The Secret Continued

More stuff about The Secret.

It’s funny how something so positive can become so controversial!

Yesterday, when I wrote about my buddy Andy and his skeptical attitude towards the teachings in The Secret, I didn’t really tell you my impression of The Secret and the incredible marketing campaign that effectively made it the hit and hot topic of the day.

Then, today, I read Michael Port’s great blog post about The Secret, and I thought I’d weigh in on the subject.

When I first saw The Secret, I thought, "Well, it’s a little cheesy. And it really focuses on how to get stuff. And it has that ridiculous, pseudo-mid-evil thing going on that makes NO sense at all, except to give the false impression that this really IS a secret stored away in an underground cave somewhere. But, it’s a start. It’s a good start."

And what I meant by that was, hey, it can get people interested in using the Law of Attraction as a way to improve their life and well-being. What could be wrong with that?

My friend Julee hated it. She just thought it was over-the-top and stupid with all those Raiders of the Lost Arc kind of scenes that had nothing to do with anything. Julee, like me, is a big lover and devotee, so to speak, of the Law of Attraction. But both of us have moved past that fall-in-love stage with LOA (Law of Attraction) and have found it is so much more than "Think about it and it will come."
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Andy Wibbels v.s. The Secret

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.

Hmmm. Interesting.

Stay tuned and find out!

I Want To Be Free!My Journey with Dr. ClaudePart Two

Well, what happened? With Dr. Claude?

I promised to write more and I’ve been sorely absent from this blog. But I am making good on my promise now.

I did have my session with Dr. Claude. In fact, I’ve had two sessions. Am I free of my unwanted condition? No. Did I learn about how to be free from certain unwanted conditions?

Kind of.

So why write about it? Because I feel Dr. Claude’s process could be very helpful for certain people who feel stuck in certain emotional states or habitual patterns of distress, like fear, anxiety, and so forth. His process is very logical. It works with how you think about the CAUSE of your unwanted condition. And it works in giving you the choice to either keep your unwanted condition or not. It’s all up to you.

For instance, if you have a fear of public speaking, you may have a million variations on that fear,  like, the fear of messing up, the fear of public humiliation, etc. But the unwanted condition is "I am afraid."

Dr. Claude then works with what anchors that condition in your experience by making clear the cause and effect relationship you are hanging on to. For instance, "I am afraid (the effect) because people will think I’m stupid (the cause of the fear). Or, "I am afraid because I’m not prepared."

That word "because" represents the way we tie the unwanted condition to something we see as the cause of that condition.

Am I getting too abstract?
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I Want To Be Free!My Journey with Dr. Claude

I’m starting a new adventure and I’m bring you with me!

There is a man named Dr. Claude Windenberger who has this fascinating process by which he can free anyone from any unwanted condition. Well, that is, if they are willing to be free of that condition.

Wanna know more? Well, I sure did when he called me how many weeks ago.

Dr. Claude called me up one day out of the blue because he had heard about me and Unconditional Confidence through Alex Mandossian’s TeleSeminar Secrets. It’s a long story. Anyway, Dr. Claude was intrigued because our business names are so similar. He calls his work Unconditional Freedom.

When he told me about what he does I laughed and told him, "If you can do what you say you can do, then my work has just become obsolete!"

Now, I may not get the semantics just right, but basically, Dr. Claude told me that by taking people through a very simple process which bascially consists of a series of questions, he can help people be free of any unwanted condition. ANY unwanted condition.

How could I not be fascinated? I HAD to try it. Just think what this could do for people who are afraid of speaking in public? Or afraid of anything for that matter. Could Dr. Claude free people from fear? Now, THAT would be fanstastic!
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