How to Use the Law of Attraction
Step One: Begin Asking for What You Want, Not for What You Don’t Want
Every day you send out requests to the universe – as well as to your subconscious mind – in the form of thoughts: literally, what you think about, read about, talk about, and give your attention to. This includes the books and magazines you read, the television shows and movies you watch, the websites you visit, the blogs you read, and the music you listen to.
Unfortunately, much of this thought is random, contradictory, non-productive and certainly not deliberate – it happens without our conscious awareness or intention. Even worse, we send negative requests to the universe when we criticize ourselves, complain about things and focus on the lack of abundance in our lives.
Similarly, when you blame, find fault or judge someone or something, you are also focusing on a negative experience that you don’t want. The same is true when you worry. We often refer to worry as negative goal setting. When you are worrying you are creating pictures in your mind of what you don’t want.
The Law of Attraction states that you will attract into your life whatever you give your energy, focus and attention to – wanted or unwanted. So, you must become more deliberate about what you think and feel.
Start Intentionally Creating Your Future
To become more intentional about the thoughts you offer the universe, you will need to decide what you really want – but also practice feeling those emotions you’ll experience when you have it.
Perhaps you want to change careers, move to another state, win a major professional award, or recover from a major illness. How would you feel once you’ve “arrived” at your goal? What would you be doing through your day? Who would you be spending time with?
The more you focus on and talk about what you DO want (instead of what you don’t want), the faster you will manifest your dreams and goals.
Think of your mind as a GPS system, like the one on your smart phone or in your car. With every picture you visualize, you’re “inputting” the destination you want to get to.
For more clarification on how to Set and Achieve Goals see our Goals blogs.
Step Two: Visualization
Many people are not aware of how powerful visualizing can be in their lives. In fact, many of us are doing plenty of visualization everyday. The problem is that most of us are doing visualizations to create the life we don’t want; we are often using it to imagine the worst outcomes of things or worrying about the future. If you can remember the time when you worried about something so much that it actually happened, then this is a good example of using visualizing to create something you don’t want. Visualization isn’t something fluffy used by people who aren’t living in reality. It is quite the opposite; it is used by a whole array of people who know how to use it to bring about positive outcomes in their lives.
Guidelines for Creative Visualization
If you understand that your thoughts become things and events in your life, how could you not spend just a little bit of time every single day deliberately thinking thoughts of the life of your wildest dreams as if you were already living it? Once a day and get back to the here and now, appreciating who you already are and all you already have.
Know What You Want
To visualize and manifest the kind of life you want, it’s especially important to have a clear idea of what you want and why you want it. If you had nothing holding you back, what would you want to see in your life?
Describe Your Vision in Detail
When you are visualizing, consider and include ever conceivable detail. See the sights, hear the sounds, smell the aromas, feel the textures, put all these details into your vision. Add emotion, emotion acts like a power booster for all manifestations. It makes the whole process happen faster. Emotion is what you are really after, correct? The reason you want more money or more friends or improved health is always for the emotion of joy and happiness. So, when you are visualizing, feel the joy, feel the happiness. This is the single most important detail to include when you are visualizing. How would you feel if all your visualizations came true?
Put Yourself in the Picture
This is critical but easy to overlook. See yourself in the picture. It needs to be you and your life that is being played out on the “movie script” of your mind. You want implied ownership. If you want a specific luxury car, put yourself in the picture! See yourself in the driver’s seat of your dream car. Feel your hands on the steering wheel, feel the acceleration as you step on the accelerator.
Take Daily Action
The life you want to create will not happen in one day but will eventuate in a series of days and actions of working towards your goal. Do not get too caught up with how far you are, but instead ask yourself what is one thing I could do today that will help me get closer to the life I want?
Read Creative Visualization
Creative Visualization has been successfully used in the fields of health, education, business, sports, and the arts for many years. Gawain explains how to use mental imagery and affirmations to produce positive changes in one’s life. The book contains meditations and exercises that are aimed at helping the practitioner channel energies in positive directions, strengthen self-esteem, improve overall health, and experience deep relaxation. This is the book that launched a movement. “Creative visualization works.” — Oprah Winfrey
Step Three: Affirmations
What is a Daily Affirmation?
Daily affirmations are clear, positive statements that describe your goals as already achieved.
For example, if your goal is to make $200,000 per year in MSI (Multiple Sources of Income), your affirmation could be “I am so happy and grateful now that I am earning $200,000 per year in MSI income.”
When you imagine yourself completing a goal, your brain responds in the same way as if you actually HAD accomplished that goal. And the conflict that occurs in our subconscious mind as it tries to reconcile what feels to be true (you have achieved this amazing goal!) with what your mind knows to be true (you have not achieved that goal yet) – will subconsciously prompt you to resolve this conflict by taking persistent action toward your goal until your imagined reality becomes your ACTUAL reality.
How Do Daily Affirmations Work
Daily affirmations are to the mind what exercise is to the body. Repeating powerful affirmations for success can help you eliminate negativity and limiting beliefs that are keeping you trapped in mediocrity. They help you dramatically understand what is possible and what you can achieve.
Daily positive affirmations help you transform “I can’t” into “I can”, and your fears and doubts into confidence and certainty. They are your best weapon against defeatist thinking and self-sabotage – and powerful protection against other people’s negativity as well!
How to Write Affirmations
Here are our eight guidelines for how to write positive affirmations for success that will make it possible for you to get what you want in life.
- Start with the words, “I am.” These are the two most powerful words in the English language.
- Use the present tense. You want to imagine yourself being in the moment and experiencing the reality of you goal being achieved. This is what will cause the conflict in your subconscious mind that will prompt you to make persistent action to make your vision real.
- State you daily affirmation in the positive. Affirm what you want, not what you don’t want.
- Keep it brief. Your daily affirmations should be easy to memorize and repeat. The easier it is to remember and say, the easier it will be to visualize your goals – and the harder your subconscious will work to make it a reality.
- Make it specific. Daily affirmations such as, “I am so happy and grateful now that I’ve lost weight,” are not nearly as powerful as, “I am so happy and grateful now that I weigh my perfect weight of 140 pounds and am wearing my favourite jeans!”
- Include an action word ending with “-ing.” This allows you to express your affirmation as if you are experiencing it at that very moment. For example, “I am so happy and grateful to feel the wind blowing through my hair as I am driving my green Austin Healey through the Irish countryside.” The more you can imagine yourself in that moment of driving the car, the more powerful your affirmation will be.
- Include at least one dynamic emotion or feeling word. We encourage people to imagine themselves as happy and grateful because happiness and gratitude are powerful positive emotions that will raise your energy and attract more things that bring joy and gratitude in our life.
- Make affirmations for yourself, not others. For example, saying something like, “I am so happy and grateful now that my boss is acting more reasonable,” isn’t going to work because there is nothing you can do to change other people’s behaviour. Only THEY can change their behaviour.
Daily Affirmations Are Just the Beginning…
Daily positive affirmations are a powerful first step towards developing a success-focused mindset. But if you want to awaken your full subconscious potential and make your most ambitious dreams a reality, you need more than daily affirmations.
You need deep clarity around your purpose and the kind of life you want to create. You need be able to identify the goals that will help you create your desired life. And you need the wisdom and insight of those who have walked the path before, to help you avoid the obstacles and overcome any challenges that might arise on your journey. Read and study the concepts of the Law of Attraction found on our website.
Step Four: Life Scripting
Envision sitting down, writing a script of your life, after which you step into a movie set where the script actually comes to life. What if the scenarios you wrote became your reality? Where you could see, feel, and taste what you have imagined?
Life truly is what we make of it. The stories we tell can either liberate us or enslave us.
Even if we recognize lit or not, our lives are compelled by a s story; it follows a script that we have either written for ourselves or it has been written for us by others. Do you have a scrip? And if so, how does it look?
Are you a hero or a victim, or lesser role – lost in the mass? Whatever you might be, you need to realize you are the central character of your life story.
You were meant to play the principal role. If you are not the author of your own life story, then, that needs to change! Instead of living out the script written for you by your well-intentioned family, authority figures, friends, or genetics of the environment, start living out of your own script – which you wrote, based on your self-selected value system. Words are unbelievably powerful! Many of us grew up being told that we were not capable of achieving great things, and we would never succeed because of our heritage, social status, or background. We have been judged by our choices that are not aligned with the rest of the crowd.
We allow outside circumstances t influence our inner beliefs. We allow our feelings and beliefs about the past to limit our effectiveness and happiness I the present. We consent to other authors but us, to write our script and define our life story.
The good news is that we can change how we interpret yesterday, how we view ourselves in response, and how we live today as a result. We create our own destiny and secure the future we envision. You are the one who writes the story, and you can change the narrative at any time.
The incredible thing about the human mind lies in its ability to transform and exceed adversity – physical, emotional, or spiritual. Not only are we able to outdo and overcome our past, but we also have the capacity to write our future.
“The best way to predict your future is to create it”
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Step Five: Vision Board
A vision board is a visualization tool that causes you to set clear aspirations and goals for your life so that you can grow and transform yourself into the life you desire. A vision board is an actual physical representation of your goals and aspiration, and it’s one of the most valuable visualization tools available for anyone to use.
The Benefits of Creating a Vision Board
Every New Year’s, people enthusiastically set their New Year’s Resolutions to achieve their goals and become a better person. People might be saving for the trip the have always wanted to go on or may be looking for raise or to find their dream job. The different types of goals people set for themselves are infinite, but unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for people to forget about them. According to Forbes, only 25% of the people keep their commitment to their resolutions after 30 days, and by the end of the year, only 8% accomplish them. Therefore, you need a vision board!
Vison boards are being used by many famous people and they have helped them achieve their goals. Vision boards have helped many entrepreneurs establish their own businesses and it has helped many people in the entertainment industry such as Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Beyonce, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Carey.
One of the main reasons why people forget about their resolutions is because they don’t have a clear vision of what accomplishing them would look like. Vision boards help you keep your goals and dreams in the back of your mind all the time. They allow you to have a clear vision of where you want to go, and what you want to accomplish, and they help you believe it is possible. Impressing your goals on your subconscious will help you make decisions that will only get you closer to achieving them.
Your brain will work tirelessly to achieve the statements you give your subconscious mind. And when those statements are the affirmations and images of your goals, you are destined to achieve them!
Step Six: Gratitude Journal
What is Gratitude Journaling?
Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and appreciative. So really gratitude journaling is taking time to reflect and write down things that you feel thankful for. This helps you to focus on positive people, things, or moments in your life, that you might otherwise take for granted.
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
What are the Benefits of Gratitude Journaling?
- It Increases Positivity
When you take time to focus on the good things in your life, you naturally become more positive. By writing down what you are thankful for, it can make you more optimistic because you are choosing to see more of the positivity in your life, thus giving less power to negative emotions. While these positive aspects of your life may be floating around in your subconscious, writing them down makes then more concrete and real.
- It Improves Self-Esteem
Keeping a journal is a vey personal activity and allows you to be present with your own achievements. Showing gratitude has been proven to reduce social comparisons, and by expressing what you are thankful for, you are less likely to be resentful towards others.
- It Helps You Sleep Better
Spending just 15 minutes before bed writing down a few grateful sentiments can help you have a much better night’s sleep. By thinking of the positive experiences of the day or reminding yourself of what you have to be thankful for, you are much less likely to ponder over worries and therefore clear your mind for a good night’s sleep.
- It Makes You Happier
Showing gratitude means you are acknowledging the goodness in your life. By writing these things down, you are able to feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, and build strong relationships – a recipe for a much happier life. Researchers have found that people who write about gratitude are more optimistic and feel getter about their lives.
- It Reduces Stress
Grateful people take better care of themselves, in the long run they live healthier lives and are therefore able to manage stress in a healthier way. Scientists have found that focusing on feelings of contentment and satisfaction naturally counters stress, and leaves you feeling much more grounded and able to deal with whatever life throws at you.
Step Seven: Become a Lifelong Student of the Law of Attraction
As long as one keeps searching, the answers well com.”
The journey of self-improvement is an ongoing process of constant learning. It gives you the opportunity to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and to work on them. The benefits are as you grow as a person, you improve your self-awareness, and you boost your confidence.
Successful lifelong learners learn from the experiences of brilliant minds – it’s a powerful way to gain knowledge and the true gain of self-learning is pleasure of learning and the consistent accumulation of practical and valuable knowledge.