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Do's and Don't's for the Law of Attraction

Updated on March 7, 2014

You may have heard of the Law of Attraction, but do you really understand how it works? The Law of Attraction is based upon the idea "like attracts like". That's it. That's all. But this simiplicity is what confuses people when they state how their thoughts are not working for them. Because your thoughts are emitted into the universe in simple terms, the "main idea" of your thought is what gets reinforced.

For example if you constantly think and worry about being in debt, then debt will continue to reinforce itself over and over. The Law of Attraction doesn't care that you may be upset or angry or depressed about debt. It just knows you are thinking about it and have feelings that are being dispersed; therefore, it reacts and supports that thought and feeling.

Now let's turn it around. Continuing with the debt example, let's say you are miserable, depressed, and angry about your debt. In order to reverse your situation and get the Law of Attraction on your side, you have to think about what it is you do want. (not what is bothering you) It's the reverse of what you're used to. So now instead of casting negative images, thoughts, and feelings about your situation you are going to imagine that situation is gone. Yes, completely gone.

For some people this is difficult because they are caught up in the negative issues surrounding their debt. (or whatever it is) They can't seem to picture it being gone. But if you want it to be gone, that's exactly what you must do! Not only must you picture it, you must FEEL it. Visualize how you would feel if all your debt problems were gone. Step into that visualization and immerse yourself in every emotion and sensation that comes to you. Now continue that process as often as you possibly can. If you slip and start thinking negatively again, acknowledge it and release it by going back to the positive feelings and images you created. You have to convince yourself that you are truly out of debt. A final and very important component is to be positive and grateful for what you have throughout this entire process.

Ok let's get more specific. What exactly do you do and what do you not do? Here are 6 Do's for the Law of Attraction.

1. DO write affirmations that are positive and in the present tense. The more specific the more powerful! 2. DO create images that reinforce your affirmations. Create them in your mind, or better yet post images of what you want and look at them often. Some people print picutres and tape them on a wall, mirror, or desk. Do whatever feels right for you. 3. DO add emotion to number 1 and 2. That sounds like a no brainer, but people often miss this vital step and just "say" their affirmations without passion or belief that they will ever happen. That's a DON'T. (I'll dive into more in a minute) You must have true passion and feeling to support your thoughts. Otherwise they are considered wishes, and we all know wishes don't always come true. However, if you back your positive thougts with visuals and intense feelings, the universe will respond. 4. DO steps 1-3 daily. There's no set rule. Do it for 3 minutes if that's all you have, or do it for thirty. Do it in the morning, during your lunch, or at night. Again, no right or wrong method here. Just do it every day! 5. DO commit yourself to a new state of mind. Out with the old and in with the new. Feel healthy, feel abundant, feel loved, feel wealthy, feel successful,... you get the idea. 6. DO incorporate music, dance, laughter, or singing into your life. If you are having a bad day or fall off the positive track, taking part in one of those activities will quickly change your mood and put you back in a positive state.

Now let's talk a little about what not to do. Here are 5 Don'ts for the Law of Attraction.

1. DON'T say your affirmations without feeling. This cannot be stressed enough. Just saying the words WILL NOT be enough to make it happen. You must feel the positive energy around your thoughts and embrace what comes to you. Using all 5 senses is a great way to make sure you get specific with your feelings. 2. Don't think about the negative issue that is troubling you,even if you're thinking "I need to get out of debt". The Law of Attraction doesn't work that way. It recognizes "debt" and the feelings that surround that idea. You must feel "out of debt", wealthy, or abundant and send those feelings outward. 3. DON'T (similar to number 2) use negavitve words in your affirmations. Writing and repeating affirmations that contain words like "no, don't, do not" link back to the negative issue, NOT where you want to be, which is the positive. 4. DON'T be surprised if the Law of Attraction gives you what you want in a different way than you expected. For example, if you create affirmations, visualizations and thoughts about creating an abundance of money the Law of Attraction will answer. However, you may not realize how it will manifest in your life. You could start getting unexpected checks in the mail, get a raise, win the lottery, or any other host of possibilities. This don't is a fun one, because you can look forward to the way your thoughts are manifested with an element of surprise. 5. DON'T delay, second guess, or doubt what the universe puts in front of you. When the universe presents you with an opportunity and you feel it in your gut, ACT upon it!

Now that you know more about the do's and don't's of the Law of Attraction you can begin to change your life for the better. Study each do and don't carefully and stick to it. Great things will happen in your life because of it!


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      Michelle Mathis 3 years ago from Bluffton, SC

      Hi Vicky.

      Thoughts will enter your mind good and bad. You pretty much can't stop that. It's how you react to those thoughts that matter. If you dwell on that negative thought, ruminate it over and over it will manifest. If you stop and think, wow where did that negativity come from, and continue to do positive affirmations the positive will be sent out.

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      Vicky 3 years ago

      If you have a negative thought that scares you, and then you turn it around and you think the negative thought but laugh at it because you know it's now stupid and was a pointless fear then what happens? Is it equal and nothing will happen?