Have you ever wondered why marvelous blessings always seem to drop on certain people’s doorstep? If it were raining delicious vegetable soup, you feel like you’d be standing outside with a fork. It could be that you’re making common mistakes when using the law of attraction.
Various cultures and philosophers have discussed this law for thousands of years. According to an article published by Manifest with Ease, the modern concept of the law of attraction took form late in the 19th century. Madame Helen Blavatsky, a prominent spiritualist at the time, composed the principles of the law. Some contemporary thinkers continued and added to her work over the decades.
The Seven Principles of the Law of Attraction
Although some wording may be different according to which proponent you ask, the basic concepts of this law are the same. It assumes that when your thinking is in line with the Universe, you can manifest things you want in your life. An article published by the Transformation Seekers Guide explains the seven principles for using the law of attraction.
When you consider that the Universe is an infinite web that connects everything, you realize that your energy influences others and events in your life.
2. The Law of Right Action
Think of this law like karma. Whatever you do to others or speak out into the Universe, it will come back to you. This boomerang effect is inevitable, be it for good or evil.
3. The Law of Harmony
Every atom in the Universe vibrates and brings all things into balance and harmony. When you align yourself to this universal frequency, your manifestations become a reality.
4. The Law of Balance
There must be a precise balance between being grateful for your present situation and the desires you want to manifest in the future. Don’t get so wrapped up in the future that you’re oblivious to the present.
5. The Law of Doubtless Desire
The greatest obstacle between you and living your best life is doubt. When you speak your affirmations into the atmosphere, they must be firm and unwavering.
6. The Law of Magnetism
If you consider yourself a giant magnet, think of the energy you put forth and what you attract. The more positivity you radiate, the more favorable your manifestations will be.
7. The Law of Manifestation
Your every word thought, and deed is mirrored in another dimension in the Universe. As soon as the other-worldly mirror receives your affirmations, it reflects the same to you. So, there’s genuinely no limit to what you can have or become.
Common Mistakes When You Use the Law of Attraction
You can’t expect to be an expert when you’re a beginner. Fortunately, the Universe is infinitely patient and compassionate as you learn to manifest your desires. Here are ten common mistakes when using the law of attraction and how you can fix them.
1. Beginning Too Big
You’ve probably heard all your life to dream big and shoot for the stars. Yes, you shouldn’t put limitations on your potential. However, learning how to use the law of attraction takes time, and baby steps are the best.
At first, you’re tapping into the knowledge that the Universe is able and willing to fulfill your heart’s desire. However, it’s common to feel skeptical when you voice an affirmation that’s too big. When the Universe hears you say, “This isn’t going to happen,” then it won’t happen.
The best way to build your trust in the Universe and how this law works is by starting small. Often, novices start with menial requests like seeing a butterfly or having a long-lost friend call. Since you know these are reasonable requests, you have less doubt, and you see results. Then, it’s easier to move on to larger requests.
Remember what it was like as a child in the candy store? You looked through the glistening glass counter at the endless kaleidoscope of sweets. Maybe you changed your mind a hundred times before you could settle on what to buy.
If you’re browsing through a store’s website, you’ll never get anything delivered until you choose what you want. The same principle applies when you use the law of attraction. Nothing is accomplished without a set outcome in mind.
Before you call your petition into the Universe, it’s essential to focus on what you want and the reasoning behind it. You’ll have greater clarity to agree and manifest your desire.
3. You’re Stuck in a Negative Attitude
A study published by the Psychoanalytic Review suggests that people who have a negative attitude can get addicted to negativity at a young age. If you play the victim card by chronically complaining that nothing good ever happens in your life, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
You can use the law of attraction to your advantage. However, you have a better connection with the Universe when you’re more optimistic. Try to change your self-talk to include positive affirmations that attract positive outcomes.
4. Voicing Your Affirmations Incorrectly
As you focus on attracting positive things in your life, remember the importance of affirmations that are worded positively. For example, you may say, “I don’t want to struggle financially anymore.” It’s an understandable desire, but the emphasis is placed on the financial struggle instead of the financial freedom.
Use positive and specific phrases in your affirmations that are rooted in the present. Instead of saying, “I don’t want to be stuck in this dead-end job,” declare, “I have a career that I love.” By changing your mindset, you attract the thing you want instead of addressing what you don’t want.
5. Not Investing in Your Affirmations
It’s a common misconception that using the law of attraction is like having a private genie in a bottle. There’s no “magic” involved that would allow you to sit back and have all your wishes granted without effort. You must do your part as well.
What are your goals when your affirmations become a reality? Having a game plan helps put your desires in perspective, so you know what you must do to achieve them. When you play an active role in your destiny, you’re aligning with the Universe.
6. You’re Not Consistent
Have you ever achieved anything in your life when you applied minimal effort? You can’t expect to get any more than what you put into it. Only when you’re fully committed to agreeing with the Universe will you see the positive results you want.
Don’t be too hard on yourself as you try to overcome this mistake. It takes time and patience to learn how to trust the law of attraction and work with it. Soon, making positive affirmations each day will come naturally for you.
7. You’re Afraid of Change
Like most people, you feel comfortable in the familiar and resist change. However, this resistance can be one thing that keeps you from your best life if you’re hesitant to shift and new opportunities.
When you speak affirmations, be willing to accept the changes and opportunities that come with them. Part of trusting the Universe is knowing that your best interests are at heart. These changes are all part of attracting what’s best for you.
8. You Become an Obsessive Thinker
Another common mistake of using the law of attraction is to obsess about the outcome. It’s like depositing money in the bank and then calling them every hour to ensure your money is still there. Karma doesn’t forget, so you can speak your affirmation and leave it in the best hands.
Instead of chronically worrying if your affirmations will turn out, speak them as they are already accomplished. Focus on how they are benefiting your life as they materialize. Then, you won’t have time for doubt and negativity.
9. You Aren’t Satisfied in Your Life
Of course, you want more satisfaction in your life; else, you wouldn’t try to attract it. However, using the law of attraction without gratification won’t take you far. If you focus on the things that make you unhappy, you’re only going to attract more of the same.
There is a fine line between complacency and gratitude at the moment. Make it a habit of listing at least five things for which you’re grateful every day. You can make it part of your journal.
When you cultivate an attitude of gratitude, you send positive affirmations into the Universe that says, “My life is bountiful and full of people and things I love.” The Universe agrees, and you will begin seeing more blessings of the same.
10. You’re Not Fully Aware of Yourself
Many people sum up self-awareness by using Socrates’ famous quote, “Know thyself.” Using the law of attraction, you’re trying to bring your thoughts and desires in line with the Universe. You can’t do that if you aren’t aware of yourself and your true purpose.
You can become more aware of your feelings and spiritual growth by meditating and keeping a journal. Be brutally honest with yourself, but also be compassionate and give yourself time to heal and evolve. When your life purpose aligns with the Universe, you will see more significant manifestations.
The plans for your life were established before you were even born. The task of living is to become more self-aware and spiritually open to your destiny. Using the law of attraction properly can open your eyes to manifestations you never dreamed were possible.