100 Quotes from The Secret

1. If you can think about what you want in your mind, and make that your dominant thought, youwill bring it into your life.

2. Through this most powerful law, your thoughts become things in your life.

3. As you think of yourself living in abundance, you are powerfully and consciously determining your life through the law of attraction.

4. The only reason why people do not have what they want is because they are thinking more about what they don’t want than what they do want.

5. The law of attraction is the law of creation. Quantum physicists tell us that the entire Universe emerged from thought!

6. What you are thinking now is creating your future life.

7. Your thoughts are seeds, and the harvest you reap will depend on the seeds you plant.

8. Whether you have been aware of your thoughts in the past or not, now you are becoming aware. Right now, with the knowledge of The Secret, you are waking up from a deep sleep and becoming aware!

9. Decide what you want to be, do, and have, think the thoughts of it, emit the frequency, and your vision will become your life.

10. The law of attraction is a law of nature. It is as impartial and impersonal as the law of gravity is.

11. Your feelings are your greatest tools to help you create your life.

12. Your thoughts determine your frequency, and your feelings tell you immediately what frequency you are on.

13. You can purposefully use your feelings to transmit an even more powerful frequency, by adding feeling to what you are wanting.

14. There is no greater power in the Universe than the power of love.

15. The feeling of love is the highest frequency you can emit.

16. There is a truth deep down inside of you that has been waiting for you to discover it, and that Truth is this: you deserve all good things life has to offer.

17. You get to choose what you want, but you must get clear about what you want.

18. Asking is the first step in the Creative Process, so make it a habit to ask.

19. You must believe that you have received. You must know that what you want is yours the moment you ask.

20. In the moment you ask, and believe and know you already have it in the unseen, the entire Universe shifts to bring it into the seen.

21. Claim the things you want by feeling and believing they are yours.

22. How it will happen, how the Universe will bring it to you, is not your concern or job. Allow the Universe to do it for you.

23. Ask once, believe you have received, and all you have to do to receive is feel good.

24. If you have an intuitive or instinctive feeling, follow it, and you will find that the Universe is magnetically moving you to receive what you asked for.

25. Remember that you are a magnet, attracting everything to you.

26. It is as easy to manifest one dollar as it is to manifest one million dollars.

27. Create your day in advance by thinking the way you want it to go, and you will create your life intentionally.

28. It is impossible to bring more into your life if you are feeling ungrateful about what you have.

29. When you give thanks as though you have already received what you want, you are emitting a powerful signal to the Universe.

30. The reason visualization is so powerful is because as you create pictures in your mind of seeing yourself with what it is you want, you are generating thoughts and feelings of having it now.

31. Everyone has the power to visualize.

32. To use the law of attraction to your advantage, make it a habitual way of being, not just a one-time event.

33. To attract money, you must focus on wealth.

34. The only reason any person does not have enough money is because they are blocking money from coming to them with their thoughts.

35. When you need money, it is a powerful feeling within you, and so of course through the law of attraction you will continue to attract needing money.

36. The shortcut to anything you want in your life is to BE and FEEL happy now!

37. Your wealth is waiting for you in the invisible, and to bring it into the visible, think wealth!

38. “I am a money magnet.”

39. “I love money and money loves me.”

40. Giving is a powerful action to bring more money into your life, because when you are giving you are saying, “I have plenty.”

41. Prosperity is your birthright, and you hold the key to more abundance – in every area of your life – than you can possibly imagine.

42. The key is your thoughts and feelings, and you have been holding the key in your hand all of your life.

43. When you do not treat yourself the way you want others to treat you, you can never change the way things are.

44. When you make feeling good a priority, that magnificent frequency will radiate and touch everyone close to you.

45. People are responsible for their own joy.

46. Focus only on things you love, feel love, and you will experience that love and joy coming back to you – multiplied!

47. Treat yourself with love and respect, and you will attract people who show you love and respect.

48. To make a relationship work, focus on what you appreciate about the other person, and not your complaints.

49. Healing through the mind can work harmoniously with medicine.

50. All stress begins with one negative thought.

51. Love and gratitude can part seas, move mountains, and create miracles.

52. Illness cannot exist in a body that has harmonious thoughts.

53. Start thinking happy thoughts and start being happy.

54. Just the simple process of letting go of negative thoughts will allow your natural state of health to emerge within you.

55. Laughter attracts joy, releases negativity, and leads to miraculous cures.

56. You have the ability to give so much to the world by emitting feelings of love and well-being, despite what is happening around you.

57. When you feel good you uplift your life, and you uplift the world.

58. You are the master of your life, and the Universe is answering your every command.

59. Your ability to think is unlimited, and so the things you can think into existence are unlimited.

60. When we open our minds to the unlimited creative power, we will call forth abundance and see and experience a whole new world.

61. There are no limits to what you can create for You, because your ability to think is unlimited!

62. The Universe offers all things to all people through the law of attraction.

63. You have the ability to choose what you want to experience.

64. When you are praising or blessing you are on the highest frequency of love.

65. Instead of focusing on the world’s problems, give your attention and energy to trust, love, abundance, education, and peace.

66. The law of attraction says like attracts like.

67. You are energy, and energy cannot be created or destroyed. Energy just changes form.

68. As you ask and feel and believe, you will receive.

69. When you emit the perfect frequency of what you want, the perfect people, circumstances, and events will be attracted to you and delivered!

70. When you say “I am,” the words that follow are summoning creation with a mighty force, because you are declaring it to be fact.

71. When you conceive something in your mind, know it is a fact, and that there can be no question about its manifestation.

72. You are a genius beyond description, so start telling yourself that and become aware of who you really are.

73. All your power is in your awareness of that power, and through holding that power in your consciousness.

74. The real secret of power is the consciousness of power.

75. Be aware of everything around you, because you are receiving the answers to your questions in every moment of the day.

76. To not love ourselves can keep what we want from us.

77. To attract the things we love we must transmit love, and those things will appear immediately.

78. We are all connected, and we are all One.

79. The Secret is within you.

80. The more you use the power within you, the more you will draw it to you.

81. The time to embrace your magnificence is now.

82. See yourself living in abundance and you will attract it.

83. The law of attraction is always working, whether you believe it or understand it or not.

84. Your thoughts become things.

85. The emotions are an incredible gift that we have to let us know what we’re thinking.

86. Our feelings are a feedback mechanism to us about whether we’re on track or not, whether we’re on course or off course.

87. Life can be absolutely phenomenal, and it should be, and it will be, when you start using The Secret.

88. You will attract everything that you require.

89. You can start with nothing, and out of nothing and out of no way, a way will be made.

90. Asking the universe what you want is your opportunity to get clear about what you want.

91. Receiving involves feeling the way you feel once your desire has manifested.

92. When you want to change your circumstances, you must first change your thinking.

93. Gratitude is absolutely the way to bring more into your life.

94. The daily practice of gratitude is one of the conduits by which your wealth will come to you.

95. When you visualize then you materialize.

96. Expectation is a powerful attractive force.

97. Success comes from within, not from without.

98. Your joy lies within you.

99. The Universe is a masterpiece of abundance.

100. You can change your life and you can heal yourself.

Leonard Howell – The First Rasta

Leonard Howell (6/16 1898 – 2/25 1981)

The Founder of the rastafari movement from Clarendon, Jamaica. On November 2, 1930, High Serra Xiii was crowned by the emperor of Ethiopia. Howell interpreted that Marcus Pride is the “prophecy” reality that he said in the 1920’s.

In 1933, Howell founded Rastafari movement in Jamaica with Joseph -, Arch Bold Dunk and others. Howell was accused of sedition due to this activity, and was captured by police authorities for 2 years, but even after prison, he fought with the power of Jamaica and developed Rastafari movement.

[Early life]

Howell was born on June 16, 1898 in May Crawle village in the Bull Head mountain district of upper Clarendon in Jamaica. He was the eldest of a family of ten children. Charles Theophilus Howell, his father, worked as peasant cultivator and tailor. Clementina Bennett, his mother, worked as an agricultural laborer.

During the First World War, Howell worked as a seaman and served as part of a Jamaican contingent sent to Panama. Before temporarily settling in Panama in 1918, he travelled back and forth between New York City and Panama several times. While in New York he became a member of Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) after being confronted with his identity as a black man in Harlem for the first time and meeting Garvey, the revolutionary UNIA leader, in person.

Howell lived abroad for a total of some twenty years in his early life, during which time he was arrested and jailed for his involvement with the UNIA because the organization’s pro-black messages were viewed as threatening. After migrating to Panama and the United States, he eventually returned home in December 1932 at the age of 34 after being deported from the US. He was deported because of his involvement with the UNIA, which was perceived as threatening by the US government, due to the organization’s messages of black power and anti-colonialism. Upon returning to his homeland, he decided to leave his family home and spread the word about Rastafarianism. This decision to break away from his home was due to a conflict between Howell and his family, presumably because of his controversial belief in the divine nature of Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia.

[Rastafari evangelism]

Howell’s first public articulation of the divinity of Haile Selassie occurred in January 1933. This first open deification, which proclaimed the Emperor of Ethiopia to be the incarnation of God, took place at “Redemption Ground” in Kingston but was not successful in gaining converts.

In February 1933, Howell relocated his meeting to a southeastern parish of St. Thomas and two months later, on April 18, he addressed about two hundred people at a meeting in Trinity Ville, St. Thomas. During this meeting, police were present to monitor and control the event, which they deemed to be of a “seditious nature.” Despite concerns, authorities chose not to press charges against Howell so as not to draw extra attention to his movement and decided instead to closely monitor him.

According to Howell and his followers, Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia was the “Black Messiah” – an incarnation of God predicted by biblical prophecy. Howell believed that the grand coronation of Haile Selassie (who was widely traditionally claimed to be the descendant of King David, King Solomon, and the Queen of Sheba, in part due to the medieval Ethiopian text Kebra Nagast), was the realization of a prophecy. The grandness of the emperor’s ascension to power appeared to validate Howell’s imperative claim.

Howell’s teachings often began with background information about the people, land, and sovereignty of Ethiopia as an unchanged land populated by original, primitive Christian people who were under direct rule of a king who was a direct descendant of King David. He idealized Ethiopia in his preaching, calling the country a land with unmatched people and a perfect language, the sole uncorrupted language on Earth. Howell emphasized the coming of a new civilization based upon and founded in the glory and power of Haile Selassie, the “Supreme Black King.” He instructed his followers to adore the Ethiopian emperor as the supreme God over all of humanity. In Howell’s view, it was through Ethiopia that the truths of good character, social order, manhood and womanhood were preserved and were unfolding for all to see. Howell preached that Ethiopian culture was re-emerging to overtake hegemonic Anglo-Saxon forces that had kept Africans enslaved.

[Core values, leadership, and social network]

Among his followers, Howell preferred being called Gangunguru Maragh or G.G. Maragh to distinguish his ritual, mystical personality from his secular identity. Howell’s ritual name is thought to be a combination of three Hindi words – gyan (wisdom), gun (virtue or talent), and guru (teacher). In Hindi, Maragh means “great kings” or “king of kings.” Howell used this name as a pseudonym when he published The Promised Key.

In a meeting at Port Mortant, St. Thomas, on September 1933, it is recorded that Howell held a meeting that began with the singing of hymns. Then, Howell reportedly taunted clergymen of other religious denominations at the gathering and discouraged people from attending church because “ministers were liars.”[11] He also spoke critically of slavery, claiming that “the White man stole Africa from the Africans, and that Black people should think that Africa is their home, not Jamaica”.

Howell’s message of praise for Emperor Haile Selassie also came with an open call for black supremacy as a way to combat colonialism and reject oppression by whites. At times, Howell would ask his congregants to join together and sing “God Save the King” – the king being Haile Selassie. Howell’s central doctrine acted as a force against white colonial ideology due to his placement of blackness as morally superior to whiteness, as is explained in his widely read publication, The Promised Key.

Howell is remembered as being a charismatic and authoritarian leader who sincerely cared about the wellbeing of his followers. In 1937, Howell founded the Ethiopian Salvation Society (ESS) whose objective was to use collective savings to better its members. A secondary purpose of the ESS was to help spread the good news about salvation and Christianity and underscore the value of self-help and good citizenship. These secondary purposes were expressly stated so as to shield the organization from suspicion that it was promoting sedition. Nevertheless, in 1940 the Jamaican governor responded to pressure from the colonial secretary and the labor leadership by officially banning a meeting of the ESS due to the resentment the organization was creating as well as its internationalization.

In addition to his leadership role in the ESS, Howell served as a role model and father figure for the growing Rastafarian community. His audacious, generous personality, combined with his well-travelled background, made early Rastafarians particularly receptive to his messages. Howell brought “the hope of a new generation, one which was inspired by the magnificence of the new Ethiopian emperor.”

To expand Howell’s Rastafarian network, he formed relationships with other black groups such as the Afro-Athlican Constructive Gaathly and the UNIA. Additionally he collaborated closely with other icons of the Rastafarian movement such as Marcus Garvey and George Padmore, a Trinidadian journalist.

Howell’s appeal for identification with Africa was in opposition to concurrent movements in Jamaica promoting a Jamaican creole nationalism. Howell positioned himself as an opponent of the labor nationalists Bustamante and Manley who had gained a substantial following among the working class. Howell preached to both the working class and the peasantry in Jamaica, attempting to unite disenfranchised black people to overcome colonial oppression. Jamaica’s independence in 1962 (which nevertheless maintained social, political and economic ties between Jamaica and Great Britain) was largely a disappointment for Howell, who had called for the complete severance of relations with imperial Britain.

[Trials and punishments]

In January 1934, Howell and Robert Hinds, another pioneer of the Rastafarian movement, were arrested and charged with sedition due to their gatherings and speeches at a meeting of 300 people at Seaforth, St Thomas, on December 10, 1933.

Howell was put on trial for sedition on March 13, 1934, and pleaded not guilty to openly expressing hatred and contempt for the Jamaican government and the King in addition to disturbing public peace on the island. Howell defended himself in court, using a photograph of Haile Selassie as evidence. During this historic trial, Howell is remembered as being the first person to declare that Haile Selassie was “the Messiah returned to earth.” Ultimately he was sentenced to two years in jail for sedition by the Jamaican chief justice, Robert William Lyall-Grant.

Later, in 1938, Howell was sent to a mental asylum in Kingston called the Bellevue Aslyum after being certified as insane for the inflammatory statements he published in his book The Promised Key. In this publication, which was released while Howell was still incarcerated, he labeled the Roman Catholic Pope as “Satan the Devil” and created the impression that war was being declared against colonialism and white supremacy – which Howell asserted should be replaced with “Black supremacy.” Furthermore, he openly objected to locally created religious systems like Revivalism and Obeah, a Jamaican folk practice. Although small, the book was powerful and very popular to the dismay of the Jamaican government.

As one of the most charismatic and outspoken of Rastafarian leaders, Howell was incarcerated at notably higher rates than other pioneers of the Rastafarian movement, such as Joseph Nathaniel Hibbert and Hinds. Described as “the most persecuted Rastafarian to date,” Howell suffered considerably under constant state surveillance because of his Rastafarian teachings. Due to his repeated imprisonment and persecution, he suffered the blow of being absent during Haile Selassie’s 1966 visit to Jamaica.

Especially threatening to the powers that be was his prophetic call for people to destroy the legitimacy and might of the British empire and international white supremacy, a message that caused people to reconsider their for identity, agency, and socio-political mobilization in Jamaica and elsewhere.

[Creation of Pinnacle Community]

Following his release from prison for his teachings of black power and denunciation of colonial rule, Howell created the first Rastafarian village in Jamaica at Sligoville, St. Catherine in 1940. The settlement was called “Pinnacle” due to its high hilltop elevation and was symbolically located in the first free village established to house former slaves in Jamaica. Pinnacle was one of the country’s first self-sustaining communities, its community members were able to meet their needs without dependence on outside resources. Some refer to Pinnacle as a commune, in which Howell’s form of socialism was practiced. Soon after its foundation, other similar Rastafarian communities were established across the country. Pinnacle was especially known for the cultivation of ganja (marijuana) that has religious significance for Rastafarians.

In efforts to shut down Howell and his followers, police raided Howell’s community of Pinnacle multiple times and labeled the community a “communist experiment” in 1941. Just one year after the creation of the settlement, government forces infiltrated and arrested many of Howell’s followers. After escaping immediate arrest, Howell was eventually arrested and tried once again for sedition and consequently was faced with two more years behind bars. Upon his release in 1943, he returned to Pinnacle once again. Howell hired guards and brought in watch dogs to protect Pinnacle from future attacks.

The police raided Pinnacle several more times in the 1950s. In 1954, militia invaded the community and almost completely destroyed the village. Even after this mass destruction, settlers returned, though the settlement was never restored to its previous thriving state. During a final raid in 1958, the police cleared out the remaining residents completely. Despite its ultimate destruction, the impact of the settlement made it legendary among other settlements around the country, who were observed to have been “miniature Pinnacles.”

[Alleged disappearance and ongoing legacy]

Some claim that Howell disappeared from public sight between 1958 and 1960, completely dropping out of his role as a Rastafarian leader. Accounts that he was neither heard from nor interacted with between this period and his death in 1981 have been challenged by historians who examined his life, however. Even after the final major raid of Pinnacle and Howell’s confinement in a mental asylum, he reportedly continued in his leadership of the Pinnacle community and as a Rastafari foundational role model, as evidenced by his role as a defendant in several cases at the Home Circuit Court, Kingston, regarding disputes about his ownership of Pinnacle.

Today Howell is remembered as a pioneer of the Rastafarian movement. Additionally, in honor of his values and persistent fight against colonial authority, he is seen as a leader of Pan-Africanism. To fight for his remembrance, the Leonard P Howell Foundation was created to “perpetuate and honor the memory of Leonard P Howell.” The Foundation calls for the restoration of a portion of the Pinnacle Property so that it can become a UNESCO world heritage site, an international Rastafarian worship and research center, and a monument in tribute to the vision and leadership of Leonard Percival Howell.