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The Beginner’s Guide To The Law of Attraction: How To Manifest Your Dream Life

by Irina Yugay January 27, 2021

“Everything is possible, even the impossible.”

– Mary Poppins Returns

The connection between Mary Poppins and the Law of Attraction may seem like a far cry. Disappearing into a bathtub or snapping fingers to magically clean up rooms aside, Mary Poppins did have a point — dismantle the idea of ‘impossible’ and believe that whatever you put your mind and effort into, it becomes possible.

The Law of Attraction is exactly that — focus your intention and energy on your desired outcome in order to manifest your sincerest wish.

Ever since Rhonda Byrne wrote The Secret in 2006, the Law of Attraction has become one of the most controversial topics in modern society. It was designed to shed some light on the ancient ‘mind-body’ problem that is now addressed by quantum scientists as a ‘hard problem of consciousness.’

So, we’ve put together an extensive Law of Attraction guide for you to answer your curiosities about it and, most importantly, how you can apply it into your life to reach your goals. In this article, you will learn:

What Is The Law Of Attraction?


The Law of Attraction isn’t some perplexing hocus pocus, like Mary Poppins’ magical carry-all carpet bag. Believe it or not, it is real.

The Law of Attraction is merely a simple and unchanging universal principle.

The definition of the Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction is the belief that we are able to attract into our lives the things we intentionally focus on.

Simply put, your positive thoughts bring positive experiences into your life, while your negative thoughts bring negative experiences.

What does that mean?

The Law of Attraction is one of the 12 intrinsic, unchanging laws of our universe. Things within our universe — thoughts, feelings, people, and objects — have a tendency to migrate toward other things that are the same.

Like attracts like. It’s a simple universal principle.

One way to look at it is with the law of gravity. Toss a penny from your roof, it falls on the ground. Jump off your couch, you’ll land on the floor.

Believing it’s true or untrue doesn’t change anything. It’s a simple universal principle.

The Law of Attraction works the same way.

How Does The Law Of Attraction Work?


To better understand how the Law of Attraction works, look at your relationship with the universe and examine how you feel about the way it interacts with you.

Do you believe things happen to you? Or do you believe you can influence your surroundings so things happen for you?

In psychology, this perspective is called an external and internal locus of control.

Does the Law of Attraction work? Yes, it does.

It is continuously at work with or without your intention. Your awareness of it and understanding of how it can work in your life will help attract more of the things that you desire.

Things to keep in mind

People with an external locus of control believe they’re not in control of their lives. They attribute their success to luck or fate.

On the other hand, people with an internal locus of control believe their success is a result of their efforts and abilities. The Law of Attraction works this way.

The reality is, your thoughts and feelings have an effect on the events that take place around you. A shift in your perspective and understanding of the truth about your relationship to the universe can begin to attract better things into your life.

How To Use The Law Of Attraction


Before getting down on how to apply the Law of Attraction to your life, there are a few things to keep in mind:

12 Laws of the Universe

There are 12 intrinsic, unchanging laws of our universe and they work in synergy as guiding principles. No single law can defy another.

Here’s an example: the Law of Resonance works hand in hand with the Law of Attraction. It states that when the vibration of a thing is projected, it will attract energies of the same resonance.

However, if the energy vibrations aren’t on the same frequency, then one will prevail over the other.

Meaning, if you’re working on manifesting abundance, but on a subconscious level, you’re wired around scarcity and fears, then you will keep attracting scarcity and fears.

So, because the laws of the universe work as a collective for the betterment of your life, don’t expect to be able to manifest floating away on a magical parrot-headed umbrella whenever there’s a shift in the wind. (Check out lucid dreaming if you want to do that.) None of us are Mary Poppins, after all, no matter how many spoonfuls of sugar we take.

Free will

Everything in this universe has free will. In other words, your desires and manifestations must follow this principle. You can master the Law of Attraction and attract whatever you wish for, but if it violates somebody’s free will, it will not serve you well.

Your intentions vs other people’s intentions

You’re also competing with other people’s intentions – both good and bad. So, be aware that if your desire is in direct conflict with someone else’s stronger desire, the universe will respond accordingly. The Law of Attraction does not give you full and total control of your life, it simply states that like will attract like. And you can use this to your advantage by being intentional with your desires, but this isn’t magic.

How do you manifest what you want?

The Law of Attraction and manifestation work hand in hand. The Law of Attraction is the universal principle of ‘like attracting like,’ while manifestation is when you consciously use your thoughts and energy to attract your sincerest desires.

So, start thinking about what you want to manifest into your life — such as money, love, relationships, health, and spirituality — to make the power of attraction work for you.

The formula is simple:

  1. Decide what you really want.
  2. Raise your frequency to match your desire.
  3. Open up to the possibilities and believe in them fully.
  4. Pretend you already have what you want–and enjoy the feeling!
  5. Persistence is key.

Now, let’s take a closer look at how the Law of Attraction steps can be used to your advantage.

Step 1: Make Your Decision

You need a 20/20 vision of your desire. Whether you wish to attract something minor or you’re looking for a huge overhaul of your life, be clear about what you truly want.

Imagine what this new thing looks like, smells like, sounds like, feels like, and tastes like (if it’s relevant).

  • How do you feel once this new thing is in your life?
  • Where do you feel it in your body?
  • Does it make your toes tingle or make your heart flutter?
  • Does your pulse race or do you feel a wave of calm?

Make it real in your mind. Don’t just focus on receiving this new thing, but think about your life after you receive it too. Imagine how it will change your world.

Taking part in this imagination exercise, you align yourself with your desires. Open up to the possibilities and prepare your body to receive whatever it is you are attempting to attract. It may seem simple, but this first step is what paves the way to working with the energies of the Law of Attraction.

Step 2: Practice Unconditional Love

Being aware of your thoughts and feelings is incredibly important. When you love yourself, you open up the possibility to receive your greatest desires, and you begin to only desire the things that are best for you.

But if you feel as though you don’t deserve what you’re seeking, those deep, subconscious fears and doubts send messages that compete with your desire. The only effective method for combating fears and doubts is to become aware of them, acknowledge them, and approach them with love and compassion.

Step 3: Open Up To The Possibilities

First, think about the bad things in your life right now. Can you see connections to your fears, doubts, and old patterns that led those things into your life?

Focus on understanding your part in this overall process, rather than feeling guilty or ashamed. Recognizing how your fears have manifested in your life doesn’t mean that the bad things in your life are your fault. It simply means that the Law of Attraction has responded to the signal you sent out.

Next, think of all the great things in your life. Reflect upon how your hopes, dreams, and ambition attracted those good things to you. Reinforce in your mind how, when you believe something can happen, it does.

Again, rather than experiencing pride or feeling boastful, this is about understanding and seeing how the Law of Attraction is already a part of your life. It’s always existed, but now you are aware of it.

Once you see that the Law of Attraction works without you knowing, it will reinforce your understanding that this is simply a universal law. Work with your awareness of the law and understand how it works. Then you can work with the law and align yourself with it.

Step 4: Experience The Reality Of Your Desires

Now, it’s time to live the reality of your desires.

This is a bit of an acting exercise, so let go of your inhibitions to make this exercise really effective. Rather than just visualizing the reality in your mind, live it as much as possible.

If you’re using the system to find, let’s say, great parking, get in your car and drive to that parking spot with the full intention and expectation of finding it clear for you. Announce it out loud. “That parking spot is clear for me. I am parking in a spot that is open for me.”

If you’re trying to lose weight, go out and buy an outfit that fits the size you’re aiming for. If you want a new car, go to a dealership and shop around. Or, if you’re aiming for something as big as complete financial freedom, start planning what you’re going to do with all that free time and money.

The important step is to take action and act as if you already have what you’re looking for. Jump into this step with joy and enthusiasm. When you take action as if you’ve already gotten what you desire, you are sending a huge, loud, and clear message to the universe that you’re serious. Actions speak louder than words, right?

Step 5: Be Patient, Yet Persistent

There’s no formula for how long things take to manifest into your life. Some people begin to see things happen immediately, while others take a little more time. But the key here is patience and persistence.

Continue to express gratitude and appreciation every day. Think positively and recall all the connections you made that prove the Law of Attraction is real for you. Take time every day to review the visualization exercises and prep your mind and body to receive this incredible gift.

Life Envisioning session at Mindvalley Reunion 2019 in Los Angeles, US

Your Law Of Attraction List Of Wishes


Now that you understand what the Law of Attraction is and how it works, let’s talk about the ways you can use it to improve your life.

1.  Attract money

Financial abundance is the number one reason people become interested in the Law of Attraction. It’s no wonder. Working tirelessly for small paychecks is exhausting and when life starts throwing unexpected expenses your way, debt can seem inevitable.

The good news is that the Law of Attraction money is easy to come by. Once you learn the techniques, you’ll start to see changes really quickly. Many people report unexpected checks, seemingly random job opportunities, and even literally finding money as some of the first results when working with the Law of Attraction.

2. Manifest love and relationships

The second most popular reason people seek information about the Law of Attraction is to find true love. Finding a lifetime partner to fulfill an ideal, loving relationship can seem like an elusive and frustrating game that you can’t win.

Luckily, the Law of Attraction is a great tool for finding love. Because the Law of Attraction means working on yourself and your desires, it inherently makes you a more attractive person with a clear vision of what you want and needs in your life.

3. Improve your health

Most people don’t consider using the Law of Attraction to bring better health into their lives, but as you noticed in the results of the aging experiment, it’s actually a great tool for that purpose. Because the Law of Attraction works with thoughts and thoughts affect our physical reality, you may be attracting poor health into your life right now without even realizing it.

Learning about the Law of Attraction helps you see that your thoughts are having a direct effect on your entire world — including the vessel you’re traveling in. A good attitude goes a long way to improving your health, and the Law of Attraction can help you take that even further.

4. Spiritual awakening

By its very nature, the Law of Attraction connects you with higher, spiritual planes of existence. When you start practicing the techniques, you begin to see beyond the mundane, ordinary world. A new, brighter world opens up to you that is brimming with possibility.

Many people find a spiritual awakening in those possibilities. Connecting with the rhythms of the universe and opening up to new potentials awakens the spiritual force inside you that is connected to everything around you. The Law of Attraction demonstrates that you are connected to everything and everything is connected to you.

5. Have more fun

The results of using the Law of Attraction techniques are only limited by your imagination (and by the laws of physics, you’re not going to manifest bird-like flying anytime soon).

There are endless things you can attract in your life. From practical things — like ‘good parking karma’ that can guarantee you a great parking spot, to ‘calls to adventure’ that open you up to random invitations to explore the world — you can use the principles behind the Law of Attraction in any way you please.

How To Apply The Law Of Attraction


While manifesting, you may come across challenges. Here are some exercises you can do while you’re working with the Law of Attraction.

  • Make a vision board
  • Do a visualization meditation
  • Write a gratitude list
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Practice kindness
  • Be focused and intentional
  • Repeat empowering affirmations
  • Express yourself through movement

Practice any and all of the exercises you want to, but try each exercise at least once. There are no hard and fast rules, so feel free to tweak these exercises and make them your own.

Here’s How To Learn More About Manifestation


You deserve greatness and you hold the power to create a life that you love. It might not be easy to get there. But it will be worth it.

And there’s no better person to learn about the power of attraction from than with Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, who has decades of experience mastering the Law of Attraction and appeared on The Secret viral documentary.

He is also the founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center and the founder of True Manifesting through the Law of Resonance.

If you’re ready to dive deeper into your soul’s true purpose and exciting new concepts, such as Spiritual Shapeshifting, Michael Beckwith’s free Masterclass at Mindvalley is the class for you.

It’s time to get out there, act like the greatness you are, and start manifesting the life you love. After all, as Mary Poppins says, “anything can happen if you let it.

by Irina Yugay
Even as a young adult, Irina understood the power of words and how they could affect change. After completing her degree with a major in International Journalism, she helped expose the political fraud happening in Kyrgyzstan during their national parliament elections. Today, Irina specializes as a transformation and self-development writer at Mindvalley, believing that words are the best tools to communicate our most inspiring ideas, transcendental feelings, and omniversal values.

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