I love the Oprah show, but don’t usually take the time to sit down and watch it. I usually have a lot to do, and although I love her show, I will get busy with lots of other stuff instead of taking the time to do something I really like, eg watch Oprah. But my daughter in Chicago called me one day, and told me to quick! turn on Oprah. She said they were talking about something that she felt I had to watch, that it was totally something that I would like a lot. My daughter knows me VERY well, and something in her voice made me sit up and take notice, so I turned it on. Michael Beckwith and John Assaraf were on talking about The Secret.
Ever since then, I have been using the Secret. I just smile thinking of all the little and big things that have happened since then. I was diagnosed with cancer 11 years ago, way before I ever heard about the Secret, and knew back then that I was going to have to get more positive in my attitude and see myself as a healthy person if I were going to beat this thing and get better. I quit work (a source of much stress), learned how to meditate, and took a course at my local hospital to learn how to live and actually thrive while living with a cancer diagnosis. Today I am cancer-free. But I believe learning to meditate saved my life. And that is why my daughter KNEW I would love The Secret! And she was right!
Learning The Secret brought me back full-circle to the importance of seeing what you want in your life as already there, like I did 11 years ago, and knowing that it will manifest. From the littlest to the biggest! And now I use The Secret every day!
One of my adult children is struggling with some important and very difficult issues, and I was at a loss for how to help him. He goes to school a full day’s drive away, and not accessible by plane because the school is in a remote area of Michigan (the upper peninsula). So instead of worrying, and thinking over and over in my mind about how difficult his situation is for him, I see him as overcoming these obstacles. One of the hardest things for me is to not worry. I would worry constantly! And talk about it, and say out loud “I’m just so worried about him!” And then just go over in my mind how difficult the situation must be for him. And when I would talk to him, I would think I was helping by getting him to talk about his feelings and worries, and I (and he!) would get more sad. And I would get MORE worried because I didn’t feel like I was helping. But after reading and watching The Secret, I don’t worry anymore (well, at least I worry a lot less!). When he was home for the holidays, I have to be honest and say I was worried about all the time we would be spending together because my husband works in another state during the week, and comes home on weekends. But I visualized us having a great time together, and using The Secret. And we have gotten so close and I know he is going to be fine. That he IS fine, and that all is well.
So every morning I wake up early, and visualize what I want and what I need, or my family needs. I will read The Secret or watch the movie. I affirm that I am the master of my thoughts. That All Good Things Come to Me. That It’s All Good. And I believe it in my soul. And my life has changed, and the best thing is that my son sees me as happy and not worried. Which makes HIM happy and not worried! I feel it in the deepest part of me that all things happen for a reason, and I no longer see problems or difficulties as road blocks or cause for concern. They are stepping stones and opportunities for learning and growth. And this is because I use The Secret. The things that used to scare me (in my job, with my kids, etc) no longer scare me, and i feel I can handle anything! Thank you for The Secret!