THE COUPLE IN THE MIRROR
I am going to keep this sweet and to the point. Back in 2008, my wife and I both were laid off six months after purchasing our first home. We were scared but also excited at the thought of starting a new life in a nice new nieghborhood. We took it as a sign that we were to start out on a brand new venture to work for ourselves and pursue even greater dreams goals because for all intents and purposes we were on a ‘roll’. I mean we had attracted a home with a pool and a new car in four months! We felt invincible! We were so high that we even completely furnished our new home with brand new furniture within four months after moving in and even started a new business using our savings and some 401k money.
But little by little ‘fear’ began to set in as the money from our new business venture didn’t pour in as we expected and our severence pay started to dwindle. And after aquiring great new friends and places to hangout-basically a brand new life like we always wanted- we started to ‘pull back from life, living, having fun and seeing our friends due to the fear of financial lack. It became so bad that we were scared to answer the phone and front door for fear of bill collectors. And because we had gotten so far behind on our bills, the banks were sending letters of pending foreclosure on our home and repossesion letter in regards to our vehicle. Without going into detail or draggin up all the old emotions……we lost our home…..and had to move in with inlaws after two years of trying to make it work. After feeling really humiliated, angry and like losers they finally repossessed our car.
I can remember sitting down just outside staring at the driveway where my car used to be with tears in my eyes and anger in my heart. That anger turned into depression. And that depression turned up in my body as arthritic knees and toes. I couldn’t walk unless I had a cane. The pain was tremendous and I was bed-ridden and immobalized for sometime. And this was during the holidays. I was questioning God wondering what went wrong and why this whole Secret thing seemed to turn on us when it worked so well. I finally decided to go on line and read some secret stories to gather some encouragement. And that’s when I read a story about someone using and understanding a book called The Power. I was excited, but put off purchasing it for about two weeks because I thought it was just going to be a rehash of The Secret.
When I finally used some money of the last money we had purchase the book. I started reading it while watching a football game. I couldn’t put the book down. I read it in two days and immidiately started to read it again; this time with a pen to jot down notes and underline the things I know I needed to hear and remember!
Finally, I had figured out what went wrong and how to change it. LOVE!! It wasn’t just the fear of losing what we had, but it was not loving what we didn’t have and being grateful for everything and everyone we had in the present moment. I come frome a strong Christian backround and some scriptures came to mind. ‘Love the Lord God with all of your heart…..Seek ye first the Kingdom of God……Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart’!!
We had stopped loving and trusting in what changed our lives in the first place…..WE WERE FORGETTING THE LOVE! I immediately told my wife my discovery and read the entire book to her again! Once that happened we started ‘planning our lives again’! Began to ‘create, maintain and focus on everything we LOVED’.
My knee and foot healed up three days later and I realized that my fear of ‘not being able to move around without transportation’ actually came to pass in my body! I was healed! Praise God! We walked up to fast food restaurant with pens and paper and ordered a small meal! It was one of the best meals I’d had in 3 1/2 years!! After we ate….we wrote down a plan of intention and action!!
The first of which was to fall back in love with each other and all of life!! (The pressures we help to create had also put a strain on our marriage and relationship with family members) And because of that we were told that we had to leave our inlaws house as soon as possible and that we were no longer wanted there. We were scared but we knew in our hearts what God could do IF WE ALLOWED HIM TO WITH THE LOVE IN US!!
We had about 2 1/2 weeks before we had to get leave. We immediately got to work creating our new lives and went into overdrive having fun affirming together, forgiving ourselves, visualizing together, watching The Secret everyday, texting eachother every 15 to 20 mins all day with a happy and grateful scenario of our new life in the present with the money, cars and home that we needed! We even put the deadline of September 1st to have all we desire!! Things began to happen immediately. God showed up in powerful ways with all the grace, favor and mercy. When one of us started to doubt and get down, the love in the other would help to life the spirits of us both!
Within the next few months we not only aquired ‘everything’ we asked Gods help for and intended!! We attracted a lot of money!! Two new vehicles!! The assistance of lawyers and are now in the process of looking at another home! Bless God in Christ and all praise and glory to God!
For anyone reading this please remember this age old saying…..’LOVE IS THE ANSWER’!! We are now so in love with life, everyone and everything in it that everything just seems to go right for us with the simplest thought. We only talk about things we love or want! We only look for the good in everyone and everything! We purposely intend everything with feelings of love while keeping each other accountable and in check where ever one of starts to slip into a negative thought or feeling! We’re only human, but we don’t beat each other up about it anymore with the ‘blame game’.
My friends, life is beautiful and there is so much to experience and see! Life is meant to be lived to the fullest! Never again will we fear anything, because with LOVE, we have all things. I am so excited about life. My marriage was always good, but it’s new and fresh again. When people see us they think we’re dating!!! LOL. I finally undertstand….I finally get it. My life, our lives and the world about me will never be the same again. If you think there is nothing you can do right now to change your life, then find somebody or something to LOVE. We started by looking at the couple in the mirror with tears of joy and forgiveness.
I am so grateful for The Secret, The Power…..and the love of God!!