The Complete Law of Attraction Guide: What You Should Know

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Many well-known personalities use the law of attraction for their goals. Like Jim Carrey. The actor explained several times how important visualization and belief in your own goals are. In this video, he describes how he has used the law of attraction for himself and how it has helped him to stay motivated and achieve his goals even in difficult times.

In the following sections, we will explain in detail what the law of attraction is, how it works, and especially how you can use it for yourself. So take your time and read the following article carefully and use the law of attraction to manifest your dreams.

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What Is the Law of Attraction?

The law of attraction is a universal and scientifically proven law. Although many people think of it as mystic or magic frippery, it is a law that is real and has a certain influence on the lives of every one of us. Just like the law of gravity.

Let’s continue with the example of gravity. When you know how gravity works, you know what happens when you throw a stone in the air. It will fall down. Even if you may not know in detail why you still know exactly what is going to happen. So the choice is yours: do you ignore the law and let the stone hit the ground, or do you catch it?

The same can be said about the law of attraction. It makes much more sense to lay out predictable events for your own benefit. So profit from the power of attraction and make your dreams come true.

The law of attraction says: Like attracts Like.

All of us send certain signals to our environment. To use the law of attraction, it is crucial whether these signals are positive or negative. Simply said: You attract what you send out. Signals in this context can already be thoughts.

The LOA is general and applies to everything. No matter if it is a person, an object or an attitude to certain things. Even feelings and thoughts are enough to pull good things into your life. The LOA makes no exceptions.

How Does the Law of Attraction Work?

The LOA is already recognized and established in modern science. It has been proven that the law has a profound influence on certain events, as we have already seen with Jim Carrey. However, not much is yet known about the exact way in which the law works.

But that’s not a big issue. There are hardly any scientific theories that have been fully understood. Even the law of gravity has its gaps.

We know that the law of attraction is strongly connected to your inner relationship with the world around you. It is therefore important, that you realize how exactly you interact and communicate with your environment. Do you see yourself as being an active part, or a more passive part of your environment? Do you think that you influence things or that things influence you?

In fact, your external influence on your environment is greater than you might think. Your thoughts and feelings have a big impact. The way you perceive and process certain things can have a big impact on your fellow people. Therefore, it is important to know how you perceive and process them. You will receive the same type of signals from your surroundings which you’ve sent.

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Once you have understood and embodied this principle, you are ready to manifest your life. Always remember: as an active part you are the key to your own happiness. You always have complete control over your life.

At this point, you may still be wondering: “Does the law of attraction really work?” You’re probably not convinced yet because we’re talking about abstract topics like thoughts and feelings. It is hard to imagine that thoughts and feelings can influence the physical world around us.

Let’s take the stone example with gravity again. You can see very clearly that the stone hits the ground after you have tossed it up. You can see the effects of gravity and experience them immediately. Unfortunately, this is not always the case with thoughts and feelings.

Happily, advances in technology and science allow us to experience the effects of our thoughts visibly and first-hand. Like a stone thrown through the air, there are experiments that demonstrate the direct effect of thoughts and feelings to the environment.

Believe it or not, there is indeed much scientific evidence that all our thoughts have a direct impact on ourselves and the environment around us.

We have put together for you the two largest studies on the law of attraction:

The Aging Experiment

In 1979 the power of thoughts was tested by the aging process of humans. Seniors between the ages of 70 and 80 took part in a one-week experiment. They were not told that this was going to be an experiment about aging.

The seniors were divided into two groups. Both groups should travel 20 years into the past.

The first group should imagine being in 1959. The other group, on the other hand, behaved completely like this. They watched films, listened to the corresponding music and discussed current topics from that time – in the present tense.

The result: both groups have improved their health. The second group, however, who pretended to be living in 1959, experienced a significantly higher improvement compared to the first group. In addition to lowered blood pressure, some people’s eyesight and hearing have even become better. And all this only by the power of thoughts.

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The Meditation Experiment in Washington D.C.

In 1993, a group of 4,000 people volunteered to meditate for less crime in Washington D.C.

The results speak for themselves: After only one month of meditation, the crime rate in Washington has already dropped by 25%. Also with this experiment, it could be proved that the power of thoughts already has clear effects on our environment.

How to Use the Law of Attraction?

Now that you have understood what the law of attraction is and how it works, let us explain to you how you can actually use it. Since the LOA is a universal law, it can be used to manifest every aspect of life. Now think carefully about what you ultimately want to use the law of attraction for. What exactly is it that you wish for from the bottom of your heart?

The Law of Attraction and Financial Wealth

It is obvious that most people have an interest in the law of attraction for financial reasons. Financial security is one of our deepest basic needs, after all.

At this point, we would like to recommend you not only to live a purely materialistic life. There’s more than that. However, every one of us would like a certain degree of financial security. It is the primal instinct that lies slumbering within us all. Do not limit the law of attraction to purely financial goals. It covers all possible areas of our lives.

So if you manage to master the law of attraction,  you will notice first financial results relatively quickly. Among other things, your career will experience an upswing.

You will get along better with your work colleagues and have a more pleasant workday. Furthermore, you will get job offers that you previously considered as almost impossible. Job interviews will be handled with ease and things will go well for you.

People who have internalized the LOA also reported that they literally found money on the street.

money and the law of attraction

The Law of Attraction and Love

Each and every one of us wants to love and to be loved. Searching for love, we jump into the wildest adventures day by day. We start doing things which we never thought we might do. We start adapting our life to this one person because we love them.

With the law of attraction, you can attract love and manifest it in your life. And here’s why: If you make use of the LOA, you will appear happier to the outside world. Not only will you be more attractive to your environment, but you will also be succeeding in opening your heart and be in balance with your thoughts. Being grounded will make you irresistible to your fellow people.

To be in harmony with your thoughts brings decisive advantages. No matter if you are looking for a partner or cultivating an existing relationship. You know exactly who you are and what you want. You are less self-centered and more concerned with your partner, which he or she will appreciate.

heart drawn on beach

The Law of Attraction and Health

As previously mentioned, the LOA already works with thoughts. These and our feelings have a decisive influence on our health. Scientific theories such as the placebo effect prove the possible effects of our minds and thoughts on our health.

Regardless of the placebo effect, the law of attraction acts in a similar manner. For example, a positive attitude towards age, i.e. whether you feel young or not, can have a positive effect on the natural aging process of the body. Your body would show fewer signs of aging, as shown in the experiment above.

The Law of Attraction and Spirituality

The law of attraction is one of the major laws of the spiritual world. Without the LOA, a large part of this world would not be functioning. So it is likely that people who are on the spiritual path familiarize themselves with it.

The law of attraction connects you to the spiritual world. It expands your spiritual journey by a new way. Not only will new spiritual powers reveal themselves to you, you will also better understand your relationship to the universe.

As a spiritual being in this universe, you are connected to everything and everything is connected to you. You can notice this from your influence on your environment.

flame in spiritual environment

The Law of Attraction and Fun

It’s remarkable how stressful a bad day can be. If even one thing goes wrong, literally everything goes wrong that day.

This can be explained relatively easily with the LOA. When something negative happens to you, you let yourself be influenced by your surroundings and not the other way around. Your mood becomes negative. This will influence your next actions, because as you know, the signals you send will be returned to you.

Therefore, your next action will also be negative. So the disaster unfolds and a bad day begins.

You can use the law of attraction for more fun in life by simply remembering this basic principle over and over again. Positive leads to positive, negative to negative. It all starts in your head.

If you want to live a happier life, make it happen by putting negative thoughts out of the way. Control your life and don’t let your life control you. Once you have understood and internalized this principle, you will have more fun and happiness in life.

How to Apply the Law of Attraction: 4 Easy Steps to Success

Now that you know what the law of attraction is, how powerful it is, and how you can use it for your own dreams, here is a practical step-by-step process on how to integrate the law of attraction into your daily life.

This guide should help you to formulate your dreams into concrete goals and to show you ways how to realize them.

As so often with spiritual theories, it is extremely important in the law of attraction to work on your attitude. You must be completely convinced of the law of attraction and truly believe that it will help to fulfill and manifest your dreams. Come to a state of mind, where you stop questioning it.

If you’re still asking you questions like “Does the law of attraction really work?” you know you have some doubts about it. It usually helps to observe everyday situations to get over these. Search for the LOA in everyday life and internalize its effects with the simplest examples.  

sunset at a beach envision law of attraction

Step 1: Set Yourself a Target

No matter if you want to stop smoking, get out of bed faster in the morning or if you want to find the love of your life: The law of attraction, like most of the laws, begins with the objective.

You must be fully aware of what you want to achieve with the law of attraction. What do you want to attract and what signals do you have to send out? Only when you have defined your goals you can answer these two questions.

So take your time for this step and don’t rush into anything.

Much more important than the actual definition is the visualization of your goal. Illustrate the upcoming change in your mind. Your brain will then automatically prepare you and your body for this change. Also, you must not classify your goal as unrealistic or unattainable for you.

There should be no doubt when you think about your goal. It must feel beautiful and have a motivating and calming effect on you. Then and only then can you be sure that you have internalized your goal and are ready for the change in your life.

We have prepared a little exercise to help you visualize your goal better. It has proven to be a good practice to imagine the goal with your 5 senses:

  • How does it look?
  • What does it smell like?
  • How does it sound?
  • What does it taste like?
  • How does it feel?

Do not be demotivated if you cannot necessarily perceive your goal with all 5 senses. That doesn’t necessarily mean that your goal isn’t well defined.

To give you an example: It can be difficult to realize the dream of a new house with your sense of taste. In this case, do not think of the house and how it might taste, but think of breakfast together with your partner and your family in the new house.

It is also important that you do not focus only on the goal itself. Think also of the aftermath. You want to change something in your life. What will happen with this change? What will the consequences be? You have to let all these things go through your mind and think through them in peace before you can internalize your goal.

Most people are afraid of uncertainty. That’s why it is important that you take away the panic by thinking about the effects of the projected changes. It also makes your goal more tangible and sharpens the vision of it.

Prepare your mind and body for this change. Internalize and visualize your goal, since your mind does not distinguish between reality and imagination. Whether real or not, it will prepare your body for the upcoming change and thus start sending positive signals to your environment.

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Step 2: Love Yourself!

Simply said: If you don’t believe in something, you won’t get it.

Instinctively we fight fear and self-doubt with phrases like: “Don’t be afraid” or “You deserve it”. Unfortunately, these thoughts do not help us at all, they actually have the opposite effect. They manifest the fear and self-doubt even deeper.

We have to recognize that everyone makes mistakes. It is difficult to completely free yourself from doubts, fears or the thought that you do not deserve something. And that should not be the goal in this step anyway.

The goal should be to accept these thoughts and to confront them with love. This is the only way to send consistent signals to your environment. Otherwise, you will sink into an inner conflict that your environment will also notice.

How can you attract things when you send positive signals today and negative signals tomorrow? So you have to be in harmony with yourself to get a certain consistency in the signals you send.

When you love yourself, you open up to your greatest wishes and desires. You will start to only want the things that are best for yourself.

Step 3: Be Open to New Opportunities

In step 2, you have learned how to address and love your fears and self-doubts. After you have manifested in your mind that self-confidence and love are the way to your actual goal, we want to talk about actual ways to eliminate your self-doubt in the next step.

It is really important, however, that you have gone through steps 1 and 2 to ensure that the process works properly. You can’t get clear of your self-doubt if you’re not aware of it.

The easiest way is to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. And that’s actually easier than it sounds.

Once you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation that has a negative outcome for you, you always have the choice. Do you want to go the easy path and surrender to the negative thoughts or do you want to become active?

What is now meant by becoming active? If you drift into negativity after such an event, you let yourself be controlled by your environment. However, as you have already learned, we are all in a close connection with our environment and can control it as well as it can control us.

Negative thoughts won’t get you anywhere. They don’t change anything about the event, it will cause quite the opposite. It consumes unnecessary energy that you could spend on potential solutions to make such events a thing of the past.

For example, if you lose your wallet, you can get upset for hours and tell all your friends about how you lost it. That would be the way to negativity. You may also become active, notify the police, have your bank card blocked and try to remember how you lost it to prevent yourself from losing it again. The negative energy and excitement won’t get your wallet back.

What does this have to do with the law on attraction? Quite simply: your attitude, feelings and thoughts are taken up by your environment and the answer will be accordingly. The signals you send out are also returned to you in response.

With this positive mindset, you can now be more open to all the positive things in your environment. If you still have problems living this positive mindset, we have prepared an exercise for you. It’s about realizing how the law of attraction has been an integral part of your life in the past. This will help you open up to the law of attraction and show gratitude for it.

Take some time and reflect on the 3 most positive moments in your life. How did you think, feel and act at that time? And what was the result of your action? Concentrate on the crucial moments and don’t try to capture every moment of your life. Then try to reconcile these moments with the simple rule of the law of attraction: Like attracts like.

This is a powerful technique to realize that the law of attraction is a universal law that has been an integral part of your life for many years now.

birds flying towards sunset

Step 4: Live Your Dream

You now have a fixed goal, are free of self-doubt and have shown yourself how the law of attraction has already influenced your life in the past. Now we take it one step further and explain how you can turn the visualization you built up in step 1 into reality.

This is the part where your dreams come true. In this step, we do not only visualize our target state, but also live it out as actively as possible. In doing so, you’re going to transition your objective from the world of imagination into reality. At first, this may seem a bit strange or even stupid to you, but this is one of the most important steps in mastering the law of attraction.

Take action and act as if you already have what you’re looking for.

This step is extremely important to send the right signals to your environment. Like attracts like. In order to attract your desires and goals, you have to behave like that, because deeds speak louder than words.

You will send a clear message to your surroundings and show full conviction that you really want it from deep inside your heart. That’s the strongest signal you can send.

Let’s take Jim Carrey as an example. At the beginning of his acting career he was very poor and a person with a humble background. He has successfully used the law of attraction to motivate himself and is now a Hollywood star.  

He would drive every night along the world-famous Mulholland drive, one of the many wealthy districts in Santa Monica, California. He imagined that he was part of it. He also wrote himself a check for $10 million he can cash in three years.

It is also important to understand that these things will not come on their own. So it is not enough to just wish something desperately and then be disappointed when nothing happens. The LOA is part of a mindset that should help you to motivate yourself and feel good. It won’t do the real work for you, it will just make it easier.

The law does not work without simultaneous work that you have to put into your ideas, dreams and goals. Of course, Jim Carrey didn’t just write the check, he also worked for it very hard.

However, it is uncertain how long it will take before you will achieve first results. In some cases, results show up quicker, in some cases slower. The key to success is patience, perseverance, and hard work.

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5 Techniques to Master the Law of Attraction Easier

Practice and exercise are everything. It’s hard to keep your patience after failures. We know that. Therefore we have prepared a short overview with 5 universal tips and tricks on how to master the law of attraction.

Vision Boards

Vision boards are a great technique to visualize goals. They make your dreams almost tangible. With a vision board, you can present all kinds of things. Whether visions, dreams, goals or plans. It’s is a good tool for planning and motivation, is very easy and fast to create, and the effect is enormous. Just give it a try!

Creative visualization

Creative visualization is a technique, designed to help you sharpen your imagination a little. This exercise is especially good for you if you have problems with step 1: Set yourself a target

Take an apple or some candy you like to eat. Hold the apple in your hand and close your eyes. Focus on what you’re feeling. Feel the round shape of the apple and its smooth surface. Let it slide gently through your hand. Always keep your mind focused on the sense of touch. Then put the apple out of your hand.

Then try to remember what the apple felt like.

Repeat this step for the remaining senses:

  • The sense of taste: Remember how it tastes
  • The sense of hearing: Remember what it sounds like (drop it on the floor or roll it over the table)
  • The sense of smell: Remember how it smells
  • The sense of sight: Remember what it looks like

Do this exercise as often as you like. It will help you to visualize your wishes and desires in your mind.

fresh apple

List of Gratitude

Make a list of things you’re thankful for. Write down anything you can think of, even the smallest details. Think about why you are grateful, to whom you owe it and how it happened.

You can create two different lists. A general list and a daily list.

The daily list refers to all the things that happened to you on that day in order to process and reflect on the past day. Question critically why things went this way to make them better in the future.

Such a list makes it easier to maintain a positive mindset. As we have already learned, the law of attraction only works with a positive mindset.

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Practice Mindfulness

Don’t go through your day aimlessly. Many of us get up in the morning, go to work and then come home, without really being present. Going through life distracted wastes valuable time and energy.  

Perceive things more consciously.

Through this simple practice, you can enjoy the minor successes in life. Make an announcement every time before you actually do something. Say sentences like: “I will now find a parking space” or “I will now place a turn signal and drive in here” before you park your car.

This is a conscious way of showing yourself what you are actually doing at the moment.

Even if it seems a bit strange to you at the beginning, you will soon realize why this exercise makes sense. You will be more attentive throughout the day and feel more successful in every task. It will make you feel more productive than usual as you suddenly realize how much you are actually doing.

In order to use the law of attraction for yourself, you must consciously observe your feelings and thoughts. This exercise can help you to sharpen your own awareness.

Free Yourself

Free yourself from all internal barriers. Forget about thoughts like, “What do the others think of me?” or, “What if someone sees me?”

We live only once and therefore have only one chance to live a happy life. Maintain the connection to your body and break free from your inhibitions. Your external appearance is an important aspect of the LOA.

Play your favorite song and dance to it in public, even if someone is watching you. People may start to look at you, but in most cases, they will forget you tomorrow.

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Since the LOA is not an easy topic, we’ve prepared a summary of the step-by-step guide on how to apply the law of attraction:

Step 1: Set yourself a target

  • Define your objective
  • Visualize your objective in your mind


it’s important for you to know what kind of signals you need to send

Step 2: Love yourself

  • Recognize that everyone makes mistakes
  • Confront your doubts with love
  • Love yourself


you should send consistent signals to your environment in order to make the LOA work in your favor

Step 3: Be open to new opportunities

  • Clear your self-doubt
  • Become active and get a positive mindset
  • Fix your feelings


have no doubts about the law of attraction

Step 4: Live your dream

  • Act as if you already have what you’re looking for
  • Don’t just sit around and wish – take action


actions speak louder than words, and that’s by far the strongest signal you can send

The law of attraction will not make you rich overnight just because you wish for it or act like it. You must also become proactive and take action.

In addition, your soul must be connected to your body and your desire for things must be clear. The universe will always prefer those who have the greatest desire.

Be patient. The LOA does not work instantly. Clear your mind and your desires. It will take quite some time to adapt your life to the law of attraction.

It is also important to understand that the law of attraction is not a closed process. Once you have reached your goal, you should still pay attention to the signals you send to your environment. If you ignore them, it can have bad consequences.

So work continuously on yourself, on your mindfulness and the connection between your mind and your body.

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