The Secret is the 2006 law of attraction classic from Rhonda Byrne.
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- What is “The Secret”
- Inspiration for The Secret movie
- The Secret movie
- The Secret book
- The Secret book reviewed
- Quotes from The Secret
- The Secret TV
What is “The Secret”?
Now in movie and book format, it has also been followed by other works from Rhonda, “The Magic”, “The Power” and “Hero”.
Generally considered to be the law of attraction bible for our times following on from Wallace D Wattles “The Science of Getting Rich“, Napoleon Hill’s “Think & Grow Rich” and Abraham Hicks “Ask & It Is Given“, The Secret has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and been translated into over 50 languages.
View The Secret trailer below
Although this has gained criticism from certain quarters that The Secret has taken the concept of the law of attraction and dumbed it down to be mass media friendly, there is no denying that the movie has been hugely successful in bringing the concept of the law of attraction into the public consciousness for the first time.
“Your life right now is a reflection of your past thoughts. That includes all the great things, and all the things you consider not so great.
Since you attract to you what you think about most, it is easy to see what your dominant thoughts have been on every subject of your life, because that is what you have experienced. Until now!
To create the life of your dreams, the time has come for you to love YOU. Focus on YOUR joy. Do all the things that make you feel good. Love you, inside and out. Everything will change in your life when you change the inside of you. Allow the Universe to give you every good thing you deserve, by being a magnet to them all. To be a magnet for every single thing you deserve, you must be a magnet of LOVE.” – Rhonda Byrne
Inspiration for The Secret movie
An Australian television producer, Rhonda Byrne, made a massive impact in the self-help / personal development industry when she released the global hit law of attraction movie and book The Secret in 2006.
The interesting thing about “The Secret” Rhonda Byrne taught was the fact that she had first-hand experience by applying those principles in her own life, which elevated her from a position of hopelessness and frustration to a place of abundance and happiness.
She shares her story, about how she hit rock-bottom in 2004. At that point, she felt as though every part of her life has fallen apart. Byrne was in a bad place financially, physically, and emotionally. Her father has passed away, her mother was engulfed in grief because of the loss of her spouse, and Rhonda found herself in a situation where she was in complete despair.
At one point she was so upset that she was constantly in tears, doing her best to hide her tears from her daughter. When her daughter saw her crying, she gave Rhonda a book which ended up being the pivotal point in Byrne’s transformation. The book that Byrne’s daughter gave her was “The Science of Getting Rich,”
The original inspiration for the film and later book, came when Rhonda Byrne read “The Science of Getting Rich”, a 1910 book by Wallace D. Wattles, which served as her introduction to the concept of the law of attraction.
This led to her reading a huge number of books on the subject to create a project for Australian television with part of the funding for the movie generated by re-mortgaging her own home.
“I sat down and did a huge list of everything I had read … and when I finished the list I handed it to them [the film production team]. They said that’s impossible, you couldn’t read that many books in a year, two years, and I had read all of those books in two and a half weeks – and well, that’s The Secret.”
About 55 teachers of the law of attraction were originally interviewed for the secret the movie, with the final “extended version” whittling that down to 24 including the likes of Jack Canfield, Dr. Joe Vitale, Bob Proctor &Lisa Nichols telling their stories in a documentary style “interview” format.
The Secret has been featured by Oprah Winfrey, Larry King and Ellen De Generes as well as reaching Number 1 on the Amazon DVD chart.
Sharing The Secret with the world
After experiencing a transformational change in her own life, Rhonda has gone on to teach other people how they can experience the same change. In The Secret, Rhonda shares insights from other people who have also studied the law of attraction. The documentary teaches how the principles can be used by anyone, and encourages each person to align their thoughts, feelings, and actions so that they can successfully receive the things that they desire.
Rhonda Byrne has become a teacher of the principles that she first applied in her own life. She is a great example of “practicing what you preach”, since she used the law of attraction to turn her own life around, and now teaches millions of other people how to do the same thing.
The Secret Movie
The Secret film is a documentary style movie released in 2006, focused on the topic of the law of attraction. The movie was very popular, and received a lot of attention from celebrities and other famous figures.
Watch the first 20 minutes of The Secret below
Although there were critical reviews of the movie, many people spoke out with positive feedback about the message that the movie shared.
The documentary shares a series of interviews with people who have applied the law of attraction in their lives. Originally, 55 interviews were done with people who have used the law of attraction, but only 24 of those interviews were used in the extended version of the movie.
Before the movie was released to the public, the law of attraction was not widely known. But, the movie grabbed the attention of people all around the world, and simplified the concepts of the law of attraction into a format that was easy for millions of people to understand.
The Secret revolutionized the self-help industry, and brought the concepts of the law of attraction to average people who did not previously study self-help topics. The law of attraction was simplified so that is was friendly for mass media consumption, and there are numerous stories about how the concepts have helped people to create better lives for themselves.
What is The Secret movie about?
The basic concept of The Secret is the possibility of “attracting” better outcomes by maintaining positivity in mindset and thoughts. The interviews suggest that everything that a person desires can be achieved by making a request to the universe for those things, maintaining a positive mindset focused on abundance, and living in a way to show that you are expecting those things to appear in your life.
Many people questioned whether the law of attraction was just a “hoax”, but the stories shared in the movie are hard to deny. Additional stories have been shared online from people who learned about the law of attraction from watching The Secret, applied the principles in their lives, and experienced a good outcome as a result.
The Secret highlights individuals who are leaders in the personal development industry, as well as other fields such as Quantum physics and psychology. Some of the interviews in the movie include people such as Joe Vitale, Jack Canfield, John Assaraf, Bob Proctor, Reverend Michael Beckwith, Marie Diamond, and James Arthur Ray, just to name a few.
How to watch The Secret movie
Since its release, The Secret movie is easily accessible to anyone with a TV or computer. It can be purchased as a DVD or a digital download, and portions of the film can even be viewed on YouTube.
Most people say that it is tough to watch it only once, because the information is so good that many people want to see it again. The first time the film is viewed it will open your eyes to the possibilities that are available. Viewing the “The Secret” multiple times will help you to solidify the concepts in your own life.
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The Secret book
The Secret book is the print version of the hit law of attraction movie.
Based on the premise that positive thinking and holding the thoughts and visions of the things that we desire can lead to increased health, wealth and happiness, it has sold over 19 million copies worldwide and been translated into 46 languages ( at the time of writing ).
The Secret book spent 146 consecutive weeks at the top of the New York Times bestseller list and according to an article in Forbes Magazine has generated over $300 million in sales, generating thousands of positive reviews.
Although there has been a lot of misconceptions written and talked about The Secret, there is no denying the impact it has had on the world and how it has brought the concept of the law of attraction into the public consciousness.
Often there seems to be a genuine confusion about the message in The Secret book, especially from those that are not fully familiar with it.
It is often reported that the message from The Secret is that anyone can change their life and attract into it the things that they desire simply by focusing on them and visualizing them.
This is rather an over simplified interpretation and I think it does Rhonda Byrne a disservice.
One of the main points that she makes in The Secret book is that the key is to generate the feeling states that the law of attraction can then match.
So feeling gratitude, appreciation and other positive emotions is the fuel that fires the engine of the law of attraction.
It is not enough to just visualize the things we want while holding on to lower vibrational feelings such as hate, anger, fear.
It is this cleaning up of our vibrational fields and patterns to replace those feeling states with predominantly high vibrational feelings such as love, joy and gratitude that allows the law of attraction to match those frequencies and bring in the specifics of the things we have been visualizing.
It’s not enough to simply focus and visualize on the things we want without generating those kind of emotions on a consistent basis and having them play more of a prominent role in our vibrational makeup than the lower vibrational thoughts.
An important point
“It is impossible to bring more into your life if you are feeling ungrateful about what you have. Why? Because the thoughts and feelings you emit as you feel ungrateful are all negative emotions. “ – Rhonda Byrne.
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The Secret Book reviewed
You will see that there are thousands of people who have chosen to share their opinion on Amazon along, with thousands of positive reviews.
So, what makes this book so popular, and why do so many people feel compelled to share their reviews regarding The Secret?
Even though there are many self-help books available, The Secret seems to have become so popular because the content and the concepts shared in the book are simple to understand and easy to apply, which makes the law of attraction accessible to just about anyone, regardless of their current circumstances.
As you will see from a number of the reviews, The Secret is the perfect way to introduce people to the idea that they can create more with their life. Many of the reviews are from people who have read the book and applied the principles have experienced good changes in their own lives.
The Secret Book Reviews – Positive vs Negative
Of course, with any book there will be people who didn’t enjoy the content but, the majority of people who published a review on Amazon had positive things to say about the message that the books shares.
The people who shared positive reviews seem to be those who understand the law of attraction and the power that it can have in a person’s life. They have good things to say about the book, because it shares the principles of the law of attraction and how the law responds to every thought that a person has. Your reality is literally shaped by the thoughts that are running through your head from one moment to the next.
On the other hand, the negative reviewers criticize the fact that the principles of the law of attraction seem too simplistic. These reviewers suggest that it is all made up, and you don’t have the ability to actually change your reality by adjusting your thought patterns.
What Do You Think?
The only way to really understand whether or not the principles in The Secret are effective is by reading the book yourself and doing an experiment to apply those principles in your own life. The book is easy to read and the strategies are simple to follow.
These are the basic strategies to apply the law of attraction in your life: identify what you desire to have, ask the universe to grant you those desires, live as though your desire is on its way, and then open yourself to receiving the reality that you desire.
If you don’t like to read, then you may consider watching the movie instead. I suggest that you should read the book and watch the movie if you want the best results, because it will help you to better master the concepts and principles so that you can apply them in your life more effectively.
Check out the Amazon reviews for The Secret book
Quotes from “The Secret”
“You are the masterpiece of your own life. You are the Michelangelo of your own life. The David you are sculpting is you.” – Joe Vitale
“You will attract everything that you require. If it’s money you need you will attract it. If it’s people you need you’ll attract it. You’ve got to pay attention to what you’re attracted to because as you hold images of what you want, you’re going to be attracted to things and they’re going to be attracted to you. But it literally moves into physical reality with and through you. And it does that by law.” – Bob Proctor
“When you focus on lack and scarcity and what you don’t have, you fuss about it with your family, you discuss it with your friends, you tell your children that you don’t have enough – ‘We don’t have enough for that, we can’t afford that’ – then you’ll never be able to afford it, because you begin to attract more of what you don’t have. If you want abundance, if you want prosperity, then focus on abundance. Focus on prosperity.” – Lisa Nichols
“If you look very carefully when it comes to The Secret, and the power of our mind and the power of our intention in our daily lives, it’s all around us. All we have to do is open our eyes and look.” – John F. DeMartini
“The spiritual substance from which comes all visible wealth is never depleted. It is right with you all the time and responds to your faith in it and your demands on it.” – Charles Fillmore
“When I really understood that my primary aim was to feel and experience joy, then I began to do only those things which brought me joy. I have a saying: ‘If it ain’t fun, don’t do it.” – Jack Canfield
“Creation is always happening. Every time an individual has a thought, or a prolonged, chronic way of thinking, they’re in the creation process. Something is going to manifest out of those thoughts” – Michael Beckwith
“A person who sets his or her mind on the dark side of life, who lives over and over the misfortunes and disappointments of the past, prays for similar misfortunes and disappointments in the future. If you will see nothing but ill luck in the future, you are praying for such ill luck and will surely get it.” – Prentice Mulford
“Your life is in your hands. No matter where you are now, no matter what has happened in your life, you can begin to consciously choose your thoughts, and you can change your life. There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. Every single circumstance of your life can change!” – Rhonda Byrne
“Be grateful for what you have now. As you begin to think about all the things in your life you are grateful for, you will be amazed at the never-ending thoughts that come back to you of more things to be grateful for. You have to make a start, and then the law of attraction will receive those grateful thoughts and give you more just like them.” – Rhonda Byrne
“If you’re feeling good, then you’re creating a future that’s on track with your desires. If you’re feeling bad, you’re creating a future that’s off track with your desires. As you go about your day, the law of attraction is working in every second. Everything we think and feel is creating our future. If you’re worried or in fear, then you’re bringing more of that into your life throughout the day.” – Rhonda Byrne
“Before you go to sleep, to think through the events of the day. If any events or moments did not go the way you wanted, replay them in your mind in a way that thrills you. As you recreate those events in your mind exactly as you want, you are cleaning up your frequency from the day and you are emitting a new signal and frequency for tomorrow. You have intentionally created a new picture for your future. It is never too late to change the pictures.” – Rhonda Byrne
“So how do you fall in love with life? The same way you fall in love with another person – you adore everything about them! You fall in love with another person by seeing only love, hearing only love, speaking only love, and by feeling love with all your heart! And that is exactly how you use the ultimate power of love in love with life.” – Rhonda Byrne
“A lot of people feel like they’re victims in life, and they’ll often point to past events, perhaps growing up with an abusive parent or in a dysfunctional family. Most psychologists believe that about 85 percent of families are dysfunctional, so all of a sudden you’re not so unique. My parents were alcoholics. My dad abused me. My mother divorced him when I was six…I mean, that’s almost everybody’s story in some form or not. The real question is, what are you going to do now? What do you choose now? Because you can either keep focusing on that, or you can focus on what you want. And when people start focusing on what they want, what they don’t want falls away, and what they want expands, and the other part disappears.” – Rhonda Byrne
“Many people in Western culture are striving for success. They want the great home, they want their business to work, they want all these outer things. But what we found in our research is that having these outer things does not necessarily guarantee what we really want, which is happiness. So we go for these outer things thinking they’re going to bring us happiness, but it’s backward. You need to go for the inner joy, the inner peace, the inner vision first, and then all of the outer things appear.” – Rhonda Byrne