Guest post by Sarah at sarahmarie.blog
If you’re new to manifestation and the Law of Attraction, you may be confused about what it’s all about. The Law of Attraction is not some hocus-pocus magic stuff, and you can’t just wish something into existence like you might have heard.
There is a lot of strategy and work that goes behind manifesting something that you want, or attracting good things into your life! In this post, we’re going to cover the Law of Attraction for beginners. How it works, and what you need to know before you begin manifesting your dream life!
What is the Law of Attraction?
Simply put, the Law of Attraction is the idea that you can attract what you want in life by focusing on it. Whether you know it or not, you are always attracting things towards you- Good and bad energies.
The Law of Attraction is just learning how to use your energy to attract what you want. Basically, negative thoughts and actions bring in negative energy, and positive thoughts and actions bring positive energy. This is one of the laws of the universe.
Words associated with the Law of Attraction for Beginners
If you’re a beginner at this, you may see some words that are confusing to you, so let’s go over what you might see.
Manifesting – Manifesting is similar to the law of attraction, and it’s often used in relation to this! You manifest what you want to bring into your life. So, for example, you manifest the new house that you want. Or you manifest getting an interview for your dream job.
Just like with the Law of Attraction, you won’t always manifest everything that you want. That’s simply not how it works. You still have to work hard towards what you want in order to get it!
Affirmations – Affirmations are one of my favorite things in relation to the Law of Attraction! Basically, an affirmation is something that you can use to manifest what you want. It is a saying or phrase that you can write down or repeat to yourself.
You can use affirmations for a lot of things, like manifesting a sale in your business, “I will make 3 sales this week”. Or attracting money to yourself, “I am worthy of the money I desire.”
Affirmations can be as specific or vague as you want them to be, and they work best when they are written down or said repeatedly. If you want to get started with affirmations, I have 25 of my favorite affirmations here!
Tips for Manifesting for Beginners
If you’re ready to start manifesting your dream life and attracting what you want, here are some helpful tips you can use to get started!
1. Know what you want to manifest
The first step is knowing exactly what you want to manifest. What goal do you want to reach, what car do you want to buy, whatever it may be. Know what you want and get specific on it.
If you’re unclear what goal you’re trying to achieve, the universe won’t know what to give you because you don’t even know what you want. Knowing where you’re going with any goal is the most important first step.
If you don’t even know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there? So make sure to get clear on what you want to manifest.
2. Believe that you deserve what you’re manifesting
The next step might be a hard one for some of us. You have to believe you even deserve the thing that you’re manifesting! You have to believe in yourself.
If you have any subconscious beliefs that you don’t deserve what you’re attracting, or that you can’t possibly achieve what you’re manifesting it’s going to be that much harder to get. You are essentially blocking what you’re manifesting!
Once you believe that you can have what you want, you’re getting rid of those blocks and what you manifest will come easier to you
3. Visualize the reality you’re creating
Next, it’s time to visualize. You can do this in a lot of ways. Talk about the reality you want with friends and family, journal about it or write down affirmations that act as if you already have what you want (“I have a new car”, “I bought my dream house”)
The key to the Law of Attraction for beginners and manifesting is living out your life as if you already have what you want. Picture in your mind the new house you want. What do the rooms look like? What color have you painted on the walls?
And, most importantly, how does it feel to walk into that new house?
Of course, you should apply this to whatever scenario you are trying to attract for yourself. And when you’re writing down what you’re trying to manifest, or just thinking about it, try to be specific. That way you can really envision what you want.
4. Be patient with your manifestation
So you’ve done all the steps. You know what you want, you’re doing your affirmations and being as positive as you can. You even wrote out exactly what you want!
But… nothing happens. What gives?!
Now, it’s time to be patient. This is the hardest step of all. But unfortunately, manifesting something doesn’t happen overnight. You need to wait.
There is no timeline for when your manifestations will come true. But, if they are talking a while- don’t give up hope! Don’t stop your manifestations. It can be discouraging when you’re trying everything you can to reach your goals and it feels like it’s not working.
But stopping your manifestations and getting discouraged is the opposite of helpful! You are going to slow your journey down even more if you give up. So keep on attracting, keep on writing those affirmations, and eventually what you want will come true!
Law of Attraction Misconceptions
If you’re skeptical, here are some of the untrue misconceptions that come with the Law of Attraction.
1. Not everything will manifest in the way you expect it to
Using the law of attraction and manifesting doesn’t mean you’re going to get everything you want. You can’t just wish really hard for one million dollars and wake up the next morning able to quit your job. Your ex is not going to show up at your door with flowers just because you wrote down 100 affirmations in your notebook
Realistic things still need to happen. You have to trust the process. Everything happens for a reason and it doesn’t mean that manifestation and the law of attraction don’t work, it just means the universe has different, and even better, ideas for you.
2. You still have to work towards your goals
The law of attraction isn’t going to complete insane miracles for you. Only a small part of the process is manifestation. You can write down your goals each day, manifest what your dream life looks like, and be positive all the time.
Your goals won’t complete themselves if that is all you do. You still need to work really hard and work at your goals every day. And I think this is one of the biggest misconceptions with the Law of Attraction for beginners.
They don’t actually do the research to find out how it works. And they just assume all you do is wish for your goals to be reached without any other work. If you think that’s all this is, of course, you’re going to be skeptical! The truth is, manifesting is only a small part of the overall process.
3. You don’t have to be a positive thinker all the time
While we are talking about how having positive energy is best when using the Law of Attraction, it’s not practical to believe that means you have to be positive all the time. You are still going to have your bad days where you’re down.
You are still human after all. Bad days will happen, and that’s okay! It’s doesn’t matter how many bad days you have, what matters is how you handle them. Have your bad day, or even just your bad mood, but you’ll snap out of it eventually and be back to attracting good energies!
Got more questions? Read 9 Frequently Asked Questions About Manifestation
The Law of Attraction and manifesting what you want is hard to get the hang of. It can take a while to get used to, and you may feel a little silly at first! But if you stick with it, you’ll get more used to the process and be able to manifest what you want quicker!
The hardest part about using the Law of Attraction for beginners is probably waiting for what you manifest to come true. It can take a while for what you want to start manifesting into reality! But if you hang on and keep trying, it will all work out eventually!
If you want to learn more, and my experience with it, check out this post on my website where I talk all about my unknowing experience with the Law of Attraction!