Thank you Rhonda for The Secret and The Magic. I don’t know how to thank you enough for lending a helping hand.
My story is about manifesting the perfect skin I have always wanted. I had a problem with acne. During the 20th year of my life, without any reason, ugly pimples and bumps began appearing on my face. I tried multiple home remedies and consulted dermatologists but the acne never disappeared. Now I’m 25 years old and all this time it never went away completely. Being a neat freak myself I began feeling unclean and unhygienic. People who have been blessed with clear beautiful skin might not understand what I’m talking about, but people who have suffered low self esteem because of bad skin will totally agree with me. I used to cry helplessly because of the ugly scars and swellings on my face. I never wanted to go out or dress up. I was terrified of close up photographs. I thought people were reluctant to sit beside me in the bus because of this and I linked all those fights with my boyfriend to my pimple covered face. thinking that he felt I’m not good enough for him. It was a terrible time.
I have been familiar with The Secret for a very long time, maybe for the past 6 years. I have tried applying The Secret for clearing up my skin a number of times by desperately saying my affirmations and forcing myself to feel good about my skin, but none of it was helping. I tried various programs using meditation for manifestation but not really believing in any of it.. I listened to speeches of Jack Canfield, Laura Silva, Joe Vitale and all. For a brief time I would feel inspired but whenever I saw my face in the mirror I was depressed again. No matter how much care I took with my diet, nothing improved. I got fed up with life, unable to enjoy the beautiful moments because I was always fretting about my appearance.
Then last month I saw a video by Nick Ortner in which he says that acknowledging the past and letting go of things that make you feel sad, hurt or guilty is very important in manifesting. Then it dawned on me. My acne was just my mind’s way of guarding myself against the wrong type of men. Since I was poor at judging the character of other people, I had always had trouble with relationships and guys. I have felt guilty about hurting some of them too. So in order to avoid those bad feelings, this was my mind’s way of keeping me away from all guys. As soon as I realized this I wrote down everything that had gone wrong in my life. Things I had done against my principles and values. I accepted it and I forgave myself. The peace I felt after that was incredible.
Then I began all over again. My life just turned around. I began following The Magic without fail. I woke up early every day, meditated and did yoga. I convinced myself that I was doing all these things so that I would have a good life style and not because I wanted to clear up my skin because the latter implies that I lack clear skin which isn’t the right signal to be giving to the Universe.
The agony and self loathing of 5 years went away in a month! Every morning I woke up to see my skin improving drastically. My heart sang with joy. I felt gratitude and joy in each and every cell of my body. It certainly showed up in my face, too. It gave me huge confidence. I had The Power to change everything in my life and to heal anything I wanted to. My friend who returned after a one month vacation was staring at me in disbelief. My face was so clean, clear and beautiful. She thought I was someone else. I just can’t wait to see the reactions of my family, friends and my boyfriend when they see me. I will be meeting them in a few days.
Thank you so much to everyone who has posted stories here. It gives hope for someone else. Love and prayers to everyone who is reading this. Thank you!