Nearly 2 years ago I was traveling with my sister. We went on a long trip and met some great people along the way. We were in New Zealand, and one of the people my sister met, a photographer, asked her if she wanted to join him and be his assistant (voluntarily, but food and accommodation was all arranged and she would get to see the Australian outback, places she would never have been able to go to on her own). She didn’t really want to go for a few reasons, but she also wanted to go for the opportunity. I said I wanted to go too. That wasn’t possible, and she then decided not to go. I told her she should go, it was a great opportunity! I’d wanna go myself if I would get the chance! So she did and left soon after. She emailed me almost every day updating me with her stories. She wasn’t happy at all – they weren’t going anywhere because of cyclones, and she got a bit bored, not being able to work or spend a lot of money. I felt terrible!
One day I walked to this beach, it was a beautiful clear blue sky day. The beach was covered in white rocks/pebbles. I sat there on the beach feeling sad for my sister and blaming myself for her leaving and not enjoying it. I grabbed one of the rocks and held it in my hand, all the while playing with it and crying. After a while I felt relieved… I don’t know where it came from or what had caused it, maybe I just cried all my tears and that was enough. I opened my hand and the white rock had turned black! It scared me and I threw the rock away, thinking, how was this possible? Were my hands dirty? I grabbed another rock and played with it in my hands, but it stayed white.
Not understanding how the rock turned black, I decided to leave. I felt a lot better about my sister’s situation, and knew she would be ok. After all, she could always come back a few weeks earlier if she wanted to.
1 day later I got another email from her. She was happy and packed, good to depart the day after.
At that time I didn’t know the Secret – never even heard of it! Not until I met this beautiful friend in Canada. She introduced me to the book (after talking about it a lot and me always thinking, yeah yeah, right!). I grabbed the book from her bookshelf and started reading… I couldn’t put it down! This was amazing!
I now understand that the day on the beach meant something. I had to get rid of my worries, and I gave them to the stone. I felt a lot better and so did my sister. I changed my thinking at that time, not knowing it, not on purpose.
Now I’m still learning every day a little bit more, and loving it.
I wish I had known this a long time before. I wish my family had known this and everyone around me. I’m now “hunting” for a Dutch version of the book so I can pass it on.