I didn’t even know I knew it!
Dearest Secret Friends:
Hello! My name is Lori and I would like to say thank you so very much! I am so very grateful to you for the book you have put together. It has changed my life and I know that the wonderful things I have and that I have happen to me are because I understand the power of The Secret. I have always believed in believing. I have always said things work out the way you want them to if you want them enough. I never knew that this had a name. I never knew that this was actually a law of nature until I received your book.
My story starts four years earlier right before my birthday. I am a musician and I was in a band that wrote and played original music. We traveled all over the country doing some pretty amazing jobs, meeting some pretty amazing people. It seemed like no matter where we were, what we were doing, we always seemed to make great contacts. We seemed to attract others who helped us along, but still we weren’t to the point of “making it big”. One day I realized something. I realized that maybe the other band members were doing this for fun. Maybe they didn’t really think that we were ever going to make this into something special. I called Jay our bass player and Eric our drummer and told them what I needed them to do. Then I called Steve who played guitar and sang. Here is how our conversation went:
Steve: I’m not going to be there for your birthday
Me: That’s okay, listen I want to talk to you about the band. We are so close Steve, I feel us there. Every part of me knows we are going to make it. I only need for you all to feel that too. I swear Steve, if you three feel it like I do, if you believe it, see it happening, it will. I promise it’s what separates the bands who are successful and the ones who never succeed. You have to know we are going to make it. If we all completely believe in our music, we will keep going forward. That is the secret Steve. That is what we have to do.
Steve: I want you to remember you said that to me when you open your birthday present.
Steve: You’ll see.
On my birthday, I received his present. It was The Secret. I had never heard of it, but there it was, the book unwrapped a week later on my lap. An echo of the speech I had given my band members. Way too strong of a statement to be a crazy coincidence. I felt so excited! This was always how I had believed…I had always been positive, but until I read the book I never knew how powerful it was. In the next four years we had some huge jobs. We kept focused on the outcome we wanted. We opened for three huge acts, one being my all time favorite band…one I had pictured opening up for so many times! We travelled to New York City to play in Central Park at a huge music festival, and were talking to an emerging label who was interested in producing us.
Then slowly the band fell apart because we all became preoccupied with our personal lives and the problems we were facing separately. The band eventually lost track of our goals and broke apart. Your book got put aside for three years.
I picked it up the other day determined to start over that moment and get back on the only track I have ever wanted to be on. I read half of it before I went to work, and the other half the next day. I was re charged, in a way, and I immediately started imagining my songs on the radio. I could feel what it would be like to have my songs adored and played all over the air. I pictured myself writing, songs flowing out of me.
I went to work a few days later and was talking to a customer. He turned our conversation towards me and my music. When asked I told him I had just finished writing some new music and was looking forward to recording it. He then told me this:
Pat: Listen Lori, I have this strong feeling that you are on a path to greatness. You are full of talent and its going to take you on a wonderful adventure. I feel this is what you are meant to do. All you have to do is believe it in your head and heart and it will be. See that’s the secret to life Lori. You need to picture what you want your life to be, and think it into happening.
Wow! Wow!! I was dumbfounded! I couldn’t believe that he had said that days after I was rediscovering how important his very message was to my having the life I truly wanted. When I told him I had just finished the book, he smiled and said he knew it. This completely cemented what I already felt was true. It was like the Universe was screaming at me that I was on the right path. That I could have what I want if I asked for it. The next morning, three new songs poured out of me. These songs were my best yet, and I know it’s because I am completely focused on my success and happiness. I have started getting jobs playing again and I keep getting positive feedback from old fans who can’t wait to hear my new music.
I used to think my life was very coincidental. I now know that the very opposite is true. I attract the things I want. If it is in my head and heart strong enough, I eventually find it solidifies in front of me.
So thank you. Thank you for the wisdom you have given me. Thank you for showing me The Secret to my life. I am eternally grateful to all of you and the work you all put into the most amazing book I have ever read. May all of you be blessed!
Yours Most Truly,