Anyone of here practicing "The Secret" :The Law of Attraction

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    Aug 20, 2008 10:14 PM GMT
    I'm waiting to actually take a seminar on it but I have had some amazingly synchronistic things happen to me since I started .
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    Aug 20, 2008 11:37 PM GMT
    It is as irrational and inexplicable as quantum physics. When i read stuff about quantum physics I find similarities. It probably gets to the root cause why life is so amazing weird most of the time. Things aren't what thy seem. Things "are" what we make them.
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    Aug 21, 2008 1:57 AM GMT
    Yep. It's a part of my life. There is also a meditation CD out based on the teaching of "The Secret". Very Powerful. If you get a chance, go onto Youtube and look at the scenes from the film that were not in the final cut.

    -Den
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    Aug 21, 2008 1:59 AM GMT
    I've read the book and watched the DVD. I've started applying "The Secret" and I have noticed changes. Everyone should do this.
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    Aug 21, 2008 1:59 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidI'm waiting to actually take a seminar on it but I have had some amazingly synchronistic things happen to me since I started .

    So, what kind of things have happened to you that are making you think you're creating those things in your life?
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    Aug 21, 2008 2:08 AM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidI'm not too familiar as to how it works? Mind giving us an overview? icon_smile.gif


    I won't even come close to doing it justice, but the overall idea is pitched as the law of attraction. When you have thoughts, you transmit those thoughts out into the universe and based on what kind of thoughts you're transmitting, the universe returns to you the same. Think of money and success, you transmit "requests" for money and success to the universe and it sends it right back to you. You transmit thoughts of poverty, diseases, etc. and that comes back as well.

    I liked where it started to go. We all can think of circumstances where this seems to be the case. People who are so joyous and happy that their attitude seems to rub off on those they are always around or the opposite with your "Debbie Downers." I got skeptical at how absolute they considered this law of attraction, especially in tragic circumstances. I might believe that Joe Random was constantly thinking about dying in a car crash when he smahed up his Jetta and bought the farm, but it's asking a lot for me to swallow that all those tsunami victims were constantly emitting thoughts of such a tragedy. And what about all the victims of Sept 11? You mean to tell me all of them were emitting thoughts of being killed in a plane crash, building collapse, or hijacking? I thought it would have been much better (and certainly much classier) if it left such large scale disasters as at least partially inexplicable.

    It also seemed to focus a way too much on the shallower implementations of The Secret like being wealthy and living a long time to spend your wealth. Tacky. Not to sounds like I'm running for Miss America but what about world peace or ending world hunger or something? Seems like a waste of such a powerful tidbit of knowledge to solely focus on a getting a new BMW. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 21, 2008 2:09 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidI'm waiting to actually take a seminar on it but I have had some amazingly synchronistic things happen to me since I started .


    I didn't know that there was a seminar, but I loved the movie. If you liked What the Bleep Do We Know, you'll like The Secret. It's simplified Religious Science, if you ask me. It's based upon the Law of Attraction, which basically asserts that what you think you attract (whether positive or negative). I think a lot can be said for having a good attitude, a positive outlook and a grateful heart, even if those practices are not vibrating some spiritual quantum strings out there in the cosmos.

    Please let us know how it goes. Shoot me a link, if you wouldn't mind.
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    Aug 21, 2008 2:12 AM GMT
    ruck_us said

    I think a lot can be said for having a good attitude, a positive outlook and a grateful heart, even if those practices are not vibrating some spiritual quantum strings out there in the cosmos.


    Precisely. And that's why I maintain that it's a good read. I just think they oversimplified the idea to make it more gimmicky and marketable.

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    Aug 21, 2008 2:22 AM GMT
    groundcombat saidI read the book about a year ago. I had some beefs with it (mainly suggesting that people who think bad thoughts of disease, proverty, and natural disasters bring such things on themselves), but overall I felt that it, at the very least, promotes a very positive outlook on day-to-day life.


    I agree with you (groundcombat) whole-heartedly. I read this as I was losing sight to a genetic retinal disease. Byrne gives an example of a woman who "willed" herself to better eyesight. I applaud her effort. It didn't work for me. The Secret did not stop the illness from ravaging my eyes. And, I reject the notion that in some way I attracted this genetic problem into my life... as my brother has had to live with it too.

    It has changed my life though... despite what happened I have found new insight and a better appreciation for life. The secret is simply the power of positive thinking (ie... Norman Vincent Peale.) It's opening yourself up to all of the good things that life offers and embracing everything else as growth along the path to better self.

    A seminar would be interesting. Just don't get swept up into some of the cult-like atmosphere of which I have witnessed and read. It's supposed to be about attraction... not obsession.
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    Aug 21, 2008 2:46 AM GMT
    Some things you get because you go after them, other things you get because the universe is filled with collisions that throw off uncontrolled debris. Any philosophy that ignores the randoms, has limited usefulness.

    I think 'the Secret' just gets you more focused on going after something - which really does work. But all things - like tsunami's are not the result of the collective desires of the victoms. I mean really - by that measure - there were no victoms of 911. Those New Yorkers and all those firemen and police - they were just willing that disaster into being everyday until inevitably it happened. WTF?!?!??

    I've been part of a group that was all 'positive thinking' and you only get what you put out to the universe. It was miserable. You get lovely scenerios like Goal A assigned to you by Boss. You work hard on goal A, even though it's unrealistic. Boss assigns you lots of other crap that has nothing to do with goal A. You juggle. Results come in and goal A not accomplished. Boss disparages you and all your negative thoughts about goal A and tells to get your act together. Although you don't recall having one negative thought about goal A. BUT YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY GUILTY OR GOAL A WOULD HAVE BEEN ACCOMPLISHED.

    Completely miserable experience.

    There is power to positive thinking - its just not omnipotent power.
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    Aug 21, 2008 2:55 AM GMT
    Wow. Words fail.
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    Aug 21, 2008 3:09 AM GMT
    TigerTim saidWow. Words fail.


    Really? I have about 9,000 words I could say here, but what on earth would be the fucking use.
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    Aug 21, 2008 3:16 AM GMT
    TigerTim saidWow. Words fail.

    Oh, go ahead.
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    Aug 21, 2008 3:39 AM GMT
    TigerTim saidWow. Words fail.


    Tell me about it. I've thought of drawing Dogbert style cartoons to document some of the experiences I had there.

    If not for the humor, for the therapy.
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    Aug 21, 2008 3:41 AM GMT
    Remember that it's opposites that attract, not sames. So sending something out into the universe is overwhelmingly likely to repel the same thing.

    Of course, the exception is gravity, but the Large Hadron Collider could potentially help us explain why gravity is such a weak force and maybe even identify what the positive and negative factors of gravity are. It'll be interesting to see.

    Being positive and enjoying life sure makes life better though.
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    Aug 21, 2008 3:44 AM GMT
    I tried practicing the secret when I was 5. I was oath bound not to tell my sister she got a doll for Christmas. Well she picked up the wrapped box and shook it. I immediately told her it WAS NOT a doll. DO you know she immediately knew it was a dollicon_redface.gif? So I learned then at the tender age of 5 that keeping secrets does not work!
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    Aug 21, 2008 3:46 AM GMT
    I've been more or less practicing the same ideas since when I read something in Seth Speaks about creating my reality (about 25 years).
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    Aug 21, 2008 3:55 AM GMT
    If you wanted to become a cat, it looks like you're really good at it.

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    Aug 21, 2008 3:57 AM GMT
    Well I just gave it a try again, and neither lilman or OHhiker are here nekkid in my room. I even took off all my clothes!icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 21, 2008 4:01 AM GMT
    MEOW
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    Aug 21, 2008 4:06 AM GMT
    is the WAYNE DYER 'attract anything you want in 30 days' banner that occasionally shows up in the midst of this forum random or what? ;)
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    Aug 21, 2008 4:07 AM GMT
    We've attracted a bit of irony. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 21, 2008 4:14 AM GMT
    OHhiker said

    There is power to positive thinking - its just not omnipotent power.


    Best quote ever.
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    Aug 21, 2008 7:15 AM GMT
    I just read a piece about quantum physics where the scientist said that if you turn your back to the moon it disappears.

    One thing I have found out in doing"The Secret" is that universe exists only and completely for you. everything happens just for you. One must come to grips with the definition of a infinite universe. In an infinite universe absolutely everything can and does exist.










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    Aug 21, 2008 8:08 AM GMT
    I lived in Jersey for 2 years (which I never wanted to be there in the first place). I got sent there through a management training program, but I knew someday it would lead me to my goal (a) california.

    While, I was there, I knew I didn't want to be there and I would always talk how I didn't want to be there. While living there, I was in the worse health of my life (I would get sick all the time). I got two huge staph infections that put me in the hospital. At first, I liked my job...but, the longer I stayed in Jersey the more I hated it...the worse the job got; boss was horrible. To summarize, my negative thoughts seemed to attract so many negative things.

    I read the Secret. I wanted to get out of Jersey. I was done. I wanted to finally be in California. I did as the book said. I drew myself on a piece of paper in front of a building with my company name; with big letters that said Los Angeles. I posted this picture on my wall above my bed for a couple of weeks.

    Two months later, I landed a transfer out to Los Angeles with my company. It was a little bit off because instead of working for Corporate (like i wanted), I was still working a hotel, however the picture I drew was still true. My hotel's and Los Angeles. Kinda funny.

    Since I've moved; my luck has skyrocketted. My happiness is at an all time high. Everytime I work/live with Debbie Downers; I seem to wish them away in my head and they seem to disappear from my life in some way. I keep thanking the universe/God for everything and things seem to be getting better and better. My health has increased incredibly.

    Anyway, I'm not too sure how much any of this had to do with the book, but it seems all too coincidental.