Article Published: 7th of September, 2022.Last updated: September 30, 2022 at 1:32 am
The Secret is a 2006 documentary style film/movie by Australian born producer and author, Rhonda Byrne. I’ve watched the documentary several times, and I’ve also read the book. The theme of The Secret is that thoughts and feelings have physical force which attract things into our lives. By harnessing the power of thoughts, we can manifest things into our lives, but we have to focus on it with all our energies. What we think about, we bring about.
According to the teachings of Rhonda Byrne’s Secret, you can harness the power of the mind to change your reality for the better in a few short weeks or months, perhaps even days if you’re good at it. You can use your mind to gain health, wealth, and happiness to your heart’s content. The Secret proposes that there is no scarcity of any good thing in the world except what we create in our minds.
Although a lot of people claimed to have used the power of the mind to improve their lives in ways described in the Secret, everyday, millions of people are still wondering if it is true, or if all this is nothing more than a fairly tale – a flimsy repackaging of a hoax, and a scam to deprive poor fools of their hard earned dollar – selling them a pipe dream which will only leave them more broke, sad, and lonely. After all, the world is full of heartless scammers who prey on the vulnerability and misfortune of others.
I’ve watched The Secret Documentary a number of times, and I’ve tried to compare it with my life’s experience. I’ve also tried to use some of the techniques described in The Secret. In this article, I’m going to review the secret from an unbiased perspective.
First off, I have to say that there are some merits to the concepts which are taught in the Secret. Our thoughts and emotions do have physical force and do indeed work like a magnet. So there is merit in the teachings of The Secret. The downside is that not everyone will be able to understand and apply the concepts of The Secret off the bat. Some may need to watch the documentary many times before mastering the techniques described in it. The good thing is that the documentary is now freely available on YouTube.
From a very young age, like since I was around 15 years old, I’ve noticed that when I have certain types of thoughts and emotions, certain types of experiences follow. I guess almost all humans can relate to this. So to begin with, the idea behind the Secret does have merits. But having merit does not make it absolutely true or the real deal. And that’s why I’ve decided to write this article to break things down a little bit.
Being a Christian, I’ve decided to examine the Secret against the bible. And there are verses and teachings in the bible which seem to support the concept taught in the Secret. For example, the bible says that “pride comes before a fall.” This verse suggests that the thought does have physical power to manifest circumstances in our lives. Since pride is only a thought with an accompanying emotion, then this bible verse seems to be suggesting the physical force of thoughts and emotions to create circumstances for a fall.
In the book of Job, the afflicted Job laments that “the thing that I have feared have come up me.” A lot of the times, the thing we fear tends to happen, confirming the power of the thought. God also promises that he will “fulfill the desires” of the righteous. So thoughts and emotions of fear, pride, and desire all influence what happens in our life.
Examining the teachings of the Secret against the Bible, and against my experiences in real life, I’ve come to understand the teachings of the Secret are indeed based on substance.
The Secret teaches us that we must have “faith.” The bible says that “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” So “faith,” a thought and emotion, also has physical force to bring things into reality, according to the bible.
As you can see, the teachings of the Secret does have some amount of merit. It teaches us to harness the power of faith, thoughts, and emotions. But as easy as this sounds, not everyone will know how to do it, or be able to do it.
Avatars of the Secret
Morris Goodman, known as the miracle man, crashed an airplane in 1981. The doctors told him that he would never do anything again except blink his eyes. Morris said he held an image in his mind of walking out of the hospital. This mind picture helped him to repair his broken body, and he did walk out of the hospital unaided by Christmas.
Morris Goodman used the greatest tragedy of his life to help others. Even in his darkness hour, he was about to bless the lives of others. Through his horrifying experiences, he thought others the power of holding on to images of success in the mind – and how those images convert into physical, miracle working force.
When I’ve watched the Secret, I was especially moved by Morris Goodman’s story, and how he used his darkest moment to shed light into the minds of humankind. I pray that God rewards this man with the highest place in heaven.
Bob Proctor, now 87 years of age, still looks good for his age. He has been a longtime advocate of the Secret, teaching people how they can harness the power of the mind to change their bodies, circumstances, and environment.
Bob Proctor explains that we are all energy fields vibrating, and that everything in the universe, no matter how solid it seems, is energy.
John Assaraf did a great job of using his life experiences to explain how the secret can change our lives. He explained how he used vision boards to visualize things into reality, and today they are his.
Generating the Feeling
One of the concepts thought in the Secret is generating the feeling of having it now. How do you generate the feeling of having it now? Can you feel as though you have a million dollars? If so, according to the Secret, you will soon become the owner of it.
Bible Verses Which Support the Concept Taught in the Secret
Fear spreads a net for the feet.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
If you shall ask for anything in my name, believing, you shall receive it.
If anyone wavers in faith, he shall not receive what he asked for.
If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can move mountains.
Guard your heart above all else, from it determines the course of your life.