Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Why isn't Esther Hicks in the Extended Edition?

The following is a letter from Jerry and Esther Hicks...

Dear Friends,

Nearly two years ago, while on-board our Mexican Riviera Cruise, Prime Time Productions did an interview with Jerry and me, and with Abraham, in response to an agreement that we had all carefully crafted together for a television show that was to be aired in Australia called "The Secret." We were told that "The Secret" would be based on our work and that they would seek out other teachers who were in alignment with our work.

We reviewed, on DVD, two other projects that had been created by this production company and found them to be beautifully done, and good-feeling pieces. Since Jerry and I had never before stepped into the public forum in that way with our Abraham work, we followed the advice of our publisher, who introduced us to an intellectual property rights attorney who assisted us in drafting the agreement which would guide our involvement with this project.

He explained to us that although he had included in the intellectual property rights license agreement that we were to receive a small percentage of the net profit from this project, and 10% of direct video sales, that it was very unlikely that (from his experience) we would receive any substantial compensation from our participation, and we were not unhappy with that arrangement.

Our decision to do it was not motivated from the idea of making money from it, (unless there was profit to share) but because we were stimulated by the excitement of this beautiful producer, and when we met her and her beautiful crew, we easily loved them all. As time went by, it became apparent that the television network that we had been told would air "The Secret" was not going to do it, at least not right now, and so the production company began seeking other ways of marketing their beautiful project to recoup their very large investment.

While Jerry and I were uncomfortable with what felt to us like a rather aggressive marketing campaign (just not our style, nothing wrong with it),we stayed focused on our busy schedule and really had very little to do with what was happening with "The Secret." Eventually we received an email from the producer of "The Secret" lovingly explaining (we never have received correspondence from her that was anything other than extremely loving) that the contract that we had all agreed upon and signed was no longer sufficient for their further distribution of the project in the areas they were now seeking to distribute the project, and that it would be necessary for us (Jerry and Esther) to relinquish our intellectual property rights in these areas forever and redo our contract, or they would have to reluctantly edit us out.

It was clear, from the lovingly written email that they did not want to edit us out, but after conferring with our publisher, and then our intellectual property rights attorney, and finally with Abraham, allowing them to edit us out was the path of least resistance. Abraham's words were very clear and easy to understand: "Whenever you are given an ultimatum that says, 'if you don't do this, then we will have to do such and such,' it is best that you just let it go and move on. Otherwise there is always another, and this, and this, and this…"

Now, it seems there is quite a firestorm surrounding our dis-involvment with "The Secret". We are receiving so many emails and letters and face-to-face questions from disappointed people regarding this, so we want you to understand how we feel about it.

We think that "The Secret" clearly and beautifully presents Abraham's Law of Attraction in a way that is easy to understand. It is filled with stunning beauty and beautiful people, many of whom are our personal friends. We love the way "The Secret" moves us, and we feel joy rise within our hearts every time we watch it. We feel the power of it, and the clarity of it, and we love "The Secret".

It is our desire that, rather than being upset that our part of "The Secret" will be omitted in future offerings of it, that instead you enjoy the original Abraham version, as it is, at this time, and that you look forward to what other incredible things these talented people may bring to you. These are people who clearly care about the planet, who want to be of value, and who, in our opinion, are of tremendous value.

Financially speaking, we have been very well paid for our participation with this project… which has amounted to a staggering amount of money. And if money were the most important factor, we assure you, we would have found some way of staying involved. So, we're out here doing our thing, enjoying the incredible expansion of the message of Abraham, and are so looking forward to the wonderful things that are in our future.

Abraham says to us and to you: "It is our desire that you be easy about all of this. There is nothing that has gone wrong here. Everything is in alignment. The Universe will offer a steady stream of uplifting avenues to all of you. There is great love here for you, Abraham."

Our love,
Jerry & Esther

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Importance of Feeling Good

One of the key points in "The Secret" is that we are magnets that attract to us what we think and feel, and if we want to really harness that creative power to bring to us more of what we want, feeling good is very important!

Feeling good (ie. happy, loving, thankful, passionate, joyful, excited, hopeful, satisfied, or any other positive emotion) attracts more positive things, just as feeling bad (ie. unhappy, hateful, resentful, bored, depressed, fearful, worried, angry, critical, or any other negative emotion) attracts more negative things.

So if you want more of the good things in life, start to make feeling good a priority.

How, you may be asking yourself, do I do that when everything sucks? Start by acknowledging whether you really want to start feeling good again. If you don't want to feel good, you won't, but if you tell yourself "I want to feel good!", then you will start to attract that.

You may find your mind wandering back to negative thoughts. If you feel you can't switch back to thinking of something positive, find something that "makes" you feel good, and do that! Some tricks, which you have probably used many times already, are to listen to music that feels good, watch a funny movie, pet your dog or cat, take a walk in nature, or call a friend that cheers you up. Of course, you could also watch "The Secret"!

I've attached some uplifting videos that make me feel awesome. I hope they help you feel good too!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Friday, March 16, 2007

Law of Attraction

What are you thinking about right now? The Law of Attraction states that "whatever we think about, we bring about". This law may initially seem like new age fluff, but believe it or not, there are scientific merits to this proposition. The top quantum physicists of our time have discovered that our universe and our reality is very much directed by the "observer".

When studying quantum particles (the smallest observable unit of matter), these scientists discovered that such particles behave in accordance with the person conducting the experiment. If the scientists "predict" that quantum particles behave in a certain way, they do. And yet, if the scientists "predict" that quantum particles behave in another way, they do. It is the "observer" that dictates the outcome of the experiment!

What does all this mean for us normal people? Well actually, these scientific experiments have far reaching implications for us as our world is made up of these same quantum particles! In this case, we are the "observer", the director, and hence the creator of our reality, our world, and our experience. Whatever you think about you will attract into your life.

The Secret

You've heard of the DVD called "The Secret"? Well it isn't such a secret anymore. The DVD was released in March 2006 and according to Time Magazine, the DVD has sold 500,000 units within the first 6 months. Today it sells well over 5,000 copies a day! It ranked in Amazon's Top-5 sellers during Christmas week, and a tie-in hardcover book just entered the Top 10 on the New York times bestseller list. The amazing thing about "The Secret" is that you won't find it in your local Blockbuster, it is selling briskly through the official website at

So what is the secret to "The Secret's" success? It's is a "transformational movie", where a person's view on life and the laws of life will no longer be the same after watching this movie. The movie has created such waves that it has already been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, and the Ellen DeGeneres show. (Clips from those programs are here in my blog.)

At the core of the movie is a central philosophy called "the Law of Attraction". This philosophy states that we create our reality, both good and bad, through the attractive power of our thoughts and feelings!

The message of "The Secret" movie is delivered through 24 "teachers" which include prosperity preachers, chiropractic healers, relationship gurus, life coaches, and motivational speakers — into one clear, cohesive voice. The movie is a "must watch" for anyone interested in taking charge of their life and in creating the life of their dreams.

Watch the first 20 minutes of "The Secret". Click on: