Heartbreak Changed my Whole Life!
To my friends and family I have always been a dreamer, an optimist in the worst of times.
Everything about my life was perfect. I had a supportive family, amazing friends, financial comfort, continuous employment, but I lacked in one area. From the age of 15, I suffered in a 5 year long heartbreaking, pathetic relationship. In the end it brought me down in all areas-my family were in pain because of the hurt I was putting myself through, I lost close and dear friends because they couldn’t stand seeing me suffer any longer, I couldn’t cope being at work, out with my friends or anywhere for that matter as my whole world, mind, body and soul revolved around him. After about 8 months of separation and finding out he had a new girlfriend who he had already moved in with, I left home in a bid to run away from it all. He ended up leaving his new girlfriend and following me up North, promising we would work it out. After 2 weeks he crashed my car that I had worked long and hard for and wrote it off! A couple of days after, he left me and came home to his other girlfriend that he apparently hadn’t even broken it off with! Stupidly I still believed we could have a future. But deep down inside, I knew something had to be done to free myself from this turmoil. This was not my destiny. I had bigger dreams. I deserved more. But I felt like I had tried everything and nothing ever seemed to work because no matter what, I would go running back to him and it felt easier dealing with it that way.
I had been introduced to The Secret over a year before and was amazed at the time. I think I had seen it on Oprah and thought “WOW this must really work if Oprah’s interested in it!” So I borrowed the DVD from the video store. It all made perfect sense. But I didn’t take it seriously. I’d use some of the techniques but not to their full advantage and nothing seemed to change. My friends would joke with me about it and I put it to the back of my mind.
I was given the book for Christmas but only read the first chapter and put it back down, I wasn’t much of a reader. When I was having a hard time coping with things I would get the DVD out from the video store and watch it over and over again to feel like I was doing something about it, expecting my life to be different by the next day.
Only when I found out my ex had gotten his new girlfriend of less than 10 months pregnant with TWINS (you wouldnt find a script about it on Bold & the Beautiful!) I knew I had to do something to turn my life and my thinking around before I lost my mind. I had been unemployed by now for about 3 months after coming back from my runaway stint and having to sort out the car/LIFE situation and needing the support of my loved ones. But I felt like my hole was just getting deeper and there was no way out.
So, getting the DVD out again, I watched it once and it soothed my thinking and I told myself this was the answer. I didn’t do anything drastic with it then because I knew it would be an on-going process but I felt a lot better already.
The next morning getting ready to head out I looked through the junk mail and found a pamphlet that had a shop sale on one side and a huge fake $100 note on the other. Not even really thinking about it, I put the fake $100 note in my bag and went about my day. About 2 hours later, a radio station was running a competition-answer a simple question, win $100. Not $200, not $500, not $50, but $100! So, taking action on my earlier visualisation I decided to ring through. Not even knowing the answer, I didn’t expect anything from it, I just thought I’d give it a try and after the competition was aired for about 30 seconds, my call was answered! I couldnt believe it! Usually they’d pick up the first person to call through but it seemed like they had waited a couple of moments before answering my desperate call. The radio announcer gave me the answer before going on air and I was $100 richer! I couldn’t believe my luck! I thanked the Universe and my lucky stars.
This was my turning point.
Something so small meant so much to me at the time and from that moment on, my life has been amazing and I haven’t looked back!
That night, still getting over my shock, my mum (who had just been cynically nodding her head whenever I mentioned something about The Secret) decided to read the book as we were all amazed how it worked for me.
The next day, I begged my mum to buy me a $50 skirt I had my eye on. Being the amazing mother she is, and the sweet pushy daughter I am, she brought me my skirt with just about the last of her money. Thirty minutes later, she gets a phone call from Woolworths (thinking her card she just purchased her groceries on had declined!). Her eyes light up and she’s speechless. They’ve just informed her she’s 1 of 10 winners out of Australia to win a competition she had been sending away for, and they were giving her $5000! Jumping for joy in the middle of the shopping centre we were absolutely thrilled! And we could only thank The Secret and the Universe for it.
From those 2 amazing days of experiences I have done nothing but preach The Secret to everyone that will listen. My whole thinking and attitude has changed and the situation that got me here in the first place with my ex is nothing but a pathetic, laughable, distant memory. I am thrilled to say I am actually getting over him and my eyes have finally been opened. I haven’t cried for 5 weeks now, which used to be a daily occurrence.
I am learning to control my thinking and am waiting to start a meditation class for beginners. I now carry a journal around with me everywhere I go. I write down everything I am grateful for and how abundant my life will be in 30, 90, 180 days time. I have made a vision board and my passionate dream of becoming a flight attendant is now a reality. Only yesterday I was sent an email to attend an Assessment Seminar and I know the job is mine! I asked, I believed and I am now receiving! Even during this hardship of the recession we are experiencing, the Universe has shifted for me to fufil my dream!
The flowers smell prettier, the sky is bluer, the trees are greener and my future is overwhelmingly exciting and prosperous! I take time out to sit at my most favourite place where my dream apartments are and I know that will be my home 6 months from now.
I can’t grasp how amazing the concept of The Secret has been for me. I thank the Universe every day and praise Rhonda Byrne for her extraordinary vision. I also have my lovely ex to be thankful for and as I have come to terms with his decisions and am finally at peace with myself, I sincerely wish him all the best. This has been a life changing experience for me and I appreciate being blessed with the knowledge of The Secret.