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Law of Attraction – Keeping Focused on What You Wish to Manifest


How is the good old Law of Attraction (LOA to those who are well-versed in this principle) working for you personally? Are you manifesting at least some of those magnificent desires that bloom in the wellspring of your inner thoughts and dreams?

When I get a bit off-track myself, my daughter (who is in her late twenties) admonishes me, “The Secret, Mom — use The Secret thinking.” Which of course refers to the movie that ignited the general public’s interest in this amazing universal law. Though I happily engage in LOA thinking often, it is certainly not 100% or anywhere near that much. My daughter can be very wise beyond her years at times and she professes that LOA thinking has enriched her own life dramatically.

It can enrich anyone’s life if you are ready to release limiting beliefs and embrace this powerful form of positive thinking.

Those times when you can sit in a meditation — or a peaceful state of anticipation — and realistically conjure up those visions of what you genuinely want to appear in your life need to happen frequently in order to bring the required attention to what you wish to create.

However, the first big step is to DECIDE what you do wish to create, and you must get profoundly clear on this. Being indecisive or wishy-washy (that is an old term, but fits here) is not going to move you in the right direction. You have to be specific in what you want.

Some of the well-known motivational teachers state that you must be extremely specific. For instance, if you want financial abundance, you should not just request “Show me the money” or “Bring me great riches.” Instead, say “I intend to manifest $10,000.00 by next month” or “next week,” whatever time frame you relate to.

But personally, I find that when I sit with an open heart and mind, and embrace the richness and abundance of the Universe, that abundance does seem to magnetically flow in. For me personally, this involves working with very powerful affirmations. And I find that though I am not always specific, I am quite clear on the emotions that I am feeling as I embrace the joyful sensations of what it would be like to already have what I am wishing for.

But the key is to really believe — and be in that state of receptiveness. You may need to experiment and find what feels right for you. Maybe that classic “vision board” resonates, where you paste up photos of what you are intending to attract. Or watching short inspirational videos that make you feel a rush of exhilaration and eagerness for what you are intending to manifest. Or just going within, and taking ten minutes to meditate on your wishes and goals. Try to capture very realistic mind pictures of what your manifested dreams will look like.

Part of this LOA equation is being able to focus. This means brushing aside distractions and really concentrating. Placing all your energy into the envisioning. And it means taking time every day to call forth that which you yearn to bring into your life experience.

And I do firmly believe it works.

For I find that when I have been lax with LOA thinking, my days become more stressful, less optimistic and I feel somehow diverted from my life path. So consistent thinking and making time to envision are essential.

However if you merely sit around and imagine all day, there is no guarantee that anything much will happen. You DO need to back it up with some real ACTION steps. But begin with the clear vision of your goal, and define exactly what you want and where you wish to go with it. Know you must take inspired action, but also know that if your heart is in it, you don’t have to do ALL the calculating about how to make it happen. Trust that if it aligns with your overall highest good, then the wise Universe will figure out exactly how to bring forth your desire in a way that is uniquely amazing and fulfilling for you.


  • I use my senses and inner guidance to clearly envision that which I wish to manifest.
  • I am receptive to all the good, joy, and abundance that flows from a loving, supportive Universe.
  • Each day, I awake with clear, optimistic intentions and take inspired action steps toward these goals.



  1. Sarah says:

    Hi Sheryl, thank you for this post. This is something that I do believe, but I need to remind myself to get back on track sometimes!! Best wishes and thanks for all you do, and all your positive energy.

    • Sheryl Schlameuss Berger says:

      Sarah – Thank you for taking the time to write here and for your kind words. And obviously you are an “LOA Believer” — we all have to make that effort to focus, but when we do, amazing things happen!

  2. susan says:

    When I am dedicated to my wish the law of attraction seems to happen. I can’t always visualize what I want but when I have the true feeling of what I want it seems to work. Sometimes I’m amazed to find that when I had just a passing thought of my wish it manifests on its own – like it’s been pre-programmed. It can take as little as a second. Also find that certain ingrained beliefs keep desires from manifesting. Working on ungrading those thoughts!

    • Sheryl Schlameuss Berger says:

      Susan – I appreciate your sharing your views on the Law of Attraction. Yes, sometimes a passing thought, if it is clear and genuine enough, will manifest into reality. So we do need to pay attention and make sure the thought is a good one 🙂 I also like your term “upgrading thoughts” to relies limiting beliefs and embrace more positive ones!

  3. Pat says:

    Hi there,
    Funny how things do work out…this is just what I needed to read at this point in time. Hope you have a Very Happy Birthday and that you are doing well!!! Give me a ring if you get a chance to chat.

    • Sheryl Schlameuss Berger says:

      Pat – thanks for writing a comment here – it’s great to hear from you… Glad my post is timely. Also, thank you for your good wishes and it would be nice to catch up!