I think books like this are full of it. If stuff like this was really true, it would work every single time invoked, as expected. When it doesn’t, you end up feeling inadequate, like you’re doing something wrong, or you are spiritually unworthy or something.
The only reason authors of these type of books have gotten everything they wanted is because they made piles of money selling false hope to folks who then end up feeling like failures because it doesn’t work for them.
Don’t get me wrong – I thoroughly believe we can conquer ourselves through positive thinking. But ourselves is about all we control. The rest – this Secret thing as well as "Abraham" and a few others – it’s chimera. Complete and utter crap.