Are You Wasting Your Time on the Law of Attraction?

The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what theyshould have or would have done, or what they can’t do.~ Denis Waitley

When I say to people that the law of attraction works consistently, they tell me that they have visualized & imagined their dream lifestyle, they have done affirmations, positive thinking, visualized abundance being manifested in their physical reality but in spite of all the above, they have not created abundance or manifested their dream relationship or vibrant health.

Now, it’s true to say that based on the laws of physics, the Law of Attraction is a fundamental fact of life. It’s a universal law that works 100% of the time.

Why is it so?  And if the law works, then how is it that so many people who practice manifestation and conscious creation techniques fail to achieve the results that they want?  Why does it not work for them?

The problem we come up against with conscious creation is this – when we do not understand the physics of the law, or appreciate the precise mechanism of it, the law of attraction seems to work against us.

The Law of Attraction is not to blame, it is our own lack of understanding which makes us believe that it doesn’t work. But it ALWAYS WORKS 100% of the time.

So for the sake of clarity lets take another look at what the Law of Attraction is and how it functions:

In the most simplistic terms the Law of Attraction is the Law of  “resonance” also know as “like attracts like”. I wrote a detailed post on that specific subject so I will not repeat myself  here. Here is the link to it:  The Law Of Attraction & How To Make It Work For You 

When we want to utilize that ‘attraction’ mechanism, many of us follow the teachings of popular gurus. The method that is generally taught  goes something like this.

  • Decide what you want
  • Focus on your outcome
  • Feel gratitude
  • Repeat daily affirmations
  • Practice positive thinking
  • Visualise your goal
  • Feel good about getting it (in advance)
  • Rinse and repeat until the result is achieved

Well, if utilising the Law of attraction is so cut and dried simple,  why is it that so many people feel frustrated by their lack of results?

Here is the answer

Most Law of Attraction lessons miss out a 2 crucial components. Both of these are vital to the process of effective conscious creating and it can be summed up as:


self-a·ware (slf-wâr)

Aware of oneself, including one’s traits, feelings, beliefs and behaviors.

1. awareness of your own individuality

2. cognisanceknowingnessconsciousness – having knowledge of; “he had no awareness of his mistakes”; “his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced”; “their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive”

3.  orientation– a person’s awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships

preparation [ˌprɛpəˈreɪʃən] n

1. the act or process of preparing
2. the state of being prepared; readiness
3. (often plural) a measure done in order to prepare for something; provision to make preparations for something

Are you the ‘block’ that stops you getting what you want?

Now you may be thinking “If the Law of Attraction is a universal law that works 100% of the time why would I need to prepare to make it work for me”? Well, the definitions above will have given you some clues.

You see, because the Law of Attraction embodies the Law of  “resonance”,  the results you create and achieve throughout your life will mirror YOU.

Therefore, based on the laws of physics, you will by default, only be able to manifest results that are similar in vibration (resonant with) to your own energy.

Your energy is the combined vibration, or resonance, of ALL  your deep inner beliefs and convictions.

Most of those beliefs will have been formed in your early childhood. They are the very foundation and framework of who you think you are. They created your values. They shape how you perceive and what you expect from the world. They colour every thought you have,  and drive every decision and action you take.

Now, it’s pretty much safe to say that on a day by day, or moment by moment basis that you will not  realise what your deep beliefs and convictions are. Yet, your life today is the result of  living within the framework of those unconscious  rules.

How do your thoughts and beliefs influence your Law of Attraction results?

The primary reason most people have trouble manifesting what they want is that what they want is at odds with their unconscious programming.

As an example, let’s say you have a dream/goal/desire to manifest $1 million. Imagine the energy of that desire  as a laser beam. When you aim your laser (desire) at a your goal  with 100% focus, your focus acts as if it was a clear glass lens.

Do you know what happens to a beam of light when it hits a lens?

As the laser hits the lens the lens acts as an amplifier. The beam intensifies. It gets stronger and it will hit its target with force and intensity – there is no doubt about that.

Now let’s change the experiment a little: Think of your goal (target), think of your desire as the laser beam, focus on the goal – now fire that laser beam of desire at your goal.

This time though you notice that the glass lens is cloudy and has some flaws in it. What happens?

As soon as the laser hits the lens the light gets fragmented – you see without a clear path to follow the laser light bounces around the imperfections in the lens, and although some light gets through, the power of the beam has been diminished and weakened.

On an energy level that is precisely what happens when you have conflicting thoughts and emotions about the item you want to manifest.

Let me explain a little more. Using the example of wanting to manifest $1 million.  You may really want it, yet you have a deeply ingrained belief that ‘money is not spiritual’, or ‘rich people are seldom happy’.

Those negative beliefs about money are conflicting  thoughts that interfere with your ability to focus on your end goal.  They cause inner friction that disrupts the trajectory of the laser beam and  muddies up the lens that we talked about earlier?

A mind in conflict is always distracted and can not focus on the goal.

People can only manifest what their unconscious mind will allow.

In other words, you can not be, have or create anything new in your life if the programs running your unconscious mind are blocking it.

What that means is this:

If you don’t like the results you are getting in your life now, then its time to disassemble the inner obstacles, re-program your mind and upgrade your vibration.

How do you clear your mind of obstacles?

This is where the need for self-awareness comes in. You see without self-awareness you can not see the patterns, habits and beliefs that hold you back. You are at the mercy of an undisciplined mind, and powerless to the inner mechanisms that halt your progress.

Carl Jung summed up this principal when he said:

Until you make the unconscious conscious,
it will direct your life and you will call it fate.

So, getting back to the question in the title of this post

“Are you wasting your time on the law of attraction?”

The answer lies in whether YOU are prepared to do what is required to be in a position to tap into its true power and have it work for you to it’s fullest extent.

If the answer is YES!  Then you will be delighted to hear that the ZenLama team is publishing a series of articles throughout July and August aimed at helping you to eliminate your Law of Attraction blocks and ‘up your manifesting game’.

We are inviting a number of Law of Attraction experts to contribute their wisdom and ideas and we look forward to creating a repository of practical Law of Attraction tips and advice for you.

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About Maya Mendoza

Maya Mendoza is a published author of 3 personal development books. She has run an NLP / EFT Practice for 29 years helping clients transform problems into personal power. Maya is also a accomplished copywriter and well known Digital Marketing & Social Social Media Strategist - Specializing in Google+ for business. She was named "best marketing consultant" in Glasgow, UK in 2013.  
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  1. Great article Maya,
    You have really spelt out the steps to successful conscious creating with the law of attraction that a lot of people miss when they are trying to manifest their desires.

  2. What does science tell about the Law of Attraction? It tells that LoA doesn’t work. Do you need a proof by scientific evidence? Read this:

    Just let scientists make their own work. For the sake of the truth, for the evolution of our species and our culture,please, don’t mix science with mystical woo.
    People, I will always save my emotions. i’ll never force myself to think positive. I don’t need it. I’ve always earnt from my mistakes and sometimes even sufference was a useful tool for improving my life. I’ll never kick off someone because of negative thinking. I won’t fear to be contaminated by negative thinking, but I’ll listen people and I’ll try to offer my help. I don’t program my brain, I just use my heart, in a natural manner. How dare can we struggle for discovering the right way to use LoA, while so many people are starving? Don’t be selfish. If we think that LoA is useful, then let’s try to use it for knowing ourselves instead of wishing a new car. My life is wonderful, my wishes are normal.

    It is fascinating to dream about a better life., but I say what i’ve always known: life remains the most beautiful thing i have.

    Jerry Hicks passed away because of cancer. Although he believed in LoA he used the mainstream medicine for trying to heal. Why? Perhaps because several people used LoA and died faster then the ones who used the mainstream medicine (eg. Kim Tinkham)? Just type on Google “law of attraction” & “cancer death” and you’ll find out so many sad stories. Do you still think that using LoA is a good and rensponsible advise? When it is useful? When it isn’t? Do we feel rensponsible when we advise people to use LoA? Are we really offering a good service to humanity?

  3. You’ve got to have the right action in the right order and then apply it at the right time. So if you want the law of attraction to work for you, you have to

    understand it properly and work it properly. Get the help you need to determine the precise actions you need to take in addition to the internal conscious and unconscious vibration you need to be in.

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