The Universal Law of Attraction

The Universal Law of Attraction is an integral part of our lives.  Using this Law, together with 2 other Laws, is how we create everything in our life—from our friend calling us just when we were thinking of her to the promotion we wanted to our perfect mate. 

Through the universal law of attraction we hold the power to create anything we desire!

Universal Laws Defined

Below are definitions for the Universal Law of Attraction and 2 other Universal Laws that, together, form the creation process.  The source of these definitions is the book, The Law of Attraction, The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham, by Esther and Jerry Hicks (Hay House, Inc., 2006). 

Law of Attraction: “That which is like unto itself, is drawn.”

Science of Deliberate Creation: “That which I give thought to and that which I believe or expect—is."

Art of Allowing: “I am that which I am, and I am willing to allow all others to be that which they are.”

The Universal Law of Attraction seems straightforward—like attracts like.  What are the other two Universal Laws saying?  Read on! 

It Begins with the Universal Law of Attraction

Each of these laws by itself is powerful.  Woven together, they become a beautiful, eloquent system of creation.  When we use the system as intended, we become a powerful magnet for obtaining what we desire.  Below are the steps for creation, as I have interpreted them: 

(1) Law of Attraction—This law is the actual vehicle for creation.  Like thoughts attract like thoughts.  For example, if we think thoughts of having abundant prosperity, those thoughts will attract other thoughts of abundant prosperity. 

(2) Law of Science of Deliberate Creation—This law is the guidance system of the creation process.  If we didn’t have some control over the Universal Law of Attraction, there would be absolute chaos in our world.  We have thousands of thoughts per day (somewhere around 60,000).  Many of these thoughts come and go so quickly, we don’t even register them.  If everything we thought manifested, objects and situations would be popping into existence so fast we couldn’t handle them before the next thing popped in.  Sounds a bit scary, doesn’t it?

So, Deliberate Creation provides the control for the creation process, by instructing us to focus our thoughts on what we really want and enhance those thoughts with powerful emotions. (See how our self esteem thoughts may affect our emotions on the Why Is Self Esteem Important? page.)  For example, if we really focus our thoughts on abundant prosperity and choose to feel powerful emotions, such as gratitude and joy, about what our life will be like with that abundant prosperity, it will bring our creation of abundant prosperity up to the point where it is primed and ready for delivery. 

(3) Law of Art of Allowing—This law is the delivery system for our creation.  We use this Law by releasing our need to control the situation, allowing the Divine to determine when and how our creation will come to us and expecting our creation to manifest.

It may not seem like this law would make much of a difference.  Let me tell you from personal experience that it makes all the difference!  This Law has tripped me up more than either of the other Laws.  It was easy to think about what was desired and even easy to feel grateful and joyful about what life would be like when it was received. 

Where I “missed the boat” was in trying to determine the details of how it would come to me and/or in telling myself that it probably wouldn’t happen anyway!  In other words, my thoughts were at another vibrational frequency than what I desired, which cancelled out my creation.  A rather important Law, then, wouldn’t you agree?  After all, creating something is much better when you actually get it, isn’t it?  

So, “allowing” means our energy frequencies are at the same level as our creation (or, we are expecting our creation to manifest).

Further, “allowing” means trusting the Divine to determine when and how our creation comes to us.  For example, if I focus my thoughts on how abundance would come to me, I am not trusting the Divine to bring the abundance to me at the proper time and place.  My obsession about the when and how is at a lower vibration than the creation itself and, therefore, cancels out the creation.  (Click on Trust in the Divine for another insight on what it means to trust in the Divine and for a very powerful example of trusting in the Divine.)

By keeping our frequencies at the same level as our creation (as mentioned in the Law of Art of Allowing), have you noticed that we have circled around again to like attracts like, or the Universal Law of Attraction?  The creation process is a complete circle that goes around again and again.  To keep creating new things that we desire, all we need to do is stay in the circle!

For a deeper understanding of the Universal Laws, The Law of Attraction, The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham, and other books by Esther and Jerry Hicks are excellent resources.  Happy creating!

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