“You get to fill the blackboard of your life with whatever you want. If you have filled it with baggage from the past, wipe it clean. Erase everything from the past that does not serve you, and be grateful it bought you to this place now, and to a new beginning. You have a clean slate, and you can start over- right here, right now. Find your joy and live it!”
The Secret – Rhonda Byrne www.thesecret.tv
My first “Aha” moment was that I had a choice.
How we feel is directly related to how we live, something I discovered first when I read The Secret last year and that no matter what is going on around me, my feelings are my own and my responsibility.
I was amazed at how much negativity I unwittingly brought into my own life and equally amazed at how quickly things I wanted began happening when I felt good. When I focused on filling up with good feelings, not getting rid of bad but replacing them with good I saw a new way of living and believed my dreams of talking around the world and inspiring others to live their best lives coming true. Before I read The Secret I was passionate about helping people reach their full potential through my work as a running coach and personal trainer and wanted to be a motivational speaker. I didn’t know then what life had planned for me so I’d be ready to do this.
You may wonder why if it works so well why I had to go through those three months where I felt the opposite of how exhilarated and fantastic I did when I first read The Secret. I know that time was meant for me and it is because I wasn’t always happy, because I experienced deep unhappiness that I know I am able to talk and write from a place where I know this works. I know that life is meant to be and can be so amazing. I can follow my dream on an even bigger scale to help people find happiness. I can declare myself an expert in being happy (sounds good to me!)
It is amazing to feel good. To look in the mirror and smile, to be present in the now, to have replaced anxiety with excitement, sadness with calm and happiness that is amazing.
But I want more. I want to write a bestselling book, I want to talk around the world, I want to be able to travel whenever and wherever I want. To have enough money that there is no need to worry about a lack of it, to be able to help others. And it is only recently that I have truly accepted that to want more isn’t a sign of being ungrateful that it is a sign of really believing that I deserve to live my best life and for all my dreams to come true.
The better we feel the more we are able to bring the things we want into our lives and the better we feel about ourselves the quicker it happens.
The Law of Attraction is not just a case of thinking of something and having it though often if what we are thinking of is something relatively “small” in our minds it will come easily. This works the same for everything but not just because we think it and want it we have to feel good about it and believe we deserve it whilst also feeling grateful for all we have now.
I keep a separate journal to keep track of all the things I have manifested into my life since this began from the seemingly small (though that is our own idea- big small there really is no difference when you are on the right track) clothes pegs (yes clothes pegs!), to blogging for The Huffington Post, skyping with a member of The Secret Team, telling a friend over coffee that what I wanted was to learn everything I could about writing a book and that day getting an email about an amazing course that was exactly what I’d asked for and how by starting a new running group that I hadn’t even planned on, being able to sign up for it- they are just a few things from a long list and it will get longer because when I visualize it, let go of controlling the how and feel grateful and happy with all I have and who I am now it’s like having a magic wand.
So today I’m thinking of all I have and all I want. I’m imagining how I will feel the day I get to blog telling you I’m flying to America to meet with Steve Harrison (he promotes Authors and I really want to work with him!), signing a book deal, buying our house, driving my Audi, buying my Dad a classic car, picking a lemon from a tree in Santa Barbara, holidays with friends and family, talking to Oprah Winfrey, a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon with Christian.
I’m imagining that all this has happened already and how I’d feel. I’m taking that feeling and feeling that way right now.
And the magic will happen.