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Spiritual Fridays: Does The Secret by Rhonda Byrne really work?

Friday, 4 July 2014 - 9:23pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

This week we tell you in brief about The Secret and how Rhonda Byrne shows you how to make all your dreams come true. Put it to test, tell us if it really works.

The underlying concept of the book is Law of Attraction, which says that like attracts like. So when you think a thought, you attract like thoughts to yourself. Your current thoughts are creating your future life. Simply put, your thoughts become things.

A point made towards the end of the book is the key to understanding why–"Everything is energy. You are an energy magnet, so you electrically energise everything to you and electrically energise yourself to everything you want."

So how do you make The Secret work for you?

The book provides you three tools for it.

Step 1: Ask

Ask, command and let the universe know what you want. And while you do so, be clear. Unless you know what you want, the universe cannot deliver it to you, right?

Step 2: Believe

The book insists that you must know (believe) that what you want is yours the moment you ask for it. Just as you would believe you're going to get what you've asked for when you place an order for a catalogue at a shop or maybe when you call for a pizza from your favourite pizza place.

The book explains that what hinders us from getting what we want is US. Most of us never allow ourselves to want what we truly want because we can't see how it's going to manifest. Just because you don't know how it can happen, it does not mean that it cannot happen. So instead of worrying about 'the how', focus on what you really want.

Step 3: Receive

It is also suggested that you begin to receive, even before you have physically or tangibly received what you've wished for. "Feel the way you will feel once it arrives. Feel it now. A fast way to get yourself on that frequency is to say, "I am receiving it now. I am receiving all the good in my life now. I am receiving (fill in your desire) now." For eg."To generate the feelings of having it now. Go test drive that car. Go shop for that home. Get in the house. Do whatever you have to do to generate the feelings of having it now and remember them. Whatever you can do to achieve that, will help you literally attract it."


Using The Secret to lose weight

The Secret points out that if you focus on losing weight, you will attract back having to lose more weight. So you should not give in to 'fat thoughts' such as I have slow thyroid, slow metabolism, hereditary problems, you should throw those thoughts out, tell yourself that you can eat whatever you want and you will always be the perfect weight. And remember to focus on your food and only your food while eating, by doing so the food will assimilate into our body perfectly.

Action can work here too: Get pictures of yourself at your perfect weight and if you have them and look at them often. Don't buy clothes at your current weight, have faith and focus on clothes you are going to buy. Feel good about yourself and praise every inch of your body, think about all the perfect things about you.

Using The Secret for relationships

We're always taught to do unto others what you would have others do to you. The secret tells us to do for ourselves what we would like others to do for us. Treat yourself with love and respect, and you'll attract people who show you love and respect. The rule of like attracts like, works everywhere. So to make a relationship work, focus on what you appreciate about the other person and not your complaints because focusing on the strengths will get you more of them. Finally, be clear in this matter too. When you want a relationship ensure that your thoughts, words, actions and surroundings don't contradict your desires.

Using The Secret for money

Most people grow up hearing, money doesn't grow on trees, you have to work hard for it and things like that. The secret says if you've had thoughts of "I have to work really hard and struggle to have money, then let them go immediately. Tell yourself, money comes easily and frequently." Don't stop yourself from receiving money by thinking such thoughts. So if you have a pile of bills that don't know how you're going to pay, don't focus on them as it will attract more bills. Instead, find a way that works for you to focus on prosperity. The books gives an example of how a person turns all bills into cheques in the mind. Moreover, it's important to feel good about money to attract it. In fact go as far as looking at everything you like and say to yourself, "I can afford that." Finally, an interesting point–give money to bring more money into your life. When you are generous with money and share it, you are saying, I have plenty.

Using The Secret for good health

The Secret advocates the the placebo effect, so when a patient truly believes that the tablet is a cure, he receives what he believes and is cured. So what you believe is important. Focus on perfect health despite whatever you see happening on the outside. Don't believe in generalisations about old age and talk about how unwell you are. By doing that you'll bring yourself more bad health, so even when people talk about it, just change the topic. Finally, it leaves you with old adage, laughter is the best medicine. So laugh because it attracts joy and releases negativity.

Now the book has been decoded for you, test it and tell us if it works for you. Tell us whether it really works. Share your experiences with me on poojabhula@gmail.com.


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