Points Of Attraction

mountain nail cone

Things That Are Pointy

Seems like there are a lot of pokey things in the world to see. There are mountains, and bins full of nails at the hardware store and the ends of the pointy ice cream cones when you bite them off and let the melted ice cream drip down sweet and cool onto your tongue.

And some of the pointy things you really don’t want to be touching. Stuff like the spines on the cactuses, and the wires that come out of your tires when you get a flat on the highway and acupuncture needles when you are the one getting all of them stuck into you.

But there are some particular pointed things that are good for us, that make us feel good and that bring benefit into our lives. Like, the sun. That is often pictured as a circle with point of light coming out from it, much like the symbol we use here for A Life of Light.

a life of light

A Life of Light

Very benign points of light, not overly sharp, not going to hurt you in any way and all in all pretty healthy for you in normal amounts. (We can save the discussion on over-tanning for another day).

Points Of Attraction

And points that are good for us appear in a number of ways. There are points of light and points of discussion and most importantly to the way we live our lives, points of attraction. These points of attraction are symbolic for the entire law of attraction. They symbolize exactly how the process works. And how it works in a way that makes sense in our world.

How Does This Work?

Lots of time, you read things about the Law of Attraction and you wonder to yourself how any of what you are reading is going to make any sense in your life. You read about affirmations and vision boards and gratitude journals and while you are reading about these things you are wondering to yourself if any of these ideas really make any sense and if they really work.

The thing about most of those ideas is that they do make sense, but only if you understand the background behind them. Many times, a particular teacher will find a specific technique that works fabulously for them, but when they try to teach the technique to other people, it kind of falls short of success. Not because there is anything wrong with the technique, but because it works in a particular way for one particular person. And then the assumption gets made somewhere along the way that that one way must work for everyone in the same particular manner.

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We’re All Different


But that kind of thought rarely bears much fruit. The techniques do work, but eventually, if you want to experience success with them, you must adapt them to your own way of thinking and your own way of taking action. Then they work just fine. Maybe you like a specific style of picture on your vision board that is radically different from the ones that are on the vision board of the person you learned from. No problem, it’s still a vision board and the process will work if you like hand drawn images and the other person likes photographs.

The idea of the vision board still works. And it works a whole lot better when you use the style of images that you prefer rather than copying the style of the teacher.

So what does this have to do with points? Specifically points of attraction. Good question.

Points of attraction that you use when you are working with the Law of Attraction are specific to you. Certain things will attract you and you will attract certain things to you. The results seem radically different, but the process is the same and here is how it works.

Let’s use the thought of gratitude for thinking about this analogy because that is a pretty universal type of thought that lots of people want more of in their life. The idea that feeling more gratitude creates more opportunities for things to show up in your life to be grateful for.

point of attraction

Point of Attraction

And let’s think about your life as a big ball. You think a thought of gratitude and instantly a point of attraction appears. Next, a beam of energy shoots out from the pointiest part of the point and sends gratitude energy out into the universe. The Universe, being a place where like attracts like, instantly sends back a beam of gratitude energy to you. Could be this energy manifests itself as a pleasant feeling, could be a cool new car, could be somebody gives you a  quarter so you can get your snack out of the vending machine at work. But whatever the Universe’s response is, it shows up as a point of gratitude.

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2 Points!

Right beside the point you started with. So now there are 2 points that you can use to send more gratitude energy out into the Universe. And you know that since you sent out 2 beams of gratitude energy, you are going to get back 2 more.

Then you have 4 points of attraction from which to send gratitude energy into the Universe. And of course, this means that 4 come back.

8 points

More, More, More Points !!

And then 8 go out and 8 more come back and then 16 and then 32 and on and on and on, until your entire life is filled in an exponential manner with points of attraction of gratitude. And because this works in an exponential manner, the more gratitude you create in your life, the more opportunities you have to express even more gratitude.

It’s a wonderful idea. And it works. Sure, the details of each person’s dream might be a bit different, but the idea that you can create a life full of whatever you want by using the exponential power of the Law Of Attraction is the same no matter what your actual personal dream is.

Dream on, friend. The Law of Attraction is waiting to double, redouble, and re-redouble your desires, over and over again. All day, every day, just for you. :-)

75 Comments on “Points Of Attraction”

  1. Yorinda

    Hi Michael,

    you are making some great points here about the ‘points of the law of attraction’.
    I agree gratitude has a very positive effect. When we appreciate what we already have it generates a good feeling and raises our vibration, opening us up to more good feeling things.

    Thank you for sharing this inspirational post.
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    1. Michael

      Hi Yorinda.

      It is true – Gratitude has an extremely positive effect on everything we do in our lives. We spend most of our time thinking anyway, I figure we might as well think things that make us feel good and change our lives in ways we enjoy. :-)

  2. William Earl Amis Jr III

    I live by attraction most of my life. I understand that visualization and mastering it makes it work. Most over look as you state, the power of attraction in our daily lives.

    When we are young without giving much thought to why things favor us when our desires leads everything we accomplish. Knowing that there are no limitations only in our minds. We make thinks happen easier then, than now.

    Just vision with boards and other visual items. Just think your next day before you go to sleep. Feel yourself going through each step of this new great day on it’s way. Then you will attract the exact actions without having any doubts. Let your imagination loose as when you were young. Who says its bad to live in a dream world. We are the people that inspire others and accomplish things thought impossible.

    Mike, your a great visionary in our industry. I love the positive empowering article you have blessed us with today. I look forward to many more visits. Thank you for inspiring all of us.

    1. Michael

      Hi William,

      Thank you for your very kind words. You are right, we do build our lives from the thoughts we think on a daily basis and lots of times we do forget how simple it was when we were young. I am still not sure why, but it happens to so many people that they begin to doubt their power, when they really do have so much of it. Then they begin to attract things into their lives that they don’t really want. And by doing so become even more convinced that they have no power. Blecch.

      But by doing some visualizing and creating on purpose it doesn’t take long before they begin to see real authentic changes in their lives – that they like – and they start to enjoy their lives again. Thank you again for your kind comments. I hope your day is going wonderfully.

      1. William Earl Amis, Jr. III

        Mike, your on point and so many people are surrounded by the negative things that have them doubt themselves. This is why it is hard for many to realize their uniqueness. They will need much passionate support from real people like yourself.

        Hey,one must face the truth of change is going to happen weather you want it or not. If you do not want to continue doing the same things that make you feel worthless and confused. Then you have always had the power to change it.

        Thanks Mike for your insight and empowering subject. Your truely one of our great coahces in this industry and one I am blesesed to know. Looking forward for more on this subject. You can never run out of quality information when you speak from a passionate heart as you have proven to have.
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        1. Michael

          Hi William,

          Thank you very much for your kindness. :-) Change is going to happen in our lives, and we can use those changes to feel wonderful or worthless, as we choose. I truly appreciate the time you have taken to write here, I hope your day is going wonderfully today.

  3. Patricia Gozlan

    The law of attraction works when we know how to let go of old beliefs and patternsm the ones that are hidden and that are the root of repeated negative results we are constantly manifesting.
    It is so rewarding to know as you say that the universe is there ready to give us more and more and more.
    The only thing we need to do is clear ourselves and focus on what we have rather on what we don’t yet.
    the results are immediate indeed, you are so right!
    Thanks for this interesting post and nice images!

    1. Michael

      That is so true Patricia, the law of Attraction does bring u what we want instead of what we are afraid we are going to be stuck with, when we learn to let go of those old patterns. And clearing ourselves is a great way to open up the doors of our minds and our hearts to let in more of our true desires. Thank you for your kind words and for commenting on the images. :-)

  4. Rick Lelchuk


    The Law of Attraction is a facstinating subject and so very misunderstood. You’ve captured it well.

    When we focus our Attention on our Intentions we begin to attract like thoughts. Like you say, we have no control over how the Universe is going to respond or in what time frame. So, we keep putting our attention on those points of yours with no expectations and the Law will work. Patience must be our mantra and giving before receiving our watch word.

    Thanks for getting us thinking!

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    1. Michael

      Hi Rick,

      Thank you for your kind comments. You are right, we do have control over ourselves and what we think. And by adding more attention to what we are already thinking about, we increase its power in our lives. IT sounds so simple when I am sitting here writing it, I guess maybe because it is a simple process, but kind of mysterious at the same time, kind of like trying to explain why a seed grows into a plant that has fruit and even more seeds. A simple process and almost magical at the same time. :-)

  5. Beth Hewitt

    Love it Love it Love,

    Michael, I really enjoyed your post. I love your writing style and your humor and your images and creativity. It is a wonderful thought to think that what we give out we will receive back unto us.

    I once remember maybe about 2 years ago trying to explain how this worked to a friend of mine, who actually thought I had gone crazy. Bless her, I know she believed in me but I did feel like I should be carted off to the funny farm.

    Looking forward to reading more.

    Beth :)
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    1. Michael

      Thank you, Beth for your very kind words. They really mean a lot to me. I have so much fun writing the Weekend Editions, they are some of the high points of my week. The daily messages from ALOL are some of the high points of my days. Life is excellent. :-)

  6. Kostas

    Hi Michael,
    You really explained the true essence of the law of attraction and gratitude
    especially with the use of points and how every point of attraction of gratitude you send comes back to you and in that way your entire life is filled in an exponential manner with points of attraction of gratitude, thanks for sharing…
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    1. Michael

      Hi Kostas,

      Thank you for your kind words. It’s kind of funny, how sometimes I will hear something over and over again in a variety of ways, and then one particular way opens up my understanding somehow. I love that when it happens. And I really like the idea that attraction is exponential in nature. :-)

  7. Brian Lagoni

    I’ve never heard this metaphor of Point of Attraction before… I LIKE IT A LOT

    The picture with the ball made med think of how lightning strikes… You have to put out something that attracts this kind of energy a “Point of Attraction”. The more points you have the more likely it is the the universe send a boost of energy your way.

    Thanks this metaphor really helped me
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    1. Michael

      Hi Bryan,

      Thank you very much for your kindness. :-) That is very cool that you were thinking about attracting lightning (in a good way) when you saw the picture. That is a great way to think about energy in the Universe. I like that idea a lot. thank you for sharing it.

  8. Stevie @ Depression After Breakup

    What your write about the principles of the laws of attraction and the concept that the universe is there to give is very much an idea that has been talked about by the kabbalists of old. The Universe (The Creator) is the bestower (of love and life) and we (The creatures) are the receivers of that gift. What we do about it, and how we climb back towards the creator is very much up to us.
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    1. Michael

      Hi Stevie,

      I haven’t studied much about the Kabbalah. I have read a bit here and there, but not studied it’s teachings. I do believe that the Universe is there to give and it is up to us to do our part to receive. That idea sounds like it lines up pretty well together. Thank you for sharing that, I would like to find out more about the Kabbalah, do you have a recommendation for studying?

    1. Michael

      Hi Jacob,

      It is quite amazing how well this idea works. The more gratitude thoughts we send out (or any kind of thoughts, actually) the more we get back opportunities to think and feel the exact same thing.

  9. Laura Morris

    Hi Michael,

    I love this blog! It’s like getting a boost of sunshine every time I come here! You are so right about points of attraction. They absolutely do multiply exponentially, according to how we are feeling! Our positive vibrations are just like magnets. We all know they can work in the other direction as well.
    Larry and I are big on Dream boards and have had great success attracting some pretty amazing things into our lives with them, including a dream home, a new car, checks in the mail, health, time with our grandchildren, and even our family moving back to Utah! If you put what you want on the board..COUNT on it happening!!! I love it.
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    1. Michael

      Hi Laura,

      THANK YOU. :-) Sunshine is beautiful. Dream boards can be amazing devices for attracting what we are focused on. Like powering up the magnetic attraction with rocket boosters.

    1. Michael

      You are absolutely right, the Law of Attraction is powerful almost beyond comprehension. And it is so simple to put into practice. I think that’s what makes it so stunning.

    1. Michael

      Hi Joyce,

      Thank you for your kind words. I have had my share of acupuncture visits and they have worked wonders for me. I think that is fabulous that you have chosen that practice to help people.

  10. Steve Nicholas

    Great post, Michael! I must admit that I tend to see the Law of Attraction more as a metaphor, but you are so right that we have to determine whether or not things work for us in a certain way. I know, looking at myself, as many times as I have heard people say, “Use the present tense to describe your situation,” as much as they say that your subconscious buys into it, my conscious does not, and I end up catching myself and saying, “No, I’m not a millionaire.” That’s why for me, “I choose” works far better than “I am.” If I thought that it had to work a certain way, I’d certainly be shooting myself in the foot.
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    1. Michael

      Hi Steve, thank you, especially for taking the time to post two comments. :-) I used to think a lot about that time idea, and beat myself up because it was so obvious that my reality was far from where I was. blecchh. Then I grew to accept the idea that the only time that really counts is right now and the feeling that I have right now is determining my day. I really like the idea of choice, and I write about it a lot in various ways here and in the daily messages, I think that is very cool that saying “I choose” works for you. :-)

  11. alicia@yboggle

    The law of attraction is so powerful. I believe as you mentioned that expressing gratitude opens avenues of positive situations in our lives. It re-enforces and reminds me about being mindful of my thoughts. I have a habit of reviewing my day just before going to sleep and assess what I have done according to my standards and what could I have done better. Thanks, your encouragement has been so great!
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    1. Michael

      Hi Alicia

      Thank you for your kind words. :-) I believe that gratitude is a powerful force in the Universe, and the more we send out gratitude, the more opportunities we get back for wonderful things to be grateful for. Your idea of a day’s end review makes sense; I do something similar just before going to sleep. I review my day and give myself praise for the good things I have done during the day. Then do some visualizing for the next day for what wonderful things I want to have then. It works great.

  12. Dr. Erica Goodstone

    For me, it seems to be all about the gratitude, and as you describe it “the points of gratitude.” When we are grateful for what we already have, and we share what we can with others, the universe responds to our sense of abundance with greater abundance. The law is simple. The practice of it, although simple is not easy. It is much easier to get caught up in feeling “I don’t have enough” of whatever it is we don’t seem to have at the moment that we want to have.


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    1. Michael

      Thank you Dr Erica. Gratitude is a pretty simple concept that I think many if not most people grow up with. Somehow though, often the world seems to be out to catch us with the “not enough to go around” vibration, but I think it just seems that way because there are so many of those messages for us to see. I think the Universe is infinitely abundant and when I see it that way, it is quite amazing how full of gratitude I feel. :-)

  13. Carla McNeil, Social Media Manager

    Great Points! :-)

    I like your point about the different types of pictures on my vision board. I have had a few things there for a couple of years and they are still only pictures on the vision board. Will have to look at changing a few things out! thanks for the different perspective.

    1. Michael

      Thank you Carla. :-) Vision boards are very personal expressions of ourselves; the first couple of times I made one, I couldn’t figure out why it just didn’t resonate with me when I got done creating the first round of images. When I gave it some thought, I realized that I had modeled the look of he example I had bee using, even though it was quite clearly explained when I went back that it was to my highest good to make my own board. But when I figured out that making one in a way that suited me would work the best, that is when they really took off for me.

  14. Steve Vernon

    Talk about compounding interest! I love it. This really lays it out so simply and reminds us that we don’t have to jump right in trying to understand the Law of Attraction in its entirety. We just take it one step at a time, then 2, the 4, then 8, then . . .

    Thanks Michael! I love it!
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    1. Michael

      Thank you Steve, for your very kind words. Compound interest is one of those ideas that works in a lot of areas. I like the idea of it working in gratitude because it is so light and fills our hearts. then just when we think we can’t possible fill them any further, they expand and there is plenty more room for more wonderful things. :-)

  15. Nile

    It takes a person to become humble and understand that you have to be positive, open minded and be grateful for what you have before you deal with others. People can see how you exude positive qualities and want to interact. As you give, you will eventually receive that good karma.
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    1. Michael

      Gratitude is one of those ideas that simply works. It works well and it’s simple to understand. Be thankful for what we have and be open. We can all see inside other people anyway, even if sometimes we don’t think so, and we are drawn to people with light hearts. :-)

  16. Julieanne van Zyl

    Hi Michael, I’ve read and listened to lots and lots of material on LOA, but I’ve never read it described as you have, with all the exponential points going out to the universe.

    I love the way you describe it like that! I used to wonder how so many LOA teachers did so well, until I saw that some people just don’t “get it” when they hear it from some, and then suddenly, they “get it” straight away when they hear it from another teacher.

    My favorite teachers are Abraham Hicks, but there are lots of things they explain that don’t work for me. Over the last year I’ve been listening a lot to John Assaraf which is helping me tremendously!

    Looking forward to your next post Michael, this was great!

    Regards from Julieanne
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    1. Michael

      H i Julieanne,

      Thank you for your very kind words. I have listened to Abraham-hicks quite a bit too. Some things they say go right into my “instant understanding’ pile and some kind of bounce off. You are absolutely right about hearing the same idea from different people and then one day it just kind of clicks into place. I think sometimes it’s that I just needed to hear it one more time and sometimes I just needed to hear it on a particular way. But i know for sure that I am glad there are lots of teachers with great ideas.

    1. Michael

      Hi Edyta,

      Gratitude is one of the most powerful forces in the Universe. You are so right about how good it is for us. Its one of those things that the more we give it, the more we get back. And all in a good way that works for the best for everyone.

  17. Willena Flewelling

    I love this post, Michael! Just READING it has raised my energy level a few notches and filled my heart with gratitude for blessings I often take for granted. It’s so true, we get more of what we focus on. If I don’t like what’s happening in my life right now, well–the ball is in MY court! How empowering to know that!

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    1. Michael

      Hi Willena,

      Thank you for your very kind words. :-) Gratitude is one of those emotions that just fills us up and when we might think a little bit that we can’t be grateful any more, that nothing else will fit into our gratitude tanks; everything just kind of shifts and we see our lives filled with even more thing to be grateful for. And everything fits. :-)

  18. Donna Merrill

    Thank you Michael for explaining so well how the Law of Attraction works. I like the way you gave the points imagery. It makes people understand it better. I have been practicing it for a long long time. I find that the process of cleansing old belief systems work and then going on to one visualization at a time.
    Being grateful opens the door to the energy because it does raise the vibration. I also like “the points of gratitude” you mention. It is important for us to “see” what the universe brings in, like you said a good feeling to a new car! Being grateful for whatever it brings raises your vibration.
    Excellent way to show people the how to’s by your “points”
    Donna Merrill
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    1. Michael

      Hi Donna, that process does work wonders in our hearts. Take out the old stuck stuff first and then add new much more delightful things. And gratitude makes everything ever so much easier than any other way to live. :-)

  19. Raena Lynn

    Hi Michael,

    This is a very inspirational post! I really enjoyed it and your explanation of the Law of Attraction made it so much easier to understand. I like your writing style. What I am learning is I have to go beyond my environment and live the vision I have for abundance by positive thoughts and belief in the Law of Attraction.

    Our thoughts are so powerful and many comments were made about how we can get stuck when we focus on “what we don’t have” or “we don’t have enough.” By understanding the “Points of Attraction” you demonstrate the exponential growth of using gratitude as an example. I believe there is a possibility that the exponential growth points can never come into existence. We have a choice. We can create, then feed and nurture the positive points and experience their growth. Or…we can also choose to keep them from becoming points at all! They can be reversed by repeated negative, scarcity thoughts. I know what I choose and it is exciting to graphically see the possibilities!

    When my girls were younger, all three of us created a vision board. We divided the boards into most of the same categories, but each board was completely different and unique. “The process will work if you like hand drawn images and the other person likes photographs.” That is so true. Years later, it was amazing how many of the pictures became reality for all of us!

    I was enlightened by reading your article. Thanks! Looking forward to your next post!

    Raena Lynn
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    1. Michael

      Hi Raena,

      Thank you for your kind words, you are so right, our thoughts are incredible powerful. So powerful that they can make enormous changes in our lives. That kind of energy is how our lives truly are, miracles of creative thought and experience. We create everything in our lives by our choices; it just makes sense to choose things that make us feel good instead of ugly inside. That is very cool that you made vision boards with your children. Powerful thoughts for children teaching them how life really is. :-)

  20. Clint Butler

    I have been learning the law of attraction lately and I love the concept. More importantly I love the focus and ability to control more around me through the application of the law. Thanks for this great post.

    1. Michael

      It is quite an amazing thing when the Law of Attraction becomes a natural part of how you consciously think.

      It kind of goes through a sequence. When we are kids, we know this at an unconscious level and we know for certain this is how the world works. then we learn about other things and unlearn the simple process of using our thoughts to create our world. Then we unlearn the belief in outside forces being in charge of our lives and relearn the Law Of Attraction. A very awesome way to live. 😀

  21. Jeffrey Sooey

    Great Post! Showing gratitude and being thankful for what we have creates a positive feeling all around us and like you have said can double and triple when we share this with others. I love what you said about “the more gratitude you create in your life, the more opportunities you have to express even more gratitude” This truly shows that being grateful for the things we have can result in more positive outcomes for us. Let us let go of all the negative feelings we have and concentrate on the more positive things and let us share this with others too.

    1. Michael

      Thank you Jeffrey, for your kindness. It is so true that the more we are grateful for all the things in our lives, the more opportunities show up in mysterious and magical ways to bring us even more opportunities. Living in gratitude is a wonderful way to live and feeling that way allows us to more easily let go of the negative stuff we tend to hold onto.

      Concentrating on the positive and sharing this with others will change our world and the worlds of everyone we meet. :-)

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  23. Lila

    I really admire the hard work you put into your blog and detailed information you provide. It’s good to come across a blog
    every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed material. Great read! :-)

  24. Jennifer

    Have you ever thought about publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based upon on the same subjects you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would appreciate your work. Please let me know if you might be interested in doing that.

  25. Melanie

    Just want to say your article is as astounding. I really have never thought about attraction like this before. Thank you.

  26. Sun lee

    I thought it was very enlightening. And I appreciate you finding the time and energy to write this post so I could understand.

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