- Ask - ask for what you want. Write a letter to yourself in the present tense saying something like "I am so happy and grateful now that I [have the things that I want]".
- Believe - believe it will happen. Know that it doesn't matter how it happens; accept that it will. Recognize disappointment and replace it with unwavering faith.
- Receive - feel the way you will feel when the thing you want arrives. Be happy. We live in a feeling universe; what you give it what you'll get. Imagine receiving the thing you want and imagine the feelings you'll feel.
I made some earrings today - yay! I'd put together some bead combinations before and I'm working through those so that I can move on to my new beads. I'm excited to be making more stuff - I haven't made anything much while I was waiting for wire, and I've found that I miss making things.
I've had a lot of conversations about the Secret, and I've done a lot of thinking. Yeah, the Secret seems similar to many ancient beliefs, but with an important distinction: the Secret focuses on getting 'things' or having money come your way, which ancient texts do not propose.
The Secret seems to have a win-win kind of setup:
either A - people tell themselves they have lots of things, and by some random stroke of luck - it happens! Therefore, it must have been The Secret! It worked!
or B - people tell themselves they already have lots of things and end up convincing themselves they are happy (willy-nilly). Happiness must really be the true Secret! Therefore, the Secret worked, right?
In the words of my fave SNL skit:
"Because I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggoneit, people like me."
I don't get the appeal of the Secret, except that it must satisfy some need in the public that they are finally privy to something previously kept, well, secret. But if thousands, or even millions of people know and use these techniques, the whole frame of reference or set of standards must change (i.e. I may be rich, but the Joneses are richer, and therefore I need a new Secret to make me happier).
Food for thought I: A quote from Peter Abelard (1079-1142):
It is by doubting that we come to investigate, and by investigating that we recognize the truth.
Food for thought II: No great wisdom was ever SOLD to the public.
Just my take. Love,
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