Monday, June 11, 2007

The Secret - Law of Attraction - Jinx

I don't want to jinx this, but ....

Yesterday, Mike and I were sitting on a bench just outside the front door of our home. Pippin (that's him in the photo practicing some Yoga) was happily roaming under the ferns and hostas enjoying a new area to explore.
You see, we usually hang out in the back yard on the deck, but that was stained 2 days ago and we're not suppose to go on it for 3 days. I was about to share with Mike how lucky we are that Pip was staying in the front with us, being that I'd like to not have to re-stain the deck due to dog prints.
That's when it hit me. Years ago I would have focused on the dog going into the back and been more concerned about it. But thanks to the movie, The Secret (which I have some issues with, but feel the general message is decent), Joe Vitale, and awareness of the Law of Attraction, my mind has shifted. I focus on what I do want. Not always, but more and more every day.
Could that be where the superstition of jinxing came to be? People focusing on the negative and then getting what they focus on? How different would the world be if we all focused on what was "right" in the world and what we'd like to see more of? Focus on peace, love, ease, clarity, and joy for a month. You might be surprised and just how often the mind moves into the negative, and you might just find more of peace, love, ease, clarity, and joy.
What does this have to do with Yoga? Yoga is not just a physical practice, but an awareness of our thoughts, mind, and attitude. I'm not telling you what to do, but I do know that my life runs a lot smoother and happier when I think about was is going well--not fearing what might happen.

Thanks for listening,


Today is the first day of the rest of your life!


Regina Clare Jane said...

It is amazing how focusing on what you want and then tuning into the feeling that the desire inspires in you can make such a difference in your life.
We have The Secret as well, and actually a copy of the original with Esther Hicks/Abraham in it- it makes for a much better presentation.
I think I am at my most positive and happy when I am on the mat and extending that beyond my practice is the key for me right now- it makes me feel good!
Thanks for posting, Kris!

yogaglamgirl said...

I haven't watched The Secret yet, but I've heard about it from several folks. I find that the more I focus on the positive and the more I set my sights on what I want the easier it is for the universe to help me out. :) A great book that talks about this is The Secret of Shambala (James Redfield). Have you read it?

Total Health Yoga - Kris said...

Interesting, I heard only rumor that Esther Hicks/Abraham were supposed to be part of the movie, The Secret. Regina, if you don't mind my asking, where did you get that DVD? Any idea why they are not in the final cut?

No, I've never read Secret of Shambala, but have read numerous books about Law of Attraction--inclucing the ones for kids by Ether and Jerry Hicks. That was probably the most fun to read. What does that say about me? Once a kid, always a kid?

Linda (Sama) said...

2600 years ago, Buddha said "all that we are is the result of what we have thought."

He said that our destiny is in our own hands, and since we are formed by our thoughts, it follows that what we shall be tomorrow is shaped by what we think today.

Nothing new in The Secret; just reworkings of old truths.