Rhonda Byrne (born 1945, Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian television writer and producer. Best known for her New Thought books, The Secret and its sequel The Power. She has also written:
- The Magic
- The Hero’
- The power of Henry’s imagination
- How The Secret Changed My Life.
In 2007 Byrne was featured in Time Magazine’s list of 100 people who shape the world.
Since 2010, she has regularly been featured in the list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People. She gained mainstream popularity and commercial success after appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her philosophy is that believing will allow you to achieve your wishes and dreams.
The Power, Written By Rhonda Byrne was published on 17 August 2010.
The Power was able to achieve 4.1 ratings out of 5.0
The Power’s mission statement is, “The philosophy and vision of the Secret is to bring joy to billions. To bring joy to the world, the Secret creates life-transforming tools in the mediums of books (PDF) , films, and multi-media. The “Power” of the title is the power of love, the mainspring of the universe. A large portion of The Power describes how Byrne greets each blessed moment with overwhelming love and gratitude toward all creation. The book is based on the law of attraction and claims that positive thinking can create life-changing results such as increased happiness, health, and wealth. Byrne describes this as a fundamental universal law akin to gravity.
There are observations in The Power, such as the importance of being nice to your water. Researchers in several countries, she writes, “have discovered that when water is exposed to positive words and feelings such as love and gratitude, the energy level of the water not only increases, but the structure of the water changes, making it perfectly harmonious. … When water is exposed to negative emotions, such as hate, the energy level of the water decreases and chaotic changes occur.” Since “the inside of your head is 80 percent water”, the author believes this is very important.
THE LAW OF ATTRACTION
The law of attraction states that whatever someone experiences in life is a direct result of their thoughts. Byrne’s states that it really is that simple. According to The Secret and The Power, one’s thoughts and feelings have “magnetic properties” and “frequencies”. They vibrate and resonate with the universe, somehow attracting events that share those frequencies. The three rules of the Law of Attraction, according to Byrne are the following: “Ask”, “Believe”, and “Receive”. As Byrne says, it means that: “Like attracts like. What that means in simple terms for your life is: what you give out, you receive back. Whatever you give out in life is what you receive back in life. Whatever you give, by the law of attraction, is exactly what you attract back to yourself.” In other words, if you want good things to happen, be a good person, think positive thoughts.
Quotes from THE POWER
- “You have to feel love to harness its power!”
- “If you have more negative things than positive things in your life, then something is very wrong and you know it.”
- “You can’t change a negative situation with bad feelings. If you keep reacting negatively, your bad feelings will magnify and multiply the negativity.”
- “Gratitude is the great multiplier.”