The Secret Solved My Problem
I discovered The Secret a couple of years ago. It came at a time when I was searching for balance and meaning in my life. Like many, I was struck by it. The Secret has given many answers to many questions in me. My whole life I had been taught to be cautious about every single thing and to prepare for the worst. Changing the way I think is an on going challenge. That is why I keep reading The Secret over and over again. Each time I read it I always discover something new.
About six months ago, soon after my honeymoon, I called my bank to check if they have received the money I had transferred (I always make sure that I pay my bills on time so that I do not incur any unnecessary debt). The bank told me that the payment was well received and on time. Then, the man on the line also told me that there were only four transactions left to pay. I was shocked because I thought I had just paid all the credit card bills, just like I always do. Apparently, there were four transactions made in Saudi Arabia. How was that even possible as I have never been to Saudi Arabia or speak Arabic? The bank could not explain it. He said that if I did not feel that they were mine, I should send an official objection letter to the bank.
Needless to say, I was angry at the bank and the situation. I felt betrayed because I am a loyal customer who always pays on time. To let the steam of anger out, I talked about this situation to just about anyone I know. I was expecting sympathy. I sent the letter to the bank and hoped justice would be served. As the bank investigated my case, I dreaded opening my monthly credit card bill. Whenever I saw it, I remembered the case and was filled with anger. The case took longer than I thought. During that time, I called the banks customer service many times. Almost each time I got disappointed and annoyed that they still did not have the verdict. At last, I called and got an answer. Unfortunately it was not in my favour. I have lost. The bank decided that the transactions were mine. I was just furious. How could they have investigated the case and not contacted me to cross check the data? I did not even know what the transactions were about. I cursed the bank and spread the bad news to everyone. Once again I did not realize that by making a big fuss about this, I was just making things worse.
After almost one month of avoiding the problem and pretending it did not exist, I finally went to meet someone from the bank and to get more information about the transactions. Before this meeting, I remembered about The Secret again. I picked the book up and was reminded to be positive. I went to the meeting fully aware of my thoughts and tried to be as positive and understanding as possible. The lady who helped me was very nice. She called a lot of people so that she could give me some answers. She told me that the transactions were made to pay for visa applications to Saudi Arabia. In the end, she suggested that I write a second objection letter.
I got home and waited until I got into a really happy mood to write that letter. I avoided talking about it as much as I could. As I was waiting for the answer, I thought about one story in The Secret about someone who pretended that his bills were the money that he was about to receive. I had never thought much about it. It was only then that I thought about trying. Besides what had I got to lose? I changed all my bills from the amount of money owed to the amount of money to be received. I wrote thank you, bank all over the bill. Just like in the story in the book, I really pretended that the bills were the money that they were sending me. I summoned my happy feeling when looking at the bills, which I put on my vision board. For the first time after a long time, I didnt feel bad about looking at the bills. Instead, I felt happy. In my head, I keep saying Ive won the case. After a very long and tiring process, two days ago, someone from the bank told me that I have won the case. I was ecstatic.
The Secret had worked for me before but in smaller ways. As the book says, it is like the law of gravity; it always works every time and to everyone. I will never doubt the power of gratitude and positive thinking ever again. Thank you The Secret for solving this financial problem.