I am a self-proclaimed self-help junkie. Therefore, it will likely not surprise many of you that I fell into The Secret craze. If you’ve not heard of it by now, you will soon.
The Secret is a new age-y twist on a very old principle: The Law of Attraction. It was featured on Oprah last week and has taken off since. I’ve heard so many people talking about it, talking both good and bad. While I will freely admit that they spiffed this up, marketed it like nobody’s business and are cashing in bigtime, I will also (even more) freely admit that it is phenomenal.
The Law of Attraction is a centuries old principle that has been used by the creators of our history such as Shakespeare, Plato, Einstein, Lincoln, Hugo, etc. The list goes on. This is not new but it is also not widely used. Look at the extraordinary lives of these people and you will see that it should be widely used, by each of us.
Most of the people I’ve heard speak ill about it mostly do so because of the marketing, the fancification, the huge cash-in on a simple principle. Well, yes, it is simple, but it is not easy. Moreover, it is not easy for most people to wrap their minds around. People simply do not GET IT. The DVD really goes into detail about it all (91 minutes of detail, to be precise), details about different area of your life, how the principles of The Secret work, WHY they work and what they will bring about.
As I said, the principles outlined in this DVD are very simple, yet, they are not necessarily easy. It isn’t easy and not even always possible to change your thoughts. As stated in the DVD, most people have 60,000 thoughts in ONE SINGLE day. What an energy drain it would be to monitor and try to control ALL 60,000 of those thoughts! Almost impossible.
Perhaps the most crucial point of the film is that your emotions serve as your internal compass to let you know how well you’re applying the law of attraction. This is straight out of Ask and It Is Given. If you feel happy, joyful, passionate, or otherwise positive, you’re successfully thinking about what you want. If you feel fearful, depressed, angry, or otherwise negative, you’re thinking mainly about what you don’t want, so you’re using the law of attraction destructively. Hence, at any given time, you can simply check your emotional state to determine whether or not you’re in or out of alignment. I know I’ve been very much in alignment lately because I’ve been feeling absolutely wonderful; consequently, I’ve been on a fantastic roll where I’m attracting more and more of what I want into my life. It’s almost too easy.
Although the DVD is largely just repetition of the same principles and ideas, they are all presented in so many different, unique and insightful ways that it is hard to really relay them to you here. I will say this again in this entry I’m sure but the DVD is WELL WORTH the $25 – 30 that it is going for right now. Get it! Watch it! Again and again and again!
Off the top of my head, this is what I remembered from my first time watching The Secret:
There is so much more than this which is why I recommend purchasing a copy of the DVD to have for your own, to watch with your family again and again. It is a great resource, even if the people behind it are cashing in bigtime. Allow me to say that I don’t often jump on the band-wagon of something as hyped up as this has been. However, the principles are amazing. The presentation is amazing and very accessible. It has been PROVEN to work… let me elaborate on that…
A dear friend of mine in Australia is a remarkable girl that I’ve known for many years. She is phenomenal on so many levels that I would have to dedicate an entire blog about that alone. However, she is in “the know” about EVERYTHING. After seeing the Oprah episode about The Secret, I asked her if she had heard about it (I should have known that she had!) She replied soon after I asked her and said that not only had she heard about it and read the book on it, she and her two sisters had been applying it in their lives and they truly and firmly believed it and lived by it. Her sister resolved to visit the United States with her husband. She didn’t really have a plan on how that would happen but she asked for it, believed it and prepared herself to receive. I’m not sure how long it took but not terribly long after, she won an all expenses paid round-trip for two to St. Louis to see Billy Joel in concert at the end of April.
Coincidence? I’d say not.
Furthermore, my friend wanted a new coat and set out to find one with positive thoughts about meeting this goal. She found the coat that she wanted at half of the original price! Wow! She was so excited! When she took it to the register to pay, it was clearanced to $18.90.
Coincidence? You tell me. 🙂
This isn’t some arbitrary person that I don’t know. This is someone (and her sister) who I’ve known for years and trust completely. It works for her. It will work for me.
As Steve Pavlina so aptly says… Take charge of your thoughts, and you’ll take charge of your circumstances.
In closing this post, I’d like to say that my Mother watched this DVD with me and was the main force behind my getting the DVD. She adores Oprah and so that had a good bit of influence on her regarding The Secret, but she is convinced now too. It is powerful. There is no way that it can NOT bring about change if you resolve to use it and allow it to. My Mother saw that and is now going about her day saying positive things aloud to herself. Cute? Yes. But, I also have every confidence that it will work for her. And for me. And for you if you allow it to.
There is so much I could say about this DVD but I will leave it to you to decipher and soak up for yourself. I encourage you to get it as soon as you can.
Life-changing? I hope so.