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The Secret - A movie

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posted on Mar, 26 2007 @ 12:14 PM
I saw the movie at the request of my parents. I must say that although their message is a good one, some of the examples they used were just a bit far fetched. The idea is that if you want something bad enough and believe it, it will come true.

posted on Mar, 26 2007 @ 12:24 PM
I agree with you. What happens/happened to all the dreamers out there who wanted something real bad their entire life and even persued it. Did they have a different secret that was that they really didn't want all the stuff they had been dreaming about their entire lives.

What about actors who have big dreams, leave their past behind, and go to hollywood several thousand miles away, and sacrafice everything just to follow their dreams, only to have never become anything. There are thousands of similar examples and types of people who share this fate. How come The Secret never worked for any of those people through the ages? You can't tell me that these actors and starletts weren't playing the role and really envisioned themselves as being actors. Trust me they do/did.

Also, if the secret really worked and everybody learned it cause it's so simple, then how would the worlds resources work out. Wouldn't everything be spread too thin to make the Secret work.

posted on Mar, 26 2007 @ 12:28 PM
Try it for yourself to see if it works or not.

Try this thread:

IMHO if your subconscious mind is against what you want happening. It doesn't matter how much you visualize it or desire it. It will not come. It's not only positive thinking with your conscious mind. It's a lot deeper than that.

posted on Mar, 26 2007 @ 12:42 PM
I agree with you that the subconcious mind is the real secret. I would read up on the anthony robins stuff for it gives you many more tools to manifest the subconcious minds abilities. He teaches you to pay attention to what your subconcious is telling you, and how it shapes and effects everything from our courage to our decision making process to the ability to make friends and get us out of sticky situations. He even teaches you how to reprogram your subconcious mind so that it works for you and not at random and potentially against you.

Don't get me wrong the secret has a very good lesson in it and it IS worth watching. It can be inspirering. I've watched it with my friends several times sometimes even replaying it over and over to hone certain points in better. We have all used the lessons in the movie to our advantage. Some more than others.

The Secret is really just a part of the secret. But it's not THE secret.

Although, I am glad that the movie has been released because it adds to the tools that we have available to us to learn how to manipulate our subconcious back and with it some degree of control and power over our own lives.

posted on Mar, 26 2007 @ 01:02 PM
As jtma508 stated the secret is nothing new and is repackaged from the Master Key System and the master key system is nothing new there have been teachings on the law of attraction for thousands of years.

I would suggest that everyone read the master key its free on the internet and well worth the effort.

Jesus was even teaching the secret 2000 years ago.

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24

posted on Mar, 26 2007 @ 04:38 PM
Yep. According to what's in the bible. Even Jesus said that we can move a mountain with enough faith. And do greater works than he did. He just knew what the mind is capable of IMHO.

posted on Apr, 1 2007 @ 09:13 AM
here`s a link to the movie where you can see it

posted on May, 28 2007 @ 11:34 AM
I have seen the movie "The Secret", and I have seen it many more times, just like "What the Bleep do we Know". Personally, I speak from experience, I know it all works.

Before anyone gets in a huf and starts asking me for examples let me state there are two many to list from my life.

I do believe that it all dates back before the time of man, and that it not only involves manifesting miracles, but does go as deep as Quantum Physics and basic science. How could it not be real? Honestly think about what is really being said, and it's not miracles others, or some huge weird force that will make these things happen, we make things happen, I make things happen, you make things happen. But that I will only let things into my life that I truely want/believe/need/whatever into my life, and sometimes thats for purposes that I am not even aware of till much later in my life. That is stated in the movie as well, the delay factor.

I started practicing these principles a long time ago and the reality of the power was magnified so much more after I read a little book (over 20 years ago now) called "Illusions" by Richard Bach. Which in it explains the secret so simplely that anyone could get it. It (the book "Illusions") has been my bible for the whole 20 years and will continue to be.

The law of attraction is a simple thing to understand as well. Like attracts likes and all of that. Just stop and think and even the simple people, not unlike me can understand it. Let me just say this Like attracts like is one of the easiest. A friendly person is not going to hang around angry people very long, if at all. Dog lovers hang around dog lovers, and conspiracy people hang around conspiracy people. If a friendly person is hanging around angry people, they are there to learn a lesson, even if its just not to hang around angry people, or it could be something much deeper.

Every self help book, spiritual book, bibles, science books (yes there is more than one, I have read dozens of them) carries the secret. I don't know how we have all missed it, or chosen to ignore it all this time. I choose to believe (and that's what it's all about, belief/imagine/faith) that there is something to all of this. And last time I checked we all have the right to choose what we believe (as much as some do not like that, but then thats their choice), but sometimes we gotta even watch that cause it can bite us in the but like a bullet (Why is there a war?).

Again, I sign with this, read "Illusions" by Richard Bach. It's a simple, short and fun read that explains it all. Please remember we all make choices, every minute of everyday and we usually know the outcome, if we would just listen to ourselves. There is so much to say, I had better quit for now. But I believe...

posted on May, 28 2007 @ 12:04 PM
I will give you an example of what the movie is trying to say. Just imagine chewing a dry towel (tea towel) for drying the dishes. Now tell me you dont have goosebumps.

See anything is possible.


[edit on 28-5-2007 by h3akalee]

posted on May, 28 2007 @ 01:42 PM
I have borrowed the book "The Secret" from a friend and currently reading it. So far it makes a lot of sense.

I can recall several things from my past that happened to me in a positive way and remembered that at the time I was focusing intently on what I wanted and not letting anything negative interfere with my goal.

I will be checking out some of the other sources mentioned in this thread as well. Thanks for sharing!

posted on Jun, 3 2007 @ 01:57 AM
I watched the movie AND read the book, it was astonishing at first, because it seemed to make so much sense. However a deeper look at it changed my mind. Basically, as the law of attraction is the secret, i have to point out a flaw. One of the first things stated is like attracts like, and that you can suposedly see that everywhere in nature. Complete and utter lie. Opposites attract; positive attracts to negative, i don't care if its on a microscopic or macroscopic level. I think the secret should be just to be happy and not let things bring you down.

posted on Jun, 3 2007 @ 07:40 AM

Originally posted by ingeniouslycorrupt
...Complete and utter lie. Opposites attract; positive attracts to negative, i don't care if its on a microscopic or macroscopic level. I think the secret should be just to be happy and not let things bring you down.

IC, yo0u're talking physics. What The Secret (and the thousands of other philosophies found throughout history and all over the world) is talking about is attitude and personal energy. Take a very simple example, Goth people attract more Goth people; jocks attract jocks; braniacs attract braniacs; druggies attract druggies and on and on. Demographics is based upon the human nature of 'birds of a feather flock together'. I work in that field and it is quantitatively fact. While you are 100% correct in what you say that's not what The Secret is referring to.

posted on Jun, 3 2007 @ 10:15 AM
I'd have to say that the "Secret" is just the latest in a long line of pop-metaphysics that cashes in on folks' disenchantment with organised religion. I saw 'What the Bleep...' and there's a pretty good wikipedia take on that one (think bad science and JZ Knight channeling Ramtha)!%3F

The last one I actually gave a second look to...beyond watching 'What the Bleep...' and saying WTF?...was that series of books in the early 90's that took you through a series of revelations in the course of a low-rent Indiana Jones-type story. It made such a great impression on me that I can't, for the life of me, bring the name to mind.

Still, if you recognise that humans are innately spiritual in nature, you might notice that this spirituality often takes the form you give it. Ergo, try looking within yourself instead of looking for others to follow.

posted on Jun, 3 2007 @ 10:46 AM
...10 minutes of mowing the lawn and it all comes back to me...the series of books I meant starts with 'The Celestine Prophecy'.

Coming, in fact, to a theatre near you!

posted on Jun, 4 2007 @ 02:15 PM
True. Thanks for that, as you can tell I am inclined to go to physics, its my background.

posted on Jun, 7 2007 @ 04:58 PM
Heres another link to the secret.

posted on Mar, 11 2008 @ 12:44 PM
I want to state first of that my comments are not meant to be inflammatory.

I work in a record store and I'd come across The Secret on dvd and wondered what it was; one day some guy comes in and asks if we sell it, I say we do and ask him if he knows what it's about - he purchases 2 and gives me one copy. Yes I did find this a little bizarre, the gentleman himself seemed quite odd. So I got it home and watched it.

I've not seen anything so damn funny in a long time - well, at least for the first 10 minutes, then you get into the realisation that a) these people are taking themselves seriously and b) they seem to be allowed out in public. My main point is yes, a lot of things can be achieved by positive thinking, but you really shouldn't need a pre-school dvd telling you how to achieve that. The people involved came across as very creepy, cult-type folk, one of my housemates caught me watching this and asked if they were some kind of swingers, recruiting.

This was a terrible waste of time kinda like televangelism.

posted on Mar, 12 2008 @ 06:44 AM

Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
I have heard of it. I have yet to hear what this secret is.

Basically, it all comes down to this:

You are a Creator.

You create everything with your thoughts.

You are what you think.

That is really all you need to know. That is the Secret of everything.

posted on Mar, 12 2008 @ 06:51 AM
...and yet again.

"The Secret" book and movie mentions that you will get everything that you attract because you are what you think and you create the world with your thoughts.

I'd say that the Freemasons and NWO has taken "The Secret" technique to a higher level.

If you can control your life with the power of your thoughts, you can also control the lives of others with the power of your thoughts.

Secret societies knew this for ages.

It's all about the mind discipline.

posted on Mar, 12 2008 @ 07:28 AM

Originally posted by TheBandit795
Try it for yourself to see if it works or not.

Try this thread:

IMHO if your subconscious mind is against what you want happening. It doesn't matter how much you visualize it or desire it. It will not come. It's not only positive thinking with your conscious mind. It's a lot deeper than that.

The Secret is the result of an effort to commercialize the source and methodology to attract anything one desires. Although the process has been taught for many thousand years, this is the"idiots version" and a chance for the common person to understand what it is. Everyone is using it but the ones that don't know how to suffer from their own lack of knowledge.

It is the process Jesus outlined in the new testament to his followers, and is as old as Abraham and the beginnings of the Magi (three wise men) who claimed Jesus as their King. It is endorsed by the two largest Rosicrucian fraternities as well.

Please read through the law of attraction thread once you have seen the movie, and had your own successes and failures. A close companion movie is What the Bleep to we know? Down the Rabbit Hole. Probably should watch both at least the youtube ones before commenting on the other thread.

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