The Secret isn’t a new movie (or book) but in the world of law of attraction, it’s still pretty big and has mixed reviews.
As a law of attraction practitioner, I still get asked about this movie often, so I thought I’d share my own thoughts on it.
I’ve heard many people criticize The Secret saying it gives people false hope or an unrealistic idea about how to use the law of attraction.
I personally loved the book and the movie, however, I definitely feel it’s an introduction rather than the whole law of attraction story.
A bit of background about The Secret Movie
The Secret was created by Rhonda Byrne after a series of traumatic events in her own life. She read the book The Science of Getting Rich, a book written in 1910 by Wallace D. Wattles and from there went on to research the law of attraction and connect with law of attraction teachers to create the book and the movie.
You can buy the book and the movie on Amazon sites and I also encourage you to have a good look around the website The Secret There are some good freebies available and you can find out about other books, films, apps…
Note: You can also buy The science of getting rich on Amazon.
RECOMMENDED READING: LAW OF ATTRACTION TO FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF
My own first introduction to the law of attraction
After the death of my wonderful Dad, I was forced to take a long hard look at my own life and I wanted to make big changes. I was unhappy.
Obviously, a part of that was losing my dad but it was also that I felt I’d let him down. All he ever wanted for me was to be happy and live the life I wanted. I was, at that time neither happy or living the life I wanted, not even close.
I knew I wanted to improve my own life, especially the way I felt. So, me being me, I trained as a life coach. If I was going to learn how to help myself, I wanted to be able to help others too. The training was great but I still felt like there was something missing.
At the time, my mum was struggling and I was living in a different country. I wanted to send her a gift to let her know I was thinking of her and a friend recommended The Secret.
I managed to find an English Bookshop and bought a copy with every intention of sending it to mum, but something stopped me and I knew it was me who needed to read the book.
I did send my mum a copy later on but I kept that first book and I’m so pleased I did. I read the book over and over again and did the same with the movie too.
I felt like it was the missing piece of a jigsaw puzzle in my life. I was so inspired but I needed to know more and more… I’m still learning by the way. I never stop learning.
I went on to train as a Law of Attraction Practitioner to get a much deeper understanding. Now, I’m not for one second saying that you need to do that.
I already knew I wanted to share what I learned with others, first as a coach and now as a blogger, so taking the training was the obvious choice for me.
So, that was my introduction to the law of attraction and that’s definitely how I view The Secret.
The Secret is a truly wonderful and inspiring introduction to the law of attraction.
For many people, all they’ve needed is the information offered in The Secret. I’ve heard amazing stories from people who’ve completely changed their life and I would also say it changed my life.
So, when people ask me if I recommend The Secret, the answer would always be “YES”.
It’s good advice
I really do think there is so much good advice. I don’t think it gives the whole story but do you really need the whole story? I know how to drive my car but I don’t know how the mechanics work.
One famous quote from The Secret comes from Mike Dooley – He said, Thoughts Become Things. I absolutely love this quote.
I don’t think it’s the whole story but I definitely believe we need to really pay attention to our thoughts and work to fill our minds with thoughts that support us, thoughts that are a match for the life we want to manifest for ourselves.
I personally use Affirmations to help keep my thoughts super positive.
In my own law of attraction teaching, I explain that the law of attraction responds mostly to our feelings but our thoughts, beliefs, the things we say and the things we do all play a part. You can read my post How to use the law of attraction.
My favourite speakers
I’m often asked who my favourite speakers from The Secret are and whilst I do enjoy learning from all the speakers, the ones that have had the biggest impact on my life are Jack Canfield and Bob Proctor, especially with regards to building a business I love.
One of my favourite books is The Success Principles by Jack Canfield, I’ve read this book over and over. The lessons I learned in this book definitely helped me in all areas of my life but especially in my business life. I still dip into it regularly.
Bob Proctor is a powerhouse when it comes to self-improvement and again, I found his advice incredibly powerful in connection with my business and life in general. I encourage you to check out his YouTube Channel Proctor Gallagher Institute.
Lisa Nichols also helped me to feel strong and believe that no matter what, I was totally capable of creating the life I wanted for myself.
And Marci Shimoff helped me to love myself. Something I really needed at the time.
My favourite quotes from The Secret
The most memorable one for me is Thoughts Become Things (the one I mentioned earlier by Mike Dooley).
Bob Proctor – If you see it in your mind, you’re going to hold it in your hand.
Note: This is why I recommend visualizing.
Marci Shimoff – Gratitude is absolutely the way to bring more into your life.
Note: I believe that gratitude is our superpower emotion. I encourage you to read Gratitude Affirmations
Bob Doyle – It’s really simple. “What am I attracting right now?” Well, how do you feel? “I feel good. “Well good, keep doing that.
Note: Get into the habit of paying attention to the way you feel throughout the day.
Bob Proctor – The law of attraction is always working, whether you believe it or understand it or not.
Big A-ha moments from The Secret
Note: This is a big “A-ha” for many people. Often when I talk to people, they think that they can focus on what they want for 10 minutes in the morning and that’s it.
I believe in order to create the life we want, we must focus on creating a law of attraction lifestyle for ourselves so that we are naturally more and more of a match for the life we want.
Marci Shimoff – 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 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.
NOTE – Fear and worry are natural emotions and some of us are more prone to these emotions. EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques is perfect for releasing these emotions – Take a look at my EFT GUIDE and the EFT posts here on the blog.
Look up the speakers and find out more
I encourage you to continue learning from the speakers. They all share so much information online. Some will resonate with you more than others and that’s fine. I think you’ll be drawn to the speakers that you need the most anyway.
The Secret Movie Is A Hit With Me
For me personally, discovering The Secret triggered a series of events that changed my life and lead me to where I am now.
A big part of my business today is teaching people how to use the law of attraction in their own life. I wouldn’t be doing that without my introduction to the law of attraction through reading and learning from the amazing speakers in The Secret.
I would really love to hear your thoughts on the movie if you’ve already seen it, or read the book.
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If you’ve made it to the end of this blog post, I think you might also enjoy these blog posts:
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