About a year and a half ago I adamantly told my agent over coffee that when I got published, I would speak at writers’ conferences, book clubs and the like, and read excerpts of my novels to readers everywhere.
Eight months into my journey as a published author (and numerous 5-star reviews later), I can cross nearly all of these aspirations off my list. I regularly speak now at book clubs, and come October, I will give my first speech as published author to an audience of writer hopefuls at the Collin College Writers’ Conference in Dallas.
Please, someone pinch me.
But let me be clear: I’m not telling you this to boast (although I’m pretty damned excited about the conference!). I’m telling you this in a spirit of gratitude and because I can sense something very powerful at work in my life.
You see the thing is, I didn’t have to lift a single finger to land any of these opportunities. That’s right. All of these opportunities – one by one – have literally come knocking at my door.
In other words, in this saturated world of publishing where I’m one of thousands of authors, people are coming out of the wood work, inviting me to speak at this or that – and I don’t even have a publicity firm working on my behalf. (But what writer does these days? OK, may be J.K. Rowling or Dan Brown, but I digress …)
So is all this good stuff happening with my career just a coincidence or a temporary stroke of luck?
A year ago, I would have said yes. These are all just a lucky breaks that will soon fade once the planets realign themselves or the universe decides I’ve had enough good stuff come to my life to last me awhile.
But now, after watching a film called “The Secret” my belief on what’s occurring in my life is dramatically different than what I would have believed even a couple months ago.
The Law of Attraction
According to The Secret, the Law of Attraction is constantly at work in our lives, with every thought that virbrates through us. In essence, what we think – whether good or bad – gets pulled back to us in its parallel. So according to the Law of Attraction, all these book club and speaking opps that are suddenly falling in my path have nothing to do with coincidence but everything to do with what I’m magnetizing into my world.
Yes, you read that correctly and no I’m not losing it. In fact, I’ve never felt so clear-headed in all my life.
Without even realizing it, over the last few months I’ve been passionately visualizing myself speaking in front of groups about my novel, LITTLE 15. I’ve literally had little movies going on in my head. But I don’t stop there. When I daydream about receiving a standing ovation after a speech or about a line of readers wrapped around a book store waiting for me to sign their books, I don’t just see it, I FEEL it.
I feel every single emotion that those moments would invoke in me, sometimes even bringing me to tears. Not because I’m sad that it hasn’t happened yet, but because I’m feeling the profound joy of having it in my life.
Sound crazy? May be even a little hokey?
You can think that – I don’t mind. Because that’s your thoughts and not mine, and the Law of Attraction says the only thoughts that can affect me – positively or negatively – are the ones going on right now in my mind. Sound familiar? Kinda like the only thing we can control is ourselves?
Watch The Secret. It’s a 90-minute film that will change your life, or at least how you think about your life. Oprah believes in it, too (and I happen to think that Oprah’s the bomb). In fact, a few years ago Oprah dedicated an entire episode of her show to the Law of Attraction. She invited a whole panel of philosophers, metaphysicists, renown authors and doctors to share their own experience with The Secret. And let me tell you, it was pretty dang powerful.
The Secret Film (first 20 minutes)
The Secret on Oprah
Oprah on How the Law of Attraction Has Worked in Her Life (Larry King Live)