Sunday, July 19, 2009


Week Two

Last Sunday, I wrote about my experiences buying my condo and how I knew there was something to The Secret (the Law of Attraction) because of the unusual events that took place once I was determined to live here. Today, I want to discuss how I am easing into this experiment.

First, I have to tell you I have used The Secret to some degree so I am not a complete newbie, but I am no expert either. For the past year, I have implemented The Attitude of Gratitude and it has changed my life. If nothing else, this is worth doing. You will be a much happier person.

The Secret recommends you tell yourself what you are grateful for every day. In Mike Dooley’s CD/Book Leveraging the Universe and Engaging the Magic, he says if you stay in a state of happiness, you will attract more of what makes you happy. You don’t have to ask for anything specific. I’ll talk more about that next week.

Every day, I look around and express thankfulness for all that I have. At first glance, my life might appear dull – no mansion, ritzy car, or romance male cover model to show off at parties (not that I would want one), but I do have an awesome daughter, family I love and adore, a best friend I can discuss anything with, writing friends I can relate to – some of which I now walk the mall with five or more times a week, a home in a nice neighborhood, a good job, and a car that works. I have a lot to be grateful for. Even if you are going through a rough financial time, you can find beauty in the world around you. I often get a great deal of pleasure from admiring nature and thanking God for the colors of trees and flowers, the cloud formations, sunsets, storms, ponds… I’ll watch kids playing and I’m thankful for the sounds of squealing and the smiles on their faces. No matter what your life may be like at the moment, you can find something to be grateful for. I even give thanks for the design on the wall next to the freeway near my home. It’s interesting and much better than a plain solid wall – probably sounds silly to you, but I’m grateful since I pass it almost every day.

The Secret recommends holding a rock when giving thanks. Some people keep it in their pocket. A good friend gave me mine and I keep it on my desk. The rock is a reminder. When you see it, give thanks. You’ll soon find you feel good just picking it up, which is helpful if you are feeling down at that moment. I don’t always use the rock, and you really don’t need one, as long as you remember to give thanks more than once a year in November.

I found that being in “an attitude of gratitude” for over a year has helped me to heal in many ways. I lost weight, rebuilt my relationship with a relative, got through the loss of my father, and attracted some wonderful experiences I’ll explain another day.

The next step is to start small - if you are like me and need to see it in action before you dream big. One of the speakers on The Secret DVD says he almost always gets a great parking place. I decided I liked the spot next to the cart return at the grocery store and now I get one of those spots about 99% of the time. Someone into statistics might tell you that the odds are in my favor. I don’t care. I just don’t like walking a long way with an empty cart and I am actually surprised if one of my favorite spots is not available to me.
This next small step is the first part of this experiment. Bob Proctor said if you hold the image of someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time you will hear from that person or someone will mention them. So… I am thinking of someone I haven’t spoken to in many years. Since I hear from someone from my past on the Internet about every six months, it is not inconceivable to me that this person would write just to say hi. Now, if Bob is right, I should hear something before too long. We'll see what happens. Of course, I will keep you posted.

Next week I’ll discuss being specific about what you want versus just staying in a state of gratitude.

You can follow my progress on Facebook and Twitter, too.
Have a magical week,
Tina LaVon


Donna Del Grosso said...

Hey Tina!
What an inspiring post. It's defiantly true that whatever you throw out there, you will get in return. I think it's a different way of opening your mind to all the possibilities around you. Have a good day and good luck with a condo!!

Lynne Logan said...

What a fantastic experiment. I'm excited to find out what wonderful things unfold infront of you in the coming months.

Mari said...

Thank you for sharing, Tina. I look forward to reading about the manifestations in your life and the process.

Tina LaVon said...

Thanks, Ladies!
It should be interesting.

Nicole North said...

I've just recently discovered The Secret and am applying it in many areas. I'm finding it's working! The hardest part for me was the believing. But I find when I do truly believe something, it happens. Thanks for sharing your experiences!

Laurie Schnebly Campbell said...

Tina, this is SO cool -- now I know why you've looked happier lately! It's lovely to see The Secret actually working in real life. :)