No more the black sheep of my family :)
If someone was to ask me what is the best thing that has happened to me in my life, I would undoubtedly answer ‘THE POWER’. It has literally given me a new lease of life!! I just felt I had to share my personal experience to give people like me hope and happiness!! :). So here goes…
I first heard about The Secret from my friend when I was in a boarding school. I never really paid much attention to it, however it always remained in the back of my mind. A few years later my mother’s friend gave her copy of The Secret. I grabbed it at once and read it from cover to cover in one night and everything suddenly fell into place. I understood the reason for everything in my life, the emotional trauma of living in a dysfunctional family with an abusive father, the physical pain of my mother beating me, the orthodox mind set of my family. I had not manifested them for sure, that is just how they all were from the beginning but I had unknowingly willed all this to grow by feeding it with my negativity, helplessness and despair.
As soon as I came to terms with this fact, I set about making it right. When I returned home from my boarding school, I just could not settle into my home. The constant bickering would get on my nerves, I lost my appetite, my grades just plummeted, from being the topper in my previous school, I was suddenly reduced to being the ‘under-dog’. I had a hard time accepting the fact that I was responsible for my condition. I had allowed my life to be molded by my negativity for 18 long years.
I literally craved for peace and tranquility. I wanted to be free of the shouting matches, the thrashings, the constant emotional turmoil, hence unknowingly I had paved a way for ‘THE POWER’ to enter into my life and change it forever!! 🙂
On my 18th birthday my mom gifted ‘THE POWER’ TO ME. I WAS OVERJOYED. As I read it, I started putting the teachings into practice, after the first few days here is what happened…
1. My family just started loving me all over again. I thought I would never be able to have their acceptance because I had bad grades and a bad ego, but as my broken ego healed, so did my relationship with them. I was a lot calmer than before. Whenever I felt angry at someone, all I did was close my eyes and imagine their happy, laughing faces. I did not snap at anyone at all. The result now they just can’t stop raving about me… 🙂
2. One of the most traumatizing experiences for me perhaps was ACNE. I had it since ninth grade and I hated to look at my face in the mirror. That was perhaps the most low point of my life. I had no self confidence at all. Then I started applying The Power to heal my skin, whenever I washed my face I would smile and say to myself…”I have the most amazing clear, soft skin possible”… and presto…. the thing I had been struggling with for years just disappeared!! 😀
3. I never believed I was beautiful. My mom always told me I had a fat nose. Then I had acne, that was what I had always believed. But then people started commenting how beautiful I was, what beautiful clothes I wore and the like. Others said they wanted to have a face just like me, that really boosted my self esteem. Then there was this boy I had a huge crush on, he was this Greek god and I was like plain Jane (or so I believed). One fine day he sent me a friend request on facebook and I cannot tell you how excited I was. I accepted it and he initiated the first chat, it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I literally was jumping with excitement. We had so much in common and we still continue to chat. Let’s see where this heads to!! 😉
4. My grades just suddenly shot up skywards, much to the surprise of my friends and teachers!! 🙂 I was no more the under dog, now I am going to study in order to become a doctor after cracking one of the most difficult entrance exams in the country. YAYYYY!!
Lastly… I just want to thank the amazing people who write such awesome stories which bring a smile to everyone’s face and most of all to RHONDA BYRNE and The Secret team. If only I could do as much good as you have already done, I would be really proud of myself. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!… 🙂