The Secret / Law of Attraction

July 15, 2008

Now that The Secret / Law of Attraction is not so secret anymore, I thought I’d take a look at the impact the movie, The Secret has had on our culture.

The Secret was a marketing phenomenon. It was the first movie ever to do a major launch online only. I remember sitting on the edge of my seat as the opening scene played out the day the movie was released.

Since then, the good news has spread far and wide to mixed reactions.

On the positive side, The Secret opened millions of minds to what was formerly an ‘underground teaching’ taught mainly by new-age and metaphysical communities. It also inspired people to experiment with creative visualization techniques and a few of my friends of mine swear that the movie was actually an important turning point for them.

I think most importantly, it made people aware that their thoughts do create their reality. I know a lot of people who have become much nicer to be around since the movie. Personally, I don’t know of any other movie that can do that.

So, let’s look at the flipside of the rise to fame of The Secret for a moment because all things in life have to have a negative to balance the positive, just as day has night and up has down.

The biggest issue I’ve noticed people having with the secret law of attraction is that they still cannot manifest more than just empty parking spaces!

I have been studying and learning about the Law Of Attraction for the last 12 years. I have also attended many seminars on the Law Of attraction and this is one of the most asked questions I hear asked about the law of attraction – “How long does it take to see results?”

Mostly this question comes from clients who have watched The Secret and are trying to get some kind of overnight success from the law of attraction, but are not willing to actually DO anything to get that succeed. It’s almost as if they expect their brand new red Ferrari to be given to them by ‘the genie’ in the sky somewhere!

“Ask… Believe… Receive…”

I think that many people new to the whole Law Of Attraction idea took “Ask… Believe… Receive…” a little too literally, so these people don’t think that ACTION is a necessary step and therefore they don’t get any results/

Unfortunately, if not properly educated about how the secret law of attraction really works, these people either end up disillusioned or totally discarding the notion of the law of attraction altogether – neither of which helps anyone…

Don’t get me wrong, The Secret has done massive amounts of good and it’s legacy will be felt for years to come, but let’s rather focus on learning how to use the universal laws of attraction to empower ourselves, rather than as a shortcut to success, as the ‘genie worshippers’ would like to believe it is.

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July 15, 2008

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