The Law of Attraction tells us that like attracts like. More specifically, it tells us that all of the experiences that make up our life are made manifest because we are an energetic or vibrational match to them; we get experiences that match what we are giving out energetically.
And knowing this, we can use it to help us achieve any goal we set for ourselves, because we know that if we want to get something (our goal), we have to be a vibrational match to it (our vibe has to match the essence of the goal we want) before it can manifest in our lives.
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Sounds easy enough, right? But it’s that matching thing that seems to trip most of us up. Just because we want something, does not necessarily mean that we are a vibrational match to it. Instead, what usually happens is that we are a match to wanting the thing rather than being a match to having the thing. Big difference.
For most of us, it goes something like this: “I want it I want it I want it sooo much… BUT I DON’T HAVE IT YET!!! Why? Why don’t I have it yet? I’ve been so patient, why isn’t it here yet? Why?!?!?”
This, sadly, is not the vibration of having the thing we want. This is the vibration of desperately wanting the thing we want, which causes the Universe to line up more situations that are a vibrational match to us desperately wanting things… but not actually having them.
4 Steps to Becoming the Vibrational Match
The trick here is to shift our focus (and therefore, our vibration) from “wanting” to “having”. But how do we give out the vibration of having, when we can so plainly see that we don’t actually, physically, have it yet? How do we become a vibrational match to our goal? Well, there are a few steps that we can take to help us out:
- Get clear on what we really want
- Understand why we want it – what feelings are attached to having it?
- Figure out what gives us the same feelings that we attach to having it.
- Do the things that give us those same feelings.
Let’s look at this using a real example: say you want to win the lottery. If we follow these steps, here’s how this could work:
Step 1: You say you want to win the lottery. But is that really what you want? Most people who want to win the lottery actually just want to be rich. If what you really want is lots of money, get clear on that, and don’t try to constrain the Universe by insisting that the money come through a lottery win. Because, really, if some wealthy great aunt you’ve never even met and didn’t even know you had left everything to you in her will, and you suddenly got contacted out of the blue by her lawyer, informing you that you just inherited millions of dollars, would you actually be disappointed that the money didn’t come from a lottery? Not likely.
Step 2: So now you know that what you really want is lots of money. But why do you want lots of money? Is because you want the excitement of a jet-setting lifestyle? Is it because you want the security of knowing you never need to worry about how you’re going to pay your bills? Is it because you think being a multi-millionaire will bring you status and celebrity? (Keep in mind that none of these reasons are wrong… just make sure that you know why you want it.)
Step 3: If you’ve thought about it and realized that you want the money because having a jet-setting lifestyle would be exciting, for example, the next thing you need to do is figure out what gives you that same feeling of excitement right now. This is a good opportunity to take out a piece of paper and brainstorm a list of things that you can refer to.
Step 4: Finally, once you’ve figured out your what’s and your why’s, the next thing is to do the things that generate those feelings of excitement for you; you need to become a vibrational match to the essence (the feeling behind) the thing. Maybe mountain biking brings up those feelings of excitement for you, so you arrange to go biking every weekend with a friend who also loves it. And in your office, you post a few picture of the exotic jet-setting destinations you’ll be visiting. And maybe you start browsing adventure travel magazines to fire your imagination with all the possible excursions you could book. Or maybe you even start researching the details of the private jet you’re going to buy and how you’re going to decorate it. Or maybe you put together a special vision board dedicated to all of these things! 🙂
Whatever your goals are, these four steps will help you to focus on what it is you really want, and help you figure out the emotions behind it. Use those emotions to help you generate the energy (in other words, become the vibrational match) of already having what you want, right now.
The key is consistency. Do your best, every day, to create the feelings within you that are a vibrational match to what you think having what you want would bring you. The more you can keep yourself in the vibe of “I’ve got it” rather than “I want it”, the faster you are likely to manifest that desire in your physical world. On top of that, you’ll have a whole lot more fun while you’re waiting for the Universe to line things up for you!