I believe everyone has a great purpose and cause in life. If you are living it, congratulations!! You are part of the 10% of people that are. If you don’t know what it is or are still looking for it, one of the keys to doing that is the book and movie The Secret. It does a great job of explaining how we create our reality and how you can attract the things you want in your life.
Is it really a secret? Yes and no.
The movie presents “the secret” as the Law of Attraction in a New Age, energy format. It basically says you have thoughts that energize quantum level energy patterns and the universe delivers what you focus on. It could be something that you want or something you don’t want, but whatever your thoughts are focused on is what you attract.
Ancient wisdom, which goes back to pre-biblical times and includes ancient philosophers like Socrates, has talked about aspects of how we create reality before. The problem is that many of us cannot use or do not use this because of your belief systems do not allow it or because you have problems with it.
In this series of posts I will be covering the 9 enhancement of The Secret to really help you use and get the most out of the Law of Attraction.
There are three steps to the Law of Attraction. Ask. Believe. Receive. This is the first step.
Ask for what you want.
When I ask people what they want, 90% or more of people will tell me what they DON’T want. They will list all of the things they are tired of or can’t stand to have in their life anymore. In the movie they show this as vibrations going out into the universe and attracting those things into their life. So if you believe in the New Age explanation of this, it will be very easy for you to understand. But a lot of people have a hard time believing in that notion so here is another way to think about it.
This is a neural programming approach to describing how the first enhancement (ask for what you want) works and it is based on the latest science on how our mind and body function.
When you tell a child “Don’t spill the milk,” they will immediately think of all the ways they could spill the milk. They create images and visualize themselves spilling milk, and they are not visualizing NOT spilling the milk. And it gets worse because you have feelings about spilling milk that get associated to those thought patterns that create stress, anxiety, and fear. This is not New Age energy, this is physiology about how our body and mind works.
The Secret says “ask for what you want”, so the command has to be “Pour the milk carefully.” For sales people going on a sales call, don’t focus on messing up the sale, focus on the success and how it will feel when you close the deal. Or in relationships, many people will tell their partner the things they wish they didn’t do or would stop doing. 90% of people focus on the things they don’t want in their life.
Newton’s third law of motion says “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” So when you resist something or focus on removing the things that you don’t want, the harder those things will push back on you. So the first enhancement of the Law of Attraction is to figure out what you really want and ask for it.
Stay tuned for the next enhancement which is Believe.