Have you ever wondered how the Law of Attraction really works? And can you use the Law of Attraction to manifest money? Yes, you can.
You can use the Law of Attraction to attract anything you want, including money. But you might find it is easier to begin by attracting the actual thing you want instead of the money. This is usually because most people have a lot of mental blocks and limiting beliefs around money and wealth. So if you can work around the blocks, you’ll find you can attract what you want without necessarily spending money.
Remember, money is simply a medium of exchange – a tool or a resource we use to buy the things and experiences we need and want. So often, we mistakenly think that it is money itself we want. Actually what we really want is the stuff we can do with money. For example, you may think you want to attract money to pay off your credit card bills (I’ve been there!). In actuality, what you really want is a feeling of abundance, security or freedom. If you had the credit card debt and plenty of income coming in to pay those bills, you’d be happy, right? It is when there isn’t enough money that you think you need to attract more money. This is because you are focusing on the lack of money opposed to the rich abundance in your life.
The solution isn’t necessarily to attract more or manifest money. Instead, you need to create the right relationship with money. Your debt is a gift and it can show you how to create a better relationship with money. For now, though, let’s focus on how the Law of Attraction actually works and how you can activate it in your own life.
The first Law of Attraction is that like attracts like. So if you want money to buy something, instead of thinking about the money, go directly for what you want. Let’s say you want to buy a house. Instead of focusing on $50,000 for a down payment, start focusing on the house you want. Where is it? What does it look like? Be really specific about what your ideal home looks like right down to whether it has a fireplace or not. Now include in that ideal home description the amount you could easily afford to pay for this house as well. And if you aren’t sure what would be easy, then go for a total house payment (including mortgage, insurance, and property taxes) that does not exceed 20% of your monthly income. As a good rule of thumb, you should be able to pay your mortgage and simultaneously save a minimum of 15% – 20% of your salary toward retirement.
Write down exactly what you really want, with as much descriptive detail as possible. The first step to attracting what you want is getting crystal clear on what it is you want to attract. Our thoughts manifest our reality. You want to focus on what you want –the house! Not on the money to get the house.
A client of mine in NYC used this exact strategy to attract the perfect apartment. She could only afford to pay $600 a month rent, but wanted a cool 1- bedroom apartment in the West Village, walking distance to her gym and friends. It was a seemingly impossible order given that rents in the area were easily twice that. Nonetheless, I asked her to focus on what she wanted, not what she didn’t want! If you think you’ll never find such an apartment, guess what? You’ll prove yourself right. She kept positive and visualized what she wanted. A few weeks later a friend of a friend was leaving town and wanted to sublet her apartment for $600 a month. It was the perfect apartment, and even had a small garden off the back and exposed brick walls for added charm. Everyone said it was impossible, but she proved them wrong.
One of my clients realized she didn’t want to own a house with all the associated hassles of maintaining it, cleaning it, insuring it, etc. She just wanted to enjoy living in a luxurious, beautiful home in a beautiful area that was close to her work. When she got really clear on what it was she actually wanted, she attracted a paid job as a house-sitter, in a gorgeous large home in the best neighborhood in Chicago. Not only did she get to live in the house, but also she got paid to live there as well! It did involve watering the plants.
A coaching colleague of mine always dreamed of driving a red convertible sports car. She had two kids and knew this wasn’t practical. I encouraged her to imagine herself driving around and enjoying this car. Within two months, a friend said he was leaving town for six months. He asked if she would like to use his car in the meantime. She was thrilled – his car happened to be a red convertible! She had great fun with the car for a few months, but in the end, was glad that she had a family-friendly car because the sports car really wasn’t that practical. This satisfied a long-held dream and cost her nothing in the process. Sometimes when we think we want to own something, it isn’t true. Sometimes we just want the experience and once that experience is satisfied, we can tick that box off and the desire disappears.
Most marketing is designed to get us to buy things we don’t really want or even need. So I highly recommend you try satisfying your desires in free or low-cost ways by attracting them first.
Okay, so how does the Law of Attraction manifest money itself?
What if you really do need money to pay bills or to pay off debts? This is a little bit trickier because it is easy to end up focusing on the debt or the lack instead of the money which has the unpleasant result of increasing your debts instead. Oops! So the key here is a bit counter-intuitive. Don’t use all your money to pay off your debt. Instead, set aside some for savings. This isn’t logical or rational but it works. If you understand that like attracts like, then debt attracts more debt. We’ve all experienced this. And, money attracts more money. So you need to set up a money magnet to attract money. That will be a savings account.
Every week deposit some money into your savings account, even if it is $10 a week. You should set a goal to save at least one month’s living expenses as quickly as possible. The key is to have a sum that feels fairly substantial to you. So that actual sum will vary from person to person. This is your money magnet. If you don’t have any savings and plow everything towards your debts, technically and financially, that makes sense, but it doesn’t account for the magical effects of having a money magnet in your life. You want to reverse the trend of debt by creating savings. Money does attract more money. You’ll start to see that money comes in from unexpected places. You can use this to pay off your debts even faster, but also take a portion to keep increasing your savings.
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