CHECK THE DATE
I first heard about The Secret back in 2009, while I was deployed to Iraq. I had just ordered a Kindle and was able to download the book from the website. I finished it in two days. Immediately, it was as if a light had been turned on in my mind. I had been praying to God to send me some answers, because I had believed that He was pure love and wanted me to live an abundant life, but nothing seemed to be working out. There had to be something I was missing, and I prayed that He would reveal it to me.
At first I attracted small things, and over time I attracted big things, like a great-paying job as a civilian, three major salary increases, and the love of my life. Once I had become comfortable attracting things, I decided to ask the Universe for the largest amount of money I could realistically imagine myself having. I sat down and asked out loud, “How much money do I really want to have?” I sat in silence for a while, and a figure just popped into my head. I knew it was the amount of money I should ask for. On New Year’s 2010, I created a vision board for what I wanted to attract that year. I downloaded The Secret check from the website and filled it in. By December 31 of that same year, I had attracted every single thing on my board except the large amount of money.
I just moved the check over to the next year’s board and continued mentally shopping and thinking of all the ways I would spend the money and how I would help those around me. This cycle continued for a couple of years. I would attract everything on my board except the money.
As 2012 drew to a close and we were coming up on yet another New Year, I started to look over my vision board; once again I had attracted just about everything except that large amount of money. I said to myself, “I know that the Universe will provide when I am ready to receive it.” I continued saying my affirmations and meditating and reading the stories posted on The Secret website.
Now I can finally say that this New Year’s Eve EVERYTHING will be coming off of my vision board, because for the first time ever I have attracted EVERY SINGLE THING that was on my board, including the very large sum of money. It was completely unexpected, and at first I thought it was some type of joke, but it wasn’t. I decided to go ahead and start working on my new vision board for 2013, and when I looked at the old check, I noticed for the first time that I had written the date on it as December 31, 2012!
It must have been a typo or something, but even in my error, the Universe was obedient. I know that my “mistake” was divinely orchestrated, because if I had gotten the money when I first wanted it, I was not financially responsible, and I would have blown it. Since then I had taken control of my finances and was in a much better place to receive it.
ASK. BELIEVE. RECEIVE. The Universe is always listening and always providing. Be blessed. I know I am.