What is my “secret?” In one sense, that’s not the easiest thing to answer. I’ve worked my entire life to get to this point, so a lot has gone into making me who and what I am today. At the same time, it’s ultimately a very simple answer: I control my thoughts. In my last post, I said I “flipped a switch,” because I already knew what I needed to do. I’d even been doing it. I’ve studied my entire life, searching for answers. What I did that was new, was to go from practicing the principles in a haphazard fashion, to becoming “obsessed” with practicing the principles. It’s one obsession I urge you to become addicted to!
In the book “The Secret,” and many others, there are many suggestions of techniques to use – mostly revolving around visualization; and I’ve used these techniques for years. Visualizing parking spaces, or who is on the other end of the ringing phone. Back in the 80s Shakti Gawain wrote several books on creative visualization, and I resolved a home purchase once, in great part I believe, using her techniques.
I was like most people I think. I’d “practice techniques,” and see results, and then relax and go back to doing things as “normal” (floating, unfocused) until the next “big” issue came along that I would find myself struggling with. Then I’d refresh my memory, practice the techniques, work through whatever, and again, relax and go back to “normal.”
In 2007 I was near what I felt was an end of some kind. I was in so much pain I could barely walk, and I was experiencing so much indigestion I could barely bend over. Cleaning my cabins was an excruciatingly painful activity for me. Here I was in one of the most beautiful places on earth, married to the man of my dreams, I had created the business of my dreams, and yet, pain filled my every moment, waking and sleeping. I was at my wit’s end; I didn’t understand any of it. I felt as if everything in my life had quite purposefully brought me right to where I was, but that I had reached a point beyond which I could not go. How could I be “self-employed” when I couldn’t do the work that needed to be done and didn’t make enough to hire someone to do it for me.
It IS true that life always provides the answer we seek, we only need to ask. Sometime in the spring of ’07 three people in the period of a week mentioned the movie “The Secret” to me and encouraged me to see it. So there I was, cleaning my waterfront cabins and thinking hard about this soundtrack I was listening to (“The Secret” movie soundtrack) and a lightbulb went off in my head.
What I was listening to was nothing new, but the new thought was this: What would happen if a person took this information to heart, and lived a life of totally controlled thoughts – not just when one was having trouble, but ALL the time?
Three years later, I’m here to tell you. Magnificence, that’s what happens!
So stay tuned for my next post, and here’s to your wellness and happiness!
I welcome your thoughts and comments.
Thank You, Dear Reader,