Guest contributor: Vanessa, who shares how she discovered the law of attraction.
A very big hello to all of you. This is the story of how I brought a great job and my dream man into my life. It may be a little lengthy, but the road to manifesting all this wasn’t a bed of roses. So please bear with me, and I hope my story will encourage you.
I grew up with very low self-esteem. I was placed in a private school that had me surrounded by beautiful kids with rich parents who could splurge on them constantly. I wasn’t one of these kids, though, and hence was frequently the outcast and bullied by the rest. It didn’t help that my parents were always critical of me and would put me down, thinking that this was the way to “spur on” and “motivate” their kid. Long story short, I became a young adult with serious self-image problems and a lack of good social skills. I couldn’t hold a conversation to save my life. I was afraid of speaking in groups and frequently felt that I was ugly and unattractive. The bullying I suffered when I was a little girl, the taunts and exclusion from social groups had me thinking that people can’t be bothered with what I have to say. I constantly felt I was stupid, dumb and never going to make it in life.
Fast forward to my watershed moment–the moment that changed my life forever. It happened on a trip to the Koh Samui island in Thailand. I was there for five days, and during that time I was free to be alone to explore my thoughts. Perhaps it was being away from the city that offered me the clarity I needed. In any case, while there I read a book on self-esteem and how positively manipulating your thoughts can impact your behavior and the response of the outside world to you. As I read, I started practicing thought awareness. Soon, I realized that indeed, people were changing their attitudes towards me as I thought of myself as a more confident young lady.
When I returned from the trip, I was so intrigued by these ideas that I started researching it more, trying to discover how and why it worked. That was when I came across the principle of the law of attraction. Everything that was mentioned in The Secret was exactly what had happened to me. I thought I was ugly, and therefore I was repelling people with my “ugly vibe.” I had people laugh at my photos and told them I looked weird. But after three months of telling myself that I am pleasant-looking, the attention I got was different!
I soon started applying the law of attraction to other parts of my life as well. Within a month of my return, I imagined into reality a good and stable job with a nice and supportive boss, well-mannered and welcoming colleagues and a comfortable salary.
But best of all? Right before I started the new job, I thought to myself that if work is going to take up all my time, I may not be able to find the love of my life. So, I started manifesting the guy that I wanted: a tall, well-educated, polite man who has a decent and honest job, loves his parents and is forward-thinking in his career. Well, within two weeks after starting my new job . . . there he was!! He approached me at work and struck up a conversation. We soon started dating and he was everything I wanted him to be!
I hope that everyone who’s reading this will continue to incorporate the law of attraction into your lives because the results are amazing.
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