Friday, October 5, 2007
You may have heard about it on Oprah or at the dentist's. Indeed, "The Secret," a best-selling self-help book and DVD, is out. As author and producer Rhonda Byrne says herself, the "secret"--that we create our reality with our thoughts--is nothing new. But it's not easy to digest that every person, thing, and experience in your life is there because, unconsciously or not, you brought it there. Yet using that knowledge to create a dream life is where the juicy fun begins.
1. Clear Your Mind
Find a place in your home to designate as your "intention space," suggests author Lynne McTaggart in her book about the law of attraction (LOA), "The Intention Experiment." You might want to set up an altar, or set plants nearby. Even when you're not here, you can summon this spot for future intention-setting. Then sit, quietly, comfortably, and breathe. Meditate for five to 10 minutes, writes Taggart, to help your brain slip into a relaxed, receptive state.
2. Decide What You Want
You need to get clear about what you actually want, or, say LOA experts, you'll attract mixed results. In their book, "The Law of Attraction," Esther and Jerry Hicks say that the thought "I don't know what I want" is really just the psyche's way of saying "I'm afraid of what I want." So get clear and dream big. You might need to confront some scarcity demons, but don't dwell on them, just keep focusing on your desires, whether it's a law degree or a million dollars.
3. Ask For It
Write down what you want very specifically, says philosopher Bob Proctor in "The Secret." And, he says, write it in present-tense, as if you've already gotten your wish: "'I am so happy and grateful now that...' And then explain how you want your life to be, in every area," Proctor says. It's also crucial to ask for it in a way that's positive-the Universe, say LOA experts, responds to every word. For example, instead of the potentially self-sabotaging "I want to get out of debt," (the Universe will "hear" debt and keep on sending more your way), say, "I am living a life of abundance and wealth."
4. Visualize Having It
Every day, close your eyes for several minutes and imagine yourself standing inside your dream home, embracing your soul mate, standing in your ideal body. Keep focusing on what you want and imagining it so clearly that you can see, feel, smell, hear, and taste it.
Recent brain imaging tests show that imagining doing something is almost exactly the same to the brain--and the body--as actually doing something. The idea is to have your thoughts and feelings "vibrate" at the same frequency as what you want; if you desire stupendous wealth, raise your emotional bar to bring that in--expand, expand, expand.
5. Express and Feel Gratitude
Make a list of all that you're grateful for. Gratitude will further magnetize good things to you. It will also open your heart and assure your unconscious that you are capable of having a beautiful life, because in fact, you already do.
In "The Secret" book Byrne writes: "With all that I have read and all that I have experienced in my own life using The Secret, the power of gratitude stands above everything else. If you do only one thing with the knowledge of The Secret, use gratitude until it becomes your way of life."
6. Release Control
You've cleared your mind, decided what you want, visualized those things and experiences, and expressed gratitude for what you already have. Now, see your request going out to the Universe. It will sweat the details, the "how" of manifesting your request.
7. Stay Positive
Be aware of your thoughts. But, as author Marci Shimoff says in "The Secret," it would be impossible and exhausting to watch every single thought-we have about 60,000 a day. Instead, be aware of your thoughts by monitoring your feelings.
If you're tilting toward sad or angry, re-calibrate quickly. Read a beloved book, walk in nature, listen to a stunning piece of music-anything to stay up, light, and inspired. If you start doubting, replace it with knowing, with that feeling of having it. The more you saturate yourself with having your desire, the higher your positive vibration becomes.
8. Be Patient
As metaphysician Joe Vitale says in "The Secret" film, there's no guaranteed timeline for these sorts of things. But don't give up. If your wish or some version of it doesn't manifest in a few, or even 30, days, worry not. Just keep on believing and sending out positive thoughts and feelings. The important thing is to keep doubt--and negative feelings--at bay.
9. Invite It In
Really receive your gifts and enjoy them. And remember to send out gratitude and love for this magical-seeming process based on the connectedness of all matter. Also, continue to steep in it--surround yourself with photos of what you desire, say your desire aloud, go to an open house, a test drive. Do what it takes to let it enter your life.
10. Share the Wealth
Though "The Secret" doesn't specifically address using this manifesting power to help the world, the Law of Attraction is a perfect tool for that. As Jack Canfield, founder of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series, says in the film, Mother Teresa said she wouldn't attend an anti-war rally, but if there was ever a peace rally she'd be there. Along those lines, see Iraq and other troubled places filled with smiling, calm, peaceful people, bustling markets, sweetness, and inspiration. Feel peace in your body, send your love.
And enjoy the secret: "If it ain't fun, don't do it," Canfield says.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
"There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow you way." -- Jim Rohn
"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others." -- Marcus Cicero
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -- William Arthur Ward
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."--Melody Beattie
"When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude."--Elie Wiesel
"If the only prayer you say in your life is "thank you," that would suffice."--Meister Eckhart
"Find the good -- and praise it."--Alex Haley
"Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot."--The Hausa of Nigeria
"They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who's content with his lot"--Dutch Proverb
When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself.- Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief
"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others."--Cicero
"Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart."--Seneca
"Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for. The more we seek gratitude, the more reason the angels will give us for gratitude and joy to exist in our lives."--Terry Lynn Taylor
"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul."--Henry Ward Beecher
"What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it--would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have."--Ralph Marston
"A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves."--Henry Ward Beecher
"Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life."--Christiane Northrup
"Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise--then you will discover the fullness of your life."--Brother David Steindl-Rast
"Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road."--John Henry Jowett
"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich." --Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude."--Joseph Wood Krutch "I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet."--Denis Waitely
"If you can't be thankful for what you receive, be thankful for what you escape."--Unknown
"Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.--Marcus Aurelius
"Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties."--Sara Ban Breathnach
"A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even if he lives in paradise."--Baha'u'llah
"Gratitude is the heart's memory."--French Proverb
"God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart."--Izaak Walton
"Gratitude is heaven itself."--William Blake
"A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most complete prayer." --Gotthold Lessing
"Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted--a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul." --Rabbi Harold Kushner
"Thou that has given so much to me, Give one thing more--a grateful heart;Not thankful when it pleases me, As if Thy blessings had spare days;But such a heart, whose pulse may be Thy praise." --George Herbert
"(Some people) have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy." --A.H. Maslow
"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone." --Gladys Berthe Stern
"There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy." --Ralph H. Blum
"I remember those happy days and often wish I could speak into the ears of the dead the gratitude which was due to them in life and so ill-returned." --Gwyn Thomas
"No longer forward nor behind, I look in hope or fear; But, grateful, take the good I find, The best of now and here." --John Greenleaf Whittier
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Claim Yours Now!
Do you have a deep longing for gratitude, love, joy, abundance, peace and happiness that you expect to be provided by the universe yet not knowing your way to staking the claim on these riches you truly deserve?
Do you remember the days when you were truly grateful, having absolutely no sense of lack, deeply knowing that you could have whatever you desired or asked for and that it was only a matter of time that the universe provide you with the exact ways or resources to fulfill your desires whatever they may be?
Most of us have lost this simple truth, and as we grew older, instead of believing that we can achieve or possess anything we ask for, we have deceived ourselves into accepting this other reality of the universe being stingy, lacking, being unfair to us, only existing to favor the ‘blessed’ ones.
Are you content with accepting such a reality? Or have you decided that you are going to reclaim the riches and rewards you truly deserve back in your life? Do you want to rediscover the secret that has been stolen, shielded and covered up by forces who do not want you living the life you truly deserve?
Did you know that people who showed their gratitude for their blessings in life tend to receive more of those blessings?
Did you know that people who were grateful for the times shared with loved ones and the special relationships that they have also tend to have longer lasting and more loving relationships?
This is the secret! Gratitude
Many people who have rediscovered the secret are applying it back into their daily lives in this very minute thus transforming their lives in every waking moment and in each passing day.
Do not wait a second more; rediscover the secret and start reclaiming the riches and reward you truly deserve.
Claim Yours Now!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Do you choose to tune in to realities that are often dark, sad, fearful, humiliating, lifeless, featuring a daily dose of criticism, offering little hope or possibilities. Have you begun to believe and subscribe to this reality of ‘lack’ or ‘inadequateness ‘, a world that promises only loss of freedom and happiness?
Most of us has forgotten what the universe has and can offer. Do you truly believe that this universe we live in is lacking in resources for all of its inhabitants? Open your eyes to the galaxies, the stars, the rivers, oceans and landscapes. Do they complain of a lack of abundance?
How would you like to transform your reality into one that promises only abundance, abundance that can only be provided by the universe? A reality that exists to banish fear and disappointment, opening doors and attracting situations leading you to the exact life you desire or want it to be? Is there such a reality? If it exists, how could someone like me access it?
Yes such a reality exists. And such a reality can be activated and called upon through an intangible powerful source called Gratitude.
Yes, through accessing this seat of Gratitude, you can call upon the positive, sacred forces that will aid you in the creation of the reality you desire leading it to manifestation in physical reality.
Yet how do we describe something as intangible as Gratitude?
Gratitude calls upon happiness, opening our doors to present love. It enables us to focus on the present gifts we have, gifts that we have accumulated and earned through our efforts, gifts that evoke happiness simply by thinking and having them in our minds.
As the law of attractions states, “What you are thinking about most is also what you are attracting into your life at that very moment”.
Therefore, if Gratitude evokes happiness, what you are actually doing when tuned in to gratitude is that you are actually attracting powerful, uplifting and healing frequencies into your life!
At the same time, while calling upon gratitude, you melt away negative feelings of unworthiness, lack, anger, jealousy, dissolving fear and defensiveness!
Do you realize the enormous benefits of calling upon Gratitude? By having Gratitude, you become happy. You attract situations in tune and matching of your internal framework of happiness. By having Gratitude you also cease attracting unwelcome and undesirable situations in your life!
Gratitude can be acquired. We don't have to wait for a magic lamp or genie to shower us with gifts before feeling thankful. The fact is that the universe is already here to grant us our wishes and desires. By reflecting on the gifts that are already ours we develop gratitude only to attract more of what we want in our lives.
These reflections can be done for a minute, a day, or throughout a lifetime. Most people celebrate their birthday and holidays, but those who cultivate gratitude celebrate every day. We can be grateful because we are happy, but we can also be happy because we are grateful.
And when one is in that state, one naturally wants to make others happy, fostering kindness and generosity.
Saint Paul urged us to "Rejoice always" and to "Give thanks in all circumstances."
The laws that govern the mind are different from the laws that operate in the physical world. In the physical world, if we give a physical thing to another person, whether it is be a toy or a diamond, we lose it.
Yet in the mind, the opposite is true. Whatever we intend for another person we experience ourselves, whatever we give we gain, whatever we offer gives birth to gifts of joy and happiness.
Acquire this sacred Gift of Gratitude share it with your loved ones this very moment. As quoted by great Taoist sage Chuang Tzu,” When one reaches happiness, one is close to perfection."
Thursday, September 13, 2007
The amazing thing about "the Secret" is that you won't find it in your local Blockbuster or Barnes and Noble, it is selling briskly through new-age bookstores, New Thought churches like Unity and AGape and the official website at www.thesecret.tv. "It's become the biggest selling item in the 30-year history of our store," says Harmony Rose Allor, a buyer at West Hollywood's popular metaphysical bookshop, The Bodhi Tree. it is "word-of-mouth" marketing at it best.
So what is the secret to "the Secret's" success? It's is a "transformational movie", where a person's view on life and the laws of life will no longer be the same after watching this movie. In a sense, it has created the same kind of effect as "the Da Vinci Code" and the 2004 hit cult movie "What the Bleep Do We Know". The movie has created such waves that it has already been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live and the Ellen DeGeneres show.
At the core of the movie is a central philosophy called "the Law of Attraction". In fact, the movie itself was inspired by this very same law when the producer read a book called "the Science of Getting Rich" by Wallace D. Wattles. This books was written in 1910!
This philosophy states that we create our reality, both good and bad! The message is delivered through 24 "teachers" which include prosperity preachers, chiropractic healers, relationship gurus, life coaches and motivational speakers — into one clear, cohesive voice. The movie is a "must watch" for anyone interested in taking charge of their life and in creating the life of their dreams.
Following on the success of the Secret, 3 of the core teachers - namely Bob Proctor and Jack Canfield have collaborated to produce a wealth building program called "the Secret Science of Getting Rich Seminar". This program is based on the book that inspired the movie and is set to make history as the fastest selling personal development program in history.
What is the Science of Getting Rich about? Well in the words of Wallace D. Wattles, "The ownership of money and property comes as a result of doing things in a certain way. Those who do things in this certain way, whether on purpose or accidentally, get rich. Those who do not do things in this certain way, no matter how hard they work or how able they are, remain poor. It is a natural law that like causes always produce like effects. Therefore, any man or woman who learns to do things in this certain way will infallibly get rich." The Science of Getting Rich is all about teaching how to do things in this "certain" way to create wealth.
The success of this program is built on several rock solid foundations. These factors include: the phenomenal success of "the Secret", the timeless concepts from the Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles, the credibility of successful personal improvement teachers and New Thought leaders of our time, and the Internet as the distribution medium.
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