Join Date: May 2002
Location: South Utah County
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I've seen the secret several times. The first time I watched it, I was really amazed by some parts and disturbed by others. I mulled it over for a few months and in the meantime had some major growing experiences. The 2nd time I watched it, it was like ohhhhh...I get it. Yes, we get more of what we focus on. The key is to be sure that what you're focusing on is what you really want. I remember reading in the Ensign one time, "Is your ladder of success leaning up against the wrong wall?" It has made me recommit to making my life Christ-Centered. I know if I do that, He will fill in all the important stuff for me one way or another.
Having said that, I also believe that the law of abundance is a gospel principle and that God wants us to have "life and to have it abundantly". I came across a wonderful book called "And the Righteous Shall Prosper (Exploring the Book of Mormon Promise) It really helped me with some of my issues about feeling a little self-righteous about living in a state of scarcity and lack. My dh and I have had many growing experiences exploring and discussing the many points of view that are out there about money and wealth.
Another very important thing I have learned is that we must continually drink deeply from the fountain of truth so that we can discern what things are the philosophies of men and what things are really going to bless our lives.
It has been very empowering for me to discover how much of my life is a choice! I'm having fewer and fewer bad days, and it is wonderful! I have also enjoyed exploring the power of gratitude.
I haven't been here for a long time so a little re-intro: I'm 28 and have 4 kids 2,4,6,and 8. My older two are boys my younger two are girls. Love homebirth, cloth diapering, homeschool. Mostly love my Savior and my awesome family! I live in Utah county.