Personal Development

The Law Of Attraction: What Is It And How To Use It

Fancy having your very own genie that grants your every wish and command?

Well, guess what you already do! And no it doesn’t involve a magic lamp and three wishes.

But it does involve the universe and a marvellous philosophy called the law of attraction…

So, what is the law of attraction and how can you use it to start living the life of your dreams?

Let’s find out…

What is the law of attraction

The law of attraction (LOA) is a universal law and is based on the theory that like attracts like. This means that positive thoughts create positive outcomes whereas negative thoughts create negative outcomes.

For example, if you are thinking about how much money you don’t have then you are focusing on the lack of money in your life. The universe will match your energy by giving you more of what you don’t want – a lack of money.

Instead, if you shift your thoughts to having an abundance of money. Guess what? You will receive more financial abundance!

How on earth does it work?…

Our mind is our most powerful weapon and can be used to shape our reality. The overall concept of the LOA is to ask, believe and you shall receive.

Is that all you have to do? No, read on to find out exactly how to use the law of attraction…

How to use the law of attraction

Ready to put the law of attraction to the test? Get started by following these steps…

1. Get specific

Firstly, you need to be specific about what it is you want. If you have a list of things you wish to manifest then I suggest focusing on one manifestation at a time and starting with the small things first.

Getting started with small manifestations will help build your faith giving you the confidence to attract the bigger things in life.

2. Start scripting

Once you are clear on what you want to manifest, you need to start scripting out your desire as if you are already living in the end result. For example, “I am living in my dream beach house. Every day is an exciting new adventure!”

3. Visualise

Now that you have your script, this is the part where you begin to act it out.

Begin by visualising what it is you want and then start acting out what it would feel and look like. So, if you want to have your dream house on the beach imagine the warmth of the sun on your skin, the environment, who is around you? what are you doing? And most importantly how does it make you feel?

In short, you visualise the end result and you live in the end result.

4. Believe

Do not doubt for what you have asked the universe for. Trust the process and remember that the universe has your back. After all, doubt kills faith.

5. Colloborate with the universe

One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding LOA is that once you ask for what it is you want you don’t have to do anything else.

Although this is somewhat true, you still have to work with the universe and not against it. Take this example, imagine you want to lose weight but you still cling onto your old habits. You continue to eat junk food, you don’t exercise. How do you expect the universe to help you if you don’t pitch in and help yourself?

You need to work with the universe to manifest your desires into reality.

6. Let Go

One of the difficult things about the law of attraction is letting go. How can we possibly let go of something we really truly want?

By focusing on the good things in your life – concentrate on the things you enjoy doing, and spend time with the people you like and love. This will put you in an energy that you and the universe will love!

Learn to let go by living in the moment and trust that what you have asked for is already yours!

7. Practice gratitude

Every morning I wake up grateful and blessed to see another day. I am grateful for the food I eat and for everything I have.


Because whether we are trying to manifest something or not it is important to get into the habit of practising gratitude. You may think that your position is not ideal but just remember, there is always someone who is in a worst position than you.

You can also keep a gratitude journal and write down all the things you are grateful for.

Struggling to find things to be grateful for?

If you are reading this now be grateful that you have a device to read this on and that you are alive in the here and now. 🙂

How to keep your vibration high

When you keep your vibration high you are able to attract what it is you desire with ease.

But, let’s face it, life is filled with highs and lows and there is nothing you can really do about it. We may start each morning in a fantastic mood only to end up in a bad mood because of something that happened that may have been completely out of our control.

We all have bad days. But here are some ways you can effectively deal with life’s rollercoaster and stay on the high rather than plummeting into a downward spiral…

Love yourself

This is first on the list because I believe it to be the most important. You can greatly increase your vibration by loving yourself.

When you love yourself you will love the world around you and begin to accept things as they are. You will appreciate your inner and outer beauty, you will take care of yourself. And most importantly you will believe in yourself which means you will believe in your power to manifest great things into your life.

Loving yourself displays to the universe that you are worthy and deserve to be treated accordingly. If you struggle with self-love check out these 30 self-love affirmations.


Meditating allows all of your negative thoughts to drift away as you focus on the present moment and allow your mind and body to relax and refresh.


Affirmations are based on the concept of speaking it into existence. Repeating affirmations helps you to reprogramme your subconcious mind and change any self limiting beliefs you may have.

Affirmations can be extremely helpful because the LOA is dependent on your mindset. After all, you have to believe in yourself and your power to manifest and if you don’t then it wont work until you do.

You can read affirmations daily. Or you can listen to affirmations by recording them yourself. Alternatively, there is an abundance of affirmations on YouTube.

I really like Jason Stephenson’s affirmations. You can check out his channel here.

Focus on the good

When bad days happen we can either choose to focus on the bad or we can focus on the good that surrounds us. Replacing any negative thoughts about the day with positive ones will instantly put you in a better mood.

Also, spending time with the good people in your life or doing the good things you enjoy will allow you to feel good within yourself and will raise your vibrations through the roof!

Signs to look out for

Sometimes all you need is a sign, right? A sign from the universe to let you know you are on the right path and that your manifestation is on its way. Here are some signs to watch out for…

Angel numbers

You may start seeing angel numbers such as 11.11, or 111.


You may start seeing more of what you want in your surroundings. Perhaps you suddenly start seeing more of the car you are wanting to manifest. Or perhaps you order a taxi and your dream car arrives to pick you up. Coincidence? Probably not. It may very well mean that your manifestation is just around the corner.

Apart from these signs you can also ask the universe for a sign so that you know you are on the right track. For example, you may ask to see a specific sign such as a red balloon. Remember to be aware of your surroundings so you don’t miss these signs!

When the law of attraction doesn’t work

Okay, I have given you all this awesome info about the LOA and how to use it. But here are some reasons why it may not work…

It’s not the right time

Quite often we want it and we want it fast. And when things are not happening in the time we expect them too we begin to doubt. You have to trust the process, continue to do the things you love so that you can be in high vibration and it will come to you when the time is right.

You are not in alignment

If you are trying to attract your desire but you are not in alignment to what it is you are trying to attract then it cannot manifest. To get into alignment remember to do the things that will raise your vibration.

You are not colloborating with the universe

As I mentioned earlier you cannot sit back and expect the universe to do all the work. Although you should trust and believe you also have to take reasonable steps yourself.

You are not open minded

Even though you have specifically asked for something it may not happen the way you expect it to happen. You need to be open to the idea of new possibilities and expect the unexpected.


Whether or not you believe in the Law of attraction one thing’s for sure. The law of attraction can help you to live a more positive life. So, in essence you really have nothing to lose but pretty much everything to gain.

And remember – be careful what you wish for because it just might come true! 😉

Gabriela Amour

Hi there! I’m Gabriela, a personal development blogger, author, mum, and a firm believer that life is what you make it! Join me on this exciting journey of self-discovery and get inspired!

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