Have you heard of The Secret? I first heard of this phenomenon from Oprah and it has blown my mind and changed my way of thinking. This is what triggered my drastic haircut. It's basically the Law of Attraction, the most powerful law of the universe. All the things in your life, good or bad, YOU have attracted them whether you know this or not. In other words, YOU create the circumstances in your life by your thoughts and feelings and choices. If you constantly think these negative ideas I'm fat; I'm ugly; I'm poor; My marriage stinks; I have no friends--then these thoughts become your reality because you have put out these cues to the universe. If your thoughts are joyful and grateful (I am happy; I am a beautiful person; I have something to offer the world; I love my job; I am in love with my husband) then these thoughts will also attract positive outcomes in your life. YOU can change your life by YOUR thoughts and feelings and actions. Once you discover and live by The Secret, you can find the love you want, land the job you want, create the life you want. YOU have the power to make that happen.
Easier said than done, right? I understand this. My sarcastic and somewhat pessimistic and cynical nature revolts against this. I'm no Polyanna. I'm Margaret Cho. Can I change my life for the better by this principle? I hope so. I know so. I did not come upon this experience by coincidence. Things happen for a reason. I attracted this way of thinking into my life by watching Oprah. And I have since watched the DVD because a friend passed it onto me, not knowing I had been thinking about it nonstop since I first saw it on TV. Coincidence? I think not. I have come to a crossroads in my life. I have been looking for something to take me out of a depression of sorts. I needed to believe that there is a better life for me. That I deserved to be happy. That I deserved the desires of my heart. I want success in my life. I don't define this in just the monetary sense, I want physical health, spiritual well being, meaningful relationships, a baby, HAPPINESS. I picture these things in my mind. And they will come into fruition one day.
Ever since I have been diagnosed with PCOS, I have been enveloped by
the thoughts of not ever having a baby of my own. I went through the
whole gamut of blood work and ultrasounds and hormones and shots and my
thoughts were negative and full of doubt. Getting pregnant was not in
the cards for me, why bother going through this? After 2 months of
hormones and Clomid, I had enough. I cried everyday. I attracted this
misery by my negative thoughts. How could I get pregnant when I was so miserable about it? I never even thought about positive outcomes. Coincidence? I think not.
I do not want this ever again. I will not allow myself to feel this way anymore. I will picture myself with a baby. I will work on my positive thinking. I have the power to change my outcome. Silly and foolish on my part? Maybe for others. But for me, The Secret makes sense. I understand that the vibes I was putting out did not attract the outcome I wanted for myself.
Another instance. Part of my job as a charge nurse is staffing, making sure that the next shift is well staffed. On paper, it did not look good. This Friday at work, I started the night by thinking about what I was grateful for. Instead of the usual dread of knowing we were understaffed and overworked, I counted all the blessings of my job. I have ONE, I have coworkers that I love, patients that reward me. By the end of the night, I had found 2 extra nurses to unburden the load for the upcoming shift. In my world, this rarely happens and I was floored by how that happened. Coincidence? I think not.
This I know is true, I had once wished for love, prayed for it,
pictured it in my mind, how I would feel when it happened. At this
point in my life, I was getting discouraged, unlucky in love. Then my
family moved into a new neighborhood. We found a new church. It was not
the closest church. My family was just trying out ones we might like. I
looked for a new choir to join. I found the choir that my husband had
been a part of since he was 9 years old. He was a drummer. I found love
like the kind I once wished for, prayed for, deserved. My husband and I got married in that church and we are still part of the same choir today. Coincidence? I think not.
Recently, I have come to this life changing realization. All things negative and positive that have been happening in my life are not coincidences. They are just a manifestation of my thoughts, feelings, and actions. I made these things happen to me. I have control of my circumstances and life and so do YOU!
Do you have any Secret stories? Have you been touched by this DVD? I would love to hear your experiences!