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The Law of Attraction Explained

The law of attraction is a universal law much like the law of gravity.  It is always working whether we pay attention to it or not. The law of gravity is visible to us every day. But the law of attraction takes more time to see the visible results working in your life. The thoughts that you are thinking or the vibration you are thinking on today, controls and attracts what shows up in your life tomorrow. Thoughts become things.

Thoughts vs. Beliefs

Experts tell us that we can have up to 60,000 thoughts per day. That is a lot of thoughts that can become things. Most of the thoughts we have we don’t actually believe yet.

The thoughts that actually become things in our lives are the ones we actually believe. Thoughts that we think over and over again for a sustained period of time are the thoughts we actually come to believe.

In the movie the Secret, a guy thinks how cool it would be to have an elephant as a pet. But reality quickly sets in and he realizes, that would be a terrible idea. Cleaning up after an animal like that would be a never-ending feat.

So that thought came and went. Never to be thought about again. And he will never own an elephant as a pet. But the thoughts that we think over and over, thoughts that we come to believe, will show up in our lives. And that is the reality we are seeing today. 


So when someone at a young age decides they want to be a teacher, they start picturing their lives when they’re older working as a teacher. Relatives and friends ask “so what do you want to be when you grow up” and they answer “a teacher”.

The more they say this, the more they can see themselves as a teacher. And the more they actually believe that to be true. So eventually, they graduate high school and start taking college courses in education geared toward earning a degree in teaching.

Their whole world is focused on becoming a teacher so that’s what they end up becoming. If they had let that thought die at an earlier time, telling themselves they would make a terrible teacher, or maybe that they couldn’t afford the tuition, they would have followed a different path in life.

But their thoughts attracted everything to them that they needed to do to become a teacher.

The Law Works Both Ways

Unfortunately, there are times when we have sustained negative thinking that will also show up as a reality in our lives.

The problem is that most of the time, we don’t even realize we are thinking these negative thoughts about ourselves or our lives.

But the law of attraction doesn’t care that you’re not paying attention, it will bring into your life whatever it is that you are thinking or believing about. 

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right”

~ Henry Ford

And to a much larger degree, whatever it is about yourself that you feel to be true is what you attract. If you can internalize this next quote and fully understand it, you’re life will be changed.

The Law of Attraction is this: You don’t attract what you want. You attract what you are”

~ Wayne Dyer

That is why we have to become deliberate thinkers and actually start to feel like the person we want to become. Make sure the thoughts you are thinking are positive in nature and taking your life in a direction that you want to go.

So really it isn’t what’s in your thinking mind that so much attracts things to you. It is what is in your sub-conscious mind. What is in your sub-conscious mind is more of what you actually believe about yourself. To easily understand how things get into our sub-conscious mind and how it is programmed read this article on Paradigms.

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If you want to delve deeper right now, I suggest you read the following book: Dr. Murphys The Power of Your Subconscious Mind has helped millions of people better understand the relationship your thoughts have with the sub-conscious mind and once you understand how to harness this power you will see dramatic results start to happen for you.

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