I have to start my story by sharing a little about my personality. “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst” was the motto of my early adult life. Only instead of focusing on the hope, I spent my time and energy on preparing for the worst by thinking of every ridiculous event that could happen to me. When I was with my then boyfriend, now husband, we were extremely happy but I had this fear that he would leave me or cheat on me. When I got a chance to go abroad for further studies, I was plagued with the fear that I wouldn’t get a job soon enough after graduation. It was not easy and I had to wait for 15 months. In this timeframe I even received an offer which was then rescinded.
When I got the job, which paid far more than I ever expected, I thought I would lose it and I acted defensively and clung on to it with all my life. To sum it all up, I had great things going for me, really great but I never knew how to appreciate it. I always found the “but” or “what if” in the situation. It was just how I was raised where I always feared that whatever good came my way, would not last.
I had reached such a stage in my negativity that it was all beginning to fall apart. My job was at risk, my husband’s business had to be sold at a loss and we basically lost 90% of our investment in it. We now had a young child who had to be supported as well to add to it all.
The Secret happened to me by chance. I was browsing on facebook one day and I found someone who was talking about Audible giving free credits to first time subscribers. She mentioned that she was going to download and listen to The Secret. That same week, another friend of mine had posted something on FB and someone’s comment referenced The Secret again. I decided to download the audiobook which I finished within a couple of days. After that I rented the movie, then read The Power and then The Magic. I then read Hero. I realized what I had been doing all my life and what I had attracted to myself.
I immediately changed my practice. I gave more thanks, I looked for the good in everything. I smiled more, I gave compliments to other, I gave back generously to others and my relationship with my husband and the rest of the family improved tremendously. I was amazed at the serendipity in my life at that time. I was making twice as much as I had been making previously. And when that project was coming to an end, I got an offer for another project right away and it paid even more! It was a short term project so I was concerned that it might not last but this time instead of clinging, I had faith that things would work out. They did! I found another long term project that paid 4 times the amount that I previously made. Things were magically working out with little to no effort on my part.
I did often fall off “The Secret/The Magic wagon”. I would realize it by my moods or strange things happening and I would go back to practicing gratitude. I have to say though, that the game-changer for me was “The Power” and “The Magic” more than The Secret. It helped me understand my potential and how strong my positive thoughts were. It not only infused my life but even my family with faith. It’s not always easy to be positive. Some days it takes more effort than others but it does make a difference.
I thank The Secret team for the world of good that they are doing. I thank my friends who, unknowingly, through their Facebook posts, opened up this world to me. I thank Audible for the free credits. I also thank everyone who has played a part in lifting me up and I pray for all those who needed this message and will read it. I hope it brings to peace, love and harmony in your life.