What is the Law of Attraction?

What is the Law of Attraction?

Did you ever wonder if the universe has a metaphysical order? Well according to scientists, there is one, and it’s called the Law of Attraction. Or, as some may call it, placebo. Quantum physics. Like attracts like.

Have you ever gotten a call from someone who you were just thinking about minutes ago? Or did you ever bump into someone you knew from your own country while vacationing abroad?

In fact, this happened to me just this week. After thinking about her just the day before and how weird it would be if we met accidentally, I had a chance encounter with someone on social media from the USA on a street in Medellín, Colombia.

These encounters may be easily labeled as ‘coincidence’, but the more we discover about the world, the more that assumption seems false.

How does this order work, and how can we use it to our advantage?

You may have learned in science class the way a cell divides and the unique shape it makes. That’s an order, of some sort.

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Digital image of a cell dividing. Image by Colin Behrens

But did you ever wonder if this organization of physical matter extends to more abstract concepts, such as friendship, love, money, health, and other concepts of life?

Well, according to researchers today, there is an order, not just for physical life, but also for the thoughts and subjects of physical life. It’s called the Law of Attraction.

The Law of Attraction is a law of the universe and it states: that which we focus on will grow.

Allow me to put this better into perspective. The resources that you are using to read this article have been built twice. In fact, everything on Earth has been built twice.

Take your computer or phone, for example. It was created once in someone’s mind, and then again with physical materials. Through continued focus on one outcome, a specific vision, and action aligned with the vision in mind, these things have been made possible to exist.

This is true for every single thing that exists.

The more we put our thoughts and actions behind a belief, the more that belief will grow. The more that belief grows, the more action we put into making that a truth in our realities. As more action makes it a reality, the more we will see it come to play in our lives.

But What Does This Have to Do With Us and Our Lives?

The Law of Attraction is working in every moment of every day.

This means your thoughts are influencing what you see in your reality. At the same time, you are being influenced by your environment, or “reality”, as well.

However, you have a lot more choice in how much you are being influenced than you may think.

Because the Law of Attraction works all the time and because we all have beliefs (which come from the repetition of thoughts), the Law of Attraction is working for you right now. It’s determining what comes next, and next, and next, and everything thereafter.

So it stands to reason we should get a grip on our thoughts and emotions, both of which are intertwined, after all. Meditation will help with that.

How can we use the Law of Attraction to our advantage?

Well I’m glad you asked. By thinking positively, we place our focus on things that make us feel good (thoughts that feel bad focus us on what is not good for us). When we feel good, we are consequently thinking good-feeling thoughts, and so the cycle repeats. Therefore, we attract more good into our lives. It’s law.

This is why you hear some people preaching, “you have to be positive” or “quit being so negative”. It may be cliche or annoying, but it works.

This is why it’s so important to think and say things that you want in your life, do things that make you happy, and be the person you want to be.

I’ll give you an example.

There are always at least two ways to look at something: negatively and positively.

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Monkey thinking about life. Photo by Juan Rumimpunu

So if I were to be thinking about my health, I might have a thought like this: “I’m sick and miserable all of the time”. That thought feels pretty bad because it’s misaligned with my desire to feel good in my body. I’m thinking the opposite of what I want. This immediately creates cortisol in the body, the stress hormone, which is helpful in small amounts, but debilitating when it is chronic or perpetual.

But on the flip side, I could think “when I get sick, it strengthens my immune system so that I am able to fight off a more serious disease”. This thought feels good because it’s aligned with something that I want, which is good health and feeling good in my body. This thought (if it’s believed by the thinker) immediately creates happy hormones like serotonin, oxytocin, dopamine, etc. depending on the thought.

You are the interpreter of what feels positive and what feels negative, based on your past life experiences. What feels negative for you may not feel negative for someone else, and what feels positive for someone else may not feel positive for you.

The Universe doesn’t see “good” and “bad”

The universe can’t tell the difference between what you deem as “positive” or “negative” because YOU are the one labeling those things positive or negative based on your past experiences and beliefs. The universe just sees everything as is. What it is interpreting from you is the energy or the “vibrations” you give out.

“Vibrations” is just another word for “feeling”. A vibration feels a certain way. It is an accumulation of your thoughts and emotions (and therefore hormones) in any given moment.

“Negative” vibrations are low vibrations and they feel bad to us. “Positive” vibrations are high vibrations and they feel good.

The universe sees these vibrations and brings you more similar-feeling vibrations, emotions, and events in every moment.

Throughout the day, our vibrations will change–by our direction or misdirection–and therefore change the events and feelings that come our way. It’s important to feel good for countless reasons. But, arguably one of the most important is so that we attract more good into our lives. So it stands to reason that placing our happiness first will get us what we desire, as like attracts like.

But How Do I Know This is True?

I don’t blame you for having doubts. I had plenty of my own to start, and most everyone does. I mean, I’m sharing something that has the potential to change your entire life and the way it works. And unless you know me in real life, I’m just a stranger on the internet.

However, I have dedicated a chunk of this blog and much of my life to helping people discover this “secret” and use it to their advantage. I aim to cultivate trust from my readers, and lying to you wouldn’t accomplish that.

Still, I know saying this still won’t eliminate all of your doubts, because this knowledge must be experienced in your life in order for you to truly believe it. Even still, below I explain some concepts that support the Law of Attraction.

My first example comes from a well-known scientifically-explained phenomenon within the body called “mirror neurons”. Mirror neurons are microscopic cells in the brain that have been discovered to mirror that which we see. For example, mirror neurons are responsible for the urge to yawn after seeing someone else yawn. It’s also why a baby smiles at you when you smile at the baby, or makes a funny face when looking at you making a funny face.

There are many other examples that manifest the actions of mirror neurons. A couple of these include a person mimicking the movements of someone he or she likes or agrees with, or a dog sensing your fear and acting negatively in response.

Basically, it is proof you are affecting the world with your beliefs and actions, and it explains how good vibrations are spread throughout the world. When you are positive and kind, those with whom you interact are inspired to act positively and kindly towards you.

You can learn more about mirror neurons here, and the studies that have been done to support this concept.

Scientists aren’t the only ones raving about all of this. Oprah Winfrey, love her or hate her, talks about and advocates for the Law of Attraction.

Some other legendary names have learned about and utilized the law for themselves as well, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith, and Jim Carrey.

In fact, Jim Carrey talks about the check he wrote to himself for $10,000,000 for “acting services rendered”. Later, he received a contract for $10,000,000 for the movie “Dumb and Dumber”. He credits his success to his visualization and faith in his dream, combined with his aligned action to get there.

Test It For Accuracy

While all of this goes a long way to strengthening your belief in the Law of Attraction, the only way you will truly know is if you test and experience it for yourself.

Start small. Think about something random, like yellow feathers. Whatever it is, choose something that you wouldn’t normally see in your life on a consistent basis. Spend a couple of minutes thinking about it.

Think about it often throughout the day. Set reminders if you have to.

And then, watch it show up. Over and over again. In movies, in real life, on social media, whatever. You will begin to start seeing it everywhere.

Regardless of if you believe this is “real” or not, I think we all can agree that thinking more positively and truly believing things that inevitably benefit you (thoughts like “I am strong”, for example) is going to be good for you and your life simply for the actions you take in alignment with that belief.

By believing you are strong, you’re going to feel the strength to take more chances that improve your life, lift heavier weights, run longer, or hike up a mountain.

When I first found out about this law, I had a hard time believing it. I found out by my dad and I watching the movie “The Secret” when I was maybe 15 and I was fascinated at the start, but a few years went by and I kind of just forgot about it, not truly believing in its power.

And then, I came across another source of information, Abraham Hicks, who better explained the topic and made me really believe in what this is all about.

I’ve tested it for myself many times, and now I use it daily in every moment that I remember to.

The summer after finding Abraham Hicks, I started to lose more weight than I ever had in my life (around 60 pounds/27 kg), just because I put my focus and belief in how I wanted to look and feel.

This doesn’t take that much effort. It shouldn’t be a struggle.

It takes work, but it should be fun work. It should be something that feels right to do. If you’re dreading the work, then it’s not going to work. The whole point is to feel good while doing it. Pay attention to what is happening in your body as you think individual thoughts. Your emotions are your guide.

But how do we know wow we feel?

It’s easy to numb yourself to your feelings, especially if you tend to go through life on autopilot or like drugs. This is why it’s important to bring your awareness back to your body and every sensation that it gives you. Meditation helps a lot with this. If you’d like to learn how to meditate, go here.

Whatever it is, do you get tingles when you think about it? Do you breath deeper, sit up straighter, open your eyes wider? Do you feel a burst of energy when you think a certain thought?

Or do you clench your muscles, take shallow breaths, and feel a nervous pit in your stomach? Do you feel the urge to bounce your knee or bite your nails?

Pay attention to these signs, but don’t complicate it. Simply ask yourself: do I feel good right now, or bad?

You will get an answer if you’re quiet enough. For even better results, meditate if you’re truly serious about having a better life. Guaranteed, this will change your world for the better if you put in the necessary focus to live your dreams.

It’s not going to be easy, and it’s probably never going to be perfect, but perfection isn’t happiness.

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Meditating in Miami, Florida

When you can get real with yourself and what you want and bring your thoughts and emotions in sync with your desires, you can move mountains. Your problems will start to dissipate as you let them. For more information, check out the following resources.

I’d love to hear your success stories. Let me know how the Law of Attraction has worked for you.


  1. Amber White says:

    Hailey, that’s such a great way to explain the law of attraction! I really liked your style and simplicity in explaining such a complex topic. I especially like your paragraph: “The universe can’t tell the difference between what you deem as “positive” or “negative” because YOU are the one labeling those things positive or negative. The universe just sees everything as is. What it is interpreting from you is the energy or the “vibrations” you give out.” Yes we put the labels on everything!
    Thank you for sharing your insights!

  2. Just positive guy says:

    The Law of attraction is a real thing. Recently a rapper Big Sean was talking about this so there’s no doubt about this topic.

    Great article Hailey! I’m passing this to my colleagues 🙂

    Stay safe!

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