Long before Id read The Secret, and long before Id even considered that there was an alternative to what I perceived at the time to be reality, I manifested a belief. The belief appeared suddenly, like a lightening bolt, and with absolute surety. There was no doubt in my mind whatsoever…
I walked into a supermarket one Saturday morning and noticed as I entered, cartons of coca cola on special. I didn’t drink soft drinks, but I placed one of the cartons into the trolley immediately. Id spotted an entry coupon on the packaging for a competition that I already knew Id won. A radio station was running an Australia Day competition, two months away. Six winners were being drawn in a months time. I was going to be one of them. The prize was:
Dinner for four with unlimited drinks at a five star restaurant, with a clear, unrestricted view of the spectacular fireworks display occurring over the picturesque Swan River. A bus ride there from a collection point in the city, and a bus ride back again, along an exclusive access route through Kings Park, which would be blocked off to all other traffic. The night out was going to be great. Thered be great food, a great atmosphere, great wine, a great view. A live radio transmission would be occurring right in front of us, reporting the fireworks show. We would be seated, comfortably, outdoors in the warmth of the evening, taking in the brilliance of it all.
As I cut out the coupon and placed it in an envelope that very day, I just knew. The level of certainty I felt can best be described like this: I was going win what I had already won. And I did.