When I first read The Secret, written by Rhonda Byrne, I was intrigued! Here was the description of a methodology I had been employing in my own life for many years. I’ve always tried to have a positive attitude and liked concept of The Secret, but I thought it lacked a practical application. So I set out to create one.
The Law of Attraction
I’ve read many books that describe the Law of Attraction. For those of you not familiar with this principle, it means you attract whatever you think and feel. Your thoughts and feelings, especially the prolonged ones, create your life. The Law of Attraction is there, whether you realize it or not. For example, if you are always thinking, “I need to lose weight,” that is exactly what you’ll get back—the need rather than the weight loss. Similarly, if you say, “I can’t afford that,” your financial state will remain unchanged.
The New Thought Movement
In 1891, Californian author and humorist Prentice Mulford used the term Law of Attraction in two essays:
- “Some Laws of Health and Beauty”
- “Good And Ill Effects of Thought”
Along with Phineas Quimby and others, Prentice help found the New Thought Movement in the early 20th century. The concept of New Thought promotes the ideas that Infinite Intelligence, or God, is everywhere. Although New Thought is difficult to summarize due to the diversity beliefs, new though is firmly grounded in the concept of the healing power of the mind. It holds that spirit is the totality of real things, true human selfhood is divine, positive divine thought is a force for good, sickness originates in the mind, and as a result “right thinking” has a healing effect.
The Science of Getting Rich
Monistic Hindu’s believe that God provides everything and can deliver what we powerfully focus on. Written by Wallace D. Wattles in 19 the book The Science of Getting Rich was based on this principle:
That simply believing in the object of your desire and focusing on it will lead to that object or goal being realized on the material plane.
Wattles also claimed that negative thinking will manifest negative results.
Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill, one of the best selling authors of all time, wrote Think and Grow Rich in 1937. The book detailed 16 “laws” of success after studying individuals who achieved great wealth and success during their lifetimes. While the book was about getting rich, Hill stated that the principles could be applied to any situation. He said an individual with desire, faith and persistence can reach great heights by eliminating negative energy, negative thoughts and focusing on one’s goals.
Over 70 million copies of Think & Grow Rich have sold worldwide. Many people credit the principles in the book with being instrumental to their success.
In 2006 Rhonda Byrne created the movie, The Secret. Through interviews with individuals self-described as professionals and authors, the film posits feelings and thoughts can attract feelings, events, and experiences, from the workings of the universe to interactions among people in emotional, physical, and professional areas.
The Secret also tapped into the conspiracy theory that those in power try to keep the central concept hidden from the general public.
The movie was then made into a book which has gone on to sell over 19 million copies. The challenge for me was to translate theory into practice.
Positive Thinking and Self Help – The Prosperity Promise
As you can see, books already exist that described the Law of Attraction—most notably The Secret—and provide expert testimony about applying the principle. What I have been unable to find, however, is a book that describes distinct steps and real-life examples that demonstrate how to apply this principle day-to-day. This is where this book comes in! I have taken examples, from my own life, and I have specifically outlined, in detail, how I acquired each one. Some are small—like dishes—some are large—a car, a house. Anything and everything is possible when you use these principles.
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