Finally Figured Out The Trick.
I was having trouble in one of my friendships. A friend that I value very dearly and keep close to my heart drifted apart from me. He got busy. After no communication for a long time, I tried The Secret and the law of attraction to get him to reach out. But nothing was working. I tried writing out what I wanted to happen and visualizing how I would feel when he reached out to me but nothing worked.
Then I realized that I was holding on to anger and thinking of all the ways I would pick a fight with him for ignoring me all this time when he reached out to me. Those thoughts were what was preventing the Universe from making my wish come true. I was not letting it go. I tried my best, but I was not able to let it go.
Now, it just so happened that time decided to play its part and I got busy with something else. One fine evening, as I was stepping over a stone in front of my house, I suddenly felt a lightness in my heart and I felt free. I knew at that moment that this thing with my friend really did not matter that much and that the purpose of life was much bigger. At that moment my mind spontaneously let it go and I felt light and free for the first time in a long while.
As I entered my room and looked at my phone, there it was! A text from my friend asking how I was after so many days of radio silence! The timestamp indicated that he had sent it exactly one minute ago and that was exactly when I had let it go!
He continued to text me over the next couple of weeks. But things were still rough between us and at some point, he refused to acknowledge the fact that I was feeling bad about this sparse communication. That evening, as I washed the dishes, I felt my mind slipping into its familiar dark hole of depressive, and negative thoughts. My mind wanted to just lie in the dark and continue its negative ruminations about the state of affairs with this friend.
Although I felt weak and wanted to just cave in to this negativity, I refused to let my mind pull me into that pit hole again. It suddenly dawned on me that my peace of mind and self-esteem were more important than anything else and that my first duty was to safeguard this. Then I suddenly felt so calm. And the minute I had realized this, I heard my phone ring. And guess who it was! It was this very friend calling to solve the issue!
I am still in awe and suprised by the precise timing of the Universe. It is always listening and always ready to help. But before the Universe could step in, it needed one thing from me. It needed me to value myself and love myself first. Only then can the Universe help me. However hard I might try, a negative, weak mind cannot successfully manifest what it needs or at least we can not receive it.
Work on yourself and keep yourself happy first. And then just trust and let it go. Everything comes at the appointed hour. Thank you!