In her article The Secret Behind The Secret, Susan Fuller reminds us that more than conscious thinking impacts our lives and success:
“As The Secret streaks across the planet with dizzying speed, this seems like a good time to revisit this thing called ‘The Law of Attraction’.
“Every book on achieving your goals and attracting what you want continues the story line about thoughts… change your thoughts… gain a new perspective, and it will all come around, right? I don’t think so!
“Here’s the rub… changing your conscious thoughts is not enough, because what’s got you down are your unconscious thoughts, feelings and beliefs. This unconscious part of our psyches plays us like puppets and will sabotage conscious thoughts every time…guaranteed.
“The key here is to understand the power of unconscious thought. In Jungian psychology, the shadow refers to all thoughts, feelings and beliefs residing in the unconscious… not just the ‘bad’ stuff as commonly believed, but whatever has been relegated to the unconscious, for whatever reason.
“This is the real secret… it’s this stew of unconscious ramblings that are at the root of our ability to attract what we want or not.”
[Image from book: Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche – by Robert A. Johnson]