Beyond the Law of Attraction
There's been a lot of hype about the "Law of Attraction" ... and there's also been a lot of disappointment, frustration, heartbreak and misunderstanding. Information and teachings from "gurus" have resulted in despondency as well as success.
The "(F)Law of Attraction"
The basic message from books and movies like "The Secret" and teachers such as "Abraham" is "feel good" because how you feel determines what you attract in your life. However, for most people this is, of course far easier said than done! They also promote visualization as a powerful tool for manifesting desires. The claim is that if you visualize your goal as if you already have it - use your imagination to pretend and feel as if you already have what you want... then it will definitely manifest. There are several flaws in this, and BEYOND THE MAGIC PILL addresses most of them, not only explaining why the Law of Attraction seems to "work" for some people and not others but also how to make the necessary changes to make it work for you.
You're Doing it Wrong!
The author describes how many people (including herself) have struggled, doing everything the teachers and gurus suggest - following the instructions exactly, visualizing exactly as they describe - and yet, still failing... and being told "you must be not doing _______" or "you can't want it enough" or "you're doing something wrong" This is one of the most valuable topics addressed in the book, and there is an explanation and solutions which are simple, logical and accessible.
You Don't Have to Love Yourself... Unconditional Love... and Other Apparent Contradictions...
Some of the issues addressed in BEYOND THE MAGIC PILL are: subconscious programming, why visualization works for some and not others, how to use your "Superpower" (my favorite chapter!), the truth about feeling sorry for yourself - there are some excellent insights in this book for those who have low self esteem and those who are hard on themselves, how to love yourself (or at least, as the author puts it: why you don't have to love yourself - very clever idea!) and a lot of tips, exercises and tools that put you in control of your life. Highly empowering information!
The Writing Style May Not Be for Everyone
The book is written in a casual, conversational style using colloquial language - this is explained and justified in the introduction. The tone and this way of writing gives a warmth and personal touch, which although not for everyone will, I think, appeal to most readers. Because of the casual style, the grammar and punctuation is far from perfect, but I don't feel this distracts from the powerful messages, tools and advice in the book. Also included, are a lot of questions the author has been asked, and her replies and solutions, and this gives a genuine "real life" aspect to the information - the questions addressed are common to many of us.
Addressing Controversial Topics
Among her answers to these questions, the author, unlike many other teachers of the Law of Attraction, has some excellent insight into controversial topics such as "how to change other people" and "getting my ex back". Towards the end of the book is a section featuring wonderfully touching and awe-inspiring communication with a teenager who was being bullied at school, and who, with Ms Rault's guidance, completely turned her life around using the power of unconditional love.
Particularly Recommended For....
In particular, the information on self love, self esteem, unconditional love, and the effects of subconscious programming - along with the tools the author shares for making changes in these areas - are priceless.
An excellent analogy for how the way you feel relates to the results you achieve in manifesting your desires. This beautiful video features an excerpt from the chapter "A Tale of Two Countries" from BEYOND THE MAGIC PILL.
One of the best books I've read on the power of the subconscious mind. It's written in an old fashioned style, but the information is clear and enlightening. Murphy explains how the subconscious works, and how to use it effectively. A great addition to "Beyond the Magic Pill"