The law of attraction probably got its biggest debut when ‘The Secret’ was brought to life. And a lot of marketers have jumped on this ship hoping to get an extra income stream. And while they are getting rich from your hopes and aspirations, you are still hoping to meet ends at the end of the month. I do have to be honest that it does work, but there are a couple of things that you really need to be aware of as things might not be as it seems.
What Is The Law Of Attraction?
Shortly said it is the belief that everything you send out, you’ll also get in return. Meaning that if you are always thinking positively, you’ll also get positive reactions in return. And in a matter of fact, this is what does work. Have you seen how contagious a smile can be? Give it a try some time, walk on the street and smile to someone. Chances are that you’ll be getting a smile in return.
Not just that, but it represents basically everything. It’s also been pointed out as the reason why people are getting into a vicious circle. If you are surrounded by happy people, you’ll be happier in general as well. If you always think negative and other negative persons around you are strengthening that feeling, you’ll be stuck in this loop until you do something about it.
That said, the Law of Attraction has been put up as a one-side channel. Saying that you only have to think positive and that everything you desire will come to you. It’s not often that in those courses they’ll talk about the other side of the coin. Which is one of the purposes of this article of course. But don’t think it’s all bad news. I will also talk about some positive things you need to know about this law as it does work, it just might not work as expected.
What you need to know
There are a couple of things you need to know about the Law of Attraction before you dive into it. I’m not saying that the courses you are into are not working, but if you blindly believe what they say, they might not give you the effect that you want them to have. Hence, you’ll have lost your money without the full benefit of getting what you actually desire.
#1 You have to believe
The first step that you have to be aware of is that you have to believe in this law in order to make it work. It’s like I said in the beginning of the article, the law of attraction works both ways. If you don’t believe in it, you are also saying that you don’t believe in attracting things. Meaning that you aren’t attracting anything at all, or at least you’re not going to be fully aware of it.
Even if you’ve already done many courses before and none of them have worked, it might be a good time to take a step back and look at why they aren’t working for you. Or you can keep on reading this article as I will tell you a couple of things that might open your eyes about the Law of Attraction.
#2 It’s a lot of work
Something that I really can’t stand with all those courses is that everyone is saying that it’s easy, it doesn’t cost any work at all, just follow the course and you’ll be successful in everything you want. Goosebumps are what I get from this. The Law of Attraction isn’t just a quick fix to get rich. It takes a lot of time to master it and you’ll have to take a couple of steps back every once in a while. I’ve known about this law for more than 10 years now and even for me, it’s still hit or miss.
That said, if you are willing to do some (a lot) work on it, you might see a lot of results as well. However, you will have to analyze all of your thoughts, all of your patterns and relationships in order to make it work. It’s not something that you just do as often you are carrying a lot of baggage on you that you have to get rid of first.
#3 It comes in mysterious ways
Whatever you are sending out there to attract, you also have to make sure that you are openminded to the solution that comes your way. You can put your desires out there, but you’ve also got to have the awareness that it might not be coming in the way that you would like.
Not that this is a bad thing, but for example, Last month I was a bit short of money and I could do with some extra (well, we all want a little bit extra, don’t we). So I’ve put it out there that I would’ve wanted a bit more, that I deserved earning a bit more in that month. And poof, suddenly some of our clients in the hotel where I’m working offered us 30 euros each (we have a small team, don’t worry). And there was the money that I needed to pay my electricity bill!
It wasn’t in a way that I expected as our guests normally don’t tip us, and for sure not that much. And if something like this happens you really need to be grateful. Even if you wanted it to be more than what you’ve received, when you are ungrateful to the little things, how are you expecting to get the bigger rewards?
#4 Be aware of your expectations
This one is a bit connected to the previous one and something you really need to be aware of as well. Sometimes you’ve got to let go of those expectations to be able to receive something. It’s a bit like a relationship, if you are smothering the other person, the are going to run.
If you keep on saying: I want this or I want that. It’s not going to come at all.
I know, this is really a pain in the ass as we are not always that patient when it comes down to getting things. But that’s the way it is.
#5 Don’t go waiting for it
What I also want to mention on this subject and this one goes along with that you’ve got to work for it. Don’t expect that it will just come all to you when you are doing nothing. Hanging in front of your television is not going to help with attracting anything.
What you send into the universe, or whatever you’d like to call it, can only come back to you if you are actually working towards it. I’ve had many people say that they would meditate on it, and that’s fine, but if you stay in a meditative state, you won’t be perceptive of getting what you’d like.
#6 It’s not always meant to be
Sometimes something is just not for you and that’s what you’re going to accept. Very often we think we want something but if it’s written in the stars it’s just not going to happen.
What to do about this? Well, the moment you feel that there is no flow in the things that you want, you have to adjust the goals and maybe even pick completely another thing. It might not be nice in the beginning, but with the law of attraction it’s also about what is possible and staying within a certain flow.
Don’t be too disappointed about it, or don’t cling onto it for too long, because that thing that is written in the stars, will be way better for you after all.
Alright, folks, that’s about it for the things you have to be aware of if the Law of Attraction isn’t working for you. You can of course always try it out, but then I’d suggest starting with a course that maybe isn’t that overly advertised or that isn’t charging you with an insane price.
All that rests for me to say is