This documentary talks about the law of attraction. In a sense, humans are creatures of vibration, a specific operating ‘frequency.’ And every thought we create gives off energy, a particular vibration, and due to the law of attraction, ‘the universe’ or whatever you believe to be in control of your destiny or whatever, alines things in your life to bring similar ‘frequencies’ to you. So if you give off a negative thought, like I don’t want to feel guilty anymore, you are attracting these bad feelings to you. The law of attraction doesn’t understand negatives, it only acts on subjects. No instead of saying ‘I don’t want to be guilty,’ you should be saying ‘I want to be happy.’
It’s pretty cheesy to watch, you might want to drink or get high, or whatever before watching it, haha, but it does say a lot of good stuff. It really directs you to thinking the way everyone needs to be thinking now a days.
Happy thoughts, happy life.
I watched that documentary a few months ago, and it really did change my life.
I was pretty skeptical at first. But the whole month before watching, I was super desperate for clothes and I knew I’d get clothes eventually but I started to lose hope. Then after leaving my sisters house RIGHT after watching it, my friend picked me up and handed me a bag full of clothes she had just bought for me. That was pretty ironic.
My mom is in a halfway house right now, and the only thing keeping her there is debt from rent and such. She had to get a job to pay it off, but she had been turned down by over 100 places because of her criminal history. I told her about how the way we think changes the world around us, and that if she kept thinking no one would hire her, no one would. But if she accepted the possibility that she could have a job, and just let ‘god’/the universe take care of it, it’ll happen.
The very next week, she got a job.
The Secret was a good introduction to a different way of thinking. I was miserable, convinced that the world was against me, had no money for food or gas or tuition and I was going to be kicked out of my apartment and school if I didn’t come up with something in five days. Someone recommended it to me and I watched it. I was so desperate for any kind of answer, so pissed that none of what I did for other people was reciprocated ..so I decided to try it as a science experiment.
In the movie they suggest manifesting a cup of coffee, I decided on Diet Coke instead. I was out of caffeine and had an addiction to it. The next 3 days really changed my opinion about people, my own influence in the world and helped me to start on a more positive path. Within a few hours after watching the movie my room mate came home with a 12 pack of Diet Coke, the next day I received a $10 gift card to a gas station and a $10 taco bell gift card, the day after that I spoke with the financial aid people at my school and they decided to let me stay in school despite not being able to pay them because of some paperwork issues with financial aid. And in 2 months after that I had a job, in my field of study.
It might ‘scientifically’ be bullshit, but it has honestly worked in my life. I am not one of those extremists who believes you can cure cancer with meditation alone, nor do I think everyone should be annoyingly positive and optimistic all the time..and if you read deeper into the idea of the law of attraction and some of the ideas touched upon in the movie, you realize that without struggle (aka contrast) we do not grow as people.
the reason i dislike The Secret is that it oversimplifies the law of attraction. If you pay attention to your life you dont need a documentary to tell you about the law of attraction. seriously what is all that CGI shit coming out of people’s heads in that documentary? they pretty much ruined the concept if you ask me.. some guy opens his front door and there’s a ferrari in front of his house?!
there are better books and documentaries if you wanna know about LoA (i hate calling it that too)
Yeah, I agree with you completely, like I said I think the documentary is a little cheesy. You now theres that quote by Ghandi that goes someone like ‘man is but a product of his thoughts,’ and I don’t believe that people in terrible situations ‘thought’ their way into it, or ‘think’ their situation into continuing. But I think there’s something pretty profound with ‘thought.’
Christians pray people into healing (my dads an extremely devout Christian, and goes to a pretty crazy church, and I’ve personally seen some incredible stuff. Although I consider myself more agnostic now), Asian monks use ‘chi’ to heal, and change the temperature of objects, people can think their way into a deep meditative state. I think regardless of whether you call it the hand of god, or chi, there’s something pretty incredible going on between humans and energy, and thought is kind of our tool for manipulating it.
Even if you are skeptical of the spiritual, metaphysical aspect of the Law of Attraction, it can be demonstrated in a very different, physical way. The more you seriously think about, and genuinely desire something, the more your actions will be oriented towards acquiring it, at a subconscious level. If you are thinking pessimistically, your subconscious will be unmotivated to turn your thoughts into actions. But if your thoughts are inclined towards seriously acquiring or achieving whatever it is you truly want, and you genuinely believe you will “attract” it, your mind will be far more oriented towards actually taking action to achieve those results. The Law of Attraction definitely works when it comes to increasing the likelihood that you will get what you want, regardless of how. There are plenty of different books on the subject, “The Secret” is just the one that broke the furthest into the mainstream.
Hey, I just read an excellent book called “Psycho Cybernetics”. It’s an oldie, written in the 60’s, but I thought the information was ageless.
To me, it was a much better explanation of “The secret”, and a much better explanation of The law of attraction. I was tempted to make a new thread for it, but decided to mention it here.
@xyver, Agreed. That book breaks everything down much better than “the secret”.
I’ve seen the secret, not all of it, but most and honestly it was OK…in turn it hasn’t had much of an impact on my life. I’m already a very positive person and I do believe in the whole concept BUT the way they approach it seems so vague to me. “Visualize this, put pictures on a vision board and you will send out signals to the universe to get these things”. Why doesn’t it say “Get the fuck up and go get shit done because nothing will come to you if you put a picture on a board and hope for it”.
I’m a believer for sure. Watching The Secret and realizing how thie law of attraction had so obviously already played a role in my life just spurred my desire to know more about how to vibe with the universe. The journey thus far has been real exciting. It relies on faith, it could never work for a skeptic
Ever since I joined HE, people have been telling me to watch this video and how good it is and so on, so recently I did and It wasn’t very good at all. It’s just another superficial commercial self help video, of the typical American variety. They don’t get in depth on anything, they don’t explain anything very well, and they only present a very narrow and subjective explanation of the whole thing. You’d think that since there are so many people on there talking they would give different angles and explanations, but NOPE! Just a bunch of repetitions of the same new-agey self help lingo.
It’s funny how they’re pretty much saying “just think about something and you will receive it,” except a few of them who are more knowledgeable and tell it like it is, but it seems nobody who watches this video listens to those people. Just thinking, visualizing, and so on will amount to nothing. You must take action. This law of attraction stuff is all about one thing, calibrating your mind to feel inspired about taking action on getting what you want.
And I think it’s funny how they cut out most of what that “Abraham” lady was saying. She’s one of the most well-renowned teachers on this law of attraction stuff. I personally don’t like her way of explaining stuff, but she’s definitely the most knowledgeable on the subject out of the people in the whole video. And they cut her incredibly short. Ridiculous.
Most of those people don’t seem like they have a clue what they’re talking about, just jumping on the bandwagon and making some money. Which is the typical case with self help “gurus.” It’s like those people selling books on making money, when the only money they’ve made was from selling books on making money.
I was surprised to see Bob Proctor in there, because most of his stuff is usually very good.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m sure The secret is very eye-opening for a lot of people, but it’s nothing to live by. Once you’ve learned their stuff, it’s time to move on to better teachings, tp learn how the stuff really works.
And it’s really not a secret either, people have known this throughout the ages. It’s just that most people refuse to listen when people tell about this stuff. It’s no more secret than the fact that you can tell the difference between a frog and a toad by its movement.
If you aren’t taking personal, direct action towards that which you hold in intention in your mind’s eye, you’re not going to manifest anything beneficial except anxiety and self-doubt over “not doing it right” because nothing changes.
The power of positive thinking (intention/”lubricating”/priming reality) coupled with direct personal action = life “flowing” into place synchronistically.
I have yet to have this principle fail in my own life, and it’s only when you stop thinking about The Law of Attraction as being a magical process, and more of a function of existing in matter, things roll a lot more smoothly. Whether it’s “lucking out” with finding work (money flow) or receiving compensation from left field, you must leave no stone unturned if you wish to manifest your highest desires.