Belief And Ballet Shoes.
I first was introduced to The Secret when I was given a copy of the DVD at a health and living expo. I didn’t pay all that much attention to it, to be honest, and put it with my other DVDs and forgot about it. I’ve always had some element of skepticism about these sorts of things and have been brought up with the belief that you don’t always have control over the circumstances of your life, no matter how positive your thinking. I felt I had always had to struggle to get anywhere while others seemed to breeze through life and it frustrated me sometimes. That said, I did and do have faith that there are things out there that I will never really be able to prove or understand but if believing helps me and makes me feel good, that is the most important and worthwhile thing.
Sometime after this, I was watching Oprah and she was talking about The Secret and how it ensures you have a happy, successful life. I remembered having a DVD and for the first time actually bothered to watch it. I felt renewed and excited that maybe this actually works and my life would get better. I tried it for a little but got tired and distracted and probably wasn’t even practicing it right. So I got over it pretty quickly; I think I even gave the DVD away with some others when I was clearing out my house.
Time passed on and I joined a parents group. The lady who ran the group had brought in a DVD which she thought we may like to watch. It was The Secret. After seeing it, I remembered the excitement I originally felt about changing my life. I got home and started searching for my DVD but figured I must have gotten rid of it. So I decided to get a new copy. I even got copies of The Magic and The Power! I signed up for The Secret emails, and frequently read other people’s stories on this website.
The more I read the more I realized I had in fact been practicing the Secret all along without knowing it. It was like Lisa Nichols said “I knew, like I knew, like I knew” when it came to certain events in my life.
When I wanted to be accepted into a music degree program at uni that had a lot of, I maintained the belief that I would succeed. I planned for it and even though I was told that only 15 people would be selected for my course out of roughly 300 people, I had hope. And, I was offered a place.
When I was told by my doctors that I would have a lot of trouble falling pregnant and needed to have surgery that had a long waiting list for patients, I maintained belief in myself. I found a new doctor, I prayed, started taking good care of my health, and believed it would happen. Within a couple of months and with no surgery, I fell pregnant, even after years of trying before. I always had irregular cycles so it wasn’t obvious if I was pregnant or not but I just knew, like I knew, like I knew! When I took the test, I was right. I also knew it was a girl all along. She had her legs crossed in the ultrasound so we never could tell but I was convinced. I even bought pink clothing. My husband asked if it was wise to buy a lot of pink stuff in case it wasn’t a girl. I said I know it’s a girl so don’t worry.
I have met men in some unbelievable circumstances that had become long term partners. One of them I met on a bus coming home one night from a club. He had been to the same club but I had not seen him there. We talked all the trip home about random stuff but no personal details. It turned out he lived just the suburb next to mine when he got off at the same stop. However, neither of us had the nerve to ask for personal details so we said goodbye. The moment I said goodbye I wanted to run back and ask but decided against it. I figured I may see him again as we lived close by but then again, we always had lived close to each other but never ran into each other before.
No more than a week had passed and I was catching the train home from work. I saw a guy that looked very much like him, and he was looking at me too. He got off at the same stop and came up to me saying he had thought it was me but wasn’t sure. He seemed very happy to see me again but surprised. He told me he never caught the train and didnt know I did, his dad usually gave him a lift home but for some reason, his dad was held up that day. He asked me to go and have a drink with him that night so I did and this time we asked for details. We started dating the next week and were together for a long time. I had wished him into my life, I’m sure of it.
Right now I am seeking a new job after graduating with a post-grad degree, which I completed against all odds. I was admittedly getting a little dejected after constantly reading and hearing that there is, contrary to previous claims, an oversupply of professionals in my field. So it is very hard to secure a permanent position, especially for someone newly graduated. I applied for many positions without even getting an interview and was losing hope. I was even considering switching occupations, despite my hard years of studying to get where I was. I talked to my mum about it and she said she believes whatever is meant to happen will happen and that will be what’s best for you. I continued to apply for jobs desperately though and was getting frustrated. I even half-heartedly applied for a job that was not my ideal, and when I was asked to interview for it, I was offered it on the spot. I asked for some time to think about it, even saying I had another interview and wanted to see how it went. But deep down I was not excited about it and let it go.
I decided to just be grateful for the job I did have as it had very many good aspects to it. The people I work for are lovely and very flexible and supportive of me. I like my working environment, it makes me feel happy and the pay is pretty good. I thought I am going to make myself happy, job or not.
I also decided to “test” The Secret. Many people talked about having a “sign” that reminds them of the love of The Secret. I chose something really weird deliberately because I wanted no doubt in my mind. I love dancing so I said I wanted to see a pair of ballet shoes. I even added that they were not to be the ones I knew were on my daughter’s clothing. A few days later I was just standing in my daughter’s room, aimlessly, which I don’t usually do. I was thinking about something and absent-mindedly staring at the wall. My eyes began to focus on the picture my daughter has on her bedroom wall. And sure enough, it is of a ballerina dancing in pointe shoes. I smiled because I thought I had covered all bases in terms of ballet shoes in our home, and here I was staring at some I had completely forgotten about. I was staring at them for some time without even registering it. I knew that was a sign for me.
Two days ago, I received a call about a job, asking me for an interview which I had yesterday. This job seems to meet all the criteria that I wished for and more. I am staying optimistic and believe that I have, in fact, brought this opportunity to me. I am so very grateful for this new job!
I know this story is very long but I felt it was important for me to share my journey and hopefully some people will enjoy reading it. I give love and happiness to everyone on here and thanks for all the blessings I have indeed been given.