Six Things You Should Know about the Law of Attraction

Six Things You Should Know about the Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction can be boiled down into a simple formula: you think about it, you get it. Although the law can be described in such a simple manner, it does not mean the practice of the law is equally as simple.

Attracting positive, wonderful and positively wonderful things into your life can be simple if you go about it with proper discretion. But the law of attraction can be useless or even hazardous if you don’t.

Believe it can happen. Talk and thoughts can be cheap if you don’t believe the law of attraction can work. You can meditate for weeks, hum for days and chant for hours, but the real law of attraction happens deeper within your soul. If part of you is still saying that all your chanting, humming and meditation is hooey, that’s what it will be.

On the flip side, you can attract what you want even without rituals to go along with it as long as you truly believe your wishes can come true. Visualizing yourself among the things and way of life you hope to attain is a powerful way to start believing it.

You can even go one step further and make tangible picture or collage of your desired life. Hang up photos of your dream car, illustrations of your dream house or go all-out and create a dream collage. Clip images, words and phrases from a variety of sources to make a mélange of all you want. Stare at all of them often. Imagine yourself in the driver’s seat, the cozy new kitchen or enjoying the beach in Barbados pictured on the bottom left side of your collage.

Believe you deserve it. Even if you believe the law of attraction can work for you, all efforts can be thwarted if you don’t believe you deserve it. Negative self-image, low-self esteem and thoughts of being unworthy, useless and undeserving of anything good can pretty much block the channel that allows good things to come your way.

A steady stream of positive affirmations can help get you out of the undeserving funk. After all, your negative self-image was most likely created in part by continuously feeding yourself negative thoughts. Learn to enjoy a healthy diet of positive thoughts to help clear the toxic negativity from your system.

Negative friends, environments and attitudes are also major contributors. Kick them all out and unblock the channel. You deserve it. You are worth it. You have the right to be happy.

Be careful what you wish for. The danger of quick, off-the-cuff wishes is perhaps best exemplified in “The Monkey’s Paw.” The story basically involves a couple that is granted three wishes, but the whole gig backfires.

Their first wish is for riches. So their son gets killed in a work accident and they inherit a load of money. Their second wish is for their son to come back. So he does, as a grotesquely mutilated, zombie-like being from the grave. Their third wish gets wasted by sending the son back to his grave.

Not much more needs to be said about being careful with your wishes, or those things you wish to attract into your life. The care links back to being specific and thinking through what you really want.

Beware of negative obsessions. The universe is powerful and very accommodating. It wants you to be happy. It wants to give you what you want. But it also can have a tough time discerning between what you want and what you don’t want if you happen to be obsessing about the latter.

If your brain is stuck obsessing about how awful your life is or how afraid you are of losing your home or your limbs or your spouse, guess what? The law of attraction can kick into action.

It will home in on thoughts like “awful” and “lose home” and “lose spouse.” Since the universe is eager to accommodate you, you may best get ready for a continuously “awful life” that leaves you homeless and divorced to boot.

For the law of attraction to be most effective, you must clear out your brain of the negative thoughts and let the positive flow freely through it.

Watch what you say. Words can be just as powerful as thoughts when it comes to the law of attraction. Negative words can bring negative results, even if you do not mean the words in a negative way.

Let’s say you are warning a kid not to touch a hot stove. If you say something along the lines of, “Don’t get burned,” the universe can zoom in on the word “burned” and – voila! – the child ends up with a scorched hand.

If you instead warn the kid with something like, “Don’t touch that so you stay safe,” the universe zooms in on “safe.” You get the picture.

Take stock of how you warn your friends and loved ones of dangers or even bid them goodbye for the day. You may be inadvertently peppering them with potential harm. “Don’t get hurt,” “Don’t fall,” and “Don’t get killed,” are prime examples.

The trick to getting out of this habit is simply dropping the “don’t” and focusing on what you do want. “Stay safe,” “Keep your balance,” and “Come home healthy” are much more effective word choices.

Sometimes what you want is not what’s best for you. Sigh. This can be tough lesson to swallow, especially for those who have tried the law of attraction for specific things to no avail. Although the universe wants you to be happy and wants to accommodate your desires, it also wants what’s best for you. It also always knows best.

Look back on your life and you’ll see how many times you did not get something you wanted only to have a better thing come along. This can apply to a new job or new home. Or think back on things that did not work out how you hoped, resulting in a new direction on your journey that brought you more joy than you could have ever imagined.

You can probably easily come up with several examples of unfulfilled wishes that left you much better off. The law of attraction was still at work, but on a much deeper level than your surface desire for a new job, new car or new house. It was fueling you with what you needed most to live the life you were meant to live.

This article is written by Ryn Gargulinski for Mind Power World: http://www.MindPowerWorld.com