It’s working… right now!
A few years ago, I had no money and was dejected about my living circumstances. Depression followed me. I had no home of my own and no prospects. You see, at age 17 I had dropped out of college because the place my parents sent me – I’d had no choice in the matter – did not offer film courses… and I wanted to become a movie director.
Years passed and I struggled, drifting from menial job to job, wondering if the elusive dream of becoming a movie director would ever come true. I almost ended up on the streets, things got so bad financially. My dream seemed further than ever. At the public library, the only place a poor person could go online awhile for free, I would go to the website of New York University and sigh. My favorite movie directors had all graduated from NYU; many had attended the Tisch School of The Arts there, one of the most prestigious film academies in the world. I would gaze at the website and fight tears from coming. How would I, a near-homeless woman in poverty, in my late thirties, ever attend such an exciting film school like all my idols?
I sighed, “It must be great being a rich kid like the ones who get to go to Tisch. I wish I could go. I never will. I have no money. There is no way.”
Well, enter The Secret.
I had heard about the Law of Attraction, and successfully used it before, but just for little things: a found piece of jewelry here, a few coins on the sidewalk there. Could it be used for the big things I wanted? Like a stable residence, larger amounts of money – or acceptance to film school? I was down on my luck and had nothing left to lose. At the worst point of my life, living in a hostel, I decided to open myself to The Secret and give it the test.
First, I wrote down a list of what I wanted in an apartment. Top of the list was, “a cool landlord or landlady,” and second, “I can afford it or I can stay for free.” What?! Free rent in New York? Impossible! But I wrote it down. I also wrote down all the other things I wanted in an apartment: close to subway, no roommates, etc.
Then I wrote down other dreams I wished for: one was to go to film school, and to make a movie. I wrote down other things, and every day or night I would give thought to them, and imagine them. I admit at times I was doubtful, and scared handing these things over to God wouldn’t work for me. But somehow I always came back to my faith, and went about my life.
One night a voice inside told me, “Apply to New York University.” This sounded crazy. How did I expect this fine school to accept me? It’d been decades since I’d ever walked a campus. My grades back then were good, but it seemed impossible. “Go tomorrow,” said the voice. “Visit the film school there and use the words, ‘salutory attendance’.” Yes: the voice in my heart was that specific. I had never heard such a term before, but I trusted it and went to sleep. The next day I did my best to remember the phrase, and took the train to NYU campus.
I am typing this from the ITS Center in Steinhardt Hall on the campus of New York University, where I am, you guessed it – a film student! I walk inside Tisch every day, and when I am done with my portfolio, I will be able to apply there for specific and rigorous film study. Right now I am a real NYU student, however! (Tisch is a smaller specialized school that is part of the university. It requires a separate application.) My grades are exceptional, and financial aid has paid for every penny of my tuition. Not only that: a few weeks ago, I completed directing MY FIRST MOVIE! It’s gotten great reviews, and it looks and sounds fantastic. I have become a movie director – my long delayed dream at last, thanks to The Secret!
I want to complete this story by also letting you know I am moving next week from a darling little apartment in Brooklyn I lived in for over six months: scott free. The landlady, a lovely person from Bangladesh, where education and study are revered, knew I was a struggling young NYU student and allowed me to live there rent-free.
Now think about that – especially all you New Yorkers reading this: free rent in New York City.
They say it doesn’t happen and it’s impossible – but nothing is impossible with The Secret, and I manifested it using The Secret. And so can you.
I have put together a vision board full of all the other items I wish for and know I will be given by the Universe: including a very special man I adore and hope will marry me, and the children I would like us to have. I have an idea of the wedding dress, and know what all my future children will look and behave like: I write them letters telling them about my day, and that I love them and can’t wait to meet them.
There will come those moments of doubt where you worry The Secret won’t work, or that God/The Universe doesn’t hear you. Believe this NYU student – it will, and He does. Doubting is natural; it comes from the ego, the “little self” inside who is scared and looks for patterns. It thinks life is difficult and we will be hurt or disappointed. Remind it always of the moments The Secret didn’t let you down. No matter how small the blessing, if it came true, that’s proof in your arsenal.
Thank you, Rhonda and team, for sharing the power of The Secret with all of us. As another producer, I understand what you went through to get your film made, and I urge you to stay clear and bright and not let criticism from the H—s team get you down. You did discuss vibrations and you did it the right way. The H—s team erases God from the equation. Perhaps they need to look at that. God is very much a part of The Secret. He invented it.
HE KNOWS HOW IT WORKS AND WHEN THE BEST MOMENT IS TO BRING YOUR MANIFESTATION TO YOU.
Do not give up hope! It’s working… right now.
A Film Student at NYU