Learning to be Positive Even in Hard Times.
The Secret has been part of my life for about two years now. However I did not truly understand it until a month ago. I own the DVD and the book on CD and listen to it often but I never understood what I was hearing. I would hear the words but not live them. I continued to have negative thoughts and events coming into my life. Finally in March of 2009 I decided to watch The Secret every day. I mean really sit and watch it understand what I am seeing and live it. So I made a list of the things that I wanted to do every day and I made sure I followed that list.
Now at first, I was still having so many negative things coming to me, and I remember screaming one day in my car as I was crying, “How am I supposed to be positive when so many bad things keep happening?!” I pulled over and cried for a few moments. Our car loan’s interest rate has risen to 21.99%, making the payments more than I could afford. I had medical bills in the thousands that my insurance had denied payment to. The home we had been renting had been foreclosed on while we had been home shopping so without warning we found ourselves homeless and spending our down payment money to get into an apartment. Then once there it too was foreclosed on and acquired by a new owner. The new owner wanted more money per month than the last and found any way possible to demand hundreds more each month. We where unable to pay and had received an eviction notice. In that dark moment I heard a voice inside me say, “You are only feeling the residue of all those negative thoughts you once had. If you start right now and be positive then you will see more positive things coming to you.” I understood at that moment what The Secret was trying to tell me. I understood at that moment what I had to do.
I went home and wrote out all the things that I was thankful for and visualized myself having more than enough of everything. I watched funny movies and had a romantic candle-lit dinner with my husband. The next day I sent an e-mail to the mortgage company I had heard an ad for. They are going out of their way to help us get a home. My husband was able to refinance our car loan, lowering our payments and interest rate. Some negative things still happen but now I can smile and say it is all just a stone on the road to my perfect life.