The Secret - Ancient Wisdom Revisited

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD

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Australian TV producer, come author, Rhonda Byme has successfully compiled the ancient wisdom of many great minds, into a book called, ‘The Secret. ’ The principles are based on metaphysics and have been spoken of by the greatest thinkers, writers and leaders throughout time—Plato, Aristotle, Albert Einstein, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. , Dale Carnegie, The Power of Positive Thinking, Carl Jung; “What you resist persists. ” Buddha, “All that we are is a result of what we have thought. ”

‘The Secret’ is simply the metaphysics of ‘The Law of Attraction. ’

“The first philosophy (Metaphysics) is universal and is exclusively concerned with primary substance. . . . And here we will have the science to study that which is just as that which is, both in its essence and in the properties which, just as a thing that is, it has. . . . . That among entities there must be some cause which moves and combines things. . . . There must then be a principle of such a kind that its substance is activity. ” (Aristotle, Metaphysics 340BC)

Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, substance and attribute, fact and value. Mind and matter are comprised of energy—energy has impact. Thus, thoughts are things—thoughts create something. The something that is created is dependent on what the thoughts are. Like attracts like—thus, if you think positive thoughts, you attract positive things. If you think negative thoughts you attract negative things. The question, “What were you thinking?, ” has a greater significance than a mere expression of incredulity. “What were you thinking?, ” can be the beginning to make better choices now or in the future. “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he, ” Proverbs 23:7; “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right, ” Henry Ford.

Appealing to the vulnerability of humanity, Byme focused her work primarily on the acquisition of money. I am all for having money, but, the greatest good could be achieved through creating world peace. Byme makes the point that fighting brings us to the conditions that we hate. She cited such notables as, Jack Canfield, “The anti-war movement creates more war;” Mother Teresa, “I will never attend an anti-war rally. If you have a peace rally, invite me. ” However, in this brief mention of creating peace, she failed to make a compelling point that, “The Law of Attraction” comprises all aspects of life, including creating war or stopping a senseless war. The Law of Attraction undeniably illuminates that—all wars are senseless.

As we experience the predictable outcome of the current political climate—we need to accept we have created the very things we fear—war compounded by more terrorists. Instead of eradicating corruption, it’s growing; instead of creating peace, war and terrorism are escalating; instead of healthy intelligent solutions, we are perpetuating brainless, hateful rhetoric and fear mongering.

It is abundantly clear, critics have become worse than the problem, worse than the people they call evil. It is a natural law—like attracts like. It is time to apply the undeniable, irrevocable, powerful and unmistakable principle—“The Law of Attraction” to the most crucial issue humanity faces—perpetually creating what we claim we do not want—war. If war created peace, the world would be at peace the first day after the first war ended.

Using the law of attraction belongs in every family and with every family member. Practice kindness to one another, clear away negative energy, use forgiveness liberally with yourself and others, practice positive thinking, send positive thoughts to the entire world, Capitol Hill and to our perceived enemies. Speak with courteous and informed awareness. The Law of Attraction is simply unwavering, unrelentingly consistent and predictable. The Law of Attraction is not a sometime thing—we need to focus on what we want to create instead of what we do not want to create.

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, “101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life. " Mind, Body, Spirit healing and Physical/Sexual Abuse Prevention and Recovery. As an inspirational leader, Dr. Neddermeyer empowers people to view life's challenges as an opportunity for Personal/Professional Growth and Spiritual Awakening.


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