I get a lot of questions emailed to me regarding different applications or aspects of the Law of Attraction. This one came up three times in the last week, so I figured it’s time to write a blog post about it and answer it in teensy weensy detail. The question is: “Can I use the Law of Attraction to win the lottery?”
The short answer
Yes. Yes you can. You can use the law of attraction to manifest anything you want. Period. No exceptions. Ever.
The long and much more detailed answer
So, why haven’t you won the lottery yet? You’ve wanted to for ages. You’ve wished for it, you’ve prayed about it, you stuck a lottery ticket to your vision board and fantasized about your Lamborghini and the Jacuzzi you’ll have when you hit the jackpot. If you really can use LOA to win a few million dollars, then why haven’t you?
Well, just because you have the ability to do something, doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily the easiest or even the best way. If you’re standing at the bottom of a high rise building wearing a jetpack, you could try to fly to the top. You’d probably crash a bunch of times, landing you in the hospital, but eventually, after much healing and practice and once you’re on solid foods again, you could make it. Or, you could just take the stairs. It might seem like more work at first (until you realize that flying a jet pack isn’t all that easy), and it’s definitely not nearly as glamorous, but you’ll get there in one piece and most likely well before you’ve figured out how to fly.
Here’s what it takes to win the lottery
In order to win the lottery using LOA (and really, you wouldn’t win it any other way. EVERYTHING that happens, happens because of the law of attraction. The only question is whether it happens deliberately or not), you have to line up several things:
You have to believe you can do it
You have to really, truly believe that you CAN and WILL win the lottery. Any thought such as “Only other people win”, “only old people or foreigners win”, or “It’s a long shot”, will sabotage your chances. You have to remove all contradictory beliefs and thoughts.
You have to drastically raise your money vibration
You have to line up with the frequency of increasing your wealth by that much money in one go. If you’re currently making $30.000 a year, then that’s where your vibration is at. You may want to earn and have more, but your physical reality is always a representation of your current vibration. So, in order to win the lottery, you’ll have to raise your vibration around money to the degree that it allows a few cool million to come into your life. That’s quite a quantum jump.
The reason why most lottery winners can’t hang on to their winnings
75% of all multi-million dollar lottery winners are broke within 5 years. This isn’t because most people that play the lottery are just horrible at managing money. It’s because they drastically raised their vibration around money for long enough to allow the millions to flow in. But there’s a reason why quantum jumps – drastic jumps in vibration – aren’t desirable: they’re nearly impossible to hold onto. So, when someone bumps their energy up by a few million dollars, they win, and then they begin to slide right back down to where they were before they hit the lottery. And as their vibration drops, so does their bank account balance.
So, even if you manage to raise your vibration enough to let in that much money at once, you’ll most likely fail to hold onto it, unless you can find a way to permanently raise your money vibration.
What’s your actual goal?
Do you want to win the lottery, or do you want to be rich? Because the two are not the same thing. You can win a couple of thousand dollars in the lottery. You’ll be a lottery winner, but is that what you had in mind? Or, you can win millions and then proceed to lose them all, leaving you more miserable than you were before. Is that what you wanted? I’m guessing not.
What you really want is probably more along the lines of a fantastic and easy lifestyle. You want financial security, the freedom to buy whatever you want, the ability to help others, etc. When you envision yourself having won the lottery, I’ll bet you never see yourself afraid of losing it all, worrying about how to invest and manage it and making lots of mistakes (nor should you really.) But unless you actually clean up your vibration, instead of achieving a temporary spike, those old fears will definitely come back to bite you in the ass.
The best way to permanently raise your money vibration
You’re not going to want to hear this, but I’m going to say it anyway. The best way to raise your vibration around any subject is gradually. Now, by gradually, I don’t mean that it has to necessarily take years, although it can. That’s really up to you.
How you do know where your current money vibration is? Look at your current income level and lifestyle. Where is your comfort level at? When you go to an expensive restaurant, do you bitch about the prices? Do you look at the price of clothing and think “I can’t afford that?” Do you envy people with nice cars or houses? Do you make derogatory statements about rich people? If you want to be one of the rich, you can’t hate the rich. Period.
You have to think and behave as though you have more money than you do. That doesn’t mean that you have to go out and spend money you don’t have. When you see something you like, just appreciate it, without looking at the price tag. A rich person wouldn’t care. Rich people don’t buy everything they see, either. They might like a car, but choose not to buy it at that moment. They might decide that they have enough cars, and that they don’t really need it at that moment. They might decide to keep shopping to see if there’s something even better out there. But at no time are they thinking “I can’t afford that.” The program they’re running is “I could buy that, but I choose not to right now.”
The more you’re able to get into the feeling of that thought, and the more comfortable you are around expensive things (they make you feel good and appreciative instead of resentful and poor), the higher your money vibration is. It’s much easier to do this little by little than all at once.
Why limit the Universe’s channels of distribution?
As you raise your financial vibration, the Universe will find a myriad of ways to bring you more moolah. You could get a raise, inherit a bit of cash, sell your novel, find a better job, have a fantastic business idea that becomes ever more profitable, etc. And you could possibly win the lottery.
If, however, you decide that your fortunes MUST come by winning the lottery, what you’re telling the Universe is: “No, I don’t want the raise that will give me $5.000 more a year. I want to win the lottery, thanks.” “Nope, not the $50.000 advance on my book, either. I’ll hold out for the lottery.” “Oh no, I don’t want my auntie Edna to give me $100.000. I’m waiting for the lottery.” You are actively blocking the Universe’s attempts to bring you more money, and limiting its channels of distribution to one. Now, that would actually work, providing that you don’t keep checking to see if you’ve won the lottery and then lamenting the fact that you didn’t. Every time you think “Why haven’t I won the lottery yet?!?!”, you’re actually pushing it away. Since it can take quite some time to change your vibration enough to let that kind of money in (as opposed to the smaller but gradually increasing amounts the Universe could’ve brought you in different ways), you’ll have to be very, very patient. And let’s face it, most of us aren’t.
You CAN manifest anything you want, but…
So yes, you can manifest truly anything you want, but some manifestations are definitely easier than others. Anything that feels like a huge deal, like it’s going to change your life in one fell swoop, is most likely a huge vibrational shift – a quantum jump. They’re incredibly difficult to achieve and nearly impossible to hold on to. It’s possible to make that kind of a shift, but improbable and not really desirable.
If you want to be a millionaire, focus on the lifestyle you want and then gradually change your beliefs and thoughts, while letting the Universe slowly and steadily change your physical reality to reflect those shifts. The chances are very good that using this approach, you’ll get to that million dollars much faster than if you keep concentrating on winning the lottery. Not because the Universe couldn’t deliver it to you immediately if you lined up your energy, but because you’re much more inclined to get in your own way. The larger the desire, the harder time you’ll have believing in its existence before it shows up in your physical reality. If you keep checking and seeing that it’s not there yet, if you keep focusing on its absence, you will keep sabotaging your manifestation.
Slow, steady and stable
Slow, steady and stable progress can lead to your desired result much faster than you might imagine. It might not be instantaneous, but what if your income doubled every six months? What if instead of a mansion, you moved into a bigger house every two years? Sure, a house full of servants would be nice, but how about starting with a cleaning lady first?
Increase your comfort level and your standard of living over time, and then, when you’ve got your millions, you’ll have no problem holding onto them.
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