Just like Magic
I’ve been reading The Secret for a while. I bought the book and I read at least a page or two every day when I get up in the morning as a way to “jump start” my day on a positive note.
I’ve developed the habit of writing my wishes down, just like a to-do list and making my notes a catalogue of what I want, whether it’s something I want accomplished throughout the day or really big things, such as landing a job interview.
A couple of weeks ago I was really broke. All my bills were due at once and I had a trip to New York planned for the end of the month during my vacation and I knew I needed to get the plane tickets for it and it was just something that had to happen.
I had my eye on a couple of flights since I also had a specific time of arrival in mind because of a concert I was going to see the night I got into New York. I pictured myself arriving no later than 3:30pm, getting to the hotel, having plenty of time until the concert. I also didn’t want to spend more than $212 on my roundtrip ticket. I knew I couldn’t afford to buy my ticket that specific week and I was afraid by the time I had the funds for it, it would be too late and the fares would go up.
So I chose to make a wish. I saw myself getting that ticket. I wrote down exactly what I wanted, the flight numbers, the time of departure and arrival and wrote “$212 or less”. I also wrote down “I can afford it!” I felt abundant, despite being financially broke, but I felt that trip happening anyway.
As soon as I got my pay check I went online and the fares I had looked at earlier were no longer available, neither were the flights. But I didn’t give up. For some reason, I decided to search airline by airline, for the perfect flight. I felt myself leaning towards a specific airline, like a hunch, and their website gave me options of flights the other sites weren’t offering. I picked the exact time I had imagined arriving in New York and the fare would cost $220 total plus tax. That was slightly more than I wanted to pay.
But there was a promotion on the website and I got a discount. My fare ended up being $200.40 total. My flight is non-stop and will arrive at 3:10pm.
After I purchased the ticket, I had forgotten about my “Secret wish” but was really happy that I got the ticket I wanted. Today I was browsing through my “Secret” notes and I found those wishes written down: the flight, the time of departure and arrival, the total cost. I got goosebumps when I saw the precision of how I had written those wishes down. It all happened one by one.
Not only did that happen, but my card wasn’t charged until several days after I purchased the ticket, giving my account plenty of time to recover.
I’m amazed by The Secret. This seems like a small wish, but things happen, and I felt them coming to me, and I am so grateful for every wish that comes true, I never take it for granted. Being thankful for the things I get is a big part of the joy I feel and it’s a positive vicious circle.