CRE 8 IT, INC.
By Lori Anne Yang
from Minneapolis, MN
I have consciously resisted “The Secret” ever since it was released many years ago. Not that I knew that much about it, it just seemed, I don’t know, hokey. But recently, on the cusp of starting my new business, I’ve been filled with fear, doubt, and anxiety. So I thought, “What have I got to lose by checking out the book’s message regarding the law of attraction?” I borrowed the book on CD from the library and threw it into my car so I could listen to it while driving.
A few days later, I was late for a breakfast meeting and I was rushing, driving faster than I should on the snowy, slippery Minnesota roads. The Secret CD was playing and the narrator was talking about how, if our inner dialogue is, “I’m going to be late,” or, ”There’s never enough time,” we are creating our own chronic lateness. The trick was, the voice on my CD was telling me, to start telling yourself, “I have more than enough time, I have all the time I need.” I smiled at the coincidence and decided to slow down and change my inner dialogue. As I came around a curve in the road, a child darted out from behind a snow bank in front of my car. I hit the brakes and skidded to a stop in front of the child who froze, wide-eyed, just inches from my front bumper. He then turned and ran on. I sat there, my heart pounding, realizing that if I hadn’t slowed down a moment before, I would have hit him! “What a fortunate coincidence,” I thought.
Later that same day I was heading out to a lunch meeting for my new business. The Secret CD was again playing and the topic was; “You are a creator.” The narrator was talking about how if we think about what we want to create in a way that feels like we have already received what we want, we can create whatever it is we desire. The essence of the message being, “You create what you want in three steps: Ask, Believe, and Receive.” I was thinking, “Okay, yes, it feels a little hokey, but I will apply this to creating Mamaste, my business,” and then I looked up at the truck merging into the lane in front of me, and this is what I saw. My hand to God, this is a true story.
"CRE 8 IT INC." was emblazoned on the back of the semi truck.
Mamaste. There is so much divinity in the everyday!
About Lori Anne Yang from Minneapolis, MN:
I am a mother of five, writer of Mamaste Mama blog and a budding entrepreneur of my company Mamaste™, launching Mother’s Day, 2011. Mamaste™ means: To honor the mother in each other, to see the divinity in the everyday and, as Buddha said, to “Love the whole world as a mother loves her only child.”