You envision the reality you want, as if it is in the now and even – or perhaps especially – be grateful for it! That’s creating from the God/Spirit level, the spark of God that you are. Yes, you start from lack (want) but you don’t move forward in lack. Many, many people have found this does make a difference in this material world… it’s not just wishful thinking. Also this process gives the feeling that what you want is achievable, desirable. You feel abundant, and like attracts like, a kind of magic. The Law of Attraction.
Of course “magic” is not really magic; if it happens then there must be science to explain it, albeit not the orthodox. Metaphysics is a super-set of physics, not its enemy. Perhaps Sheldrake’s theories of information fields are the closest – I perceive it more in the order of information/thought than about energy/vibration – it’s in the zero-point, the implicit encoding of the holographic universe. But then they are two sides of the same coin anyway, as in the case of gravity; whether potential or energy, either way it has a field of influence.
The implicit, hidden world is that of creative potential, of Spirit, outside of space and time; the real world is its explicit manifestation through creativity; and the mind is the intermediary, interpreting intuitions and drawing up plans of action. Therefore, I think for most of us the Law of Attraction works at the mental/spiritual level, not the physical.
Telepathic influences on others and their resulting actions cause events to occur and things to appear as if by magic or synchronicity. But it’s not really magic, it’s cause and effect. Spirit works on matter through mind and actions. Real action needs to be taken to manifest real things… there are such solid agreements cementing the physical: a lifetime’s conditioning and learning to play “the game of life.” It wouldn’t be much of a game if any of us could easily change the rules or alter the playing field! We have the potential of being games makers, and I believe we should rise to that, but when we play football that’s what we do.
Even if you discount the spiritual, I also think the Law of Attraction has a psychological basis. With the blocks removed about considering it’s OK to
be/do/have whatever, you can then more easily do what ever it takes to manifest it. It’s the Robert Fritz creating principle… a crystal clear vision inspires and energizes the path of least resistance to your goal. Your current abilities and having are irrelevant to you being able to start creating; that’s where you’re going and you now – with that empowering vision – have the energy to work through any barriers, and acquire any necessary skills and resources along the way.
That’s why the vision has to be genuine, specific and what you truly want, and any blocks and conflicting beliefs that you may hold need to be exposed and released. Otherwise wishes and prayers can be, in effect, the avoidance of a reality that one is unwilling to confront. But if it’s genuinely your vision, it will happen, and you won’t be able to stop yourself running around like a wild thing making it happen – since YOU are the most important channel of your creative power, just as much as the world around you.