Open the Gates of             MANIFESTATION

The Secret and the Art of Receiving

By Julie Ann Storr

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How many times have you tried to manifest something in your life, say more money, only to become frustrated that it remained beyond your grasp?

Probably more often than you care to admit. After all, you’ve read the books, done the visualisations, the affirmations…so what’s going on? Chances are, you’ve probably heard about The Secret. Perhaps you’ve already seen it. If you haven’t, there’s a reason you’re reading this article. The Secret is a 90 minute DVD that’s changing thousands of lives around the world every day, with it’s powerful impact on everyone who watches it.

Quite simply, The Secret is about the Law of Attraction, one of the spiritual laws of the Universe, explaining how we are the creators of our own reality – that what we think about is what we create or manifest in our lives.

The concept of The Secret came from Australian television producer Rhonda Byrne, who used these principles to create this multi-million dollar production, featuring teachers such as Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul), Bob Proctor (You Were Born Rich), Dr Fred Alan Wolf and John Hagelin (What the Bleep Do We Know!?), Dr John Demartini and more.
With it’s feel good messages about how you can literally change your life by changing your thoughts and feelings, The Secret is fast becoming a worldwide phenomenon that is eclipsing even the success of last year’s smash hit What the Bleep Do We Know!? While ‘Bleep’ delved into the quantum physics behind these ideas and left most of us with little doubt that ‘this stuff works’ many viewers felt an explanation of HOW to apply these ideas in a practical way to add value to our lives was missing.

That’s where The Secret comes in – an uplifting production that draws on the wisdom of ancient teachings, modern day philosophers, quantum physicists and more - to convey key messages and the simple steps that literally help you to attract more of the good you want in life.

Once you realise you have already been manifesting all your life – even the things you don't like – and then take responsibility for it, it can be an incredibly liberating and life changing experience. Simple as it sounds, it all starts with gratitude. When you are grateful for what you already have in your life, you start to attract even more.
Next, The Secret suggests you follow these 3 steps:

1. ASK
This is where you need to get clear on what it is you want to create and visualise what you want as being as ‘real’ as possible.

Pay attention to your intuitive messages, synchro-nicities, signs from the Universe to help you along the way as assurance you are on the ‘right’ path.

As you align yourself with the Universe and open yourself up to receiving, the very thing you are wanting to manifest will show up.

Sounds easy enough, yes? Perhaps… yet a common theme I have observed in people far and wide is a block in the receiving part of the process.

It’s so easy for us to be generous, to give our time and our energy to others – friends, family, children, employers, clients. Often, allowing ourselves to receive can present the biggest challenge of all, particularly for mothers, teachers or anyone working with the healing modalities. Giving typically comes easily to these people. They are by nature very caring, however when it comes to receiving themselves – whether it be love, money or anything else - these are the very people that seem to come up against the biggest blocks.

It was only recently that I realised the vital importance of the receiving part of the process myself. I was working hard, building my business, giving my time and energy to everyone and everything else around me. Yet the financial abundance I really wanted - to help bring more freedom to my business and personal life - seemed to elude me.

Then I realised something. If the Universe is the source of everything and I wasn’t allowing myself to receive even seemingly small things… like a friend buying me lunch, offering me a massage, shouting me a coffee… then what message was I sending to the Universe?

Receiving is a vital key to allowing abundance into your life in any form - contacts, friendships, love, opportunities, gifts, assistance, money, a meal, a massage. Even compliments. Each time you graciously receive, you are saying yes to the Universe – and reinforcing that you believe you are worthy of even greater things and the speed and size of the flow of the things you want to manifest increases exponentially.

When you start to recognise that these gifts are really signs from the Universe to signify that your requests are being heard, simply say Yes, have Gratitude and allow yourself to Receive - then the gates of manifestation will truly swing wide open. Enjoy!

Julie Ann Storr is Chief Inspiration Officer for nibbana, an online community and event company that helps bridge the gap between spirituality and the mainstream. To buy The Secret DVD, read the review or interviews with the producers, please visit or call 02 9337 6167.
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