I have read a few books on this 'secret'(most notably The Secret) and I have put,in my opinion, significant energy and effort into harnessing and trying to control it or use it for my benefit but it just doesn't seem to work. Why? What am I doing wrong? and why is it easier for some and the masses face the most difficulty. This shouldn't be since we are all in the same right? And how can I full tap into my power. Enlighten me,please.

asked 16 Feb '10, 17:21

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edited 16 Feb '10, 17:44

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This is not an answer but I find myself in the same position and I too am asking the same questions. I look forward to see what responses you receive.

(16 Feb '10, 17:28) Nika

Oh look, you've attracted 6 votes and 8 answers. Those are high numbers for questions and answers here. I guess the Secret is working for you after all... You gotta love the Universe and how it works :-)

(17 Feb '10, 14:59) Eddie

Hey Eddie, Do I detect an Oh... so slight tinge of cynicism?

(17 Feb '10, 20:34) The Traveller

The Secret only works for about 5% of people that try it as it is incompleate.

(31 Aug '12, 01:45) Paulina 1
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Prior to watching and reading the Secret about 3 years ago, although I was very spiritual, I hadn't realized that we create our own reality. Even after reading books like Illusions by Richard Bach, I didn't make the connection until years later...

The things that have most helped confirm these truths to me are:

Positive thinking
And hence, being happy and feeling good
Getting clear about what I want to achieve
Believing and expecting (having faith) that my desired outcome will come about
Not doubting the above :-)
Trying to stay positive no matter what

The beauty of beginning to grasp these truths is that there is no going back to the point where you had no idea, maybe like the masses. So you may as well go forth in joy, knowing that sooner or later, you'll get it...

Live Enjoy :-)


answered 17 Feb '10, 14:55

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You don't control anything.

All you can do is ask, raise your vibrational level, and receive. Sometimes receiving means taking inspired action towards your goal. Sometimes it means gaining insight or direction so that you can take the next step. But receiving can also mean getting out of the way so that manifestation can occur.

You can't move the hand of God, but God can move his hands for you if you ask and stop trying to control the process.


answered 17 Feb '10, 00:01

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edited 17 Feb '10, 00:08

Firstly The Secret was edited, Esther Hicks would testify to that fact, that was a part of why she wanted out from having anything to do with it. Esther Hicks was originally a big part of The Secret (Channeling Abraham for most of it.) and most of it even today was word for word what Abraham said but spoken by another woman. I have The Secret Behind The Secret in it Esther explains what was edited out, one word i can say is vibration was edited out.

Secondly all the new authors only focus on the mental part, but the old authors knew yes the mental part is highly important perhaps most important but as well there must be effort as well. Read the old authors, Napoleon Hill, Robert Collier, Wallace Wattlesworth, even Florence Schovel Shinn never said it will not take some form of application, God will work with us- not for us. Besides, the effort is a demonstration of the faith, and that Florence Schovel Shinn was very big on, demonstrate your faith.

Brian Tracy is a good new author he knows manifesting is only part of the picture. There is another video I have called Beyond The Secret that explains better about demonstrating your faith. When Moses was leading his people through the desert and God said dig your ditches and they will be filled, Moses nor his people said "God you dig the ditches for us then fill them", they may have complained but they did dig their ditches even though they were tired, hot, thirsty, hungry, and cranky they dug their ditches and they were filled with Manna from God.

2 Kings 3:16 and he said, "This is what the LORD says: Make this valley full of ditches. 17 For this is what the LORD says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink. 18 This is an easy thing in the eyes of the LORD; he will also hand Moab over to you.


answered 17 Feb '10, 06:01

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edited 30 Aug '12, 13:06


Good point Wade. Those of us who have been into this for a while forget that the little subtle details such as "the work on our part" To me all that the law of attraction does, is to manipulate the circumstances we get to participate in. But as you pointed out, we have to participate.

(17 Feb '10, 08:41) The Traveller

Thank you Traveler

(17 Feb '10, 09:43) Wade Casaldi

The so called secret is always working. You might not like the results, but it's working. For better results, think from your heart and not from your brain. Alot of these answers refer to raising your vibration and when you think from your heart you are in a higher vibration. Also, Smile, breathe deeply and have fun. Trust and enjoy the process of life. Peace


answered 29 Aug '12, 05:16

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edited 29 Aug '12, 16:34

@Brian - I loved the insight you gave to a previous question about feeling a move down from your brain to your heart - I've been applying this but have to think about it (I'm assuming if I do it enough I'll get the message and won't have to think about it so much). Do you have any other suggestions as to how to be more heart centred or am I overthinking this again - LOL?

(29 Aug '12, 06:10) Catherine

@Catherine- Most of the technical information I've gotten about being centered in my heart is from the book 'Living in the Heart' by Drunvalo Melchizedeck. He is also on youtube. :)

(29 Aug '12, 16:39) Brian

@brian This is a bit spooky - I have literally just finished reading The Flower of Life - the sacred geometry bit is beyond me but a lot of great stuff in there and have the book you mention on order from Amazon - cannot wait to read it. If you are aware of the Flower of Life - have you had any success with the meditation Mer Ka Ba he talks about in that? Thanks for your response.

(29 Aug '12, 17:20) Catherine
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Start with something easy like a free cup of coffee!


answered 16 Feb '10, 18:01

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...and as if by magic a cup o coffee appeared;))

(17 Feb '10, 00:41) DivineHammer

Good one DivineHammer. I also had another answer, but upon reflection I felt it may come across as insulting, but that answer got down to the real reason why. In case you are wondering it was "Because of the question you just asked"

(17 Feb '10, 20:25) The Traveller

Just accept that you can.Just accept that all that you want you will have.Everything.Sounds easy? It's like holding water.The feeling of is what I strive for.The Abraham-Hicks daily quotes in my email are a help It is as easy to create a castle as a button. It's just a matter of whether you're focused on a castle or a button. --- Abraham. That was todays quote.Appropriate. Finding forums of people with same interest, veiws helps.Open your eyes inward and outward.Let go and let it work. And enjoy the feeling of that cup of coffee ;)


answered 16 Feb '10, 18:35

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Sometimes we go one step forward, and then one backward. And so we can try in eternety to reach what we want. Wanting itself is to be there. It's not long to go one mile. But it can go on for the whole eternety if we go one forward and then one backward.

First: What is your most tormenting feeling? Put your hands there. Breathe. Your hands can heal it. Say: Melt and flow! Observe where this energy go's. Energy will only flow. Let it flow out of your body. All our bad feelings or thoughts are only energy that will flow but is stagnating. Melt it and let it flow!




answered 17 Feb '10, 05:05

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Who said that spirituality was sitting in a corner, saying, "Om....Om.....Om...." and nothing else? Spirituality is pushing you shopping cart with faith; driving your car with faith; doing your job with faith; training your kids with faith.

Faith without works is dead.

I agree with Wade on this point completely. For me, I have had to stretch faith and trust to the breaking point. I want to ask, "Why, Lord????" but that would be useless and also would mean that I am not trusting God actively.

Blessings, Jai


answered 17 Feb '10, 09:33

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Hi Rey I just got to know about The Secret and started reading more about Laws of Attraction.

Before learning about The Secret, I was taught Visualization (Golden light and pink bubble) for my healing exercise. I was amazed. Being counselling trained, I always believe in positive thoughts.

1) I realised that thoughts isn't enough. Visualizing involves the actual emotions, which made the difference. I caught myself visualizing negative images which literally can make me cry and cause my heart to ache. Positive ones made me smile to myself, feel good and higher energy from then. Does your visualization involve emotion or merely thoughts?

2) I am not sure if you can put a timeline to using The Secret. If you are consciously observing if it works, you might have some energy focused on "does not work".

3) I don't even care if The Secret works. My positive visualization has already made a difference in the relationship I have with my partner in this 2 weeks. Negativity does creep into me at times, but I try my best to catch it and visualize positively and feel good. I am going to continue visualizing the end results and keep my energy level high. Feeling good is all I want :)

4) Don't forget to be grateful.

Just my 2 cents.... Relax, Habitual rather than overly concerned, Feel good!


answered 29 Aug '12, 01:59

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This is a short excerpt of audio messages I share with others that I think encompasses most ideas of what it is to use this 'secret' that most speak of. Yes u are absolutely right in what u said by all being equal. So if we are all the same why is it harder for some to use it? well simply put some have more imbalances and subconscious fear than others> The more fear u have, the more imbalanced energy u have in any form, the harder it is to do it. Hope this helps u.

love, light(wisdom) and awareness, again the 3 keys to happiness.





answered 29 Aug '12, 11:57

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