Ok, I'm a year or so late, but I just took the time to watch "The Secret" and while I found it interesting and somewhat enlightening I was surprised that "The Secret" really isn't a secret at all.
I guess I believe that most all of us are aware on a certain level that we have some level of control of our world based upon our actions. If you sit back and analyze your life - the good, the bad and the indifferent I believe that you will see that your "state of mind" was very similar to the events that transpired.
One portion of DVD that stuck with me was when one of the commentators said something on the lines of "Give it to the Universe" with reference to asking for what it is we want in life, don't just think it and say you would like but hand it to the universe.
You might ask, "Why did that stick with you?" Well in the Black Church it is a well established fact that if you want change in your life or if you have a problem that you are having trouble tackling you are to "Give it to God" and He will show you the way. So in many ways I found that the theories behind "The Secret" are very similar to those of the Christian teachings.
Another section made mention of having the persona of happiness, love and contentment but the actions of the extreme opposite. Here again, I was able to take a look at the Church and its members. In a previous post I spoke of "Good vs Evil" and how that is really one of the downfalls of our community today (global community). I have had the opportunity of observing a number of men and women proclaiming to be devout Christians and who attend services every Sunday - sometimes twice a day and are usually at Wednesday Bible study as well. These individuals are well versed in Scripture, yet their actions are those of Lucifer himself.
In making the comparison to "The Secret", these same people are constantly wondering why it is that nothing good is coming to them - "I pray daily, go to church weekly and tithe regularly but my life is still going no where," might be the lament of anyone of them. So just as you must exude positive energy to receive positive results, one must not just attend services, but lead a life in a similar fashion to Christ in order to receive the bounties.
Ultimately what I found is that "The Secret" is positive motivation to begin to put into action the lessons learned throughout life. As my mother has always told me, "If you want to do something you can - just reach for the sky, because there is no limit to what you can do!"
I'm reaching and I will achieve!
Saturday, November 03, 2007
I've been away for a while, but I've been working on some of my other creative muses. The pic below is of a pair of socks I made during the "Peas Love Pink" Breast Cancer Awareness event held at Miss Chickpea's Funky Fibers, one of my two new local knitting shops. It's a great little shop in Hudson, Ohio with lots of great fibers and staff!