Can I tell you a Secret?
About a year ago, I started reading a book called The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. And, I’m sure whoever has read that book, and is reading this post now, will say the same thing that I’m about to say…
It changed my life.
Essentially, the book speaks about the law of attraction, and the law says that like attracts like. What that means, is that positive thoughts attract positive energy — suffice it to say, that also means that negative thoughts attract negative energy.
I’m sure a lot of people stopped reading this article after that sentence. That’s fine. Most people refuse to believe in positive energy or ‘energy’ of any kind, for that matter. They say it’s pseudoscience or superstition. Fine, you continue to believe that, but hear me out anyway. If you don’t believe me you have nothing to lose, right?
Think about your thoughts as things. Your thoughts have frequencies, and as you think these thoughts, they are sent to the universe — and as the law of attraction predicts, everything that matches that frequency will be returned to it.
Using The Secret works in three steps:
Ask. Believe. Receive.
When you ask the universe what you want, you make it clear in your mind what you want; and by sending out that frequency, it will return to you. But, there is a catch. You have to believe that you will receive what you want, in fact, you should live as though you already have what you are seeking. The law of attraction will move people, events, and circumstances for you to receive what you are seeking.
Receiving involves, acting, thinking and speaking as though you have already achieved/ received what you have asked for.
Receiving involves feeling the way you will feel once your desire has manifested. Feeling good puts you in the frequency of what you want. According to The Secret, it takes no time for the universe to manifest what you want — it’s as easy to manifest one dollar as it is to manifest one million dollars.
Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself! Start with something small — like a cup of coffee, a parking spot, or whatever works for you. Powerfully intend to attract something small, and keep focussing on it. You will see The Secret work its magic and eventually you will receive what you have asked for.
As a small example — on my walk to work this morning, the gate to my building was still closed and I didn’t feel like walking around the building. So I said to myself, and the universe… that gate will open before I get there, that gate will open before I get there, that gate will open before I get there. And low and behold, the gate opened. And I was grateful for it.
That’s the second catch when it comes to The Secret…
You’ve gotta be thankful. Life, however miserable, can always be beautiful. It’s just up to you to look for that beauty. Gratitude is an extremely powerful process! By shifting your energy and brining more of what you want in your life, be grateful for what you already have, and you will attract more good thing to yourself.
Along with that gratitude, it’s important to give back to others. By giving back to the universe, you are first of all helping others have something to be grateful for, but more than that, when you are generous and feel good about sharing it, you are saying “I have plenty.” — The law of attraction then attracts plenty to you.
The Secret also teaches us about self-love and love for others. When you feel bad about yourself, you block the love and good feelings and attract more people and scenarios that make you feel bad about yourself. It’s like the oxygen masks on an aeroplane, you can’t help others before helping yourself. Similarly you can’t love and be loved by others if you don’t feel good about yourself. Treat yourself with love and respect, and you will attract more people who show you love and respect.
Believe in it’s teachings or not, you can’t deny the fact that The Secret enforces a positive way of life. By respecting yourself and others, being grateful for what you have, and believing that good will come your way — how could you not live a good and positive life?
Do yourself a favour and read the book (or watch the movie!), and allow it change your life the way it changed mine.