The Secret

May 25th, 2006 by Steve Pavlina

The Secret is a new movie I saw last night with some friends.  To my knowledge it’s not playing in theatres at this time, but you can get The Secret DVD for under $30.  I watched the DVD at a friend’s house.  I think this movie has the potential to spread rapidly via word of mouth, and I expect it will become the next underground hit, at least among people with a passion for personal development.

The Secret has a similar documentary-style format to What the Bleep Do We Know? but without the cheesy storyline and cartoons.  I liked What the Bleep, but I thought The Secret was much better.  The Secret is about the intention-manifestation model and how to use the law of attraction to create whatever you want.  As the movie aptly points out, most people focus their thoughts either on what they don’t want or on reinforcing what they’re already getting.  But the way to succeed with intention-manifestation is to keep your thoughts focused on what you desire, even if it seems to have no presence in your life yet.  Intention-manifestation is the basis for the Million Dollar Experiment, which has been going for almost 7 months now and has collectively manifested over $1.2 million — not a bad result for simply focusing our thoughts on what we want to attract.  Several participants experienced lottery wins.  My personal total is over $100,000. 

My wife and I both enjoyed The Secret very much.  I can’t say I learned anything new from it because I’ve already been so immersed in this way of thinking, but if you’d like to learn more about the law of attraction and how to manifest what you want, I highly recommend this movie.  It’s easily worth the cost of the DVD.  I love that The Secret will help bring these ideas to a much wider audience, which will encourage even more people to consciously choose the thoughts they hold each day.  Just imagine a world where everyone is focused on manifesting what they want… instead of whining that they’ve attracted what they don’t want (because they keep thinking about it).

The Secret has a lot of overlap with the book Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks, which I just read last week.  In fact, it’s one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read, and it’s deservedly among the top 100 books on Amazon right now.  Ask and It Is Given is a channeled book, similar to Barbara Marciniak’s Bringers of the Dawn in some ways, but Ask and It Is Given is much more down-to-earth and practical.  In order to write it, Esther channeled a group of non-physical beings collectively referred to as Abraham.  I saw Esther/Abraham speak in person earlier this month at the I Can Do It! seminar, and I was completely dazzled.  I think Abraham is spot on, and I’ve been doing a lot to apply these ideas more fully in my own life.  I’ve already reported some positive preliminary results.

Speakers in the movie included Jack Canfield, Joe Vitale, Fred Alan Wolf (also in What the Bleep), John Demartini, and Denis Waitley.  Jack Canfield’s stories were my favorites because he comes across as very genuine, and his results with the Law of Attraction are truly remarkable.

As I watched The Secret with my friends, we kept pausing it along the way to discuss how we’d already been applying these principles in our own lives, often without even being aware of it.  We noted that all of us had reached a very happy and successful place in our lives, while also feeling compassion for others we knew who were unintentionally using the law of attraction to manifest exactly what they didn’t want, including depression, financial scarcity, or relationship troubles.

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.

Whenever I catch myself sliding down the emotional scale, I know it means I’m starting to think about what I don’t want, so I stop whatever I’m doing and refocus my attention back on what I want.  Deep breathing, meditation, visualization, listening to new age music, reading my goals, or spending time with my wife – all of these are helpful in raising my emotional state back up again.  And it’s in this positive state that I most easily attract what I want, partly through pleasurable direct action but also through effortless synchronicity.

Watch The Secret — it will help you understand just how important it is to keep your thoughts focused on what you want to attract.  Get The Secret DVD and watch it with a group of your most positive friends.  (If you don’t have any positive friends, then watch the movie alone to learn how to manifest some friends.)  After you watch the movie, take note of how people you know invariably attract circumstances that align with their dominant thoughts, including yourself.  Take charge of your thoughts, and you’ll take charge of your circumstances.



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