The law of attraction is the idea that positive or negative thought attracts positive or negative experiences into a person’s life. As a result, we can unintentionally allow negative thinking to cause great problems within our life.

‘What you have become is what you have thought’ – Buddha

The idea of reaping as we sow has developed to form ideas like karma, an eastern idea that has seeped widely into western culture, even developing into Christianity, ‘As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he’.

The existence of the law of attraction is widely debated but there are many notable individuals who praise its success. Actors like Jim Carey and Denzel Washington, for example, both claim to use it. Scientific studies also aim to illustrate that aspects of the law of attraction such as positive thinking, visualisation and meditation can increase the satisfaction that we find in life. As well as this, studies into mirror neurons have suggested that having positive influences can influence our lives positively in turn.

How to use the law of attraction

You can use your mind to attract whatever you desire into reality. In simple terms, the thoughts we have determine what we create within our lives. If you constantly think negative thoughts and imagine negative scenarios, you will deepen the negativity within your life. But if you dominate your mind with positive thoughts, you are capable of bringing newer, better things into existence. While it is a highly controversial and mystical concept, many come to realise that in denying the existence of something that they cannot verify either way, they are losing out on the opportunity of potentially gaining.

Meditation is an effective method of gaining control over thoughts. It is important to break out of the mental influences that have caused you to doubt yourself and think negatively, and meditation can allow you to survey your thoughts from a distance and replace negative patterns with positive ones. Guided meditation is especially important in allowing you to calm your mind and alleviate focus on bad thoughts.

Affirmations are a method of instilling positive thoughts into the mind, and as well as helping manifest desires, they are beneficial in improving mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.

Internalising what you want is also key to using the law of attraction. A coach can help by providing you affirmations or exercises that aim to attract the life you want. Using such activities will give you a newfound sense of control over your life.

Read more