The Law of Increase is a simple concept. Of course, as with many things, the Law of Increase may be simple, but it is not always easy. Although we may understand it intellectuality, it may take some time be able to “get” it at a deeper level; in other words, for it to go from our heads to our hearts.
The Law of Increase could just as easily be called the law of praise or gratitude. Praise is the action and increase is the result. This is a law, like the other 11 Forgotten Laws, that is a principle based on the predictable consequences of an act or condition. Just like the law of gravity that predicts when we throw something in the air it will come down, the Law of Increase states that what we give attention to will increase.
If we give attention to what we don’t want, that will increase. If we give attention to what we do want, that will increase. And when we give positive attention in the form of praise or gratitude, the Law of Increase is given added power.
This works with money, plants, children, or anything in our lives. When we see and praise what good we see in our relationships, like with our spouses for instance, those things we appreciate grow. Everybody likes to be appreciated and when we acknowledge that appreciation, people respond positively.
Although some people still think it’s crazy, it’s been shown that talking to plants makes them grow or increase. It is the praise that causes the Law of Increase to activate.
This is different from the Law of Attraction. With the Law of Attraction we see and trust our good, what we desire, as already supplied to us in the realm of energy. The Law of Increase concerns seeing what we already have in the physical realm and focusing on that positively with praise. Learning to see past the negative and focus on the positive is a skill.
In order to have the Law of Increase set in motion we have to learn to see and appreciate. Living in a world which focuses on bad news, scarcity and fear, it can be a challenge to learn to see and appreciate what is right in front of our noses. But to utilize the real power of the Law of Increase, we also need to learn to praise those things we have that are not exactly the way we wish they were.
For instance, if we have a small amount of money in our bank account, how many of us have learned to praise and appreciate what we have rather than complain about how little we have.
The trick of appreciating what we have while at the same time using the power of our thoughts to attract seems impossible, but it’s not. Once we have learned how to integrate all of the Laws of the Universe in the 11 Forgotten Laws, this seeming paradox comes quite easily.
The Law of Increase shows us that whatever we can see in the realm of the physical and focus on increases. Learning to actually see and appreciate the good of what we already have is not always easy at first but it is worth it. With the application of the Law of Increase our success in using the Law of Attraction is sped up.