I'm a dental hygienist, pyrography artist, avid gardener, writer, vegetarian, world traveler, and many other things!
Each of us has experienced a day where everything, and I mean everything has gone wrong. Your hair looked like a rat had slept in it, you burned breakfast, were late for work because the dog got out, almost got into an accident, everyone at work was a jerk, and the whole day was a heaping pile of this sucks upon a pile of this sucks even more, and when you got home all you wanted to do was go to bed to end the horrible day you'd experienced.
We've all experienced those good days as well where seemingly nothing can touch us. Your hair looked like you woke up in a beauty salon, breakfast was delicious and invigorating, you felt like a million bucks, drivers were unbelievably law-abiding and intelligent, everyone at work was splendid, and when you got home you thought, "Man, I wish all days could be like this!"
Some describe this as "waking up on the [right / wrong] side of the bed." But what's actually going on here?
As You Think, So You Become
This is an ancient saying, and like many sayings, has withstood the test of time because it's so true.
Scientists many hundreds of years ago noted that like elements and like bodies attract one another.
For example, water attracts more water, fire more fire, mercury more mercury, etc. In sociological terms, the same is said to be true: A crowd attracts a crowd, people with similar interests or backgrounds attract each other, etc. "Birds of a feather flock together."
What many philosophers have believed for thousands of years is that, like elements or people, energy also attracts like energy . We may not think about it much, but we are nothing more than moving masses of energy. Think of the atoms and particles spinning around within you, making up every part of your body. We are nothing more than an organized collection of energy!
If like energy attracts other like energies, that means that the energy we are giving off (positive / negative) will be the energy that we attract! Imagine that. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. On "bad days" we are telegraphing our negative energies far and wide, and everyone can pick it up a mile away. On "good days" we are telegraphing our positive energies, and everyone and everything clicks into place.
If the energy "vibes" we're sending out affect our quality of life, can't we do something to attract more positive energies and more positive experiences? Yes!
Negative energy = Repels
Positive energy = Attracts
The Seven Laws of Attraction
We attract things into our lives by our beliefs, thoughts, words, and actions. In fact, some may argue that creation itself comes about through the use of these tools alone. An action can't be acted-out unless it began as a thought. Thoughts affect actions, beliefs affect words, and in the end we find that these four criteria are inextricably interrelated and co-dependent on one another.
But what does that mean to us, exactly? It means that as we think, so we become. What we think translates into how we act, what type of energy we exert, and what types of circumstances, energies (positive / negative), and people we attract to ourselves. It all begins with a thought, so we need to make sure we are thinking in a way that gets us what we want.
- The Law of Manifestation
- The Law of Magnetism
- The Law of Unwavering Desire
- The Law of Delicate Balance
- The Law of Harmony
- The Law of Right Action
- The Law of Universal Influence
1. The Law of Manifestation
"We don't see things as they are; we see things as we are." -- Anais Nin
Whatever we focus our energy or attention on becomes manifest in our lives. It's as much about how we perceive things as how we react and make choices based on these perceptions. We should constantly ask ourselves what we are focusing our consciousness on, and what type of experience this will create for us now or in the future.
Be sure to manifest things in your life that are positive and lead to personal growth and development. Try to give the benefit of the doubt to people and circumstances. If you haven't already noticed, sometimes our perceptions can be incorrect, and taking a positive view of things cannot generally hurt anything.
Positive thoughts = Positive manifestations / outcomes
Negative thoughts = Negative manifestations / outcomes
2. The Law of Magnetism
"Whatever one sows, that will he also reap." -- Bible, Gal 6:7
The law of magnetism is basically karma--the law in the universe that deals with cause and effect / action and reaction. The energy that we radiate is the same energy that will respond to us and bring us [positive or negative] consequences.
One way to remember this magnetism thing is to think of a magnet. One side is positive and one is negative, kind of like a yin-yang. The magnet might attract positive energy and positivity, or negative energy and negativity. Likewise, the energy that we will receive back either in the short- or long-term depends on what we've given out to the universe at large.
Want to have a good day? Have positive beliefs, thoughts, words, and actions. You'll notice that when you decide to be positive, it builds on itself until you reallyare in a great mood. Have you guessed why? The energy you decided to present to the universe was positive energy, and the universe responded in kind.
We are part of a network of energy as large as the universe / creation. What we sow, we will reap in terms of positive and negative energy
3. The Law of Unwavering Desire
"What one man can do, another can do." -- The Edge (movie)
When our intentions are pure, positive, directed, and free of doubt, good things will come our way--the things we wish to come our way, in fact. Expending our energies and consciousness on the core things we want out of life is a pretty good idea, don't you think?
Dream big, and if you have pure, unwavering desire, you will get whatever it is you wish, work, and wait for. Tunnelvision is kind of the name of the game here. "Keep your eyes on the prize."
Focus your beliefs, thoughts, words, and actions on things you'd like to attract to your life. Envision yourself as having already accomplished your desires, and keep that picture going to encourage a positive result
4. The Law of Delicate Balance
"Don't turn this way, don't turn that way, straight down the middle until next Thursday. Reverse to the left, then back to the right, twist and turn 'til you've got it right. Get the balance right. Get the balance right." -- Depeche Mode
Despite a pure intent for whatever it is we focus our energies to attain, sometimes we may become desperate or overly anxious to make the process hurry up. We want our new kayak, car, 10-acre plot of land, wind turbine, etc.--and we want it now.
Not so hasty. The law of delicate balance says that we need to enjoy and value what we have in our lives right now. Desperation or anxiousness is not a positive energy, and may push other people away, as well as the objects or outcomes of our desires. The goals we have already attained should be positively remembered and cherished, not forgotten and tossed to the side when something new comes up.
The delicate balance is to not become fixated on our goals at the expense of everything else we have in our lives. Cherish what's already there, and be glad to have the ability to work on further goals. If we balance what we have with what we still desire, it's much more likely that our energies will pay off, and sooner.
Cherish and be grateful for what you already have, while working toward new goals
5. The Law of Harmony
"Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly; we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it." -- Alan Moore
Humans do not and cannot live separately from the universe and creation; we are all part of it and of it, and posess the same energy (consciousness) that pervades the entire cosmos.
We must work to align our energies within our own bodies, with others (people, animals, nature), and with the universal flow that pervades all of creation. This alignment will allow us to tap into and access the insights, power, and boons that the universe has to offer.
When we consciously choose to align ourselves with the universe, the abundance available to us is limitless. The universe has a lot to offer, and when we are harmonious with nature and the cosmos, that's when things really start to happen for us.
The positive energy is out there, freely available to all who "tap into" it.
Plug in, turn on, tune in, and realize that you are part of the universal energy and consciousness. Be harmonious with the universe and its floodgates will open for you
6. The Law of Right Action
"Come on people now, smile on your brother; everybody get together and try to love one another right now." -- The Youngbloods
The energy that we release to the world is self-perpetuating. When we promote value, honor, dignity, and universal respect in our daily lives, these attributes are returned to us as fair exchange. However, if we choose to promote more negative and hurtful energies / consciousness in our lives, that is what we'll get in return.
As conscious entities we have a duty to choose "right actions," or those actions which foster love, respect, harmony, and oneness with creation. Our reward is a greater feeling of connectedness with the universal consciousness, and all of the positive things that go along with being a "conscious" and "conscientious" part of it.
Everybody has the choice many times each day to either ignore or embrace somebody; turn a blind eye or speak out about something; correct one another's actions and remind each other that we're all in this together; get the balance right in our beliefs, thoughts, words, and actions.
At every juncture we must ask ourselves, "Is this a positive action? Am I being harmonious and accepting, or could my thoughts and actions cause grief or pain?" We get what we give. Choose wisely, and when the choice is difficult, ask yourself how you would like to be treated in this life, and treat others that way.
The energy you release to the world is self-perpetuating. You get what you give
7. The Law of Universal Influence
"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." -- Aldous Huxley
Imagine a drop of water hitting the smooth surface of a lake, and its circles of energy ringing outward, outward, and ever outward.
Like this example, the actions and attitudes we have, and the energies we expend range ever outward into the world and the cosmos. We have the power to make ripples in the universe, and depending on our mindset, they can be positive or negative ripples.
Every belief, thought, word, and action of ours affects everyone around us with a ripple effect. Our family and friends, their family and friends, and ultimately the whole cosmos are influenced by the energy vibrations (consciousness) that we are putting out there.
We are all connected, and everything we do, no matter how small, affects everything and everyone else.
Positive energy will spread to all of our circles of influence, as will negative energy. Choose wisely, for as we've learned, we get what we give
Your actions are like ripples in the universe, affecting everyone. Realize your part in the cosmos and choose to spread positivity!
© 2011 Kate P
Robin Carretti from Hightstown on February 06, 2018:
Greetings I just love how we are all magnetized to this energy so many different forms I am very much into crystals I do believe they are so powerful to some degree law of attraction is a great source of power how we connect to things great info thanks
Penelope Bucket from Seattle area on May 31, 2017:
Great article, thanks
Anthony Brice from Charlotte, NC on August 20, 2014:
Great Article! I can never hear enough about the law of attraction and how that energy has influenced the life of others.
mochirajackson from Liverpool, United Kingdom on June 09, 2014:
Great hub on one of my favourite subjects! The LOA has worked for me many times and it's surprising that more and more people don't know about it - thanks for sharing x
Musu Bangura from Nation's Capital on March 09, 2014:
Very empowering hub! There are certain things that I'm aiming for in life right now that I know will happen for me. At the same time I've learned to enjoy and appreciate what I have in the present. So I can definitely relate to some of the points you have about attraction. I'll be reading up on this more. Thanks for sharing!
poetryman6969 on September 21, 2013:
Good information. Interesting take on Universal Influence.
Anna Sternfeldt from Svenljunga, Sweden on December 28, 2012:
I have just started to look into the law of attractions or "laws" on attraction and this hub was really a great reading about this subject. I really believe in this stuff, now I just need to learn how to practice :-) Thanks for a very good and understandable way of putting the different aspects together.
Hawaiian Odysseus from Southeast Washington state on August 01, 2012:
I thoroughly enjoyed this compelling Hub and will ensure my further adventures in quality reading by becoming one of your newest followers. Looking forward to "dropping in" now and then and treating myself to your terrific writing.
Kate P (author) from The North Woods, USA on July 31, 2012:
The more I keep these laws in mind, the more aware I am of how true they are. We really do get what we ask for!
I'm glad you enjoyed reading this hub, and hopefully you'll be able to implement the laws into your lives with some practice.
Thanks for the positive, uplifting comments!
kelleyward on July 12, 2012:
What a beautiful, motivating hub. I absolutely love it! I also want to read more of your work. Thanks for writing this. Voted up, beautiful, and awesome. Kelley
Recently Awakened on June 29, 2012:
This is a great hub. Everything is perfectly said. My present spiritual journey was sparked by the law of attraction and manifesting so I love reading/hearing anything on the subject.
Also, I think it is unique and appealing that you have included quotes at the beginning of each section. This helps your hub stand out and makes one want to read more hubs. Excellent. Voting up!
Kate P (author) from The North Woods, USA on June 29, 2012:
I probably spend as much time formatting and editing as I do researching and writing, so thanks for noticing; I really appreciate the feedback.
As for there being one law or more, I suppose it could be one law with multiple nuanced "parts." But no matter how many there actually are, one thing is for sure: it totally works.
CBartelmey from Colorado, United States on June 29, 2012:
First and foremost, the formatting of this Hub is just fantastic. The stylistic way in which you present it is very striking. I will have to commend you on that as I have not run across any Hub to date that looks as good as this one does. Secondly I love this topic and how you roll right through it. “Humans do not and cannot live separately from the universe and creation; we are all part of it and of it, and possess the same energy (consciousness) that pervades the entire cosmos.” That from your Law of Harmony I think is really the capping point.
yoginijoy on June 22, 2012:
Great hub! I am reading Magic right now by the author of the Secret and it is all about the law of attraction. It seems fascinating. She speaks of one law, but I agree with you, there do seem to be more, or at least sub-sections that are helpful to focus on as well as the "like attracts like" concept. Thanks for sharing your ideas and understanding of the universe.
Kate P (author) from The North Woods, USA on April 07, 2012:
Thanks for the kind words. Hope everyone's thinking positive thoughts!
DAWNEMARS from The Edge of a Forest in Europe on April 04, 2012:
Informative hub, thanks for sharing. Easy to read. Voted up.
Tammy from North Carolina on March 26, 2012:
This is a great introduction to the seven laws of attraction. They make perfect sense when they are laid out this way. Well done and wonderfully presented. Voting up!
Tina Siuagan from Rizal, Philippines on March 26, 2012:
Reading this hub made me realize that no matter how hard it is to stay positive at all times, it's still the best thing to do. I especially love the comparison you did with the ripple. I really have to agree with that. We are catalysts of change by our own right and we all have the capacity to become influential in the most positive of ways. :D
Sharing and voting up this wonderful hub. :)
Kate P (author) from The North Woods, USA on March 26, 2012:
Thanks for all the great comments! Though I've had to work on myself a bit, I'm definitely making progress and am attracting more and more positive energy. It's great to see others out there doing the same thing!
johnnymnemonic on March 26, 2012:
A great hub that sums up the 7 laws of attraction beautifully. Liked, voted up and shared!
Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on March 07, 2012:
This was a great hub. I am a believer in the laws of attraction. I recently have incorporated five minutes of dwelling on the positives I want in my life before going to sleep each night. This was proposed by Wayne Dyer. That way we are attracting the positives want in our subconscious.
dmop from Cambridge City, IN on March 05, 2012:
I have always believed that positive thoughts bring positive results. I try to use this as one the focal points of my meditation on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing and have a fantastic day! Voted up, awesome, and useful.
stessily on February 21, 2012:
Faceless39, You've presented these seven laws clearly and wisely. These laws contain practical sense which can greatly improve one's lifestyle through an expanded awareness of one's own ability to bring about desired changes. Each of these laws is important in its own right, but I especially find that the Law of Delicate Balances promotes subtle shifts, sometimes almost instantaneously.
Thanks for sharing.
Sonya L Morley from Edinburgh on February 19, 2012:
I enjoyed reading this Hub. So true, so true. It is written with real clarity, which helps the truth of what you are saying to stand out. Thank you.
Feline Prophet on February 06, 2012:
I'm trying more and more to be positive everyday...and am happy to say it works! :)
Dawn Conklin from New Jersey, USA on February 06, 2012:
Great hub! I have had both sides of the spectrum. At one point I let negativity and also some negative people influence me. Tho I am not sure that the drivers around me drive any better either way (sorry had to!) Positive definitely helps you gain better results, peace and happiness in life. All around success in life. Voted up :)
Stephanie Henkel from USA on February 06, 2012:
You've given clear and interesting explanations of the Seven Laws of Attraction.Voted up and SHARED on Pinterest and Twitter.
Kate P (author) from The North Woods, USA on January 07, 2012:
Thanks all for the wonderful comments. And yes, loving all and serving all is the way to go. :)
Brian Burton on December 07, 2011:
Very well written and in depth. An interesting perspective and food for thought to say the least. Well done!
Saadia A on December 03, 2011:
This is absolutely a very well written hub vividly speaks of the positive energy vibrations.I totally agree with the notion that its all about your thoughts and actions that effect people and we have to choose wisely if we want to exist in harmony with each other.
Vote up,useful and awesome...Fantastic Job!!
Xavier Nathan from Isle of Man on November 03, 2011:
This is a great article on a very important theme. I like the way you have spoken about the various "Laws". I think it can all be neatly summarised in one law: The royal road to enlightenment is to Love All and Serve All!
Kate P (author) from The North Woods, USA on October 20, 2011:
Wow, thanks for recharging my batteries with all of these fantastic comments. I'm so glad you all liked this hub--it's one of my favorites as well :)
Celiegirl on October 19, 2011:
This is too cool i will have to read it several times so that it sticks. Thanks!
Admiral_Joraxx from Philippines on October 09, 2011:
Excellent hub about a very powerful topic! , I really enjoyed reading this. 1 vote up, useful, interesting and beautiful. Thanks a lot.
Shelby Miles from Dallas, TX on October 09, 2011:
OMG! I LOVE this hub! I just kept saying, "yes!" "yes!" "yes!" Woohoo! Great job!
drspaniel from Somewhere, where the sun shines once a year... on September 29, 2011:
Fantastic Hub on the laws of attraction! While I recently watched a very clever video on the topic, I think that this has cleared quite a few point up for me, which I am truly thankful for. You're an absolutely amazing writer, and all the way through I was marvelled at how skilled you were. Through-out the Hub you were Interesting, captivating as well as truly inspiring.
I hope by now changing my mental attitudes towards life, and making sure only positive thoughts are in my mind, I can begin that rippling effect, as I think it's about time I began giving something positive to the world... Thank you so much! (I've also become a follower of you!)
Kate P (author) from The North Woods, USA on September 28, 2011:
Thank you for your comments. I appreciate hearing back from people!
Days Leaper, I think that parents influence their kids' lives in multiple ways. Constant proximity, authority, love, and many other factors affect how children are influenced.
Our actions ripple through the cosmos, so of course the kids will get the most force of these ripples just by pure proximity to the source.
days leaper from england on May 27, 2011:
There's another law, I think, among the others because parents are often influencing their childrens lives -I wondered what you think of this as I haven't quite figured why yet.
MoCee on April 25, 2011:
Great article. Reminds me of how connected we all are. Mind if I share on FB? Thanks, ey!
conanedogawa07 from Philippines on April 24, 2011:
The seven laws of attraction discussed in this hub gives hope to everyone. It teaches positivity and gives instructions on how one can change the world by simply changing his thoughts. This article is one of a kind. The information is beautifully laid by the author without compromising the scholarly tone of the subject. TWO THUMBS UP!!
your cybersister from Just relocated from Florida to the mountains of North Carolina on April 24, 2011:
I'm a believer in karma, the power of positive thinking, what goes around comes around, do unto others, and such so I found your hub quite interesting. It makes alot of sense. I've always heard that if you purposely smile, even when you don't feel like smiling, after a time you will find yourself smiling without thinking about it. Your hub alludes to the fact that we have some control of our destinies and that makes me feel good.