Is There Really a SECRET to getting what you want? (1st in a series on Positive Thinking and the Law of Attraction)
In Spring of 2011, a neighbor, bearing one little CD, changed my life.
He offered this CD as an introduction to 14 more CDs. If I liked what was on the first CD, I could ask to hear the rest. I liked what I heard enough to ask, so I did. And with the same enthusiasm as I listened to the first, I listened to the rest. I LOVED them. They opened my mind to a new way of thinking, and they introduced me to a new way of living.
My neighbor hadn't known it (I hadn't yet either), but he had given me those CDs at the most daunting time in my life. Not a few weeks later my husband was diagnosed with bladder cancer. The tumor took up two-thirds of his bladder. He needed to have it removed. This was something my husband did NOT want to do. But he had no choice. We needed to act quickly.
During this time, it was easy to slip into pity mode. But since my husband had the right to feel sorry for himself, I knew I had to be strong. Those 14 CDs helped me to do that. How did they help? It was all about the law of attraction - what I would think about, is what would manifest. If I'd thought about my husband suffering, then would I actually think him into suffering? I did not want to do that. So I would listen and listen to what the CDs told me to do...and not to do. I would visualize my husband healthy and happy. I would think about him with a healthy bladder and a healthy attitude.
What I wouldn't do (because the CDs told me not to) was talk about his cancer in the negative. If someone would ask how he was feeling, I would say, "He's feeling better each day." Or, I would say, "We found a great doctor who knows what he's doing." I wouldn't fall prey to those looks of sympathy and I definitely would not talk about his cancer...not unless I was saying something positive. I also wouldn't say to myself, "John will NOT have cancer," because the law of attraction states that the 'universe' would hear 'cancer' and that's what John would have.
Should I believe what was said about the law of attraction?
I felt I had no choice. I wasn't taking the chance.
I listened to those CDs over and over and practiced their way of thinking every moment of every day. I managed to get through that whole summer with merely two mental breakdowns (which was awesome for this highly emotional empathetic Libra). I was determined to stay strong and positive. I couldn't expect my husband to do the same, but I was impressed with his attitude nonetheless. I shared with him each day what I had learned about thinking positively, and I believe he tried to think that way as well.
In any event, within three months, hubby was clean of cancer. Of course he lost a bladder, but he gained a brandy new NeoBladder (if you want to know what that is, you can Google it, that's not what this post is about). It was a long road to recovery, but he recovered. And along the way, I learned that positive thinking can help you through most anything. (I say most, because obviously I have not experienced everything, so I wouldn't know).
So is there a SECRET to getting what you want? I'd say yes. And it's this...YOU DO BECOME WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT MOST OF THE TIME.
You can find out more about the law of attraction in many books, the most popular being THE SECRET. As for the 14 CDs, I'm not sure I'm allowed to share that information, since it was part of a business network that my neighbor was part of. But there are many books on the subject. Since listening to those original CDs, I have found a plethora of books (I download audiobooks, I love to listen in my car) that help enhance my positive thinking. I do not go a day without listening to one of them.
This post is the first of a series of posts that I would like to talk about on the subjects of the law of attraction and positive thinking. My life has definitely changed for the better. Since THINKING only positive thoughts, I have changed many things in my life and I am excited to share what they are and HOW I got there. So, stay tuned...I will try to have a new post on the subject each week.
As always, friend, KEEP SMILING,
Post Script: Since publishing this post, I have been given permission to give my neighbor's name and his email. If anyone would like a copy of the 1st CD that began my travels on the road to positive thinking, my neighbor will send you the CD for free. Just tell him 'Julie sent you.'
His name is Richard DuHaime and his email is: firstname.lastname@example.org