'The Secret' is not so secret anymore. In fact most people have now heard about its key message … the Law of Attraction. This philosophy states that we create our reality, both good and bad, by what we focus on. In other words, we attract our life results by what we think.
We've seen The Secret talked about ad nauseum. On Oprah, The Letterman Show, in popular magazines. Now, we're starting to see some backlash.
The current affair shows are starting to interview people who 'used' The Secret and failed in their lives. The radio stations are starting to lampoon The Secret in satire. Recently, there's even been an 'expose' on one of the teachers of The Secret as a conman. Ouch, it's getting ugly.
Why? Because there is some doubt in some people's minds on the validity of the teachings of The Secret. There are skeptics out there. The unbelievers, those who choose not to be arranged by the teachings. And there are those who've tried to make it work and failed. Those who are continuing to get the same miserable results in their lives and choosing to blame The Secret.
But is it a case of these people again finding something else other than themselves to blame for the lack of results in their lives? It could be that they've not applied the teachings of The Secret in the correct way. Could it be that the teaching work, for those people who 'get it'.
So what's the secret to getting The Secret? Why is it so hard to apply the teachings?
The Secret says we need to Ask, Believe and Receive. Ask for what you want, hold the belief that you will attain it, and open yourself up to receive it. As easy as that!
Or maybe it's not so easy for some people. Yes, you may be pretty good at defining and asking for what you want, and putting it out there. But for some, this initial step is the first stumbling block. You may find it difficult to realize that there are other options available to you. Or to conceptualize that you may be able to do things in a different way in your world to get different results. Better results, bigger results. It takes some thought, dreaming and hope to visualize another possibility for your life.
The believing part is about holding the faith with every thread of your being. It's about visualizing what you want 'as if' you've already got it. Seeing yourself as though you're already there, ahead of the manifestation. Now this can take some doing. This is where it gets harder for some. Imagination may not be your strong suit. Or you may simply get cooked up in your day to day habitual world and forget your focus. Or you may start to doubt. You may get heard up in other people's expectations of you, or your own negative or habitual thoughts.
Even if you're a success in believing you'll soon be achieving, the next step in the process may be your downfall. This step is about opening yourself up to receiving NOW. Getting yourself ready to realize the dream you've been chasing. This step is about unblocking and allowing yourself to grab hold of your gifts from the universe. And this may not be so easy for you. Because you may be habitually living your life expecting the same results tomorrow that you got yesterday. You may be holding the faith that The Secret stuff you've been hoping for will come … but in the future. The future never comes because it's always ahead of you. Getting yourself in the right mindset to receive now rather than later is the final milestone.
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