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Is ABC News Discrediting Jesus Too?

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Jim Donovan
If you happened to see the ABC Evening News Friday, March 16th, you saw the network run a story about the movie, The Secret.

By now, you've most likely heard about the hit movie and book, which teaches people about the Law of Attraction and our ability to use our mind to manifest what we want in our life.

ABC, in keeping with the tradition of negative reporting and special interest pandering that has become the norm in network television news, did their best to discredit the philosophy of The Secret, referring to it throughout as simply, "Positive Thinking."

For starters, the Law of Attraction, which is the basis of the movie, is not simply positive thinking. It is a universal law that like attracts like and has been referenced in every religion and philosophy for thousands of years.

"Whatsoever you ask for in prayer, believe you have received it and it is given unto you." Matthew 21:22

"As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he" Proverbs 23:7

"Our life is what our thoughts make of it" Marcus Aurelius (121-180)

"A man is literally what he thinks" James Allen (1849-1925)

"We are what we believe we are" Benjamin N. Cardozo (1870-1938) (Excerpt Handbook to a Happier Life, page 27)

The fact that like attracts like and that we attract what we focus upon has been proven by quantum physics, however, ABC News chose to parade out a couple of "experts" who were clearly clueless about these principles and did their best to discredit the movie's lessons. Would they discredit Jesus too?

In their story, reporter Dan Harris, leading with the phrase "Truly Dangerous," has Columbia University Medical Center Professor, Richard Sloan commenting about a woman curing herself of breast cancer with laughter and visualization - a technique used successfully in many cases for decades by leading oncologists. Professor Sloan revealed his own ignorance of the subject when he referred to people affirming "Not having breast cancer."

Anyone who understands the most basic idea of the power of the mind knows that one would not even bring the word "cancer" into their awareness. They would affirm "health." Talking about something, whether in the positive or negative, brings the vibration of that into your awareness. Wanting "bills" or wanting "no bills" is still the energy of bills.

In the case of health, one would affirm health, however, this does not negate taking preventative measures, including diagnostic testing. That would be just plain dumb and none of us who teach these principles would ever suggest that.

One can only assume that calling The Secret "dangerous" has more to do with the threat a healthy population poses to the Drug Cartel sponsoring network television.

An earlier news story this same week, reported a 55% increase in prescription sleep aids. Is anyone fool enough to believe that many more people had trouble sleeping? Or is it a result of the massive increase in television advertising for prescription drugs?

This, by the way, is a practice that would be illegal were our government agencies not bought and paid for by the pharmaceutical industry.

Watching the movie The Secret and reading books like The Power of Positive Thinking, The Attractor Factor, Think and Grow Rich, the Science of Getting Rich, Handbook to a Happier Life, Ask and It Is Given, Law of Attraction, This is Your Life, Not a Dress Rehearsal, The Success Principles, As a Man Thinketh, Power of Intention, Attitude is Everything and others will go a long way toward creating a life of health, wealth and happiness.

Immersing your conscious and subconscious mind in positive thought and images instead of the constant bombardment of negative, destructive ones portrayed on the television news will go a long way toward conditining your mind to attract more of what you desire into your life

If you stopped watching the TV News alltogether and, instead used your time to watch, listen to or read positive, uplifting, inspiring information, you would soon be living a better life.
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Jim Donovan, is the author of several critically acclaimed self-help books, published in more than 20 countries, an inspiring motivational speaker and life coach. For a bonus gift and subscription to his "Jim's Jems" ezine visit his Web site.
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