Saturday, May 19, 2007

The Secret... Law Of Attraction

Love. Happiness. Health. Peace...

It's absolutely possible for everyone to have these things and more.

Centering on the universal law of attraction, the 92-minute film cannot be seen in theaters; it's only available on DVD or at the "The Secret" Web site.

Nevertheless, it's been seen in every country around the world through word of mouth since its March 2006 release. While some are skeptical of the film's message, more than 700,000 copies of "The Secret" have been sold in the United States.

In the film, viewers learn to ask for what they want. And, if they believe it, they will receive it. It sounds simple enough. That you attract what you think about.

"Whatever you hold in your mind, consciously and subconsciously, is what you are attracting to your experience," says teacher Hale Dwoskin, author of the "Sedona Method". "If you want to know what you are holding in your mind, look around you."

The teachers -- who include ministers, philosophers and writers, such as Jack Canfield ("Chicken Soup for the Soul") and John Gray ("Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus") -- say to receive what you desire, you must act and feel it's already done.

"We have a magnificent inner calling, vision, mission, power inside us that we are not honoring and harnessing," says philosopher and "Secret" teacher John Demartini in a recent telephone interview. "This movie brings it to the forefront that we can (harness that power)."

The movie was conceived in 2004 after Australian-born screenwriter and producer Rhonda Byrne suffered a number of setbacks -- she was broke, her father suddenly died and all of her relationships were in turmoil. Her life changed when she read a book about the law of attraction, "The Science of Getting Rich," written by Wallace Wattles in 1910.

While researching the law of attraction for six months, she discovered noted figures in history -- Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, William Shakespeare, Abraham Lincoln and many others -- understood the philosophy. She found the information dated as far back as 3500 B.C., and learned the law of attraction is a part of every religion, including Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism, but most people were unaware of its very existence.

"When you think about something, you become a magnet for what you want," Byrne says in a telephone interview from her Los Angeles office. "Anytime I think of something, it comes so fast, and that's the thing. The more that you see the little things happening, the more you get the hang of it and get out of the way. You float with life, float along. You think, 'I might do this, I might do that,' and it comes to you."

Apparently, people are hungry for this information. Since the movie was released simultaneously around the world last year, more than 150,000 people have viewed it online. Many people say that The Secret movie has changed their outlook on life.