How I used The Secret without knowing it
As many of the people who read The Secret, I also would like to share my experience with the world. First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Vlad, I am 40 years old, and I am a Russian origin but live in the UK. (Therefore, forgive me some mistakes I could make while typing this).
Unlike many stories here that describe what people got after following steps written in the book, my story (or stories, to be exact) is rather about my own experience with the law of attraction without knowing that it exists. I would like to share my stories with those who are still skeptical about the book, who have lack of confidence, and who gave up after trying some techniques set out in the book.
I bought The Secret book absolutely accidentally three months ago. One day my daughter asked me to take her to one of the malls where she works as a sales consultant. Because I was there I decided to walk around the mall without intention to buy anything. The first shop I had stopped at was WH Smith book store, and I realised I needed to buy a present for my little 4 year old daughter because she was on holiday with her mum and would be coming back soon. I looked at the shelves trying to find anything, and chose 5 books to have a look at, to find 2-3 suitable for my little one. Amongst all the colourful books The Secret book was there as well. I suppose somebody just left it there accidentally. I fluently looked inside The Secret book and saw that this book was not for my daughter, but for some reason I did not put it back on the shelf straight away, but put it beneath the rest of them I held in my hand. I looked through other books, rejected two of them, and was about to put them back on the shelf when my mobile phone rang. While on the phone I put those two rejected books back on the shelf and moved to the counter where I laid all the books on the surface in front of a cashier. She scanned them and put them into a bag. I gave her my card, typed in my security PIN when prompted, put the card back to the wallet, took the bag with books and walked away. I had been talking over the phone all the time until I came up to my car and got in. The bag with the books was on the back seat behind me. I realised that I bought The Secret only that evening when I showed the books to my wife (I used Skype with video chat for this).
It took me six weeks weeks to read The Secret. You may ask why did it take so long? It is simple. From the first few pages I understood the law of attraction, as I had been always using it unconsciously and just never had control over it. I was reading the rest of the book comparing the information with all the memorable events of my life and the information I read from the other books that are close to the theme of The Secret. The word understood is rather very weak to describe what I suddenly felt at that time. It was like a lightning that went through all your body, and each cell of your body reacted to it in a positive way: THIS IS IT! I believe each of us has felt it at least once in our life. If you for some reason have not experienced this particular feeling in your life yet, I am sure you have had the same feeling but with the negative charge; this could be when you SUDDENLY realise that you forgot to switch your electric iron off, to lock the back door in your house, etc. Did you feel a kind of electric shock at that time? I am sure you did. Why did I describe it in a such detailed manner? It will help you to understand needed feelings when you are going to think YOUR THOUGHTS for further manifestation! But lets look at my stories and how the law of attraction helped me.
The first event I remember when the LoA worked was about 26 years ago. So I was 14 years old and I was at school at that time. In half term we had a very serious and complicated algebra test recently implemented by the Educational Ministry of the USSR for all the schools. In fact this test was aimed to set a new and much higher standard in studying algebra at school. Everybody was thrilled, even teachers, as it would show how good their teaching skills were. We had about two weeks prior to the test to prepare for it. No-one really knew what was gonna be in the test. In school we had lots of practice and mock tests as well as lots of homework which was checked in school every day. About two or three days prior the test we had a full day of algebra at school (8.30 a.m. till 2 p.m). Of course we did a lot of practice, but it does not necessarily mean you are going to pass an exam!
On the day, I woke up and did the same rituals as usual: five minutes physical morning exercise followed by shower and breakfast. The only difference was music. I rarely listened to music in the morning, but that day I decided to please myself with Duke Ellington’s vinyl disk. It was a present to my dad from one of his friends. I listened to (rather heard) it before, but as a background while doing something else. There were not any emotions that his music would fire inside me, except that day…
One of the tunes played inside me over and over again. My thoughts were: What a beautiful day! and I am going to pass the exam! I did not think about the exam intentionally, it just came into my mind together with the beat of the tune. It was absolutely out of my control, but I liked it.
Being in a such positive and energetic mood I found the test very easy and completed it twenty minutes earlier. I did not believe myself. I spent another ten minutes to double and triple check it for mistakes, but there were none of them. I told the examiner that I had finished, but she looked at me skeptically.
The result was amazing! I was the only person in the school who did it fully and properly and there were only four of us in town (from about 60 schools). I was the only one who did it just in 25 minutes. The time given for the test was 45 minutes. I was amazed with what I have done and, obviously, thought that it was music that helped me. Later I tried to get into the same state of joy and happiness listening to the tune, but nothing happened and I gave up.
The most memorable moment in my life that completely falls under the LoA happened in 1996. By the end of 1995, after a series of failures in business, I ended up with $30,000 of debts. All the assets of the business and personal belongings I could sell gave me only $3000, and I did not know where I could get the rest of the money. I was frustrated and depressed. All I could think about was my huge debt. I thought about it over and over again. I was so depressed that I started to drink a lot of alcohol in an attempt to lose the pressure, but nothing happened. It was just an illusion. I did not know what I should do to be able to start to pay my debts back. This was 1995, and Russia, just to mention. The country just started to orient itself out of ruins of the USSR collapse, with no proper banking system in place, and with the lack of economic infrastructure it was next to impossible to find a place to borrow $27,000.
My friend presented me a book on my birthday. The book was of a Russian writer who had written about her experience in managing emotions, how to meditate, and so on. I would not say that I had any enthusiasm to read the book, but, nevertheless, took few exercises to practice. The only reason I did that was to find any kind of alternative to the alcohol I had been consuming a lot at the time. One of the methods was complete relaxation of the body combined with breathing exercising. All I needed to do was to breath in and out while imagining how the air flows from my nose to the very end of each finger on both hands and feet, and also to the follicles of my hair. I practiced this for about two weeks every day just after I put myself in bed but before falling asleep. I failed to complete the exercise many times because after a couple of minutes I was in my dreams. (Actually, this exercise will put you asleep quickly, but the point is not to do so. You need to stay awake to watch and control your feelings).
At the same time I was living the idea that I would find a case with a $1,000,000 inside it, because I believed that it would end all my troubles and give a good life. For that time such a money were an absolute fortune. At one of the meditation sessions I managed to stay awake and suddenly felt such a lightness, and then joy, and then peace, that I was about to refuse to use my body whatsoever because I did not feel it as if it had never existed. I started to enjoy these feelings immediately. In such a state I began to imagine what my life would be like if I had one million dollars. I imagined everything I would do and buy, the lifestyle I would like to live, and then…
… and then I FELT nothing. Just a dead end. I felt that there is nothing more I could do. It was a sudden fear. I had tried to imagine but feelings did not get better. I asked myself: Is it really what I want?, What do I need to be able to feel good and not worry about money?, What type of environment should I live in to get most out of myself? The answers came almost immediately. I did not try to imagine anything or logically think about something. The answers just popped up together with a warm wave of very good feelings. The answers were: I need to stay in my town, I need to be on the move, and to be under the kind of spotlight or have lots of contacts with people. They were just feelings. After about 20 seconds my meditation finished despite my attempts to keep it alive.
The very next day I spent trying to figure out what I should do, but nothing came up in my mind. I spent another week with no result, and I said to myself: What am I trying to find if I do not know what it is? And I allowed myself to relax and let things to come to me.
What happened next was a miracle. As soon as I thought this thought, my father asked me to get him the newspaper from our post box. He has been subscribed to this newspaper for about 20 years or so, and usually he collects it himself. It was the very first time he asked me to do it for him. I took the newspaper out of the post box and something hinted me to look inside of it. I looked and found an advertisement about a well-known company which would like to run its business in town and was looking to recruit people. I applied for the position of Market Developer, and everything that happened afterwards has been developing in leaps and bounds. After a week I was invited for an interview, where I was offered the position. I was the first person to be employed by the company in town. I helped the company to find very good office, warehouse, and transportation company. As soon as we started to develop the market I was able to create two sample outlets that represented the company incredibly well in town. After two months I was promoted to indirect sales department and after one more month to a Sales Manager position. I was back on my feet again. I was so happy.
What about my debt? Strangely enough, the people who lent me those monies became my best distributors and made lots of money selling the products the company produced. One day they invited me to a restaurant and gave me a present. It was just $1. They said to me that I earned a lot but I have to pay my debts back; therefore they took that part out. I knew that it was their gratitude to me and they decided to thank me in a such a funny way. I was shocked and delighted at the same time.
I have lived my life like this since. Have I got $1,000,000? No! But I always have enough money. They just come right in time when I need them, in a form of unexpected checks or, more often, in the service I need.
My point of all of these stories is that you only could think that you need money. It is not. Change your attitude to yourself, your life, and to money as well. Find yourself within you, your real one, and youll be amazed with the results the Law of Attraction brings to you. Just attract it to you.
Do not resist the Law!
Make the best out of it!