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The Real Laws of Attraction: Why Positive Affirmations Don’t Work!

The Real Laws of Attraction: Why Positive Affirmations Don’t Work!*

By Ken Keis who san be contacted at

1. Introduction

Overall Your Life is a Reflection of What You Really Think and Feel You Deserve — No More, No Less!

In the past couple of years, several books on the subject of Attraction have been published. But recently, some new thinking has been put forth to refute some of the past motivational dogma.


Do you know individuals who don’t achieve the levels they would like to or every time they take a step forward, they seem to take a step back? I will outline a couple reasons why that might be happening.


2. Life Is Energy

Science has proven that everything in life is made up of energy; our personal lives are no different. Have you ever walked into a room with tension so thick, someone said later, "you could have cut it with a knife"? Or when one of your friends has met the love of their life and you say, "you look so happy, you are glowing?" How can we not only see the emotion but FEEL it, too? Welcome to the science and Law of Attraction.

Each of us is like a magnet; we are either giving off positive or negative energy/attraction. There are no neutral magnets. What we are attracting into our lives is reflective of which end of the magnet we are activating.

You attract to your life whatever you give your attention to. If you focus on the fact that you have little money, poor health, or few meaningful relationships, the Law of Attraction will respond by giving you more of what you are focusing on. Of course, most people don’t really want more of the things they lack, but because they are putting focus and energy toward the negative, more negativity happens.

You can not not think of something. At this very moment, I ask you not to think of a black bear. Please don’t picture a black bear, black bear, black bear, or a black bear. Almost everyone reading this has visualized a black bear. Your thoughts, in this case, black bear, are your focus. Let me explain.

Your language, words, and most important — the feelings (energy) — behind the words are, critical to you intentionally improving your condition. Remember, like a magnet, you are always attracting energy. The question is: are you being a positive or negative magnet?

The research is clear, our conscious and unconscious mind filters out the words don’t, not, and no. Just like the black bear example, the statements don’t be late, don’t forget, or don’t panic result in your mind focusing on the wrong things. Whatever you give your attention or focus to, you attract into your life, whether you want them to or not.

Rephrasing the way we think and what we say (the words) are critical to moving forward. For example, you might go from "It’s hard to find a partner" to "In the past, it was hard to find a partner" or "It is easy to find a partner."

Life is about duality; there is an opposite to everything. Poor is the opposite of wealthy, healthy the opposite to unhealthy, and so on. To take advantage of the Law of Attraction, first you must be clear about what you want. The best way to determine what you want is to identify those things in your life that you no longer want and then make a list of what you do want. Clarity is a very important part to this process, so the sharper your thoughts and statements, the better your future.

The next step is to be aware how each of your actions and choices is making you feel. It is not enough to have the right words; it is essential to understand the emotions that your words and thoughts cause you to have. The energy created by the emotions fulfills the Law of Attraction. If something on your list irritates you, remove it or keep modifying it until you identify what energizes you toward a positive way of thinking.

Why do most affirmations not work? In the past we have been taught to make statements in the positive and in the present tense to move us toward a new goal or objective, such as "I am a millionaire" or "I have a healthy body weight of ______."

Most of us, me included, have not had a high level of success with this process. Why?

If attraction works equally on the emotional energy level as with the spoken word, what do you think your emotional energy would be around affirmation statements you feel might be unattainable or even untrue?

Your internal feelings/vibrations of doubt will come through in your affirmation process. This information contradicts most teachings in the area of affirmations and explains why many affirmations have not worked. Your mind identifies the affirmation as a lie and your energy and attraction process supports the fact that the statement is a lie.

3. The Law Of Attraction

There is, however, a break-through alternative. Credit for this breakthrough concept goes to Michael J. Losier, an expert in the field the Law of Attraction. His process is to get us to create desire statements that acknowledge we are in the process of becoming a millionaire.

So rather than saying "I am a millionaire," try a new format of process and projection: "I am in the process of attracting an ideal financial situation that allows me to do and enjoy all the things that bring joy into my life."

That is just an example, but already I suspect you are experiencing how your mind and energy would be more accepting and positive to the latter statement. As you progress, update your statements to reflect your new emotional response to each of your "going forward" statements. This single concept significantly improved my personal energy and attraction success.

There is a final part to the Law of Attraction process: remove any limiting beliefs that would hinder your success. The first steps will work when this next element of allowing is deployed.

Allowing is the absence of doubt and doubt is often created from limiting beliefs. A limiting belief is a repetitive thought that prevents you from attracting your desire.

Of course, much more can be written about the Law of Attraction. Start by implementing what you have learned. If you are already using this technology, make sure you are teaching others.

4. Action Steps

To attract more into your life of what you want and less of what you don’t want, follow these action steps.

Acknowledge that your emotions are part of the Law of Attraction.

Remember that what you focus on, you will attract — wanted or unwanted.

Be aware of the energy in which you are living: positive or negative.

Avoid the words don’t, not and no. Today, pay attention to your language; become conscious of don’t, not and no. Then make a conscious effort to eliminate them from your word choices. (Note: Of course, you will still use these words such as no more coffee, no thank you, etc.)

Be clear about what you want and desire. Simply list on one page your desires. This is not a goal list but your desires in the major areas of your life.

Words are not enough; you must also feel good about the words. Rephrase your positive affirmations to I desire or I am in the process statements.

You must remove doubt before you will experience your desires. Question your doubts using the process of creating allowing statements. Most of our doubt is false.

Stay focused on what you want, not what you don’t want. No black bears, right?

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