Friday, February 09, 2007

Do You Know The Secret?

Did you watch Opr9h yesterday? It was about "The S3cret" and included a panel of people called "The Teachers" who are on the DVD also called "The S3cret."

Here's a list of what it entails (from a website I found when I did a search):

Harness The Law of Attraction to Improve Your Life Right Now!
You're about to discover the amazing power of The Law of Attraction and how it impacts
your personal growth, spirituality, prosperity and success. Throughout these six easy-to-
understand, easy-to-implement lessons, you'll learn how to...

Master The Law of Attraction & apply it to your life right now...

Focus your mind with laser-beam intensity so you can achieve any goal...

Turn any adversity into an even greater success...

Find out who you are & answer the age-old question "what's it all about?"

Understand what self-sabotage is & how to stop it instantly...

Tap the hidden reservoir of positive energy that surrounds us all...

I watched this show yesterday and admit I was interested. Hubby was home, and as expected, he had several derisive comments about it. Admittedly, a few of the Teachers were a little too New Agey for me, but the message they were delivering is something I believe I've already tuned into.

But I didn't figure this out through The S3cret. Just last night I typed in an old journal entry about the first time I saw Wayne Dyer's The Power of Intention. I was just beginning to start this weight loss/get control of my eating journey when I saw this on PBS, and I truly believe it helped me with all the success I've had.

It comes down to this: if you produce positive thoughts and energy, positive things will come back to you. You can't be open to change and be able to receive new things in your life if you can't let go of the old negative thoughts and habits that have held you back.

My Hubby's main complaint about this show was, in so many words,"Why do people need these so-called experts to figure this out?"

I tried to explain to him that many of us get so bogged down with the past, the day to day aggravations and worries about the future that a lot of what he might consider common sense gets lost in the shuffle. There are a lot of us (him included!) that sometimes need someone to smack them over the head with what they should have realized all along.

I'm not saying everyone should run out and buy "The Secret" DVD, or anything written by Wayne Dyer. I think there are lots of ways to get back in touch with yourself and learn how to live in the moment and think in a positive way: meditation, religion, therapy, 12 step groups. There are lots of options, and one method won't work for everyone.

All right, let me get down from the pulpit now and tell you the other event that polarized my evening was the surprising death of Anna N!cole Sm!th. It's such a tragic story, and while I wouldn't consider myself a big fan of hers, I always felt bad about the train wreck that was her life and wished she could have pulled it together. My other thought was that the owners of Tr!m Spa must be sweating it right now, hoping the autopsy doesn't show that their "diet pills" didn't contribute to her death. I'm not all that concerned about them pulling it together, though; if the stuff's dangerous it needs to be yanked off the shelves.

I've made it all week without getting on the scale. So I have no friggin' clue what I'm going to see tomorrow morning. It'd be great to see a loss, but with only two days of exercise this week, I'm skeptical. The eating has been good, though, and I've resisted the "I have a cold so I want grilled cheese sandwiches" thoughts. So I'll just have to accept whatever comes and keep moving on.

This weekend is another two-day freebie for Hubby, but he told me yesterday he does not intend on going as crazy as he did last time. We don't have any specific plans, but as we all know, that doesn't mean something won't crop up at the last minute. I'm sure there will be one or two meals out, so I'll just have to roll with it and make the best choices I can. Maybe I'll get lucky and this cold will develop into the "I can't smell or taste a thing" stage, which is perfect for someone trying to avoid tempting foods. I always think it's a massive waste to eat "decadent" food if I can't taste it, so I stick to really simple things. See, there are positives in almost anything!

6 comments:

Vickie said...

My mom calls once a week and says - "I think I am getting a cold" - I am SURE that you do have one - your post just made me think of telling you this - I go over and when she tells me her story - I say - mom you told me that same thing last week about this time and the week before about this time and what did we do? "We" started using saline spray and running the vaporizer - for her - it is her meds and dry air (winter) - two days later - she tells me she is much better and didn't get the cold after all - and then next week - we start over - she feels bad - so she just can't think (I think).

Lori said...

I've been hearing a lot about the s3cret too. I believe that a lot of it is true but I do find the new age stuff a bit too much myself.

I hope your husband keeps his pledge for the weekend and he doesn't drive you too crazy.

The scale is just a snapshot! Remember that. I hope though it works out for you. :-)

Helen said...

I am a total New Agey girl (I live in Venice, CA after all!)...DB and I got The Secret DVD for Christmas from a friend and watched it last week. Like you and your hubby, we had mixed emotions...DB loved it a lot...I felt like it was telling (reminding) me of a lot of stuff I already know/believe. Are these reminders good? YES. :-)

Helen said...

P.S. I'm also very sad about Anna Nicole...what a tragedy...and particularly for her daughter. I could just cry thinking about that baby. :-( I hope someone really really WISE comes and takes care of her. Goodbye Anna...

Grumpy Chair said...

I watched Opr-h while I was shredding a bunch of old debit card receipts from 2005 and 2006. I thought it was interesting, but not interesting enough to buy the DVD.

Lori called me and told me A--a Nicole had died, it shocked me, but made me sad for her baby.

I feel sort of angry that the people around her (body guards and the lawyer/hubby?) enabled her, because she always seemed "drunk or medicated" to me.

BJ said...

Hi!

Have you heard the AMAZING news? Oprah is doing a SECOND show about “The Secret” this Friday, February 16th. It is UNPRECEDENTED for Oprah to repeat a topic so quickly. But as we all know… Once the Law of Attraction is set into motion… there ain’t no stopping it!

As a follow-up to this Oprah encore show, there will also be two more FREE International Law of Attraction Teleconferences. The Teleconferences were a BIG hit last week, and attended by people from four different continents and in 7 different time zones. The link to register for this week’s teleconferences is http://lawofattractionteleconference.com. They’re free, so why not???

I think it’s safe to say that “The Secret” is out! Let’s all keep spreading the word and see what amazing things happen next!