Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Secret Experiment - Week Three

Week Three

For those of you who haven’t read the first two weeks of my
experiment I’ll fill you in. I have been intrigued by The Secret,
knew there was something to it, and decided to try it out – publicly.
One – It’s a topic many people find interesting.
Two – I can now claim all books/CDs, etc. on my taxes. LOL
Three – Believe it or not, I am going to include The Law of Attraction
in a future humorous romantic comedy and this will allow me to
get some of the research out of the way early.

Last week, I mentioned that The Secret recommends starting
out small. Supposedly, if you think of someone you haven’t
seen or heard from in a long time someone will mention their
name or you will hear from them.
Most of us have had that happen before, but not usually
intentionally. So, I decided to think about a high school friend
I hadn’t spoken to in thirty years.

Did I hear from her?


So, does that mean The Law of Attraction doesn’t work?

Not necessarily.

I admit, I had limiting thoughts that could have negated
hearing from this person. First, I pictured writing that I hadn’t
heard from her.
I think I put negative thoughts into my brain because I
initiated contact with someone who also knew her.
In my eyes, if he mentioned her name,
it would have been cheating on my part.
What if he did mention her name?
What if he had her current phone number and address?
Would the Law of Attraction have worked because thinking of
this person had me walking down memory lane and put
me in the frame of mind to contact someone else
we both knew?
The Secret does recommend taking action
when you are inspired.
Perhaps the Law of Attraction pushes us in the direction
to achieve our goals as much as it draws what you want
from the Universe and brings it to you.
Something to think about.
But for the purposes of this experiment,
I wanted to know if I could attract her to me.

What now?
This week, I will be picturing a different friend from high school
that I haven’t heard from in almost thirty years. The only
mutual friend we have has already contacted me months
ago and mentioned her then. There’s no reason for her to
suddenly do it again. Unless she reads this blog,
and I doubt she does.

Oh, crud!
I just remembered I mentioned my blog on Facebook.
She could decide to read the blog today, after all, and I just
put another negative thought in my brain because mentioning
my blog on Facebook could be considered cheating.
As they say, herein lies the rub.
Manipulating The Law of Attraction is not
always easy and that may be one of the reasons
it doesn’t always work.

What now?
I’m going to think of attracting a new laptop.
We have no mutual friends on Facebook.

What can I do to increase the chances I will get my laptop?
First, I’m going to save my spare change.
Taking action should help build the energy toward manifestation.
If the Law works, the Universe will bring me my laptop through a
fantastic sale or some other miraculous means.
The Secret recommends visualizing and staying in an
Attitude of Gratitude.
Feeling happy creates the attraction,
so I’ll picture myself typing at Barnes and Noble and
feeling wonderful while I drink my white chocolate mocha.

We both know I’ll attract that mocha first.
I’ve done it before. A teacher across from my room
was accidentally given the wrong drink at Starbucks so they
let her have both. Unbeknownst to her,
the unwanted drink just happened
to be my favorite
and she gave it to me when she got to work.
Now that’s the Law of Attraction at its best.

Next week I’ll go more into being specific versus just
staying in a happy state of mind.

Have a magical week,
Tina LaVon


Donna Del Grosso said...

I see you made you SIDL! Nice post. It makes me want to put my feelers out for an old friend I've also not seen in about 30 years. I'll try it and let you know how it turns out!

Yanny said...

Even if you don’t believe in the secret Law of Attraction you get what you dominate your mind with.

Kara Lennox said...

I've been thinking about a friend I haven't seen in years--she moved to L.A. Now that I am moving to L.A., I was thinking about contacting her, and I just got an e-mail from her!

It does work. Don't be paranoid about your passing negative thoughts. You have to dwell on something a bit (usually) for it to manifest.

Libby said...

I'm enjoying these posts on the Secret so much, Tina! I'm going to put thoughts out for a friend who I lost contact with -- she would never call back or write back. I know she's been busy, but I'd sure love to be back in touch. I'll post if I hear from her!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting. Really liked the post. Law of attraction affects us all everyday it seems. I have experienced it myself.

LoAnna /aka Cierra James said...

Hi Tina,
The Anonymous on comment #5 is Cierra James. Pressed the wrong button.

Erin Quinn (aka Erin Grady) said...

Tina, sometime let me tell you about how I used the secret to sell HAUNTING BEAUTY. I swear by it and use it all the time in my life.

Tina LaVon said...

Erin, can't wait to hear your story.

Donna, what is SIDL?

Yanny, I know you are right.

Kara, good luck with that friend.

Libby, so glad you are enjoying the posts. It makes the time well spent.

Cierra, it is pretty amazing.

A friend of mine said she was sending out messages to call her, so was that The Law of Attraction or my pyschic radar?


Amber said...

I really enjoy Martha Beck's take on all this in her book Steering By Starlight, too.
Erin, tell us more!

Donna Hatch said...

I'm sure the Secret works part of the time. I haven't tried the Law of Attraction, but I tested the secret by asking "The Great Genie of the Universe" to make all lights always green for me. didn't work. I always get stopped at the same series of lights going to work.
But positive thinking does work, and maybe therein lies the true secret.