How The Secret changed my life.
I have been a fan and admirer since watching The Secret several years ago. I wanted to write and tell you my story. In 2001 I contracted mercury poisoning and practically overnight I became crippled and found myself living with excruciating pain. Within a year I had to have one of my hips replaced and after a difficult recuperation the other hip along with both shoulders and back began to hurt. Then things started getting worse. Within a year, my wife and I lost our business, our home and our health insurance. If it wasnât for a dear friend we would have found ourselves living out of our car.
I filed for Social Security Disability in 2004 but after filling out their forms, getting x-rayed and seeing all their doctors, I was rejected. The next three or four years were extremely grueling because of the pain and eventually I was not able to walk but for very short distances and with great difficulty.
I have always believed that the challenges we face in life are also opportunities, opportunities for us to grow. It all depends on our perspective. We can either fall victim to self pity or we can embrace the prospect of gaining new and valuable insights. This was my âah haâ moment. As tempting as it was to listen to my ego feed me thoughts of fear, I instead listened to Spirit. I felt my Connection and I knew everything would somehow turn out fine. Also, watching The Secret gave me the confidence to not give up hope. I also knew it was time to follow my dream of becoming a novelist and I made God a promise that if I was able to be healed and guided through this difficult time I would only write novels that inspire people and help to raise their consciousness.
I re-applied for Disability in 2007 and in 2008 I was accepted. Since then I have had my other hip replaced along with one shoulder and for the first time in many years I feel I have my life back. I went from being crippled, out of shape and overweight, in excruciating pain and worrying about what was going to happen, to being physically fit, feeling great and completing my first novel. I couldnât have done it without understanding and utilizing these amazing principles and watching The Secret many, many times.
The Diamond Miner is the title of my novel and is a primer of sorts for those who are spiritually challenged which I believe covers the majority of the population of the planet. Yes, many people pray, they may attend a place of worship and say all the right words their religion asks of them but when everything is said and done they donât walk the walk. They donât live their lives in a truly spiritual way.
My novel focuses on the concept of The New Paradigm which declares that we live in an unlimited universe where there is always enough. Where people understand that we are all connected to one another and to everything else â plants, animals â everything. That includes the planet. It is all part of the rhythm of nature and of all life. We and everything else are part of a magnificent vibrational frequency, an energy that strives to stay in harmony always maintaining to stay within a specific range of vibrations. Until we, as a species, realize this amazing connection and begin to live it every day, we are doomed. All of the problems of the world are in one way or another a result of fear and separateness. All of them.