The Best Kept Secret — Day 35 Post Blog Challenge

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The Best Kept Secret

Remember when you were growing up and someone told you a secret and told you not to tell anyone else? It was the hardest thing to do for me, that’s for sure. But I did it to respect the promise I made.

But there are some secrets meant to be shared for a reason. To help others to reap the blessings and rewards that might have come your way and how it all came to pass. Sharing with others, in hopes that this vast amount of information will be passed forward continually to as many people as possible to help to possibly improve their lives in even the slightest way.

For many of us the Blog Challenge that we participated in was just that. The founder and facilitator of the challenge shared many of his best kept secrets so that we can share the same fruits of our labor as he has.

The Christian Bible has many of the same aspects of God’s secrets that he shares with his people to eventually achieve everlasting life.

But in this instance; I want to share one of my best kept secrets; The Secret; a book of ‘secrets’ written by Rhonda Byrne.

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It is based on the law of attraction and claims that positive thinking can create life-changing results such as increased happiness, health, and wealth.

I know it sounds like all of that positive thinking stuff is lot of hogwash with no foundation and you can’t survive in life just thinking positive through everything……but you can…..and I’ve lived it for many years.

It’s not just the old adage of ‘just think positive’ and everything will work out….that’s not it at all. It’s a learned way of thinking, acting, and feeling about everything.

Let me explain further.

I bought the audio book of the Book “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne and listened to it as often as I could over and over…..because at the point that I was in my life; I was almost forced to do something different because everything that I was doing just wasn’t working out for me.

The book begins by introducing and explaining the mechanisms of the law of attraction, and then describes historical examples of its application and great men and women in history who are claimed to have harnessed its power.

It also describes the law as accounting for a magnetic power that is emitted through one’s thoughts. The power of thoughts is likened to the power in a transmission tower; so to speak, which sends out a frequency to the universe and then returns the same frequency in a physical or elemental form.

Next, a three-step creative process for making dreams manifest is introduced: ask, believe, and receive. This creative process is based on a quote from the Bible: “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” (Matthew 21:22)

“One of the most powerful uses of gratitude
can be incorporated in the Creative Process
to turbo-charge what you want.”

The ‘Secret’ highlights gratitude and visualization as the two most powerful processes to help make one’s desires manifest. It claims that being grateful both lifts your frequency higher and affirms that you believe you will receive your desire.

Visualization is said to help focus the mind to send out the clearest message to the universe. Several techniques are given for the visualization process, as well as examples of people claimed to have used visualization successfully to make their dreams and desires manifest.

I have a vision board with photos of things I want to achieve…that I look at every day. And writing this blog is one of the photos depicting one of my desires to write.

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The subsequent chapters describe how to use the law of attraction specifically in the areas of wealth, relationships, and health. The book provides examples and ways to use the law of attraction for each. The final chapters offer a more spiritual perspective on the law of attraction, and how it relates to one’s life and the world.

Here is a very powerful excerpt from the book – Please listen…it could change your life!

So in summary; this book basically deals with the Law of Attraction and how to use it in your life.

While the Law of Attraction is getting quite a bit of good and controversial publicity these days, the concept has been around for centuries and has been known (and used successfully) by great minds throughout history.

The Secret puts forward several ideas that are surprising, exciting, and perhaps controversial, such as:

If you focus your attention on achieving a goal and believe not only that you can do it, but that you already have done it, you can achieve virtually any goal you set your mind to.

If you focus on what you don’t want, you are inadvertently drawing that into your life.

For example, if you constantly ruminate on what is stressing you, you’ll actually draw more of those situations (and accompanying stressed feelings) into your life. Instead, the trick is to focus on what you do want in your life, and you’ll get more of that.

Another example: Think of a time when you were in a hurry and so frustrated at all the red lights you were having to stop for. The more frustrated you became; the more people were cutting in front of you and you were becoming later and later, etc etc..on and on…..Think of a way that you can change the negative to a positive in this instance. Think GREEN….and think about how those people cutting in front of you could be having a bad day too….and ease your stress…You know as well as I do you can’t CHANGE those lights….or the reactions of the other drivers…you can only change your way of thinking. And then watch positive things come your way. It’s as simple as that. It takes time to use these techniques. But it’s worth the time; it’s worth your life!

The Law of Attraction, the principle that you attract whatever you focus your energy on (good or bad), works with relationships, possessions, goals, and anything else you are able to focus on — even your own health.

All I can say; from my own personal experiences, is that it has completely and unequivocally worked in many instances of my life’s ups and downs. It has come to be a learned phenomenon. After all; we did learn in school in algebra that a positive plus a positive equals a positive; and a negative plus negative equals a negative.

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We have no problem working those algebraic equations into our every day lives wherever they may fit in…so use those same equations within your mental, physical and emotional attitude throughout your daily lives and reap the fruits of your labor.

Just give it a try! You’ll “love” it.

Valerie

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