The Law of Attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we want and are focusing on. It might sound ridiculous at first, but I can personally say it has increased the joy-factor in my life.
The tips you are about to read are the secret for how to attract what you want in life.
Before you brush this off as woo-woo, entertain for a moment that there is something bigger than what you can see in this physical world.
Abraham-Hicks is my favorite source for Law of Attraction learning. I have listened to many of their recordings, read their books, and even attended a workshop in Chicago last month. They teach millions of people how to get what they want in life with the Law of Attraction.
It took me a while to really get a working understanding, and I’m still working on it, but understanding the Law has helped me adjust my thoughts to best serve my happiness. One of my favorite Abraham-Hicks quote is “Life is Supposed to Be Fun” and I have taken that idea to heart.
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Basic Concepts of the Law of Attraction
According to Abraham-Hicks, focusing on something for 17 seconds attracts another similar thought. Up to 17 seconds, a thought has little attraction power, but beyond 17 seconds, the law of attraction will bring you more similar thoughts.
As you focus on the thought beyond 17 seconds, the thought becomes stronger and more powerful. Thoughts build momentum, so if you think a thought for 17 seconds you’ll have another thought just like it…and another…and another.
If you maintain a pure thought for 68 seconds, the vibration is powerful enough to bring on manifestation – meaning attracting it into your life.
So taking this focusing on thought concept a step further, the next component of the Law of Attraction is that every single one of your experiences in life, good and bad, have been shaped by YOU – by your thoughts. This concept was easy for me to comprehend when I thought about all the good things I attracted (“earned”).
However, it was a tough concept to fathom that I attracted the really bad things. Does that mean that someone who has a major problem attracted it to their life?
Although it may have been attracted years ago, the Law of Attraction says that yes, they did attract it to their life. This blog post is an introduction to the Law of Attraction, so I’m going to point you to free Abraham-Hicks videos on youtube to help you gain an understanding of how that could possibly be.
What I can say is that once you understand the Law of Attraction, you will KNOW that you can take charge of your life and eliminate negativity which may have been holding you back.
How do you “use” the Law of Attraction?
As Abraham says, you don’t use the Law of Attraction anymore than you use the Law of Gravity. You just work with in its constraints.
You know if you jump off a table that you’re going to go down. Nobody has ever flown up when they jump off a table. In the same way, that’s how Law of Attraction works. It’s consistent.
I chose the following Abraham-Hicks video to help you understand the basic concepts of what they call the art of deliberate creation.
For me, learning Law of Attraction is an ongoing thing, so I hope by introducing you to this one video you will get the desire to discover more. I subscribe to a few of their YouTube channels, maybe you’ll also want to do so.
Daily Habits to Increase Positive Experiences
1 – Focus on the Solution
Focusing on a solution brings you positive emotion, and you then attract more positive experiences that you want. Focusing on a problem brings you negative emotion, and you then attract that which you do not want. There’s a war against drugs. Let’s flip that and focus on healthy living – we want a healthy lifestyle.
Do you see how it’s easier to focus on a healthy lifestyle versus focusing on things that make you unhappy? (Read my post 5 Simple Daily Tips for Positive Thinking for more ideas on how to become a more positive person.)
2 – Stop doing this!
The first thing you can do about an unwanted thing in your life is to stop talking about it. You keep it active by talking about it.
As the saying goes, argue for your limitations and they’re yours. Starting right now, flip that saying so it works for you rather than against. Talk about things that are going good and stop complaining about what you don’t like.
Even if what you are upset about is true, it does not serve you to talk about it. Problem situations grow when you continue to rehash how horrible it is. While your negative thoughts are your focus of attention, you’re missing out on moving in the direction of your desire.
3 – Feel good.
Law of Attraction teaches that first and foremost you should want to feel good. So if thoughts don’t feel good, take your thought somewhere else. Be nice to yourself!
I know this sounds too easy to be true, but I challenge you to distract yourself anytime you find yourself thinking negatively. After two weeks of purposely reaching for better thoughts, see if you think your overall emotional-being is better off.
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If nothing else, become aware of when you’re feeling any type of negativity. If you become conscious of it, you can learn to stop it.
- Depending on the situation, you might distract yourself by turning the tv off (or at least the news and gloomy shows), going for a walk, thinking about the good things of a person who is annoying you, or my favorite, taking a nap.
- If you find yourself with a group of people who often gossip or focus on negative things, start spending time with more positive people.
- If you’re unhappy with your job, try to stop thinking about what you don’t like about it and focus about the things you do like about it. (Example: It provides an income…co-workers are nice…the hours are decent…I do a good job, I’ve learned a lot, etc.) Or even focus on what job you really want.
The best thing is that as you begin to attract good things to your life, the Law naturally attracts even more good things to you. Give it a try! If you have any questions, personal experiences or thoughts, please share in a comment below.
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You may also enjoy my article about how negative thoughts can deflate your happiness and what you can do to control negative emotion. And don’t miss my post Law of Attraction Made Simple.
(This post is for informational purposes only. Law of Attraction does not replace professional medical help. Always take your doctor’s advice, and use Law of Attraction concepts to enhance healing.)
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29 Replies to “Tips to Attract What You Want in Life with the Law of Attraction”
I agree with your post 100%. A few years ago I was in a low place in my life for no real reason. I felt tired, crabby and angry at everyone and everything. I took a look at my life and realized how much of my time was spent of negative thinking, I was spiraling down fast. I decided to make a change. I changed my tv habits. I would listen to shows while working. The shows I was listening to were darker shows, lots of violence, crime, true and false. I started watching ‘happier’ shows. Shows that I could tell you a positive point. Shows that were still similar to what I liked, but didn’t contain pointless violence, if that makes sense. I started telling coworkers that I couldn’t listen to their constant negativity and even hung up a sign at my door that said no negative comments past this points. I used humor to encorce it, which worked. They could still tell me their problems, but they couldn’t just simply say my boss sucks or I hate this job. They had to have reason to back up anger and in turn the people closest to me started to notice simple changes. Moods were better and it didn’t seem so stressful which helped me out personally. I kept making changes and to this day I try to add a little positive note to every person I can. I believe positive thinking can lead to a lot of healthy benefits..and it all starts with that 17 seconds. Thank you for posting this, I hope everyone who reads it will understand how great of an idea this is.
Thank you, KT! Negative/violent/depressing shows do nothing to lift us up to feeling better. You made a great decision to ditch the shows that were bringing you down. Much appreciation for you input.
I am really enjoying all your posts! Over the past few years I have been purposely looking at my cup half-full instead of half-empty and what a difference it makes. Really looking forward to following you!
Thank you, Joy! Your comment made my day. Looking at the bright side of any subject always feels better.
Love this. You certainly can change your life by changing your thoughts! I mirror this advice. Having deliberate thinking time on a topic or goal is a great way to move forward step-by-step.
“Deliberate thinking” – great phrase!
Interesting theories. I can definitely agree that what we think, has power in our lives. That’s what a lot of therapy is about.
So true! A little time put into focusing on positive thoughts really helps.
Hi Ellen, I agree with your emotions being swayed with how you think and who you associate with. I’m a big fan of psychology and thank you for your insights!
You’re welcome! Life is supposed to be filled with joy. 🙂
The Law of Attraction makes sense I agree with it actually! I would always feel super down when I only focused on the negative aspect of the problem, however when I was trying to find a solution, I felt much better!
Good that you recognize the effects of negativity. I don’t watch the news anymore because it tends to bring me down. Thanks for the input.
I really fee like you’re outlook and perspective does so much more than we realize. Positivity takes us places we never would have imagined
Thanks! Being positive really does make a difference.
I really do believe you can change your life by changing your thoughts and there is much power in positivity!! 🙂
Agreed! Positivity makes for a happier life.
Your post (and this book, it seems!) confirms what I have always believed to be true: perspective is everything! The way you look at life, and any given scenario, and the way you approach problem-solving have as much to do with fixing whatever the problem may be as anything else. Lots of food for thought here!
Glad you enjoyed the post.
I am actually working on this. I have been letting things get to me and I am making a change. Slow progress, but worth it.
Awesome! Cheers to happiness.
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Thank you for this, I realize that I have spent a lot of my time worrying about stuff that I shouldn t be thinking about. This just reminded me that one needs to ‘catch’ themselves and to quickly change the thinking to positive thoughts. All good will follow!!!
“Catch yourself” is a great way of thinking about it!
I think life should be fun – and at times, that fun my just be taking photos of the flowers as you walk down the street, or the music you listen to in the car – build fun or mood stabilisers into everything you do. However, I also think you should be there for the people in terrible situations, and if they’re talking negatively, you should at least listen, let them get it out and then possibly turn it around (or just listen the next day so they know they aren’t in it alone). Life is tough for people, and the good thing about friends is they’re there for the good and the bad.
Being empathetic is definitely ok when people are having a tough time. Nothing better than a good friendship!
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