Belief is the fourth of the key LoA principles.
On some level, you have already achieved it if you are here: you wouldn’t be reading this page if you didn’t believe at least that “there might be something to this law of attraction thing…” So congratulate yourself, and let’s move on to strengthening that belief.
You see, if you want to succeed with this, you have to be confident that what you want to manifest will manifest; and to believe that, you have to believe 100% that the LoA works.
Belief is actually the first principle – if you don’t believe in your power to use the Law of Attraction to manifest what you desire and to change your life, no positive affirmation, no focusing, no action taking will make it happen. It all comes from you, from your mind and your readiness to change your thoughts and your life to suit your needs.
Think of it this way: you know that electricity exists, right? People like Tesla and Edison have made the basic prerequisites so that we can use it today to make coffee and a zillion other fantastic things.
Now, you probably don’t have the technical knowledge to make the electricity needed to light a bulb, but you don’t need it anyway – you know how to use a light switch to make the electricity (which you don’t see and you don’t know how it works) work for you, and that’s all you need to know. You don’t have to believe that the electricity exists, because you know it does.
Now, imagine that you didn’t believe that it existed – you were born and raised in the woods, like Nell. And imagine that someone tells you that you can turn on the light just by pressing a switch.
You have two choices: you can start believing that what you will do will turn the lights on, or you can choose not to believe that it’s possible. If you choose to believe, you will press the switch and you will have the light – or the coffee, or your clothes washed and dried without you breaking your spine and destroying your hands. If you choose not to believe… well, you get the picture.
And just like the electricity, the law of attraction exists and works, and there are the switches that you need to press to manifest this or that. Only, with the electricity, it’s enough to turn the switch on. With the manifestation, not so much. Are you guessing why?
Why You Need to Believe in Order to Attract Things Into Your Life
The law of attraction conforms to your thoughts empowered by your emotions. If you don’t have the faith that you are able to attract things all by yourself, then the thoughts and emotions that you’re sending out to the Universe won’t have the power to bend the law of attraction and direct it the way you want. It’s that simple. Belief gives you the power to become the master of your Universe and your life.
All the previous principles: getting to know how the law of attraction works, focusing your thoughts and taking action to manifest your success – they all come down to believing that you can do it.
When you have these three things, you will believe, and you will have them when you believe; they’re inseparable. When you 100% believe that the LoA works, when you focus on what you want to attract 100%, when you take action believing 100% that you will receive what you ask for, and when you confidently go out and ask for it – you will receive.
Be grateful the moment you ask for it – that very moment the LoA starts working for you; be grateful, because your belief is already attracting the things you want into your life.
Tips for Increasing Belief
Over time, as you see that you’re successfully attracting things, your belief will get stronger by itself, and you won’t need to invest your energy in it; but as you’re starting out with the law of attraction, you may need some extra help to stay on the right track. These tips can help you with that:
- Follow the first three principles: dedicate some time every day to learn how the law of attraction works and how you can bend it to work for you. Investigate your own thoughts and wishes and focus on one desire at a time; practice focusing each day – you can use different external tools to help you gain better concentration and positivity; when you see that your thoughts are manifesting around you and that the opportunities are showing up, take action, don’t wait for everything to fall into your lap. Regularly applying these three principles will give you the feeling that you’re involved, that it’s up to you – they require you to be proactive, and to think about what you’re doing every day.
- Start small and go bigger: remember the cup of coffee that we mentioned in the “Focus” part of the series? Manifesting is a new concept for you, so start with the small things, don’t try to change your life altogether at once – it’s too big a concept and it will probably dilute your focus, making you want to quit before you’ve even started. Or, as Will Smith said:
You don’t try to build a wall. You don’t set out to build a wall. You don’t say, “I’m going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that’s ever been built.” You don’t start there. You say: “I’m going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid.” And you do that every single day, and soon you’ll have a wall.
- Read success stories: you’re not alone, there are others who are trying the same thing you’re trying, and many of them are successful in it. Knowing that manifesting isn’t reserved for the gurus, but that simple, normal people just like you are able to attract and accept the change they wanted to happen, is a strong motivator. There are many success stories on this website, and all over the Internet, about how people have changed their lives using the power of the law of attraction and positive thinking – you can even send us your own if you want!
Let Yourself Believe
The hardest part is to start, to release the negative beliefs that can hold you back and to accept that the change is possible. It may sound silly sometimes – for example, you want to manifest moving in with Mr. Perfect (although you haven’t met him yet), let yourself feel like you are really doing it: make plans, talk about it, think about what stuff you will bring with you, what the weather is like, write about it in your journal or talk to strangers about it – like it’s happening. It will help you feel the emotions that you would feel if it was true, empowering your thoughts and attracting that change into your life. Let yourself believe that:
- It is possible
- You can do it
- It is happening (you’ve set things in motion, and it really is happening)
That isn’t difficult, if you’re willing to do your part in manifesting. That is, if you’re willing to take part in the creation of your own life.
This article is the fourth principle in a series of 4 key manifesting principles. The first principle is the importance of knowledge, the second is about focus, and the third article talks about why it’s important to take action.
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