So I just finished reading The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, the best-selling worldwide phenomenon touted by Oprah Winfrey and even turned into a movie. The basic premise of the book is, “If you think it, it will happen.” For instance, if you want to be rich, think of yourself as rich and miraculously something will happen to make you rich. Want to be successful? Think that you are. Healthy? Trust in the positive power of your mind. It’s all about sending out the kind of energy you want returned to you. It’s the law of attraction.
Byrne claims that great men throughout the ages have known this secret. Socrates. Plato. Shakespeare. Beethoven. Sir Isaac Newton. Too many others to name.
It’s a fascinating, uplifting and very positive book. Byrne believes you can have anything you want. As to whether the secret actually works, well…
I’d like to be – no, wait, not ‘like’ to be, I AM a bestselling author. There. I’ve said it. I’ve put that positive thought out into the universe. (Byrne herself is still a top seller on amazon.com, even seven years after the release of The Secret.) So I’ve been secretly envisioning my books as worldwide successes. I see myself at book signings, picture myself speaking to legions of fans. I’m writing the next book with a movie version in mind.
But I suppose if I can’t be a bestselling author, I’d settle for being rich. So to do more than just imagine my success, I went to The Secret website and downloaded this nifty blank check they have there. Byrne suggests making the check out for whatever amount would make you feel rich, and then looking at that check first thing every morning and believing that you ARE rich. If you send out rich thoughts, theoretically riches will come to you.
So I made the check out for 10 million dollars. It’s been three days now, and nothing has happened yet. But looking at that check every morning sure makes me feel rich, if only for a moment. Which makes me smile. Which starts my day out right. Does that make me rich in spirit, at least?
I’ve followed the book’s advice and sent that vibration out into the universe. The “I am rich” vibration. I’ll check in with you next month and let you know what happens.