How to Put the “Believe” in “Ask, Believe, Receive!”

Ask, believe, receive.  It’s the Law of Attraction motto, and it’s very simple.  We are all GREAT at asking, and we are usually pretty clear on what it is we want.  Receiving is a no brainer, because it simply comes as a result of believing.  It is the believing part that trips most people up.

Believing can be hard, because we have to believe in the unseen in order to get what we want.  For example, maybe you want to manifest a great new relationship.  You haven’t yet manifested it, you haven’t seen it with your own eyes, yet in order to get it you must believe it is yours!

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This is challenging because for so many years, we have been taught that seeing is believing (“I’ll believe it when I see it!”).  However, this lesson contradicts the way the Law of Attraction works.  In order to receive (and see!), we must believe first.

So how does one start to believe in the unseen? 

Rather than trying to have faith that a great relationship will simply drop into your lap, I’ve found it’s easier (and more effective) to find proof that the process of attraction is working. Just like we’ve learned our trustworthy friend or relative will come through for us when we ask for a favor, we can also start to believe the Law of Attraction will come through for us, no matter what we are asking for.

Here are a few tips I have outlined to help you gain faith in the process, so you can start to believe any of your goals and dreams can come true.  My strongest recommendation is that you use these strategies frequently.  The more you “see” evidence of the Law of Attraction at work, the easier it will become for you to believe in its ability to bring you the unseen.

1. Keep a running tab of all of the “big” things you have manifested in your life. 

For example, I would write down 2 beautiful children, a loving husband, a nice home, awesome friends, my growing blog and business, and every other significant thing I’ve intentionally set out to achieve that has come my way.   

In a journal, write down all of the big manifestations you’ve been blessed with throughout your life, adding to it as you achieve more of your big dreams.  Review the list periodically to remind yourself of all of the wonderful things you have already attracted!

2. Set time aside some time on Sunday to review any smaller manifestations you’ve had that week.

At the end of the week, before you start up again on Monday, take a few minutes to think about all of the  smaller, conscious manifestations you attracted the week before.  For example, this past week I have manifested a couple of great parking spots, a few new connections to help me grow my website, and a fun night out with my family on Friday.

What are the things you were looking and asking for this past week that came your way?

3. Acknowledge all of the crazy “instant manifestations.”

Do you ever think about your mom, and then she immediately calls or texts you?  Have you even been thinking about a word or phrase, and then someone said it or you heard it on television? 

These are both examples of your thoughts transforming into things, quickly and easily.  They are also known as “instant manifestations.”  Instead of brushing these events off as coincidence, when they happen, make a note of it, and tell the universe “thank you!” for giving you more evidence to help you believe in the process.

4. Look for evidence of the Law of Attraction at work with friends, relatives and acquaintances. 

This one is one of my favorites, because it allows me to receive evidence of the Law of Attraction in a more objective, non-personal way.  When you are looking to gain more belief in the process, think about the people you know and how their thoughts and actions have created their realities.

We’ve all met someone who talks about illness all of the time, and therefore constantly gets sick. We’ve all seen the friend who hates her job and therefore typically attracts rude coworkers, mean bosses and extra work.  We probably even know a guy who says he’s got good luck at the casino and therefore wins pretty much every time he goes there.

Run through the roster of people you know and look for evidence of how the Law of Attraction is working for them and bringing them the things they believe they will get.  

Developing faith in the “ask, believe, receive” formula just requires a little bit of reflection and willingness to look for it.  We tend to like to see before we believe, so each of these strategies can provide you with evidence in the process, which can then help you find the belief you need to draw your goals and dreams into your life.

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Instead of having to believe in something that hasn’t yet arrived, you can believe that the Law of Attraction works-because you’ve seen it!  This can help you evolve to the point where you know you can ask the universe for the things you want, and then actually believe they will come to you.

Do you have any other processes that help you “believe?” Comment below and let me know!

XO, Andrea (Law of Attraction Educator)

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  • Josh
    Posted May 10, 2015 2:49 am 0Likes

    Letting go definitely helps. Realising that your life (now – without that thing you are trying to manifest) is awesome, and not really caring when it happens. No one (including the universe) likes desperation. This helps you reach a higher vibration because you are practising gratitude and you are you leaving your faith with the universe.

  • Josh
    Posted May 10, 2015 2:49 am 0Likes

    Letting go definitely helps. Realising that your life (now – without that thing you are trying to manifest) is awesome, and not really caring when it happens. No one (including the universe) likes desperation. This helps you reach a higher vibration because you are practising gratitude and you are you leaving your faith with the universe!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted May 11, 2015 8:30 am 0Likes

    Yes, Josh-I totally agree! Letting go is SO important to the process 🙂 -Andrea

  • writeous
    Posted June 21, 2015 12:36 am 0Likes

    “Bless and praise” as much as possible, as often as possible, just as I AM blessing and praising you Andrea, Raise Your Vibration Today, and ALL involved, infinitely/eternally, NOW.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted June 21, 2015 12:49 pm 0Likes

    Thank you, Writeous! Yes…I agree with this strategy. Thank you for your kind words! -Andrea

  • Anonymous
    Posted July 29, 2015 12:33 am 0Likes

    Another wonderful article from Andrea!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted July 29, 2015 7:20 am 0Likes

    Thank you, Anonymous! 🙂

  • Shehbaz
    Posted January 25, 2016 3:31 pm 0Likes

    Hello Mam,
    I am a firm beliver of Secret & I know it always works.
    However i find it difficult to Feel It & Belive It Completely.
    What should I do ???
    Please give me some Different or Unique advice about how should I feel & belive it completely…
    Thanks in Advance.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted January 26, 2016 10:18 am 0Likes

    Hi Shehbaz

    Thanks for your interest. If you’d like to join my newsletter, I send out lots of free LOA info, including a ebook when you sign up. Here is the link to join!

    All the best,

    Andrea 🙂

  • msac93
    Posted December 27, 2016 10:22 pm 0Likes

    Definitely going to utilize this advice for 2017!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 28, 2016 3:43 pm 0Likes

    Excellent-enjoy! <3

  • anneleen
    Posted December 29, 2016 2:13 am 0Likes

    does it also works for the people of your family…like you would like to attract positive outcomes for them …their happiness, studies..? or , is it only for yourself?

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 29, 2016 9:22 am 0Likes

    Hi Anneleen! The way I see it, there are infinite versions of all people, and the ones we meet up with are the ones we align with.

    To align with the “best” version of a person (by your definition) it helps see that person as their highest self, rather than as someone who needs to be fixed. When we focus on what’s wrong with a person, we automatically attract a version of that person with that “wrongness.”

    See your family members as strong, capable and loving, and they will reflect that inner knowing back to you <3

  • Jay
    Posted June 12, 2017 5:29 pm 0Likes


    I am using ‘Ask, believe and receive’ because there is a woman I have fallen in love with and I want to be in a full relationship with her, to be around her more and her children. She means a lot to me and I want to send out the positive vibes that this will grow in real love. Do you think that could happen for me?

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted June 12, 2017 6:08 pm 0Likes

    It most certainly could Jay. If you would like to check out this free video series I created on love attraction here is the first video for your perusal. XO

  • Jay
    Posted June 13, 2017 4:29 am 0Likes

    Thank you for the videos, I have watched them…I think I need to watch them a few more times to full understand it. I find it difficult thinking about all the good thoughts regarding her because my mind always runs on something completely different. I want to have more empowered beliefs regarding her.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted June 13, 2017 12:19 pm 0Likes

    Thanks for the feedback Jay, and yes sometimes a few views can help!

  • Anonymous
    Posted December 25, 2017 10:13 am 0Likes

    Interesting … thanks !!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 25, 2017 12:45 pm 0Likes

    Thanks Anonymous!

  • Kathleen
    Posted April 11, 2018 10:17 pm 0Likes

    I do believe and I’ve been askin and receiving a lot lately. Can I ask for for my bother and sister in laws to be spared the suffering of their mom who is ill. I also love the videos and enjoy everything your doing thank you so much.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted April 12, 2018 10:42 am 0Likes

    Hi Kathleen, good question. You may find this video useful:

  • Azar Aftimos
    Posted May 23, 2018 11:07 pm 0Likes

    Thank you Andrea very much for sharing your experience and knowledge. Thanks for the love, peace, and joy that you keep spreading. I wish you all the best.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted May 24, 2018 2:53 pm 0Likes

    Thanks for your kind words Azar, much appreciated!

  • Bethany Flowers
    Posted August 13, 2019 6:52 pm 0Likes

    Thank you so much 🙏🏼 Always looking for those synchronicities!!! Have you heard of Jake Ducey? I’ve been reading your stuff and it seems like you two could collaborate or something! Check him out!

  • Chioma
    Posted May 5, 2020 11:47 pm 0Likes

    I have been struggling financially for over a year now, I really want to practice the law of attraction and manifest a whole lot of money in my life. Thank you for writing this blog I hope to come back here to share my good news.

  • ramon
    Posted September 3, 2020 10:39 pm 0Likes

    Isaiah 65:24 “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” (KJV)
    Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (KJV)
    For 30 days, focus your attention on these two verses with your thoughts. When you wake up in the middle of the night bombard your lips with it. During the day write it down a few times in the tablet of your heart. Consider the definition of ob·ses·sion: an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind. Yes, Make the two verses your obsession and you would have achieved getting God’s attention!

  • ramon
    Posted September 3, 2020 11:21 pm 0Likes

    This is my real story on Mark 11:24 NIV. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. At the age of 22, I was a young American Soldier stationed at a Marine base in Okinawa Japan. I worked at an Air Field and used to take long walks with Jesus in prayer to make it to my Barracks. One day, I found myself alone in my 2 room barracks listening to a Christian Radio Station on the topic of Mark 11:24 the subject was so interesting that I found myself talking to myself, asking God how can I believe that “I have already received?” I became so obsessed with this idea, that I said OK, God, I am going to put you to the test! I believe right now that I already have 68 Dollars! Right now I have it and it is mine! Now show it to me! For a moment I was reflecting on the testimony that the Radio Speaker had presented and I said to myself:

  • ramon
    Posted September 3, 2020 11:22 pm 0Likes

    “If God did it for him he can do it for me!” Now I did not really need 68 Dollars, I just wanted to see God’s power in action! Then suddenly, I heard an inner voice tell me open the door and go downstairs!
    The voice was so profound inside of me that I went downstairs to the outside of the building. As I walked down I am thinking “what is happening to me”? Gazing towards the floor I see Money, Money, Money, on the floor and I start grabbing it as the wind starts to blow it away! In all, I grabbed the money and started looking around to see if there was anybody looking for it. Then I ran to my room and in utter desperation I started to count it. A total of 74 dollars! I said to myself, ” It is mine!”, ” It is mine!” from now on, the promises of God, are all mine! That was the day that Isaiah 65:24 was written in my heart!

  • Lucy
    Posted September 17, 2020 5:26 pm 0Likes

    When you ask God for something the belief comes by him showing you, by letting you see what he sees or the Holy Spirit that’s the reality that’s the faith, that’s the acting, and if its right and the motives are right, and he knows if its going to be good for you, not selfish, or a greedy motive, then you will know. He knows your heart. That’s it

  • Lucy
    Posted February 19, 2021 11:41 am 0Likes

    So God is not just a genie, snap your fingers and he gives you what you want, and if you get what you want like that, it’s not from him sorry .
    Good luck !

  • Artie whitefox
    Posted September 22, 2021 6:21 pm 0Likes

    People know where whatever is on the earth. People make whatever. Look on the web. You will find whatever. God’s image is making whatever from what God made who is unseen. A person who talks like Jesus will have the Unseen Father talking through them. You don’t want a fallen being talking through you. We can only see in two dimensions. What is in the third dimension, on the earth will not be seen, but still exists on this sinful earth. Faith waits for what is not seen by anyone.

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