Manifesting that job
Here I am with my first testimonial on The Secret website. I feel some amazing things have manifested for me on the job front, and I am compelled to put it up on The Secret website.
My story is that I got word about two months ago that my temporary contract would not be renewed and that I should start looking for another job. Over the course of two months I have been looking so hard, contacting anyone I know in the industry at home, and also looking overseas in the Middle East. Weeks go by, nothing is appearing. I think my experience is one of trying too hard.
Just before Easter I had my hair cut and my hair stylist reminded me of the power of The Secret and how it works in our lives. I had dabbled with it a few years ago and found that I could manifest small things. Things like the thinking about a friend and then they ring you that night. Or finding car parking spaces. Nothing really big. Hadnt taken it to the level required to bring about big things. Hadnt done the homework with written gratitude lists or vision boards, etc.
Before Easter I bought The Secret Gratitude book (up to now I was too stingy to pay the money for it!) and took some time to really put together strong gratitude lists on all areas of my life. I especially worked on having that job in the Middle East – it’s what I was seeking strongly. I moved totally into vivid thoughts of receiving the phone call, starting my new job overseas, getting an IT induction, looking at palm trees outside the window, turning the a/c units up and down. Every day over Easter I read/thought/felt my gratitude lists without actually calling any recruitment agencies. We live right beside an airport and I even went there for a coffee, like I was waiting on my flight. That role play was SO strong I could feel that excited feeling I get before heading away to travel. It felt absolutely real.
Then one day it happened. We were away on holiday with friends at the coast. It started with a missed call on the phone international code. Then I headed to an internet café and there it was an email in my junk mail about an opportunity for a great job overseas. I came out of the internet café and the shop beside it had the same name as the person who contacted me cue Twilight Zone music. The job description was as close to my perfect job as you could write. I was called for a second interview which went like a dream no struggles or awkward questions, more of a friendly chat. The final hurdle was another Gulf Client interview… which ended up being cancelled because they were happy enough with my CV/resume. The salary package was substantially higher than what I asked for or even expected.
I just needed to back off the monumental effort to find a job and let the universe manifest it… by daily directed thought, use of imagination and gratitude. I also gave enormous amounts of gratitude to the company who was letting me go. A lot of people are inclined to badmouth the company letting them go, but I just didnt go there. I thought about the people who were kind to me, the interesting places I went to, the directors who gave me the job in the first place – only the positive stuff. Every day I thought about the scenarios in the new job arriving on the first day, being given an email login, talking to HR, handshakes with new colleagues, being given stuff to read/sign until the next induction, you know the kind of things you do on your first day in a new job. Even the colour of the car sitting outside the window a white Toyota pickup.
This also ties up with our finances. We were close to serious financial difficulties maxed out cards, overdraft at limit, personal loans, big mortgage, etc. But I just turned my thoughts around to having plenty, dining out, shopping, ordering stuff online off Amazon, being abundant, treating people to surprises, giving generously. I realise so strongly that even though I did The Secret a few years ago, my attitude to money was still one of lack, not enough, we have to cut back, we have to shop as cheaply as possible. It was the one part of The Secret that didnt seem to ring true for me. I struggled with it. I, like many, was indoctrinated that it was not good to wish for more money. This was spiritually wrong, etc. I kind of adapted my own Secret, skipping the bit on money. So deep down that mind-set was keeping me poor even though other things were good in my life.
This new job will provide beyond what I thought was possible. The salary will mean my family and I can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle without the tightening-our-belts mentality of the last year or two. Yes… I intend to pay debts off, but I will not give the getting out of debt any thought. As Bob Proctor says, I dont care whether its get in or get out, if you think debt, thats what youll get. Ill be keeping thoughts of abundance and more money than we need coming in, not how quickly I can get out of debt.
I guess it’s quite scary when you tap into this power and know with absolute certainty that it works.
Thanks to The Secret Team again. And my gratitude for my marriage, friends, and family has only drawn them in closer. Within days of doing the gratitude lists, all my close friends phoned me. My relationship with my wife is the best in years too.
Thanks for reading.