Change in perception…
My story is long, but my family has been incredibly blessed since I read/watched The Secret, and I have a lot to share and be thankful for.
A co-worker of mine introduced me to The Secret around July of 2007. At the time I had just started a new job, as did my husband, and we were both in a great financial situation and things were looking great for our careers. My co-worker Lynda and I would swap stories of how we were using the Secret in our daily lives, and would see what all we could bring about with our intentions. At first they were small things like parking spaces, difficult co-workers being out of the office, etc. However, in August my husband and I found out that I was pregnant. All of a sudden our financial situation completely changed. The extra cost of health insurance and prescriptions brought our income down considerably, and the intense morning sickness I was experiencing wreaked havoc on us.
I didn’t realize how spacey I had become until I found out I was 3 months behind on a credit card payment, and they had to have $320 by mid-December. I lost it at that point because we did not have an extra $320 in our budget. Every time my husband would say something negative about our bank account I would tell him that we had plenty of money. He would give me the craziest looks, but I just kept reaffirming the “wealth” we had.
Well, at the end of November we got a check in the mail from our mortgage company for an overpayment on our insurance. The check was for $323. I stared at the check in disbelief when I opened the envelope. I figured it had to be a joke, but after looking at it closely I knew it was real, and I started crying. I went in and told my husband and he just looked at me dumbfounded. He never gave credit to the Secret, just attributed everything to my usual optimism. When I told Lynda she told me that I needed to write out a check to myself since I had that good luck. So I printed a check and made it for $5,000. I tacked it up on our board in the kitchen and every time I saw it I would say “thank-you.”
After a while I forgot about it as it had been covered up on the board. I didn’t remember it until my husband came home from work telling me he had been given a raise that amounted to an extra $5,000 a year. Again, I started crying as I had been stressing out about money since we were about to have our baby.
A month before my due date I found out that my employer would not be holding my job for me when I was done with my maternity leave. I was floored. At first I was completely stressed, but Lynda reminded me about the luck we had been having with the Secret, and told me I shouldn’t worry about it. So I just made myself think about how everything would be taken care of after the baby came.
Well, I can honestly say that since our daughter Aubrey came into the world 2 months ago, we have not had to buy anything for her (no diapers, wipes, etc.) and my husband has been given so much side work that it has replaced what my income would have been had I still had my job. The most amazing thing was when I was sitting on my couch pricing infant carriers online, and there was a knock on our door. My neighbor was standing on my doorstep holding out one of the very same carriers I was looking at buying. She said it was her daughter’s but she was never able to use it, so she brought it over for us to use.
As I tell my Dad when he comes over, if I think about things logically and look at our situation I have every reason to be scared/worried. But if I look at everything knowing how things have already worked out for us, we have no reason to think things will turn out bad.
To everyone who might have any doubts about the Secret. Please try it, it does work. I can honestly say that our life has been unimaginably blessed by the way it has changed my way of thinking. Everything we could ever want/need is already out there, we just have to know that we already have it and not give it another thought.