Well, the chapter got the thumbs up from my lovely, clever agent and is being emailed to book editors across the land as we speak. Fingers crossed, what will be, will be etc. I got myself in a state fretting and analysing over the last few days but I’ve now tired myself out. It’ll happen how it’s meant to happen.
The Secret which tells you that you must have unwavering faith and certainty that whatever you want is on its way. It says that anything in the world can be yours with these three steps:
1 ASK – Sit down and write out what you want on a piece of paper. Write it in the present tense. You might begin writing I am so happy and grateful now that… And then explain how you want your life to be in every way.
This might be the first time for many of us that we really work out what we want. Now that you know you can have, be or do anything and there’s no limits, what do you really want?
The book says that ‘it’s like having the universe as your catalogue, you flip through it and say I’d like to have this experience and I’d like to have that product… Place your order with the universe. You don’t have to ask over and over again – it’s like a catalogue, you just place the order once.’
For any English readers, TV presenter Noel Edmunds put his career down to this – although he called it Cosmic Ordering.
2 BELIEVE ‘Believe that it’s already yours – have unwavering faith. You must believe that you have received, you must know that it’s yours the moment you ask. You must have complete and utter faith.
‘In the moment you ask and believe and know you already have it in the unseen world the entire universe shifts to bring it into the seen. Why? Because the Universe mirrors your thoughts.’
‘Most of us have never truly allowed ourselves to want what we truly want because we cannot see how it’s going to manifest. How it will happen, how the universe will bring it to you is not your concern or job. Allow the universe to do it for you.’
3 RECEIVE – Begin to feel wonderful about it. Feel they way you will once it comes. Feel it now. Feel good. Say to yourself – I am receiving now. I am receiving all the good in my life now. And feel it.
The book suggests test-driving the car, shopping for your dream home, trying on that dress… to get that feeling.
It’s all so nutty. When does positive thinking become delusion/insanity? I’m really struggling with it. How do you fake faith? Well, the book says you have to ‘make believe’ like you did as a child and keep positive and only allow good thoughts… but all of this is hard. It just doesn’t feel real. Bad thoughts – doubt, fear, sadness, anger – are natural parts of life. But then again, dwelling in them ninety per cent of the time, as I do, isn’t good, I know.
So I guess I’m going to have do my best to suspend my disbelief and just go for this. Starting with my list of wishes (which until now I would never admit to myself let alone share with the world, so go gentle on me)
I am so happy and grateful now that…
I have a six figure book deal, Hollywood is making a film or series of the book, the website is a huge success that helps and inspiring lovely people all around the world, I am travelling around the world – visiting India, Bali, Morocco and spending a lot of time in the States, I am healthy and happy, my body is slim and fit and I’m glowing with energy, I am able to share my wealth and happiness with friends and family who are all happy and healthy too, I have lots of time to spend with my friends and their children, I meet new and interesting people all the time, I am able to live anywhere I like and have beautiful homes that I share with others, I have lots of money coming in all the time and never need to worry about money and neither does my family, I am in love with a lovely clever, kind, funny man who I can share my life with and that I met lots of other great guys on the way to finding him. Oh and I have a lovely old minty green Mercedes sports car and a wardrobe or lovely clothes which magically wash themselves. Ha! Only kidding, I have a lovely cleaner who keeps this newfound life in order. And a PA, seeing as we’re really going for it.
And that’s it. Over and out with best wishes and thanks, Marianne xx
So now I have to believe and receive. Hmm. In some ways I do believe it, actually sitting here right now, I do believe it. Why shouldn’t it happen? Amazing things happen to people all the time, why not me or you? I think my belief might be helped by the sugar rush from the Double Decker I’ve just eaten. (I seem to be obsessed with Double Deckers at the moment) but sod it. OK, yes, I believe. No doubt by my next post I won’t believe, but right now I do.
And receive. I have to feel as if I have it already.
I’ve started by writing this cheque for £100,000.00. You can download this blank cheque at http://thesecret.tv/the-secret-check.html. My friend asked me why I didn’t write it out for more and I said I didn’t want The Universe to think I’m greedy. £100,000 in my overdrawn, credit-carded life would be miraculous. Anyway, the site says I need to look at this cheque every day and ‘When you look at the cheque, feel the feelings of having that money now. Imagine spending that money, al the thins you will buy and the things you will do. Feel how wonderful that is! Know it is yours, because when you ask it is.’
So how long does all this take to become reality? 30 days, 30 minutes? 30 years?
‘Time is just an illusion’ says Rhonda. ‘It takes the Universe no time to manifest what you want. Any time delay you experience is due to your delay in getting to the place of believing, knowing and feeling that you already have it. It is you getting yourself on the frequency of what you want. When you are on that frequency, then what you want will appear.’
So go on, it’s your turn… what would your dream list be?
PS – the book says to practice experiencing the law of attraction by setting out the ‘intention’ to get a free cup of coffee. I did that yesterday and it didn’t happen. I did make a lovely cup myself though – does that mean I’m too self-sufficient for the universe to help me out?