How I Use The Laws of Attraction in My Daily Life

Applying The Secret to your life in a practical way

a polished river stone that reads thoughts become things in white engraved letters

Kellee Maize’s second album, Aligned Archetypes, heavily focuses lyrically on the power of the laws of attraction. After reading The Secret and various other new age self help books, she began applying the concept to her everyday life and watched as she began manifesting her dreams right before her eyes. 

With lyrics ranging from:

“Steering the ship, I am behind the wheel

I can create it, and I'll make it real

No need to hate it, fear it, or steal

Your brain determines just how you feel

Then how you feel affects how you act

Bad behavior, then you're off track

Positive thinking is what you lack

Thought becomes thing, you best believe that” 

“It’s not about what you been through or what you earn

It’s about where you’re goin’ and what did you learn

Everybody’s got a hell they can feel it burn

It is all in your mind baby don't let the table turn

Cause what you put out it comes right back

Reapin whatcha sow you shoot expect the click clack

You steer um wrong you bout to go off track

You generous believe you’ll watch the green stack”

“You may have missed that what you resist, will persist, I insist

That what you resist will persist”

what is the law of attraction?

What Is The Laws of Attraction?

The History of This Powerful Esoteric Knowledge

Coming to mainstream culture in the early 2000s from the popular best seller The Secret, The Laws of Attraction are actually ancient esoteric wisdom, that are now verified scientifically through the study of quantum physics. The most simplified explanation is very similar to the Buddhist concept of Karma, that the thoughts you focus on, attract similar experiences to a person’s life. When you focus on negative feelings and drama, you attract more drama, when you focus on gratitude and generosity you attract abundance. The concept is based on the idea that people and thoughts are pure energy, and that like energy attracts like energy. 

While this knowledge dates back centuries more modern references began in Occult, Transcendentalist and New Thought circles in the early 19th century. Going back further there are references to this esoteric knowledge in the Bible and Buddhism. 

For example,  “And all things, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believe, you shall receive it” – Matthew 21:22 and “If thou can believe, all things are possible, to him that believeth” – Mark 9.23, as well as, “Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” – Matthew 7:7 are all Biblical reference to the power of your thoughts and prayers.

In Buddhism there are many references to the power of our thoughts:

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” ~ Buddha
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” ~ Buddha
“It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one’s own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.” ~ Buddha
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thoughts, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.” ~ Buddha

As scientists delve into the realm of quantum physics, one can see how this novel scientific observation can apply to the Laws of Attraction. Most simply put, “Research into quantum mechanics has shown that the act of observing reality creates it. Attempting to observe something causes it to appear out of the nothing. By the same token, if you are not aware of something…it does not exist in your subjective reality.”

Creating a vision board is a great first step in practicing the Laws of Attraction

Using the Laws of Attraction in Your Daily Life

How do you apply this wisdom to your life?

While the concept seems relatively simple to understand on a fundamental level, there’s more to it than just understanding it to activate it in your own life. 

How do you truly attract the right energy in your thoughts? The secret is in creative visualization. “Visualization is the process of putting together visual mental imagery of what you are wanting to manifest. Consequently, you can start to gain emotions associated with the desired image,” notes  The goal is to shift your focus from your negative thoughts to more positive ones. We almost naturally use visualization and feel the very real feelings of anxiety and fear with our negative thoughts, and they feel very real when we do. The trick it switching this to positive thinking and creative visualization can do this. It’s important to focus on feeling the energy and outcome you wish to attract as if it already exists for you. 

To begin you may want to follow these simple steps into incorporating creative visualization into your everyday life.

  1. Create a vision board Begin with a physical visualization of what you hope to attract. This can help you organize your thoughts and give you physical imagery to focus on during your practice. 
  2. Create a Daily Affirmation Once you create a physical representation of what you want, you’ll want to put that into words simply. Go to the root of your specific desires. If you’d like a bigger house, focus on the general idea of abundance. 
  3. Daily Meditation Start and/ or end each day with a meditation on what you hope to attract.  Like most meditation, this will help relax you, calm your mind, and increase your focus. You can chant a positive mantra of what you want to attract throughout the meditation. 
  4. Feel what you want to attract as if you already have it During your affirmations and meditation, as you shift from idea to idea pause and try to feel the feeling of what you would feel if you already had what you wish for. Again for abundance, hold a feeling of gratitude in your heart. Think of the things you are already grateful for to stir the feeling of gratitude. 

One very powerful affirmation/ mantra that Kellee personally uses in her life is:

“I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, prosperous and happy.” 

For each attribute pause and focusing on feeling as if you are each of these things. Focus on your strengths you are proud of, love you feel towards others or yourself, gratitude for what you have, and things that make you happy already. This feeling is truly the key to successful creative visualization and utilizing the Laws of Attraction.  

With daily practice and dedication, you too can harness the incredibly powerful tool of the Laws of Attraction, just as Kellee has. It’s easy to slip up and get caught up in our mind’s addiction to negative thinking but it’s important to stay steadfast and dedicated to your practice. Through the Laws of Attraction Kellee has brought personal and professional success, healthy relationships, abundance, and a happy family into her life, and you can too!

Lani Redinger

Lani Redinger is a professional writer, editor, and bibliophile from Pittsburgh, PA.
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