What’s Missing from the Movie, The Secret

06.26.18secretblogpost

WHAT THEY DIDN’T TELL YOU IN THE SECRET MOVIE

Did you ever read the book or watch the movie, The Secret? If you’ve tried the Law of Attraction techniques that were spoken of and nothing has happened for you, just know that you’re not alone. Below are some concepts that might help:

  • You have to “act as if” through work – that means to take the steps, even if small, toward what you want every day. Example: if you want to be an author, write something every day, even if it’s just a paragraph or a page. You’ve got to put yourself out there. Make a list of five things you can do every day to get you closer to your dreams. The Universe won’t level up unless you show up!
  • Subconscious reprogramming – your thoughts become things, right? 95% of your life is subconscious. It’s a habitual pattern that plays itself out in reality. There’s an actual art and science to reprogramming your subconscious mind. In order to do that, you need to retrain your subconscious into believing that you will get what you want. How do you do that, you may be asking. Read on.
  • A lot of people use self-hypnosis, meaning they brainwash themselves, rather than letting the outside world do it. Most use some form of audible or subliminal positive affirmations that play in a loop. Some say that 17 minutes twice a day will do the trick. I use one that takes 36 minutes; well worth it in my opinion.

There’s really nothing you have to do but listen, even if you’re doing something else at the same time. Your subconscious mind hears everything. Whether you want more money, better health, fulfilling relationships, etc., there’s lots of self-hypnosis audios available.

I happen to use one from Jake Ducey. Just because I like who he is and what he says resonates with me. If you’d like to check it out, he has a wonderful YouTube channel and offers a free self-hypnosis download, which he tells you how to get at the end of each video. Yes, you’ll have to put in your name and email address, and yes, you’ll get emails from him, but hey, he’s offering some really good stuff.

(I do not receive any remuneration for recommending him. Just thought it could be helpful for a place to start. And I happen to think he’s a great guy).

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

Shhh! She’s Meditating

While hubby and I were shopping yesterday, we came across this bronze statue in one of my favorite bookstores.  I still love bookstores, even though I use my Kindle most of the time.  There’s just something very comforting about picking up a real book.

I wonder what this woman is contemplating … or is she just sad?  I think she might be in deep meditation.  Namaste’

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Regina Arnold is the author of Uncomplicated Ways to Find Your Financial Freedom, a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist,  and photo blogger.

World Meditation for Peace

At a time when people around the world are suffering in some way or another, the middle east, Russia and Ukraine just to name a few, I strongly urge you, my faithful readers to participate in this event tomorrow.  It’s free and together we can make a difference.  Meditation is so beneficial for our mental and emotional health.  And it looks like this powerful meditation might even make the Guiness Book of Records!  Wow!

An amazing man, Deepak Chopra, will be facilitating this event and if you’ve never heard him, you’re in for a special treat.  The time in the U.S. is 12:00 noon EDT. Namaste’

Go here to sign up for this spectacular event:  http://globalmeditation.chopra.com

Regina (Gina) Arnold is the author of Uncomplicated Ways to Find Your Financial Freedom, a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist,  and photo blogger.

The Color of Kindness

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
~Dalai Lama

Thank you to all my readers who sent good wishes for a nice vacation.  I do appreciate all of you.  I wish I could read all of your blog posts and send my comments.  I’m trying to catch up.  May take a while.

Today’s image is one that I took while on vacation in Nevada this past week.  My sister-in-law, Carryl, got permission from her neighbor for me to photograph this unusual flower. Her yard is lush with beautiful, colorful plants and flowers. I admire people who have a green thumb (and whose husband is a landscaper) :-). I have no idea what this flower is but I thought it to be just lovely.

Kindness (to me) is the color of purple.  It’s also the color I use when I meditate, visualizing the violet flame of healing, forgiveness, protection and peace.  Namaste’

Under the Palm

I took this simply because I love to stand under trees.  It reminds me how life can have so many different perspectives.  Imagine what it would be like to take a picture of this tree from the top.  That would certainly create a different image, wouldn’t it?

When I lived in northern California, I lived in a place that had lots of very tall redwood trees, which are just beautiful, by the way.  There was a stand of three trees with an opening just large enough for a person to walk inside, so I did.  And the most amazing thing happened.  There was complete silence once I entered into that space.  As I looked up I couldn’t believe the feeling I got. I still remember the feeling of complete peace and serenity.  I felt so protected and completely safe.  Did that stand of trees create some kind of vortex?  Maybe. Maybe it was a sacred space.  One designed by mother nature to cradle us for a short time.  A respite from the crazy hustle and bustle of everyday life; the perfect place to meditate.

The photo below is one I found that looks very similar to “my” redwood trees. Namaste.

The Beach House

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This is a picture of the sign on our patio. The Beach House … a place where we want to retire someday.  We already have a vision board about it.  If you aren’t familiar with a vision board, it’s a place where you put pictures or photos or drawings (whatever works for you) of the things you would like to experience in your life.  Some call it a bucket list.  I have one of those, too, but this is different. My vision board is a piece of poster board with pictures of various items, like the beach house.  And just for good measure, I put the sign up.  I look at it every day and imagine being in the beach house, looking out the window at the ocean, sipping my coffee and witnessing another spectacular sunrise.

The beach house is a place that provides complimentary sunsets and ocean views.  It’s a place where I can feel the sand between my toes and build a sand castle if I want to.  It’s a place where our dogs can run on the beach, chase sandpipers, or dig a hole to cool off the belly when they need to.  It’s a place where the grandkids can come and stay as long as they like and spend the day surfing, skim boarding, swimming, clamming, or whatever else they want to do.  It’s a place that’s the epitome of relaxation, closing my eyes and meditating while listening to the waves lap the shore.

It doesn’t matter to me which ocean, but I would prefer warm water.  Do you hear me, Universe?  Hint. Hint. Life is good; dreams are free.

Namaste

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