Last Updated on March 13, 2021 by Elena Ciobanu

The Secret and the Law of Attraction

An empowering idea

Many popular self-help “gurus” are promoting the Law of Attraction. They teach that what we focus on is what will manifest in our lives. Personally, I believe this can be true on a deep, spiritual level.

“Ask and you shall receive,” the Bible says. Jesus also said, “If you have enough faith, you can move mountains.”


Even if you question this, a little reflection will show that if you have a very positive attitude towards achieving their goals, if you’re inspired to find opportunities that others overlook, if you’re motivated to keep working towards your highest goals, all this greatly increases your chance of success.

The Law of Attraction says the Universe exists to grant our highest desires. I prefer to call our creator God, but I find the Law of Attraction is working for me, better and better.

I invite you to try it for yourself.

The Secret

You might start with this film by Rhonda Byrne.

The first 20 minutes are on youtube, and I recommend watching the whole DVD. (I got it free from the library.) I find this text summary, “101 Quotes from the Secret” is also helpful. And here’s a gently animated version of that text.”

I don’t fully agree with “The Secret,” but I’ve still been inspired and uplifted by its ideas…

Although I don’t think it has all the best answers, I think its techniques can make a big difference in ones life. It also raises some very good questions, including: What if you could completely change your life… to which we can add: What if we can help change the entire world?

I believe we can, and see that happen in my life more and more each day. I think you can, too.

A dark side

However, the film itself promotes what I think is an overly materialistic set of goals: larger houses, more travel, bigger cars, etc. Material things have value, but in a world where 1 billion people go hungry and where current sources of energy are causing serious climate disruption, I think excessively materialistic goals are open to question.

The Secret claims that efforts to protest what we find wrong in the world only gives the problems more energy. That is true at times, for example when violent protesters seem to justify resisting them.

But until there more fair distribution of food and other vital resources (there is plenty for everyone) and until there are better sources of clean energy, just ignoring these problems is not the solution, either. In fact, I think it’s part of the problem.

The upside

We can also use the Law of Attraction to create opportunities for a more just, sustainable and beautiful world.

That’s where you come in!

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