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by John Maguire

Discovering “The Secret”

Have you seen the movie, “The Secret”? Oprah has had two shows on it, which drew the biggest response in her show’s history. Everyone is talking about it.

“The Secret” is about a universal law of nature (just like gravity) that determines our health, relationships, success or failure – and most people don’t even know it exists. It’s called “the law of attraction”. Your thoughts, beliefs, emotions and intentions create an energy field that draws events, people and circumstances to you like a magnet.

This works both positively and negatively. If you focus on and believe in your doubts and fears, things will tend to not go your way. If you focus on and believe in your dreams and best intentions, you will attract people and circumstances to assist you in their manifestation, sometimes almost effortlessly. In the words of Henry Ford, “Whether you believe you can or you believe you can’t, you’re right!”

Where do our thoughts and beliefs come from?

The challenge is that many of our thoughts and beliefs come from the subconscious programming we received as a child through our experiences with our parents, teachers, other kids, the church and the media. These thoughts and beliefs are largely fear based designed to protect us from danger. Due to the law of attraction, we sometimes unwittingly draw to us what we fear most and we keep ourselves playing small because of our limiting beliefs.

You can reprogram subconscious fears and negative beliefs.

When you notice you are holding yourself back from achieving what you want in life, ask yourself, “What am I afraid of that’s keeping me stuck and what do I believe that no longer serves me?” Often it will be fear of being rejected or fear of failing. Common negative beliefs that hold us back are that we are unworthy of success or that we are inadequate (not good enough, not smart enough, etc.). Realize that all these fears and beliefs are not true. They are merely faulty programming. Hey, mom and dad weren’t self-help gurus. Fear is simply False Evidence Appearing Real! As Franklin Roosevelt put it, “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.”

You can clear the emotional charge and programming of a fear or negative belief, as well as reprogram your mind to adopt positive emotions and beliefs that will set the law of attraction working for you. One way to do this is while tapping on an acupressure point on the little finger side of the outside of either hand, say three times, “Even though I have this fear of (or belief that)… (whatever the fear or belief is), I deeply and completely love and accept myself and I now choose to … (the new emotions or beliefs you want to experience). For example, “Even though I am afraid of rejection and believe I am not good enough, I deeply and completely love and accept myself and I now choose to feel confident and believe that I am worthy of achieving this goal.”

By tapping this acupressure point while repeating this affirmation, it creates a very high field of energy to interrupt the old pattern and program the new way of being deeply into your identity and subconscious. Do this whenever doubts or fears arise and you will notice that the energy and power of your goals and visions will become increasingly stronger and your fears and doubts will loose their grip over you.

Two key factors to assure your success using the law of attraction:

  1. Focus on your dreams, not your doubts, because you attract what you think about. Simply focus on thoughts and beliefs that make you feel good and are aligned with your purpose and vision.
  2. Make empowering meanings out of things that have happened to you. When something happens that in the past you would have interpreted as bad, ask, “What’s great about this and how can this serve me?” Believe that everything happens for a reason and a purpose and it serves you.

REMEMBER C-B-A: Three steps to creating the life that you want

  1. Conceive: Create a clear vision of what you want. Remember you attract what you focus on, so focus on what you want, no what you don’t want. Having an attitude of gratitude will keep you focused on the positive.
  2. Believe: in yourself and your dreams. Belief is a powerful force that can overcome any obstacle.
  3. Achieve: take action and rally the support of others. Take simple steps each day to move forward.

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”Henry David Thoreau

John Maguire is the founder and director of the Kinesiology Institute, which offers a variety of programs in California, Hawaii and abroad. In his twenty-eight years as a holistic health practitioner and kinesiologist, John has helped a multitude of people identify the root causes of their health challenges and has empowered them to take the actions needed to create optimum wellness and peak performance. He is particularly adept in the areas of nutrition, weight loss and stress management, assisting his clients and students to clear emotional issues and make dietary and lifestyle choices that bring their bodies into greater balance.

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