Aug 3, 2017

Awakening 2017 Book Club: The Secret By Rhonda Byrne

This year, we have welcomed 2017 with open arms. We know that life can be crazy at times, but we are dedicating the time and energy to look within. 2017 has been our year of Awakening.
As part of this year’s Beach House theme, Awakening 2017: A Year With Intention, we have been seeking out different sources of inspiration to help us find our inner calm. One of the ways that we are doing this is poring over books from our Holistic Library, found at our signature Dark Night events taking place on the Friday closest to the New Moon. We believe that reading is dreaming with your eyes open, so we chose some thought-provoking titles to stir our soul and imagination.
Every month we are discussing a book that has captured our hearts. For August, we read Rhonda Byrne’s bestselling spiritual guide, The Secret. In this powerful book we learnt the secrets of the law of attraction and how to apply them in our own lives to achieve our greatest success. The Secret has sold over 19 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 46 languages. 
Here we share some of our favourite passages and what it means to us on our journey to self-discovery.
“Be grateful for what you have now. As you begin to think about all the things in your life you are grateful for, you will be amazed at the never ending thoughts that come back to you of more things to be grateful for. You have to make a start, and then the law of attraction will receive those grateful thoughts and give you more just like them.” 
Gratitude is a life lesson that we seek to aspire to everyday. It is so easy to focus on all the negative aspects of our circumstances. At our Beach House, we strive to carve out some time out of our daily routine to think about all the things that we are grateful for. Living in paradise, it doesn’t take much to be reminded of all the beautiful moments in life.
“There is a truth deep down inside of you that has been waiting for you to discover it, and that truth is this: you deserve all good things life has to offer.” 

This quote really resonated with us. It is a sad truth that many of us don’t actually believe that we deserve the blessings that life has to offer. For some reason we believe that those blessings are reserved for other people. But that simply isn’t true. You are as deserving of life’s gifts as anybody else.

“The truth is that the universe has been answering you all of your life, but you cannot receive the answers unless you are awake.”

We love how this quote reminds us to pay attention to the world around us. Chances are that the universe has already been giving you what you desire, but you just haven’t noticed. It is so important to remind ourselves how incredibly blessed we truly are in this life.

“If you can think about what you want in your mind, and make that your dominant thought, you will bring it into your life.” 

At our Beach House, we trust in the power of setting intentions. We try to focus everyday on manifesting the things that we want in our lives. Our mantra is to never stop believing!

“Create your day in advance by thinking the way you want it to go, and you will create your life intentionally.” 

We think this passage fits perfectly with our belief in setting intentions. We believe that visualising our ideal life in our minds is an effective way to reach our goals and make our dreams become a reality.

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