Gotta Have Faith
Before I begin my story, I would like to say that the goal is not for it to be published but for me to be able to express my gratitude for all the people who have shared and made the Secret known to the world. My life would not be as wonderful as it is if not for you all. Thank you.
My boyfriend Justin and I have been together for almost one year now. Sad to say most of that one year relationship is spent apart, as he lives in San Diego while I am in Manila. During the earlier part of our relationship we have had several conversations about me going over there to visit. Every single time I would say I want to, but would always come up with excuses as to why I can’t – at least not yet. Either I don’t have enough money, or I can’t leave work for too long… whatever it was, it was an excuse not to go. Not because I didn’t want to, but because I was scared. I knew how difficult it is for Filipino’s to get a visa to the United States, so I kept it in my mind that I just can’t make it through.
Three weeks ago a good friend of mine decided to apply for one. She told me about the process and so I decided to go for it as well. I got clear about wanting to go, prepared all the documents I needed, had every possible requirement, and felt it in my bones that I’m going to get it. It was the first thought in my mind when I woke up and the last thing in my mind before I went to bed. I visualized how I wanted things to be and believed it in my heart. I kept the faith and scheduled my interview for the visa, confident that I was going to get it.
I had my interview earlier today, and unfortunately I didn’t get approved for a US Visa. I felt so crushed. For a while as I was walking out of the US Embassy I kept thinking, what did I do wrong? What did I miss? And why did it not happen? I was not ready for the negative.
On the ride home I decided to listen to my Secret Audiobook on my iPod, and I realized that I was doing exactly the opposite of what I had asked for. I may have been denied the US Visa, but I still had something that no-one can take away from me. I HAVE FAITH. From that moment on I smiled and began thanking again. I may have passed a bump in the road but I am still on track. I am still well on my way to seeing Justin, and I am receiving what I had asked for. How? I don’t know, I just am.
So I went home, called Justin, told him about what happened, and he told me the most powerful words that made my faith a million times stronger. He said, “We’ll be together babe. I didn’t doubt it and I never will. We’ll keep the faith together.” My belief had somehow kept him believing as well. Even if we don’t know what’s in store, we believe, and that makes us able to be happy and strong despite negative situations.
That’s what The Secret has given me. Strength and the kind of faith that nothing and no one can break.
I shared this story because if not for The Secret, I would have taken that situation negatively and gone spiraling down from there. But because I have been blessed with the knowledge of unwavering faith, I remain on the frequency of feeling good and knowing in my heart that I am in fact receiving everything good.