In 2006, a book was published and since then it has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon, translating into more than 50 languages, sold more than 20 million copies and has grossed over $300 million in sales by 2009.
The book is none other than the groundbreaking “The Secret”. The Secret is a huge success and the content is based on one a powerful principle that everyone wants to learn, the Law of Attraction. The Secret popularizes the Law of Attraction and today, many people talk about it and want to know how to make it work.
And this is exactly what you are going to discover in this article. You will discover the 7 simple steps that you can use to activate the Law of Attraction in your life to achieve whatever you want.
The fundamental principle behind the Law of Attraction is that you will become what you think about most of the time. And thus, you can achieve your goals and materialize your dreams if you choose to consciously think about them on a regular basis.
Of course, this is only the fundamental. There is more than this if you want to make the law works in your life. Like the Aladdin lamp, once you have it with you, you can make your wishes come true, but you must know how to summon the genie to come forth.
The problem with most people is that they have no idea how to summon the genie. They have heard about the Aladdin lamp that can grant them any wish, but they have no idea how to use the magical lamp.
The same goes for the Law of Attraction. Most people understand what it is, but many did not know the real secret behind to make it work.
7 Simple Steps: How to Use the Law of Attraction in Life
Below are the 7 simple steps that you must follow in order to activate the Law of Attraction and manifest whatever you desire in your life.
The first step you need to do to use the Law of Attraction is to decide on what you want. You have to be crystal clear with your vision and the things that you want to be, do and have in your life.
Most people never go through this step and they wonder why the law did not work on them. It is just like goal setting, you must be crystal clear with what you want. Don’t just say that you want to be rich or be happy.
These are vague requests and often, vague goals will produce vague results. Don’t just say that you want to travel the world. You will end up going places that you don’t want to. Therefore, be crystal clear with what you want.
Imagine you get into a cab and the driver asks you where you would like to go. What is your answer? If you say, “anywhere will do”, guess what, the driver will chase you out or simply bring you anywhere. The same goes in life. If you have no idea what you want, life will throw anything at you.
And the same goes for the Law of Attraction. You must be clear with your request. Your desire is not clear, you will manifest whatever that comes to you. The Universe will be confused with your request and thus, fail to give you the result you want.
Start by asking yourself questions such as what do you want to be, what experiences do you want to have, where do you want to live and with who?
Your first step of deciding exactly what you want will become the fundamental of your manifestation. If your fundamental is blurry, you will not go far and your goals will never be realized.
Be absolutely clear with what you want. The more detail it is, the better. The message you send to the Universe will be clear and so it will be easier for you to manifest.
The second step you need to take is to ask for it. Once you have decided on what you want, you must then write it down and ask for it.
For instance, you can write down the car that you want to own on paper in present tense.
Here is an example:
I am so happy and satisfy now that I own a black BMW i5 and I’m driving it to work each day.
Don’t ask in the future tense such as “I’m going to own a BMW i5”. You must ask in the present tense as if you are living your goals.
Plus, use the word “I”, because this word refers to yourself and it gives you a strong sense of ownership.
Besides that, remember to include emotional words such as “happy”, “joyful”, “satisfy”, “thrill”, “grateful”, “enjoy”, etc. These words are powerful because they bring out your emotions and make your asking process stronger and more realistic.
More importantly, you must be willing to ask for it daily. Make sure you refer to what you want every single day. It is just like practicing daily goal setting. Choose to write it down, review it, and think about it every single day.
The key is that you want to consciously turn what you want into your subconscious mind. You want to consciously program your goals, your dreams, and your wishes into your subconscious mind so that you can tap into the power of the Universe to manifest them.
Write down what you want and ask for them each day. You must consciously think about the things that you want to be, do, and have regularly so that you can program them into your subconscious.
One of the most powerful steps that most people miss out while using the Law of Attraction is that they did not visualize what they want. And this is what you need to do in this step.
Do you know that visualization is a powerful technique that has been proven by science on its effectiveness in achieving what you want or improving your skills?
In fact, many professional athletes use visualization to train and improve their skills to a higher level. This is simply because our brain cannot differentiate between what is real and what is imagined.
Thus, when you visualize, your brain will create new neural pathways and close the gap between what is happening in your physical world with your imagination.
John Assaraf, the famous guru who has been featured in The Secret is known for his story of manifesting his house through vision boards.
A vision board is a collection of the pictures of what you want and it is used to help you visualize the achievement of your goals. Some people find it difficult to visualize the things that they want, and hence, a vision board can be helpful in this.
Furthermore, you don’t just visualize the things that you want for once only and hope that the Universe will manifest them into your life. You have practice visualization and do it on a regular basis.
It may be true that sometimes it is difficult to imagine the things that you are yet to own, especially in the beginning, and this is why you need to practice it often, preferably, on a daily basis.
Experts have shown that the best time to practice visualization is once in the morning after you wake up and once at night before you go to sleep.
Always remember this quote, “repetition is the mother of all skills”. So don’t just visualize once and then forget it. Do it on a daily basis. You can become good at visualization if you practice it enough.
And when you are good at visualizing the things that you want, the chances that the Law of Attraction will work for you will greatly increase.
Commit to visualization. Schedule a time each day to practice visualization. Choose a quiet place, sit down comfortably, close your eyes and imagine that you have already achieved all the goals you desire. Create a vision board to help you in this.
4. Feel It
Do you know why most people say that visualization and affirmation did not work? The main reason is that they did not include emotions into their practice when they visualize or affirm their goals.
You have to understand that emotion plays an important part in manifesting what you want and in the activation of the Law of Attraction.
If you are just visualizing the goals you want for the sake of doing the visualization, it will never work out for you. Don’t just do it for the sake of doing it, you must include emotions and feelings into it.
Imagine that you are in a lecture hall listening to your lecturer giving his talk but he is not passionate at all. Do you think you will be interested to sit in the lecture hall for the passionless talk or do you think you will be able to absorb a lot from the lecturer? No, you will not.
Now imagine you are visiting a car showroom and all the salesman did is to read you all the information of the car from a brochure. Do you think you will be interested to buy the car? Not at all, even if you did buy the car, it is not because of the salesman, right?
The same works for the Law of Attraction. The Universe is listening to what you are saying all the time. Hence, if you are not persuasive, if you are not passionate, and if you are not putting in any feelings and emotions into what you desire, do you think the Universe will manifest them for you? You know the answer.
At a deeper level, thoughts are vibrations. And with emotions and feelings, you can send your thoughts to the Universe through a stronger and more powerful channel.
When you are visualizing what you want, make sure you add as many details as possible. See it as though it is real and is happening right now. Add in your five senses and feel the emotions.
Try to imagine vividly that you walk to your fridge, open the door, and you see a large yellow lemon in there. You reach out to the lemon and take it with your hand. Feel the texture. Now, imagine vivid that you take the lemon to your kitchen, and you use a knife and cut it into halves. See the juices oozing and now, take one piece of the lemon, squeeze the juice into your mouth. How do you feel?
Do you feel you have more saliva in your mouth right now? Well, if you imagine it vividly with all the details and you include your senses, your mouth will produce more saliva.
The reason being that your mind will think that your imagination is real and react to it. This is why you must include feelings and emotions into your visualization and affirmations.
Every time when you practice visualization or affirmation, make sure you include your emotions and feelings into it. See the picture as real as possible and feel it with your senses. The more emotion you associate with your visualization, the more powerful and effective it will be.
Another important key step most people miss out is gratitude. The majority of people are so busy in visualizing their dreams and making lists for their goals that they forget about gratitude, which is a crucial key to making the Law of Attraction to work.
Gratitude is important in manifesting what you want in life because it raises your vibration and brings you into harmony with the Universe. In fact, gratitude is so powerful that it can change and transform your life.
To make it simple to understand, when you are grateful for everything that is happening to you, you will live better, you will feel that you have enough, you will feel loved, happy and fulfilled. In other words, you are operating from a life of abundance.
On the other hand, if you are not grateful for everything that is happening to you, you will complain, you feel that everything is wrong, you struggle to pay your bills, you feel that your spouse cheats on you, and everything is not going right. You are operating from a life of lack.
Gratitude creates a life of abundance while complaining creates a life of scarcity.
Can you see now why the attitude of gratitude is important in your life right now? And because your thinking will create the vibration energy, so if you are thinking negatively, complaining and blaming all the time, your thought energy will not be in coherence with the Universe.
Meanwhile, when you are grateful, when you are feeling happy, and you appreciate all that you have right now, you are transmitting a positive energy to the Universe.
Anthony Robbins once asked John Templeton what is the secret to wealth. Guess what Sir Templeton answered? He answered Tony, “You know it. You teach it, it’s gratitude”.
And here is the explanation from Sir Templeton, the investment pioneer who turned $10,000 into billions during the World War 2 era:
“Because if you have a billion dollars, and every day you live pissed off and frustrated, the quality of your life is called pissed off and frustrated. But if you have next to nothing, and are grateful for whatever it is you have, you’re the richest person that you’re going to know. It doesn’t matter how much money you’ve got if you don’t have gratitude.”
So make sure you are grateful for everything that you already manifested and what you are about to receive.
When you are grateful for the things that you want, it shows that you confirm to the Universe that they are already yours and that you are open to receiving them.
Here is what you can do to live your life with gratitude. Every day, practice writing a gratitude list. Write down everything that you are grateful for. It can be your car, your dog, your cat, your children, your wife, your job, your boss, your house, your computer, etc, anything you can think of and be grateful for.
Use the word, “thank you” more often and express your appreciation to everything that is happening in your life. More importantly, feel the emotion of thankfulness and gratefulness.
Take Action on Your Dreams
One of the core reasons people fail to achieve what they want through the Law of Attraction is that they don’t do anything besides thinking about it.
If you only choose to think about what you want, you will never manifest what you want. Law of Attraction is more than just thinking. Money will not fall from the sky and your dreams will not come true without action.
Action is the link bridge between your dreams and your reality. If you want to bring forth what you want from your dreams, you must connect your reality with your dreams, through action.
Therefore, take massive and consistent action to accomplish your goals and achieve your dreams. Do something, work on what you want and always be on the move.
6. Trust and Believe
This step is where the magic happens. In order to activate the Law of Attraction and to make it work, you must trust and believe wholeheartedly for what you have asked for. Sincerely trust and believe that it will happen.
Most people fail with the attraction process because they don’t believe that they can manifest what they want. They imagine that they become a millionaire and earn a huge amount of money, but deep down, they don’t believe that it is going to happen to them.
When you do not believe that things are possible, you are sabotaging yourself in your mind. Your thoughts and not in alignment with your action. What you think and what you do will not be in coherence.
Take buying the lottery as an example. If you do not believe that you stand a chance to win, you will never buy the lottery ticket. You don’t even bother about it. However, if you truly believe that there is a chance that you can win, you will go ahead and buy a lottery ticket.
Your committed action will show whether you believe it or not. If you believe that you cannot fail, you will do whatever it takes because you know that whatever you do, you will succeed. Conversely, if you do not believe that you can succeed and you believe that you will fail, you will never take action or try it.
This is why a lot of people fail to take action because they don’t believe that things are possible in the first place.
They say that they want to be a millionaire and build a successful business, but you will never see they put in the effort and take action to make their dreams a reality. They simply do not believe that it is possible for them.
Successful people attract their dreams and achieve their goals because they are always in action. They believe that things are possible and that is why they take action.
To make it simple, you will never do it if you don’t believe in it. Therefore, to use the Law of Attraction, you must believe that whatever you ask for is possible.
Always do a self-reflection on what you do in life. Are you taking action or are you not? If you are not taking action, it shows that you don’t believe that you can achieve what you desire in life.
Remember this quote, “You are what you do, not what you say you will do”. Most people say and talk about their goals, but they don’t include actions because, at the bottom of their heart, they don’t believe they can achieve what they want.
The final step you need to take is to receive. After going through all the steps, you must be ready to receive for what you have asked for.
And sometimes in order to receive, you must let go. You can never start a new relationship if you still hold on to the old. If you want to buy a new car, sell off your old car. If you want to buy new clothes, get rid of your old clothes and make space for the new.
You can only start a new life when you clear off the old and make way for the new. Most people still hold on to their old beliefs, habits, mindset, and behaviors, and they wonder why the Universe is not bringing them what they want.
Imagine that you are a sponge and everything that is around you and happening to you is water. If a sponge is full, it cannot take in more water. If you are full, you cannot take in new things.
What you need to do then is to squeeze the sponge to let go release the water. And when you are empty again, you then allow yourself to take in and receive new things from your life.
Here is a very meaningful saying to illustrate the principle of letting go and be ready to receive:
“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
Therefore, be prepared and get ready to let go to receive what the Universe has in store for you.
There are many ways how you can practice this final step of receiving. One of them is through giving. Learn to give so that you can receive in your life.
If you want to thrive in your business, learn to create more value to your clients. If you want other people to treat you with care, be the first to care for others. If you want to be successful, solve other people’s problems.
You can start from a simple act of kindness. Smile and greet strangers, hold the door for someone, buy food for the needy, and create more value to receive more in life.