The Law of Attraction - Five Ways To Make It Work
"I don't get it. I mean it's just mind
boggling to me! Its like every time she thinks about what she wants, it
appears." With some emotional exclamation, Mary questioned, "How does
she do that?"
The question Mary was asking has been asked by so
many so often. It just seems that some people have the gift of manifestation.
They can imagine what they want and it appears. What they have is not magic or
illusion, rather, they understand and use the Law of Attraction.
So what is this - Law of Attraction? Simply put,
the Law of Attraction is like the Law of Gravity. It is one of the Universal or
Natural Laws of this Universe. Working with mathematical certainty, the Law of
Attraction is energy in motion.
With a little indignation Mary replied,
"O.K., so this energy in motion concept, just how does it work? I
understand gravity. You take an egg, drop it on a counter, and it will break
(unless it's hard boiled, of course). But, energy in motion, I just don't see?
Explain please! Cause 'energy in motion' doesn't get it for me." The Law of
Attraction, much like gravity, works in defined ways - that's why we call it a
Universal or Natural Law. The fundamental principle is: Whatever you are
consciously or unconsciously focusing on in your life you will attract. Put
another way, what you think about you will receive. The more passionately you
think about whatever it is the more of it you will attract. Therefore, your
inner world defines your outer physical experience. Think about your first
comments. You stated, "Its like every time she thinks about what she wants,
it appears." That's the Law of Attraction in action. The person you were
thinking of understands, either consciously or unconsciously, how to use this
powerful law. Expectation is a part of this attractive force. What you expect in
life, through the Law of Attraction, is drawn to you. If you focus on paying
bills, you will always have bills to pay. If you focus on not having enough
money, you won't have enough money. In the example you mentioned at the start,
the lady you were referring to must have expected to receive - and she did! The
key is to expect the things you truly want, and don't expect what you don't
want. An important point to consider - the Law of Attraction doesn't
discriminate. It will give you just what you think about. So if you want better,
you must change your thinking. Now, let me share five simple ways to make the
Law of Attraction work for you.
1. Think about what you want. See it in your
mind's eye. Be clear about your intent. This is a critical step. All too often,
people say they want one thing and then proceed to think another. It is not what
you say you want that will be attracted to you...it's what you actually think
about that determines the result. "All we are is a result of what we have
2. Take some time and ask yourself - honestly -
how you feel about what you've asked for or intended. Go inside yourself and see
if you feel it's possible. Write down your thoughts about it. Talk to a friend
and have them listen to you carefully and observe and note what you say. Are you
sabotaging your own desire? Do you want what you want, enough to change your
behavior? James Ray (www.jamesray.com) in the book, The Secret states,
"When you look at our current state of affairs and define yourself by that,
then you doom yourself to have nothing more than the same for your future."
3. Create a visual image of your intention. Most
of us want what we believe exists, therefore, creating a visual representation
of what we desire helps us stay focused on desire. One simple example of this
step in action relates to attracting money. Folks at the end of my seminars will
often ask how to create the income they desire. The easiest way to create the
visual image of what you want is to take your prior year's earnings statement
(in the USA it's a W-2 form), white out the income numbers there and reinsert
those income numbers that you want. Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for
the Soul tells the story of using this process of visualization. Needless to
say, it worked for him and can for you as well.
4. Take action. The universe knows no time.
Everything is now. But in the world we live in (human existence is linear) we
must take steps to achieve what we desire. Remember it takes one step at a time
to climb a mountain. In my experience, you can't want something deeply - take no
action - and expect it to appear. The first three steps are mental. This step is
physical. If I want to run a marathon, and I'm not physically prepared, I must
prepare. The act of preparing or taking action, is putting the Law of Attraction
into motion. Gravity exists, but to see it demonstrated it requires some action.
The same is true with the Law of Attraction - action creates action.
5. Lastly, feel what you want as if it is here.
While this is a challenge to many, most highly successful people say that once
they've made up their mind...they feel the same way they'd feel if they had what
they wanted. Whether it's Esther and Jerry Hicks authors of The Law of
Attraction (www.abraham-hicks.com) or the many contributors to the book, The
Secret by Rhonda Byrne (www.thesecret.tv), they all say the same thing, picture
what you want in your minds eye, feel it and trust that you have it NOW! The
feeling of it existing is key to the actual manifestation of what you truly
The above five steps, followed consistently, will dramatically improve the
power and speed at which you apply the Law of Attraction.
Let me share a simple, but profound story. My
wife and I participate in a program called "Masterminding". When two
or more people hold in consciousness an outcome or each other's desire, power
increases through "Masterminding." As the New Year dawned, we looked
at our desires and noticed something profound. One thing we had on our
Mastermind list was to pay off our credit cards. But, in reading that statement
from a different perspective, we both realized that "paying off" meant
we had debt and hence we were allowing the Law of Attraction to make sure we had
"debt to pay off."
As you can imagine, we immediately changed that.
We replaced our old desire with the following Mastermind statement: "Money
and abundance easily and effortlessly flows into our lives." That evening
we did our Mastermind session where we read out loud what we desired. The next
day, I received a call from my mother who stated that my wife and I each would
receive a check. For estate and tax purposes she needed to make two gifts.
Now attracting money "easily and
effortlessly" is a much easier way to reduce debt or attract what you want
than holding in consciousness our prior desire. When actions like this happen,
it only reinforces the power of the Law of Attraction.
So other than reading this article, how can folks
gain a better understanding of the Law of Attraction? My seminar "Make it
Happen" focuses almost entirely on the methods and benefit of the Law of
Attraction. For information, visit my web site: www.chuckgallagher.com and look
at the presentations page or feel free to sign up for my free Choices ezine
where we often look at the application of the Law of Attraction.
About the Author
On a crisp October day in 1995, Chuck Gallagher
took 23 physical steps... opened a door... and began a new experience that was
life-changing. Gallagher explores that experience and the success that
followed... while involving the reader in ways that could be life-altering for
them. For information on Chuck's keynotes and workshops go to www.chuckgallagher.com
or for a free ezine on Ethical Choices contact Chuck at firstname.lastname@example.org.