By Ruben Cloete
from Southa Africa, Free State
My story is short but it is worth telling. I am not going into my past because none of that matters now. I want to share what happened to me recently.
I first watched The Secret when I was 16. I'm 20 now, but after watching The Secret I was fired up, and a lot of things came into my life. Then everything fell apart and life went on for me. Over the past four years I've watched the DVD again and again and got fired up again and again. But then I realised that I am missing something. I am missing important information.
I noticed as you watch the DVD your thoughts take over. You try to imagine the things the teachers are explainging, and then you don't listen for a couple of seconds, and then you start to focus on the DVD again. So I decided to do something about this. Because when you hear something you try to picture the image of it. Like when I say, "Don't think of a elephant," you just did. We all know that one, but that's what happens when you watch The Secret. Your thought run wild.
I watched The Secret again one night. It was the first of May, 23:00. I first listened to the short lesson from Bob Procter word for word. I listened, and when my thoughts were going crazy again I would go back and listen to that part again. This is what I did throughout the entire DVD. And my eyes opened wider that they ever did before. Then I listened to the commentary track and took in all of that information, and I found information that is not in The Secret itself. I was blown away. Listening to that interview you can hear Rhonda explain the things with passion. You can hear the joy in her voice. I couldn't help but imagine in that moment Rhonda having this big smile on her face. Every time. It's like you can hear her smile. Right there and then I felt something, and more things started to make sense. The butterfly feeling you get when you fall in love... well, I felt that in my heart. For the first time I experienced true joy and happiness. I have never experienced this before. This was so amazing.
Then I watched The Secret over again, and whenever I heard something very, very important that the teachers say I would pause the DVD and write it down. The same with all the messages from the wise ones from the past presented in the DVD. I even wrote down the first page of the book Rhonda opens in the beginning. At the end of the DVD I was high. I was on a trip of happiness. I looked at the things I wrote down and noticed I wrote down seven pages. I went through those pages one by one and got more high on happiness. It's really like having a drug making you high. REALLY HIGH.
I have always used The Secret, but stopped sometimes. Why I don't know. But now, I use it all the time. Things happens almost instantly or a few hours after I created the thought I want to manifest.
This is so amazing. This feeling I have in my heart is there all the time now. I feel like a new person.
I got inspired by the messages in the DVD from the famous people of the past and wanted a saying of my own. That night before I fell asleep, I think it was the 11th of May, it just came to me and I just felt that joy again and thought, "Wow, this is amazing." And the saying that came to me was:
"Love and Happiness is a drug that is worth being addicted to." - Ruben Cloete
See that. That is my saying, and now you're welcome to use it. Some might not understand what I mean by that, but if you share the feeling I have, even now sitting here writing my story, you will understand. It's the best feeling in the world, and since I made those notes, listened to Rhonda on the interview, and listened to The Secret word for word, that's when I got that feeling. I go to sleep with that feeling and wake up with it. I have never felt so ready to get up each morning to take on the day that is waiting for me.
Everything now in my life is changing. Everything. I have never felt so grateful for the things I have and the people in my life. But one of the things I am grateful for the most is you, Rhonda. I know this story will find you and I know you will respond. But I really am grateful. I am grateful that when you traced it back and put it all together, you shared it with the world. You are the reason for changing many people's lives. Yeah, the people using The Secret are also responsible, but if you hadn't found it and hadn't shared it, none of us would have been where we are today. We all would have stayed blind for the rest of our lives like we all were before The Secret. THANK YOU, RHONDA.
Every day now when I get up I am happy and thankful and just feel great. I feel like a new person. I love myself now, and I love who I have become. The Secret is amazing and my life is amazing now, and it is going to get better and better every day because I finally understand The Secret. I know I will learn more about The Secret, but I believe that when you start to understand The Secret you will be high on love, gratitude, and joy. I am high on these amazing feelings and I just love it.
My family even got fired up like me now - I made them do the same I did. The same happened to them; over the years they used it and stopped and so on, but now, everything is different. It's just great. My mother and I share a close bond and I never liked it when she is down or upset. Now, I can't remember when last I saw her upset.
The Secret is amazing. The Secret literally changed my life in every aspect from the first of May to now.
That is my short story and I hope many readers will do the same. Make those notes. IT HELPS. REALLY. I have put those notes up everywhere. If I get distracted just one bit or something happens that shifts my energy to being negative for that second, I look at my walls. Because if I look to my right I see positive things. If I look to my left I see positive things. Even when I look up. So there is no way I am able to be in an unhealthy emotional state. It's impossible. It's a habit I got rid of. I am happy and positive all the time. And it's great. I am HIGH on life and it's great living this way. :)
Remember... FEEL GOOD. :)
About Ruben Cloete from Southa Africa, Free State:
Who I was doesn't matter anymore. All I can say is I am a new transformed person. What matters now is who I am going to become. My biography has a new chapter.