Teaching The Law To My Son.
My two sons are hardworking, supremely intelligent and talented individuals. Our relationship has matured throughout the years from loving mother and children to adult best of friends and confidantes. They hold very high respect for me and demonstrate this on almost a daily basis. Our love is strong.
At the tender ages of 23 and 18, they started up their own construction business and built everything from residential homes to commercial buildings like college annexes and middle school additions. They were very successful and I was so proud of them! I worked with them often, hands-on work right on the construction sites, and they loved having me around as I also managed small details like packing a wonderful lunch for all of us to enjoy.
When the economy fell in 2007, it became harder to collect money owed to us. Finally, one of our major clients refused to pay us or any of the other contractors and claimed bankruptcy. Since it was a government building (college annex), it was not possible to apply a builder’s lien against it. They owed us approx. $175,000 and we had no hope of ever collecting. This was devastating to us. We did not yet know about the Law of Attraction, and we constantly worried, fretted and stressed about the unfairness of the situation.
Out of desperation and against our better judgment we took on two more projects with a contractor without a signed contract. We were hoping for the best, but very upset about the legal goings-on from our previous losses. Needless to say, we attracted everything we worried about and were ripped off once again. We were finished.
During these stressful times of hardship, I was shopping one day and saw the book, “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. I became very interested in what was written on the back cover and I bought it.
I was shocked, appalled, delighted, relieved, and so grateful all at the same time as I read the pages. I immediately bought the DVD and watched it, tears often streaming down my face, not in sadness, but in joy at having all of the answers to almost every question I had ever thrown out to the universe concerning why bad things happen to good people, and vice versa.
I immediately began to slowly apply the principals and methods laid out in the book. It was hard for me at first, I was in my 50s and patterns of thinking did not change easily. But they did change, and it began to work for me!
A divorce that had been ongoing for 4 painful years finalized, and I received a long-awaited settlement. I needed a car, so I went online and utilizing the methods outlined in “The Secret” I simply thought of every single thing I wanted in a vehicle, right down to the color, and that’s what I entered in my search criteria. I did not know if such a vehicle even existed. And voila! There it was on the screen! I made a very low bid, sight unseen, and that evening won the bid on a car valued at $27,000 for $12,000!!
I was so excited at the positive things that were suddenly happening in my life, I knew I had to teach the Law of Attraction to my sons! But would they listen or just think the stress was getting to me and I was going crazy?
I booked two flights to Dallas Texas and asked my eldest son to come with me using the excuse that I had bought a used car sight unseen and needed him on the drive home in the event of some mechanical problem. He was down and out and beset with worry and anxiety over his business’s state of affairs. I suggested he could do with a break, and we would go for nice dinners on the way home, and stop in Moab Utah for some sightseeing, all my treat. I also told him I had something personal I needed to share with him that would take some time to explain, and that this would be a good opportunity. I felt more than a tinge of guilt that this caused him to give me a look of worried concern, but when it seemed to move him to agree to accompany me, I ignored it.
His mood was not the best and his patience was thin, so I had to tread very carefully with presenting the knowledge and principals of The Law of Attraction to him. I knew if I bored him or invited skepticism in any way, he would probably politely excuse himself from the conversation using stress as the excuse.
Once we were in the air, I explained that I had discovered something that was dramatically improving my personal situation and that I believed it was the reason why I was able to afford the wonderful car and the trip for us both to retrieve it. His ears perked up, as he knew we were both suffering the same financial hardship. He admitted that the deal I got on the car seemed too good to be true, and mentioned several times that he hoped there was nothing wrong with it, at which point I applied The Law and assured him it was going to be in perfect condition.
Slowly and carefully, over the next 2 hours, I explained to him my discovery of “The Secret”, the main gist of The Law of Attraction, and how I believed it began affecting our lives in a negative manner when we first heard word that the contractors on the huge project we’d been working on might not get paid. I pointed out how things took a downward spiral after that meeting, snowballing as they dived, increasing in negativity as our worries increased.
His look was one of stunned amazement. I was silent for the last half hour of the flight allowing him to think about this new concept. I fought back thoughts that he might reject the idea and instead imagined him accepting and applying it. I knew good things were ahead when he took the book from me and began to leaf through its pages!! I struggled to fight back tears of pure joy!
When we landed at the airport a driver stood with a sign with my name on it. My son moved in silent wonder as we were led to a brand new Mercedes Benz, our “ride” to my newly purchased car. We were treated like royalty, seated at the dealership and brought beverages of our choice. My son looked on in wonder, and I just gave his hand a squeeze once in a while, as if to reaffirm the knowledge I had just shared with him.
The car I had purchased, sight unseen, was perfect! Perfect! My son was in awe. When we arrived at our hotel room that night he readied for bed and immediately dove into the book. I believe he read most of the night! That morning he was more excited and enthusiastic than I had seen him in a year !!
On the ride home, our discussion about what he was reading was nonstop! We stopped in for dinner at one of my favorite spots in Amarillo, an original Texas steakhouse where the staff wore costumes from old western movies, and a trio of musicians ambled from table to table serenading the guests with the song of their choice. We were deep in conversation about the book, my son had taken all of it straight to heart and was now extremely excited about the future! The trio interrupted us and asked for a song request, but we couldn’t think of anything, so they good-naturedly continued on their way. Our conversation went on, stimulated, joyous and filled with hope. My son had embraced the knowledge of The Law. I was ecstatic! My son was literally beaming!
Suddenly, I thought of a song I’d like to hear the trio perform. I leaned over, grasped his arm and asked if he’d ever heard the old tune “Ghost Riders in the Sky”. He knew it and liked it too, and we decided to make the request. By this time the trio had made their way clear to the opposite side of the restaurant at least 300′ and 20 tables away. The place was huge and filled to capacity, and they were now on the other side of the noisy crowd. So we decided to wait and plunged back into our animated and enthusiastic discussion of our new-found knowledge.
Just as I finished saying how The Law was being proven to me daily because it seemed like all I had to do was ask and it was given, from way across the restaurant the trio struck up the tune “Ghost Riders in the Sky”! My son and I stared at each other in disbelief and then broke into laughter as we both recognized this as yet more proof from the universe that what we had begun to put faith in was true.
Being much younger and not so set in his patterns of thinking, my son was able to apply the principals of The Law far more quickly than I. Today he has a beautiful baby boy, an invention ready for market, a high paying job in the oil industry, new vehicles, heavy equipment, two houses paid for and has found the love of his life. He shares his journey with me every step of the way. I have experienced wealth, travel, love, companionship, health and unbelievable good fortune since applying the law. Life is a bountiful adventure!!
I am eternally grateful to Rhonda Byrne for sharing her knowledge and making it available to the world by creating her book, The Secret. The Law of Attraction is true. It doesn’t matter if you don’t believe it. It will still work for you whether the thoughts you choose are positive and uplifting or negative and destructive. It is Law. It is perfect. It can be your path to joy if you just change your thoughts to happy ones. We are living proof.