Friday, March 30, 2007

The Secret Is Out

I received an e-newsletter today that referenced the DVD and book entitled, "The Secret." I wanted to mention that work here again because a majority of the highly successful people who appear in the film are authors, including Jack Canfield, author of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" and Dr. John Gray, author of "Women Are From Mars, Men Are From Venus." It was the famous authors that got me initially interested in "The Secret." Since they said they had gotten to where they were by practicing what they're preaching in this film, I wanted to know more.

"The Secret" focuses on the Law of Attraction, the notion that like attracts like. The thought you are thinking right now is attracting more similar thoughts unto itself. The feeling that's emanating from your current thought is soaring out like a bullet toward other similar feelings and drawing them back unto itself. It's the basis for the old statement, "Birds of a feather flock together." The Law of Attraction is a natural law. That is, it works regardless of whether we believe in it or understand it. In the film, Dr. Joe Vitale says that we want to become aware of our thoughts and to choose them carefully, and to have fun with this, because "you are the masterpiece of your own life. You are the Michelangelo of your own life. The David you are sculpting is you."

The article referenced above is from the World Center for Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). The Emotional Freedom Technique (some people refer to it as the "tapping method") helps one accomplish a major shift in energy by eliminating negative emotional reactions. Here's the link:

The Law of Attraction has been discussed for years by a number of people, including Jerry and Esther Hicks. The main page of their Web site currently lists a number of quotes regarding the Law of Attraction,

If you'd like to watch the trailer for "The Secret" or order your own copy, you can do so at:


Blogger Elizabeth Parker said...

Ok, thanks to you Diana, I went out and bought the book and movie of The Secret. It's certainly not new information, but it's presented in a new and exciting way. We can never hear enough of this, IMO. I began last night to change my thinking. :)

Thanks for the heads-up, Diana.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Melissa Marsh said...

Fascinating stuff!

1:59 PM  
Blogger Diana Celesky said...


Way to go! I agree with you in that the message in "The Secret" is nothing new (wish I could cite exactly where I've seen it mentioned in the Bible), but the presentation is stimulating and inspirational. A buddy recently told me she had watched "The Secret" three times last week and she was even more positive than usual. I think I need to replace my broken DVD player and just keep that show running constantly in the background, or at least alternate it with "What the &%*! Do We Know?" Did you see that documentary? It came out in late 2005. Many of the same commentators from "The Secret" are in this film, too. Marlee Matlin is also in it.

Did you see the Oprah shows that featured "The Secret?" Rhonda Byrne (author & producer), Lisa Nichols, Jack Canfield, Michael Beckwith and James Arthur Ray were on the first episode, and Lisa Nichols, James Arthur Ray and Michael Beckwith were in the second episode. As much as I enjoy the film, I think I've watched the Oprah shows even more than I've watched "The Secret." These people are just so motivational. In fact, I usually do some serious writing and/or editing after I watch any of those segments. I'll take my inspiration wherever I can get it.

A friend sent me a link to a check you can complete to put in your order with the Universe: Jack Canfield utilized this technique just before he sold "Chicken Soup for the Soul."

3:36 PM  
Blogger Diana Celesky said...


If you haven't checked out "The Secret" yet, give it a go. I think you'll enjoy it. I've found that I'm just as inspired by friends' interpretations of the film as I am by the film itself. If you watch it, I'd love to hear your comments.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Robin L. Rotham said...

I'll have to check this out, Diana. :D

1:16 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Parker said...

Diana, the more I watch and read THE SECRET, the more I like it. I just blogged about it, and you're mentioned there. Go see!

10:44 AM  

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