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The Law of Attraction: Still a Secret?

Updated on June 19, 2013

Rhonda Byrne's The Secret

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, First Atria Books/Beyond Words hardcover edition November 2006
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, First Atria Books/Beyond Words hardcover edition November 2006

For a secret, the Law of Attraction has received a lot of exposure in the past seven years. The awareness on this topic has spread so far over the continents, that Rhonda Byrne's dream became reality not only for her, but for millions of people. In fact, she created this entire movement through the media by utilizing that very same law. Sure, she's faced criticism from some. Such a simple teaching has, in some ways, become a very complex philosophy, due to the complexity of the human mind and the call for it to change beliefs that have been formed by most at a very young age.

The Law of Attraction is a universal law that says things that are on similar frequencies are attracted to each other. It's a secondary law. The primary law is the Law of Vibration, which is based on the fact that everything is energy and everything vibrates on frequencies. Here's a super short explanation from Bob Proctor: In fact, everything that is around us- including the people around us (well, their moods that you are exposed to), the objects we have around us, the opportunities that come along, the anxieties or relief we experience- are all things that are close to our own current frequency. Above all, they are there because we consciously or unconsciously attracted them to us. Yup. We either thought about them, or felt feelings that were aligned with those things.

The best part of this entire concept is that we can start to control what comes into our lives through this law. So, say we're hanging around at a restaurant, maybe waiting for a table. There might be grouchy people around you, annoyed by the wait. There may be a crying baby. There might be the aroma of what's cooking in the kitchen. There might be a hostess who is expediting the seating process. What do you tend to focus on? It's in your best interest to focus on the great smell of what you're about to enjoy eating, and to maybe linger on how great the hostess is handling her job and is not overwhelmed by the number of hungry people hovering around her.

So, since this information has been available to the masses after being held as a sort of "secret" for hundreds or thousands of years, what has the response been from the people and the world? Has there been a change? Is life easy to control, and are we all getting what we want? Oh, dear. Let's start with this. Have you heard about all this stuff before reading this article? Did you see the movie/ read the book? Have you been introduced to the law through other sources or other teachers, like Abraham Hicks, Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, and Napoleon Hill? Most of you have. I am one of the many people who was introduced to the Law of Attraction through The Secret, and quickly moved on to learn so much more and in-depth information through other people who have become authors and teachers on the topic. It is the simplicity of the teachings that made sense to me. I realized very early on that this law is what created so much success and "luck" for me since years ago.

It is this very same simplicity that creates skeptics and head-shakers. Sometimes, people are so set on analyzing situations and judging by how much hard work has been put in to deserve money, or how much self-sacrifice has been given to deserve happiness and opportunity. There is so much programming that has been done in our minds that simply does not allow this simple law to be easily absorbed. You have to be willing to be judged when you open your mouth and speak of your views on the law of attraction. The most successful people across the world will likely agree and encourage the conscious use of the law to live the life that you always wanted to live but never thought was probable. The statistics will show that over 90% of those around you are not remarkably successful by some measures. Those are likely to be the ones who might make you feel silly or simple-minded for your excitement over the Law of Attraction and might make you even want to defend it or argue for it. However, it is the very defending and arguing that will throw you off of your good feeling and put you in a place of feeling helpless.

The Law of Attraction has reached an enormous following through not only The Secret (, but through the countless other sources of information that have become available to people through... the Law of Attraction perhaps? It should not surprise anyone if you find that about half of the people you interact with on a daily basis are quietly exercising their power through this law. Some are open about it. Some prefer to keep their experiments and beliefs to themselves, and some have simply been raised knowing that happiness is an attitude that becomes easier and easier to keep.


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      local connection 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for your comment, Mommymay. I think you're right... people can take what they will from the teachings. Just about everything is a choice. We just tend to make things seem as if "we have no choice".

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      Heather May 5 years ago from Ohio

      I actually read this book as a part of management training and development. I get it and I believe in in...well kinda. I believe that keeping things fresh on your mind WILL make them happen more quickly and can get even the impossible to become possible... I guess i think of it this wa- Do I believe I can "Will" myself think-NOPE! Can I "will" myself to get my booty to the gym and thereby get thin...Yep!

      Great hub! Voted up!