Believe it… it’s true!
I bought The Secret book at an airport after hearing in the background the Oprah show that discussed The Secret. I never thought about it really, but I saw it at the airport and the cover looked intriguing. So I read it on the way home from my vacation. When I reached the airport I thought, how interesting that book is. But only “interesting”.
I went to the baggage claim and told the woman standing next to me that my luggage always came out first, and told her, “Just watch.” I was kinda (more than kinda) doubting it. But sure enough, it was first out of the shoot! I looked at her like I knew it and walked out of the airport feeling elated, but still not really “buying it”. It felt more like a new dog trick. And I pretty much forgot about it, and went through life as usual.
I always make a practice of going into Cracker Barrell to rent an audio book to make my driving more tolerable (I drive a great deal for my job). I went in and saw The Secret there in the rack and thought, “Why not?” And I chose that one. I put it in and became totally mesmerized. It was strange to me, but for all reasons it made total sense. Thinking back through my life I remembered all the phrases I was raised with: “Watch out, what you ask for you just might get it.” “What goes around, comes around.” “What you reap, you will sow.”
I listened over and over to the audio book. So much so that I bought it. Funny, I went to Target and saw it there on the shelf. That’s what made me buy it.
When I heard the part that said to start small, like a cup on coffee, I thought, “Big deal… a cup of coffee. Anyone can get that. Just make it, buy it, whatever.” That was a weak test, I thought. But after that my job had me at a job at 4:30am, and I left my hotel thinking I’d stop at a 7-11 or Speedway and I’d get coffee then. But when I hit the road I didn’t see a gas station. And when I did, I went to the door and saw that in Cincinnati, Ohio, they didn’t open until 5am. Suddenly I wanted a cup of coffee more than I’d ever wanted one in my life. I immediately remembered The Secret. I “put my order in” and I went to my job site and looked immediately across the street and saw a coffee shop with a huge neon light that screamed CLOSED. But The Secret taught me to know that it was a done deal. I walked across the street and looked in the window and saw humans. I waved. They came to the door and opened it and I told them that I really wanted a cup of coffee. They told me that I was lucky. They had been up all night playing a new video game and I was welcome to come in and have a cup of coffee… and in fact told me I could have a Mocha if I’d like. That was proof that I was on to something.
I put my order in to win that election that day, and don’t know what I could have done differently, but we lost. I didn’t get depressed though. It was so wonderful to be in control of my emotions and my thoughts. It was a new day and the first day of my life the way I know it today.
I loved the audio so much that I wanted to get the movie. I’d never seen it. I walked into a Borders, which I never frequent. I bought the only copy they had in stock. Lucky? NO, I claimed it.
I wake up every day now and hit my phone to play the song that makes me smile and my foot tap and my expectations for the day to be all it can be. I am so grateful for my life, my health, my family, for the love I have in my life, and for my job. Since The Secret, I only run into “happy” people. I’ve shared it with my family and tell them that I haven’t lost my mind… I haven’t “drank the kool-aid” and I’m not wearing Nikes waiting on the comet. But I have to admit that it’s a new way of thinking and living… one that I know works.
So here’s the best part!
Two days ago I had another election, and I claimed victory. I did everything that felt right and each time I had inspired thought to action, I did it. And you were right, it was fun and I didn’t feel like I was going across the grain… it was joyful and I was so happy. Needless to say, I didn’t try to control things to get the desired effect. I trusted the universe to provide, and it did. I am so grateful.
So as if that wasn’t enough…
Driving home I again listened to The Secret, and I made my request to the universe to get money that was unexpected – so that I could help my daughter make her wedding as wonderful as she deserves. I wanted enough to pay for my son and his girlfriend to come to the wedding without causing him hardship. I said it, knew it was on the way, and knew that the “how” was not up to me. And I became grateful.
While driving I saw a homeless man standing on the highway with a sign about needing money for heart medication, so I gave him money. I truly believe that these are integrity tests, and The Secret says that if you think or say you can’t afford to help, the universe will grant your wish… or make your thoughts right. So I felt good about it whether it “worked” or not.
I went to a birthday party that night and my mom was there. My step-dad died from cancer a month ago. She slipped me an envelope with a check for $3000 in it. She said it was his idea before he died. There it was. Just like I knew it would be. I wanted to put my hands in the air and thank the universe, but thought folks would think I’d lost my mind.
Then, before I went to sleep, I began to feel a coldsore coming. Those of you afflicted by those know that that feeling is just the beginning of what is in store. But I spoke my gratitude for my healing, over and over. Not just words, but with all of me. This morning, I woke to find it gone. No scar, no nothing.
My husband says I am a witch. I smile, I am a happy, grateful person who knows that I was supposed to find The Secret. I am now buying the audio version for my children. How wonderful they can know it at a young age. Thank you.
Thank you for changing my life. My sister is amazed by what is happening… and so am I!