Does anyone think that the contributors to "the Secret" are milking their fame to feather their own nests financially by offering the weakest a carrot of "there's more to know about Law of Attraction but you must pay to know?
Like most people who read "The Secret"I must say I did get positive benefit from it at a time when I really needed it. I did not receive the abundance , nor do I think I wanted abundance, just a way of looking at things in a positive light.
After a while I decided to follow some of the contributors to THE SECRET to learn more and it was nothing but a complete disappointment.
What I got was (not going to mention any names) X telling us that THE SECRET was only a foreword and if we subscribe a monthly contribution we will really understand THE SECRET. Another contributor who has many cars because of LOA is in to all sorts of sales even endorsing eye drops.
The main grievance I have is these contributors pushing Internet marketing and getting as many people affiliated to their sites as possible. It's a little like pyramid sales. I am not disgruntled by their action just disappointed how they lead people who are looking for help down a road of spending money which they don't have to join their schemes.
I did join one of the cheap ones a few years ago and the marketing leaves a lot to be desired.Things like " this offer closes tomorrow" or "this is normally valued at $3500 but we are not asking that , we are not even asking $1000. Not even $100. For just $95. In truth the commodity is hardly worth $50 and when you join you have to pay more money to get traffic once you are set up.
Yes, of course they are milking their fame to make money. But one has to realize that the ones who do that are business people who are selling a (Law of Attraction) product so it's not surprising they would be motivated to do that. It's just good business.
The problem is that you can't make much (if any) money by telling people the simplest truth of all regarding the Law of Attraction...
Find ways to feel good everyday and you'll get everything you want in life
Whoops...Damn...I've just given away The Real Secret for free. There goes my Law of Attraction business...Oh well :)
It's like telling people that a few (free) behaviors, like drinking more water, will prevent 99.999999999% of all disease. How do you make money from divulging such simple information? You really have to make it seem more complicated to justify people parting with their cash :)
There's another issue though.
Many people don't believe that life (or even the Law of Attraction) is that simple so they are looking for something complicated, and they have an associated belief that complicated costs money...so it suits those people to spend something in order to receive "complicated" information.
Those people are a vibrational match to unnecessarily complex information...nothing wrong with that, it's what they currently believe, and people will only accept something that resonates with their current beliefs.
So, in that sense, those Law of Attraction business people are satisfying a need within their market for people who desire "complicated" information.
There's enough free information already on Inward Quest for anyone in any life circumstance to completely transform themselves. So it's not that the information is not already freely available, it's just that many people don't yet believe that it is :)
Of course they are and I almost fell for it a few times till I discovered that I could get all the answers I would ever need and much more for free reading books and watching documentaries via internet. I didn't want to pay for information that is my human right to know in the first place. The only thing I pay for is meditation music and sounds that I enjoy, even those are free on the internet. I 100% believe that it is all in the good vibrations we put out through our feelings, very simple yet so new to me. I still vibrate at a low positive level at times due to years of negative conditioning, it's getting better. The ultimate law is the law of love and that can only be felt in the heart, I believe. I chose Christ Consciousness and it is priceless.
answered 04 Sep '13, 23:14
As always @Stingray - a wonderful answer. It's funny though, I guess it's what we're looking for. When I first saw the secret I immediately received a message. I went in search of more information but I didn't follow the 'marketers'. I can spot them from a million miles away and I've never believed in them or their methods. I never believed that I should have to pay money to receive a message from the Universe or from God. So the 'marketing' doesn't bother me - I just don't take part in it and the answers still come.
answered 03 Sep '13, 10:05
By the time I came across this website, I knew it was probably time to stop buying self-help books. It finally clicked that all most self help books are teaching is LOA, with varying degrees of success. The last book that I bought on this subject was 'Ask and It is Given' and that was mainly because it was name checked a fair bit on these pages and it seemed like a good reference point for finally putting this stuff into practice the right way.
Due to this website, I have finally realised that all the information necessary to improve my life is out there free of charge on the internet. If the contributors of the Secret are helping people and those who pay possibly large sums of money get a positive life change out of it then that is ultimately good for those individuals, but the sooner as many people as possible realise that most LOA stuff is already on the internet and they don't need to regularly hand over cash the better. Of course, thinking that you have to hand over large sums of money to 'get to the promised land' is not a good situation at all and may understandably put the person paying these large sums into a fearful and negative state about whether they are going to get their moneys worth or not. If The Secret contributors or anyone else are charging large sums presumably to line their own pockets for teachings that are available for free if you look hard enough then they are generating negative energy in my opinion and should be steered clear of.
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