Ask And You Will Receive.
For a long time, I lived a comfortable life in London where I had my own flat, a job, and money. One day, I was admitted to a private hospital for a planned surgery and during the procedure, I contracted a bacteria that nearly killed me. My lungs had collapsed, I contracted pneumonia and I was put in intensive care. After the second day in intensive care, I started to recover. Afterwards, the doctors told me that at the time, they had thought my chances of surviving were minimal, so it was really a miracle. I guess it wasn’t my time to leave this world.
During my recovery, I realized I had been given a second chance and thought about what I wanted to do with my life. So I decided to resign from my job, sell my apartment to leave London, and go on a trip around the world. My boss was very understanding about my plans, made me redundant and the sale of my apartment went through. I gave most of my clothes to charity, gave away my furniture and off I went to travel around the world for a year.
During my travel, I discovered the most amazing and spiritual country in Asia. After I completed my journey I went back to that country to volunteer in an orphanage. I became emotionally involved with the children who had been treated very badly and kept in terrible conditions. So I decided to stay and look after them as if they were my own.
After two and a half years, I realized that half of the children were being adopted internationally and that some of the children had parents even though they were declared orphans. I tried to investigate and disclose the situation but failed. I was up against a system in a country where adoption agencies, orphanages, and the government work together getting children adopted for high sums of cash paid by the adoptive parents. Since I was a foreigner, I had to leave the country along with a broken heart and no money.
I found myself back in London with no apartment, no job, and no money. The people I thought were my friends turned their backs on me as I no longer had the right address, the expensive clothes, the right mobile phone, or the social life I had before.
Thanks to reading The Secret, How The Secret Changed My Life, and working to remain positive, I somehow survived this period in my life. After 10 months of sleeping on a friend’s floor, I got a temporary job in an office, found a room in a shared flat, and started a Master’s Degree at university. I had decided to go into the humanitarian field after my experience at the orphanage. I prayed for a job in that field and eventually got a job in a developing country in Africa and in the field that I was studying for. All my efforts had paid off!
The job was tough, but you get to leave the country every six weeks for a break, paid for separately from your regular salary. You get to save money and still have the opportunity to travel and discover that amazing continent. It was kind of magical!
After four years of working in countries facing armed conflict and living under difficult and dangerous conditions, my contract in Africa came to an end. The prospect of coming back to London where accommodation is extremely expensive seemed quite daunting. So, I started praying for a reasonably priced apartment to rent in London.
I also started reading The Secret Stories of how people used the law of attraction to get what they wanted. I wasn’t sure how I was going to be able to afford an apartment in London, but I just kept praying for a low rent apartment, in a nice area of London.
Then two things happened, a friend sent me a message saying that she and her husband were taking a long trip over Christmas and I was welcome to stay in their apartment until their return. I got what I had prayed for and had somewhere to stay for nearly two months. In the meantime, another good friend told me the tenants in her flat had left and that I was welcome to stay in her newly renovated, two-bedroom flat whilst she found new tenants! It was like magic, my prayers were answered again!
I have been totally overwhelmed with gratitude for my good fortune. After living in Africa and realizing the difficult conditions some people live under, I wake up every morning and thank the Universe for the apartment I live in, the bed I sleep on, the food I eat, and the air that I breathe.
During the last couple of weeks, I started to feel anxious. I haven’t found a job and can’t afford a place to rent as, without an income, my savings will disappear very quickly. I was sure my friend was going to ask for the apartment back since I’ve been here for well over the time planned. But as if by magic, it turns out that she is not planning to rent the apartment anytime soon. She wants to do some work in her house and will not move into the apartment for a few months. She is happy for me to stay on and look after the place. Again, my prayers have been answered!
The moral of this very long story is, be grateful for what you have, every hour of every day! Also, it doesn’t matter how difficult life becomes, there’s always a positive side to everything. After my return from volunteering in the orphanage and feeling totally let down by so many people including my family, I focused on improving myself. I decided to study and I got the job I wanted. I kept a positive attitude to overcome difficulties and I succeeded. I did so with fewer friends but I was very grateful for the ones that remained.
So, thank you, thank you, thank you to the Universe, to Rhonda, and to The Secret. I have all the books and read them often to remind myself to be grateful, to never give up, and that by being positive and using the law of attraction, everything is possible!
I still haven’t given up on the idea of having my own apartment in London so you will probably hear from me again!