There have been many times in my life where I’ve struggled with life not going my way, especially with money. I had heard of the law of attraction, but always wondered does the law of attraction work for money?
I decided to investigate and here’s what I learned:
The law of attraction does work for money, but it’s important to stay positive in your mindset and focus around it. Many people have critical or limiting beliefs about money and wealth and whether they are deserving and those beliefs, if left unchecked, can prevent the law of attraction from working.
But there’a whole lot more to know about manifesting things and using the law of attraction.
So in this article, we’re diving deep into the somewhat confusing and mystical world of manifestation. We’ll talk about what it is, whether it works, and how it works.
But we’ll also answer all the top questions and talk about some simple and actionable tips to put it into place in your life.
But specifically, we’re exploring does the law of attraction work for money?
Let’s get going!
But does the law of attraction really work?
Lots of people want to know how to create the life they dream of and attract abundance and wealth but want to ground the magical science of the law of attraction in some type of scientific fact.
The law of attraction works by matching energy to attract the things we want to bring into our life. It is based on the idea that positive energy attracts more positive energy. And on the flip side, negative attracts negative.
Whatever you focus on grows, whether that’s good or bad, negative or positive.
What is the law of attraction?
The law of attraction is really just a newish term for a concept that’s been around a long time. You’ve doubtless heard of other similar concepts like:
- The power of positive thinking
The Law of attraction comes from the New Thought movement which sprung up in the US in the years leading up to around the time of the Civil War.
Phineas Quimby is widely recognized as the founder of the movement and the concept of the law of attraction in a general sense. While he was not a doctor by trade, he became known for healing people essentially through hypnosis.
In short, he made them believe he could heal them, and as a result, many were claimed to have been healed.
As with the other belief systems I listed above, the law of attraction basically affirms that everything in the universe is energy, including our thoughts. As such, we can naturally attract or repel anything based on our thoughts.
So in a way, the movement is rooted in both science and physics.
As the Declaration of Principals in the New Thought Movement puts it, “our mental states are carried forward into manifestation and become our experience in daily living”.
So if we are constantly griping that our life sucks, that negative energy we are giving out will naturally attract more negative energy. So, our statements become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
BUT, if we visualize ourselves living a happy, abundant, and rewarding life of our dreams, we can manifest that into reality.
Or so the theory goes.
Does the law of attraction always work?
If we accept that the basic principals of the law of attraction work, then naturally, we want to know does it always work?
After all, if it were easy, wouldn’t everyone be happily married and millionaires?
The reality of it is the law always works, BUT, we human beings are inherently flawed. We have doubts, insecurities, and bad days. When we let our emotions get the better of us, in those moments, we are working against the law of attraction.
Some of us are also naturally skeptical of things we can’t see and touch, so we may doubt if this even works. The irony is that doubt can actually prevent it from working. If we don’t think something is going to work, our subconscious mind will likely find a way to make that failure happen.
Even worse is that sometimes our limiting beliefs are subconscious. So we may not even be aware of our brain’s attempt to derail our ability to manifest a better life.
So what are some of the steps we can take to help us curb our inner critic?
- Don’t play the victim – Bad things happen to good people. Don’t think you can avoid it and don’t be a martyr. Something happened you wish hadn’t. Accept it, learn from it, and move on.
- Be all in – 110% – Push doubts and skepticism aside. There are a LOT of things in this universe we know work that we can’t prove definitively. Believe it will work and focus on visualizing where you want to be
- Avoid negative statements that are absolute – Avoid negative comments like “this always happens to me!”. Aside from the fact that it’s probably nowhere near true, you WILL attract more of it
- Be careful who you spend your time with – If all your friends are broke and single guess what you’re more likely to be? Spend time around people who are like the kind of person you want to be, and (more importantly) people who are positive and want to lift you up instead of drag you down
- Focus on improving your self-esteem – If you battle low self-esteem or struggle with self-confidence, you may struggle to believe you are worthy of manifesting a better life. Get help if needed, but focus on boosting your confidence; you are deserving of a better life!
Many of us get stuck in what is called Repetition Compulsion.
Essentially it’s when negative things happen so often (often when we are kids), that they become familiar. Then, as older and wiser adults, we are drawn to those behaviors despite knowing they aren’t good for us.
It’s like the child of a smoker who sees a parent die of cancer who smokes themselves. If that sounds familiar, just click that link to read my article about it (and what you can do about it).
How do you use the law of attraction for money?
The law of attraction can literally work for anything that positively impacts your life.
If you’re a big nerd like I am, you could almost compare it to “the force” in Star Wars, although you’re not likely to lift your car up in the air.
I also don’t think it works for negative things (like hoping your ex’s new spouse gets hurt).
Remember, everything is energy, and we’re trying to attract positive energy to us. We can’t do that by thinking about bad things.
Now, I’m not naive enough to think that if you just wish you had more money, it would instantly show up in your wallet. No, as with anything else, we have to visualize ourselves doing and living the way we want to live, and the more specific, the better.
So don’t just wish for more money, see yourself doing something and being successful at it.
I, for example, have 4 blogs and while I do currently have a day job, I know the day is coming soon when I can just focus on my online businesses and earn enough money to provide for my family.
But rather than just dream of someday, I set a deadline to make it happen. I track my progress, and I see the steps I need to take to get there. One other cool trick I learned from a cool YouTuber named Drell Jones, is to generate doctored income reports showing the level of income I know I will eventually make.
These aren’t to share with anyone or deceive anyone.
No, they are just for me so I can visualize EXACTLY how much money I know I will be making.
Can you really attract wealth?
Yes, is the short answer.
But many of us do need to change our mindset and attitude about money. After all, in the media, at least, money and abundance, and the people who have that are portrayed as evil. The message is that if we are wealthy, it somehow means we got that way at someone else’s expense.
Now, no doubt there are wealthy people who got that way by cheating and defrauding others.
But EVERYONE who is wealthy doesn’t fall into that category or even the majority of them. Money is a tool; it is neither good nor evil. People are good or evil, and in most cases, not 100% one or the other.
We all deserve to be happy and to live the life of our dreams.
And while money doesn’t bring happiness, it can alleviate many of the things in our lives that can thwart our unhappiness. After all, if you fall behind on bills, lose a job, or get in a car wreck with an uninsured driver, money can go a long way towards relieving the stress you’re likely feeling.
That’s one reason why I, among many others, feel it’s important to have an emergency fund in place so that we don’t fall into despair when a financial setback happens.
How can I practice the law of attraction?
These steps are what I strive to practice every day and they work! Try implementing them into your life and see if you don’t find yourself manifesting more wealth and abundance in your life.
1.Replace expectations with appreciations
If I have a set of expectations for my wife and kids, inevitably, they will fail to live up to them. Or they might be constantly striving to meet my expectations and be miserable doing it.
Instead, while it’s certainly OK to communicate how their actions make me feel if they do something that bothers me, I focus on just appreciating what they do.
I was introduced to this concept by the illustrious Tony Robbins.
It’s not a perfect process (as if anything really is), but when you find yourself feeding the expectation side of things over appreciating their efforts, just stop yourself and recenter and start again.
You will never get to this mythical state of perfection. But you can reduce the frequency with which the negative thoughts come up, and how long it takes you to come back to your appreciation from that state.
There are so many different benefits to being more appreciative in life, and manifesting more abundance is definitely one of them! In a recent article, I actually broke out 35 different benefits, including one really surprising statistic about appreciation and lifespan.
Just click the link to read it on my site.
2. Focus on what you want
Under the law of attraction, we naturally attract more of what our brains are focusing on.
We all have those friends and co-workers for whom everything always seems to be going wrong. They lose jobs, relationships, friends, or maybe they’re always broke. Whatever it is, happened once, and they started to play the victim and the martyr and started focusing on those things. And so they happened more often.
Rinse and repeat.
So focus on getting ahead on bills, or maybe it’s getting out of debt, or even paying off your house. See yourself and your significant other on the vacation of your dreams. See it, speak it, believe it, and your brain will strive to find a way to make it happen.
3. Stop negative thinking in its tracks
I addressed this above, but if you don’t think you deserve to be happy or well-off financially, you probably won’t be.
Now, I don’t pretend that I never have a negative thought enter my brain.
No, I do, all the time. But I try and catch myself when I think or say something negative. I stop in my tracks and say (out loud), “no, that’s not what I really mean”. And then I reframe my thoughts (again, out loud) to be positive and a reflection of the energy I really want to attract.
When you slip up (and you will), be kind to yourself, and just practice being present and coming back to your positive thoughts.
4. Visualize yourself doing (and spending) what you will be doing (once the money comes)
Different people work in different ways.
For you, it might be a picture of your dream house you tape on the wall at your desk. Or maybe you print a picture of a dream vacation spot and actually cut out a picture of yourself that you tape on top of the image.
I mentioned above how I make fake financial reports showing the money I know my online businesses will eventually earn me.
If you can see it (be specific), you can believe it. Then, you can achieve it.
5. Emininate self-doubt
We all have doubts. Many of us have baggage from our childhood that causes us to self-sabotage things, relationships, and our own happiness.
Those are excuses. Kick them to the curb.
When you feel that doubt, insecurity, or feelings of not being worthy come up, squash them before you finish the sentence. They aren’t true. Then focus on the real truth; that you ARE worth it, and you do deserve to be happy and live an abundant life.
6. Use statements and affirmations to declare what you want to be true
As you’ve hopefully figured out by now, it’s not enough just to hope or think money or other good things are coming your way.
We have to see it, we have to taste it, smell it, and yes, affirm it to the universe.
Now, I won’t lie. Writing down affirmations or (worse) saying them out loud somehow feels cheesy. It makes us somehow feel embarrassed or we think about what others may think about us for doing it.
Now, I don’t suggest stepping onto a crowded plane and proclaiming your abundance loudly for all to hear. But I do want you to tell yourself (quietly and alone if you wish) exactly what you want your life to look like.
Be specific. We never achieve goals if we aren’t clear about what they are.
Also, while it’s ok to set goals and deadlines, don’t proclaim your goals as being at some undefined point in the future. Imagine yourself their now, and talk about that as if it were happening now.
Here are some great money affirmations you can start using today!
- I am worthy of making more money
- Money flows to me
- I am prosperous
- I am aligned with the energy of wealth and abundance
- My abundance is growing every day
- I am happy, healthy and wealthy
- I deserve to be financially rewarded
If affirmations are new to you, saying these out loud will feel unnatural at first, or maybe even silly.
I want to encourage you to push past that and try it. All you have to lose is a lifetime of happiness, wealth, and abundance.
What is the science behind the law of attraction and using it to attract money?
I alluded to this above, but Newton famously said in his Three Laws of Motion “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
Do a bad thing, and most likely you’ll find bad things happen to you back. But it works in positive ways too!
In Buddhism and Hinduism, they believe in karma which takes Newton’s theories a little further. Karma, a Sanscrit word, essentially is the law of cause and effect. Every action has a consequence. Now they take it a little further claiming that it’s not only our actions in this lifetime but also previous lifetimes.
But personally, I don’t subscribe to that as if we’re tied to the actions of another in a previous life, what’s the point of trying anything now?
Dr. Richard Davidson of the University of Wisconsin in Madison states that manifesting happiness or physical things like money involves “a physical state of the brain – one that you can induce deliberately.” He believes, after countless hours of studying, that our brains can be rewired as a response to our thoughts, surroundings, and actions.
Now Albert Einstein didn’t exactly profess the law of attraction.
But he did once famously say“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success with constant restlessness.”
In other words, but staying calm, clear-headed and positive, we can naturally attract what we want more than going after it in an agitated or negative way.
When we are agitated or restless, as Einstein put it, we are naturally filling our mind (and body) with tension, with doubt, and we are striving to achieve our goals from a place of feeling unfulfilled.
Ultimately, that makes it a lot harder, if not impossible, to achieve our goals.
Did I cover everything you wanted to know about whether you can make the law of attraction work for money?
In this article, we took an in-depth look into the world of manifestation and the law of attraction.
We examined how they work, if they work, and (more importantly), why they work. But we also looked at some of the scientific evidence behind them too, and many are skeptical of what they can’t see and easily prove.
Ultimately, we answered the question does the law of attraction work for money? The answer to that question is most definitely yes.
Have you seen the law of attraction work in your life?