Keeping The Secret alive
This is not my first time writing, but today I wanted to talk about keeping The Secret alive, even when there is no immediate proof it works.
I have been actively living The Secret teachings for close to one year now. I have had no big financial windfalls or dream jobs land in my lap. The things that have manifested for me may seem small to others – a free lunch when I had nothing to eat and no money to buy one, $325 unanticipated money just in time for Christmas, some small checks in the mail (all under $25) at opportune moments.
You see, most of my life I have been an “Eeyore” kind of person (slightly gloomy, self-defeating attitude on life, but dependable). When I first started working with the LOA, I went for the material goods and it seemed to backfire on me, but I made up my mind that I was not going to give up. I knew in my heart that the teachings in The Secret were true – I had been exposed to them in various forms many times throughout my life. That clued me in that I was missing some vital step in the process, so I began listening to the CD’s almost daily. As I did, I began to realize that the thing I was missing is that the material is the effect – the cause is the thought-feeling vibe I have inside.
So I changed my goal to feeling good every day and I let the Universe take care of the rest. I still have my off times, but they are not days/weeks long anymore – I recognize when I am slipping back and take the time to purposefully lift myself up.
It has taken me 47 years to build the old pattern and only a short year to undo much of it. The end result is that people who have known me a long time have noticed the change – they say things like “you seem happier, what’s your secret?” I tell them it’s to be grateful for what you already have and to just feel good today. As for the material things – I realized that the reason it backfired was because I was looking to those things to make me happy instead of being happy so the things would come to me.
As a side note, my family and I are taking our first big family vacation this April – something we have wanted and talked about for several years. I have started writing a book that I have thought about doing for years – the words just flow inspired from me with no effort at all. Using the LOA is truly is an “inside job” as Rhonda says.