A young soldier was sent twenty thousand miles away from his home, his country as a part of a belligerent training procedure. The soldier had a beautiful wife and two lovely sons, whom he loved dearly and infinitely. Despite his love for his family he knew that his job was to serve the nation and that his JOB was above all. He was well prepared for such adverse circumstances but leaving his family behind was very painful for him.
After a few months of hostile training, one of their planes developed some technical and maintenance issues that could not be solved at the training’s location. As a result a small team of two was to be sent with the aircraft back to their home country for repair. The young soldier really hoped to meet his wife and kids even though he had not been chosen as a part of this assignment. The soldier would never think twice before helping anyone, so he asked for permission to be on the assignment by clearly stating that he would like to use this opportunity to see his family.
While the military can easily turn down any requests, particularly where they see no benefits of their own, after listening to the young soldier’s request they approved immediately.
We all have heard the story of how Sir Isaac Newton was sitting under an apple tree, an apple fell on his head and he suddenly thought of the Universal Law of Gravitation. This would not have been possible had he not been continuously thinking about the theories of Physics.
Now, what would you call this? Faith, belief, positive thinking or is this the LAW OF ATTRACTION?
What Is the Law of Attraction
The law of attraction is a new age phenomenon according to which, our thoughts and our words determine the quality of our life. In other words, the law of attraction implies that you have the power to manifest realty. (Quite opposite to Newton’s, “Opposites attract each other”).
The key theory serving the basis for the LAW OF ATTRACTION is that one creates his or her own realities. If your beliefs in life are restricted, you are bound to receive restricted wealth, health and happiness. On the contrary if you believe that anything is attainable, there will be no restrictions and limitations to your achievements.
According to the law, if you wish to achieve a goal, you should begin with sketching out a plan of action. Pen down all that you would require to achieve your goal, specifying each detail to serve as a metric to measure your success along the way. If something goes wrong, instead of blaming others or circumstances, come up with an alternative plan. The key ingredient here is to believe in your plan, and visualizing your success.
Is There Scientific Evidence for Law of Attraction
Researchers all over the world have found a considerable data from the brain imaging studies that the brain does respond and acknowledge the ‘Law of Attraction’.
Human Brain and Law of Attraction
Some believe that a rather recent discovery of a type of brain cells, called the mirror neurons, might provide a neuro-scientific answer to many questions regarding the Law of Attraction. Researchers and doctors of the relevant field believe that mirror neurons may be responsible for understanding the behavior and mannerisms of a certain thing or someone, and for developing new skills and talents by mere imitation after keen observation.
In other words, if you observe someone standing in front of you, performing any activity ( could be something as innocuous as a simple waving of hand ), the same brain activity that triggered the activity for that person, is mirrored in your (the observer’s) brain as well, i.e. your brain can automatically mirror the activities it observes.
Physical Effect of Thoughts on Human Body
To come to think of it, when you watch a horror movie, in 3D and the protagonist is about to open a door, behind which lies the ghost or something ugly or dangerous, aren’t you on the edge of your seat? With your arms covered with goose bumps? Do you not feel a certain level of tension as if YOU were to open that cupboard? That’s your brain mirroring the actions of the actor in the movie you were watching with concentration.
Let’s see, you like the company of people who are cheerful and pleasant? Isn’t it tough to be with anxious people? It’s because cheerful people make you feel happy and sad people make you feel sad too!
And thus it is safe to say that there is basis in the Human Brain Study and Research work to support this rather vague and abstract concept of the Law of Attraction.
How to Apply Law of Attraction in Your Life
- Rich Visualization of Outcomes
Most of us seem to have forgotten how to visualize about what they want, and they usually don’t believe that they can have their dream goals. When one can truly and absolutely embrace the fact that anyone can have anything that you want to achieve by using the Law of Attraction, then and only then one starts to experience the emotion connected with achieving that goal.
THAT is when one starts to create the HF emotional vibrations that will Attract that GOAL into you life,
life, and you will you see how things fall in place, in your favor. Focus on what you want in life as if you already had it.
Do whatever it takes to create the positive emotional state that you will experience when you actually have whatever it is that your goal is. Try thinking on these lines instead of focusing on what you DON’T want!
For example: If you want to lose weight, don’t say “I want to lose weight”. Now that has quite the opposite effect! That will only constantly remind you and make you realize how fat you are and how much you weigh today! Instead of giving yourself such wrong and negative suggestions, try to picture in your head how beautiful, attractive and pleasant you will look once you have achieved your goal weight, and imagine how great that will make you feel. This would create a positive flow of energy inside you, rather than the habitual negative energy flow that automatically comes forth when you say “I want to lose weight”. No matter what it is that you desire, you must create the positive emotional energy associated with already having that thing, which will ultimately attract that thing right to you.
- Positive thoughts and ideas aiming at success
There is no need to justify your wants and desires, or whether or not you think you can achieve it. This acts as a restriction that is foisted on us by the society, and it can essentially not determine what the Universe can deliver to you.
The enormous power of this Universe acknowledges what one thinks of him/her, and what his/her family and friends think of them. To love yourself, have faith in yourself is a must for the implementation of The Law of Attraction.
While implementing the Law of Attraction to attain what your desire, if you start thinking that you don’t deserve something, or that you aren’t worthy of it, then Disappointment and failure is guaranteed.
- Action towards your goals
Start working towards your goals with all that positive attitude and belief in you, and nothing can stop you from achieving what you want.
Steps for Successful Implementation of The Law of Attraction
1. Know Your Goals
- Pen down what you want and what you don’t want in a tabular form with a reason of why you don’t want something and why you want something. Under your first heading, “What I Don’t Want” pen down a detailed list of all the things that you DO NOT long for in relation to money. For Instance, being in debt, stress about not being able to dine out at expensive restaurants, paying your infinitely huge bills, having old fashioned and old clothes, long working hours and no time for yourself, for your family, girlfriend/boyfriend.
- Under the next heading, “What I Do Want” adjacent to each item you have already written, pen down the exact opposite of each thing. For Instance, write about eating dinner at fancy places, paying your bills on time and write having more than enough money to pay your bills each month, or write affording well made clothing that suits you and makes you look great.
- Why I Want This. Under the last column, write down the reason you want that thing next to each item under the “What I Want” heading. Every time you give yourself an answer, ask yourself another question “Why Do I Want That”? This way you analyze the actual feelings that drive you to achieve that thing in the first place. The motivation goes beyond the materialistic reasoning and is essential to make the goal meaningful to you. Really spend time on this Heading and once you have an answer that gives you a feeling of ‘knowing’ or an unfamiliar string of emotions,that implies you have your that you can pen down.
2. Be Patient and give It time to happen
Now you know What You Want and Why you want it. This way, you have already kick started the Law of Attraction to begin orchestrating your success. Your main job is to now be patient and let it work its magic.
3. Listen to Affirmations and create your own Affirmations
On a new sheet, write out your list of What You Want and the reason for it. Write each item as if it is already true in the present, e.g I love that my wardrobe is filled with fashionable well-made clothes that suit me because I walk taller and feel powerful and respected when I walk into meetings; I am so grateful now that I earn ever-increasing amounts of passive income from multiple streams of income so that I can spend so much quality time with my family. Repeat these affirmations when you wake and when you go to sleep at night and as often as you can any other time.
For more on the subject, you may refer to: All about Affirmations
4. Take action in the right direction
Keep your end goals clearly in mind, feeling the emotions they evoke, when encountering any decision that may take you closer to success. Only act on the choices that ‘feel right’ when holding your goal in mind. Never worry about missing an opportunity. Law of Attraction will keep bringing you opportunities if you keep your focus on your goals and the feelings they evoke. You can never ‘miss the boat’ or ‘miss a once in a lifetime opportunity.
5. Understand the difference between Working Hard and Inspired Action
Working hard is great. But you need to first determine an end goal, without which all the hard work would be a complete waste. It would be like going on a road trip without a map and reaching the wrong destination! On the other hand, if you use the Law of Attraction and then take Inspired Action (acting on your intuition with your goals clearly in mind) it can definitely result in miracles.
6. Go One Step At A Time
One does not need to know all the steps to be undertaken in order to attain his/her goal, although one has to keep faith, work towards with a positive mindset and BELIEVE that success will happen, no matter what.
Why the Law of Attraction Does Not Work for You
Why The Law of Attraction does does not work for most of the people who try it?
The simple reason is that most people don’t understand the distinction between goal setting, which is an imaginative coherent and judicious process, and attainment of goals, which is mostly a perpetual and emotional process. In order to actually implement the law of attraction or the law of resonance, as some of you might like to call it, both the parts of the brain, i.e. the part devoted to reason and logic as well as the part that tends to your emotional and habitual characteristics, need to be coherent, in sync, in other words be able to function simultaneously in harmony.
When you have a desire for a particular outcome or objective, you tend to exhibit certain frequency of vibrations as you emotionalize and/or visualize that objective. Now unless and unitl you maintain the strong vibrations and keep them going, it deteriorates and loses all of its strength. Think about your goals and desires while being conscious, by using your imagination extensively or by using your logical reasoning – your ability to choose based on different options. To select and finally deciding on what you really want is a crucial function of your conscious brain’s responsibility. It will emit a small frequency, just like the tiny light inside your cars. But what you really want to have working for you are the hundred trillion cells in your body that vibrate based on the subconscious conditioning or programming. Both the conscious and subconscious mind have roles to play. The conscious part of your mind is the chooser, but the subconscious part of your mind is actually the manifest-er.
And the reason most of the people who try, will never achieve the positive results based on the law of attraction is because they think positively, but they have unconscious beliefs, habits and possibly values that are not in line with each other.
Let us suppose you want to make twice the money you are making today, or thrice the money you are making today, or even four times the money you’re making at present.
Say you want to become a famous celebrity. Or you want to lose that extra weight as fast as possible. Or you want to find your true lover, a soul mate. It is just not enough to have the thought, objective or desire! It’s not enough just to write it down. Having a broad vision or discussing it with your close ones would not suffice either. What you have to understand is you have to get the conscious mind and the subconscious mind to line up in harmony with each other to create synchronicity and you have to impress it over and over again into the emotional subconscious mind so coherence is created between the two part of your brain.
Imagine listening to an orchestra whose musical instruments aren’t in harmony with each other. There would be a lot of different types of sounds coming from all the instruments, but it won’t sound good to our ears and might even just give us a headache, right?
What I want you to understand is that you have to create an internal symphony between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind – between your vision, goals, beliefs and your habits.
You have to emotionalize the desire and goal and impress it into your subconscious mind as you take inspired action towards what you want to attain. In this way each and every part of your body, mind and soul starts to work towards the achievement of your goals. This is when and how the law of attraction works as well as it can for you.
The last few letters of Attr-action are “action”. You must figure out all the different ways that you can move towards what you want to achieve as the universal law does what it needs to do beneath the surface.
You’ve got to have the right action in the right order and then apply it at the right time. Therefore if you want that the law of attraction works for you as well, you need to understand each detail of its implementation and put in the right amount of effort towards it. Search for the help you need to understand the accurate actions you need to take in addition to the internal conscious and unconscious vibration you need to be in.
Also please refer to: How the Subconscious Mind Works – Amazing Facts and Insights
The law of attraction will work perfectly you align every part of your mind, body and actions with it.
Some Practical and Important Tips on How to Apply the Law of Attraction
Here are some more very practical tips which would be useful if you wish to successfully apply the Law of Attraction in your life.
Print one or a few photos of what you want to manifest in your life and look at it couple of times every day. This could be lots of cash or your favorite car or a great holiday to an exotic location. It is important that you feel good at the same time while looking at these pictures. The whole law of attraction is about feeling good and positive emotions all over you.
For more on the subject, please refer to: Powerful Visualization Technique to achieve dream goals
Also here is a helpful video:
2. Be a day dreamer
Once again even in your waking state, day dream about the life your want or the specific goals or the state you want to in. The secret is that you should feel that you have already achieved that and that you are enjoying every bit of it all the time.
It is important to once again remind you to not make a mistake which many people make. Do not focus or visualize what you don’t have instead you should visualize that you are already enjoying it and focus on your feeling good with your achievements.
3. Be grateful for your wish being fulfilled
Law of attraction has an interesting process. You have to pay for it first with your being thankful and you receive what you asked for it later. But this is how it is and once or twice when you taste success with your achievements, you would not mind accepting the process.
In addition to this, count your blessings at least once a day and be grateful for what you have. Also learn to enjoy them! Is it not better than counting repeatedly what is not right in your life.
It is highly recommended that every morning when you start your day or every night when you retire for the day, make a list you would like to be grateful which happened to you in the day or the blessings in your life in general for which you would like to express your gratitude to the higher powers. The list could be your good health, a great boy friend, or the great lunch you had, even the smallest thing like someone smiled at you while walking on the street. See : Gratitude Affirmations
4. First Create Room for the boon you ask
Continuing with the interesting processes of Law of attraction you have to first create a physical space or the room for the product or the state you wish to manifest in your life. Suppose you want to attract a soul mate or a perfect life partner in your life, then you have to leave some portion or the drawers of the cupboard empty so that your partner’s clothes can fit in. Similarly, you have sleep on one side of the double bed leaving the space to be filled in by your partner to be.
5. Feel and act that you already have it
It has been mentioned in all the previous points but it needs to be emphasised sufficiently. You are not supposed to be behaving as if it is missing from your life – rather pretend that the desire state or person (for example the life partner) or the physical product (say your new car). I quite agree that pretending can be difficult but it is not falsifying your cognitive abilities, rather it is bring out the emotions and increasing the emotions.
Let us take a specific case in this regard. Suppose you go shopping for a new pair of shoes and while you really like a specific pair but would buy another brand or pair just because the shoes you like are quite expensive. Well the suggested strategy would be to buy what you buy the original pair – which you really want to buy. This way you will send the message to your subconscious that you already have plenty of money and wealth. However, don’t buy if you are going to feel guilty afterwards or you don’t want to increase your debt burden. This example assumes that you want to manifest money plus lots of wealth in your life or you desire a higher and better life style.
6. Change your vocabulary and watch the words you speak or think
There is another component to the Law of attraction that it works only in the positive direction and in the positive way. So if you want to manifest a new job or a better career growth for yourself then stop using the words “Nobody wants to hire me” or “I am not good at cracking the job interviews” or “Rich people have an attitude”.
Remove words like difficult, may be, never, impossible etc. For example, if you type in Google search No monkey and click on Images, you will definitely get the pictures of monkeys. So be a positive person.
Even if you want to lose weight, instead use the words “I am getting slimmer” as the word ‘lose’ has negative connotations and weight is weight after all. Same goes for money, wealth and prosperity issues. Don’t say “With my current salary I am left with no money to pay my bills.” Rather say, “I am getting smarter with financial planning” or “I live in abundance” or “Universe sends me the money I need”. For more information, please refer to: How to remove negativity about money
This way you will attract more of positive things in your life. Remember to always charge your subconscious mind with positive thoughts.
7. Have faith that it shall be delivered to you
The nature and its laws always work – although the mankind may not have fully understood and understood everything. It is sufficient to believe that once you have placed your specific order on the cosmic kitchen, it shall be delivered to you at the right time and in the right way or something better shall come your way. For example, when you go to a restaurant and order salad with specific ingredients and particular dressings, you are sure that your order shall be served to you exactly as you have ordered. Similarly have total faith that you will get from Universe what you have asked for – as Universe is abundant and there is no lack of anything. Relevant article: Money and Mind
In a nutshell
You are the co – creator and you can have as much as you want. Only you have to exercise patience and persistence with right expectancy.
If achieving earning more money or increasing your wealth is your target then you may also do regularly Powerful Money Affirmations and also refer to the suggestions given in the following relevant blogs:
- Powerful Meditation for Manifesting Money
- Evergreen Rules of Wealth Building
- How to Apply Law of Attraction in Your Life
Wishing you all the success in manifestation of your dream goals.
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