So who has read The Secret? I confess, I did. Yes, I know it was a marketing ploy and no doubt it received the squillions of dollars that it set out to make. That aside though, it is also very true.
As Abraham Hicks (an earlier writer on this topic) has quoted, "That which is like unto itself is drawn." Basically this means that whatever you focus on, consciously and/or sub-consciously, will multiply or be reinforced - seemingly like magic.
The universe, the higher power, the collective unconscious, the God or Goddess - whatever you choose to call it - has only one motive. That is, to ensure that we are living 'our truth'. Every thought we have, and every word or action we convey is processed, and becomes 'our truth' or the story of our lives.
We all know people who always have things going wrong in their lives - they get sick often, and will tell you, 'I always get colds in winter'; or they may never have any money, 'We're always broke'; they may always have problems with people, 'Oh, these electrical/phone/tv companies are so unhelpful!'; they may have trouble being happy, 'life is so dull/boring/busy/stressful' etc, etc. Of course these things happen - the universe will always make sure you are true to your word!
On the other hand, every positive thought or word we utter, can also become our truth. Like the negative people, we all know people who seem to always have luck on their side. The universe doesn't distinguise between positive and negative, it only wants to make sure that we are living our truth.
Positive affirmations are a starting point, however, it's not enough just to lay in bed and night and say, as an example, 'I will be wealthy', over and over again. You need to already be wealthy in your mind, and be living life as though you are. This might mean changing your actions and not searching out the weekly specials because they are all you can afford, or going ahead and booking that holiday you really want. By searching out the specials etc, you are only reinforcing your truth - that you aren't wealthy. Only when you start to believe in your own wealth, will the universe realise that reality is not being reflected in 'your truth'. Believe you already are wealthy and the universe will make that happen in one way or another, and probably without you even realising it. This is of course is only one fairly superficial example of how the Law of Attraction works. We can use it for all things, not only the material objects of our desires.
Try it for yourself! Read The Secret if you need to. It's a great place to begin the journey, but to really enjoy the journey you need to live it! Each and every day.
I found this quote today, again from Abraham Hicks, and I really liked what it says. It's definitely some food for thought for me.
The child is thinking, and receiving vibrational thought from you on the day that he enters your environment. That is the reason that beliefs are transmitted so easily from parent to child, from parent to child, from parent to child. The child is vibrationally receiving your fears, your beliefs, even without your spoken word... If you want to do that which is of greatest value for your child, give thought only to that which you want, and your child will receive only those wanted thoughts.