by Pernille Madsen

Do you know what it means to be in alignment?

The first couple of years, that I studied and practiced the Law of Attraction, I didn’t!

I got stuck time and time again, when books, teachers, etc. said something like this:

In order to get what you want, you must first get into alignment with it

because I had absolutely no idea what they meant!

Today I do, and I thought it might be helpful to offer a description of it here on my blog.

What being in alignment means

Being in alignment first and foremost means feeling good.

It means that your thoughts and feelings are positive in relation to the thing/result you want to see manifest in your life. It means that you believe it’s possible, that you think of it with pleasure and that you look forward to it with enjoyment or excitement.

You are not in alignment when you think of what you want as impossible, too difficult, too expensive, out of reach or “not for me”.

Being in alignment also means that sure, you want it, but you are not attached to the outcome; you don’t feel that you need to have it, before you can feel good.

If you feel that you need something in order to feel good, you are not in alignment. Instead you are actually focused on the lack of it (not having it in your life). As long as you give your attention to lack, that is what you will get more of – that is how the Law of Attraction works!

The more you can feel now as you expect to feel when you get it, the more in alignment you are.

Here is a more structured way of describing what it means to be in alignment:


  • you feel good
  • you are looking forward to the manifestation of it without attachment or need
  • you enjoy imagining it
  • you expect to get it
  • you are not paying attention to it not being there yet
  • you feel as if it is already there


  • you don’t feel good
  • you are attached to the outcome
  • you need it in order to feel good
  • you give your attention to the absence of it
  • you are constantly looking for it
  • you wonder why it has not manifested yet
  • you wonder what you are doing wrong
clive lawler March 5, 2012 at 12:29 am

Thankyou – a concise, quick-flash reminder just now reading the above. Yo.

Pernille March 5, 2012 at 7:06 am

I’m glad you found it helpful, Clive :-)

Mimie June 28, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Many thanks Pernille.
Your explanation is easy to grasp and really helpful.
Now I know what is alignment, I just need to know how to get aligned :-) Any suggestions?

Pernille June 29, 2012 at 12:11 am

Mimie, thanks for your kind words!

Here are some suggestions for how to get aligned with a desire:

Think positive thoughts when you think about your desire
Talk about it in positive ways
Expect it to happen
Look forward to it happening
Visualise it
Imagine it
Fantasize about it
Act as if it has already happened

Jerrold September 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I find myself vacillating between the aligned and the non-aligned state………..is there a simple method/technique to promote the desired state?

Pernille Madsen September 30, 2012 at 1:26 am

Jerrold, I would say that it is all about using your imagination in different ways, imagining that what you are wanting has already manifested, using your favorite manifesting tool(s), acting as if, scripting, visualizing – whatever feels good to you while doing it. And doing it for as long and as often as feels good to you.

Nomfundo Vilakazi April 14, 2013 at 8:51 am

Thank you so much for this wonderful article. I have only just learnt about alignment and what it means when using the law of attraction a few days ago, and I can say my mood, my thoughts and my feelings have drastically changed for the better.
Been “practising” LOA for a few months and nothing that I wanted came to reality and I really thought about giving up and I started doubting this. But this Article and the one I read a few days ago, pointed out to me what I was doing wrong and that focusing and being stuck on the want stage was what diminished my changes of manifesting the things I want.
Thank you so much for this article now I’m really having fun when I’m doing my meditation, visualising and just living daily.

Thank you and God bless

udee June 3, 2013 at 4:52 pm

thank u…so much.its realy helpfull.thanks again.

walter October 14, 2013 at 4:49 pm

thank you so much this is helpful

Mehran November 18, 2013 at 7:06 pm

I am in the middle.I mean have some numbers of alignment and some of the not alognment.What should I do?


Solomon Ganesh January 18, 2014 at 5:33 am

Thanks ! good explanatiion. Now i understand it.

Michele February 10, 2014 at 5:48 am

Thank you so much . Like you now I know . Thank you again.. I have 2 questions for you , may be you could clear these for me too..
How to be able to see through your third eye and if possible detail visualization.. Thank you

more June 27, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really
long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.
Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say excellent blog!

Jess September 18, 2014 at 8:11 am

Thankyou for sharing the meaning :)

Narayan September 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Thanks Pernille for sharing the meaning of alignment. Hope it will help.

saurabhlove October 8, 2014 at 8:13 am

Thank you Pernille for a great post . Alignment is the key for success . Without alignment we are just forcing ourselves . Alignment makes us love what we are doing .

Karyn Kwek November 1, 2014 at 5:37 pm

LOA Yes I managed to get Small things I Wanted Practising In Only One Week what A Surprise !
Big Issues that have Bothered me Since 2009 Accident I am seeking
Guidence How to use LOA Laws of Attraction to get my Accident Settlement please kindly guide me a Simple Straight Forward Method ?

Pernille December 4, 2014 at 2:23 pm

In my experience the best way is to focus on the result you want, imagine that it has just happened and imagine that it feels very good.
It could be as simple as imagining that the case has just been settleted and that you are feeling very good about the result.

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