Seeing My Life Through The Secret.
For much of my life, I have been interested in positive thinking, enlightenment, and generally how to be a happy person. I have read lots of books on these subjects and have gotten many good ideas, some better than others. I came to hear about The Secret from an unexpected person. It was from an interview with the wrestler, Hulk Hogan, on the Howard Stern Show, a number of years ago. Today I don’t remember much about that interview except that Hulk Hogan was going through a rough time in his life. I think he was going through a divorce and his career was falling apart. During the interview, he talked about how the book, The Secret, had helped him and had given him a new way to look at life. I was intrigued and went out and bought a copy, brought it home, and the book sat on a shelf for a few years.
One day about 5 years ago, I was thinking about how I would soon be retiring. With this new chapter in my life, maybe I should see if there was a way to make this part of my life the very best it could be.
I remembered I had bought the Secret and was curious to see what it was about and if it could improve my life. When I picked up the book I thought, what the heck. I will just keep an open mind and see what happens.
I remember that first day reading the book and learning about the power of the law of attraction. I thought about how it had happened in my own life. Probably the best example was meeting my wife.
I had been through a rough year the year before we met. I had lost my brother to cancer and had a bad breakup from a long term relationship. It was June 1st, 1984, on a Friday night. I went to a bar with a friend of mine to meet another friend for a drink. When we got to the bar he wasn’t there. When I talked to the bartender, he told me he was at another bar downtown. When we got to that bar, my friend was there playing pool. He said, “Why don’t you go sit with my sister and her friend at the table across the bar?” We sat down and I started talking to his sister’s friend. I ended up asking her out for the following Sunday. Well, that first date was 36 years ago and we have been inseparable since.
The reason I’m telling this story is that it was only through the law of attraction that we even got together. By pure chance, the person I originally went to see, wasn’t where he said he would be. Somehow, the bartender knew where he was. My friend was too busy playing pool to talk to me so I ended up meeting my soulmate and spent the whole evening getting to know her. The fact that she was even at this bar was unlikely because she doesn’t even drink.
We have talked about that evening many times. The one thing we both had before we went out that night, was a desire to meet someone. I remember thinking, wouldn’t it be great to meet a really nice girl to spend time with, now that the turmoil from the year before was behind me. Surprisingly, my wife told me she had those same kinds of thoughts that evening. She had decided in her mind that it was time to meet someone too.
Looking back, I can see now how so many little things could have happened to keep us from ever meeting that night, the law of attraction put us together because we were both looking for the same thing at the same time. What we had visualized had become the best thing that ever happened to us.
As I started applying the teachings of The Secret to my life, I started seeing my life and the world in a different way. I am a musician and through visualization and giving love to the things that I want, I found that everything flows much easier. In the last few years, I have written about 100 songs. I perform at festivals, farmers’ markets, and open mics. Next year I will be recording my very first album of original songs.
I don’t worry about money anymore, there always seems to be enough for anything we want. My marriage has never felt stronger and my relationships with my family and friends are fantastic. But most importantly, I have never felt happier in my life.
Every day while I am eating breakfast, I give thanks for all the things I have and want to improve in my life. Then I read a few pages from The Secret, The Magic, or The Power and it puts my mind on track to have a great day. I also take time every day to send out positive thoughts to people in my life who may be struggling with health or emotional challenges. The benefits that have come back to me are remarkable.
In February, I went to have a check-up at my doctor’s office. My blood test showed a high PSA number, meaning a probability of prostate cancer. This was not good timing. It was the beginning of COVID 19 and the medical world was overwhelmed. However, bolstered by the teachings of The Secret, I decided that everything would turn out fine. For the next 8 months, I went through consultations, tests, and scans. I then had surgery to remove the cancer. I am sure that if I hadn’t had the knowledge that I had learned over the past few years from The Secret series, this journey would have been much harder. But from the beginning, I was always filled with the comfort of knowing that everything would be fine because what we visualize and give love to, will end up as reality.
I am now cancer free, feeling great and optimistic. I am looking forward to a great year ahead.
In closing, I just want to say, thank you for changing my life, for giving me confidence, for showing me the power of love, and for helping me to be the happiest person I can be.
We live in a beautiful, wonderful world, filled with endless exciting possibilities. I am grateful I can now see that world and get to live in it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!