After watching documentary movies such as "What the bleep do we know?", "The Secret" and "The Celestine Prophecy" as well as watching the 'special event' "Beyond the Secret" discussion before that DVD comes out, I find myself wanting to gather discussion groups about the topics they put forth. It has been blasted at me for the last couple weeks, really. I watched both "The Secret" and "The Celestine Prophecy" and listened to Ariel's Druidic Craft of the Wise episode on Polarity and started realizing my own methods of going about utilizing "The Secret."
I am really hoping that these documovies get out into the mainstream a little bit more. Actually, since they are all so synergetic, I'd love to see them combined somehow. None of them are actually all that religious. "Bleep" and "Secret" are more scientific and corporate based and the "Celestine" is more a general spiritual thing. I suppose it is just a matter of wrapping the teachings of these great works into a very attractive package. "Self-help" is not the way to go, nor is "Success Training" or "Life Training" - that is only reaching people who have already realized that something needs to change. What about those who don't know any better yet?
It is not like the concepts are unique at all - and in fact, none of them claim that they are. The ideas and practices have been around for millenia. I think it is that those who know, have no idea how to tell other people. At least, not in a way that others can grasp easily. In all honesty, it is a very hard thing to actually put into practice. It is a very easy thing to do, yet very hard to actually start doing consistently.
Here it is : Everything, including us and rocks, is made of Energy. Matter is only energy moving very slowly. Everything is connected and interactive. We have the tools - Intellect, Imagination, Free Will and Thought - to alter our environments. The Mind is a powerful tool for us.
There are Universal Laws that are always working - always. If we can understand and apply these rules, nothing is impossible. "Bleep" shows how our thoughts affect ourselves, our environment and, to some degree, other people. "The Secret" shows how our thoughts become manifest. "Celestine" shows that just by being aware of our energy and how our thoughts affect it, we can alter how our lives work.
The Law of Attraction states that you attract what you think of. For example, if you think about the bills you have, you get more bills; if you think about getting the money to pay the bills, you get more money. It doesn't matter if you think about "Not Wanting" something or "Wanting" something - that something will manifest. So, think about what you want to happen and ignore even the possibility about what you don't want. (that is not to say you shouldn't be paying your bills. :D ) Think of everything in the Positive. Even the small things. If you find yourself at a nice resturant and taste a new dish, many people immediatly say "This is not bad." - they are stuck in the negative - instead, they should be saying, "This is really good."
The problem with just reading the book or watching the movie is that such a dramatic change in thought patterns and attitude is HARD to accomplish. It takes work and practice and a lot of self-awareness. One has to shed years of training and indoctrination into negative thoughts and take on a whole new way of looking and reacting to the world. Things like the "Beyond the Secret Alumni" will help those who can dedicate themselves to it. All in all, it takes a lot of work and help, but, the rewards for yourself and the world are totally worth it.
In Peace and Spirit Be!