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Thursday, January 04, 2007


The "Secret" of course, as mentioned in my previous Blog is The Law of Attraction. There are some components to it that I promised to mention at a later time.

Now is that time.

When you wish to attract something into your life, whether it be wealth, power, property, success, well-being, happiness, anything at all, you must first form a picture of what you want most. In other words, visualize your dream. Form a picture of your desire in your mind. Then, you might wish to write it down on a piece of paper, or type it out on your computer and print a copy. Look at that piece of paper at least twice a day. You don't have to worry about how big the dream is, or how you will attain it. You have already set the forces of the universe in motion. You are creating the object you desire, and the universe must comply with your wish.

Secondly, you must believe that you already possess what you visualized. Feel it in your hands, touch it in your mind, walk through it, embrace it, whether it be a car, a house, money, or a partner. Your wish will be granted.

The other part is gratitude. Or, as the wise men in this field often say: develop an attitude of gratitude. You have asked, and you will be given when you asked for. Then, you must give thanks. I give thanks every day for the abundance in my life. I know where it comes from.

If you're religious, you can substitute any word you wish for Universe, God, Jehovah, Allah, the Great Spirit, Almighty Father. It is all the same thing. And, the law of attraction is absolute. Every wish must be granted, so be sure you concentrate on what you really desire and do not allow negative thoughts to disrupt the flow of energy. The Secret has been passed down through the ages and you can learn more about it by clicking on this link: I have used the law of attraction for much of my life, for my father believed in it and passed its immense power on to me.

Of course there is much more to The Secret than I've mentioned here or in my previous blog. But, if you open this door, even a crack, you will find your way as I have found mine. I have studied the work of Jerry and Esther Hicks (The Teachings of Abraham, The Law of Attraction), as well as delved into the canons of Bob Procter and Jack Canfield, all proponents of the Law of Attraction.

Here is what I convey to my students in writing workshops, seminars, retreats and at every opportunity. At the heart of it is: "Ask and ye shall receive."

You were born to create.

You are also a born storyteller. Telling stories is as natural to you as breathing itself.

Each time you talk to someone and relate an incident in your day, in your life, you are telling a story.

Now, it is time to recognize and use this God-given gift. Now is the time to focus on how to use the awesome power you possess to write and publish your stories, to give joy and satisfaction to others through something you created.

You will use the following tools to accomplish your goals: Visualization and Realization.

Sit down, or lie down. Visualize what you want to do. See the first scene of a story. See the main character. See the first words a character speaks. See the first act a character does. See your words weave a spell.

Realize, throughout this calm and energizing process, that you have already written the story. You see it in print with your name on it. See the story in your hands and in the hands of others.

You are planting seeds in your subconscious, seeds that will grow and become what you envisioned with your eyes closed. The subconscious comprises 5/6ths of our brain power. The other 1/6th is our conscious mind. The subconscious will germinate all your seeds and allow them to flower in your conscious mind. The ideas will bubble up in an ever-flowing stream.

Do not censor your thoughts. Do not concentrate on rules, on grammar, syntax, form, verb tenses or anything else connected to the mechanics of writing. Just see the story, let it unfold.

When you begin to write, you may not know where you are going, but your inner force knows. The subconscious knows. Follow your vision. Let the words flow out of you and onto the page. You will find excitement and joy as you feel your creativity flow through you. The process is virtually effortless. And, it is exciting.

You are attracting good ideas to you. And, those ideas will lead to other ideas. Take the time to nurture your creativity. Take the time to read short stories and let the stories of others sink into your subconscious and inspire you to write your own.

Writing seems like magic to some of us.

In a way, it is. Because you are creating something from nothing, or so it appears, the result can feel magical. If it does, then you are doing what you were born to do.

While creating a story may seem like magic, the fact is that the story has already been created for you. It was just waiting for you to see it, grab it, accept it, and make it happen, make it a reality.

When you know this, deep in your heart, deep in the hidden recesses of your mind, you will never know fear again. You will have no obstacles in your path. Writing will be as easy and natural to you as any other habit you now have.

Put yourself where you want to be. Believe that you are already there.

Write your story. Give your story to the world. Bask in the glow of creation.

You are a writer.

You always were. You always will be.


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