think, speak and behave as if you already had what it is you desire. Yes, it might seem as if you’re dreaming — because you are! But please know that you are capable of manifesting anything your heart desires when you think, speak and behave in ways that get you what you want. Read about some of the things I’ve attracted into my life.
It’s easy to notice when you don’t have whatever it is you want, but doing that will create more lack. Reminding yourself that the universe is always saying, ‘yes’ is a great way to notice and keep track of what thoughts, language and actions will work best to bring you what you want. Start today!
Remember the law of attraction is operating whether you believe it or not. It’s a universal law that’s as reliable as the law of gravity.