The Law of Attraction, its pretty much everywhere these days isn’t it? Once the creators of The Secret began showing up on Larry King and Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres it seemed as though it became the “hot” new thing to be involved in. That’s what The Secret is about, the law of attraction. Guess what? The law of attraction is not new. It has been around since the beginning of time and it has not been a secret. It has been operating in your life whether you have realized it or not.

The creators of The Secret were just brilliant in packaging it so that it would make an impact on the masses. Many others have been teaching it for years perhaps in just a less sensational way. It is a law just like gravity is a law. Not believing in it does not make it untrue.

With that in mind why not have some fun with it and just give it a try? According to the law of attraction what we put our focus and intention on is what shows up in our lives.

Even if you are a person who has not truly been aware of the law of attraction you may have seen it working first hand in your own life. Have you ever had a situation where you have been thinking of someone? You may not have seen or spoken to this person in a long time but for one reason or another they are on your mind. Not just a fleeting thought, something a little deeper so you have taken notice. Then shortly afterward either the phone rings or an e-mail shows up or a mutual friend mentions they saw this person. That in its simplest terms is the law of attraction at work.

I could go on and on but you get the drift. One of the things they suggested in The Secret was to create a dream board. In coaching we often call it a vision board. Whatever term you want to use it is basically a bulletin board or at the very least a poster board on which you have pinned, taped or glued pictures or items representing what you want to attract into your life.

What if you are a person who loves to demonstrate their creativity through scrapbooking?
You already are extremely visual and know how to put together pleasing collages of things that are important to you. So perhaps instead of a dream board you could make a dream book with each page representing what you want to attract in different areas of your life.

You could have a page showing what your ultimate relationships would look like. Another one could represent your dream job. One page could bring to life what abundance is to you and how you want it to show up in your life. A page could be just devoted to the places you want to see in this world.

Think big. You already have a step up on many of us creating our vision boards, for you have been putting together mini boards for a long time. You have been creating pages memorializing the past. How about some beautiful pages of what you want to bring into your life today and in the future? Don’t let yourself be held back by any limiting beliefs. This is after all a dream book so let yourself go and dream big.

Once you have created your dream book keep it in a place that you can flip through it for a few minutes each day. That will keep the pictures of what you intend to attract into your life fresh and it will keep you energized. What you have pictured may not show up overnight but keep yourself open to what begins to be drawn to you.

Who knows, dream books may set off a whole new wave of scapbooking.

Author's Bio: 

Maureen Staiano is a Life Coach specializing in working with midlife women and the unique challenges, opportunities and transitions we face in our lives. Maureen is also a co-author of 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life Vol. 3. Please visit me at: and receive your free copy of Building Better Confidence and Self-Esteem. Also please visit my blog