Law Of Attraction And Faith
Once I read and saw the movie “The Secret”, I adopted these concepts in myself, and today I guide my life and follow these teachings without questioning. When I wanted to share them with my friends, they say, “This is nothing new,” or, “I knew this already,” or simply don’t give credit to it. When they ask me why I am so into it, I say that I have no choice, as I experienced in my own life the magic of this wonderful law, and today I am very grateful for the revealing of this to the world.
When I was about 21 years old and I finished my high school, my father decided he was not gonna support me in my dream to go to study at university, and he said that my university was gonna be the family business he runs, and that I need not waste my time going to school – just dedicate myself to this business. I was in a very hard period of my life back then, as I am gay, and my family, being the typical catholic family in a country like Dominican Republic, had a hard time to accept a gay son, or even to talk about the subject. So in that particular moment of my life, having a homophobic father, I was told I was gonna stick to the family business, and that was gonan be my life.
I wanted – as any other young man – to travel the world, feel good about myself living in another society, another country. I was frustrated, cause my father during work did not stop making homophobic comments. I had to live in denial, I used to cry and feel in prison. One day while I was crying and feeling so much pain in my heart for how impotent I felt to be able to help myself, I stopped crying, and I felt something in my heart, strongly, and I suddenly started to be so convinced that God was gonna help me, that I was gonna find a way out, and that I was gonna be happy.
My mother, knowing what I was going through, and being always with me in my suffering, the next day sees me all happy and enthusiastic about my work, and I was just different. I was confident and I started to even enjoy what I was doing. I just told myself, everything will be fine. God won’t forget me, and he will help me.
I started then to study English every Sunday morning, sometimes even arguing with my father about it, who didn’t want to give me time off to go to school. I was all hopeful going to my English class on Sunday morning. Then, once I finished those studies, I started learning French.
One day the educational coordinator of that French school asked to see me. She had heard I was very good, and she wanted to refer me to a job offer in a French airline. Not so many people are interested in learning French in Dominican Republic, so it was hard back then to find a French speaker. Through this I got a job for an airline at the airport. This allowed me after one year to travel to Paris, for free, just the way I used to dream since I was a kid. I used to draw the Europe monuments, like the Eiffel Tower, Pisa tower, etc. Not any young guy from a low middle class family in Dominican Republic gets to travel to Europe as much as I did.
I started to take some courses one year later at the university, and in one of those class sessions it happened that I find this girl who used to study French with me, who by coincidence took the same class as me. Now she was working for the Canadian embassy, and one day I was talking to her about my dream of immigrating. Then she suggested for me to apply for the Canada Permanent resident permit as an independent skilled worker, but I needed to apply through this program held by the Quebec state who facilitates the immigration to French speakers. Again the fact of knowing French opened the door for me, this time to immigrate by being qualified and accepted.
Today I live in Montreal. I have the life I wanted for myself. And when I think of me back in those early years, and I read The Secret, I am so convinced that there is no way that I cannot accept these teachings and adopt them as my philosophy to live. I am very grateful that today I can use this power to improve myself. And I can give my testimony that, even if we don’t know about this law, if we apply it partially, like I did, being faithful, no matter what this infallible law will operate.
Thank you to the people of The Secret for reveling this. Thank you infinitely Rhonda Byrne.