The guest today is Rhonda Byrne, who you might know as the creator behind The Secret, a documentary film that swept the world in 2006. Rhonda was born in Australia and began her career as a radio producer before moving into television production. In 2006, her work took a very different direction when she released The Secret documentary film, viewed by millions across the planet. This film changed millions of lives and revolutionized the way we understand the world and spawned a global movement of people who believe in and use the power of the mind to live their dream life.
In 2007 Rhonda’s book The Secret was released, which was translated into 50 languages and remains one of the longest-running bestsellers of this century selling over 35 million copies. Following its release in November 2006, The Secret sat at the top of the New York Times bestseller list for over 200 weeks and was named by USA Today as one of the top 20-bestselling books of the past 15 years.
Rhonda is also the bestselling author of The Power, The Magic, Hero, and her latest book The Greatest Secret. Rhonda also served as a producer on the 2020 movie, The Secret: Dare to Dream, based on her book The Secret. The film stars Katie Holmes, Josh Lucas, and Jerry O’Connell.
I was so excited to have Rhonda Byrne on the podcast and it was fascinating to pick her brain about life, the universe, and the power of thought. I think you guys are going to get a lot out of this interview, and I can’t wait for you all to listen!
The more effortless you are, the greater you manifest everything that you ever dreamed of, I think you gotta have a dream: the school of greatness.
How we are conditionated
So if we believe we are deserving of great love, then we will manifest if we believe we are going to be poor, and you know it’s. Interesting because uh for all of us you know and we’ve been conditioned.
You know I mean you were very fortunate because you had a childhood where you were mind was opened and you were opened and your heart was opened and that’s. The biggest thing is to open yourself to the possibility that everything isn’t the way it appears to be, and so even if you can just open yourself to that possibility just for a moment, you can pick up it all the next day.
You can take it all with you the next day that it’s. All real and everything that you’re seeing. But if you just for a moment open to the possibility that things might not be the way that you think they are, then you have the greatest opportunity to really discover something incredible.
How incredible you are so so with the secret yeah. I describe it really, and so I really simplify it and the law of attraction, because I would say to anybody if you would just think about what you want, that’s.
All you’d ever get in your life. It’s as simple as that, but a lot of people yeah a lot of people think a lot of negative things consistently. It’s on a loop that just holds them into this negative pattern.
So how do we break that negative thought pattern right?
So I mean the mind is like a computer program so and the fact that it’s on a negative loop is because we programmed it on a negative loop.
But you know we could have been influenced when we’re children and things like that so um. So one of the things that the mind loves is Repetition I mean loves it. You know. If you really watch your thoughts, these are the same old thoughts over and over again, you know it’s, just kind of dishing up the same old thing, so it loves repetition.
So the way you can override a program is to put in the opposite, you know and when you start out you know you feel like you’re lying, you know you’ll say something like you know. You might be really broke.
G, I was when I was making the secret so um you, you might not have any money and you’re trying to instill. You know wealth and prosperity and riches, and every time you say it, you feel a contraction in your body, because you know you don’t have it, but you know truly because I did it myself.
After a while, you change it, you re, you really begin to change it and you don’t quite have that contraction anymore, and then you start to see money coming in. You know in different ways: um and any and or you can be given things that you were going to buy and now you don’t have to buy it or so you begin to see you start to see signs of land.
You know is one of the great new thoughts, writers would say, talk about a sign of land, so you start to see a sign of land. Now that’s, what I did in the secret, you can do gratitude that will turn everything around that will make.
You feel good. That will get you off the negative right, but those negative thoughts are coming from beliefs held in the subconscious. Mind right that’s where the beliefs stem from for most of us, they stem mostly from our childhood conditioning yeah.
Be Grateful and Connect with Love
I just knew the secret would change lives well after all of us were no longer on the planet, but I’m just so grateful for what happened with the secret and uh that you know. I just think I’m so blessed to have had that experience that I don’t mind you know, and and and this book that I’ve written for me, like it’s.
The most important book that I’ve written the secret is just the best book for life on planet earth. It’s, nothing better! You know it’s very simple: it’s very straightforward. It’s, it’s, got the creative process in it.
You know, ask believe, receive you apply it to everything, but this book frees us forever, and so the very fact that it has manifested and is here in the world is all I ever need. You’re, very grateful, yeah yeah, and then for the lives that change from it.
You can do so much gratitude and then that will just wipe out those feelings and the other thing is somebody who’s feeling all of those things has a base of unworthiness, and so what will take that out is love and – and so, if You go about just looking through the day and looking for all of the things you love, I love that about that person.
You know I love this time of the year when this is happening, and you know I love this time of the year. I love holidays. You know, even though the pandemic’s happening. I still love this time of the year and I love yeah.
I love whatever it is. I love this car that I drive. I feel so blessed that I have this car or I love the fact that I’m going to be getting a new car one day. You know, and so I love my bed and I love.
I love my bed and just look at all of the things that you love and really rampage it every day because, as you send out, all of that love it gets multiplied and will come back into you, and gone are the feelings of unworthiness.
I love that. I love that uh. I interviewed uh Liz Gilbert who’s uh? Oh yes, someone! I! I love her energy and I love her work and she’s, just a sweet woman um making an impact in the world. Obviously, she wrote the book eat, pray, love which I think did 12 or 15 million copies.