From Deaths Doorway to health and happiness.
By Gary Mercer
from Miami, Fl
My story is simple. I contracted the Hiv virus in the late 80s and spent ten years poisoning my body with Hiv drugs. I taught school and finally after a car accident, head injury and Hiv dementia and AIDS wasting syndrome, I quit teaching and decided one day that if I was going to die, that I might as well be in Sunny Florida and enjoy what little time I had there. I decided to quit taking the Hiv medications and decided that I would not need to take them anymore and have no Viral load.
I then told my friends up north jokingly that I was going to marry a millionaire and settle down in a house with a dog and a pool. I said I was going to do my photography, open a gallery and exhibit my photography as I always had.
I did all those things, partnered with a wonderful man who happens to be a millionaire, live in a 4 bedroom home in the suburbs, have a Shih Tzu puppy, own a fine art gallery in Miami Beach, own a condominum on the beach, drive a new beautiful Volvo and have experienced great success with my photography, now on display at the Savoy Hotel on Miami Beach at the Ola Restaurant entrance and also at the Executive Condo on Collins Ave in the Cafe Gallery.
My life has become blessed. I realize that all this I manifested because I decided to make it so. In addition, I'm no longer taking medication for treatment of Hiv and remain medication free, with no viral load.
Watching The Secret made me realize what I had been doing for the last two years, was applying the law of attraction without even understanding it. I always told my students that " If it is to be, it is up to me". This has always been a guiding principal in my life. I learned this from a great teacher many years ago. I'm so glad that I shared this thought with my students and made so many good things happen in my life.
I am no longer afraid of Hiv. It doesn't control me or my life and can't hurt me anymore. I'm grateful for The Secret explanation to me. Now I understand better what I was applying to my life for a very long time. Everything that I've tried to do in my life, I've accomplished. I can also see what misteps that I took, where I was convinced by doctors that I was going to die of AIDs and didn't understand that I had a say in it. When I gave up my fear of dying and decided to just "LIVE" and enjoy my life, things started changing very rapidly.
I'm truly blessed and hope others who have Hiv see that it is an environmental disease--in otherwords, if you don't respect your body and take care of yourself, you will not stay healthy and will have a shortened life. The outcome is completely up to you. For me, I choose to live and prosper.
About Gary Mercer from Miami, Fl:
Gary Mercer: " An Eye On Heaven"
Gary is a Miami based photographer, once on death's doorway, now a successful, happy photographer, doing what he always wanted to do. His " Eye on Heaven" Exhibtion can be seen at http://www.garymercer.us