Tonight I attended a course that uses this. It was advertised as teaching The Secret, and I had no clue what to expect since I hadn’t even heard of the course instructor. However, the Norwegian woman who held the four-hour seminar was both lively and brilliant and real. I am very happy I went to that seminar.
I’m very happy the seminar even exists, and, really, it is because of the popularity of “The Secret”. That book is currently Norway’s No. 1 seller. It looks to me like Norway is finally going to wake up to a new way of seeing the world. Tonight’s seminar was the first I’ve ever heard of that teaches the law of attraction. Finally, positive thinking and consciously choosing happier, more self-supporting thoughts and behaviors has reached this side of the Atlantic.
You have to understand: Norwegians have been mired in a very special attitude that one can find anywhere on the planet, but only in Scandinavia did it get written down and called a law. The Law of Jante (Jante is a fictional place) basically describes the worst of human pettiness, jealousy, envy, discrimination and resentment. Our instructor mentioned that because Norway collectively still expresses two bad “side-effects” of a culture steeped in Jante Law: 1) Norwegians don’t know how to think/dream big, and 2) Norwegians don’t know how to delight in each other’s successes.
Norway has been steadily moving away from this disheartening and fear-based way of viewing the world in the years I’ve been living here, and so it is a huge deal and a sort of culmination that a small, blonde woman stands before an audience of Norwegians and has them all wanting all of their biggest dreams to come true – without any doubts!
And I, myself, have enjoyed getting a nice boost and a practical approach to using the Law of Attraction. I definitely need to learn to think big thoughts, myself.