A Quora reader asked me the other day, "Is believing in the Law of Attraction alone helpful to build a successful life?"
My answer: No.
I, for example, don’t believe in the Law of Attraction at all.
If it were really that simple that if you think negative thoughts, you attract negative things, and if you think positive thoughts, you attract positive things, then people with phobias, hypochondria, depression, and anxiety should have objectively horrible lives… each and every one of them.
What manifestation really is, is the application of an inherent, God-given kind of magic that we all possess. Every human has a divine spark inside of him or her that allows us to manifest what we focus on with intention.
“With intention” is the operative word here. That’s why being afraid of something and thinking about it all the time doesn’t make it come true. (And thank God for that.)
To manifest properly, it takes five things:
If you apply and align all five, manifestation happens naturally. I strongly recommend to add “belief in God/Spirit” to the Faith part because it will keep you humble and down to earth.
As with everything else in life, you have to be careful with manifestation, or else it can backfire.
Wishing for frivolous, stupid, materialistic, egomaniacal things will, in my book, start you on a downward spiral that is hard to escape. Using Spirit as your guide can protect you from that danger.
Good luck with your manifestation and Godspeed!
Someone asked me on Quora, "How long will it take for my manifestation to come true if I've taken all the steps and truly believe I will receive it?"
Hard to say; it takes as long as it takes. You can’t be impatient because that, too, is a sign that you don’t “truly believe” you already have it.
One very important step that many people forget is that at the end, you need to let go. Forget about your wish; don’t even think about it anymore. That can be extremely hard to do, especially when you’ve been visualizing all the time before… and now you’re supposed to FORGET about it?
Just know that letting go is crucial for the manifestation of your wish. It’s like handing over the reins to Spirit and letting him do his thing. He won’t be able to help you if you’re not willing to let go.
Visualize it like releasing the energy of your wish into the universe so it can be taken care of. You don’t have to control the entire process. You’ve done your part, now let Spirit do his.