When I Stopped Being Logical, The Universe Began To Smile At Me
By K. Dantes
from Manila, Philippines
I read the book in September 2007. While reading the first chapter, I was ecstatic. I was smiling and at the same time, wanting to cry. "Why didn't I know this long before?" I had to stop several times while reading so I could contemplate on my life so far. Wow! I completely believe that whatever I am experiencing now is because of my thoughts and choices when I was younger.
Let me give you 2 examples:
I was one of the most unpopular kids in school. I envied pretty classmates. So at home, alone in my bedroom, I imagined myself to be as pretty as can be, and guys all want to date me. In high school, it really became my experience. It started when one guy admitted he admires me. Did it boost my confidence! From then on, I stopped thinking lowly of my appearance. I knew I was pretty. If not, why would this guy like me? I guess when something becomes your regular thinking, it would manifest. And so a lot of guys really wanted to date me. There was a time when I had to stay home instead of going out because I will most probably be the cause of 2 guys fighting.
I always thought to myself that someday I will get married to someone who is really loving, even if he isn't rich. I would imagine living a life full of love even when we have to struggle for money. And it really happened. Of all the guys I've met, I got married to someone who is nice, loving, but isn't well-off. In fact, we have to struggle and wait for each pay day to get through our married life.
Okay, so after reading The Secret I was "addicted" to the law of attraction. I watched the film, read more and more books about it (well, since I was addicted to it, I attracted so many books on this subject, when I haven't even noticed such books before), searched the net and found an endless collection of articles, stories, websites about it, read the book many times again, even went to the library to see if there is really such a thing as quantum physics and if it really is about energies coming from thoughts, and so on.
My reason was I wanted to learn more about LOA. As an educator, it has been my habit to search for many sources about something before believing it 100%. And I did. I found that LOA is real, is really working for real people.... except for me. My addiction to the idea of gaining more knowledge about LOA gave me no time to really think of what I want and begin the process of manifesting it. Logically, I collected ideas from various authors and planned on using their strategies in manifesting so I can manifest faster. But what happened is that I gave so much time to reading and collecting ideas, I didn't know where to start anymore.
Then one day, I did an analysis of my situation again. When I was younger, I manifested things that I had been thinking most about. Even when the term "Law of Attraction" had not yet found its way to me. I thought, if I am trying to be logical and always doubt unless all books I read agree, I will end up tired of reading and then doubting some and believing some. But if I stop being logical and just start thinking that this will surely work for me, I can begin on thinking of things that I want to achieve. I finally decided to put out all books and just begin listening to my inner desires and just believe I can have them.
I started a journal. I bought a small notebook where each day, I write about my present situation with humor and optimism (no matter how difficult it seems to be), and then start with a new paragraph that tells a story about what my future life would be. I write in details and make sure that as I write, I'm not just being intellectual and being very conscious of subject-verb agreement. I write about the places I am going to travel. I write the dates, etc. And finally, close the notebook, smiling and thinking to myself that, "Of course these will happen. I am a great manifestor." By the way, I imagined how my notebook would look, its size and material and price, and instructed Mr. Universe to bring it to me. And I found it... just the way I imagined it. I was having goosebumps at the book store because the universe had to work double-time to make a manufacturing company produce my notebook.
Today, I am starting to see real results. I re-read my journal and become astounded for achieving some of my desires one by one. I often get surprised on how the universe can work wonders even when something isn't possible. I imagine the universe smiling at me. It is because I trust it. I smile back at the universe every day. It is because it delivers to me my desires.
Thank you, Rhonda. Thank you (YOU) for reading my story.
About K. Dantes from Manila, Philippines:
I am 26 years old with a beautiful family, and in the future, a beautiful home.