Many times we think the law of attraction and manifestation to be the same thing.
The concepts are so similar that they are both seems interchangeable.
But the difference between understanding the two can make or break your efforts in achieving what you want.
What is the Difference between Law of Attraction and Manifestation?
Law of Attraction is when you have already manifested the qualities, whether it is something you desire or not, and is attracting the results.
You are a magnetic being drawn toward something or repel against something else.
When you become what you want in life, the law works in your favor by drawing those circumstances to you.
Manifestation is when you want to bring the qualities so that it comes in your life whether it is attracting or propelling you forward what you want.
What many don’t know is that manifestation is the actual approach, Law of Attraction is the effect.
The cause is always within, the effect is what you are aware of at the moment.
Law of Attraction:
- Like attracts like
Coming from the old occult law (Law of Coalesce), this really means “like thoughts attract like thoughts.”
When you are using the Law of Attraction and think about a giant elephant in your doorstep, it doesn’t mean that a giant elephant will appear on your front door.
But it does mean that there will be a person who believes that you can have a giant elephant on your doorstep or you can create a community of people who believes in giant elephants on your doorstep.
You can attract your thoughts to other like-minded thinkers. And you can attract your thoughts to the right focus.
The things you talk about you bring about.
This is why those who always talk about illnesses have the most illnesses and those whose words are of prosperity are prosperous.
- Absolute Belief
The stronger your certainty, the stronger you will attract.
- Deals with Law of Polarity
But the stronger your certainty, the stronger there is for someone out there who will hate what you do or believes in the opposite of what you want to bring about.
This is results of polarity.
For there is no light without darkness.
If you managed to get enemies, then you are doing something right because you stand for something.
And if you don’t stand for something, then you’ll fall for anything.
- Visualization as the end goal
Seeing your reality come to life is the end goal of Law of Attraction.
- The Universe gives you what you put out
The Universe is a feedback system to what you are vibrating on a day-to-day basis.
If something in your life doesn’t go according to your desires, do not think of it as something wrong with you or something wrong with what you are vibrating.
It will fairly be a waste of mental energy to think about this.
Just be aware of your desires as you observe your reality.
- To Bring forth
Manifestation does not attract, it brings out. For example, manifesting confidence or manifesting a house.
Because you are coming from the place of non-creation to create your reality, you need to let go all beliefs in the moment of manifestation.
- From above to below and Inner to outer
You can bring forth from within to the self or you can bring forth from within to reality.
But always realize that all manifestation is from within.
- Visualization as part of an on-going process
Depending on what kind of manifestation you are going for, visualization is not necessary.
Visualization is used as a way to communicate to the Universe.
- What you put out to the Universe
For the Law of Attraction to give you feedback, you need to put something out to the Universe.
That something is your energy.
You can either make a one-time manifestation with a lot of energy and focus or you can manifest little energy but frequently and consistently.
It’s like paying an energetic bank.
You can pay the entire upfront fee or you can have a monthly payment system.
How do I know whether the Law of Attraction Works or Manifestation Works?
Manifestation deals with the self and by paying attention to what you are vibrating and what you are focusing, you will know what you are manifesting
For example, you feel happy and free. This means you manifested love aura.
If you want to know what you are attracting, you have to discern what is going on in your observation of your world.
Here is an exercise (only do this if you are a beginner):
1. Take the angry attitude for a whole day and see what happens.
2. Take on the world with love in your heart for a day and see what happens.
3. Take an indifference approach, indifferent to everything, and observe your world around you.
If you are naturally gifted or have a creative mind, then experiment carefully.
A good rule of thumb is to take action.
Action is the only measurement to know where you are in your manifestation.
And action will tell you whether you truly believe in your desires or whether you are believing only on the surface.
To cause the ripple in the physical reality is to move with the physical body in alignment with your whole self.
Now anyone can sit on their sofa and believe what they think about.
But if you go out and then face a challenge and start running away, then you were never ready to take on that desire.
The Universe has a funny way of testing us.
If we don’t believe we deserve our desire, the more tests we will get.
Many times when we manifest or use the law of attraction, we want the desires but simultaneously feel we don’t deserve it.
Because if you believe you deserved it, there should be no doubt. And these doubts are largely unconscious, deep within our minds.
That is why Action is necessary.
The Big Difference…
Simply put, manifestation is creation and law of attraction is the result of your creation.
Manifestation is the act of creation. Law of Attraction is the creation in Action.