Article Title: A Summary of the book THE SECRET' (from the Oprah Winfrey Show and some radio interviews)
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Summary of the book THE SECRET
(from the Oprah Winfrey Show and some radio interviews)

Author's Note:
This article (in point form) is a summary of an interview with the creators of 'The Secret', based on ancient spiritual truths. It is based upon notes I've taken from Oprah's most uplifting TV program, as well as from some radio interviews here in far-off scenic New Zealand ("Godzone"). I put my own questions or reservations to the points raised with a ?? and have included a few personal points in the form of additional phrases, based upon my own studies in this field..

My close friends think 'The Secret' is very "new agey and materialistic"; however I believe in the simple principles of the power of the human mind, that are elaborated upon in the book. Consequently, I'm sharing this piece with the hope and in the spirit of encouraging people to follow their hearts in "going for" and then getting really what they want out of life. People achieving their full potentials and being happy. That is what I really want and that is my dream!!


Brief Summary:
As you learn The Secret, you will come to know how you can have, be or do anything you want.??? You will come to know who you really are.
This book is based upon the Law of ATTRACTION: the law by which we are creating our life, like attracts like, the things we want out of life.

We have the power of CHOICE through our thoughts.

What we THINK, we attract into our lives. We create our own reality, our circumstances. We all have our own magnetic field (??). We choose our futures with our thoughts we have today. What we focus on expands, through the images we hold in our heads (whether negative or positive). This affects how we FEEL. It's what feelings generate that then create our ACTIONS.

Set out a goal or vision for your life: What do you really want to achieve? What will make you happy, wealthy, successful? Define it!.
Follow and cherish it!
Get your thoughts, feelings and ACTIONS in tune, in alignment Then you'll ACT accordingly.
We are all ENERGY?? (not this "laid-back, Larry in Sleepy Hollow"!).

Our thoughts and feelings control our energy. There is no such thing as co-incidences???.

We have UNLIMITED POWER. Thought is a unit of energy, love, gratitude, peace and harmony. What will flow into your life?. This will lead to your life destiny. Keep a gratitude journal and "open up to being". Be grateful living with an "attitude of gratitude". Something new can come into your life, when you are grateful for what you already have. Appreciate those "things". Be open to an abundant universe. Do things that will enthuse you. Perhaps even be passionate (why I write). Relax and "be with it".

Teach people HOW to treat you. (Ie. Follow the 'Golden Rule': Treating others how you'd like to be treated - the basis of all religions in the world). We expect other people to show us our greatness (and this is not success). Celebrate it (and especially YOUR uniqueness)!.

"Most of us cannot do great things, so let's just do the little things in a great way."
- Mother Teresa

It's a matter of learning and growth... like life itself The talents lie within you. Nothing can flow into your life without gratitude.

Energy flows where attention goes - vibration??.. Then your life expands.


The universe has more than enough to give everyone who asks. Everything is energy. It's limitless and is never destroyed. There is enough good in the world to bring love, happiness, wealth, harmony, joy, peace, wisdom. Everything, good and bad, gets attracted to you. Become more aware of Who You Really Are. The Intention of sacred was to bring joy to the world???.


So how to utilise the above principles in one of the most stressful areas of our lives - money...

Think not debt, but financial freedom. Focus on where you are going. Focus on the feeling that you are now financially free. Make the DECISION. What you focus on expands. Use the power of visualisation, as this embeds positive images in our consciousness. You deserve to feel good. Claim it NOW!

The true definition of forgiveness is "giving up the hope that the past could be different" (what's that got to do with your point, craig. Nothing- I just wanted to write it down to remember!).

We can change our associations of pain and pleasure.

Every single thing (experience) has a gift in it???. Ask yourself: "What can I learn from this situation?" I am what I am, because of what happened to me. What are you here to teach me?

Isn't that simply having (and maintaining) a positive attitude to events, both good and bad?


Have a clear intention. Visualise.

What is your priority in life? Make your goals and dreams in tune (ie. congruent) with your highest values. This then moves you forward with action steps to your greatest advantage.
Live with passion, purpose and at the pinnacle.

Do what you love and love what you do. Prioritise your 'to do' list and delegation frees up your energy levels.

Ask yourself daily: Is what I'm doing now moving me towards what I really want out of life?

"What we think about, we bring about".
"As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he"
- the Bible

Be fulfilled and inspired.
Give thanks. Gratitude opens you up to the universe.
Live with an attitude of gratitude and be happy




Well, isn't that exactly what Jesus simply and wisely said. The seed of a new dawn for humanity was sown 2000 years ago!


Submitted by Craig Lock, Eagle Productions Books ("Information and Inspiration Distributers, Incorrigible Encouragers and People-builders")

"Dare To Believe...

That you are a wonderful unique person.
That you are a once-in-all-history event.
That it's more than a right, it's your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish,
and you'll be able to stay one up on what used to get you down."

- Author Unknown

" I truly believe we can ALL create and enthuse magic into
'so-called humdrum little lives'. You don't just have to be
the choreorapher, or the conductor of your life script -
rather paint your life as the masterpiece it could (one day)
be. There is a rich tapestry of talent in every human soul,
that flows through the spirit of God. So don't spend your
days stringing and tuning your instrument; start making and
playing your unique tunes of music right now."

"Do not follow the well-beaten track of others towards success -
like the rainbow, it is often an illusion always just beyond
our reach. Make your own path and let your spirit blaze a
brilliant trail towards the pot of gold, the prize for the
gift - one that is uniquely you and YOUR successful journey
down the mysterious and magical river of life."

"Be all that you are capable of being"
- craig

"The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within you...and the often seemingly difficult or even "impassible") path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you."

"Our Greatest Good is perhaps not to achieve wealth and share our material possessions, our money and 'riches' with others, but through encouragement and faith in other people, to lay the firm foundation of revealing the rich treasure that lies within themselves.
Perhaps that is true success in life."

"God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into the world with a different collection of life circumstances that often severely challenge us, things that give us joy and in expressing our talents allow us to bless the people, the world around us."
- craig

"Uplifting, encouraging and empowering people through the power of words and thought energy.
YOU be the change you want to see in the world."


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