How to Use The Law of Attraction—The Complete Guide

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Are you wondering how to use the law of attraction? Or maybe just what the law of attraction is?

The law of attraction is a process by which you can attract the life you want to you through the power of your thoughts. While it’s exciting to get results, you must first learn how to use the law of attraction.

How the Law of Attraction Works

The basis of The Secret is the Law of Attraction—use your thoughts to attract the things you want. Everyone is a creator. The power of your mind is akin to the power of a magnet. When you look at your current life, you can trace everything back to one thought or a series of thoughts. Your life is a reflection of your thoughts, and you can use them to create your future self.

The Law of Attraction is infallible. Like the law of gravity, it is always at play, whether you believe it or not. Your thoughts are always creating frequency signals, and the universe is always conspiring to return that frequency to your life. Being intentional about what you’re thinking and focusing on positive thoughts will put you on the right frequency to create the right changes. So you may be wondering how to use the law of attraction. Keep reading to find out how to master it.

How to Use the Law of Attraction

Learning how to use the law of attraction involves harnessing the power of the Law of Attraction involves three steps, known as the Creative Process.

Step 1: Ask — The Law of Attraction is similar to your very own genie in a bottle. Each time you rub the bottle, the genie pops out and says, “Your wish is my command.” 

Step 2: Believe — To trigger the Law of Attraction to begin conspiring on your behalf, you have to believe you will get what you want.

Step 3: Receive — After you have asked and believed you will receive, the next step is to feel the joy of receiving. More simply, feel happy about getting what you want.

Have Faith in Yourself and Your Power

You must love yourself before you can bring love to you. This is an essential part of knowing how to use the law of attraction. When you don’t love yourself, it is impossible to feel good. But negativity cannot exist in a body full of love. 

Believe you are worthy of all the good things life has to offer. There is no time or size limit for the Law of Attraction. Anything your heart desires can be yours. A future where you have it already exists. Your future self exists as a possibility in the universe. Use your power of creation to call if forth. 

One way to start practicing how to use the law of attraction is to start small, attracting things you believe are possible. Once you see the Law of Attraction at work, you will have more faith. The stronger your faith, the stronger your ability to attract. You are the master of your own universe. Create the life you want, and be happy because you deserve it. 

Understanding this relationship is the key to knowing how to use the law of attraction and changing your life, one thought at a time. To see the result of this relationship, trace the current state of your life back to your previous thoughts. Every action, every event started with a thought. 

It’s like planting a seed in a garden. If you plant a seed that represents being stuck in your job, the only thing that can grow is a representation of you being stuck in your job. To change your life, change your thoughts

You Are Full of Magnetic Energy

Your thoughts have an energetic frequency that beckons other sources with the same energetic frequency. When you focus on a thought, you send a frequency into the universe that attracts that same frequency back. You are a magnet pulling the things you think about to you. 

In order to learn how to use the law of attraction, think of yourself as a human transmission tower. You understand the concept of transmission as signals sent from your television to a satellite. You turn on a station, and an image appears on the screen. This image is delivered through the frequency slated for that particular channel. If you don’t like the program on one channel, you change it. A new frequency is sent for the new channel, and a new picture appears. 

You have the power to operate similarly through your thoughts. Your dominant thought sends the frequency signal to the universe, which sends that frequency back as a picture. In this case, the picture is your experience. Because energy returns to the source, the universe must return whatever frequency you send out, no matter how outlandish. 

  • All the things you want vibrate with energy.  When you focus on something, you are causing the energy particles to shift toward your vibration frequency. That new energy composition now matches yours, and that energy will return to the source, being you. 
  • For example, if you want a new job, hold a picture of that job in your mind. You may feel the energy, or vibrations, that job emits. If you then think of yourself in that job, you have changed the vibration of that job to one meshed with your vibration. That new vibration creates a new frequency that sends the new picture to your life. That new picture is you in that job. 

Like television, if you don’t like the picture of your life, change your thoughts like you would change a channel

When Your Thoughts Can Hurt You

When you learn how to use the law of attraction, it’s important to consider the effects of negative thoughts. If you allow your thoughts to be dominated by negative thinking, you are creating a negative frequency. The Law of Attraction doesn’t distinguish between good thoughts or bad thoughts. The universe can only transmit the pictures you send out with your thoughts. If you focus on what you don’t want, you will attract what you don’t want back to you.

Don’t worry about being perfect with positive thoughts. We all think negative thoughts from time to time, and this is just a part of beginning how to use the law of attraction. Nothing can come into your existence unless you summon it with persistent thoughts. Therefore, a negative thought once in a while is nothing to worry about. Bad things only come into your life when you think about them persistently.

You may have experienced negative circumstances in your past and felt you were simply unlucky. Those circumstances were likely a result of being unaware of the power of your thoughts. There’s no reason to blame yourself. Now you know to change the frequency of your thoughts to a positive one to create a positive picture of your life, and something you can hopefully change once you know how to use the law of attraction.

Your negative thoughts about others create the same outcome. You cannot hurt another with your thoughts, just yourself.

Harnessing the law of attraction takes time and patience. Learning how to use the law of attraction is a process that takes time and persistence, but you can master it by believing in your power and yourself.

How to Use The Law of Attraction—The Complete Guide

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Carrie Cabral

Carrie has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember, and has always been open to reading anything put in front of her. She wrote her first short story at the age of six, about a lost dog who meets animal friends on his journey home. Surprisingly, it was never picked up by any major publishers, but did spark her passion for books. Carrie worked in book publishing for several years before getting an MFA in Creative Writing. She especially loves literary fiction, historical fiction, and social, cultural, and historical nonfiction that gets into the weeds of daily life.

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