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The Secret Behind The Law of Attraction and Manifesting


The Secret and The Law of Attraction

Attracting into your life the desires of your heart and manifesting your destiny are not only popular concepts but arguably a consistent law of nature with principles that have very specific guidelines.

If you consider yourself to be a lucky person then perhaps you follow the guidelines without even knowing it. Do you know someone for whom everything seems to work out? How does that happen?

Luck is defined in many ways. Personally, I like Seneca's definition best when he said, "luck is when preparation meets opportunity."

The implication for me is that you can learn to be lucky and you can create luck.

In Rhonda Byrne's book The Secret , you quickly come to understand that The Secret is The Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction basically says, like attracts like. We also learn that what you think about is what you attract into your life. If you put certain energies out into the world/universe that is the energy that will flow back to you.

So therefore, if you're attitude is off, so will so much else in your life be. Since like attracts like, you can exemplify this in a few ways.

  • Words (either thought or spoken) like Always and Never can very easily become self fulfilling prophecies.
  • Put your worries on getting stuck in traffic and what do you think happens?
  • Begin to believe you don't deserve a good relationship, wealth, happiness, etc and so it is.

Isn't it interesting however, that when you know that "this" (whatever that may be) is going to happen, that it does? And this can be extremely positive as well.

  • Love at first sight has been true for many...
  • Baseball players often know they're about to hit a home run long before they step up to the plate.
  • Have you ever been thinking about some one and then they call?

Coincidence? Perhaps. Scientifically speaking, how many coincidences are needed to create a hypothesis? And while we're at it, how many coincidences do I need for a theory and then a fact?

The word coincidence comes from coincide. Coincide means to occupy the same place in space and time.

So when I put a specific energy into the universe, my mind will tend to focus on bringing that into fruition. The greater the focus, the greater the possibility of a "coincidence."

The Secret goes into the powerful process of visualization and then looks at the many ways to attract a multitude of wonderful things into your life.


Is something missing? Is The Secret complete? Or is it just part one of a greater formula for success?


Manifesting Your Destiny

"Thoughts are things." -Napoleon Hill

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"A Man Is What He Thinks He Is All Day." -Emerson

These and many other self realization quotes form the basis for attracting into your life abundance and success. They are also the very same concepts which allow for self sabotage and undermining the very goals and dreams you have.

"You become what you think about." -Wayne Dyer.

In Wayne Dyer's book "Manifest Your Destiny" He lays out 9 spiritual principles you can follow to bring about permanent change in your life as well as specifically attracting into your life the deepest desires of your heart.

More often than not, you will quickly find that those desires are not just monetary or material but something deeper.

It takes a spiritual path to walk the road of manifesting. You will be required to be introduced to parts of yourself you never knew before. You will also be challenged to begin connecting to something bigger and greater than yourself. You may find many of the ideals you grew up on becoming challenged and you may need to reexamine how you see yourself.

Beyond The Secret lies a journey which will allow you to meet your higher self. You will also be able to re-connect to that which brought you into being. Eliminating self sabotage means challenging and then changing many of your belief systems about yourself.

It also means finally accepting the reality that you are worthy of something greater for yourself. This can be one of the biggest challenges people face as they work on bringing into their life something better.

Cleaning out the past, paving over the pot holes and eliminating the road blocks are now your responsibility. It doesn't matter anymore who derailed you, who made the pot holes and who put up the road blocks. What matters now is you remove them from your path.

Once that is achieved you may have to re-learn that you are not only fully capable of doing but fully deserving of something much greater. Regardless of where you're at right now...


Co-Create Your Reality

From here, the path laid out by The Secret and Dr. Dyer take a unique turn. If I was to critique The Secret, I would tell you that it just grazes over the aspect of a higher power. Here you have this entire book on The Law of Attraction with input from some of today's greatest spiritual leaders and yet, there is no real talk of God. The Secret brushes past the idea of communion with a higher power.

Which is why I say the road to manifestation will require you to re-examine many an idea you grew up with about your place in the universe, who God is, really, and what Jesus might have been trying to tell you all along.

For further study you can look at Wayne Dyer's book The Power of Intention . The sub-title of this book is Learning to Co-Create Your World Your Way .

Without examining the entire book here, let me just look at with you the concept of that first subtitle.

Learning to co-create your world your way. What word here stands out in bold relief? Co-create. What does that mean? That's a word that can instill fear and relief all in one fell swoop? Depending on how you look at it, actually, there should be no fear and all relief. Know that you have a spiritual partner in the quest you are on while in this life and your ability to practice The Law of Attraction and to Manifest Your Desiny will hinge on your ability to have a relationship with... so many names... you pick the one that works best for you.

God, Allah, Yahweh, Krishna, Buddha, Rama, Jehovah, etc.

Same deity if you ask me, but that's for a different discussion all together...

So you commune, communicate, co-create with this higher awareness and consciences and it is in this conversation that you will find the energy to work within the law of attraction.

Yes, this is just a Jedi mind trick!

And while we're on the subject of Star Wars and the Force, let us use that as a fine example to tie this all in.

"The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together. "

It is "The Force" that allows a Jedi to move objects. Attracting to them that which they put their attention on.

Bottom line here: Use the Force. The Force is God. Be open to it. Work with it to bring real, lasting change into your life.

So now what? The missing ingredient, that's what!


The Missing Ingredient

In Grant Cardone's best selling book, Sell To Survive you will hear about the four degrees of action. They are:

What does this have to do with The Law of Attraction and Manifesting?!?!?!?!?!?!

Wait a minute? I thought this was going to be easy? All I have to do is go sit on a rock somewhere and focus and then everything I desire will just show up! Right?!?!?! Isn't that what this whole thing's about? Nobody said anything about "action!" I've been duped!

Actually, you duped yourself.

Look, if you want checks in the mail, yes, you need the power of visualization, you need to stay focused on your goal and you need to put the energy of "checks in the mail" out into the universe.

If you're filled with "I can't" or "that'll never happen to me" then that is what you'll attract.

However, if you spend your life waiting for what you want to show up, that's exactly how you will spend your life because that is the energy you are putting out there. Like attracts like, therefor want attracts what? More want! Congratulations!

Massive amounts of action attract massive results!

You need to act and act massively if your dreams and goals are going to become a reality. What can you expect if you don't take massive action. This reminds me of a joke....

A man was in a rainstorm and the water was starting to rise. He went into his house and saw his friends running for higher ground. They told him of the coming flood and asked if he was coming and he boldly replied, "God will save me!" As the water continued to rise, a man in a truck came by and told him to get in. "God will save me." replied the faithful man. Soon the man was on the second floor of his house with the water at his knees looking out the window. Someone in a boat came by and offered him a ride to which he replied, "God will save me." Soon he was on his roof looking skyward as the water rose and the current mounted. A helicopter came overhead and lowered a ladder. "No! God will save me!" Cried the man. Moments later the man drowned.

Later that day the man arrived in Heaven. Frustrated he blows past Saint Peter and makes a bee line for God Almighty.

"What happened?" Asked the man in anger. "I put all my faith in you and you didn't save me!"

God replied, "What are you talking about? First, I warned you, then I sent a truck, a boat and a helicopter!"

If you refuse to take action, nothing good will happen even when good comes your way!

How would you like to guarantee that all the fruits of your labor come to fruition? It's simple really. Once you have a hold on your ability to commune with your higher self and that higher power, you then begin to place the correct level and frequency of energy into the universe. From there you shall go about taking the necessary amount of action necessary to reap all that you have sown.

How much action is that exactly? Well, if you're looking for a guarantee of success then you very well need to start at about TEN TIMES the amount of action you just thought would be necessary to achieve your desired outcome.

In other words, not only heed the warning, but take the truck, the boat and the chopper. Get it?

Massive action.

Beware of the snake oil salesman who tries to convince you that there's an easy way to success. Look at all the diet products out there? Everyone of them is completely unnecessary if you just eat right and exercise in the first place!

Everything that has lead to this part in this article is 100% true and accurate and I'm telling you that "The Secret's" missing ingredient is backing up all of your visualization and intention with a massive amount of action.

Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Remember? Are you prepared for luck? How are you co-creating your own luck? What are you doing to ensure that luck arrives right on time?

Think about it!

10X and Massive Action

How Much Action?


LaVette Grice from Portland, Oregon on November 12, 2014:

This get's down to a lot more specifics than the book or the movie addressed. The part about massive action showed us that it takes more than sitting around believing. That's the piece that many miss out on when they are claiming that the Law of Attraction doesn't work. We have to do something about what we see. Thank you for this hub.

Raquel Elle Bell on January 03, 2012:

I think that like players in a game we only have a certain number of moves for each situation. Based on the moves that we make these moves set in motion a chain of events. Just like a game of chess when two players sit down you have many pieces and seemingly endless combinations, add in the human choice factor and it seems that the choices become greater. However, the choices are not endless, and the human factor brings predictability to the game. In the end there is always a winner based on his/her strategy and action played during the game. Chance - No I do not believe in chance. Coincidence - Don't believe in that either... Like attracts like - Of course because based on your decisions the person who is most likely to make those same decisions will at some point come across your path. To me it's not a mystery. And, regarding how "coincidental" it seems that the person you are thinking about calls around the same general time that you had them on your mind... You are simply on the same schedule.

Charles Ellingson on January 03, 2012:

Amazing article Dave. I too believe in the power of attraction. The secret was right on, but it does take more. And that more is MASSIVE ACTION

Great Read

David R Bradley (author) from The Active Side of Infinity on June 13, 2011:

Temirah, all my Hubs are a total labor of love and you're welcome to bookmark anything I put up. Thank you for reading it and for leaving a comment.

Temirah on June 13, 2011:

'The Secret' is an inspiring book and film and well worth a look/read. I love Seneca's definition of luck and I'll link your hub to my hub on how to be luckier, if that's ok. A great read - it looks like it took some work but that you really enjoyed writing it! Thanks for sharing it.

David R Bradley (author) from The Active Side of Infinity on June 13, 2011:

Ruzica, amazing point! Creativity being a synonym of action. That's awesome. Never thought of it like that. The Power of Intention was one of those life altering books for me too. Thank you for the dose of enlightenment!

Ruzica Kozul from Windsor, On, Canada on June 13, 2011:

Great work David! Emphasis on connection with our higher selves and taking action is right on.

The power of Intention explain it so well to me-it just resonates with my heart. Being like the source we've emanated from...Creativity is one of the seven faces of intention which, to me is a synonym of action.

David R Bradley (author) from The Active Side of Infinity on June 13, 2011:

UrsulaRose, Thanks for stopping by and chiming in!

UrsulaRose on June 12, 2011:

Thank You for taking the time to write an informative and thought-provoking Hub Article David ... I enjoyed reading what you had to say and look forward to reading more.

David R Bradley (author) from The Active Side of Infinity on June 12, 2011:

Cheri, I am constantly reminded everyday of the words of Dan Millman, "There are no ordinary moments." Inspiration combined with action.

Naomi, great points. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

Naomi's Banner from United States on June 12, 2011:

Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen. If you have faith then you step out and act on it because you really believe it will. This is an excellent Hub David. Enjoyed the inspiring message.

Cheri Schultz from Midwest on June 12, 2011:

David: I absolutely believe in the Power Of Attraction but you need to take action. Its not going to fall in your lap but if your open and reception watch what comes into your path - you will be surprised. I am ALWAYS listening and watching everything that occurs around me, you never know about that one idea that can catapult you to the next level. Thanks for a great article!!

David R Bradley (author) from The Active Side of Infinity on June 12, 2011:

Thanks Lindsay! Glad you enjoyed it! Feel free to share it!

Lindsay Graham on June 12, 2011:

DB you are truly amazing, this is terrific!

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