Realizing The Secret.
Anyone who knows me well can tell you that I am blessed beyond measure, particularly considering the challenges I have overcome in order to fulfill my dreams. I earned my PhD in 2015 and am a health researcher with a loving husband and an abundance of opportunity. A true miracle considering the vast majority of my friends and family believed I was destined to be a highschool drop out.
My teenage years were difficult. I had trouble fitting in, was bullied for years, and even tried to take my own life at 13 years old. My suicide attempt, an overdose, landed me in intensive care. I survived the attempt and vowed that I would never allow myself to feel so low. But I did. My mind was constantly filled with thoughts of being less than others, of being different, and of how horrible life really was. The next six years was a whirlwind of depression, drugs, alcohol, school changes, fights, family troubles and a desperate attempt to find acceptance somewhere, even if with a group of addicts and users. At 19 years old, my body and soul destroyed by drugs, I was back where I promised to never be again- ready to end it all. I sought help for my addiction and depression, and quit using drugs and drinking, the first step toward realizing The Secret. I eliminated a toxin from my life that was blocking me. I was pleased, but not happy. What would happen next I now realize, was the beginning of my contact with the Universe. The beginning of telling the Universe what I wanted.
I decided at 19 to go back to school. I would do my reading and writing, and then present my knowledge to my empty apartment. I would indulge in make-believe and pretend I was a professor teaching to students. I sat down many times and wrote my full name with the “PhD” credential behind it, just to see it. Semester after semester I made the dean’s list, and consistently reinforced my energy with good grades. I envisioned my family being proud of me for the first time in a very long time. I played movies in my mind of the day that I would walk onto a stage and be announced with the word “doctor” before my name, much to the chagrin of people who expected I would be a hotel desk clerk forever.
There were times when money was tight and I wanted to give up. I earned my bachelor’s degree, and went to work for a couple of years. By chance, I heard about a local Master’s degree program from a friend who had decided to return to school. With two days left until the application deadline, I applied for the Master’s degree program my friend was in, and within a month I was accepted. I returned to school for another two years- and graduated with honors. For a further three years I went back to school and was awarded my PhD along with an award for excellence.
Fast forward two years. I’ve been working as a researcher and college professor. I recently watched The Secret on Netflix, read the book, and listen to the audiobooks daily. I have more opportunities going for me than I ever imagined possible and dozens of stories of how I now realize The Secret was working in my life. I am looking forward to attracting many great things into my life but there is something even more powerful about looking back on my life and realizing the power of the Secret. It reinforces and strengthens my beliefs in the law of attraction and the love, wisdom, and power of the Universe. The Universe heard me when I asked all those years ago. I kept returning to my frequency and the Universe responded. I used the power of my mind to transform myself over and over again from a newly sober, broke, college student to a successful researcher and college professor in the emptiness of an apartment. What many may think was childish play-acting was actually me engaging in belief, the ever important believing step of manifestation. The Universe did not care about “the odds” that this would happen for someone like me. The Universe did not care what other people thought of me or what I would be able to do. The Universe heard me, loved me, and responded to me at every step. I asked, I believed, and I have received.
I am a true believer, and am telling everyone I can about The Secret. My best wishes to all.