My friend Andy is at it again.
Now that the movie, "The Secret" is all the rage, with national TV talk show hosts such as Oprah, Ellen Degeneres and Larry King interviewing the "stars" of this viral marketing wonder, Andy wants to put it to the test.
In case you don’t know what the blazes "The Secret" is (don’t you watch Oprah?), it’s a movie created by a number of well-known teachers of the Law of Attraction. The big "secret" is, in fact, the Law of Attraction which, for many of us, never was a secret at all! People have been talking, teaching and preaching the Law of Attraction for centuries, including this century.
But I digress. I want to talk about Andy.
Andy is the original Secret Skeptic. Months ago, he wrote a stunning, "this-is-malarky" review of "The Secret" which won him a lot of flack and a lot of praise from bloggers everywhere. I, for one, thought Andy did an utterly fabulous job ripping into, as well as applauding, the ingenious marketing behind this movie, rolling his eyes at the DaVinci Code-esque themes, and then questioning the very premise upon which the whole movie was based, meaning, the Law of Attraction.
Now, those of you who know me know that I live my life by the Law of Attraction and I have for many years. I haven’t made a movie about it, but hey, who knows? The Law of Attraction is incorporated into what I teach, coach and talk about every day.
Nevertheless, I totally loved Andy’s review. Not because I agreed with all of it, but because Andy’s writing is sharp, persuasive, pointed and, in the end, laugh-out-loud funny. For instance:
I think what irks me is all ‘the trappings’ put around this abundance stuff – the idea that meditating on the results you want focuses your attention on achieving results and forwarding action and momentum – none of this is new or secret or strange. But it is wrapped around this core of ‘THINK THIS – GET STUFF’. I almost feel like the suffix should be ‘and then you work your ass off.’ That always gets left out of the picture – yes you do work you love – you attract the things you need and then… You Work Your Ass Off.
But since everyone is STILL talking about The Secret, Andy is inviting us all to participate in a little experiment. A 30-day experiment.
I am personally interested in how this experiment will pan out because if Andy has a bias against the Law of Attraction, won’t he just attract people who hold the same kind of bias? Won’t he "create" his own reality around this anyway? So, maybe, if people don’t manifest what they want in 30 days, it proves the Law of Attraction DOES work because that was the premise upon which the experiment was launched.
Stay tuned and find out!