A ticket to Hanson's concert...
A Samsung DVD player...
A Thule messenger bag...
An authentic Hanson merchandise...
3D/2N stay at the Alta Vista de Boracay...
A brand new Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 phablet.
What do all these have in common?
I won all of these at a raffle or a giveaway.
When I won the Boracay accommodation prize, fellow blogger friends started telling me and my siblings how lucky we are, one even rubbed my arms in hopes to get a few "lucky dust" because we were all together when I won the Thule bag. I told them it's not really luck, that even if they believe it or not, I used the law of attraction to achieve all of these.
"The Law of Attraction," which I learned from Rhonda Byrne's book "The Secret" tells that unlike magnets, the law of attraction is about like attracting like, that if we want something, all we have to do is ask, believe, and finally receive. The process is simple yet complicated, but somehow I was able to apply it in different aspects of my life and was able to share it to my siblings as well.
How I did it? As simple as asking once for it (the book strongly says to ask for one thing just once and not go "I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win..."), believe that I already have it (without being delusional, of course), and just wait for it to happen. It doesn't work all the time, though... and I do believe that if you doubt it just once, you compromise the alignment of the planets, like when I didn't won the iPad Mini raffle by Pancake House because at the start I already doubted it, and once told K, "I want to win the iPad Mini, but what if I win the car?" When it comes to raffles, I just chant my name over and over in my head and at times I don't win because I sometimes chant "Jenn," when all along I wrote in "Jennifer" on the raffle stub. Hahahaha.
The purpose of me writing this one is not really to showcase the stuff I got to win, but to prove that mind is one powerful tool, of which I am now scolding myself because I can use my mind and the law of attraction to win these prizes, but I don't use it to help me lose weight!
I consulted the book again and found a few pages talking about losing weight. Excerpts from the book:
>>> To put it in basic terms, if someone is overweight, it came from thinking "fat thoughts," whether the person is aware of it or not. A person cannot think "thin thoughts" and be fat. It completely defies the law of attraction.
>>> Let go of all those limiting thoughts. Food cannot cause you to put on weight, unless you think it can.
>>> The definition of the perfect weight is the weight that feels good for you. No one else's opinion counts.
* Get clear on the weight you want to be.
* Have a picture in your mind of what you will look like when you have become that "perfect" weight.
* You must believe that the perfect weight is yours already.
* Do not contradict what you have asked for with your thoughts, words, and actions. Don't buy clothes at your current weight. Have faith and focus on the clothes you are going to buy.
* Make it your intention to look for, admire, and inwardly praise people with your idea of perfect-weight bodies.
* You must feel good about you. This is important because you cannot attract your perfect weight if you feel bad about your body now. Praise and bless every square inch of your body.
* When you eat, make sure you are entirely focused on the experience of chewing the food.
It truly is simple yet complicated, and I for one still struggle how to think "thin thoughts." It's these matters that I ache not having someone to talk to, someone to share sentiments and commentaries with, because I have to process everything all by myself. My very close friends are okay with me being overweight that they are okay whether I lose or gain weight, and while I am thankful for their acceptance and appreciation, I feel sad that they don't have an opinion to help me process everything.
What does the author mean by "think thin thoughts?" Should I think about "I will lose weight" or "I will be at 150lbs"? The universe conspire to work to our advantage they say, and I do know that and have proved it time and time again... but I am still lost as to what exact thoughts should I feed my mind and the universe.
Of course, I do acknowledge that it's not all thoughts, I have to act on it, too... and since Aunt Flo has left the building, I can start doing two challenges for myself. :)