Out Of Depression.
I have had a lot of experiences with understanding and practicing The Secret but I wanted to share this one specific story today.
Last year, I had been through some tough family issues and pressures that were straining my entire family and myself. Being the eldest daughter, I always took the lead when there was a problem at home, especially when I saw everyone was down. Although the pressure had been building up for the last 2 years prior, I did not see all of this coming. I was weak and tired and fed up. I had no purpose for living, I could not tell the difference between each day as the days passed. Nothing better happened but I hoped everything would magically disappear as if I could move back in time to change things. I saw this as the end of my life. I saw no hope. I saw ruin of my family and myself. Although it was not like me, I had thought of running away from the country or committing suicide. I was suffering from severe depression.
I had seen the documentary of The Secret 10 years ago when I was in school. I was amazed by what I saw on TV because I already knew it deep in my heart and I could not believe it was said out loud to the world that true magic exists! Later on in my life, although I always knew it, I would still forget to use it. My beliefs were on and off even though I have had more than 100’s of instances where I have manifested things.
I believe that it is the tough moments in life that remind me to use my full potential. So one day I decided to use The Secret and gratitude to guide me out of my depression. I made a decision to practice gratitude as a way to have a new life. I bought a journal where I could write every morning when I woke up and every night before I went to bed, about the things I was grateful for.
It was harder than I thought. First it was like a mechanical exercise, something you do like you brush your teeth. I kept my journal next to my bed so it would be easier to write the first thing in the morning and the last thing before I slept. I had started with things like “I am grateful I didn’t hear a shout in the morning”, etc. I did not notice much change in the first few days. However, as time passed, I started seeing the changes in people around me and especially in how they behaved towards me. I did not want to believe it completely until I saw more evidence. I continued using the journal for 2 months and slowly things changed magically.
My home changed for the first time in many many years. It was much happier! My parents started showing more love, caring and respect. I was happy helping them, supporting them and caring for them every moment that I could, when before I never did it alway the time and I never felt it was always necessary. It was only then that I knew the world from their side and their view. I started understanding them better. I became more active, energetic and I was learning a lot of skills. This was not me, but a better version of me and I was surprised at myself.
I do not know exactly how long it took me to get out of my depression, but I know it was less than 2 months. Gratitude not only helped me out my difficult state, but also reminded about the dreams I had, and to achieve them one by one. I am a much happier and fuller person now. When I look back, I have no idea how I made it through that period in my life but I know it was only through faith and love. My family is much happier and closer than before. I have time for everything in my life now and I am still always achieving my dreams one by one.
Life is fun and magic. Truly magic. I learned that all I need to do is to love and have fun because everything is just waiting to reveal itself. I am grateful I can write here and I am truly grateful to all the wonderful souls who share their life stories to inspire us. Thank you and may the magic we wish, come to us. Lots of love.