My first introduction to the Law of Attraction came by way of The Secret, which was published in 2006. Although I can’t confirm the year I read it, I’m pretty sure I wasn’t a teenager. If by some chance you’ve never heard of it (is that even possible?) the basic premise is to be grateful for the things you have and you’ll be given more; if you’re not grateful, the things you have will be taken away. Also, there is plenty (of money, good fortune, etc.) to go around.
About eight years later, a coworker introduced me to the works of Abraham-Hicks and Louise Hay and said they were the “real deal.” That’s how I found out about Gabby Bernstein, Marianne Williamson, and A Course in Miracles. (All of the above are completely worth checking out if this subject speaks to you.)
I’ll admit that stepping away from thrillers and moving on to personal development is a HUGE leap. If it’s just not the right time to be focusing on your internal self, a lot of the content can sound like total bs. I’d take a guess and say most times, we reach for self-help books when we’re at a low point and completely desperate to change whatever it is that’s going wrong in our lives. Fair?
Anyway, whether or not you believe in the Law of Attraction or manifestation, you can at least admit that when a day starts out poorly, it just spirals down into a rabbit hole that’s hard to dig yourself out of. You can probably also admit that when you’re in a good mood, more good things seem to happen. Coincidence? You tell me.
Title: Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Author: Gabrielle Bernstein
Rating: A Deep Read
Genre: Personal Development
Page Count: 213
Non-fiction, especially of the personal development kind, is often hard to read because it forces you to focus on yourself – there’s no escaping into a story. Gabby Bernstein understands that, and her many books teach the reader that it’s okay to struggle with becoming one with yourself and the universe. Whether you believe in God, a spirit, or Mother Nature, you’ll be able to relate to the content in her books.
Super Attractor, Gabby’s latest book, shows you how to become more in tune with your moods and take cues from the Universe to grow into your best self. Small positive shifts can change your life. So can prayer, meditations, and good thoughts.
The book is short, broken up into bite-size chapters that can be read in succession or (my recommendation) daily. Sometimes it’s just nice to have a daily dose of inspiration before you even pick up your phone or start the day. Although I haven’t gotten into meditation yet, I do like to start my mornings with a little personal development, prayer, journaling, and exercise – without that routine, I feel a little out of sorts.
Note: A couple of chapters discuss guardian angels and communicating with souls past. If this is too much for you, you might prefer to skip around and read the chapters you can relate to on whatever spiritual level you’re on.
The Law of Attraction is a powerful tool, one that Gabby Bernstein teaches you how to master in her new book Super Attractor. This is a must-read for those who crave personal development. If you’ve read The Secret, you’ll have a good foundation to dive deeper and get in tune with yourself and the Universe.