The original “The Secret” was based on ‘The Teachings of Abraham’. The original version was made for Australia’s TV network. After the movie was made the TV execs decided not to air it on TV.
Rhonda (the maker) decided to release it on private DVD but her contract with Ester and Jerry Hicks would not allow it. Ester and Jerry decided they did not want to give up their intellectual rights in a new contract, so they were edited out.