Absolutely Amazing! Second Change
I would like to personally thank Rhonda Byrne, this kind, accommodating, gratifying and forgiving universe, the Secret Team and all you wonderful, inspirational people who gave me hope every single day during my time of insecurity and need. 🙂
I’ve always considered myself to be a very spiritual person at a very young age. My dad was constantly expanding my mind with various practices of life from Buddhist teachings and beliefs to Catholicism to Hindu beliefs. I also discovered The Secret during my later years of High School but really only practiced it during my University years. Perhaps it was only then that I needed it the most, but whatever the reason for it was, The Secret changed my life. It made me a much more positive person and it helped me attract some miraculous, miraculous things into my life and it gave me a sense of empowerment, security and trust in the universe and in the future.
My visualisations for what I envisioned had a way of coming true and for that I was very grateful. But I also did have one BAD habit.. and that one bad habit was my PERPETUAL DAY DREAMING. Now a lot of people don’t think there is anything morally wrong with this and there isn’t particularly… but constantly picturing contrasting images and visualisations to what you truly want will mess up and contrast the end-result images you initially envisioned and actually WANT. Sometimes when I would find myself crying because I was sad.. I would even picture people comforting me which is strange because who would want to visualise themselves being comforted in the future meaning something bad must happen to you in your reality for people to have to comfort you… It is just silly how much the mind can wander for no absolute reason! I didn’t think much of these day dreams because to me at the time, they were separate from my visualizations when in reality it pretty much is one single entity. WHAT YOU PUT AWARENESS AND FOCUS ON, you tend to attract.
Anyways, things in my life have always seemed to work out and I owed it to The Secret and being very blessed with the knowledge of some of the spiritual secrets to success in life. However, despite what I knew, over the year (2012) I found myself becoming increasingly negative. I had allowed little things to get me down and found myself bitching and moaning about absolutely insignificant things. In my head, I knew this was wrong because I was typically such a positive person who lived to inspire others and would not let anything get her down. I was the type of person who would normally brush off little annoyances or trivialities because I always found a way to centre myself and remind myself to focus on the “big picture” and not sweat the little stuff. Even when seemingly large bad things would happen, I would only allow myself to be upset about it for a day and then I would get back up and thank God for my blessings immediately the next day and from that point onwards. However, for some reason.. this last year, I was letting the negativity consume me. I grew tired of being positive. I kept telling myself I’ll let myself be negative just this once.. I deserve it just this once! Except, it became a habit! And soon enough, my repetitive negative thinking and sudden ingratitude that lasted for about a year, without me realising, paired with my crazy AND inconsistent daydreams.. was starting to cause some major pitfalls and disappointments in my life.
My visa was temporarily revoked. I suddenly had to leave the country temporarily, the country in which I had spent years in and started to call my home. My career path had been brought to a temporary halt and I had to leave my loved ones so suddenly. It really caused me to question why this had happened and what I had done in particular to attract such a “negative” occurrence in my life. I realised I had been ungrateful for the opportunities in my life within the past year and was predominantly bitching, harboring angry, dissatisfied, negative attitudes which — of course, in turn, caused me to have what I was ungrateful for, withdrawn from me temporarily. So instead of wallowing in my self-pity, I realised that it was time for a change. A BIG ONE! I promised myself to be grateful for every opportunity in my life, even the so-called perceived “bad ones” and even chose to view what was my situation at the time as as a blessing.
I began to do everything I could to feel grateful and happy (exercise for endorphins, funny shows, movies, helping people, donating to charity.)
1) I made a promise to pray every day and thank the Universe and God for my blessings. 2) I would visualise the “end result” and ONLY THE END RESULT and see myself back in the country I left, living life like I normally would with my friends and loved ones, but this time with a renewed sense of gratitude and ecstatic as ever. (I stopped ALL UNNECESSARY DAYDREAMING) 3) I would “bless the universe” and send my love out to everyone in the world and 4) I would thank God and the Universe for giving me a second opportunity and chance to prove myself. 5) I aligned myself by buying clothes for that country I returned to.
After 3 months, I was able to come back to the country I had to temporarily leave and I was ECSTATIC. Not only was I able to come back and get my life back in Australia, but I was even able to come back earlier than I expected and have a better life than I have ever had. I have done a complete 180 and am so grateful for everything and anything that comes my way. I have a renewed passion for life (not just a place or circumstances that have the power to change) but LIFE ITSELF and its opportunities and I am careful to only visualise what it is that I want and to not let myself carelessly daydream and have my mind wander in all kinds of silly directions.
I have attracted a wonderful, kind, loving and caring boyfriend when I hadn’t previously before my experience! He is wonderful. I have even lost 15 pounds! And I have attracted some incredible grades and I have been reunited with all my friends and loved ones and I could not be any more grateful to the Secret Team, Rhonda, and all of you wonderful people! When I was home, I spent every day reading these stories for three months straight and I believe it is what helped keep me positive. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER to only VISUALISE OR “DAYDREAM” and focus on SOLELY WHAT YOU WANT. Be a conscious thinker and DONT LET YOUR MIND GO ASTRAY AND WANDER. If something gets taken away from you. Do not feel the “lack.” Just feel gratitude, visualise and align. Trust in the universe and never allow fear, doubt, ungratefulness, anger, jealousy, insecurity and guilt to ever enter your heart. Just be happy, appreciative, kind, loving, grateful and love yourselves and your situations because your circumstances can never improve unless you are grateful for where you are now.
Good luck to you all and thank you again! I hope this inspires you! Thank you Rhonda. 🙂