Glossary of LOA Phrases, Terms And Definitions


An acronym for the word Law of Attraction – often used by people who do not wish to type out the “long” sentence in all it’s glory!

Abraham Hicks

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The definition of action is the process or state of acting or being active. An action is something that is done and often refers to physical movement. I.e. taking action on something.


Apparent is a word that means easily seen, recognized, or understood. It may also be used to explain something seemingly authentic, but not actually so.


Appreciation means recognizing the value in something. When you appreciate something, you see it as being worth more than its surface value.

Art of Allowing

The term is sometimes used to refer to the Law of Attraction seminars developed and presented by Abraham-Hicks, as well as the ability to let life occur, receive, and allow one’s experiences without fighting them or trying to change them.


attraction is a force that pulls two objects together. It can be either positive or negative. Positive attraction is when two objects are drawn together and negative attraction is when two objects are pushed apart.


Autosuggestion is a self-improvement technique in which you use positive affirmations to convince yourself to think optimistically.


Beauty can be defined as a combination of qualities that pleases the aesthetic senses. It can be described as an appearance that is pleasing or attractive.

Body Memory

Body memory can be caused by a variety of factors, including physical trauma, emotional trauma, stress, and anxiety. It can also be caused by repetitive motions or behaviors.

Book of Positive Aspects (BOPA)

The term “Book of Positive Aspects” refers to an abbreviated phrase that means “book of positive aspects.” It is a way to find and/or compile lists of good qualities, by focusing on people’s and situations’ positive characteristics and recording them.


The “power,” or “punch,” of attraction energy that is available when you identify ‘what you DO want instead’ while feeling negative emotions is known as the bounce.

Cognitive Priming

Is a phenomenon in which people’s current mental state can affect their responses to subsequent stimuli. The idea is that our current thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can influence the way we process new information.

Cognitive reframing

Cognitive reframing is a technique for altering your perspective so that you may look at things from a more optimistic perspective. It can assist you in seeing issues in a more positive light, and it’s an important tool for changing how you think about anything.

Collective Consciousness

The definition of collective consciousness is the sharing of knowledge and ideas among a group. It is a type of social awareness that allows people to connect on a deeper level.


In the Teachings of LOA, contrast is a term that’s frequently used; it refers to everything we encounter in life, everything that happens to us, around us, and others, as well as all experiential information that enters our awareness. If you consider only the negative aspects or problems, it’s easy to make contrast a pejorative term, but in Law of Attraction terms, there is no such thing as good or bad; everything is just information that exists. Everything in life, from the major events to the small details, is a reflection of what has been attracted thus far, as an indication of where resistance may be found, and as a chance to fine-tune one’s thoughts on the issue. Contrast is supposed to assist us in recognizing the “obstacles” in our own thoughts by revealing the shadows of what has manifested, since all good all of the time is both impossible (and not what life is for!)


The definition of consciousness has been a matter of debate among scholars in the fields of philosophy, psychology, and cognitive science.


You can think of a defeat as a time when you didn’t win or succeed. If, for example, you come in last place in a contest, that’s an instance of being defeated by the other participants.

Deliberate Creation

The definition of deliberate Creation states that to create something, you must first conceive of it in your mind and then take action steps to make it a reality.


A demonstration is an act of presenting a product or idea to an audience for the purpose of persuading them to accept it.

Disc, High-Flying Disc

The disc lingo is a metaphor that Abraham has lately utilized to help people imagine the emotional scale’s levels of consciousness in a more tangible way.


The definition of distinction is “the quality or state of being different or unique.” This term is often used to describe someone who is notable or special in some way.


A common phrase in the Abraham-Hicks Art of Allowing seminars is “to go with the flow,” to accept an idea, concept, or situation, or to obtain some comfort from negative thoughts on a particular issue.


Signs, evidence, or indicators that what you want is beginning to materialize all around you. It’s a metaphor for how ships used to travel across oceans, when they would be out at sea for months at a time and could tell that they were approaching land long before they saw it.


The term “eagerness” refers to a person’s interest and enthusiasm for something, or their eagerness for it.


The definition of Embodiment in regards to achieving your goals is to take action and physically do something to work towards what it is you want.


The Eucharist is a central part of Christian worship and is considered to be one of the most important sacraments.


To grow in size, extend in scope, increase in volume, or add to in amount. In other words, it means to get bigger; to become larger in area or size; to widen.


The definition of grateful is to be aware of or express appreciation for something done or received. You recognize the good things in your life when you are grateful.


The grid is a tool that can be used to help manifest desires. It’s the most similar to the Vortex, and it’s a technique for seeing how ideas’ energetic vibration becomes a material reality.

Holding Back

When you hold yourself back, you’re not being fully authentic. You might be censoring your thoughts and feelings out of fear of what others will think or because you’re afraid of conflict.


In advance, make affirmative statements of what you DO want to have, be, do, experience, or would like to have happen. To be intentional implies having a positively focused concept, strategy, or aim in mind, as well as visualizing yourself achieving it.

Intense joy

Is a feeling of great happiness that is very strong and sudden. It is usually caused by something good happening, such as winning a prize or hearing good news.


The incarnation is a belief that the divine was made manifest in human form. In Christian theology, the term “fully human and fully divine” is primarily used to refer to the belief that Jesus Christ was both.


To create a mental image of something that isn’t accessible via the senses is what the term “imagining” means.


Latent refers to something that is not yet apparent or visible. It may be hidden, but it has the potential to become real or manifest under the right conditions.

Laying New Pipes:

Some lingo from an Abraham-Hicks analogy about subterranean pipes that were clogged with roots. So, rather than trying to clean the existing pipes, it was more sensible and cost-effective to “install new pipes”. You are always seeking for a new way to improve your life. So, it is best to focus on creating positive new beliefs and adopting good habits of thought rather than attempting to “get to the bottom” of painful issues/problems.


The vast majority of people only use a tiny fraction of their potential, whether it’s in terms of intelligence, creativity, or physical ability.

Low-hanging Fruit:

Something that is easy to achieve. That is why there are several alternatives for you to feel good about yourself and concentrate on things that you like/do not have any negative connotations with in the Law of Attraction.


The definition of magic is seemingly impossible or inexplicable and often considered supernatural.


Magnetism is the ability to attract or repel things based on your thoughts and emotions. In simpler terms, magnetism is a force that can either attract or repel objects.


The definition of a manifester is someone who manifests or shows something. In other words, a manifester is someone who makes something happen or makes it visible.

Meditation Psychology

Meditation is a practice in which an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity.

Micro Habits

A micro habit is a very small, specific action that you take on a regular basis that leads to a larger desired goal.

Mind’s Eye

The mind’s eye is a concept used to describe the ability of the mind to visualize things. It is often used in relation to the ability to remember things or to imagine future events


In LoA jargon, the intensity is the accumulation of energy, which is also known as intensity. The amount, direction, speed, and quantity of thoughts, feelings/emotions, vibrations are all examples of rises in any subject you have strong emotions/opinions about that resist slowing down.

Neural Pathways

Neurons are the cells that send signals throughout the body via neural pathways. These messages enable us to think, feel, and move.

New Age

A new age is a term used to describe spiritual or nonscientific activities such as meditation, astrology, alternative medicine, and people who are involved in them.

Raise your vibration

Your thoughts and emotions create and raise your vibration which you can raise or lower depending on what’s going well for the person who has just walked through your door.

The key here is balance – find that happy medium where everything feels great but isn’t over-the top, like they’re trying too hard!

Self actualization

Self-actualization is defined as the process of achieving one’s full potential. It is often described as the highest level of human development.


Feeling angry, dissatisfied, irritable, unpleasant, and crotchety are all symptoms of a bad mood. Occasionally, you feel out of sync with the Universe as a result of attractively attracting more of the same.


Something that is Palpable may be readily felt or tapped. Palpable is also used to describe a sensation that can’t be contained or expressed.


To intentionally divert your attention away from an undesirable experience or circumstance and concentrate on thinking about what you would prefer instead (or onto a totally different subject.) To immediately concentrate your attention on something enjoyable rather than what is currently taking place.

Point of Attraction

The point of attraction is a place in consciousness where we come into perfect alignment with our desires. It is the experience of complete and utter bliss.


Polarity is the state of having two opposite principles. This means there are two conflicting forces present.


In theological usage, Providence usually refers to God’s preservation and direction of all things in the universe.

Rampage of Appreciation

This is an unusual, yet popular, Law of Attraction phrase…. It means to continuously speak or write for a lengthy period of time, expressing love, pleasure, appreciation, gratitude, and enjoyment for individuals, things, or events in your life.


The definition of reflection in your thinking is the process of thinking about and learning from past experiences. It is a way of looking back at what has happened and thinking about what has been learned from it.


Resistance in the Law of attraction is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the act or power of resisting, opposing, or withstanding.”


The word “soul” has been defined in a variety of ways throughout history, but one constant theme ties together all of these descriptions: the soul is regarded as the person’s essence. It defines us as individuals and endures after we are gone.

Source/Source Energy

Source Energy is a term that’s sometimes used interchangeably with God, The Universe, Higher Power, Divine, Absolute Being, Creator, Spirit, and even the Vortex in the Abraham teachings.


Struggle is also defined as striving to break through obstacles blocking your way in order to achieve freedom.


The supernatural is defined as “something that goes beyond the laws of nature.” It can also be defined as “something that cannot be explained by natural causes.”


Thankfulness is defined as the feeling of being happy about something. It can also be defined as “The quality of being thankful.” or “Showing appreciation for kindness.”


“Thanks” or“Thank you” is a word used as an expression of gratitude for a gift, service, or favor.


Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the blessings of the past year and to express hope for the future.


The term theophany refers to how God manifests himself to humanity in a variety of ways.


Transformation can be a positive or negative experience depending on the individual. Transformation is often associated with change, development, and growth.


The feeling of being overwhelmed by a preponderance of negative emotions and struggling to cope with life is referred to as overwhelm. It’s a metaphor for “paddling against the current” and not “going with the flow” while working too hard at something (figuratively speaking.) When you’re mad or upset, it’s known in Abraham Hicks circles as “goin’ upstream.”

Valve/Open Valve:

A phrase often seen in the Law of Attraction/Sara book series, by Esther Hicks. To keep one’s valve open is to maintain an open-hearted attitude and move peaceful, constructive ideas in sync with the perpetual stream of pure good energy that surrounds us at all times. It’s a metaphor for a water tap, or a hose, which is always linked to the water source but can only deliver water when the valve is set to the open position. To have an open valve is to be thinking, speaking, or acting with the energy of praise, approval, admiration, and good intentions.


The quality, frequency, or tenor of the emotional energy that is released into the Universe when you think about anything, speak about it, or act on it.

Vibrational Alignment

Vibrational alignment means to be in sync is to think ideas that naturally lead to a feeling of peace, love, happiness, contentment, calmness, or excitement.

Vibrational Escrow

Everything that you have been asking for exists in your non-physical form. Your vibrational escrow is the “place” where all of your dreams are stored.

Vibrational Match

The law of attraction is all about matching our vibrational frequency to what we desire. In order for us to attract what we want into our lives.


The definition of vision is to have a clear vision for your life. This means to know what you want, and where you want to be in the future.


To be in the Vortex, or to enter it, is to be in a completely positive condition; comparable to being “in the flow,” “in the groove,” or simply very satisfied, blissful, peaceful, or supremely calm.


The language of the Law of Attraction says that well-being is the source of all that exists. This includes peace, contentment, ease, joy, love, health, and vitality. Life should feel this way!


Feeling emotionally off-kilter, insecure, and unsteady. It also refers to a transitional zone between a new desire and absolute knowingness or certitude that it is already made and on its way to you, even if it hasn’t yet materialized in physical form. To feel the wobble is to be vibrating somewhere in the middle of the Emotional Scale (boredom, irritation, annoyance, worry, doubt) and is an indication that you should find another source of inspiration.


The Law of Attraction contains a growing set of definitions for many of the words, phrases frequently used in the Law of Attraction community.

Many definitions come from the teachings of Abraham.

The glossary and terms that you’re reading right now are based on YOUR questions, ideas about what YOU would want to understand about LOA!

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Unfortunately, the phrase “Law of Attraction” has become so widespread and misinterpreted that many people mistakenly believe it’s simply about attracting and creating “things” and “money”

However, the Law of Attraction is much more than simply attraction and “like attracts like.”

  • It’s a philosophy
  • A metaphysical axiom
  • A belief system
  • A movement

To many people’s surprise – one of the most difficult words in the English language.

It is based on the concept that everything—from all matter, all thought forms, and all physical and non-physical energies, people, events, things, ideas—is a part of ONE SUPPLY.

Vibrations of comparable energy and thinking frequencies are drawn to one another, accumulating around people’s thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs that are receptive to them (whether or not they want it).

The Law of Attraction also states that LIFE is supposed to be FUN! To be enjoyed.

Connecting with the positively-oriented and loving vibration of Source Energy is the most efficient approach to experience your goals.

For a more in-depth explanation, see the “What Is The Law of Attraction” page for further information.