And It All Came True!
It’s a woman’s dream to sketch a picture of a gigantic house, two kids, and a loving husband. But not all seem to accomplish this. We grew up in a chawl. A chawl, in India, is a chain of houses in one building, they’re referred to as ‘kholis’. They all share a common lavatory. It’s termed as a place where the “poor” reside. I still remember how I used to sit by the window, and let my imagination run wild. An enormous house, with brown colored massive doors. The walls with pearl white hue. The expensive wooden furniture, exquisitely carved. Who knew my dreams would come true.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne was brought to my attention by my daughter. It was just a casual Sunday brunch, where she showed me this documentary of miracles. I laughed whilst watching it, because I had seen numerous shows which deceived the masses. The documentary featured men and women, who had experienced “magic” in their life. I was completely convinced they were all paid actors, trying to promote this book. My daughter insisted I read the book. To pacify her, I took the book home. And as I flipped through the pages, I came across this saying “Only those who believe in magic, will find it.” I got busy completing my house chores, but that quote kept ringing in my ears.
I read further due to my uncontrollable curiosity. And that is when I discovered the law of the universe. Of how I am a child of the same universe. Of how I attract energies towards me. I replaced thoughts like envy, hate, disappointment with love, passion, and hope. My husband chided me for having faith in such books, as he was a complete realist, and wouldn’t want to voluntarily accept such thoughts.
My husband and I both started searching for houses. We really wanted to establish a nuclear family and wanted a house of our own. I tried calling all possible sites for homes and took every detailed piece of information from my sellers. I called innumerable friends and cousins asking for help, but it was in vain. It was no piece of cake to match up our budget with our dream house. My husband started pulling night-overs. He would barely sleep and worked until his blood raged with anger. He was driven,, for he wanted to nourish our children in a posh flat. Two years flew by and still there was no difference. We lived in the chawl, longing to get out of it. My husband and I quite often had disputes out of frustration, anger and despair about how there was no other choice but to spend the years of our lives in this paltry room. There was a time at which my husband gave in. But I built his courage and became a source of motivation. I kept on believing in the force because there was this feeling that I had in my heart, that one day it will work.
One day, as we were on the verge of giving up, my real-estate agent called me up and informed me about this house in a society where the seller was desperate to sell the house. With little or no hope within me I went to see it. From the moment I saw it, I knew that this was it. My husband heartily agreed. We were going to shift to a place of our own. It was music to my ears. Tears of joy trickled down our faces, as after three years of sheer hard work and patience our dream was going to come true. Surprisingly, the things that I wanted in my in my dream house fit perfectly into our budget. Words couldn’t express how grateful I was. From living in a dingy lane, I finally shifted to a large society.
Because of The Secret, today here I am, claiming that nothing in this entire world is impossible. You just have to have faith in yourself, and the universe that no matter how many obstacles come in your way there will be a perfect end to your story, and my love if it’s not perfect, it’s not the end.
I heartily thank Rhonda Byrne for lighting this spirit of determination that I don’t think I would be able to light within myself, if it wasn’t for her. If I have achieved my dream house, it is all because of her and my dear daughter. And I’ve learned that “The attitude of gratitude is the right kind of an attitude.”
So thank you Rhonda, I’ll be grateful to you for an eternity.