Sparking the flame
By Nicole Coenen
from London On, Cananda
I remember the day my dad brought home the movie "The Secret". He watches a lot of self empowerment videos but when I started to listen to what the speakers were saying from the other room, I was intrigued and went to go watch it with him. I was only 14 at the time but the things they were saying sounded like a dream to me. "This is it!" I thought. "This is really The Secret to life." I must have watched the video 8 times after that. I was not the smartest kid, but I wanted to learn as much as I could about this Secret. I had big dreams and I knew with this knowledge they could finally come true.
Many wonderful things have happened to me since learning about The Secret. Here are the biggest:
All my life I had wanted a horse of my own, but my family did not live on a farm and were too poor to rent a stable, plus no one believed that a girl my age could take care of such an animal. But I had learned The Secret, so I was able to get a job and saved every penny til I saw the most beautiful grey Arabian mare and when I saw her she was my dream horse and I knew I had attracted her into my life. And so I visualized owning her and eventually my parents surprisingly agreed.
My dream job is to become a film maker, I have been making little videos since I got my hands on my first camera and began to develop a pasion for the art of film. One of the goals I wrote down after watching The Secret is to "be known and appreciated for doing film and video work".
I was asked to do a promo video for my high school and I decided to do it in the style of a lip dub video. When it was complete, it turned out better then I had expected it! I thought I was only going to get maybe 80 students to participate but with the help of friends and teachers and positive thinking, I got around 500! But that still was not the best part...
After we posted the video on youtube, I was asked to be a guest on our local morning talk show and be interviewed on the radio and be featured on a show called Amazing Kids and was in the newspaper twice and even in an LA magazine!!!!!!
So much more has happened and continues to happen because of The Secret, it has truly changed my life in ways I never expected. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE INSPIRED ME.
About Nicole Coenen from London On, Cananda:
Future movie director, current film student.