Two Biggest Misconceptions About The Law Of Attraction

Law of Attraction “not working?”

I’m sure you know someone who has said this. Maybe it’s actually you who said it.

Law of attraction came into your life and you just expected things to go smoothly from there on out.

Maybe you thought everything you ever wanted would come into your life magically and that things would just fall into place.

And then they didn’t. And you were surprised and frustrated. Maybe you even felt betrayed by the person who taught you about it.

Well what I can promise you is this: The Law of Attraction is a natural law that is as real as the law of gravitation or mathematics.

In this post I will show you why you think that the law of attraction is not working for you and what you can do about it. 

Let’s begin.

1: Most People intellectually understand the Law of Attraction but they don’t know it for what it actually is.

There’s a big difference between intellectually grasping a concept and truly realizing/knowing what it is. This is the single biggest thing that I see in most people who say that the law of attraction doesn’t work.

Intellectual understanding of LOA: You have grasped the idea of how it works. It makes sense to you and you believe in its operations. You are convinced that it exists but despite your belief, hints of doubt still exist. 

Realizing/Knowing the LOA: You have applied the law of attraction teachings to your life and have seen that it’s not about “making the law work,” but rather, aligning your thoughts & emotions to the law. You frequently witness the connection between your thoughts & emotions with the things that you experience. You have meditated on the law of attraction teachings and have gained insight. You have truly realized the law of attraction and have come to see it prevalent in all living things. There is zero doubt in your mind about its existence.

See, it is pretty evident that most people who come across the law of attraction never get past the phase of intellectual understanding. They fail to see it working in their lives because they understand it but have not come to know it yet.

2: People think that Law of Attraction will bring things to them.

A common misconception about the Law of attraction is that things just come to you and happen to you.

Yes, it is true that law of attraction is the force which grants your subconscious mind the ability to take your thoughts and beliefs and introduce an arrangement of people, events, and circumstances to your life.

But, the Law of Attraction isn’t really making things happen TO you, as much as it is making things happen THROUGH you. 

See, most people learn about the law of attraction and expect things to fall right into their lap.

Although it is possible for that to occur, it is not how the law operates in most cases.

Say for example, that you desire an income of $100,000. You have had this strong intention for a very long time and remain vibrationally aligned with the law of attraction

Instead of you winning a scratch off lottery for 100k tomorrow, what will happen in most cases is this:

The Law of Attraction will provoke inspired action through you.

This is the action that will always lead to progress. 

It is the action which will be aligned with the people, places, and experiences that the subconscious mind is orchestrating for your life.

It is the action that is performed from a state of allowance instead of resistance. 

It is the action that will get you closer and closer to the manifestation of that 100k. 

So What Can I Do To…

  1. Fully realize the Law of Attraction?
  2. Live in alignment with the Law of Attraction and in a state of allowance?

Here is what you must do:

1: Stay persistent and build faith in the Law of Attraction.

You cannot expect to align your behavior with a natural law without first fully believing in it.

Let me ask you a question. Would the law of gravitation continue to have an impact on your life if you had not been taught about it in school?

Would the laws of motion still exist and influence the movement of all matter if Isaac Newton hadn’t discovered them?

Yes, they would continue to work and impact us in the same exact proportion as they always did. We are no more affected by the law of gravitation than we were three thousand years ago.

But, because we acknowledged those natural laws and studied the way that they operate, we enabled ourselves to fly beautiful aircrafts weighing 300 tons, 30,000 feet in the air, and built cars powerful enough to reach 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds.

We acknowledged those laws, studied them, aligned our behavior with their operations, and used our knowledge of them to work with them in harmony to be able to do things we could have never imagined we could do.

The law of attraction requires of us, the same exact thing.

It continues to operate in our lives in the background. But only once we build faith in it and learn about its operations, are we able to align ourselves to it, living with it in harmony – so that we can do things we never could have imagined.

A proper realization will come with persistence. Ones who have come to a realization of this law in the past –  people such as Napoleon Hill, Charles Haanel, Andrew Carnegie, and James Allen just to name a few, have reaped the large rewards that came with it.

2: Understand that the Law of attraction works through you.

Consider the following quote:

We cannot fly in the face of the law asking it to do for us what it can only do through us, and we must therefore use our intelligence with the knowledge that it is acting as the instrument of a greater intelligence; and because we have this knowledge, we may and should cease from all anxiety as to the final result.

This means that you should not blatantly wait for the law to do for you what it can only do through you.

Instead of waiting for things to randomly appear into your life, work on becoming aligned with your source. By doing so, the law of attraction will begin to work in your favor and attract to you all of the inspired action and abundance that you have asked for.

Here’s how you can align yourself

Release negative thought resistance through meditation.

Exercise. Bring your body to a sweat & get your heart rate pumping.

Change your emotional state. This is easiest to accomplish by changing your physical state. Get up and move. 

Practice positive affirmations and incantations. Affirm to yourself that you are worthy and deserving of that you desire. 

Go on a rampage of appreciation. Love and gratitude are two emotions which have extremely high vibrations and  they bring you closer into alignment with your source. 

Milk any positive aspect of your day and focus only on that one thing if you must for an extended period of time. 

Obviously, these are just a few that ways you can align yourself, there are many others.

But the main point of aligning yourself is to come back to a positive state of vibration so that you can attract the positivity and abundance that you seek.

When in a place of alignment, action will be inspired by your source. Infinite intelligence will work through you to get you the results that you desire.

When you properly understand and realize this principle, you can let go of any fear or anxiety about potentially not getting what you want.

How could anything stop you if a greater intelligence is literally working through your actions to get you to what you want?

The only thing that could get in the way is your own incessant negative thinking.

This is because negative thoughts block the allowance of all the inspiration that this greater intelligence is trying to flow to you. They are of the opposite vibration and take you further away from alignment.

So then this means, that all that is required of you to get what you want is to stay in alignment.

You must keep feeding yourself positive thoughts and open the channel of positivity through which wellbeing can flow to you. And with the knowledge of this allowance, you will be completely fear free. This process will solidify your faith in the law.


Let me know what you thought of this post of if you have any questions.

I’d love to hear from you.

February 7, 2018

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Krati - June 27, 2018

What a wonderful read! I am a big believer in the law and I really think it has the potential to change our lives so, in-depth articles can really help but engaging articles like yours leave an impact. Thanks for sharing!

    Sunny from Personal Mastery Quest - June 27, 2018

    Thank you Krati! Wishing you success

Darsh - June 28, 2018

I truely believe in law of attraction and one thing I want to do this year is to give my mother good quality of life who is suffering from both fourth stage cancer and depression. She is really negative in everything and I just want to know whether I can use law of attraction for her to get her happy life.

    Sunny from Personal Mastery Quest - June 28, 2018

    I understand that you want to use these teachings to affect your mother positively, however that is not possible by trying to deliberately make it work for her. The best you can do to help anyone is tending to yourself and making sure you are vibrationally aligned. That you stay positive and remain in the best state possible. You are of no help to her or anyone else while coming from a place of lack. When you are feeling bad for her, you are coming from a place of lack. So instead of doing that, realize the fact that she has her own guidance system within just likely everyone else, and that it is taking care of her and giving her strength. Rejoice in this fact and be your best self. Only then will you have anything beneficial to offer to your mother. My best wishes to you and your family. Sending love your way.

Kerri - July 4, 2018

As a physicist studying metaphysics, your comparison of the law of attraction to that of gravity or other physical laws really resonated with me. To imagine our world when we can understand and apply these practices, teach them to our children, and build our futures together with uniformity is a joyful thought. Thank you for your wisdom.

    Sunny from Personal Mastery Quest - July 4, 2018

    Thank you for that amazing comment. Absolutely, when humans finally come to know the power of the universal laws we will live much happier lives and finally begin to live up to our potential. Slowly but surely we are evolving and making our way there!

Lisa - July 27, 2018

Very beautiful article and thanks a lot .
Daily I noticed that our source is our true essence which we had lost to feel .
Once we are in that feeling ,love appears itself and fear fades itself .And also we can’t try to love or to kill our fear which come themselves when we are in our alignment…..
Thanks a lot Sunny ….

Maureen - September 18, 2018


I appreciate you taking the time to post about this topic. I’ve recently learned about the law of attraction and have noticed incredible changes in my life. I created a vision board and use a journal to write in positive thoughts and things I’m excited about in my day. I’ve also noticed 11:11, 4:44 and others similar numbers throughout the day. To my understanding it’s how the universe is telling you that you are on the right track. I’m grateful for people like you who educate us on better understanding this particular law. I’ve watched the movie The Secret, and every time a negative thought pops in my mind, I think of the genie saying “As You Wish” and immediately replace it with a positive thought.
I am looking forward to reading more of your posts. Please keep up the good work!

Rhiannon Day - October 11, 2018

What a brilliant read! There is SO much to be said for the difference between KNOWING the law of attraction and APPLYING what you know about it, as you said. And, manifestation is not a passive experience: it is CO-creation with the Universe, not just expecting it to hand everything to you on a silver platter. I love the way you’ve explained these points and I especially loved the way you compared LOA to the law of gravity. I thoroughly enjoyed this read, thank you for sharing.

Christabelle - December 20, 2018

I love this post I learned a lot….. by going through it…. I understand this as well…. but the resistance part that why negative things happen to me. When am so positive keeps me going to feel bad.

    Sunny from Personal Mastery Quest - December 20, 2018

    Thanks glad to hear! Being spiritual and positive doesn’t mean “negative” things won’t happen to you. It means that when they do happen, you will have the strength and courage to get through them and learn the lesson they’re trying to teach you. The only reason you feel bad is because you resist them. Allow them and embrace them and you won’t feel bad anymore. They will pass and allow the flow of positive events to come back.

R Jhansi rani - January 8, 2019

Hi, thanks for the post i always believe in LOA and succeed in many things before even knowing about LOA but now i have been married since 5 years ago but did not have a child yet. Me and my husband are trying hard but we couldnt succeed in it though we dont have any medical complications. How can i use LOA for my problem suggest some affirmation for this.
Thank you

    Sunny from Personal Mastery Quest - January 8, 2019

    No need for an affirmation. Simply imagine what your life will look and feel like once you have already had a child. Do this visualization everyday and start to believe in its reality while continuing trying to conceive.

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