The movie The Secret is quite the buzz these days, and with good reason. There is a lot of great information - and great truth - presented in it.

However, The Secret places decidedly light emphasis on a crucial factor in the Law of Attraction: action. This is something that needs to be looked at carefully - action is an essential part of the creation process and can't be overlooked.

Let's examine it for a minute. In one sense, everything you do is an action of some kind. Even not doing anything is an action - the act of doing nothing. For this reason, I choose to refer to action that helps you manifest what you want - using the Law of Attraction - as "positive action".

Positive action creates positive results; it's that simple. Where there is no positive action, there are no positive results. The Secret places emphasis on the "first" part of the Law of Attraction - the part where we create what we want and begin to draw it to us - but we also need to make sure we are ready to receive what we want.

"Receiving" really boils down to allowing our intuition and inspiration to guide us... and acting on that guidance. When we affirm and visualize what we want, creating it in our "now" as if it is already with us, we send signals to the universe to create it. So far so good.

But if we stop there and just wait for what we want to drop into our lap, we will most likely be disappointed. You see, when we visualize something we create it instantaneously on an energetic level... but it takes positive action to actually manifest it in our physical experience.

Now "positive action" doesn't mean running yourself ragged, frantically trying to do-do-do in order to make something happen. If you do this, you actually block yourself from receiving what you want!

What "positive action" means is keeping the vision of what you want clear, remaining relaxed and detached, and allowing yourself to act with inspiration. Don't worry if you don't know exactly what to do - just put one foot in front of the other, and take little action steps.

Make a phone call, send an email, buy a book, visit a website, write a proposal, place an ad, go for a walk, decide to cut back on sweets... whatever may apply to your situation. Just keep taking small actions that you're inspired to take, in order to move one step closer to what you want.

By taking positive action in this way, you keep the energy flowing and enter into a cooperative relationship with the universe, through the Law of Attraction. Universal energy moves towards itself when it's in harmony, and by taking inspired, positive action you place yourself in harmony with what you want.

The more you practice this, the more you will find that the things you want begin to arrive in your life. Have fun with the process and keep on taking positive action. And remember: if you can envision it, you can create it!

Author's Bio: 

Robin Bhattacharyya is an entrepreneur, writer, webmaster and musician based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. His website, Creating Life, is a great resource for anyone looking to improve their lives and the lives of others!

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