If you think the law of attraction is all new agey ,woo woo, hocus pocus nonsense , then you need to think again. Moreover you would be hard pressed finding someone you know that hasn't probably heard of the book and the movie, “The Secret,” and the law of attraction, as well.
A quick scroll through your social media feeds on Instagram or Facebook and you will find countless mentions on the subject. So what is it and why has it is it become so popular?.
Simply put, the law of attraction states that your thoughts create your life. If you think negative thoughts, you draw negative occurrences into your life and if you think positive thoughts, you will only magnetize positive happenings into your life. In other words, focus more on what you want and less on what you don't want to attract into your life.
Of course, on a deeper level, the law of attraction goes a bit further. Life is full of circumstances both good and bad. There are always going to be circumstances and happenings in life that we would rather not have to experience. However, the most empowering factor of the law of attraction is that you have the power to increase the positive and minimize the negative.
How it Works
There are several steps to the law of attraction and how it works but, the most important tip to remember is that it always begins with a thought and ends with a result.
1. Your Thoughts Create Your Life
You may not always have the ability to control life’s circumstances; however, you always have the ability to control your own thoughts. When preparing to use the law of attraction, it is beneficial to get into a meditative relaxed state of mind. Then after you have cleared your mind and find yourself in a peaceful place mentally, you can go on to the next step.
2. Focus on What You Want
In order to properly utilize the law of attraction, you need to be very clear on what you want. It is said that the universe is the ultimate responder, what you ask for is what you will receive and what you think, you will create. It is imperative that you are focused and clear about what you would like to have in your life. If you do not know what it is that you want, then the universe cannot deliver your desire to you.
3. Set Your Intention
Once you are in a relaxed state of mind, have focus, and clear on your intended outcome, then send your intention out to the universe. In order to set your intention, you must visualise and feel the experience in your mind and it must occur in the present tense. See yourself in that position, with that person, in that scenario. Feel the excitement or the joy or whatever emotions you can conjure up; put yourself in the moment of fulfilment but in your now.
4. Be Grateful
Practice being grateful and be confident knowing that your intention is on its way. Be thankful beforehand for the intended outcome and be excited that you cannot wait to receive what you have asked for. The more you practice being grateful, feel, and believe, in your desired outcome the quicker you will see it materialise in your life.