Why is it that some people seem to live a charmed life, receiving exactly what they want?

Why do other people never seem to fulfill their desires?

How can the same universe be benevolent in one case and seemingly indifferent in the other?

The truth is, it is the same universe. The difference is in the thoughts of the person who expects to have what they want or the one who expects disaster at every turn. Listen to your own thoughts … are you a positive thinker? Do you expect the best or worry about the worst?

You can learn to be a positive thinker, enabling you to call upon powers greater than your own conscious mind.

The ability to imagine is a gift we all have. Imagination and will power are the keys for creating the life we desire. When we become intentional creators, we learn that we are a part of something much greater than ourselves. All the forces of the universe are on our side! They draw to us seemingly mystical and magical experiences. We can learn to understand these universal forces called Universal Laws. They are universal because they apply to anyone, anywhere, any place.
When you read books by or about successful people, you will find that whatever field of endeavor the notable person pursues -- business, art, music, science, religion, communication -- the same principles work.

People who accomplish their ideals are cooperating with the Universal Laws whether they know it or not. Just as gravity functions even if someone does not know how it works, the Universal Laws operate with or without one’s conscious awareness.

Have you ever been in the right place at the right time for something great to happen? Is this a divine accident, or a response to some mysterious plan?

Some people call these events “coincidence” or “miraculous.” The action of attraction is one of the forces at work! Attraction is a universal principle, the drawing together of aggressive and receptive energies. It is the divine principle of love. This is why, when people are in love, they glow. They become more attractive. It is why, when people are doing work they love, or creating a project they love, they are radiant. They exude beauty, strength, and power.

Attraction seems magical and mysterious. Yet, there is a science that causes it to work. Understand the science and you can wield the attractive power of your mind anytime, anywhere, at your will.

It starts with a thought that you create in your conscious mind. A clear, complete and detailed thought form is like a seed. This can be a thought like, “I really want to understand my dreams” or “I am full of energy” or “I want to develop loving and spiritual friendships.” Then you nurture your seed idea with love and attention, acting on what you want to accomplish.

The love and attention you give to your desire is like sunshine. It warms your seed idea and helps to draw into your life people who have similar desires. When you act on your desire, you are attracted to people and places who will help you manifest what you want. If you desire a new job, go out on job interviews. If you want spiritual friendship, go out and meet new people. The physical activity is like water. Just as you water a seed in the ground, you move in the direction of your developing thought form when you act on it.

As your thought form grows in the fertile soil of your subconscious mind, it attracts other energies and minds similarly conditioned. This is the cause of the principle, “Like attracts like.” It is an expression of the Law of Attraction. Your thought form is like a mental broadcast. It reaches out with thought waves to the entire universe.

There is a universal mind in which all of our minds connect. It is like a web, a universal place where energies meet and merge and interact. There are always other people, other minds, with desires and needs compatible to your own. What you need, someone else wants to give. You want to give what someone else needs. These other minds are also creating visualized thought forms which reach out into universal mind.
This dance of corresponding needs sets up attraction. When these similar thought forms meet, the attraction produces a match. Like seeds growing in rich, fertile soil, a thought form that is developing in the subconscious mind is imperceptible to the physical senses. When a seed is within the earth, you tend it and care for it although you cannot yet see, touch, feel, or smell it.

In the same way, there is a time to watch expectantly for a developing thought form to manifest in physical form. Knowing that you have created a clear and complete image, you watch for the signs that your desired object is coming to fruition. The Law of Attraction operates even when you do not know exactly how you will fulfill a desire. It ensures that you will be in the right place at the right time for things to “click” into place.

Affirmations are a good way to “affirm” or make firm, the thought-form-desire you want to manifest. Affirm what you want, expect the best, and watch for the opportunities to respond. You will align with the Law of Attraction and become successful and fulfilled.

Author's Bio: 

Laurel Clark is the President of the School of Metaphysics, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization. She has been teaching principles of metaphysics since 1979, is a speaker, and author. She is the author of a book entitled The Law of Attraction and Other Secrets of Visualization and often teaches seminars and conferences on visualization to corporations such as IBM and organizations like the National Association of Social Workers. She can be reached through the School of Metaphysics, www.som.org.