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  • Pamela Melcher
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      More on The Secret. Blessings, Pamela Melcher
      --- Elyse Hope Killoran <Elyse@...>
      wrote:

      > To: "Pamela Melcher" <dancingcedar@...>
      > From: "Elyse Hope Killoran"
      > <Elyse@...>
      > Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 13:16:47 -0500
      > Subject: PFTIO 03/08: The Secret Controversy Heats
      > Up - Part 2
      >
      > Prosperity from the Inside-Out
      >
      > Align Yourself Mind, Body & Soul to Create True
      > Prosperity
      >
      > March 8, 2007 Volume 2 Issue
      > 12
      >
      > Enjoy the graphical version of this e-zine online
      > at:
      >
      http://www.choosingprosperity.com/archive/pftio030807.htm
      >
      >
      --------------------------------------------------------
      > Editorial: 'The Secret' Controversy Heats Up - Part
      > 2
      >
      --------------------------------------------------------
      >
      > "Are you enjoying the contrast of this time and
      > place?" -
      > typical introductory words in Abraham-Hicks "Art of
      > Allowing" live workshops.
      >
      > Dear Pamela,
      >
      > The article that I wrote last week on the topic of
      > the
      > controversy around 'The Secret' ('The Secret
      > Controversy
      > Heats Up') clearly struck a nerve.
      >
      > Most interesting (to me) were the responses from
      > people who
      > chastised me (mostly privately) for giving attention
      > to the
      > 'controversy'.
      >
      > The general message was:
      >
      > " I thank you for these newsletters that you
      > generate and
      > appreciate the work you are doing. I feel I must
      > however,
      > step in and comment on your choice for discussing
      > the
      > 'controversy'.
      >
      > We know that what we focus on grows - what we give
      > attention
      > to becomes larger. Why then are you giving any 'air
      > time' to
      > the controversy? "
      >
      > For me, dear readers, this query highlights the
      > exact reason
      > that I am choosing to move into the 'controversy'
      > instead of
      > avoiding it.
      >
      > It is true that, once we understand the law of
      > attraction
      > and how it works in our lives, we find that we must
      > become
      > very selective in our attention.
      >
      > As we look upon things that make us feel good, we
      > strengthen
      > our bond to them, and as we look upon things that
      > make us
      > feel bad we similarly strengthen our bond with those
      > things
      > as well.
      >
      > The key to understanding how this all works on a
      > very
      > practical level lies not in 'what' we are looking
      > at, but
      > rather, in how we are 'feeling' as we do the
      > looking.
      >
      > Therefore, while I do agree that what we focus on
      > expands, I
      > do not agree with the implied corollary, that what
      > we
      > 'avoid' looking at will disappear.
      >
      > If we see something that is not pleasing to us and
      > which
      > activates an emotion within us and we elect to turn
      > our
      > heads away and say, 'no, I do not want that' we have
      >
      > activated the energy nonetheless.
      >
      > Whether we are facing it or looking away, if we feel
      > upset,
      > angry, dismayed or otherwise disempowered by a
      > topic,
      > pretending that it is not there is like spreading
      > pink paint
      > over a situation - it pretties it up but does no
      > logical
      > good.
      >
      > Therefore, being aware that a 'controversy' is
      > brewing, and
      > wanting to hide out until it blows over is not, for
      > me, the
      > most empowered, deliberate response.
      >
      > And I do not see 'The Secret' teachers backing away
      > from a
      > healthy discussion either.
      >
      > In addition to his 'Today Show' appearance on
      > NBC-TV, James
      > Ray presented his position across from psychology
      > professor
      > John Norcross on CBS-TV's "The Early Show" with
      > Harry Smith
      > as a moderator. You can view their conversation at:
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn4EXAETBhA
      >
      > And Rev. Michael Beckwith responded to tough
      > questions about
      > 'The Secret' from CBS News' Bill Whitaker. View this
      >
      > dialogue at:
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V6wdmFdM4o
      >
      >
      > ------------------------------------------
      >
      > Finally, Larry King has invited Joe Vitale, John
      > Assaraf,
      > James Ray, Lisa Nichols, and Bob Proctor to respond
      > to
      > critics live this evening, March 8, 2007 at 9 p.m.
      > EST. (For
      > more information, visit http://www.cnn.com/larryking
      > )
      >
      > ------------------------------------------
      >
      > For people who find truth in 'The Secret', now is
      > the time
      > to celebrate that truth - and get clarity about what
      > we
      > would like to see evolve from this point.
      >
      > For every critical question that is being put forth
      > by
      > Secret 'detractors':
      >
      > ~ Where is the science?
      > ~ How does this differ from 'positive thinking'?
      > ~ How can you use the law of attraction to explain
      > tragedies
      > like child abuse, terrorist acts, Rwanda or the
      > Holocaust?
      >
      > ...a deep thoughtful response can be brought forth.
      >
      > Law of Attraction is not a tool that can be used to
      > cause
      > everyone to come into harmony and agreement about
      > everything.
      >
      > Quite the opposite - the law of attraction supports
      > expansion and evolution.
      >
      > The questions we can ask ourselves now:
      >
      > 1) What do we love about 'The Secret' ?
      >
      > 2) What questions do we want to have answered - what
      > additional insights do we want to see revealed - in
      > 'The
      > Secret - The Next Step' (due out in August/September
      > 2007)?
      >
      > While you share what you love about "The Secret"
      > (and what
      > you are hoping they will address in the sequel) in
      > the
      > comments section at
      > http://choosingprosperity.typepad.com,
      > I'll be composing my own list which I'll post next
      > week.
      >
      > Perhaps 'The Secret' producers will take a look at
      > our
      > compositions and we'll find ourselves actively
      > contributing
      > to, and 'molding the clay' of, the next Secret DVD.
      >
      > With fond appreciation,
      > Elyse Hope Killoran
      >
      >
      >
      --------------------------------------------------------
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      > Attraction:
      >
      --------------------------------------------------------
      >
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      > 'The
      > Secret', yet you are not yet effecting real-life,
      > practical
      > results?
      >
      > Are you attracted to the notion of 'law of
      > attraction' but
      > confused by practical considerations (i.e. how can
      > proponents of the law of attraction say that the law
      > of
      > attraction works like magnetism when magnets attract
      > the
      > opposite?)
      >
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