I hadn’t seen him in weeks…
Shortly after watching The Secret, I went to hang out with a good friend of mine. It was summertime, and we were lazing around and not really doing anything. In the course of our conversation, I mentioned the name of a good friend I hadn’t seen in nearly six months (I’ll call him “James”). I had been thinking about him on and off over the past week.
“James?” my friend said. “I just found out—he’s living about a block away from here. My brother rode by on his bike and saw him. He said James is living in an appartment down there.”
The moment she said this, I was struck by a sudden and totally inexplicable need to get up and go see James THIS INSTANT. I had no idea why, but it just felt imperative that I do this RIGHT NOW.
My friend was more hesitant. “We don’t even know which appartment number it is!” she said.
“Oh, come on!” I cajoled. “Let’s just go and knock on the doors and ask—we’ll find him!”
What was especially weird about this is that she’s usually the one who suggests doing things on the spur of the moment without planning, and I usually insist on scheduling and confirming stuff first. Now, for the first time, the roles were reversed.
A bit reluctantly, my friend went and found two bicycles, and we biked down to the end of the road. We got to the end, but there was no appartment in sight; only a large French chateau with a vinyard out front. Confused and a little disappointed, we were about to turn around when we heard the crunching of gravel behind us. We turned to see James and his father pulling into the driveway behind us. James was utterly and pleasantly shocked at seeing us (as I said before, we had had almost no contact for almost six months) and we ended up chatting with him from about 4:00 to 11:00 at night. It was absolutely wonderful! What was all the more amazing was that I had not been consciously applying the Secret at all during the entire episode, but everything just happened to fall into place in a truly magical fashion. By wanting to see him, my friend and I manifested James pulling up just minutes after we arrived. 🙂 I was blown away when I made the connection between this and the Secret—it was pretty amazing, even after the fact!