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Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after. – Dr. Robert Anthony

Oct 2, 2008

The Secret is actually the Law of Attraction

Well, we started our home renovation and a few days ago we found out that the original estimated cost is going to be way much more because of ‘unexpected’ things.
Like the need to replace all the windows. We sort of expected extra expenses but not in the $5000 range (at least!!)
So, it’s time to tap into the Universe resources and pray for some money windfall.

Lots of people swear by ‘The Secret’ but I do have something personal against this book and the person who wrote it and apparently I have to work to change this negative feeling and turn it into a positive experience. What the heck! I don’t have anything to lose.

Because I knew that the book is basically based on the ‘Law of Attraction’ I googled it and found out that the whole idea of manifesting desires mushroomed into a huge movement and now you can even go on You Tube and get hypnotized to attract money.

So, my action plan is to find out more about how to properly manifest my desire for a dream life. I will do baby steps and start with lots and lots of money.

First step was already taken yesterday. I read lots of things I had no clue about before, like the messages sent by the entity dubbed ‘Abraham’ via Esther Hicks. I even watched some workshops found on You Tube. Listening to Esther, I realized why ‘The Secret’ was a huge success compared to her books, even if the final goal was the same: getting something. Attracting prosperity, happiness, etc.
Do you want to know why?
Because Esther Hicks is transmitting the info allegedly received from an entity. She is a wonderful motivational speaker, very articulate and it’s quite interesting to hear what she is saying. But again, she basically communicates to us what the group of beings called ‘Abraham’ is saying. And she is saying things that the majority of people is not ready to accept or can’t comprehend. Namely that we are energy, we are vibration.

On the other hand, Rhonda Byrne- the author of ‘The Secret’ found a much approachable way to convince people to buy her book: you can do it if you think long enough about it and are positive enough. There are no ETs, no channeling, not anything people would have trouble understanding.
My problem with this particular lady is the following abstract from The Secret’s website:
“Rhonda Byrne’s discovery of The Secret began with a glimpse of the truth through a 100 year old book. She went back through centuries, tracing and uncovering a common truth that lay at the core of the most powerful philosophies, teachings and religions in the world.”

No, she did not discover anything else other than how to milk the suckers. And we have to give her credit for that. The book is still on the Best Seller lists.

But let’s get back to my action plan. Seriously, we really need money.

1. Get lots of info on the Law of Attraction without spending too much money
2. Listen to as much Hypno pooh-pooh I can find on You Tube – hey, it’s free!
3. Investigating that ‘Vision Board’ thing I have read about
4. Try to find out which of the conflicting info I found is the real one: asking the Universe for a specific course of action or just expressing the desire and leave the rest to the power that be (as in not imposing the course of action)
5. Maybe I am going to bite the bullet and spend $15 to purchase the DVD called “Money, and the Law of Attraction DVD: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness” by Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks. I mean, in order to combat something you must have knowledge about it, right? At least this is what common mortals are doing, not the politicians.

If you want to get an idea what the DVD ‘The Secret’ is about, take a look at the first 24 minutes

Now that you have seen the first part of the movie, you got hooked and you want to know how to use the Law of Attraction, right?
Well, apparently this movie or the book won’t give you really straight answers or methods so don’t bother buying the DVD or the book, but according to some people, Abraham teachings are much clearer.


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