The Magic was written by best-selling author Rhonda Byrne, who also created the popular film and bestselling book, The Secret and the sequel, The Power. Her personal journey led her to discover the incredible power of the Law of Attraction, which ultimately was the catalyst for turning her life around.
Rhonda has an incredible ability to see the best in all situations and in all people she meets. Through her writing, she has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world positively change their lives.
After explaining how the Law of Attraction works, and revealing how ‘like attracts like’ her amazing revelation is that the key to a truly abundant and happy life lies in the practice of gratitude.
This might not sound like much of a revelation to start with, but evidence shows that the more we practice gratitude and give thanks on a daily basis, the more abundance will begin to flow to us. As well as the well-known metaphysical facts about energy, she bases her opinion on the evidence of her own life and many others who have transformed theirs since discovering the Law of Attraction.
How grateful are you?
Rhonda’s book features a course of exercises, helping us to practice gratitude, which in turn can improve every area of our lives and help to dissolve problems or negative situations we’re experiencing. Many of us believe we’re already grateful, but as Rhonda points out, she thought this was true of herself until she discovered the real power of gratitude. By practicing daily gratitude in every area of our lives we have the power to create dramatic positive results.
Build your ‘attitude of gratitude’
The exercises, designed to be followed every day for 28 days, help us to build an ‘attitude of gratitude’ almost like flexing and training a muscle in a gym. Before we start the daily exercise, the first thing Rhonda recommends is to be specific about our wants. Rhonda suggests we divide our life into categories for example, our profession, our finances, our relationships, our personal desires and material wants and describe exactly what we would like to do, be or have.
Commit to your daily Top Ten
She then suggests on a daily basis every morning listing ten things we’re grateful for (our Top Ten), and then writing down why we’re grateful for them! Thinking about why we’re grateful for something really helps to focus our mind and experience real gratitude. Rhonda also suggests we use a Gratitude Rock. This could be a smooth pebble or stone that you can hold in the palm of your hand. Keep it by your bedside and every night think of something that has happened that day that you’re the most grateful for – hold the Gratitude Rock in your palm and give thanks for whatever it is you’re thinking of.
These daily acts of gratitude help our positive thoughts build up into a permanent uplifting and happy vibe, cultivating this amazing thankful attitude on a daily basis is well worth thinking about!
Each day as well as writing down our Top Ten at the start of each day, and using the Gratitude Rock in the evening before we go to sleep at night, we get to practice a separate daily gratitude. Every exercise is designed to help us appreciate and enhance a different area in our lives, from health and wealth to work and relationships. Do we have relationships in our lives that perhaps aren’t what we want them to be? At work, how often do we harbour bad feelings about how things are? What about our finances and how we feel about money? If we are carrying with us our fears, doubts or worries we will be producing more of the same.
Following the exercises in The Magic can ultimately change the situations we are experiencing that we aren’t happy with. By helping us to monitor our thoughts and by gradually building up our gratitude over 28 days, new ways of thinking become part of everyday life, allowing us to see the things we normally take for granted in a different light. Rhonda helps us to really appreciate what we have, even if it’s not what we’re ultimately aiming for and just by the simple act of practicing gratitude regularly, we start to attract more and more of the good stuff into our lives every day!