How does the law of attraction work?

The law of attraction is a concept that has been popular in self-improvement circles for years. It became widely popular after the release of ‘The Secret’, by Rhonda Byrne in 2006. Since then there have been a number of different views around the same theme.
There are a number of celebrities (like Oprah for example) that advise of their belief in the law of attraction. Many international business leaders also attribute the law of attraction as a key to their success.

After ‘The Secret’ was published there have been other books and even movies to explain the law of attraction. If you are unfamiliar with the concept though, you may be wondering “what is the law of attraction?” and “how does the law of attraction work?”

The power of thought

The law of attraction basically states that our thoughts and emotions have a clear impact on the things that happen to us. That the way in which we present ourselves to the world has an impact on what comes back.

How does this happen? The universe is made of energy and we contribute our own energy to it. Every human thought and emotion emits a different type of energy into the universe. Whenever we send this energy into the universe, the universe responds in the same way.
What does this mean? It means that if you are happy or positive, you are sending this type of energy and will therefore be attracting energy on that frequency. The opposite is also true. If you are sending negative energy to the universe you will receive back the same.

By sending energy to the universe, intentionally or not, we are suggesting what we want in life. The universe will then do its part and send what you ask of it. It will receive this request and your direction will be guided in that way.
If you are constantly thinking about success, happiness and usually positive thoughts, the universe will reward you with success and positive events. If you are pessimistic about life and constantly fear failure, the universe will confirm these fears.

Basically the law of attraction can be summarized as “like attracts like”. Another way would be to say that ‘what you give out is what you get back’.

Now that we have answered ‘how does the law of attraction work?’ the next question to answer is how can you take advantage of it?

Taking advantage of the law of attraction

When you are thinking about something, you are inviting that thing into your life. Remember to keep a generally positive attitude at all times. Trust that you know yourself and your direction and that the things that you do are congruent with that.

In this way you will continue to be more confident and focused. Through that, you will also ensure that only the best and most positive things find their way into your life.

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