I was introduced to The Secret by my husband. I borrowed the book from him and stopped midway because I disagreed when I read that if I had an accident I had deliberately attracted to me. I didn’t fully understand it then. Then we watched The Secret movie and something stuck for me about trying to attract things but I was not yet a full believer.
A few years later due to a difficult financial situation, I decided to put The Secret into practice. I decided to take the CPA exam (Certified Public Accountant). I knew it wasn’t an easy exam especially when English is my second language and I’m a slow test taker. However, I was determined and I visualized posting a Nelson Mandela quote on my Facebook page once I accomplished my goal that would say, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” And I did it. It was such an accomplishment and it gave me so much confidence in myself. Then, after that, I practiced on little things like winning concert tickets by feeling the excitement as if I had already won them, and it happened twice.
The most recent and most meaningful manifestation was a few months ago. I was very negative about my job, wanting time off desperately and at the same time, afraid of COVID. My aunt was celebrating her 70th birthday and I thought we shouldn’t gather because COVID cases were increasing in my city. That day I started feeling bad but it also felt like the last time I felt sick and I tested negative twice. I thought this could be my aunt’s last birthday celebration and decided to go anyway.
It was the worst decision I had made in my life. At first, I had no idea it was the virus and I was just visualizing and being thankful for good health as I learned through The Magic. I was getting better but then I learned that I did pass the virus to 15 people. I was so afraid they wouldn’t make it because of their age and medical conditions. I was so negative and crying every day that I didn’t realize I was making everything worse. Unfortunately, two people died. I couldn’t believe this was happening to me, thought I couldn’t live with this and that I was going to be depressed for sure. I had to live with this while taking care of my mother-in-law, who was at home with oxygen. It was very hard and I was very tired. Nights with no sleep, worry, stress, and guilt. But thanks to God, who gave me the strength and put Rhonda Byrne in my life.
During this time I reread The Magic and put into practice gratitude for the 13 people who recuperated miraculously and for not passing this to my mother. I listened again to the Masterclass The Secret to Health and started journaling and visualizing my mother-in-law with great health. I created a collage on my phone with pictures of her dancing, drinking, and with good health parameters. I talked to her about being positive and showed her videos of her dancing and being happy. Oh how much I wished The Secret documentary was spoken in Spanish so she could watch it.
But she made it! I can now see her smiling, dancing, and having a better relationship with her. I also purchased The Greatest Secret. At first, I must admit, I didn’t understand it completely, but I felt so much joy and motivation by reading Rhonda’s words. They helped me get through this and not fall into depression. I could feel joy in life by realizing that many things were just thoughts in my mind that didn’t define me. I learned to be aware of my thoughts and try every day to make them positive ones. I also did this by accepting my mistake, since I couldn’t change the past, and forgiving myself. I learned so much about this and I evolved.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you to God for Rhonda Byrne.