Updated: Jan 16


When many people use the Law of Attraction, they decide what they want, ask the universe for it, and wait- patiently at first and then not so patiently, for their desire to manifest. They eventually decide the law doesn’t work because they didn’t receive what they asked for. It’s not

that the law doesn’t work. The problem is in the waiting.


How you feel while you’re waiting is key to receiving what you want. If the Law of Attraction says that you attract things that are energetically similar to what you are experiencing, it makes sense to inspect how you are feeling while you’re waiting. If you’re feeling depressed or anxious, you will attract more circumstances to feel depressed and anxious about. Obviously, you’re probably not trying to attract something that makes you feel that way so don’t spend your wait-time feeling like that.

That may sound ridiculous because you might think you feel the way you do because you don’t have what you want but isn’t it possible you don’t have what you want because you feel the way you do?


One way you can feel good while you’re waiting is to find an activity that gives you a sense of Flow. If you’re unfamiliar with Flow, that’s ok. Most people have never heard of it but it is a valuable tool in not only feeling great, but manifesting the things you want. According to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow is “the mental state of operation in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement and success in the process of activity.” In layman’s terms, it’s when you are doing something that you enjoy so much that you lose track of time and are highly focused on that activity. Many people find the state of Flow by taking part in physical activity or doing something creative.

Think about that. What is something you do that makes you smile, gives you a sense of accomplishment, or that you look forward to so much when you know you’re going to do it, that you can hardly focus on anything else? It’s most likely something you feel you are great at.

For me, it’s writing. I don’t have to be blogging or working on my book. I can get the feeling of Flow from something as simple as journaling. I love writing so much, I often get carried away when writing text messages. Thankfully, my friends and family still read my messages- even when they are super long!


Now that you know what it is that give you a sense of Flow, you can use this tool while you’re waiting for your desires to manifest. By being “in the Flow”, you are letting the universe know you want to feel good. You already told the universe what you want, you’re showing it how you want to feel, and you’ve made the waiting more bearable by doing something you enjoy. You don’t have to spend hours every day taking part in the activity- just enough time, daily, to raise your spirits and your vibration so you can attract great things into your life.

Thanks for reading!



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