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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Secret

Here it is! The full 90 min version of The Secret. I know they use materialistic examples in this video, but remember most people are initially motivated by materialism and besides, they are easier goals to portray on video. You can apply these ideas to your relationships, your personal goals, your dreams to improve and change the world around you. You have the power to do anything if you think you can!

Take care of each other.

All Things Possible!


  • At 12:54 PM, January 26, 2007 , Blogger Lara Ufuk said...

    Hi everyone,

    Chris, thank you so much for the link..i was trying to copy the video to give my friends and i always needed more since i am trying to share it with everyone :) Now, i can just send the link.. Excellent!!!! BTW, there are some nice fellows in myspace including some of the guys from the secret..

    i agree with you about being used financial samples..they are a lot easier to explain and kind of common necessary at least to a certain level.. but i believe that those people are truly trying to explain a general rule to help people to create their life in any way they want.. and if you also watch the videos in the link i sent they are saying some very special and important things about life, relationships, loving ourselves, pursing our highest values in our soul..

    i wish everyone to benefit from it..

    Have a beautiful weekend

    Love and hugs to you all

    Ufuk :)

  • At 1:20 PM, January 26, 2007 , Blogger Lara Ufuk said...

    Hey guys,

    i just found out about this : Oprah is hosting a show dedicated to The Secret, tentatively scheduled to air LIVE on January 31st."

    i probably will see it in youtube videos after the show..

    Wishing you joy and peace

  • At 6:31 PM, January 29, 2007 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Hi Lara....I enjoyed what you had to say about "The Secret." I'm one of those unable to download it to my computer, so I'm glad I happened to have the dvd. I've enjoyed the film, but I think it helps to read some of the books about the Law of Attraction to go along with it. I think reading those helps dispel any concerns about the materialistic examples in the film. I had the same reaction when I first saw the film. But since reading more and studying the precepts more, I am finally "getting it," as they say! And I'm able to apply it to more aspects of my life now, as you speak of in your post. Thanks for the tip about Oprah...hope to catch it...(I did see the Larry King show last fall and enjoyed that). I'm gradually enlarging my perspective on it all.

    A recent LuAnn cartoon made me think of the film.... Luann was lounging in her room with her friend Bernice, reading a glamor magazine about gorgeous models and their jet-set lives with all the perks of movie premieres and celebrities in their lives. When Bernice tells her to go ahead and get that life, Luann asks the perennial question we all ask, which made me think of "The Secret." How do I get from here to there? Bernice thinks about it, telling her the street directions. But then, she wonders which street exactly is it....Oak or Elm? I laughed when I read it, because it reminded me of the "getting there from where you are" part of the Law of attraction. Here's the link:

    Chris, any thoughts on getting all us Luanns from here to there?

    My best wishes to everyone for attracting beautiful experiences into your lives all year long! Sue

  • At 7:22 AM, January 30, 2007 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Thanks so much for your comments. Also thanks Ufuk for giving us a heads up about the Oprah show on The Secret tomorrow. I'm looking forward to your reviews!

    What a great thought Sue! Thanks for the LuAnn link as well. It's a funny take on a conundrum of really following your dreams. Where do we go from here? It doesn't somehow feel right unless we do something dramatic like, as LuAnn says, Skiing with Celebs in the alps. However, the punch line of that comic strip is really closer to how it actually works! Finding the next step in the right direction is the best anyone can do! Until we figure out how to "beam eachother up" we must always go about getting from point A to point B ONE STEP AT A TIME. Which means, you have to get to Oak St. before you get to the freeway before you can drive to the ski slope to ski with Celebrities. It's a funny example but there is a lot of truth and wisdom hidden in there! Even the Celebrities have to get to the ski slope one step at a time. The trick is to take the next step in the right direction and not just dream about it. I have a magnet up on my refrigerator that reminds me "A journey of three thousand miles begins with a single step." -Lao Tzu.

    That Lao Tzu - what a guy.

    Take care of each other!

    All Things Possible!

  • At 4:32 AM, February 02, 2007 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Happy Groundhog Day everyone!

    Winter finally arrived in January here in Michigan, so who knows what the Groundhog will decide today. I'm ready for spring already, but also enjoying the beauty of the winter landscape and my walks in the snow.

    Thanks, Chris for the great answer on the forum. You always have a beautiful perspective. I'm working on getting from "here to there!"

    I thought I'd missed Oprah, and then this morning got an announcement in my email that it will be Thursday, Feb. 8 with guests Michael Beckwith,Jack Canfield, Lisa Nichols, James Ray and Rhonda Byrne.

    Hoping everyone is well and thinking ATP thoughts. Looking forward to hearing what's happening in your life. And Chris, I know we're all anxiously awaiting news about your film project.

    I'll add my "Take Care of Each Other" too! Sue

  • At 4:55 AM, February 03, 2007 , Blogger Lara Ufuk said...

    Hello CHRIS and dear all,

    Just a short note to share the beauty of the day and the love in the air.

    This is an excellent day here in Turkey Istanbul. When i breathe, i feel the unconditional love of the universe.. Wishing the same for you all my dear friends..

    Big hugs and love

    Ufuk :)

  • At 6:56 PM, February 05, 2007 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    Hey all!
    Sorry I've been away of late, from the forum that is - I'm still very much at home (between work, the gym, and rehearsals that is). I didn't really have anything to add to the current conversation, and I still haven't found time to watch the entire "Secret" film that Chris generously posted the link for, but I wanted to let you all know that though things are a little "crazy" at work the rehearsal's for "Macbeth" are going quite well. We just finished putting togeterh what I call "part one" which consist of acts I through III. Now we move on to the the final two acts which contain a couple of the biggest scenes in the play though not necessarily the most emotional.

    I couldn't be happier with the cast and the work and dedication that they have put into this production. And the scenes between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth simply "sizzle!"

    All and all, we are off to a great start and looking forward to a great finish. It will be over all too soon...

    That's all - just wanted to check in. I extend my best wishes to everyone else and hope that some, if not all, are warmer than we are here in southeastern Michigan (though I bet Sue is just as cold as I am given that we are practically in the same neighborhood globally speaking).


  • At 8:44 PM, February 05, 2007 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Hey Dave, I was just looking to see if anyone checked in. Great to hear what you're up to. I guess the forum family is very busy these subzero days. You're right, we're getting cabin fever along with it! I enjoyed a brisk winter walk yesterday, but today took a "rain check"?? Doesn't quit sound right!

    Hope your MacBeth will be a great success. When is the production? I'm in awe of your theater work. I particpated a bit in college, a little bit on lighting crew and a couple of non-speaking parts is all (like in the town audience for "Taming of the Shrew" - and "the choir" in Our Town. I got real good at staying frozen on stage and shining the spotlight on the stars from the lighting catwalk! My voice was too soft and wouldn't carry for speaking roles...I'm making up for it now. I can be really loud as a writer!

    Haven't had any connection to theater at all since then...until I interviewed Chris after GOTJ2 and he sparked my interest in theater and movies again. Just going to see Legends! was a major re-entry to the theater scene for us. My husband would like to see a Shakespeare play sometime.

    Hoping everyone else in the forum family is also well and keeping warm if you're affected by this arctic blast. -- My husband is thinking spring and trying out his new fly fishing rod.

    I'm thinking Chris is busy, too, with the film project. Hoping to hear some news soon! -- ATP wishes everyone! Sue

  • At 8:35 AM, February 06, 2007 , Anonymous Angi said...

    Hi and big hugs to everyone in the Forum family.

    I'm sorry I don't have anything worthwhile to contribute to the current topic at the moment as I haven't found the time yet to watch the whole clip, though what I have managed to see so far is thought provoking - so many thanks for the link Chris.

    Today i got the results from my first two module assignments and i've passed both with relatively good grades, getting second higest out of the group in one and 3rd highest in the other.

    However somehow it's hard to feel happy aobut that since just over a week ago my Dad fell downstairs and has since been in a critical condition in hospital (about 40 miles away from where i live). As a result of the fall he had some bleeding on the brain, which is still swollen and he's been unconscious ever since so they're unable at the moment to determine what if any brain damage may result from it. H's also on a ventilator since what he'd thought was a minor chest infection the week before is actualy pneumonia. So obvioulsyi'm going backwards and forwards to see him whenever my own family and work commitments allow.

    being so illonly myself, sister and his partner are allowed to see him, so naturally my children are worried about Grandad, and i'm having to(at least appear to be positive about things and focus energy in his direction.

    i know he's in the best place he can be and is for the moment "stable", and have to believe that each day he gets through is one more towards healing and eventual recovery.

    Actually Chris i'd like to thank you so much for the positive focus of so many of your topics and encouiraging the ATP attitude both of which are really helping me stay focused and hold onto the belief that although it will probably take a long time, he will be ok.

    Sorry for this depressing post people.

    love and Blessings


  • At 9:56 PM, February 06, 2007 , Anonymous Sue said...

    A note to wish you and your family well, Angi, and sending beautiful thoughts your way...with lots of love and laughter. I was just reading about the healing power of laughter. Perhaps someone on the forum knows of some special films that would bring some solace. Once on the forum we discussed the healing power of music, as well. Are you able to play music for your father? I remember your kind post about my cat last's hard to think of the right words when you are going through these life events, but I know all of us in the forum family are holding you in our hearts and prayers. May the "bright blessings" you share with us come back to you and may you find all things beautiful coming into your life...Sue

  • At 6:13 AM, February 07, 2007 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Hey Everyone!

    Hope you are all having a great week. I've scarcely had time to sit at the computer but wanted to pop in for a moment and say HI and thank you for all the warm wishes on the shoot. Pray for great weather this weekend!!

    All Things Possible!!

  • At 12:30 PM, February 12, 2007 , Anonymous Angi said...

    Hi Sue thank you so much for your kind thoughts. Since the last post it's relativley good news in that he's now awake (since Friday night) but is very confused and keeps tryign to pull all his tubes etc off/out so keeps the poor nurses busy putting them back. He doesn't know any of us but it's too soon to know if that's due to brain damage or after effects of long sedation. Still he's stronger than he was a week ago and is awake so things are looking hopeful.

    Hope everyone has a good week and that any proejects undertaken are sucessful.

    Love and Bright Blessings


  • At 7:40 PM, February 12, 2007 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Hi Angi and all the forum family...

    I'm glad I checked the forum before leaving for Florida. We're going down to see my husband's father. He's pretty healthy, given his age. He turns 90 next weekend, so we're going down to help him celebrate and check up on him. He's been undergoing radiation treatments for some skin cancer, so we're hoping he has come through them well. Our daughter and husband are flying down from Virginia for the weekend. He's in the Marine Corps and is currently studying at Quantico until late spring. We still don't know where they are going next. They were in California. So it will be great to connect with them and they can see Grandpa. Our son has obligations at his computer programming job for an insurance company. Wishing he could be there, I'm beginning to feel like the "Cat's in the Cradle" song...where you cherish each moment you can have with your loved ones while you have them. Angi...I'm so glad to hear your dad is doing much better. I know you are relaying positive vibes to him with your ATP outlook. This forum was so helpful to me during the times we were going through family crises like yours. I am grateful to Chris for offering this opportunity to inspire and "take care of each other" on our ATP journey.

    Keep us posted on your dad, Angi! Best of all things beautiful to everyone! Sue

    P.S. On a light and humorous note (to inspire a little laughter!) forum family folks might recall me talking about our plan to welcome Grandpa up from Florida at Christmas with a lighted pink flamingo in the snow. Well, the flamingo arrived, perfectly pink and perfectly cute, but the lighting mechanism would not work, no matter what my husband tried. He still thinks he can make it work. Perhaps for summer! Sometimes I think we could feel like that pink the pink on the outside, but failing to light up from the inside so the glow will show to those around us...thanks Chris for always nudging us on with your fantastic forum topics.

  • At 5:39 PM, February 13, 2007 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    Angi, I was sorry to read about your father's accident - but then glad to read that he is recovering. I do hope and pray that all is still going well and he is getting stronger. I know how trying it can be on the entire family when a loved one is in pain - but I know that you are doing all you can to support him right now.

    Sue, I like your flamingo methaphor. Kind of reminds me of that old Sunday School "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine...hide it under a bushel, NO! I'm gonna let it shine..." I think you may have heard it once or twice. I hope that your trip to Florida was nice - and if you're still there as you read this you may have really dodged the bullet. We are getting some of the most winter like weather of the season this week back in Michigan (though I think it's worse to the south in Ohio right now).

    Chris, I hope the filming went well this weekend and that you have some time to update us all.

    Well, I'm going back to trying to stay warm, brrrr!


  • At 8:32 PM, February 13, 2007 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Hi everyone...thought I'd check in one last time before the trip. Dave, thanks for the well wishes! I'm glad I caught them before we trek to Metro tomorrow in this arctic blast. Our flight was moved up almost an hour, probably because of the weather. Thanks for the flamingo thoughts, too! I love that flamingo. Wish it would light. I remember that SS song too. One of my favorites from childhood. How is your MacBeth? Although I'll have to read about it next week, because I won't have Internet access while I'm gone. I'll have a lot to catch up on! Especially hoping Chris will update us, too! I know we can all hardly wait for the movie after following along all these months. Of course, we all knew it would take off, right? It's been fun being in the cheering section with the forum family.

    Best wishes (and bright ones!) Angi for your famlly this week! Sending ATP thoughts to all...Sue


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