Which of these mistakes do you make with the Law of Attraction?

1. Thinking imagining what you want is enough.

2. Trying to attract a specific person.

3. Focusing on the material only.

4. Focusing on the spiritual only.

5. Working with affirmations only.

Truth is, there are many mistakes when it comes to using the Law of Attraction. It’s usually because most people don’t have a complete understanding of it. They saw the movie The Secret and thought they got it, when all they got was an introduction to it.

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So what’s the truth?

1. Imagining what you want is a great way to program your unconscious but it’s only a first step. You still have work to do. That’s where the Law of Right Action comes into play. Do something to assist the attraction of what you want. Rhonda Byrne created the movie The Secret with more than the Law of Attraction; she didn’t just sit and dream about it. She took action. (She’s taken more action recently, as her next book, The Power, will be out in August.)

2. Trying to attract a specific person is a violation of free will. Your task is to focus on the qualities you want in a person. Then let the Universe bring your match to you. After all, it has about seven billion people (!) to draw from. It’s an ego trip to think you have selected the right person for you, when you don’t know everyone in the pool.

3. Focusing on the material, in attracting new cars and more cash, is fine, as long as you know it’s a temp high and a mask for the real juice of life: the Divine. Don’t focus on the car, but on the feeling behind the car. That is Divine. spyker doors up4. Focusing on the spiritual or metaphysical often creates a nasty “spiritual ego” that judges everyone else as lacking and needing more meditation, spirituality, etc. It’s the worst ego of all. It gets mesmerized by the invisible and overlooks the visible; it judges the material as bad, not realizing that everything is spiritual.

5. Affirmations are one way to plant a new idea in your mind, but affirmations usually don’t go deep enough to create change. You need to get into the unconscious mind. To do that you may need deeper work, more clearing, or coaching.

Most people who try to use the Law of Attraction are basically wanting to click their heels together and have their intentions manifest before their eyes. While I believe in magic and miracles, I also know too many people self sabotage their own desires and deceive themselves; they trick themselves out of their own good.

The goal of life, as I’ve said many times, is to awaken.

One of the first steps is to awaken to the deeper aspects of the Law of Attraction.

Yes, you can most likely have whatever you can imagine, usually not by thinking about it alone, though, but by adding action, positive belief, and more.

I’ve covered this at length in recent books, and in recent audio programs, such as The Secret to Attracting Money. I’ll be doing it again in my new audio program, where I explain how to move from the Law of Attraction to the Law of Creation.

For now, yes, learn more about the Law of Attraction, but also be sure to actually use the Law of Right Action and do something. Life is a co-creation, which means it needs you to help attract the results you want.

Ao Akua,


PS —  As I mentioned above, Rhonda Byrne is still taking action. Her next book will be out in weeks. I haven’t seen it yet but the publisher ordered a first print run of two million copies. That’s staggering. Obviously, they expect it to do well. It’s called, The Power. And I’m sure Rhonda didn’t get it written or published by only thinking about it. She knows “the secret” alright, and it’s much more than just the Law of Attraction.

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  1. July 27, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Hi Joe,
    Thanks for such an important reminder. I love what you say about not focusing on just material or just spiritual – it does feel to me that diving into the full power of Life and Creativity is about embracing both.

    Much love to you, and thanks for all you do!


  2. July 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks Joe – important reminders for us all.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Olwen 🙂

  3. Boianna-Reply
    July 27, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Joe and everyone else,
    Thanks for that reminder – I come to your website everyday and its the most wonderful inspiration. It keeps me going and also focused on whatever I want to achieve. The most important thing is that sometimes desire and inspiration is not enough, the goal has to be supported by some sort of “everyday action” that goes with it to support your goal.

    Of course affirmations, change of beliefs and positive thinking is important but it has to be done on a daily basis along with the action that needs to be taken.

    Joe, thanks for those reminders and of course, I can’t wait for Rhonda’s next book to be out 🙂

  4. July 28, 2010 at 2:03 am

    Great article for the beginning of a new day. Thank you Dr. Vitale!

  5. July 28, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Thanks so much for telling the truth! It seems so many who promote the LOA want to tell people that you envision and then you receive. They never include work or action. It is nice to see someone tout the truth now and then!

  6. July 29, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    We all want to feel a connection with the power that is the Divine. When we let go of needing, then everything happens, while we are having fun acting!

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  8. August 9, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    You hit the nail on the head again, Joe. I sometimes think people believe “action” has to be hard… It doesn’t! You just have to begin walking in the right direction 😉 one step at a time. After you learn to walk, you can jog… then sprint!

  9. August 10, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    You made the law of attraction easy to understand Joe. I agree with you 100%. I also recommend using a dream board to put your feelings, needs & desires into action. This can really help inspire you to make your dreams into a reality.

  10. Laura-Reply
    August 13, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Thanks for this article. It’s really true. I saw the movie Beyond The Secret once and it was awesome. Does this movie go beyond the LOA? How about The Compass?

  11. Nina-Reply
    August 15, 2010 at 4:39 am

    You rock Joe, – you are so down to earth, and cool, and well, the world needs people with your attitude… 🙂

    Have a great day 🙂


  12. August 18, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Joe, I LOVE your work! You are the BEST! Thank you so much for sharing this article!
    Best wishes,

  13. Solomon-Reply
    September 6, 2010 at 3:33 am

    Mr. Fire u are my mentor anytime and i always use ur words as guide. Solomon

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