We’ve mentioned the term “Law of Attraction” in a lot of our posts, but we realised that we hadn’t really dedicated a whole post to explain what it is. We work very closely with a Law of Attraction coach and author called Mike Tisdale who has kindly agreed to break down everything you need to know about this mystical law!

What is the Law of Attraction?

In many years, the term “Law of Attraction” has received a lot of attention after the movie and book ‘The Secret’ was released. ‘The Secret’ received widespread praise for its ability to help people improve their lives. Both the movie and book were endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, who proudly revealed that she is a believer in the empowering nature of the elements contained in the Law of Attraction. In addition, other well-known people like actors Will Smith and Jim Carrey, along with basketball legend Michael Jordan have professed to living a life in accordance with the principles outlined via the Law of Attraction.

Before we talk about what the Law of Attraction is – let’s talk about what it is NOT. The Law of Attraction is not some magical method that will make all of your dreams come true upon snapping your fingers. It is not “New Age Wishful Thinking” although sometimes, unfortunately, it has been relegated to such definitions.

At its core, the Law of Attraction is one of the fundamental Laws of Creation. These are fundamental laws that cannot be broken. The definition of the law is as follows; you get what you put out. In other words, the energy that you put out in a regular basis, determines the ‘feedback’ that you get in the form of experiential reality. The circumstances, situations and events that experiential reality reflects back to you, is a result of the combination of your thoughts, emotions, words and actions. These all play an equally integral part of creating reality.

So, let’s take a look at this from a simple point of view. By way of the Law of Attraction, you create your own reality. If you lie to others, you will be lied to. If you hurt another, you will be hurt. Consequently, if you are generous to others, you will be met with equal and eventually more generosity. If you believe that others generally mean well, then you will have that consistent experience. A great way to sum up the Law of Attraction is to say that “you get what you focus upon”Whatever you focus upon, whether it is health, wealth, troubles or triumphs, expands at a rate commensurate with the frequency and intensity of which it is concentrated on.

How The Law of Attraction Works

The Law of Attraction is more than just thinking good thoughts, having positive emotions and doing well to others. The Law of Attraction is essentially based on quantum physics. Often it surprises many, but quantum physics, manifestation, spirituality and success (or lack thereof) are all connected. The mention of quantum physics may, to the unfamiliar ear, seem intimidating or overwhelming. So, let’s demystify it.

The basic idea of quantum physics is that everything is energy and everything is interconnected. So what you do on the inner, affects what is observed in the outer world. So when you make a change within yourself, that change affects the trillions of electrons, photons and all other types of subatomic particles that make up the vast Universe that we experience and think that we are in. But, the reality is that everything exists inside of us!

Changes in the micro, leads to changes on the macro level! Think of how powerful this is, and how it affects your ability to manifest with the Law of Attraction.  With this basic understanding of quantum physics, we can explore closely how with the Law of Attraction, our beliefs, thoughts, emotional energy and actions literally create our reality. Again, the key to creation is to remember that you are creating it from the inside out. This is a way of owning what you create; in this case, the creation is your reality. And remember, you can’t change anything that you don’t own.


Since we understand that everything is connected, let’s explore further how the mechanics of the Law of Attraction actually works. The Law of Attraction responds to your dominant beliefs, thoughts and emotions. The combination of these elements leads on to act in certain ways.

A belief is basically, a general thought that you keep having. Some beliefs are “Money comes to me easily”, or “I’m always on time for work”, or “everything always works out for me”. Now, since the Law of Attraction is always responding to our vibration, these beliefs will yield results that match our vibrational frequency. So someone with the above three beliefs, by way of the Law of Attraction will be abundant (“Money comes to me easily”), experience an easy and organised commute to work (“I’m always on time for work”) and will generally have things work out in their favour (“everything always works out for me”). Of course, there will be challenges and exceptions during day to day life. However having these types of empowering beliefs will yield of reality of general empowerment.


From our beliefs come our thoughts. In order for someone to have a thought – they must first have a general belief about something. When someone truly believes something to be true, they begin to attract and form more and more thoughts about it. By way of the Law of Attraction, more thoughts like it are generated, thus then establishing our vibrational point of attraction. It is from this point of attraction that determines the events of our reality. So if we are operating from a point of attraction that consists of thoughts of health, happiness and ease – then generally, we will be met with experiences of this nature. Consequently, if thoughts about life are fear based and generally unhappy, then those are the type of experiences that will be manifested. You get what you think about. What you focus on expands.


Lastly, but not least, our emotions play an integral role in the Law of Attraction. Emotion is a very important and is often overlooked in many Law of Attraction discussions. It is the emotion, or energy in motion, behind our thoughts that intensify the speed and impact that our manifestations see. In other words, if one visualises themselves as happy, with a career they love – it is the amount of energy in motion put in that will increase the likelihood (and speed) of the desired manifestation coming to solid form. So, when doing meditations and visualisations it is important to incorporate all senses and utilize the creative power of emotion. Emotion is the fuel that drives the solidification of our desires. When engaging visualisation and/or meditation think about the following to engage emotion:

1. What would it feel like to have you manifestation filled?

If you are wanting to improve your career, think about how it would feel to wake up each day excited to begin work.

2. How would it smell?

No, seriously. If you want to manifest a new car, for example – how exactly would it smell inside? Would it have that ‘new car’ smell?

3. What would it sound like?

If you want to manifest a new home, for example – what are some of the neighbourhood sounds that you would hear? Kids playing? Birds chirping? Church bells at every hour? Incorporate it all in.


Then, in your day to day life, act as if what you desired is already here and now, as you can best do it. This is using emotion in a very powerful way.

As you can see, the Law of Attraction is a big part in reality creation. Our beliefs, thoughts and emotions all play important roles in manifestation. Through the proper application of these in our daily lives, we can manifest the life that we truly desire. For further insight please click HERE.

Author: Mike Tisdale

Mike Tisdale is an author, N.L.P. practitioner and a Law of Attraction Coach enjoying his life in New York City, New York. Following his passion of both music and writing, he works at a record label in the heart of the “Big Apple.”

Mike supports and assists people to help them better understand and practice the art of manifestation so they can change their life in positive ways.

You can visit Mike’s Amazon author page by clicking HERE.

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