The Secret Sequel – Will it Compare?
What’s Missing in The Secret?
The ‘Secret’ Law of Attraction was introduced to many people for the first time in the phenomenal hit movie "The Secret". However, The Secret DVD does not go far enough to explain how the Law of Attraction really works. Let’s hope the upcoming sequel to The Secret continues with what’s missing in the original movie.
When the Secret DVD first came out, and when people heard about it on Oprah, there was a mad rush around the world to get a copy of it and to find out for themselves. I loved it. My eyes were opened. I still count it as one of my favorite movies.
Lots of people got really excited about it.
“At last”, they cried, “NOW I understand. All I have to do is focus my thoughts on what I want, and change the language in my head. I can manifest ANYTHING I think about. As long as I think about it hard enough and long enough”.
“I want to get results – and fast. I don’t want to wait for months or years for my dreams. I am going to practice LOTS of visualizing and positive self talk. I’ll get my Dream Life – NOW”
They eagerly watched The Secret over and over in anticipation that this would bring them their goals. They thought about their Dream all day long. They made Vision Boards and Lists of Goals. They kept a Gratitude Journal.
Now these are all extremely useful tools. Use them.
But does only this really work? Can you manifest just like this? Really?
This is where The Secret falls short. When you watch it you get the expectation that you can manifest your dream out of nowhere. That belief and faith will automatically bring you what you want. Well – yes and – no!
You MUST take action.
Mike Dooley says: “Thoughts Become Things”
A friend of mine Gideon Shalwick’s has a great quote that he uses: “Thoughts are only potential things. They become things only through specifically directed action.”
The Secret DVD only briefly mentions taking action. But it needs to be really spelt out.
Focus on your goal. Visualize it with feeling and excitement. Repeat it in your head or out loud. But here is the important missing bit ….. every time you get a little idea just popping into your head about ways to get closer to what you want, you MUST act upon it. (Bob Doyle says: “You might get some inspired idea of some action to take”.) That little idea is The Universe responding to you reaching out saying – “This is what I want”.
Thinking constantly about what you want IS important; you must focus on what you want. (John Assaraf says: “You become what you think about most but you also attract what you think about most”).
But unless you DO something you are just a dreamer. You are just building castles in the air.
“The Science of Getting Rich” was the little book which inspired The Secret DVD. In this book, Wallace D Wattles wrote:
“… man must not only think, but his personal action must supplement his thought. By thought you can cause the gold in the hearts of the mountains to be impelled toward you; but it will not mine itself, refine itself, coin itself into double eagles, and come rolling along the roads seeking its way into your pocket.
Your pocketbook is not going to be transformed into Fortune's purse, which shall be always full of money without effort on your part.
This is the crucial point in The Science of Getting Rich; right here, where thought and personal action must be combined. There are very many people who, consciously or unconsciously, set the creative forces in action by the strength and persistence of their desires, but who remain poor because they do not provide for the reception of the thing they want when it comes.
BY THOUGHT, THE THING YOU WANT IS BROUGHT TO YOU; BY ACTION YOU RECEIVE IT. “
And you must act NOW. Do not wait until you are in the perfect situation, the perfect job, the perfect relationship. NOW is the only time you have.
I love this saying that Sherry in the Organic Fruit and Veggie Shop told me the other day:
PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
The Past is History
The Future is a Mystery
The Present is your Gift – do it NOW
Put your whole mind and strength and act to the very best of your ability in the situation in which you presently find yourself. Do your absolute best in your current job today to provide service for your customers, your employer and your work colleagues. Be the best you can in all your relationships with every person you meet. Look after your health today as if your body was a sacred temple (it is).
Make every day a successful one. A successful day is one when you have done your very best, when you have been as efficient as possible. You know if you have dallied around and wasted time and energy - having days like that actually take energy from you, disconnect you from The Universe. They don’t feel good – YOU don’t feel good.
Make very day a winner.
Now this doesn’t mean that you should work yourself to the bone, working late with long hours and running around after the whims of other people. That is not successful.
If your days are ALL successful, you are moving in the right direction. Keep holding a clear image in your head of what you want, while being deeply grateful and The Universe will respond to you and bring you closer and closer to your dreams.
So - Does The Secret Really Work?
Well – yes and – no! It has made us aware that we can consciously use our brains to focus our thinking and putting our intention towards where we want to go. And as you change on the inside, you expose yourself to larger possibilities – BUT, when those possibilities come along, then this is the time to ACT.
Have a fabulously successful day.
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