posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 02:31 PM
While I certainly agree with the OP, about practical limitations of reality being unaddressed in The Secret, I would like to share an experience that
I had with it.
A little background:
I had built up a recruiting agency from my basement, to a 17 person firm occupying almost half of a small commercial building in Barrie Ontario, but
after 9/11 the economy took a tailspin, and eventually I just couldn't hold it together, but had mortgaged everything in the process, and so down it
and I, went. Lost everything, condo, home, cottage, car, cash. Spent a few years afterwards kind of running, as my life crumbled behind me, until
eventually I ended up back in Barrie, in a tiny one room appartment, on welfare with barely enough money left over to even feed myself.
Some time prior, a couple friends of mine in Toronto had invited me down for an "event", which turned out to be the premier viewing of the movie
"The Secret" which was being hosted at a hotel conference room by a lady named Martia Martin who had been involved with the people in the movie, and
was using it as a kickoff for a seminar she was putting on. I kind of liked it, and managed to get a copy of it for myself.
In the midst of my down-and-out period, I watched it a few times, and felt that since I had nothing to lose, I would try it, so I got a "vision
board" corkboard, and placed it above my little plastic desk in my tiny room, and on it, I pinned up pictures of the life I wanted to create for
myself. I had spent a LOT of time talking about moving to Vancouver BC with a friend of mine, and so I got back to presence to that possibility, among
other things that I would want to be involved in once there, so I put up pictures of the Vancouver skyline, of the mountains and the ocean, pictures
of hockey and skiing, and I even had in mind the company that I wanted to work for out there, but all in all, I had no way of making this a reality, I
had nothing, and I was depressed, out of shape, and generally at the end of my rope. Nevertheless I kept looking at my vision board, and trying to
maintain a positive attitude, but I was starting to grow tired and was having some serious doubts if what I was visualizing would ever come to pass.
One cold winters day, as I was walking downtown (didn''t have enough money for a bus), to hit the Salvation Army soop kitchen for lunch before
heading off to my crappy part time telemarketing job selling circus tickets for a bogus Police Association scam thing - I stopped. I looked around,
and said to myself, what the hell is this? This isn't me. I can't do this anymore. And right there I made a vow, and a firm decision, that by the
same time the following year, my vision would be a reality, somehow..
Just TWO days later, I get a call from a buddy of mine who I grew up with and had kept in contact with over the years, and he tells me about this
friend of his who had been visiting from BC who's husband I had provided some advice for a few years prior, on how to conduct an effective job
search, as they were wanted to get out to BC themselves and apparently it worked for them. Anyway, she had been wanting to set up a recruiting
company, and my friend suggested she hire me and told her I needed somthing like that. So I called her, and within two weeks, I had plane tickets, a
rented apparment waiting, and off I went, leaving my past behind! Woo hoo!
I ended up leaving that company (she was a bit of a bitch) to join the other one I had in mind. This past winter I formed a hockey team of a bunch of
single players who were looking for a team. Didn't actually ski, but visited Whistler mountain. I don't yet have the yacht I'd pictured, but all in
all, my vision board has become my new reality.
I didn't even DO anything, other than hold the vision, and try to keep a positive attitude about it, in the midst of something that looked nothing
like the life I was wanting. There was no real plan, I didn't save up my money, or get a new job, the universe seemed to just throw me a line,
that's the way it felt to me.
But it didn't happen until I made the FIRM decision, and it sure worked!!!
Each day now, as I head down to my company of choice, by cab (yes I can afford to take a cab every day to work) and cross over the Burrard Street
Bridge, I see the exact skyline I had on my vision board, and as I look down and see the boats cruising along on bright sparkling waters, I give
thanks to the God of my understanding, for throwing me a line when I needed it the most.
[edit on 11-7-2009 by OmegaPoint]