The Magic by Rhonda Byrne( Author of the Secret)- A Review of The Book the Magic

The Magic I embarked on my journey of the Magic in the beginning of April.I was not sure what to think of this book but decided to give it a shot. The first lesson of the Magic was the practice, count your blessings. Everyday you make a list of ten blessings and write why you are grateful for them. You read them out load or in your head and say the magic words “thank you” three times after each one as you say them.

This process was hard for me to stick with 100% I will admit due to the fact I was not on a regular schedule and not a morning person. I did however manage to do this most days and found that this practice alone was a very powerful one for me.

On day two you add your nightly practice of the magic rock. This is where you find an object (a rock) and keep it in a place that you will see often. Every night before you go to sleep you grab your magic rock and think back over your day and say “thank you” for the best thing that happened to you during the day. I really liked this practice and I still practice this one daily. I found this one to be a very easy and enjoyable one to do.

The next 26 days you continue to do your morning routine and night routine coupled with a daily exercise. This process really made me think and feel different levels of gratitude and really opened my eyes to how much I took for granted. The fact that I am healthy, have a roof over my head, have a very supportive family and great group of friends. I have so many blessings that I never even think about or even realize how much of a gift they are to me everyday.

There were several lessons that deal with being thankful for the air you breathe, the water and food you have and all the people who make it possible for you to eat. This was powerful and it made me think of all those people in third world countries who do not have a grocery store to go to. They have to hunt and work to find clean water to drink, so the fact that we can go to the store and have so many options to choose from is a major blessing. We often take going to the store as a chore and not a blessing many of us take for granted everyday. So now when I drive up to the grocery store and walk the aisles of clean fruit and veggies, I say “thank you” to the universe that I have food available to me to buy and eat.

There were so many different lessons in this book that really opened my eyes and some I still do. I really liked the lesson magnificent Outcomes that deals with manifesting positive outcomes and having situations come out better than expected before they happen. Learning this really has helped me be more positive and also helped with coupling the law of attraction and gratitude together.

This is a very powerful combination that speeds up manifesting abundance and I personally can tell you that it works! I used this practice for a job interview and it really worked, I was less stressed and it went really well. I manifested it going a certain way, less traffic, getting a good parking space and a good energy with the person I was to meet. All that I manifested and thought about while driving there happened. To me that was priceless and very powerful, so I was very pleased with this lesson and still use it everyday.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and I feel more at peace inside. I have witnessed some positive blessings in my life, have more love and support from family and friends and overall have grown I feel as a person. I have become a bit more humble, less selfish and learned to be thankful for the world I live in, the people I am surrounded with and the love from above that shines on me everyday.

Life has been tough for me this past year but honestly this was a very positive experience and I will continue to practice gratitude in my daily life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in manifesting love, abundance and blessings into their life.

For more info you can watch all of the 28 days of magic on my youtube channel and also read the additional blog posts for every day of the magic.

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Michelle Norman is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Puregoddess University. She is also the owner of Puregoddess a women's brand that features clothing, accessories and makeup.


  • Reply October 26, 2013

    laxmi narayan pati

    very powerful

    • Reply October 27, 2013

      Michelle Norman

      Hi there Laxmi, yes it is very powerful are you currently doing The Magic?

      • Reply April 4, 2014


        hey how can i increase my height from this??

        • Reply April 28, 2014

          Michelle Norman

          Hi there not sure what you mean by height? You cannot change certain things in life like height etc. But you can change your inner self and things that happen to you and around you. It really does work but like with everything in life I believe God gives us what we can handle and the rest is up to us to make “decisions” and have beliefs in ourselves that things will work out.

  • Reply November 19, 2013

    Pratibha Devi

    Really its magic. Does miraculous.

    • Reply November 19, 2014

      Michelle Norman

      thank you Pratibha let me know how you did on the Magic.

      • Reply January 29, 2017


        Hey i have started reading the book the magic and loving it so far but a quick question….as its a practise of 28 days do i need to read this book over the course of 28 days in order to come across a new practise every day or can i carry on reading and just do the practises?

  • Reply November 23, 2013


    its really non sense..people with common sense wont believe in such ideas,thoughts are important bcoz it is inducing our actions….without writing books can ur author “RHONDA BYRENE” become a millionaire….if she does,if she become world no. 1 rich woman,if she does miracle things apart from writting books and earning from it,surely we(who are with common sense) will believe you and your author…

  • Reply November 23, 2013


    i dint read magic but read that non-sense “secret”

    • Reply December 25, 2013

      Michelle Norman

      Well since you did not read it then really you cannot give an opinion on it since you do not know the meaning behind it. This book is about learning to be grateful and the power of this act. It is not about becoming a millionaire etc. The secret is also not a get rich book but a way of opening your mind to the power of positive thinking and learning to make things work for you purely on your thoughts and intentions. There is a lot of truth there but again if you go into it with a negative this is “nonsense” attitude then you will get zero results. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I do challenge you to do the Magic and see if you get any positive results are you up for it?

    • Reply August 4, 2014



      You can keep you opinions to yourself. Use your “common sense” and stop talking shit on other people’s blogs.

  • Reply February 26, 2014

    Kesha Williams

    Hi Michelle,
    I bought the book back in December and when i started praticing some of the things the book mentioned and I have to admit my life started changing. I did not continue due to different reasons with staying on schedule so I have decided to start over. I am a strong believer of the book “The Magic” and I also have the book “The Secret”. This does work and for the ones who says it doesn’t all I have to say is you get out of it what you put in it. If you think negative that is what you will attract. “Thoughts do become things”. Good Luck on your journey…

    • Reply April 28, 2014

      Michelle Norman

      Kesha thank you for sharing your story with me! Please keep me posted on your success.

  • Reply April 24, 2014


    Hi I have done this Magic practice want to share my exp here.
    I started doing this in the end of Feb and i was going through a problem in my relationship and during this entire practice my focus was to improve on the relationship .On Day 27 i had a horrible experience i.e the boy whom i was dating called me and said that he doesnt want to be with me any more !,I was disappointed with the magic practice and cried whole day on day 28(which is the last magic practice day).but i dint give up .I made up my mind saying that this is not what i asked with the nature so this can not be the outcome and i continued with the magic relationship practice from day 29 onwards and i kept a time line of 15 days to to improve my relationship .I visualised my boyfriend contacting me again ,meeting me ,coming to my house ,spending time together etc .To my surprise after 8 days one early morning the boy had sent a good morning msg i was so so happy (while writing this experience also i am getting goosebumps) and then he started chating with me ,I wanted to meet him but was afraid to ask him to meet me as i was scared that he might deny it.but after a wk he himself expressed that he wanted to meet me and i met him at the MRT station and then everything was normal(this happend on the 14th day of my timeline :-)) .I am still continuing with the magic relationship practice and i cant express how greatful i m . thank you thank you thank you
    And I am sure that everyone needs to practice this to experience it ! Agree its very very difficult to believe as our brain is used to negetive feelings& thoughts but it does work and one needs to have positive attitude. thank you thank you thank you

    • Reply April 28, 2014

      Michelle Norman

      Thank you so much for sharing your story with me! Keep me posted on your progression..:)

    • Reply June 14, 2014

      Michelle Norman

      S, this is awesome congrats to you and your relationship. Keep me posted on your progress with the Magic.

  • Reply May 6, 2014


    I barely read books actually, i’m not that type of a bookworm at all but when it came to this book my eyes were stuck and my hands were tickling me to do 2 days practise in one. It is really a life changing book, i’ve changed to the max. I had lots of struggles in my life from day one whether it was with families, friends or even school. I would only describe it in one word, the ‘multi-beneficial’ book of all!

  • Reply June 5, 2014


    I did this book a couple months ago for a relationship. When I was on day 25 I had a huge fight with my boyfriend and we broke up.I almost gave up, but I finished the exercises. It’s been three weeks we don’t speak to eachother, and I’m almost freaking out. I want to believe so badly he’s coming back to me and sometimes I doubt it. Now I’m starting the book all over again, but this time doing it for myself and struggling to believe he’s coming to me again. I’m starting to do the relationship exercise everyday, but I’m an anxious person and don’t have the pacience to wait, that’s my problem and being like this is not gonna help me.

    • Reply June 14, 2014

      Michelle Norman

      Hey Breno maybe it is meant for you to build a solid relationship with yourself and then you will attract the right one for you. I don’t know anything about your relationship but I do wish you the best of luck. Keep me posted on your progress!

      • Reply July 19, 2014


        Hey, good news! He’s back!! It took two months, but he came back. The problem is I met somebody else. But doesn’t matter, the Magic worked and I’m grateful.

        • Reply July 19, 2014

          Michelle Norman

          Breno that’s awesome! I am happy to hear that your wishes came true. The Magic really does work and believing positive things in faith makes a huge difference. But remember they always say, be careful for what you wished for. Sometimes things or people are not meant to be in our life for a reason. You will know the right decisions to make on this just listen to your heart. Having two boyfriends is a nice problem to have lol. Keep me posted, God Bless.


  • Reply July 19, 2014


    I’ve started reading ‘the magic’ yep its powerfull. If one wish to be an optimistic ‘the magic’ will surely work. I’m an pessimistic and i wanna change myself. I guess i’ll succeed.

    • Reply July 19, 2014

      Michelle Norman

      Hello Anamika, so glad you are doing this journey it really is a powerful and positive one. It really helped me when I was in a really low point in my life and even 9 months later things really just started to happen for me. It made me really humble and not take things for granted. I use some of the practices every morning still in my car on my way to work. If nothing else you learn a lot about yourself and how you see the world. Good luck and let me know how you are doing on your progress!
      God bless,


      • Reply July 20, 2014

        Sushmita Goenka

        I am currently reading this book. I am on day 10.
        I think the first remarkable change in me is that I am really grateful for a lot of things… And there is a smile on my face 🙂

        • Reply July 20, 2014

          Michelle Norman

          Sushmita that is awesome! So glad you are doing this journey and please keep me posted on your progress.
          Michelle 🙂

  • Reply August 14, 2014


    Hi I read the secret it’s really an amazing book, now practicing the 28 days magic, im on the 3rd day but hopefully there will be a great change

    • Reply October 12, 2014

      Michelle Norman

      hello Vanisha, glad you are doing the magic. Please keep me posted on your progress!

  • Reply September 14, 2014

    Pran Aggarwal

    Really I am great impressed by the book Secret which has influenced my life in a very positive way. The power of your subconcious mind is superb and by usiing it constructively; one can achieve anything . I am going to purchase the book Magic tomorrow and then I shall post my comments.

  • Reply September 25, 2014


    Hey ..m going through the worst phase of my life I love a guy alot he loves me too but due to some of his family issues he is not with me now..m on the 4th day of magic..plzz assure me it vl work or not..i just want everything to be normal I love him a lot…:(

    • Reply October 12, 2014

      Michelle Norman

      Hello Pragya,

      I am very sorry to hear you are going through a relationship issue. I have had a few of those myself..;) I cannot tell you what the outcome will be for your relationship with that one person. But I can tell you that things and people around you will change and move in a more positive light. Being grateful and not stuck in our “me first” or “pity me” attitude really does change your perspective. I know first hand major things happened for me and they continued to evolve over the next year after. I can tell you that you will only benefit from this and that by doing this some things around you will change for the better..;)

      Good luck on your relationship and please keep me posted!


  • Reply October 4, 2014

    Hi there! Your post rocks as well as becoming a genuine fantastic fully grasp!??

  • Reply November 9, 2014


    hello can you tell me if its suitable for me? iam 18 years old i have no friens most of time i spend time with video games and find my life repetative and boring but im so positive thinker iam already happy but i want some excitment and fun in my life without felling boring

    • Reply November 19, 2014

      Michelle Norman

      Hello there,

      The Magic is good for sorting out some issues and problems that you are having and of course positive thinking is always a good thing. As for boring, you can start off by being thankful and grateful for all that you have now. Just envision yourself embracing new hobbies, new friends and new opportunities. You also have to be willing to make some positive changes but also just really focusing in on your thoughts and practicing the Magic. Good luck and please let me know your progress.

      God Bless,


  • Reply December 2, 2014


    Hi hope your doing great….I have just started reading the
    Magic…please advice…should I read the gratitude list in the morning or night? I want to start the first exercise… your advice will be highly be appreciated.

    thankyou and God bless

  • Reply April 29, 2015

    naina govan

    Hi Rhonda..i,m naina govan, i,m very inspried by your book the magice, please can i have one copy sent up to me…. I live in zimbabwe, please tell me how can i purchase a copy…costs etc….thanking you

  • Reply August 10, 2015

    atul sachdeva

    I believe that this is the most beautiful book ever written, as this creates a magical change in your attitude towards life,love, people and Nature and you start getting the positive vibes after following it properly. If you are truly blessed you will certainly encounter the experience called “The Magic”

  • Reply September 16, 2015


    Hey..I am in big confusion..I love one guy n he love me too..but der r lots of family is looking out groom for me n m nt able to talk abt him to my family Bcz of different caste n his big brother is nt married ..first his brother wil get marry then he can talk abt for me to his parents n I also having the same problem n nw he is nt even ready to keep relation with me Bcz he is vry disturb I am trying to think positive bt I dnt knw how to get this into in action..pls help me I am vry depress ..pls help me I want him n want to get marry him..

  • Reply October 24, 2015


    ‘The Magic’ Has changed my life. Thanks to the author
    Gratitude works….I m so thankful for this magic in my life
    Starting from … Small car to big car,,,,growing business everyday…I have no words
    Some things did happen ….in business which gave me a stroke …like friends ditching up ……which were not expected though I practiced gratitude …but I take it as a learning lesson
    I am more strong…and more more grateful because some good things instore for me
    I am super duper blessed …Thank you alll

    • Reply July 10, 2016


      hi please I need help can somebody tell me if I read the secret book and the power book and the magic book is that mean im done I can just keeping practicing the gratitude till my dream come true or
      thank you

  • Reply August 3, 2016


    Hi, I read the book and found some changes in me .I want to know can I heal my decease through it?

  • Reply September 25, 2016


    One of the best books I have ever read. Even I recommend this book to all my clients and colleagues. An eye opener for anyone.

    • Reply December 8, 2016


      can u tell wht kind of changes happened in ur life from this book..bcz i am just starting to red this book..i am in my first day..

  • Reply January 3, 2017


    The “Magic” truly works, its is the best reminder of what we need to be thankful for. In 2013 I had a dream of having my own house but due to my previous life the odds were against me. A good friend of mine introduced me to the Magic, I was able to turn things around within a few months…so much that on the 01st November 2013 I moved into my brand new house. I am so grateful and truly blessed.

  • Reply June 5, 2017

    Geraldine Cooke

    I cannot thank you enough for the Magic book. My life was in turmoil. I married hastily after the death of my father. Gave up a good job and my home to move across water to be with my new husband. From the day I stepped into the new country I knew I had made the biggest mistake of my life.

    I heard about the book while sitting on a flight from Dublin. A young girl was sitting next to me. The American lady next to her was telling her that she had helped out on the work of this book and the secret.

    I felt drawn to the conversation and as soon as I stepped off the plane I went straight to the bookshop.

    Here 6 years later after making my mistake did my world change. And only because of this book.

    I still read my journals back and pinch myself when I see how everything changed for me.

    Everything I wished off or imagined happened.

    I have moved back to my home town. Met a new man who is the man of my dreams. New job. My daughter is better after been very sick for 5 years. I could go on and on.

    I lost my home but I had so many other blessings in my life to be thankful for and I am sure that will come to me in time.

    I feel so at one with my stone. I can feel it’s magic every time I pick it up.

    Thank you thank you thank you so much for giving me back the magic I had as a child and making my world a better place.

    • Reply November 10, 2017

      Michelle Norman

      Thank you for sharing your story, I hope things will turn around for you.

  • Reply August 20, 2017


    I have a doubt…is it okay to practise the 15th day magic first and then the 14th day magic?..because i kind off got busy and forgot to read the 14th day practise and turns out that it needs to be done in the morning..

    Mayuri (India)

    • Reply November 10, 2017

      Michelle Norman

      I think you can do it what ever way works for you..Good luck.

  • Reply November 28, 2017

    Shalini Ingle

    Can we write everything on our phone or laptop instead of writing by hand in a journal ? I did this exercise for 28days few months back, nothing changed. Infact life became worse. So should I start again? Also if I happen to miss a day, can I continue from previous day or have to start from beginning?

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