Six months ago I couldn’t turn on the TV, pick up a newspaper or go to a meeting without hearing mention of The Secret. Today the talk has all but disappeared. What happened?
I have my own theories. As a long-time student of metaphysics, I was delighted about the awareness that The Secret brought to the law of attraction. Yet I always felt that something big was missing. It lacked depth. It was like trying to build a luxury home without a concrete foundation. No matter how enticing it looks, it is not going to stand for long without the proper support.
The law of attraction is a metaphysical principle. In order to effectively employ the law of attraction, you need to not only understand what is happening, you have to believe in it. Otherwise, you go through the motions as if you are performing an act of magic. And who really believes in magic?
From my perspective, metaphysics is a spiritual science. It recognizes a divine power from which creative energy flows. As creations of this power, we have inherited this creative energy and access its power through our minds. Simply put, God created you, so you carry within you God-like powers to create. This is what the law of attraction is all about.
While I don’t profess to be an expert about God and the theory of life, I’ve taken my own guess on how the law of attraction works. The power that we call God is an energy, which from what I understand, does not use arms, legs and computers to create with. Somehow this energy forms things without body parts and technology. I can’t help but think that this creative power works with thought rather than aimless force. Isn’t this exactly what we’re doing when we employ the law of attraction? This is such an important point that I am going to ask the question again. Doesn’t this creative thought process mimic what we have been able to discern about divine creation? Might that be because we carry within us the energy from which we were created?
So my disappointment with The Secret is in its total disregard to the force behind all of this creative power. I know that it is not particularly sexy or chic to talk about God, but there is so much power to be claimed if only we’d acknowledge it. I don’t know about you, but it’s easier for me to believe in my God-like powers than smoke and mirrors.