Friday, March 30, 2007

The Secret Is Out

I received an e-newsletter today that referenced the DVD and book entitled, "The Secret." I wanted to mention that work here again because a majority of the highly successful people who appear in the film are authors, including Jack Canfield, author of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" and Dr. John Gray, author of "Women Are From Mars, Men Are From Venus." It was the famous authors that got me initially interested in "The Secret." Since they said they had gotten to where they were by practicing what they're preaching in this film, I wanted to know more.

"The Secret" focuses on the Law of Attraction, the notion that like attracts like. The thought you are thinking right now is attracting more similar thoughts unto itself. The feeling that's emanating from your current thought is soaring out like a bullet toward other similar feelings and drawing them back unto itself. It's the basis for the old statement, "Birds of a feather flock together." The Law of Attraction is a natural law. That is, it works regardless of whether we believe in it or understand it. In the film, Dr. Joe Vitale says that we want to become aware of our thoughts and to choose them carefully, and to have fun with this, because "you are the masterpiece of your own life. You are the Michelangelo of your own life. The David you are sculpting is you."

The article referenced above is from the World Center for Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). The Emotional Freedom Technique (some people refer to it as the "tapping method") helps one accomplish a major shift in energy by eliminating negative emotional reactions. Here's the link:

The Law of Attraction has been discussed for years by a number of people, including Jerry and Esther Hicks. The main page of their Web site currently lists a number of quotes regarding the Law of Attraction,

If you'd like to watch the trailer for "The Secret" or order your own copy, you can do so at:

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Marching on through March

Whew! What a month. During an extended illness, I made the decision to create at least one positive thing out of the experience. The lessons, feelings, cast of characters, irony, etc., couldn't all be just writing fodder for one of my stories (although what a story it will be). I'd wanted to watch the DVD, "The Secret" for a healthy shot in the arm, but my DVD player broke. (If you haven't seen "The Secret" yet, I highly recommend it. It's very inspirational. The book version - both book and DVD created by author Rhonda Byrne - is currently on the New York Times Bestseller List.) While languishing at home, I sat back and listened to the inner guidance I received.

I was led to complete the round of edits I had started on a manuscript last month. I did it! I was sorry to pretty much miss the month of March, what with the beginning of Spring and all, and my birthday was not nearly as lively as in years past, but I was happy I finished that round of editing.

Hope you all had a great month.