The Law of Attraction

“You cannot feel bad without thinking bad thoughts.”

Anonymous

When my daughter entered preschool I was going through an intensive outpatient therapy program at my University. One of the homework assignments my therapist gave me was to just wake up and literally decide how I wanted to feel the next day and each day after that. She meant it in the most literal sense possible. I decided to extend that assignment to my bright eyed, bushy tailed preschooler.

“How Do You Want To Feel Today ?”

As soon as we woke up in the morning following the assignment, before getting to school, we would say a few affirmations and then I would ask her, “And how do you want to feel today ?” or “What kind of day will you have ?” To both she would reply with a resounding, “FANTASTIC !”

In the evening when I would pick her back up from preschool I would ask, “Well, what kind of day did you have ?” And [not] to my surprise (because ya boy understands the law of attraction) her answer would be a resounding, “FANTASTIC !”

Choose Your Fate

As adults, we over complicate things. It could honestly all be just as simple as asking yourself each day how you want to feel ? How do you want your day to go ? What kinds of people do you want to meet ? How many sales do you want to make ? What kind of clients do you hope to work with ? Literally you can just focus on exactly what you want. You’ll find that as time goes on the things you’ve been focusing on start appearing in front of you ! Notice that every day is a good day, even if there were a couple ‘bad’ things that happened along the way. Also note that ‘bad’ is extremely suggestive but we’ll talk more about that another time.

The Law Of Attraction

The reason your thoughts, or what you focus on, becomes things (or manifests) is because of the natural Law of Attraction. Once you understand how it works you can really hone it to find success in your business.

What is a natural law ?

A natural law is “a body of unchanging moral principles regarded as a basis for all human conduct.” It can also be defined as “an observable law relating to natural phenomena.” There are 7 widely agreed upon natural laws of the universe that work together to form the law of attraction. Our homies at BizCatalyst do a great job laying them out so I am going to literally just copy and paste what they said:

The Law of Vibration

The Law of Vibration states that everything vibrates and nothing rests. Vibrations of the same frequency resonate with each other, so like attracts like energy. Everything is energy, including your thoughts. Consistently focusing on a particular thought or idea attracts its vibrational match. How to apply it: Focus on what you want instead of what you don’t want.

The Law of Relativity

The Law of Relativity states that nothing is what it is until you relate it to something. Point of view is determined by what the observer is relating to. The nature, value, or quality of something can only be measured in relation to another object. How to apply it: Practice relating your situation to something worse than yours and you will feel good about where you are.

The Law of Cause and Effect

The Law of Cause and Effect states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Every cause has an effect, and every effect has a cause. Be at cause for what you desire, and you will get the effect. All thought is creative, so be careful what you wish for… you will get it. How to apply it: Consistently think and act on what you desire to be effective at getting it.

The Law of Polarity

The Law of Polarity states that everything has an opposite. Hot-Cold, Light-Dark, Up-Down, Good-Bad. In the absence of that which you are not, that which you are… is not. Polar opposites make existence possible. If what you are not didn’t coexist with what you are, then what you are could not be. Therefore, do not condemn or criticize what you are not or what you don’t want. How to apply it: Look for the good in people and situations. What you focus on, you make bigger in your life.

The Law of Rhythm

The Law of Rhythm states that everything has a natural cycle. The tides go in and back out, night follows day, and life regenerates itself. We all have good times and bad times, but nothing stays the same. Change is constant. Knowing that “This too shall pass” is great wisdom about life’s ebb and flow. How to apply it: When you are on a downswing, know that things will get better. Think of the good times that are coming.

The Law of Gestation

The Law of Gestation states that everything takes time to manifest. All things have a beginning and grow into form as more energy is added to it. Thoughts are like seeds planted in our fertile minds that bloom into our physical experience if we have nourished them. How to apply it: Stay focused and know that your goals will become reality when the time is right.

The Law of Transmutation

The Law of Transmutation states that energy moves in and out of physical form. Your thoughts are creative energy. The more you focus your thinking on what you desire, the more you harness your creative power to move that energy into results in your life. The Universe organizes itself according to your thoughts. How to apply it: Put your energy and effort, your thoughts and actions into attracting what you desire, and you will surely attract the physical manifestation of that energy.

Simply put, the Law of Attraction is the ability to attract whatever you’re thinking of. Read here for a more thorough definition and how to apply it !