The Secret and smoking
I wanted to let you know that I used the method described in The Secret, before I actually heard about or viewed The Secret. Here is my story.
I used to be a heavy smoker, two plus packs a day for many years. In 1991, I finally got to the point where I wanted to quit. My method involved multiple aspects and I have no idea how I came up with them, maybe it is an intuitive knowing we all have, if we allow it.
Anyway, to begin with, I stopped smoking completely, no weaning off or toying with trying patches or that sort of thing, I simply did not buy any more cigarettes. I know that this sounds just too easy and I dont want to say that it was, in fact it was hard but only for the first couple of weeks, it just got easier as I went along.
Next step and the one involving The Secret method was that I deliberately used my thoughts to re-train my mind about smoking. Whenever I had the thought of a cigarette, I immediately replaced the thought with, I am so grateful to be free of smoking, I feel so good and so much more healthy over and over again over a period of weeks, day by day, moment by moment.
Another re-training thought was, I am so happy to be free of the bondage of smoking, I am a nonsmoker and I love being healthy.
The third part of my method was action. I starting to do daily exercise. For me it was bicycling which helped me physically but also empowered my affirmations by proving the part about being more healthy, I was becoming slimmer and could breathe much easier as time went by.
Here I am, so many years later and I never went back to smoking, for which I am still so grateful and proud. When I encountered The Secret last year and bought the CD and saw the film, needless to say I was so delighted! I KNOW that these methods work because I have used them and have solid proof in my own life. There is nothing more powerful than the thoughts we entertain and allow and nurture.
I am a pioneer of this new thought movement and am so very thankful that Rhonda and everyone involved made The Secret.