Driven by Inspiration
My wife and I were out one evening for dinner and afterwards decided to go to a local bookstore to browse about. We entered not looking for anything in particular, but I felt a very powerful urge to seek out The Secret DVD. Now, while in the same bookstore prior to this I had felt a similar urge, but never acted upon it; this time I didnt hesitate. My wife and her friend had read the book and other good friends had watched the movie. So in accordance with the urge I sought out the movie and purchased it.
That evening my wife went out with some of her girlfriends to a movie, and I decided to stay home. During the course of the evening the urge to view the movie kept at me over and over again. Finally, I dropped the DVD into the machine and pressed play. I was amazed to see a familiar face in the introduction, Bob Proctor, whose book You Were Born Rich I had read several years before but had placed on the shelf to collect dust (sorry Bob!). I watched and listened intently to everything Bob was saying, and everything seemed to resonate deeply within and reignited the embers of belief and faith from the past. I continued onward in my viewing of the movie and was totally enthralled to see so many others who along with Bob Proctor had seen and experienced the abundant life. I felt a deep longing to be a part of that group, and to share in that very experience myself. So many ideas were presented, yet so simple and straightforward were the steps and concepts that a child could be empowered by them. I felt like a man who had been lost in the desert for so many years and now was given an opportunity to drink from the well of the last oasis to save his life.
The next day my wife and I both sat down to watch this movie. For her the first time and me the second in two days, and immediately afterwards I began to put what I had learned into action. I recall how Joe Vitale spoke of selecting a goal to reach for; something that I could get my mind around. So I chose to have $25,000.00 extra income in thirty days. I also remember that Bob Proctor mentioned that I wasnt to worry about the how portion, but let the universe take care of that part. I simply focused on the goal and want that I had now planted in my mind, heart, and soul.
Before bed, I was in the shower and got to thinking and pondering about this whole thing and then, as I expected, some small doubt tried to creep in. I quickly shut the door by reaffirming my want and the gratitude I felt for having received it already. Mentally I said thank you for the wondrous and generous gift given to me of $25,000.00, but then something overtook me and said not $25,000.00, but $825,000.00. Instantly, the words of Jack Canfield rang in my head about how he was taught to set a high goal. A goal so high in fact that it would blow his mind; one that would prove to him that all he learned was good and true. I did not change the mental statement about the $825,000.00, and the strangest part about it is that I felt oddly comfortable with the thought and didnt feel any fear or doubt. I went to bed that evening with that thought in mind, and as well began to detail how I would be spending my money. I clearly pictured a new home with particular details and layout. I further expanded upon the vehicles I wanted, right down to the stitching of the seat coverings. I then fell soundly asleep with these visions spinning through my subconscious.
The next day, I awoke filled with gratitude for the wondrous and lofty amount of money I had received in my bank account, for my incredible wife, and great step-children, my current job and supervisors and host of other things. I got ready for my day and made my way to work on the bus, and all the while I read Bob Proctors book You Were Born Rich, which was highly motivating and insightful. Once I stepped off the bus and started my short walk up the hill to work, I noticed a penny on the ground that I simply stepped over and was about to carry on when a voice said, Pick it up, it is your gratitude penny! I stepped back two paces and picked up the penny and quickly looked about to see if anyone had seen me do this. I tossed it into the air and caught it and immediately began to rehearse the things I was thankful for, and while doing so I reflected on the experience of Lee Brower and his gratitude rock. I didnt just repeat them one after another, I took the time to mention them and then deeply feel the emotion of bona-fide heart-felt gratitude for each.
When I got to work, I immediately logged onto my work computer and searched for The Secret website. Once there I got to exploring here and there through various areas, and came across the Universal Bank Unlimited cheque. I viewed it and then decided to edit with MS Word by placing my name, the amount of $825,000.00, and the date of 25-Dec-08. I printed this cheque out and placed it directly on my monitor where it would be visible to me all day long as a reminder; as well, I kept my new gratitude penny close.
At one point during my day I took a two minute time out from work to pick up my penny, and while rubbing between my fingers, closing my eyes, and being grateful for so many things, I then opened my eyes and focused on my cheque and said in a low voice audible only to myself, I am so thankful for this incredible gift that has been given to me of $825,000.00. The strangest thing occurred, I felt an incredible peace, comfort, and complete assurance that this was reality and it struck me with such intensity that I had to gasp for breath. This happened not only once during my day but several times thereafter.
I am so grateful to all of you who are teachers of The Secret and the principles and philosophies you are putting forth. This is truly the age of enlightenment and understanding.