2017 Challenge Announced

Many of you have heard about The Secret. 

I bought the book a few years ago, but never even opened it.  Last night, while I was struggling with health issues, I turned on the television and found The Secret was in my movie list.  I turned it on, figuring I’d find out what the stupid secret was at the very least, and it would distract me from my problems.

Well I watched it.

Then I watched it again.

The whole thing is ridiculously simple.  Completely accessible.  Easily done.

The whole point of this is to draw the things you want into your life not the things you don’t.

This sounds so simple, yet we all have the tendency to focus on those things which aren’t right in our lives, rather than the positives and what is going well.

For example:  if you are struggling with debt and bills, you are always thinking about debt and bills.  You talk about it with family, friends and co-workers.  You think about it constantly.  You fear answering the phone because it will be bill collectors.  You dread going to the mail box because it’s only going to be more bills you cannot pay.  You lay awake at night wondering and worrying if you will be able to pay your bills this month and how you will catch up on the ones you couldn’t pay before…

You are expending a tremendous amount of energy on the debt and bills.

Now all that negative energy is out there.  In the universe.  As energy.  It’s negative energy, but it is energy.

And that energy pulls other like energy to it.  In other words, the more you focus on debt and bills, the more you will get debt and bills.  If you change your thinking, your feelings,  your attitude to the positive you will change the energy you put out into the universe.  Good energy will attract good energy.

Good thinking promotes more good thinking.  Good feelings promote good feelings.  Good attitudes promote good attitudes.  This is a universal truth.

This is mentioned in every great philosophy and religion.  Energy, the life giving force, God, how ever you choose to define it, is present within us all.  And we are given the ability to access this power for ourselves.

John 10:10

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

Matthew 6:33

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Luke 6:38

“Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure–pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

James 1:17

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter [Job] and your lips with joyful shouting.

Blessed [are] the people who know [the] joyful shout; O Yahweh, they walk about in the light of your countenance.

Then our mouths were filled with laughter, and our tongues formed joyful shouts. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”

Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joyfulness of [mind and] heart [in gratitude] for the abundance of all [with which He had blessed you]

Clearly this tells us how we should live by the reproach to those who did not live in this way…

And I can go on and on.

My point is this method of thinking, believing, living is not a contradiction to the Holy Word of God.  Should you be thinking this is some new-fangled, new-age nonsense.  It is not.  It has been around for thousands of years.

Very few people wanted to share the insights these adjustments make in life.  Because we, being human, always think there is an infinite amount of everything.  Joy, love, wisdom, health, wealth…whatever it is we desire, we are convinced there is only so much of that to go around and we are just out of luck and didn’t get it.


The universe, or as I prefer God, has unlimited resources, unlimited power, unlimited abilities.  Humans put the shackles on things by our limits.  God, or the universe, does not have shackles.


So this is what we’re doing for our challenge in 2017.  We are going to embrace the Secret and all that it requires from us.  We are going to make vision boards, flash cards, picture books, whatever it takes to get us into our right mind.  One that is joyous, thankful, living exactly as we know we will live in the future when all our hopes and dreams are realized.

We will be a blessing to everyone in our lives by our new attitude and behaviors.

All that is required is this:

We must ask for what we want.

We must believe we will get it.

We must receive it.

And through that process we must be genuinely grateful for what we do have, actually feeling the waves of gratitude wash over us.

We must behave as though all our desires have already happened.

For example, if you want a new BMW you have to behave as though you already have it.  Sit in your arm chair and close your eyes.  Imagine you are driving your new BMW.  Imagine the smell of the new car, the feel of the wheel in your hand, how your feet move on the pedals, listening to great music on that awesome sound system, the sight of friends and neighbors on the street-wave at them!-every aspect of that car needs to be fully imagined and experienced by you.  Daily, if you can manage it.

If money is a concern, imagine you already have an abundance of it.  There is money in the account to pay for that.  There is no worry about bills because you are thinking there will be checks coming in the mail instead.  Money will be in abundance and you will never run out.  Stop the worry and believe you are fully funded with ample money to meet your needs.

And you will have ample money to meet your needs.

Maybe you are lonely and want that special someone.  Imagine that person.  See the person of your dreams clearly and then step out in faith that this person is just around the corner.  Always act as if every one of your hearts desire is just around the corner from right now.  And before you know it, you’ve rounded the corner and have your hearts desire.

Honestly, folks, I am not making this up.  There are literally thousands of people who have done this and were successful at it.  They achieved their hearts desires and we can too!

I have started making a vision board.  I will include a link to Jennibellie’s vision board tutorial.

Vision Board Tutorial

Part of the process is to visualize your desires.  I am printing pictures of things and places I’d like to visit to add to my vision board.  I am also creating my own pictures and art work to include on the board.

Let’s make the Secret a project we do together.  Who knows what changes we will see in our lives?  It’s an exciting thought, isn’t it?




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