7 Apr 2011

Guest Blogger: The Secret by Jenni D.

Today I am so excited to have Jenni from Story of My Life guest blogging on my humble blog. I feel so honoured because she is one of the bloggers I admire. I fell in love with her blog as soon as I clicked her link some months ago. You cannot resist falling in love with Story of My Life.

Not just because the content of the blog and photos are great but also because she springs out rays of light. Do you know what I mean? There is an halo of positivity around her and I like that because in life I want to be around people who love life, and believe in positivity.

I was reading through her posts when I came across The Secret, a book that inspired her outlook on life and which reminded me of how I look the world around me. I was curious, so I asked her to talk a little bit more about it. And she granted my wish :)! I am over the moon :D!

So without further ado, I will let the beautiful Jenni speak :)Wildflower_Center_033

Hey ladies (and gentlemen? maybe?)! I am so happy to be chatting with you today!

Our lady TOI asked me to write about the book The Secret, so write about The Secret I will! You see, every now and then, on my own blog, I've mentioned this book because it really changed my outlook on life. Not so much the book itself or how it was written, but more the major concept within the book: the law of attraction. Which, actually, isn't a new concept. It's been spoken of and written about for centuries, in many different ways.

I'm not one of those who believes in miracle diets or fad religions or even cure-all books that hold every secret to a happy life. Guess that's just the cynic in me. So, WHY, you ask, do I often mention the book The Secret and the law of attraction? Sounds kind of contradictory, doesn't it?

Basically, it just made a lot of sense to me. There's nothing magical about it, nothing scientific, per se, and yet implementing awareness of the law of attraction is life altering. Once you become aware of what you're attracting into you life, you can work towards attracting what you REALLY want.

The concepts are simple: like attracts like and thoughts become things. "The Secret" is that almost everything that happens to you in your life you are attracting through your thoughts and actions.

So often we do a whole lot of thinking about what we DON'T want. We don't want to be poor. We don't want to be sick. We don't want to be fat. We don't want to have a crappy job. We don't want to date someone who is a jerk.

Well, the law of attraction states that by focusing so much on what you DON'T want, you are attracting what you don't want into your life. In order to have what you DO want, you must focus only on that. Act like it's already yours. Prepare your life for it. Thank God for it every day.

Positivity is an amazing and powerful thing. People want to be around positive people - people who make others feel good. People want to do things for positive people. If you begin to live your life with confidence and peace and kindness, if you smile at random strangers and give others the benefit of the doubt, if you act as if you already have all that you desire and simply begin to be thankful for it in advance, you will watch as amazing things begin to trickle into your life.

The law of attraction is about paying attention to your energy. The "vibe" that you give others and that you send out into the Universe. Because it WILL come back. And you know what they say! Karma is a... well, you know. :)

I'll leave you with one small example that might help you to understand the law of attraction at it's most basic level.

Have you ever worked in customer service? Maybe as a server in a restaurant or a cashier at some type of retail store, etc? If not, surely you have BEEN to a restaurant or a retail store! Just think of the different feelings a person's energy can evoke in you. To someone friendly and kind, you want to be friendly and kind right back. Towards someone scowling and cursing and rude, you become defensive and maybe even angry! That negative person is attracting more negativity. It's an endless, vicious cycle when there is negativity involved, but really beautiful things can happen when we take responsibility for the level of control we really DO have on the world around us.

I'm not saying that bad things never happen to good people, or that amazing things will show up at your doorstep because you thought them into existence. But I AM saying that the law of attraction is a real and simple force, and learning to use it to your advantage is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

I hope you'll read The Secret! And thanks so much for having me today. :)



  1. This is good food for thought. For the first time, I'm tempted to red The Secret...might have to see if the library has it!

  2. Jenni is the reason i bought The Secret in the first place and it has completely changed my life :)

  3. found your blog through jenni @ story of my life... can't wait to read more :)

    have a great day!



  4. Hey, love your header banner and the look of your blog design! New follower from the blog hop! Would love if you could visit me and follow back. I moved from blogger to wordpress this week and would love feedback.

  5. found your blog from Jenni. Can't wait to see more!

  6. Found you from Jenni's blog. Jenni really is a wonderful person and so positive. Her writing just exudes inspiration and leaves you wanting to go back to read more!

    Thanks for having her guest blog for you! Hope you have a good night.

  7. Came over from Jenni's blog! I really want to read this book.... thinking of picking it up tonight :) Happy Friday!

  8. What a great book. It's a really good beginner into the world of the laws of the universe. If this is the only book you read on the topic you're in a good place. There are tons more, and awesome references on how to attract what you want faster, and how to make your mindset more abundant.
    It's really all about our energy!
    I love that you shared about this book. Thanks! The movie is wonderful too.

    Anyway, bye.



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