Thursday, June 11, 2009

Three "Secret" Thoughts

"It might work for other people, but it doesn't work for me, no matter what I try"

"It only works sometimes, and other times it doesn't. What am I doing wrong"?

"Why is this so damn difficult"?

"I give it everything I've got, but don't see any results"!



Would it surprise you to know you are not alone.

You are not the only one who has had difficulty applying "The Secret".

About 97% of people that have experimented with the Law of Attraction have struggled to achieve what they define as success. And after the early rush of excitement from discovery dies off, most revert to familiar patterns of thinking.

Trapped on a terminal treadmill marked "Rat Race".

Manacled by a mindless hamster wheel labelled "Mediocrity".

But is it possible a forgotten element of "The Secret" is a steady diet of application and implementation? Like tennis, golf or tournament-level Monopoly could the real "secret" be a skill requiring plenty of repetition?

Easier said than done when you are feeling frustrated and drowning in what appears to be negative circumstances. By now you have noticed whenever we get sucked into the vortex of those distractions we tend to attract more negativity. But why do others seem to rise above those things and keep attracting good things into their life? What is the difference in their approach?

As with any other skill, manifesting abundance is no different from playing the piano or flipping pancakes. How good you are depends on how proficient you become at performing that specific skill. People who are efficient in attracting have learned the skill so well they often don't realize how they do it. Abundance just flows naturally.

Earlier this week, we shared some of the scientific community's latest findings regarding "The Secret" and how research is validating the hypothesis that thoughts become things. Today on TSB, we explore three essential (and not so secret) ingredients of applying this skill, often missed the first time around.

1. ASK

Do you even know what is it you want to attract and do you possess the courage to ask for it. As the saying goes, "if you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there". The universe can't deliver without first knowing what it is that you want to have manifested. How clearly have you defined what you want? With more, here is "Chicken Soup" co-author, Jack Canfield.



2. BELIEVE

How deep is your belief in what you are asking for? You need to truly believe that what you are asking for will become yours. Doubts need to be summarily dismissed and pushed away. Any notion that failure is a possibility screws up the delivery.


One of the challenges with "believing" is that we are not conscious of much of what we believe. Conventional wisdom dictates we are aware of approximately 10% of our beliefs, leaving a whopping 90% submerged in the dark undercurrents of the subconscious. Our ability to consciously manifest is powerfully influenced by our less than conscious selves that conceal limiting beliefs, conflicting values and suppressed fears.

Is what you are manifesting supported by a foundation of belief ready to be followed by rock solid commitment and action? Or is it a passing thought, a wishful, wistful dream, flipping and flopping like a remote control commandeering couch potato? Author Gregg Braden offers an interesting perspective on this subject.



3. RECEIVE

How open are you to receiving what you want to manifest? And how will you deal with the inevitable distractions that come your way? With thoughts on that subject, here is "Law of Attraction" expert Michael Losier.



Science is revealing that each one of us can literally create the universe of our dreams with our minds. But it all begins with being clear about what we ask for, the courage to believe it and being open enough to receive. Asking, believing and receiving is a supreme test of self-confidence, but as I heard from an old friend (his initials are Troy Tait) remark on C-103 Radio the other day, "Confidence is a decision".

Once you have made a decision, it also wouldn't hurt to draw up a plan of action.

List your goals, specify how you are going to measure success and if you can't achieve your goals without help from others, surround yourself with the best people possible to assist you.

The universe is a powerful orchestrator and will re-arrange itself accordingly, but you are the musician in the orchestra.

You get to choose which instrument you will play.

And how beautifully you want to play it.


"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions"
ALBERT EINSTEIN


p.s... The TSB blog was initiated in the summer of 2008 with the intention of sharing ideas and stories that would spark readers to take their game to the next level either personally or professionally. Never would have imagined back then that readers in more than 40 countries would be following these posts and from time to time those readers will post comments on this blog that tell us we're on the right track, offer feedback or they will drop us an e-mail to share their thoughts on specific stories and subject matter. But sometimes (as in this case) its just a voicemail message that needs to be shared in the spirit of gratitude.

Here is the message from Tuesday.

"Had trouble logging on to issue a comment so I am leaving this on voice-mail. Last few postings you have put out, there seems to be a general theme. Just wanted to let you know it's hitting me and maybe its because I am reading the "Power of Now" and "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle right now and really trying to apply some of those principles into my life. I can only tell you first hand that the level of happiness from living today has been huge...I can;t even explain how much it's impacted my life. The fact that you have been writing about how these things and how you have to forget about the past because it's already happened. Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your writings and hope you are having a great day"


Thank you for the kind words and hope you are having a good one as well my friend.



3 comments:

Laura Booker said...

As one of those lucky people who live the Secret without even realizing it, I just wanted to say great comments and post today. The reminder of how lucky I am for benefiting from the Laws of Attraction is always refreshing. For those of you who are skeptical, do what I tell my daughter 'just try it' and you will see!!

Ian Varty said...

The SB blog has been a big hit for me since day one. You're doing a great job Gair!

Kevin said...

This blog has become a daily visit for me. Love the topics and posts!