Friday, 28 September 2007

The Secret is a nothing mare than a sales gimmick?

I received an email today quoting one of The Secret teachers saying that the Law Of Attraction (LOA) is nothing more than a sales gimmick! Following was my response:

My part on The Secret was small, however the part I played in bringing it about was somewhat integral I believe.

My life story is quite long and not room nor time to share it here. In summary I was broke, uneducated, unemployed, had a wife and 4 children, about to be evicted from our rented home, phone disconnected, driving around in an unregistered car and over $50,000 in debt. Today my family and I enjoy our beautiful home, drive nice cars, travel the world and help millions of people ... it doesn't matter how you explain it, it still is a miracle (A miracle being something other than what is explainable by science on the physical realm).

The words "Law of Attraction" or "The Secret" is a term or phrase for a universal principle. Napoleon Hill in his writings called it the secret; Wallace D Wattles in The Science of Getting Rich called it "The one great law - Energy is" and also referred to the law of vibration which explains LOA; the Bible states "As you sow so shall you reap", also "as a man thinketh in his heart so is he" (also quoted by James Allen) ... the heart being translated from original text as the 'other than conscious mind'.

For the lay person that does not desire to study quantum physics or have an understanding of metaphysics, the Law Of Attraction or The Secret is a great basic understanding to start people thinking differently and cause the masses to attract abundance into their lives. What a breakthrough!!!

Is it a marketing gimmick? In my humble opinion ... absolutely not.

It is amazing how much flak The Secret has got claiming the whole thing was a deliberate marketing strategy put together by Rhonda Byrne and associates. That is so far from the truth. I was there from almost the beginning of The Secret DVD, Rhonda heard of my own LOA story through someone else, I gave Rhonda Byrne copies of CD's, books, DVD's and material on LOA including much of Bob Proctor's material, I passed on Bob Proctor's cell phone number to Rhonda which started a chain of interviews across the United States.

I saw some of the seemingly impossible challenges that Rhonda and the Prime Time Production team faced during the creation of The Secret, from funding to getting it into the market. Had Rhonda and the team not totally believed in the LOA, and used it every day I have no doubt that we would not be having this discussion as there would be no Secret DVD.

What people don't realise is that every plan that Rhonda had to market The Secret DVD didn't work!!! She faced road block after road block ... however, she remained fixed on taking the message to the world, the universe provided the best method possible. People now look at The Secret marketing and study it as an amazing marketing model ... yet they still don't get it. It has nothing to do with marketing strategy and everything to do with one person holding true to an image in their mind and the universe providing the best, most effective, most efficient way of delivering that image on the physical plane.

I agree with Dr Fred Alan Wolf that The Secret DVD is not complete ... how can it be as there is so much to tell and the DVD is only 89 minutes long. The Secret is missing most of the other laws that are intertwined in the LOA, plus is misses the important component of Action ... our part in the LOA ... plus God, the unseen, omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient force.

The interesting thing is you can look at all that The Secret isn't and what it is missing and you will find it, or you can look at all The Secret is and what it delivers ... and you will find that to!!

The Secret will always have its naysayer and those who seek to pull it down. (One of the six basic human needs that we all need to feel is significance - some people do that by creating, for example, building a taller building; others get significance by destroying, for example, knocking others down so that their building is taller. A few create while many still compete and destroy.)

Whatever can be said against The Secret and those who are on it, it has and is changing the world for the better by increasing the awareness of the masses through understanding that:

"Abundance and Wealth in ALL areas of our lives is a
deliberate choice rather than a circumstance."

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