The Universe Will Do Things It’s Own Way.
I first heard about The Secret when I watched the television special. It blew me away and I had great fun asking the Universe for all I desired. I downloaded the audiobook and listened to it over and over on my endless trip to work each day. I was having much success manifesting small things, but the larger dreams seemed to be eluding me. I even sent my story to this website about ten years ago. At that stage, I had manifested chocolates and raffle winnings and similar good “luck”. My enthusiasm and confidence that the larger things were on their way was sky high. I explained how I had turned my house into Scrooge McDuck’s money bin and my whole self into a money-making fountain, generating invisible gold pieces that gushed from the top of my head and fell all around me. I was even contacted by producers from The Secret who were interested in using my story in an upcoming project.
Sadly, we fell victim to the Global Financial Crisis and had lost everything bar our home, and that had been a near thing. I had lost my entire inheritance and we now had huge debts. I was trapped in my job that I hated, with no foreseeable way out of the disaster that had befallen us. I had to admit that my faith in The Secret had been shaken, because until then I felt I had really believed that I was attracting good things. I had not foreseen the GFC, so it was not as though I had been fearing such a catastrophe and pushing the good things away. I found my vision board and just pulled everything off it, because it upset me so much. The picture of the house in the country, the plans of Scrooge McDuck’s money bin, all of it, I just threw in a drawer out of sight.
Time went on and I now put my faith in my mother’s words, who told me once that “You put your head down and just keep going, and one day you look up and you’re there.” But the job was a drag and became harder and harder; the journey to work became longer each day and there seemed no end to it all. I had not asked for much, just a home to own in the country and the freedom that having enough money to live simply would afford. But the mortgage was the same as the value of the house and all my wages paid only for the interest alone. I was working myself to death and making no progress at all. My husband’s start up company had a great turnover, but expenditure was outstripping the incoming. In the end I had to dip into my superannuation to pay the company’s debts, and still the profits did not come. And now I had no super. I had been working at my job for 27 years and was about to turn 70, ten years longer than I had intended to work, but still I could not see a way to be able to retire.
And then there was a real estate boom. The same global economics that had caused such disaster to our little world suddenly came full circle and impacted on us in a different way. Suddenly our house doubled in price in a year. Suddenly all that was left of my superannuation tripled in a year. Suddenly my husband’s little export company started to boom. We sold our house, paid off the mortgage and moved to the country, where we bought the house of our dreams. My husband has found such satisfaction in his business now and it is generating moderate profits for us to live on. We both love our mortgage-free house and my gratitude to the Universe knows no bounds. I spend all day polishing and playing with my beautiful new home, which is everything I had wished for when I first found The Secret. We are not rich, but we have everything and more that we need in life.
So I guess the lesson I have learned is not to give up on The Secret. Even though I had lost faith in all that The Secret meant, those first powerful meditation sessions where I had really been present in the endless Universe and reached out to touch my own star stuff, had set off a chain of events that would ultimately change my life.
The Universe will work things out for you; we just don’t know and cannot guess or imagine how it will accomplish it. I am so blissfully happy and grateful and have everything I ever asked for. Everything I asked of the Universe has happened, all in it’s proper place and time. If it had all come true ten years ago I’m certain it would not have been so satisfying nor, somehow, as good as it is now. The past ten years have not been all bad and I would not have missed much of it for the world. For the first time in my life I know what it is to be utterly content. Thank you, thank you, thank you!