The Secret Behind 'The Secret'
How-to guide to making it work... for reals!
What "The Secret" left out... (They got it only half right!)
Updated: 12/20/2018 (look for this sign: )
So, show me by a raise of hands, how many of you have read The Secret. Great! Almost all of you. Now, show me how many of you have read it and tried to apply the principles therein. Mmmm, hmmmm....a little less. Now, show me how many of you have had any success with it. Just what I thought, less than half (or all of you, but less than half the time, which is just about what you'd get if chance were involved, which it is not).
The reason for the lack of success with it is because there is a secret behind the secret, which the makers of The Secret apparently didn't know, (or are keeping a secret, which I don't think is the case). There is much to be said for positive thinking, but it only has limited success, without the other part: namely, your emotions.
That's right! Your emotions. If your emotions are not in sync with your positive thinking, it ain't gonna work, hun.
I learned about the other half of of the secret from various sources, like Greg Bradon, Bashar, Abraham Hicks, and others (check them out on YouTube). The way to manifest positive and wonderful things in your life is to feel the feeling as if whatever you wanted has already happened. It's actually that simple in principle. The application, however, is a bit harder.
When I write, "...a bit harder," what I mean is that one must first rid one's self of all negative emotions. The best way to do that is through Zen meditation (which is creating a state of being where there is absence of thought and emotion). The best way to do that is by relaxing and focusing on your breathing--slow, deep breaths--only focus on your breathing, nothing else.
Then, after you have cleared your mind and heart, you fill your mind with thoughts of what you want (keeping it general, rather than specific), and fill your heart with the feelings that you would feel as if it had already happened.
1. KEEP IT GENERAL, RATHER THAN SPECIFIC
It is important to keep it general, because the universe may wish to manifest your desires in its own way (not yours). Let me give you some examples.
2. KEEP IT POSITIVE; NOT NEGATIVE
Any negative words in the thinking will result in the opposite of what you want.
3. WAIT. GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT
There have been many times when I have practiced what I preach (herein above), and then something really bad happens. (Have you had that happen to you? My guess is we all have in one way or another). Like: you may have prayed for something to happen, and then the exact opposite happens, or something really bad happens that prevents you from achieving your goal.
I'm a teacher, right? Well, we had been have lots of problems with members of our class, and I finally I had had enough. I told the class (and the universe) that I just wanted one perfect day. And, I took a moment to imagine and feel how it would feel to have just one perfect day at school. Well, that very same day, some really bad things happened involving members of our class.
HOW COME IT DIDN'T WORK?
It did work, but it appeared that it didn't work, because the universe was responding to my negative emotions of the previous days related to the bad things that were happening at school (involving our class). You see, sometimes it takes time for the universe to respond to our emotions.
BUT, IT DID WORK!
Two days later, my perfect day actually became realized! It was a fantastic day! No problems! I was actually allowed to teach without interruptions and without any problem behavior (which is what I love to do).
See? Sometimes it takes time for the universe to pull its sh~tuff together and manifest our desires.
Note: I haven't figured out, yet, why sometimes it takes longer than other times for the universe to respond. This is something that really bugs me. Sometimes the response is immediate (like instant karma); and sometimes it takes years. I really don't have answers on this issue. I could speculate, and I love to speculate, but not right now.
Looking for love???
If you are looking for love, it's not going to happen over night, but the universe will be putting people into your path that you could initiate a relationship with (and it could be as fast as the next day!). It is important to be looking for those opportunities that the universe places before you as you feel the feelings of being in love.
Need some money???
If you are in need of money, it's not going to happen over night, but the universe will "pull strings" (of fate) and make it possible for you to obtain more money (and it won't necessarily take long). At first it will be small. For example, you might get a refund in the mail that you weren't expecting. OR, you might find a penny lying on the ground. It is important to feel grateful for even the smallest "gift" from the universe. And that brings me to my next point...
4. BE GRATEFUL!
By feeling grateful for even the smallest event that is in the direction that you are wanting to go, you send out the right vibes into the universe and the universe will give you more.
For instance, let's say that you are looking for love, and some handsome/pretty person glances at you, feel happy! Feel grateful for that little thing! And then, you will get more!
If you are wanting money, and then you find a penny on the ground, feel happy and grateful for the gift, and then the universe will bring you more (and bigger) gifts!
If you want to be more slender, and you start working in that direction (say a change in diet and exercise), and you only lose one pound, be happy and be grateful for that small event. Celebrate it! Have a party (...with carrot sticks and celery, of course)! Then, the next day, you will lose two pounds, and the next day, three, etc.
This system really works! Try it! What have you got to lose, besides weight?
I love you guys, and I wish for you all to be happy.
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