My parents, Filipino immigrants, have lived The Secret all their lives. They’re eternal optimists who have mastered the art of asking, believing and receiving.
I grew up with this method of thinking. I do worry, but at the end of the day, I know things will always work out the way I want them to. Even when I find myself stressed about money, I have this unshakeable belief that every dime I need will always be there – and miraculously, it always is.
It wasn’t until I watched The Secret DVD, however, that I really realized the power of the Law of Attraction. I started paying attention to what I was wishing for and how fast it would materialize. My husband paid attention too, and was dumbfounded with my “ability.” I kept stressing that it wasn’t an ability, it was simply a natural law, and that he could very well do it too.
Last year, he came to believe.
About three years ago, I agreed to sell our house. My husband was miserable in his job, one that required him to work 13 hour days and on-call for 11 – seven days a week. He was starting to get chest pains, and for a man in his early 30s, that was frightening. I was pregnant with our second child, and although I hated the prospect of having to give up the lifestyle to which we were accustomed (and moving in with my mother in law), I wanted my husband to be healthy and happy.
For two years, we lived with his mother. She is sweet and kind, but two families in one household? Guaranteed stress. My husband and I knew we had to get out, but with his new low-paying job and my freelancing career just beginning, we didn’t know how we could afford a house.
I was also being very particular. I wanted to live in a specific subdivision, filled with beautiful new homes, some big, some small. My husband entertained the idea of living in other areas of town, but I resisted. I wanted to live in THAT subdivision, and I wouldn’t take no for an answer.
On one afternoon, a realtor friend emailed me information about a foreclosed home – in that subdivision I loved. My husband and I agreed to see it. It was a gorgeous little home, with a big yard and three bedrooms, perfect for our small family. It was also being sold for $30,000 less than the most inexpensive home in the subdivision.
Still, the price it was at was about $20,000 more than what we could afford comfortably. Our realtor said to us, “Bid what you can – what have you got to lose?” We found ourselves bidding on it, at the exact price we could afford ($20,000 less than asking), that very afternoon. Our realtor looked at our bid and shook his head. “I don’t know if you’ll get it at that. They’re going to counter.” I looked at him and said, “Or they might accept.”
Two days later, our realtor called. The bank accepted.
Suddenly, we were in our new home.
We are so grateful for every wonderful thing that happens in our lives. I know that it’s such a simple concept. Ask, believe, and receive. We live and breathe The Secret every day – we live in it, we drive it, we work out with it.
Be happy and BELIEVE.