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The Secret

A book by Rhonda Byrne

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What I got out of the Secret

  • Jun 29, 2010
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The Secret definitely has it's pros and cons. i checked the book out of the library after having watched the original movie (where Esther Hicks/Jerry Hicks/Abraham) were included in the discussion of the enlightened experts featured in the film.

There tends to be a strong division between those readers who swear by this book and those readers who are bent on discrediting the author and the panel of experts in the film.

For me personally, I must say that the Secret book has served as a reminder to recalibrate and get on  my path during those times that I tend to allow negative thinking and the current reality to get me into a place where I keep manifesting more of what is (and frequently what I did not want) rather than turning to the principals outlined in this book to attract what I do want.

To begin with the book to me, is best used as a resource. I enjoyed having watched the film first and then taking the book as the written reminder of the Secret as told in the movie.

The "Secret" essentially is "thoughts become things". Yes, that easy. Watch and guard your thoughts for you attract that which you give your attention to. And I do realize that many people will argue this point particularly to those topics of natural disasters, war torn countries and poverty, child/sexual abuse etc. 
I will admit that the idea of beings coming into this existence looking for such contrast is difficult to comprehend, I myself can not be one hundred per cent certain that it is not so and thus I resonate with the idea of being a co-creator in my current reality.  So I watched the film and then checked out the book from the library and took copious notes. About two years later I found the book at a used book sale and now own my own copy.

For me, the book was the start of a pathway that at times was a bit rocky but got me out of oppressive lack of money to the point where I really have no worries about my money any more.
I know i will have what i need and just relax. I am able to manifest jobs (I am a consultant) with clients that I desire and when my kids are in need of going to a certain function, scholarships, extra money etc come through and allow for that opportunity to take place without any kind of stress.

I can honestly attribute this change in energetic thought back to 2006 when I first read the Secret.
I have not had the same luck with relationships yet I can recognize energetically via the Secret and its teachings that I actually am the cause for the dysfunction as I tend to focus on the yuckiness of what is. It is a learning process that I am striving to correct and I just have to remember to put the principles of the Secret into that manifestation but relationships are much more challenging to me to manifest than jobs and money.

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review by . July 13, 2010
This is one of those books that you will love or hate. I really enjoyed it as I believe that the energy we put out there is what we get back. The book focuses on thinking positive and controlling your own destiny. If you are struggling in your life or feel like you are surrounded by negativity it is a good book to help get you back on track. There are some world renowned spiritual teachers involved in this book and I cannot imagine they can all be wrong. That being said it can be a little over …
review by . June 23, 2010
        I enjoyed the secret. Reading this book made me feel like I have some control over my life and that made me feel a little bit better about  being able to deal with difficult situations that occur.        I would recommend this book because it brings back a positive attitude. I think this is very important in life and this book gives you some ideas on how to tap into that attitude.     The book basically is a book on …
Quick Tip by . October 13, 2010
Waste of time, there is no secret to life, the book is a scam!
review by . October 05, 2010
Pros: Excellent concepts, easy to read.      Cons: none      The Bottom Line: If you are looking for a truly inspirational book, this book is definitely the one to read. Really great writing about real concepts.      One thing that I have learned throughout my many years of education is that if you are going to achieve anything in life, you have to be forward thinking and make it happen for yourself. Things don't just tend to come to …
review by . June 19, 2010
   This is simply one of the best books that i have ever read. It literally changed my life because of all the good info that was in the book. It made me realize that  i was not only in control of my own life but everything that was happening around me. After reading the book i was a more confident person with many new goals that i once thought was impossible. I got a chance to read the book and watch the movie, even though both shared the same information i was very happy about the …
Quick Tip by . July 27, 2010
The true secret: convince a bunch of people that you have the secret and they will shell out cash to buy it from you.
Quick Tip by . July 18, 2010
I enjoyed the book. It was repetitive but at least it made you think more positive in the end.
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
A shortcut to read what the universal spiritual sense teaches. Kind of a bible without God. You can read Proverbs and earn much more!
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
I really liked it...It was soo brilliantly written i completely loved it..Great review also...
Quick Tip by . July 14, 2010
Absolutely atrocious abortion of rational thinking. It takes a simple concept like positive thinking and tries to spin it as the magical answer to everything. It quote mines most of the historical figures it mentions. The whole "law of attraction" is bogus, as it WILL NOT work. Those who tell you it does work are guilty of selection bias and the placebo effect.
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Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. In this book, you'll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life -- money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You'll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that's within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. THE SECRET contains wisdom from modern-day teachers -- men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.
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ISBN-13: 978-1582701707
Author: Rhonda Byrne
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Publisher: Beyond Words Pub Co
Date Published: November 28, 2006
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