I‘m going to take a wild guess and say that at least 1/2 of the people here have read ‘The Secret’, or have at least heard of it. My first thoughts around the Secret and everything that it is based upon were not very positive. Honestly, I thought people were crazy for reading into this nonsense.
However, everywhere I turned people were mentioning how the law of attraction and manifestation had worked for them. Intrigued, I believed this to be a sign from the universe that I should try and give it a go.
Me being me, I decided to start off with the 2nd book: “The Power” which I had found in a stationery shop called ‘the works’ for £3. The first page does note that you don’t have to have read the first book as it pretty much contains the same lessons. However, if you really do want to gain some background knowledge before you jump into the 2nd book, ‘The Secret’ is also a film which is now available to watch on Netflix.
In a nutshell, ‘The Power’ is a handbook on how to achieve, create and change absolutely anything (with reason) using the power of the universe. The power being the law of attraction…imagining things you want as if you already have them. Now you can see why I think this to be a crazy idea right?
I’m all for speaking things into existence, but imagining things have happened before they actually do, seems like a step too far. However, I decided to put all of my hesitations aside and try it out…I’m not sure if this a coincidence but my local shop has been out of stock of grapefruit for months, so I imagined myself going into the store picking up some grapefruit. Later on that day, I found my way to the fruit aisle and to my surprise there was one last grapefruit waiting for me. Now again, this could be a coincidence, however, there have since been other moments just like these, that have me thinking…maybe ‘The power/secret’ is real.
Even if you are sceptical, this book is a good read and I would definitely recommend it. Contained within the pages are some valuable life lessons that I personally think everyone can benefit from.
I will go ahead a post a few of my favourites below:
“So many people don’t live for today. They are completely consumed with the future, and yet it is how we live today that creates our future” – page 56
“Whatever desire you can imagine, already exists! It doesn’t matter what it is, if you can imagine it, it already exists in creation” – page 71
- Be grateful for everything you have received in your life (past)
- Be grateful for everything you are receiving in your life (present)
- Be grateful for what you want in your life as though you have already received it (future) – page 130