The Magic And Abundance
This is my second time submitting a story to The Secret Website, however my life has changed in so many ways since discovering the Secret in January this year.
One of the major areas in my life that I could not get a good handle and good feelings on was regarding my finances. Everything else in my life has been falling into place before my eyes. Money; this had been the hardest subject to believe in. My situation was this: Since around May I got into a big financial hole that I couldnât get myself out of. Every two weeks when I would get paid the money was gone just as fast as it came. I owed bills and people from borrowed funds. I had been borrowing pay day advances every pay period for the past 6 months, every single pay period, so you can imagine every payday I had to repay whatever loans I had out.
It was frustrating. I could just not get myself to a good feeling place as hard as I tried to. I ignored the subject of money and just accepted it. Even when I consciously practiced gratitude for the money that I did have and for the gas and food and for the payday advances nothing seemed to change.
Iâve had a copy of The Magic for months now but never completed the exercises. Well, finally on October 1st I decided I was going to change my life and my finances. I began practicing the daily gratitude assignments and felt the love and gratitude.
A few days later on October 13th I’d been laying in bed and while scanning the channels on TV I came across an Inspirational Ministry program on TV. I donât know about everyone else but Iâve always been that person who changes the channels as soon as I come across the âchurchâ channels. Not this time. The pastor on TV was delivering a message and his message was about Gratitude. It caught my attention and I was immediately hooked for the next hour. Listening to this man’s message, everything he talked about coincided with the exact teachings of The Secret. I was beyond excited and empowered.
Towards the end of the program the Pastor asked the audience at home to Sow their Seed and make an offering. He presented a number $273 that he felt sure of. Immediately I felt compelled to call in and donate $273, but there was one problem -Â I only had $60 in my account until the following Friday. This was the first time that I had not yet borrowed a direct deposit advance from my bank and I wanted to keep it that way. I told myself, you are crazy, the only way you can do this is to borrow $273 from Wells Fargo – why would you borrow money when this is going to be the first Payday in months that you donât owe loans?! I struggled in my mind but I kept hearing God tell me itâs going to be okay. Something kept telling me to Just Believe. I asked God for reassurance and it came to me, I realized I had not yet checked my Daily Secret Teaching as I normally did first thing as I woke up. It was then that Â I decided that the sign would be there in my Daily Teaching.
I donât recall specifically what the teaching said but it was not the words of the teaching but the day that made it clear. It was my daily teaching â104â. 104 has been a number for the past 7 years that has followed me and that has stood out to me. Iâve never known what it means to me in my life but it has ALWAYS just stood out in everything. I look at the clock its 104. I sometimes would randomly wake up in the middle of the night from a deep sleep just to look at the clock and it’s 104. And beyond that I gave that number a deeper meaning a few months ago based on a very transcendental experience that I had while meditating one day in my room. It was an experience like no other in my life. The day was 4/01 or 104 backwards. I associate that number with Good and God because of what I felt and saw that day.
Anyhow, I knew that was my sign, so I did it. I borrowed $273 from Wells Fargo and donated the money to the Ministry. I felt amazing but apprehensive at the same time. Did I just make a mistake? I asked myself. But I let it go and said to God, I believe in you.
Well, during the entire 28 days of The Magic everything went great! I found out that I only owed $200 on my 401k loan so I paid it off by once again borrowing from my bank, and I was able to borrowÂ EXACTLY the amount I needed to get out of the hole. The processors of my loan said it would take 5-7 days to receive the money and I said NO I will have the money deposited tomorrow morning. Guess what? Â The money was there!
During this time my parents had also invited me to Hawaii with the whole family. It was the most amazing time. While in Hawaii I found out that a concert that I was going to attend in November was cancelled world wide; I smiled, I was getting my $300 refunded.
Also, and this is one of the bug ones; during these past 5 months of financial anguish I had applied at 5 different restaurants hoping for a part time job in hopes of getting out of the hole, but to my surprise no one called me back, which was strange Â because I have never had a problem landing a job! I was desperate. I didnât understand why. Well, the week before I left for Hawaii my boss called me into her office and told me that she understood that I had been looking for a part time job and that she wanted to see if I would be willing to work some overtime hours. One of the girls in our department was leaving and someone needed to cover her position until we hired someone new. She said, I think the overtime might be able to help you a bit. I was excited!
Since that day, which was almost a month ago, I have been working sooo many hours that my paycheck has almost doubled. This was God working for me I am beyond grateful. I am working close to 20 hours a week in overtime at work, which is what I had estimated for a part-time job, except I am making close to $30 an hour in overtime wages!! I am beyond thankful. I cannot begin to express the gratitude I feel.
I believe it was The Magic, the seed I sowed, and my gratitude that changed my financial situation. I now have $2,000 sitting in my bank account and all of my bills are paid! Thank you! thank you! Thank you! God is always listening and all he wants to do is give, but you have to Believe. And like the Pastor said on Television that day, âWhat you are willing to walk away from determines what God will bring to you.â I have now signed up for an automatic monthly donation to that church and I feel absolutely Thankful for it.
Another interesting thing I noticed a few days ago while skimming through my Magic book was this: I came across the receipt for the donation from the Ministry and I noticed the date that I had made the donation of $273 was 10/13, which immediately translated in my mind to Â 10/1+3 = Â 10/4. Â =)