What is the Law of Attraction?
Updated: Aug 2, 2022
Hello beautiful soul!
I figured this would be a great post for all the newbies or those who need to jog their memory. Let's delve right in!
The law of attraction is a law that governs our entire universe, and is the basis of everyone's life experience.
The law of attraction states that like attracts like, which means that things that emit a certain frequency attract other things that emit the same frequency.
If you don't know what a frequency is, think of how the brain has been proven to emit different frequencies in different awake states, or how a radio tower emits different frequencies to broadcast different channels. In the same manner, everything in this universe-every word, every thought, every feeling, every object, and every being emits a certain frequency. (This is referred to as the law of vibration.)
This means that everyone attracts experiences that feel the way they feel. For example, empaths often attract narcissists because they both emit a frequency of self-hatred and insecurity. So even though they're not the same type of person on the outside, they come into each others' experience because they are on the same wavelength.
Ever started a day off on the wrong foot, only to have it continue on a downward spiral? That's a perfect example of the law of attraction at play.
To quote Abraham Hicks in The Law of Attraction, "To better understand the Law of Attraction, see yourself as a magnet attracting unto you the essence of that which you are thinking and feeling. And so, if you are feeling fat, you cannot attract thin. If you feel poor, you cannot attract prosperity. And so on. It defies Law."
Make sense so far?
Ok, so next important point;
How long does it take to work?
Fortunately for us, in this physical time-space reality, things do not manifest into our experience instantaneously. This means there is a time buffer between when we start to think a certain thought and feel a certain feeling, before it manifests.
We can use this time buffer to deliberately focus our attention in the direction of things we want to manifest. So say you're thinking bad thoughts, imagining all the things that could go wrong, like a piano falling on your head. The law of attraction does not state that you are now doomed to have a piano fall on your head. It just states that you will attract experiences that feel the way the thought of that piano falling on your head feels if you think about it long enough. So to avoid attracting negative experiences, all you have to do is turn your attention to thoughts that feel good.
It only takes 17 seconds of focus to change your point of attraction. Thus all you have to do is turn your undivided attention to thoughts that feel good for just 17 seconds and you'll change the direction of your manifestations. If you continue to beat the drum of positive feelings you will continue to manifest better and better.
Now, keep in mind that near instant manifestations are totally possible, but this is only if you completely release resistance. In other words, if you state your desire while you are in the flow state, and then remain in the flow state, your desire will show up very quickly.
If you don't know what the flow state is, think of a time when you were totally in the zone, where life just seemed effortless. This complete immersion in the present, without resistant thought, is the flow state.
Ok, so since we covered the definition and the time buffer, let's touch upon the when;
When does it work?
We are always manifesting everything that comes into our life experience, consciously or not. This means the law of attraction is always working, whether we are aware of it or not.
To quote Esther Hicks again, "Whether you are remembering the past, observing the present, or imagining the future, you are doing it right now, and whatever you are focusing upon is causing an activation of a vibration that the law of attraction is responding to."
Ergo, the law of attraction aligns you with what you want when you emit the same vibration of that which you want.
Remember my comparison to the radio tower emitting signals? I'll use that again. The radio tower is always broadcasting KISS 92.5, but you can't hear that station until you turn your radio dial to 92.5. If your dial is not on 92.5, that doesn't mean that radio station doesn't exist-it just means you're not on the right frequency to hear it. You can think about 92.5 as much as you want, but it will not come into your experience until your radio dial matches the frequency of the radio tower. This is a perfect metaphor for how the law of attraction works.
Moreover, it's good to keep in mind that presence (aka the flow state) is the key to manifesting your desires. This is because full presence means you are not emitting the vibration of lack since you are not giving your attention to noticing the absence of your desires. When you stop noticing the absence of that which you desire, and are focused on something that satisfies you, you are now emitting
the frequency of satisfaction, which will attract more things that make you feel satisfied.
So say you want to align with people who make you feel love and happiness, you first need to feel love and happiness within yourself so you emit the vibration that can attract that to you.
Let's discuss the where;
Where does it work?
It's important to know that circumstances do not matter when manifesting.
Thereby, you can manifest whatever you want, wherever you want, whenever you want, no matter how impossible it seems.
We live in a universe of infinite possibilities, so all you have to do is get clear on your intention and then align with the frequency of it. You don't have to worry about the how, the universe will take care of it.
A metaphor I'd love to use here to put this into perspective is that of watching a play. When you go see a play, there is so much going on behind the scenes to put on a show for you. Think of the universe as the behind the scenes crew, and your life as the stage; Just because you can't see the people working behind the stage to present what you see on stage doesn't mean they're not there.
Another example you can think of to better understand this concept is that of an ant. When you're observing a teeny tiny ant, you can clearly see plenty of things it cannot. You could probably see exactly what route the ant would need to take to get to its destination, or how you could bring a gadget from your house to help it get there. Just because the ant cannot see what we can doesn't mean its solutions do not exist. The same applies to us.
In the same way, there is so much going on in this universe that we couldn't possibly imagine, or even be aware of, but that doesn't mean our desires are impossible.
So if you want to align with a lover that is currently in Antarctica, the universe will find a way to bring you together. If you want to manifest a snack in the middle of nowhere, the universe will find a way to bring it to you. If you want to meet someone who doesn't even know you exist, the universe will find a way for you to meet each other. And if you want to manifest money when you're unemployed and don't know what to do, the universe will present you with it. Where you are does not matter. Where your desire is does not matter. Circumstances. do. not. matter.
Alright, this perfectly brings me right to my next point which answers the question;
What can you use it for?
ANYTHING! You can manifest anything your little heart desires!
To hit you with yet another Abraham Hicks line, "If this time-space reality has the wherewithal to inspire a desire within you, it also has the wherewithal to deliver it in its fullest, most satisfying form."
I have personally manifested a cucumber out of nowhere, manifested a cookie right to my door, and manifested the perfect pants just to name a few.
You can do, be, or have anything you want.
This includes properties, money, people, health, jobs, and experiences. I cannot stress enough that you can manifest anything. Nothing is impossible if you truly believe you can have it. Nothing.
But what if you don't know what you want?
That's perfectly fine! You don't have to!
You are the universe. And the universe knows what you want.
Remember how I said you are always manifesting your life experience, whether you're doing it consciously or not? This means you don't even have to have specific intentions. All you need to do is feel good and the universe will bring you more things that feel good to you.
Since we are all aspects of the universe discovering itself through this temporary life experience, the universe understands you completely. It knows exactly who you are and exactly what you want. And if you just trust and release resistance, the universe will surprise you in unimaginable ways. You just need to find the feeling place of what you're looking for and the universe will lead you right to it.
The key to living the life of your dreams is just trusting the universe and having fun. Feeling good is the key. If you would dedicate just one week of your life to feeling good you'd be blown away at how quickly your life changes for the better.
Okie dokie my dear, that pretty much covers it!
I'm so glad I'm able to help you create a life that feels good via law of attraction info. I'd be super stoked to hear your manifestation success stories, so if you have any you'd like to share feel free to do so on this forum post.