Sunday, August 12, 2007

How to Stop Negative Thoughts

A message from Rhonda Byrne, Creator of The Secret:

"How do I stop my negative thoughts?" - is a question that I have been asked many times. If you have ever asked this question then you will feel such enormous relief in knowing the answer, because it is so simple. How do you stop negative thoughts? You plant good thoughts!

When you try to stop negative thoughts, you are focusing on what you don't want - negative thoughts - and you will attract an abundance of them. They can never disappear if you are focused on them. The "stop" part is irrelevant - the negative thoughts are your focus. It doesn't matter if you are trying to stop negative thoughts or control them or push them away, the result is the same. Your focus is on negative thoughts, and by the law of attraction you are inviting more of them to you.

The truth is always simple and it is always easy. To stop negative thoughts, just plant good thoughts! Deliberately plant good thoughts! You plant good thoughts by making it a daily practice to appreciate all the things in your day. Appreciate your health, your car, your home, your family, your job, your friends, your surroundings, your meals, your pets, and the magnificent beauty of the day. Compliment, praise, and give thanks to all things. Every time you say "Thank you" it is a good thought! As you plant more and more good thoughts, the negative thoughts will be wiped out. Why? Because your focus is on good thoughts, and what you focus on you attract.

So don't give any attention to negative thoughts. Don't worry about them. If any come, make light of them, shrug them off, and let them be your reminder to deliberately think more good thoughts now.

The more good thoughts you can plant in a day, the faster your life will be utterly transformed into all good. If you spend only one day speaking of good things and saying "Thank you" at every single opportunity, you will not believe your tomorrow. Deliberately thinking good thoughts is exactly like planting seeds. As you think good thoughts you are planting good seeds inside you, and the Universe will transform those seeds into a garden of paradise. How will the garden of paradise appear? As your life!

Rhonda Byrne

Monday, June 25, 2007

Love Really IS The Answer

We've all heard it at least once in our lives. "Love is the answer". But have you ever considered whether love really is the answer? That is what I'd like to explore here in this post because I came across that phrase again today, and the question stuck with me. Is love really the answer? And what questions does it answer?

First I would like to define what I believe love is. Sure there is romantic love, but that is not what I'm going to explore here. Love is a simple word for a broad spectrum of feelings and experiences, but for the purpose's of this post, the love I'm writing about here is that which frees, allows, accepts, supports, shares, gives, and unites. It is life affirming, empowering, healing, creative, and inspiring. And it is that which is useful and helpful in bringing about the very best for all concerned.

Whenever I ask myself the big questions in life, I always end up with the same answer. Whether it is "What is my purpose in life?", "Why am I here?", or even "Who am I?", the answer is always Love. If I ever want guidance on what to do next, I ask myself "What do I do now?", and the answer is Love. If I find myself in a predicament and wonder "How do I respond to this?", the clearest answer is Love.

Sure there are many other ways to answer these questions, but Love is the grandest of them all. I can not think of anything greater or higher to aim for. I am not saying that I succeed in responding with love to everything that comes up in my life. Often I fall way short of it, but I do keep reminding myself that Love is the ultimate goal. Even if I fail, most of my efforts have been positive to some degree because I strived to love.

So here are some more questions to consider. What is important in your life? What matters at the end of the day? When you look back on your life in the end, what will you have wished you did more of? What do you want for your children? What do you wish your parents would have given you more of? What is the best feeling you have ever experienced? What do you want to give more of? What word comes to mind when you think of your closest friends and family?


Love really is the answer.

The only question to ask then is:

What would Love do now?

Sunday, June 24, 2007

The 7 Natural Laws of the Universe

The Law of Attraction is just part of one of the 7 natural laws of the Universe: the Law of Vibration. Of the 7 Laws, it may be the most important in how our everyday lives play out, but all of the laws are in effect whether we are aware of them or not. Knowing what the 7 laws are and how they work can make a significant difference in applying them to create the life you truly desire.

The 7 natural laws are in no particular order, but since the Law of Attraction has been discussed so much in The Secret, we'll start with it.

1. The Law of Vibration states that everything vibrates and nothing rests. Vibrations of the same frequency resonate with each other, so like attracts like energy. Everything is energy, including your thoughts. Consistently focusing on a particular thought or idea attracts its vibrational match. How to apply it: Focus on what you want instead of what you don't want.

2. The Law of Relativity states that nothing is what it is until you relate it to something. Point of view is determined by what the observer is relating to. The nature, value, or quality of something can only be measured in relation to another object. How to apply it: Practice relating your situation to something worse than yours, and you will feel good about where you are.

3. The Law of Cause and Effect states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Every cause has an effect, and every effect has a cause. Be at cause for what you want, and you will get the effect. All thought is creative, so be careful what you wish for... you will get it. How to apply it: Consistently think and act on what you want to be effective at getting it.

4. The Law of Polarity states that everything has an opposite. Hot-Cold, Light-Dark, Up-Down, Good-Bad. In the absense of that which you are not, that which you are... is not. Polar opposites make existence possible. If what you are not didn't coexist with what you are, then what you are could not be. Therefore, do not condemn or criticize what you are not or what you don't want. How to apply it: Look for the good in people and situations. What you focus on, you make bigger in your life.

5. The Law of Rythym states that everything has a natural cycle. The tides go in and back out, night follows day, and life regenerates itself. We all have good times and bad times, but nothing stays the same. Change is constant. Knowing that "This too shall pass" is great wisdom about life's ebb and flow. How to apply it: When you are on a down swing, know that things will get better. Think of the good times that are coming.

6. The Law of Gestation states that everything takes time to manifest. All things have a beginning and grow into form as more energy is added to it. Thoughts are like seeds planted in our fertile minds that bloom into our physical experience if we have nourished them. How to apply it: Stay focused and know that your goals will become reality when the time is right.

7. The Law of Transmutation states that energy moves in and out of physical form. Your thoughts are creative energy. The more you focus your thinking on what you want, the more you harness your creative power to move that energy into results in your life. The Universe organizes itself according to your thoughts. How to apply it: Put your energy and effort, your thoughts and actions into attracting what you want, and you will surely attract the physical manifestation of that energy.

The 7 Natural Laws of the Universe are working with you and for you. Take charge of your life by focusing on what you want, and by law, you will have it.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Forgive Yourself

We all have those days when it is hard to look at ourselves in the mirror. For whatever reason, we judge the reflection looking back at us. We hate what we see and turn away. We find things to distract us from our own demeaning self-talk and tend to resist or suppress how we feel so we don't have to deal with it. We don't realize that the simple act of forgiving and accepting ourselves could spare us the pain caused by holding on to self-destructive emotions.

All judgments are a form of resistance. Resistance creates tension, friction, and blockages that lead to pain and suffering. Energy flows freely when there is nothing obstructing it. Judging ourselves is like building a dam that restricts the flow of well being within us. Health and vitality is our natural state if allow our bodies to heal by letting go of the resistance we carry.

Forgiving yourself is the first step to release this resistance. A simple way to do this is to close your eyes and place your hands on your chest over your heart. Allow yourself to take a deep breath and relax for a moment. Now speak to the critical and disapproving part of you that is holding on to your self-judgments and say gently: "I'm sorry. I forgive myself. And now I deeply and completely accept myself."

Forgiving and accepting yourself frees you to experience greater peace and ease. You'll feel yourself lighten up and let go of what you held onto so tightly. Doing so is effortless, and you'll discover that all the effort was in resisting it. Forgiving yourself is letting go and allowing the flow of well being to move through you unrestrained.

So remember the next time you are quick to judge yourself that you can simply let it go and forgive yourself. We all make mistakes. If we didn't, we would never learn and grow. See your challenges as blessings that give you the opportunity to make a new choice to be who you want to be now. We are all doing the best we can in the moment with what we have and know. With each mistake, we gain new knowledge and experience to make a wiser choice. Beating ourselves up about it only strains our progress. Forgiving ourselves frees us up to move ahead.

Most importantly, forgiving yourself is loving yourself. If you aren't loving and accepting yourself, you can't love anyone else in your life fully. You may also notice that in forgiving yourself, you'll find it easier to forgive others you may have held resentments and judgments about. (Hint: Your judgments were never about them anyway... The people in your life are really just reflections of yourself.)

Forgive, Accept, Let Go, Release, Bless, and Love... and you'll be so happy and peaceful. :)

Friday, June 22, 2007

Anything Fast

Since I have explored most of the offerings of each teacher in The Secret, I have come to love most of what Joe Vitale produces. One book that he's endorsed, "Anything Fast" by Stuart Lichtman, is the most comprehensive guide I've read for attracting A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G you want FAST! I got it a couple of months ago and have studied it thoroughly. Now that I've finished reading the last bonus I received, I've been authorized to share it with you.

Though the title says "How to Get Lots of Money for Anything Fast", this book explains a process that can be used to quickly attract anything you desire, whether it is a health related goal, a partner, the perfect job, a new car, or your dream home. Included with the ebook are nine unadvertised bonuses that cover a wide range of things from "becoming lucky" to "turning around dicey situations". There is also a "Super Achievement Clearing Process" that is extremely powerful at removing blocks in your subconscious mind.

Stuart began using the techniques that later evolved into what he calls the Cybernetic Transposition Method when he was a student at M.I.T. After having a near-death experience and being clinically dead for 8 minutes, he was awakened to abilities he'd never been aware of. He began meditating two hours a day to "receive packets of information" that would become the actual nuts and bolts of the process. Since then, he has personally trained over 50,000 people around the world to use it and has helped thousands more through his book.

Here's what Joe Vitale had to say about it: "Here was a precise set of instructions on having, doing, and being anything you could imagine. I read over the material in awe. While I've been investigating the processes for creating whatever you want in your life, I had never come across anything that clearly walked people through all the steps of picking, naming, and getting their dreams. Here, in short, were formulas for miracles."

I agree with Joe. This book is literally an operation manual for your mind. Though I'm still studying it and working on applying it in my own life, I didn't want to waste any time sharing it with you now that I'm allowed to. Click on the book to read more about it.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The BIG Secret

The Secret has helped many people become aware of how they can use the Law of Attraction consciously to create what they desire in their lives, but there is still a bigger secret people aren't getting; one that has the potential to change the world and the way we interact with each other in it.

This Big Secret is touched on quickly near the end of the movie, but no one says it so matter of factly as Rhonda does in her book of the same title. All the things that point to this bigger secret are shared by the teachers in The Secret, but none of them actually make the bold statement she does. Even Neale Donald Walsch, an author who has written several books on this big secret, didn't even say it in the movie.

So let's review some of the things the teachers in The Secret did say that lead up to this BIG secret...

John Assaraf: "Everything is made up of the exact same thing, whether it's your hand, the ocean, or a star. We're all connected. We just don't see it. Everything in the Universe is connected. It is just one energy field."

James Ray: "Energy can never be created or destroyed. It always was, always has been, and moves into form, through form, and out of form. So if you think you're just this meat suit running around, think again. You're an energy field operating in a larger energy field."

Rhonda Byrne: "Whichever way you look at it, the result is still the same. We are One. We are all connected, and we are all part of the One Energy Field. Call it whatever you want, but we are all One."

So this brings us to the Big Secret of Life. Since We are One and are all connected, then we are not just a part of Life. We are Life itself. Everything is energy, we are energy, and we are one energy together. You can give this great infinite and eternal energy many names, but the fact remains that we are not separate from it. We are It. There is only One of us, and collectively we experience ourselves through Life and all its unigue and individual expressions of creation.

Michael Bernard Beckwith: "Scripturally we could say that we are the image and likeness of God. We could say we are another way that the Universe is becoming conscious of itself. We could say that we are the infinite field of unfolding possibility. And all of that would be true."

Simply put, the Big secret is that We are God... being God... through God... as God... in God... and for God. We are God expressing Godself. You are God, they are God, everything around you is God. The trees, the earth, the sky, the stars, our children, the animals... all God. The food you eat, the songs you hear, the books you read, the strangers you meet... all God. The person looking back at you in the mirror, the mirror, the light, the shadows... all God. Your friends, your enemies, your family, your coworkers... all God.

There is only One of us. What you do unto others, you do unto yourself. Everyone in your life is a reflection of you. Hurt others, and you just hurt yourself. Love others, and you love yourself. This is the great secret of life. Understand and live from this knowing of Who We Really Are, and you can be, do, and have anything you desire because you have the same power of God to create your life as you choose.

Neale Donald Walsch: "There is no blackboard in the sky on which God has written your purpose or your mission in life. Your purpose is what you say it is. Your mission is the mission you give yourself. Your life will be what you create it as."

(A side note: I highly recommend Neale's "Conversations with God" book series. I read "Book 1" over ten years ago, and it was like a breath of fresh air saying all the things I knew deep down but never could put into words. It is the clearest communication I have ever read on the subject of God and Who We Really Are.)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

What You Resist Persists

"What you resist persists"
- Carl Jung

Bob Doyle, one of the teachers in The Secret explains: "The reason that what you resist persists is because if you're resisting something, you're saying 'No, I don't want this thing because it makes me feel this way - the way I am feeling right now.' So you're putting out a really strong emotion of 'I really don't like this feeling', and then it comes racing toward you."

Rhonda Byrne writes in her book, "As you resist what has appeared, you are adding more energy and more power to those pictures you don't like, and you are bringing more of them at a furious rate."

What you focus on, you make bigger. The more energy you put into something, the more power you give it. Energy flows where attention goes, so resisting something just adds to it. It's in focusing on what you don't want that creates more of what you don't want.

Jack Canfield: "It's OK to notice what you don't want because it gives you contrast to say, 'This is what I do want'. But the fact is, the more you talk about what you don't want, or talk about how bad it is, read about that all the time, and then say how terrible it is - well, you're creating more of that."

Michael Bernard Beckwith: "Learn to become still and to take your attention away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it, and place the attention on what you wish to experience."

Resistance creates blocks, tension, stress, fighting, and war. Ultimately, it only causes pain and suffering within yourself and the world. To get what you want, you have to let go of resisting and focusing on what you don't want. Release your resistance and the flow of abundance, health, and love will flow easily into your life.

So can you let it go?

Will you let it go?


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Focus and Let Go

The key to harnessing the power of the Law of Attraction is focus. Whether you focus on what you want or what you don't want, the Law of Attraction brings to you what you focus on because like attracts like. If we keep thinking about what we don't want, we get more of what we don't want. In order for you to get what you want, it is crucial to focus on what you want.

If there are a lot more "don't wants" in your mind than "wants", start by looking at what the want is underneath the "not want". For example, if you don't want to keep going to a job that you hate, shift your focus to wanting a job you will love. If you don't want to be overweight, focus instead on the perfect weight that you want. If you don't want the credit card debt, focus on prosperity and noticing what is abundant in your life.

The more you focus on what you want, the more you will attract what you want to you. You will start doing things a little differently, ideas will come to you, and you will make choices that will be in alignment with what you want. The more you act on inspired thoughts, the faster you will attract what you want. Momentum will build if you consistently focus on your want and keep moving toward it. The stronger your belief and passion, the faster you will get what you want.

If you find it challenging to stay focused and doubts creep in, practice letting go of those thoughts. They are just resistance to the natural flow of abundance and well being that is your birthright. In fact, the only thing between you and all you desire is the resistance you hold on to. Let go and release that resistance, and all your wants will come to you like the floodgates have been opened.

So focus on what you want, and let go of any doubt or fear that comes up about having it. As explored in previous posts, I highly recommend the Sedona Method as a process for releasing resistance. It is super easy and very effective. You are meant to have and experience all you desire in your life. You just have to hone your focus and get out of the way of receiving it.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Past Teachers of The Secret

I was just checking out The Secret website and came across something I hadn't noticed before. They have a page about the past teachers who knew The Secret. People like Joseph Campbell, Andrew Carnegie, Alexander Graham Bell, and Isaac Newton. There's a list of about 18 of them. When you click on each name, there is a brief description of who they were with some of their famous quotes.

Here's the link to view this collection of wisdom:

Saturday, June 16, 2007

3 Tools to Reconnect by Neale Donald Walsch

One of my favorite authors of all time, Neale Donald Walsch, who was featured in The Secret, who wrote the Conversations with God book series, and is coming out with a new book titled "Happier than God" this summer, offers 3 simple tools for us to connect with others and experience Who We Really Are. (Hint: Love).

Click on this link to watch the video:

Audio of The Sedona Method

Below is an audio track of The Sedona Method. Listen to this to release and let go of any issue or thought that is causing you discomfort, pain, or stress. Interestingly, you can also use this when you feel good to open yourself to even greater experiences of peace and well being.

Friday, June 15, 2007

The Strangest Secret in the World

The audio track below is a recording of Earl Nightingale talking about "The Strangest Secret in the World". Earl was Bob Proctor's mentor and friend who introduced Bob to the book that inspired "The Secret". Earl Nightingale is considered a pioneer in the field of personal development and created Nightingale Conant, the world’s largest producer and publisher of personal development products and services.

Another "The Secret" Book

Yesterday I got an email "out of the blue" from someone I don't even know. Apparently, they got my info from someone I had taken a class with. Though I don't like getting unsolicited emails, I was very grateful to have received this one. They sent it to me because of my interest in "The Secret", and thought I might appreciate what they had to share. In the email, they informed me of another book they had come across titled "The Secret", but this one was by an author named Michael Berg.

They went on to share that in his brief but inspiring book "The Secret: Unlocking the Source of Joy and Fulfillment", Berg writes: "The only way to achieve true joy and fulfillment is by becoming a being of sharing." Intrigued by that statement, I went to the bookstore and grabbed myself a copy.

I read Michael Berg's 100 page book in just two hours. It is small, but packed with powerful spiritual wisdom. He uses storytelling to illustrate that giving freely is what proves to be most satisfying way to be, and he offers some good advice about overcoming obstacles to living a life of generosity.

Simply put, this "Secret" is about shifting our focus from wanting and getting to giving and sharing. We get what we give, and if we offer our thought and actions with the intention of sharing with others, then we are more in alignment with the creative and abundant nature of the Universe. By becoming beings of sharing, we unlock the source of our true joy and lasting fulfillment.

Great little book. I highly recommend it.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Just Love, Love, Love.

"Happiness equates to your capacity to love, and conversely, all your misery equates to your need to be loved. Just love, love, love... and you'll be so happy, and healthy, and prosperous."
- Lester Levenson (creator of The Sedona Method)

Enough said.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Everything is Energy

One of the fundamental concepts discussed in The Secret is that "Everything is energy". As simple and no frills as that may sound, it is actually one of the most mind-blowing and useful concepts you'll ever come to understand about the Universe.

We all live (and are a part of) this constantly moving and changing quantum soup of energy moving in and out of form. All things that seem solid really aren't. It's easy to argue based on physical appearances and touch that things are indeed solid, but put anything under a powerful enough microscope, and you will see 99.9% space. The other 0.1% is a frenzy of subatomic particles that mysteriously switch from matter to waveform based on the observer.

This has actually been proven by quantum physics. Albert Einstein discovered that E = MC2 and proved to the scientific community that atoms and subatomic particles are not solid, but rather vibrating frequencies of pure energy that give them the "appearance" of being solid.

In other words, nothing is really as it appears. Everything vibrates. Everything is energy.

So what does this mean for you? Well, since EVERYTHING is energy, including you, your body, your surroundings, and everything you want... and since like attracts like energy through the Law of Attraction, your thoughts and feelings (which are energy too) actually draw to you energy that matches your energy.

Quite literally, your thoughts and feelings shape the world around you. As Bob Proctor says in The Secret, "What you hold in your mind, you will hold in your hand." This is scientific law that puts you in control of your own life. The implications of this are huge. It means that you can have anything you set your mind on... ANYTHING... because everything is made of the same "stuff"... ENERGY, and YOU attract to you what you "set" your energy to.

Did you get that? Recap: Everything is Energy. You are Energy. What you want (and don't want) is Energy. Set your vibration to match the vibration of what you want, and it will be attracted to you. (Just as having a vibration of what you don't want will attract what you don't want to you.)

Want more good things in life? Focus on feeling good. Be happy, grateful, and loving now. Start with the next person you see. Say something nice, offer a compliment, lend a helping hand, give someone a hug, or just smile. Nobody around? Give a plant or a pet some loving attention. Just you? Accept something that you may have judged or beaten yourself up about. Be easy with yourself. Lighten up. Relax. Take a deep breath and notice something beautiful around you.

Have fun with it. You are a magnificent system of energy connected to the infinite energy cosmos around you. So what will you manifest now that you know how energetic you are?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hale Dwoskin Clip

Here's a quick clip of Hale Dwoskin talking about the Sedona Method. Enjoy!

Monday, June 11, 2007

The Sedona Method

Today UPS delivered the Sedona Method to me. I ordered it last Tuesday as my interest peaked on the importance of letting go. This month I've realized more clearly how our own resistance blocks our experience of well-being and abundance, and I've made it a priority for myself to release whatever I'm holding onto so I can attract what I desire faster. I've been using the simple questions I found on the Sedona Method website ( with amazing results, so I am very excited about studying the full course I received today in depth.

I've already listened to the Introduction, which in and of itself is amazing because Hale Dwoskin (who was also in The Secret) basically gives away the meat and potatoes right from the start. (You can get this CD free from their website.) It's simplicity is baffling. Hale evens admits that most people reject it at first because of that. We've all been taught to complicate everything, but the great truths in life are usually in the simplest terms. Basically, if you can ask yourself three questions, you can let go of anything. Here they are again: "Could I let this go? (or can I?) Would I let it go? (or will I?)" And then ask yourself... "When?"

Can you let it go?

Will you let it go?


The key is to keep asking yourself this a few times until you feel yourself relax and release whatever discomfort or tension you are feeling.

Can you?

Will you?


It's so easy. Try it! I've used it to let go of irritation, worry, and even sugar cravings. Today I was in the grocery store and walked by the bakery. The cinnamon rolls and doughnuts seemed to be calling me over to them, but I stopped myself. I took a moment and noticed how I was feeling. Then I asked myself those questions...

Can I let it go?

Will I?


After a couple rounds, the craving disappeared, and I continued on to the hot bar to get some real food. Anyone who knows me and my history with sugar knows that this is a miracle. (I used to put down a dozen doughnuts no problem AND chase it with two pints of ice cream!) The fact that I can avoid binging myself into a sugar-induced coma just from asking myself a few simple questions is absolutely incredible!

I am so excited about the potential of using the Sedona Method in my life. Not that I'm trying to sell you on it or anything. Trust me, I am in no way benefitting financially from promoting this. I just feel I've made one of the most amazing discoveries of my life and want to share it with anyone who will listen. So take it or leave it. If you take it, I think you're in for a real eye-opening experience!

I'll keep you posted on my progress... :)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

All is Well

This short clip is from the orginal version of The Secret with Esther Hicks talking about how we are all surrounded by Well-Being. I was inspired to post it here after having an experience today while walking around a pond near my home. Watching the ducks and the geese effortlessly paddling along, seeing a small frog sunbathing on the footpath, and taking in the beauty of nature around me, I felt an overwhelming sense of wellbeing. Just stopping for a moment to be fully present and feel it made such a difference in how the rest of my day went. It helped me see that despite whatever challenges come up, all is well.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

The Vibration of Success

Of the 7 Natural Laws of the Universe, the Law of Attraction, which is actually a part of the Law of Vibration, has received a lot of attention lately with the success of the movie and book, The Secret. Because it is universal, we all work with it whether we are aware of it or not. To be aware of it gives you the strong advantage of applying it consciously to attract greater success in your life.

The Law of Vibration states that Everything vibrates, and that nothing rests. The Universe is a cosmic soup of energy vibrating at different frequencies, and since like attracts like (which is The Law of Attraction in a nutshell), energy of like vibration resonates and attracts more like vibrations to it. It stands to reason then that if there is a vibration for everything, there must be a vibration of success.

Success is the desired or favorable outcome of achieving whatever you want. Basically, all success is motivated by the feeling we believe we will have when we accomplish our goal or get what we want. Whether it is the sense of a job well done, gaining recognition, or acquiring something material like a new car or house, that feeling we want is happiness.

We do what we do because we think it will make us feel better. Deep down, all we really want is to feel good. Everyone has their own idea of what feels good, be it love, power, being appreciated, peace, or relaxing on the beach, but what it all comes down to is that to feel good is to be successful - to be full of success - to be full of the desired outcome, which is ultimately happiness.

So the vibration of success is any vibration that feels good. To focus on feeling good attracts more success to you. The feelings that have the highest vibration and the strongest attractive power for success are love, gratitude, and joy.

Your emotions are indicators of your vibrational frequency. The better you feel, the more aligned you are vibrationally to the things you desire. This is why doing what you love is so important. It is following your bliss and doing the things you are passionate about that brings true success.

Pay attention to your emotions. They are immediate feedback of your vibrational state. You can shift your vibration in an instant with an intention to do so. As soon as you decide to focus on something that feels good, you will attract more thoughts that feel good. And with the Law of Attraction, you will draw success to you like a magnet.

Having a vibration of success is knowing you are already free, powerful, good, and loved. Have a strong sense of value, purpose, and connection with life. Give and be of service to others, and the Universe will respond by supporting your expanding vibration. Maintain this vibration and prioritize feeling good, and you will surely attract all the success you could ever want in your life.

Friday, June 8, 2007

The Optimist's Creed

The other day I got an email from The Secret Scrolls, a newsletter written by Rhonda Byrne, producer of The Secret. In it, she wrote about the "past greats", teachers who inspired The Secret, and encouraged her readers to experience "The Optimist's Creed" by Christian D. Larson. Written almost 100 years ago, it has now been updated and made into a wonderful website slideshow at

Rhonda writes, "Be sure to read the words "I Promise Myself" at the beginning of every new line and you will maximize all the power of The Secret."

She's right. I did so and felt chills running down by spine. I went ahead and printed the last page from the website and now have it on my wall to read before I leave the house.

Being an optimist is one of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself and others. Having an intention to be positive during your day to day activities makes all the difference, and everything you do has a ripple effect on the lives of everyone you touch.

"There is no greater force for change in the world than a truly happy, passionate, and caring person." - Barry Neil Kaufman, founder of The Option Institute.

The Secret Memory Game

Very cool! I just found this on The Secret website. Me and my sister used to play the game "Memory" when we were kids, and she would kick my ass! I just tried the Secret Memory Game and finished it in 39 tries. For some reason I'm thinking I could have done better.

I wonder how my sister will do... (She'll probably get it done in 20 tries.)

At least I got a cool quote to match my number by Hale Dwoskin about letting go. So I did get something good out of it!

Try it. It's a lot of fun, and you gain some wisdom in the process. Also, you learn about some of the programs the teachers from The Secret offer. I've looked into many of them myself, and they are all worth checking out. I'm particularly fond of Joe Vitale's work, but love what all of the teachers are doing to help people live more successful and empowered lives.

Here's the link to The Secret Memory Game:


The Secret to YOU

Here is another very powerful visualization tool. Created for You, this video will help you see, affirm, and feel the grander vision of what's possible in your life. The wave of warmth and joy that swirls inside your body giving you goosebumps as you watch this is that magnetic force within you attracting the deep desires of your soul.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

"The Secret" Riches Visualization Tool

Prepare yourself for this video. It is an extremely powerful visualization tool to begin attracting riches and wealth to you. Take a few deep breaths before you click on the video below and relax. Let everything go and just be open and present to only this video for the next two minutes. You are about to feel what it is like to attract wealth and be a money magnet.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

7 Powerful Processes to Attract Anything Fast

Want to know how to attract what you desire fast? Use one of the following powerful processes to bring what you want into your life sooner than later. Use a combination of them to manifest it even faster. Use them all together and you may just see results today!

Powerful Process #1: Decision

All things begin with a thought. It is our choice what thoughts we focus on. We decide to pay attention to one thought or another, and the more focus and attention we put on a thought, the more attractive force we give it. It is through our decisive power that we select which thoughts we want to focus on. By choosing to focus more and more on a particular thought or idea, the bigger and clearer it becomes. One thing to be aware of: To not decide is to decide. People who appear to be indecisive are actually being decisive about being indecisive. Instead of using the powerful process of decision to focus on what they want, they use it to convince themselves that they don't know what they want. Either way, the Law of Attraction is at work and you get what you focus on.

Powerful Process #2: Intention

Once a decision is made to focus on a thought that has a desired outcome, setting an intention to attract that idea into your reality is very powerful. Intention is the mother of all creation. It is desire for a specific result and the determination to get it. Intention is moving forward with purpose and aspiring to achieve the results a mind is set on. Set an intention to be, do, or have something, and you powerfully summon the Universe to arrange itself to manifest your desires.

Powerful Process #3: Visualization

Taking the time to picture what you want in your mind and see yourself already having or experiencing it is extremely powerful. The key to effective visualization is feeling with all of your senses what it would be like if you have what you want now. This is much like playing "make believe", but here you are affirming to the Universe that what you want is already so. By doing this, you powerfully attract to you what you desire because it quite literally is already yours! What you see in your mind, you will hold in your hand. One tip when it comes to visualizing: the mind likes movement, so see yourself doing things, moving about, driving the car, walking through the house you want, etc.

Powerful Process #4: Gratitude

Everyone knows how great it feels to be appreciated. When someone thanks us, we want to do more for them. That's why being grateful is so powerful. Appreciating something literally appreciates it (makes it increase). Expressing gratitude in advance of receiving what you desire draws it to you. The more appreciative you are, the stronger your attractive force. Best of all, gratitude feels wonderful, and it too affirms to the Universe that you already have what you desire. And the Universe always responds to our thoughts with "Your wish is my command!"

Powerful Process #5: Releasing

The biggest obstacle to attracting our desires is our attachment to old ways of thinking. Even if we are experiencing something undesirable, on some level it is more comfortable than change. Resistance to change and new experiences stops the manifesting of our desires cold in their tracks. Though most of us won't admit that we are sabotaging our own success, deeper beliefs (old patterns of thought) prevent us from moving quickly into what we want. Releasing that resistance is probably the most important of all the processes. All it takes is the practice of letting go. There are many methods to accomplish this, meditation being a highly effective one, but it really all just comes down to relaxing our hold on certain thoughts. A quick way to do this comes from the Sedona Method: Ask yourself, "Could you let this go? Will you let this go? When?" And repeat that to yourself until you feel you've released it. Once you have, the natural flow of universal energy will be drawn to the attractive force of your desires.

Powerful Process #6: Action

This is a crucial part of the creation equation. The Universe moves to bring to you what you desire, but it also takes you moving to align yourself with it. If you pay attention to your intuition, you will be inspired to take action that brings you closer to your intention. Like pieces of a puzzle, the Universe is organizing things to complete the picture you hold in your mind, but you are the one who puts it together. The Universe is like someone looking over your shoulder and saying "That one goes there." It is then up to you to perform the action that brings you closer to the desired outcome. There is a quote that I have on my desk: "Pray as if everything depended on God, and then work as if everything depended on you."

Powerful Process #7: Allowing

Allowing is simply letting things be what they are. It is being detached from the outcome and unconcerned with what others are doing around you. That doesn't mean that you stop caring. It just means that you stop letting yourself waste energy on trying to control how things happen. Figuring out how your desires are going to manifest is not your job. That's what the Universe does for you infinitely better than you ever could. Not to say you aren't a great organizer, but there are things transpiring you aren't even aware of that are ultimately going to benefit you and bring to you what you want. Allow the Universe to sort out the details. Your role is to keep declaring what you want. It's like you are the CEO of your life and the Universe is your Manager that takes care of all the mundane shuffling of people and events so you enjoy the fruits of their labor.

So there you have it. 7 powerful processes to attract anything fast. Use them often, but most importantly, have fun with it. Feeling good about yourself, your life, and enjoying the process is ultimately what matters... (and literally causes things to materialize.)

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

How to Experience Prosperity

"Prosperity is the ability to do what you want to do at the instant you want to do it."
- Raymond Charles Barker

Sounds great, but how do you actually experience prosperity if you aren't born into wealth, a lottery winner, or given a large sum of money to live off of?

The answer eludes most of the general population who live paycheck to paycheck, are overwhelmed with credit card debt, and barely have any savings in the bank. That was my story a few months ago, but I turned it around in a very short time with what I learned about the Law of Attraction from the movie "The Secret".

The key to experiencing prosperity is focus, especially if you want to improve your finances to the point where you are free to do what you want when you want. Until you make a decision to focus your attention on something, you will never experience it.

The Law of Attraction states that like attracts like. Just as similar vibrations resonate with each other like a tuning fork, our thoughts attract to us experiences and things that are a vibrational match to our focus. If we are focusing and thinking about debt, we attract more debt. If we are focusing and thinking about prosperity, we attract into our lives things that bring us the experience of prosperity.

By definition, prosperity is the condition of being successful. Success means many things to different people, but ultimately the underlying motivation for any kind of success is the pursuit of happiness. Dig a little deeper on why someone wants the promotion, the raise, the new car, home, or partner, and it all boils down to wanting to be happier.

The catch is that things do not bring lasting happiness. Most successes are short lived and the happiness fades once the newness of the achievement passes. Lasting happiness and true success are a result of consistent focus on being happy now, and in a short time that focus will attract prosperity.

Being happy now is easy. It is the natural state of our being when we let go of all the thoughts we hold onto. If you can take a deep breath and relax, you can be happy now. To make it even more powerful, think of something to be grateful for. As you start focusing on positive thoughts and feel good, you will start to powerfully attract more good into your life.

When you focus on the good, prosperity comes naturally, and you will begin to attract to you opportunities and ideas that inspire you to take action. This is the critical moment where quick decision making truly serves you, for to hesitate and wobble indecisively in procrastination only causes you to lose precious momentum. The Universe likes speed. When you have an inspired thought, act on it.

The time it takes for you to experience prosperity depends on you. If you resist it, it will take much longer. If you trust your intuition and go with the flow, holding your vision with sharp focus on what you want, you will attract everything you need to create the life you desire. And when you look back on your journey from lack to prosperity, you will see how it was all just a matter of what you focused on.

The Universe is abundant. Prosperity is all around you. To experience it, all you have to do is shift your focus and see what was there all along.

Nathan Wolfe

Monday, June 4, 2007

Your Emotional Guidance System

Your Emotional Guidance System (EGS) is an incredible internal measure of seeing whether or not you are on track with what you desire or not. Our emotions let us know what we are thinking, and since our thoughts are the creative spark for everything we experience, paying attention to what we are feeling and adjusting our thinking truly serves us.

There are lots of emotions, but all of them come down to two primary feelings. One feels good. One feels bad. If you are feeling bad, you're off track. If you feel good, you are on course to manifesting your desires and being true to yourself.

If you are feeling bad (ie. depressed, angry, sad, unhappy), life seems hard, difficult, stressful, and a struggle. Feeling bad consistently creates negative results in your life and in your body. You attract to you more things that feel bad, and even create dis-ease in your body if you don't turn it around.

If you are feeling good (ie. happy, love, gratitude, excitement, bliss), then life flows easily and effortlessly. Living is joyful and fun, and your body responds with vibrant health and energy. You attract to you more good and abundance, and life becomes an amazing experience of being, doing, and having all that you desire.

Most of us go back and forth from feeling bad to feeling good, and think that it depends on what is going on around us. We are "victims of circumstance" and don't take full responsibility for how we feel and what we are getting. We say things like "He made me angry", "She pissed me off", or "That movie made me laugh". Even when we feel good and happy, often we give someone or something else besides us the credit for making us feel the way we feel. When we feel bad, we blame others for it. We even "blame" those that make us happy.

We all have the ability to free ourselves of this emotional bondage by taking total responsibility for our lives and everything in it. It isn't the things outside of us that make us feel something, it is our thoughts and beliefs about what is happening that creates our feelings.

I learned a simple model for understanding this at a place called the Option Institute years ago. It's called "Stimulus-Belief-Response", and basically it means that between what we experience and how we respond is a choice, a thought or belief that determines our how we will respond.

According to this model, all stimulus is neutral. In and off itself, nothing means anything. We are the ones who place meaning on something with our thoughts and beliefs. So there is this opportunity in each moment to decide what we want to think and believe about it, which in turn determines our response. Responses are our feelings and behaviors. If we pay attention to what our reaction is to something, it will lead directly back to a thought we had about it.

Now, to bring this full circle, understanding our EGS (Emotional Guidance System) and using it to trace back to what you are thinking and believing is a powerful process of self-awareness and empowerment. Once we start taking responsibility for how we are feeling, we then have the choice to think differently and have the desired response we want.

Everything is a choice. Every feeling you have is a decision you are making inside yourself to think a certain way about something. If you choose to change your mind and think in a new way, you will immediately experience a new feeling and respond to the same stimulus differently.

For example, let's say someone cuts you off in traffic. Most of us would immediately get angry and blame the driver who swerved in front of us for making us angry. The truth is that what he did was just stimulus and actually was a neutral event. It was our thought about what happened that made us angry. We probably judged the guy as an asshole and made up that he was just trying to piss us off. Maybe he didn't see us and actually had no clue he cut you off.

But here's the miracle about this whole process. Let's say he did cut you off on purpose. You still have a choice in how you are going to respond. You could accept him. You could forgive him. You could even bless him for giving you an opportunity to practice patience. The point is that you are the one who decides what it will be!

So are you going to be the one who decides, or are you going to keep playing the victim? You are the creator of your life. You are in control of your emotions. You get to decide how your life will be from this moment on.

Your EGS was designed to serve you in being a more powerful creator of your life. Master the use of your emotions to guide you towards adjusting your thinking so that you have clearer and more powerful thoughts attracting what you desire, and you'll have mastered your life.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Taking Total Responsibility

I have recently come across a new concept to me. It is one of taking Total Responsibility... not just for yourself, but for everything in your life. As Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len explains to Joe Vitale in their book Zero Limits, "Total responsibility for your life means that everything in your life, simply because it is in your life, is your responsibility. In a literal sense, the entire world is your creation."

Joe Vitale goes on to write "Whew. This is tough to swallow. Being responsible for what I say or do is one thing. Being responsible for what everyone in my life says or does is quite another. Yet, the truth is this: if you take complete responsibility for your life, then everything you see, hear, taste, touch, or in any way experience is your responsibility because it is in your life."

"This means that terrorist activity, the president, the economy - anything you experience and don't like - is up for you to heal. They don't exist, in a manner of speaking, except as projections from inside you. The problem isn't with them, it's with you, and to change them, you have to change you."

Wow. Pretty deep, huh. It makes sense to me though because I believe that ultimately we are all connected, we are all one and the same, and as Neale Donald Walsch beautifully puts it in his book, Conversations with God: "There is only one of us."

So if we are at cause for all things in our life, if we are the creators of everything we experience and everything that comes into our experience, then we have an awesome responsibility - not only to ourselves, but to everyone we are aware of (because ultimately, they are us) - to heal ourselves and the world we create. This gives whole new meaning to a quote I love by Ghandi: "Be the change you wish to see in the world."

Taking total responsibility gives us the power to change anything and everything in our lives that we want to improve. Joe Vitale continues to write: "If you want to improve your life, you have to heal your life. If you want to cure anyone, even a mentally ill criminal, you do it by healing you. I asked Dr. Len how he went about healing himself and his patients. What was he doing exactly?"

Dr. Len explained, "I just kept saying, 'I'm sorry' and 'I love you' over and over again. That's it." As I read more about Dr. Len's work with Ho'oponopono, key phrases to say to yourself to release and heal anything are "Please forgive me. I forgive you. I love you. Thank you. God Bless You."

Joe Vitale: "Turns out that loving yourself is the greatest way to improve yourself, and as you improve yourself, your improve your world. Whenever you want to improve anything in your life, there's only one place to look: inside you. When you look, do it with love."

Well said, Joe.

Releasing Resistance

The only thing between you and what you want is your resistance to receiving it. Releasing that resistance is key if you truly want to attract all that you desire.

We live in an abundant Universe of infinite potential and possibility. Perfection is all around us. Well-being flows effortlessly through everything taking the path of least resistance. Grass doesn't strain to grow. Mountains don't struggle to become majestic peaks. The Universe does everything with zero effort.

Our most natural state is one of perfect health, unlimited abundance, absolute joy, total freedom, and unconditional love. Anything that is preventing or blocking us from experiencing this is caused by resistance.

That resistance is in the form of negative thoughts, repressed emotions, tightly held beliefs, false ideas, and illusions we accept as fact. The truth is that we have always had the choice to let all that go and allow the flow of abundance to heal our lives.

Everything is energy. Therefore releasing emotional blocks and resistance is just a matter of getting the energy to move and flow inside us. Letting go and releasing resistance inside you is the shortcut to having all you desire in any area of your life.

I have learned of three methods for doing this kind of releasing energy work through a few of the teachers of The Secret:

Bob Doyle promotes a process called EFT, which stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. Click this link to watch a video about it:
I'm currently reading a book by Carol Look called "Attracting Abundance with EFT", which is highly recommended by Bob Doyle as well.

Hale Dwoskin promotes a process called The Sedona Method. Click this link for more info about it and a sample of how it works:

Joe Vitale promotes a process called Ho’oponopono in his new book "Zero Limits", which is an ancient Hawaiian art to neutralize and purify ourselves. Click this link to learn more:

At the core of every one of these processes is letting go. Forgiving ourselves and those we have blamed is also an important part of releasing our resistance. Finally, loving ourselves, being grateful, and blessing it all opens us to profound healing.

So as Hale Dwoskin would say as part of The Sedona Method:

Can you let it go?

Will you let it go?


Saturday, June 2, 2007

Using The Secret to Lose Weight

I was talking to one of my dear friends today about losing weight and what The Secret says about it. She had just watched the movie again and wants to apply The Secret to lose some extra pounds. The movie doesn't go into detail about it, but the book and audio book do discuss specific suggestions for using The Secret to lose weight.

Rhonda Byrne writes in her book: "The first thing to know is that if you focus on losing weight, you will attract back having to lose more weight, so get "having to lose weight" out of your mind. It's the very reason why diets don't work."

"The second thing to know is that the condition of being overweight was created through you thought about it. To put in the most basic terms, if someone is overweight, it came from thinking "fat thoughts", whether that person was aware of it or not. A person cannot think "thin thoughts" and be fat. It completely defies the Law of Attraction."

When I was talking to my friend today, I suggested that she start with her goal in mind. Think of the weight or size you want to be and focus on that. Think "thin thoughts". Don't be too concerned about how it's going to happen, just stay focused on the end result. I suggested to my friend for her to remember when she was at the weight she liked, to recall how it felt, and if there were any negative feelings associated with that memory, to let them go and just focus on what she liked.

You can even create a vision board of pictures of the body you want. I've even heard of people clipping pictures of other people's bodies and pasting photos of their heads to make it look like it's their new physique. In fact, I did that for a vision board of me on the new ATV I want. I cut out the picture and pasted my head on the rider's body. It's an awesome visualization tool!

The most important factor though in reaching your goal (and any goal for that matter) is to feel good. As Rhonda Byrne points out in her book: "The definition of the perfect weight is the weight that feels good for you. You must feel good about You. This is important because you cannot attract your perfect weight if you feel bad about your body now. Praise and bless every square inch of your body. As you feel good about You, you are on the frequency of your perfect weight, and you are summoning it."

One last tip offered in The Secret book on the subject of losing weight is being completely present and focused when you eat. When you pay attention to the tastes and textures of the food you are eating, focusing on chewing it and enjoying all the flavors, your body is able to assimilate all the nutrients and digest it perfectly. If you slow down and take the time to really enjoy and appreciate your meal, you may notice you don't eat so much and are satisfied sooner.

So be easy with yourself, see your body in your mind at your ideal weight now, focus on feeling good, and be present when eating. That's the real Secret to losing weight.

Friday, June 1, 2007

The Secret to Money

The chapter in The Secret that talks about money starts with Jack Canfield talking about some of the negative beliefs he accepted from his parents when he was a kid. "Money doesn't grow on trees" was a popular one I heard my mother say too. I grew up hearing "We can't afford that" constantly and was taught that you had to work hard just to get by. I often got teased by the kids at school for wearing "Winner's Choice" shoes bought from Wal-mart, and I dreamed of one day being like the "rich" kids who got anything they wanted.

When I was 18, I was introduced to the book "Think and Grow Rich" by Napolean Hill when I was in college. I read it over and over, I studied it, and I tried desperately to change my way of thinking so I could become rich. But I made the mistake a lot of people do when they don't see results right away, and I impatiently tossed the book aside saying "This stuff doesn't work!"

As James Ray points out in The Secret, the Universe is always saying "Your wish is my command." When we give up like that and go back to our negative thinking and beliefs, we push what was just about to break through the surface back down. When James explained that, a light went off and I instantly understood why I never saw the wealth I wanted in my life. I was never consistent in changing my way of thinking.

So how do you turn it around and begin attracting all that wonderful prosperity and abundance everyone in The Secret seems to be masters at? Joe Vitale asks all the questions on most of our minds: "How can I attract more money into my life? How can I get more of the green stuff? How can I, with my job, dealing with the credit card debt that I have, and the realization that maybe there's a ceiling on the money that can come in because it's coming to me through my job, how can I bring in more?"

Then he bluntly answers with: "Intend it! Say how much you would like to have." Bob Proctor goes on to say "Most people have a goal of getting out of debt. That will keep you in debt forever. Whatever you are thinking about you will attract. You'll say it's to get out of debt. I don't care if it's get out or get in, if you're thinking debt, you are attracting debt. Set up an automatic debt repayment program and start focusing on prosperity."

I was one of those people. I was over $60,000 in debt, and I was so overwhelmed by it I got nauseous when it came time to pay bills. After watching The Secret, I saw how powerfully I was attracting more debt with those negative feelings. So I shifted my focus from what I owed to being grateful for what I received.

David Schirmer, shares something that I applied immediately: "The Law of Attraction states that what you focus on you will get, so I got a bank statement. I whited out the total and I put a new total in there. I put exactly how much I wanted to see in the bank." So I did the same thing. I took my credit card statements, whited out all the balances, and put zero balances on them with "Paid in full!" written in red. Then I took my bank statements and whited out the balances and put the new amount I wanted to have.

Since I have taken my focus off of the debt and visualized myself having more, amazing things have transpired as I keep my intention to attract prosperity and abundance. So the Secret to money is that wealth is a mindset. But remember that wealth isn't just about money, it's only a part of it. Having all the things that we desire doesn't guarantee what we really want, which is ultimately to be happy. True wealth is a combination of health, happiness, love, and prosperity.

Nathan Wolfe

Thursday, May 31, 2007


In The Secret, there are several powerful processes that you can use to attract what you want. I've already covered the first one, which is gratitude in some previous posts, so I'll expand on the second one: Visualization.

Visualization is the process of seeing in your mind images of yourself enjoying what you want. The key to effective visualization is seeing those pictures in your mind so clearly that you feel as if you already have what you want now.

One great way to get a vivid picture in your mind is to create a Vision Board. John Assaraf talked about his experiences with it in The Secret and how he realized years later that he moved into the exact house he had visualized by looking at his vision boards.

A vision board is simply a collection of pictures of the things you want, whether it's a new house, car, vacation, or physique. I put together some vision boards of the new truck, motorcycle, and ATV that I want. I found some great photos online through some of the manufacturer's websites. You can also cut out photos from magazines, brochures, and catalogs.

Another powerful way to assist you in visualizing is to actually go and test drive the new car or go for a tour of the home you want. Just today, I went to the Toyota dealership and took a ride in the new Tacoma I want. I even had my salesman, Keith, take pictures of me in it.

Now I've printed the photos and placed them on my vision board. I've made a habit of taking just a few minutes a day to look at my vision boards, close my eyes, and see myself already having the things that I want. Add to this process the feelings of being grateful in advance, and you are powerfully attracting to you what you desire.

There are some other tricks to making visualization even more powerful too. Try to get all your senses involved when seeing what you want in your mind. Feel the steering wheel in your hands, hear the sound of the engine, and even smell the that new car fragrance. I cheated and took an empty water bottle with me when I test drove my truck and let it sit in the cab when we drove around. When I left, I put the lid on it to capture that new car smell. Now I have it to assist me in my visualization.

It may seem strange to go the extent I have to attract what you want, but ask yourself how bad do you want it? If your desire is as strong as mine, you will do everything to get it sooner than later. If anything, visualization is just fun!

Just to share a quick little success story... I recently moved into a new place. For about a month I had been visualizing moving into a house with a view of the mountains and access to the lake. I didn't realize it at first, but one day when I was walking around the yard, I looked out to see a "window" through the trees with a view of the mountains! And the lake is just down the road!

This stuff works. Try it. I think you'll be amazed at just how powerful visualization really is.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

What would Love do now?

One of my favorite authors, Neale Donald Walsch, who is one of the featured teachers in The Secret, wrote in his book Conversations with God about this question of "What would Love do now?" I've read that book several times, and each time I have come away with even deeper understandings about God, Love, and Life (which are really all the same thing).

When asking myself that question, I have pondered the following:

Love desires the best for all concerned. Love accepts, sets free, lets go, yet holds dear, but stays unattached. Love is gentle and kind. Love smiles. Love heals and encourages. Love sees beauty in all things. Love is easy, feels good, and appreciates. Love laughs and is happy with. Love is playful and trusting. Love allows, cares for, and has faith. Love forgives. Love grows and supports, teaches and is patient. Love is generous and gives freely. Love enjoys and is joyous. Love celebrates, applauds, and roots for someone. Love welcomes openly, invites, and embraces softly. Love relaxes and releases tension. Love creates. Love is living fully. And Love is abundant.

Love is the answer.
Love is the way.

I hope that you'll choose to love today.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

What Do You Love?

So I asked myself the question: "What do I love?" after yesterday’s post, which turned into more questions...

What is my bliss? What makes me happy? What makes my heart sing? What do I love to do? What inspires me? What do I find beautiful? What do I think is awesome, exciting, and fun?

Then I started to answer those questions. Here's what I wrote (in no particular order):

Flying, skydiving, paragliding, bungee jumping, snowboarding, riding my motorcycle, ATV riding, racing go-karts, speeding, hiking, walking, sleeping, hot showers, being organized, spending money, Switchfoot, Snow Patrol, CWG, The Secret, Porsche 911 Targa, Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4 Access Cab, Yamaha Grizzly 700, Lindal Custom Homes, tree houses, nature, clear blue sky days with lots of warm sun, puffy clouds, space, the stars on a clear night, The Universe, diversity of Life, Earth, the seasons, fall leaves, Halloween, Christmas, Holidays, snowmen, Fireworks, parades, festivals, concerts, Going to movies, petting dogs, giving flowers, mountains, lakes, streams, beaches, redwood trees, huge old-growth trees, travel, road trips, sightseeing, Sweets, ice cream, Mighty O doughnuts, Home cooked meals, my girlfriend’s Mom’s cooking, my aunt’s cooking, my grandma’s cooking, Pizza, quesadillas, crab cakes, my uncle’s green bean casserole, PCC, Whole Foods Market, Playing basketball, football, Frisbee, volleyball, Taking pictures, sharing photos, making videos, playing guitar, writing in my journal, writing blog posts, writing poems, writing songs, singing, expanding and editing my websites, talking to my friends, visiting with family, chatting on the Internet, Kindness, Caring, Being Helpful, Inspiring, Sharing, Giving, being generous, Playing, Laughing, Hugs, Kissing and Loving my girlfriend, holding her, dancing with her, walking with her, holding her, looking into her eyes, playing with her, laying with her in the grass, being with her, just doing anything with her…

OK, OK. You get the idea. :)

Anyway, the point of thinking about all this was to get in touch with what feels really good and joyful in my life, and to focus on more of that, instead of things I don’t like or want. That way I’ll more powerfully attract more of what I do want.

So what do you love? Let yourself really get in touch with what’s in your heart. If you do that for just a few moments each day, you’ll be amazed at how many more good things show up in your life!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Follow Your Bliss

I just watched the original version of The Secret DVD again tonight after talking to my sister who watched the extended version for the first time last night. She loved it so much she was taking notes. I thought that would be a great idea, which is why I watched it again. There is so much to take note of! Practically everything said by the teachers in the movie is worth writing down. The biggest thing I took from it this time was the "Follow your bliss..." quote from Joseph Campbell and all that the teachers said about joy and happiness.

Jack Canfield said he has a saying: "If it ain't fun, don't do it!" and his primary aim is to feel and experience joy. Neale Donald Walsch said "Joy, Love, Freedom, Happiness, Laughter. That's what it is. And if you just experience joy sitting there and meditating for an hour, by golly, do that. If you experience joy eating a salami sandwich, then do that!"

This theme of following your heart, finding your joy, and doing what you love has been popping up a lot in my life lately. My girlfriend recently sent me an email encouraging me to read a book on the subject. I haven't yet, but now I'm reconsidering it. Rhonda Byrne encourages us to ask "What is my joy?" in The Secret book, and that as you find it and commit yourself to joy, the Law of Attraction will pour an avalanche of joyful things, people, circumstances, events, and opportunities into your life, all because you are radiating joy. She sums it up by writing "Be happy now. Feel good now. That's the only thing you have to do. If that's the only thing you get, then you have received the greatest part of The Secret."

"When you follow your bliss, you live in a constant space of joy. You open yourself to the abundance of the Universe." - Lisa Nichols

Notes from the Universe

One thing I have come to love getting daily in my Inbox is something I signed up for months ago called "Notes from the Universe". I learned about them on Mike Dooley's website after Ronda Byrne recommended them through her Secret Scrolls newsletter. These notes are written from the perspective of the Universe, and they are lighthearted, fun, and a delight to receive. Every note is inspiring and resonates with the Law of Attraction, and you can customize them to remind you of your heart's desires. If you would also like to receive Mike's gift of personalized Universe Notes, here is the link to receive them:

Mike Dooley's Note from the Universe that inspired me recently was:

Have you ever just started talking out loud as if you were some future version of yourself, Nathan, explaining what the ride to the top was like? As if you were a mentor sharing insider tips with someone you're really fond of? "When I first started out I had no idea of how I'd get where I am today..." kind of talk? You know, to yourself, in your car, in the shower, dowsing for water?
"But I knew better than to mess with the hows. Just define what you want, in terms of the end result. Visualize, as if it had already occurred. Take action, no matter how futile. Then, in time, 'Whoosh!' the floodgates finally burst open.... That's how I got my home with a view of the mountains.
"And you'll think to yourself, as I now do, 'Whatever did I do to deserve this much?' But of course, deep down you'll know how easy it really was. So you'll wonder who in your life you can share your secrets with... "
Trust me, Nathan, no one will laugh at you. Especially not when you receive $50,000.

Tallyho, amigo!

- The Universe

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Power of Gratitude

One thing that I have become more and more aware of since watching "The Secret" is the power of gratitude. It is by far the quickest shortcut to feeling good I know of, and if you understood The Secret as I did, feeling good is the key to attracting more good since the Law of Attraction states that "like energy attracts like energy".

In "The Secret", Joe Vitale introduces the powerful process of gratitude by asking "What can you do right now to begin to turn your life around? The very first thing is to start making a list of things to be grateful for. This shifts your energy and starts to shift your thinking. Whereas before this exercise you might be focusing on what you don't have, your complaints, and your problems, you go in a different direction when you do this exercise. You start to be grateful for all the things that you feel good about."

Wallace D. Wattles, author of the book that inspired Rhonda Byrne to create "The Secret" wrote: If it is a new thought to you that gratitude brings your whole mind into closer harmony with the creative energies of the Universe, consider it well, and you will see that it is true.

For me, taking a moment to sit down and start to be grateful for things feels a little challenging at first, but once I get rolling, the floodgates open, and soon I find myself not able to stop the outpouring of gratitude I have for all the people and things I usually take for granted in my life.

Recently I wrote an email to all my loved ones expressing how much I loved and appreciated them being in my life. I started writing that before I went to bed and before I knew it, it was 6am! I was feeling so good that I stayed up all night writing that email. It was so powerful, and I just wanted to keep writing more!

Try it. As James Ray says in "The Secret": "Gratitude has been such a powerful exercise for me. Every morning I get up and say "Thank You". Every morning, when my feet hit the floor, "Thank you". And then I start running through what I'm grateful for, as I'm brushing my teeth and doing the things I do in the morning. And I'm not just thinking about them and doing some rote routine. I'm putting it out there and I'm feeling the feeling of gratitude."

I've started doing this when I wake up in the morning, and it truly is a wonderful way to start the day off in a good mood. I even sit down and write in my journal all that I am grateful for in that moment. And as I think about it now, I am feeling so grateful for "The Secret" and all that has come into my life as a result of it.

I am so grateful for all the teachers of "The Secret". I have gone to each of their websites and learned so much more about the Law of Attraction and the power we have to attract all that we desire into our lives. I am so grateful for Rhonda Byrne, for her vision, and her passion of sharing "The Secret" with the world. And I am so deeply grateful for everyone and everything that has led me to this amazing point in my life.

It feels so good to be grateful, and I hope that you too will use the power of gratitude to feel good. And if you can practice it everyday and start to have an "attitude of gratitude", you will experience The Secret for yourself and see how being appreciative literally appreciates more into your life!

Thank you for checking out my blog. I hope that this in some way has helped or inspired you.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Book That Inspired "The Secret"

Rhonda Byrne, the creator of "The Secret", was inspired to make the movie after reading a particular book that one of her daughters left behind for her. At a time in Rhonda's life when she was facing challenges from every direction, this century-old tattered transcript turned her life around. That book, written by Wallace D. Wattles in 1910, answered the hard questions Rhonda desperately wanted answers to.

What is interesting about this book is that the title seems to throw most people off. I've noticed this when mentioning it to friends who seem to lose interest as soon as I tell them the name of it. Most recently, I was talking to my girlfriend about it, and she literally recoiled when I told her the title of this amazing book. So I got to thinking about that...

I'm sure most of us have heard the phrase, "Don't judge a book by its cover." Well, I'm not sure where that cliche came from, but it couldn't be more true about this particular one. Before I reveal the name of it, I'd like to offer a glimpse of what's inside this gem.

There is a syllabus mentioned over and over in the chapters of this little book, which is surprisingly only 70 pages long. This theme is the basis for the Law of Attraction, and if you can fully comprehend the implications of it, you will have realized the key to having everything you desire in your life.

In Wallace D. Wattles own words:

There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.

A thought, in this substance, produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.

Man can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thoughts upon formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.

Did you get that? Read it again... and again. Let it sink in. This might just be the most profound statement you will ever read. If you grasp its meaning, you will have made a quantum leap in understanding the Secret and how you create your reality.

Wallace D. Wattle's book explains in depth simply and eloquently how to use this knowledge in a "certain way". He writes:

It is a natural law that like causes always produce like effects, and therefore, any man or woman who learns to do things in this certain way will infallibly get...

... Are you ready to hear the rest of it? Get what?!

Before I satisfy your curiosity, I want to elaborate on that "what" just to put it all in perspective. So let me ask YOU a question...

What do you really want in your life? I mean REALLY want. To help you with the answer to that, ask yourself this: What would I do if I could do anything I wanted, and it was not limited by time or money?

Think about it for a moment. Pretend like you just won the Powerball Super Lotto and received $850 million dollars to do whatever you please with. What would you do?

Buy your dream home? Buy the car you've always wanted? Travel the world?

Would you give to your favorite charities? Help out your family and friends? Save the world?

You could do anything with that kind of money, so what would it be?

Now that you've had time to think about it, what would have to happen in order for you to have and do all those wonderful things? You'd have to have Bill Gates' bank account wouldn't you. A couple billion dollars would make it a lot easier to live the life of your dreams, right? So consider what Wallace D. Wattles says about wealth:

Whatever may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich.

That, my friend, is the "what". Getting rich is the key to living the life of your dreams. But before you gasp and say "Well, that's never going to happen!" Hang in there. There is hope, and that is precisely what this book gave Rhonda Byrne. Actually, it gave her more than just hope, it spelled out exactly the Science of Getting Rich. Hence, the name of Wallace D. Wattles book.

In the pages of "The Science of Getting Rich", Wallace D. Wattles goes on to write:

The ownership of money and property comes as a result of doing things in a certain way. Those who do things in this Certain Way, whether on purpose or accidentally, get rich; while those who do not do things in this Certain Way, no matter how hard they work or how able they are, remain poor.

Do you want to remain poor? Or do you want to be rich and have all that you desire in life?

I know, I know... stupid question. So here's the important one: What is that Certain Way?!

That is explained clearly in Wallace D. Wattles book, "The Science of Getting Rich".

Now, since you have stayed with me through all this, I want to give you something that will lead you to understanding and doing things in this Certain Way.

Click on

On that website, there is a place to sign up for 7 Free Lessons from the teachers of "The Secret", Bob Proctor and Jack Canfield. They have developed a program based on "The Science of Getting Rich", which you can read all about on the site. The 7 Free Lessons are truly FREE, so take advantage of them. After you have soaked them up and are hungry for more, The Science of Getting Rich Program will show you how to master doing things in this Certain Way.

I personally couldn't wait to get the whole program. I received my materials last week and have been saturating my mind listening to the audio, reading the workbook, and doing the exercises to train myself to do things in this Certain Way. It is an awesome program, to say the least! And I know I am on my way to attracting wealth and prosperity as a result of learning the Science of Getting Rich!

I hope you'll join me on this wonderful journey. There is a way to have everything you desire in life. This is it. Are you going to seize it?

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Lisa Nichols

Wow! I have been all over the Internet checking out the websites of all the teachers in "The Secret", and I have to say that they are all doing some amazing work in this world. Tonight I listened to an interview between Bill Harris and Lisa Nichols on the website:
(Just register your name and email address, and you'll have access to the interview).

Lisa Nichols replaced Esther Hicks in "The Secret - Extended Edition", which I personally wasn't too fond of, but after listening to that interview, I have a newfound respect for Lisa. They don't really go into who she is in the movie. To me it seemed she just kind of "filled in" for Esther Hick's absence.

Well, in the interview, she talks more about her passion of working with inner-city teens and her mission to prevent teen suicides. To date, she has worked with 60,000 teens and prevented 1800 suicides! I checked out her website after the interview, which is: and read more about her "Motivating the Teen Spirit" programs. This woman is a Force of Nature! Now I'm pleased to see that she was involved in "The Secret" and is using her passion to teach teens the Law of Attraction so they too can turn their lives around.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Why isn't Esther Hicks in the Extended Edition?

The following is a letter from Jerry and Esther Hicks...

Dear Friends,

Nearly two years ago, while on-board our Mexican Riviera Cruise, Prime Time Productions did an interview with Jerry and me, and with Abraham, in response to an agreement that we had all carefully crafted together for a television show that was to be aired in Australia called "The Secret." We were told that "The Secret" would be based on our work and that they would seek out other teachers who were in alignment with our work.

We reviewed, on DVD, two other projects that had been created by this production company and found them to be beautifully done, and good-feeling pieces. Since Jerry and I had never before stepped into the public forum in that way with our Abraham work, we followed the advice of our publisher, who introduced us to an intellectual property rights attorney who assisted us in drafting the agreement which would guide our involvement with this project.

He explained to us that although he had included in the intellectual property rights license agreement that we were to receive a small percentage of the net profit from this project, and 10% of direct video sales, that it was very unlikely that (from his experience) we would receive any substantial compensation from our participation, and we were not unhappy with that arrangement.

Our decision to do it was not motivated from the idea of making money from it, (unless there was profit to share) but because we were stimulated by the excitement of this beautiful producer, and when we met her and her beautiful crew, we easily loved them all. As time went by, it became apparent that the television network that we had been told would air "The Secret" was not going to do it, at least not right now, and so the production company began seeking other ways of marketing their beautiful project to recoup their very large investment.

While Jerry and I were uncomfortable with what felt to us like a rather aggressive marketing campaign (just not our style, nothing wrong with it),we stayed focused on our busy schedule and really had very little to do with what was happening with "The Secret." Eventually we received an email from the producer of "The Secret" lovingly explaining (we never have received correspondence from her that was anything other than extremely loving) that the contract that we had all agreed upon and signed was no longer sufficient for their further distribution of the project in the areas they were now seeking to distribute the project, and that it would be necessary for us (Jerry and Esther) to relinquish our intellectual property rights in these areas forever and redo our contract, or they would have to reluctantly edit us out.

It was clear, from the lovingly written email that they did not want to edit us out, but after conferring with our publisher, and then our intellectual property rights attorney, and finally with Abraham, allowing them to edit us out was the path of least resistance. Abraham's words were very clear and easy to understand: "Whenever you are given an ultimatum that says, 'if you don't do this, then we will have to do such and such,' it is best that you just let it go and move on. Otherwise there is always another, and this, and this, and this…"

Now, it seems there is quite a firestorm surrounding our dis-involvment with "The Secret". We are receiving so many emails and letters and face-to-face questions from disappointed people regarding this, so we want you to understand how we feel about it.

We think that "The Secret" clearly and beautifully presents Abraham's Law of Attraction in a way that is easy to understand. It is filled with stunning beauty and beautiful people, many of whom are our personal friends. We love the way "The Secret" moves us, and we feel joy rise within our hearts every time we watch it. We feel the power of it, and the clarity of it, and we love "The Secret".

It is our desire that, rather than being upset that our part of "The Secret" will be omitted in future offerings of it, that instead you enjoy the original Abraham version, as it is, at this time, and that you look forward to what other incredible things these talented people may bring to you. These are people who clearly care about the planet, who want to be of value, and who, in our opinion, are of tremendous value.

Financially speaking, we have been very well paid for our participation with this project… which has amounted to a staggering amount of money. And if money were the most important factor, we assure you, we would have found some way of staying involved. So, we're out here doing our thing, enjoying the incredible expansion of the message of Abraham, and are so looking forward to the wonderful things that are in our future.

Abraham says to us and to you: "It is our desire that you be easy about all of this. There is nothing that has gone wrong here. Everything is in alignment. The Universe will offer a steady stream of uplifting avenues to all of you. There is great love here for you, Abraham."

Our love,
Jerry & Esther

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Importance of Feeling Good

One of the key points in "The Secret" is that we are magnets that attract to us what we think and feel, and if we want to really harness that creative power to bring to us more of what we want, feeling good is very important!

Feeling good (ie. happy, loving, thankful, passionate, joyful, excited, hopeful, satisfied, or any other positive emotion) attracts more positive things, just as feeling bad (ie. unhappy, hateful, resentful, bored, depressed, fearful, worried, angry, critical, or any other negative emotion) attracts more negative things.

So if you want more of the good things in life, start to make feeling good a priority.

How, you may be asking yourself, do I do that when everything sucks? Start by acknowledging whether you really want to start feeling good again. If you don't want to feel good, you won't, but if you tell yourself "I want to feel good!", then you will start to attract that.

You may find your mind wandering back to negative thoughts. If you feel you can't switch back to thinking of something positive, find something that "makes" you feel good, and do that! Some tricks, which you have probably used many times already, are to listen to music that feels good, watch a funny movie, pet your dog or cat, take a walk in nature, or call a friend that cheers you up. Of course, you could also watch "The Secret"!

I've attached some uplifting videos that make me feel awesome. I hope they help you feel good too!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Friday, March 16, 2007

Law of Attraction

What are you thinking about right now? The Law of Attraction states that "whatever we think about, we bring about". This law may initially seem like new age fluff, but believe it or not, there are scientific merits to this proposition. The top quantum physicists of our time have discovered that our universe and our reality is very much directed by the "observer".

When studying quantum particles (the smallest observable unit of matter), these scientists discovered that such particles behave in accordance with the person conducting the experiment. If the scientists "predict" that quantum particles behave in a certain way, they do. And yet, if the scientists "predict" that quantum particles behave in another way, they do. It is the "observer" that dictates the outcome of the experiment!

What does all this mean for us normal people? Well actually, these scientific experiments have far reaching implications for us as our world is made up of these same quantum particles! In this case, we are the "observer", the director, and hence the creator of our reality, our world, and our experience. Whatever you think about you will attract into your life.

The Secret

You've heard of the DVD called "The Secret"? Well it isn't such a secret anymore. The DVD was released in March 2006 and according to Time Magazine, the DVD has sold 500,000 units within the first 6 months. Today it sells well over 5,000 copies a day! It ranked in Amazon's Top-5 sellers during Christmas week, and a tie-in hardcover book just entered the Top 10 on the New York times bestseller list. The amazing thing about "The Secret" is that you won't find it in your local Blockbuster, it is selling briskly through the official website at

So what is the secret to "The Secret's" success? It's is a "transformational movie", where a person's view on life and the laws of life will no longer be the same after watching this movie. The movie has created such waves that it has already been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, and the Ellen DeGeneres show. (Clips from those programs are here in my blog.)

At the core of the movie is a central philosophy called "the Law of Attraction". This philosophy states that we create our reality, both good and bad, through the attractive power of our thoughts and feelings!

The message of "The Secret" movie is delivered through 24 "teachers" which include prosperity preachers, chiropractic healers, relationship gurus, life coaches, and motivational speakers — into one clear, cohesive voice. The movie is a "must watch" for anyone interested in taking charge of their life and in creating the life of their dreams.

Watch the first 20 minutes of "The Secret". Click on: