In 2005 I was raped at work overnight (I am a Flight Attendant). I was then stood down from my place of work for 3 months from December 2006 until March 2007. The reason this happened was that I was forced, by my company, to still fly with the alleged rapist (rostered to fly with him even though I had formally reported these allegations to my company and the police). He was also an employee, a First Officer, Pilot. I finally refused to fly with him on rostered day trips and overnights after 8 months. My company said that it was their duty of care to stand me down if I couldn’t fly with him.
I spent the next 3 months hiding out in my house not speaking to anyone, even my best friend who I speak to at least once a day. I started drinking wine earlier and earlier, so I could sleep and block everything out. I am a really, really, strong person, but this was all too much.
Then I went to my beautiful acupuncturist, and she told me about – The Secret. I was absolutely distraught, and crying every day – there was no light at the end of the tunnel, only the train coming towards me. She said a friend of hers had the DVD and she would get it to me, she said it would change my life. That was a Wednesday. Amazingly, the next day Thursday I received an excited call from her. She said – “You won’t believe this, but The Secret is being shown on TV this Saturday night!!!” I have to say that I thought, how can anything help me that much now?
I sat up watching TV by myself until 10.30 pm that night, and watched The Secret. I can’t explain the change, hope, positivity, exuberance for life I felt when I went to bed that night! I WAS A CHANGED PERSON Sunday morning when I woke up!!! I had ME back again. I had what we all need – HOPE!!!
I am still with the same company, although I am looking for another job where I can help people, and make a difference. I have since sung the Secret’s praise. You saved not only me, but my friendships. You also saved my family the heartbreak of not having me with them. I know this sounds dramatic, but at the time, before The Secret, I had no desire to go on. Thank you, thank you, thank you. If you only make a difference once, thank you from the bottom of the heart of that one!!!