Asking, Believing, Receiving, & Now Sharing
I met my friend Jerri when she was the chair of a workshop that I sat on the planning committee for. I was working in a field that I knew was the right one for me, but the specific job was limiting and left me feeling downtrodden more often than triumphant. I was in a marriage that had helped me overcome my bi-polar disorder to the point that my finances were more secure and had helped me manage to complete my Bachelor’s degree, but was now stifiling me and the person I knew I could become. Jerri went away for several months after we met to serve our country in Iraq. We connected through email throughout her time overseas and bonded. I had made a very good friend, and when she returned, I rejoiced. By then I had left my husband and had started a new life on my own. I had been trying to get a new job, but nothing was on the horizon and finances were becoming an issue.
One day at the bookstore, Jerri was looking for a book that she had heard about on TV. One that was changing lives. She bought it, and through her, I learned about The Secret. She gave me a copy and my life was changed.
I spent part of every day thanking, asking, and visualizing. And I began to receive. Enough money to keep me afloat, recognition in many areas of my life, and eventually the opportunity to interview for a job that seemed ideal. I had several phone interviews, but in my months of job searching this was the only job that I had an actual interview for. It was in a city 200 miles away, and while I had friends nearby, I knew no-one in the actual area that I would be living and working in. But I focused on that position, especially after the interviewer showed me that this was exactly what I wanted and needed. I started researching areas to live. I worked on getting pre-approved for financing (owning my own home – by myself – was another goal), and I was persistent in keeping in touch with the hiring manager. Due to changes in the department, it took about a month and a half longer than he had expected to actually make his decision, but the offer was made. I had to keep my acceptance under my hat at my current job for a week due to circumstances. The very day after I accepted the new position I was told, once again, that I had to yet again “prove myself” before I would be promoted. I was able to leave that meeting with my self-esteem and self-worth intact because I knew it no longer mattered.
I did my house hunting in one day. That’s really all the time I had if I were to complete the purchase and move in rather than living in a temporary situation for a while. I found a house that fit my needs, and more importantly, it fit ME. It was the type of house that I had always dreamed about. My offer was accepted and I moved.
My job has been all that I had hoped and dreamed, asked and believed for. I am excelling at it – I even got a $250 bonus this week for my work! My little house will still meet my needs, but in a different way that I had envisioned. But that’s ok, because the Universe has added even more abundance to my life.
I had let my visions, asking, and believing slide for a while. But I took it back up again when I realized that I was so very lonely. In mid-December I visualized my ideal mate. He is, at this minute, sitting across the room from me. The Universe provided him and his lovely daughter to me. As well as his ex-wife, who is also a blessing. And I was able to visualize and believe that inviting my Mom to live with me was a good and positive thing, not the horrifying disruption to my life that myself and my extended family had envisioned. My lovely little house will soon be her home and The Universe will soon be providing my beloved and I with a new home. But for now, we are content to all live together and support each other.
Today I shared The Secret with my partner and my Mom. They are each facing health challenges and my partner has been let go from a job that, while not yet providing financially, was one that we had hoped would become such in the future. That wasn’t meant to be. I had, again, been slack in my perseverance in adhering to the Law of Attraction and my faith has wavered lately too, to my detriment. Today I saw the opportunity to view the movie with them as a way to open a new chapter in all of our lives. A way for us to work together and support each other in our quest for abundance.
Thank you to all of the teachers whose vision was to share the Secret with the world. Your vision became the vision of people on TV, then Jerri’s, then mine, and now will be a vision for my partner and my mother. We all benefit from the abundance of this vast and wonderful Universe. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.