The First Test
I picked up The Secret at the airport on my way to Montreal. It was a mothers day gift, and I decided since I was flying, it would be good to have something to read, and I’d heard it was a pretty interesting book. I didn’t put the book down until I was done, and by then I’d read it in the terminal, in the plane, at the bagage carousel, in the cab, waiting in line to check in at the hotel, and then when I got to my room I sat on the bed and finished it. One go, I was amazed.
The next day I was just thinking about everything I had read and I was looking at a suspended sign in the building I was in. I thought, “Why not visualize the sign moving? Give this Secret a test.” Well I did, I concentrated on nothing but the idea of that sign swinging back and forth (the sign was not overly big…just a standard flat sigh suspended by two wires). I closed my eyes and shut out every other thought. I thanked the sign for swinging. But no, the sign wasn’t moving.
“Oh well,” I thought, “It would be a little silly if I could make a sign swing just by using my mind.” I went back to work.
Not 20 minutes later the tradeshow I was working at opened, and when they opened the doors to let in the visitors it let air move freely through the lobby I was in. I couldnt believe it, I looked at the sign swinging away. Not just a meager little swing, a big swing, just like I’d visualized. I burst into laughter and couldn’t wipe the smile off my face for the rest of the day. I felt infinite power over my destiny and it was just a feeling of utter joy and happiness.
I plan on continuing to practice the lessons of The Secret, and I cannot wait to start making bigger changes in my life. First things first, my terrible grades…