Inspirational Movies That Can Change Your Life

If you read my blog regularly, you know that after seeing the movie, “The Secret” I became inspired to learn all I could about the Law of Attraction and the Mind /Body Connection. It was because of the push that movie gave me for knowledge that I did heal myself of several chronic illnesses and chronic pain and that I am now healthier than I ever remember being. Books, movies, people all have the ability to change your life instantaneously if you are open and they resonate with you. Yes, I have heard the criticisms of “The Secret” and never did I say it was a perfect movie or that I believed and resonated with everything in it. But it did change my life. It makes me so happy to realize that even more inspirational movies are coming out. A few weeks ago I wrote about an ongoing project to finish and release the movie, “The Shift” that looks amazing. Now I will talk about one movie that is out now on DVD “You Can Heal Your Life” and one coming out very soon in theaters “The Opus Movie“.

I started hearing about Louise Hay almost as soon as I began reading about healing, the mind/body connection and the law of attraction. I read bits and pieces of her writing, heard rave reviews on her book, “You Can Heal Your Life“, watched some videos featuring her, saw her on Oprah and it was obvious she was inspirational and that she has changed MANY people’s lives. I was excited when I heard about her movie, “You Can Heal Your Life“. I looked into getting it shown in my town and is still something I think would be GREAT to pursue. Our town has definitely lost a bunch of stores, jobs and restaurants recently and I hear often of people “not having enough”. Through my invention being manufactured in my town I am hoping to bring jobs to my community but I know it needs even more than that. I think showing the movie to many would inspire people and it is something I will look into some more and I recommend others doing as well for their own communities.

You Can Heal Your Life” has a few other inspirational speakers such as Gay Hendricks and has many stories of people who have healed themselves of illness. Louise Hay has an extraordinary life story. After she had been teaching about healing from within because she had undergone a traumatic childhood filled with sexual abuse that she had healed herself of, she was diagnosed with cancer. She healed herself within 6 months. It is amazing to me that when I started to study the mind/body connection how many people had contacted me who had done just what I did — healed themselves by using their minds when doctors offered no “cure”. “You Can Heal Your Life” talks about affirmations but also really lays out how important feelings are behind the affirmations. It goes into how important it is to be “awake”. Esther Hicks talks about how the feeling behind your words are what puts you in vibration with what you want to manifest. This movie is very powerful on so many levels.

You Can Heal Your Life” takes many moments to show people throughout their days and what “negative self talk” might be going on. You NEED to be awake to hear these messages. You need to WANT to change the way you look at things. Many people do not love themselves — this movie and Louise Hay enforce JUST how important it is to love yourself. There are so many positive messages in this movie and they give a lot of good affirmations to start with no matter what you want to manifest in your life. I can see this movie changing many lives and am very grateful for Louise Hay, Gay Hendricks, Esther Hicks and all the others that contributed.

Following is a preview from “You Can Heal Your Life” which is available now on DVD.

The Opus Movie” has the following statement behind its origination on its site: “One dictionary defines an Opus as the most grandiose and memorable composition of a composers life and legacy. It is this definition that we wish to acknowledge. It is this definition that is the objective of the film The Opus. Every person born on the planet arrives with the potential to create an incredible Opus. But only some people do. Why is that? In this spectacular follow up to the Law of Attraction you will find amazing insights from Top Achievers and Teachers on how to turn your intentions into accomplishments. In The Opus you will be shown the formula and patterns Top Achievers use to create greater abundance in Wealth, Health, Relationships and self achievement.”

What is the Opus then? “To Become the best, biggest, most incredible, abundant, and spectacular YOU possible.” The Opus — From Vision. To Plan. To Performance.

This movie has a lot of the same speakers from The Secret and MANY more. I first heard of it through Douglas Vermeeren who I came in contact through Douglas is the creator and producer of The Opus. He has interviewed more than 400 of the world’s top achievers and because of what he has learned, he is known around the world as “the achievement expert”. This movie looks like it will almost pick up what The Secret left out which was talking about inspired action. Yes, the Law of Attraction is about Asking, Believing and Receiving but you must be conscious and listening to your intuition in order to take inspired action to make your intention a manifestation. I am very excited to see “The Opus” and I think you will be as well after watching this following trailer:

I have written before about how important it is to keep the influences in your life positive. The people, places, news, movies, books — everything you surround yourself with — you internalize and they affect you. These movies will help and inspire many and it is a joy to see the increase in these positive and inspirational films. To manifest you must be conscious and though I have recommended it before, “A New Earth” by Eckhardt Tolle and the Oprah/Tolle free webinar being given are great ways to achieve consciousness and really start listening to those inner voices.

I am now available as a Mind/Body Connection Mentor and can be reached at or via Skype: jennifer.mannion for more information. As always, I welcome comments, questions and suggestions.

Influences — People, Places, Things — Make them Positive

In my ebook I write about the “Paging Me System”, a system I adopted for healing.     “Paging Me” is an acronym for the methods I use to “Page Myself” or wake up my subconscious to keep me happy, healthy and in the moment. Today I am talking about Influences which is the I in Paging. In order to maintain health and happiness I need to keep the influences around me MOSTLY positive.


Whether it is the people you are watching on TV or the people in your lives — ensuring they are people that inspire versus people that drain is key. We all know a complaining friend, relative or acquaintance that James Ray calls the “Energy Vampire”. Try to be a positive influence for this person and share your learnings on the Law of Attraction and the act of being positive with them — but don’t exhaust yourself or try to “change anyone”. You have to want to change to facilitate change. Limit time with people that suck your energy away from you and try and be aware of your feelings during your time with them. Make sure after you spend time with someone negative, if you do feel drained, do something positive to “lighten” your mood.

I have written about the news being negative and that there are better options for media to surround yourself with. Listening to or watching negative news can exhaust you and make you feel hopeless. The traditional news tends to focus on all the bad things happening in the world instead of the positive. There is a LOT of positive growth and news being made — you just have to look a little harder to find it. Happy News is a good option. Also KNOWING how many people are working to make the world a better place helps as well. I listed a bunch of social networking sites that do a good job of this. Another example is the people involved in the movie “The Shift“. Watch the trailer below to be blown away and if you can figure out a way to promote or help finish it being made — please do so.


Do you like where you live? Is your house filled with stuff? Do you enjoy where you work? All of these things influence your happiness and how you see your world. Home should be an oasis in every sense of the word. I work from home and know that things pile up fast and that having kids makes it near impossible to keep my place truly spotless the way it is in my mind’s eye. My house is very comfortable for me though. When I see it getting overcrowded with “stuff” I KNOW it is time to donate, sell and give away things. According to the Law of Attraction if you have too much stuff you are sending out signals that you have more than enough. Look around and ask yourself how much of the stuff you actually NEED. Clean off one drawer or dresser top a day and see how much better and powerful you begin to feel within one week. Messiness and being unorganized contributes to feeling out of control and unwell.

Along with your home is the area you live in. Are you happy where you live? Do you enjoy walking outside? Is there a place you can go nearby (park, museum, village) and enjoy “being”. I grew up in NYC and LOVED walking around the city. Now I live in upstate, NY and absolutely love looking out my windows and seeing mountains as well as walking to my nearby park. I walk there most of the year and cross country ski in the winter. I love the “downtown” area and enjoy walking around there. It is so important to get out of the house and explore other places. Make sure you have a few favorite places you can go that will bring that smile to your face.

Work is another place that you should be happy. Lawrence Cheok of “A Long Long Road ” has a wonderful series of posts called the “The Career Lover Series” in which he gives suggestions on how to turn your passion into a money-making career. If you are at a job that you don’t like you need to find some things positive about it until you can make that leap to doing something you love. Whether it be a positive person to have lunch with, the fact that you are making a salary big enough to put some away for when you will venture out and try something else….whatever it is be GRATEFUL for the things that are good about that position while you are figuring out “what’s next”. Concentrating on the bad at your job will only make it worse. Instead start looking into how you can make money doing something you love and be thankful you have some stability while you do that.


Movies, books, television, songs, hobbies – all of these “things” influence our lives. Once you start to pay attention to what you are watching, reading or surrounding yourself with it is important acknowledge how those “things’ make you feel. Watching or listening to materials that make you laugh instead of feel negative or “down” is an easy way to change your mood. Chuck at “Personal-Development” has a post that goes deeply into all the “benefits of laughter“. Eckhart Tolle has a great video on “Your Pain Body is Very Seductive” below that touches on what watching violence does to your body and the importance of becoming aware of it.

It is critical to be aware of the influences you are surrounding yourself with and how they are affecting you. People, places and things contribute to how you see your own life. Take action, make the influences around you mostly positive and you will enjoy experiencing the changes that take place in you.