Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What was missing from "The Secret"

Like many people, I read "The Secret" by Rhonda Bryne. After all, who wouldn't want to attract more of the good things into their life? But I always thought that something in its explanation of the law of attraction was missing. A tiny voice inside of me kept saying "It couldn't be that easy".

What I have discovered in the years since I read the book is that, yes, something very important was missing from the book and yes, it can be that easy. What was missing, you ask? I found that nowhere in the book did it mention that you have to firmly believe, totally and absolutely, that what you want to bring into your life will happen for the law to work. It is more than just being able to picture yourself in that great relationship with the mate of your dreams or spending money with great abandon or to ask the universe for it. It requires knowing with your heart and soul that it WILL happen and, perhaps more importantly, that you are worthy of it. Then, and only then, will you begin to attract what you want into your life.

Let me give you a personal example of what I mean. When I first decided to leave my last position and to go out on my own, I knew that I would need to find a part-time job to help me along, at least for the first year or so. I felt that the extra money, and people contact that a part-time job would provide would help make the transition a bit easier. My search was not easy, as previous blogs will tell you. After over 40 applications, I had received only two calls, and both of those jobs didn't work out. To say I was getting discouraged is an understatement. Then, one Saturday in late July, I saw a tiny ad in the paper. It was for a "mature, friendly individual" to work in a bird and garden store. And instead of sending in a resume, I was asked to call if I wanted to apply. I liked that, and it sounded interesting, so I called and spoke to the owner of the store. She told me a lot about the job and answered any questions I had. After I got off the phone, I knew that the job sounded just right for me...most of the women who work there are around my age and had been there for years (an indication to me that it was a good place to work) and I would be working 2-3 full days a week, again something that I had been hoping for. It just felt right somehow. I dropped in a resume the next day and got to meet the owner. Again, it felt right and I remember driving away from the store thinking "this job is mine". It is hard to describe but I just knew that that job was mine. To help matters along a bit, I also made up an affirmation, just to keep that definite feeling. I said my affirmation outloud every chance I got. And I got the job! In the three months since then I still love going to work there.

Call it confidence, self-assurance or fate, who knows, but I strongly believe that it was my strong belief that the job was perfect for me and would be mine that helped to attract it into my life. And this is just one example of this happening. I can tell you about others but I don't want to bore you. But each time I have felt this way about something, that "thing" has been attracted into my life.

Think back through your own life to a time when you felt absolutely sure that something was meant for you or that something would happen. It could have been a job, a new car, a dream vacation or a relationship to name just a few things. Did it happen? Chances are, it did. Holding this strong a belief not only sends very strong messages out into the universe but also shows that you are ready to receive what is sent back to you. Plus, you are also willing to "help" the process along by doing what needs to be done to make it a reality. The Law of Attraction is more than just asking for something and waiting for it to come; it requires some effort on our part. And that effort starts with faith.

I'll write more about how you can attract abundance and prosperity into your life over the next few blogs. See you again soon!