One of the things people often say about Law of Attraction, as you’ve probably observed, is that you must avoid negative thoughts and feelings at all costs.
The reasoning here is that the universal Law of Attraction can’t distinguish between what you want and what you don’t want. To the universe, whatever comes out of your mouth can serve as an indication of your intention, even as a statement of who and what you are.
So if you say, for example, “I just can’t seem to have a great relationship”, or “I just can’t seem to get a job that pays well”, or “I just can’t generate wealth”, then you’re effectively expressing your end result, your intention, your “statement of position”, if you like, to the universe.
You see, those things almost certainly represent what you believe to be true about yourself.
For example, if you say “I just can’t get into a worthwhile relationship”, you probably believe that’s true at a very deep level – and in any event, the very fact that you’re saying it tells the universe to produce circumstances which make it appear true.
And if you’re a person who thinks you “just can’t lose weight“, no wonder you’re always in the wrong place at the wrong time, being presented with the wrong food – at least as far as losing weight is concerned!
So what can you do about this?
Well, the answer is really very simple: simply start applying Law Of Attraction principles for real – start by speaking about every area of your life as though you’d already achieved everything you desired.
Speak as though everything you wanted was already a reality: “I’m a person who creates wealth and abundance wherever I go.” “I’m easily prosperous in all things.” “Everything I touch turns to gold.”
Of course you may not believe these at the moment, and they may not even be true – but that doesn’t matter. You’re saying them because you want them to be true.
Let’s face it, this couldn’t work any worse than focusing on what you don’t like and didn’t want and doesn’t work for you – how successful did that make you?
Attracting A New Reality Is A Brave Thing To Do
And of course it requires some spiritual strength and determination of mind to say these things and then act in a way that makes them true, even if you’re only pretending, if you’re surrounded by plenty of evidence to the contrary (like your massive credit card debt, for example).
For this is the place where focus and determination really do begin to play a part in changing your life and allowing you to manifest a different reality: keep in mind that the universe and its Law of Attraction are both on your side and will work in a certain way when you do certain things – that’s why it’s called a universal law.
One of the difficulties people have in believing this is that they don’t see how they can get from where they are now to where they want to be.
In other words they just don’t know how it’s going to happen.
Well, the amazing thing is – you don’t need to know how it’s going to happen.
Working out “how” is playing the game of the “cursed hows” – a term which originated with one of the early writers on wealth manifestation, a man called Wallace Wattles. It’s a great phrase, isn’t it? “The cursed hows.”
After all, one of the most powerful human drivers is to work out how something can possibly happen – from the earliest days a child begins to talk, his or her most fundamental question is “Why…?” or “How…?”
We are genetically programmed to try and work out the meaning of things, and the relationships between them; we are genetically programmed to work out how things operate, to connect cause-and-effect.
So to be told that you don’t need to bother with the hows and whys and wherefores of your vision can be challenging. Well, if you want to use Law Of Attraction successfully, this is what you can choose to believe!
For the fact of the matter is this: you are here to be powerful, magnificent and successful.
You are not here to experience poverty, deprivation or suffering.
You are not here to experience lovelessness, abandonment or isolation.
You are here to be rich, loved, and successful.
No matter how your life started, no matter what happened to you, and regardless of whatever expectations you may currently have of your life, you can change it by overcoming each and every challenge that you currently face by following law of attraction principles.
And you can do that simply by accepting that there is a different end result, a different outcome, which is possible for you.
At that point, once you believe, the universe will provide the hows.
Mike Dooley on The Cursed Hows
The Law Operates Like A Built-In Satnav
Mike Dooley talks about mapping or satellite navigation systems as a metaphor for Law of Attraction concepts.
As you know, when you use one of these systems you put in your destination – you don’t even need to put in your starting point. No matter where you are, the satnav will determine its position from the satellites constantly orbiting the earth, and it will then produce directions for you enabling you to get your destination in a split second
That, says Mike Dooley, is exactly how the universe operates.
Once you give it a destination, it works out the entire sequence of events from where you are now to where you want to go.
Miracles Are Easy To Achieve
Perhaps it’s worth just re-capping and summarizing what we have said so far about Law Of Attraction and how it operates.
First of all, to manifest your miracles, your starting point is to have a clear end result, a clear destination, in which you can believe wholeheartedly.
You must have absolute clarity about what you want, and it must hold some emotional energy for you so that you can hold onto that vision with determination. This goes well beyond a reason to get out of bed every morning. It’s much more like a purpose or mission in life.
What do you think got Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, or Bill Gates out of bed every morning?
Answer: having a mission to change the world which was personally significant for them in some way.
So if you have a personal mission which is significant for you, it’s going to be a lot easier to get out of bed… and a lot easier to hold the energy of that goal or destination.
As Mike Dooley so astutely observes, “…the first step in making your dreams come true is having them.”
If nothing else, take the time NOW to write down your one month, three months, six months, one year, three-year and five-year goals.
Second of all, it’s helpful to energize your vision with the emotions you expect to feel when it manifests: joy, happiness, gratitude, delight, a sense of satisfaction – you name it, you know what it’s going to feel like when you achieve your goal.
And this energy will propel your vision out into the universe, giving it energy to live – nay, to thrive – and to thereby infuse you with passion and excitement.
Watching The Secret might be entertaining, but it’s not going to get you anything. You know the principles of how to manifest reality with the Law of Attraction: have a vision, a goal, feel the passion around it, believe in it wholeheartedly, and then…..
Third – take action.
Now, bear in mind that taking action is different to feeling something. I had to laugh when I read this sentence in Mike Dooley’s book: “It’s not enough to get in your high-end car with its fancy GPS system and give it an end result… Not even an ‘I love you, baby; I believe in you baby; I have faith in you’ is going to help. Nor will proceeding to rub your gratitude rock, giving thanks and oozing gratitude all over the place. If this is all you do, your car won’t move one inch! Your navigation system won’t be worth its weight in scrap metal. At least, not until you put your car in gear and physically move.”
You see action of some kind tells the entire system – both your own Law of Attraction, and the universe which lies behind it – that you’re ready to go. That’s how you keep your power, that’s how you manifest what you want.
Keep in mind, if we take the analogy of a GPS system a little bit further, you don’t even have to move in the right direction.
If you start driving the car in the wrong direction, the GPS system will automatically give you a new route to where you want to go. It’s a bit like the way the law of attraction will respond to your actions: that is, by giving you indications, or producing coincidences, or people or places or circumstances, which then encourage you to go in the right direction.
When you’re in a receptive frame of mind, you’ll hear what the universe is telling you, or see what it’s providing for you – things which will help you get back on the right path.
So, yes, action is very necessary: it not only moves you towards your objective, but it also encourages your feelings of anticipation and expectation – and most important of all, it puts you into the world at large, where you’re able to experience the circumstances and coincidences that will ultimately get you to where you want to go.
Fourth – trust. The hardest quality of all for many people is trust – in other words, believing the universe will actually do what all the writers on how Law of Attraction operates say it will do: give you what you want.
Yet if you think again about the analogy of GPS, you can surely see how you would only know you were being given the right instructions and the right information when you finally arrive at your destination.
At almost any point up to that moment, you’re just relying on trust and faith – yes, quite some act of faith when you’re trying to manifest a different reality.
The danger is, of course, that at every point until the moment you reach your destination you might be in danger of quitting because you don’t believe in what’s happening, or because you don’t believe in the power of the universe to manifest your new and very different reality.
So just take it on trust: law of attraction and manifestation always work, and they can always give you what you want.
(Provided, of course, you’re putting the right kind of energy out there.)
And if you have the slightest doubt, the slightest disbelief…. you need to find a way to stay positive!
Your doubts and lack of belief will stop law of attraction principles dead in their tracks.
And finally, as far as trust is concerned, let me ask you this: would you try and outsmart your satellite navigational system? No, you wouldn’t.
So hold onto your dream, hold onto your vision, and then get busy doing something. There is no single road or path, nor a single opening or opportunity which is your salvation or your prosperity or your abundance – so don’t insist that there is.
Allow the universe to show you how your dream can come true. That way, you will find Law of Attraction effects in your life to be truly unlimited and magical.