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The Secret

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  When I discovered one teacher, that one would link to the next, in a perfect chain. It I was on the wrong track, something else would catch my attention, and through the diversion the next great teacher would appear. It 1 "accidentally" pressed the wrong link on an internet search, I would be led to a vital piece of information. In a tew short weeks I had traced The Secret back through the centuries, and 1 had discovered the modern-day practitioners of the Secret.

  The vision of taking The Secret to the world in a film had become fixed in my mind, and over the following two months my film and television production team learned The Secret. It was imperative that every team member knew it, because without its knowledge, what we were about to attempt would be impossible.

  We did not have a single teacher secured to film, but we knew The Secret, and so with utter faith 1 flew from Australia to the United States where the majority of the teachers were based. Seven weeks later The Secret team had filmed fifty-five of the greatest teachers across the United States, with over 120 hours of film. With every step, with every breath, we used The Secret to create the The Secret. We literally magnetized everything and everyone to us. Eight months later The Secret was released.

  As the film swept the world, stories of miracles began to flood in: people wrote about healing from chronic pain, depression, and disease; walking for the first time after an accident; even recovering from a deathbed. We have received thousands of accounts of The Secret being used to bring about large sums of money and unexpected

  checks in the mail. People have used The Secret to manifest their perfect homes, life partners, cars, jobs, and promotions, with many accounts of businesses being transformed within days of applying The Secret. There have been heart-warming stories of stressed relationships involving children being restored to harmony.

  Some of the most magnificent stories we have received have come from children using The Secret to attract what they want, including high grades and friends. The Secret has inspired doctors to share the knowledge with their patients; universities and schools with their students; health clubs with their clients; churches of all denominations and spiritual centers with their congregations. There are Secret parties being held in homes around the world, as people share the knowledge with loved ones and families. The Secret has been used to attract all manner of things—from a specific feather to ten million dollars. All of this has taken place in the few months since the release of the film.

  My intention in creating The Secret was—and still is—that it will bring joy to billions around the world. The Secret team is experiencing the realization of that intention every day, as we receive thousands upon thousands of letters from people across the world, of all ages, all races, and all nationalities, expressing gratitude for the joy of The Secret. There isn't a single thing that you cannot do with this knowledge. It doesn't matter who you are or where you are, The Secret can give you whatever you want.

  Twenty-four amazing teachers are featured in this book. Their words were filmed all over the United States, all at different times,

  yet they speak as one voice. This book contains The Secret teachers' words, and it also contains miraculous stories of The Secret in action. 1 have shared all of the easy paths, tips, and shortcuts that I have learned so that you can live the life of your dreams.

  You will notice throughout the book that in certain places 1 have capitalized the word "You." The reason 1 did this is because 1 want you, the reader, to teel and know that 1 created this book for you. 1 am speaking to you personally when 1 say You. My intention is for you to teel a personal connection with these pages, because The Secret has been created tor You.

  As you travel through its pages and you learn The Secret, you will come to know how you can have, be, or do anything you want. You will come to know who you really are. You will come to know the true magnificence that awaits you.

  With the deepest gratitude 1 wish to thank every person who has come into my life and inspired, touched, and illuminated me through their presence.

  1 would also like to acknowledge and express my gratitude to the following people for their magnificent support and contributions to my journey and to the creation of this book:

  For generously sharing their wisdom, love, and divinity, 1 pay homage to the featured co-authors of The Secret: John Assaraf, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Lee Brower, Jack Canfield, Dr. John De-martini, Marie Diamond, Mike Dooley, Bob Doyle, Hale Dwoskin, Morris Goodman, Dr. John Cray, Dr. John Hagelin, Bill Harris, Dr. Ben Johnson, Loral Langemeier, Lisa Nichols, Bob Proctor, James Ray, David Schirmer, Marci Shimoff, Dr. Joe Vitale, Dr. Denis Wait-ley, Neale Donald Walsch, and Dr. Fred Alan Wolf.

  The magnificent human beings that make up The Secret production team: Paul Harrington, Glenda Bell, Skye Byrne, and Nic George.

  Also to Drew Heriot, Daniel Kerr, Damian Corboy, and to all who journeyed with us in the creation or the film The Secret.

  Gozer Media, for the creation of the superb graphics and for impregnating them with the feeling of The Secret: James Armstrong, Shamus Hoare, and Andv Lewis.

  The CEO of The Secret, Bob Rainone, who was delivered to us from heaven.

  Michael Gardiner and the legal and advisory team across Australia and the United States.

  The Secret website team: Dan Rollings, John Herren, and all at Powerful Intentions who manage and run The Secret Forum, along with the wonderful people on the forum.

  The great avatars and master teachers from the past, whose writings lit a burning fire of desire within me. I have walked in the shadows of their greatness, and I honor every one of them. Special thanks to Robert Collier and Robert Collier Publications, Wallace Wattles, Charles Haanel, Joseph Campbell and the Joseph Campbell Foundation, Prentice Mulford, Genevieve Behrend, and Charles Fillmore.

  To Richard Cohn and Cynthia Black of Beyond Words, and Judith Curr of Simon & Schuster, for opening their hearts and embracing The Secret. For their editing: Henry Covi and Julie Steigerwaldt.

  For their generosity in sharing their stories: Cathy Goodman; Susan and Colin Sloate; Susan Morrice, director of Belize Natural Energy, Jeannie MacKay; and Joe Sugarman.

  For their inspirational t
eachings: Dr. Robert Anthony, Jerry and Es ther Hicks and the teachings of Abraham, David Cameron Cikandi John Harricharan, Catherine Ponder, Gay and Katie Hendricks Stephen MR Covey, Eckhart Tolle, and Debbie Ford. For their gen erous support: Chris and Janet Attwood, Marcia Martin, members of the Transformational Leaders Council, the Spiritual Cinema Cir cle, the staff at Agape Spiritual Center, and the assistants and staf of all the teachers featured in The Secret.

  My precious friends for their love and support: Marcy Koltun Crilley, Margaret Rainone, Athena Golianis and John Walker Elaine Bate, Andrea Keir, and Michael and Kendra Abay. And m) amazing family: Peter Byrne; my very special sisters: Jan Chile for her invaluable help with this book, Pauline Vernon, Kaye Izor (deceased), and Glenda Bell, who is always by my side and whost love and support knows no limits. My courageous and beauti ful mother, Irene Izon, and in memory of my father, Ronald Izon whose light and love continue to shine through our lives.

  And finally to my daughters, Hayley and Skye Byrne. To Hayle^

  who was responsible for the beginning of my life and its true jour

  ney, and to Skye, who followed my footsteps in the creation of thii

  book, and who brilliantly edited and transformed my words. M)

  daughters are the precious jewels of my life, and they illuminati

  every breath 1 take through their very existence.

  bob Proctor


  The Secret gives you atn/thiug you want: happiness, health, and wealth.



  You can have, do, or he anything you want.



  | " We can have whatever it is that we choose. 1 don't

  IP, care how big it is.


  The Secret

  The Secret Revealed 3

  What kind of a house do you want to live in? Do you want to be a millionaire? What kind of a business do you want to have? Do you want more success? What do you really want?



  This is the Great Secret of Life.

  Financial miracles, miracles of physical healing, mental healing, healing of relationships.



  i All of this happened because of knowing how to apply The Secret.



  The leaders in the past who had The Secret wanted to keej) the pouvr and not share the power. They kept people ignorant of The Secret. People went to work, they did their job, they came home. They were on a treadmill with rw power, because The Secret ions kept in the few.

  Throughout history there have been many who coveted the knowledge of The Secret, and there have been many who found a way of spreading this knowledge to the world.




  I've seen many miracles take place in people's lives.

  Bob Proctor

  You've probably been sitting there wondering, "What is The Secret?" Til tell you how I've come to understand it.

  We all work with one infinite power. We all guide ourselves by exactly the same laws. The natural laws of the universe are so precise that we don't even have any difficulty building spaceships, we can send people to the moon, and we can time the landing with the precision of a fraction of a second.

  Wherever you are—India, Australia, New Zealand, Stockholm, London, Toronto, Montreal, or New York — we're all working with one power. One Law. It's attraction!

  The Secret is the law of attraction!

  Everything that's coming into your life i/ou are attracting into your life. And it's attracted to you by virtue of the images you're holding in your mind. It's what you're thinking. Whatever is going on in your mind i/ou are attracting to you.

  "Every thought of yours is a real thing—a force."

  The greatest teachers who have ever lived have told us that the law of attraction is the most powerful law in the Universe.

  Poets such as William Shakespeare, Robert Browning, and William Blake delivered it in their poetry. Musicians such as Ludwig van Beethoven expressed it through their music. Artists such as Leonardo da Vinci depicted it in their paintings. Great thinkers including Socrates, Plato, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Pythagoras, Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Isaac Newton, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Victor Hugo shared it in their writings and teachings. Their names have been immortalized, and their legendary existence has survived centuries.

  Religions, such as Hinduism, Hermetic traditions, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and civilizations, such as the ancient Babylonians and Egyptians, delivered it through their writings and stories. Recorded throughout the ages in all its forms, the

  law can be found in ancient writings through all the centuries. It was recorded in stone in 3000 BC. Even though some coveted this knowledge, and indeed they did, it has always been there for anyone to discover.

  The law began at the beginning of lime. It has always been and will always be.

  It is the law that determines the complete order in the Universe, every moment of your life, and every single thing you experience in your life. It doesn't matter who you are or where you are, the law of attraction is forming your entire life experience, and this all-powerful law is doing that through your thoughts. You are the one who calls the law of attraction into action, and you do it through your thoughts.

  In 1912 Charles Haanel described the law of attraction as "the greatest and the most infallible law upon which the entire system of creation depends."


  Wise people have always known this. You can go right back to the ancient Babylonians. They've always known this. It's a snuill select group of people.

  The ancient Babylonians and their great prosperity have been well documented by scholars. They are also known for creating one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Hanging Gardens

  of Babylon. Through their understanding and application of the laws of the Universe, they became one of the wealthiest races in history.


  Why do you think that 7 percent of the population earns around 96 percent of all the money that's being earned? Do you think that's an accident? It's designed that way. They understand something. They understand The Secret, and now you are being introduced to The Secret.

  People who have drawn wealth into their lives used The Secret, whether consciously or unconsciously. They think thoughts of abundance and wealth, and they do not allow any contradictory thoughts to take root in their minds. Their predominant thoughts are of wealth. They only know wealth, and nothing else exists in their minds. Whether they are aware of it or not, their predominant thoughts of wealth are what brought wealth to them. It is the law of attraction in action.

  A perfect example to demonstrate The Secret and the law of attraction in action is this: You may know of people who acquired massive wealth, lost it all, and within a short time acquired massive wealth again. What happened in these cases, whether they knew it or not, is that their dominant thoughts were on wealth; that is how they acquired it in the first instance. Then they allowed fearful thoughts of losing the wealth to enter their minds, until those fearful thoughts of loss became their dominant thoughts. They tipped the scales from thinking thoughts of wealth to thinking

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