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Giveaway Contest- The Secret and The Law of Attraction

Are you aware of the power of your mind?

I was using the power of my mind, and the so-called “Law of Attraction” before I ever knew it had a name. I’m a writer, and my imagination has always been my best friend. It has helped me cope with tough times in my life, and looking back, I can see how it helped to shape my experiences. I have consistently visualized and wrote about the circumstances and experiences I desired, and I can honestly say, most have come to fruition.

It’s A Real Thing

I first wrote about the movie “The Secret” and the Abraham-Hicks books on the Law of Attraction in a previous blog post, but to summarize, they both explain what the Law of Attraction is and how to use it. How the universe responds to our “vibration” or thought patterns, because our thoughts (and the emotions that cause them) actually do affect the vibration of everything around us. Basically, what you think about is what you attract, so it’s better to have an understanding of how it works, so you can influence what happens, right? If you’d like to learn more about how to do this, and manifest what you want in life, I have good news!

I accidentally purchased a duplicate copy of the book, Money and The Law of Attraction, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, and an instructional 2-CD set of one of their lectures, as well. I also have an extra copy of the movie, The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne, and I’d like to give them away here on this blog.

Paying It Forward

It is important to me that the book, CDs, and movie DVD end up in the hands of those who truly want to learn about the Law of Attraction. They have helped me immensely, and I want to pass this knowledge on. I am holding a contest, with two winners- one for the Abraham-Hicks book and CD set, the other for The Secret movie DVD. Both are a great introduction if you are just starting out, or as additional knowledge if you have been studying. If you are interested, and want to enter for the drawing, here’s what to do:

Post a comment on this blog before April 15, 2018, explaining why you want to win, what the Law of Attraction means to you, or why you are eager to learn about it. Winners (one for each prize) will be chosen at random from the comments on April 16, 2018. (Open to U.S. residents only, WordPress is not responsible in any way).

If you are interested in metaphysical topics in general, I have compiled a mini-eBook on posts I’ve written which you might find informative. It’s FREE if you sign up for my newsletter at reneeregent.com/newsletter. There are four more free mini-eBooks there for you to download, too, if you like.

I have read the book and listened to the CDs, and watched the movie, many times. If I feel negative thoughts taking over, it helps me to get back on track. This really has made a difference in my life, and I am eager to help you do the same.

So, what do you think about the Law of Attraction? Good luck!

Using Negative Emotions As Tools

business woman in front of two roads thinking deciding

Lately I’ve been dealing with a big pile of regret. It sucks when you look back and realize if you’d only chosen Road A instead of Road B, you’d be much better off.

Or so it seems. The truth is, we can’t predict the future (or the winning Powerball numbers, unfortunately). We can’t go back and undo the past, either. All we have to work with is the here and now.

Still, in my case, if I had chosen Road A when I made a major life decision years ago, I’d be quite well off financially. I am doing fine now, and am grateful for all of my blessings, but when I chose road B, I believed I was making the more lucrative choice.


The Only Constant is Change

Of course, nothing went the way I expected it to, even though I was quite knowledgeable, I researched the situation to death, and had analyzed it thoroughly. I thought it would be more profitable to hold out and take things slow over time, rather than taking a quick profit and bailing.

What I have since learned, the hard way, is that we cannot count on things staying the same. Change is inevitable. There are so many aspects of life we have no control over. I made that decision way back when partly out of fear- taking Road A would have also meant starting over completely somewhere new, so I opted to stay with the familiar, and convinced myself it would work out better in the long run.

I also made the decision out of greed, which is a form of fear. When we are greedy, it is because we believe resources are finite. The irony is now I have so much less than I would have if I had taken a leap into the unknown and cashed out of my situation. Thus, the regret I have been grappling with. If only I had known!


Emotional Toolbox

Since I can’t undo the damage that has been done, I am trying to make the best of what I have. Regret is a negative emotion, and I cannot afford to let it drag me down. So I decided to figure out a way to use my regret as a tool to help me move forward. Instead of feeling sorry over lost opportunities, I need to seek out new ones.

If you know anything about the Law of Attraction (and if you don’t, you should learn about it), you know that negative emotions have consequences. The universe responds to our level of vibration, caused by our thoughts, or what our mind focuses on. Thoughts are almost always accompanied by some level of emotion, which can be either positive or negative.

How can you tell if an emotion is positive or negative? By how it makes you feel.

The Law of Attraction is a process, a way of thinking and behaving with the goal of bringing about that which you desire, but it’s not a magic formula. It takes practice and conscious effort to live deliberately and not simply by default. For more information on what it’s all about, I highly recommend the works of Abraham-Hicks, or Rhonda Byrne. There are many other wonderful books by knowledgeable authors out there, too, which can be found easily by searching online or browsing the New Age section of bookstores.


But Does It Work?

So does the Law of Attraction really work? Yes, and no. I say yes because it has worked in my own life, and I have seen real-life examples of it working for others. When you consciously focus on positive thoughts as much as possible, and behave as though what you desire is already yours, things do begin to happen. They may be coincidence, divine intervention, or serendipity. Or maybe you just notice things you would not otherwise, and take inspired action.

I say no because we often sabotage ourselves by giving in to negative thinking and focusing more on what we don’t want, which only brings us more of what we don’t want. The universe responds to what you focus on and brings you more of it, and it does not distinguish between which side of the spectrum it falls on. So negative thoughts, while sometimes unavoidable, should be handled carefully. That’s why I choose to think of negative emotions as a tool to be used, instead of letting them drag me down.

How do I do this? By emotionally detaching myself from the feeling. I am still feeling regret, but I am now looking at it as a tool, which can teach me something. I feel regret because I missed out on something, I let a fantastic opportunity slip from my grasp. Most of the problems that I am dealing with today can be directly attributed to losing that opportunity.


The Truth

But regret is only how I feel about the situation, it’s not the truth of it. Just as Road B turned out to be nothing like I’d hoped, Road A may have had problems or surprises that I could not imagine. Maybe there are things I found along road B (like meeting my husband?) that would never have happened on Road A.

So by disassociating myself from the negative feeling of regret, I am able to learn from it. Looking at life objectively without the emotions, even for a few minutes, can help you to get back to feeling more positive. I know I am. Who knows what lies ahead?


Have you ever used the Law of Attraction? Does positive thinking work for you?


Click on the following links to read other posts I’ve written related to the above subjects, such as the Law of Attraction, how failure is sometimes our friend, and why every situation in life really is a trade-off.



What Is The Secret to the Law of Attraction?


Control Emotions.

You may have heard the phrase “Law of Attraction” before. But what does it really mean? Simply put, “Like Attracts Like” and “You are what you think about” are two phrases that sum it up pretty well. It is a philosophy that has been around for thousands of years, but has become a social movement within the past ten years.

I first heard of it in 2007, when a friend asked if I had heard about the movie “The Secret”, based on the book by Rhonda Byrne. It could be found online at that time, and so I ordered the DVD. It chronicles Ms. Byrne’s discovery of the Law of Attraction, the principle that states that human thoughts and desires actually influence the outcome of what happens in their lives.

In other words, we can control what happens to us. We can shape our own reality.

I was pleased to hear this, but I already knew that it was true. I had been focusing, daydreaming, journaling about, and envisioning what I wanted in life, well, my whole life. And I can honestly say to this day, there is not anything that I truly wanted that did not come to pass eventually. (Except for my current desire to become a published author. Working on that right now).

This form of manifesting human desires has been around as long as humans. Prayer, chanting, spell casting, visualization….people have used their minds for millennia to bring about what they want. The trick is to be able to consciously utilize the techniques that work on a consistent basis. It is easy to become overwhelmed by life and to get in the habit of living by default, reacting to random events as though we have no control. It does take effort, but like anything else, it can be learned, practiced, and improved upon.

This is not to say that once you employ the Law of Attraction, you will never have anything bad happen in your life. Contrast (negative events or situations) is an integral part of life. It is how we learn what we do want, by experiencing what we do not want. It all hinges on our focus- are we talking about, obsessing about what is wrong, what we do not want? Or are we hopefully positive and expecting the things we want to arrive?

If you are interested in finding out more about how to use your very thoughts to improve your life, you may find the list below helpful. There is so much more to this subject than I can discuss here, but I would love to know if you have any links to websites, books, movies, etc. related to the Law of Attraction.

The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne

Ask and It Is Given, by Abraham (Esther and Jerry Hicks)

Maggie Shayne’s Bliss Blog

Until then, remember- “Thought Become Things”!