This book was a great success when it first appeared a few years ago. The ‘secret’ is quite simply stated:
“You and I hold the power of life in our hands. You can create anything you wish in your life. All you have to do is to focus your thought and project a picture of what you want and hey presto, it is yours.”
In short, if you put a lot of concentrated focus behind the thought, your thought will manifest into a reality in your life.
Sounds fantastic doesn’t it? Too good to be true?
Well, fundamentally, it is true. There is no doubt in my mind that this IS the secret. And we all have access to it. For we all are connected to the Universe, the greatest power that exists.
There are, however, some flaws in this story…
Three essential elements weren’t covered adequately and therefore in my eyes, we ended up with a story that only told us part of the secret - a secret with no value at all!
The first thing the book missed was this crucial point: you will only achieve what you visualise if you truly believe you deserve it. This is not so much about your conscious belief; this is governed by your unconscious belief, which is built from your history. If the secret isn’t manifesting for you, have a look at your past conditioning. Check out your history. You may find that your sense of self worth was so battered in your early life that you don’t believe you are worthy of the thing you ask for. You may need to do some inner work to heal this.
The second essential point missing was if you ask the Universe for something you long for, always add this little footnote to your prayer/request:
“May this only occur if it serves my highest good.”
This is in case your prayer/request is only your ego trying to manifest its desires. And if this is the case and you DON’T use the little footnote, you may very well get what is absolutely no good for you at all!
The third thing that lessened the story in my eyes was the focus on materialism. If you recall, many of the people portrayed in the book focused on material possessions.
One fellow had a photo of a mansion on his visualisation board for years; now he owns the mansion and considers this a wonderful example of the application of ‘the secret’. However, if this does not serve his highest good, it will only bring him a whole bunch of stuff opposite to what he thought he was asking for. The mansion of his dreams could end up the very worst thing for him.
Of course there really are no wrong decisions in life, as every path can be learned from. However, there are different paths to the destination; some are the long way around while others are more direct. You choose!
Hopefully this gives you an added perspective to the story and a better idea of the 'real' secret.