And how to harness its power.
You’ve heard that the Law of Attraction can help you manifest happiness and reach your goals, but it doesn’t seem to be working for you. Or maybe it did once, but hasn’t ever since.
So what is the Law of Attraction exactly, and how does it work?
In New Thought philosophy, the Law of Attraction is defined as, “the belief that positive or negative thoughts bring positive or negative experiences into a person’s life. [ … It] is based on the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from pure energy, and that through the process of like energy attracting like energy a person can improve their own health, wealth, and personal relationships.”
Nearly everyone has a story to tell of when they thought their positive vibrations were through the roof because they saw solid evidence that the Law of Attraction was working for them. Yet, many people have also wondered why they haven’t manifested a bunch of the other things that they want to bring into their lives, if the Law of Attraction really is that powerful.
They ask themselves questions that serve to make their vibes less pure, more murky. (And, by the way, focusing upon these questions is definitely not the way to manifest things that have eluded you.)
Maybe you find yourself asking similar questions:
- Does the Law of Attraction just work sometimes and not others?
- Is the Law of Attraction being inconsistent?
- Am I just a lousy creator?
- Does the Universe only respond to people who maintain a perfect vibe all of the time?
If so, it could be why the Law of Attraction doesn’t seem to be working for you.
One of the “issues” most people encounter with the Law of Attraction — the underlying reason they haven’t manifested happiness and gotten the car, money, and relationship they want yet — is they believe they have some sort of block.
And they are usually right, since this “block” relates to the doubt in their mindset. They may doubt the reliability of the Law of Attraction or may doubt their own ability to maintain a good vibration on the subject of their desire. Sometimes, it’s a little bit of both.
Yet, in most cases, the doubt revolves around their own ability to focus upon their desire. Instead, when they try to visualize or focus upon their desire, they end up focusing upon the fact that they still don’t have it and become more mired in their disappointment. But this mindset makes this manifesting business harder than it needs to be.
So, if you can ease up and change your approach, that Law of Attraction energy goes to work and life begins happening “for you” — and not “to you”.
Here are 7 powerful ways to help the Law of Attraction work for you.
1. Be in a reasonably good mood
You don’t need to vibrate in a state of pure joy or appreciation to see evidence of the Law of Attraction at work for you.
You just need to be in a reasonably good vibe more often than not to begin to see evidence and create momentum toward manifesting your desires.
2. Find any reason to feel happy
You don’t need to vibrate purely on the actual subject of your desire for it to come into your life. You can be happy about one thing in your life, focus on that one thing, and begin to see evidence of other desires showing up in your life.
You can use anything as an excuse to be happy.
3. Appreciate how far you have to go
You need to have some contrast, imperfection, or some resistance in your life to bring forth the new ideas of what you’d really like to change in your life.
Without that resistance, there would be no growth, no expansion, and nothing to draw that energy of the Universe through them. A little bit of contrast shouldn’t trouble you — there is no reason to dwell on the contrast. You might even begin to appreciate a little bit of contrast.
4. Know that you’re on the right track
Relax in the knowledge that once you begin to have a decent vibe going some of the time or more often than you’re used to, you won’t go backward in terms of where your vibe wants to go, naturally. You are raising your default vibration.
You might dip occasionally, but now that you know what it feels like to be in an improved vibration, you’ll catch yourself in earlier stages of negative emotion and can shift to thoughts that feel better. It gets easier.
5. Trust that the Law of Attraction is working
Without any doubt, the Law of Attraction is as consistent as the Law of Gravity. It’s at work, whether you are aware of it or not.
It’s always a matter of whether you are willing to care enough about the way you feel to allow it to work for you.
6. Focus on feeling good
Feeling good for the pure sake of feeling good — and not because you think it will help you get what you want — really is the easiest and fastest way to get what you want.
There is no resistance in feeling good for the sake of feeling good, and once you do, the Law of Attraction will help put these vibrations to work.
7. Look for signs that the Law of Attraction is working
Once you’ve eased up a bit and given yourself and the Universe the benefit of the doubt, more evidence will appear of the things you really, really want moving into your life. There will be signs!
And, after seeing more evidence, it becomes easier to feel like you are on track to feel good and manifest happiness more often.
Life is meant to be less of a struggle and more at ease. Once you learn how to let the Law of Attraction work for you, manifesting happiness and having your desires show up in your life is actually quite simple.
So, enjoy the ride and the new life you will create by letting the Law of Attraction work for you!
Susan Shearer Young is a Life Coach and author of the award-winning book, How to Allow: Working with the Law of Attraction to Allow Your Natural Well-Being, who helps strong women feeling stuck or unfulfilled find the confidence and clarity they need to create the abundant lifestyle they deserve. Visit Susan’s website to learn more about creating the life you want, or schedule a free exploratory coaching session to jumpstart the changes you’d like to make now.
This article was originally published at How to Allow–The Art of Allowing. Reprinted with permission from the author.