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What is the difference between law of attraction and manifestation?
The difference is cause and effect. You can engage in the law of attraction in several ways (cause) to manifest (effect) your dreams and goals. My most simple example is that if you look for the positive in all situations, you will find it. And THAT can manifest the changes you wish to have in your life. But wait . . there is more!
Living by the law of attraction and manifestation doesn't mean is that you'll never have problems. Stuff happens continuously to everyone, but some people use that information for their benefit, while others sit a wallow in their bad luck.
Those people tend to attract the negative more frequently than others do. Is that just because they're unlucky or is it because they think they're unlucky and subconsciously set out to prove themselves right?
There are 5 law of attraction and manifestation things to learn that will open your flow: Focus on what you want, remember things will happen, don't worry about the how, create the energy, and make small positive changes. Learn how to ask the universe for what you want.
In a nutshell, these are the law of attraction steps to take when asking the universe for what you want. In law of attraction basics we are talking about like attracting like. The concept may seem simple, but there's far more to it than that. It means you can have control over your future happiness if you take responsibility for many of the elements of your life.
1 - What you focus on is what you see around you and what you see around you dictates how you'll act and ultimately the way your life will turn out.
If you believe everyone hates you, you'll see it everywhere you go. Everything others say and do will be taken negatively to reaffirm your belief and you'll respond in kind. Ultimately, what you believe....that others hate you....will become a reality. Some people thrive on self-pity and seem to enjoy sharing stories of their bad luck. Is it any wonder they continue to have problems with the law of attraction and manifestation?
2 - Remember things will happen when they're supposed to happen.
It's a pretty tough job controlling the small details of the universe, but luckily you don't have to do it. Some people think they should have X happen at a specific time in a specific way for their goal to be achieved. That's not true. Things happen when they will be the most beneficial to you. While everyone wants to see things quickly, they'll come as quickly as they should for your success.
3 - Don't worry about the how, just focus on what you want to attract.
Creating a visual daydream on how something is to meant happen can be fun, but not at all productive. Rather than guide your vision through the how, simply focus on the what. By the what, I mean what you want. Trying to figure out how you'll get something takes bundles of energy that can be used elsewhere. Some people fret that they don't know how they'll achieve a particular desire and that can block them from getting what they want. Instead, just knowing you'll have love, happiness, good health and wealth without worrying about the how, releases your energy.
4 - You create the energy around you that attracts the circumstances, objects and situations.
Your thoughts and feelings are like a magnet, causing your Reticular Activating System (RAS) to bring the right things into your field of focus. You can be anyone, do anything and have anything you want, but the belief in that is what opens your awareness to the right opportunities. The law of attraction and manifestation is like a magnetic field, you build your future from the magnetic energy in the predominant thoughts you hold.
5 - Make small positive changes each day to see massive results.
You won't change the way you think overnight, so don't try to do it. It's just too hard and you'll end up tackling more than you can handle. Just make a small change each day, a 1% change. Learn something helpful in your job, make an effort to forgive someone or find some joy in the day. Changing your attitude and beliefs compounds and one day, you'll find you're a very different person. You become a better person with a better life, than you were when you started the journey.
Does the law of attraction work?
Probably the most popular book about the concept of the law of attraction and manifestation is The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. And one of the most asked questions I get is:
Has the secret worked for anyone?