The Law of Attraction: Are You Overthinking It?

The Law of Attraction: Are You Overthinking It?

Many of us have heard that with the Law of Attraction our thoughts become things.  As a result, we often believe we need to start thinking more thoughts about the things we want. However, overthinking can actually push our dreams away from us.  Here’s why:

Overthinking lowers your vibration.

Have you ever noticed that when you think deeply about something you don’t have you tend to get frustrated, annoyed or upset about it?   Like when you try to understand why someone doesn’t like you, or when you try to figure out how to find something you’ve lost.

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For example, let’s say you really want to manifest a million dollars, but right now money is tight.   When you start to think hard about manifesting a million dollars with the Law of Attraction, your brain may start to fire off thoughts that spiral into a negative place like this:

“I want a million dollars.”

“I want to be a millionaire.”

“How am I supposed to get a million dollars?”

“How long will this take?”

“Are these thoughts working?”

“What am I supposed to be thinking right now?”

“Am I doing this right?!”

“Ugh! This will never work!”

This kind of train of thought is problematic because in order to get the things we want, we must be in a high vibrational, high emotional state.  We only manifest the things we want when we have good feeling thoughts.

The type of thinking above does not feel good, and therefore it will not help us manifest a million dollars.

This is why overthinking is a dream killer.

So, how do you attract what you want (without overthinking)? 

The answer is simple.  Instead of focusing on your thoughts, focus on your feelings. 

While it is true that the Law of Attraction is responding to your thoughts, it is how the thoughts feel that is the true indicator of what you are attracting.

With the Law of Attraction, the universe is responding to (and matching) your vibrational energy.  When you are happy and uplifted, the universe delivers more things that make you happy and uplift you.  When you are frustrated and upset, the universe pushes the things you want away from you to match your frustration.

By making it your goal to feel good as often as possible, the universe will start to deliver things to you that make you feel good.  All kinds of things!

Good feelings attract the right thoughts.

When you feel good, not only will the universe start delivering good things to you, but it will also start to bring you good feeling thoughts about all kinds of subjects.  This includes good feeling thoughts about the million dollars.

You may have noticed when you feel good, you tend to be more optimistic.  This is why people often try to butter you up before they ask you for a favor or give you bad news.  Being in a good mood helps you think more positively about everything!

The moral of the story is this: you don’t have to try to find the right thoughts about the things you want.  If you have the right feelings, the right thoughts will come to you naturally.

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So, instead of narrowing the focus of your thoughts into one specific area (like a million dollars) and consequently getting your vibration all out of whack, change your approach.  Make it your goal to feel good, and let the thoughts fall into place on their own.

One last note…

Does this mean you can’t ever think about manifesting a million dollars?  Absolutely not!  It simply means that when you try to think about the million dollars without feeling good first, you are putting the cart before the horse.

Be happy first.  That’s the way to everything you want, including the million dollars.

When you are in a good emotional state, the thoughts you need to think in order to manifest the things you want will come to you effortlessly.  It’s really that simple.

So, the only thing you really need to do, at any given point in time, is ask yourself “do I feel good right now?”

If you feel good, keep doing what you’re doing.  If you feel bad or even just “so-so,” move on to something else that makes you feel better.

That’s it!

Let me know your “thoughts”  on this below in the comments! 🙂

Happy Manifesting,


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About the Author: Andrea Schulman is a former high school psychology teacher and mother of two who specializes in Law of Attraction education.  She’s passionate about yoga, technology and spiritual living.

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  1.' Trutherism says:

    Please like my page if you can handle the truth.

  2.' Michelle Swift says:

    Once you get into that negative mindset it sucks you in like a vortex and it is very difficult to escape, causing a terrible domino effect. And that is what I’m dealing with right now. I’m in a spiritual funk.

    •' Debra Spencer says:

      Now that you recognize what is happening I encourage you to look up and after that fall on your knees and pray. It will get better. I promise. Trouble does not last always. Keep the faith. STAND on God’s promises. Wishing you the best. . .

    •' Vladimir Iliev says:

      The fastest way to get out of the vortex is to ask yourself constructive questions and for best results write them down.Question – answer.This works for me.Notice every feeling that your thought is producing, and slowly start to change your way of thinking.It’s very difficult process, for me to speak, but the more I know the way that I’m thinking and feeling, the better the aproach for every situation .

    •' Michelle Swift says:

      I try, I try to bring peace of mind into my life. I just feel like when I finally stand up I just get knocked right back down. Every day is unpredictable, I’m either up or I’m down. Things have been very hard lately especially as an empath. But I will try day in and day out to finally spread my wings and fly again. I will start praying. Thank you so much kind stranger, your words give me strength. The storm will pass, I know for a fact. Love and light to you. ❤????

    •' Michelle Swift says:

      And thank you Vladimir, I appreciate your advice. 🙂 I will try your method, anything helps. Hopefully a breakthrough happens and I am out of this vortex soon and back to my normal free spirited self. Namaste. ?

    •' Debra Spencer says:

      Remember that the trying of your faith worketh patience. Satan reads the scriptures too. He goes to church. In all things through prayer and supplication know that God is with you. Satan doesn’t want you to know that. Read The book of Job. Read about Joseph in Genesis. Both will help you understand better. No need to thank me. God placed Vladimir and myself in your path today to help you. It will be okay.

    •' Michelle Swift says:

      I am grateful for your guidance, both of you. ? Good to know there are other kind, loving people out there like this. In the end I will come out of this all stronger than before. Bless. ✨

    •' Petter Olesen says:

      Might I suggest Michelle S. to do a little detox and a fasting to get Your energy back and to regenerate Your immune system 🙂 Debra stop speaking about Satan, at least use his proper name if you want to spin this around Your religion, I know you mean well but come on, please.

    •' Michelle Swift says:

      I’ve heard about fasting and detox, and I will try it if I can kick the habit of eating due to boredom or sadness heh. But it seems pointless to detox when I’m going to be putting junk back into my system, surrounded by GMO and processed foods, no money for organics. And I don’t mind it really, I understood from her view point even though my belief system is different, I like to learn a little something from all religions. Let it be. 🙂 And thank you for the advice.

    •' Petter Olesen says:

      I hear you, but it’s never pointless to regenerate your immune system, only takes a couple of days 🙂 At least try to boost your energy with vitamin C, 2-3 grams a day will do wonders also 🙂

    •' Michelle Swift says:

      Ah, I understand. 🙂 Well I will try it out, I really need some vitamin C anyways, I think I’m lacking. Thank you.

  3.' John Patrick Forte says:

    We only manifest the things we want when we have good feeling thoughts.

  4.' Mark Taylor says:

    I guess that is my problem over thinking it

  5.' Michael Sawyer says:

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  6.' Simone Lambly Mamo says:

    Cant always have what we “want” in the reAl world.. im the real world we get whats deserved and hopefully whats needed!

  7.' Swati Kumar says:

    Saumya Kumar Ikeda Soumya Tejasbs Sandhya Kumar Shailendra Kumar

  8.' Zena Galvan says:

    Thank you.

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  10.' Kat Lopez says:

    get to know the hermetic principals. Get good ground work in.

  11.' Christine Senz says:

    Yes, raising our vibration, living in the moment, being grateful for what we have, are powerful ways to manifest. Thinking keeps us in our heads and only serves to reflect what we do not have. The conscious mind can’t do it.

  12.' Nicole Almengor says:

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