Is it really me?
I am deeply grateful to Rhonda and all of the amazing contributors of The Secret, and also to all who have written before me and inspired me with their life stories!
I think I always used the Secret to some degree but never really understood its power until a friend gave me the book as a gift. I soon purchased the DVD for myself and for my 2 sisters. I enjoyed it and placed it on the shelf with all of the other DVDs.
My life was good. I had a great paying job not the greatest environment but that was the trade off (or so I thought). Then, out of nowhere, like so many others, I was laid off. I was devastated, felt worthless and scared, and thought I would never make that kind of money again. I would search job postings without success. Then I find out I have a medical condition and need to have surgery. Oh Great, I thought, just kick me when Im down.
I needed to feel good and found my Secret DVD. It was like watching it for the first time. I started to tell myself that getting laid off was a blessing because had I not been laid off, I would not have taken the time to go to the doctor and my condition would have been way worse by the time it was found. I told myself over and over I was healthy, beautiful and maintained my perfect weight easily and effortlessly. I had this impulse to start exercising and found I loved it (I never had before). I started feeling great! I created a vision board in my bedroom with photos of health, family, friends, places I wanted to visit, success, and prosperity. I made a list of all of the qualities of the perfect job for me. Whenever I started to lose hope, I would read all of the stories others had posted, and I would feel good for them.
Soon I was offered a job at a good company but the pay was really low and there wasnt any opportunity to grow. I stared at my vision board for hours debating whether to just settle for this position. I decided that I was worth waiting for the right opportunity. Two days later, I get a call from a recruiter telling me about a position that met ALL of the qualities I had written, AND the money was more than I had ever made. I knew there was a lot of competition so I pictured myself in that position, claimed it as mine, and even sent myself a job offer to seal the deal. When the other (aka real) job offer came, I sat down on my couch and cried I was, and continue to be, so grateful! Life is Amazing!