One of the parts I really loved about The Secret, one of the parts I kept coming back and watching, was the part when they said you don't have to know how something is going to come about. Jack Canfield said that we don't go for what we really want because we can't see how it's going to manifest. I didn't realize I was living that way but I was. We don't go for or even hope for the things we really want, because we can't see how they're going to come about, so we don't even try.
A lot of people probably go for the things they can afford, not the things they really want. Since I watched The Secret almost a year ago, I've gotten things that I once thought I couldn't have. I didn't know how I was going to get them. I just knew I would get them, and the "how" took care of itself.
I needed to buy a car of my own to drive to work. I had been using a relative's car. When I went to the car dealership, I started looking at cars I thought I could afford. This was before I saw The Secret. I ended up buying a car that I had for almost a year. When people asked me if I liked my brand new car, I said it was okay. I didn't tell them that I had only bought the car because I needed it. The car was a necessity, not the car that I wanted.
Several months after I watched The Secret, I took the car in to get routine maintenance. They said that the car was still like brand new. A day or two after that, I got a letter from the dealership that said due to high trade-in rates and low interest, it was a good time to trade-in my good used car and get a new one. I could tell this was a form letter, a lot of owners would have gotten one, but it seemed especially significant to me. Around this same time, I got my income tax refund so I had more money in the bank than usual.
After watching The Secret and reading the books I had learned that the universe will give us hints or intuitions about the things we need to do to make our dreams into reality. I was feeling a strong urge to go to the dealership and at least hear what they had to say. The urge grew stronger and I felt a certainty that I would come home with the car I really wanted in the first place. I don't know where that certainty came from. I didn't know if it was even possible to afford the car I wanted even with a good trade-in. But I went to the dealership anyway.
After a test drive, the salesman said he would get back to me with some numbers and we could take it from there. After a little negotiating, I came home with the car I really wanted in the first place. I had been visualizing owning the car I really wanted without knowing how I would be able to get it, but I never gave up on the idea. Then, all in the same short period of time, I was told my year-old car was still like brand new, I got my income tax refund, and the dealership sent me a letter telling me it was a great time to trade in my used car. With all these things in place, I was feeling a powerful urge to go to the dealership and see what would happen. I came home with the car I really wanted in the first place.
Now, when people ask me if I like my car, I tell them I love it. It used to be that I just drove my car to get to where I needed to be. Now I enjoy driving. It makes a huge difference to be driving the car you really want.
The Secret is a great place to start. Watch it and read the books. They will tell you to see yourself having the things you desire. Decide what you want. Decide where you want to go. Decide that you will get there. And the way will be shown to you. The path will be made clear.