The Law of Attraction
Articles, tips and advice on the law of attraction and how to use them to improve your life. The law of attraction and creative visualization use your thoughts, visualization, and other mental techniques, to attract to you the circumstances, people and the things that you want.
Making the Law of Attraction Work for You
The law of attraction is not a new idea. It has always been here from ancient times, and people have always used it. Hunters, who painted scenes of hunting on the walls of caves thousands of years ago, used the law of attraction, as well as contemporary businessmen, who visualize what they wish to accomplish. You use it too, whenever you think, make plans or daydream.
This subject entered the public's mind more than a hundred years ago. At that time, the term, the law of attraction was not used. The authors that wrote about it, called it the law of opulence, mental power, mental magic, the power of thoughts or creative visualization.
It is the same law, the same power, only with a different name.
Many years ago, William Walker Atkinson, Richard Ingalese, Opheil and many others, have written books on the power of the mind, and how to attract to you what you want. These books are still popular and available nowadays at bookstores.
Other known authors are Joseph Murphy, Napoleon Hill and Wallace.D.Wattle. Later, Shakti Gawain wrote a book on the subject and popularized the term "Creative Visualization".
All of these books are about what is now termed as "The law of attraction".
As you see, it is not a new subject, but due to the media, it became a "hot" subject today. If you look around in bookstores, the Internet, TV and the newspapers, you will find many new books and articles on this subject budding every day. This brings to mind the well-known phrase, "there is nothing new under the sun".
The message of all these books is that if you keep thinking upon a certain subject, you will ultimately attract it into your life. Thoughts, mental images and feelings can affect the subconscious mind and the Universal Mind, making them act on your behalf to manifest your desires.
This is a most inspiring and elating idea, but inspiration and feelings of elation are not enough. You need to know what to do and how to proceed; otherwise you will get no results. You need to do more than just daydream. You need to put some effort into this project, and apply certain mental laws.
Requirements for the Law of Attraction to Manifest
The realization that you can transform your life and create success brings excitement and hope. However, these feelings can change into disappointment and frustration, if you don't know how to proceed.
If you are told that you can create everything you want, but are not provided with the proper guidance and practical instructions, how can you proceed?
It is not enough just to visualize a goal for a few minutes, and then let doubts and disbelief fill your mind for the rest of the day.
It is not enough just to visualize a few times, and then wait for miracles to happen.
- You need to have a strong desire and motivation, and the commitment to do whatever is necessary to achieve your goal.
- You need persistence, concentration, the ability to visualize, and at least a certain degree of self-discipline.
- You need to be willing and ready to take and use opportunities that come your way.
- You need to be willing to act and take action whenever required, not just wait for your desires to materialize out from thin air, or drop suddenly on you from the sky.
In order to take full advantage of the law of attraction you need to know certain rules and follow them. It is true that some people achieve success in various areas, without knowing much or anything about it, but they intuitively use it correctly.
The law of attraction is not a method for getting rich quickly, without doing anything. It requires mental work, focus and visualization, and also the willingness to follow the mental work with any required actions on the physical plane.
This law can manifest your desires in many ways, sometimes obviously and directly, and sometimes in an indirect way, through various steps. Sometimes, you might attain your goal in a sudden or miraculous way, and at other times, slowly, one thing leading to another.
People might help you, a new job might come along, an idea might pop up in your mind, or your intuition might tell you to follow a certain course of action. These are just a few of the many ways, through which this law can help you manifest your desires.
In order to utilize this law consciously, and get positive results, you need more than just general information; you need to know exactly how to use it.
There are many books that teach about the law of attraction. Many, provide just general information. Others, are more instructive and detailed.
I have written a book about creative visualization and the law of attraction, which you might like to read. It is titled, Visualize and Achieve, and offers practical and detailed information and guidance, including examples, instructions and exercises.