Monday, March 26, 2007


Update on the Secret DVD. My sister bought it, but I'm not sure I want to view it now. From what I've heard there are a few more flaws than the book. And they're BIG ones. In a post I wrote a few weeks ago, I voiced my initial concerns about both the book and the DVD.

Basically, I feel that you don't attract EVERYTHING good or bad into your life. I feel that they have sensationalized a lot regarding it being a "secret" in the first place in order to gain publicity and therefore increase sales. And most importantly I am always wary of any person, no matter how enlightened they are, proclaiming knowledge to "absolute" truth. We each have our own version of truth, and even the best historians have their own (personal) history creating a certain level of bias.

But having spoken with several people who have seen it, and having watched quite a few shows other than Oprah (who was a huge fan and likely allowed them to soar in sales) I felt I needed to post some more concerns. Apparently, the DVD focuses a LOT on gaining material bliss. Also it makes extreme claims of self healing that are disturbing. So if you view, do so with caution. I don't think every person can heal themselves or make every monetary dream come true. Those achievements and disappointments are an important part of life lessons for us all. The universe does still exert a certain amount of randomness and chaos even to the best people.

The book may have the same focus, but perhaps because MY focus is not there I haven't noticed it as much. When I read I'm editing based on my own philosophies and experiences where as in a movie there's a lot more power to the presenter (in my opinion.)

All that being said, I still have to tell ya. Either I am highly intuitive to certain events in my life before they occur, or I can attract SOME awesome things my way. Either way, I still think that positive energy begets more of the same. At least that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!



Design Goddess said...

Yeah...who knows the answer to it all, but I do believe you have some sort of "gift" of intuition, which really amazes me!

Gareth said...

I really like that song!

I think you should watch the DVD then you don't have to rely totally on what other people have thought about it. Perhaps it wont be as critical as people would have you believe? :)

state of grace said...

Thanks DG. I still think there is a certain level of intuition we all possess. Either that or I've willed a ton of things into being. That's a little too powerful don't you think?

And good advice Gareth. I do keep thinking I should watch it for myself. I do that with most things. But now I wonder if I'd be able to be unbiased with all I have heard. I remember from the Oprah show thinking that these "experts" on the "secret" have an important message to share. But they're focusing on getting selfish things. So I think that I can believe in the law of attraction to a point and then randomness comes into play. I find it hard to believe for example, that my brother's wreck and subsequent paralysis at age 17 had something to do with someone wishing something into being or that it serves a greater purpose.

So I will watch it when my sister's done. I'll let you know what I think of it then.


hollibobolli said...

Boy - I am too... I can feel the bad headed my way before it hits. I hate that feeling. I don't know how I feel about what's going to happen this week. Do you have any ideas? LOL!!!

I don't know about the book you're talking about - I've been so out of the loop on adult books lately, it's sad. But sometimes, children's books have the best messages of all.

state of grace said...

Hey Holli!

The Secret book only came to my attention from an Oprah episode. Of course THAT means it's hardly a secret!

I'm afraid I don't know you well enough to have an intuition about your week :( Is this the big move?


tiggysmum70 said...

Sounds like a good read. I am still awaiting your BIG news. I hope it is good!!! TTFN

state of grace said...

Thanks Tiggs. Ask DG for the news if you wish. She can pass it along your way. Still no final paperwork yet so no post :(