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Active Participation in the Law of Attraction

Updated on March 30, 2016

Active Participation

Today's society is very familiar with the Law of Attraction. Thoughts become things, like attracts like, and so forth. The film "The Secret" brought this law of the Universe into the public view in a big way. So why are so many people still struggling? The secret is out. Now all we have to do is polish our techniques. Yes, I said techniques. Being positive and being in alignment with what you want is important, but you should also be an active participant in the mission. We can hope to get the perfect job, but without ever filling out an application or sending out a resume we are far less likely to have the Universe drop that dream job in our lap. We can pray for that soul mate to love us, but if we never leave the house how will we meet him or her? The Universe is at your disposal, but you need to make some effort too.


Decide What You Want

So how do we know where to begin? Start be deciding what you want. Sit down and give it serious thought. Write a list. Keep a journal of your thoughts. Put effort into deciding what it is that will make you happy. This isn't always easy. Sometimes we don't know what we want, just that we don't want what we have now. If that is the case then decide how you want to feel. You want to feel joy? You want peace? You want career success? You want to make a difference in the world? What is it that will make you happy? Write it down. Put in the effort. Once you know what you want, getting it is that much easier.

Let's say you want to find your soul mate. Then write a list of characteristics you want this individual to possess. Imagine what you will do together, places you will go, and experiences that you will share. Write it all down as detailed as you can. Imagine how you will feel when you meet that person.

Maybe you are hoping for the perfect job. Write about it. Write where you would like to work, what you would be doing, who you would do it with, and any details that you can imagine. But what if you don't know what that perfect job is? Well ask yourself some questions. What do you love doing? What brings you joy? What makes you want to get up in the morning? Do you want to do work that makes a difference in the world, and if so how? Do you want to work with people, if so who, how old are they, where would you find these people? Once you answer these questions you are a step closer to finding work that can be rewarding to you and bring you joy.

What else do you desire in your life? A home? Possessions? Experiences? Travel? Relationships? Good health? The sky is the limit. The main point is to figure out what it is that you want. Write it out. Journal about it. If you are artistic draw or paint it, sing a song about it. Do whatever it takes to get the message clear in your mind.



The next step is to visualize yourself already in possession of what you want. This sometimes feels silly. I know that it did to me when I first started doing this. But it has been found that this step will help you to manifest quicker. Sure it is possible to manifest without doing this, but it will take much, much longer. So if you are in no hurry maybe you can skip this step, but I don't recommend it. So lets consider how to go about this.

Let's say you want a new car. You have decided what you want. You've written it down in your journal. Maybe you put pictures on a vision board. Now you need to imagine yourself in that car, driving down the road. See yourself with your hair blowing from the open window, your favorite music on the stereo, the person you love sitting in the passenger seat beside you, and beautiful scenery out the window. Imagine how that will feel. Close your eyes and visualize it. Better yet, go to the local dealer and take a test drive. It doesn't matter if you don't think you can afford that car. Do it anyway. Go sit in that car. Smell the "new car smell" and drink it in. Wrap your hands around the steering wheel. Take a selfie of you with "your" new car. Really feel it. This active process will bring you one step closer.

Another popular example is wanting to find your soul mate. You should have already written about what characteristics this person will have, and what you want in a soul mate. You know what you desire, so you just need to visualize it. This makes it real in your mind. Meditation is a great tool for this. I found a wonderful guided meditation on Youtube from Rashana on calling in your soul mate. The link is to this meditation is available on the right. There are many other guided meditations that you can use. Try a couple and pick your favorite. The key is that you will visualize your soul mate, feel the love coming from that individual, and really feel like it has already happened.

What ever it is that you are trying to manifest, visualize it, and really feel the sensations of what it will be like when it comes to you. If it is a vacation you desire, imagine feeling your feet in the sand, or better yet go to a local beach and put your feet in the sand, close your eyes and imagine that you are where you want to be. No beach close by? Buy a bag of sand from your local home store, pour it into something and stand in it! Do whatever you need to that will make the visualization feel real. Be creative. It may take some work, but the positive outcomes are well worth the effort.


Put Yourself Out There

So you have decided what you want. You are practicing visualization and really feeling like you have what you want. Now you need to help things along. You need to take some active steps to bring your goal into reality. If it is a job you want send out resumes, print up business cards and start handing them out, tell friends and family what type of work you want so that if they know anyone they can help you. Take steps even if you don't think they will work. Every small step is a step forward. Post on social media that you want a particular job even though you know the friends in your circle most likely can't help you. Maybe it will get shared with someone else who can. Give your business card to someone even if you don't think that person needs your services. That person could pass it on to someone who does. Make and effort and the Universe will do the rest.

This goes for anything you are trying to manifest. If you want a soul mate join dating sites. Tell your family and friends you are looking for someone. Go out to places that you enjoy, maybe you will find someone there with similar interests. Talk to people when you are out at these places. Make new friends. Join meetups. Share your hobbies with others. There are countless ways to meet people. You can't meet someone new if you never talk to new people. Give the Universe a hand. The Universe may put someone on your path, but if you won't talk to people you may lose that opportunity.

Some other ideas: if you are hoping for a vacation start looking up vacation packages. Dust off your suitcases. Decide what you would pack. If a tropical vacation is what you want buy some sunscreen, or pull out your bathing suit even if it's the middle of winter. If you want that car decide where you want to park it. Buy a new CD to play in the stereo and maybe some new sunglasses. If you want to be healthier look into gym memberships, even if you think you can't afford it or don't have the time. Look up healthy recipes, even if you think you wouldn't like them. The point is to make some effort, even small efforts. Because any effort helps to move you forward and builds momentum.



The last active step is receiving. This seems like the easiest step, but it may not be. There are a number of reasons why we do not allow ourselves to receive. We could have subconscious beliefs that we are unworthy. Of course this is not true, but it is a battle that many people face. Know that the Universe wants you to be happy and be open to receiving.

We may be afraid of change. Any change is different, and often different can feel uncomfortable or unsafe. We sometimes even push away good changes just to feel safe and stable. We need to actively face our fears if we are to move forward on our path.

Another reason that people refuse to receive is that what the Universe sends isn't exactly as we pictured. Maybe we envisioned a particular person as our soul mate, but the Universe sent us someone else. Maybe we thought that our perfect job was at a particular company, but a job offer came from another one. The Universe has our best interest in mind and often chooses better for us than we can for ourselves. Our imagination is limited by our current knowledge. The Universe is limitless, therefore it knows far better what will make you happy than you do. That is why it is recommended that when you send your wishes out to the Universe you say "this or better." And so it is done.

The Law of Attraction can help you to build the life that you want. Take all that you know about this amazing phenomenon, like positive thinking, being grateful, and being in alignment with what you want and then add your active participation to quickly manifest your desires. Decide what it is that you really want, visualize it as being already here, take active steps to help move things along, and gratefully accept what the Universe offers.


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