For some people, reading self-help books and trying to decipher the messages and information from them may seem daunting, overwhelming or time-consuming and I understand that. As a teacher and writer, I am very blessed that I am able to read, digest and summarize a lot of what I read and then pass that on to others.
In fact, to save on time of re-reading many books that I find valuable; as I read them, I highlight the important points and write the key ideas and strategies I want to remember on note cards in order to have them on hand at a moment’s notice.
For this reason, I am attempting to summarize for many, what Rhonda Byrnes is exploring and postulating in her three books, The Secret, The Power and The Magic. I am doing this not to suggest that one should not read these books or to suggest that I can truly summarize all of the research, work and the writing process that went into completing and publishing these books; but I can simplify them for people who may not have had a chance to sit down and read them for themselves.
Here’s how I would summarize each one thematically in the most simplest of terms:
The Secret: Faith – Desiring and asking for what it is you desire in life and believing you will receive it.
The Power: Love – Harnessing the Power of Love which is to think, speak and demonstrate through your actions, the high vibrational level of love. Love encompasses compassion, forgiveness and appreciation and is the highest vibrational word in our vocabulary.
The Magic: Gratitude – thinking, speaking and being truly grateful for everything and everyone we have in our lives right now and for what it is we want to manifest in our life.
Essentially, Rhonda explains that how the Law of Attraction works in our lives is dependant upon the feelings of desire we have for things, the love we express towards the things we want and the gratitude we have. All of these things – the level of desire, love and gratitude for who we are, people in our life and the things we have now, is what is attracting to us what we have NOW.
If our desire is to attract better situations, people and things to our life, we must express desire, love and appreciation on a higher level through our feelings. This, in turn, will lift us to a higher level of vibration which is the very thing that is essential in order to improve our “Law of Attraction” to bring to us the things we want.
One of the key elements to remember is that The Law of Attraction is always working in our lives – it doesn’t matter how our lives are now – we should not be fooled to think that it is not working. Whatever and whomever we have been attracting to our life is based on the level of vibrational energy we have been expressing out into the world from our thoughts, words and actions.
What we must do – and this essentially is “The Secret” is lift our vibrational energy to radiate more love, more appreciation, and more compassion and then the things that we truly love, appreciate and have affection for, will begin manifesting and being magnetized (and multiplied) to us.
Over the past ten years, I have written, spoken and acted upon many affirmations. What I have observed is that the ones in which I felt the most love and appreciation for, have generally always manifested and manifested fairly quickly in my life. Situations and people for which I have felt frustration have generally manifested just that – more frustrating people and situations! It is IMPERATIVE that when we think, say or act upon anything we are desiring in our life that we feel a feeling of love and appreciation for it.
I have, therefore began to revamp my thoughts and affirmations towards the things that I love. How do I know I love them? When I think of them, I actually get either a rush, goose-bumps, excitement throughout my body or a squeezing around my heart. I choose to focus on the things I really love because it is those things that I obviously am really desiring if I feel a stronger, positive vibration in association with them.
For example, while I am grateful (being appreciative is just as imperative to manifesting) for the car I have, I absolutely feel love (excitement) towards the BMW x3 and say so on a regular basis. I also spend a great deal of time visualizing driving it!
Each day, I have been writing in my journal and writing an email to myself of the 5 – 10 things I love or love to receive. I am determined and faithful that these very things will manifest in some form or another in my life at some point, while I am doing this each day.
The wonderful thing about living our life in this manner is that each day we can awake with an excitement of what big and small things will manifest in our life and especially how they will manifest themselves.
It is always very cool and inspiring to affirm that I love fresh-cut flowers (you can be as specific as you want – even naming the type of flowers you love) and a few days later, being given flowers by a friend or stranger.
This not only demonstrates to us the power of our words, but it is a physical confirmation that we can attract and manifest the bigger things in which we desire in our lives.
The only disclaimer I can write about this is: Whatever we do, if the flowers (or whatever it is we have stated that we love), do not turn up in the time-frame that we would like, we cannot lose faith! As soon as we doubt or become frustrated because the things we desire, do not manifest in the time we want, and we say, “See, this Law of Attraction thing doesn’t work!” we repel those flowers or the very thing that might have been five minutes away from manifesting in our lives.
This sometimes can be the most difficult thing to remember and to live out in regards to the Law of Attraction. The Universe, as soon as it hears our desire begins to conspire to make things fall into place in order for us to receive it; however, it also hears our doubts, fears and worries and these will serve to block the vibrational level of attraction. We must remain single-focused on what we want and be adamant that we WILL receive it. We must not be adamant about the when or the how.
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