Like attracts like. That is the Law of Attraction.
I must admit that I was the number one skeptic of the power of positive thinking as presented through books like The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. I convinced myself it was a new age, cultish philosophy and that I should steer clear.
Over the last couple of months, I had multiple conversations with both friends and acquaintances where the book continued to come up. The person I was talking to would look at me intently and say, "Have you read The Secret?" After this happened for the third or fourth time, I decided to pay attention. Since I had a credit with audible.com which I needed to use, I decided to listen to the book.
I bought The Secret and am finished with my third consecutive listen. I'm blown away. This book is a game changer. It's not cultish at all. Instead it is helping me change many negative thought patterns to positive ones. That, in turn, has helped me to manifest dreams into reality. By thinking positively about things you want to see in your life, you attract those things into being. Moreover, The Secret helped me to realize that those dreams come from your Higher Power in order to help you fulfill your purpose in life. There is a reason those hopes and desires live in your heart. They are a compass to guide your life. All you have to do is be open to let them happen and choose to put away any self-doubt mentality.
The law says to ask, believe and receive. It even comes straight from the Bible in Matthew 21:22 that says, "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." Mark 11:24 says, "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." (NIV)
The law can be applied to your health, your wealth, and your relationships. I've already seen dramatic shifts in my attitude and the activity in my life and look forward to developing this new attitude of positive thinking in abundance and joy.
I've only started this journey and am excited to see what will happen. What I do know is that negative thinking and putting myself down has not worked, so it's time to try a new approach. It will take some practice, but over time, I feel like I can grow into an overall more positive person, full of joy and abundance.
I will say there are some philosophies in the book that I do not agree with, but if you listen with a sense of discretion, it's easy enough to acknowledge the pieces that do not align with your belief system. The book is presented in a way that you can apply it to whatever you believe. Rhonda Byrne and the contributors try to make it religion agnostic, if that's possible.
There are other books out there proposing similar philosophies like Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives by Elder Thaddeus of Serbia. This book addresses a similar concept from a Christian perspective. I'm reading this one next to see how the two compare.
I encourage you to put the Law of Attraction into action because you can!