Harry Potter and Beyond the Secret: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction

December 21, 2007

I’ve been rewatching Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix since it came out on DVD.  In doing so I have realized how much the Harry Potter series supports the ten step process I write about in my book.  The entire Harry Potter series flies in the face of the popular law of attraction notion celebrated in The Secret book that we attract bad things into our lives due to our bad thoughts and feelings, and good things because we knew how to think and feel in a good way. 

Instead, Harry Potter illuminates the fact that sometimes bad things happen to really good people, just as my book also asserts.  Bad things may also happen to good people precisely because they are good.  In developing spiritual abundance and soul values they learn to maintain their capacity to love much as Harry Potter does, and Voldermort does not.

And, it is what we tell ourselves about the events that happen in our lives, more than the events themselves, that matters.  Great things can happen to us and we can become very egotistical and self-centered people only thinking of what we gained and insensitive to how our greed and arrogance may be causing others suffering and pain.  (Note: the character of Dolores Umbridge in the Order of the Phoenix demonstrates this).  Or, bad things can happen to us and we can become filled with hate, anger, and a thirst for power, domination, and revenge as is the case with Voldermort.  They are stories we tell ourselves about events that only feed the ego in our lives. Just as Harry learns in this film we can focus on the pain and suffering and become victims surrendering our power to others, or Voldermorts dominating others.   All of these represent “ego stories” in my book. 

Or, we can tell ourselves “soul stories.”  Just as Harry is called to do by Dumbledore in the Order of the Phoenix film, we overcome pain, anger, hatred, and despair by remembering the good in our lives.  By focusing on friends, loved ones, positive memories, like Harry we overcome adversity and in many ways become even stronger, more loving, and spiritual having faced it all well.  So, if you are experiencing adversity in your life look for how you can develop spiritual values despite it.  Then, you will know what Harry knows…. love truly can conqueor all.


Free Meditations & Email Courses

December 9, 2007

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Beyond the Secret in Second Printing

December 9, 2007

After only a few weeks since it’s release, Beyond the Secret: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction is already in its second printing!  Thanks to the many people who have already purchased the book.  Want to find out more and hear me talk about the book?  Visit www.doctorlisalove.com/speakers.html to learn more about my current radio/television, and speaking schedule.  You will also find a number of free features available on the site including audio meditations, free courses, and more!


The Secret vs. Beyond the Secret

December 2, 2007

Here is a review I posted on Amazon.com about The Secret book and my thoughts on in compared to my own book.

2.0 out of 5 stars Misleads and Misses the Mark, November 15, 2007

By  Dr Lisa Love “DoctorLisaLove.com” (Encinitas, CA United States) – See all my reviews

Take a basic principle, The Law of Attraction, which teaches you how to use your thoughts and feelings to get what you want in life. Sprinkle in a lot of hype and divorce it from deeper spiritual values and principles and you pretty much have THE SECRET. Fact is, it is no secret that people attract what they want; the key is to want the right things for the right reasons! Knowing WHAT TO WISH FOR, not merely how to wish is why I wrote my own book this year, Beyond the Secret  Here are a few of the 20 different points of disagreement I had with this book that I addressed in my own.

“You are the most powerful magnet in the Universe.” – The Secret.
“Who are ‘you?’ Who is the ‘you’ that is doing the attracting? Your spiritual self? Your ego? How can you distinquish between the two?” – Beyond the Secret

“Only do what feels good.” – The Secret
“Attempt to do what feels right. Feel good by doing good.” – Beyond the Secret 

“You cannot catch any illness unless you think you can.” – The Secret
“Even the most spiritual people amongst us may suffer from disease. The causes for disease are numerous and not always a result of your thoughts.” –
Beyond the Secret

“We never run out of good things because there’s more than enough to go around for everyone.” – The Secret
“There is enough for our needs, but not our greeds. Global warming is a problem right now precisely because as a species we are over-consuming. Remember the ego is afraid of not getting what it wants. When we are truly identified with Spirit we want everyone to have enough, not just ourselves.” –
Beyond the Secret

Look the Law of Attraction is neutral. It doesn’t care what kind of person you are, when you let the genie out of the bottle to make a wish. That is why I emphasize that the Law of Attraction is not just about “getting and spending”; that if wedded with deeper spiritual principles it can be understood as a tool for developing an authentic spirituality that leads us from a focus on consumption to one of contribution, or feeling that we are primarily here to make a positive difference in our world. After all, if we as a human family don’t make a more concerted effort to attract “spiritual abundance” over “material abundance” we may attract a lot of stuff to ourselves, but we won’t create a world we really want to live in.

That is why I believe it is time to move WAY “beyond” The Secret, and to put the horse before the cart so we can orient towards spirit, negate our egos, and attract soul qualities that will help us become better people, so we know what to attract that can be of benefit to ourselves and everyone around us. The Secret says practically nothing about this. Which is why I don’t think the Law of Attraction is the “greatest secret of the universe” as this book hypes it to be. I think learning the secret of Spirit is so we become loving and caring individuals capable of attracting and creating a better world. – Dr. Lisa Love, Beyond the Secret