I HAD STOPPED BELIEVING, UNTIL . . .
I had been studying the law of attraction for a year before The Secret was released. Nothing had really worked for me, but I was excited about the movie.
When I received the movie, it was really inspiring. I watched it several times a week; I really enjoyed it!
In one section, they say that to start, “attract a cup of coffee” to you. On the audiobook, they tell the story about a man attracting a feather to him to prove the law of attraction was real.
I decided to “prove” to myself the law of attraction was real. And I wanted to do this by attracting something totally off the wall for me. I decided on a red thimble. Every day I would write that in my goal book. I would picture it, close my eyes, look at my finger, and imagine the red thimble was there. I even wrote an email to myself, very similar to what I’m writing here, telling the story I would submit once I attracted the red thimble.
Two weeks went by and nothing happened. In the movie, they said that you could attract a cup of coffee in a day, and the guy attracted the feather to himself in two days. It had been two weeks, and I had nothing!
Then one day, in an improvisation class I was taking, we were doing a skit where people had to enter and exit on a certain word. The word I was given was thimble.
It was a great feeling, as I could feel it was a message from the Universe saying, “Keep on doing it, it’s on its way to you!”
I did, and for the next month, nothing happened.
I got discouraged, frustrated, and forgot about it. Obviously, the law of attraction did not work. Well, that’s not what I believed. I believed it did work and I just did not know how to use it. Two and a half months and I couldn’t even attract a thimble? I must not know what I am doing.
Then I went to a magician’s convention in Las Vegas. At the end of the convention, our teacher asked us to sign his guest book and then reach inside his “treasure chest” and take out a little item he had used on the road.
Another magician signed the book and came back. “Look at this rock!” he said. “I’m going to use it as my gratitude rock!”
“Oh, you’ve seen The Secret?” I asked. He said he had. And then it hit me: My red thimble was in that treasure chest. Here was another sign. I went over, signed the guest book, opened up the chest, and right on top was a red thimble. I could not believe it! I searched through the entire box. Not another thimble in there. There was only one, and it was the color I had chosen, red.
Now, just as I told myself when I was wishing for it, I carry that thimble with me everywhere. It’s in my pocket right now. Whenever I feel it, I remind myself that my belief in the law of attraction is in that red thimble. There is no way this was luck or a coincidence; it is because I created it.
I don’t know why it took so long for a little thimble to come to me. I don’t know yet if I completely understand how to use the law of attraction. But every time I touch that red thimble in my pocket, I am a believer. I was not a total believer, but now I am. The law of attraction is real!