I was given The Secret as an audio book. I knew nothing of what it was about. I was at a sort of low point. I was beginning me career as a teacher and worked along side what I thought were horrible people who were always picking on me or spreading rumors. I was dating, but none of the men wanted to be in an exclusive relationship. I was gaining weight and struggling to keep up with my debt.
One Friday while driving home from work I put the first CD in my stereo and began to listen. I was mesmerized; I decided I needed to hear all of the information as soon as possible. That night I played the CDs as I lay down in bed. Rhondas voice was calming and I felt like a child being read to. For the next several nights I would do this same routine. I would start listening a little farther in to the book each day. Each morning I woke up knowing what I remembered hearing, but also knowing that Rhondas words were all in my head already.
That Monday I got through my day at work. After the students left I had a parent enter my room and share with me that she heard an awful rumor about me that she just knew could not be true. She informed me that she had written a letter of complaint naming those who began the rumor and she was going to speak to the principal on my behalf. This all caused a huge issue and tempers flew.
However, this is when I realized I was using the power of The Secret. This situation normally would have been one to bring me to tears, but not that day. I could feel, actually feel that I was in control. I could feel the old me trying to be upset about the situation. I could also feel the newly informed by The Secret me choosing to be happy, calm and relaxed. I understood that I had attracted this to me with all of my theyre so mean to me thoughts, and I knew that in that instant if I did not react strongly to it, if I chose to feel good in that moment, that it would not take long for this situation to leave my life. I think of that day often. I call what I experienced having parallel feelings. My habit was to be upset and hurt But that day I stayed aware.
Now, three years later I still use The Secrets teachings to bring good to my life. Thank you for everything Rhonda and the entire [The] Secret team.