Monday, September 14, 2009

The Secret: It's No Secret But There's a Problem - By Christine Breese

Today's article is by Christine Breese, PhD, teacher, speaker and author. Christine discusses the problem with The Secret's approach to the Law Of Attraction. I know you will enjoy her insightful comments. .../Paul


The Secret: It's No Secret But There's a Problem
By Christine Breese

There is a lot of ado about the movie The Secret. However, it has never been a secret! It's already built into your being. The Law of Attraction has always been in effect whether or not it has been named, just as gravity was operational long before it was named.

I am glad to see movies like The Secret in the mainstream. The Secret movie is THE most successful commercial enterprise that has put this message out there. It's about time someone got this out to the masses!

The movie, The Secret: Law of Attraction, provides a chance for people to become aware of how their thoughts and emotions affect their realities. A positive thought creates positive experiences, a negative thought creates negative experiences. If the habit of positive thoughts and emotions become your natural state, your whole life will change. Whatever you focus on and feel, that's what you get. Positive thinking is a healthy habit to get into.

The problem with The Secret, though, is what the movie fails to teach about the Law of Attraction. It is not the only way to create what you want and live a life of happiness and joy. In fact, the techniques in The Secret will not bring you happiness and fulfillment, even if you master the ability to attain what you want.

The Secret does not teach about compassion, the heart, and caring about others. It teaches how to "get more of what you want," which encourages egotistic desire and wish fulfillment. This is a distraction on the path to true enlightenment.

What Abundance Means To Me

I don't do visualizations or use the methods of The Secret, nor do I believe that they are necessary. However, I lead a very fulfilled and abundant life and I have everything that I need. I live exactly the life I have always wanted to live. I am surrounded by amazing people, I get to talk about consciousness (my favorite subject), and I get to travel to distant places assisting people in their awakening. I get to read beautiful letters from people who have epiphanies and hear stories about people who tell me their lives are healed because of the courses I offer in my school, some videos I have on YouTube, or from things I've written. I spend all my time doing what I love to do. This is happiness and abundance to me, this feeling of being in service to humanity's awakening.

My idea of abundance might be a little different than someone else's, though. Instead of give myself the huge paycheck that I could give myself, I leave it in the care of The University Of Metaphysical Sciences and Universal Church of Metaphysics so that it can keep recycling out into humanity. I feel that is where the money will do the most good, rather than sitting in my bank account.

The act of amassing money and assets is harming the economy rather than keeping it flowing. I don't have a lot of things. To me that isn't abundance, it is greed.

Is Amassed Wealth Really A Belief In Scarcity?

To amass wealth is a statement that you DON'T trust the universe to keep delivering what you want. How big does the financial safety net need to be before you feel safe from the day "when the universe dries up" and stops providing for you? By hoarding money, you are actually serving a belief in scarcity, not abundance. You should be willing to let the money flow back out into the world because you know it will keep coming back to you.

The techniques taught in The Secret great for a beginner on the spiritual path. After all, didn't we all get started on the spiritual path because "we want more of what we want?" The egotistic desire at the beginning of the spiritual path is different for everyone, but few started just because they wanted to be of service to humanity.

So it's a good beginning, this learning of the Jedi mind powers connected to the Law of Attraction, but that's all it is--a beginning.

Then What Will Bring Happiness And Fulfillment?

Those who are truly happy and fulfilled are those who have surrendered all egotistic desires, who don't care about amassing wealth or material things. An enlightened master is happy even if he or she doesn't have the bike, necklace, house, or a perfect mate. A message like The Secret teaches you to measure how masterful you are by how much you are able to "create more of what you want" instead of surrendering what it is you want to a higher force and letting the universe do with you what it will.

So what other alternative is there if you are not to purposefully manipulate your reality with your mind and emotions? I would suggest offering your life to the Divine and allowing it to be used in whatever way God sees fit. This is how I have come to the life I have always wanted.

This takes quite a leap of faith. To surrender your life to be used by a higher power is a radical invitation, but I promise that you will be happy. The things you like to do, the skills you have acquired, and the preferences you have are all taken into consideration by this Great Choreographer (which is really you). You will not be forced to be an accountant if numbers don't make you excited. Whatever your interest is, that is how you will be used.

You can learn how to use the Law of Attraction to your advantage, and there is nothing wrong with wanting a better life. It would be useful to learn how to stay in a positive state of mind, but take it no further than that. Don't let your happiness or your peace be affected by anything outside of you. Instead of serving human desires with the techniques of The Secret, serve a higher purpose -- something that you are already part of and made of -- and you will align yourself even more with the perfect life.

True Enlightenment

Let yourself be carried in the hand of God, and if you are meant to have the bike, necklace, the big house, the perfect mate, you will have these by default. So be abundant within yourself by being all that you are.

So what does an abundant life really look like to you? What is it that you really want? Do you serve the human self or the eternal self that sees all as illusion and knows better than to serve egotistic desires?

Go straight to realizing yourself as the source, and all will be delivered to you. It is a heck of a lot easier than all that visualizing, affirming, and strategizing! All you have to do is relax, be at ease, realize who you are, and do whatever shows up for you to do. Once you give yourself over to being used by the Divine, you will have lots of work to do in service to humanity. By default, you get everything you have always wanted.



About the Author:

Christine Breese, Ph.D., is the SelfGrowth.com Official Guide to Enlightenment and Psychology and Founder of the University of Metaphysical Sciences.

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