Living the storybook life!! (literally!)
The Secret has really changed my life and continues to do so. Of course it always worked in my life before without my knowledge.
Well, the first time was when I wanted to get into a certain college in California because it felt perfect to me. I remember getting excited seeing its pictures online, and my sister discouraging me saying it is not so easy to get in. Well, I did get in easily, believing in it more after watching The Secret, after applying to only two other colleges. But that is another story.
The big story is when I was a child growing up in Saudi Arabia, which is not the best place for a girl to grow up; I used to read a lot to escape from boredom and my dull surroundings. My favorite books used to be The Sweet Valley and Fear Street series by Francine Pascal and R.L Stine respectively. They were amazing books which used to take me to beautiful, faraway lands of California and a fictional town called Shadyside.
I used to imagine myself as one of the characters, living their exciting lives and feeling what they felt. I used to wish I was born there, with all their freedom and scenic surroundings. This was when I was 12 to 14 years old. Then I went to India for college and lived there for 7 years.
In 2007 I decided to apply for graduate school in the US as my sister had applied too. My parents wanted me to be in California as my sister had got admission in a college in California, and they wanted their daughters to be in the same state if not the same college.
I had the best two years of my life staying and studying in California, and somehow felt my town and college resembled the fictional town of Sweet Valley, because Santa Clara was in the valley and we had loads of palm trees in our college.
The miraculous thing was, just a few months before graduation, I was sitting in the library printing out random stuff. I remembered Sweet Valley and just did a search on it. I found some pictures of front pages of old books. Then I was just browsing around and found some pictures on my college website of our campus. Something seemed oddly familiar I opened the previous tab and I was dumbfounded! The picture of the college building that used to appear in miniature on every cover of a Sweet Valley University book, was the picture of a building on our campus. I realized this because the picture on the website was taken at the same angle!
I could not believe it. I was in “Sweet Valley” all along, without doing anything to really go there! I took out a printout of the book cover and raced to the building. It’s name is Nobili Hall, and stared at it for five minutes.
My dream had come true, without me deliberately doing anything. This was a huge gift from the Universe and I was deeply humbled. It is proof of how much we are loved and how much how desires are heard and noted down! I say this because I read these books around 10 years back, and never thought much about them again!
Another amazing thing was that the other (horror) series I read called Fear Street had a cemetery around which all scary incidents took place, and there is a cemetery near our college. All I can say is that this Universe is amazing and we can really have it all.
The Secret has helped me in countless other small manifestations, but this was a biggie. I have other big dreams, to do with my career and soul mate. I am waiting patiently to see what is in store for me!
Thank you Rhonda, for bringing us the powerful message of The Secret so powerfully, which sadly not many people in the world are aware of.