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Authors: Rhonda Byrne

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The Secret

 

The Secret

by Rhonda Byrne

 

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Dedicated to You

May The Secret bring you love and joy for your entire existence.

That is my intention for you, and for the world.

 

Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

The Secret Revealed

The Secret Made Simple

How to Use The Secret

Powerful Processes

The Secret to Money

The Secret to Relationships

The Secret to Health

The Secret to the World

The Secret to You

The Secret to Life Biographies

Foreword

 

A year ago, my life had collapsed around me. I'd worked myself into exhaustion, my father died suddenly, and my relationships with my work colleagues and loved ones were in turmoil. Little did I know at the time, out of my greatest despair was to come the greatest gift.

I'd been given a glimpse of a Great Secret—The Secret to life. The glimpse came in a hundred-year-old book, given to me by my daughter Hayley. I began tracing The Secret back through history. I couldn't believe all the people who knew this. They were the greatest people in history: Plato, Shakespeare, Newton, Hugo, Beethoven, Lincoln, Emerson, Edison, Einstein.

 

Incredulous, I asked, "Why doesn't everyone know this?" A burning desire to share The Secret with the world consumed me, and I began searching for people alive today who knew The Secret.

One by one they began to emerge. I became a magnet: as I began to search, one great living master after another was drawn to me. When I discovered one teacher, that one would link to the next, in a perfect chain. If I was on the wrong track, something else would catch my attention, and through the diversion the next great teacher would appear. If I "accidentally" pressed the wrong link on an internet search, I would be led to a vital piece of information. In a few short weeks I had traced The Secret back through the centuries, and I 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 I 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.

 

Foreword

 

A year ago, my life had collapsed around me. I'd worked myself into exhaustion, my father died suddenly, and my relationships with my work colleagues and loved ones were in turmoil. Little did I know at the time, out of my greatest despair was to come the greatest gift.

I'd been given a glimpse of a Great Secret—The Secret to life. The glimpse came in a hundred-year-old book, given to me by my daughter Hayley. I began tracing The Secret back through history. I couldn't believe all the people who knew this. They were the greatest people in history: Plato, Shakespeare, Newton, Hugo, Beethoven, Lincoln, Emerson, Edison, Einstein.

 

Incredulous, I asked, "Why doesn't everyone know this?" A burning desire to share The Secret with the world consumed me, and I began searching for people alive today who knew The Secret.

One by one they began to emerge. I became a magnet: as I began to search, one great living master after another was drawn to me. When I discovered one teacher, that one would link to the next, in a perfect chain. If I was on the wrong track, something else would catch my attention, and through the diversion the next great teacher would appear. If I "accidentally" pressed the wrong link on an internet search, I would be led to a vital piece of information. In a few short weeks I had traced The Secret back through the centuries, and I 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 I 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. I 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 I have capitalized the word "You." The reason I did this is because I want you, the reader, to feel and know that I created this book for you. I am speaking to you personally when I say You. My intention is for you to feel a personal connection with these pages, because The Secret has been created for 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.

 

Acknowledgments

 

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

I 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, I pay homage to the featured co-authors of The Secret:

John Assaraf, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Lee Brower, Jack Canfield, Dr. John Demartini, Marie Diamond, Mike Dooley, Bob Doyle, Hale Dwoskin, Morris Goodman, Dr. John Gray, 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 Waitley, 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 of 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 Andy 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 Hollings, 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 Atria Books/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 teachings: Dr. Robert Anthony, Jerry and Esther Hicks and the teachings of Abraham, David Cameron Gikandi, John Harricharan, Catherine Ponder, Gay and Katie Hendricks, Stephen MR Covey, Eckhart Tolle, and Debbie Ford. For their generous support: Chris and Janet Attwood, Marcia Martin, members of the Transformational Leaders Council, the Spiritual Cinema Circle, the staff at Agape Spiritual Center, and the assistants and staff 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 my amazing family: Peter Byrne; my very special sisters: Jan Child for her invaluable help with this book, Pauline Vernon, Kaye Izon (deceased), and Glenda Bell, who is always by my side and whose love and support knows no limits. My courageous and beautiful mother, Irene Izon, and in memory of my father, Ronald Izon, whose light and love continue to shine through our lives.

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