On Saturday night, I watched an inspiring movie about the laws of attraction called The Secret. This is not a new movie. The movie was released in 2006 and distributed by Prime-Time Productions. Millions of people have already seen the movie. However, this article is for those that have never seen the movie and need some extra tender loving care (TLC) and hope right now in their lives.
I have always been a believer in the law of attraction. This is how I stumbled on the movie. I Googled, “law of attraction movie” and The Secret popped up. I was taken in by the first few minutes of the movie because it shows you that the ancient Babylonians always knew that there was some type of a secret that could give you wealth, happiness, love and more. I was hooked on this 87-minute movie from start to finish.
After I watched the movie, I found out that celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Larry King and Ellen DeGeneres were all fans of the movie and talked about it on their show. The Secret Movie talks about how every human being on the earth has the capability of attracting something into their life by their thoughts. The actors in the movie talk about creating a vision board with all your interests. This vision board allows you to dream big.
How to Put a Vision Board Together
The Secret Movie teaches you to get a board of some kind that you can use to paste pictures on. This vision board is more of a dream board that you put everything on it that you want to achieve in life. The movie teaches you that if you can think it, you will achieve it. If you want a Ferrari and a mansion, cut out pictures of what you want and paste it on your vision board. You may find that you want many things. It’s important to paste it on there and wish for what you want. Don’t let negativity hold you back.
Your vision board must be about you. When you create your board, don’t hold back on what you will put on it. We all have different dreams and visions of how we hope our life will be. We don’t all have the same desires and therefore, the vision board helps us to see that we can have what we want.
How Does the Law of Attraction Work?
The motivational speaker Bob Proctor says a line in the movie that brought a lot of sense to me. He said, “I don’t know how electricity works. I just know it works.” He goes on to explain that the law of attraction works the same way. If we think that we are going to achieve something and think positive about it, we will get what we want. If we think negatively about getting something that we want, it most likely will not come to us. Our words have power and so do our thoughts.
The Secret movie is more of a documentary with many successful people talking about how they became successful using the law of attraction. It’s called The Secret because it is said that our present society has not been taught about the law of attraction and has been hidden from most of the population. The movie shows us that people that were wealthy and successful wanted to hide the law of attraction from other people so that they could not get ahead in their lives. Many people got greedy and wanted to keep this knowledge to themselves.
When you want something, you must believe that you will have it 100%. Don’t let yourself doubt. Jesus Christ taught a similar teaching in which he said that you must have faith in order to make something happen. Even if you have a grain of mustard seed, you can cause a mountain to move. Faith = power.
The movie teaches other terms such as Quantum physics, metaphysics, psychology and philosophy. You may have heard of some of the teachers in the movie. Here is a list of some of the teachers:
- Michael Beckwith – Minister
- Jack Canfield – Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
- James Arthur Ray – Self Help Speaker and author.
- Joseph Vitale – Spiritual teacher.
The law of attraction resurfaced from many years of absence in the 18th century. The Secret movie is one in which can be watched multiple times a week. The more that you watch the movie, the more of a positive mindset that you will want to keep. Once you see the power in your thoughts, you will be able to see that you can achieve what you want in life.
This movie was once on Amazon.com #1 DVD list in 2007 and the book version was also put on the New York Times bestseller list.
Vision Board Ideas
Take a few moments and meditate on what you want. Meditation often takes place for around 15 to 30 minutes a day. Find a quiet place where you can close your eyes and focus in on what is most important in your life. Think about your thoughts, hopes and desires. What do you really want to achieve in life? What is it that you really want to achieve? The best way to get vision board ideas is to jot down what you want to accomplish in your life. When you were a child, what dreams did you have? Did you dream about becoming a “big time” corporate attorney working for a firm that was worth billions of dollars? Did you dream about being a billionaire businessman like Mark Cuban? What happened to your dreams and why did you give up on them? People often give up on their dreams because they feel like every time that they have tried to get their dream accomplished, something fails them. It’s important to ask God what his will is for your life.
Find magazines that you enjoy reading. Magazines like Fortune and Forbes often have pictures of wealthy men and women. You could cut their faces and bodies out of magazines and put them on your vision board as a reminder of who you would like to become someday. You should be serious with your vision board.
If you dream of owning your own restaurant, pick up a copy of the latest Food magazine or watch the Food Network. Keep on putting ideas into your mind and go after what you believe is meant to be there for you.
Talk about what you want to achieve with your best friends and family members. The more supportive people that you have around you, the better. Vision boards are best built when we allow nothing to stop us from putting them together.
I think that if you watch the Secret movie at least once a week, it will be a constant reminder on how your mind will bring something either good or bad to you. Remember, nothing is to impossible if you put your mind to it. We often forget that the universe often gives us what it wants to give us at the right moment. We often don’t achieve our dreams because we doubt that it can happen.
Law of Attraction in Love
Sometimes what you want has no material value. Love is often a popular request for people these days. It is the #1 question asked about on a psychic network. People often want to know when they will find love or their soulmate. People often create vision boards in order to find a companion. If this sounds like you, put together a vision board showcasing the kind of person that you can see yourself settling down with. This can be your ideal person. Try to find someone that you have a crush on. Put on the vision board what job you would like them to have and why you want to be with that kind of a person. Afterwards, keep positive thoughts flowing. Allow yourself to sense and feel that you can achieve all your dreams and desires. Just keep on saying to yourself, “I can have love. I want to have love. I deserve to have love.”
Once you see that the law of attraction is not just a bunch of nonsense, you will begin understanding love in new ways. You will see that positive thoughts create positive outcomes.
Love spells work the same way in the sense that you must believe that a person will grow to love you as you are casting the spell. Without faith, nothing positive can ever happen. In a sense, the universe gives us some control over our lives. It gives us what we keep on asking it for.
Since millions of people have thought about the law of attraction and it has worked for them, we must assume that the law of attraction is real. I also believe that bad karma and good karma are real as well. Once you begin to see that your life circumstances can change based on your beliefs, you will see the law of attraction working out well for you.
The Secret Power of Positive Thinking
Norman Vincent Peale was born on May 31, 1898 and died at the age of 95 in 1993. He is known as the man that began teaching about positive thinking. He was a world-renowned book author and public speaker. His book entitled, “The Power of Positive Thinking” sold millions of copies. He also pastored a church called Marble Collegiate. He was a well-known friend to Donald Trump and Richard Nixon.
He taught that you could train your mind to think positively. He had always been a negative thinker until he started to think positively. When he started to train his mind positively, success began to come his way more frequently. He went to school at the Ohio Wesleyan University and Boston University of Theology.
Norman Vincent Peale believed that our problems could often be handled through out faith and thinking positively. He often wrote books with a fellow psychiatrist by the name of Smiley Blanton. It was known that Smiley Blanton would handle his questions through psychiatry and Norman Vincent Peale did his work through faith and theology. They wrote books together such as, “Faith is the Answer.”
When Smiley Blanton learned of the book, “The Power of Positive Thinking”, he didn’t think that the book was good. In fact, he wanted to dissociate himself from Norman Vincent Peale because of it. The psychiatric community was not in favor of the book. Many scientists looked down on it.
Despite the criticism that he received; he went on to start is own radio show called The Art of Living. It played on the airways for over 54 years. His book, “The Power of Positive Thinking” sold more than 5 million copes and stayed on the NY Times Bestseller list for 3.5 years. It is still considered to be one of the best-selling books on the topic to ever be published.
Other Best-Selling Books On Positive Thinking
Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
The Magic by Rhonda Byrne.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson.
The Secret Does It Actually Work?
According to law of attraction experts, the secret does work. Here are some teachers of the law of attraction:
- Bob Proctor
- Joe Vitale
- John Assaraf
- Jack Canfield
- Michael Beckwith
- Lisa Nichols
- Mike Dooley
- Fred Alan Wolf
The Movie Mentions Quantum Physics
In the movie, you will find that it does mention quantum physics. Here are some things that you should know about quantum physics:
- Its Non-Local.
- Its Probabilistic.
- It is Discrete.
- It Believes that Everything is Made of Waves.
Law of Attraction Exercises
Get a book on affirmations. May I suggest Daily Affirmations for Success and Happiness: 500 Positive Affirmations to Rewire Your Brain by Creed McGregor. This will allow you to have positive thoughts flowing through your mind. Carry a book about affirmations with you 24 hours daily. When you are waiting for an appointment, read a book instead of letting your mind wander. The mind tends to think of negative things throughout the day. It often wants to remind us of everything that we have done wrong in our lives. You must take control of your negative thinking in order to become a more positive thinker.
You should also spread positivity to other people. You have a lot of negativity around you 24 hours daily. You will often here people complaining about their lives and saying that they are not happy with the state of mind that they are in. They will often show that they are angrier at life and therefore want everyone else around them to feel sorry for them. If you are in a situation like this, tell the person more positive thoughts to think about. Try to change their mindset into thinking more positive and less negative. You may even give them a copy of a positive thinking book. This often helps to change their mindset. Be a vessel that the universe can use to create positive change around you.
You should visualize what you want in life. You should always have some idea of what you want and think about ways to get it. No matter how far fetched your desires are, there is a way that you can get it or else the universe would not put it inside of your heart to think of it.
Everyone needs to work on their vision board daily. It will be a constant reminder to you that your dreams and desires will get fulfilled if you put your mind to it. Allow your mind to come to a place in which it wants to visualize what is most important and then go after it. This is an important step to take because your visions will create your outcome in life.
Use all your energy throughout the day to think about something positive. You can’t change anything that happened negatively. You can only change your mindset into thinking that positive outcomes can now happen in your life. People often sit around thinking of what was done to them or what they did to someone else. They wrap themselves in thoughts of shame, guilt, anger, remorse and suffering. The brain is like a computer. It remembers everything and often reminds us of the bad over good. Your brain will often focus on negative thoughts 80% of the time.
Get into the habit of telling people thank you. Thank your waitress, your parents and people that take care of you or do something nice. If you are a business owner or manager, keep on telling your staff that you thank them for the good job that they did for you. Thank them for being a part of the team. Thank God for all that he has given to you as well. When you do this, you create a positive chain reaction all around you. You become more of a blessing in people’s lives. Being thankful is being appreciative of what the world has given to you.