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The Law of Attraction: How To Shape Your Life

The Law of Attraction: How To Shape Your Life

Veronica Murphy

*note* the law of attraction is not based on religious beliefs, unless your faith is something you wish to bring into it yourself 🙂

The Law of Attraction is something I stumbled upon a few years ago after coming across a book that had belonged to my sister called The Secret by Rhonda Byrnes. The book contained words that have never left me to this day and many big names such as Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith and even our very own Conor McGregor use the LOA. When I first began researching about the process it all made so much sense to me and I was so excited to learn how I can really use it to get what I want out of life!

All that we are is a result of what we have thought.

– Buddha

For anyone who has never heard of the LOA, put in its’ simplest terms it is a universal law that you attract what you think about, be it positive or negative. Due to the recent popularisation of the law it seems its’ meaning has become somewhat lost, with many people believing it is about simply thinking positive and you will bring whatever it is you want into your life. This unfortunately is not the case. We can’t always control our circumstances, but we can control how we respond to them. It is a process of learning how to control your thoughts.

Here is an example to make it a little easier for you to understand; if you’re struggling with money chances are you will be complaining often saying “I need more money,” or “I’m so broke!” and therefore you don’t find more money as you continue to attract needing more money. Instead of saying “I wish I wasn’t so skint” say “I am wealthy” (even if you’re currently living off the Eurosaver menu). You must speak into existence that which you want and most importantly believe that what you ask for is actually coming. ALWAYS think and say what you want, NOT WHAT YOU DON’T WANT!

I’ll talk you through a few of the basic steps to get you started with the Law of Attraction.


Step 1: Be clear about what you want

If you’re starting out, I recommend beginning with something small. In The Secret, Rhonda Byrnes suggests asking the universe to see a feather as a way for you to test the LOA. Ask, and then don’t ask again. Don’t worry if you don’t see it within an hour or even that day, just believe you will. I tried this when I first started out and yes, I saw a feather in my own home, randomly just appearing in my hallway. So, give it a go if you’re a bit skeptical!

Once you’re ready to ask for something a little more advanced, first sit down and really think about it and why you want it, and be specific, this is very important.

Step 2: Ask

Just like with the feather, you ask for what it is you want and send your intention out into the universe. If you want to take this more seriously I would highly recommend creating a vision board. Not only are they fun to make, but creative visualisation has shown to be very effective in the LOA. Stay tuned for my next article where I talk you through making your very own vision board! 

Step 3: Believe

I know it may be hard but you must try not question how or when it will come to you. You just need to teach yourself to believe that have already have/own whatever it is that you asked for and most importantly feel what its like to have it. If you asked to get an interview for a particular job you want, visualise everything from the moment you get the phone call from them up until the moment you walk through their door and feel the excitement and nervousness that comes with that experience.

It sounds silly, but trust me, it works. During the process of waiting, avoid becoming disheartened if you don’t receive right away. Instead, take pen to paper and each day write down 5 things you are grateful for that day and read over them again before you go to bed. Gratitude is key in the LOA.

“The mental attitude of gratitude draws the mind into closer touch with the source from which the blessings come” – Wallace Wattles

Step 3: Receive 

Now this is the best one, obviously! Now that you’ve achieved your goal your belief will only be stronger and you can continue to work on using these methods until it is just a way of life. The one motto you need to remember is thoughts become things!

See Also


If you would like to learn more in depth about the LOA I have a few book recommendations that I found very helpful:

  1. The Secret by Rhonda Byrnes (she has a series of books in relation to the LOA such as The Power, The Magic etc)
  2. Ask and it is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks
  3. The Motivation Manifesto by Brendan Burchard
  4. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

If you’re not much of a bookworm then don’t worry cus I got you. I’m going to leave a link to a video of some famous celebrities talking about using the Law of Attraction that you might find interesting here.

Sam Ozkural is a YouTuber who has done a sort of mini-series on the Law of Attraction, she also does fitness and lifestyle videos which is how I originally came across her.

Thanks for reading guys, hope you enjoyed and don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the next step of creating a vision board!

The LOA is not magic, it’s science

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