The Law of Attraction is another Universal Law
The Law of Attraction says that “That which is like unto itself is drawn.” This means that everything that has similar essence attracts each other. For instance, people with certain qualities or interests get together, birds of a similar kind fly together (birds of feather flock together), and even when we are brainstorming, the kind of thoughts we have in our mind attract more thoughts or ideas that are similar.
We all know the effects of the LOA by its results, although most do not correlate it with a law. All children know that if they jump from a high place they will get hurt. They know they will get hurt but they don’t know there is a law of gravity. In the same sense is the effect of the Law of Attraction; we know that when we have a strong desire which we "know and believe" it's going to manifest, it usually does. We don’t always know why it works that way, nevertheless it still does.
Mental Science and the Law of Attraction
Physics helps us calculate speeds, distances, movements, etc so airplanes can take advantage of gravity and fly on the sky –this is just one example. Mental Science helps us pay attention to our thoughts, desires, emotions, actions, etc so we can attract manifestations with similar essences into our lives.
Mental Science is the union of science, healing and spirituality. Mental Science is not to be confused with the treatment of the mind which is what Psychology does. Mental Science is the practice to help us use, guide and control our minds to improve ourselves and our lives.
There are many authors that currently write and teach about Mental Science or New Thought, although now most call it just the Law of Attraction. Current authors about this subject are Louise Hay, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsh, Shakti Gawain, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Bruce H. Lipton, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Abraham Hicks and many more.
But the pioneers of Mental Science, also called pioneers of New Thought, are the authors that began writing about the new way of thinking. Authors that helped us see that each one of us is responsible for creating the life we each are living. Some of them are Napoleon Hill, James Allen, Wallace D. Wattles, William W. Atkinson, Thomas Troward, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Phineas P. Quimby, and many more.
Even though most of the now famous Mental Science books were written by men, there were many women participating in the New Thought movement as well. Most of these women began their own movements and created new practices.
How the Law of Attraction Works
Although the Law of Attraction requires a lot of conscious effort and dedication from our part, understanding how it works is simpler than we might think.
The Law of Attraction is defined by "That which is like unto itself is drawn."
This means that something good, will attract more of that goodness. Something that is bad will attract more of that badness. Let me explain it better so it makes more sense.
- If you feel at peace, you will attract more opportunities into your life to keep you feeling at peace.
- If you feel anger, you will attract more opportunities into your life to keep you feeling anger.
- If you feel worry, you will attract more opportunities into your life to keep you feeling worry.
- If you feel optimist, you will attract more opportunities into your life to keep you feeling optimist.
- If you feel joy, you will attract more opportunities into your life to keep feeling joy.
The law doesn’t think whether it's good or bad the way we feel. It doesn’t judge us; it just does its job. It just is, just like all universal laws.
Steps to take advantage of the Law of Attraction
Although steps 1 and 2 are always happening without us giving much attention to them, we do need to pay attention to the step we are greatly responsible for: step #3.
Here’s what happens on each one of the steps:
Step 1- Ask
Asking here is not so much about asking by speaking as about asking by feeling it. This usually happens when you are going through an experience that makes you realize you don’t want it, that you don’t want to be part of it, or that you don’t want it that way.
We are always doing this. We’re asking all day every day; it is part of life. It is the part of us wanting to continually improve our lives and wanting to have better experiences. This is the easy part, it happens almost unconsciously. We cannot help it but ask for better things, better experiences, and better interactions with people, all the time.
Step 2- It is given
You don’t do anything in this step. This is where God, the Universe, Source, The Father, The Infinite, Your Soul, or whatever you want to call your Creator, is giving you what you so strongly asked for. Your Creator doesn’t judge; He/She/It gives you everything you want and need to keep playing this game of life.
In that moment when you ask, whether you consciously asked for it or not, it is immediately given to you. Your request has been completed. Your wish has been granted. Your prayer has been answered. You asked and it has been given to you; always.
Step 3- Receive
This is the most important step for you because it is the step you are responsible for. Here is where you apply everything I showed you above.
You understand that the LOA is a Universal Law that is always being applied whether you're ready for it or not. It is always responding to what you're focusing on.
You also understand through Mental Science that you can control your mind and gently direct it to focus on those things that you need to focus upon to feel good so the LOA can bring you more of those things.
The key to have everything you want in life is the way you feel. If you really want to have the life of your dreams, you need to learn to feel good to receive it. Yes, it is that simple: You need to feel good.
The struggle we most have is feeling good before we receive what we so much desire. But we need to trust and believe and know that once you feel good where you are right now you will begin receiving everything you want in this life. This means that you have to do some work here: FEEL GOOD. It’s all in your hands now.
I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” –William Ernest Henley
Do you have any question about the LOA? or about how to create anything you want in your life? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer it.
Understanding the Laws of the Universe
The Secret About Mental Science
How The Law of Attraction Works
How to Receive Abundance in Your Life