My life was headed in a downward spiral about 4-5 months ago. I was in a situation to some would seem impossible to get out of. Having been in gang activity, I was on the verge of a life or death situation. My mother recently passed away after being sober for 2 years. My life and my mind were that of a piece hay in what seemed like a tower of needles.
Some years earlier, my mother and I moved from the city to a town because alcohol ruled her life, but she felt it was her duty as a mother to guard and care for her child. She fell ill one day from breast cancer and with the stress of our situation, it didn’t help any more of her issues. My mother having been ill, was that of a lion inside. She got rid of breast cancer. She would pull off miracles sometimes and left me with the idea that we just seemed blessed at the lowest times. We went through the world together and I really don’t remember those times were hard and emotional and stressful.
I went to a social worker for 5 years for reasons that could have been easily worked out, but I was stressed to the maximum and felt no way out. Years later, things went from bad to O.K, to worse and worse. I remembered being in my 1st period class and a substitute teacher had played ‘The Secret’. I watched for a minute and walked out mad at life for dealing me the hand I wasn’t fond of.
Nine weeks later, I was in a life or death situation. Almost instantaneously, I remembered the video and went into my room and closed the door and watched every second until it was internalized in my being. I went from a kid whose mom died, having NO friends, and NO LOVE for my loved ones, no happiness and no wealth, and a seriously questionable purpose, to healing relationships and appreciating what was around me; the clothes I had, the t.v, the room, the house, the computer, the bed, the blankets, the pillows. And the Universe not only responded, but gave me hope happiness, love, courage, discipline, purpose, love, and more love and more.
The ‘Secret’ not only changed my life forever, but gave me something that I would carry with me for the rest of my life. Now my Dad, Stepmother and I, love each other and plan on spending great amounts of time laughing, learning, helping, loving and understanding. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you Rhonda. You did it, accomplished for me what I thought was impossible, Thank you and how many times I have said to myself in the past Thank you God for Rhonda Byrne and The ‘Secret’.