I watched The Secret
about 2 summers ago. That was my first introduction to the packaged notion of the law of attraction, that like attracts like. It is not a new idea or notion, I just somehow missed getting it clearly before watching this movie.

For about a month I had it on my ipod in the car and listened to it whenever I was driving, over and over.

Somehow I get a bit uncomfortable when I try to write about how much the law of attraction seems to work (at ;east for me and all my friends that have gave it a shot). So either it does or there are some super strange coincidences going on. Somehow I feel like I have stumbled on this strange treasure, that at first people don't believe. Sort of like I am in an episode of the twilight zone, and am the only one who believes it is real. I realized today that I write about it-or try to because I feel like I need some kind of help getting past the fear that comes up.

Often things start happening so fast that I get "very" scared and start putting out a "stop" vibe and things slow down.

This has happened today. The past week or so I have been spending at least 5 minutes pretty much every day (often first thing in the am while still in bed) feeling what it would feel like /as if I already have...the house, the relationships, the business etc that I want. And let me tell you things are happening and super fast, and I am getting super freaked out.

I really really want to keep moving forward. I am working really hard to keep the creating vibes but it is freaky.

Today I got this quote in a very deep way.......

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that frightens us.

We ask ourselves 'who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? Your are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

Marianne Williamson

If there are any of you reading that have been here and moved with it please please email me or leave a comment. I will be calmly sipping tea and eating cookies in the mean time.


Anonymous melanie said...

i find your blog so beautiful and brave.

that is one of my favorite quotes. it always challenges me to let myself shine!

your photos are beyond gorgeous. they brighten up my day!

4/15/2008 11:15 PM  
Blogger Deirdre said...

That quote always hits me square between the eyes. It not only comforts, but challenges me too. How dare I not think and believe good things about myself?

Thank you for the reminder.

Now I want to hear all about the wonderful things you've created for yourself.

4/16/2008 12:05 AM  
Blogger Dreamy said...

Thank you for this quote. It was exactly what I needed to hear today!

I have just finished reading this book that I really loved and perhaps you will, too (you may have read it already):
Zen and the art of happiness by Chris Prentiss

In one sentence it is about how to live according to the laws of the universe. It is simple and it is deep. I know I will always carry it with me.

4/16/2008 2:17 AM  
Blogger kristen said...

i watched the secret about the same time you did and i also have this beautiful little gem of a book that is very much the same - the cosmic ordering book and wow.

we should really talk. i'm in a very similar place and i've actually watched myself sabotage some of this good and while i think i know why, i don't want to screw up this momentum. xoxo

4/16/2008 6:58 AM  
Blogger pERiWinKle said...

Oh yes! Do we know it....just breath....and let it be....flow through you...over you...within you...

my business (have a nursery school with 80 places for little ones, age 6 months to 7 years)...has been runningn for 5 years...with hard work, trust and positive thinking! Whenever a child leaves...a few days...that space fills up....

we are powerful beyond measure....we just have to embrace that!

So happy for you....enjoy it! xx

4/16/2008 7:16 AM  
Anonymous chocolate covered musings said...

yep, that one from Marianne strikes me every time. i watch the secret over and over. every time i get something else new from it. i've also been listening to Oprah and Eckhart Tolle on Oprah's bookclub they have been doing a live webcast (i download them afterwards to my ipod). one of the things that really struck me was that things take time to grow. like seeds. we don't just plant them and then dig the soil up every morning to see how they are doing, we trust that they will grow if we feed and water and care for them. so it is with us.

i want to honour you for the amazing being that you are. your openness here is delightful and inspirational

4/16/2008 7:22 AM  
Anonymous luzie said...

Your posts resonates with me on such a high level- because I feel similarly at the moment.

I'm amazed what a difference visualisation has made to my life in only a couple of months. And at the same time I'm a tad freaked out by how the things I have wished for and visualised in the past months have ALL worked out and come true.. in almost every tiny detail I had hoped for. It often scares me to think what else could happen by the mere power of my thinking and further visualisation. I'm continously torn between wanting to shine more and hesitating to do so because of the fear in the back of my mind.

Maybe it's much less scary if we all shine together.


4/16/2008 9:48 AM  
Blogger Eileen W. said...

I am learning about this notion coupled with the idea that I am actually worthy enough for my dreams. I was brought up eating humble pie so much it became my main course. lol Thank you for posting this and daring to ask the questions! ((hugs))
I love your mug that goes with your cookies. :)

4/16/2008 10:38 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I love this quote. My husband kept it in his pocket while taking the law bar. He comes from a very humble place in life and this quote reminds him to be brave and not let what he hasn't had stop him. Do you have any of Marianne Williamson's books? My husband gave me one the day he passed the bar.

Again thank you for always sending me light :)

4/16/2008 11:51 AM  
Anonymous Marcie said...

This quote is permanently affixed to the bulletin board that hangs over my desk. It's permission granted to dream big dreams and to shine every day.

I've been lurking around your blog for awhile.
Love your photos!!!

4/16/2008 12:06 PM  
Blogger Trisha said...

I love this quote and this is how I feel about leaving comments on blogs...who am I? They don't care what I think...

you are gorgeous - inside & out.

Thanks for being in the world!

4/16/2008 12:36 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Melanie-thank you-your comment brightened my day:)

Deirdre-another post I promise;)

Dreamy-I will check that book out-thanks so much

Kristen-the power of a positive thought is much greater than a negative one-it is never too late to shift focus (I chuckle as I write this-how easy it is to say to someone else)

Periwinkle-your comments always touch my heart-so proud of you girl!

CCM-wow thanks so much for the tip about the webcasts. never knew that:)

Luzie-Absolutely girl-clapping and dancing at how absolutely on target you are. Together we shall shine:)

Eileen-no more humble pie-it is time for rockstar pie girl!

Christina-this touched me-what a beautiful gift that was for your husband to share with you, and then you me.

Marcie- thanks so much. Shine on:)

Trisha-so happy you left a comment. It means a lot to me. Embrace your inner rockstar.

4/16/2008 12:50 PM  
Blogger Jacks said...

Just beginning the journey...

I guess for me the hardest part is overcoming the fear of being seen as too agressive, selfish, or needy. Its very easy to be mediocre and not stand out in the crowd. Fear of the unknown...

4/16/2008 3:06 PM  
Blogger megg said...

I love this quote! I have it up on my mirror so that I can read it every day. You have inspired me from the beginning of your Secret journey, just as you do about just about everything else.

LOVE YOU brave, strong girl.

4/16/2008 3:11 PM  
Blogger Kelly C. said...

LOVe this. Have you heard of Marc Allen's book called _The Greatest Secret of All_? TOTAlly wonderful.

4/16/2008 4:17 PM  
Blogger me-nikk said...

Sometimes you read a person’s words and it resonates somewhere deep within your soul, like the rippling effect in a pond.

We are all one afterall...

I'm on the secret path too, but I met with a woman recently who told me to not put all my power and belief in it, and end up loosing my own power. To listen, but find truth in my own soul.

I've been reading a lot of other books on the same path, and they are all so good. It's like The Secret gives you a glimpse, but each new book or movie I find, get's me a little bit closer to understanding. I LOVE this path I'm on as I see you do as well. But as this woman said, am trying to find the truth within my own self and soul.

But things have just slowed down for me recently too and your words bring forth understanding that I may be pushing it away as well. Funny how we do that. Funny how we don't realize we're doing it until someone else tells their story.

So thank you for your words today. You are yet another amazing beautiful soul found through Boho. I look forward to reading and learning more.

4/16/2008 4:40 PM  
Blogger Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

honey you are so awesome...i love that you spend time everyday visualizing what you want...and you totally deserve all the good that is coming your way...you inspire me!

4/16/2008 4:57 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

letting your inner light shine will not come off as aggressive, needy or selfish. That is often what I have felt inner strength or confidence looked like too. I think it might instead what faking looks like.

Letting your inner light shine, to me means building inner knowing, trust and strength, that feels so fulfilling that when you are around others you radiate that beauty.

At least that is what I hope it does:)

you are the queen of great quotes my love-I am not at all surprised this adorns your space:) I so get this message from you always.

I haven't. I will have to check it out. Thanks so much for sharing it with me/us.

I had a healer tell me the same thing. I wasn't quite sure what she meant actually. Maybe not to fall into punishing myself for the challenges (like miscarriages) or feeling so responsible when things don't go as planned? I did go through months where I struggled a bit with these things.

I forgot about that actually.

I can say what is different now, is that at least a few times a week I take time, in the car, in the shower, while making coffee, in the middle of a post-hee hee, to play through a little "video" as if I am there and feeling it. My "video" is me sitting on a bench - I am 90+ and I am sitting with my 4-5 yr old great granddaughter on the porch. Sounds of laughter and chatter of a large happy extended family pours through the screen door, and windows onto theporch as my ggdaughter and i go through a published book, of my photographs. Then her and I go for a walk in the field outside the house, holding hands, her with her camera hanging around her neck-me feeling strong and healthy-taking a nature walk with my great grand daughter. Feeling full of love, satisfaction, joy and peace.

I have been doing this for months, and I have started to try to trust that when something I am feeling/imaging doesn't happen (pregnancy has truly been the only thing that hasn't started to happen -at least on the right foot)I try to remember that maybe it just doesn't fit with my overall life manifestation. If that at all makes sense? It is strange to try to write out these almost spiritual beliefs. Thanks for commenting. I completely agree that it is important to find what feels right to your heart.

I inspire you? Girl you inspire me. maybe that is what friends are for?


4/16/2008 8:25 PM  
Blogger Boho Girl said...

this made me tear up with joy and freshness!!

i kept saying "yes!" through this whole entire post. i am with you sister...every step of the way; manifesting, dreaming of what i want...(not of what i don't want to happen) and visualizing.

it works.
it is scary sometimes, eh?

i love you, inspiring friend.

4/17/2008 11:46 PM  
Blogger Tulip said...

I LOVE this quote.. it's so very true. I carry it around in my wallet as a reminder.
My aunt gave it to me -- believe it or not, someone left a copy of it in the bathroom at her work!
It was originally said by Nelson Mandela at his inaugural speech -- he's so in the know.

4/22/2008 3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anu said...

I found your blog tonight and this post resonated very much with me. I'm currently at this place where the momentum is starting to change in my life and I find myself resisting things...it is like I know all this good stuff is coming my way but it is too much to take in...seems so counterintuitive.

5/02/2008 2:10 AM  

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