Before I even get on to what I wanted to say, allow me to unleash my latest discovery…Windows Live Writer 2012! I know, I’m probably a thousand years late, but hey, I’m glad to have discovered this nifty application. Away with drafting posts in Word then posting them on WordPress. \o/
By now the Secret is well-known to most of us. By now most of us have come across the Law of Attraction. Some totally believe in it. Others, perhaps the majority, are really sceptical about it. C’mon! How does one even explain how the universe works? And quite frankly, for a while I really wanted to high-five, in the face, the next person who gave me the entire you-attract-into-your-life-whatever-you-think-about speech.
How about we just sit and whine about all the wrong going on in our lives, eh? Ok, I kid.
So anyway, I have a friend who got right into this whole Law of Attraction ideology ever since she came across it a few years ago after watching some episode on Oprah or Tyra – one of those talk shows - I’m not sure which it was. She couldn’t stop bubbling about it. She even made mood boards representing the life she wanted; she had sticky notes pasted all over her house with stuff she desired. It was sickening to say the least. A little overboard if you asked me.
But that was her; no one could steal her joy. She made things seem so easy. She once told me, “My life is falling into place”.
Oh give me break! I thought.
I’m not a pessimistic person, but I believe in working (hard and smart) and praying for whatever I need or want.
At the beginning of last year, while she was making yet another mood board with the year’s resolutions, she challenged me to make a list and give the universe a chance. I remember laughing and dismissing her and her crazy ideas. But secretly I decided to give it a chance.
Cynically, I made a list of things I desired to have/achieve complete with timelines. I know; I was pushing it. I asked for EVERYTHING! Even the most trivial things. *chuckles* Don’t give me that look; I know you would have too. What was there to lose? After all I had everything to gain if my wishes came true! \o/
I won’t lie, but for a couple of days after that I thought about specific items on the list, sat, drumming my finger nails on the table, waiting for magic to happen.
Of course nothing happened. Gradually, I forgot about the entire thing, especially given the fact that it had been a while since my friend
gloated shared about the wonderful things manifesting in her life.
Last week as I was cleaning out my drawer I came across the neatly folded list. I went through it and I kid you not, more than half the things on that list had come to pass! Things I’d even forgotten I once desired to achieve or have. Things I didn’t even think would still be important in my life. There is one very specific thing that I had written just for kicks and lo and behold, it had come to pass about 3 months ago.
Law of Attraction in effect? I don’t know. But one thing’s for sure, God answers prayers.
According to me, LOA is just a prayer. Mark 11:23-24
Sometimes all it takes is a prayer and an attitude of gratitude. Just that.
A new year gives us a chance to set an agenda for the year and hopefully for the rest of our lives. This year, I have decided to shake things up a bit. I have a couple of personal goals with defined action plans that I pray will go through. I’m pretty psyched about it and can’t wait to cross things off come December.
Michael Hyatt, one of my favourite inspiration bloggers, talks about Creating A Life Plan here. I hope you find it as challenging as I do.
“If we would only give the same amount of reflection to what we want
out of life that we give to the question of what to do with two weeks’
vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless
procession of our busy days.”
— Dorothy Canfield Fisher
On My Playlist “End Of The Night” by Kenny G