How did "The Secret" come about?Rhonda Byrne is not only the producer of the film "The Secret," but she is the inspiration behind it. Rhonda says she stumbled on what she calls The Secret at the end of 2004. At the time, everything in Rhonda's life had fallen apart—physically, emotionally and financially—and she was in "total despair." Then her father died suddenly, and she was worried about her grief-stricken mother. "I wept and wept and wept, and I didn't want my daughter to see me sobbing," Rhonda says.
That's when Rhonda's daughter gave her a copy of 'The Science of Getting Rich,' a book written in 1910 by Wallace D. Wattles. "Something inside of me had me turn the pages one by one, and I can still remember my tears hitting the pages as I was reading it," Rhonda says. "It gave me a glimpse of The Secret. It was like a flame inside of my heart. And with every day since, it's just become a raging fire of wanting to share all of this with the world."
After that first discovery, Rhonda read hundreds of books, listened to hundreds of hours of audio tapes and scoured the Internet for more information. She says she traced the idea of The Secret through history—all the way from 3500 B.C. to the present day. "Since I discovered The Secret, every single moment of my entire life has changed, and I am living my life for the first time," Rhonda says.
Having previously worked as a senior producer for Australia's Nine Network, with 20 years experience in commercial television production, Rhonda launched Prime Time Productions in 1994. Under her guidance and direction, Prime Time Production's focus is to continue to create film and television projects which will bring an inspiring, touching and uplifting messages and to help create joy for millions of people around the planet.
In making "The Secret" Rhonda flew to America in 2004 to interview and film most of the 70 teachers. Then cutting work began back in the studio in Australia to select the 24 teachers for the final production.
When interviewed recently on Oprah, Rhonda said "If you follow its philosophy, you can create the life you want—whether that means getting out of debt, finding a more fulfilling job or even falling in love."
"The Secret" has exploded around the world and millions of people are drawn into a global community who collectively decide to accept their power and responsibility to become conscious creators. We all know that there is an enlightenment revolution of sorts taking place on this planet. Every intentional act to support or hasten that revolution is a good thing; whether it something as small as my individual choice to make this post in this forum, or it is something bigger in scope, like "The Secret," that has the potential to impact the perspective of millions of people.
As Rhonda says, even in unhappy or sad situations there is always a gift – we can be forever thankful and grateful that the gift of "The Secret" has arisen from her own anguish and grief.
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