You DO Get What You Attract
And now for something completely different…
When I created “The 8th Sense Blog” on my author website (www.laureldewey.com), I stated that I wanted to delve into ideas that spun outside of writing. My debut novel, “Protector,” deals not just with solving a crime but also with Detective Jane Perry’s gradual understanding of an ethereal power that is out of her control. The theme of interconnectedness between people is also a major element of the book. Readers will note that the main characters, Jane Perry and Emily Lawrence, have a mystical attraction to each other that defies rational explanation.
But on a metaphysical level, it makes perfect sense…especially if you believe in the Law of Attraction.
The Law of Attraction has become much more talked about ever since the underground DVD hit “The Secret” gained national attention on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in early February. If you haven’t already viewed “The Secret,” I encourage you to do so, because I believe that anything that empowers a human being and shows them that they have the innate ability to change their life is a great thing. For those who have not had the pleasure of watching “The Secret,” here’s a quick rundown to whet your appetite.
For centuries, the movers and shakers of the world have understood and utilized the Secret to their advantage. Everyone from billionaires and power brokers to artists and actors has followed the simple yet compelling belief that is this profound truth: we all attract to us whatever we believe to be true . Thus, if you believe this world is full of good people, you will attract that goodness toward you. Conversely, if you believe that the world is evil and pain is the price you pay for being alive, you will certainly attract that reality into your life. Look around you and see how this plays out with your friends, your family and, most importantly, yourself.
You are what you attract.
What the movie “The Secret” demonstrates in an effortless and breathtakingly beautiful way is that if you do not like the life you have or what you are attracting, you can change that reality by changing your thought forms.
At any given moment, we all attract to us situations, jobs, friends and chance encounters that are projections of our thought forms. In our more intimate relationships, we attract people who are often our mirror images so that we can better understand ourselves and, hopefully, evolve into a better human being. The problem is that the ego gets in the way and instead of recognizing the other person as our mirrored projection, we get balled up in blame, castigation and anger and are unable to see the beauty in what that person is teaching us.
In “Protector,” Jane Perry and Emily Lawrence are drawn to each other by an otherworldly power for a specific purpose. That purpose (without giving away any of the book’s surprises) has to do with healing their emotional wounds and finding the courage to rise above their fears of mortality. Complicated stuff. But I purposely constructed the story to show how two people can mirror each other and how their lives are interconnected on levels that even they don’t understand until the last few pages of the book. Each character attracted the other in order to evolve to a higher level of consciousness. And as much as Jane initially doesn’t want anything to do with Emily, she is mystically drawn to the child in ways that disturb and confound her. Through their remarkable relationship, they have the opportunity to alter their thoughts and emerge from their chaotic lives with a greater understanding of their own power. Sure, “Protector” is a mystery/thriller. But the core of the story is the transcendent and transformational relationship between Jane and Emily.
“The Secret” outlines the “whys” of how we attract people into our sphere. But it also goes into great detail of how to alter our belief system and create the life we dream about. In other words, alter your thought forms and you’ll alter the kind of people you attract. Attract better people and your world will change. When your world changes for the better, it will feed off itself, creating more positive experiences that will grow and manifest into even greater life changes. And so on and so on.
Thoughts are powerful persuaders. What we believe to be “truth” dictates how we live our life drives our reality. What we believe or think is often passed down from our parents. Thus, if you’re raised to believe that life is a struggle and then you die, there’s a good chance you’ll go through life quietly believing this and attracting struggle all the time. The idea that joy or laughter is available to you will seem foreign and only allowed for “other lucky people” because you were never taught that happiness was your birthright.
However, the oddest thing happens when you stop and re-evaluate your belief structure. All the things you believe that are limiting (such as “I’ll never be rich” or “I’ll never find a loving partner”) can be changed immediately the minute you are ready to believe a more positive thought. “I’ll never be rich” transforms into “There’s no limit to my success.” “I’ll never find a loving partner” becomes “I easily and effortlessly attract only kind, loving people into my life.” And you don’t ramble it off like a mindless affirmation that doesn’t ring true . You live it as if it has already happened. THAT is the real secret.
Yes, for some, this is easier said than done. They’ve lived SO long in such a dark, lonely hole that, to them, the light at the end of the tunnel is the headlight of an oncoming train. The energy of a negative thought is heavy and can take diligence and determination to constantly re-word into a more positive vibration. But if you want to change your life, ONLY YOU have the power to make it happen.
In a nutshell, we are all writers and we are all scripting our lives down to the characters we interface with and the conflicts and triumphs we experience. We really DO create our own reality. We really DO have the power within us to alter our script at any time and allow our story to go in a different, more constructive direction. To allow the whims and beliefs of others to dictate our reality or chart our course is to give our God given power away to someone who doesn’t know what we crave in our heart of hearts.
How do I know? Because I did it for myself. The fact that “Protector” is in print after years of floundering unnoticed by agents and publishers is a testament to the power of changing a negative pattern into a positive and fulfilling one. As the movie “The Secret” documents, it’s not about professing how you WANT to be this or that; it’s about proclaiming that you ARE what you desire already. Sound woo-woo? Yeah, in a way it does. Bordering on delusional? Well, it’s only delusional if you profess to be something and you’re not making the effort to accomplish your desire. It’s a two-step process. First you’ve gotta believe it before you can see it so you can align your vibration with your chosen desire. You then have to maintain that alignment of thought and energy while you move forward and PURSUE the thing that you want. Holding that positive vibration is not always easy when you’ve been trained by family, friends and society to fall into fear and depression. But once you learn to maintain that newfound level of awareness, the doors of opportunity swing wide open for you.
In my next entry, I’ll go into much more detail of how I used the powerful tools talked about in “The Secret” to get “Protector” published. Until then, I encourage you to check out “The Secret” website at http://www.thesecret.tv/. You can purchase and view the film on a one time only basis for $4.95 or own your own DVD for $29.95.