Attracting what you want in life requires the simple output of positive energy mixed with pure intentions. This is the simple Law of Attraction on which all human interaction operates. But this is not a law that is as easy to harness as it is to understand. The Law of Attraction is a simple philosophy, but human beings are exquisitely complicated animals.
The most important thing to assist you in manifesting what you want is to be perfectly clear about what you want. The Law of Attraction might deliver foggy ambiguous results to you if your goals are foggy and ambiguous.
Here are some simple, fun exercises that, when repeated, help assist you in gaining clarity about what it is you really want to attract.
At a prominent place in your house or apartment, have a stack of paper and a couple of pens, pencils and crayons of different colors. Each day, take ten minutes to write about something you have for which you are grateful. Fill the paper up with words and pictures. This is not a literature or art contest, so draw and write for yourself. Keep your Gratitude papers in a stack. On occasion, address an envelope to yourself. Without looking, take three or four pages from the middle of the stack, fold them up and mail them to yourself. You are literally delivering gratitude to your mailbox. The universe will replicate this energy and bring you things about which you can be grateful. You must practice being grateful to properly receive that which the universe can bring.
By emphasizing being grateful for what we have, we create an abundant life that only needs specific things for mild improvement.
Hanging out with a crowd whose motto is “Everything Sucks” will not allow much positive energy to descend on you from the universe. People might kill your dreams when you discuss them simply by telling you why you are wrong to dream that way. An old loyalty or relationship is thus reinforced and your life becomes about a dream deferred.
There may be a time in your life to surround yourself with positive people and leave the grasp of people who send out bad energy by their comments, opinions and general attitude. Bad attitudes and the negative energy they produce are not always easy to spot. A person who nicely but constantly insists that there shouldn’t be winners and losers in the world might seem like a well-meaning person, but if you intend to go into a competitive field, this seemingly benign attitude could be blocking the universe from giving you a way to win.
While bigotry is not illegal, it is offensive. Being around a bigot and this person’s influence is bad enough, but the whole energy of a bigot is that you must confine your success and what the universe gives you to a specific group of people. Bigots insist that one never allow the free success and positive energy of the whole world population to come into your life and assist you in getting what you want.
Positive friends support you for who you are and what you can give to the universe regardless of what you get. Meeting these people and spending time with them immediately breaks the barriers that negative friends and their attitudes build up to block attracting success.
Ambivalence is a block to positive energy and love. Having a hero, someone who accomplished something great and historic, is one way to break ambivalence. To know that a great person did something, attracted success and made a difference – this can drive you to confidently put positive energy out into the world and attract what you most want.
A hero gives us values to live up to and confidence that success can occur with vision. Knowing the lives of great people who gave the world something can give your life meaning and inspire you to shape the world in your image.
Journal and Scrapbook Ritual
Many people keep a journal or a scrapbook. It is, however, in the ritual of maintaining these projects daily that you can stoke the Law of Attraction to work for you. The repetitious nature of ritual allows you to see trends form slowly and you get to know who you are and what you truly want. As you find out who you are and you discover what it is you really want, the universe can then bring it all your way.
A journal is a written meditation on what you want. As you write each day you should notice the examination of what you want becoming more specific. A scrapbook should be added to each day with an image of what it is you want. A woman who journaled and scrapbooked started out writing about the dream man she wanted. She would cut out pictures of hunky surfers on the beach for her scrapbook. Over time, though, she began to express a wish that she were more attractive – the men disappeared and models began appearing on the pages of her scrapbook. Her writing was about what makeup to buy and apply and what dresses to wear at the right parties. She kept at this ritual and evolved yet again. She realized that the beautiful models caked in makeup were easily replaced and not that special. She wanted the universe to make her more special than just one of those store bought girls. She began to see college as something that could make her special – beautiful and educated, the ultimate combination.
Of course, as her journal traced her beginnings of college and her scrapbook started including pictures of figures from literature, guess what the universe delivered to her? A boyfriend – in fact he was the man she had so perfectly described on page one of her journal with a build and looks better than the men in the early pages of her scrapbook. The more specific she got the more she realized her role in getting to a place where the universe could best give her what she truly wanted.