The Law Of Attraction Does Not Work! What Am I Doing Wrong?

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So, the law of attraction does not work for you? What are you doing wrong and are there some obvious and quick fixes?

Most people for whom the law of attraction is not working simply fail to understand how much ‘work’ they have to do on themselves to make the law of attraction work.

Passivity is a disease that so many people suffer from. Every healthy person aspires to be better in some way. Everybody fosters a dream and a vision for their life, however faint it may be.

Unfortunately the majority of people just sit back and wait for something to happen – for some ‘unexpected’ miracle or ‘saviour’ to come along. It is an idea that was somehow misinterpreted by many watching The Secret.

Even those who consciously pursue success seems to be attracted to getting something for nothing. In some respects it’s built into us – always looking for the easiest way to get what we want.

Much of the lure of today’s ‘success literature’ is aimed at promoting the ‘easy way’ and how you can get something for nothing.

Why The Secret Does Not Work?

In many ways, the success of Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret flows from many people’s misinterpretation of the great law – thinking that they can use the law of attraction as a passive tool with which we can sit back and attract what they want.

The reason why passivity is so appealing for many is because for so long we’ve been taught that to be successful we have to work hard, struggle and sacrifice much.

The pain associated to this is just too much for most of us and instead we look for easier ways to get what we really want in life.

The law of attraction is very real and regardless of whether you believe in it, it still works in your life.

Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you are, the closer you become to your maker, to the architect of the universe, to the spiritual core of your being.

– Bob Proctor

The power of deliberately and consciously tapping into the law of attraction is not so much in what you attract through passivity, but what this powerful law invokes in your consciousness.

When you start looking past the shallow interpretations of The Secret and using it as a means to ‘cheat the universe’ you will start to see the real value of The Secret.

It’s a tool that you can use to find your own unique place in the world and to create for yourself the life that YOU were destined to live.

The real Secret as it was taught in the ancient scriptures is about finding your bliss and following it through the path of action.

People want more money or better relationships or greater health, but why?

Underneath the surface of success lies a deeper spiritual need – a need to realise who you really are and being abundant, healthy and loving is inherently part of your nature.

Using the law of attraction to passively attract more stuff into your life might work for some, but in the end this will only help you to suffer in comfort.

Using the secret to find your bliss and attract into your life your deepest innermost desires to help your to realise your true self – that is the real power of using this eternal law of the universe.

If you have to constantly force yourself to do things in order to be successful you will probably get there if you are very diligent and have great determination. But, real success on a deep spiritual level, is really the path of lest resistance.

It’s not about having it all, but rather feeling that you deserve it and that it’s actually worth it. As long as your happiness and sense of fulfilment in life relies on stuff you will never be happy because having more is a function of your ego and by nature the ego can never have enough.

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Benjamin Disraeli

You will find yourself always striving for more and never having a sense of inner peace.

What you think about will expand in your life. What you really need to expand is not more stuff, but rather your bliss – on a spiritual level you want your highest calling and your deeper self to realise itself.

What The Secret really calls on you to do is to find deep within yourself that which you really want; to find your bliss and then focus all your attention on that – not for the sake of having more, but rather as a means of realising your Self.

Don’t sacrifice your dreams for the sake of having more. Don’t use the law of attraction as a means to sidestep life and the process of creating your life. Passivity is usually the path chosen by those who are pursuing something that’s not in accord with them.

The ancestor to every action is a thought and this is where the real power of The Secret lies – to dictate and to orchestrate the creation of your life; not through passivity, but through action.

The Path of Least Resistance

Success literature is riddled with this idea of “fighting” and pushing through to get to the top. Its all about overcoming all the roadblocks in your path through hard work and struggle.

There most certainly is an element of working hard and getting out of your comfort zone if you want to manifest anything. Working with the law of attraction however is all about being in the flow.

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Ultimately your bliss and your path in life is the one of least resistance. You may still work really hard and face a lot of challenges but it won’t feel like work and the challenges are not the type that drives you to a heart attack.

It will be the type of challenges that fulfil you and that you deeply enjoy.

How to Make The Law of Attraction Work For You

If you’ve been trying and the law of attraction is not working for you then its not that the law of attraction is not working.

It is always working.

The real question is whether you actually used it or not.

As long as your goal is to attract more stuff just for the sake of having it then it will probably never work for you. You need to know WHY you want what you want.

The law of attraction works with emotion and unless you have that deeper need for what you want to manifest then you simply won’t have the attractive force activated in your life.

To attract something into your life that you currently do not have you will need to change the way you think and feel about it.

If your habitual thoughts are still dominated by the absence of what you want then you will most likely just keep attracting what you already attract – which is the absence of what you want.

It often takes a huge effort to change our thoughts. Just becoming aware of our own erroneous thoughts can be a massive challenge.

If you feel like the law of attraction is not working in your life then you need to really examine your own thoughts – especially the thoughts around that which you want to manifest.

Are you offering thoughts in response to what you observe in your life or do you offer thoughts in response to your dreams and desires?


With a passion for spirituality, self discovery, and understanding this life, Neod spends his time musing about what is, what could be and what might come about. After writing for 20 years he's still growing, learning, exploring and sharing with love, joy and compassion.

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