Recognizing The Secret at Work
For years I have always looked at other people and wondered how they have all this goodness, and why my life was so challenging. Inside me I had this feeling of wanting to be someone, wanting to make a difference. I did not know about The Secret. From the age of 12, I just knew inside that someone would believe in me one day, despite all the criticism and always being told I’d never make it. One day, someone would take a chance with me and I would fulfill my dreams of studying science at a doctoral level.
I didn’t doubt it and did everything I could to promote that feeling without actually knowing what I was doing. About 8 months ago, I got a hold of The Secret and have read it numerous times.
I started writing a gratitude list every morning. At first, this meant searching for things to be grateful for, like the fact that I slept the night before or that I had food to eat. Eventually it stemmed to bigger things, like me having my own apartment, working a job in the sciences, and being able to afford ballet. These were dreams and are now reality because of The Secret.
This past June, I got hold of the phone number of the director of an international neuroscience research facility and gave him a call. Without knowing who I was or anything about me, he agreed to meet with me. At the end of the meeting he put out a proposal that he himself would mentor me until I earn my PhD in neuroscience, at which point, if I so desire, I can work for him in one of his laboratories. I was blown away!! I did not understand how that worked. Going back to read The Secret again, I realized I had been calling this into effect for many years, and it is finally happening.
I have met with this director since and have started working on my PhD proposal. When I feel like I don’t have the knowledge or understanding to write such a paper, I add to my gratitude list of the day gratefulness for having written such a proposal for research that was accepted by both the schools I want to study at. I feel that warm feeling of everything being right.
Everyone told me I’d never do it. Everyone told me I needed to go to a school like Duke or Harvard or Princeton Universities in order to get such an opportunity. I read The Secret and plugged right along. Since I recognize what has happened, I have started using The Secret for smaller things, like catching the train just as I come to the station so I don’t have to wait, being able to take the vacations I want, acquiring new skills in gymnastics, being a happy person.
The most recent thing I have used The Secret for is getting a new apartment. I wanted to “upgrade” my life and have my own place instead of sharing. My lease is not yet up and my landlady was creating a hassle for letting me go. I had found the apartment I wanted to move into – double the size of mine now, grassy, suburban location, nice terrace – but could not take it until I was released from my present lease. Everyone told me to prepare to stay where I am for the next 3 months but I didn’t want to. I gave my mom my new address for something she was going to send me. I sat down and wrote a journal entry dated September 1st about how I was living in my new place and feeling the warmth of the sun on my terrace and how I was free of responsibility from my old apartment. The next day, my landlady called and said she found someone to take over my apartment and I could leave by August 30th if I’d like to. I was free.
What other people see is that I have not been accepted by the other apartment manager yet. They don’t realize that I know this will be my new address. Others tell me to think about “what-if’s”. I know I don’t have to because I have The Secret. I know that is my new place.
Thank you for The Secret.
Thank you for helping me change my life, for giving me the tools to bring goodness into my life, for letting me and so many others know that we have the power to summon from the Universe anything we want.