Reunited After 27 Years
I first read The Secret about 3 years ago and since then have read both The Power and The Magic. These books have significantly changed my life in many aspects including career, success, happiness, and relationships. The list could go on and on.
However, this coming weekend will be the greatest impact of all, a story to share, and the greatest reason for me to be thankful for The Secret! For this coming weekend I will meet my father face to face after a 27 year separation.
A little background:
At age 3 my parents were divorced and by age 6 I was adopted by my mother’s new husband. Losing my father in this way was worse then losing him in death because I often felt left behind and unwanted. Growing up in a home where I did not necessarily get along with my adopted father and felt like the outsider in my own family was extremely difficult. I would curse my biological father for leaving me and question whether he thought of me or cared.
As time went on, my home life became unbearable until I pin-pointed my escape – COLLEGE. Once I came to this conclusion I spent all of my free time studying and preparing. My family did not have money for college but I did not let this stop me. I sought out help from the school guidance counselor to apply for student aid and loans. I was the first person in my family to go to college. I ended up graduating from a private university with a BS in Marketing and later went back to complete an MBA. I am currently a Sales Manager for a global company and doing very well.
In retrospect I realize that it was The Secret that made this all possible. I took a negative situation and turned it into a positive for my life. I was asking for an escape, believed in it, was thankful for it, and therefore received it. Today I can thank my adopted father for my current success.
Back to the main topic/story:
I still held onto the void in my life and the hole in my heart. Why did my father leave me? Where was he? Did he think of me?
After reading The Secret I was able to see this in a different light.
I began to practice The Secret in regards to this aspect of my life by believing that he gave me up because he thought I would have a better life, that he thought of me everyday, and that one day when the time was right serendipity would bring us back together. I also became grateful and appreciative of the past turn of events because my mother and adopted father had a son, my brother, who is the defining character in my life.
Then this past June I received an email from my biological father that he wanted to reconnect. He was sorry for the time that had past, told me that he thought of me each and every day, and wanted to take advantage of the present and future if I agreed. Of course I agreed since I had been waiting for this moment my entire life.
Since then he has emailed, texted, called, skyped, or communicated in one way or another every single day. I have learned that he is a successful business man and that we have a lot in common. This coming weekend he is flying in to meet me, meet my husband, see my house, and spend time together.
Some may ask how I can forgive him for leaving or how I can love him again. Knowing The Secret I can honestly admit that I never stopped loving him and I forgave him the day I received the email.
I know that it was The Secret that shifted situations and circumstances to bring this about. I already feel whole again and am looking forward to making up for lost time. I was a very happy person previously, but now I am overwhelmed with happiness and overjoyed with my life.
Thank you Rhonda for changing my life and the lives of so many. I am so grateful to have learned this at such a young age and can’t wait to see what the future holds!