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“The Invisible Path To Success” Review

It’s What We Learned Wednesday and I recently read the book “The Invisible Path to Success” on the advice of a friend. The idea behind the book is that there are “unseen forces” that operate in our lives every day and that those unseen forces can be consciously tapped by us. It does sound a lot like prayer, but may help people who are more spiritual than religious (myself included).

The author proposes that the primary unseen force is actually a part of us–higher self, if you will. He calls it the “director” and uses the analogy of your life being an immersive movie, like a really good 3D movie at the theater. He says that we can get help in our daily lives, either understanding something that’s happening or getting what we want, by addressing this director directly via journaling. My friend said that she thought the author said to name your director, but I did not see that in the book. However, I can see how it might be easier to be able to address your journal entry to a named entity.

Further, many of the unseen forces are the directors or higher selves of others. When you make a request of your director (e.g. “I want to have this type of love experience next.”), your director sends out a casting call to the other directors to see who would be willing to play that part. This aspect of the author’s theory is used to explain why things like children with cancer or widespread starvation such as in Ethiopia decades ago can occur–they are actors who have agreed to play certain parts. Feel like you’re living in a simulation yet? It’s like the Matrix, but with a little more control!

The author gives seven steps for using the Invisible Path to Success:

  1. Let go of opinions and do what works for you. Try things to see if they work. Don’t accept someone else’s truth as absolute.
  2. Take your seats to the best show in town. Part of you is the star of your life’s movie, part is the crew (subconscious) setting it up, and part is the movie director (higher self).
  3. Turn off the cruise control. Live more mindfully. Try to ask consciously, at least sometimes, “What does this mean?” and “How should I respond?” instead of all decisions being based on prior programming.
  4. Reach out and touch someone. We constantly send out “ads” for what we want in our movies (lives); all “ads” are taken literally, including any post scripts such as “I want ____ dollars and this kind of house, but I’m not good enough for that.”
  5. Tap all your resources. Communicate with your director and crew. Increase your intuition using books, CDs, etc. to better be able to listen to your director.
  6. You don’t always get what you want, especially if it goes against your movie script or the current movie scenes. Your conscious self is not running the show.
  7. Sail with the winds of change. Don’t be anchored down by constantly living in the past or future.

He also includes sections on the following:

I found the book very interesting and empowering. It’s kind of comforting, in a way, to think that maybe I agreed to the (major) bad things that have happened in my life rather than think that (1) it’s just random chance or (2) God/Goddess either doesn’t care or has it in for me. I feel like it gives some of the power back to me and that’s a liberating feeling.

I wrote a note down at the end of my notes from the book that I don’t know if it’s the author’s words or mine. Probably the authors:

“You’re never alone and you can’t make a mistake.”

Comforting, don’t you think?