My friend Susan wrote to Katie several weeks ago about The Secret. Her letter, Katie's response, Stephen Mitchell's response, and more than 150 responses and still counting, are posted at Katie's blog, byronkatie.com.
Susan has found her peace with her "Secret" story and the debates continue.
It becomes more and more apparent to me that The Secret, Sedona Method, The Work, and all other "methods" are like everything else: TV, mothers-in-law, George W. Bush, cancer, health, money, lack of money, relationship, lack of relationship, the Virginia Tech gunman. Everything is here to show us the way home, if that is our interest. In LOA language, we could even say we attracted them. I can find where I have done that.
For me, the difference is that The Work is a direct path to self-realization as opposed to other- or outer-realization. I have never found consistent happiness through stuff or through other people's cooperation. I begin to tap into that happiness through realizing that "no thing" is the thing I want most; there is peace in the valley, to paraphrase Iyanla VanZant (who also does The Work, by the way). The only way I know how to get there is through inquiry...not through teachings, not through manifesting, not through attempts at yogically detaching. What could be more "vibrationally aligned" than loving what is?
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