The Secret, it is called. It lay practically dormant since its inception, long before the Knights of Templar and the Code named for a Tuscan Renaissance man, artist and inventor; long before any void of noble blood would know of its existence.
Then, because of a small, made-for-television movie produced for Australia's Channel Nine, the secret was out.
Thank goodness, and a willing media.
Beth and I have been practicing, living, and teaching The Secret – its true name is the Law of Attraction – for ten years when the rest of the world caught on. And we whole-heartedly believe that if there is one true law that can heal the world and put and keep all of us who inhabit it back on track, it is the Law of Attraction. It is the one, true earthly (actually, Universal) law that fits all, because the pure tenet of this ancient "New Thought" is that everyone – regardless of race, religion, geography, or political ideology – deserves a happy, secure life where all wants and needs are available for all.
Sounds good – too good, we know … we hear it all the time. Yet if this law – and it is a law, not unlike any other physical law of the Universe – has no bearing in everyday reality and human existence, why has it spanned ages and appeared to work for some of the most revered in our societies? It has clearly ignored borders, religions, and political affiliations over the eons it has been recognized.
Is there something to it?
Yes, there is. Just ask us, and the hundreds of thousands around the world who have connected with all that is good through the Wonderful Law of Attraction. And if you do not believe us, just ask Oprah.
American cultural icon Oprah Winfrey has openly hailed the Law of Attraction on her highly rated syndicated talk show, as well as in print, on her radio network, and as a guest on the Larry King Show. She is the walking, talking poster child of the Law of Attraction, and she has the successful, happy, giving, and full life that emotes everything that is The Secret. And like all who truly practice the Law of Attraction – present company included – she wants everyone including you to know about it.
A WEIGHTY LOA QUESTION
At our many lectures, meetings, and seminars that we appear at each year, the inevitable question is raised by an audience member. "Can I lose weight with the Law of Attraction?" The answer is a clear and concise Yes!
How do we know this? Because using the Law of Attraction, and the Universal methods of thought to emotion to end result, Beth lost 50 pounds and I lost over 100 pounds. When I began using the LOA for weight loss, I weighed in at 440 pounds. And I continue to lose and manage my weight. My Law of Attraction success in this, my most lifelong troubling struggle, erased any atom of lingering doubt I ever harbored concerning LOA.
First, in case you are a little confused by The Secret, and are perhaps new to the idea of it, we'd better explain how the Law of Attraction works. Everything in the physical world where we exist vibrates. EVERYTHING whether it be dirt, a tree, a human being – these all emit a vibration. Even a rock vibrates – albeit at a much slower and barely perceptible pace – and a human being vibrates at a far more rapid rate.
These vibrational patterns translate to everything that you are feeling, which moves the Universe to, in turn, attract exactly what those feelings are. So if you are thinking (feeling) about how angry you may be at someone, the Universe takes that emotion and emits (returns) directly back to you what you happen to be feeling. You always attract exactly what you are feeling. THIS IS THE LAW OF ATTRACTION.
So if you are feeling wonderful, and thinking about how great your day is, and you are happy and grateful for that wonderful day, the Universe attracts (returns) to you exactly what you are feeling –more days of joy and wonder. What could be better than that? However, as is usually the case, there are a few problems with us humans when it comes to attracting what we desire.
In society today, people usually do not listen to their intuition. We instead rely on other people to tell us "what is." It's kind of like old fable, "The Emperor's New Clothes," when an entire kingdom was convinced that despite naked truth, they all agreed that His Majesty's new clothes were all the rage – the living end! How often do we see our fellow citizens jump into line like lemmings to the sea, and how often do we accept the opinions of others as incontestable fact? We think you would agree that the fashion mavens have accomplished that, much to the chagrin and disappointment of the fully two-thirds of the American public that can not fit into the clothes they market.
It's time that we listen to ourselves and stop listening to what is really just other people's opinions telling you what to think. This brings us to our first, and most important, question that we will ask of you this lesson: Who are you losing this weight for? Is it for you? Is it for someone else? Are you losing it because you want to feel better, or do you simply want to lose a few pounds for a swimsuit that is calling your name?
The right answer – and in this case there is a right answer – is: FOR YOU. You must only lose weight for you. If you are not losing the weight for you, then you might as well grab a gallon of Baskin-Robbins and go sit in a corner with a big spoon and a TV remote control. It does not matter what anyone thinks you should do. You must commit to losing the weight only for you.
If losing the weight will make you happy, then that is the biggest reason for you to lose the weight. Sure, losing weight for health reasons is always good and noble, but the main reason we want to help you to lose weight is because it will make you happy. See, that's how the Law of Attraction works. It is all about what you desire; what will cause you to be happy. This, by the way, is not greedy … no matter what the Nay Sayers say. (And they DO love to say, say, say!) This is the Wonderful Law of Attraction, and to be able to create whatever life you want for your self is the Universe's greatest gift to you.
DOWN GO THE POUNDS (OR KILOS!)
We were at a Wellness of the Mind retreat and we talked about the Law of Attraction and losing weight. There were many people there who lived their life through the Law of Attraction and, as always, there were people new to the LOA, and the usual weight loss questions were posed.
Weight loss through the Law of Attraction will take some of you a shorter amount of time, and for others it may take a little longer. It all depends on your mindset. LOVE yourself, ENJOY yourself, YOU are a wonderful person who creates your Universe. Is not that powerful? Your own body regenerates every second. You are a part of that. YOU can regenerate your body to be what you want, you can!
Maybe this is the week that you have a night that you treat yourself for just being you: The you that you are right now, and think about all the things that make YOU happy and joyous.
A doctor once asked Beth if she exercised and she said, "I walk about a half a mile each day." The doctor replied, "Is that all? You need to exercise AT LEAST a mile each day!" Beth looked at the doctor and said, "Is that all? Are you kidding me? I did not move at all before. This half-mile is a big deal for me. When I am darn good and ready to go a mile, when I FEEL like I WANT to, then I will. I know that a half-mile is better than none at all, and my body knows it. Do not make me try to feel bad. I'm proud of myself! "
Remember to continue doing what is working for you. Just those little steps help immensely over a year's time, and if that 'normal' mind is feeling deprived, eat one bowl of popcorn instead of two, or eat half a candy bar instead of a whole one and save the rest for a couple of hours later. Your 'normal' mind will be appeased.
Listen to your body before you eat something. Sometimes it is not hungry, but we feed it anyway. ENJOY every bite! Try not to rip-snort through a whole meal in ten seconds flat. ENJOY every little thing that you put in your mouth and be thankful for that wonderful body of yours. You created it with help, and you can fine-tune it just as easily.